On April 11th, 2008, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed a show for the Seeds of Compassion benefit in Seattle, WA. Seeds of Compassion is a 5-day event which began on April 11th and ended yesterday, April 15th. Seattle welcomed The Dalai Lama to the Seed of Compassion event with open arms.
Dave Matthews had the distinct honor of meeting the Dalai Lama, as well as engaging in some conversation with him.
Dave Matthews mentioned in an interview with the Seattle Times that he was very excited to be a part of the event and could not pass up the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama. Read the Full Interview here.
Q: How did you get involved with the Dalai Lama event?
A: The first we heard about it was at least a year ago ... from a friend of ours who was a massage therapist, and the next client of hers had said that they were interested in our involvement ... I've wanted to be involved in it for a long time, and so I'm very happy, delighted, that it's come and that I have the honor of participating in it.
There were many fans on hand excited to see Dave Matthews as well as the Dalai Lama
Many Dave & Tim classics were played with a few surprises, like "Cry Freedom" with had not been played Dave & Tim in a while as well as "Eh Hee" which was last played at Radio City last year. "Some Devil" which is commonly played solo at a Dave & Tim show included Tim for the first time ever!
Many may recall the full band "Some Devil" which was played on tour last year making this the only Some Devil album song to be played solo, Dave & Tim, and full band.