Dweezil Zappa: 10/31/2018

I had seen Dweezil a couple times before, and I had seen his dad, Frank Zappa. Which was why the last few times he came to town, I opted to pass. But this time—Halloween Night! That was something I could not pass up on.

I had bought tickets for me and my friend Dan to go. The Diana Wortham Theatre is a very small venue, so I bought tickets way in advance. We had good seats, second row balcony center, which affords a great view of the stage and excellent sound.

Halloween rolls around, and I get a text from Dan that he is at the hospital with his mom and not sure if he will be able to make it. Of course, I told him no worries, take care of what you need to do. Thankfully, his mom was alright and released after a few hours, so Dan texted me that he was still in and we would meet up before the show.

Since it was Halloween, I sported my Captain Kirk costume. Most of the crowd was also in costume, which added to the general freakiness. We got our seats, chatted for a bit, and then the lights went down and the band took the stage. All the band members except Dweezil were in costume, which was fun. They definitely were having a blast on stage, hamming it up, and of course, playing some incredible music. They played a loooooong time, a solid three hours. And the song selection was definitely worthy of the “Choice Cuts” tour name. They really dug deep into Frank’s vast musical repertoire. Definitely got my money’s worth.

Here’s a few pictures from the show, along with the setlist.

Setlist:

  • The Purple Lagoon (Intro)
  • Andy
  • Honey, Don’t You Want a Man Like Me?
  • Fifty-Fifty
  • Call Any Vegetable
  • Tell Me You Love Me
  • Absolutely Free
  • T’Mershi Duween
  • Dog Breath
  • Dog Meat
  • Sleep Napkins
  • The Black Page Drum Solo
  • The Black Page
  • Halloween – Movie Theme Music (John Carpenter cover)
  • The Torture Never Stops
  • Valley Girl
  • Pygmy Twylyte
  • King Kong
  • Suzy Creamcheese
  • Cocaine Decisions
  • Drowning Witch
  • Sleeping in a Jar
  • Florentine Pogen
  • Zoot Allures
  • Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow
  • Uncle Remus
  • This Town Is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich
  • Keep It Greasey
  • Joe’s Garage

Encore:

  • Oh, In the Sky
  • Cheepnis
  • Return of the Son of Orange County
  • Funky OC
  • Trouble Every Day
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Allman Brothers and Little Feat: 10/31/1991

Halloween Night with the Allmans and Little Feat!! I almost don’t need to say anything else.

I went to this show with my good friend Melissa. We decided not to get dressed up, but appreciated the fans who did. The Miami Arena was packed. We got there and grabbed our seats, which were on the right side of the stage, about halfway back. Great view, and the sound was good for an arena.

Little Feat opened and totally rocked it. Warren Haynes even came out and sat in on one of their songs. The only thing that was disappointing was I wished they would have played longer. I love me some Feat, and while the set was solid, there were plenty of other songs I would have loved to have heard.

Then the Allmans came out and kicked things off with “Statesboro Blues.” Perfect! The whole set was killer, and Melissa was especially psyched that they played her namesake song. Members of Little Feat came out and jammed with the Allmans on “Southbound,” which was way cool. And they closed the night with “Whipping Post.” We danced our asses off and left totally pumped from a long night of incredible music.

Here are the setlists.

Little Feat Setlist:

  • Let It Roll
  • Hate to Lose Your Lovin’
  • Fat Man in the Bathtub
  • Boom Box Car
  • Willin’
  • Cajun Girl
  • Shake Me Up
  • Oh Atlanta
  • Dixie Chicken (with Warren Haynes)

Encore:

  • Texas Twister

Allman Brothers Setlist

  • Statesboro Blues
  • Blue Sky
  • End Of The Line
  • Nobody Knows
  • Southbound (w/members of Little Feat)
  • Low Down Dirty Mean
  • Melissa
  • Come On In My Kitchen
  • Midnight Rider
  • Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
  • Hoochie Coochie Man
  • Kind Of Bird
  • Get On With Your Life
  • In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  • Revival

Encore:

  • Whipping Post