June 08, 2008 Slideshows

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Dave Matthews Band at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, June 7, 2008 

In this photo slide show, see scenes from in and around Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis from June 7, 2008, when Dave Mathews Band played the first rock concert in the ballpark. Photos by Todd Owyoung.
By Todd Owyoung
Fans showed up in droves for the new Busch Stadium's inaugural concert featuring Dave Matthews Band, June 7, 2008.
By Todd Owyoung
Eager fans outside the concert, eager appreciating free Monster energy drinks and enthusiastic for the show.
By Todd Owyoung
Fans relaxing outside along 8th Street before making their way into Busch Stadium.
By Todd Owyoung
In addition to Dave Matthews Band merch, Grateful Dead t-shirts were a popular item at the show.
By Todd Owyoung
Flip-flops and sandals were the footwear of choice for hot, St. Louis evening.
By Todd Owyoung
Four hardcore DMB fans, sporting matching tie-dye shirts for Dave Matthews Band's 2008 tour.
By Todd Owyoung
Music-tees abounded, with many fans sporting Dave Matthews Band shirts from previous tours.
By Todd Owyoung
A fan expresses the theme for the evening: Dave Matthews Band is Number One.
By Todd Owyoung
Fans outside the new Busch Stadium, which opened in 2006 after Busch Memorial Stadium was demolished in 2005.
By Todd Owyoung
Paddy O's did a brisk business before the concert with free-flowing drinks and music on their patio.
By Todd Owyoung
An eager fan snaps a photo as Dave Matthews Band takes the stage.
By Todd Owyoung
Lowered LED screens blocked fans' view of the stage during the first instrumental intro, building suspense for the show to come.
By Todd Owyoung
35,000 fans packed into the stadium in a sell-out attendance for the venue's first music concert.
By Todd Owyoung
Trumpeter for the Dave Matthews band, performing at Busch Stadium.
By Todd Owyoung
Bassist Stefan Lessard, with an image of Violinist Boyd Tinsley behind him.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Matthews performing at Busch Stadium, June 7, 2008.
By Todd Owyoung
The production for the performance featured an epic setup with dozens of lighting effects and a huge LED display at the back of the stage.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Mathews, jamming with his Taylor guitar.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Matthews performed with obvious gusto and energy, delivering fan-favorite "Crash" early on in the set.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Mathews, taking a pause from his duties on vox and surveying the St. Louis crowd.
By Todd Owyoung
Bassist Stefan Lessard, who contributed to on studio demo for Dave Matthews band at age 16.
By Todd Owyoung
Drummer Carter Beauford, who wore a Cardinals baseball jersey for the performance.
By Todd Owyoung
The stage for the Dave Matthews Band concert was located in the outfield of the new stadium, with seating for fans on the field in addition to the stands.
By Todd Owyoung
Carter Beauford, with singer and guitarist Dave Matthews pictured behind him on the large LED display at the back of the stage.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Matthews going big during his performance at Busch Stadium on June 7, 2008.
By Todd Owyoung
Singer Dave Matthews, performing at the inaugural concert for the new Busch Stadium.
By Todd Owyoung
No one was left standing among those on the field, as fans cheered on the performance and enjoyed the unique concert.
By Todd Owyoung
Dave Matthews Band's performance was accompanied by a thrilling light show that incorporated a variety of stage lighting and multiple LED displays.
By Todd Owyoung
A huge LED display spanning the length of the stage, complimented by two smaller displays on either side of the stage, helped ensure fans had a view of the performers on stage.
By Todd Owyoung
Fans look on from the 300-level section of Busch Stadium, enjoying the concert while also being given a view of downtown St. Louis.
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By Todd Owyoung
Fans showed up in droves for the new Busch Stadium's inaugural concert featuring Dave Matthews Band, June 7, 2008.
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