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Non-Cubs Wrigley Field Memories: Dead and Company 2019

Non-Cubs Wrigley Memories is a series where Cubs DNA team attends an event at Wrigley Field that is not a Cubs game.


In June of 2019, My father, brother and I went to a concert at Wrigley Field. The band? Dead and Company: the reboot of the Grateful Dead. No Jerry Garcia, but with John Mayer in his place. Dead & Company consists of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir (guitar), Mickey Hart (drums), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), along with newcomers John Mayer (guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums), and Jeff Chimenti (keyboards). They played 2 shows at Wrigley Field on Friday and Saturday nights during their summer 2019 tour. We went to the Saturday show.


6:30pm show. We got to Wrigley a few hours early to tour the grounds and hit up vendors. It was a cool misty day, very cold for June. Fortunately the rain cut off at 6pm, right before the show began. As they were lining up, this rolling fog came in, like something out of a movie.

Then the Dead came out, and began to play. They opened with Terrapin Station, one of my favorites.

The show was amazing. They played several of my favorite songs, and had some great renditions of others.

The overall setlist:

Set One

Terrapin Station

Sugar Magnolia

Mr. Charlie

High Time

Friend of the Devil

Bertha

Mama Tried

Turn On Your Lovelight


Set Two

Scarlet Begonias

New Speedway Boogie

Help Is On The Way

Slipknot!

Franklin's Tower

Drums

Space

The Other One

Standing On The Moon

Sunshine Daydream


Encore

Ripple

One More Saturday Night


Wrigley Field is a fantastic place for a concert. They set up the stage in center field, and most seats are solid for the show. The music audio quality was solid. The atmosphere, electric. I highly recommend the experience.



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