Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds|
February 19, 1999
Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
Surreal. To date, this is the best concert I have attended. The intimate location and the music were a perfect combination. My good friend Chris Harlow didn't make it to buy tickets until late in the day, so our seats were toward the back. It didnít matter because the seats were still great; there's not a bad seat in the house. Hearing familiar songs in a different format is almost always enjoyable for me. Hearing Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds perform these songs is the best example of how great it can be. But it was the new song that really caught my attention -- I didn't learn the name until about a year later. When I head Bartender, I was slightly drop-jawed and gaping. Such a deep and complex song. I was haunted. I later learned that this was arguably the first complete performance of Bartender. The Wild Horses cover was almost equally striking. Warehouse with the Louie Louie thrown-in was quite the crowd pleaser, but not the only one. The two solo songs by Tim Reynolds were new to me and I couldn't remember them well enough to tell them apart afterwards. What I did clearly remember was the Tim played an unexpected second solo piece and that they were both inspired. I really wish that these Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds shows would be resurrected and that ticket sales would be made exclusively to Warehouse members. During this particular performance, there was a huge amount of movement at the front of the theater as people came and left. I wanted to tell them to sit still so I wasn't distracted; no classical music concert I've ever attended had people moving during the performance. A Dave and Tim concert with a "classical music concert level of respect" for the performers is my dream. But being present for perhaps the first performance of Bartender is also a dream and I'm very happy I was able to be present at the Palace Theater for it.
Great show, 3rd Row. All the kids piled into the isle in the front. Dave wasn't diggin that much. AWESOME to hear Crush!!
Freaking awesome... Thanks Eric
This show was great. I originally wasn't able to get tickets because I wasn't a college student, but I ended up winning box seats at the very front of the balcony in some silly radio contest...THANK GOD! It was unbelievable to hear all of Dave's commentary. You truly see how funny he really is! Wild Horses was unbelievable and Bartender was a pleasure. I hope the Dave & Tim tour returns to Louisville again.
Best Dave show I've been to.