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tradedmb
12-02-2006, 11:59 AM
I have to go with The best of what's around,

I love when Roi lets loose at the end.

honorable mention Grey Steet

Ledge
12-02-2006, 12:00 PM
Love the BOWA opener. Always puts me in the right mood.

Fan#41
12-02-2006, 12:00 PM
Nothing sets the tone of a show like Seek Up. My favorite opener, by far.

stoner
12-02-2006, 12:01 PM
Seek Up is my favorite, with an honorable mention to DDTW

dubsnevets
12-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Ants.

bsan83
12-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Seek Up, Recently, or Ants Marching are my personal favorites.

thestand
12-02-2006, 12:04 PM
Seek Up, but my dark horse vote would be Don't Drink the Water.

Crumbo
12-02-2006, 12:06 PM
DDTW

malachite00
12-02-2006, 12:32 PM
Any show I've seen that started with DDTW or Seek Up was fantastic. They both build really nicely.

JamSession v2.0
12-02-2006, 12:38 PM
BOWA or Seek for me.

PineappleGrass
12-02-2006, 01:24 PM
#41

Nova Scotia
12-02-2006, 01:33 PM
granny or warehouse

pgr17
12-02-2006, 01:34 PM
i love hearing BOWA as the opener - that is probably my favorite and it is my favorite song by DMB. but because of that, i *kinda* don't like it as an opener is because the song is one and done... i'd actually like to see it in the e2 spot with LW leading into it.

#41, DDTW, and OSW are also favorites of mine as openers

EmmieM
12-02-2006, 01:34 PM
Stone is my favorite opener.

TheSniper26
12-02-2006, 01:38 PM
Seek Up, easily. It's not even really close with any other song for me.

hurabgolf29
12-02-2006, 01:48 PM
SEEK UP!

Pay4WhatUGet
12-02-2006, 01:52 PM
Warehouse
Seek Up
JTR

There are a bunch of really good openers. Hopefully they can mess around with that spot next year.

Nitro1515
12-02-2006, 01:53 PM
BOWA

dmbradio
12-02-2006, 02:03 PM
seek up is the correct answer

spruce
12-02-2006, 02:04 PM
Warehouse
BOWA
Seek Up

jessie123
12-02-2006, 02:11 PM
DDTW or BOWA...or Warehouse.

Poth Ead
12-02-2006, 02:34 PM
Seek Up....


but I always enjoy DDTW as an opener... sets a good mood... especially when they jam it like on the Gorge 9.6.02

BlueWaterDMB
12-02-2006, 02:36 PM
1. Seek Up
2. #41
3. Billes

sarge
12-02-2006, 02:39 PM
PIG

Rowsdower
12-02-2006, 02:39 PM
I'm seen some good ones, but Best of What's Around is probably my favorite. Recently gets an honorable mention too.

alexbunke
12-02-2006, 02:40 PM
Pig

BeQuietAndDrive
12-02-2006, 03:03 PM
So Much -> Too Much is a sweet way to start a show.

Shocked that Pantala Naga Pampa hasn't been mentioned either.

FightTheGoodFight
12-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Don't Drink The Water

IPeeInTheShower
12-02-2006, 03:13 PM
I'd say Seek Up...even though I've never seen it open live.

DDTW is always a nice opener but its become so cliche at this point that it's lost a lot of its magic.

Pig is very nice as well. Saw that at SPAC couple years back.

TRDW
12-02-2006, 03:28 PM
Don't Drink The Water

gemma
12-02-2006, 03:39 PM
BOWA
Seek Up
Billies

Crush87
12-02-2006, 03:41 PM
Seek Up
BOWA
Proudest Monkey

FishMonkeyMan
12-02-2006, 03:44 PM
dont drink the water, because every show ive been to with a ddtw opener has been amazing.

seek up is the best though

bowa would be if it wasnt followed by lackluster shows from my experience.

Wescoast
12-02-2006, 04:01 PM
i think, in general, the openers they use are pretty solid. ddtw, rapunzel, bowa...

my problem is that after a nice energetic opener they usually go into a bad lull of very bland songs for a 4 or so stretch. this includes songs like everyday, hunger, osw, granny, proudest monkey (great song, but really weak in 06), wtwe, dreamgirl, grey street type songs. these lose the crowd after such a great opener.

FishMonkeyMan
12-02-2006, 04:17 PM
i think, in general, the openers they use are pretty solid. ddtw, rapunzel, bowa...

my problem is that after a nice energetic opener they usually go into a bad lull of very bland songs for a 4 or so stretch. this includes songs like everyday, hunger, osw, granny, proudest monkey (great song, but really weak in 06), wtwe, dreamgirl, grey street type songs. these lose the crowd after such a great opener.

i dont agree with every song on your list, but i do agree completely with the post.

CRUSHsoccer15
12-02-2006, 04:18 PM
DDTW or Pig

The fact that I've never seen an opener twice is kinda crazy.

Crush87
12-02-2006, 04:27 PM
DDTW or Pig

The fact that I've never seen an opener twice is kinda crazy.

you.bastard.

Yee
12-02-2006, 04:28 PM
So Right

Majew10
12-02-2006, 04:34 PM
seek up or the stone, i liked that when i saw it in 2002 open

3 out of my last 4 shows had pnp-->rapunzel open...i don't mind it but it just gets old.

oshman800
12-02-2006, 04:43 PM
the stone, pig

BigEyedMullet
12-02-2006, 04:44 PM
Seek Up
BOWA



Pig

Smokey the Bear
12-02-2006, 06:22 PM
Rapunzel

DMBpride
12-02-2006, 06:23 PM
Nothing sets the tone of a show like Seek Up. My favorite opener, by far.

:upyours


Pig & The Stone get very honorable mention

captainbluntmofo
12-02-2006, 06:39 PM
BOWA and Stone

carter
12-02-2006, 06:39 PM
Nothing sets the tone of a show like Seek Up. My favorite opener, by far.

:upyours

spoke.
12-02-2006, 07:04 PM
pig
bowa
seek up
so right

ethaxton
12-02-2006, 07:09 PM
Seek Up and The Stone are my two favorite, never seen seek up open though :(

dsera
12-02-2006, 07:40 PM
No poll? Fucking lamer. :D

My favorite openers are #41, Seek Up and DDTW but it seems I always get OSW, Everyday and PNP>Rapunzel.

Spo777
12-02-2006, 07:43 PM
BOWA

I'd love to catch a So Right opener though.

captainbluntmofo
12-02-2006, 07:57 PM
No poll? Fucking lamer. :D

My favorite openers are #41, Seek Up and DDTW but it seems I always get OSW, Everyday and PNP>Rapunzel.

Yeah I like DDTW and Everyday also.

Rapunzel is much better as a closing song.

DMBTex10101
12-02-2006, 07:58 PM
Seek Up
BOWA
Stone

KaraL
12-03-2006, 02:39 AM
Don't Drink The Water is easily DMB's best opener. BOWA might be if it sounded as good as it does on the album.

greykitkat36
12-03-2006, 03:22 AM
Seek Up. Hands down.


Recently as a close second.

Guyute
12-04-2006, 02:53 AM
No poll? Fucking lamer. :D

My favorite openers are #41, Seek Up and DDTW but it seems I always get OSW, Everyday and PNP>Rapunzel.
Not to mention Stay as a closer :lol

kern
12-04-2006, 03:00 AM
Seek up
anyone seen the bridge
Pig

BajaSpyder
12-04-2006, 12:41 PM
depends on the venue i think.. certain ones (spac) require slow build (re: seekup, recently, osw etc) while others (msg) require dmb to blow the fucking roof off (ddtw, stone, rapunzal etc.)

monkey
12-04-2006, 12:51 PM
For me it's Warehouse or What You Are. I like to start with a bang.

pgr17
12-04-2006, 12:54 PM
have they ever opened with WYA? i think that would be a good way to start off a show.

sarge
12-04-2006, 01:00 PM
So Right
good call

simbro
12-04-2006, 01:01 PM
seek up

cmitch525
12-04-2006, 01:02 PM
DDTW or Rapunzel

monkey
12-04-2006, 01:04 PM
have they ever opened with WYA? i think that would be a good way to start off a show.

I am not sure if they have, but it would be one helluva start to the show for sure.

akleiner34
12-04-2006, 01:43 PM
#34(tease)
Hunger


(fucking bastards)

orbs35
12-04-2006, 02:30 PM
rapunzel is my favorite by far. i like one sweet world too but i feel like i've seen it so much.

smts>astb>too much was awesome this year at hartford n2.

i'm really hoping to get a bowa opener next year, i feel like that would take my top spot.

JWood
12-04-2006, 03:32 PM
For me, it's between The Stone and Seek Up

I would love to see Sugar Will start opening some shows.

shadowraven
12-04-2006, 05:16 PM
Seek, followed by Last Stop/Billies.

KaraL
12-04-2006, 05:24 PM
I am not sure if they have, but it would be one helluva start to the show for sure.

I'd love to see a WYA opener, it'd set the mood similar to DDTW. Very cool I'd imagine

noletorious901
12-04-2006, 05:28 PM
Seek up, DDTW, Stone, or Rapunzel. However, fav I have seen is Anyone Seen the bridge.

alexbunke
12-04-2006, 05:48 PM
Wait, I change my answer to Rapunzel.

AdamP
12-04-2006, 05:49 PM
say goodbye (see 7.5.00)
41
seek up

kyle1kyle1
12-04-2006, 06:44 PM
bowa opened my first show, and its my favorite opener....nothing like opening a show with like 60 great roi parts, and just saying ''lets just have a good time, put your troubles aside''

Chaveznwo
12-04-2006, 07:14 PM
Seek Up. But, as much as 4-21-01 did suck, I highly enjoyed the Two Step opener. Wouldn't mind that being a regular thing in the future.

hornet
12-04-2006, 07:57 PM
I have gotten some weird openers, I really enjoyed DIDO, but Say Goodbye was an insane opener. As for the usual openers I like the Stone as a way to kick off a show.

seekalexup
12-05-2006, 01:01 AM
seek>
rapunzel

Vincent
12-08-2006, 10:16 PM
JTR opened my first show 8 1 2001
bliss

mbrennan5
12-12-2006, 09:04 PM
Stone
Seek Up

DDTW

oregon.donor
12-12-2006, 09:46 PM
Nothing sets the tone of a show like Seek Up. My favorite opener, by far.

acreed.

dmb0226
12-12-2006, 10:57 PM
seek up

GreyStHokie
12-12-2006, 10:58 PM
its Seek Up.

tradedmb
12-13-2006, 12:14 AM
JTR opened my first show 8 1 2001
bliss

that would be kick ass, maybe in 2007

DMBTex10101
12-13-2006, 12:19 AM
I got a Satellite opener once, which was surprisingly a great way to open a show.

Also Drive In Drive Out would be steller if it opened a few more, and of course So Right and Hello Again.

Crumbo
12-13-2006, 12:25 AM
Hello Again.

:coolguy

I've seen that twice, great way to open a show

but where did it go :(

Huff
12-13-2006, 12:40 AM
Seek Up. It will always top the list as best opener for me.

NiCK Crush
12-13-2006, 12:42 AM
Seek Up. It will always top the list as best opener for me.

Absolutely. The really isnt anything that comes close in my opinion.

-NiCK

Vpk0718
12-13-2006, 01:17 AM
Rapunzel. It opened my first show, and is just a perfect mood setter. "Come and relax now"

Seek Up is a very close second

dm40band
12-13-2006, 02:56 AM
you should poll this and we should make our own setlist

lude
12-13-2006, 03:58 AM
DDTW or Granny or
Heartbeat
L&L
PNP
Rapunzel

dmb2much40
12-13-2006, 06:37 AM
pig.

i like seek up better mid-set.

nolan8or
12-13-2006, 12:15 PM
bowa and seek up are great, but DDTW is my favorite

OceanSoGood
12-13-2006, 12:37 PM
stone or seek up, way too tough to decide. obviously theres a handful of openers we'd all be greatful to hear.

zetto
12-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Stone or BOWA

Although I would never ever complain about a Seek Up opener, I think it's much better mid-set. If it were scaled back to 12 minutes (something like RR95), then I would reconsider.

raven
12-13-2006, 02:53 PM
Nothing sets the tone of a show like Seek Up. My favorite opener, by far.definitely.. same here

toomanychoices
12-13-2006, 02:55 PM
For me, it's between The Stone and Seek Up

I would love to see Sugar Will start opening some shows.

Deer Creek 2002, one night The stone the other Seek Up. Perfect.

Tomacco
12-13-2006, 02:57 PM
Out of the ones I've seen, the best were:

Seek Up
Best of Whats Around
Recently
Pig
Hello Again
#41 > Everyday (#36)
Don't Drink the Water

Strugz10
03-06-2007, 10:46 AM
PNP ->
Rapunzel

Not a better way to get the entire crowd up and moving from the start. The song immediately involves the entire crowd (casuals/hardcores) and sets a great tone for the rest of the show.

joanna4136
03-06-2007, 11:01 AM
BOWA

Brer Funk
03-06-2007, 11:03 AM
have they ever opened with WYA? i think that would be a good way to start off a show.

Yeah, that would be pretty good. The opening lyrics kind of fit the situation too.

ThememanXX
03-06-2007, 11:18 AM
Best of What's Around

mrpeters
03-06-2007, 11:20 AM
Warehouse or Seek Up

i love warehouse without nancies....i hate knowing its coming

Yee
03-06-2007, 11:22 AM
say goodbye or grey street.

i also think WYA would make an awesome opener.

Wescoast
03-06-2007, 11:22 AM
Warehouse or Seek Up

i love warehouse without nancies....i hate knowing its coming

really?

goodness, the anticipation after a crazy nancies... knowing youre gonna get a crazier warehouse. i dunno, its one of the best moments of a dmb concert imo.

sarge
03-06-2007, 11:25 AM
Pig

John Chimpo
03-06-2007, 11:26 AM
This only happened once to my knowledge, but seeing "Say Goodbye" open 7.5.00 was pretty sweet

mynameisdon
03-06-2007, 11:39 AM
of the shows I've been to (all at Target Center), they have all been really good.

10/22/96...Tripping Billies
12/13/98...BOWA
12/03/00...Warehouse
04/29/02..So Right
07/09/03..The Stone
11/26/05..WWYS

bbycrei
03-06-2007, 11:40 AM
BOWA

sarge
03-06-2007, 11:46 AM
of the shows I've been to (all at Target Center), they have all been really good.

10/22/96...Tripping Billies
12/13/98...BOWA
12/03/00...Warehouse
04/29/02..So Right
07/09/03..The Stone
11/26/05..WWYS
So Right is a Great Opener :upyours

bsan83
03-06-2007, 11:46 AM
Seek Up, Recently, or Ants Marching are my personal favorites.

Still would keep these at the top of the list. I'd probably add JTR and #41 to this list as well.

I'm surprised Recently and #41 haven't gotten much other mention in this thread.

sarge
03-06-2007, 11:48 AM
Still would keep these at the top of the list. I'd probably add JTR and #41 to this list as well.

I'm surprised Recently and #41 haven't gotten much other mention in this thread.
RR N4 :upyours

JKidd
03-06-2007, 11:52 AM
seek>
heartbeat>
rapunzel

:upyours

Yee
03-06-2007, 11:59 AM
This only happened once to my knowledge, but seeing "Say Goodbye" open 7.5.00 was pretty sweet

i know. :banana

Jack
03-06-2007, 12:16 PM
it used to be Warehouse before it got all cunted up with the woos.

But, I'd say Seek Up, Recently or BOWA. The edge, I'm sure, will always go to Seek Up.

Hello Again is pretty tits though.

josh
03-06-2007, 12:24 PM
My 3 openers have been
#40>SMTS
DDTW
Pig

Pretty good if you ask me.

ThememanXX
03-06-2007, 12:44 PM
my openers:

3: Pantala Naga Pampa -> Rapunzel
2: Everyday
2: What Would You Say
2: JTR (once with Blue Water)
1: Best of What's Around
1: Crush
1: Don't Drink the Water
1: Grey Street
1: Seek Up
1: So Much To Say
1: The Stone
1: Warehouse
1: When the World Ends

mrchattr
03-06-2007, 12:47 PM
Seek Up is my favorite. I always thought BOWA would suck as an opener, although it's one of my favorite songs, until I saw it open a show. It was awesome, especially because, with Carter starting the song, the guys didn't do the usual thing where they all step up to the mic, or stand still ready to play thing. They were hanging out, the crowd was still talking a big and cheering, and all of a sudden the drums crashed in, and the show was going on. Fuckin' loved it.

Old school Two Steps were great show openers, too.

Jack
03-06-2007, 01:00 PM
just for shits. My openers:

Everyday 7
One Sweet World 7
Seek Up 6
Don't Drink the Water 4
So Much To Say 4
The Stone 4
Pig 3
Warehouse 3
#41 2
Bartender 2
Too Much 2
What Would You Say 2
Best of What's Around 1
Dancing Nancies 1
Granny 1
Grey Street 1
Heartbeat 1
Hello Again 1
Hunger for the Great Light 1
Pantala Naga Pampa 1
Recently 1
Satellite 1
Tripping Billies 1
Two Step 1
When the World Ends 1

now, for some reason that only adds up to 59, but I'm at 61. Hmmm. I wonder if it has something to do with the 2 dm&f shows.

bsan83
03-06-2007, 01:06 PM
7.8.00 - Seek Up :upyours
7.11.00 - #41 :upyours
12.11.00 - The Stone
12.16.00 - The Stone
6.16.01 - When the World Ends :lol
6.17.01 - JTR :upyours
8.4.01 - Granny (real underrated one)
4.7.02 - What Would You Say
4.8.02 - So Much to Say
4.12.02 - Too Much
7.23.02 - Grey Street
7.25.02 - Pig :upyours
3.20.03 - Bartender (D+T)
9.8.03 - When the World Ends :lol
9.9.03 - Ants Marching :upyours :upyours
7.6.04 - One Sweet World
7.7.04 - Too Much
9.9.05 - Everyday
9.10.05 - So Much to Say
12.15.05 - PNP --> Rapunzel
6.24.06 - What Would You Say
7.8.06 - One Sweet World
9.22.06 - PNP --> Rapunzel
9.23.06 - One Sweet World

JimyThang
03-06-2007, 01:08 PM
Granny
BOWA
Seek Up

can't decide...

bsan83
03-06-2007, 01:09 PM
Hunger for the Great Light

This might honestly be the worst setlist idea they've had yet. Jesus.

TheNoise
03-06-2007, 01:15 PM
Seek Up or BOWA


aaaand i'm bored:

DMB 2000-08-25 The Stone > Drive In Drive Out :upyours :upyours
DMB 2001-08-03 Grey Street :upyours
DMB 2001-08-04 Granny :upyours
DMB 2002-04-12 Too Much
DMB 2002-07-25 Pig :upyours
DMB 2002-07-26 Don’t Drink the Water
DMB 2002-12-21 Drive In Drive Out :upyours
DMB 2003-06-30 The Stone
DMB 2003-08-28 SMTS > ASTB > Rapunzel :upyours :upyours
DMB 2003-08-30 When the World Ends :downyours
DMB 2003-08-31 Everyday :downyours
DMB 2004-07-06 One Sweet World
DMB 2004-07-07 Too Much
DMB 2004-07-16 Best of What’s Around :upyours
DMB 2004-07-17 So Much to Say (no segue)
DMB 2005-05-09 Hello Again :upyours :upyours
DMB 2005-06-18 Hunger for the Great Light :lol
DMB 2005-06-19 Everyday :downyours
DMB 2005-07-01 One Sweet World
DMB 2005-07-02 Best of What’s Around :upyours
DMB 2005-07-27 The Stone :upyours
DMB 2005-12-15 Rapunzel :upyours
DMB 2006-06-16 Pig :upyours
DMB 2006-06-17 One Sweet World

kaisek
03-06-2007, 01:15 PM
Seek Up
DDTW
So Right
BOWA


and for the love of god.... if I ever hear another OSW opener I'll shoot myself.

joanna4136
03-06-2007, 01:21 PM
Seek Up
DDTW
So Right
BOWA


and for the love of god.... if I ever hear another OSW opener I'll shoot myself.

OSW openers at the gorge though are money.

kaisek
03-06-2007, 01:23 PM
OSW openers at the gorge though are money.


I've just had it open shows for me waaaaay too many times.

joanna4136
03-06-2007, 01:27 PM
I've just had it open shows for me waaaaay too many times.

i hear ya

phelps154
03-06-2007, 01:40 PM
Seek Up...
Pig...
The Stone...
BOWA...
DDTW...

I've seen all of those openers too... Seek Up is far and away my favorite though...

RB3
03-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Odyssey > DDTW

phelps154
03-06-2007, 01:59 PM
Odyssey > DDTW

That was BAD ASS at alpine this year...

milh
03-06-2007, 02:07 PM
it's hard to pick one, but on hot summer nights, before it gets dark, not too many things make me happier than a OSW opener.

also love hello again and the last stop.

Bartender
03-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Intro-->One Sweet World

Fan#41
03-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Seek Up
Warehouse
The Stone
DDTW
Rapunzel


Seek Up -->
Heartbeat Jam -->
PNP -->
Rapunzel

That's my absolute favorite entrance to a show.

orbs35
03-06-2007, 03:50 PM
it's hard to pick one, but on hot summer nights, before it gets dark, not too many things make me happier than a OSW opener.

Hearing OSW at dusk to open a show is one of my favorite things about summer

bg4tc
03-06-2007, 07:25 PM
best i've seen:
ants
warehouse
pnp-->rapunzel

would be sick:
41
two step
say goodbye

TheNoise
03-06-2007, 07:30 PM
i love ants opening. snare intro or directly bursting into it; either way it's a fuckin awesome way to start a show

RB3
03-06-2007, 07:39 PM
That was BAD ASS at alpine this year...

Exactly :upyours

soups
03-06-2007, 07:46 PM
BOWA or Seek Up

Zach Morris
03-07-2007, 10:50 PM
#34(tease)
Hunger


(fucking bastards)

Such a horrible show.

Colby
03-07-2007, 11:59 PM
Stone

Close Calls
Rapunzel
Pig

myfriendbill
03-08-2007, 02:12 AM
#41 sets a good vibe, people don't expect it.

phelps154
03-08-2007, 08:40 AM
Such a horrible show.

Really really really bad show and hot as balls that day too...