100.3FM WHTZ Studio, New York, New York
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Too Much *
So Right *
Don't Burn The Pig *
Drive In, Drive Out *
One Sweet World (Instrumental Intro, Swim Naked Outro) *
The Space Between *
What Would You Say? *
If I Had It All *
Grace Is Gone *
Rhyme & Reason *
Ants Marching *
Stefan solo (Star Spangled Banner) -->
All Along the Watchtower *+
Where Are You Going? *
Everyday (#36) (On Broadway) *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ with Robert Randolph
Holy crap, that show absolutely pounded the daylights out of last night and was even better than Giants in the storm (well maybe). Look at the set list, I'll fill in the things they left out. I mean look at it, how can you possibly ask for more?! No complaints, except for maybe If I Had It All. Heres the details that the setlist doesn't quite cover. After One Sweet World I think it was, when it got all dark and the stage was dark and Stefan started playing this really slow Star Spangled Banner, it was absolutely crazy. A lot of people were tearin' up and needless to say the lighters came out and all of MSG was screaming U*S*A Oh my god, what a moment, if I could relive that again. Then at the end, right when Dave came back for the encore. He says. . . . .. "Hey, we're gonna play a couple more songs, can you guys stay so we can take a picture? I keep it in my wallet, send you some prints too so you can too" So he did Where Are You Going, awesome, then during EVERYDAY, the last song, everyone was hugging ! ! Finally, the photo with MSG. WHAT A NIGHT. . . . WHAT A NIGHT ! ! ! ! ! ! And I seriously thought 6/11 would never be beaten ! !
absolutly amazing my friends. they came out with so many of the classics. dave used his electric only twice. ropert randolph came on stage for watchtower. this was without a doubt the tightest and best organized show i've been to.
My first review after seeing DMB or Dave Solo 9 times. Robert Randolph was an excellent opener. I saw them back at the Knitting Factory and they were pumped to be playing MSG. Hilights of the show for me included an excellent Warehouse, Pig and DIDO. I still think they should just not play Everday songs but thats a whole other subkect. :-) I really think the everday songs just kill the vibe of the show. Anyhow the best part of the show without a doubt was Ants Marching and then Watchtower with Robert Randolph as guest. Great to finally see a cool guest star on this tour other than Warren Haynes. Thrown in was even a patriotic solo from Stefan which got the crowd yelling USA! USA!.. that was cool... The encore could have been better but it did pick up with the #36 outro on Everday.. Thats always special for me because I'm South African and it obviously has a hidden meaning to it. Overall A good show not as good as 12.13.00 but close. Can't wait to see them again though. :-)
2 nights at MSG, the mecca of performances, the Dave Mathhews Band played, jammed, and danced away the 2 most exciting and exhilarating shows ever. Words can do no justice for these show. All that can be said is for those of us fortunate enough to experience it, we all have something that we can treasure for our lifetimes. And we dance away.......
Second show in two nights, and wow, what energy! I felt this show definitely topped last nights...here we go: Crush - what a surprise opener!! Warehouse - I was flipping out during the stop-time intro...my third favorite song, and the crowd was so pumped! Too Much - very nice, i was caught for smoking by a security guard and was taken out for a warning, so i missed the end. #41!!! WOW, they unleashed it here!! Boyd and Roi were tearing the house down! So Right - first everyday song of the night, and it was definitely quality. Pig!! Oh man, I wanted this song so badly, and the boys were just rockin'. Drive in Drive Out got the crowd pumping more and more, with solos all around. One Sweet World with the instrumental into was incredible. The lighting effects added t the intensity! The Space Between was a nice way to slow things down, everyone who was sitting down got off their seats and lighters were being held up. Quite a sight. WWYS and If I Had it all were solid. Grace is Gone! Oh my goodness. What an incredible performance! Rhyme and Reason was very nice.....and then......Dave goes "it's always nice to come play here, etc etc" and bam.....ANTS!! The ENTIRE garden was dancing like crazy! It was insane!! And when I thought the set had ended, Dave dropped a HUGE surprise to close with Watchtower, and even brought out Robert Randolph as a guest! Stefan did the Star Spangled Banner intro, while many NYers were chanting "USA," very patriotic. Randolph is incredible on the steel pedal guitar. Dave was so impressed and jammed head on with him! Encore:: These were the only two repeats from both shows....Where Are You Going was nice, a fairly typical version....when I heard Everyday, I figured it would be normal, but as he jammed it out....the GARDEN SANG #36...and dave stepped up to the mic, and heard everyone, and just stepped back.....but then, he sings the first few lyrics to "On Broadway"!! and I thought he would segway into Recently, but then he stopped, let the crowd chant more #36, and finally started "Hani Hani, come and dance with me!!!" after they ended, the band took a picture in front of the entire crowd. i think they know how special the garden is! although there were no deputs of last stop or nancies, despite all of the hype, i consider this show to be the best of the tour. amazing show, amazing band, amazing venue! see y'all in hartford!
Just got back. O M G. MSG KICKED ASS!!!!!! One of the best shows ever!!!!!! Here it is... Night starts off bad. 2 of my friends got ripped off outside by buying 2 fony tickets. Then the asshole ticket dude collecting tickets just rips them up in front of them, says nothing to them. I felt so bad, but i knew, i couldnt let it get me down. CRUSH-great opener, lots of energy to start off the night. WAREHOUSE-holy good lord jesus and mary joseph! Thats right because this was the best warehouse i have heard yet in concert. Boyd was hot on this one, so was carter. TOO MUCH-always a pleasure. 41-called this one. Was wearing my lucky georgetown shirt and plaid button down for this. Everytime i wear this combo they play 41. Coincidence???I think not. SO RIGHT-what can i say about everyday? Actually the everyday songs were not bad to listen to. Might just go out and buy that album. TEAH RIGHT HAHA... But seriously, good performances. PIG-i called this one also for tonigth. Great song. DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT-standard version. Always good to hear. OSW-great song, but again, standard version. WWYS-classic song. IF I HAD IT ALL-i didnt puke, so it was good. GRACE IS GONE-bathroom break, great song, but its a chick song. I have no chick, so bathroom break for me. RHYME AND REASON-good song, pretty standard. Alrigth heres where things started to pick up again. ANTS-WOW JUST WOW. greatest version ever. No drum intro this time, only heard that a few times, but only on tape. Just amazing song though. WATCHTOWER-robert randolph came out for this one, he was great as an opener, and great on this song. Steffan had a nice star spangled banner intro. Everyone started shouting out "USA, USA, USA." This was the absolute highlight of the evening. I almost shit my pants. Just absolutley amazing. Left things great at the end of first set, but then at last, what comes up, has to come down. WHERE ARE YOU GOING-nice lil song. Short. good! Will make a great radio song though. EVERYDAY- this is my fav song oin everyday. Its a great song, and went into 36. Crowd started started screaming "hani hani, come and dance with me." To tell you the truth, i hated to see that end such a great night, but hey, cant win them all. Just to let you know how bangin' the garden was, dave said right before he played the encore, "If ya'll dont mind staying for a few minutes after, we all want to take a picture with you!" That was worth it all. Ill be the first one buying the poster. See ya all at TWEETER. WOOO HOOO WHAT A NIGHT!!!!!!!!
This was the best show I've ever seen and will probably ever see. People have said that the 2000 MSG shows were the best there will ever be, but you can't overlook this one. To open with Crush is almost as if Dave and the boys were declaring (we want to put on the best show possible). Warehouse was amazing, my first time in 5 shows hearing it and it was worth the wait. Too Much was a pleasant suprise early in the set. #41 completely blew me away...I LOVE THIS SONG. So Right was expected but still an amazing rendition. Then came Pig, my second time hearing this live and I truly recognized what a privelidge it is to hear this song. It is truly one of the finest songs the band has ever written. DIDO, OSW and TSB were good energetic versions that Dave seemed to enjoy playing. If I Had It All was a bit of a suprise and it didn't get too much energy. Grace is Gone was a good way to pick it up. Rhyme and Reason was so good its indescribable. Then came Ants Marching, the third time I've heard this and it always is the same to me...exciting and fun. I was convinced the regular set was over when I saw the great Robert Randolph walk on stage with his pedal steel. Dave introduced him and Stefan began his Watchtower intro. I was so excited that I probably acted like an idiot. This was THE best Watchtower I have ever heard. Robert Randolph and The Family Band were great openers and Randolph blended in perfectly with DMB. He took off his little fedora hat and put it on Dave's head. Dave wore it throughout Watchtower as the energy in the crowd and band grew. The encore was a little strange but still WAYG is a great song. Everyday was real suprising, I like this song but I didn't expect to hear it as an encore nontheless a closer. But the band suprised me, they played Everyday and then kept playing but let the crowd sing #36 for a little bit as Dave quietly muttered the end lyrics to Everyday. After a while Dave sang Broadway and then #36 as the band closed the show. This will go down as one of the greatest nights of my life and the finest concert I have ever attended.
Ok i'm going to keep this short and simple. This show as epic. I'm not going to go into all the songs *like everyone else does, cause its not worth it. All I need to say is, Watchtower version......any self-respecting DMB fan needs to download it. It's simply Dynamic. 41, warehouse, ants, along with new songs.......Great List......Great Way to End the first leg of the tour.......What a tribute to New York City, the people of the tri-state Area......They took a picture at the end with everyone in the background just like Giants Stadium a few years ago.......Breath taking, Tear dropping emotion from me......Thank you, good night.
sad to say..my second sober show...but i was ninth row center and it was so worth it...to the show...crush was quite a surprising opener...i thought they would get us going..but that paved the way for #41, so right, and pig....warehouse was always pleasant to hear...a lot of "WHOO's tonite.....too much was typical...bathroom time for me...DIDO was also ordinary as well as with OSW....the space between bought out the lighters all over the place...it was given when dave pulled out the electric that space was coming up...considerg all the other everyday hits had been played last nite and tonite...WWYS had a lot people sitting down on the floor but they banged it out like mad...if i had it all and grace is gone were chill out times for me...i just sat back and looked at the sight around me....thousands of people gathered under one roof all because of one band and their music...rhyme and reason got everyone moving again...ants was quite a surpsrise to hear...but then watchtower right after that?!?!?!? no way...props to robert randolph for rocking during watchtower...encore: where are you going i expected since it's been played every show...but i always enjoy hearing that....and then everyday was also a surprise...considering he opened us up with that last nite...but boyd led us in a chant of honey honey while dave swam in our voices....he also broke out some of the broadway song which a lot of people couldn't understand...i just picked up a few key words...then they stopped after and snapped a few photos with us flailing our arms and bodies behind them...all in all...a great nite...couldn't have asked for more...wee maybe say goodbye or #40, but i''ll take this setlist...being so close, i could really tell the boys wanted to be there and jam with us...they really liked the crowd....a great way to end the first leg of the tour...see you guys in camden
Tonight's show kicked ass, one of the best I've ever seen. The crowd chanting "Honey Honey, Come and Dance With Me" during Everyday was amazing. A perfect ending to a perfect show. I'm sure a bunch of other people will write individual song reviews, so I will say that overall each song was played extremely well, and Boyd had so many great solos, especially on Ants Marching. The Star Spangled Banner was also a cool addition, and had the entire crowd chanting "USA! USA!". This is what a DMB show should be like every time, one suprising old song after another and only the 2 encore songs were played the night before. Some other songs I really thought were great was One Sweet World, #41, and Warehouse (I love the "woos"). Dave wasn't quite as animated as the night before but had the noodle dance going during most songs. What else can one say, if you weren't there I feel sorry for you because this is going to go down as a historic show and I'm glad to be a part of it. And I can't wait to see that picture of DMB and the crowd! See y'all in Hartford this summer.
What an AMAZING show!!!...He opened up with Crush...the crowd was going crazy, they were so loud, which led Dave to sing Warehouse right after-I love warehouse.too much- great song, not too crazy bout it, but got crowd pumped. #41- wow- what a crazy good song, probably my favorite. one sweet world- amazing. grace is gone- best song on busted stuff,played to perfection. space between-while it was being played, all the people in the audience took out their lighters around the entire arena, creating a really nice setting for the song. what would you say- another crowd pleaser. drive in drive out- got crowd moving again after a couple of slow songs.rhyme and reason- good...just another amazing dave song plated perfectly tonitgh. WATCHTOWER & ANTS MARCHING- hands down, hte highlihst of the entire show, along with crush and warehouse as the opening songs. dave wore one a hat from a rob randolph band guy and went crazy during ants marching along with the whole crowd.Watchtower opened up with the star spangled banner on the electric....climax of show.. if i had it all- not bad, probably one of the better songs on everyday. where are you going- a bit of a shocker to be played during hte encore, but was fun anyways...everyday- excellent way to close, especially with the outro. All in all, the most incredible setlist, though long black veil two step and lie in our graves owuld make it extremely memorable...
all i have to say is.. "hani hani, come and dance with me" this was the moment when everyone was like "shut the f- up with everyday sh-t and play some rare classics," i.e. #36.. also, one of the best ants ever, except when dave messed up the "goes to visit his mommy" verse, otherwise the enery was amazing.. def. near the top of my best shows list..
I just got back from MSG, and all I can say is...JEEBUS....this was my 9th show and it is quite possibly the best one I have ever been too.Robert Randolph was a dope opener, but on to the show.The band came out and Stefan was warmin' up the bass so we expected Dont Drink the Water, but Dave surprised us with a tremendous version of CRUSH!!..Dave was dancin his heart out and it was only the first song..so much energy..along with a loud crowd..I have never heard of DMB opening with Crush, so I knew we would be in for a kickass show.Next was a great version of Warehouse followed by a sweet but standard version of Too Much.I didnt know what to expect next, but I was pullin for #41, and Dave delivered.I got the chills when it started, it was incredible, not too long of a jam on the outro, but still incredible.After screaming my head off Dave grabbed for the electric and I figured it was time for the first downer of the show, but Dave kept the energy flowin with a sweet version of So Right.This song has come along way since last summer, and is by far the best song off everyday.Thinking it was time for the band to calm the pace, I was surprised to hear the one song I have wanted to hear live for 4 years..PIG!!..i figured it would be later on in the set so it was a wonderful surprise.I missed a part of this song because the crash fan next to me asked me if they played #41 last night and i said no, and he replied "awesome i can't wait for it tonight"..even though he sat down in his chair when they played it two songs ago..dumbass..Anyway the energy from the band lead into a excellent DIDO, Carter kicked ass on his drum solo to end it.One Sweet World came next and i almost crapped my pants to say the least.The crowd was really into it, it was great.Dave grabbed for the electric again and played a predictable Space Between.Standard version,but i dont care if ya'll hate this song, i still enjoy it everytime i hear it.The radio fans came alive for this one,lifting their lighters and finally getting out of their seats.Next was another standard verion of WWYS, crowd was really into to it, great lights, and great solos by Dave and LeRoi.Hoping for LIOG since Dave still had on the acoustic, he played the first real downer of the show in If I Had It All.As quick as Dave can pick up the energy of the crowd, he can kill it.The crowd gave a hell of a cheer after the song but i think they were just happy it was over.Grace is Gone was next.One of my all-time favorites and the only lilywhites song of the night.I love being the only one standing in a section and singing to make the others jealous.I like the change to Boyd's part in this song for the new album.The crowd got back into the show with R&R, the Garden was renergized like at the beginning of the night.It was only about 10:20, when they played a killer version of Ants, great solo by Boyd, the crowd was insane and so was the band.It seemed alittle early for Ants, because they have recently been ending sets with it.The band stayed on stage thankfully, and out came Robert Randolph to play in the next song.He gave Dave and the guys huge hugs and put his hat on Dave's head.Stefan started rockin on the bass, which turned into The Star-Spangled Banner which was incredible.Then he went into the WATCHTOWER intro solo.Ants, then Watchtower,...JEEBUS...Robert Randoplh played a crazy solo, and at one point it looked as if he knocked over his keyboard, but he caught it with his foot and lifted it back up, crowd loved that move.This one had the crowd going wild, and it cost me my voice as well.After Watchtower the band and Randolph hugged more and then went to the dressing room leaving us cheering for more for between 5 to 10 minutes. I expected to see Dave come out solo and play Waste or LBV, but the whole band came out.At the mic Dave asked that if after they played a couple songs if it would be ok if they could take a picture with the crowd (similar to Giants Stadium in 98)Dave started up with WAYG, and it was solid. First repeat song from last night so it was kind of disappointing, but it was good to be the only one in my section standing and singing.Everyone expecting to hear Tripping Billies as the closer but the band went ahead and played another repeat in the best version of Everyday that i have ever heard.I didnt want this as a closer at all when it started, but it was so good that i didn't care, much better than the version that opened last night.Boyd had a great opening solo with the backdrop of the crowd singing #36.After Everyday, they played a sweet version of #36.The crowd was already singing the words before Dave even got to the mic.With Everyday over, the band posed for a few shots with the crew and just the band with the crowd going crazy behind them.During the whole photo process, the entire arena is chanting..one more song..so what does the band do...walk into the dressing room.I no it's rare for them to play a double encore thing like that, but it was the last show of the spring leg of the tour, a rescheduled show no less, in the greatest city in the world.I guess ya cant have everything.Anyway...a wonderful show, great energy, much better than last night.See ya'll in Camden in July!...whut up Josh.
There are 2 words that can describe tonights show...PRICELESS and MOVING... Besides the fact that I got to see Dave this afternoon as his hotel, the show was flawless...well, maybe a few weak placements...but every song...tight as ever. Possibly the happiest I've ever seen them. (i was ridiculously close) They were having the best time up there. The whole thing was incredible...couple things that stand out really quickly (by no means all of them) Shortest #41 i've even heard but sickly tight. Carter's new drum fills as the end of So Right, Dave's new verse while the crowd is singing #36. The new "wind began to howl" in Watchtower...CRUSH OPENER!!!...In warehouse...te band getting involved witht e crowds "WOOOO"s. PIG...period. ANTS...WATCHTOWER...Everyday with a HUGE #36. They were EATING THE CROWD UP....The picture they took at the end....Carter and Dave just walking down the the crowd and saying hello.....lastly...CARTER>CARTER>CARTER allllll night. He was hilighted the WHOLE show. Great lights tonight as well...Plus my recording came out WAY better than First Union...and that was good. This one is amazing... only a few criticisms...not even of the band...the crowd consisted of half DMB fans and half STUPID DRUNK HIGH LITTLE 15 year olds. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I hated it...some girl was definitely lapdancing some guy (about 14 years old) and the girl next to her was raving..ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. This world is getting really sad...half the kids were there to drink and smoke...not to see DMB...pisses me right off....but then agian, i wasn't paying much attention...Just beautiful...Thanks DMB.
WOW...that pretty much sums it up...I thought that last night's show was great, but tonight was ridiculous! among the high-lites : WAREHOUSE, 41, PIG, OSW, ANTS, WATCHTOWER (w/Robert Randolph wailing on the slide guitar!) CRUSH was a cool, surprising opener, which was awesome & TOO MUCH also really stood out as one of the best tunes of the night...crowd was awesome, not to mention superb energy from the band...well, all in all, a solid "last stop" of the spring tour, and I really look forward to Hartford & Saratoga in July...PEACE & LOVE, Y'ALL
just look... please just look at the setlist... wow thats all i can say. the vibe was incredible dave was incredible and i was incredibly happy.--the highlights-- tonights show was all about fun. to start it off with crush was amazing- have not heard this in a while so i was happy- but to follow up warehouse omg- it was amazing the band was on and daves dancing was on- thank god he took a break(voice strain) and made this the date--#41- i always love it. PIG PIG PIG- can you believe it? i mean.. wow i just love this mellow song-- the one sweet world intro was sweet to hear and grace is gone- nice dave. R&R and ants marching got the crowd bumpin for the final song before the encore-- WATCHTOWER :) . wish you were there guys. Dave even wore a bowlers cap for this song.. encore- where are you going- beautiful and everyday all i can say is "honey honey, come and dance with me..." -- di and sp thanks- garden tavern holla--
i'll let everyone else do a run down of each song, so i'll make this short. to say this was the greatest show of all-time would be an understatement. the setlist, the venue, the energy..literally nothing has ever been better. they really gave us a treat tonite, more then we deserved. no other words come to mind except....simply amazing! whoever has said that the boys have lost it is crazy. dave and co. proved without a shadow of a doubt that they are still and forever will be number one. i really do feel sorry for whoever missed this unbelievable experience. who knows if i will go to hartford/boston or any of the other shows later this year; nothing can or will compare to this. thanks NYC!! oh, and when the poster comes out, look for the orange "last stop" sign.. that'll be me!!
Holy crap! If last night was an A show, then they haven't invented a grade good enough for tonite. So many good songs, I didn't sit down once! First of all, Crush as an opener? That's something new for me. But it seemed to really warm the crowd up. Warehouse was a GREAT surprise so early in the set. Too Much was good...kept everyone dancin. #41?!??! I didn't even know if I could handle it....it just kept getting better! A nice jammy Pig was a great touch. OSW always welcome at any show I'm at. Rhyme and Reason was hot, Ants got everybody on their feet and dancin and singin like crazy, followed by Watchtower!!! Robert Randolph added some nice stuff to the song, and they rocked it like nothin I've ever heard before. Where Are You Going, I heard last night but I like it so much I don't mind. And the real highlight of the evening, for me at least, Everyday. They broke it down at the end and the crowd started singing "Honey Honey, come and dance with me" Before Dave did. So he just let us sing while he sang other stuff over us. They just let us serenade them for a while before they joined us. It really felt like a group effort. And at the end they took the band's picture while they stood at the edge of the stage so we could be in it too. It was such a wonderful night - I think this may be the best show I've ever been to. Thanks DMB. You guys make life worth living. Can't wait till July.
Incredible show. both nights at msg were incredible, but tonight blew the first night away. Best seats I have ever had, closest I have ever been. Show was great all around. Robert Randolph on Watchtower...unbelievable. Greatest version i have ever seen. The crowd was greta tonight, everyone had the right feeling. It showed during the Everyday closer, when Dave left the #36 part to us, while he jammed on Everyday and Broadway. All in all Spectacular Show. Best one i have been to yet. Next stop: Camden
The most unbelievable performance last night has left me yet again with no voice. I thought after Tuesday night I could stop my childish screams but that setlist echoed through the stadium last night like Dave has never played. With little time to breathe Dave still continued to grunt and make his ever so wierd noises after most every song. And all I have to say is he looked so sexy in that hat of his. This night will never be forgotton and probably could never be replaced. I just wish he would have played Lie in our graves.
There was something magical last night. I don't think anyone could accurately describe the feeling we all experienced. If you can describe "bliss", well, try for me. The little subtle things that happened were so special. During Everyday, the crowd took over the song for a good 5 minutes, "come and dance with me". Or watching Randolph grin from ear to ear during Watchtower. The Star Spangle Banner was special, as was Leroy's t-shirt. What about passing a "J" with a guy you never met nor will never see again. We all share a bond now. We witnessed perfection; we may have witnessed the making of a new live album. There was a vibe, a certain mood, a particular feeling. I think God lives in NYC now. He was there watching us and was smiling for sure. Thanks to everyone at MSG, wasn't it great fun?
My second show, and let me tell you I really wasn't dissapointed. A solid good few songs to open the show, and I really liked Crush bein the opener. Carter was 10 feet away from me so I saw it all. Sick stuff. I took a bathroom break and a sitting break during IIHIA and TSB. So Right was tight, and Grace had a great jam. I also loved Ants, it was quite insane. Watchtower was a great closer to the show, and Robert Randolph added a lot. Encore was poo, yet seeing Crush, Pig!!, 41, Warehouse, WWYS, etc. was good. That's all.
Wow. You know when Stefan starts out with that Crush solo you are going to be in for an amazing treat. And we were. I won't even start with the whole set list, but I can give you some highlights... 1. Crush Opener. No need to even say anything more. 2. Star Spangled Banner, Stefan solo, DAMN. This will be one for the burners. 3.Watchtower w/ Robert Randolph. This is by FAR the greatest Watchtower ever played, and I have heard many a versions. 4.Pig. It was great to see this live. Never have and last summer at Giants people really wanted to hear that. They were passing around pigs and signs and all, so it was cool. I bet thoes people were equally psyched if they were there. 5.Ants Marching. Classic. 6. Everyday, really nice. 7. OSW. This was really nice. Great light show during the song. Anyway, when this SHN gets out, get your hands on it right away. This is a legendary performance. Also, at the end, they took a group picture with everyone in the backgroud. That was real nice. Dave said something along the lines of taking a picture to keep in his wallet and he'll send us copies. It was nice, I wish they did like 1 or 2 more jams right after that. But, they did not and yet another night, another legendary show came to an end. BTW: Props. to the MSG Security and ticket people. They were kind, quick, safe, and let people hang and smoke and do their thing. As long as people were not being complete fools, they let everyone hang and I appreciated it and it just made the show a lot more fun. Thanks.
Out of the over 10 concerts I've been to, this one is EASILY the best one I have ever been to. Crush, great opener, beautiful song. Warehouse, they came on strong with the crowd. Carter was instructing when to go "Woo!!". Carter's drumming tonight was simply awesome as well. Too Much, full of energy. #41, great to hear this one again, also didn't have the "Everyday" leadout, which I kinda was happy about. So Right, good song, when I saw the electric guitar I was praying he wouldn't play I Did It, I was at Penn State when he finished with that. Pig, amazing song. Drive In Drive Out I always love to hear live and it was filled with energy. TSB, ok song. What Would You Say was simply perfect. IIHIA, ok song, but I am not a big fan of the Everyday songs. Grace is Gone, it couldn't have been played any better. Rhyme and Reason, the band really got into the song and it showed. Then Ants, this was the most I've ever seen the band being so energetic, it was amazing. THEN THEY DIDN'T LEAVE THE STAGE. Instead, Stefan started playing the Star-Spangled Banner, how awesome to do it in NYC. Then Robert Randolph came out and sat down for Watchtower, Dave and Boyd looked at him as he played his solo in the middle and were smiling the entire time. Finished off the regular set amazingly, then left the stage for a few. When they came back out, WAYG, great song. Then Everyday. The best thing I have ever seen in my life. A girl from Section 78, Row 1, went around hugging everyone(just like the video). She was hugging 350-pound security guards, and probably 30 complete strangers. Everyone hugged each other, pretty cool to see this in NYC. Dave got the crowd to go along with him tonight and sing "Honey, Honey, come and dance with me.". Overall, this has been the best concert I have ever gone to, my 12th row seats made it an even more memoriable concert. See you all this summer. When are we getting the group picture? Think it'll be in the New York Times?
Show #23 for me. All I can say is this band totally blows my mind everytime I see them (last summer's Giants shows withstanding). But tonight at Madison Square Garden was special. The band was ON tonight and the CRUSH opener told everyone this was gonna be one hell of a show. The energy from the crowd was un-fucking-believable and the band in turn gave us one great song after another. CRUSH - the first few strokes of the bass by Stefan ignited the crowd into a frenzy. Have they EVER opened with CRUSH before??? Flawlessly played. High energy. LeRoi solo was hot! WAREHOUSE - really no stop-time intro (which I think is cool). Defintely the UTTAD version - high energy. Carter was pounding the drums (Carter is G-d). Ohhh Mercy!!! TOO MUCH totally fuckin rocked MSG hardcore. Once again, tremendous energy from the band. Gotta admit - Too Much is a great song to hear live. Carter was ON tonight and LeRoi's sax was blarring towards the end of the song (during the suck-it-all, suck-it-all outro). A semi-surprising and incredible #41 was next. Verrry well played. Crowd was totally pumped for this one. I sure was! Outstanding performance. Dave was groovin'! SO RIGHT was solid. PIG - one of my favorite DMB jams. They jammed this bitch hard and Dave's voice was full of emotion..."don't burn the day...away...". DIDO - fuckin kicked so much ass I literally fell back into my seat. WOW!!! Such an underrated live track (or is it?) ONE SWEET WORLD - was ONE SWEET FREAKIN JAM. Chill instrumental intro and solid Swin Naked outro. Boyd tour up his shit during the outro (and pretty much all nite long - he was incredible during both shows). A DMB classic all the freakin way. SPACE BETWEEN - gotta admit - this tune was tight. The band has this one down. WWYS - Solid, old-school DMB. Dave was beating the shit out of his guitar during the mid-section of this song. Reminded me of a '96-'97 show. Very tight. Dave and Carter were smiling at each other during the jam. IIHIA - no comment, but played well. GRACE - One of the few tunes played tonight from the upcoming "Busted Stuff". I was hoping for Raven or Busted Stuff and I was surprised we didn't get one of those during the 2 nights. Still, GRACE was solid and beautifully played. Crowd loved it. I sure did. R&R - ANTS - WATCHTOWER - all I can say is WHOOOO Bitch. Wholly shit. This band kicks so much ass its un-fuck-ing real! R&R was so freakin tight and I surprised to hear it 'cause they already played Too Much and DIDO from "Crash". ANTS - as usual a crowd-pleaser. But it was WATCHTOWER (Star Spangled Banner intro) with Robert Rudolph that stole the show. I'll admit - I got a little teary-eyed during the SSB. Passionate chants of U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A. really shows what the people of this city are made of. I was really taken by this...The crowd was in a frenzy during WATCHTOWER. Madison Square Garden kicks so much ass. The encore of WAYG and EVERYDAY was very solid. #36 outro had the building in an absolute-fucking-uproar. All in all - this night (in my mind) blew away the 1st night. The band was so ON and the energy level from the band and the crowd was just amazing. THANKS, DMB!!! You guys kick so much ass. I'll never forget this show...Thanks for an AMAZING!! two days... Rock on, ya'lll!!!
O MAN WHAT A SHOW!!! This by far was the best show I have attended considering I have seen dmb 19 times...The band came on around 845 again and I thought they were going to open with warehouse but instead they opened with CRUSH!!! WHAT A SONG! Got the crowd really into it...great version...Next came WAREHOUSE...The crowd was screaming after the first few notes were played and even did the woooo chant...sick song...Then came too much...good song...standard version...thought they'd play smts --> too much but oh well...Next came 41!! This is such a great song...really set the mood for the evening...went on for about 13 minutes...Next was SO RIGHT. The guy behind me called this one...props to you...great song...alot of energy...Then came PIG!! I am so happy they are playing this song again...great song to play live...DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT was next...great version...alot of energy...Carter was going crazy on the drums...ONE SWEET WORLD was next...Awesome version...Leroi had a great intro...THE SPACE BETWEEN was next...Standard but great version...The whole crowd was singing this one with all their lighters out...Then came WHAT WOULD YOU SAY...standard version...not really one of my favorite songs but it's good live...Then came IF I HAD IT ALL...good version...I like this song alot...Then played GRACE IS GONE...This is my bestfriend's favorite song...I am happy they played it for my friend Jeremy and myself...Great instrumental at the end...RHYME AND REASON was next...standard version...not really a big fan of this song either...Then the part i was waiting for...ANTS MARCHING!!! This is my favorite dmb song and this tore the roof off the garden!!! I thought the crowd was loud for 12/13/00, wow this crowd did not stop screaming!!! The whole crowd was so into this song at times it was hard to even hear Dave sing! After ants was over I thought the set was over, BUT THEY STAYED ON AND PLAYED AN AMAZING WATCHTOWER!! The crowd was going nuts!! Then after they came back on for the encore, Dave did WHERE ARE YOU GOING...good version...After WAYG, I thought they'd end with Trippping Billies but instead they ended with EVERYDAY!! I love the ending with the hani hani...crowd was singing it at the end of the song...GREAT version...then after everyday, the band took a picture...if you collect shows, I definitely recommend you gettint this one!! See you all in camden in july!
One word can sum up this show AMAZING!!! I have to give a hats off to the crowd, everyone was so into the show. And the band was just electrified Dave as always great,I loved Carter getting the crowd into it, Leroi, Boyd, Butch, great jamming. And Stefan brought a tear to my eye U-S-A. I'm not going to go threw every song, but the highlights for me at least was... CRUSH?? Been to 30 plus show and that was a first for me, So Right,Pig and R&R sent chills all over. Ants Marching, & All along the watchtower I still can't here anything it was soooo loud, but worth it. And last but not least EVERYDAY great song, great crowd, great outtro, GREAT BAND!!!!!! See ya in the summer, PEACE, LOVE AND DMB. LATES.
Where to start? MSG night two lived up to its high expectations. Although no surprise guests came out, Robert Randolf on Watchtower was absolutly sick. The setlist tonight was more than I could have asked for, getting OSW, Pig, 41, and a sweet little 36 as a closer made my night perfect. Not to complain, but I could have done with out If I had it all, and even DIDO cause im not a huge fan of that one. The band just had so much energy tonight, really making this show something special. Being there would be the only way to fully understand how amazing this show was. Dave was gettin silly all night on the mic, going over to it between songs and doing his little jibberish...histerical. Towards the end of the show, Dave took this little black top hat from Robert Randolf and was wearing it for a while. He put it on to start Watchtower, of course it didnt stay on once they started jamming like mad men. Also, something interesting to note, Roi lost his sunglasses at some point at the end of the night. Im not sure how, I didnt take notice, but Boyd had em on after that and kept them on. This was the first time I have seen Roi without em! Carter....oh man, hes one hell of a guy. He was having a blast on stage toinght, and of course was God-like behind the set. RR was a great opener, lots of energy. Tried to teach the crowd "the march", as he called it. Strange man:) Cant wait to get my hands on a couple copies of this show!
Wow!!! This is one of the best shows I have ever seen and won't soon forget. Dave and the boys put on a spectacular performance. CRUSH: I was expecting to hear this one, but was surprised to hear it as an opener. Nevertheless, it was awesome. The crowd was loving it. Boyd was amazing on this one. WAREHOUSE: Amazing, once again!! I love the intro with the Woohoo!!! TOO MUCH: So much energy from the band and the crowd. Sounded great, as usual! #41: Wow!! I actually wasn't sure if I was gonna hear this one, but was pleasantly surprised. Great jam, as always! Crowd was loving it. I can't remember a show I've been to where the crowd was so into a show for as long a time period as this show. SO RIGHT: I was hoping for this song! When I saw Dave take out the electric guitar, I figured it was either that or Space Between. So Right is my favorite on the Everyday Album. PIG: Yea!!! Wanted to hear this one so badly. Never heard it live before. It was played beautifully. DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT: Carter and Boyd were insane on this song. This was one of many highlights of the night. Cool stage lighting effects on this one as well. ONE SWEET WORLD: I recognized this rather quickly because of the intro. A lot of people sat down during this one. Not me!! I love this song.. great song to dance to! THE SPACE BETWEEN: Expected this one. Sounded great! WHAT WOULD YOU SAY: I love dancing to this song too. The crowd was loving it and singing along. Nice work by Roi on this one! IF I HAD IT ALL: Played well! Not one of my favorites, but Dave and the boys always have a way of making their tunes sound great live. GRACE IS GONE: A sweet song! Boyd does some nice violin work on this... makes it sound really nice. RHYME & REASON: Very nice!! Haven't heard this one in a while. I love the ending to this song. ANTS: Ohhhhh yea!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! Unreal!! Excellent intro into the song! I totally love the intro. Carter and Roi were insane and the lighting effects were so amazing. Crowd was going absolutely nuts. Everyone was singing along! The boyd solo was nuts and the ending was beyond words! The place was nuts and the lighting effects were insane! Even more shocking, it wasn't the closer. There was some activity on the stage after Ants ended. Finally, I noticed it was Robert Randolph getting set up. WATCHTOWER: Robert Randolph was amazing. An awesome version tonight! Boyd also tore it up too! I couldn't believe I heard an ANTS and Watchtower back to back.. Amazing!! After the break, Dave came back wearing a cool hat. He also informed the crowd that after he played a few tunes, he wanted to take a picture of the band with the crowd in the background. Awesome!!!! WHERE ARE YOU GOING: Was expecting to hear this one. This is a great song and was played beautifully both nights. EVERYDAY: I was expecting billies and praying that maybe he'd throw LIOG in there, which I was dying to hear. But Everyday was great! Everyone was singing along. Just before the transition to #36, the crowd was already a step ahead of Dave and singing it. Dave was smiling and loving it. He finished strongly with #36. After it was over, they took the pictures and I was thinking maybe they'd throw another song in there. The house lights didn't come on immediately, but that was indeed the end of an epic show! I don't have any other shows planned for the summer as of yet, but I have great memories to look back on! Thanks DMB!!!
crazy, crazy, crazy... i didn't get to hit up the 5.28 show but i didn't hear the most fabulous things you can say that...basically a toss up between which was weaker- the crowd or the set? they was an extreme abercrombie invasion again tonight but that's expected...so let me just say *me and my friends (or anyone else) do not appreciate watching a couple of 15 tear olds (if that) go at it all night, no, not the show we came for... i mean seriously this wasn't a cute soul searching, love-inspired occasional make out session...we're talkin "3rd base" AT LEAST... pretty gross..thanks guys-ps-learn to hold your booze too...anyway on to what i'm really here to express... i'm not gonna go into the whole set as most people have but some highlights!!!!! umm where do i start?! Crush as an opener, people went crazy straaight up!! insane energy the moment they came out...warehouse (i was diggin the "woo's"!!).......#41 i was truly prayin for this one...short version but soo sweet-my fave dave song so i was good to go for the rest of the show just cuz of this...One sweet world-beautiful instrumental...of course all the oldies had everyone jammin hard- especially Ants, man everyone was up and dancin. another highlight was the star spangled banner- lighters came out again, everyone got emotional, if not teary, towards the end the "USA,USA..." chanting began-unforgettable...sorry there was no correct song order for this i was just wayy too dizzy with pure delight from last night...anyway i could go on but i just have to say it was a truly incredible experience...
Well it's official...I've become an over the top Dave fan (some would say psycho). Drove up and back to D.C. last night to see him at MSG, and it was worth every construction zone and delayed train and the thousand coffee cups on the way home...which I finally got to at 4:45am. Someone kick me I'm falling asleep at work!!! Killer crowd. Deafening chants and lyrics from the crowd. Possibly the loudest show I've ever seen, and you could see Dave and the band knew they were nailing it from the smiles on their faces. Best version of Ants I've heard to date, Especially since the crowd gets an "A" knocking him back with his own lyrics. Best version of Watchtower I've heard to date... again a great crowd. For that matter Pig, Warehouse, 41, and Rhyme were all killer! Tell me the #36 transition was either unintentional or at least premature?!?! But man the crowd literlly pulled the entire band into 36! It was great! Am I right?
Amazing, just amazing. Last night's show at Msg was unbelievable. Started off with Crush which was a bit of a shock, but a happy surprise. Then came in with Warehouse with the "Woos" whichwas great. #41 and Pig were great as always. This was my 4th show, but my first time hearing OSW and Drive In, Drive Out and they were just great. WWYS? was just ringing and the lights made the mood perfect. Grace was great and Ants was amazing and just when you thought the show was over - Bam - Star Spangled Banner into Watchtower with Randolph for the close. Came back out with WAYG? - no surprise, but Everyday into #36 was another shock to me, but it was just stupendous. Everyone in our rows were hugging and screaming the Honey Honey's. Overall, great night, great show, best I've ever heard or seen.
I've been to about ten dave shows over the past 8 years. They had been feeling repetitive for me, with the same music for the most part. At the onset of the show, I figured it to be the same old Dave show, but I heard three songs I had never heard before, and new subtle twists on some old faves. Best entire band show I've seen (tied with Tim and Dave at Buffalo), and one of the best concerts I've ever seen. Great crowd energy, great energy from the band. I think its going to be a cd...
What a perfect night! A million thanks to Dave and the boys for putting on such a powerful and unbeatable performance. My 23rd show and only my 2nd time at the Garden. Once I took my seat 2 rows from the stage I knew it was going to be a special night. Somehow, some way, like many other times I have seen the band, my expectations were easily surpassed. From the first sound of Crush to the last note of Everyday - I was living in One Sweet World. Highlights (besides of course the experience as a whole) include a strong return of Pig - a song we all love but have not heard recently until this tour, One Sweet World, Ants followed by Watchtower, and Everyday both opening and closing the two-day stint "in the big city." It really never mattered what songs were played but I think the setlist speaks for itself. Quickly, non-musical highlights include seeing my pal Mr. Ryan jump for joy the whole show like a kid in a candy store, having the opportunity to get a stick from Carter (thanks to some handy sign techniques), and hearing Dave give thanks to all for a wonderful two nights and allowing us to capture the moment with a few pictures. This show will live with me forever and I doubt it will ever be topped! Peace Out (Big AK)
After the strong first night, I was not sure what to expect from the boys, but tonight's show was even better. Crush was great opener, its so rare for them to open up with it, and then Wharehouse! It is so awesome to hear the "whoo's" during the stop times, I remember when it was just catching on. I got nervous when Dave put on the elecrtic guitar again, in fear of hearing I did it, so I was psyched when he relieved to hear So Right, Space, and If I Had It All. Its always nice to hear #41 and OSW. DIDO was good. Ants was awsome and so was Watchtower, man I just love Watchtower right now. Oh yeah and GIG, what can I say its a beautiful song. It was great that they did not repeat any of the songs from night one during the main set. You had to figure he would definately play WAYG in the Encore, but once again hearing Everyday suprised me. And it was really fitting to open up night one and close night two with it. Anyway overall the show was awesome, the boys had a lot of energy, the setlist kicked ass, and as always I cant wait to see them again..... in July!
Well this is my first post to nancies.org, and for my third Dave Matthews show I have to say it keeps getting better and better. The first one at the Meadows in Hartford, CT back in '99 (the night of whatever all that drama was in the parking lot), the second one last summer at Giants Stadium (June 11 - the thunderstorm night), and now a kick-ass night at the Garden... I hope it gets better than this! Not to mention that this time I was lucky enough to be on the floor for the first time - granted it was 2 rows before that elevated section on the floor but this has been the closest I have been in those 3 shows. Anyway, a good friend (who only saw him once, with Tim, ages ago down in Savannah) and I got there relatively early since we both work here in NYC, and from the minute the house lights went down, we knew that this was going to be a great show - the crowd energy was up even before the beginning bass riffs of "Crush". And again the crowd got fired up even more as Dave finished that and went into the first chords of "Warehouse". But the highlight for me is that prior to this show, I was telling people that I was never fortunate enough to hear "#41" live - it's my favorite DMB song (specifically, the live 21 minute long version on the Warehouse 5 CD) - and was praying that he would finally sneak it into the setlist of one of the shows on this tour. Sure enough, there was that familiar Carter hi-hat roll intro and Butch's piano intro and I realized someone upstairs must be a fan of that song too, because there it was... and the crowd must have been with me on that one because everyone went nuts then! I wish they stretched it out a little bit longer (which I thought they were during the slow ending part, similar to the W5 version when he sang that bit about "maybe I will run like a scared, scared child") but that didn't happen. Ah well, next time. I personally am not a huge fan of the Everyday album, but he did play "If I Had It All," one of two tracks I like off of that whole CD. But between "So Right" and "Drive In...", he did that song "Pigs" - does anyone out there know if this is another one of those "live concert songs" that he does (like "True Reflections" and "Watchtower") or was there ever a studio version? If anyone knows, email me privately and help me out, because this was the first time I heard that one and my friend and I looked at each other and couldn't quite place the song. I was a little disappointed that they didn't include "Jimi Thing" and "Big Eyed Fish" (aka "Fish Monkey Man") for this show, and I could name countless others that I wish I heard, but all in all, I was *very* pleased with this show... it was worth being tired as hell today at work! At least from the floor it was an awesome show - on the train ride home back to NJ, I passed some people saying that they were in the upper levels and people were just sitting there... get up and move around!, it's a Dave show, not the fn metropolitan opera! :p Anyway I would love to write more but I need to get back to work, but I just want to give a quick shout-out to the 2 lovely ladies in front of us (hope you made it to work in DC on time!, the other I'll probably run into down at the ol' Osprey), and to my girl Lisa out in L.A. who (as she reads this) is probably banging her head against something now knowing that they played #41 at this show. :) Hopefully I will see some of you guys again down in Camden... if I have some sick days left to take for the morning after! Later!
Very good show! It was my first, so I guess it was ultimately the best one I have ever seen. They opened with Crush, which sounded pretty good. Then they had an awesome version of Warehouse which was one of the best songs of the night. To sum most of it up, they played mostly their older songs like #41, Warehouse, Crush, Too Much, Pig, Ants Marching and One Sweet World. My sister had gone the previous night and she said that they were mostly playing the new songs that nobody knew, so no one was singing along; but in this show they played very few new songs, they had Grace is Gone, Where are You Going?, Space Between, So Right and If I Had it All, but that's it. There was an awesome version of Watchtower with Robert Randolph on the sideways guitar thingy and right before Stefan had an amazing Star Spangled Banner intro like the Jimi Hendrix Woodstock one. One funny thing I saw was that during Watchtower some fan threw a bowler hat onto the stage and Randolph picked it up while playing, so on their way off the stage after that song, he gave it to Dave and during the encore Dave wore it. The encore was only two songs, WAYG and Everyday, but Everyday was awesome; on the outro everyone started clapping and singing "Honey Honey..." so he kept playing guitar and got the guys to start playing #36, even though they only did one verse. As a closing note, of course there was a lot of smoking, so wouldn't you know it my friends tickets are skybox and we get the exhaust of everybody's smoke, and that was obviously not fun. Yet still, we played a "Where's Waldo?" type game, trying to count the amount of people we saw lighting up at one time. :-)
Living impoverishedly while experiencing DMB in NYC prevented me from expressing my sentiments on those two grand nights. Thus I am hand-cuffed into only relaying several highlights of the MSG stop now that I have floated home. It was all quick and strange! Night #1- Stefan's charcoal suit made him look like he should be in "Ocean's 11." Also a night of incredible intros.. Carter on You Never Know, the downright creepiness of What You Are, the new punchy approach to The Stone, and they even messed around before WAYG. The intro lyrics of Two Step- "the place where everything great was born." Gravedigger was so beautifully haunting that I can't begin to explain. The last lyrics of Rapunzel- "the lights go out on Broadway." Excellent evening. Night #2- people always ask why I keep attending shows. "Doesn't it all end up the same?" they inquire. Well, another exemplary retort... tonight was show #27, and never before had I seen Crush open a set nor Ants and Watchtower close a set. So there. It's always new and fresh. The whole night was solid, tight, gorgeous. Wouldn't know where to begin. So I'll just end. MSG was a wonderful way to start the summer. Can't wait until July. Oh, and the people in NY are surprisingly tolerant of kids wearing Red Sox caps...
THE SHOW WAS UNBELIEVEABLE! By far one of the greatest setlists I've ever seen. The Garden was dark, and I got there just in time to see the end of Rob Randolph with "Voodoo Child", which, by the way, is awesome. ONTO THE BOYS! Out marches DMB, Stefan to his bass, and begins to play the first three notes to "Crush"...It was almost like a stop-timey intro to Crush, and then BAM! It started. The crowd went nuts, as did I, everyone singing along. Crush had a nice Boyd jam at the end that lasted a few minutes. Very cool. WAREHOUSE - I always wanted to hear this in concert, and last night I called it, and needless to say, I damn near pissed my pants. Great version nonetheless, and the acoustics to the stop-time were nuts. Loud "Woos"! TOO MUCH - Pretty standard, with a lot of fuck it ups. #41 - ALWAYS WANTED TO HEAR THIS LIVE! Oh my God, it was insane. 10 minute jam with a nice Boyd/Dave duel. So Right - Yahoo!! A little electric hurt no one, and this one was hot. Good jam at the end. Roi definitely shines PIG!!!!!! - Carter hits the snare and away we go! Boyd was on for this one too, making squeally pig noises with the violin. Aww, it was beautiful. Dave seemed to lack energy on it though. Don't worry, he redeems himself later.. DIDO - I left towards the end of Pig to get something, so I didn't get back till the middle of this. Regardless, the cool rodeo jam in the middle was damn cool. OSW - Awesome instrumental intro, I was the only one around me who knew it. God, I loved this. The lighters were everywhere, and the "USA" chants were all around TSB - My girl wanted to hear this song, and I didn't mind it at this point in the setlist, so I just chilled and relaxed. I needed to save some energy..for later..... WWYS!!!! - Another I always wanted to hear live. The arena went crazy. Dave was dancing all over the place, and he and Stefan had a little duel in the middle of the stage. Oh, so cool! IIHIA - Eh, a lil sleepy sounding Grace - Whatta powerful ballad. Another one to just sit back and relax and chill to. Rhyme and Reason - I went pretty crazy, screaming with Dave the lyrics to this one. Everyone was singing along and screaming. Remember how I said Dave redeemed himself later in the show? Here's where it happened: ANTS MARCHING!!!! - It's been a dream of mine to hear this live, and hear it live I did. And God, I'll never forget it. The sax solo was crazy and Dave was belting every lyric. He messed up a little on the second verse, but he didn't give a shit... Robert Randolph came a struttin' out, Dave took his hat, and Stefan began the Star Spangled Banner. Beautiful, with all the lighters and USA chants...all of this lead into ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER, which, I think, was the greatest version I've ever heard. WOW! So much energy. CRAZY CRAZY SOLOS by Boyd and Robert Randolph. WAYG - Heard it the night before, but was cool to hear again... Everyday --> #36: Eh, I was hoping for Tripping Billies or Last Stop, but this left me with a smile. The whole arena was going "Honey Honey....", it sounded so damn cool. Good way to close out the first leg of the tour. VIVA DMB!
First off let me say that Robert Randolph and the Family Band are amazing, and if you get the chance, definately check them out. The March got everone groovin', Voodoo Chile rocked the house and I Don't Know What You Come to Do was great as well. At one point during IDKWYCTD (that's a quality acronym) I thought "if DMB can put on their show with half this energy we're in for a great night." Well, the boys about tripled it. Crush was a great opener. I was calling it in the two slot, but it worked quite nicely as an opener, got everyone into the groove. Carters drum solo at the end was quality. The energy at the Garden was amazing, and DMB kept pulling out rockers, keeping the energy up the whole evening. Next up was Warehouse, which was my called opener. Did a great job second in the list, keeping the energy up once again. Boyd had some nice dueling action with Dave and Fonze, and Carter and Steffan lead the crowd into the stop time Woo's. Me and my main man Will called Too Much the second we saw Roi break out the baritone sax. Nothing special here, but it definatley kept the house rocking. Dave was dancing all over the place, slipping a little moon walk in with the official Dave dance. Then came #41, which is always amazing. Leroi and Boyd had their way with this one. Dave broke out the electric for the next song and we figured it was So Right, or sit down. Luckily it was the former, and they absolutely rocked the casbah with this one. Leroi's solo is really coming along at the end there. Its more straight-forward rock than most of his other stuff, but he does a lot of really cool stuff with that break. Don't Burn the Pig is such an awesome song. The outro with the "Love" part repeated over and over is an absolutely amazing moment, it feels like your getting picked up off the ground or something, as the song crescendos. DIDO. Drumming, my name is Carter. 'nuff said. Although, I'll add that the song is absolutely intense, and that Dave had a very playful tea party line this evening. With One Sweet World they finally slowed it down, after seven straight songs of pure adrenaline. Very well played with the instrumental intro and the Swim Naked outro, although I don't think Dave actually ever sang "Swim Naked", just the "I do" part at the end. Space Between offered me a nice chance to rest my legs. Most people dislike the Lovely Ladies, who haven't played at all this tour, but I must say that I prefer the three part harmonies of the ladies to the off key warblings of the unruly mob of 14-year-old girls that sat around me. Not a bad tune though, just grooved it from the seated position. WWYS got us all back up and dancing like fools, especially with Roi's diesel solo. Both Leroi and Boyd were really on tonight, and Steffan would get into the act later. But first we had IIHIA, which I must say really grew on me as the song progressed. Grace was an unexpected highlight of the evening. I love GIG, but tonight both Boyd and Roi absolutely jammed the heck out of the ending. I was really surprised with the lack of Busted Stuff material on this night, I can't really say I was disappointed, but I would have enjoyed hearing some more new material. Grace is Gone however all but made up for it with its jams. Dave does the first verse solo, then Boyd solos over the second verse with Carter giving it a real country feel. Roi's break it the outro was some of his best work of the evening, and this song really had me jamming. Rhyme and Reason got every last person on their feet and into the groove which set up Ants. Ants was intense, and was played in typical Ants fashion, which is to say, amazing. MSG at that point absolutely went off its rocker, as the crowds screams and the ending drum roll were simply over powering. I thought it was a great closer, until I saw them wheel out the pedal steel, and I literally leaped 5 feet into the air. Dave introduced Robert Randolph and everyone was screaming like crazy. Over the screams however you could hear what appeared to be Steffan's bass intro to Watchtower, but it wasn't just any intro. Fonze instead played the Star Spangled Banner and the entire stadium simply lost it. U-S-A chants were going whilst Dave and Robby began the intro. Boyd whipped up a great wah-wah solo, and after he was finished everyone looked at each other and Carter started cracking up because they didn't know who was going second. Rob Randolph hopped in with an energetic peddle steel solo and Dave brought it home. Being as this was my first indoor show the end of Ants was possibly the loudest thing I'd ever heard in my life. Watchtower was twice as loud, and the loudness carried throughout the encore break. For the encore, Dave was sporting Robert Randolph's bowler had, which was about three sizes too small for him and made him look really goofy. WAYG was money in the first encore slot getting the crowd back into grooving mode rather than the absolute unabashed power of Watchtower and Ants. This was good because Everyday was a particularly groovy closer. Absolutely awesome though. The boys went through the full Everyday song, which featured a great wah-wah violin solo by Boyd, and a nice, albeit short, sax break by Roi, into a nice Dave scat break at the end, at which point the crowd went into full "Honey Honey" mode, singing the #36 refrain. Dave was smiling, and he sang a little On Broadway. "They Say the neon lights all glow On Broadway, and you can feel the magic in the air". The magic was definatley there, as Dave and the boys started singing the Honey Honey's (or Hani Hani's depending on how you look at it) with us. Boyd stared playing the horn riffs, and then the band went into a verse or so of full band #36 to close the show out. Absolutely great way to close out the evening, and the tour!
All I can say is that for anyone who was not at this concert, you will never understand how truly special it was. The set speaks for itself but the atmosphere is something that words cannot do justice. My very good friend Jill came along with me tonight, and i have to tell you, I had the most incredible time of my life. Anyways, onto the set. CRUSH...holy shit...what an opener! Couldn't have asked for a more solid version and more importantly, couldn't have asked for a bigger suprise early on. completely awesome. Jill and I saw Dave switch guitars and from where we were, we couldn't see if it was a 12 or not,so we were hoping for a Grey Street...very outspokenly...we Jynxed it...and instead got an earthshattering verison of WAREHOUSE...full with Stop Time intro and Woos all around...this was unbeleivable. TOO MUCH...Solid verion, i was so excited to hear this song so early in the set...it got everyone moving. My friend Jill's favorite song is #41 and i had a feeling that they would play it, but not this early. when Dave hit the first chord Jilly gave me the biggest hug i have ever gotten in my life :) What an unbelievable version of this song. Wow...Dave was great, Boyd was amazing, Roi was chill, Carter and Stephan were awesome as always. The jam was unreal...just a Wonderful show. Jill commented that she could go home and her night was complete...she didn't leave of course. When we saw Dave take out the electric, we were both hoping and thinking "SO RIGHT" but after the grey street/warehouse incident, we only looked at one another and had a mutual non-verbal understanding that this would be the next song...it was incredible...the energy was great..the song was great...wonderful all around song. Next came the first highlight of my night...PIG...the hug Jill had given me upon hearing the first chord of 41 was nothing compared to what she got from me when i heard boyd start to go nuts on that violin...my Favorite Song...and an amazing verison at that.......i concured at this point that might night was complete as well...and we left the concert....no just kidding lol. Next was DIDO...standard versoin...not one of my favorites...but wonderful all the same. Next came OSW...wow...i heard the instrumental into start up and Jill and I went nuts...we were two of four people in the section that new what song was coming, and after the intro, MSG erupted as Dave strumed the first chords of OSW...great version, my first time hearing it in concert. Next came TSB...good verison...i think that this is a great song that has been killed and overplayed, but still quality to hear in concert...lighters all around. WWYS...KICK ASS VERSION of this song..very excited to hear it. IIHIA....good verison, one of my favorite tracks off of the every day album. GIG...wow...simply beautiful version of this song...sounds alot like WAYG in the beginning and is hard to determine which it is until the lyrics start, but i was pleased when i heard it was GIG. Now is when this concert's energy level went through the roof. I didn't expect R&R to be a highlight for me but holy shit was it ever...such amazing energy at the end with the lighting effects.....we were definately jamming out to this one. After claiming how much he enjoys playing the Garden, DMB almost made the fucking place explode! The version of Ants marching that was played last night is one that is a must download...do not let yourself miss out. Not one person was not going absolutely nuts during this song. Jill, Myself, and a few other friends that we made last night accompanied the jam session on our imaginary violins. it was an unbeleivable feeling. I have never heard an eruption like this in my entire life. I thought for sure that that would end the set...i mean..there was no way you could top that!...except with an incredible verison of All Along the Watchtower...this one had just as much energy as ants, and let me tell you...i was fired up to hear this song! unbelvieable experience for me. The best part is the last little verse when Dave screams "The wind begin to HOWLLLLLLLLL" Unreal...i got goosbumps! The encore was solid but like the 28th show, was anticlimatic...it didn't matter because the two songs played were solid...WAYG...which was predictable but beautiful and a kick ass version of EVERYDAY complete with #36 to end the night. Then as if the show was not enough, Dave asked us all to stay and take a picture with him..which will be hanging on my bedroom wall whereever i go if they make a poster of it. What an amazing night...one of the greatest nights of my life...Hope Dave has something big in store for the two July Shows because topping this will be nearly impossible...See you in July...peace love and DMB
Last night at MSG was AMAZING!!! I have never been to a better DMB show in my life. It blew away the first night and I'll remember it forever, just look at the setlist. I thought nothing would ever top the rain at Giants Stadium, but this show definitely did. #41 is one of my favorite songs, I could not believe that he played it, i can officially die happy. During Everyday, when everyone in MSG was singing #36...the vibe was indescribable. I can't wait for Camden and Saratoga Springs, but I don't think anything will top this show.
WOW! that was a GREAT DAY FOR ME! WOOOOOO HOOOOO! well me and nadrew decided we wanted to get a little sneak peak at the soundcheck... so we took the MSG tour right before the show. we didn't hear the band, however we did go into the arena and spoke with the realtime setlist guy (he was sitting at the sound board prepping for the show). we made a couple of friends who apparently went out the night before and partied with NONE OTHER THAN ROBERT RANDOLPH. as the tour was ending we were walking down a hallway and looked into a doorway there was robert sitting down he called out to his friends (who by the time we made friends with) we went in almost got our picture taken however some mean old man kicked us out and we all just left. we waited otuside for dave for a while but never saw him. ENough about that now to the show. ! WOW!!!!!! all i can say is if anyone complains about the setlist they should be severly tortured, it was so ENERGETIC! the star spangeled banner solo was awesome everyone chanted usa and held up lighters, randolph ripped it up on all along the watchtower. crush opener was spectacular. the whole night boyd was messing aorund with this awesome pedal effect i dont recall seeing it the first ngiht... he may have played it but im not sure. lol. warehouse #41 too much pig dido all were awesome, just purely incredible. i really suggest people get there hands on this (of course after two weeks have passed or the tape is out.) The picture that dave and the band tooka t the end will probably be going on a t-shirt or a poster or somthing..... wow thats gunna be awesome. this show just blew me out of my seat by far the best show ive been too (considering it was my second and my first was 5/28/02 lol).
HOLY CRAP....that is all that needs to be said. Lastnight's show rocked the house. It could not have gotten any better. Warehouse, Ants, Watchtower, 41, DIDO, Too Much...who could ask for more? I was at 6/11/01 at Giants in the storm..and I would have to say that this topped that. Dave and Randolph rocked in Watchtower...Stefan's Star Spangled Banner touched everyone, there was patriotism in the air. The only thing that could have been a bit better was the encore, I think everyone agrees on that. Yet, he finished it off great with 36. I can't wait to see the picture.
Last night I encountered one of the greatest shows i have ever been to, plus my first Dave Matthews show. When he came out on stage and hit Crush I was mesmorized everyone was pumped and they jammed it out amazingly. When he played 41 and Warehouse the house was a rocking, Warehouse is so awesome. Then the rest of the songs were awesome also, especially, Ants, Watchtower, Where are you Going, Drive in, and WWYS, I couldnt ask for anything more from them, except maybe Two Step or Satelite, oh well it doesnt matter I cant wait to see them again next year. Everyone else that was there knows how special it was, and boy was it special!!!!!
I chilled out at this show more then I chill out with the condos in Heritage. Bascially i took over section 50 with me and all my friends. When Dave started jiggling with all of us in the intro he amazed me by playing Crush. He then chilled out even more. Watchtower was sick.
I won't go song by song, because other people have pretty much covered things but: Five songs into this concert I thought it was going to be the greatest of all time. Crush, Warehouse, and #41 were exceptional. Things slowed down a bit towards the end of the concert, but the boys and Robert Randolph really tore things up on Watchtower to close. On a final note, I'd like to say thanks to my friends in Sec. 3 rows 8 and 9 who helped get the "Honey, Honey" chant started. Dave looked right at us and smiled as we yelled it before it really caught on. I had a great time, and onto Hartford.
first off, robert randolph and the family band were awesome. i walked in and they were playin voo doo child, it was really good, they are a good band. as for dave and the boys all i have to say is wow. just wow. it was amazing. the walked out, were lookin at the crowd, smiling, and stephan starts messin around on the bass, playin the frstfew notesof "crush" and then he goes right into it as an opener. it was awesome, and probably one of he best sing alongs of the night, i got chills in some parts of the song. next was "warehouse" which was incredible with carter directing the opening "woooos" next they played "too much", whic was full of so much energy. after that was "#41" and garden exploded, with an awesome jam on that. after that was "so right" where the boys brought the funk, andit was great. then into "pig which i haven't heard to much of, but after hearing it last night i think it is great. then "drive in drive out. i was psyched to hear this one, but i saw some people sitting down, wat the hell? anyways, it was awesome with boyd goin nuts. after that came "one sweet world" with the intro. that is such a chill song, but still some people were sitting, but i thought it was great. at the end dave even started to skaat, which was a real treat to hear. next was "space between" which got everyone up again, and it was done well. next, which i was hoping for was "what would you say" and it rocked, with boyd and carter adding some vocals,and leori jammed it niice. after that came "if i had it all" not one of my favorite songs, but it sounded great. after that came an amazing version of "grace is gone" which sounds really good with jams. after that came an intense version of "ryhme and reason" dave was realy into it and it was great. then came "ants marching" stefan started out wit some slap bass in the intro which i didn't mind, and the crowd was given of so much energy. i started dancing in the aisle's in front of the crew runnin the sound and lights and they gave me a smile while they were jamming out to this incredible version we were hearing. i thought this was it, but no, rober randolph came out and stafan started playin the "start spangeled banner" and then into "watchtower" it was truely awesome, and robert randolph is sic. then they went in, came backout for the encore, told us the ywanted 2 take a picture, and i just thought, can this get any better. they went into "where are you going" a great song that i can see myself really getting into. then they played "everyday" in the intro, some of us were doin the "honey honey, come anddnce with me" but it really kickedin in the end, and it brought a smile to dave's face. i don't think they were gonna do the #36 ending, but they did cause everyone was singing it. boyd helped us out and dave sang some of on broadway, amazingly enough. then they tok the picture and went off. this was one of the most amazing night's of life and i don't see dave being able to top this concert, but we'll see, i bet he will.
It took 18 shows, but I finally got to hear PIG ! Big smile from me. Some people may think that I'm nuts, but the 2nd night at MSG always seems to be SO much better than the 1st. Unusual getting Crush as an opener, but no complaints from me. Crowd seemed even more energized than the first night (if that's possible). Thought the setlist was well crafted and MUCH better than the previous night. Sound also was MUCH better than the first night...overall levels seemed to be louder. Just one thought, did anyone else think the show was a bit short ? They went on at 8:41, and were off the stage contemplating the encore at 10:49... a little short if you ask me, but what can you do? On another note, I don't listen to Ants much on my own...I can understand how some people are sick of it, but there is just something so majestic and wonderful about hearing that tune live at MSG. Truly a wonderful moment, as were the chants of \USA, USA\ during Stefan's S.S.B. and Robert Randolph during Watchtower. As with the Dead & the DeadHeads many times before during their rendition of \Not Fade Away\, the chants of \Honey, Honey\ during Everyday were not just a \moment\ but, one of those magical things where you can actually FEEL the communication between the band and the audience (Dave seemed a little flabbergasted at first by our singing \prowess\). That was real special & I'll remember that for quite some time.
WOW WOW WOW! What else can you start off with after seeing that show? I can describe the show in 2 words... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! So, CRUSH was a great opener, and there's nothing that could have made it any better than having WAREHOUSE come on right after. Being that it is one of my top 5 Dave songs ever, it was a great way to kick off the nite. Then TOO MUCH... a classic. Excellent way to keep the show moving. #41... i LOVE THIS SONG! What an amazing version. Then, just as #41 was endin, my best friend Brian leans over saying, "it would be so awesome if SO RIGHT started right now..." Well, nothing like calling the shots. Just when you thought the show would slow down for a minute, Dave brings you back in real quick. PIG is always a great song. DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT was great, and i was glad Dave didnt go and change up too many of the lyrics b/c when i sing along i SING ALONG! ONE SWEET WORLD... very nice. And then a nice slow jam... Dave's guitar part was crazy! Loved it! SPACE BETWEEN was just enough, and then WHAT WOULD YOU SAY comes on full blast! Nothing like all of Madison Square Garden on their feet dancing and singing at the top of thier lungs. IF I HAD IT ALL and then GRACE IS GONE... that song always makes me cry. Its just that good. RHYME & REASON, Boyd really gets into it, which gets me even more pumped up... and then ANTS MARCHING... one of the best Dave songs of all time. The crowd cheers and sings... LOUDER! Then the band gets all patriotic on us and gives the crowd a taste of the STAR SPANGLED BANNER while we all chant "USA, USA!" Some girl had come up to me earlier during the show to tell me to pass on that they were trying to get everyone to cheer, after the encore, "one more for 9-11". i liked the thought, but it didnt happen. Ok, probably favorite moment of the nite... ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER... with R. Randolf on the slide guitar... Dave was wearing some cool hat, and the song seemed endless (that would have been nice!) The band left stage... leaving the audience anticipating the encore. Most of us betting what he would play.Then, as expected, Dave slowed us back down to a little WHERE ARE YOU GOING and then EVERYDAY with a #36 outro, as the crowd began to sing "honey honey, come and dance with me." Guess we beat Dave to it. Excellent performance. I was hoping, okay dreaming, for a little TWO STEP and STAY all nite... to really end the show with a bang! All in all, best show I've seen, and last summer (6-11-01) in Giants Stadium with Two Step in the thunderstorm was tough to beat. An awesome, happy show. I had chills all nite. Well, see you all this summer... we got Tweeder and Hershey Baby!!! And to all Dave fans~ eat, drink and be merry! :)
OH!!!! What a show!!! :) I really loved I had a great time and it just makes me want to get ready for the next show.. I really like the fact that they played Crush...It's one of my favorite songs. The Dave Matthews Band don't usually played crush @ concert venues or at least at the venues that Ihave gone; so it was a nice surprise. In overall the show kick ass!!!! :)
I must say I really enjoyed attending this show because it was not planned for me to go. We won this trip off a radio station in Maryland. This is my third show of the year and my fifth show ever. I liked Robert Randolph and Family a lot...really got the crowd going. Then DMB opened with Crush (which at first I thought was a tease) and I must say always amazing to hear. The next several songs were absolutely wonderful especially #41 and One Sweet World. But then I must say was disappointed when he started playing TSB and WWYS (We sat through those). Not that I don't like them but heard them WAY TOO MUCH lately! But what a show after that...Ants and Watchtower...got the crowd into it and very energetic...makes you wonder how the encore would be? It was nice though with WAYG and then Everyday/#36...great when the crowd started singing. I had hoped for the new songs somewhere (YNK and Gravedigger)but oh well. I hope that the shows continually keep getting better and better...so far they have since Bryce Jordan Center in PA...thanks, DMB and keep jammin'
OK, this show was just amazing. First off, Robert Randolph is unbelievable. i saw them at irving plaza a few weeks ago, and now to see them here is just amazing. (i was the only one doing the march in my section, good times) and press on? wow, who can sing like that. its amazing. they really are a great band. as for dave, i couldnt have asked for a better setlist (w/ the exception of the everyday songs. dont like those). First 4 songs were just unbelievable. Crush as an opener! what!>! that was so good..i saw stephan messin around on the bass, and i thought crush, but i figured i had to be wrong cause they wouldnt open w/ that, but they did and it was amazing. warehouse, crowd got really into it. great song to hear. too much- loved it, (as you can see i'm trying to keep the review fairly short so i'm not ellaborating on every song). 41, was surprised to hear this, i didnt think that they would play it but it was soooo good. kept it pretty short which i was a little dissapointed w/ but thats alright. i called so right, just felt that they were gonna play it. i didnt think it would be that good, but they proved me wrong and i enjoyed it. some other highlights were DIDO, one sweet world (called that one too), PIG!!!!! i wanted to hear this soooo bad, and it was amazing. they really played it so well, i was so happy with this. WWYS was good, standard. dissapointed w/ If i had it all. then when they went in to ants, (2nd time ever hearing it live), i figured it was the set closer, and i was surprised at how short the set was . they played ants great and everyone on their feet dancing. then when they finished and i saw them bring out randolphs stuff i was sooo excited. i knew it was watchtower, and then stephan doin the star spangled banner. amazing, and watchtower was AWSOME!. it was possibly the best version i've heard (12/12/00 watchtower w/ warren haynes was awsome too tho. thats my match.) i love robert randolph. soo good. i was a little disapointed w/ the encore. where are you going was really good, and so was everyday-#36, but i like a really loud jammin song to end the set. thats the only complaint i had of the concert. and if i had it all. great concert overall anyways. doesnt beat giants in the rain, but setlist was better, and musically they played better.
What an amazing show. It was my fourth this tour and by far the best. Crush, Warehouse, Too Much, and #41 to start the show set the tone for the evening. Boyd tore up the violin to start the evening off on the first few songs. He played so intensly. The band was jamming during #41. After So Right, which rocked, the band went into Pig. One word, killer. Dave played the cords to I'll Back You Up, but then went into DIDO. I started to go nuts and realized Dave was only teasing. OSW was unexpected and one of my favorite songs. The version of Ants was awesome. I can't wait to hear it on cd. They were tearing it up. The version of Watchtower may have been one of the best ever. The band responded to how the crowd was from the beginning, when Fonz was playing the Star Spangled Banner. I can say that I have never witnessed a ending like the one tonight. They were smoking hot. The encore could have been better, but it still rocked. The crowd made Everyday. The crowd as always rocked the garden. I don't no if there is a better place to see the DMB.The crowd makes the garden, like no other venue that I have been to. Out of the 24 shows I've seen, this ranks in my top 3. See ya all this summer, take care.
Another awsome show. although the setlist was *much* tighter than the night before, I found myself liking the previous show better. definate high points were Crush, Pig, 41, and OSW, but what caught me offgaurd was the increadible Everyday that closed the night. Much better than the previous nights opener. There was a photo op, much like Giants in '00, durring the encore, and that was definatly cool. My only complaint for the night though was the constant chanting of USA. Yes, we get the picture. But anyway, it was a wonderful double night run, and it was cool to see a bunch of the same folks that night showing up. hopefully i'll get my Tweeter tickets and join the fun in NJ as well, too :)
WOW!!! night two at msg...I travelled all the way from FLorida to go see the two shows and i gotta say night 2 was well..well worth the trip...WHen i herd the first notes of crush being played as an opener i knew dave and the boys weren't there to mess around...warehouse...crowd eats it up, personally my fav song behind liog....after the first two songs i decided it would HAVE to slow down a bit but NOPE THEY CAME FULLY EQUIPPED FOR A NIGHT OF INSANity....too much, #41, so right, pig, dido, what would you say,R and R, Ants, Watchtower....how many highlights can one show have?? I kinda was let down by the encore but i would have to be a real ass to complain...everyday into 36 with broadway was pretty insane and the crowd was totally into it...i kinda expect them to bust out with last stop to end it all but nope...well id give the show a 9 out of 10 SEE YA'LL IN WEST PALM BABY!!!
I traveled all the way from florida for both these shows and to say that it was worth it, would be the largest understatement of my life.Dave is the most amazing writer i have ever come across and the band as a whole produces the greatest music i have ever heard. I feel in life if you bring goodness to all that are around you and spread love throughout our one sweet world that when we all travel up to the skies up above we may be rewarded with the ability to relive all our greatest memories. If this crazy thought i have is true, when i look back at my life this will without a doubt be one of those expierences. It can not be measured in words it's just one of those instances where only the heart could explain. Dave thank you for every single song, especially, #41 and Bartender see you in my own backyard in the start of the summer tour. Hopefully,i will hear the story about the dancing nancies lying in their graves before you say goodbye.
I haven't submitted a review to nancies yet, so here we go. Hopefully it won't be that long and boring, but I can't help it if it turns out that way, tonight was ridiculous, and the best show of 3 i've seen this tour. So this is only show #5 for me in two years, and i was told i missed out on the good years, but what a damn good show tonight. My girlfriend and I attended the show, and i was expecting to have last nights show topped, and it defintely happened. Here it is. While wondering what could be the opener, i hear Stefan fiddling to the first notes of "Crush" and sure enough, within a few seconds, 20,000plus is singing "crazy, how it feels tonight" what a damn awesome way to kick off the show, and with Crush as the opener it only got better. "Warehouse" with the Woo's from the crowd came next, and it defintely kept the crowd singing along and having a good time. "Too Much" was just as good a version as any that i've heard, and is always awesome to hear live. "#41" followed and though what felt like a slightly shorter version.. no, who am i kidding, it was an amazing version! what an Fn song. Dave was giving Carter a hand shake and big grin after these four songs knowing that they were on tonight, and the crowd was enjoying every second of it. Figuring that an everyday song was soon to make an appearance, Dave broke into "So Right" but i never minded it at all, so i was pleased to hear this instead of I Did It or something. How can the night go right back into a special show? by hearing the band play a truely amazing version of "Pig", which i was hoping for so badly. "Drive In, Drive Out" kept the energy up, and i love to hear the ending of this song. He added some sort of cool faster jam into it before the line of "creating a new god and having a f'n tea party of our own".. gotta love that. He defintely kept out the accoustic for the next song, breaking into an always ear pleasing intro into "One Sweet World" "The Space Between" had to come sometime tonight, and it was up next. I still have no coplaints and never had a problem with "TSB"... typical version with only better things to come. A fun filled crowd dancing along version of "What Would You Say" was up next, and i believe that Dave and the rest were having a better time on stage at tonights show, because he was dancing like a maniac, jamming with every member of the band many times. I love it and you know he did with the huge smile on his face throughout the whole night. A standard version of "If I Had It All" was up next, and again, another everyday song i never minded hearing, so I was still happy with an amazing setlist up to this point having know he had to mix in everyday songs. Only one lillywhite/bs song 2nite, and it was "Grace Is Gone" which has some amazing lyrics and is always awesome to hear, now that it's also all jazzed up for Busted Stuff. can't ever complain hearing this song in the setlist. "Rhyme and Reason" was up next knowing the end was near. The crowd in my section didn't sit down once throughout any song, and this just kept the energy going from the opening. "Ants Marching" started up, the lights went on, the crown went insane, but it was still a little early for the closer before the encore. were we in for a little treat? haha, i guess since i asked the rhetorical question. My second time hearing Ants live and the crowd was just going absolutely insane. For the second verse dave started singing 'driving in on this highway' instead of 'goes to visit his mommy'... he caught himself and picked up with 'remember being small..' I barely even noticed i was just singing along anway.. this song really just made the crowd explode and we had one more to come. Robert randolph came out along with the electric slide piano guitar crazy thing, and i wanted watchtower bad. "Watchtower" there it was. a crazy 10plus minute version where Robert Randolphs professor watson hat ended up on Daves head for some of the remainder of the show. Dave even jammed low facing robert randolph and they were jamming with both their feet a flyin making the crowd go nuts. After the encore, "Where Are you Going" had to come, had not being played yet. and we got it, and i like the song. a longer versoin as always than on the cds makes it something special to hear live. "Everyday/#36" was the closer, and though a Tripping Billies or Lie In Our Graves were prolly wanted amongst many, i really enjoyed the "Everyday/#36 closer" I guess cause of the dedication to 9/11,and playing in NY he openned up the show the first night and closed it the second with "Everyday" well whatever reason it was better the second night. It didn't sound like he was going into #36, but before he even had a chance to, the whole crowd ahead of Dave was singing honey honey, come and dance with me while Dave was answering every 'dance with me' with him saying 'everyday'... that made it special and not a single person was off their feet and not singing along. I believe it had to be in the top two for setlists this tour, but the energy was ridiculous. If anyone has this show on mp3, or can know where to get it, lemme know, i must relive this through my cd player and memory. email "GivenTuFly@aol.com" if you have any priceless info on it. If anyone attended, they were in for a treat, and the night couldn't have been better. What energy and what a good time. feels like years until the 3 at the Tweeter center. enjoy everyone. hola steveo (as eustice would say, lol)
All what I have to say about this show is that it was my 13th and was the best DMB show I have ever attended. MSG is really the best place to see DMB. It will be hard to forget the amazing setlist and the energy in MSG for both nights. Nothing will ever compare to the USA chant and the entire place singing 36! AMAZING SHOW
Wow! All I can say, much tighter than the previous nights setlist, no I Did It, and a great amount of jams! Nothing like watching Dave jam with Randolph's hat on! Oh My! Watchtower was nuts with Randolph, and then Everyday/On Broadway/#36 to end it. The crowd had so much energy it was unreal! We willed Dave to play #36, and it was worth it. Definately one of the top ones!
Out of the 12 shows I've been to, this had the highest energy level of all of them. Bad ass show not to mention I got to hang out with Robert Randolph the night before in some bar downtown. Very cool guy. He rocked on Watchtower. The only thing that would have made it better is if they jammed a little longer instead of just playing song after song. I was expecting a nice 15 minute jam on something like Two Step or LIOG, but still the show rocked. Stefan's outfit was the shiznit and it was cool to see Dave wearing that round hat. MSG is a great venue too, not a bad seat in the place. Definitely ready for the Raleigh show. LAter!