When the Allman Brothers Band announced the dates of this year’s March Madness run, we marked March 12 on our calendars. Forty years ago tonight, the ABB played the first of two shows recorded for the seminal At Fillmore East double-LP which has made nearly every Best Live Albums list ever written. To celebrate the occasion, the group performed every track from the original release of At Fillmore East as the first set at the Beacon Theatre as the first set for night three of the March Madness run along with “bonus tracks” Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ and Mountain Jam in set two.
[Screenshot from Moogis.com webcast]
Would it be a Saturday night at the Beacon without a surprise guest? Of course not and to that end the ABB invited Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo out for Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ and Good Morning Little Schoolgirl in the middle of a Mountain Jam sandwich that formed the second set. Last night, guitarist Derek Trucks used Duane Allman’s 1957 Goldtop Les Paul for most of the evening and tonight Warren Haynes was given that honor.
Here’s a look at tonight’s setlist…
Set One: Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, Stormy Monday, You Don’t Love Me > Hot Lanta, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Whipping Post
Set Two: Mountain Jam > Trouble No More, The Sky Is Crying, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (w. David Hidalgo on guitar), Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (w. David Hidalgo on guitar), Every Hungry Woman > JaBuMaOt > Every Hungry Woman > Mountain Jam Reprise
Encore: No One Left To Run With
For the encore, the Allman Brothers Band paid tribute to the late Red Dog by offering No One Left To Run With as pictures of the late roadie were displayed on the screen behind them. Moogis.com subscribers were offered multiple views of the action and took advantage of a special camera worn as headgear by drummer Butch Trucks that you can see in the screenshot above. The March Madness run continues at the Beacon on Monday.
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Hidden Track rules!!!!
they did the same thing five years ago for the 35th anniversary. was there that night it was amazing. unfortunately, ticket prices have exceeded my price point…