This time, the place was hopping. The energy levels of the crowd were amazing, and as I guessed, this concert featured more of the band's older repertoire. The crowd was right into it, singing along with the band for nearly every song.
The crowd had screamed with such delight when Boyd went into his screaming violin solo during Tripping Billies--I had not heard a crowd roar with approval that loudly before. The same could be said any time Carter went into one of his patented drum solos.
The version of Two Step I heard last night was probably the best live version I've ever heard, and they closed it out with a favorite: All Along the Watchtower.
Didn't see too much of the drunken antics that I saw Friday night, but I did get to see (before the show actually started) someone carted out by security, and I saw some drunken lout decide that, instead of going up to the bathroom before the concert began when he still had time, he decided to piss right where he stood. Pissed his pants and down his leg.
As usual, the weekend brings about a flood of people and media reporting not just on the band's shows, but also the rampant underage drinking that goes on--this invariably leads to calls by opinionated folk to not bring DMB back because of all the partying, blah, blah, blah.
As I don't drink, smoke, or tailgate, doesn't bug me in the slightest. I just hope that Saratoga keeps bringing them back. Like it or not, DMB brings a lot of money into Saratoga for the weekend.
So now I'll have to wait 2 years before they return; the band's taking 2011 off after 20 years of almost non-stop touring.
Last night's set list:
Saturday Jun 5 2010
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stay Or Leave *
Hello Again *
Lying In the Hands of God *
The Idea Of You *
Don’t Drink the Water *
Tripping Billies *
Cant Stop *
Corn Bread *
Needle And The Damage Done +
Time Bomb *
Two Step *
Some Devil ~
All Along The Watchtower *
* Jeff Coffin
+ Dave and Carter
~ Dave Solo
(song name) indicates a partial song
indicates a segue into next song
I wonder when Bela Fleck's gonna ask for his saxophonist back.