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Dave Matthews Band
September 2, 2016
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

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User: bigeyedfish84
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Gorge is where to be.

User: brightlike_sun
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A lover's night

User: Cheerful Giver
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My wife's 7th ever concert (all in 2016) and this was her first Gorge. N1 was great, N2 was better, and N3 we had pit and had a blast.

User: chefman503
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Awesome set! Carlos Malta killed it. Even the slow songs were upbeat!

User: Cornbredsteph
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Such a great set!

User: Cptn. Monkeyman
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My first Gorge trip! From the first song I heard at the Gorge to the last, it was all great. What a better way to open the Gorge than with the opener of their first major studio album. Best of What's Around was a great start to one of the best weekend I've ever had. This show was full of highlights, and even though it doesn't live up to what N2 and N3 offered, it was still a great show in its own regard. The run of classics from Jane through Nancies was awesome. The crowd was ecstatic. After Jane they played a great combo of Warehouse into one of my all time favs, Seek Up. The intro battle between Jeff and Rashawn was intense and built up so much energy before giving way into daves vocal part. Carter was on fire the whole weekend but specifically in this rendition of Seek Up. His fills were all over the place, he was really giving it his all. And the end, Dave was so emotional it gave me goose bumps. After Seek Up, they didn't slow down one bit going into a funky WWYS followed by the rare Lover Lay Down. 10+ minutes, and Coffin really played beautifully on his soprano sax. And the classics continued. After Lover, they played Dont Drink the Water and a highly energetic Dancing Nancies in which Carter and Boyd really were explosive. Towards the end of the set the gave way to a full on Recently jam which was as funky as ever and closed the set out with Grey Street. The encore served up a nice acoustic Oh right into All Along the Watchtower. A great show, and an awesome introduction to the Gorge. Well worth the trip from FL.

User: crissykins
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great beginning...dave fluted up a few lyrics. it seemed like they were mad at each other.

User: davissteffens
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High energy and and great dance circle on left side of the PIT!

User: dklein
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Excellent Night 1! So great seeing the Gorge for the first time!

User: DMB Tommy
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Putz, tuna, Greg, Cory, Andrew, Tyler, Ashley, courtnae and I

User: DMB1983
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Absolutely loved this show. From BOWA to Watchtower there was not a boring moment. I had to go to the bathroom several times, but had to peel myself away because there was no lull in the show! Best energy from the crowd and the band in all of my 28 shows! Nothing unusual or breakout in the set, but just great flow, and tons of classics. Highlights were BOWA, Stay or Leave, Recently, and Seek Up. Just wow wow wow!

User: dmbmike34
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Great

User: drumman998
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Pretty solid...

User: ElDiablo
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Timmy played the solo from Stairway To Heaven for his solo part on All Along The Watchtower...it was awesome

User: e_kade
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Amazing

User: fishguts621
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Had lunch at the Winery before heading over to set up camp. Best burger ever! Sining Queens Bohemian Rhapsody after wards and things got a bit out of control. Way too much fun. Made up for the crappy year before. Great music great friends.

User: greystreet46
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Rail in front of Fonz Carlos Malta, 5 string thumpers - Big Eyed Fish, stay or Leave BOWA opener

User: IanJ
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Great show!

User: Imaphan
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Tight first night.

User: jaboyd
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My favorite night all around for some reason - maybe the crowd energy? Killer opener with BOWA and a total surprise. 19-20 min Seek Up was amazing and climactic. Got my first ever full band Recently (electric - saw it acoustic set last year), with Carlos Malta at that. I normally don\'t care for a Watchtower closer/encore, but the Watchtower encore was killer. Killer build up and the crowd was totally into it. And I got a setlist from Greg (stage left) on top of it all.

User: juliecleveland
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AMAZING Stay or Leave!

User: kkp4
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Fun show! Some surprising songs to hear on night 1 of the Gorge!

User: landis13dmb
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Great Old School Show!

User: lenn
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Great show at the Gorge. Got there early for poster with Kevin, Rusty, Daniel

User: mrayburn
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Fun night and great first gorge experience. Highlights were the opener of Best of What\'s Around and Carlos Malta guesting, especially on Lover Lay Down and Recently. Fantastic run in the middle from Warehouse through Dancing Nancies.

User: mthawk07
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Super cold night didn\'t seem to bother the band, they sounded great throughout. Solid warmup for the rest of what was to become a fantastic weekend!

User: Nick_Cacc
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I was cold as fuck in a t shirt rookie mistake

User: outwarrior
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What a set. One of the craziest runs I\'ve ever seen. They played so well and were having a blast. 9 of the songs, which was half the set, were from 94 and earlier. Wild. Can\'t wait to see what they pull out the next two nights. Oh yeah! And Carlos Malta was a great guest.

User: PhishN4DMB
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Section 204 Row 16 Seat 38 WH - $75.00

User: Poozbear
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Pit !

User: Red Leader
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So cold and windy! Stay or Leave was great though.

User: Seeker
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Damn what a show! Had a blast. Band took every song to a new level. Box 212>211. Looking forward to tonight

User: sidepockettroy
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Amazing way to start the weekend. Non stop amazing music. Watchtower was my highlight. Wait till you hear night 2! Thank you Dave and the band for 25 great years and here is to 25 more!!

User: Swid007
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Awesome show! Great energy, solid setlist, and Carlos Malta was nasty on the flute. It should be a live release show.

User: Swiderek202
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Real old school. Lots of long jams. Awesome venue, awesome show

User: talairys
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Damn! What a great setlist. Probably the best I\\\'ve heard in 5 years. Highlights for me- starting with BOWA, of course we all loved this. Getting a midset DDTW, followed by Nancies and the grey st.closer. I told my friends I could leave quit now and it would be a fantastic weekend. They are going to have to work hard to top the set tonight.!!

User: tbschultz
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First into the pit, again! It's always a better show on the rail!!

User: Tee-Dollarz
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First gorge!

User: themaker11
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One of the best setlist a I've ever witnessed...as someone mentioned, this could have easily been a 1997 show minus a couple of songs. Whole band sounded great and Daves voice was on point. Great start to an amazing final run.

User: Timpicks
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Wow! Three quarters of tonight's show could have been played in 1997 or thereabouts. So much great old stuff, most everything a 'sing-along' song. A superb set list tonight!

User: wastingtime28
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What a N1!!

User: wbmc1808
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First visit to the Gorge...good time taking in the sights & sounds

User: Wdstrong16
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First of 3 nights at the Gorge and DMB got us off to a good start.

User: Weezerblather
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Great opening run

User: Williama386
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Great first night


   


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