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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
September 8, 2002
The Gorge: Special Edition, Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 420juniper
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oh my god, for those who were there or know of this show i dont even have to explain

User: ajsistak
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Such a great show, DREAMING TREE!!!! Dave was fantastic and so was Boyd, Carter, Stefan, Leroy and Butch.

User: Anvilman
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amazing, amazing, amazing. best concert i have ever seen.

User: ashton42
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They knew they were filming the DVD, OMG! Helicopters and the Gorge all lit up like never before...it was AMAZING!

User: atorrell
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Excellent!! One of the best shows I have been to!!!

User: bb08barrett
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First show, so sick.

User: betterdays
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one word: SUCKED. that's right. i though it was horrible. And being in 13th row just made it so much worse. Yeah, of corse I'm joking. That concert took my breath away and brought a few tears to my eyes. It was amazing. I must admit, I was scared when they played Halloween... so intense just the three of them... dave's expressions.... but AMAZING overall. I can't wait for the people who weren't there to experience it on dvd.

User: bigbeedesigns
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Perfect end to a wonderful summer. We met an awesome couple who snuck us down to reserved. Ended up in Row 15. Dreaming Tree...Halloween, what more can one say? Looking forward to whatever they do with all the video footage from the weekend.

User: caribbeandream
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Well being that I only got to choose 1 of the Gorge shows to go to, boy was I glad to get two of my favs- LIOG was so good and Billies as the encore was amazing! This was my first and only time to the Gorge thus far...but I definitely hope to catch the whole weekend there sometime soon. Great show and I was blown away by the venue! Almost makes me want to move to WA! I had such a wonderful time.

User: coldsteak
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HALOWEEN!!!!!!! WHAT AN ENCORE! I thought the cliff was going to crumble into the river the crowd was so nuts!

User: Cornbredsteph
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This is the 3rd night... and let me tell you: IT WAS AMAZING!!!! Absolutely addicting!

After the first night, pretty flippin' good...
The second night took me to a higher plain...
the third night took my breath away, I found myself crying tears of joy with goosebumps and sweat combating within my body... over all: A++++++++++!

User: Cravens99
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first show ever!

User: crushondave
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uh...HALLOWEEN? Fonz's intro to Watchtower was unfuckingbelieveable. Watchtower was one of the best versions EVER. And of course, Dreaming Tree...which wasn't on the setlist so it's cool that they finally busted it out.

User: danhmr
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Hard to follow the Sat. show but they did very successfully. A jam night with lots of oldies. Exactly what we were all hoping for. A awsome long version of seek up. The best was the end of the show. Ending with watchtower(the best version I have seen live,) coming out and doing the first oncore was just Dave and LeRoi playing Long Black Veil. Then, the highlight of the ENTIRE weekend. Dave, Fonz, and Carter playing old school HALLOWEEN!!!!!! Dave went all out with the vocals and scared some people i think. It was amazing. Then the crowed chanted for The Last Stop and after a few teases from the band they gave us Tripping Billies. A great way to end a perfect weekend.

User: Danno735
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

User: davidrenk
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Halloween, Long Black Viel....Priceless!

User: deadphish
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WOW, thats not much more to say. What an encore! the whole show was epic. If I had it All is a nice sunday evening song. Dreaming Tree was also a pleasant surprise. But all there is to say is.. HALLOWEEN!

User: digiteyz
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Most amazing time in the world...

User: dmbandilove
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Another beauty...

User: dmbgator
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First time at the Gorge and we had lawn seats. The drive was pretty brutal but as always well worth the 10 hours on the road. Well I am writing this a little over a year later, but I'll do my best to recall. The craziest thing was that the concert was being filmed. Not sure on the release heard it might be this fall (03). The back drop of the gorge just takes you from the modern civilization to time of the Native Americans and as always dave and the band are a great soundtrack to be in that daydream. It was the one time I wanted to hear Don't Drink the Water (Dave and Tim). But the show was great Seek Up, STJL and Dreaming Tree (short stumbling version) all make for a awesome experience in themselves. But this is set list as a whole was probably the best, flow and desire, love, sorrow, dancing and exuberance were all the feeling that just slammed into my soul song after song.

User: DMBMegg41
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alls i can say is just wait for the dvd,coming to a "theatre" near you!!

User: dmbnut
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Best shows in a row, I could not have asked for better weather, better sond lists, better company, or a better sound from Dave and the boys

User: dontpokemyfish
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fun shit

User: dreamingrace
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on the bluffs...

User: drewhill2123
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Good times

User: Duckyguy
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HALLO-FUCKING-WEEN!!!

User: dwj21
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i cant believe i saw this show, it was the best ive seen by far

User: emjohn
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Halloween = end all be all. Intense, much more so than 12-21-02. Fans lost it.

User: evining
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As always, great show, great set, beautiful sunset.

User: firstmatejohn
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a must have. best show i've ever seen

User: frankcrowe
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i'll never forget this.

User: freecity
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halloweeennnn!

User: funkywendell
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It was my virgin Gorge trip and it tripped me out!! So much energy & great set! I didn't want it to end!!

User: FunniestMonkey
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WOW! This show completely blew me away. Many long jams and older songs, followed by a spectacular tour-ending Dreaming Tree, Watchtower, Long Black Veil, Halloween, (last stop tease), and Billies. Awesome show!

User: Gorge21DMB21
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Song that Jane Likes, Halloween and Last Stop, this show was unreal.

User: greybart41
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Excellent as the Gorge always is.

User: Halloween73
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Unreal. Amazing Setlist, Halloween and Dreaming Tree, need I say more?

User: hami34
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Best show I've ever been to.

User: hipskipster
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Um, Do I have to say a thing.........holy damn ass I just experienced the 'greatest happiness'

User: imblownaway
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missed the parking lot, but heard a kick ass show. what a great feeling, energetication through the rocks the sound the air. thanks guys

User: Isotope
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Best Halloween ever.

User: jjanicen
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a-14-22

User: jjerome00
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awesome show

User: jpxp11
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Show #8... Simply THE best live band I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing (TOOL is a very close 2nd). Marks my return to the reserved seating!! WooHoo!! Forgot how much more intense the experience can be when you can actually see the fellas up close and personal!!! Had the pleasure of bringing Chrystal to her very first DMB show. She loved 'em!!! Never had any doubt that she wouldn't. I recommend to all my friends who even remotely say they like DMB to catch them live. It's just a completely different band when you get to see 'em live. Studio recordings are all great, but you can't beat the live experience. Rog and Heidi have been my parnters in crime to all of my DMB concerts, except the first in '96. After I got them hooked to "Under the Table and Dreaming," they've been die-hard fans ever since. They got engaged this year (12/13/02). CONGRATS guys!! Thanks for the memories, I'm sure there'll be plenty more!!!

User: jscott
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Always a great venue and a great time!

User: keystone
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it was good

User: KMW34952
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Great show. This was my first time at the Gorge and what a great first concert to see there! Dave is amazing every time, but I think the Gorge brings out the best in him. Loved hearing Lover Lay Down-- my all time favorite! Nothing but good things to say about this show!

User: LauraT
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Great Drum Solo and great watch tower

User: lilnetz
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Great show, even better ending, Carter Halloween intro was nuts!!!!

User: love2nite
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F-ing awesome

User: marching_ant
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good times '

User: masonick
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fdasf

User: Matias
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Truly one of the most amazing shows ever... This setlist is not entirely correct though: -Dreaming Tree was FAR from a tease. It contained 1 verse and 1 chorus and was aborted/truncated due to dave fumbling. -Long Black Veil was Dave and Roi. -Halloween was Dave, Carter, and Fonz. Amazing Seek Up ending. Beautiful Roi soloing. Classic Davespeak. Spectacular ending. Never forget it.

User: maxandsam
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My first DMB experience. I've been to a lot of other shows at the Gorge, but I've never experienced a vibe like that night. Everyone was into the show and actually polite to each other. I will be at the 8-08-2003 show and can hardly wait.

User: melissapokorny
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absolutely amazing!

User: mikeflymike
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my first triple show - I was dying...

User: mikey_prato
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I notice that almost everyone seems to be referring to Haloween as the highlight of the evening. My highlight was hearing what was quite possibly the most hauntingly beautiful rendition of "Long Black Veil" I will ever hear. Also, "Watchtower" was unbelievable and my fiance and I were able to get starry eyed over "Lover Lay Down." All in all, a phenominal show. The only letdown was the fact that we are not marijuana smokers, and the thick haze of weed smoke on the lawn was unbearable. But all is forgiven.

User: mjkgkpdmb41
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Still the best show I've ever seen.

User: nacy
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Awesome, great show - Dreaming Tree and Halloween!

User: needledamage
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this was the best show i've seen...good seats, awsome setlist, killer crowd, unreal!

User: nisknight
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good times

User: pbelmore
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Unreal.

User: ProudestMonkE41
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absolute insanity!

Best show I have ever been to!

after TSB the show went legendary!
Dreaming Tree into Watchtower destroyed me and then re-destroyed me with Halloween!
I cant use enough exclamation points!!!

User: pwrrich
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front row center!! LOVE YA JJ

User: pwrrich41dmb
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BEST SHOW I HAD EVER SEEN TO THAT POINT!!! My dear friend Jenny Jenny got us 2 FRONT ROW CENTER tickets and it was my first and most amazing time at the GORGE and I am on the DVD from N3 and it truly one of the best nights I ever had

User: rcspider1466
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Amazing first Gorge weekend!!

User: Redgloam
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One of the best shows, ever!

User: RedRocks2x2
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The show on 9/8/02, will be a set-list I could obly dream of. These guys, played their heart and souls, out. Working the crowd, tonight was all the way wicked live. From the get go, the energy in the crowd tonight was everywhere. Thanks for the memerories, and I will be back next year!!!!

User: ryanfitz
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I'm writing this 3 years and 16 shows later...still the best performance I've ever seen out of the band. The LIOG still gives me goosebumps.

User: sac55766
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last stop chants, dreaming tree versus, the best of the 3 nights.

User: Sandi Nelson
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First DMB concert at the Gorge - Hooked us!! On the band and the venue. Awesome.

User: SARAH LOWIS
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Well, we flew up from lake tahoe california on Thursday, took that beautiful cascade loop, too early for eagles, but hey we were dave bound. had tix 18th row for saturdays show, which was great though too many good old crowd pleaser songs for me, so we didn't have tix for sunday but got some, and parked on the ledge. now THIS was the show we came north for. wonderful, they were on! I felt a little meloncoly as they played the last song of the night for the on core knowing it was the end until next years tour. I'm at all the shows along the northern california region, but now I'll add trips to the gorge, it's as special as I had always heard. Dave is truely on loan to us here on earth by the musical gods up above!

User: Seattle74
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First time seeing DMB at the Gorge. Awesome show!

User: Seeker
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Best DMB show I've ever seen! Helicopters were filming the show.

User: simonpb17
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I think this was the #1 best show I have ever been to.

User: smc449
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Beautiful sunset, wonderful music.

User: solja
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HALLOWEEN!

User: Soozie411
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Wow, blown away, europhoric, tears, awe, nothing compares, and I really liked it.

User: splishsplash
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Are you kidding me? What a great show and I cannot wait until the Gorge next year. What a fantastic trip this was and I met so many great people!

User: Supertoe
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Stefan took the hint I think. We got Proudest monkey tonight. We were like row 15 center for this. I totally felt like a rock star. Some NBA player was by us. And need I say more than HALLOWEEN!!!!

User: Thank~U~Dave
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This is the show in which I was filmed for the Grey Street Video!!! On the isle wearing the Bucket Hat. AWESOME SHOW!!! Top 5 at worst.

User: TimButchnBela
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Wow...greatest show I will ever live to see...couldn't ask for more...Hallo-frickin-ween...I am still in shock...

User: tricitydbmfan
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I saw my self in the Grey Street, at about the 31 second point between some younger fans. Long black veil made the show. Best "new" song Grace is Gone.

User: Tripp'nBillie57
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I give every gorge show an A+....its gonna be great watching myself dancin in my 3rd row seats when im watchin the box set

User: trishacoe
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First show, it was amazing!

User: TrojaNeo
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Wait for the double DVD and triple CD...that'll tell you EVERYTHING about this show...too much to put into words...he teased Dreaming Tree--BASTARD!!! The crowd wanted it so much! Stefan's Watchtower was unreal...Halloween with Carter drumming with his hands...The Long Black Veil style that they played...

User: twilkster
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AWESOME AS USUAL

User: twostep
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the last 45 minutes of this show have never been topped.

User: TwoStep01
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Night of teases. But got a solid Dreaming Tree and Halloween. Truly epic show. Also, JBT was a solid opening act this weekend. It was where I discovered them.

User: Vigilance
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My first DMB concert and my first trip to the Gorge! What an awesome experience.

User: vigilant620
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The best show I have ever been at and most likely the best I ever will see. Blew my mind. DREAMING TREE!

User: watchtower83
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amazing

User: wildfan1979
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Definitely top ten. Was my first ever being in the lawn. The scenery was epic. When Roi came out during LBV .......magical. Almost got a half of Dreaming Tree.

User: wtwemakinlove
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My first show ever and what a way to start. I've since been to eight shows and this one is still the best I've ever seen. Granny, Halloween, and many others. I doubt I'll see a DMB show ever close to this one.


   


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