Beach, Please

How was your weekend? We drove down to Virginia Beach for the Dave Matthews Band concert and took the pups with us for a full family weekend getaway! It was the first time we’ve had them at the beach and it was so fun to watch them figure it all out.

beach ready!

beach ready with my new pineapple shoes, hat and mags!

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tuesday things – Top 10 Dave Matthews Band songs

Saturday evening Dave and I went to our third Dave Matthews Band concert in a little over a year*. Keeping up with tradition, we got Chipotle for dinner, and may have even started a new tradition of tailgating with our burritos and a bottle of Blenheim wine. The winery, owned by Mr. Matthews himself, is near Charlottesville, and we made a trip there last fall while also stopping at the bar Millers, where DMB got started. You’ve probably guessed that they are my favorite band :)

As always, the show did not disappoint, and our seats were the best yet! (Although no seats will ever top my front row center spot at my first DMB concert with my sister, Gloria, in 1998!) We were on an aisle towards the middle of the venue with direct sight of the stage and no one in front of us. Although the overall set list was not my favorite of the three shows we’ve recently seen, the band played my first choice for a song, and Dave scored his two off his wish list.

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Coming off their concerts, I’m always amped to play their albums on repeat. In fact, as I type, we are watching a DVD of one of their Gorge shows. (Dorks!) This concert was no different, and has inspired my “fave DMB songs” post for this week’s “tuesday things.” So here they are in no particular order, except that the first song is actually my all-time number one fave.

1. You & Me
2. So Damn Lucky
3. Spoon
4. Crush
5. Raven
6. Oh
7. Mercy
8. Sweet
9. One Sweet World
10. Pig

Of course there are few on this list that could swap out at various times for other songs from their repertoire.  I love all their music, and it’s so hard to choose just 10 songs!

Who is your favorite band?
Which DMB songs would land on your top ten list?

* I have to give a shout out here to my BFFSM Olivia who called while we were on our way to the concert to tell me that she and Josh are engaged! I am so happy for them and will always remember it as a special night for all!