Last night, after an impressive two-night run at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Dead & Company made their way to West Valley City for their first-ever Utah performance. With the venue’s scenic Greater Salt Lake City mountain surroundings stretching behind the stately white stone as far as the eye could see, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti transported the eager audience, creating a remote and cosmic vibe akin to “Standing on the Moon.” Set one saw the band deliver an entertaining mix of classic Dead tunes and staple covers like Willie Dixon‘s “Wang Dang Doodle” (> from an energetic “I Need A Miracle”), Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” Jimmy Reed‘s “Big Boss Man,” and Chuck Berry‘s “The Promised Land.” Set two opened with a classic “Lost Sailor” > “Saint of Circumstance,” followed by a run of three live heavy hitters (“He’s Gone,” “Crazy Fingers,” and “Shakedown Street”) which in turn flowed into a pulsating “Drums > Space.”By the time the atmospherically appropriate Built To Last favorite materialized out of “Space,” the show was bobbing intently through the cosmos, and celebratory renditions of “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” (set two closer) and “US Blues” (encore) helped bring the Salt Lake voyagers safely back to Earth.You can watch fan-shot footage of several songs from the performance 6/7/17 USANA Amphitheatre show below, via YouTube user troop1042:“Wang Dang Doodle”“Jack Straw”“Lost Sailor”“He’s Gone,” “Crazy Fingers” pt. 1“Crazy Fingers” pt. 2“Shakedown Street”SETLIST: Dead & Company | USANA Amphitheatre | West Valley City, UT | 6/7/17Set 1: Feel Like A Stranger, I Need A Miracle > Wang Dang Doodle, Row Jimmy, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Jack Straw, Big Boss Man, Sugaree, Promised LandSet 2: Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance, He’s Gone, Crazy Fingers, Shakedown Street > Drums/Space > Standing On The Moon, Going Down The Road Feelin’ BadEncore: US Blues[Cover photo via Steve Rose]Dead & Company continues their tour this weekend with their highly anticipated two-night stand at Boulder, CO’s Folsom Field. For more information on upcoming Dead & Co shows, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.If you’re heading to Folsom Field for some Dead this weekend, don’t miss the stellar lineup of early and late shows going on around the Boulder Theater and the Fox Theatre, including performances by Nahko & Medicine For The People, The Marcus King Band, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Circles Around The Sun, Boombox, Dopapod and more. For more information, head here.
About 60 candidates have signified their interest in the July 21 Anambra Football Association election, Rev. Fr. Coach Dike, a member of the election committee, has said.Dike, also the Head of Publicity Subcommittee, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday. He said the sale of nomination forms for the election, which would run till June 24, was designed in such a way that interested members could purchase the forms by proxy.Dike, also Chairman, Anambra State Independent Football League, said the election would hold through physical voting because it was envisaged that the lockdown would have been over by the time of the poll to allow for interstate travels.He said: “Since the sale of forms began on June 1, we have sold between 60 and 70 nomination forms for both the state board and the local football committees.“So far, the process has been smooth and I can assure you that people are really buying the forms.“So those who are interested candidates should endeavour to obtain the forms. “We are an independent electoral committee.”However, football stakeholders in Anambra State have faulted the timing of the election, saying the lockdown would deny people outside the state the opportunity of participating.Oliver Ndigwe, a football administrator, said there should have been a stakeholders engagement before the setting up of the committee to guarantee openness of the process.Ndigwe said: “We have seen the election programme but we need transparency and accountability.“If the elections will go on, every position being contested for is vital, but the position of the chairman should be well scrutinised. “All the contestants for the positions must be subjected to a general debate to tell football practitioners their plans and programmes.“But there is a nationwide lockdown, how can we achieve that.“A while ago, there was three months extension in a hurriedly convened general meeting.“Anambra football is not family and friends business, but sports business.”RelatedPosts Electorate, observer commend conduct of election in Edo WTO leadership race: Okonjo-Iweala, four others advance to second round of election No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee Akonam Obiefuna, an aspirant in the election, opined that the election should have started at the local government level before the state to ensure greater participation.Akonam, a Sports Manager and Consultant, said he was afraid of possible exclusion of a good number of willing members because of the poor publicity of the election.He said: “During the last election, we bought forms, but never knew when and where elections took place.“From the schedule, it says the State FA election will hold before the Local Football Committee election instead of the other way round.“It is not an arrangement that guarantees fairness.”Ralph Chidozie-George, a sports journalist, who was part of the 2016 election, said scheduling the election for July when the lockdown was still in force would prevent would-be participants outside Anambra State from taking part.Chigozie-George said: “I won’t want to travel the path I went through last time for nothing.“My experiences showed me that the people are not ready for change.“The process of election is crucial to successful running of our football.“At times, I pretend I don’t come from Anambra, especially with anything that regards football.“We are not ready for development.”According to the election schedule, purchase of forms would run from June 1 to June 24, while election and swearing of new State FA executive would hold on July 21.Elections into local football committees would be held at a yet to be announced date after the state board must have been elected and sworn in.NAN.Tags: Anambra Football AssociationAnambra StateCANDIDATESelection
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