Dave Matthews Band
Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio
Graph of songs performed, by album
Opening Band: Agents of Good Roots
Don't Drink the Water
#41 -->
Say Goodbye
Two Step
The Stone -->
Drive In, Drive Out
Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken)
Jimi Thing
Pantala Naga Pampa -->
Rhyme & Reason
Tripping Billies
Anyone Seen the Bridge -->
Too Much
All Along the Watchtower

Jeff W.
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.. this show was below average and i really cant blame it on anyone but the crowd. Dave and the boys played a very good, above average show but the crowd simply didn't respond. Barely any dancing, me and my friends felt awkward dancing at a dave show. Rapunzel was the best I've heard so far in person or on tape and Jimi Thing was very good. I just think it was hard to bring this crowd up. I would've liked for them to do the whole Stir It Up like they did in Pittsburgh with words and all but it was just a tease in Stefan's bass solo here. Overall, i liked it, i had tons of fun, but to be a real Dave experience, we needed more crowd action. A note to everyone going to upcoming DMB shows: If you know the song or not, just forget it and DANCE!!! ITS DAVE!!!!
Kyle S.
WOW! I can't describe this concert. Before we got there, I said there were 4 songs that I hadn't heard live that I wanted to: Watchtower, Nancies, Jimi Thing, and Rhyme & Reason, and DMB played 3 of them! First a little about Polaris. It's a new venue and has a lot of perks. There are nice concessions (including a McDonalds) and the view is good. But, the lawn has mulch in some places instead of grass and the venue doesn't allow blankets. That made me a little mad but I can't complain because the show rocked. Plus, the parking is hideous. It took an hour and a half to get out of the parking lot. But, enough about that and on to the show. Hearing Jimi Thing live was awesome. They really grooved. And I have to say, hearing Watchtower was just the perfect conclusion to a great concert. I wish I had more time and money so I could follow this awesome band around the country. They are awesome.
Jeffrey W.
First I must say that I thought the concert was awesome, but I suppose that in the eyes of you bitter, hardcore Dave Matthews fans, I am a mere "poser" since I have not been following the band since their Virginia club days- this was, in fact, my first show. For all of you to whom my opinion matters, I must agree that the band had great energy though the crowd was not as lively as I had expected. The highlight of the show for me was the anxious buzz of the Polaris crowd in the quiet, anticipative moments before the band took the stage. Finally, I nearly exploded when the thumping bass at the beginning of Don't Drink The Water burst into the amphitheater- the song is amazing live. Other thoughts on the concert: 1) Boyd steals the show when he goes off on certain songs, especially Crush; 2) Speaking of which, it was almost like the band asked me which songs they should open with, because the first five are my favorite; 3) The band teased us right away- first, they rarely play #41, which was slower than on the C.D. but still excellent. Anyway, they began the long, soft jam that links #41 and Say Goodbye (my FAVORITE song) on the album, but then LeRoi put his pennywhistle down and picked up the saxophone! I love the sax, sure, but I know he needs that pennywhistle in his hands to do the beginning of Say Goodbye, so we were like, "Put down that sax!" And then, the band PAUSED, and I said to myself, "Whoa, how can they go that far and not play it," but finally, there it was, and the song was beautiful. 4) Carter had his brilliant moments- he started Too Much with a little solo that I thought would lead into #36; 5) Crash was nice; Stay is cool without the little operetta going on in the background; the crowd really picked it up, at least where we sat, finally during Watchtower; and Jimi Thing may have been the best song of the night- the band played forever, and they each took their turn in the spotlight. I love when Dave and Boyd stand at center stage, face each other, and jam away, and I also love it when Dave fades quietly into the background as Stefan stands, ever so stoic, and does his thing. Well, my fellow posers and I loved the show, and I can't wait until we see them again.