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On Friday night, Athens, Georgia road warriors Widespread Panic opened up the 2019 edition of Panic En La Playa, their annual beachside destination event, at Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel.For their first show of 2019, Widespread Panic appropriately opened up their first set with “Coconut”, as the six-piece powerhouse set the tone for the evening alongside the picturesque Caribbean coastline. Next, keyboardist JoJo Hermann took the vocal lead on “One Arm Steve”, before WSP worked through solid, seamless takes on “You Should Be Glad” and “Junior”. Following “Junior”, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville joined the stage to lead the band through a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman”, and stayed up on stage to help close out “You Should Be Glad”.Widespread Panic w/ Ivan Neville – “Pusherman”[Video: Eric Nelson]Neville exited the stage and Widespread Panic pushed forward with “Diner”, with John Bell shining bright on lead vocals. Guitarist Jimmy Herring then took the lead, firing off a roaring solo on his beautiful PRS guitar. The band harnessed the crowd’s infectious energy, as they moved forward with “Stop Breakin’ Down Blues” and “Time Zones”, before bringing the first set of the weekend to a close with a raucous rendition of “Imitation Leather Shoes”.Following a brief break that gave attendees a chance to refill their cups and take a breather, Widespread Panic came back out to open their second set with “1 x 1”, before Duane Trucks and Sunny Ortiz led the band into “Worry”. With Bell leading the way on vocals, Herring showcased some intricate work on his 6-string, eventually peaking as he reached a monumental high-note. A cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Aunt Avis” came next, before moving forward with the fan-favorite “Driving Song”. WSP left the scorching hot “Driving Song” open-ended, as they dove head first into “Impossible”, which featured an extended jam on the Grateful Dead’s “The Other One”.Widespread Panic – “Driving Song” > “Impossible” > “The Other One Jam” > “Rock”[Video: Eric Nelson]Widespread Panic landed into “Rock” out of their “The Other One” jam, and finally returned to “Driving Song”, giving the rocker the proper closure. Following a bluesy take on “One Kind Favor”, the six-piece brought their second set to a close with “All Time Low”. WSP delivered a two-song encore with a cover of The Band’s “Ophelia” followed by “North”.Widespread Panic – “One Kind Stranger”[Video: MrTopdogger]Widespread Panic – “Ophelia”, “North”[Video: Eric Nelson]Check out a beautiful gallery of photos from last night’s show courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.Tonight, Widespread Panic returns to Rivera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel for the second night of their Panic En La Playa destination event.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Panic En La Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/25/2019Set One: Coconut, One Arm Steve, You Should Be Glad > Junior > Pusherman* > You Should Be Glad**, Diner > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Time Zones, Imitation Leather ShoesSet Two: 1 x 1, Worry > Aunt Avis > Driving Song > Impossible > The Other One Jam > Rock > Driving Song > One Kind Favor > All Time LowEncore: Ophelia, North* Ivan Neville on keyboards & vocals, ** Ivan Neville on keyboardsWidespread Panic | Panic En La Playa | Riviera Maya, MX | 1/25/2019 | Photos: Dave Vann Load remaining images
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Multi-rooms are the way of the future for affordable housing. Picture: Nigel Hallett. Very carefully planned spaces in the home Picture: Nigel Hallett.The most micro home at ENVI, known as the ‘Pico Pod’, measures 61sq m of internal space on a 38sq m lot — about the size of a standard double garage. The home features one bedroom and two bathrooms, sold as a house-and-land package for just over $300,000 to a first homebuyer.Ms Degenhart is also the visionary behind a similar urban micro-lot development next door, known as the Garden Terraces, which is being constructed by Greenstreet Homes and features lots ranging from 42sq m. Pimp my garden shed Darius Boyd lists first ever home The micro home is the size of a double garage. Picture: Nigel Hallett.After looking at 50 properties to purchase, Ms Ramirez Vidal, a Gold Coast Griffith University lecturer, decided on a micro home due to her work commitments.With the ability to alter the design aspect of the property, she said her micro home was the perfect investment for a first homebuyer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“It’s two-bedrooms, two-bathrooms and I’ve added a mezzanine to it,” she said.“In everyone’s mind it’s small, but there’s so much storage in here.”She said her house was also close to public transport and shops. Gold Coast’s new micro homes are aimed at first homebuyers for around $300K. Pictured is Alejandra Ramirez Vidal at her new home in Southport. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTTHEY are known as “micro homes” — the size of a garage, with an affordable price tag.New to the Gold Coast, first homebuyers are increasingly taking advantage of ‘micro homes’ on small size lots, priced from $300,000.Located at Southport, ENVI Micro Urban Village features nine homes on 10 of the smallest freehold lots in the country.Homeowner Alejandra Ramirez Vidal, 28, said her low maintenance property was the size of a garage. MORE: Loft living on the coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett.ENVI Micro Urban Village is positioned to be a catalyst for other micro-lot developments insoutheast Queensland with the brainchild of architect Amy Degenhart, of degenhart SHEDD, and her original business partner planner Planning Institute of Australia Nicole Bennetts.The homes have been developed on a site totalling 673sq m, on the corner of Meron and Lenneberg streets, which formerly housed a single home. Take a look at the Gold Coast’s new micro homes, aimed at first homebuyers for around $300K. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT Crunch time for election promises Looks surprisingly spacious inside. Picture: Nigel Hallett. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Ms Degenhart said: “There is a strong, and growing, appetite for this type of urban living, but there are few projects in Australia that deliver it and it is particularly rare on the Gold Coast”.“We want to showcase the fact that projects which are architecturally curated can offer more for less — you just need the right vision, community engagement, collaboration, clever design and passion to make it happen,” she said. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK