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Set List for Tonight's Dead Show Inaugural Concert

A little bird with close ties to the Dead tells the Sleuth you're in for a real treat tonight if you're among the lucky Deadheads holding tickets to tonight's Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball.

Among the songs they're planning: Touch of Grey, U.S. Blues and Uncle John's Band.

Can you feel it yet?

It'll be a short show, of course, not a full concert.

As the Sleuth was first to report, the Jerry-less incarnation of the Grateful Dead suddenly made the Mid-Atlantic ball cool. All of them will be there tonight - Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, as well as keyboardist Jeff Chimenti of RatDog and Warren Haynes (of the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule). Haynes will be playing lead guitar with the Dead on their tour this spring.

They're set to perform at the Verizon Center on April 14. The Sleuth will be there. Sadly, we'll miss tonight's show as we'll be covering other unofficial events - including the Human Rights Campaign party (we go where the gossip is) and the late-night Google party.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  January 20, 2009; 2:40 PM ET
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The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

Posted by: atsegga | January 20, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mary Ann I met you a night or two after Christmas in Beaver Creek this year and talked to you about Ratdog and Bob Weir. It's great to see this, because I saw a link off the Ratdog website and when I thought it was you, jumped over to wikipedia. Keep up the good work, even if these don't get read.

Beaver Creek

Posted by: schumm | January 20, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

How many Dead fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None, they just follow it around until it burns out.

Posted by: JRM2 | January 20, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

It's great that Obama invited The Dead to play at an Inaugural Ball - especially after the positive energy they brought to the campaign at the "Change Rocks" concert in October in for the wholly unwarranted comment by JRM2: your attitude is exactly the kind of negativism this country needs to discard! I've been seeing all members of the Dead perform for decades now, and they're still great! ....highly doubt you'd be able to put on the kind of performance that they can! Here's to the Dead, and here's to Obama! Bush and JRM2 can go fly a kite.

Posted by: erikwobus | January 20, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

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