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CHANGE ROCKS - The Setlist

Change Rocks Brings Together Dead, Allmans One Mo' Time

 The Dead reunited last night (Monday, October 13) for the first time in four years, thrilling a sold-out crowd of devoted fans when they performed in State College, PA.  The “Change Rocks” concert, which also featured the Allman Brothers Band, was held at the 15,000-capacity Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University to raise awareness for Senator Barack Obama and the upcoming November 4 election. 

 Original Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart were joined throughout the whole show by RatDog's Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Allman Brothers Band/Gov’t Mule/ex-Phil & Friends and The Dead guitarist Warren Haynes.  They tore through a 15-song, two-hour set that included such Dead classics as “U.S. Blues,” “Franklin's Tower,” “Playin' In The Band,” “Dark Star,” “St. Stephen” and “Touch of Grey.”  The crowd--a mix of college students, longtime Deadheads and Barack Obama supporters--were on their feet from the first notes of show opener “Truckin,’” through the psychedelic explorations of “Dark Star,” to the end of “Not Fade Away,” the night’s closer.

 In a video-taped message shown between sets, Senator Obama told the audience:

 “For twenty months, I’ve been traveling this country from town to town-even developing a ‘Touch of Grey’ of my own.  And on that journey, I’ve seen Americans who are hurting under the politics and policies of Washington.  They need change, and I am running for President to bring about that change.

 

“On November 4th, you’ll get to make a choice between two different candidates with two dramatically different visions for our future.  You’ll get to choose which direction you want to take our country.  I believe that now is the time to put Americans back to work and rebuild our middle class; to live up to the promise of affordable health care for everyone; to guarantee a quality education for all our children; to end our dependence on Middle East oil; and to bring this war in Iraq to a responsible end.  We can do all that.  And on November 5th, I hope to announce that we ‘Ain’t Wasting Time No More.’”

 

The Dead last performed in 2004 on their “Wave That Flag” tour.  In February of this year, Hart, Lesh and Weir played a “Deadheads For Obama” show at the Warfield in San Francisco, and last year Weir, Kreutzmann and Hart performed at a post-inauguration for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

 

CHANGE ROCKS SETLIST
Bryce Jordan Center
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
October 13, 2008

Filmed greeting by Senator Barack Obama

Truckin'>
U.S. Blues
Help On The Way>
Slipknot!>
Franklin's Tower
Playing In The Band>
Dark Star
St. Stephen>
Unbroken Chain>
The Other One>
Throwin' Stones>
Playing Reprise

Encore:
Touch of Grey>
Not Fade Away

Bob Weir, Warren Haynes, gtr; Phil Lesh, bs; Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, dms; Jeff Chimenti, kbds.

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And the ABB too

Thanks Keith Litzenberger for getting this up. What a pleasure to listen to it today, and with the Allmans tacked on. Made my day.

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Couldnt be happier .........HAPPY VALLEY !

So much could be said....short & sweet: A ON night for the boys & a super nice family vibe in the lot...Very nicely played and grateful......................

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I need some help downloading

I need some help downloading the show? not really sure what to do with this torrent stuff. any help would be grately appreciated.

~*Standing on the moon with nothing left to do, a lovely view of Heaven but I'd rather be with you*~

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Indeed

Couldn't agree more.....
WOwWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Grate time and a Grate show!!!!!!

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Woweeee what a GRATE TIME!!!

Woweeee what a GRATE TIME!!!

~*Standing on the moon with nothing left to do, a lovely view of Heaven but I'd rather be with you*~

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Download for Obama

The boyz should release this one as a download and fund raiser for Obama

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OBTW

There were video cameras there. Wonder how long it will be before that surfaces? An in what context?

Totally awesome show. Ever seen all those together before in one show, never mind one set?

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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pics at PSU
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Can someone upload it from

Can someone upload it from btetree to archive.org?

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foggy valley

Hope everyone made it home safe,and
GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now when can we do that again;))))))))))))))))

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