DMB were one of the best live music experiences I have ever witnessed here in Australia (Counting Crows three hour Sydney set is the only thing that gets close). This year was the first time they have set foot in Aus, the closest before this was a cancelled 2001 tour.
They played usual theatres etc, but the highlight was Bluesfest held at a place in NSW called Byron Bay. Its a coastal town that holds a 5 day festival on a set of rugby fields. The festival itself included The Wailers, George Clinton and P-Funk, REM, Jack Johnson, G-Love and Special Sauce, Earnest Ranglin, Bo Diddley, Gomez, Bright Eyes, Cake, Violent Femmes, George Thorogood, Michael Franti and Spearhead + many more.
DMB played the first night with Angelique Kidjo and Dave making cameos in each others sets. Overall they played for well over 2 hours and most Americans in the crowd near us thought it was one of their best ever sets due to the sheer amount of fun they were having and the length of the jamming. I just really hope I don't have to wait so long to see them again, you guys over there have it lucky, I'd kill to see a Dave and Tim show.
This was the set list.
What Would You Say
One Sweet World
Jimi Thing (My favourite DMB song and it was amazing to finally see the extended scat version live)
Satellite (With Angelique Kidjo)
So Much To Say
Rhyme & Reason
All Along The Watchtower