the reunited grateful dead played at the mid-atlantic inaugural ball last night. for the surviving members of the grateful dead it was indeed an honor when obama, himself, selected the band to play at the inaugural ball!
for deadheads it didn't come as too much of a surprise since the band had reunited for two separate obama fundraisers/rallies during the campaign last year. and, for those of us who caught phil lesh on the "live at five" radio show just after the election, we heard lesh, himself, speculate about a possible appearance of the band at the inauguration!
while no pictures have been posted yet, here is the (unofficial) setlist:
dancin' in the streets
uncle johns band
eyes of the world
break (words from joe biden)
touch of grey
box of rain
many thanks to the philzone forums for getting it posted so quickly!
since taping wasn't permitted, it's unlikely this performance will find its way onto live music archive ;) but, stranger things have been known to happen.