Polaris Ampitheatre, Columbus, Ohio
Don't Drink the Water
The Stone (Can't Help Falling In Love)
Proudest Monkey -->
Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken)
What Would You Say
Seek Up -->
LeRoi solo -->
Pantala Naga Pampa -->
Tripping Billies (Nature)
Warehouse Tease -->
What can I say but awesome show! Dave and the rest if the band were so energetic tonight. Dave danced on every single song, and not just a little...he was all over the stage, doing his englidh accent, and making faces into the camera. He must have been in a great mood. So the run down of the songs... DDTW - Pretty normal version but it seemed to go a little slower than normal. The lighting would have been cool, but the sun was still out. You could see a little on the top of the ampitheater. The Stone - a suprise, I am so happy I finally got to see this song live, tons of energy and excitment. Dave didn't say the words to the Wise Men Say outro, he sort of hummed them instead. Great Boyd solo on this one too. Too Much - Got the crowd going, a good fast song that everyone in the crowd knew. Pretty normal version though. Proudest Monkey - This was disappointing, when the band started this song...he lost a big part of the crowd. Not to many people around knew what it was, so they laft to do there business and they said they would be back when they recognized a song. That's total BS! The song though was get dave really got some emotion into this one. Satellite - Dave found the crowd once again, pretty normal version. Sounded like the CD. #41 - Well, my favorite song! Glad to hear it again in concert. I had heard it one other time. Just a good long jam session for the guys. Dave was really into the screaming parts! Help Myself - Great! I was totally suprised. He lost the crowd, but the die hard knew it. It seemed longer then the normal version...I could be wrong though. Crash - Pretty normal version, but alway a great song to hear...especially with the Seas and Oceans, and Dixie Chicken Outros. All around great song no matter what. What Would You Say - Tonight seemed to be DMB's greatest hits night. Another song that anyone would know. Still Dave danced around for this one! Seek Up --> Le Roi Solo --> Suprised to see this song this far down in the setlist. Still, a good long jamming song for the guys. They all took there turn with solos except Dave. LeRoi is awesome, get 6 minute long solo. PNP --> Rapunzel - PNP was normal standard version. But Rapunzel...WOW! So much energy! This had to be the greatest version of this song that I have ever heard. Dave was jumping around stage, Boyd was getting into it. It was so far the best song of the night...until Pig - Awesome! Pig made it a night. Great sound when played live, the entire band was into it. By their actions and the sound you would have thought that this was the last song of the night. Triping Billies - Before this song Dave started to play a nice soft riff by himself, so I was thinking #40, but it didn't sound like #40, so there may be another song?!? Tripping Billies was a great first set closer, the lighting was awesome too. Encore: Warehouse Tease --> Ants Marching - I was pumped to hear Warehouse, but that's what these teases are for. The blended the two song together nicely. All around the night was great. This has to be, by far, the best DMB show that I have been to. Let's see if he can do it again tonight in Columbus.
Out of the 5 shows I've been to, i'd say this was the 2nd worst. Dave just really didn't seem into it tonight. Boyd and Leroi both played very well, but as a whole, they didn't really get into the groove until #41. For the first 45 minutes, it looked like Daves' hand was really hurting him. He kept shaking it in between songs and even during some of them. I'm not a fan of the DDTW opener, it just didn't get the crowd into it. However, some songs were really great to hear (i.e. Help Myself, #41, Seek Up). Dave really got into it on Rapunzel. I was hoping they'd bring Warren Haynes out for Crush or AATW, but maybe they'll do that tonight instead. Overall, it just didn't seem like a very energetic show, but maybe there saving themselves for tonight. At least we can hope.
The show was good, not the best I've been too, but a good one, the crowd was terrible, atleast in the section I was in, everyone was sitting down. Then for great songs like "Help Myself" and "Seek Up" everyone would leave. Overall great setlist, but I thought the show could've been a little longer. Best song was "Seek Up", great version.