Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
You Might Die Trying
Lie In Our Graves
Lie In Our Graves [reprise]
Anyone Seen The Bridge -->
Crash Into Me
Entire show with Rashawn Ross on trumpet
Had a great time at this show. Ziggy Marley and the wailers started the night off right along with a thunderstorm which created a spectacular lightning display for the rest of the night. When Dave finally got on stage he even paused to say, "You guys got a bit of a light show goin on tonight!" With a wild eruption the crowd confirmed it, and again with every carpet lightning which occurred afterward. It was really spectacular. The show was different then any I had seen before. This was my fourth show, so I realize how much of an amateur DMB fan I am but oh well :). The show seemed a bit somber. I couldn't place my fingers on it but the first half had quite a bit of slower darker songs. It was the day after 9/11, so that could have had something to do with it. Either that or I was noticing something that wasn't even there, my frame of mind and all :). I love the new music and was really excited to hear all of it. Carter was completely on point, he seems to be having quite a bit of fun on the double bass lately. Well to finish this post; the show was amazing, the new songs are spectacular, and the lightning show was the icing on the rhythmically and mentally inspired evening.
This was another great one for the books, however it was not the best I have seen of them. The weather was terrible but the natural light show brought on by heat lightning behind the stage was incredible. A Dream so Real was a new way to start off a show, a little slower than usual. Two Step, Satellite and #27 were incredible. You Might Die Trying is my new favorite song performed live. Boyd blows up on the violin towards the end of that one. Lie in Our Graves was the most incredible version I have seen. It ended and just as we expected the band to finish it in typical fashion, they switched to Eh Hee which rocks as a new live track. They completed Eh Hee and all of a suddon, "I can't believe that we would Lie in Our Graves!!!" A chill moment, really good stuff. I never heard the bridge without So Much to Say preceding it, but this was a great peak to the show. Corn Bread rocked, Dreaming Tree was a pleasant surprise. Seemed much shorter than the three hour set in G- Ville the night prior. Very short encore! One quick Stay jam.