The opening act for the Allmans was RatDog, whose front man, Bob Weir, was one of the Grateful Dead. They played for two solid hours, almost completely non-stop, going from one great song into the next. They did a lot of the Dead's most popular stuff, as well as Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" and an old Appalachian ballad, "Pretty Peggy-O." Weir's a great guitar player, and his lead guitar player was nothing short of amazing. Warren Haynes came out and joined them on a couple of tunes.
And I couldn't blog about the Allmans without mentioning Gregg, who was in great voice, and seemed to be very healthy and happy.
This concert was one of the most fun I have ever attended, because everyone in the audience knew every song, and delighted in hearing the live rendition, and singing and dancing along.