Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
Pantala Naga Pampa -->
The Song That Jane Likes
If I Had It All
Sweet Up and Down
So Much To Say -->
Anyone Seen The Bridge? -->
Entire show with Rashawn Ross on trumpet
+ Carter, Butch and Rashawn Ross on back-up vocals
~ Dave solo
What a rare friggin setlist. I can't believe some of the songs he brought out (Song That Jane Likes, If I Had It All, Sweet Up and Down and Loving Wings). A great setlist for hardcore fans, though probably a little slower for the casual fan. Of the new songs, Eh Hee and Shotgun were the clear winners. Cornbread was a ton of fun, and Dream So Real was a nice mellow song though not what I would consider an opener. I do, however, think it will be a fan fave. Sister I thought was one slow song too many. A great show but I know Dave will be opening it up even more tomorrow!
WOW!! I am not probably the most rabid and strict DMB fan around. I know the band more than they know themselves, and I can see when they "go through the motions", as any performer does when they are shackled to the grind of being on the road, BUT I have never seen or heard a two-night show that blew me out of the water like this one. They started with a nice little ditty, "A Dream", a song that I can appreciate because it reflects the bands eagerness to find that nerve that they've been missing lately. Anytime you throw in "Patala" and "Rapunzel", you know you're in for a winner. Then they played "So Much" and the subsequent segue jam into "Too Much". Now this was the highlight because the band froze before starting the jam - froze like a bunch of mannequins. It was probably the most kick-ass performance I've ever seen. All-in-all the two-nighter was one for the books, AND, might I add, I have a theory that these two nights will soon be the next volume of LIVE TRAX. Just think: Live Trax Vol. 9 - West Palm Beach, Fl. Sept. 15 and 16. 2007.
I was in the lawn for the night of the 14th, and I was 5th row center for the night of the 15th. I have to say that they played the songs that the real Dave fan's wanted to hear. I get really pissed when I hear people say "They didn't play crash." This is a band with multiple award winning albums and a catalog of songs that is way to extensive to cover even if they had a week to play at one city. I thought that they did an amazing job of song selection, I am glad I go to hear some of the new stuff like "Cornbread" and "EH Hee." The second night I thought dominatied when they opened with Don't Drink the Water and went into Jimi Thing shortly there after, and when they did Two Step and Warehouse back to back as well. The kicker was when they did Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower to end the evening. Wonderful weekend. See you next year guys.