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Dave Matthews Band
August 29, 2008
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 2FillOurSoulsUp
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Grable and I cried. Glow sticks in the crowd.

User: 41CrushdNancies
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Best of the three nights with a great cover of Burning down the house and a truely AMAZING cover of Money.

User: 420Nturnondave
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Glowsticks at the gorge are soooo fucking sweet. So Damn Lucky..sooo damn sweet

User: alawstcause
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Tribute to LeRoi was awesome - GLOW STICKS!

User: amandahqtpie
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Initially the night felt kinda gloomy, but after the glow stick trubute it really picked up and blew my mind! Loved it!

User: amarkey
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Very powerful show!

User: andreip
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first dmb show.
amazing night. tribute to leroi was unreal.

User: anitapaschal@ya
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Best show yet. The raining glow sticks and the crowd singing somewhere over the rainbow blew me away. RIP LeRoi

User: aryckb
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Sec C Row 24 Seat 36

User: aschuetz
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The George is my favorite experience as a Dave Matthews fan. It makes the whole trip worth it. This show with Bartender opener is special because I love that opening. I was able to sneak down to the 4th row and catch a drum stick from O.A.R. Then I was able to stay for the Dave show as well. It was great because my seats were on the 50th row.

User: ashton42
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after the glow stick fireworks they played #41, and I couldn't help but totally cry. It was the most amazing thing.

User: ask1979
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Fantastic venue... met cool peeps from San Diego and Portland! Good Times!

User: barriec
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SO emotional!

User: bhobbster
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An emotional night that still resonates to me 6 years later as i write this. This was less about the setlist than the emotion of honoring Leroi.

User: bombstep41
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probably the saddest DMB moment I have ever had....eyes full of tears...our first trip to the gorge....drove 32 hours from Iowa....RIP Leroi...

User: Broke Pilot
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2nd trip to The Gorge! Emotional show, RIP ROI!

User: calidmbfan
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tribute to roi was spectacular. truly blessed to have been a part of it.

User: chrislegalley
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Emotional show, opening with Bartender was powerful, first show after Leroi was put to rest.

User: chrismak79
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Couldn't compare it to other shows that I have attended. It was much more then that. Half of our group was in tears for Bartender, So Damn Lucky, Glowsticks Vigil,#41 amd the encore #34 tribute. You could tell that everyone there was there to pay tribute to a fallen Idol. Something that I will never forget. Not having LeRoi there didn't seem right, but Jeff did a good job trying to fill those shoes I thought. All around amazing show. I will NEVER foreget it. We will always miss you Roi.

User: citrix_99301
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Great show. Bartender was a good opener. I could tell by Jeff Coffin's slide whistle solo that even though he was playing the same notes, the sound was substantially different from Leroi's. I was told myself to be ready for this but still felt unprepared for the difference. #41 was fantastic when Jeff took off on his solo and the band followed him into a classic Bella Fleck riff.

The encore break slide show tribute to LeRoi's life, set to the studio version of #34, left me crying.

User: cn0te1
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First Leroi Moore Tribute Show!

User: Dancing Man
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This may very well be the best DMB show I was ever at... don't know why but I was dancing like a wild man, having the most fun I think I've had at a show post Jerry Garcia!

User: DancinNancy58
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Best show of the three night stand at the gorge

User: dave1331
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RIP Roi :(

Glowsticks!

User: Dave41
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A very emotional show for the band after the funeral for the loved Leroi Moore. The band seemed to be trying to loose themselves and their grieving in the night. After Help Myself an image of Leroi was projected on the lightshow screens and the fans went crazy throwing grow in the dark sticks. The band simply stood and watched for about five minutes. They next played #41. After the song got going Dave Matthews went behind Stefan Lessard's stack of speakers and stopped playing and put his hand on the stack. It appeared that he was very distraught. All in all a very emotional show for the band and the fans. Thank you Leroi for the memories over the years.

User: davefan2040
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Wow talk about a mind blower. This was the best show out of the 30 I have been to. Not only because of the music but because of the awesome vigil our Portland friends pulled off for LeRoi. Thank you Chris Makin for putting up the $ to make this happen, thank you Mary for spending the day on the phone with DMB management to make this happen, thank you to all the buds that helped pass out the 9,000 glow sticks to the crowd. I will never forget that "they gave us 10:00" when the band stopped playing it was instant tears. I will post some pictures of our crew and the people who helped pull this off it was an amazing night. BARTENDER PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

User: davefan9356
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Sad evening...pic/tribute for Leroy was nice

User: Diceman422
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My favorite of the three shows at the gorge. I also like how they tease "too much"

User: dieterich
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cried like a baby during the Roi tribute. very well done.

User: dinasurfing
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section b row 25 seats 17&18
glowsticks were amazing

User: dmbaddict6swife
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first time @ the gorge and in wash state.flew 8 hrs from roch ny to camp for 3 days and to see 3 shows in a row of dave.awesome.took our 2 teenagers too awesome first show.

User: DMBDncinNanci
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First live shows! amazing!

User: dmblifemusic
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Dancing!!

User: dmbpsu41
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i love burning down the house.

41 - nothing explains the show better. from the glow sticks before, to dave holding back tears during it. Jeff was spectacular and honored roi very well. if you didn't feel the bands emotion during this song, then you were in the bathroom. this was the highlight, this was the band at it's finest. un-fu*king-believable-show. Thank You.

User: dmwhalen
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RIP Leroi Moore.

User: Doofie27
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My first Dave Matthews Band show. It was incredible. The LeRoi tribute was a once in a lifetime experience.

User: dschnaidt
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SO DAMN LUCKY

User: dubstylee
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First DMB show. First Gorge show. AMAZING!

User: Ezika@sbcglobal
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The light stick tossing tribute to Roi was one of the craziest things I've ever seen.

User: e_kade
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such an emotinoal night..

User: fishguts621
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Amazing.

User: fkenworthy
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The glow stick throw amazed me from the floor... something I will never forget. The pause... I felt was to take a moment of silence.. That did not work out so well... but what came of it was pure joy, and deep thanks to Roi, for all that he gave to us.

User: GetOnTheBoat
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My first Gorge show. An AMAZING experience! Help Myself was awesome to hear. The 5 minute audience wide glow stick barrage with the Leroi chants was something I will never forget. Truly magical. The band was blown away by the love for Leroi on open display. They followed with a stunning version of #41. The Leroi
slide show set to the beautiful sounds of #34 was a tear jerker.
Very well done. Awesome.

User: Gopher4DMB
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First Gorge show.

User: GregBenolkin
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One of my top 5 shows.

User: greybart41
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Sat in B4. Magical night for sure. The glowsticks were nice to see. A sort of celebration of Leroi's life. The band seemed taken back by the outpouring and I saw many in the crowd in tears. The setlist was great. Gravedigger has really evolved. #41 really seemed like an emotional point as well. A night I won't soon forget.

User: griffd2004
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A touching show. Beautiful glow-stick tribute to LeRoi. First show after his funeral service. Very emotional for the band and the fans.

User: gshanson
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Very Emotional ... Encore break tribute to ROI

User: guessman70
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Amazing show. During the LeRoi tribute #34 was played and showed photos of Leroi while the band stood on stage in silence and listened to the crowd chant LeRoi. The crowd was waving glow sticks and glow necklaces the whole time. AMAZING!

User: HRDMB
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A night I will always remember. Among many other highlights of the evening, the most prominent memories I will have are the bartender opener, the emotion on proudest monkey and so damn lucky, the unbelievable outpouring of emotion from the fans and the band for leroi, the perfectly played #41, the sick new outro to nancies, the slideshow in memory of leroi, and the energetic encore. It was obviously a very tough night for the band as carter, dave, and stefan were in tears several times. I sat next to fenton who was also crying when leroi's solos would have taken place during lover lay down and #41. Fenton offered us the setlist after the show and I told him how sorry I am and how much we love them all. He responded saying they love us (the fans) and he seemed very happy and relieved at the outpour the fans displayed at this show. All around magical atmosphere at my first show at the Gorge! Pumped about saturday and sunday!

User: jam2oar
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Tributes to Leroi, most emotional show I've ever been to.

User: Jamesdmb07
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Good set, loved help myself

User: jedewan
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Of the 11 Dave concerts I have been to, this was my favorite.

User: jeepers11
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Wow

User: jglizaze
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Gorge security completely ruined my concert experience this year. Had seats in row 20, walked to the back of the reserved section to meet a buddy right after Bartender. Gorge security confronted me and told me to come with them. I was escorted out of the venue for allegedely pushing a female security guard onto the ground! I obviously did nothing like this and had no idea what they were talking about. My word against theirs, and they escorted me off the premises! Unbelievable experience and I feel completely violated. Bartender was amazing though...363 days till DMB next year

User: jkstraw
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My favorite, raw emotion.

User: jlane.dmb
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First show I saw without Roi. Beautiful tribute

User: jnoles
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amazing!!!

User: Josh Ke
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This was the most amazing experience in my life. The show after Leroi's funeral... So emotion driven. The best Bartender, and So Damn Lucky in my recollection The crowd knew what they were seeing and added the raining glowsticks for emphasis... this could never be topped.

User: JREIDY01
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Fuckin awesome.

User: jsvarney5
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THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN. I have seen better playlists but the emotion in the show with leroi passing and the tribute with glowsticks will be something i wont ever forget.

User: karlh86
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Loved "Burning Down the House" and "Money" covers.

User: Kayonce
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4th year attendees: Kate, Whitni, Jared, Bryce, Allie, Los & Jeffro. Dave will tell--- he always does!

User: kbrock
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Amazing show with the tribute to Leroi. The fans were throwing the glow bracelets in the air. Amazing show

User: ktzzmom
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GREAT show GREAT SEAT Gorge...what else is there to say?

User: larissab
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Unbelievable. The pulse of the band and the crowd given that this was the first show after LeRoi's funeral was very tangible. I felt as though it allowed me to grant a moment of thanks, too. The words that Dave shared about LeRoi were appropriate and the display of glow sticks was also perfect. It's the best show (of five) that I've seen so far. By far! Loved the Bartender opening and You Might Die Trying into Old Dirt Hill (that's what I was hoping for). It was a treat to hear Proudest Monkey too. God, those guys did a great job of delivering the show despite the week's event. Kudos.

User: leafoflifer
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My first Dmb show!!! A long time fan and follower of the Dead. I had been told that the DMB scene was something that I would really enjoy. Well, the person that told me that was absolutely right. My eyes have been opened once again. The band, the show, and the fans were everything I hoped they would be and more!!!! I am hooked and hpoe to see you ALL at a show in the future.

User: littleant82
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Although I could tell the boys were down they still rocked!

User: looky_lou
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My first DMB show ever. Quite a moving experience. I will never forget the LeRoi tribute and the crowd cheering and the glow sticks flying for what seemed forever.

User: maccajo
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I think this was the best show of the weekend. bartender was awesome, 41 was amazing, DDTW was solid. PLUS everything else was right there too

User: mattgilroy
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Simply amazing! Snuck all the way up to front row, center from my GA ticket! YAHOO!!!

User: McBong
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Just so much emotion was put into this performance made it incredible, and the glow stick tribute was epic and the perfect way (IMO) to honor a fallen brother.

User: MDM@ANTS
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Remembering Le Roi

User: megev
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The first show after the band buried Roi. This was one of the most emotionally charged events I've ever been a part of- concert or not. I know I will forever remember the deafening sound of the crowd chanting "Roi... Roi... Roi" so loud and with such force that the band stopped the show, and QUIET punctuated by applause and cheers during the amazing and beautiful tribute to LeRoi played during the encore break. Beautiful... simply a beautiful example of friends showing their love for a departed friend and men being gentleman at the same time.

User: mhouse
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C/29/42

User: mikeboese
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went with Ashley

User: mikebrophy
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Gorge show #5 for me, enjoyed it for the older stuff they played. The #41 jam for me was one of the best I've heard and the #34 montage to LeRoi at the Encore break was beautiful.

User: minaretes420
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GlowLights Wow Emotional Show!

User: MorgeeB
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This show was overwhelming and necessary after the passing of LeRoi. The crowd's tribute of glow sticks and heartfelt chanting brought most of the house to tears, and #41 has never meant so much to so many. I am grateful to have been at this show--it was therapy for us all.

User: MrDaveBuchholz
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Great show, excellent song selection

User: mthoodmc
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Such a somber mood after the passing of Leroy.

User: nikkixdmb
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phenomenal fan tribute to LeRoi - very emotional

User: noahlp
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fuckin sweeeeeeeeeeet

User: nycrispy
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Great show all members burning it up all night.

User: ochie629
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Awesome!

User: pammers
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any seat is a good seat at the gorge. The show was amazing. The Le Roi glowstick vigil is something I will never forget.

User: patterson_22
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The most amazing and emotional concert Ive ever been to... glow sticks were thrown like bugs in wet grass through out the entire venue for 15min in celebration of leroi... truly a gift to have been able to attend

User: pharmacist55
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catharsis...thats exactly what friday night was. i don't think you can have any idea how GREAT this show was unless you were there. the setlist SEEMS a little light (generally if i had Sat/ODH/Crash/GD all in one set, i'd be a little disappointed....not friday!) everything was played with such EMOTION. its what we all needed, i think.
i missed the gorge last year for the first time since 1998. generally i go to all three nights (or two back in the day). it was almost nice to just get one night with the band. instead of getting 'everything' in three nights, you really got to focus on THAT night, THAT song.
thank you to the guys in Sec C, row 23&24, seats 20 or so. YOU GUYS ROCK! it was so nice to be around people that understood. when jeff started his slide whistle solo in Bartender, the guy in front of me turned around and we looked at eachother. we both understood. he walked across two chairs and hugged me. it was what i needed. to be around people that cared as much as i did.

i danced. i cried. i got it out. i still love DMB.

User: redsideOR
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Best show ever! Thank you Mr. Makin

User: Reemer1024
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Awesome tributes to LeRoi

User: richsdreamgirl
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First time I had ever heard Cornbread. Met some very nice people. A wonderful first time Gorge experience.

User: rick2912
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Came from the UK to see my first Gorge Show. Simply Amazing.

User: RJNYC
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Somber feeling amazing show great setlist heavy emotions

User: Rockhound18
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The glowstick tribute this night was something I'll never forget.

User: ryandmb17
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What a great night!! Bartender was killer and the video they played with LeRoi stills and video during the encore break with #34 (studio version) playing in the background was something I will remember until the day I die!!

User: scottennis
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awesome

User: Seadooxp25
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What a great start to the weekend. Bartender was a perfect opener. The glowstic war before 41 was very memorable. Lover Lay Down, and Help Myself were also very good. There were alot of songs that seemed to pay tribute to Roi and the encore break was a very good thing for the band to let all the fans see. This whole weekend was a memorial to this guy in a way. There was alot of emotion in the air the entire weekend and you could feel it. This was the best night out of the three as an overall show. It had the whole package. Night 2's set was the best, and night 3 had its moments. Overall, a great weekend at the Gorge and very emotional. I will never forget this place.It was a priveledge to return to this beautiful Venue. Especially during this time. Anyone who catches a DMB show here will never forget it.

User: Sellarus
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This was by far one of the best shows I have been to in the Gorge. The band seem to have energy they needed to let escape and with the exception of Boyd perhaps, all of the other members seemed to let it out.

User: Shawn
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Great tribute to LeRoi

User: spicygirl
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My first time to the Gorge. Beautiful fun place!

User: SuperL8
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All three shows were incredibly emotional and spiritual. We will miss leroi.

User: tbone4118
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Amazing! Emotional :_( healin BEST CONCERT MOMENT OF MY LIFE!! Thank you DMB and all the fans. It was a very healing night for most of us. Incredible and I'm so blessed I was a part of it.

User: TheGeneral
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Not the best set I have ever heard, but by far the most memorable show ever! I have never seen a band and a crowd more in tune with one another, that show was an amazing tribute to Leroi and I am so happy I was there for it. It was a special night and my first Gorge show.

User: timgengler
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Glow stix! Unforgettable

User: tre4dmb
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Powerful, emotional show. Loved it.

User: trippingnancie
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that was the most powerful version off 41 i will ever hear in my life

User: tumblerock19
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The tribute to Leroi was unlike anything I have ever seen, period.

User: twosteppig
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amazing...first dmb show evr and it blew me away. help myself...then the glowsticks for leroi...then #41...so, so good.

User: tylerb78
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One of the emotional concerts i have ever been to. The Band played there hearts out.

User: UMSwoosh
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Bartender to open was more than I could handle. Watching the band get emotional and holding my tears back, just wasn't possible. That song set the stage for the night; it was about healing and being there for one another. #41 was hard to watch as Rashawn had to leave the stage mid-song. The LeRoi tribute pushed me over the edge. It was an amazing night. One definitely everybody there needed, including the band.

User: vernpressorman
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1st show back from after losing LeRoy..
The Gorge lives up to its billing - Amazing

User: walktheline
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Horn section on 41....woow.

User: webbah
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Ended up B1 with my wife and daughter for this very emotional show after Roi's funeral.


   


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