45 Reasons Why The Umphrey’s McGee New Year’s Eve 2014-15 Run Was Sick

Umphrey’s McGee did a five-night New Year’s Eve run (!) this year in Atlanta at the Tabernacle, and our friend Abby Fox was on hand to shoot the shows. I asked for her favorite photos from the weekend, and what she delivers pretty much proves that UM is a band you really shouldn’t be taking for granted these days. Here are 45 reasons why this run for the books…

45. The Venue

The Tabernacle in Atlanta has hosted many-a-New-Year’s run from the likes of STS9, Bassnectar and even Umphrey’s McGee previously, so it was a safe bet to book five nights and get comfortable for a multi-day throwdown…

44-43. The Band

Nice to see them celebrating a year of hard work together…

42-38. The Shredding

Many jambands could try, but few can shred as hard as UM can. \mm/

37-34. The Robes

On night four of the run, the band came out and did the encore of “Glory” and “Slacker” in robes because they were feeling pretty comfortable.

33-29. The Balloon Drop

Nothing like a good balloon/confetti drop…

28. The Drum Section of Kris Myers and Andy Farag

Holding it down…

27-26. Ryan “Pony” Stasik

Always a ham…(or pony…)

25-24. Jake Cinninger

Always focused, always rocking…

23-21. Brendan Bayliss

Happy man this run…

20. Jefferson Waful!

He cleans up goooooooood…

19-6. Speaking of Waful…The Lights!

The man takes his job seriously, and it shows…

5-1. Last but not least…The Fans! (The Umphreaks!)

By all accounts, some of the most loyal and ferociously passionate fans in the scene…