Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, North Carolina
Seek Up *
Pantala Naga Pampa * -->
The Song That Jane Likes *
True Reflections *
Don't Drink the Water *
Grace Is Gone *
Jimi Thing *
So Much To Say (Anyone Seen the Bridge?) * -->
Too Much *
The Stone *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
Dave opened up with a cool SEEK UP to get the audience going and then flew into a killer PNP-->RAPUZNEL which totally rocked and had some excellent effects from the lights surrounding the stage. SONG THAT JANE LIKES was wonderful as well. Then came the full version of BARTENDER which was wonderful to hear as well as was the TRUE REFLECTIONS which was were both well recieved from the crowd. The new songs tonight, as well as those played last night in Raleigh, were all wonderful and show that the new album is gonna be spectacular. To end the set they played an extra long JIMI THING followed by kickin' versions of SO MUCH TO SAY and TOO MUCH which were really well recieved. It was almost as if Dave was trying to redeem himself for last night's show in Raleigh, which was pretty much a total bummer. Tonight's was a truly wonderful show that is sure to be a favorable one in many fan's minds for many concerts to come...
What a great show. I am biased though, because i had 2nd row seats, and hadn't been that close since he came to Athens when I was in college, so for me this is the best show I have seen. Being this close you really see how the band interacts. They are laughing and smiling the whole time. Joking and playing between songs. The extra money for seats is certainly worth it. All of the seat holders around us were talking about how we got tickets as "second year wherehouse members", and everyone around were hardcore DMB fans. Dave and crew seemed so at ease and without the rigidness that you see on publicized and/or televised performances (not that they're rigid on those, but they were certainly more relaxed in this forum). The songs he played were less obscure (outside of the new ones) and the people I went with felt like they knew more of the songs than at past concerts. The new songs are FANTASTIC. Many i had heard before on his acoustic performances (JTR, Bartender), and you knew a new song was coming when the twelve string came out. They seemed to play for quite a long time too. The light show this year was fantastic as well, and much more elaborate. I am really looking forward to Atlanta next week, and I REALLY cant wait for the new album. Obviously it will be much different than past releases.
WOW, what a show! The night started off on the right foot as Dave came on stage to introduce Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal performed an excellent set with good energy. Then the band took stage and it was all uphill from there. They started off with an awesome rendition of "Seek Up" which lasted close to 30 minutes! Then the band went into PNP followed by Rapunzel and the band was electric!! Dave was dancing and Boyd was playing his violin with such passion. "The Song That Jane Likes" was a nice one to hear for all of us fans that love Dave's old music. Another highlight was the new song "Bartender" which Dave sang with an intense passion. Following a long jam session on "Jimi Thing" the band went into energetic version of "SMTS" with "ASTB" into "Too Much"...Awesome! Those songs got the crowd up and dancing like there was no tomorrow! Then the band came back and did an excellent version of "The Stone" for the encore. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night! This concert must have to be one of the best of all summer with the best combination of a great selist and unstoppable energy!!
Hey Everyone. I just got back from the show in Charlotte, and there is only one word to describe the show... AWESOME!!! I havent seen or heard any shows from the 2000 tour but that doesnt change the fact that this show was great. Since I havent seen any recent setlists the opener was a surprise to me, but is was an awesome 20 or so minute version of Seek Up, a great opener. The Song That Jane Likes was also a surprise and great to hear in person. You cant beat #41, I think they should have jammed on it a little longer but it was sweet anyway. Bartender, JTR, and Grace is Gone are good new songs. Jimi thing was so much better than I expected it to be there was a slightly new jam it was awesome. At the end of Jimi Thing Dave looked like he was taking all of his frustruation from the past year out on his guitar, you should have seen his face. I dont know if he was trying to break a string or not, but sure enough (I dont remember if here or in SMTS) he did. Anyone Seen the Bridge was also awesome and to end the set with Too Much was too much. I would have liked to hear a few other songs like Grey Street, SUAD, Crush, #40, or Watchtower instead of Satellite, DDTW, or The Stone, but other than that I couldnt have asked for a better setlist. All in all one of the best shows I have heard in a long while.
this was my ninth show and hands down the best one yet. if you all you know are dave radio songs...this was not the show for you. but if you were a conissuer of dave matthews band, this was your show. i called the seek up opener which was close to half an hour long and the rest of the show blew me away. if anyone thinks this show was lacking, they are on some whack stuff, i really thought the boys were on the game tonight. loved #41, the stone, grace is gone, and jimmi thing.