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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 20, 2005
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 23DMBAND
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Best show of the gorge this year!

User: aliengirl
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Second night at the Gorge magical, magical yet I was beat!

User: aryckb
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Sec A Row 43 Seat 17

User: ash186
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Only the most amazing Dave show ever.

User: bartender_man
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Setlist wise- could not ask for much more. Energy was a little low keeping this show from being a 5. Highlights included a sweet #41 opener, Lie in our graves which was absolutly stunning and Granny. Lot of older songs mixed in tonight which was pretty awesome. Pretty solid show overall.

User: belles
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Unreal! The band was on FIRE!!

User: bhamm32000
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not as good as friday but it was sure good to hear 34 for the first time

User: bhammwsu
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great seats always on sat

User: bopanic
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BOWA and #34 were fucking nuts!

User: bpal
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Good to hear Dave hitting the high notes at the Gorge... You Never Know, BOWA and #34 made it one of the best DMB shows I've seen. Sweet

User: btdebuys
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YNK is an awesome live song

User: carterisgodguy
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Off the chart!!!

User: cartruk
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Thiswas the best show I've been to!! The energy of the band and the crowd were absolutely INCREDIBLE!! I get goosebumps just thinking about it!! The euphoria is still with me! Can't wait til next year!

User: Cashy
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I thought this was the best DMB concert I have been to yet!

User: Cathartidae
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The slowest of the three nights at the Gorge this year - thanks for ending it with a blistering version of Two Step!! Without that, I would've been a bit disappointed - that is, until the next night...

User: chasecakes
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best show ever

User: Cosmo21
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Made the trip from NJ to the Gorge and it was well worth it. This was by far the best venue I have been too and the Sat and Sun shows were very good. From the #41 opener to the awesome Two Step loser this was a jammin show.

User: crushed71
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lawn

User: darren campbell
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awesome as usual

User: Dave41
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Great show. Personal highlights included #41, #34, and Two Step. Boyd and the boys were on fire.

User: Daves05
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This show was fantastic. Althought I wasn't too pleased about hearing "Hunger" and "Dreamgirl" again. We were sitting next to this 16 year old girl who got so high that the entire show she was just going mad waving her limbs and screaming at the most inappropriate moments. Also, her mother was there teaching her to smoke. I thought that was cute.

User: Dayse76
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Tonights show rocked!, great seats!!, and the highlight of my vacation was when Carter handed me a drumstick which was (used) for the last song Two Step!!

User: dennyg
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Night number 2 and loved Granny, #34, and Old Dirt Hill. On the lawn.

User: diflert
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2nd night and the energy was awesome. LIOG and Boyd were off the charts.

User: discorange
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The best I have ever attended....

User: DMBMegg41
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never sit at the top of the grass!!

User: dxmaverick
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awsome show

User: dylanweber
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Opening with #41 was great! I could do without the WTWE and Crash but no complaints whatsoever about this show! The energy was awesome and the set list was great! I was really hoping to hear #34 so that was great and loved the Butterfly tease! The Two Step closer couldn't have been any better! That's what I was hoping for because it just capped off a great night! Great energy and just an unbelievable show! Boyd and Carter seemed to just be full of energy even maybe a little more than the rest of the band! GREAT GREAT SHOW!

User: eskimo87
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Another awesome show. I loved hearing the new songs live. Two Step was definitly sweet as well as lie in our graves. #41....great opener!

User: Ezika@sbcglobal
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Rock and Roll!

User: FL_Ant_73
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6th frickin' row...awww yeah

User: Franchize41
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#41, BOWA, Stand Up, #34, LIOG, YNK, Ants and ODH all for the first time. Easily my favourite night of the weekend. LIOG, Two Step, Ants and #34 were all hilights of the night for an amazing show.

User: GeeBee23
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Finally I got to see 41! For me it was the best show to date!

User: Gorge21DMB21
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Dave looked right at me at one point. My first rolling show was amazing. Everyone around me was awesome and one guy said, "Man..Thank GOD that you are alive" We got the glowsticks going on LIOG

User: gorgefan29
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another power set 41, bowa, crash, loig, 34 so chill, granny , and two step i was struck dumb when i heard 41 and started dancing uncontrolably , damn good show

User: GreyStreetAve
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best show i've ever seen out of 27 of their shows!

User: GulfCoastDMBFan
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All weekend was great 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: HapeMonkey
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The show was awsome. Blackbird stole my breath away. They really tore it up and put a lot energy into it. Really was hoping Dave would sing Butterfly.

User: hydroracr
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Row 6, unreal being so close! Best seats that we have had so far.

User: ig0d0wn
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Setlist for this show was packed full of the usual crowd pleasers. Lie In Our Graves was freaking kickass! The Gorge was packed for this night and the vibe was definitely much more high strung than on Friday or Sunday. Some annoying overly drunk people but what more can you expect for a Saturday show.

User: jacklewisw
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First concert ever!

User: jaredgrover
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Very good show with a mix of old and new. Terrace seats made it better.

User: Jeffro
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AMazing all around. FIrst time at the Gorge and I will be back

User: jenc
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This show was awesome... I am so glad we joined the warehouse (even though we were ripped off and never received the promised warehouse package) so that we could roll in around 6, and walk to our seats....Cant wait for this year!

User: jglizaze
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THE BEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN

User: jjanicen
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a-14-13

User: jkstraw
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Very nice.

User: jlane.dmb
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Went with a big crowd, great show!

User: Justtherain
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One of the best shows I've attended... only regret is I didn't stay for the last night!!! LIOGs was phenominal. I love that song!!!

User: jvandenover
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5th DMB show

User: kapin23
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LAWN

User: karedave
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#41 is an unbelievable opener. It puts the whole crowd into a state of eager anticipation of what's to come. Having said that, the message of LIOG combined with the music and Boyd's obvious enjoyment of playing that fiddle part, is a song that is a highlight of almost any show where it's played. Tonight was no exception, although a "Two Step" encore comes close. This show was good, but the weakest of the 3 over the weekend.

User: King Crimson
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mmmmm dave.....

User: KissysMom
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sec B row 9 seat 5 AWESOME!

User: leftcoastboy21
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The Dave Matthews brought it the second night like they did on the first night. I would have too say the they did the best job leading the fans up to the 3rd night, which is one for the record books. The Gorge rocks!!!

User: lescard
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Amazing!!

User: lmullane
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4th row :)

User: loveandsmiles
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Again....wow!!!

User: LukeD23
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The best Dave show Ive been to. This show was so good! Full of crowd favs and daveaholic favs. Wish it was still goin on.

User: mapmaker24
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Same as previous night, the band was very tight and in connected. We were way back on the grass with the kids, so we were slightly disconnected, but overall it was awesome. Long live the Gorge!

User: MattGehl13
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The guy beside me was at his 41st show and said "I hope they open with #41". Start of a perfect night. Dreamgirl was disappointing as I thought it was the whole weekend. But if you saw that LIOG and don't regard Boyd as a freaking god, you must be deaf, dumb and blind. LIOG was the highlight of the weekend. Getting to hear a #34 was good because it's not a regular. The Everyday>>#36 then Ants was nice. ODH didn't translate live as well as I thought it would have. And of course Two Step was Two Step.

User: Mattshores@mac
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I spent nearly the last 5 years in Japan, where the band doesn't play and not many albums are sold. I lived with DMB purely through albums that friends sent to me and I never got tired of them. This was the first show I went to since trying to unsuccessfully sneak in at the Gorge in 2000 and the concert I attended as a new fan at the LB Day Ampitheater in Salem in '94. Tonight I realized fully just what DMB stands for--and that is living out their of their love for music, fans and each other through live performance and improvisation. You may remember me and my "moose calls" to bring Dave and pals back out. This night just strenthened my love for and dedication to the band. Tonight--Carter and Boyd, holy crap, you rocked and moved my wife and I. Dave, Carter, Boyd, Leroy, Stefan, together you have brought a lot of smiles and sweet sways to my life. Thank you. --Matt

User: Michael Cook
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Our first time seeing DMB on the west coast

User: miles41
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The second night came with an obstructed view because of the 25 people standing in front of my friend and I. The night was a blast though. Granny is always a treat. YKN and #34 are beautiful, especially 34, bring tears to me everytime. Boyd rocked out on LIOG. Two Step is always a nice closer and I can never go wrong with my fav, #41. Great evening, but then came night three....

User: mjfield24
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Great Show. Ants is always the best finish.

User: MJRay2
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Another great show! Even better than Friday. You could tell Dave was having a blast up there and the crowd responded.

User: Mr_Sifter
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Great weekend... all 3 nights rocked, but night 3 wa sthe capper for sure!

User: MVDMB
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Tonight rocked, just as Friday did. It was a lot melllower but favs of the night were #34, YNK, LIOG (with an awesome jam and Boyd went nuts), Ants (which I'd been dying to hear), and Two Step (which has a crazy bit right before the mellow jam. That was nuts). Tonight was Carter's night, especially though, Boyd. He was absolutley crazy and I loved every second of it! It's a toughie between which show was better of the 2 so far.

User: Newman98034
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Awesome show!

User: nickcua
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Great show, probably 3rd best out of the 3 nights for me. Loved You Never Know, 34, BOWA. When the World Ends really got the place rocking more than I expected so I may have to rethink my opinion on that song.

User: NORSEMN34
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Wow, it's like each night gets better and better. I have been waiting forever to hear song #34 (one of my all time favorites) and I thought it sounded great. They crowd wasn't into that song to much (not many around me knew what it was). It was again a great set list with incredi9ble energy from the band. Boyd has seemed to get hyoed and dance a lot more lately. Love it.

User: Odder
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best dave show i have attended yet. wow boyd was an animal! it was great!

User: parkerdm3
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Simply Amazing

User: pclonestar
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Incredible set list+Amazing energy+Sweet jams=Best DMB Experience Ever (although Sunday night they kicked it up another notch and gave another mind numbing performance)

User: pdxdmb
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I like the new stuff especially Stand Up. Carter's funky beat is lovely. I also liked Hunger..., it seemed especially loud which I liked too. LIOG was, as always, delightful - Boyd never fails. Carter's solo at the end during Two Step was mind crushing - with Butch accompanying with almost a B3 Organ type sound - serious sonic vibrations!

User: PR_Bartender
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the gorge is such a great venue loved it

User: rcspider1466
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Maybe my favorite DMB concert. Great seats, favs on the setlist (Granny, DirtHill, Blackbird!!!)

User: RJNYC
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very fun atmosphere great time typical dave and lie in our graves was awesome to hear

User: sanch75
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like the night before, did not think it would get better...but, alas, it did...HFTGL was done all three nights but this was my fav...two step to close...insane, it was truly incredible...i only wish he would have saved Two step for the closer on sunday though, but im splitting hairs now.... B

User: SDMN
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Best tickets I have ever received which made it the best show I have been to. Standing right in front of Roi as he blew my mind all night was amazing. High light for me was #41 BOWA, You Never Know, YMDT, and LIOG.

User: Seadooxp25
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Night 2, AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!! This was my 20th show on the 20th of August, how Ironic. At that matter this was also the best show I've seen this year, topping Bonnaroo. First off, #41 as an opener as the sun set over that beauitful canyon. This was the first #41 I've heard live since the 9/11/03 show at Hershey, what a great moment. Then, Best of What's around, Crash Into Me, What would you say, Lie in our graves, You never know(hadn't heard that since 8/24/03), and yes, #34. First time ever hearing it live, and it was everything I thought it would be. Also, a very high-powered version of Granny. Then there was Everyday, and Boyd's wah-powered violin sound echoed through the Gorge as everyone sang the lyrics to #36, another great moment, then it seagued into Ants Marching and the place errupted! It was awesome. Dave's guitar was awesome during the Boyd jam at the end. Then they came back and played Old Dirt Hill, which I happen to like alot live, it sounds nice with Boyd plucking the violin in perfect sequence with Dave's guitar licks. Kinda reminds me of and island jam or something. Then... Two Step. Great Two Step encore closer, especially the beginning. I looked around at the beauitful views as they started up the song, and then looked up at the stars as you could hear the famous guitar riff from Dave that this song is known for. The opener(#41) and the Closer (Two Step), were the two songs of the night. It was Crash-album kinda night and it reminded me alot of the old days, which was nice. I sat out on the lawn during this show, and it's the best view I've ever had from a lawn seat, not so much a view of the band, but the OVERALL view. You can see way more than in the pit. This show is one that will be very difficult to top. I'll se y'all Tomorrow night for night 3: The finale.

User: Seattle74
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Awesome show! Better than last night!

User: Seeker
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B-5, Seats 39 & 40, Hands down the best of the 3 nights at the Gorge! Definitely had the most energy and rockin' tunz too!

User: shawna
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Me & Jules had a blast dancin & singin..Highlight was certainly the Two-Step encore!

User: SpencerB319
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AMAZING is all that needs to be said.

User: stacieodden
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It was so nice to hear them play some songs, we hadn't heard in the longest time. Great view too!

User: steammonkey
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2nd nite-wow was i fried from the sun and drinking. it hurt to do anything, but when dave came on none of that mattered

User: stonewoody
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My First!

User: subro
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Well I must say Boyd was on fire! I finally go to see #34. The LIOG jam was truely wonderful. #41 was sweet and I was hoping for BOWA.

I love Granny and You Never Know so they were treats!

User: themaker11
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Best night of the whole weekend. Powerful "You Might Die Trying" was the crowd pleaser from my point of view. Fan of the new album and can't wait till the next one.

User: tonnyray
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Loved IT

User: trefoil
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and I thought Fridays show was good.. This topped it by far!

User: tripping billie
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mog

User: twebster
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Show opened with #41, my favorite Dave song. Entire show was excellent.

User: twilightvoyage
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Lawn/ General Admission

User: twojump
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Drunk as shit and was kind of hungover during the show so it was nice to chill in the lawn. Amazing setlist, my first #34 and YKN. Loved it

User: TwoStepJeff
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It was a very good ending to the Summer for me, had to go to back to school the next day. I could not believe it when he opened the show with #41. I knew at that point that the show would be something special. Although it wasnt his rarest show, I was very pleased with the setlist... For my money anytime he closes with Two Step it is a beautiful thing

User: txdancingbillie
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my favorite of the 3, absolutly amazing show....#41 opener, BOWA, #34 was incredible, YNK was awesome, everyday into ants, my favorite new one old dirt hill, and the two step to end all two steps, wow

User: Vanfan
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Another spectacular night

User: webbah
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Insane

User: webtp82
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my friends got engaged this weekend the night previous

User: weller3377
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WOW! Great show all the way through. I would say the highlight of this show was LIOG. I think that Boyd danced with everyone twice. (except Roi of course) #34, YKN were highlights. Last show for me for the summer, can't complain ending it with Two Step.

User: weRedRockin
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Its the Gorge......What more do i need to say.

User: wildfan1979
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Could this band be ANY better! Oh my God

User: woo4dave
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This was the best of the three night stand at the Gorge. Although they did Blackbird on Sunday, Antsmarching, and Lie in Our Graves was awesome. Boyd kicked ass. I highly recommend downloading this show just for Boyd's performance in Lie In Our Graves

User: zigbaldi
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holla, holla

User: Zuckadmb
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I wanted to remove the "new" songs...then the show would have been great...yes, I am a DMB snob


   


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