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Dave Matthews Band
August 21, 2005
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: ADAMWES
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lord.

User: air_juarez
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Hands down, this was the best show I've ever been to. I guessed right that they'd open with PNP->Rapunzel. The show just took off after that. I'd mention the highlights, but they played the hell out of every song! Dave was on fire, Carter rocked Say Goodbye, BOTH of Fonzi's solos were incredible, Roi was right on, Boyd tore it up as usual, and Butch sweetened it all up. Hearing Blackbird live the first time was quite special though. I'll be living in the shadow of this show for the next few months.

User: aldog
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Excellent show, both new and old material.

User: Anvilman
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Awesome, best DMB show I've seen at the Gorge since 9-08-02.

User: aryckb
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Sec C Row 17 Seat 11

User: ash186
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Watchtower was sensational.

User: asmjm39
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Sick! Sick, I say!

User: Bailsey9
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One of the best setlists I've ever heard performed.

User: bartender_man
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BLACKBIRD!!!

User: belles
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WOW! An unbelievable ending to an amazing weekend! Blackbird?! BEAUTIFUL!!!

User: bgallow
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Great show! A must stop for DMB fans.

User: bhamm32000
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when i heard blackbird it was weird because i have never heard it. grey street my favorite dave song was awesome once again i have to say that this is the best sunday that i have beent to.

User: bhammwsu
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some drunk chick asked me and a friend for our shoes, but it was a good show

User: BJTwoStep92
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My second ever show at The Gorge and once again it was outstanding. Sat way up on the lawn again where the view was gorgeous, the sound was pretty good, and there was plenty of room to sing and dance. My first ever live performances of 'Say Goodbye', 'Crush', and 'What You Are' and all were incredible. The biggest surprise of the night was 'Blackbird' and I'm glad that I was there for that little jem. It was also a pleasure to meet and hang out with all the fellow Ants at Wildhorse for the weekend. What an incredible time!!

User: bopanic
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blackbird was a first ever. amazing show, amazing weekend, amazing people! got a setlist from monk.

User: breckboy1080
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the band trys so hard at this venue and you can tell and they have so much funn im from colorado and will always go to the gorge to see the band

User: brothers
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Best Show yet. These guys are on top of there game.

User: buffalobill_wi
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alright, what to say, first off, i flew in from wisconsin just to see the gorge. The concert venue was unreal, it was just amazing, beautiful scenery and so small of a place in the middle of nowhere, anyways the concerts were amazing although by the last night it wasnt to hard to predict what he was going to play, dancin-warehouse, say goodbye, lover, bartender, grey, what u are, pnp, etc. i made a list before the show and he only played 2 songs i didnt think he would DIDO and Blackbird......anyways im not complaining, i was just looking forward to a big suprise and i didnt get it..... as far as the gorge goes, it is an extremely mellow place, a lot less partying than i thought. so far alpine has the best tailgate party, deer creek has the best camping and the gorge has the best venue, next year i will see where red rocks comes into play

User: Cathartidae
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Hands down the best of the xteen shows I've been to. The night before was a bit slow, but they certainly made up for it.

User: chasecakes
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sweet

User: darren campbell
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if there is a more beautiful place on earth i haven't seen it. what a great show , my 4th DMB show, warehouse and nancies were awesome , watchtower first time i have seen it live was unbelievable !!!! and hunger and bayou are unbelievable live !!!! words don't do it justice.

User: Dave41
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An awesome show. Personal higlights included Grey Street, Cancing Nancies, Warehouse, and Blackbird. The band seemed to really enjoy playing and and enjoying the audience. Fabulous show!!

User: Daves05
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Wow, Double WOW! This show was amazing. I loved every song, except the repeats from the previous nights. Does anyone know when they're going to kick Butch out of the band?

User: dave_4111
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unbelievable energy from the band. wow!

User: dennyg
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Three days in a row and the show was incredible.

User: derekregan
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1st BLACK BIRD EVER WAS PERFECT FOR THE LAST DAY THERE speechless

User: diflert
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Last night and was not dissapointed. I think Dave lost his voice on DIDO and Carter picked up some of the slack. A nice drink between songs and he was back. By the end of WYA he was screaming as loud as ever. Great Weekend.

User: dmb41grey
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Sweet show Loved WYA

User: DMBMegg41
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10th row...Blown away..hey hey

User: DMBNateMB
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GREAT! GORGE ROCKS

User: dxmaverick
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awesome show

User: dylanweber
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You couldn't have asked for a better closing show to a three night stand than this! Great old school touch with Nancies~Warehouse and the Blackbird surprise was ridiculous! Everyone just stood there in amazement! I was in the 12th row and I swear I could hear people talking on the top of the hill! I'm not complaining but that Dreaming Tree tease drove me crazy! I really wanted to hear that song. But to be honest I saw Dave walk over to Butch after Blackbird and I saw him say Watchtower so I knew that was coming but when the Dreaming Tree intro started I forgot I even saw him say that, I was too excited to hear DT! And not only was the band ROCKING their asses off but the crowd was totally into it! Great Audience, Great Show, Great Venue basically translates into a great weekend! Nothing else to say but a great show and I couldn't be more happy with my first trip (First of Many!!!!!) out to the Gorge!

User: Ezika@sbcglobal
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Leroi went off playing so beautifully on the flute for a nice sweet Sunday after a long weekend.

User: firedancer0109
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the Blackbird cover was awesome... and yes i got to hear crush again! SO good

User: firedancer1962
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First DMB show....first year of listening to DMB period, so i recognized the songs from the Stand Up album the most.

User: firedwarftj
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What a night, thanks to Heater, ended moving up from WH Lawn to 22nd row dead center. Good setlist, lots of energy, great crowd and a amazing venue. Liked hearing Blackbird, thought he band did a good job with it (even though they weren't going to play it). Say Goodbye was great usual, nice to see DIDO (only second time played this year, also saw it the other time in Mansfield). I thought it was a interesting encore with Crush and What You Are, not quite what I was expecting, but was pleased with it. Overall a great show and a amazing weekend.

User: flueck
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WOW! Such an amazing audience! They chanted Carter Beuford after his rockin' finish to Hello Again. They sang #36 during the encore break. Carter was having a great time, dave had energy and seemed to have a direct corilation with the left side of the audience, where we were sitting in the ninth row, with Patty, Paige, David and Alison. In fact, after the show he came over to our side of the stage and looked out in our area clapping as if to say you guys rocked tonight. I can't tell what it's like on stage, but that was my perception from down below. Also Blackbird was terrific. Beatles was done perfectly. I recognized the harmony by Butch and then when Dave started singing it all came together. Boyd played the mandolin, never seen that before. Watchtower got the audience going! Great show, up close really makes a difference. Dave thanked the crowd for another wonderful weekend at the Gorge.

User: Franchize41
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Hello Again, DIDO, Nancies, Blackbird, Watchtower and WYA made a great end to the weekend. We pretty much knew what songs would be played but Blackbird and the Dreaming Tree tease came out of no where. A great way to cap off the best weekend of my life.

User: freemanc22
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The Show was great. They played many of the new songs from Stand Up. They were on stage for close probably over 3 hours and sounded great.

User: GaetanoAmbrosio
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Unbelievable neverending jams!

User: GeeBee23
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Perfect way to end a perfect weekend!

User: Gorge21DMB21
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1st ever Blackbird

User: gorgefan29
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This show was the best of all three night bartender, say goodbye ,dancing nancies, warehouse, blackbird , all along the watchtower in the same set mindblowing experience for the whole weekend especially on sunday, great camping ,great weather, great people and great music. damn that was hot

User: GQC1
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Oh My God!!! Been a DMB Fan for many years. Rented and RV and Drove from Los Angeles. The band made it worth the trip. Aside from the great scenery, beautiful women, and great tailgating...Sunday was the best DMB Show I have ever seen!! The new album plays so well Live...Bayou, Hunger, DIDO & Hello = Amazing!!!

User: greenpepper7
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Good setlist (besides DG, and OOMH). Good energy. Good show.

User: GregBenolkin
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Best show of the 3 in my opinion. Loved Blackbird.

User: GreyStreetAve
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4th row fucking amazing!

User: guitarbob
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fantastic show. Warehouse into Blackbird blew me away. Dave strung along the crowd by teasing both #40 and Halloween at the same time just before crush. Bartender was another great highlight. It was a good ending to a Gorge run.

User: GulfCoastDMBFan
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Great weekend 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: haleno23
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What a venue, what a weekend!

User: HeilMr.MAtthews
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all i can say is wow. Wow. this show was amazing. Blackbird, i mean they played blackbird

User: hoggdogg
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The best show ever!

User: ig0d0wn
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N3 was my favorite of all 3 nights at the Gorge. It was a perfect end to an insane five days. We started out about 20 rows back from the stage and because we were on the outer edge were able to get right up to the third row. It was incredible to hear their Blackbirrd interpretation. Crush was fan-freakin-tastic of course and made my night hearing it in the encore. The Gorge rules and I'd do it again anytime!!

User: jglizaze
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amazing, blackbird was amazing and that new great white whatever song makes you jump and laugh for some reason.

User: jjanicen
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c-35-61

User: jvandenover
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6th DMB Show

User: kapin23
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LAWN

User: karedave
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Wow, this was the best of all 3 shows this weekend. Of course, being in the 4th row, which I am rarely, enhances the experience greatly. It was fun to see 'Roi get a big smile on his face when the crowd yelled, "Leee Roy Moooooore" over and over. He still was too shy to come out and take a bow. It was fun to have the first "Blackbird" played by the band. I also loved the "old school" immediate transition from "Nancies" to "Warehouse." During the very last scream on "WYA" Dave's whole body was shaking. I'll never forget that effort. These guys put it all on the line tonight.

User: Kayonce
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It's official. I'm hooked!

User: keekobeeko
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This was my 6th DMB show. My boyfriend and I went out to WA from MN for this one, and it was very worth the trip! The Gorge is a great venue, and DMB put on the best show I've seen them do. I can't wait to see them again, and hearing some of the new songs live made me like them much more. Great concert.

User: King Crimson
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blackbird :D:D

User: ladyo
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The best show of my life!!!

User: lee 62001
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One of the best I have been to. It totally made up for the two nights before. Did anyone hear Dave say that they would make up for the fri & sat shows when they opened???

User: lescard
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Awesome, best weekend of my life, what a place!!!

User: loveandsmiles
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Words can not describe!!!

User: LukeD23
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After the 2 weeks of driving it took and the amount of money on gas and the butt calis from the driver seat....it was totally worth it after the weekend. This show was so high energy and flat out rocked the house!

User: LuV4rocknroll
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What a wonderful 3 days

User: Marchingant21
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I had the best seat in the house...first row just to the left (which is Dave's Guitar side). Barteneder was amazing. and Blackbird was a huge surprise. not as good as Saturday's setlist, but they still rocked the hell out of every song they played.

User: MattGehl13
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Nothing can be said that hasn't been already. The absolute highlight, other than eternal bragging rights for being at the first Blackbird show ever, was right after Hunger when we were all chanting for Nancies, Dave strums two notes...crowd goes absolutely APESHIT, two more...same reaction. You can hear it so well on Crumbo's tape. Carter could have jammed off Hello Again for a week and we'd have all stayed totally encapsulated. I almost lost it though when people took off for the exits after Watchtower. You've got to be kidding me. Row 22 and you bail before the encore on SUNDAY? I'm so happy that Dave screamed loud enough during WYA that they could hear in the parking lot and realize what they were missing just to beat the traffic. See y'all next year.

User: mattreeves1982
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First show!!!! Havent looked back since!

User: mike braitsch
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Awsome show.......highlight was drive in drive out. only 4 times this summer! the gorge is beautiful. good intro and ending to what you are also and carters jam on hello again was sooo damn fast...hes amazing,

User: miles41
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I never thought they would be able to top the 7.24.05 Alpine show, but DMB always seem to top themselves somehow. I cannot think of a better show to end the weekend with. Blackbird? Come on!! You could hear a pin drop. Sick! My friend was getting pissed because I called the opener all three nights! I even called Hello Again tonight as well. Finally got to hear DIDO which was great. Nancies>>Warehouse always gets me close to a heart attack. Say Goodbye is beautiful as always. Glad to see they played HFTGL all three nights. That is a classic live song that gets the crowd going. I was like a little kid during the Dreaming Tree tease, was praying that they would play the whole song, but I will settle for a tease. And then the AATW blew the non-existing roof off the place. Lost ten pounds sweating even thought the weather and scenery were and are perfect. Crush and WYA were a great way to end the show. I am getting sick of people sitting down during some songs. You may be taking a breather, but it is fucking DMB!!! Oh well. The Gorge weekend will always stay with me and I cannot express enough to DMB for enriching my life. Thanks guys for a perfect weekend!!!

User: mjfield24
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All along the watchtower, Warehouse, and Bartender. Capped a great weekend.

User: MJRay2
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Wow...my 9th Dave show was the best yet. PNP->Rapunzel was the perfect opener and Bartender, Drive in Drive out, and Grey Street were great to hear. The jam on Bayou was incredible. Boyd has been better on this tour than he has ever been and that is saying something. And, of course, Blackbird left me speechless. The encore was beautiful. The perfect show to cap off the weekend any my 5 show summer! HF! Dave is the man!

User: mr_marley3
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fucking incredible

User: Mr_Sifter
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one word.... WOW

User: MVDMB
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Tonight rocked. Dave's voice didn't die at all, except a few times during Crush. Crush and Grey Street, and Nancies stole the show for me. They had so much energy and played perfectly. Show number 5 for me (in under a year's span) and it's great. This entire weekend was incredible. Oh yeah, the Dreaming Tree interpoolation in Stefan's intro, wow. I swore to god they were going to pull off the actual song.

User: nfrient
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A great setlist, unbelievable energy and amazing seats. The coolest thing is that I was there with my best friend for his bachelor party, who turned to me after Carter's rockin' drum solo in Hello Again and we started chanting "Car-ter Bouford" then we clapped. Many around us joined in the chant and then Carter acknowledged our chant by beating his bass drum to the rhythm of the claps we started, he waved his drum stick and smiled. We did the same thing with Leroi Moore and he acknowledged us by raising his sax and smiling. The band is absolutely incredible. My fifth show this summer. I am still on a high 48 hours later.

User: nickcua
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best show of my life

User: NORSEMN34
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The final night, what a show. Great set list. The solos from each band member was awesome. Carter just would not stop on Hello Again (another favorite of mine).

User: pathlessroads
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Blackbird = Amazing

User: pclonestar
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This show, full of big finishes, was THE big finish to an amazing weekend. The venue, the crowd and the band all came together for what was a most unforgetable experience!!! I'll be back every year from now on!!!!!!

User: pgsg65
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Blackbird? Are you kidding me? Butch started Steady As We Go with a tease of Blackbird at which pointvthe entire band looks over at him and completely impromptu decides to do it!

User: PHISH1959
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THE BEST SHOW I EVER ATTENDED

User: PR_Bartender
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incredible experience

User: RAINMAN31
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Blackbird!!!!! F'n Wow!!!

User: razzel6
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ROCKS

User: rconverse
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I will be back next year and hopefully every year the band plays. Next time I'll do it right. All three nights!

User: Reemer1024
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First show. Great opener and encore.

User: RJNYC
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I was there all 3 days but only had seats on sunday it was incredible, blackbird!?!?!? and I think the best version of watchtower ever so much energy it was amazing loved the show cant wait till this year

User: rkrahl
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words can not describe

User: robertjohnsmith
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great show, my first at the Gorge. Fun to hear a PNP-->Rapunzel opener. Highlight for sure was Blackbird, first time played. Great jam, started with Butch and Carter, then everyone else joined in. Leroi's solos were beautiful. Crush in the encore was great, I always forget how cool that song is live, and Bartender, as always, sent shivers up my spine. Can't wait for next year.

User: rum0007
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This was the best show I have ever seen. Dave and the band jammed like I have never seen. I was just happy to be there. Teh crowd's energy was awesome.

User: sanch75
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ok well after offically being bown away for the twp previous nights, what kept me going for this night was knowing they still hadnt played my favs, warehouse, nancies, bartender, grey street, watchtower....and they cam through with all of them....and he busted out the first hello again in some time...in all sincerity, i have never been blowwn away by anythign in my life like i was after this weekend...it was one of the greatest times of my life...cant wait till next year B

User: schumacher
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I'm completely blown away - energy was oozing off of the guys tonight. It was breathtaking, a great end to the weekend, and by far the most raw and powerful show i've ever seen. Fucken' eh!!

User: SDMN
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It's hard to pull a favorite song with this set list. Black Bird was a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyed the whole show. Most energy of the three shows. I can't wait to come back here again. What a great experience!

User: Seadooxp25
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Night 3, the second best showof this year, second only to last night's. There's nothing wrong with that either, because this show was unbelievable. I finally got PNP>Rapunzel as an opener, what a place to hear it at. Dreamgirl, was so sweet as the twilight set it. Hello Again returned after a month break, let me say I've never heard such an ovation for this newer song in my life, unreal. Other highlights include: Say Goodbye, Bartender, Lover lay down, Hunger For the Great Light, and Louisianna Bayou. The new songs were very good tonight, the crowd enjoyed them alot more then other venues I've been to this year. except Out of my hands, that's a great song to grab a beer or use the bathroom. Then it got down to the final hour of this amazing weekend. Drive in Drive out was great to hear,so much energy, Dave had to improvise a little during this song. The, there was the Nancies>Warehouse segue that I was hoping for(first time since Central park), I love that roar of the crowd when warehouse starts up. Then, BLACKBIRD, wow!!! I was amazed to the point where I could not stop smiling as everyone sang the lyrics to this Beattles song. Dreaming Tree tease>Watchtower was awesome, and crush was a very nice surprise. What You Are at the Gorge was something I was anticipating since I saw it on TV from the historic 2002 weekend. The song of the night had to be Blackbird, a song we never hera them play again, what a moment. Thank you Gorge Amphitheatre for one of the best weekend of my life. This place is GORGEous, I will be back.

User: Seattle74
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I attended all three shows and this was an awesome ending to a great weekend! All three shows were great!

User: Seeker
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B-18 Seats 30 & 31

User: shesaid1000
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My first Two Step

User: Smoke/Mirrors
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INSANE...Blackbird was incredible, nancies to warehouse and rapunzel opener... encore was too good to be true. a real fan set.

User: SpencerB319
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Sooooo sweet, Blackbird?! First time he has ever played that AHHHHHHH so bomb, glad I was there!

User: sperls41
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Blackbird!!!!

User: steammonkey
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Blackbird singin in the dead of Night. worth the trip

User: subro
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Boyd was hotter tonight than last night! Blackbird was sweet! The show left me speechless!

User: themaker11
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The most mellow of the 3 shows. Great setlist however w/ Watchtower included. Great way to end the weekend. See ya next year.

User: timgengler
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BEst What You are EVER!

User: tomsull
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DMB Livetrax Vol. 5- GREAT show!

User: trefoil
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Just Awesome. Didn't expect Blackbird, and Watchtower was just off the hook!

User: tripping billie
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omg

User: twilightvoyage
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Sec C, Row 22, Seat 44

User: twojump
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Best fucking show i've ever been too. From the moment they took stage you could tell they were ready to blow our minds. And that they did!! We had 4 seats open around us all night and the nugget was flowing as well. BLACKBIRD i mean come on. They love us. Hello Again was another highlight. Pretty much everything was mind blowing. What You Are seemed like the whole earth was going to crumble. CANT WAIT FOR NEXT YEAR!!

User: txdancingbillie
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another amazing night~ I called the PNP>Rapunzel opener, was awesome, Bartender, Say Goodbye, DIDO, nancies>warehouse (boyd lost his mind!), blackbird, an insane watchtower, and a great crush, fun to get a #40 tease too, crowd was great all weekend, thanks to everyone that helped make it happen

User: Vanfan
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Never been closer!! WOW!

User: webbah
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Fucking nuts

User: weRedRockin
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Amazing What you are, the best i have heard. Solid setlist, and no stand up in the encore.

User: wildfan1979
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Another 6 out of possible five. One of the best memories I'll ever have. WH->Blackbird and that What You Are were out of this world.

User: yahoo77
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A show where words do absolutely no justice.

User: zekester
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The show was the best ever. I think I am going to be like Micheal Jordan/Jim Brown and retire from the concerts. How can they every top that show? WOW!

User: zigbaldi
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holla, holla, libby holla

User: Zuckadmb
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Best show of the three nights. Not a moment of disappointment...when they pulled out Blackbird I was impressed. Always good to have a surprise thrown in. I loved that a lot of people had never even heard Blackbird before. It was nice to be one up on the die hard DMB fans...


   


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