Dave Matthews Band|
October 4, 1997
Farm Aid, World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL
really cool when the fireworks went off over the lawn during Ants Marching end of set end jam part....
Went with my brother and our buddy Mike & his wife (who were huge Mellencamp fans). Seconds after getting to our seats, shortly after Steve Earle finished playing, I was crapped upon by an over fed pigeon. Could have put a damper on the day but thankfully the World had air hand driers and the day was saved. Farm Aid is a long day and the crowd was pretty into DMB by the time their slot rolled around. Of course it was my highlight of the day. Neil Young was a total buzz kill that year. He talked more than he sang and didn't sing anything I was excited to listen to.
My first time at a Dave Matthews show and it was awesome! Great set of songs...tons of people around me that kept on saying "That was awesome...what was the name of that song?"
My First of many to come!
The version of Two Step they played was spectacular, the place went nuts because there were a lot of folks at the show to see DMB. The show continued to fly along, the band seemed to be compressing the intensity of a two hour show into these seven songs. A very solid performance from DMB on a day when folks like Mellencamp, Foggerty and more set a high bar.
First time I ever saw Dave. Amazing to say the least. The entire day was amazing. Great lineup. Mellencamp, Fogerty, Allman Brothers, Neil Young(who blew), Willie, BECK!!!
Short set, but still fun. Great mix of bands at Farm Aid, as always.