I have been wishing away the days for months in anticipation of the dmb show in Charlotte. Sadly, all that wishing did was make me want more and realize how few-and-far between the good times are these days.
I’ll try to keep this entry as short as possible for all you non-dmb fans.
We left pretty early with the grand plans to tailgate, relax, and get to our seats well in advance of the band starting. We had second row seats and I wanted to savor every moment. Last year’s fourth row experience was one of the best of my life.
We ran into traffic right near the venue and then the police directed all of us away from the only road I knew how to get to the amphitheater. Long story short, we missed a turn, got re-stuck in traffic and missed part of the show. I was pretty pissed off at this point. Luckily, we could hear every song as we were in traffic, parking, walking in, buying beer, and find our seats. It certainly made the night even shorter however.
As expected, our seats were incredible. We were only two seats off center, so Dave was right in front of us the whole show. Just like last year, the band was on fire (even if the setlist was average) and full of life. Once I got there, I forgot all about the traffic and other crap in my life and had an amazing time. Not as amazing as the chick in front of me though. This girl was going nuts all night. She never stopped dancing and was having the time of her life. Sure she was super weird, everyone made fun of her, and she sounded like she smoked 14 packs a day, but there was no one having a better time then her. Good for her.
Here’s the setlist…
April 24, 2009
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Pantala Naga Pampa >>
Where Are You Going
Stay or Leave
Recently (Pretty Pretty Girl Outro)
Burning Down the House
(Finally in our seats at this point)
of “Crash Into Me,” which I would have prefered..meh.
-Jams on #41 and Crush were insane.
-I was totally faked out by the tease of Too Much which they switched to Billies.