The band covered its entire catalog, from early stuff off of 2002's self-titled album ("Chains," "Brother Don't," and "Angelina") to their newer releases from National Bohemian ("Rosie," Geraldine," and "Colorado Motel.") As promised, the band brought out former members like drummers Paul Weinburg and Ed Hough, bassist Ryan Porter, guitarist Chris Bailey, and fiddler Patrick McAvinue (pictured, on stage with the band).
While The Bridge stuck mostly to its original material, there were also a couple covers including Grateful Dead's "Shakedown Street" and Band of Gypsies' "Them Changes," which showed off some amazing guitar solos.
The sold-out crowd had immense amounts of energy throughout the four-hour show. The Bridge originally wanted to play three sets, but cut it down to two after they fell behind on time. The end of the massive second set is where things started to get emotional for the band and crowd. Fans held up a "thank you" sign with the "o" being an Orioles logo, as the band tore through the bluegrass tune "Bury My Bones Back in Baltimore."
The band then exited the stage, came back on, and vocalist Kenny Liner started to beatbox, something he hadn't done in recent years, for "Drop The Beat." Then Liner and Jacobs did a beautiful, acoustic cover of Bob Dylan's "Restless Farewell" as the band's family and friends shed tears. The Bridge concluded the show with oldie but goodie "Coming Home." Liner, who is moving to Oregon, declared, "I don't care where I move, if someone asks me where I'm from, I'm always going to say Baltimore."
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