95.5FM WPLJ Studio, New York, New York
Entire show Dave solo acoustic.
92.3FM KROCK Studio, New York, New York
Entire show Dave solo acoustic.
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Everyday (#36) *
When The World Ends *
Grey Street *
You Never Know *
I Did It *
Song That Jane Likes *
Jimi Thing *
Big Eyed Fish -->
What You Are *
Lover Lay Down * -->
The Stone *
Fool To Think *
Where Are You Going? *
Two Step *
Pantala Naga Pampa * -->
* with Butch Taylor on keys
^ first full version
Well, its me (Andrew) and Dan......we had sec 50 tonite...what can we say...WHAT a show... however, the show didn't live up to boards' expectations, what can you do....it's just too bad there was no duet with Jesus on Bartender. It was a great show, however by anyone's standards. First off, Robert Randolph was the maddd note! We highly suggest you catch him sometime. Everyday opener was pretty good...crowd was no soo into the whole #36 outro, but Dan and I tried to get the section going. Granny...I've heard it at 6-11....this was Dan's first show...it was great... Grey St.....god DAMN this rocked, Yoink was Yoink an amazing song....an extra long intro. IDI- bathroom break right there.....ummmm STJL- Holy Cow! What better to come back from a niceee piss then to hear Dave say "I got a sister named Jane, this is the song that Jane likes".....Hmmm i can't remember wat order these songs were in..but Jimi Thing was freakin' amazing...everyone was singing alone, grooving.......Boyd exploded during the solo break...Dave had a little solo towards the end....it was great. WYA- ok the intro was soooo long and soooo good...he did the little fist thingy in the outro in case u all were wondering. FTT and WAYG were normal except WAYG had a little intro.... Two Step. My God. Synonomous words. Carter and Butch owned this. There was a little sound problem during the last 5 minutes or soo..but it was alll good...great Jam. On a side note, Lover Lay Down segued into the Stone.. we talked to the guy who does the realtime setlist,he said he might add that little arrow thingamajig .....BEF-Bartender was very good, sorta killed the crowd tho...Gravedigger....YES IT WAS FULL. Sounded great, kinda "I Dreamed I Killed God"-ish. PNP-Rapunzel....great closer...Dave was dancing like a fool during PNP. We can't really think of much else, we had a great time....it's now time for sleep...but we'll see u all there tomorrow.
wow what a show tonight...my friend jenn and I were so excited to see them...The band came on around 8:40 and opened with an awesome version of EVERYDAY! Towards the end, they played a bit of 36...great song...Next was GRANNY. I love this song...crowd was really into it...Then came WHEN THE WORLD ENDS. Standard version. good song. Then Dave switched guitars and I called grey street. And what do you know...GREY STREET! WOW WHAT A SONG! MY FAVORITE FROM THE NEW ALBUM...The garden was so loud for this song. Some other highlights were a great version of JIMI THING in which Boyd went crazy, BARTENDER was one of the loudest songs of the night, and no one can forget the great version of TWO STEP!! That tore the roof off the garden...played for around 21 minutes...Encore was good...GRAVEDIGGER AND RAPUNZEL...Dave was dancing the night away to this song...see you tomorrow!
Wow. Madison Square Garden certainly has it's moments, and this was one of them. Let me start off by saying that this show was beyond belief. I was struck with awe when this show began and ended. Everyday with 36 intertwined was awesome as an opener. When Dave did "Hani, Hani, come and dance with me"...that's when things were taken to the next level. Followed by some Granny action. Man, do I love that "Love, Baby!!!". Crowd goes nuts over that. Then some When the World Ends, pretty standard but nice to hear. Ahhh, Grey STREET. How amazing this song is, is beyond belief. Now, Carter's stick intro could only mean one thing...YOU NEVER KNOW...and boy was this song tight...It was bound to come sooner or later, I Did It...moving on. I've got a sister named Jane, this is the song that Jane likes...wowowooooowowowwowowo, great great song. And now for the first of many highlights...Jimi Thing. What a tight, kickass version. At this point, I was asking for Big Eyed Fish and it came, baby! Sweet version with some added lyrics towards the end before Roi took over which brings us to BARTENDER. Which might I say was more amazing than I have ever heard...And then Dave busted out some What You Are which is just becoming such a sweeeeeeet song to hear live. Very powerful, MSG was rocking. Lover Lay Down was just so damn sweet and nice that it surprised me when he segued it into Stone. Stone, Stone, Stone. Man, what a version with an elongated intro. This song just took me away to a far far place. And then Fool To Think. Eh, really the only song that I wasn't into. Now, Where Are You Going had a cool intro that I had not heard before, so it added to this song and then BAM right into Two Step. Carter, Carter, Carter. What a drummer. He took this baby to a whole new level. Encore time. GraveDigger really surprised me...the lyrics were so dark and mellow that I almost wanted to cry, but my tears would have turned to excitement the minute I heard PNP--->Rapunzel...Jesus, what a version...All I can say is wow...tomorrow is just a day away.
Came back from the first night of MSG and I must say I was very pleased. Although, the beginning of the show was mixed up TOO much. Everyday(#36) was nice opener but wanted an old song, the Granny rocked, but then When the World Ends followed by Grey Street into You Never Know then I Did It was a bad order of song. But after I Did It the band started to really pick it up. Song that Jane Likes was rocked with a sweet intro by Boyd then a rocking Jimi Thing with a damn good solo by Dave. Big Eyed Fish--> Bartender was amazing as usual. What You Are had like a 4 minute crazy intro followed by a screaming outro by Dave which really caught me offguard. Lover Lay Down was average, The Stone was welcomed and blew me away. Followed by the bland Where Are You Going into a terrific Two Step. The encore was good, Gravedigger seems to really be coming along followed by a terrific PNP-->Rapunzel. Overall night 1 was quite enjoyable but I'm hoping for a slamming Night 2 and tour closer at the Garden tomorrow night.
Everyday - good boyd solo in te beginning, #36 outro Granny - great version, great lighting When The World Ends - standard Grey Street - great song, great energy You Never Know - people started to the bathrooms when they hear this. they shouln't have. carter 1 minute drum intro, awesome. I Did It - yup. Song That Jane Likes - boyd going crazy Jimi Thing - boyd again owned this song with great solos. leroi had a nice solo at the end as did dave, very high energy. Big Eyed Fish - he changed up some words at the end to something about rain, which led into Bartender - really got the crowd into it during ave's wailing What You Are - very awesome version of this song. great outro. Lover Lay Down - nice slow slong which led into The Stone - amazing. great lighting. i wasn't expecting to hear this. Fool To Think - not bad at all. even a little jam in the middle. Where Are You Going - nice to hear. i love it. Two Step - crowd really into this. carter owns this song. - - - - Gravedigger - full version, i loved it. Pantala Naga Pampa - very nice into Rapunzel - good energy, good closer.
quite possibly the greatest dave show in the tri state area in quite awhile...everyday opener was ghreat to get the crowd going...and then song that jane likes couldn't have been at any better of a time....i did and what you are were ordinary...but grey street was especially pleasant...the crowd was so electrifying that the whole entire garden shook whenever we roared...two step was a great closet...and then gravedigger baby!!! very nice dave.....PNP and rapunzel started off same old but ended with a blaze of instrumental wonders....definately all in all a fantastic nite....a quick hello to brezzy and joanna from madison....=)....see ya'll tomorrow nite......
What an awesome concert, they are amasing... great setlist even I Did It was even good.... tomorrow night will be even better.... EVERYDaY--awesome way to start off a concert, everyone was into it.... GRaNNY--been waiting for this, wow... he went nuts at the end of this song.... WHEN THE WORLD ENDS--i still love this off of everyday... GREY STREET--so much emotion in this song, i love this one... YOU NEVER KNOW--i think is becoming my favorite off of BUSTED STUFF... I DID IT--i knew i had to hear it sometime in the next 2 days.... SONG THaT JaNE LIKES--thought of my friend back in California, great oldy... JIMI THING--first jam of the night, just awesome... everyone had a jam even dave... BIG EYED FISH--i just love this song... BaRTENDER--one of my favorites ever by them.... WHaT YOU aRE--great intro & the outro to this was nuts, he screamed on the top of his lungs... the best outro to this song i have ever heard.... LOVER LaY DOWN--first time i heard this live & Leroi was awesome on the sax, had to be a good ten minute version of this... STONE--new extended intro to this, i love this song.... WaYG--i love how it sounds with the whole band... 2 STEP--last time i heard this was in Giants Stadium last year. this was a good 20 min version of this & Carter was going nuts... GRaVEDIGGER--we got to hear the full version of this one... it was nice & dark... PNP-->RaPUNSEL--great way to end the first night, dave was dancing the night away... the sound tonight wasn't the best i've heard but it was an awesome night, can't wait until tomorrow night.... we should hear a little of crush, pig, raven, ants, & busted stuff.
Wow what a show. It was my first and what can I say but MAN o MAN! EVERDAY was a sweet ass openeer with a long ass intro with the wah wah by boyd. The crowd was into it but didnt seem to be singin the hani hani part, but dave got everyone into it at the end. I think they should even the two songs out a little more and play a little more of #36. GRANNY was energetic! This got the crowd going. Dave was really into the MMM HA WOO's and carter was on. WTWE was decent. Nothing special although i was suprised he played it considering its NYC and all but it was good. Grey street was kickin! Carter was on and Leroi had a kickin' solo. YOU NEVER KNOW was nice. Long stick into by carter. He seems to enjoy this song allot. Stefan was really into it also. he has a phat ass baseline line in this tune. And yes it is time I DID IT was next. It was more than I actually expected. Live this tune is allot better although it still isnt great. Then as soon as dave went "I got a sister name Jane and this is the song that Jane Likes" i went nuts. Long intro solo by boyd and was a great version. Now onto what I think was a highlight of the show. JIMI THING!!! It was killer and Boyd ripped it up. Dave had a nice solo. He sounds like he has been working on a little bit more soloing lately because he sounds allot better. Roi was great as well. Then BIG EYED FISH! I wanted to hear this one really badly. Dave teased it a little and then went into it. Carter was all smiles during this one. Butch left during this one for a while but came back for BARTENDER! A kickass version and dave wailed like crazy. Roi was a killer on the bari. Then WHAT YOU ARE. Great version with a long into. The outro is sick!!! With dave wailing. God i love when dave wails. Then it was LOVER LAY DOWN. Great version and everybody was huggin and kissing all around. The guy in back of me decided to take a piss on the floor! I mean cmon there. Roi had a nice mellow solo on this tune. This wwent right into The Stone. It was a different intro than usually and it seemed as if dave was strumming his riff for a little longer until boyd came in. Whatnot, great version and Butch adsds some great effects to it. Next was FOOL TO THINK which was ok. Nothing special but carter was smackin the hell out of the drums on this tune. After was WAYG. It has a nice intro to it now with dave solo and then the rest of the band comes in. Roi's solo was good as normal. And atlast we are here. TWO STEP. The definite highlight of the show. Was atleast 15 minutes. First butch takes a solo and then him and carter were kinda battling it out meanwhile dave boyd and Roi were all behing carter chillin. There was a little sound problem with carters cymbols but they fixed it fast. This version was unbelievable. Then They left. For the encore dave comes on alone and says something like "This tune is not quite done but I am gonna play it anyway." And then he went into GRAVEDIGGER which has gotten much much better. It was a full version acoustic and had much more lyrics and was much more full musically. Then the band came on to do PNP >> RAPUNZAL. HOLY CRAP!!!!!! WHAT a killer version. The jam at the end was atleast 6 minutes and Leroi was tearin' it up. Dave was dancing like a maniac. What a great show and see yall tomorrow night.
Well, it's been almost 18 months since Dave Matthews Band performed at MSG and as Dave put it after the first number, "a lot has happened" in that time. Of course, the band was in the Metropolitan Area last summer, but DMB at MSG is a unique experience in itself--maybe it's the consolidation of rampant potheads and horny Abercrombie fanatics indoors--so it should be considered separate from the Giants Stadium experience. The band doesn't go over the top at MSG, just does their thing, whereas in the bigger outdoor venues, there's a lot of reaching and grasping for something that just isn't there. Anyways, as for the show, the Everyday opener was nice, but not really rocking until they all bailed into #36 at the end with Dave encouraging the crowd to help him out with the #36 lyrics. Granny seemed too similar a place to go next--the everybody love one another gimmick--but it sort of solidified the atmosphere the band was looking for with the opener. When The World Ends was the song he played right after he talked about 9/11...I thought that was a bit strange. Butch Taylor gets too into that song. Grey Street was really amazing, producing a good amount of energy from the crowd. It was one of many songs throughout the night that Roi would own; he was the MVP tonight, though Carter made a late comeback. Carter's stick intro on You Never Know was pretty amazing, and the song in general has gotten tighter in the last month and a half. I think it could be something bigger than what it is, in the range of a "Lie In Our Graves," but the stuff that Dave's written in the last year tends to be short, sweet, to the point, but still amazingly beautiful. I Did It always follows YNK. I think IDI rocks live, though the "real" fans seem to sit down in protest ("Ugh, does he HAVE to do this," a fella sitting in my row grunted.) Song That Jane Likes pleased that jabroni and his feathered friend, of course. STJL is always great to hear live--it's funny that song itself is short, sweet, to the point, and beautiful as well, so Dave's songwriting has sort of come full circle if you think about it. The band did an extended intro here, a running theme throughout the night. Jimi Thing was where Boyd had his peak of the night, really owning the solo break. Dave did his little ditty too, one of a few priceless interactions with Stefan that would occur throughout the night. But, here's where Roi Night kicked in: the BEF-->Bartender sequence is pretty much all about Roi, and Bartender has totally evolved from the first time I heard it, on 7-13-00. It's just so loud and powerful; Roi again took over here. DMB setlists are predictable, and Dave had the electric on before Roi and Carter had even wrapped up Bartender, so What You Are was an easy call, but with an extended haunting intro, and that outro where he just goes nuts, it's become something else live. I know that you might be thinking, "did they play ANYTHING pre-2000?" with regards to this show at this point, but with the Everyday stuff, it seems like they play it this year with more purpose, to make it mean more (esp. What You Are and Everyday), to give it a new spin--along the lines of making the new album mostly Lillywhite stuff, just refining some stuff they might have missed. Sorry, Lover Lay Down is just a stupid excuse for lame couples who can't control themselves to get it on. Then again, Dave's transition from intense to sweet is priceless. But, right back to the intense with The Stone, which I thought was the dark horse of the night, so tight and intense, and where Carter started to realize the show was almost over and he wanted to get his two cents in. Fool To Think is just awkward, I don't know. There wasn't a need for it. Where Are You Going was nice, a signal that the set was about to close up, so something big was coming next, making the song merely a quiet moment to ponder where the band was going to go with its exit. Two Step, more so than Ants, makes any Dave crowd just, well, freak out. It's like people could walk outside the arena and just walk into traffic and die and be happy becuase they got to hear Two Step. Carter and Butch went at it here--so much so that Roi, Boyd, and Dave left the front of the stage to chill in the back with each other. That went on for a while longer than I thought it would. The song slowed to a crawl before Carter got it moving again. Encores are always fun. Dave came out and I was expecting Ain't It Funny, but he said something about how he was in the process of writing the song and he decided he would "give it a whirl." I thought when I was listening to K-Rock today at 3 he was playing the chords to this, so when I heard him go into "Gravedigger," I wasn't too surprised. He went on with about four minutes, so it's clear he's made a whole song out of it. Again, it's like a lot of his songwriting: short and to the point, and each verse has a certain story to it, progressing from the beginning of the 20th century to about 1992, so it's like Big Eyed Fish in that progression sense. He was singign pretty low in the beginning, but took it up high toward the end, bringing out the beauty of the chorus, "Gravedigger, when you build my grave, can you make it shallow so I can feel the rain?" As when it debuted as an outro on 4/26, it was a precursor to PNP-->Rapunzel. The band came out and went right into it. Unlike with Two Step, the band didn't belabor the point here, with Carter and Roi doing their thing in short order, and Dave really loosening up and dancing like a madman. He seemed a bit tense a lot of the night--something about New York maybe. So, that's how it went. My major comments are: a lot of good Roi-Carter and Dave-Stefan interaction, Butch Taylor uses strange body language, Boyd was great in the moments he was needed but didn't really do that much tonight, and it's good to have the band back in New York. Their theme tonight was the usual "look after one another," with a lot of stuff about love, but at the same time, the usual array of boisterous, soul searching material.
This was my third dave show. i had seen the phily show earlier in the year, but this one blew it away. everyday(#36) was a surprise to me, followed by granny. Grey street was awsome as usual, but the show i felt didn't really get going until jimi thing. soon after BEF into bartender brought down the house. and what can you say about the stone. just an awsome live song. ending the first set was a great version of two step. they got real into it and looked like they were having fun. but the best part was gravedigger(full version). it is such a good song and i can't wait for it to be finished. closing was pampa-rupunzel. great encore to a great show
Well this show def. did not live up to its expectations! Everyday was a weak opener...and playing WTWE after talking about 9/11 was kind of a shocker. When he busted out with I DID IT everyone around us just sat down because they were so pissed. There were some highlights though, like Grey Street, TSTJL, Jimi Thing, Lover Lay Down-->The Stone, Two Step and Rapunzel. All in all the setlist was weak compared to everyones expectations, but the crowd rocked and the energy was awesome. We were disappointed having sat 3rd row, but hopefully tonight's show will be better!
Great show from garden last night! My ears are still ringing... I think I was right in front of a speaker. The crowd was really loud, as has always been the case in all the MSG shows I've been to. Onto the setlist... EVERYDAY: Nice opening. Crowd was definitely into it... nice transition into the # 36 jam... everyone was singing along. GRANNY: Well played by Dave and the boys. Everyone loves singing along to this one. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS: The first of a couple of Everyday songs that were played during the show... sounded great! GREY STREET: Yea!! The one I was waiting to hear! Personally, I think this is one of the best songs DMB has recorded. YOU NEVER KNOW: Sweet song! I DID IT: Well, the crowd was actually into this more than I thought. It was played well. SONG THAT JANE LIKES: Definitely one of the highlights.. nice little intro with Boyd. He teared it up on this song. JIMI THING: Another big highlight! Boyd had some nice solos... lead into a nice jam. BIG EYED FISH --> BARTENDER: Sounded nice... Dave always puts a lot of emotion into bartender. I think that's one of his favorites to play. Crowd loved the ending part! WHAT YOU ARE: nice intro into this song.. This is definitely one of the more powerful songs on Everyday. Dave put a lot of energy into this one. LOVER LAY DOWN: Always a nice tune to hear. Was jammed out a bit more than usual by Roi at the end of the song. THE STONE: Very nice! Great one to hear live. FOOL TO THINK: Whenever I hear this song, I think of The Police and Sting.. sounds so much like them. WHERE ARE YOU GOING: Nice song... I was looking forward to hearing this one. TWO STEP: WOW!!!! Crowd went absolutely nuts! Excellent version with a nice jam.. Carter was insane as always! Nice way to close out the set. GRAVEDIGGER: This was a nice surprise... was expecting Ain't it funny, but Dave decided to give the new song a whirl.. The arena was pitch black with the spotlight on Dave.. made for a really cool effect. PNP --> RAPUNZEL: no intro into the song, but still amazing as always... definitely one of my favorites.. finished with a lot of energy. Overall, a great show! My personal favorite is still the 12/13/00 show. If anyone was there, you'd know why.. what a show that was! I'm expecting some nice tunes for the 5/29 show with a lot Boyd jams... I'm hoping for PIG, LIOG, CRUSH, SEEK UP, DIDO, ANTS, and BILLIES. A surprise NANCIES would be awesome too!! I have a feeling, most, if not, all of these will be played. See ya'll for night 2!!
I had not seen a DMB show for almost 2 years. A lot of changes have come about... for the worst! There comes a time in every Dave fan's life when getting wasted to heighten the enjoyment of the show becomes trivial, and one simply wants to enjoy the music. This proved nearly impossible at Madison Square Garden. At 22, I found myself one of the oldest people in the arena. Is that how it's supposed to be? PLUS, is everyone else supposed to sing and scream so loud, that it drowns out the music and lyrics coming out of the speakers??? Mind you, not every stoned teeny bopper sings on key as well as Dave. Well that, in a nutshell, was my experience at the "Greatest Arena in the World." Unfortunately, the obnoxious did not prove so great. As for a review of the songs, I found it fortunate when Dave and the boys played something older, like "The Song that Jane Likes" and "Granny." It was during these songs that the teenaged fans lost their ability to sing along (THANK GOD), because they either didn't know the songs or Dave changed the words, as he often does (ditto on Two Step intro). But an enjoyable moment when the music and Davespeak could be heard was few and far between. Dave either needs to crank up the volume, or find some way to prevent "screaming teeny bopper syndrome".
Show started off with EVERYDAY, i won $5 cuz of that one. it was great. crowd was into it, just like they were the whole show. it had a cool boyd intro and the #36 outro was great too. then was GRANNY, it's always fun to hear, and the crowd was into the "love! baby!". when the world ends came next. i didn't really want to hear it that much, but it was fine anyway. GREY STREET was next, and i love this song, there were parts of it where i just had to close my eyes and listen to the music. YOU NEVER KNOW is one of my favorite songs currently. it was great to hear it live for the first time. it was also sort of nice being the only person singing it. i can't wait to hear the studio version. I DID IT came on, and i got my initial upsetness, but i made the best of it and sang away anyway. it was my first time hearing SONG THAT JANE LIKES, and i haven't even listened to the studio version in a while, and i thoroughly enjoyed it. i really like the boyd solo in the beginning of the song. i haven't heard the development of it, i think it started only in the 2002 tour. JIMI THING was great as usual. a lot of energy from the band and the crowd. dave played a guitair solo, which was very cool. then BIG EYED FISH-BARTENDER. i liked it, like i lot everything, but still, it was very "normal" (i guess that's the right word). WHAT YOU ARE was one of my highlights for the night. the intro was really cool, and at the end he started singing this new verse that i'd never heard before that i was so unbelievably awesome. LOVER LAY DOWN was also great, the whole crowd was all singing together and it was nice, and there was a cool solo. goes into THE STONE-one of my favorite songs, i was so excited to hear it, i was just upset that there was no wisemen say outro. FOOL TO THINK was another one i could have gone without hearing, but i was alrigt with it. i was glad i heard WHERE ARE YOU GOING, i don't know if i need to hear it again though. TWO STEP was definitely the best song of the night. there was so much energy, and carter ripped shit up. then the encore with af ull GRAVEDIGGER was really cool, and ending thenight with PNP-RAPUNZEL was a real crowd pleaser and left everyone with a warm feeling.
I don't usually post reviews but I just had to do it for this show. I have been to quite few DMB concerts. Not quite as many as some people but many more than others. My last show was Giants stadium last year. I'm too old to be running from show to show. But my God this show was unbelievable!! I loved the setlist. Two Step was probably one of the best versions I've ever heard. They rocked NY the way it needed to be rocked!! My only complaint was the crowd. These Abercrombie kids need to learn how to control their sexual urges and also how to handle their substances. The whole damn time my boyfriend and I had to watch this 17(at best) year old girl and her man(i use this loosely) getting it on--literally. YOu go to a concert to enjoy the music and the vibe. get over yourselves. don't get so wasted that you won't remember how awesome Two Step or the Stone was. It was a concert worth remembering and Dave really made up for having to postpone the date! Like I knew only he could.
What happened last night?My first DMB concert and it BLEW!Song selection was not good.Band/Crowd had little or no energy.Was Dave mad he had to reschedule?After listening to DMB live album's,I could of not been more excited to go.What a let down
Let me start by saying that the band had SOOOO much energy last night, and were giving %110 towards the show. HOWEVER, I was extremely upset with the setlist. This was my 5th dmb show, and I really wasn't impressed. The Highlights of the show were Grey Street, STJL, What You Are, and HOLY SHIT!!!!!! The Best Version of 2Step EVER... This totally saved daves setlist. I Must Say that CARTER BEAUFORD IS A GOD. Him, Butch, and Stefan jammed while Dave Leroi and Boyd stood behind Carter with their jaws dropped. This SONG IS SO FUCKING AMAZING. I called the encore... I HATE PNP into Rapunzel as an ending. it is just so boring. overall...Not impressed with the set, but I still Love DMB! Keep Jamming Guys!
WOW...what a show! First off, Robert Randolph ROCKED!!! Now, on to DMB. Possibly the loudest crowd I have ever heard in my life! Highlights: EVERYDAY (#36) was a sweet opener, got the whole crowd singin, GRANNY - awesome once again, GREY STREET - always nice, STJL!!!!!! haven't heard this one live in a long ass time!! it rocked...JIMI THING - let the jamming begin! unreal version, with a nice, mellow end part that I am not familiar with...BEF/BARTENDER - i loved the segue from fish into b'tender...WHAT YOU ARE - i have a new found love for this song after hearing it last night, LOVER LAY DOWN - nice...I wasn't expecting this at all, and then, to make it even better...right into THE STONE!!!!!!!! I was sooooo hoping to hear this one..sounded tight as hell, FOOL TO THINK (bathroom), WAYG - really starting to love this tune...TWO STEP!!!!! 2nd best version I have ever heard (1st of course being 6/11 Giants), Butch Taylor is DA MAN!!! I liked Gravedigger, but it was kinda hard to hear because everyone was chatting durin this one...PNP/RAPUNZEL - solid, nice surprise, i was thinking ANTS, or WATCHTOWER, but this was a nice version...can't wait till tonight!!! (oh yeah, and to the girl who kept bitching and giving dirty looks when me & my friend wanted to get out of the row to go to the bathroom or get a beer...F-U!!! Don't blame me cause you're on the end! DUMBASS!!! There are other people in the world besides you!) Anyway, I am psyched as hell for tonight's show...SEE Y'ALL THERE!!!! peeeeeeeeeeeace
After being in attendance of nearly 50 dmb shows I would have to say this ranks at one of the worst. You would think by now they would start promoting Busted Stuff but no they are still promoting their worst album to date Everyday. Also I have finally come to the realization that dave doesn't know how to mix his setlists up. There must be 40 other songs that he hasn't played in a while but instead he chooses to play the horribly akward Fool To Think nightly. But then again I am still surprised that the Police haven't sued him for violating the copyrights of their song. The crowd was horrible. It was like a contest for who can scream the loudest. For Dave's sake I hope he can keep the TRL crowd interested because most of his long time fans have already left him and I am just about to join them.
This would be Dave show # 14 for me, and I can safely say it was the best. First off, I've never seen a better Jimi Thing, STJL, or Two Step in 6 years of going to Dave shows. (Save the thunderstorm Two-step comments, this was the best I've ever heard). Dave comes on and opens with Everyday, which is clearly the best song off that album, and of course mixes in #36 (Dave knows what the long-time fans like). Then Granny, incredibly performed, and this always a crowd favorite (btw this is the first time in the last 5 shows I've had a good section). WTWE - rocked the crowd, one of the few concert-worthy from Everyday. Grey-Street: the best song off the new album, and it hit the crowd hard. Boyd's solo at the end always blows you away. You Never Know: Carter Beauford could be the best modern drummer I've ever seen, he worked the time changes in this song to perfection. I Did It: There is a low point to every concert. This was it. Song that Jane Likes: Every long-time Dave fan should be in awe. Not only an incredible song, Dave slammed a filthy guitar solo at the end which made it the best I've heard by far. Jimi Thing: The crowd couldn't believe how great this setlist was at this point .. then he heads into Jimi Thing. PERFECTION. Not only that, Butch Taylor puts lovely ladies to shame. He and Leroi had a salsa-sounding jam towards the end that ignited the crowd, and dave. the man plays piano like no other, just a great great song. B.E.F / Bartender - mouth was on the floor at this point. Both songs are incredible, and Bartender hit the crowd hard. What You Are - DAAMN! I'm not a big fan of this song on the album, but its now a contender for top 10 concert songs. Dave and Carter had a nasty jam at the end and I thought the Garden would explode. LLD/The Stone - LLD is the best intimate song written by Dave, and the Stone put Carter in the spotlight. He was on tonight, believe me this is a show you need a copy of. Fool to Think - Really starting to change my opinion about leaving Everyday songs out of shows. He performed it well. Where are You Going: He just keeps pumping out amazing song after amazing song, will be a classic for years to come. Really set up the crowd for the next song. Two Step: At this point, we had no idea what to expect. Dave leaves the spotlight. Boyd comes up to the mic, and the violin starts. 19000+ people went ballistic, I've never seen an arena that loud. Filthy Dave and Boyd solo during the jam, and Carter cleaned up the set so nicely, this may be an officially released show in the future. Encore: Gravedigger, PNP -> Rapunzel - Gravedigger is sincere, cant wait to here it when its done. PNP -> Rapunzel was solid, and hit us hard for the last song. Had they put Ants or 41 in to finish it off, would have been the best show of all-time. Hard to top this show. Only in New York....
I must say that I was personally very disappointed at last nights MSG show. I feel it was a lackluster performance and Dave did seem to be as into it as he usualy is especially being at MSG. I have been a long time fan of this band and still will continue to support. I have attened countless shows but last night was not a good night. EVERDAY was a poor opening choice. Lots of us were expecting a Seek Up or an older song. The only thing that made this opener acceptable was #36. Granny was a good solid version but you could feel the crowd was expecting an upbeat show and opener and by song three WHEN THE WORLD ENDS our hopes for a rocking show ended. GREY STREET was infact a solid version that finally opened the crowds eyes. This led intot he new song YOU NEVER KNOW which was a bathroom break for me. I returned to the sound of I DID IT. Please Dave, it is time to retire this song! Finally we get what we came for. The show is now on when the lovely chords to SONG THAT JANE LIKES is played. You can see, tell and feel this is what NYC and MSG needed and wanted. This song was amazing which led into probably the best version of JIMI THING I have ever heard. The place was dancing, rocking and sweating to this Jimi. It was great! BIG EYED FISH people seem to like and I do to but, to go from a rocking Jimi to a slow BEF was not a good choice but what followed was and BARTENDER delivered just that. This is a song that so emotional and meaningful plus a great way to tell Daves voice is in check. Beautiful, emotional and intense. Loved it. WHAT U ARE was surprisingly good but there was no need for LOVER LAY DOWN. Good song but it is just an excuse for little teeny boppers to get snuggly with each other. On to THE STONE. This was a good solid version but we were hoping for a Crush. Definatley no need for FOOL TO THINK. These Everyday songs are just not cutting it in concert and you can see and feel it while you are there. So many other great tunes to choose. WHERE ARE U GOING is expected and a nice little ditty. TWO STEP is always a crowd pleaser but for some reason there something missing from it and this concert. The encore was decent with a good GRAVEDIGGER leading into RAPUNZEL. Should have ended with and Ants or Lie in Our Graves. All in all this was a slow and uneventful evening. Many other great songs in the DMB catalogue for them to play. There wasn;t that special feeling in the air like the last time they were at MSG. MSG and NYC is special but last night was not. Hopefully to night they will deliver.
What an amazing show...first time I've ever seen Dave in the Garden. Setlist had a couple of amazing oldies (Granny and Song That Jane Likes)...both were amazing. Jimi Thing had a nice jammy sound at one point, and Two Step was ridiculous. Although during Two Step there were two sharp mic feedback sounds, the song was amazing, and Carter is a drumming God. Boyd's violin and some of the lyrics were a bit stiffled by the incredible crowd noise, but the concert was still phenominal. The rest of the songs played were in typical DMB style with the exception of the solo full version of gravedigger to open the encore. I was hoping to hear it, and was dissapointed by the crowd's whisteling and clapping along with the overtly somber song...oh well. Still great to hear a full version open an encore....and finishing with the standard crowd-pleasing duo of PNP into Rapunzel was sweet. All around an amazing night...
If you can get a recording of WYA, go ahead and get it. The outro was sick...Dave was screaming at the top of his lungs. I guess people could be dissapointed with this show, but it's just the first night. Tomorrows show will be sweet. People said they heard teases, but MSG blows for sound. Download Gravedigger while youre at it too. See you crazy honkeys tomorrow.
HOLY SHIT!!!!!! This concert was beyond words. I can't even begin to explain how unbeleivable it was. The order of my setlist is kind of messed up because when they played TSTJL, i went nuts and forgot to write it down until a few songs later, but whatever its all good. Here goes...EVERYDAY...very solid opener, got everyone into it right off the bat. I love Boyd's Wah-Wah solo in the beginning...very cool. Nice little #36 outro as well with the entire crowd and dave singing "Honey Honey, Come and Dance with me" The crowd was totally great tonight by the way...very loud and very into it. GRANNY...great as always, my first time hearing it live so it was an amazing treat. unbeleivable. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS...wow...these everyday tracks are really starting to hit home...this one got a great response especially during the "When the world ends...we'll be burning one" line...hehe. GREY STREET!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't begin to tell you how my heart stopped when i saw dave with the 12 string in hand...I turned to my cousin mark and i was like..."Hes gonna do it" and two seconds later, i heard Carter's little hi-hat intro...straight into an amazing version of Grey Steet...fairly new lyrics as always...seemed like Dave skipped one of the choruses, but great anyways. YNK...My cousin and I were the only two singing along to this one. I was sad to see so many people take their bathroom breaks at this point....thats okay though because come august they will be eating this tune up...wonderful. Nows when the list gets alittle screwy...i want to say THE SONG THAT JANE LIKES was next...in fact i'm pretty sure it was..when i heard dave say "i have a little sister named jane, and this is the song that jane likes" i almost shit my pants...i went nuts...awesome version. I DID IT...we know how all true dave fans feel about this song...that being said...a standard version...crowd liked it. JIMI THING-This was a major highlight...it had to have lasted a good 15-20 minutes...it was unbeleivable with boyd and Leroi...Carter switched up the beat at the end durring Roi's Jam i noticed...sounded different but awesome. BEF---->Bartender...HOLY SHIT I wanted these two soooo badly...i was so stoked to get them both. Dave even gave us a "Good monkey, little monkey stay up in your fuckin' tree" which is always a treat. WHAT YOU ARE...intense, great version got the crowd going. Lover Lay Down...always a classic....beautiful song. THE STONE-This was my second major highlight I love this song and it was a good version of it. I was so excited when i heard the opening riff. FOOL TO THINK...one of my favorite everydays...seemed to get good crowd response. WHERE ARE YOU GOING...god did this song grow on me...i was singing my heart out to this one...what a great tune...shame that it will be Teeny-Bopper food within the month. and now for the song that took the evening TWO STEP...just unbelievable. They jammed the shit out of this song. They didn't really jam often tonight but when they did...they really tore the songs up (Jimi Thing, Bartender, Two Step) Two Step was unreal...most amazing version i have ever seen or heard...they should definately consider making this a live album. Encore...We got alittle bit of the Gravedigger song eluded to in previous reviews. Very sweet......nice dark sound. I didn't catch many lyrics, but i think i heard something like "Gravedigger dig my grave shallow, so i can feel the rain" Nice, Dave :) and a standard PN---->Rapunzel. The encore was sadly anticlimatic after such a sick two step. This concert was every true Dave fan's dream come true, and the only change i would have made was to put two step as the encore and close the regular set with Rapunzel....oh well.....i'm going tomorrow night and i am sooooooooo fired up although i know that my voice will not hold out tomorrow...i'll be screaming anyways!!!!! My hopes for tomorrow night are(Pig, Watchtower, Warehouse, OSW, Seek up, and the Last Stop) And Dave....BRING BACK NANCIES!!!!! Where has this classic gone?? anyways......see everyone tomorrow night...it will be hard to top this performance, but i'm up to seeing what they can do! Peace, Love, and DMB
Fantastic show tonite! My friends and I had a big conversation about how long we'd been waiting for this, and how it better rock. The crowd tonite was awesome. Everyone was havin a good time and dancin up a storm, not like at FUC where it was a room full of dead people. Everyday was a sweet opener with the 36 outro. Granny, always nice to hear. WTWE was a little funky tonite. I think they did a nice job with it. Grey Street rocked me, and it was my roommate's first show and she loves that song, so it made her nite. You Never Know...I like that song more every time I hear it. IDI - nap time. I'll never understand why they play it so much. STJL was really good. I love the old stuff. A SLAMMIN Jimi...I'm biased, cause it's my favorite song, but it was really good tonite. The solos were right on. BEF-->Bartender, I called. Skipping ahead, The Stone was so energetic tonite. I don't know what all that was at the end of the song, but Dave sure was putting his soul into it. He's too much. Where Are You Going, I've had stuck in my head all night now. What a sweet number. TWO STEP!!!! I almost cried. Been waiting a long time to finally see that live, and they fuckin rocked it tonite. It was really amazing. They jammed forever at the end and Carter was phenomenal. The new song was pretty cool. I couldn't hear the words cause everyone was being loud around us, but it sounded real nice and it's cool that he tried new stuff outnfor us. Overall an A show in my opinion. See y'all tomorrow nite!
The show was UNREAL...First to start, the sound in the Garden is loud and you can hear anything from a cough to a drum solo for 20 minutes. Onto the show! Robert Randolph and the Family Band were awesome! I seriously need to get a CD of theirs if they have one out. They played a mix or funk, jazz, and jamming, and even threw in a little "Voodoo Child". Very cool. Alright, onto the boys! So DMB struts on stage, and by now I've already lost my voice and control of body movements. Dave walks to the mic, apologizes about last time postponing New York and such, blah blah...Boyd does his little violin jam to start, Dave begins to start strumming something, Carter drumrolllllls intoooo... EVERYDAY! - Great opener, had a lot of people singing...#36 at the end was damn sweet. Granny - Three words, three times: MMM HA WOO! WTWE - First song I didn't know all the words to, but I still jammed away. At the end, the whole place went dark when the music stopped..Very cool Grey Street - Kinda short, but I still loved it YNK - Carter has his little stick shimmy in the beginning, and I knew it right away, so I was screaming like a little girl. Dream, little darling...Very beautiful IDI - You know, it's not that bad in concert. Very cool STJL - "I got a little sister named Jane". Yes, that was me screaming. Oh my God, I couldn't believe I heard this one. Was an awesome cute lil jam Jimi - Damn nice jam...Had everyone singing, regardless...A lil more "Voodoo Child" in the jam. BEF --> Bartender - BEF was a cool addition to hear, and Bartender was hauntingly beautiful...About 10-15 minutes long from the pennywhistle solo WYA - I'm slowly becoming a big fan of this song, but it's still not the Last Stop. LLD - I loved it! Was cool to hear this song, but my throat was sore, so I went for water. People were crying and stuff. Really sad Lover Lay Down, at the end, fade right into THE STONE - First SERIOUS highlight of the night. The greatest jam on the Stone that I've ever heard. The intro was tight. Fenton and the light boys went nuts in the end and bathed us all in every color in the rainbow. Fool To Think - Like WYA, I didn't know all the words, but I knew the song. It songs like it has a lot of potential to be a really cool jam. WAYG - slow it on down, boys, you'll need the energy for... TWO STEP - Oh...my...God...When Boyd hit the violin plucks, first I went crazy, cause I must have some good hearing and heard it right away, but when everyone else faded out and only Boyd was left, MSG ERUPTED. I'm not even kidding. You couldn't even hear Dave say "Celebrate". Greatest thing I've ever heard. BIGGEST HIGHLIGHT of the night. Gravedigger - No one around me knew what it was, and I only knew like, 2 lines, so I just relaxed for a minute, saved energy for encore. PNP --> RAPUNZEL - Tight version. PNP is cool when it just comes outta nowhere, and to see people count into Rapunzel when Carter hits his sticks "1, 2, 3", that's just ultra cool...Well, tonight's the last show of the tour! LET'S GO LAST STOP!
WOW...what a show. Worth the wait! Dave was amazing. Everyday with #36 wahta way to start the show. Then granny...my fav! The crowd went nutz when Dave intorduced his sister Jane! Wow! I love the new one Where are You going, and I think dave likes doing it to! Big eyed Fish then right into Bartender....The best bartender i have ever heard. Can't wait for busted stuff....Hurry July 16! Anyway...See ya all again in Section 303 tonight!
Well, first show of this tour, my 16th overall, and I thought it was awsome! A very diverse set list. Songs have been sort of predictable, since the sets haven't looked too much different, but nontheless a great show. Highlights were Grey Street, The jam in Jimi thing , and Two step always rips the roof off. Big Eyed Fish was great to hear again. The fed off the enormous energy the NYC crowd had going. Loud as ever! Looking forward to Wednesday's show!
My first show of the tour, and it was awesome. I thought everyday was a great opener and very symbolic when considering that he chose to sing a heart-fealt version of Everyday on the Tribute to America, it was appropriate on his return to New York to open up with the same message of love. Since I got the tickets, my buddy Jon was saying he wanted to hear Jane, Granny and Best. So needless to say we were psyched when Granny and Jane were played. At this point I want to say that we were lucky that our section was more mature, and no wasted abercrombie kids puking. Dont misunderstand me though, we didnt sit down once and boogied the whole time, sober! The only disappointment for me was I Did it. And I have to say, everytime I say Dave put on the electric guitar I cringed. But WTWE and WYA are good tunes, and they sounded good. BEF was great and I was glad it was played. And for all of the times I have heard Two Step live, I thought this was one of the best versions. Hearing Gravedigger for the first time was fantastic, I could not get over the lyrics of the chorus which says something like "dig me a shallow grave so I can hear the rain," those lyrics are so perfect and so Dave, I cant wait to hear the evolution of this song. Anyway PNP into Rapunzel was good close, but I was hoping for more dancing from Dave. In general a good setlist and a great show, contrast to what others might say, I felt like the boys had a lot of energy and were giving it there all throughout, I cant wait for tonight. I am looking for a Busted Stuff or Diggin, and of course a Watchtower would be sweet. See you all there tonight.
Ah another good concert from the Band in NYC. Thank god they delayed the conert so I could be in NY when they played. I had to wishs for this show to here Everyday and Pig. My first wish was done quickly, but I would have liked more people to join in the 36 outro. Granny came next and was great to hear again sans the ladies. WTWE- Still one of the better songs from ED. I saw dave bring out the 12 string and it was good to hear Frey Street but i was thinking 12 string = JTR. Then carter started with a stick intro and they played YNK which i figure would happen but was glad to hear. Then i saw the electric and fear ran through me...he did it and everyone was happy but my friend and i sat down. We figured he would redeem himself with the next song and he did althoug i was still hoping pig. JIMI- very nice soloing by dave in particular...made it well worth part of the 55 paid for the tix. BEF-->Bartender...oh way i love this so much with the pennywhistle. Bartender is probably his best song ever and is an epic. WYA- i think of it as a phoney Last Stopbut the rain outro was pretty cool too bad we were not outside and there was no hail (a la 6/11/01). LLD-->Stone cool. Fool was good. WYAG- wow still hasn't reached the encore nice long set. 2Step- i think ridiculous defines it well. Gravedigger- i love hearing new songs. Rapunzel- If I here this song one more time for an encore i might have to kill someone, maybe THAT GUY (no offense dave).
I first wanna say, wats happened to the city?? I was with a friend in front of msg before the show and i handed him his ticket and he payed me for it because i had baught them, and an undercover cop came up to us and started searching us and questioning us for about 10 mins. And we just kept telling us when he asked 10,000 times that we are 16 and dont carry i.d. on us. But thats besides the point. THE SHOW... amazing!I dont think many people liked the everyday intro into 36, but i kinda did. Granny was no supprise but it was quite enjoyable. YNK not bad, first time hearing it live. IDI...not even worth mentioning, the second dave touched the electric, I just focused on other things such as the presence of security guards in my paranoid state because i spent almost the whole show on/near the floor with nose-bleed tix and kept getting kicked out of sections, but i did get close enough to hear their unamplified instruments, so that was well worth it. STJL was great; msg was rockin real loud to that. Jimi Thing: always a treat, and it shut up all the fake fans. The jams were real sweet too. Also, shy do people cheer the laudest right as one of the 6 start to jam? thats the time to be quiet, chill and listen to the music, not the time to scream like a little girl at the ed sullivan show. BEF was real sweet, first time ive heard it live. it rocked real laud, but not as laud as Bartender. The roof was about to crack with how laud the crown got singing along. WYA, actually not that bad, it was supprisingly enjoyable with its long intro. LLD, real mellow. it was a good time to just settle down and chill and find yourself a lovely lady. The Stone was not as great as I had hoped. it barly jammed at all, but its still a great song so im not complaining. FTT...meh, not horrible but by no means was it great. WAYG, personally, I really like this song. I think it has some potential to become a great song with a few years of touring and jamming. TWO STEP!!!ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I loved the jam out, and then back in, then just when you think its coming close to the end, SECOND WIND, and jammed for another 5 mins of pure elation. Question...why do people insist on clapping on beat to this obviously off beat song. When i did clap, i clapped off beat, along with Carter, and it just flowed alot nicer. Ive never heard a better version of that song, and that might possibly be one of the best jams ive ever heard. Gravedigger: didnt know a thing about that song, nor could i learn nething bout it. I got kicked back up to my nose-bleed seats and could barely hear wat Dave said about it before playing it, nor could i hear the words or the quiet parts of the song. That was partly because of the obnoxious non-fans yelling requests for "a good encore song" and random songs off Everyday. PNP into Rapunzle just took me completely by supprise. Ive never heard that done before or heard of it being done. Is that the first time thats been done as an encore? Anyway, it was awsome, Dave danced like a happy little boy during PNP and the Rapunzle jams were nothing out of the ordinary, but because the song itself took my by supprise, it was extremely enjoyable. The only disappointment of the night was the lack of OSL, ive been dieing to hear the new intro live. I heard it last year but was ignorant and didnt know wat was goin on. This year i was ready and waiting for it, but it never came... oh well! All-in-all, it was a great show. Real fun all throughout, and had sonething for fans of all degrees.
After seeing The band last year at Giants (Two Step and the accompanying rainstorm that came during that song), I thought that no concert that I would go to would ever compare to it because it was an incredible experience. Until last night!!!! This was my fourth time seeing this incredible group of musicians and they continue to amaze me with their impeccable playing. Everyday and Granny were solid and very crowd pleasing. It wasn't until the band kicked right into Grey Street that the show got into high gear. The crowd was very loud and very enthusiastic throughout most of the night, especially during the beginning and ending of the show. Excellent jamming on Jimi Thing and BEF/Bartender. Then finally the song that had a love affair with mother nature last year at Giants Stadium (6/11/01) was played and I must say, if there is a song that defines this band and what they are all about, it is TWO STEP!!!!!!!! Absolutely brilliant. The buildup of the song and extravagent climax of this 15-16 minute behemoth cannot be described with words. One must experience this firsthand. PNP into Rapunzel is always great to hear, especially as the encore. Dave and company, thank you very much for another wonderful experience. You never cease to amaze a fan and it is a refreshing feeling to know that there is some band in a sea of bands in music today that demonstrate why they are so loved by so many because they have talent and substance. Thank you very much.
So the first night at Madison...finally! Was it worth waiting for? OF course! As a whole i left the venue feeling pretty freakin awesome and pumped...as usual. I met some really awesome people including tiedyedtoga. check out his website for the show! I'm not going to go through every song cause that's repetitive but i will tell you about the highlights/low points. Alright...bad news first...if it really is bad news. I thought that the show started out very mellow which surpirsed me. I didn't think that he was going to open with everyday and when i heard the opening chords i was surprised. But i found myself slowly easing into it. I Did It was actaully one of the better versions, if you can distinguish, it's not that i don't love the Everyday songs...it's just that there are better songs. Now for the highlights...which definetly out weigh the low points. Jimi Thing...ahh...Jimi Thing...this was one of the songs that i really wanted to hear. It was definetly the best version i have seen live. Dave went crazy during the jam. I started strumming hard and i knew he was going to go insane...then he threw down his pick and went crazy! it was truly amazing. Carter sounded amazing during You Never Know...that's just an awesome song. The timing is so unique and the lyrics are so gorgeous. Song that Jane Likes! it was such a surpirse...an insanely awesome one! boyd sounded awesome on violin and that marked when i really got into the concert. (excuse the lack of chronological order here). When dave brought out his baritone i groaned to myself thinking that it would be space between...but when he started the intro to what you are i lost all control of myself. This song is definetly one of the best off of Everyday. His vocal at the end were amazing. He just threw his head back and started singing as if he were Robert Plant. I can't wait to hear it on shn! Two Step was an awesome version...of course it doesn't compare to the 6/11 show...but what could? Butch Taylor was amazing on keys, I knew that he was talented but that was just amazing. when dave, leroi, and boyd left the stage and it was just stefan, butch, and carter jamming away...that was one of those moments. As for the encore. Pantala Naga Pampa-->Rapunzel was standard awesome...the treat of the night. Dave solo! HIs guitar soudned so gorgoues when he played Gravedigger and the song itself is gorgeous. The lyrics remind me of a Dylan song and show that dave does have a knack for storytelling (as in The Dreaming Tree) I hope everyone who went has an awesome time and everyone who gets there hands on the concert enjoys it! See you tonight!
After the April postponement, I was excited about seeing Dave and the boys at MSG. It was neat to get Everyday/36 as an opener...seemed to get things moving/grooving and felt it was a nice way to set the tone of the show. After that, I felt the night QUICKLY went down the toilet. First off, was in section 97 had a great view, but the sound quality was just AWFUL. Easily the WORST of the 17 shows I've been too. At times Boyd, LeRoi, & Butch were just non-existent in the audio mix. But that probably has MUCH to do with all the screaming fools. Hey - it was an energized NYC crowd, but Christ, do you pay $50 to scream AT your favorite band or listen to them ???? During the transition of B.E.F.>Bartendar, LeRoi had what sounded like a sweet solo on the Pennywhistle, but I couldn't really tell cause off all these morons yelling "Thank You LeRoi", "You da Man" and the like. I am praying that the volume gets turned up WAY UP for tonight (5.29). Setlist was average at best...way too many "pee songs". Two Step...namely Butch & Carter's "duet" was the highlight for me. Overall, I thought it was a lackluster show. Perhaps it's just me...but I like to hear all the instruments & everything that the boys are playing. I also don't see the point in standing there and alternating between screaming my ass off and shoving my tongue down my girlfriend's throat (I do plenty of the latter at home, thank you). But perhaps it's me...maybe to these kids I'm just a 27 year old stick in the mud.....I look forward to tonight and hope my palate gets "cleansed".
I have to say what a disappointment; this is my dilemma; I'm getting tired of having to defend to critics that it's not the same songs every night (6th show this Summer). Then I go to the show in my own backyard and it's exactly that. I understand the band wants to push the upcoming album and that's what touring is all about. But I have a question: Didn't the band put out a little album called "Crash?" You couldn't tell from Tuesday night. I'm honestly getting sick of hearing songs from Busted Stuff, Everyday & Lillywhite (and I LOVE Lillywhite). I know this is for reviews of shows and not rants. I do stand by my rant. Jane was great, as was opening with Granny. The Jimi Thing was nice also, but I predicted the rest of the setlist - including that encore. Am I the only person who DOES NOT LIKE RAPUNZEL? If so, then nuts....
Awesome show! I went home and played gravedigger on my guitar coolness!!! Granny was a rumpshaker, and so was grey street Rapunzel. No Watchtower though, I would have liked that. But he can't play everything. One of these days, once I get the money and find the time, I'm going on the road and seeing every show of the summer tour. No kidding, every single one!!!
Best Two step since floodzone 93- Overall good show. A few to many songs from everyday. Jimi thing played very well. Granny was very good to hear also. The song jane likes was a crowd favorite that night too. THe show lacked energy though with very few big name songs. But overcourse dave is always good to hear
It?s strange to watch a band go through a metamorphosis fueled by a changing fan base. Over the past several years I?ve patiently watched as the Dave Matthews Band increased in popularity and fame. The size of the venues they play keep getting larger and larger, the mechanics of their sound maturing from clubs to stadiums. While Dave?s songwriting remains strong and the well-produced studio albums have solid material with which to work, compared to the performances of years past, these increasingly watered down shows seem to appeal to the wider, younger listeners of the new decade. We were hoping to catch Robert Randolph, the scheduled opener, sit in with Dave sometime during the performance (it didn?t happen) but I really attended the show as one of the last of the old-school holdouts hoping for the glory of the shows I was once privileged to see. Tuesday night Dave Matthews was back with a capacity crowd for a rescheduled Madison Square Garden date. We entered after the opening band had already cleared out and the stage was set and ready for Dave. We were one of the last stragglers to enter the venue. The crowd seemed to have an average age of a young sixteen and a half ready and waiting for Dave and his band to take charge of them. We had seats directly behind the stage affording a view of the energized crowd from the packed floor to all the filled sections surrounding stadium. The lights came down and the band slowly emerged. Dave walked around the stage as if he were a professional wrestler would before a match. Any exaggerated movement on his part riled the kids into frenzy. Finally when everyone was plugged in, they launched into the first number. The band was tight. The sound filled the Garden nicely and everything was crisp and clear. The crowd was in their element. The songs would start and then the songs would end. It was as simple as that; Dave was playing right off of the album. I swore that I had thought that Dave?s band had once fit into the ?jamband? category. There was no such thing going on this night. If any solo was attempted by a band member, within about ten notes, the crowd would cheer wildly as if they had just seen the second coming of Jesus. An enthusiastic crowd is terrific, but I was waiting to applaud after something interesting really happened, not because it was a choreographed give and take between the band and the audience. For a fifty-dollar ticket I was hoping I would at least see an inspired Boyd violin solo or one reasonably constructed LeRoi saxophone vignette. I was consistently disappointed; no one was interested in breaking a sweat. There was the build-up of an expected crash of the wave onto the shore, there was no stopping it, but it pulled back as if it were a calm day at the beach. I guess I went expecting to see a storm. It seems that Dave has been merging into the pop world and veering away from the dangers of improvisation (and inspiration). I enjoyed my time at the show but it was mostly due to the drama that was unfolding one row in front of me, a fourteen-year-old girl with braces who was having trouble holding her liquor. I?ve been replaced by a younger crowd that hasn?t been jaded by the exceptional performances of Dave Matthews shows in days gone by.
Ya know, I'm a die-hard DMB fan. This was show #22 for me and quite honestly, I was a little disappointed with the performance. I guess as a band becomes more popular and it's fan-base grows, it's inevitable that a younger generation of fans begin to attend the shows (which there is NOTHING wrong with). Still - Tuesday night @ MSG should of been called "Kids Nite with DMB". I mean, my section and most sections around me were filled with drunk, stupid 14-17 year olds. Nothing wrong with young people, but they DO NOT appreciate this band. They wanna hear I DID IT and CRASH and blah blah blah (the boys and girls were screaming for SPACE BETWEEN the whole nite). What's most disturbing to me is this incredibly talented band has moved TOTALLY away from being a "jam-band" and more into a singles-machine with hardly any interaction between the band members while they play. PLUS - Stefan the way he was dressed (in a suit!!!) seemed like he belonged up the street watching the opera at Carneige Hall! Wow - I couldn't believe his getup. Anyway - the highlights for me (without getting into a blow-by-blow description of each song because each song was played pretty standard) were BIG EYED FISH > BARTENDER. This is "pure" Dave Matthews Band to me. Lots of emotion from Dave and you can tell the band realllly enjoys bangin-out this 15 minute epic. LeRoi went off with his pennywhile during the segue and with his sax during the outro. Basically, it kicked my ass! SONG THAT JANE LIKES, GREY STREET, JIMI THING, LLD > STONE and TWO STEP were pretty damn good. I was shocked they began the set with EVERYDAY. I mean, come on dammit!!! Give us WAREHOUSE to open or SEEK UP or LAST STOP. Where has the desire to jam gone with this band? It wasn't present at MSG on Tuesday at least. They made up for this on Wednesday (the Wed performance really re-instilled my love/faith in this band) but still, this band has changed dramatically since I saw them in '94, '95, '96 and even since the '99 tour. For the better? In my opinion, no way.
the show was amazing...i sat in section 228 and there was a lot of energy in the garden from the beginning. Everyday (#36) was a pretty good opener...although i was kinda hoping for the last stop or bowa...i still enjoyed it. Next up was Granny...not one of my all time favorites, but the crowd was really moving during the 'love...baby' part. Then they played WTWE...pretty good...hopin the everydays would be over with sooner in the set. Grey Street was great...lot of energy. ynk was really good...one of the better new songs in my opninon. IDI...nothing special. STJL was a big suprise...I did'nt expect to hear that one and it rocked. Jimi thing was one of the best songs of the night...i loved it...great jammin between dave and boyd and roi had sweet solo. Then they played BEF...good song...but what was comin' was even better. When the kicked into BEF i was pretty sure they're were going to play bartender (they did 6-11) and sure enough they did. IT WAS GREAT!!! I think WYA is one of the better everydays and they played it with an extended intro. So happy to hear LLD...and then the stone was awesome. FTT was alright and it WAYG was beautiful. And then Two Step was down right the best song of the night. Butch played a killer solo and carter was just amazing. When dave came out for the encore solo, i had no idea it would be gravedigger...but i was really impressed with this song...i was really hoping for watchtower...but pnp~rapunzel it is. It was awesome...there was so much energy...great show
After attempting to see them at MSG in '98 and '00 and failing, and showing up earlier this year to see them and finding out that the show was reschedualed, I finaly made it into MSG for a DMB show. Needless to say, I ran into trouble as i got shafted by a scalper and a not so bright fan, but it was my fault, and i finaly ended up with row S, section 1. Anyway, the show was awsome. Definate high points were Jane, You Never Know, Where Are You Going, and it was awsome to hear a full Gravedigger solo for the first time too. All songs were played with an intense conviction, and i found myself really getting into some of the not-so-hot songs as well, like What You Are, which has turned into an *intense* experience live. I cant say honestly that i found myself with any complaints for the show, other than the 75$ idiot tax on the ticket and beer spilled on my jacket, so this definatly ranks as one of the greatest shows Ive been too. Many thanks to the folks i met for being cool with me :)
So So show by any standard, the 20 Minutes Two step was definately amazing! Otherwise too many new songs. Song that Jane likes was a surprise and really got me into it, and Everyday to open it was alright. Just jumpin around a bit. Would have loved a Crash though...
This is only my second DMB show, and i gotta say, it was amazing. Wasn't as good as 6/11 at Giants Stadium, but it still kicked ass. Everyday as an intro with #36 tease is such a great intro song. Grey Street really made my friend happy, as well as myself. Dave needed to play that cuz the setlist was full of Everyday/Lillywhite songs, which isn't a bad thing except everyone wants to hear the old stuff. So if hes gonna play a lot of new stuff, hes gotta include grey street. Jimi thing: such a great song, i like it more and more everytime i hear it. STJL was so unexpected and awesome, and the stone blew me away( my third favorite dmb song) I was hoping for Recently cuz it would seem like a good idea to the On Broadway intro, but its ok that it wasnt played. TWO STEP, greatest song ever!!! such a kick ass performance. Rapunzel shocked me with how good a closer it is. i was bummed when Panta came on, but i was going crazy when it all ended. all in all great show, see ya all in Camden, NJ.