Posted 5 years ago
This was a fun night and a good show. My pal Brad, who has been my ticket into so many shows, got me into this one, too. The night actually began at the Warfield in San Francisco, where Spinal Tap was performing. Opening for "The Tap" were the Folksmen, which are probably remembered by fans of "A Mighty Wind." So, essentially, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer opened for themselves.
About an hour into Spinal Tap's set, we split and headed to Mill Valley and the Sweetwater, a tiny little place where an unadvertised stealth show featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was already underway (we missed about half of the first set). Brad was on the list, so in we went. At the set break, he bought a couple of posters but I went for the t-shirt (should have bought the poster, but whatevs). The mix was clean and loud, the room was sweltering, and the energy was good. Warren Haynes showed up for the encore.