The Dave Matthews Band headlined the first of its three Caravan festival dates at Bader Field on Atlantic City on Friday. Great day for a rock festival, excellent venue, and the Flaming Lips killed, with a mind blowing set in which songs from Dark Side of the Moon alternated with ones from The Wizard of Oz.
All that, plus, Jose Garces' Guapos Tacos truck. Oh yeah, and Dave, who began with "Don't Drink The Water," frm 1998's Before These Crowded Streets and ended over two hours later with a cover of Led Zeppellin's "Good Times, Bad Times." In between, there was a quite sweet take on Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale," a snippet of Prince's "Sexy M.F." and a surprise cover of Morphine's "Buena."
The fest drew about 20,000 on Friday, with bigger crowds expected over the weekend. If you're going on Saturday or Sunday, the powers that be would like you to know: There is no on-site parking. There are lots on the Atlantic City Expressway as you approach. You could do that, or do what I did: Ride your bike. There are racks just to the left of the main entrance. Check all these places for further info: www.dmbcaravan.com, www.atlanticcitynj.com and www.accva.com.
Dave Matthews Band / Atlantic City 6 / 24 / 2011
Don't Drink The Water / You Might Die Trying / Proudest Monkey / Satellite / Captain / Corn Bread / Funny the Way It Is / Seven / Jimi Thing / Sexy MF / Squirm / Buena / Crash Into Me / Shotgun / You & Me / Shake Like A Monkey Encore: A Whiter Shade Of Pale / Stay Or Leave / Grey Street / Good Times Bad Times
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