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What Would You Say

Get to know fellow DMB fans on Dave Matthews Band's music inspires and moves us all in different ways. Experiences is what it's all about. 

If you would like to fill out the "What Would You Say" Survey and have your post included, you can do that here.  

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Taylor Updegraff

Twitter: @TaylorRaine5

How long have you been a DMB fan?: I've been a Dave fan for my entire life. 15 years. My mom says the first Dave song I knew was Ants Marching. But I don't remember anything until my parents divorce.

What is your favorite DMB song?: The Stone. Warehouse. Typical Situation. Dreams of Our Fathers. Dancing Nancies. Fool To Think. When the World Ends. So Much To Say. Idea of You. Snow Outside. If Only. Gaucho. And I love his John Lennon cover of Watching the Wheels. Baby Blue. And Funny the Way It Is.

How many concerts have you attended?: 0 ... :( ..... Phoenix, Arizona... Not old enough to drive yet :(

What does the music mean to you?: His music offers an escape from reality. And then it smacks reality right back at you in the face. From The Stone's, soft rock towards the end, to When the World End's surprising ending, it makes me think about who I am. Like in the song So Much To Say, I wish I could be somebody else. But then I am happy with who I am. This is who I am. And sooner or later, someone will love me for who I am. I have fantasies too. But then am brought back to reality. Better to think things through before acting upon. His music taught me how to love. Love is okay. It hurts at times, but is acceptable. Don't be afraid to love someone. There is pain. There is fortune. And his music is the reason I am who I am today. Not a parking lot attendant or a million air in Bell Air. But Taylor.

Any special moments you would like to share?: My dad left my mom when I was 7. My mom bought 2 CD's. A Kidz Pop for me. And Crash for her. Well I didn't want Kidz Pop. I thought the album art for Crash was a lot more special. I was 7 and still learning how to read. And I had a little CD player. I opened the CD player and put Crash in. The first song I listened to was Say Goodbye. Because my dad just left and I understood the words 'Say Goodbye'. I then later understood the whole song. It doesn't mean just saying goodbye. But saying goodbye to a loved one after a beautiful night. I didn't understand until I got 'the talk'. I recently broke up with my girlfriend. I cried a lot. She was ashamed to be seen in public with me. God knows why.?. And I turned on his solo album 'Some Devil' and listened to 'Stay or Leave' and had a emotional breakdown in the car. Cried like a baby for 10 min before school started.

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