Panic en la Playa Tres
March 17-21, 2014
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
We returned to the Dominican Republic for another round of Panic en la Playa at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. Being our second year at this rock & roll paradise, we had familiarized ourself with the property in a way that made it feel like such a home for us. Everyone was welcomed by familiar faces as we arrived at our tropical destination and began Tres.
The band must’ve made a pact with the weather because both were near-immaculate all four days long. Sunny afternoons gave way to moon and star filled evenings where’d we meet on the beach for our beloved songs in the sand. Special guests from the late night band Playa Allstars, who included among others George Porter Jr. and Col. Bruce Hampton, sprinkled their flavor into Panic’s sets at various times over the week, engraving these shows as truly special; ones we won’t soon forget. By the time the final show wrapped up with Life During Wartime, it was as if time stood still and all our collective energy that we had left was dispensed into that moment. We then danced ourselves to the airport, ready for Cuatro…