Caption Contest: Dawes at Ryman Auditorium

dawes-stories-dont-endDawes will be returning to Ryman Auditorium on 6/09 in support of their latest release Stories Don’t End.  Lightning 100 is hooking one lucky fan up with FRONT ROW TICKETS to the show!  Leave a caption below and you just might win the best seats in the house.  If you have not checked out Lightning 100’s in-studio videos from the band, your really missing out.  The band performed “Something In Common”, “Someone Will”, and “From a Window Seats” for a few lucky listeners, a few weeks before the album came out!  Click here to see these exclusive HD video!

Winner: Too much moonshine makes Griffin think a “Lord of the Flies” re-enactment might be fun! – Sara


111 Responses to “Caption Contest: Dawes at Ryman Auditorium”

  1. did you guys hear about that guy that got his whole LEFT side cut off?

    he’s all right now dont worry about it

  2. katrin miller says:

    Griffen’s impromptu rendition of Ave Maria is not taken seriously.

  3. Kate says:

    “Shovels and rope is opening for us…..fuck yeah”

  4. Kate says:

    “Shovels and Rope is opening for us?!”… “Fuck Yeah”

  5. Hilary Romaine says:

    Feel The Burn…..

  6. Hilary Romaine says:

    Feel The Burn……

  7. Willie D says:

    Hi Ho! Let us gather around and tell stories of that Western Skyline.

  8. Laura M says:

    The roof the roof the roof is on fire
    We don’t need no water let the …. burn

  9. Zachary Price Williams III, Esq. says:

    “So grab some matches or a lighter,
    and chop a bit off that old tree,
    we’ll burn a little bit of everything”

  10. Sarah K says:

    Yippee Ki Yay, We’re Dawes and sing Fire Away!!

  11. Hunter Urtubees says:

    This campfire is McDonalds…Im lovin’ it! Baazzzing

  12. David Crabtree says:

    Sadly the game of Duck, Duck, Goose started with 5 players.

  13. Mark Groll says:

    Dawes, who’s going to piss on the fire first!!!

  14. Linda Christian says:

    Aha. Look what I’ve created. I have made FIRE!

  15. Olivia C says:

    If I wanted someone to make the fire bigger, I would have found myself a can of lighter fluid…I just wanted to make the flames move easy.

  16. Jeff Davis says:

    and I swear the fish was this big!

  17. Hannah H says:

    And now, let’s celebrate by jumping this fire. Who’s with me?

  18. David G. says:

    The powerful play goes on and we will contribute a verse!

  19. Natalie says:

    The Lord of Light shines upon us!

  20. BRIT HOUSE says:

    I’m burnin’ I’m burnin’ I’m burnin’ for DAWES!!

  21. Brit House says:

    I’m burnin’ I’m burnin I’m burnin for DAWES!!

  22. Alex Franklin says:

    We’re explorers cooking boots, do you want some?

    Griffin: YES!

  23. Kristin Larkin says:

    “just smile and nod, guys. Smile and nod”

  24. Jason Christensen says:

    It’s a little bit incendiary
    It’s the gas
    It’s the logs
    It’s the marshmallow on a stick
    It’s the bugs on the rocks
    It’s my flannel that covers me
    It’s the can of old Milwaukee
    It’s all a little incendiary

  25. Josh Saxe says:

    “And then I went all ‘Django Unchained’ on them!”

  26. Jared Rauso says:

    “Wow”, That was an explosive fart!

  27. Carmen Smith says:

    Who knew a young Sean Penn, a finger gun crazed Napoleon Dynamite, a laughing Robert DeNiro and an embarrassed Chris Martin are in DAWES?

  28. Josh Saxe says:

    “And then I went all ‘Django Unchained’ on those muthafuckahs!”

  29. Josh Saxe says:

    “And then I went all ‘Django Unchained’ on those mothafuckas!”

  30. Sara Stacy says:

    It’s all fun and games until someone burns their foot off with Dawes.

  31. Nick Byrd says:

    I’m going to light my fingertips. Guns, ablaze.

  32. Jeff Williams says:

    Hell yeah! I got the last marshmallow b*$%hes!

  33. chris martin says:

    Hey y’all! Watch this!

  34. I am man. I , me ,man have created FIIIIIIRRRREEE!

  35. James Rickman says:

    Lets head to Music City with our guns a blazing!!! Yeehaa

  36. Alison says:

    Give me one more piece of firewood, and a little starter fluid… I’m using a little bit of everything.

  37. Lauren says:


  38. James Rickman says:

    I’m headed to music city with my guns a blazing!!!!

  39. Lindsey says:

    “And a Britney song was on
    And a Britney song was ON!
    So I put my HAAANDS UP
    They’re playin my song
    And the butterflies fly away
    Noddin my head like ‘yeah’
    Movin my hips like ‘yeah’

    (They love Miley. It checks out.)

  40. Brit says:

    The next morning none of the guys could remember why Al’s shoes were melted, why Joe’s pant fronts were scorched or why Nick was in jail for trying to hold a gas station up with his bare hands.

  41. Taylor says:

    The rest of the band quit their nightly game of charades to settle in fireside while Griffin was still trying to figure out how to portray “Last Action Hero” to his comrades.

  42. Ben says:

    Stop laughing you guys, or so help me I will USE these finger guns.

  43. Ashely G. says:

    Yet one sat wondering if this moment was one of celebration and revelry.

  44. Caroline B says:

    Not so fast, El Guapo! Or I’ll pump you so full of lead, you’ll be using your dick for a pencil!

  45. dan johnson says:

    Behold the FIRE Gods have blessed us!!!

  46. Nate Casey says:

    “So I pointed my fingers and shouted the few quotes I knew
    as if something that is written should be taken as true.”

  47. Nate Casey says:

    “…so I pointed my fingers and shouted the few quotes I knew, as if something that is written should be taken as true.”

  48. Look at that! The fire is blazing! I got the fire started without a starter log or gas. Didn’t need your help, now did I?

  49. Amber T says:

    Griffin declares victory as he calls ‘shotgun’ for the ride home.

  50. Reagan Hines says:

    “You lay another finger on me, I burn the house down…” – Shooter McGriffin

  51. Beth says:

    ” and I said, Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition “

  52. Pat says:

    The Fire and The Glory will rain down June 9 at the Ryman

  53. Niki says:

    “And then I said, ‘Quit laughing! This story isn’t over!’ and I pulled out my finger guns just to prove my point.”

  54. A J Hoover says:

    “Yeah, who WOODa guessed a guy with a WOODen leg and no ring or pinkie fingers on either hand could play drums? Yeah, that’s me. That’s right. I ain’t lying. Wait, did we just score….Yes! Give us 6 Baby!! Touchdown!!!!!!!!

  55. Taylor says:

    Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story…*tosses dust into the fire*…

  56. G. Steven Henry says:

    This girl is on Fire!

  57. Ryan H. says:

    “When My Time Comes, I’m gonna take A Little Bit of Everything! Until then, I will just Fire Away!!

  58. Matt says:

    “‘Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!'”

  59. Ray says:

    Survivors Ready?!?!

  60. Sarah says:

    Loved them on the Gentlemen of the Road Tour!

  61. Ryan says:

    “Who’s got two thumbs and rocks. This Guy!”

  62. Ben Odum says:

    Wooo!! Peeing on this fire really made the flames jump up!

  63. Jerry "The Freak" Gilhool says:


  64. Kevin Hayes says:


  65. Michael says:

    I AM IRON MAN!!!!!

  66. J. Lauren says:

    With (finger) guns drawn, Griffin threatens, “I dare you to make this story end!!”

  67. Jess says:

    “Come on, you guys promised you’d be the M, C, and A!”

  68. Mike says:

    “Four chords and four years ago…”

  69. Kalin says:

    “Dude, Why so excited??”
    “Because man, We are playing the legendary Ryman on June 9th!!”
    “I can’t believe how far we’ve come”

  70. Kalin says:

    “Dude, Why so excited??”
    “Because man, We are playing the legendary Ryman on June 9th!!”
    “Nashville will never be the same after that show…”

  71. Erin says:


  72. Sara says:

    Too much moonshine makes Griffin think a “Lord of the Flies” re-enactment might be fun!

  73. Rachael says:

    “I AM A GOLDEN GOD!!!”

  74. Beth Thompson says:

    Bang! Bang! We’ve been so focused on making kick-ass music we forgot to make FIRE!

  75. Mark Bogard says:

    Dawes summoning the spirit of Johnny Cash and Social Distortion from the Ring of Fire!

  76. Mark Bogard says:

    Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring.
    Bound by wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire!

  77. Rob Fulfer says:

    Pretty flames, but what a waste of alcohol!!

  78. Ray says:


  79. Bill LaViolette says:

    and I say unto thee… LET THE FEAST OF S’MORES COMMENCE!

  80. Danielle Green says:

    When he’s not drumming, Griffin can usually be found shooting flames from his hand pistols.

  81. Rebekah says:

    From a fireside seat!

  82. Rebekah says:

    “From a Fireside Seat”

  83. Matt says:

    I cannot believe you forgot the marshmallows!

  84. Scott Brown says:

    Forget Lightning 100 -lighter fluid rocks !!!

  85. Rebecca says:

    And this!…my friends!! Is the best time of life! Live it up!

  86. Zack says:

    While the fatherly Tay continued to think it too silly, the rest of the band engaged in another particularly rousing and primal round of the ‘Match-Griffin’s-Pitch-With-An-E-Vowel’ game.

  87. Wes Stallings says:

    BEHOLD DAWES! The Great and Powerful!

  88. Donald n Deborah Ball says:

    Let me summon and bring forth the hippest rockers in Nashville TN whew they are on fire now!

  89. Drew Gaskins says:

    Seconds before they stormed the stage…

  90. Carrie says:

    Goodness, gracious – great balls of fire!

  91. Mallory says:

    You do realize that that flat square box you used to start that fire had our master tapes for the new album in it, right? You took the tape out first, right? RIIIIIIGHT?!?!?!??!!??

  92. Jim Holland says:

    Dude, don’t strike a match after eating chili

  93. Sean Harrison says:

    “It doesn’t matter if it’s the Ryman; parking sucks *everywhere* in Nashville!”

  94. Alison says:

    The Ryman – Last year we opened for Mumford and this year, we’re headlining. YES!

  95. Amelia Eason says:

    Ahhhh that shit is hot!!!

  96. Maranda says:

    then fire away, fire away!!

  97. James Woulfe says:

    We’re coming for you, Nashville!

  98. Danielle Veit says:

    I’m commenting!

  99. Amy says:

    Mushrooms & fire: a classic combination.

  100. Zack Bannister says:

    This one time…at band camp…

  101. Kalin says:

    Who’s having a little bit of everything?? This guy!! Now hand me an extra chicken wing…

  102. Ben says:

    Stop laughing!!! I seriously peed my pants.

  103. Steve says:

    I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey!

    I’m all hopped up on Popcorn Sutton Moonshine and MT.DEW!

  104. Drew Deal says:

    I figured out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop!!

  105. Caroline Rawson says:

    Let there be light!

  106. Luke Preston says:

    Why not?

  107. Rhiannon Green says:

    Winston- I have made FIRE!

  108. David Hoover says:

    Harpo Speaks!