In addition to Holiday World, I went to HullabaLOU on Sunday night. HullabaLOU, in case you’re wondering, is a new music festival that was successful enough over its three days that Louisville plans to host it again. And, you know me and words, I have to say … I love the name. Hullabaloo is a great word for the atmosphere, and then to localize it is brilliant.
I was mostly excited about Zac Brown Band, who played between the new-to-me Avett Brothers and Dave Matthews Band, who always takes me back to 1997-2000, even with his “new” songs. Turns out, Zac Brown Band ended up being my favorite. I wished they had played longer than the 1 1/2 hours.
And speaking of hot, Zac Brown wore his trademark wool hat. Not exactly appropriate for the heat and humidity. But, hey, at least he’s consistent.
The almost 2 1/2 hours from Dave Matthews and his band was typical DMB, which by no means disappointed me. But I like “classic” DMB songs because those are the ones I can sing along with as a I reminisce. Thankfully, Dave threw in some classics for me. And I enjoyed his “new” stuff live.
In fact, both Zac Brown and Dave Matthews [and their talented bands!] are fabulous live. So fabulous that when Dave invited Zac onto stage, I was thrilled. “All Along the Watchtower,” a Jimi Hendrix song, isn’t my favorite, but listening to those two sing and all those musicians play was quite a treat. Zac Brown even donned a second wool hat that appeared thicker. I think it had cooled off like 5 degrees, maybe to the high 80s, so maybe he was chilly.
Anyway, a friend wanted me to tell her what songs Dave Matthews Band played, so I thought I’d share the list with you …
Funny the Way It Is
You Might Die Trying
Don’t Drink the Water
Why I Am
Spaceman [I think …]
#41 [Followed by a 20-minute jam …]
Lie on our Graves [with much jamming before finishing the song]
You & Me
Shake Me Like a Monkey
WITH ZAC BROWN …
Funny How Time Slips Away
All Along the Watchtower