I’m such a ‘Dave-head’

Hartford, CT is just the beginning of Dave Matthews Band summer tour.

Hartford, CT is just the beginning of Dave Matthews Band summer tour.

Stevie Klein ’11
News Editor

 

 

 

 

Hartford, CT is just the beginning of Dave Matthews Band summer tour.

Ok, so I’m not the biggest Dave-head around, but I’m one of the few people that went to his concert that actually knew his music. Despite the fact that I went on both nights, May 28 and 29, I admit that it wasn’t to hear a few extras songs. I really wanted to go with two different groups of friends, from different towns.

Besides the pee that got on my leg from the boys who don’t want to walk to the bathroom, and my-now broken camera due to a 40-year-old drunk man who spilled beer on it, I actually had an amazing time. I have to say, though, real Dave-heads should not get seats in, ‘General Admission,’ also known as, the lawn.

The inability to hear because of the wasted college students only at the concert for a place to party disable you from hearing the music. However, the lawn is perfect for high school students just wanting to have fun with their friends while listening to good music.

He played some classics like “All Along the Watchtower,” “Satellite,” “Ants Go Marching,” and “Baby Blue.” He included both old and new songs, which was expected and entertaining, however, he took too long of a break in between songs.

On Saturday he covered Neil Young’s “Needle and the Damage Done,” which was underappreciated due to a young crowd.

What I love most about Dave is the fact that he sounds exactly the same as on his albums, something that can’t be said for most musicians. At many concerts I find myself wincing at badly hit notes, nothing like the radio-edited version of the pop stars. Dave, on the other hand, is charismatic and his vocals were impeccable.

He never lets you down, and everyone in the audience seemed to love it as much as I did.