6: A Hat-backwards kind of night

Panic fans have long cherished tapes from Spring 1997 with numerous SBDs making their way into circulation, perhaps because of the generosity of Dave Schools. Early 1997 was filled with great shows and interesting setlists, highlighted this week by a first set “Feelin’ Alright’ from May 1, an unexpectedly rare “Stop-Go” sandwich from May 2, an all-time favorite “Sandbox > Just Kissed My Baby” from May 3, and our set closer, a mellow “Gradle” from Jazz Fest on May 4. As an added bonus, we have included some of favorite “JB-isms” from this tour. Mr. Bell was in an especially jovial mood during this last week-plus of the tour, and provided the crowd with some real gems from the dais. Enjoy!

Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.

1 May 1997 – Detroit, MI – State Theatre
Feelin’ Alright > Nobody’s Loss > You Got Yours
Source: DSBD

2 May 1997 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Egyptian Room
Stop-Go > Better Off > Stop-Go
Source: Neumann TLM170

3 May 1997 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Sandbox > Just Kissed My Baby > Greta > Chilly Water > Aunt Avis
Source: SBD

5/1/97 encore > 5/2/97 start of second set > 5/2/97 encore > 5/3/97 opener

4 May 1997 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Source: SBD

Pete Sarantakos’ celebrated A of D/A&W t-shirt