Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
Graph of songs performed, by album
Everyday *
Proudest Monkey * -->
Satellite *
Say Goodbye *
What Would You Say? *
The Idea of You *
Big Eyed Fish * -->
Bartender *
Hunger for the Great Light *
Dreamgirl *
Loving Wings *
Warehouse *
Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd *
Can't Stop
You Might Die Trying *
Louisiana Bayou *
Sister ~
So Right *

* Rashawn Ross on trumpet
~ Dave solo

Ohhhhh, how i love DMB... This was my 12th (13th??) visit to the Gorge and as always this show was fantastic!!! Mellower in spots than others that i have seen, but that seemed to fit my mood... Dave's Solo - Sister was beautiful, earthy and just what you expect from that man with the indescribable voice! Louisiana Bayou was excellent. Carter displayed his unique and stirring talent on several songs and seemed to be featured in this show... Boyd was not as visible as usual, but when he was on WOW, he was on fire.....! Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd actually brought tears to my eyes.. Yeah, i know... but how i love that song, and it was brilliantly done.

The Gorge was beautiful as ever, the crowd fairly mellow but with the usual simmering joy...

Rashawn was simpy fantasic on trumpet and great treat to hear. Can't wait for next year...
Beautiful show, beautiful setting once again. This show was definitly mellow compared to ones I've seen in the past, but it had a very sweet and intimate vibe. Dave commented on how much the band enjoyed the Gorge and said this would be the "cherry on top of his summer." "Sister" was so beautiful, the lyrics really tugged at my heart and the next day that was the song I was thinking about. "Bartender" was awesome as usual and really highlighted Carters skills. And I loved the new song!!! I don't know the name but Dave introduced it as a new peice and it was great! I need to go checkout the setlist and find the name but it was the only new one the first night. The most notable thing for me was that this year there were three screens on stage which was incredible. You could see Dave, Carter and Boyd at the same time! The whole stage, and background lighting was great, it definitly put the cherry on top of the concert this year!
The Dave Matthews Band will always provide you with an excellent evening. Let's face it, there is never a hit or miss night. There is always a summer show with good friends, beer, and the best jam band of our generation (and possibly of all time). For the well versed Dave fan, you don't ever need to hear Satellite or What Would You Say played again (especially if there is no variation to it what so ever). With that said, those were the only songs worth going to get a brew on. Dave had some spunk in his voice and it came out in the songs. Though a mellow set list, the band managed to make some typical songs end fantastically different. Say Goodbye blew my mind! It never gets old though... When Dave belts out the final chorus at the end, you can't help but think there is nothing better you need to be doing with your evening. The best part, in my completely humble (slightly stoned) opinion would have to be You Might Die Trying. The interlude to that song has always been the key (as many interludes within the Stand Up CD). "If you give, you begin to live". Let's face it, if you live for yourself, you die by yourself. These words are accompanied in excellent music fashion. On this particular night, the band put that interlude in the middle AND at the end. Amazing! Beautiful! Bartender never lets you down (no matter how they want to jam on it). Can't Stop confuses me but i'm sure it will grow on me like a fungus. Sister seems to be the first encore show for this tour. No complaints here. I miss #40 (always) played on the Listener Supported CD. Really should bring it back... again, not going to complain... just wish :) On a personal note, the night was one of the better experiences of my life. To be in the beautiful surroundings of the Gorge, in the midst of the greatest live band, and having/holding the most amazing person in my arms; no one can tell me I didn't experience a piece of heaven on September 1st, 2006.