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You And Me Video - From Someone TherePosted by Jake Vigliotti in TV Appearances at 10:15pm on Thursday, Oct 15th, 2009
Many musicians answered the call for an "epic" video, Dave Matthews Band fans among them. One of them gave us an idea of how it all went down.
Ryan Svendsen is an accomplished trumpet player who has performed with Robert Randolph and The Family Band previously. He is also a big DMB fan (and he's an Ant!). Svendsen actually didn't make the video originally - they had no more room, but after convincing the casting director of his knowledge of DMB, and a cocky claim that he knew every DMB song inside and out, the casting director changed his mind and allowed him in. See, being cocky and knowing your DMB helps!
The Video shoot occurred at an airport hanger at the Santa Monica Airport. The band performed a few takes, with the ensemble meandering in as its seen in the video before a lunch break. Then there were about 80 more takes (!!!) before the director was happy with the shoot.
Ryan did get to meet all of DMB, including a lengthy conversation with Carter and Jeff. When he was 16, he decided that his dream would be to one day perform with DMB. At age 21, he's accomplished his dream.
If you haven't seen the video yet, it's still available at the Official Site. Ryan can be seen at approximately the 3:26 in the center playing trumpet.