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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 19, 2005
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 23DMBAND
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great view

User: air_juarez
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What a great way to start the weekend! This was my fourth show at the Gorge. Hearing Seek Up was a thrill. That was the one song I'd been dying to hear live. Bayou was off the hook! And don't forget Smooth Rider; hearing it live changed my previous opinion about that song. The Jimi jam was sick, as was ASTB. There were a few times the band wasn't quite together (ie Stolen Away), but overall it rocked!!!

User: aliengirl
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My first time at the Gorge! Flew in rented a car and kicked my own ass all weekend long.

User: allan_ruin
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I've been reading reviews of shows throughout this whole tour and was more than ready to see/hear the new material live. It really is good. This was show # 7 for me (4 for my wife) and I thought it was pretty good. We drove from B.C. all day and made it just in time to find some lawn seats for decent prices. Biggest let down was missing NMA. We came over the hill to see the stage just as DMB took the stage and eased into OSW. I will always be a fan of the old school and rarer tunes and anything that gets a thick coat of JAM, so I was pumped to hear Seek up and Jimi Thing, SMTS>ASTB>Too Much. (Am I nuts to think that Kit Kat Jam would fit awesome between ASTB and Too Much?) I wont complain but of course I have to be honest - they didnt seem as excited during this show as I have read they were at other shows. Fonzie was groovin up a storm and Boyd was his usual flailing self but Dave didn't get the lead out of his boots until very late in the show. Butch was at his most dissonant in the end of Seek Up but that jam was still great. Cant wait to get a copy of this show so I can listen without all the TALKING DURING THE GOOD STUFF!!!!!!

User: anitapaschal@ya
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This was my first DMB show....it changed my life.

User: ash186
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Just ok, not one of his better performances.

User: asmjm39
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nice performance by the band. I enjoyed the show, despite all the whining about the setlist

User: bartender_man
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First show at Gorge

User: bdrum992
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Fantastic show. Seek up and Jimi Thing in the same set?!! AMAZING! Bayou was awesome as always but the most impressive and memorable part of the show was the improvement of Smooth Rider. I was blown away with the energy it had at the end and Dave's crazy guitar riffs. Great show all around.

User: belles
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The moon was full, the night was warm and the music BEAUTIFUL!

User: bhamm32000
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great show jimi thing was the highlight of the weekend

User: bhammwsu
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jimi thing all i have to say

User: BJTwoStep92
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My first show ever at The Gorge and my family and I had an excellent time sitting way up on the lawn. The sound was OK from there but the breeze felt nice and there was plenty of room to relax and dance. My first live 'Seek Up' (over 22 minutes) was outstanding! All of the songs from Stand Up were great to hear in person for the first time also. It was also a pleasure to meet and hang out with all the fellow Ants at Wildhorse for the weekend.

User: bkolarik
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absolutely stunning show at one of the most beautiful places on earth!!!!!!

User: bopanic
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got a setlist from monk. 3rd year at the gorge. wow! chuck and i sat together.

User: btdebuys
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great show, WAYG suxxxxxx

User: cartruk
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AWESOME! A little mellow, but after Saturday's show I don't blame them at all!!

User: Cathartidae
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Incredible American Baby Intro!! I've never heard Dave scream like that - I was afraid he'd blow his voice over the three nights because of stuff like this!! It was THAT good! The Bayou jam was very welcomed, too!

User: chasecakes
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awesome

User: cn0te1
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I yelled running from GA to the reserved area where Barrett and Rader where sitting,"The Stone, they're playing The Stone"!

User: crashkid
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awsome show, loved all the new stuff, american baby was awsome, so was smooth rider

User: DancinNancy58
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Absolutly amazing. The 23 minute Seek up kicked ass and the Jimi thing was probably the best song of the entire three days. The energy was insane, you could tell that the whole band was into the crowd and just happy to be playing at the gorge.

User: darren campbell
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great show great way to open the weekend , can't wait to see next two nights

User: Dave41
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A solid show. Personal highlight was Louisiana Bayou.

User: Daves05
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The show started off pretty slow, but picked up pretty quick. I had to drive for 3 days to get to the show but it was worth it. Although, driving 27 hours to hear 'Where are You Going' was a little disheartening. Also, the speaker for the middle section of the lawn didn't work until the end of the show, that was a bummer.

User: dennyg
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Had lawn seats, but got in early and were up front. 2nd year at the Gorge and this is the place to see a Dave show. Had a Motorhome with Laura, JL, and Heather. Awesome time!

User: derekregan
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New Songs are way better live

User: diflert
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First time at the Gorge and it was impressive.

User: DMBMegg41
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great!!

User: dmbshu
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Awesome show, incredible energy. Seek Up, Jimi, Bayou & Billies were the highlights! Next two nights were off the hook

User: drewhill2123
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The previous year I was all daved out, this show brought back the passion.

User: dxmaverick
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gorge is extreme

User: dylanweber
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The one thing that sticks out to me about this night was the walking over the hill into the venue and then looking down for the first time and seeing the stage and the back drop, FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE! Good start to a three day stint! Loved the Seek Up and I'm a big fan of Dream Girl so that was a plus. Great start to my weekend!!!!!

User: Exclamation!
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my first birthday show - I was FVCKED up

User: Ezika@sbcglobal
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Good start for the gorge.

User: e_kade
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yes

User: FL_Ant_73
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wow

User: Franchize41
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Finally got my Seek Up! Also nice to finally hear some other stuff like Dont Drink The Water, So Much To Say and the Bridge... Seek Up and Jimi were definate hilights as well as AB intro, Bayou, Smooth & Billies. A great kickoff to the weekend

User: fugazis2001
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WOW! Amazing show. It was my first time seeing seek-up. Worth the wait. The guys had so much energy. I cant't wait for tonight.

User: GeeBee23
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Wow!

User: gklemens1977
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First show at the Gorge....

User: gorgefan29
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this show was a great start to the whole weekend, i was reserved and good thing i was because this show was awesome good good tunes. Lots of energy. Great crowd.

User: GreyStreetAve
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AWESOME

User: GulfCoastDMBFan
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First Show Ever for me and my girlfriend. Stayed the whole weekend. Camped. All the way from Biloxi. What a way to see them for the first time. No one compares to them.

User: HeilMr.MAtthews
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what a beautiful place to see a show. My first Gorge experience, but definatley not my last. I could not have asked for a better weekend.

User: jewsiah
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I don't remember much of it

User: jgreiner2
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Jimi Thing...all I can say.

User: jjanicen
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c-6-13

User: jkstraw
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Nice.

User: jrock231
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I creamed myself

User: jtboland
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My heart goes out to those who couldn't go - this show was amazing.

User: jvandenover
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4th DMB show

User: kapin23
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LAWN

User: karedave
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My 51st show, 7th this tour. I got exactly what I expected on the 1st of 3 nights at the Gorge. A slightly mellow set with room to ramp up the energy level over the next 2 days. I love OSW as opener ("Let us sleep outside tonight, lay down in our mother's arms"), especially at the Gorge, and any set with "Seek Up" is a winner IMO. The versions of "The Stone," "JT," "Too Much," and "Tripping Billies" were outstanding. "American Baby Intro" blew my mind. I've seen "LB" with Robert Randolph a couple of times, so, although it's a great song, RR makes it soar.

User: Kayonce
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The greatest venue on earth with the greatest band on earth = magical!

User: King Crimson
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Rocked FAce GA

User: krwilson85
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great show, great atmosphere, they played enough of their older stuff while still playing the new album as well....AWESOME

User: lescard
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sick, sick, sick. My Mind was Blown!!!

User: lloydster
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Great great, awesome... Dancing Nancies was amazing... and to hear "All Along the Watchtower, what a treat... A new one too!!! A beattles cover with "Blackbird" And the Gorge is one beautiful location for a night with the DMB.

User: lmullane
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Popped my gorge cherry :)

User: loveandsmiles
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Took my breath away!

User: mapmaker24
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Great show!!! The band was very tight this year. The new songs were ok, but left me feeling like the band is getting "older." BT actually stayed on tempo all weekend!

User: MattGehl13
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Best way to pop my live DMB cherry ever. What a Jimi Thing. And to catch Seek Up my first night was a treat.

User: mcjeff
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By far the best show I have seen. I loved the venue, the setlist and the seats. This one will be tought to top. I am officially a DMB addict.

User: mikebrophy
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Twenty-two (22) minute "Seek Up" -- with nearly a 10 minute outro showcasing Boyd and Butch... 'nuff said. This show started out 180 degrees different from last year's first Gorge night which was mellow. This show was off the hook the entire night -- I personally rank it the 2nd best DMB I've been too (the best being Portland Meadows 1997). Fabulous, fabulous show. Before the show Dave could be seen by binoculars in the backstage lawn area playing with his twins, letting them climb up him and somersaulting off him.

User: miles41
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I came all the way from Illinois just to see DMB at the Gorge. I did stay over for a three night Bellagio stint in Vegas first though....so you can imagine it was the best week of my entire life. Finally got to hear DDTW which was the highlight of evening for me. A great Seek Up and the best Jimi Thing scat I have ever heard. AB Intro was beautiful and HFTGL is amazing live, as is LB. Amazing first night show!!

User: misscleo
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Spectacular! Dave and Boyd were magic. Carter is a god.

User: mjfield24
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The Gorge is Beautiful. It was awesome to hear Seek Up live.

User: MJRay2
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A great way to start off the weekend. It was nice to hear Seek Up and Bayou was slammin'. So Much to Say-->ASTB-->Too Much was a great way to end the main set.

User: MrDaveBuchholz
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First DMB show...hooked! Thanks ICE

User: MVDMB
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This shit was amazing. Seek Up was like 22 minutes long (I timed it) and Jimi was like 20. Bayou was absolutley nuts. I love OSW as an opener, The Stone was so suprising, I thought that'd be for tomorrow, I fucking loved it! DDTW rocked the fuck out, Smooth Rider and Billies encore kicked ass. Smooth Rider has so much energy and intensity at the end, definitley one of my fav new songs. My favorite part of the night was easily either Seek Up, or SMTS >> ATSB >> Too Much. Holy shit I'd never seen ASTB live. It is nuts. All in all, this show was absolutley nuts. You could tell all the boyd were having a blast too. Oh man I can't wait for tonight now.

User: myorg
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My favorite DMB concert ever! The venue is really cool with a great view of the Gorge in the Columbia River Valley. It was really cool camping overnight at the venue since it didn't matter how much we drank at the concert (not that we drank too much at $8 a beer or whatever it was). My only regret is not going to all three shows!

User: NORSEMN34
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This was my first show at the Gorge. What an amazing opening show. Seek Up was incredible, they seemed to jam on for over 20 min. The energy from the band was felt in the crowd and just made the place hype.

User: pclonestar
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Unfreaking believable!

User: potitia
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FVCKING AWESOME!!! MY BIRTHDAY SHOW - B8 baby!!!

User: RAINMAN31
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WOW!!! First show at the Gorge with many more years to come

User: razzel6
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loved it

User: rcspider1466
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All three shows this year, three different seat locations!

User: redsideOR
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First dave show, hooked..

User: rgambi
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guy behind us threww up

User: rick824
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i thought the show was great. one of the best i've been to.

User: rum0007
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Great way to start the weekend. Very good show. Better than Saturdays

User: sanch75
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wow...i said the same friggen thing every night...."how can it get better than that show" and everynight it DID get better...amazing....the seats were awesome, seeing every expression on the whole bands face...seeing them interact with each other during songs....it was amazing

User: sbren19
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Awesome first set

User: SDMN
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First time at the Gorge. What an amazing place to see a show. When the show ended I couldn't believe that they could top that performace over the next two nights but they did.

User: Seadooxp25
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Night 1 was a great beginning to this outstanding weekend. I must say, this place is absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever seen. After a very nice, scenic drive up from Portland, viewing mountains after mountains, including Mount Hood and Mount Adams. I was completely blown away. I thought after seeing all that it would make the view of the Gorge not as good. Well I was totally wrong, the minute I walked into the place and saw it, I was deeply amazed. I never knew how steep the drop off was on that cliff the stage sits at the very end of, it's like a 1,500 foot drop. Now the show: highlites include a mind-blowing One Sweet World at Sunset, very beautiful opening song for a very beautiful place. Then, as the night set in and the huge, full moon appeared, Seek Up started up. This was deffinately the best played song of the night, The only version I've heard better than this one was at the historic 9/11/03 Hershey park show, when they opened with it. DDTW, JimiThing, SMTS>ASTB>Too Much were awesome, and Tripping Billies was a great encore closer. That was night 1, still 2 more to go.

User: Sean Treglown
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Great Show

User: Seattle74
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Awesome show, great setlist!

User: Seeker
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Box 103-Yeehaw!

User: shesaid1000
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Now I know why they made a video.

User: Shibby4
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I thought it was amazing....Starting out with One Sweet World was unexpected...yet amazing...I actually went to all 3 Nights at the Gorge...and it was amazing, one of the most beautiful venues in world, especially when the best band in the world is playing there.

User: SinclairWill
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show was great a real treat as always at the Gorge

User: sooner
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Sec C. Row 15 Seat 3

User: soslindsey
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1st Gorge trip - unforgettable

User: SpencerB319
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Sweet show, a little bit on the mellow side, but still great.

User: steammonkey
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The ****ing gorge man.... what a show cant describe it.. if you are pondering on whether to go or not, dont wait get tickets today.

User: subro
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WOW!! The Seek Up, Jimi Thing jams were enough for me, but no they played the rest of a concert too! Trippin Billies to end the show! This was way better than night one at Rabdall's Island! We had a ton of fun!!!!I can't wait for Saturday and Sunday!

User: superjt34
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First DMB show...first Gorge show. Mindblowing, together. Really enjoyed "Tripping Billies" to end the show.

User: tbernsen05
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American Baby Intro.... that's all I have to say.

User: themaker11
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Unbelievable way to start the best part of the summer. 16th Row. Can't complain about anything!!

User: this is O.S.W
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User: trefoil
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I was in the grass for this one.. Ran into an old college friend, great music, great company.. hard to top this night!

User: tripping billie
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mog

User: tswright
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My first show at the Gorge, I couldn't wait but things didn't turn out as expected...never bring someone who doesn't care for Dave - it's as much about the people than anything!!!

User: twilightvoyage
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Sec B, Row 29, Seat 11

User: twojump
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My first official Gorge show and i am hooked!!! Dank set tonite, had nice seats. Couldnt ask for a better show!! LOVE THIS PLACE CANT WAIT FOR TOMMAROW!!!

User: Vanfan
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Drive down from Vancouver definitely worth it!

User: washdup
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HOLY CRAP THIS ROCKED.

User: watchdogjason
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Best show yet! Perfect setlist...

User: webbah
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Nuts

User: weller3377
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Seek Up = pure joy. Stone was great. Jimi Thing was off the hook. Have to say the highlight of the night for me was Smooth Rider.

User: wildfan1979
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Best night one I've seen so far. Love American Baby Intro especially when Dave screams his heart out!

User: woo4dave
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After seeing dmb in Tampa ( I live in Orlando) I wanted to see them in a more "special" atmoshpere. I got the Gorge CD and once I saw the extra features and the documentary, I said to my other dave head friend, "we are going there" Sure enough a few months later we were campin out at the Gorge! The American Baby Intro was very cool in this show. Probably the best I've seen

User: zachstansfield
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Too much was rad

User: zigbaldi
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holla


   


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