On this day in my DMB Concert History…05/22/1999

Show # 2:

May 22, 1999
Veterans Stadium
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening Band: The Roots, Santana

  1. One Sweet World (Instrumental intro)
  2. Tripping Billies (Nature)
  3. Don’t Drink the Water *
  4. Two Step *
  5. All Along the Watchtower **
  6. Granny ^
  7. Crush
  8. Long Black Veil ^
  9. Stay ^
  10. Linus and Lucy
  11. Pantala Naga Pampa –>
  12. Rapunzel
  13. Warehouse (Stop-time intro)
  14. Lie in Our Graves *
  15. Drive In Drive Out
    ———————-
  16. Ants Marching *

* with Bela Fleck
** with Carlos Santana
^ with Tawatha Agee, Cindy Myzell, and Brenda White King
entire show with Butch Taylor on keys

I went with Steve and Jim on a beautiful sunny day.  I remember that the tailgating was great!  Jim helped a young girl and her friends pull out the back seat of a Mercedes-Benz because they had apparently locked the car keys in their trunk!  We definitely had a fun time in the Veterans Stadium parking lot prior to the show.  It was classic!

The concert was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed “One Sweet World,” “Tripping Billies,” “Don’t Drink the Water,” and “Two Step” to open up the show! A great highlight was Carlos Santana playing with them on a tremendous version of “All Along the Watchtower!” It really rocked!

“Granny,” “Crush,” and “Rapunzel” all were terrific, while “Warehouse” was amazingly done and quite possibly my favorite song of the night. “Lie in Our Graves” sounded awesome and was pure magic with guest Bela Fleck and an outstanding violin solo by Boyd Tinsley. The set ended with a superb rendition of “Drive in Drive Out”.

DMB came back out for the encore and played an excellent version of “Ants Marching” to end this fun day and night seeing DMB live at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia!

 

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