My 18 year old son, Liam, filed this mini review via text messaging on the road back to Winnipeg from Bonner Springs, KS.
"Last night’s Dave Matthews Band show was incredible. They had great dynamics – going from quiet to loud within a single song. A few song highlights for me included American Baby, So Much to Say and Recently. Aside from the near technical perfection of DMB, the lights were amazing. One of the best light shows I’ve seen. Seeing bassist Victor Wooten band as the opening act was also incredible."
He sent the review & picture from his Motorola V551 camera phone to my Sony S710a. I used Bluetooth to bring them onto my laptop – where I cleaned the picture up and cropped it in Photoshop.
The point of this post is not only to review DMB, but to also show the power of technology in Citizen Journalism. I’m on an Island in Lake Simcoe, Ontario. My son is on Highway 35 in Kansas. Using our cell phones, he’s able to easily send this information to me. (No the photo isn’t particularly pretty – but it does give you an idea of the setup at Bonner Springs.) Using Bluetooth, I’m able to get the pic and text onto my laptop. And then using incredibly slow dialup access, I upload this blog post.
Had he & I been a little more awake last night, we could have had this post up within moments of the concert finishing. "Toto, we aren’t in Kansas anymore" is particularly approprate on a number of levels.