The encore was possibly the best of the week (but also damn near impossible to gauge because they've all been mind altering in their own right). We got "Chills," "Where to Begin," AND "How Do You Know," all songs that were high up on everyone's list of songs to see.
The covers were nuts. It started somewhat tame with a Shel Silverstein "Lullabys, Legends And Lies" and then we got some funk via Funkadelic "Hit It And Quit It." As soon as they went into that riff the floor erupted. Carl did some serious shredding, getting really nasty with it followed by a Jim solo that was razor sharp. Awesome. When The Who's "A Quick One While He's Away" was over I thought to myself "there is no way they will play another tune after that, it can't get better than that." And guess what? It did. "I Could Never Take The Pace Of Your Man" by Prince was a treat but the mind blowing end tune, George Michael's "Careless Whisper." Carl had his sax mounted and his guitar on his back and when he started playing the "Careless Whisper" riff on the sax the floor blew up more so that they did "Hit It And Quit It." I can't really even explain what happened mid song. Let me just say it was bananas and then direct you to the below video. Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Another spectacle. Another mind bending experience. It doesn't get any better than My Morning Jacket.
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1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats 4 U
4. What A Wonderful Man
5. Off The Record
6. Into The Woods
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
12. Lullabys, Legends And Lies (Shel Silverstein)
13. Where To Begin
14. How Do You Know
15. Hit It And Quit It (Funkadelic)
16. A Quick One While He's Away (The Who)
17. I Could Never Take The Pace Of Your Man (Prince)
18. Careless Whisper (George Michael)