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Best Live Act That Won't Make You Feel Guilty For Leaving Before the Encore

The tragic death of guitarist Michael Houser didn't change the status of WIDESPREAD PANIC this year: They're still one of the few jam bands that makes the void left by Jerry Garcia's demise seem inconsequential. But if you're self-medicating -- and who isn't at these concerts -- you don't need to worry about leaving early if you've imbibed too much. The rolling carnival never seems to end, ensuring another chance to witness those mesmerizing 20-minute solos that close out the show. Besides, the desperate can always pick up the entire show on CD-R the next day via furthur.net.


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