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Errantry: Novak's Journal
...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Musical: Dave Matthews Band at Notre Dame 
5th-Dec-1996 11:59 pm
Golden Birthday
Setlist for the Dave Matthews Band show at Notre Dame. It ended up not being as packed as I had expected, and I moved around a bit. I was seated a ways away from Doug, and ended up moving more toward some back, center and vacant bleachers as time went on and just soaked up the experience by myself. I've never been a huge DMB fan, and this was my first time hearing them live. Most of the time I heard them as simply playing from Doug's room in the house. Doug's somewhat disappointed summation after the show, that "it was about the same as if I went into my room and played Crash really loud" sounded apt. But since the songs were only vaguely known to me, I didn't miss out so much on a night that didn't get much improvisation.

Mostly Doug was dismayed, if not furious, that the band had showed up the night before at Bridget McGuire's, with some campus cover band playing. Doug would have given a lot to have had them hear the Freeks in full form, and to have played his songs. Still, Mark was still so new to stepping into lead guitar that even Doug's great songwriting would not yet have been shown at its best....

Dave Matthews Band setlist

Seek Up
Two Step
Tripping Billies
Say Goodbye
Lie In Our Graves
Help Myself
Jimi Thing
So Much To Say
Anyone Seen The Bridge
Too Much
Typical Situation
Ants Marching

Christmas Song (introduced with a bit of self-consciousness of being at Notre Dame, with the disclaimer, "I'm not a religious man, but..." and something approving of what Jesus had to say)
Dancing Nancies
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