Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dave Matthews Band Dreamtrip

There's no way I can describe in one blog post the amazing time I had traveling with a friend who is also a huge Dave Matthews Band fan like me out to see them play 3 nights in a row at The Gorge in Washington.  I have over 600 pictures and some amazing memories.

Nonetheless, I'll try to succinctly share a bit about the adventure here.

We left Nashville at 6am on Friday and traveled all day.  Upon landing in Seattle, we rented a car to drive 3 hours east to the middle of nowhere.  Ok, so technically to Moses Lake, WA where we had a room at a Motel 6.  We changed and then headed to the Gorge for the first show.  BTW - not only were we in the middle of nowhere, but we were in the desert.  I had no idea so much of Washington state was desert!

When we walked up, all I could think about was how lucky I felt to be standing in such a beautiful place... and then that I was going to get to see my favorite band play here for three nights!

The setlist was pretty mellow on Friday night, but it was kind of nice since we were pretty worn out.  It was definitely a great show, and I left really excited about the next two.

Saturday we bummed around Moses Lake for a bit (easy to do with only 2 main roads and 20,000 people).  We also drove around the Gorge area and did a little hiking.

We had a blast at the show Saturday night.  The setlist was upbeat and just fantastic, and we made some new friends with the people near us in the grass.  It was hands down the best DMB concert I've ever seen!  The energy that night was just fantastic.

On Sunday, we spent the afternoon doing a tasting at the Cave B Winery and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

The show Sunday night did not disappoint.  We even heard them play "Halloween!"  True DMB fans understand that is RARE!  I definitely left feeling like I had seen three amazing shows in one of the most amazing concert venues in the country.  Amazing!

We headed to Seattle on Monday morning.  We saw the Chihuly Museum, had a nice dinner at The Capital Grille, and went up in the Space Needle.  On Tuesday, we took a Duck Tour and explored the Pike Place Market before flying home.  I had never been to Seattle, so it was pretty neat to see some of the famous sites in the city. 

It was an amazing trip!!!  It had always been a dream to go out to The Gorge to see DMB all 3 nights, and I'm thrilled that I got the chance to make it happen!

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