Furthur Part 6 – Ottawa bluesfest

Two Samosas and 2 beers later, I greet Mr. QMS. Two tapers behind me are grooving about shows and equipment. Nice chit chat. One sounds German and the other is from California. Both seem pretty nice.

A non head Halifax next to me was awkward. He was more cleancut than Ward Cleaver. There were two heads from BC staying in St. Catherines parked in front of me. They really seemed to enjoy the show and almost danced as much as I did.

The band comes on late. With bluesfest ending at 11, there seems to be some curiousity about whether they will play two sets. Probably only doing one big one and an encore.

Set list is below.

Alabama getaway
Don’t ease
Mama tried
Dire wolf
Hell in a bucket
Smokestack lightnin’>
Help>Slip>Caution (do not stop on tracks)>
New Speedway Boogie>
Wharf Rat> (a fave of mine)
I fought the Law>

After the finale, Phil who is a liver transplant recipient came out which he does all the time and reminded people about being organ donors. I haven’t signed my card but will for Phil and I will turn to a loved one and say “I want to be an organ donor”. You should do the same.

Encore : On the Road Again>
Touch of Grey

The staples of Truckin’, Casey Jones and Touch of Grey for the non head in the crowd seemed to be par for the course.

That’s it, that’s all. I was right on the single set. But it was a long one.

See ya in Philly Boys right after a disgustingly sloppy cheesesteak.

One thought on “Furthur Part 6 – Ottawa bluesfest

  • July 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

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