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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
September 5, 2009
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 420Nturnondave
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weak encore... but the show was awesome.. LIOG, stay or leave, and a great ants. Saturday to me is still over-rated compaired to sunday

User: acruanas
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Best DMB show of the 5 Ive been to. Torrid rain all day that gave way to gorgeous double rainbow before showtime....Bartender and #41 were epic, new songs were great as well. Fantastic energy from the band, and great audience participation. Should be a Live Trax album.

User: andyzika
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#41 was stellar

User: aryckb
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Sec A Row 31 Seat 63

User: austwhite
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The most incredible show I've ever been to, period. High energy start to finish, the LIOG>>shake me segue is dynamite. Even Danny Barnes' songs sounded better tonight, with classic opener, closer, and encores...simply the best ever!

User: bellatoula
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My 2nd show.

User: bigkingken
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I might be a little biased because I was sitting in the 6th row, which is by far the best seats I've ever had, but this is my favorite show out of the 18 I've been to. Even going back and listening to it after, I still think it's the best. The set-list was high-energy the whole way through. Only the best songs off of Big Whiskey were played. Dave sounded fantastic, LeRoi and Tim were doing their things, and Jeff was off the hook. Loved it.

User: bila
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Ok night2

User: blue232
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Ten times better than last night! The Stone and LIOG were awesome! Had a great time!

User: bombstep41
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closest we have ever sat at a show....pre-PIT days...awesome show....

User: bopanic
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#69

User: chrislegalley
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WOW.

User: DB_Bartender
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One the best shows I ever seen. I loved Bartender and the vibe in the air was electric.

User: DK41
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Grest Seats

User: DMBDncinNanci
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LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

User: dmbpsu41
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was on the rock ledges this night. the better of the 3 nights. more energy from the band and the crowd. liog was awesome... was hoping they'd finish it later in the show, but it was sweet to hear them play it into smlam. i have to say, since the last shows i saw at PGP, seven and lying in the hands of god have really come along. there were a ton of excellent outros tonight and barnes was pretty damn good on 'tender. the stone!

User: dreamingtree41
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Excellent show and plenty of excitement on a account of the massive rainstorm coming to an end just before the band came on. So many jewels here: The Stone, Lie In Our Graves, Bartender, Alligator Pie, #41, and The Maker. -->Been waiting to see that last one for a long time. Great night.

User: Drew M
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#41 END OF STORY.

best version of this song I have ever heard. God damn!!! Carter and Jeff were playing off each other so magically. This was the best song of the whole weekend.

I really enjoyed LIOG, Stone, and Bartender too.

For the new songs, I thought Alligator Pie was the song of the night. Danny Barnes ripping it up, Boyd's solo, Dave's vocals sounding good. This song was tight.

And I thought Rapunzel was fucking insane this night too. Check it out.

User: drumdude478
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Yes! The best night of The Gorge 2009 for sure. The show had a great start, with the segue into The Stone. Wow.

User: efredericks
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Communicated an extraordinary energy during his live performace. Was the first time seeing DMB live. Will definitely be there again next Labor Day weekend!

User: erajewski
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Amazing setlist. Bartender, #41, The Maker

User: fishguts621
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Danced like hell G Love. Loved Danny, Dave's voice was rough. He's drinking lots of hot tea.

User: floydfan33
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Great Setlist......Bartender alone was worth the trip from BC!

User: FriendsofDave
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It rained hard all day waiting in line, but then the sun came out during Yonder Mountain String Band and the evening was beautiful!!

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Glad the hurricane passed before show time. Very solid show. Enjoyed Danny Barnes contributions again, his songs sounded even better tonight. Definitely one of the best versions of Bartender. WOW! The Stone, #41 and LIOG were huge highlights too. I love this place!

User: giaco
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First Gorge Show. Beyond words.

User: goBucks13
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second night at Gorge...friend ended up in lawn

User: greybart41
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Fantastic! Great show shared with great people! I love this place!

User: hulahoopwounds
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#41 and the stone! had been waiting quite a while for these. can't say much more than the show rocked. i was there for nights 1 and 2 and this was the better of the two.

User: IFeelDaFunk
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Row 2 Right up front for the Live recording of The Road...great job DMB playing that one My best show to date

User: IHeardWatUSaid
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Was awesome....first trip to the Gorge.

User: jakem918
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The stone was great. The concert was very good and did not dissapoint.

User: JasonCoz
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Best night out of the 3 in my humble opinion. Just clicked what can I say

User: jeepers11
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Wow!

User: jglizaze
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Another mindblower.

User: JoeRemix
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The Stone, Stay or Leave, LIOG (hoping for a reprise...oh well), Bartender and an epic #41! I was really glad the Everyday "outro" didn't start, but then was a bit disappointed they actually played Everyday, but it's cool, still jammed out!

And then the night was capped with a great Rapunzel and catching one of Carter's sticks! AWESOME! I regret not going to all 3 nights this year, but I'll see you next year at the Gorge y'all!

User: jonstick
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Frickin AWESOME!! Missed the covers but the band totally rocked, especially compared with the night before. And to have escaped the dreaded rain with a perfect full moon lit night was tremendous!

User: Kayonce
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brilliant

User: kriskinnymccow
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Too much Groo Grux, but pleased with the older song choices: Crash, Lie in Our Graves, #41, Ants Marching, The Maker. Best set list of the 3 shows played at the Gorge this year.

User: LeftyDv
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The highlight of the DMB-fest that is the Gorge was walking into concerts with knowledgeable fans who came from all over the country to see their favorite band. The party spirit is what the Gorge is about. As it rained on the campground for what seemed like hours (but was probably closer to 2-3 hours), this spirit was not diminished. It was only there under the cover of canopies. When the sun came out just in time for DMB, the campsite errupted as if Dave had walked through us during a parade. It was fantastic... so fantastic that it may have made the music feel secondary. But DMB was not about to let mother nature one-up them.

The band tore through some of the most beloved tracks in the DMB cannon. With the exception of Time Bomb, DMB also mixed in all the other new songs that have been mainstays throughout the tour. The crowd responded well to each of them, as if they had been around for years.

The best performance of the night for sure (and probably the weekend) was an epic Bartender, with guest Danny Barnes and Jeff Coffin battling back and forth on banjo and pennywhistle respectively. People were so awestruck - even hours after the show - that it wasn't so terrible that Barnes' two cover songs were repeated in the exact same manner as Night 1. The stage was set up for an EPIC night 3...

User: lezcuff
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nothing wrong with dave's voice. nice #41 with sojourn of arjuna insert. great bartender with angry banjo.

User: LostSWinBoston
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Well balanced sound, good set list, and Jeff Coffin rocked #41.

User: maletich
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THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!
2ND ROW...SMACK IN THE MIDDLE!

User: MorgeeB
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I will never forget this show...pouring rain in the parking lot opened up to rainbows and clear skies for an incredibly beautiful evening that included the power of #41. LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

User: mswilkes
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Danny Barnes was great, but I came to see DMB. I'm tired of hearing Dave promote Barnes every single night...the same two songs were catchy, but got old. I was hoping for some rarer songs, not a promo of some other guys' album... nevertheless it was a great show, my folks came out (finally after 8 years) for the night and had a blast. Dad got drunk and didn't handle the steep slopes on the lawn very well, but a $9 Coors Light made him forget about it. (You might as well charge us our first born for a beer, Gorge Staff, because that's what you're pretty much asking for at this point)

User: mtnskyrvrmoon
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Closest I've been 6th Row seat 37/38. Good fun.

User: northernbum
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With this current line-up, DMB is a FORCE!! Tim really adds an edge. Sweet setlist and great jams.

User: pepsi69
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Enough with danny barnes...came to see DMB!!!

User: phunky420
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Danny Barnes ;(

User: RDSquadron
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Awesome show! I will never forget it, as it was my first ever DMB concert. Don't Drink gave me the greatest set of chills. It was awesome to hear all the songs from the new album. My favorite part of the show was hearing the Danny Barnes tunes, especially when Dave re-said the lyrics of Road right after. ("I take that piss on the side of the road, I got a heavy load, a heavy load...") Overall a great show.

User: Reemer1024
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Fuck Barnes. The show was great except for him being there.

User: rgreiert
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THE GORGE, LOVE LOVE LOVE DMB

User: Rogue
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Solid

User: ROGY17
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BRILLIANTLY AWESOME! BEST ONE I HAVE SEEN

User: SayGoodbye18
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Amazing energy for N2. Waaay much more than N1. Opening 3 songs were badass. BEST BARTENDER EVER TONIGHT! This was my 41st show, and I've never heard a better Bartender than now. Jeff and Timmy were battling back and forth, and Dave took a seat on the side of the stage just to sit and watch Jeff and Timmy rock out! Gorge. Amazing. Period.

User: Seeker
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Box 105, Great show!

User: SomeDevilSteph
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Amazing! We were getting repeats though. Selling albums.

User: Staasgaard
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Great Set-Beautiful Weather! 41 and Bartender were worth the drive from MN! Opening with Dont drink the water and following it with the stone was a perfect opening and the maker was a great cover for the encore!

User: SummitHockeyC20
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don't remember much rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

User: tara2step
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LOVED IT

User: TheGeneral
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Great set, you really can't go wrong when you open with DDTW and The Stone!

User: thundershane34
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Ballin

User: thwrmth
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Lie in our.

User: tumblerock19
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I took my piss on the side of the road! Funny Stuff.

User: watchdogjason
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Great show! Especially since it rained sideways for 4 hours leading right up to the show, then the sun came out and increased the energy level of everyone there. Jeff was off-hook, especially on Bartender and 41...too bad we had to miss the Sunday show

User: yacrushme
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Birthday show! Another good one but a lot of the songs were repeats from the night before. I'm not a huge fan of when they do that. I liked my seats. They were kind of far back and to the side but I had lots of room to dance. Left early to beat the crazy rush back to the campground. Kinda sad to have missed the great encoure.


   


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