Picture Show: Widespread Panic – Panic en la Playa

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Panic en la Playa @ Now Sapphire Resort, Jan. 31 – Feb. 4

Images: Dave Vann

From January 31 – February 4 Widespread Panic fans descended upon two resorts in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera for the inaugural Panic en la Playa event thrown by Cloud 9 Adventures.  The jam titans played a total of four electric shows on the beach smack dab in the middle of their all-acoustic Wood Tour. These shows marked Panic’s last electric performances before they head off for an indefinite hiatus after the Wood Tour wraps on February 19.

[All Photos by Dave Vann]


Photographer Dave Vann was down in Mexico for all the action and we wanted to share 50 of his stunning images, along with the setlists from all four shows. Take a look…

January 31:

01/31/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
1: She Caught The Katy, From The Cradle, Pigeons, Cotton Was King, Party At Your Mama’s House > Ribs And Whiskey, Greta > You Got Yours, Fishwater
2: Bust It Big > Love Tractor, Saint Ex, Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley, Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Space Wrangler > Walkin’ (For Your Love), Vampire Blues, Makes Sense To Me
E: Gimme, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers
[‘Cars’ jam during ‘You Got Yours’; “Gimme a lift here Garrie” by JB during ‘Gimme’]


February 1

02/01/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
1: Rock, Tall Boy > Sharon, Tortured Artist > Spoonful > Sleepy Monkey > Kinky Reggae > Sleepy Monkey > Stop-Go > Disco > Rebirtha > Blackout Blues
2: Diner > Junior, Goodpeople > Dark Bar > Goodpeople, Up All Night, All Time Low > Drums > Proving Ground > Mr. Soul > Proving Ground > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Red Hot Mama > Shut Up And Drive, Protein Drink > Sewing Machine
E: Chainsaw City, Slippin’ Into Darkness* > Action Man
* with Steve Lopez on percussion
[Only ‘Kinky Reggae’]


February 2

02/02/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
1: Ballad of John and Yoko, Little Kin > Radio Child, Papa Legba, Weight of the World, Heroes, Impossible > Jack > Visiting Day > Knocking Around the Zoo
2: One Armed Steve > Worry, Casa Del Grillo, St. Louis > Tie Your Shoes > Ride Me High > Airplane > Goin’ Out West > Drums > Tie Your Shoes > I’m Not Alone > Stop Breaking Down
E: Down > Heaven > Bowlegged Woman
[In a Gadda Da Vida tease after Ride Me High; Tequilla tease during Tie Your Shoes; We Want the Funk teases during Bowlegged Woman; Panic en la Playa]


February 3

02/03/12 Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX
RAIN DELAY > 1: Ain’t Life Grand > Who Do You Belong to?, Holden Oversoul, Dying Man, Carmelita, Climb to Safety > Driving Song > Blight > Driving Song, North
2: Henry Parsons Died > Pleas > Henry Parsons Died, Vacation, You Should Be Glad > Chilly Water > Drums > Arlene > Blue Indian > Entering a Blackhole Backwards > Chilly Water > Bust it Big, Pilgrims, Lawyers, Guns and Money
E: Many Rivers to Cross, Postcard
[40 minute rain delay at start of show; Panic en la Playa]


[All Setlists via EverydayCompanion.com]

Here’s 50 great shots by Dave Vann in one handy gallery:

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