Sunday, December 13, 2009
Geekswitch Reviews Dave Matthews in 3D: Larger than Life
It has been almost 8 years since I saw Dave Matthews Band live in concert for the first time. I was a young, clueless 20 year old searching for life's answers and living in the mountains of Colorado. One of my roommates at the time had an extra ticket to attend a Dave Matthews Band concert live at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO. They were my favorite band at the time, so I quickly jumped for the opportunity to purchase the 50 dollar ticket. Now mind you I had to be a big fan because 50 bucks is a lot of money when your twenty. You can buy a lot of McCormick Vodka and double cheeseburgers at McDonalds, but I went and was floored on how great of a show it was. But since my days in college, Dave Matthews and I have parted ways, so to speak. I went on to broaden my music listening horizons and he went on to acting and making a lot of music that was slightly dark and, I dare say, eerily haunting at times. But on this particular rainy and cold day in Kansas City I decided to go see Dave Matthews Band in 3D: Larger than Life. I have to say I was very impressed with the show.
I felt like I was in the front row for this event and didn't have to deal with the constant concert going problems, like drunks or me drunk for that matter. It started with a band I was not familiar with, Gogol Bordello. I highly reccommend taking a look at them, they are a band out of, I believe, Ukrane and Russia region. They had great energy on stage and got the sold out crowd estatic with energy. Next, was the ever popular, Ben Harper and the Relentless 7, at a different venue with a more intimate and relaxed setting. Once again Harper poured his heart out with every lyric and every strum of the guitar. Then Dave Matthews Band took stage at the nation's capital and proved once again they still have got that magic, even without Leroi Moore after his tragic passing. It was difficult at times knowing I wouldnt see Moore's solo on the saxophone. Dave proved once again his prescence on stage gets the crowd going. Dave's almost europhoric voice proves he is one of the greatest performers of all time.
I highly reccommend any fan of music go see this show in 3D, it was absolutely worth every penny. The film was in high definition, 3D, and every sound was crisp and flawless. I give it the big 5 out of 5 empty beer cans!