dec.13.2000
Dave Matthews Band
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
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Graph of songs performed, by album
Opening Band: Steve Earle and the Dukes

One Sweet World (Instrumental Intro, Swim Naked Outro)
Donít Drink the Water
Recently (On Broadway, Pretty Pretty Girl, Take me to the River)
Grey Street
Lie In Our Graves
Bartender
Granny
True Reflections
Lover Lay Down
So Much To Say --> (Anyone Seen the Bridge?)
Too Much
Cortez the Killer #
Exodus #
Ants Marching *
Encore:
Grace is Gone
Pantala Naga Pampa -->
Rapunzel
# with Warren Haynes on guitar and vocals
* with Warren Haynes on guitar

Gary D.
amazing!!!! i think ... the most amazing version of lie in our graves that i ever seen or heared (been to 12 shows now and heard 25-30) granny just like i wanted. What can i say im not to crittical (like to many of you!!) on the band boyd is the reason i picked up a violin 3 months ago a i think it was ironic that when my violin rental was due back (dec 12) i was re-inspired to keep going again. man i wish i could explain the happiness that going to a boyd tinsley show gives me!!!!
Jun.30.2004
Anonymous
after last nights performance, i was a little dissapointed in tonight. i guess i had high expectations. higlights were definitely ddtw, smts-->astb?-->too much, ants,one sweet world and rapunzel. the crowd wasnt as into it as last night. and cortez and exodus kinda killed the crowd because no one seemed to know (or like) those songs. i was hoping to hear say goodbye, Halloween(a BIG let down for me), or typical situations, of well...theres always the summer tour...
Jun.30.2004
Meredith K.
Personally, I thought this show was one of the best I've seen Dave play. He was really into it, and danced quite a bit, which everyone loves to see. The highlights of the show were Boyd's amazing solo in "Lie in Our Graves," and of course "Ants Marching," because the whole Garden was lit up and everyone was going wild. Another highlight was "Lover Lay Down," where everyone had their lighters lit up. Dave was putting a lot of emotion into that song. Warren Hayes was excellent, and he and Dave seemed to really mesh well together. "Granny" was a pleasant surprise, since I wasn't really expecting them to play that, since the "lovely ladies" aren't touring with them. All in all, a great show!
Jun.30.2004
Jen K.
Show was very good, lots of energy and definitely some surprises (as if I even need to say that after you've seen the setlist). I'll stick w/ what I thought were the highlights: The return of Recently was such a treat especially with the Pretty Pretty Girl, Take Me to the River AND On Broadway Intro. I thought that would be the highlight of the evening but it was one of many in the end. Granny was great. I had yet to hear this song live and I think it definitely works with the audience singing in place of the ladies. When they introduced Warren Haynes I knew we were in for a treat but I was praying it wouldn't be another Watchtower like they'd had the previous three shows. Instead they started with Cortez which, obviously, most people did not recognize but they did a bang up job with Haynes singing the first verse and dueting w/ Dave. I figured that Watchtower was out now b/c they'd already done one cover and they wouldn't do another. Well I was right on one count b/c out of NOWHERE comes Exodus. I couldn't even believe my ears it was absolutely AMAZING. Definitely made the show an experience to remember. Haynes stayed out for Ants and it sounded great! The encore was my only major let down for the night but only b/c I had seen it before at Giants and was really hoping for Christmas Song or Halloween. I could've sworn they did a Tripping Billies tease after Grace before jumping into PNP. Throughout the night, Dave was breaking strings left and right and in total changed guitars 6 or 7 times at least. During True Reflections something landed in the center of the stage and Boyd knocked it away w/ his bow and Dave made a movement to squash it. I hope it wasn't one of those flying pigs that's been tossed about this tour. ;) Overall, the energy was way up all night and people were having a great time and Dave and the boys were as well. Dave was a dancing fool, all over the stage, playing to the people in the back and the sides too. It definitely wasn't my favorite show but the energy and surprises made it pretty damn good. I'd list it probably 3rd out of 4 total shows. Oh and to the guy in section 338 row H seat 3, I hope you had a fantastic time and enjoyed mocking me as I wrote down stuff to remember from the show!
Jun.30.2004
David S.
Two words to describe this show....HOLY SHIT! This was my 16th concert, and probably the best one yet. Just look at this setlist. The energy in the crowd was incredible tonight, much more than last night, and that really added to the show. Exodus???!!!!!! I just checked and found out that the last time they played this was in 1996, and they've only played it 8 times since 1991 in the Trax. All of a sudden in front of 20,000 screaming fans in the most famous arena in the world they decide to bust this out. Damn that's why I love this band! I have come to the conclusion that Warren Haynes should join the band. He kicks serious ass. I think Cortez the Killer would have sucked it he didn't play in it. His guitar playing is go good! This was the Boyd Tinsley Band tonight. Boyd was rockin the house with the most incredible solos I've ever heard, especially in Lie In Our Graves. Dave was nuts tonight as well. He was doing extra fancy foot-work tonight. In Rapunzel he was going apeshit and dancing on top of the amps and all over the place. It was sick!!!! 2 things I was not happy with...1) no Halloween...I'll live with it. 2) My section pissed me off a great deal. They were a bunch of pothead pricks who didn't appreciate the music at all. These 2 girls next to me were sitting for every other song. Fuck that! Don't waste your money next time! All in all, I'm ready for the album, and of course, the next tour. Bring it on boys!
Jun.30.2004
Andrew R.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY PLAYED EXODUS!!!!!!!!!! I have seen them a bunch of times but this probably was one of the best times I've ever had at a show! One sweet.......was too sweet! Recently with the pretty pretty girl intro?! Grey street, Lover lay down.......the whole night was slammin! Dave was a dancin fool all night long.....at one point he was behind Carter jammin out with the people back there. Carter tore the house down during Exodus! Sweet show.
Jun.30.2004
John V.
Incredible Night! Best of the three shows I've seen him play. Warren Haynes came out for a while and played Cortez, EXODUS, for the first time since 96! Highlights were: LIOG, JTR, TOO MUCH, exodus!!! and ants marching. The band was very lively and into it tonight. I was all the way up in 406 and since I was at the top, I was where all the smoke was. Lucky me ! Great show and hope to see you all sometime soon.
Jun.30.2004
Scott M.
This was my 3rd, and favorite DMB concert to date! It's so amazing how the band continues to grow as a whole. Each time I see them, they seem to have come more into their own as a whole. Boyd's solo in "Lie in Our Graves" was a spellbinding, three-minute adventure. I saw Dave do stuff I've never seen him do...they would jam so hard that Dave popped his low E string...twice! At the end of "Rapunzel", Dave literally "skipped" around the perimeter of the entire stage, stopping here and there and would continue dancing in place, all the while playing full throttle. He then stepped on top of one of the amps (to Carter's right--still playing) then hopped right off and finished out. I've never heard them do "Recently" in person, but tonight they did! The whole show was wide open and there was only one guest artist, who only came out for the last 3 songs. His name sounded like Lorne Hayes, or something...hard to decipher indoors. Anyways, this setlist may be a tinge out of order as I'm writing it the morning after, but even if it is, it's extrememly close.
Jun.30.2004
John G.
Where to start, where to start? Night 1 was amazing and I thought that it would be hard for the boys to live up to. boy was I wrong. Left me speechless once again. Ill try to be as detailed as possible here. Lights down: 8:45, a few minutes earlier than night 1. Dave came out and walked to the back of the stage and was waving to everyone back there. He came back up front and kicked the show off with. OSW: Instrumental Intro. Crowd liked it. Leroi kept us dancing the whole time. They looked like they were on fire and ready to rock. Swim naked outro at the end. DDTW: SO much passion in Dave's voice. Got the crowd dancing and grooving. RECENTLY: Really wanted to hear this one and I got it. "Pretty, pretty girl/Take me to the river" came in the very beginning as opposed to the end. Not sure if Dave did this on purpose or just messed up. "On Broadway" got a nice roar from the crowd. Nice to hear that in NYC instead of East Rutherford, NJ haha No jams on the song. Just ended standard. Fun to dance to. GREY STREET: Energy describes this one. Looks as if Dave has the lyrics down now. He broke a string during the jam. Carter broke a stick too. Listen to the drumming at the very end. Carter added so much (similar to 7/12/00) and his timing was perfect. Most of the crowd seemed to know this one. LIE IN OUR GRAVES: "Hi my name is Boyd Tinsley and I am going to take you for a ride." That is all that needs to be said. BARTENDER: Nice to hear again. Dave screaming at the end was a highlight. Crowd liked this one. GRANNY: Very standard. Everyone singing - including Leroi. TRUE REFLECTIONS: I want to say that this song and Granny were nice to hear minus the Lovely Ladies. Its nice to hear the boys backing each other up on vocals. LOVER: So beautiful, so sweet. Leroi had a beautiful solo. Most of the crowd sat for this one. SMTS: Got everyone on their feet. ASTB: I just want to say that Dave must have taken dancing lessons between the summer tour and now. He was all over the place tonight. (more dancing reviews to come) TOO MUCH: Standard version. (On a side note: Someone turned to me after the show and said it would have been much better without True through Too Much in the set. I find it funny that some people call themselves fans of this band and get really offended when certain songs are played. I ask: What is so evil about SMTS, Too much? A year ago these people would have killed to hear True Reflections live. Just because it shows up in the sets more often is no reason to cringe when you hear it. In my opinion, a fan of the band would not care what songs they played and would enjoy the show no matter what. I could care less if they played "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," I would love it. Again this is just my opinion and I am entitled to it.) CORTEZ: Dave announced Warren Haynes. I was pretty sure this was coming. Warren took parts of the lyrics and added great guitar fills. Such a beautiful song. Most of the crowd seemed lost here. Dave broke a string during the jam. EXODUS: HOLY SHIT!! When Warren stayed on stage I had no idea what was coming. Never ever expected this. All the Marley fans were in their glory. Carter went NUTS at the end of the song. ANTS: Carter started the snare hits right after Exodus ended. Crowd was loving it. Warren wasn't going anywhere. Dave had 20,000 backup singers on this one. I have never felt more energy during any concert before in my life than I did during Ants tonight. Every person in the house was singing. People dancing in the aisles. Jumping up and down. I could barely hear Dave singing. Boyd and Warren went back and forth during the solo and the band extended the 1-2-3 jam a little longer. They took a while to come back out. When they did it was the full band. GRACE: Love hearing it. I want to say here that a good portion of the crowd knew the words to Gray, Bartender, and Grace. It sounded really cool with everyone singing along. PNP/RAP: Awesome percussion intro to Pantala. Much better than the heartbeat intro I think. The jam to Rapunzel was tight. I have never seen Dave dance wilder than he did tonight during this jam. He started out just chilling with Carter by the drums. Then as the music picked up he circled Boyd and circled the outside of Boyd's side of the stage. He was running at this point really. He then beelined to the back of the stage behind the drum set. Chilled with the people in the back. Then to get back to the front he hoped on top of an amp. It was amazing. I don't know what got into him. A great 2 night stand. Sound was a little louder tonight I thought. Lighting was amazing as always (great job Fenton). Boys deserve 2 days off. Another side note: I understand that girls like to yell. But is there a real reason to yell every 5 seconds? Right in the middle of a song? Next time you are at a show, please clap your hands instead and think of the people around you. Cant wait for Feb 27th.
Jun.30.2004
Michael D.
The best show I have ever been to. EXODUS?!?!?!? Who the hell would have thought. And Cortez was great too. LIOG, Grey Street, Too Much, Ants, LLD, and Recently with all it's intros were performed amazingly. The band seemed really, really, really into this one, and made up for a somewhat lackluster performance the previous night. Boyd was rocking hard the entire show. And Dave was dancing like a crazed fool on Rapunzel. Warren was a great touch to Ants and Exodus. WOW...EXODUS!!! Still can't believe that I heard that one. Carter, Stefan, and Leroi were solid...as always. Leroi was exceptionally outstanding on Bartender. Classic show...tape traders, get your hands on this one as soon as possible.
Jun.30.2004
Adam S.
By far, the most AMAZING SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN. This is my third one, so maybe there have been ones even better, but I've never heard DMB play with such outrageous energy before. I called OSW as the opener and from there it just got better. DDTW a little overplayed, but still great. They played an awesome version of Grey Street, and the most awesome version of LIOG. Boyd had an amazing solo that I can't even begin to describe! Even the slower songs were great like Bartender and Lover Lay down. They brought out Warren Haynes, and DAMN. The place was on fire. They played the most amazing version of Cortez the Killer, which is a great cover song, and then EXODUS! I've never heard them play that song before and it was unreal. And finally, THREE SHOWS AND I NOW GOT TO HEAR ANTS MARCHING. They let Warren sit in on this one too and it was just too awesome. The encore was great too, I've never heard Grace is Gone and it had some great lyrics and PNP into Rapunzel was a great way to close it out. If anybody has this show on tape or CD I'm BEGGING you to tell me!!
Jun.30.2004
Danny C.
This show was an example of how the crowd greatly influences the band's performance.The jam duel on Ants Marching between Warren Hayes and Boyd Tinsley brought everyone to a loud roar. Also the jam on Exodus (a Bob Marley song) got even the people that didnt know it yelling.The ending was good , even though people dont normally like to see them end with Rapunzel,it is still a great jam song that will always be a good closer. One comment would be that Leroi should get more solo's.
Jun.30.2004
Bryan S.
What a show, Dave always seems to get excited when he comes to New York. He started off with a sweet intro into a powerful One Sweet World. Did everybody see that Dave was so into it he broke a string on his guitar. They turned the speakers up durring Dont Drink the water which took everything to the next level. I love the on Broadway intro so we were very lucky to get recently. Dave played a very lively Lie in our graves which had everyone in the Garden dancing and singing along. Then it was nice to chill durring bartender which was a good quiet tuch. We hadn't heard Lover Lay Down in a while so that was a nice surprise. Warren Haynes really impressed me, that was the first time I had heard Cortez live and it blew me away. And Dave bellowing realese the captives durring Exodus was quite an experience. My highlight of the show was the duel between Haynes and Boyd durring the Ants jam. That was nuts they went back and forth matching each other, with Carter keeping the beat for like ten minutes. And Dave dancing around durring Rapunzel capped the night, what a feel good show.
Jun.30.2004
Jared
As a clear indication of just how hard everyone played tonight, dave was able to pop an incredible 3 strings throughout the night. This show was in my opinion (been to 7) clearly the best. Carter was insane tonight. The jams that he did on Recently and on LIOG were absolutely incredible. The rolls and fills he was able to pound out were crazy and the lighting techinician knew he was on tonight cuz they kept flashing those strobes behind him! Back to the concert... a clear highlight was the interesting intro to Recently. Definitely had a great beat to it and it wasn't the type of intro that gave no clues. You KNEW it was Recently but you didn't know when it would start and, b/c it was such a fun intro, it really didnt matter how long we had to wait. The other songs were very well put together and everyone was very tight tonight and, again, Carter was clearly ON! Though Boyd had an amazing solo during LIOG that could bring someone to tears. The real fun (as if I haven't been raving enough) came with the covers they did with Haynes. Carter was great during Cortez and it was clear he was loving it (he was singing and laughing and just having his way with his kit). Then came EXODUS! YES EXODUS!! No one, who knew the song, could believe their ears and neither could I. But, oh wow, was this a great cover. Carter was solid and had an amazing solo at one point which definitely made Haynes giddy. The ended their normal setlist with an excellent Ants Marching where dave set up a nice little duel between Boyd and Haynes. They both were really going at it and at no point did they missmatch each other's sounds... totally great stuff... the encores, though, wasn't quite the ending the show deserved but it was solid. Grace is Gone was solid and i was please that not everyone cheered when dave mentioned being drunk at 2am etc etc... people were prob too damn roasted hehe. Rapunzel was a great jam but I personally don't like the song all that much so I would have liked something more interesting... did anyone say LAST STOP?? ove rall... GREAT SHOW
Jun.30.2004
MD K.
First of all I didn't decide that I was going to see that show until about 2 hours before it started. Getting tickets was a cinch but it cost me 65 beans. Started out with One Sweet World, it got the cloud very riled up and ready for an unforgetable night. Recently was full of life. It was about that time that my friend brought to my attention that Dave is the greatest dancer in the history of feet, he dances like a charachter from Peanuts. Later played LIOG, one of my personal favorites, and a masterful True Reflections. I had heard Warren Haynes from ABB had came out the night before, and was only hoping that he would come out again. He was introduced for Cortez the Killer(a Niel Young song), stayed for the first and best Exodus I've heard from Dave in quite some time. Then helped close with an unsurprising Ants. The encore was the same as a Giants Stadium show I had seen this past summer, however it was much improved from the last time even though it lacked the LeRoi intro.
Jun.30.2004
Jay C.
Ok, since no one else has reviewed yet, I will. It was a great show. The crowd was so alive. There were some songs I missed, but on the whole I was pleased with the show. A great opener, followed by a great DDTW and a phenominal Recently. The intro was incredible. Grey Street, LIOG, Bartender: great songs. Granny, True Reflections, LLD; a nice change of pace. SMTS--ASTB, Too Much were ok, I would have liked to see something else. But Warren Haynes really added to the show. Cortez the killer was a great song, especially with Warren and Dave singing. Exodus was the most unexpected song of the night. It was so awesome. An incredible Ants ended the main show. Grace, PNP and Rapunzul were really great. The band got so into their music and so did the crowd. Overall, I was very pleased to have been in the crowd last night.
Jun.30.2004
Katie L.
Holy unbelieveable. This show had SO MANY highlights and blew monday night away...start with OSW, which i'd been waiting the whole tour to hear...WOW. DDTW...always good to hear, lots of Dave dancing, PLUS great outtros. RECENTLY...couldn't believe he pulled it out, totally awesome, some people didn't really know what it was. GS: dave and boyd facing off, awesome. LIOG: ROCKED...everyone was so into it, singing at the top of their lungs...Bartender and Granny both good to hear...I *think* this was the first granny on the tour. True Reflections...better than monday, boyd was great, no one really knew it though. LLD: thought more people would be into it, but they sat down! SMTS->TM called it, but it rocked. Dave faced off with BOTH carter and boyd and Dave danced his ass off. CTK: I LOVE THIS SONG, but know one else knew it...but it was so well done...dave and warren kinda kept looking at each for cues, it was cute. EXODUS: HOLY SH#T!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!! WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THAT HAPPENED??? No one knew what the hell was going on, but I was freaking out. It was AMAZING. ANTS: haven't heard it in a while so it was ok, everyone went nuts. GRACE: personal favorite and extra mellow tonight. Now, here's my big gripe: STOP PLAYING PNP->RAPUNZEL PLEASE!!!!! I'M SO SICK OF IT, i've never been to dave concert when he hasn't played it...ahhhhh it bothers me! Play the freaking dreaming tree already! Overall, one of the best shows i've seen...can't wait for the cd. DAVE ROCKS!
Jun.30.2004
Peter J.
This show absolutely rocked right from the beginning. In my mind, there is no better way for Dave Matthews to open a show. "One Sweet World" started things off on the right foot. I have been to 6 previous Dave shows, (all at the Meadows in Hartford) this being the first time in an arena. The crowd noise was insane! The band played song after song that the fans loved, right into "Too Much" In between I enjoyed hearing some of the new stuff like i did this summer, "Bartender," "Grey Street." And of course Dave read my mind and played "Granny." Is there a better Dave song than that? The crowd started to nod off a bit when Warren Haynes joined in for "Cortez" and "Exodus" near the end of the show. But of course they woke everyone with an awesome "Ants Marching" In the encore, i was delighted to hear "Grace is Gone," unlike most fans near me that wanted to hear "Christmas Song" To complete the show the guys totally jammed to "Rapunzel." Dave's feet were kicking every which way, as he danced all over the stage, even behind it. This show was incredible, I can't wait to make the trip to MSG again! Thanks DMB!!
Jun.30.2004
Eric K.
Wow, I can't believe the show I just watched. At the moment the only succinct way to accurately descibe it is, intense. The band put a 110% into it, and the crowd at MSG reciprocated it. Before the show, I checked the set list from the previous evening and noticed it was sweet. I thought, "how can they top it?" I attempted to figure out what they might play, I did manage to guess the PNP-> Rapunzel ending, not much else though. Never in a million years would I have believed they would bring back Exodus! LIOG was flat out amazing. The band was jamming without remorse. I know they stayed away from their more "popular" songs, which made some people upset, not me, but I have not seen them play this intensely in a long time. Warren Haynes amplified the energy and produced an amazing version of all 3 songs that he accompanied. Ants Marching was phenomenal. Rapunzel was incredible. I can never get enough of those face to face jams. Dave was jumping around and going crazy. He even gave a special show to all those stuck behind the stage, not me -thanks Warehouse, but at least he made an effort. I am just in awe, that in spite of being at the end of the tour, they engendered that much energy. Tonight's show was the epitome of why I go to see them live. No cd in the world can reproduce the experience of a show like this. However, I hope the pulls from the 10 rigs, that I saw, came out as close as possible to the original. See you in Philadelphia.
Jun.30.2004
Andrew R.
I know this might be late to submit, but I just got back from the Garden and I thought I'd submit my highlights of the second night, 12/13. First, a minor gripe. One Sweet World--great song, but I've seen it as an opener one too many times now, we need some new openers here, surprise us! If you get down to it, we can pick from about 5 songs which they always open with: OSW, Seek Up, Warehouse, PNP-->Rapunzel, or Stone. I'm not complaining, but wouldn't it be crazy if we got a Two Step or a Ants every once in a while, just to break it up a little? Before I get to my highlights, I just wanna say that the band was on tonight. Dave broke his guitar strings on two different songs, I think I saw Carter break a drumstick, but they were really in tune with one another...I was a lot of fun to watch them all groove with one another with thier body movements. Okay, my highlights...Recently--Historic intro, Pretty, Pretty Girl, Take me to the River...right into Broadway...Grey Street--One of my new all-time favorites, a broken string didn't phase Dave, he was in the zone...True Reflections--This is one song, I don't get tired of, at one point Boyd was jammin so hard he lost his sunglasses, right behind Dave's mic, I thought Dave might step on them, but Boyd got back over there in time to push them aside with his bow and thenb kicked them to the curb...Cortez The Killer--I'm a big fan of this new Neil Young cover, done well with Warren Hayes on the electric, a fitting tribute to a legend...Exodus--I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It was done so well, you would have no idea that they haven't played it live since '96, explosive sound...Ants--I liked Warren's addition to this one, nice jam between him and Boyd...Grace Is Gone--Davespeak: "Okay, we're gonna play like a country tune". Like my review of the Pepsi show, this is one of my favorite new tunes, my guess is that it will become a fan favorite in years to come (as a slow song). Rapunzel --As I was hoping for Two Step, I welcomed this one as a closer with open arms...they jammed out the ending very nicely and the lights brought everything together. As I said, the whole band was extremely tight the whole night. This is will be a great show to add to your CDR collection. Big thanks to my best friend Mike, for suppying me with a place to stay in Staten Island after the show. I'm looking forward to hearing "Everyday" in February and seeing them again this summer. Happy holidays and Happy New Years to all!!!
Jun.30.2004
Michael M.
WHAT A GREAT SHOW!!! The band was completely on tonight. They had energy...they were tight..Warren Moon from Government Ass was there.....everything was clicking!!! The setlist was killer....Exodus was amazing..especially when Carter ripped off the double bass for what seemed like forever..powerful stuff. Gotta love One Sweet World for an opener...but Dave..you're killing me..how am I supposed to make out with the hot chicks if you don't play "Crash"??? I mean c'mon..I really need to hear the roar of 20,000 screaming prepubescent chicks in unison.......SHOOTER!! That was sarcasm before anyone emails me and yells.....I still don't know why anyone would lie in their grave....but I'm glad he played that song..and yes..I made my lover lay doen after the show...PFFFFFFFF! SHOOTER!!!! One last note..a KILLER opening to Recently.....That is all..see y'all at Providence and Philly..........Bake
Jun.30.2004
Dan S.
After seeing the amazing setlist from the first night at MSG, the guys were gonna have to do something really special to live up to it. Not a problem for the DMB tonight. This show was a true gem, with a wide assortment of rarely heard tunes and a couple of crowd favorites to keep the garden rocking. One Sweet World was a great opener although the sound was a little low, they turned it up during DDTW and it sounded great from then on. Bartender was real chill and the ending sounds a hundred times better than the original. Cortez and Exodus were both a very pleasant surprise. They really made the show stand out from the first night and The Allman Bros.' Warren Haynes' electric guitar work really complimented Dave's acoustic. It wasn't until Ants though, that we were able to see his real talent. Without a doubt, this was the best version of Ants i've ever heard. It was actually pretty standard until Boyd's jam when he and Haynes went into an all out instrumental duel. They went back and forth at eachother for at least 5 minutes, a far cry from the 25 second jam on red rocks and other shows i have. GIG was cool to hear and although i wasn't entirely in the mood for a Rapunzel closer, Dave got me into it by dancing and highstepping all around the stage, kind of thanking each of us for being there in his own unique way.
Jun.30.2004
Craig W.
show tonight rocked hard again! OSW intro was awesome, as was the whole song, and the swimmin' naked outro was really cool to hear (although the place was deafening) live. next, DDTW was just what I had been dying to hear. lately I've been thinking about how powerful this song is and right at the end "now as i rest my feet by this fire.." my eyes welled up. this is why I love these guys, they hit all of my emotions. recently intro was NUTS! dave went right into pretty pretty girl, take me to the river, and there was no doubt he was doing the broadway thing. wish they would jam this out though or go back to the water/wine jam... i don't dig the radio-type ending. grey street seems like it has a great set of lyrics now, and i love that song. LIOG rocked as boyd tore it up as per usual, beautiful song. bartender, great lyrics, great song. granny and true reflections kicked ass and are great to hear w/o the ladies. LLD... along with recently the biggest surprise of the night (to this point..hehe) was good. seems i'm always with my brother or roommate when he plays this though. so much --> too much was strong and the middle jam was tight. cortez was a relaxed jam, 1st time i've heard it... cool with haynes sitting in. then the go into exodus!! insane. i couldn't believe i was actually at this show! they've played this song, what, half a dozen times? i don't know the song that well, but i treasured this rare delight. surprisingly, no watchtower with haynes... but a rockin version of ants with snare intro and all, and boyd and warren jammin' out. also i love when he sings "we all do it the same" instead of "they all do it the same." groovy. encore wasn't my fave. (hopeing for halloween) but i can't complain. all in all a great show. have fun in philly y'all.. i can't make it b/c of finals. peace and happy holidays.
Jun.30.2004
Mike D.
Amazing show from the Garden. Dave and the boys sound much better as a five-piece, without Butch and Timmy. Warren Haynes was God on guitar during Cortez The Killer, Exodus, and Ants. Highlights included those three songs, Grace Is Gone, Granny, Rapunzel, Don't Drink The Water, and Lie In Our Graves. DMB did turn in some disappointing efforts on Bartender and a somewhat sloppy Anyone Seen The Bridge. I saw DMB at Giants Stadium over the summer (July 12), but this show blew it away. Only other comment is that they did not play The Stone or Christmas Song, two songs that I've been wanting to hear live for a while. Otherwise an amazing show with a great crowd.
Jun.30.2004
Jay L.
As I'm walkin to the show, makin my set list, checkin it twice....I wonder how anything could top the previous nights "Hot" performance. The minute the lights went black and the band began to play the One Sweet World intro, I remembered just what band could. The naked outro into Don't Drink the Water was great, along with the mega outro in Recently, but the proverbial shit hit the fan, when Boyd brought LIOG to a screaming climax. That thespian performance set the bar high for what would soon to be one of the best shows I've seen in a while. After a way too turned down Bartender, the addition of Granny and True Reflections into the set was a shot of adrenaline; Leroi stepped to the forefront and gave another one to Lover Lay Down. The "overplayed radio portion" of the show led into the introduction of Warren Haynes again. If he even hinted at his performance from the night before, I knew I was about to get blown away. And just like that they whip all our candy asses with a sick performance of Neil Young's Cortez the Killer, with Warren Haynes on vocals no less. Just at the point when Mr. Haynes is making you weep with his guitar.....Boyd literally steps from the shadows and throws the nail in the coffin. Those two men threw their souls out the crowd and I am happy to say that we in return were eating it up. From that Dave continued to show us all a thing or two about set lists and threw in the rare Exodus, a Bob Marley cover in which the bands performance can best only be described in the brief statement, "By God!" There is no better way to end a Dave Matthews Band concert and a performance that had just occurred than with Ants Marching and by god they did. Again the addition of Warren (We're on a first name basis now after that whole soul eating thing) threw grease on an already hot fire. The encore brought me right back to the warm days of July and the bands summer tour, which gave us the Grace, is Gone, Pantala, Rupunzel finishing touch. And not to be outdone Dave threw in a little "mini" jam into Pantala. All I can say is that this show has gone down as one of the great ones that I've seen and can imagine it on the top of a lot of wish lists this week.
Jun.30.2004
Sheryl H.
at first i would have said last nite was better but this concert was just as good if not better. opening w/1 sweet world was a sweet beginning to a great show. Recently w/the "pretty girl" intro was definitely a high point of the show for me b/c that was the 1st time i heard it live. Granny was awesome with evryone singing the "love" and "maybe" parts of the song so well!! if i had to pick the song everyone loved it would be Lover Lay Down. Exodus was unreal- felt real psychedelic. But my favorite song in the world was played and thats all that matters and that is Grace is Gone. I was the girl totally going insane over this one song that most people there never heard!!
Jun.30.2004
Tom V.
This was my first Dave show, and it was the most amazing thing ive evr been to. Boyd was to amazing to explain, and pretty much evry song they played they pulled out of their asses.They played Exodus they havnt played that in four years where the hell did that come from and Lie In Our Graves was the best Ive ever heard it but the song im most happy wiht that they played was Recently that was to amazing that was hte last song I thought they would play. and Warren Hayes on electric that was insane man.The only song I was disapointed wiht was PNP into Rupunzel as an encore i had my hopes up that they were goin to play Halloween
Jun.30.2004
Sheryl H.
at first i would have said last nite was better but this concert was just as good if not better. opening w/1 sweet world was a sweet beginning to a great show. Recently w/the "pretty girl" intro was definitely a high point of the show for me b/c that was the 1st time i heard it live. Granny was awesome with evryone singing the "love" and "maybe" parts of the song so well!! if i had to pick the song everyone loved it would be Lover Lay Down. Exodus was unreal- felt real psychedelic. But my favorite song in the world was played and thats all that matters and that is Grace is Gone. I was the girl totally going insane over this one song that most people there never heard!!
Jun.30.2004
Tom V.
This was my first Dave show, and it was the most amazing thing ive evr been to. Boyd was to amazing to explain, and pretty much evry song they played they pulled out of their asses.They played Exodus they havnt played that in four years where the hell did that come from and Lie In Our Graves was the best Ive ever heard it but the song im most happy wiht that they played was Recently that was to amazing that was hte last song I thought they would play. and Warren Hayes on electric that was insane man.The only song I was disapointed wiht was PNP into Rupunzel as an encore i had my hopes up that they were goin to play Halloween
Jun.30.2004