Bridges Auditorium (Claremont College), Claremont, California
The Stone (Can't Help Falling In Love)
The Best of What's Around **
If I Had a Boat
Don't Drink the Water (This Land Is Your Land)
Tim Solo (Unknown)
Proudest Monkey -->
Jimi Thing (You Shook Me) -->
(What Will Become of Me) * -->
Pantala Naga Pampa
Tim Solo (Unknown)
Wild Horses ^
Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken)
Ants Marching #
New Song #2("Digging a Ditch")
"Oh Shit -- The Day-After" song
off stage 10:44 pm
**no Tim Solo
^stopped playing when guy's lighter went nuts
Hey everyone- for those of us out on the West Coast, it is definitely a treat when Dave visits (especially to places like CLAREMONT!!).... the show was AMAZING! I heard Dave on a few radio shows the past few days and he sounded like he still had some of his cold from earlier in the tour but during the show he was yelping, hitting the higher notes, screaming at full force during songs like DDTW and the intro to Warehouse, and singing as his usual self... HIGH POINTS:: Granny to start the show, Crush sounded great, and both Best Of What's Around and Two Step were unusually good- Dave and Tim were strumming like crazy on those- it's really an amazing sight when they're at the climax of the song playing like mad hitting the strings simultaneously.... if you've seen the show you probably know what I'm talking about. Also, Dave told a great story about monkeys in Africa and then played Proudest Monkey. Seek Up and Halloween were also treats- it seemed like they veered off the setlist and were going with those screaming bastards in the crowd for a while. LOW POINTS:: when Tim started his second solo, half the theater decided to take a restroom break- that really sucked. Also, after the solo, some moron in the balcony was yelling at Dave asking why Tim never gets a break. ODD POINTS:: during Wild Horses everyone got out their lighters and one in front caught fire and looked like it was going to explode - we still can't figure out how the guy (or girl?) was holding the thing while it was flaming like a blowtorch. Dave and Tim were just as interested- so if you've got tapes of this show and Wild Horses sounds a little strange that's why- Dave talked about it after the song and apologized for screwing up. Also, (just my opinion) Stay sounds strange in 6/8 time, although it is a great excuse for getting rid of backup singers!!! Dave's strings broke at the end of Ants and Tim finished the show... and after Say Goodbye during the encore he talked about how it actually isn't such a great idea (listen to the song) and how he should write a follow-up song "The Day After"... then Tim started to do just that. Overall an AMAZING show- we've got tapes that are REALLY good quality (microphone on first row balcony) if anyone's interested - if that was the last time Dave will be in Claremont CA then he made it a good one.
Great show, I have seen DMB four times now but never Dave and Tim. This was my favorite Dave show yet! It felt like a very personal show, there was a lot of interaction with the audience. Dave had some great one-liners like, "Masturbation, it's always great and sometimes exceptional." Although he doesn't reccommend using this one as a pick-up line. Tim had some phenominal solo work although he didn't say a wod the entire show. Does he ever talk? The covers of "If I had a Boat" and "Wild Horses" were great. Everyone, including Dave, enjoyed watching one audience member's lighter melt during "Wild Horses" (I think). All in all a great show!
Dave & Tim play the last of three Southern California shows at Claremont McKenna College in an intimate Bridges Auditorium. What a place to see a show! I can't say much more than what has already been noted, but I was glad to see one of my all-time favorites, "Best of What's Around," which he hadn't played yet in California. It was also cool to see Dave & Tim throw out a three song encore, in the middle a fresh "Say Goodbye," that before it's beginning, I caught about three teasing chords of "Deed Is Done." Perhaps the two songs are tuned the same. In any case, thanks are definitely in order. To the duo who made my past week magical… thank you. One short for this time around, but better than it's ever been. I will see you again soon……………Watermelon Song!