A Furthur Summer Tour Progress Report

There are still three more shows left before Furthur wraps up their summer jaunt, but I'm already starting to think about how to summarize this tour.  I've been very impressed with how deep they are willing to go into the catalog for a short tour; the lack of repeated material and diversity of the setlists are refreshing.  I also love how new songs (Abbey Road tunes, other debuts from the spring) are being worked into the active repertoire -- would like to see a continued focus on development of new originals and covers.  Here's a progress report...

10 shows
187 songs
144 different songs
Three Songs Played Three Times: Viola Lee Blues, Let It Grow, Bertha
Least Common Furthur songs played twice: Cryptical Envelopment, Big River
Furthur Debuts (2): Mission In The Rain, Jack-a-roe
Songs Played For Second Time Ever (9): I Want You (She's So Heavy), Tons Of Steel, Train In Vain, All Along The Watchtower, Fool In The Rain, The Last Time, The Mighty Quinn, Eclipse, Might As Well

Longest Song: Terrapin - 7/15 (24:29)
Other Songs Over Twenty Minutes: Let It Grow - 7/17 (24:04), Terrapin - 7/24 (23:03), Dark Star - 7/17 (20:09)

Shortest Song: Carry That Weight - 7/22 (1:49)
Other Songs Under Three Minutes: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window - 7/15 (1:51), Golden Slubmers - 7/22 (1:57), Eclipse - 7/19 (2:08)

Average Song Length: 9:15
Songs Returned After Longest Gap: Lazy River Road, Tons Of Steel (82 Shows... both were last played on 6/2/10 and reappeared @ CMAC), Any Road (39), Man Smart (35), Gloria (33)
Average Song Gap: 10.9 Shows

Most Commonly Played Grateful Dead Still Songs Not Played By Furthur: It's All Over Now Baby Blue, Lazy Lightning, My Brother Esau, Victim Or The Crime
Most Common Furthur songs Not Yet Played This Tour: Magnolia Mountain, Days Between, Attics Of My Life, Colors Of The Rain

Stay tuned for an extended update and tour wrap after the weekend and feel free to peruse the current rotation or tour visual setlists.

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