Panic en la Playa Seis
Panic en la Playa Seis
February 27- March 3, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Panic en la Playa Seis was our best year to date! Never has the weather been so perfect, the vibe been so strong. Not only does the band sound incredible and totally on top of their game, but the added support bands were mind-blowing for everyone. Southern Soul Assembly, Bloodkin, Orgone & the Playa Allstars each delivered performances that will be etched in our hearts always.
Musically, Seis was over the top. It was Panic’s first show of 2017 and we could all feel the excitement coming off the stage. Night one highlights were the "Double Decker Sandwich" Driving > Disco > Driving > Drums > Drums & Bass > Proving Ground > Solid Rock > Proving Ground. Night 2 was big with Fishwater > Drums > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Fishwater. Night 3 we saw some Jorma into classic Panic Genesis, You Got Yours, Diner > The Take Out > Sleeping Man > Porch Song. And Night 4 was one of most fun Panic shows possible with guest sit ins galore! First up were the Playa Allstars, Karl Denson, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville & Eric Krasno. Sell Sell, Use Me & Red Hot Mama were the perfect song choices and each of the Allstars got their time to shine on that big stage. The highlight was decidedly the Porter > Schools Bass off. All of Panic, especially JB, had huge smiles on their faces the whole time. Next up Danny and Eric Bloodkin came out in white resort robes and tore the house down with Henry Parsons and Can’t Get High, When they left the stage, JB said “without Bloodkin, we would have a lot less songs to play.” The final sit in was the father of our scene and a man very revered by Panic…the one and only Col Bruce Hampton singing Time is Free…a classic. It was a perfect 4-night run.
In the afternoons, we hailed more amazing music under perfect blue skies and The Lagoon performance from Southern Soul Assembly was beautiful and with Anders Osborne & Marc Broussard being from New Orleans, it was only even more fitting that it fell on Fat Tuesday. We celebrated Mardi Gras with a second line and a huge dinner filled with authentic New Orleans cuisine including King Cake prepared by none other than Chris “Shaggy” Davis. A few days later, the ever-important to Panic, Bloodkin played the lagoon. It was a gorgeous afternoon and the air was filled with familiar tunes.
After hours, the Heaven stage came alive with Orgone’s funky soulful sound and the Playa Allstars each playing two shows. Fans were up late dancing under the stars and reliving the magic from the Panic show. There’s something super special about that late night stage. The energy is always super positive and full of danceable music.