Widespread Panic Busts Out “Coconut” 130 Shows Later In Pensacola [Watch]

first_imgWidespread Panic brought their show to Pensacola, FL last night for the first of their two-night stand at The Saenger Theatre. To end their first set, the southern gents dusted off “Coconut” from their 1988 album Space Wrangler. Having not played it since Panic En La Playa in January of 2015, a solid 130 shows have passed since the song’s last life.Among the rest of the night’s highlights included covers of Neil Young‘s “Vampire Blues”, Chuck Berry‘s “Let It Rock”, J.J. Cale‘s “Ride Me High”, and Talking Heads‘ “Heaven”. Panic fans were treated to knee-slapping versions of “Heaven, Ribs & Whiskey” and “Street Dogs For Breakfast”, as the night simmered into a “Mercy” extended jam that, with a break on the drums, led into a solid “Fixin’ To Die”. Second set ended with “Pigeons”, marking another stand-out song selection with remarkable placement. The sextet encored with another tour debut, “Vacation”.Thanks to YouTube user coloartist, you can watch the full performance of “Coconut” below:Widespread Panic return to The Saenger Theatre tonight for another sold-out show, then move on to St. Augustine, Florida, for two more nights that will close out the southern leg of this tour.Widespread Panic @ Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, FL 9/20/16:Set 1: Weight of the World, Pleas > Vampire Blues, Pickin’ Up The Pieces > Jam > You Got Yours, Let It Rock, Heroes, Rebirtha > Coconut* (71 mins)Set 2: Ride Me High > Tie Your Shoes > Heaven, Ribs & Whiskey, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Mercy > Drums > Fixin’ To Die, You Should Be Glad, Pigeons (102 mins)Encore: Vacation (11 mins)* LTP 1.25.15 Panic en la Playa (130 shows)[Setlist via PanicStream]last_img read more

Ashwini Ponappa focussing on being fit and ready for Olympic qualification

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd November, 2019 18:44 IST Ashwini Ponappa Focussing On Being Fit And Ready For Olympic Qualification The growth of women’s doubles in the country is very important and through this tournament we are trying to give wings to the aspiring talents, says Ashwini. Eyeing an Olympic berth at the 2020 Tokyo Games, India’s doubles specialist Ashwini Ponappa on Saturday said she is working on her fitness and strength to be in good shape for the upcoming season. The Olympic qualification period in badminton is between April 29, 2019 and April 26, 2020 with the ranking list published on April 30 to be used to decide the spots. Ashwini, a ‘Red Bull’ athlete, is aware that the road to Olympic qualification will be a tough one as she and her women’s doubles partner N Sikki Reddy will have to rack up ranking points ahead of the April 30 deadline.Read- Find Sunil Chhetri in EA Sports FIFA 20, sneak peek into the Indian captain’s ranking Press Trust Of India Written By 9 months ago Steven Holcomb’s Olympic legacy to grow, for a final time Read- Rijiju: Selection of sports persons clean, transparent”My partnership with Sikki Reddy has been good. We’ve had pretty close matches with top 10 players, where we have played at a high level. Unfortunately we have had pretty tough draws and first round losses,” said Ashwini, who had competed at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics with Jwala Gutta. “We are working towards playing better and hopefully changing that,” the 30-year old shuttler added. Ashwini, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, feels it takes time for doubles teams to produce results and emphasized on the need to encourage girls to take up doubles at a young age.Read- Kiren Rijiju: ‘We will form a committee for Sports Code’ 10 months ago Hockey: Indian women thrash USA 5-1 in Olympic qualifier’s 1st leg LIVE TV 9 months ago Shooting: Tejaswini Sawant wins India’s 12th Olympic quota place SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 23rd November, 2019 18:44 IST COMMENT “It takes time to produce results. It doesn’t happen in a short span of time. Especially when it comes to doubles. Over the years the game has changed so much. Most pairs are good both at attack and defence, unlike before where pairs were good at one,” she said. “The growth of women’s doubles in the country is very important right now and through this tournament we are trying to give wings to the aspiring talents,” said Ponappa, who will play with the winners of ‘Red Bull Shuttle Up’ tournament.  “Focus would be on getting my body strong and fit and working more on basic drills and getting that strong. Since we have just a few months left we will also be playing more tournaments and being fit and ready would be important,” Ashwini told PTI. Ashwini and Sikki, ranked 24th in the world, had a dismal run this season with the pair faltering in the opening round 13 times in 20 tournaments and exiting from the second round thrice. 9 months ago Sachin Tendulkar finds a fan in Yohan Blake, former Olympic champion wants an autograph WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US 9 months ago IOC launches Olympic channel in Hindi; Move is aimed at improving Indian engagementlast_img read more