34: Double Jointed!

Lawrence, Kansas 1993-1997

This episode is an ode to Lawrence, Kansas, a city that is home to the University of Kansas, the third-to-fifth best college basketball program in history, an 1863 Civil War massacre, and six stellar Widespread Panic concerts from 1993 to 1997. While we discuss all of these topics, plus talk about European bootlegs of Panic shows from the 1990s, we try and stay focused on the music, and boy, do we have some music this week. We kick things off in 1993 for the first show in the epic fourteen shows in fourteen days run that followed. The band returned for a couple of mid-July shows in 1994 (check out the jam between Driving and Chilly) and 1995, and came back for a great three show run from November 1997. The band is in prime form here – tight, creative, and flawless segues. Outside of NOLAWeen, Red Rocks, Oak Mountain, or NYE, there might not be a better collection of songs and setlists for three shows at the same venue – sensational stuff.

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

21 October 1993 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Papa’s Home > Fishwater
Source: DSBD

17 July 1994 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Driving Song > Pleas > Driving Song > Jam > Chilly Water > Drums > Chilly Water
Source: SBD > DA-P20

12 July 1995 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Heroes > Impossible > Henry Parsons Died
Source: SBD/AUD Matrix 65% sbd/ 35% aud by D.P. Swint

13 November 1997 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Holden Oversoul > Do What You Like > You Got Yours
Source: AKG c410bs & c408bs

14 November 1997 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Stop-Go > Greta
Source: (4-Mic Matrix) AKG c408b + AKG c410b > Sony D7 by Jeff Jansen

16 November 1997 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
Weight of the World, And It Stoned Me
Source: AKG 451 > Beyerdynamic MV100 > Panasonic SV-250