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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 7, 2003
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: 34seekupdave
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Excellent.

User: 41crush
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When we walked over the hill and finally saw the stage, we just said "wow!" Show was great, crowd was great. Always happy to hear #41, and starting with "Crush" was a good way to get the crowd going.

User: adamst
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Show was awesome. Waiting in the hot sun for 7 hours wasn't

User: adkugel
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This was a good show, but the crowd was very lame. People were sitting through songs like spoon and dreaming tree, these are great songs. When they came out for the encore, everyone was pumped, but when they started playing minarets people started sitting down again. I was pretty dissapointed in this crowd, but its hard not to enjoy yourself in a place as beautiful as the gorge.

User: allan_ruin
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No wonder people drive for miles to see DMB here! It is absolutely beautiful. First Gorge show for me and my soon-to-be fiance. Ran into my ex-fiance (my spidey sense was tingling as soon as I bought my tix) and they opened with her favorite song - Crush. Grace is Gone with the double-time country outro was great! Lots of songs I hadn't seen live before like Minarets and Spoon and Help Myself. Very fulfilling show for this very loyal fan.

User: andykirkbride
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1st show!

User: ants
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Openned with I did it --bad call--great venue came from Florida--enjoyed the trip but did not live up to the hype--NO BEER, are you kdding?

User: Anvilman
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Great show. Bit of a slow start, but so many brilliant songs and they just kicked the crap out of Spoon and Dreaming Tree.

User: aryckb
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Sec C Row 38 Seat 1

User: atorrell
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This show was ok. Some mellow songs. I've seen Dave better, but the Gorge is always Great!!!

User: aullrich
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MIP #3

User: BIG VENO
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awesome

User: bondjeffbond007
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a very slow/mellow show. My 30th show and i got to hear 3 songs i hadn't heard before...what more could i ask for. Not the best i have been to, but my first at the gorge. What a beautiful place, get there if you can...but give me Dave's favourite venue, Alpine Valley anyday. Tell me what you think, seek up, Jeff BondJeffBond007@aol.com

User: bopanic
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my first gorge run... oh so sweet... with chuck speece. my first spoon...

User: brandon barr
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great show, a little mellow but the band went off

User: bwagme
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It owned

User: calidmbfan
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first gorge show.

User: chefman503
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First show!

User: clarkbar_12
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awesome show, twostep -> everyday - #41 crazy

User: columbiagorge
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It was DMB so what can I say....it was absolutely wonderful!

User: CornellDMBfan
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ridiculous . . . DMB at their best . . .

User: CortezCortez
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What do you say about the Gorge?? This by far is the best concert venue I have EVER been too. I could stay there forever... oh yeah there was a concert too. Dave was amazing! DMB was out of this world.

User: couldIhavebeen
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definently the best two step ive ever heard live or recorded, very tight show. no complaints..

User: danceinmyhead
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Minarets, Dreaming Tree, Crush. This show was good.

User: dancing kerri
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1st time @ gorge, FANtastic.. thanx for the water balloons boys, refreshing...

User: DanHays
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One word... Awesome. This was my first Gorge show and only my second Dave show... but I was blown away. Can't wait till next year.

User: dannym715
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Amazing. Simply amazing. Flew all the way from Miami Fl for my first gorge show and to top it off i got upgraded to first row dead center. I could never top this. Two step was on fire with butch. I bet the guys were having so much fun because dave kept smiling and going back to carter laughing. Words cannot describe the scenery. Just flew in a while ago. gotta sleep. Gorge 2004 will be so much fun

User: Dave41
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Excellent show! It was so enjoyable to be at a show where the crowd was into the music and not talking during songs that they were not familar with. A show for the band and the true DMB fans. Personal highlights were #41, The Dreaming Tree, and Minarets. Dave was dancing on stage while he was not even playing his guitar during The Dreaming Tree. It is such a joy to see the band enjoy playing music together for such a long time. They seem to truly enjoy sharing their music with their loyal fans.

User: davefan2040
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IT WAS AWESOME!

User: daveman42
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Wow. Just wow.

User: DeliGal1
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I was very fortunate to see DMB both nites at the Gorge. It was my first trip out there and both nites were so surreal!! The set list was amazing and the secenery was beautiful!! I met so many wondeful people and was definitely worth the long trip to get out to Washington!! I will most defintiely be going to the gorge in 2004 :)

User: digi187
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great first night! This was probably the most intense minarets ive ever heard

User: dmbbubba
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Awesome show. Had great seats(sec. B, row 29) and band played a stellar set. Spoon was awesome and minatets sent chills down my spine.

User: DMBFan1974
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Great Show!!!

User: dmbfanincda
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fROM SEC B 44TH ROW. ALL SONGS GREAT ESP ANTS MARCHING.

User: dmbfanx2
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This was my first show & it was incredible!

User: DMBMegg41
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another great one!

User: dmoore41
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First gorge experience. Sat on lawn and it was truly worth the long haul west. only bad aprt was a screaching girl who sat behind us and would not shut up...she had no business beng at a dave show

User: dmpnode
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Absolutely an awesome set. I couldn't believe hearing some of the songs played that night, from The Dreaming Tree, Minarets, Spoon, and Two Step followed by #41. It was a treat to be in the audience for such a great set.

User: doubledown1122
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Great song mix. Loved Minarets

User: dreamingrace
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how about a dance during stay?

User: drewhill2123
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Although some people felt this night was alittle slow, I found this to be one of the more compelling DMB shows I have ever been too....Any show with a heavy BFTCS influence is a good show in my book...

User: dubdtimmay
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#41, Spoon, Dreaming Tree, Minarets. 1/3 of the songs from Before These Crowded Streets. By far the best show I have been to out of 13.

User: Ehiwadas
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AMAZING BUT FIRST NIGHT WAS BETTER!

User: emsketch
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I had such high expexctations for this show that I was almost afraid that they could not be lived up to. I was wrong. I really enjoyed the setlist and the jams were nice. With that kind of setting the guys could have sat on the stage and just atared at the audience and it still would have impressive. Pictures do not do the Gorge any justice. The whole experience was well worth the trip from Ky and I hope to be able to make it next year!

User: erickk
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Best TWO STEP ever!

User: fagenstrom
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My first show, It was awesome.

User: firedancn_nanci
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1st DMB show ever... BREATHTAKING! 10 of my friends and I drove the 18 hours, only had lawn seats, and I walked out of there speechless!!!!

User: floydh2o
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Alot More mellow than any other show I have seen. Second night was much better

User: fooltothinkcait
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Awesome, awesome show. The crush opener was really good even though I have heard it numerous times, Carter still blows my mind. Fool To Think is one of my favorite everyday songs but into Grace is Gone really slowed us down. Butch went house on the OSW intro with Roi, truly an awesome song. WTWE is usual but Two Step was awesome. Nearly 20 minutes of an amazing jam and especially the end. #41 was pretty and Everyday's 36 sing alongs were too short. Where Are You Going? straight up here. Spoon carried the concert to new places with beautiful lyrics and an intense ending. Then Ants Marching got the crowd going into a huge Help Myself and a long Dreaming Tree, a personal favorite of mine. SMTS-->ASTB-->PNP-->Rapunzel was a great way to keep the crowd in it and end on a high note. Minarets was a favorite of the night along with HM and DT and was the first encore minarets since 1994. Stay gave me a smile to leave with, a truly fun concert.

User: fotbol_keeper
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My DMB virginity was lost here.

User: gethanr13
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Awesome show! Very mellow!

User: ghettopuff03
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best show i've been to. two step on this one is absolutely amazing.

User: Gjimmy
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killer!

User: Gorge21DMB21
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I was in Row 7 with Amanda at this show. The show kicked ass but I drove her back to Seattle after the show.

User: gorgeamp8.03.03
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This was my first-ever Dave show. The music was incredible as ever, and the Gorge is even more impressive than my more experienced Gorge-visiting friends have lamented. However, there was something missing from the performance. Though I can't really talk about the Dave's live performances (I mean, this was my first show), one thing I was really excited about was the things Dave does in between his songs. I've listened to several concerts in which he tells some story about growing up or about the girl he was in a pool with (the same one who, when getting out of the pool, had a huge line of snot coming out of her nose) in his teens. From what I remember (and I remember a lot, I don't think second-hand gange smoke has any significant effect), Dave barely said a word the whole performance. From what I understand, Dave Matthews is not only entertaining as a musical artist, but is also entertaining as a personality, and I saw very little of that at this concert. Anyway, including small-talk or not, this concert was excellent. Dave waited probably 10 minutes before he came back on for an encore, but it was worth the wait in my opinion. -Jonny

User: gorgefan29
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Real good show.

User: GoverJKG
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This was my first Gorge show. My fiancee and I drove up from the San Francisco Bay Area in California to go the Gorge shows this year and let me tell you...WOW! The setlist tonight wasn't as good as Vancouver two nights ago, but the venue is beautiful and more than made up for the lack of originality in the setlist. Although I will say that seeing "MINARETS" as an encore opener was simply amazing! Especially with the new "PASSION" outro Dave uses. The venue was amazing and the show was great...we'll see everyone tomorrow night for Night 2.

User: greybart41
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Excellent as the Gorge always is.

User: HawksFan
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This reveiw is a little hard to write as I have been to three Dave shows and countless others since, however I do remember it was the first time I heard Help Myself and then had to find out what it was and loved the song since then. I was actually kinda overwhelmed by the whole experiance and really don't remember that much from this show.

User: hayduke
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Top 3 show for me. My 10th gorge show and perhaps the best except for Stay. Dreaming Tree was alright but predictable after last year's tease. What about the scat Minarets intro? That would have sealed the deal on this show. First night of the Gorge is always the best for the fans. Too bad friday's show had to happen. I feel bad for all of you who made your first Gorge trip this year. Thursday night was great but Friday was such a disappointment. Especially only having two shows.

User: high4atime
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yes gorge

User: hipskipster
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I will NEVER miss The Gorge shows....Gorge, Gorge, Gorge, Gorge

User: imblownaway
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no electric guitar - i think perhaps the best performance i've seen. killer setlist... spoon... last stop... very nice!

User: ireland98020
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section GA row GA1 seat 46

User: jamesthiago
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Pretty great show. I thought it was a little more mellow than when I saw them in 2002 at GM Place in Vancouver. The location was worth 12 hours driving each way. Dave always has an amazing show.

User: janeb
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First DMB show I've ever been to out on the lawn and the first time I was to the Gorge. I was completely blown away by the music and the place and the amazing fun people. Words cannot express it.

User: Jasari2001
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Another great show. Dave never lets the crowd down at the Gorge. Very similar setlist to Portland though. #41->Everyday was the definite highlight. Very happy to hear Minarets.

User: jcantrell82
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this show kicked ass.

User: jen22
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great time! not quite as good as last year but the whole Gorge/camping experience can't be beat!

User: jjerome00
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I had to give my tickets away for the Friday show, so I was a bit depressed. Regardless, it was still a great show (as usual)

User: jkool44
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AWESOME!! my first show and had the time of my life!!

User: jm32u
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Incredible set, sat further away than would have liked to. Sound was excellent, which is typical for the Gorge.

User: jmcoll007
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1st Gorge show - very memorable

User: jonesflamingo
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awesome

User: jwhyland
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Spoon! Dreaming Tree! Minarets! Come on! The drive was worth it! Thanks!

User: Kells210
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:)

User: kurtisloew82
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awesome

User: LieInOurGrvsGrl
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awesome awesome! i love the gorge!

User: loveandsmiles
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It was wonderful, took a friend for her first time DMB experience...she is a new fan!

User: marching_ant
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this show was incredible... I havent missed a gorge run in 6 years and this tops them all, even the 2002 shows... simply amazing

User: milehighdmb41
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The tickets were a 30th B-day gift from my wife! 3,000 miles round trip and the band did not disappoint. I have seen them 27 times starting in 1994 and to the best I can recolect, I have never seen them have more fun on stage than what I saw at the Gorge. What a venue what a show, camping was awesome - Thanks Travis, Missy, Dan and Christa. See Yall Next Year!

User: ModestMouse2003
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awesome!!

User: MorgeeB
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Would have had incredible seats if it weren't for some people in our row that removed chairs and invited friends down from the lawn. It was so crowded that there was no room to groove, and it was hard to see the stage. Very disappointed with these inconsiderate fans. Band was rockin' as always. Fun weekend to be there...was the CD/DVD making weekend which was way cool.

User: nisknight
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awesome as usual

User: nmchicostate
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Awsome show. I LOVE THE GORGE!!

User: orerockon
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WOW! All I can say :)

User: orion_gorger
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Wow, what can I say. Beautiful sounds and sights. Dave was a dancing fiend. The band was having a great time and interacted alot. Excellent verision of Two Step. They more than made up for the a couple songs I was hoping to hear but did'nt. More than made up for it, in spades.

User: pbelmore
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Simply awesome.

User: Pee_Ride
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Very Good My first Show!

User: petermorse
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decent show, really surprised to see minarets as the 1st encore, was dissapointed with stay and crush...i was one of the few that enjoyed fridays show a little more..i just cant stop loving watchtower...and his tripping billies was amazing. everything was perfect for the lovley two nights at the gorge...everything excpet for the christmas tree guy running around with lights on him...no respect for dave or the fans....will definitly be there next year though.

User: pete_the_beat
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good show nice to hear spoon and dreaming tree..minarets as a closer was rare but a nice touch...always love dave at the gorge..see ya next year for the three dayer.

User: Phil45676
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Travelled from NJ for my first Gorge show - - Well worth the trip! Beautiful scenery, great energy, nice setlist ... Highlights were a midset Two Step, #41, and my first live Spoon & Dreaming Tree.

User: ProudestMonkE41
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great show loved crush as the opener

User: ptavv00
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Great show, bummed I missed Watchtower -- which he played on Friday. We got all the segues and jams from what I hear though :)

User: QuakerMan
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First time off the Eastern seaboard, first time at the Gorge, DMB @ the GORGE?...Your last step over the hill is your first step into bliss

User: Redgloam
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Werd up to Minarets, man it was awesome.

User: Right Side Up
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First time at the Gorge. Beautiful place. We didn't camp, but still took in what we could. The vibe was cool. The show was a lot of fun...minarets was a nice surprise.

User: rreucher41
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INCREDIBLE

User: sbren19
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The Best DMB show ive ever been to. Lots of energy and a great Setlist...Thanks DMB

User: seattledmb
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A great classic DMB show. In terms of songs the selection was great- but the passion wasn't there. Oh well- I finally heard Spoon and Minarets.

User: Seeker
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Wow fantastic show! 2nd best I've ever seen!

User: seekupmonkey
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Awesome show, crowd was amazing, Dave was out of control

User: SlickTalker
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I took mushrooms at this show. It was awesome. I would recomend doing them at a dave concert. It is most enjoyable.

User: smooth_ryder
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The gorge is simply an amazing venue. Everything about the set is unreal

User: SpencerB319
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Amazing Concert

User: spoonz09
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my first dmb concert... absolutely amazing. the crowd, scenery, and most importantly, the music were outstanding.

User: Spu Beaty
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second show that i saw that week and was very impressed

User: subro
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Seemed like they rehashed most of the short Portland show. #41, Dreaming Tree, and Minarets were the highlight of a mellow but cool show. ...I could swear I heard When the World Ends...

User: szofgorge
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First time I saw DMB. Seemed to be a unique show.

User: tman12
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The setlist was incredible. This was by far the rarest show that i have seen, but i do not know if it was the best. Spoon, Dreaming Tree, and Minarets were definite hightlights. Crush opener was also a surprise. This was my first show at the Gorge, and it is an experience that i will never forget.

User: TrippenTuesdays
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what a show with my mother!!! first show at the gorge!!!

User: TrojaNeo
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Holy SHIT. This concert was amazing. Crush to open was awesome, Stefan always kills that intro. All I gotta say is Minarets. Man whatta version of that song. Dave was absolutely screaming "from the minarets" ; ) Dreaming Tree was awesome to hear again, but disappointed to hear Stay again. He played that it seemed on every close this tour. But the stage was set, he HAD to play that as there was another night, and we all were definitely gonna Stay.

User: twilkster
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MECA

User: TwoStep01
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Mellow early, picked up late

User: unlvrojo
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unbelievable

User: wheredafunkat
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OH MY GOD, COOL BEYOND COOL, FIRST SHOW, YEP, I AM COOL TOO, ARE YOU COOL WHAT IF A MUCH OF A WHICH OF A WIND GIVES THE TRUTH TO SUMMERS LIE BLOODIES WITH DIZZYING LEAVES THE SUN AND YANKS IMMORTAL STARS AWRY

User: yalda ktana
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well after 3 years of waiting I finally got my chance to get out to the gorge!! and what can I say? it's beautiful out there!! when we got to the venue and got over that hill I just looked down to take it all in, the columbia river on the east sun setting to the west people in every direction ;) got to meet boyd! deffinitly a plus :) :) but on to the setlist... so in my 3 shows I've only heard 37 songs.. which is a little dissapointing but it was much better hearing them at the gorge the breaze blowing the sound is just unbeleivable from sec. b row 55 seat 3 :) you're in reserved seating but you still get that awesome panaramic view and when security isn't being a pain in the ass you get to stand on your chair and watch dave dance his feet off :) energy was up from the vancouver show but you could tell the road was taking it's toll they're deffinitely in need of the break! It was nice to hear crush w/ stefan and watch boyd and stefan goin' at it! (last years vancouver show had the guys from soulive) I was ecstatic to hear spoon and dreaming tree - back to back, yay!- and minarets!! and ants marching, always a crowd pleaser!! my first and only gorge show but hopefully not my last!

User: Zuckadmb
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wow...

User: zwing23
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Mellow Show. Very laid back. Highlights had to be Spoon, Dreaming Tree and of course Minarets (Especially Dave's Question of the hour is what is Freedom outro)!


   


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