The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
Proudest Monkey *
Louisiana Bayou *
The Idea of You *
Grey Street *
So Much To Say * -->
Too Much *
Sleep to Dream Her *
Last Stop *
Jimi Thing *
Ants Marching *
Hunger for the Great Light *
Tripping Billies *
* Rashawn Ross on Trumpet
The sound mix was too heavy on the bass and bass drum. It drowned out Boyd on the violin, and made it hard to hear the suttle tones of the tenor sax and piano. This band is way too good and instrumental to be that loud. The setlist was marginal--slow and drawn out in the beginning--hard to catch the excitement of the previous years at C. Woods.. Most around us sat down during "Sleep to dream.." (can it) We were expecting 41,warehouse,dancing,...or maybe break free or sister...not there. This ranks near the bottom, if dead last, on shows seen since 1998....
I was more pleased with this show than the last couple of years at the Woodlands. Especially the encore with HFTGL and Tripping Billies closing out the set. And of course any time they give us ANTS that is great.....and FUN ! Even more so to close the main set before the encore.
This was the first time I heard Satellite in the 9 shows I have been too and that was a very unexpected and welcomed suprise. Same goes for Last Stop. The show started out as mellow as one could expect, but in a nice way. Dave certainly was more talkative than I have ever seen him, even remarking on how hoarse he had been getting but....."It is coming back." referring to his voice.
Have to say I never thougt I would enjoy Sleep To Dream Her but will admit I liked it alot in concert and I thought the song fit well with the set list. The STAND UP songs are just incredible in concert....all of them. I also really like IDEA OF YOU and in Dallas BREAK FREE. Really good new songs that are more DMB'ish than say maybe CRAZY EASY which we had a couple years ago.
I came all the way from Honduras, Central America for the Houston and Dallas shows and could not have been more happy with the setlists, Dave's chattiness.....the whole weekend. BUEN TRABAJO AMIGOS, HASTA PROXIMA ANO !
I agree with the previous review...the sound mix wasn't that hot (at least at the beginning of the show, and I sat 10 rows back) and the show seemed to have started slow. I did like Sleep to Dream Her (didn't expect it at all!), but most fans sat or went out for a beer break. I was expecting a few BOWA, Dancing Nancies, #41, but we got SMTS and Jimi Thing and and that was sweet and fun to jam out to.
It was very cool though to see Satellite though (never seen it live, and only heard one other live recording of it before). And Dave was extremely talkative and funny. I miss the days of three song encores, but Tripping Billies is an excellent way to end a fantastic and fun night. Hopefully the guys comes back out for a 2 night run at the Woodlands next year, it's overdue and we miss it!
This was my 8th Dave concert, and while this one was good, it was certainly not his best. I thought last year was one f their best shows when they had a 20min jam session right in the middle of lie in our graves.
I thought Dave did a nice mix of old and new stuff but he played to many mellow songs. I was expecting some what would you say, and this is the first concert i haven't heard all along the watch tower. I did think Hunger for the great light was spacacular! And as always Carter was Amazing!