Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey
Note: Busted Stuff, the band's sixth major release, was released on this date
Kit Kat Jam (with lyrics)
The Stone *
You Never Know *
Grey Street *
What Would You Say *
Kit Kat Jam (with lyrics) *^
Fool To Think *
When The World Ends *
Bartender * -->
Grace Is Gone *
One Sweet World (Instrumental Intro) *
Loving Wings * -->
Where Are You Going *
All Along the Watchtower *
Stefan solo -->
Two Step *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ Dave solo
^ First full, live performance
Well it started off pretty slow I thought and didn't really get going until Grey Street, but that also made the night fly by. I also thought it started off a little flat in the begining but that could have just been my seats from the Warehouse on the far right side of the stage. I was a little disappointed that not to many people seemed to know "You Never Know" or "Kit Kat Jam" since the album did come out today and I would expect most people at tonights show to have a copy of the album (or why would they be going to a Dave show?) But besides all of the people leaveing durring those songs and just a general lax attitude from most of the audience the whole night I guess the energy just wasn't there like it used to be. I seem to have found that all around lately. I had two tickets to tonights show and couldn't even give one away. At least the ladies next to me were very nice and were long time Dave fans and had been to a few shows before. Bartender into Grace is Gone was just the best that I have ever heard it, I could listen to those two each night of this Camden Stand. However, The Intro to One Sweet World almost left me in a lurch because it sounded like a tease, then he kept it going and they went into One Sweet World, one of the all time great concert songs. The show really didnt seem to last too long, even though they played for about two and a half hours, Watchtower came just a little too early in my opinion. But "Gravedigger" and especially "Two Step" were awsome show closers!!!!!!! All in all a pretty good show I think it just needed a little more energy at the outset, like starting with Grey Street and moving into LIOG or something. Just a thought. Hope Every enjoyed. And see you all the next two nights in Camden.
In my words, I am estatic to be submitting this review right now! to begin with, the setlist was amazing, "I was so happy to hear kit kat jam with all the lyrics." Full Captain, slow and mellow concert...lets say, the melancholy spirit was being spread. I sang to a nice beautiful young women, had a great trip, wow! heading at to the bars to enjoy, everyone stating how enjoyable they found the evening. all in all, got drunk, had a blast, show could have been a little more uptempo, really enjoyed crush...couple new songs...take a seat, dry your eyes, is the mood of the evening, big shout out to my pal back home, we wish he were here, mike and todd with his fine lady friend had a blast as well. thank you, and goodnight
AMAZING SHOW!!! night started off BADDD. security outside confiscated 2 of my j's. they found it in my cig box. guy took them, chucked them in a nearby garbage can, and said, "enjoy the show." gotta love security. ah, he could of been a real asshole and had me arrested. ANYWAYS, i was without weed, and SOBER, i have to admit, i had a great great time nonetheless. i used to think i would never be able to enjoy a dmb show not high, but not true at all. crowd started off a lil slow, not really getting into it at first, but dmb played a solid long show, and made the crowd get into this one. STONE: great opener, never saw it coming. first for me. CAPTAIN: if im not mistaken, this was the first time the band has played this song full version. dave teases with a lot, but got a great full version of it. great song, reminds me of crush. YOU NEVERK NOW: this is my FAVORITE SONG Off of busted stuff. amazing song, cant say it enough. GREY ST: awesome awesome song. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY: nice bringing this in. always a welcome to me. KIT KAT JAM: just wow, not because it got the crowd going, it really didnt, i dont think anyone knew what it was,but again like captain, first time ever played. FOOL TO THINK: everyday song, i didnt puke, so i guess that is good. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS: same as last, i didnt puke, its all good. BARTENDER: amazing version, got really into this show. GRACE IS GONE: good solid song, gonna be a sweet new single. ONE SWEET WORLD: awesome song! CRUSH: i just love this song, standard version. LOVING WINGS: never heard it before, wasnt feeling it, but i couldnt make out anything, so who knows, maybe it will grow on me. WHERE ARE YOU GOING: i used to hate this song, but after tonight, i love it. great song. WATCHTOWER: O M G, amazing version. def. competes with 5/29 at the garden. GRAVEDIGGER: great song, personally, i hope dave continues to just play this song solo, something about it, just gives me chills. TWO STEP: AWESOME CLOSER, always welcomed.
Good Lord what a show!!! STONE--Nice opener, sounded great... awesome ending! CAPTAIN--Wonderful, we got a tease last year (6/23/01) and this year we got it all, can't get enough of this song. YNK--This is a cool song. GREYSTREET--Awesome live, awesome on BS, Dave's throat must hurt after tonight. KITKATJAM--This was the shit...totally unexpected, he sung the words from the Lillywhite Sessions. BARTENDER--Incredible song, seeing Dave get into it like that and scream choked me up a little bit, I have to be honest. Anyone else notice Dave screwed up and played a chorus too long? Rest of the band just went along with it, lots of people probably never knew it happened. Long jam at the end, very nice. Into GRACEISGONE--Cool transition, cool song. OSW--Nice throwback tune, great intro. At this point there was a brawl in the PIT area, Dave looked concerned, some guy was being "escorted" out (I think he pretty much got his ass beat). CRUSH--nice to hear, nice intro by Stefan, awesome jam. LOVINGWINGS--I like this one, cool guitar riff Dave keeps on playing fades into WAYG--standard WATCHTOWER--Great closer, great intro by Stefan, Dave really killed his voice here, as he had already done on GreySt. and Bartender. GRAVEDIGGER--Dave solo, very dark song, interesting lyrics...tells stories of people who've died, good encore "opener". TWOSTEP--Perfect closer to a great show...not a very long jam in the middle, but it was packed with energy. Overall, one of my top 3 out of 15+ shows.
This show had to have been the most amazing DMB show I have ever seen. Opening with "The Stone" was a delightful surprise. Then a perfect selection of songs from the new album "Busted Stuff" followed up with "What would you say". Another surprize with "Kit Kat Jam," a person favorite of mine. Also worth noting, Dave only played two songs from Everyday, "Fool to think" and "When the world ends," and not "I did it." They rounded out the main protion of the show with an amazing performance of "All along the watchtower" and ended the encore "Two step". Other greats thrown in the show include, "Crush," "One sweet world," and "Gravedigger." In all, a memberable show.
Holy Mutha of God! Wow! this was an unbelivable show tonite in camden to start out the three night run. Destroyed VA Beach on SAturday. The Boys were alive, pumped and ready to go for this BUSTED STUFF RELEASE SHOW. Starting out with the stone i knew this night would be something else. And CAn we say..THE DEBUT of Captain and Kit Kat Jam (with words!!) I went absolutely insane. This was a shock Filled Jamming Evening with a Watchtower that blew the roof of the place. Gravedigger is sweet as hell and that Two Step had the entire place on their feet. Good Lord What a night. and THIS IS ONLY NIGHT #1?? I cant imagine what is to come. After being tired and slightly lackluster in VA beach, The boys are defintley back. This capped off one of the best days of my life meeting and getting autographs and handshakes with the band at the hotel before the show. What a day! Bring on night 2 and 3..god knows whats coming next
The boys are back, in C town DAVEHEADS. And it was the first night! The band looked great tonight. Dave and the crew had so much engery, shit I don't even know where to begin with my high lights man...O well, here it is: The Stone is always a treat to hear, which was played very well. It was cool to hear Captain be played too. But what really took the night away was Kit Kat Jam, Bartender, OSW, CRUSH,(my man Tinsley played outstanding on that) Watchtower and you's all know it....2STEP at the end! I saw that the Tweeter was filled with tapers, including me. So I advice you's that missed out and the ones that attended to get all three shows whenever you can. I have this feeling that the boys are going to have something sick on their setlist tomorrow and the following night...If someone who reads this, and that has like some what of front row seats. Make a sign for DANCING NANCIES. Hehehe. Well to conclude this review. I just want to say, Boyd shine the brightest the first night. Hat's off to ya B.T. I'll see ya'll tomorrow night, Cheers to all ya'll true DaveHeads, Late. Visionsofelements@yahoo.com
This night was one for the ages. It started off with a nice surprise when we caught the sound check. As soon as the gates opened we went in, and stopped at one of the local radio station's tents, when we were informed that Stefan would be coming over for an interview. Sure enough, Fanzie was there in about 10 mins, signed some autographs, shook some hands, and gave me his pen (now framed). Anyways, to the real part. The stone was a nice opener, nothing too out of the ordinary. Captain was a surprise. It's the first time I've heard the entire band play it live. You Never Know...what a song. It's a tough time to keep, i don't know how they do it. I guess that's why they're the professionals though. Grey Street was the song I was most anticipating and it did not let me down one bit. I love the new lyrics, and Dave did not hold back hitting the note in the last verse. WWYS rocked, naturally. Even though Dave screwed up on the lyrics a little, it was still jammin. Kit Kat was sweet live. He plays it with the 12 string, and sang the words (unlike the album). Fool to Think was nothing too special. Just the way it sounds on Everyday. When the World Ends is such a sweet groove. Impressive as usual. Bartender...wow. I don't know how it is humanly possible for a voice to do what Dave makes his do in Bartender. The only word i can think of to describe it is wow. They jammed Bartender into Grace is Gone which was a nice song to slow it down a little. After Grace, Dave hit the opening notes to the intro to One Sweet World, and it was beautiful. It was good to hear One Sweet World, since he hasn't played it in Philly since July 2000. When Stefan hit the opening notes to Crush, that was the moment when the crowd REALLY got into what was going on. Oh and by the way, Boyd's solo...again..wow. The only solo of BT's that i can think of that tops it was LIOG in philly in april. He went absolutely gyratingly berzerk. Incredible. Loving wings into WAYG was nice. Dave plays Loving Wings incredibly clean, i can't get over it. Then came Watchtower. Holy hell. I have never been exposed to that much noise at one time. First of all, Fan's solo opening was unreal. Then as soon as they kicked into the jam, the crowd absolutely exploded. Everyone was feeling it, Boyd and Butch had wild solos, even Leroi got so into it he was bobbing back and forth..a little. For the encore, i really got into Gravedigger. Awesome song. Two Step, was the typical amazing Two Step. All in all, a pretty good show. It definately got my hopes up even more for tomorrow. Till then, cheers.
Tonights show was amazing; the best first night show i can remember. Unfortunately due to massive amounts of traffic i missed the opening band even though i left, what i thought at the time, 2 hours early. STONE was just great, a little mellow but the the pace picked up as the night progressed. This was the first time ive seen CAPTAIN or CRAZY, whichever you wanna call it, played live, and it was good. The night started to build with Carter's little intro into YOU NEVER KNOW which was made great by Stephan and LeRoi, and alwyas Carter. GREY STREET was warmly welcomed by the crowd and was a good version, it was by no means the best ive heard it played but it was pretty solid. The song was somewhat ruined for me when i got my mini disk player and mic taken away by an ignorgant event staff worker. What ever happened to the good old DMB tape trading network which allowed all true fans to expand their DMB libraries and hear all the shows they werent able to make it to? All i have to say is God bless it and it was good while it lasted. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY was where things really started to pick up. Dave became real happy because he likes this song alot, and the whole band really got into it, especially LeRoi, and Carter (well always Carter... hes real into almost everysong, and if theres only one person playing hard on a song, its him, and he just always sets the tone of the song and the evening). KIT KAT JAM was good; it became obvious that because today was the release of Busted Stuff, they were gonna play alot of Lillywhites and Busted. FOOL TO THINK was the first of 2 Everyday song played this fine fine evening. Its defenately one of the better songs off that album and i was def glad that the Everyday tracks were kept to a tasteful minimum. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS was the other Everyday song played and it was one of the best versions ive heard. Carter and Dave just rocked out on it. BARTENDER was just incredible. Stephan and LeRoi made the song great, and the jams were all good and played hard. GRACE IS GONE is always a fun little song to hear at a show. it was a nice change from the magnitude of Bartender, and Dave really started to get into the song as well as Boyd. I honestly dont know of something i like better than the intro to ONE SWEET WORLD. it is just so soothing and interesting and fun to listen to. the entire band got into it and rocked out OSW, especially Butch and Boyd, Stephan also played hard. CRUSH was when the whole band decided to play their hearts out for the rest of the night and give their real fans a great night. Stephans little solo at the begining was fun and set the mood for the rest of the band to join in. Everyone, especially Stephan, Boyd, and LeRoi picked it up a notch on this tune. Im not sure what was played before WHERE ARE YOU GOING, weather it was an outro to Crush (which i really dont think it was), an intro to WAYG, an entirely new song, or just a jam, but WAYG was enjoyable, as well as whatever was played before it. I really dont know what that was, but whatever it was, i liked it so the band should def play it out a little more. WATCHTOWER was simply intense; i truely dont know what else to say about it but here we go anyway... Carter is god, he just lifts everything to another level, Dave played extremely hard on this one, and had the vocals and facial expressions to back it up, Butch really shined on this tune as well, along with Boyd. Watchtower actually just made the night for me; that song made me a happy boy and i think ill remember it for a real long time. For the encore, Dave came out and played GRAVEDIGGER, a song that i like, but i think with time, it will become a great song. This was defenately a better version than he played at MSG because it was played with alot more feeling and not at all timidly like at MSG.Then the whole band came out to play TWO STEP. TWO STEP is defenately a favorite of most of the crowd at shows. Its a song that appeals to all genuine and fake fans, and the jams are just un matched by any other musicians i know of. The band just alwyas playes this song at the nest level, and brings the crowd with them. Personally, i enjoy hearing this song earlier in the set list because after Two Step, anyone at the show that wasnt entirely into it, just listens intently to everything going on and it makes for a hugely better atmosphere. So overall, this was a great show; they played a good sized (not tremendous)variety oftheir albums and played the songs hard and got into them to make for an exciting performance, and i hope their intensity continues to increase over the next 2 nights.
What an incredible night to kick off the 3 day series at Camden! Before the show I took a walk around the venue, only to find that the band was soundchecking. So me and about 10 other people got to just sit back and listen to them jam on a few new busted stuff tunes. Also, as I was going to meet my friend inside the stadium, I saw Stefan being interviewed by some radio station and he signed about 10 autographs as he was leaving, which I was able to get. Anyway, now on to the show. Norah Jones was very nice to hear and the guitar player for her band was really good. I thought he might come out and jam with DMB, but he didn't. DMB opened with the stone, which was a killer version filled with tons of energy and made for a great opener. Other highlights were Kit Kat Jam, (which he sung the words to) an amazing version of Crush, (Boyd went crazy)I must say that Fool to Think sounded way better than last year's tour, they've really tightened it up. Loving wings sounded very nice and the song keeps growing every time they play it. I can't wait to hear the finished product. WHATCHTOWER!!!! WOW. This was just sick. Everyone took a solo on this and it blew me away. A great way to end the set. Then Dave came back on and did gravedigger. It sounded very nice. He sang something about Ring around the rosie during one of the verses. Very cool. There is no better way to end off such an amazing show than with Two Step. It was just unbelivable, and Carter went nuts at the end. The sound was very clear and the only noticable problem was that Roi's mic wasn't working during bartender for his little pennywhistle thingy. All in all a fantastic show. A lot of songs from Busted Stuff, but I guess that would be expected since the album came out today. Great show, can't wait till next time! Thanks DMB!!!
Wow, what a great night in South Jersey! This really was like an official Busted Stuff release party, and trust me that isn't a bad thing at all. Now to the songs. THE STONE: wow this was an amazing suprise as an opener, I definitly didn't expect it at all and it was great just like always. Now I've heard Stone as an encore closer and a show opener. CAPTAIN: it's about damn time! This song was so sweet and I was very happy to hear it. Very funky now. YOU NEVER KNOW: this song is just great and I think it will be around for along time to come. Thankfully I learned the words just in time for tonight. GREY STREET: EXCELLENT!!! That's all there is to say. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY: this was my third show and I'd never heard this song live before. I enjoyed it a lot and it got the crowd very energized. KIT KAT JAM: WOW! I was very suprised to hear it with lyrics, but also very happy about it, great song. FOOL TO THINK: Yeah I know it's an Everyday but it was pretty good. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS: I liked this song a whole lot, definitly one of the better Everyday's in my book. BARTENDER: Oh my god!! This song is definitly one of my favorites now. When Dave went crazy on his yells at the end I got the chills. Awsome! GRACE IS GONE: the band went right into Grace after Bartender which was sweet. I really wanted to hear this song and I thought it was great. Seems a lot slower live than it does on Busted Stuff. ONE SWEET WORLD: another first for me at a concert and another great DMB moment. I really liked the Intro. CRUSH: I've heard this at all three of my shows and I still love it. The Stefan intro was sweet as hell and then I got the chills again as the crowd sang along with Dave. LOVING WINGS: couldn't really hear too well and it kind of bored the crowd but it was a nice segue into WHERE ARE YOU GOING: I still like this song, sounded pretty much like it does on the CD. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER: HOLY SHIT!!! This was my first time hearing this live and it blew me away. Every member of the Dave Matthews Band is a god, that icludes Butch. Crowd went crazy during the break until Dave came back alone. GRAVEDIGGER: I had a feeling this would be the first encore and I'm really happy that it was. I thought it was amazing and Dave did an amazing job. I really like when he sings "Gravedigger, when you dig my grave, make it shallow so I can feel the rain" I love that line! TWO STEP: Such a great way to end this amazing night! I'm not sure how long the jam was but it was out of control. Every band memember had their time to shine, I loved it! This was yet another great DMB live experience for me. Thanks Mom, Mare, and Debbie for sharing with me. And thanks so much to DMB! Hopefully I can get back to Tweeter within the next two nights.
Overall a good show, but not in my top 5.I think we got captain for the first time and it played nice. every time i've seen them in the past 2 years, they have teased that song, anyway, on with the review- the stone was an excellent opener(one of my personal favs) wwys got the crowd going. i loved bartender into grace is gone, these are the best songs off of busted stuff(kit kat jam was played, as well for the first time, and it sounds great, words included)No,i did it or space between and i loved it. on the other hand no lie in our graves or warehouse and i hated that. i must say, watchtower was awesome. and two step was a nice closer. no matter what,the t-center is always a treat for the davehaeds.
Holy shit.... this must be tied with the first night at giants stadium... can we say BUSTED STUFF is here.... they came out early & played for like 2 and half hours... they open up with the typical opener, THE STONE, but this song has so much energy anyway so it was all good.... but nothing could of been better then what happened next, Captain, can we just think bout this???? its been what 2 years we have been waiting for this song & oh my god they didn't upset us whatsoever even though i was like the only one singing this song.... next was probably my new favorite song in YOU NEVER KNOW, i just love this song, who's with me???? then right into GREY STREET, its just crowd pleaser, i love this too, & dave just goes nuts playing this song... the lights at this show was awesome.... so i get this out now, who says LEROI is gone??? he was so on tonight... but we all know its going to be BOYD turn tomorrow.... then we go into WWYS, boyd & leroi were on, this is such a great song... then next they pull out kit kat jam, and who says dmb is predictable??? i must of died & went to dmb heaven... i know NO ONE would ever think that we would hear captain & kit kat jam in one night, just awesome, & we heard lyrics to it too, sounded like the lillywhites sessions on this song.... i was kinda wondering where the everyday stuff were but here they come with FOOL TO THINK & WHERE THE WORLD ENDS, i don't care what you people say i still like this album but BUSTED STUFF kicks so much more ass... i'm so glad i didn't hear I DID IT but they will play it tomorrow so don't fret guys... next was probably the best song ever by them in Bartender, everytime i hear this song i get goose bumps especially when he is wailing in this song at the end.... then they segue right into Grace is Gone, wow i don't know what's better, BIG EYED FISH into Bartender or Bartender into Grace is Gone... i would like to know what you guys think??? then they go into ONE SWEET WORLD, no matter how many times they play this song i could never get tired of this song.... and then finally BOYD went nuts on this next song, CRUSH, he just tore it up, i think he broke one of his strings cus he went so fast & he stopped suddenly but LEROI took over once again, i love what they did this song... and then LOVELY WINGS into WaYG... LEROI added his sax in LOVELY WINGS which was cool these two songs are just so awesome, nice & slow to slow down the pace which was nice.... and to end the first set they did Watchtower, good way to end the first set was really energetic but not better then the MSG one but ok.... lets just say during the break i called the whole encore & of course i was right but it really wasn't that hard... Dave comes out alone & does Gravedigger, i just love this song, i hope they do something with this song with the full band... & then they go into TWO STEP, just an awesome concert, just a little short of the first night in Giants stadium but i must say the best concert of the 2002 tour by far.... well i hope for more to come on night 2 in Camden/Philly.... we definitely need to hear LIOG, PIG, BUSTED STUFF, & RaVEN.... so i will see you guys here tomorrow.... and one more thing Katie you were truly missed here on the east coast, hopefully next year....
What can I say, other than this was one of the most face melting experiences Ive ever had. Before getting to the show itself, I had a hell of a time getting to Camden, which is a craphole of a city. I took a Greyhound, and even after leaving with 6 hours time to spare (1:30), i still got there at 6:30. Not to mention, I had no ticket. After waiting in the line, it was very discouraging to see the woman in front of me get the last ticket, but luckily TM opened up a handful more and i got it and got my ticket for 7/17 as well. The Show itself was unbelievable. Stone was just perfect, really jazzy, really jammed, and a real solid opener. Captain and Kit Kat were the two biggest and nicest surprises of the night, being the first time they were busted out ever full band. Crush and Bartender -> Grace were two huge highlights, and it was great to finaly hear Loving Wings. The only dissapointment of the night was Watchtower, as ive seen it now 7 of the 8 shows ive attended, but stefans jam at the begining and butches jam in the middle were different and really nice. Gravedigger was slightly different with its Ring A Round The Rosie bridge, but other than that its identicle to MSG and im loving it even more. Two step seemed a little different, Carter wailed away but the others were kind of quiet with little or no jamming durring the extention, but it was still a great closer. All around my second favuorite show, only topped by my first. Getting home was horrid, had to take the greyhound again, transfer to Philly before going to NY, and get delayed due to an accident on the Lincoln Tunnel. I ended up home at 5:30am, and im going to be leaving at around 10am to go back to Camden for night 2 and to get a ticket for night 3. All for the love of music, hehe.
what a setlist to kick of three nights in camden. i thought the show was amazing, had one of the best times ever at a dave show, the fans around me were really into the show which made the experience all the better. it was awesome to hear the "new" songs off of Busted Stuff and actually know the lyrics, not just bits and pieces. CAPTAIN in its entirity was a real nice touch as the second song of the night, thats one of my favorites. GREY STREET was amazing like always but was 100 times better knowing the lyrics. The overall concert had a real good mix of some old classics like ONE SWEET WORLD and WHAT WOULD YOU SAY and with some new hits like BARTENDER and WHERE ARE YOU GOING. dave also hit it good playing by two favorite tracks from Everyday, those being WHEN THE WORLD ENDS and FOOL TO THINK. the concert started off slow, kind of mellow, with THE STONE but you could feel the concert start to pick up as the night went along which is how i like it. then came to an amazing finish with WATCHTOWER (favorite live song of all time). then for the encore dave returns to the stage with GRAVEDIGGER solo and then totally completes the night with TWO STEP. it was an overall amazing show and experience. hope the next two nights are half as good as tonights.
Your saying mellow aren't you? It was after all a CD release, and most don't know the words to the songs, but it was never boring and never lacking in passion and intensity. Last night in the 7 years I have followed the DMB, I have never seen a mellower crowd. Didn't you all pick up the CD yesterday? I felt a lot of unhappiness. I got to thinking that about, more than 75 percent of the folk's in attendance never probably heard of half the songs and even if they did, didn't know any words...so no sing along. This may have bummed most out. I think of the Philly crowd as dependent on radio hits. Y100 floods our ears with "Too Much" fluff. My advice to all of those disgruntled concert goers would be to buy the CD and listen. Then go to the next two shows here in Camden. I got one of those funny burning sensations about tonight. Bring your dancing shoes!
WOW. I loved this show on so many levels. First. as someone who has seen dave and the guys many times (20 shows now) I appreciate firsts. both firsts for the band and firsts for me. 2 . count um. TWO firsts for the band in one night!!! Who gets to see that anymore???? US!!! Also, as someone who holds a full time job, this was my first show on the summer tour and I got to see not only 2 band firsts, but also loving wings and gravedigger, which were firsts for me. I had the pleasure of seeing you never know and where are you going on the spring tour. but this show easily could have had up to 6 new songs for anyone who hasn't seen dave in since the winter. Unfortunately, i was the guy all the way up front not knowing the words because I couldn't memorize the entire new CD in the time it took me to get from work to the show. but it came out today and I didn't steal it earlier so guess that makes me a bad fan. So on the level of dave freak and connoisseurs, this show was mad sweet. On a Tour note, the band is definitely mixing things up it seems (with the drums and bass especially) and adding a few new BT solos which I don't remember seeing before. I'm looking forward to seeing more shows this tour to see what else is new. On a second level, a pure music fan non-over-analyzing level (which honestly, too many "dave fans" don't do anymore. when did it get so trendy to go to a show and bash our guys... just looking for stuff that sucked. Hey if you look that hard, I guess you'll find it, it's a shame guys, but to each his own). So on the pure ecstasy-of-letting-the-music-take-me-away-level, the show was very, very dope. Mostly mellow with strong punctuations sprinkled throughout created a good vibe for the music lover in all of us. Lots of new stuff to keep it fresh for the old heads and some old stuff (I would have liked more old stuff) for everyone. This is the new face of the band we know and love. I count only four "classics" from the pre 1998 touring days which used to dominate all the shows set lists (WWYS, watchtower, one sweet world and two step) yet. I still LOVED the show. Keep rockin and see y'all in Hershey.
Welcome back to NJ Dave!! Only one word can describe tonight's show....INCREDIBLE. It was nice to hear some Busted Stuff, especially on the release date. Opening with The Stone really got it going for me, from there I was jammin the whole time. Highlights of the night were definitely Two Step, Watchtower, and Crush(my favorite). We were all going nuts when the first notes for Two Step were played, and from there it was an instant high(like I needed it). Anyway, it was great to be at the show with all my college buds, we had a great time. I'll see you all there tomorrow 7/17! PEACE
TRAFFIC WAS SO HORRIBLE. Needless to say i made it to the show. Got in -- the boys walked on stage. THE STONE - solid opener, nicely jammed. Dave seemed to enjoy this one a lot. CAPTAIN - HOLY SHIT. i heard the opening chord that dave plays before the actual song and i thought he was gonna tease it -- but the actual full song. it was phenemonial too. YOU NEVER KNOW - what a great live song. it reminds me of older DMB stuff -- really really well done. Carter had a phat rim shot intro to this one. GREY STREET - never fails live. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY - this is a great live song to hear -- dave messed up the lyrics a few times though haha. i could see this everyshow and still be happy -- i love this song. KIT KAT JAM - ANOTHER SONG HE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE. i was in heaven during this one. It had words - the lillywhite lyrics and then i guess some improvised ones. this was a highlight of the show too it was so phat. FOOL TO THINK - ahh, would have liked to hear So Right or something like that from Everyday. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS - this song gets a bad rap -- but i really enjoy it its a lot of fun to hear live. BARTENDER - loaded with energy -- there was a mishap but they covered for it nicely it was such a great version - the screams at the end were really freaking awesome. GRACE IS GONE - a nice segue from Bartender...a great version, Boyd seemed into this one. ONE SWEET WORLD - this was the best version of this song -- dave seemed really into it and he smiled a lot during this one - LeRoi was on fire during this song it was really something. CRUSH - probably one the best three of the night -- sucha great jam by Boyd, he and stefan (!) were in eachothers faces just rocking out -- twas great. LOVING WINGS -- i like this new one, its a good one to segue into WHERE ARE YOU GOING -- ahh its alright i guess, sounds a lot like the CD tho WATCHTOWER - the highlight of the show. GREAT JAMMING. what else can i say? GRAVEDIGGER- i really like this new one too, i think it should stay dave solo, he really got into it and it was a great time. TWO STEP - YEAH BAY-BEE! um thats my review. see you the 17 and 18 too! later dudes!
After seeing the Buffalo Show and both MSG shows, I must say that I was a little bit disappointed with this show. The Stone was a great opener, but after that the show took a little bit of a dive south. Captian was a nice surprise, but nobody knew what it was around me, You Never Know also a nice showing, but still too new to say if it will become a fan favorite. Here's when I thought the show would take off, Grey Street which is defintiely my favorite song off of Busted Stuff. They've been playing it since 2000 and it gets better every time i hear it. Then a little old school action with WWYS, which I felt catered to the fair-weather "fans"...was good to hear though. Kit Kat Jam is definitely quality especially with words, should turn out to be a good live tune. Okay, FTT may be my least favorite song off of Everyday so I wasn't too happy about that one, but nice follow up with WTWE. Bartender into Grace is Gone!!!! What can I say but absolutely UNREAL!!! I've never heard of them going right into GIG from Bartender. Bartender is just one of those epic songs where you can feel your emotions. Grace is Gone is another song that almost anyone can relate to as well. OSW AMAZING with the intro...any true fan has to love to hear this song...Stefan's bass intro here made us think tat watchtower was coming, but it was missing something to be that, then the unmistakable notes to Crush came out and the crowd went nuts, what a great song, lyrics, solos, it has it all.Loving Wings? jury is still out on that one, WAYG quality song, kept the mellow atmosphere going. Watchtower...wow...it was a great version, I have to put it up there with the MSG version of this year. Gravedigger, 2nd time hearing it and it's a good little song solo, wonder if the entire crew is gonna get in on it anytime. Two Step is always a crowd pleaser and it was a great Encore song. I thought the Butch solo was a little weak through the midle, but the light show at the end caps everything off. All in all, the show was very mellow, it wasn't the best show I've seen by far, but hey DMB shows are NEVER a bad time...See ya at SPAC..
Great show in my opinion. I think that the new stuff was all good like Captain, You Never Know, Grey Street, Kit Kat Jam, Bartender, Grace Is Gone, and Where Are You Going. The older stuff like What Would You Say, One Sweet World, Crush, Watchtower, and Two Step were amazing! I wished that they would have played Ants Marching, Lie In Our Graves, #41, or Warehouse, but I'm going again Thursday, so I'll have another chance to see that! Can't wait till Thursday! Great show DMB!
Another solid performance, not spectacular though. The boys seemed a bit too mellow tonight. Grey Street and Bartender were great as always. We got to see the debut of the full band Captain and Kit Kat Jam tonight. Captain just doesn't do it for me, but KKJ should is a fun and funky little number, should be a crowd favorite pretty soon. The highlight of the night by far was Crush, it really sounded great tonight. Watchtower to close the set was alright but the crowd loved it. Two Step was awesome, Carter went bonkers the last couple minutes of the song - what a way to close the night.
We got into the lawn at around 6pm, so we were there for quite awhile, but we got the closest possible seats to the stage, we were leaning on the railing, it was awesome. We sat through Norah Jones and her band, if you like that kind of music I guess it was good, but it was just something to stare it until Dave came on. The only downside if there was one was that they played 7 of the 11 songs from Busted Stuff, even though I really wanted to hear a lot of their older stuff, but no biggie. They finally came on around 8:15. I was guessing a Grey Street or What Would You Say opener, but I was completely wrong when the opened with THE STONE. One of the few old songs that they end up playing tonight. They then followed with CAPTAIN, the first time they've played it. YOU NEVER KNOW followed, a great song,but alot of the people aren't familiar with these songs. GREY STREET got the crowd going, and it followed with WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, which really got the crowd into it. To my surprise the next song played was KIT KAT JAM, also the first time it's ever been played. This version had words in it that I wasn't familiar with. They then went into the only Everyday songs of the night, when they played FOOL TO THINK and WHEN THE WORLD ENDS, which were both spectacular. A lenghtly but superb BARTENDER followed, and it segued into GRACE IS GONE, with a few people noticing, since there wasn't really a reaction. They finally went back to one of my personal favorites, when they broke out ONE SWEET WORLD. One of the highlights of the night followed, when they jammed on CRUSH! 30,000 people singing along to the words, it was unbelievable. They then went into a slow, slow LOVING WINGS, many people went to the bathroom or sat down for this, but arose when it went into crowd-favorite WHERE ARE YOU GOING. Then the highlight of the night, I knew it was coming when Stefan started playing solo on the bass, it was time for WATCHTOWER! It started out slow as usual, but picked up the pace and it was absolutely crazy! When it was over, everyone was holding up their lighters and chanted 'D-M-B' during the encore break. Finally, Dave came out and played a solo GRAVEDIGGER, which isn't bad, but not the greatest. After a brief Stefan solo, they ended the show in a brilliant TWO STEP. Overall it was a great show, even though I think they should have waited until Wednesday or Thursday to play all their new stuff, so people could get familiar with the album first, a lot of people weren't into all the new stuff yet.
This was my first DMB concert adn it was oincredible. Stone was a great opener... Guy next to me about went crazy for Captain, which was good. I could've sworn I heard an I'll back you up tease in there but everyone knew he wouldn't lay it so it was ok. I never really liked you never know but as soon as he started grey street it kicked up. Crowd loved WWYS. Kit kat isn't a great live song. Fool to thikn sucked. World ends was good. But the next four sogns made the concert for me. Bartender Grace is gone, One sweet world and crush. Crowd LOVED crush and I did too. Lovings Wings could be good, it sounded a little liek #34 at first. Where are you going was good. But I know realize why they end every show with Watchtower, this was NUTS. Gravedigger sounded great but Two STep is what I really came to see. This is why DMB is the greatest live badn in the world. That Jam to two step puts even their older seek-ups to shame. It was a great first concert for me.
Got a surprise on my vacation from CA when I found out Dave was playing out here, just happened to be my fiance's b-day too. Anyways, nice to hear a lot of the new stuff on the day of the CD release. I thought Camden was a shithole, and from my seats the acoustics were the worst I've heard at any of the 10+ Dave shows I've been to. The crowd was weak too, I had to take a leak during Fool to Think, and there were as many people in the patio area then as there was during to opening act. The setlist was about what I expected on the first of a three night stay, nothing too out of the ordinary, and very new. If you're heding to a show to see the same band you heard on the CD's 5 years ago in college fuggetaboutit. Only 3 or 4 "old school" tunes. There's always next time...
I went into tonight's show with the conviction that if Dave played the Stone, my night would be made no matter what. Indeed, he opened with it and I was thrilled. About midway through the show, though, he seemed to lose the edge with his voice. He began singing a little flat or slow or otherwise forget lyrics and it was a little disappointing. Boy made up for this though, with some intense playing. I think most of the crowd was a little bummed for not hearing a lot of classic tunes, but this is to be expected with the release of the new cd. I was surprised at the lack of big jams ( except for Crush- wow) but I suppose the newer ones aren't as familiar as necessary to really build into 20-minute doobie sessions. I don't think I coudl be unhappy walking out of a Dve show, but I am looking forward to his other nights in Camden to cheer me up more.
Sorry, but "there must be some kind of way out of here" is what I said to my fellow attendees. Maybe it's me, at age 35 I may have finally hit the "old fogey stage", but this show SUCKED. Blew chunks, ate balls, however you want to put it. No energy, horrible song selection(Dave, do you really think anyone wants to hear nothing but newer, mellow songs?) This guy can't write a song anymore: I mean "I am no superman...I have no answers for you"?? What the fuck is that? He's become so self important to write that he has no answers for us? I've seen DMB maybe 15 times, since 94 or so. Loved EVERY ONE OF EM...last year at Tweeter was awesome. I have no idea what happened last night, and this "new album" is a further sign of the decay of a once great band. These songs were written and recorded 2 years ago, and basically released(Do you know anyone that doesn't have a copy of the Lillywhite Sesssions?). Busted Stuff? Busted Band is more like it.
What a great show..How many times can you go to a DMB concert (especially lately) and see five songs you've never heard before. The Stone is an incredible opener. I called Captain after hearing Dave toying around with it. Sounded amazing compared to the BS version. YNK is killer, although it sounded a little too much like it does on the album. Grey Street was great as usual. KKJ w/ words!!!! They could have played I Did It 10 times at this point and I would have been satisfied!!! Fool to Think was even pretty good. Bartender>GIG was ok, I was pretty wasted by this point and the $10 beers weren't helpling!!! OSW and Crush were great, really got the crowd going. Loving Wings>WAYG was kind of weak. Watchtower sounded different than ususal, and is always a good set closer. Gravedigger has a ton of potential and Two Step was a GREAT closer. All in all an outstanding show, much better than MSG night 2...Can't wait to do it again tonight!! I don't think I'll get as loaded though!!
wow i was absolutely blown away! well to start off we lucked out and got into the best tailgating lot around where we got to listen to the soundcheck and also meet dmb-celebs like noel and tiedie. as soon as i heard captain, kit kat jam (w/lyrics), and greystreet during the check i knew this show was gonna be incredible, rightfully so, as it was the bands release party. after a chill afternoon in the lots we went into tweeter and caught a little of norah. i really like norah and thought they sounded great. onto the show... dave steps on as the sun is still in full force. stone had a bit less energy than normal but a very cool opener nonetheless. next they busted out CAPTAIN! the first live performance, how f*ckin a! we even got kit kat jam for the first time ever, with lyrics no less!! the band was pullin out all the stops for their record release day. bartender was jammed out a good amount and near the end dave stepped off to the side of the stage to switch his guitar, which he did quite a few times durin the night. they go right into grace is gone which was also jammed out nicely. the one sweet whirled intro was so damn beautiful. after osw was on of the highlights, a true gem, CRUSH! they really nailed that one. at one point dave took to the side of the stage as boyd and stefan jammed out in centerstage. another highlight, obviously, was WATCHTOWER!!! this rendition was insane! solos went, boyd, butch, leroi. really had me dancing uncontrollably. they stepped off and dave came back solo for a very very different gravedigger than from days past. very full in terms of guitar work and very emotional vocals. next was the closer, 2 STEP!!! what can i say, theres so much to say, just too much, carter blew me away and never ceases to amaze me. great show, great day, see ya'll at two more in tweeter! 4th row here i come! peace.
This was my first concert and although i enjoyed, there are a few things i;d change...hearing kit kat jam with all the lyrics was awesome...Grey Street, being one of my favorite songs, made my energy level rise quickly..Gravedigger and the best Two Step i have ever heard was a great way to end the show...It was more of a relaxed show with more ballads. it was very calm and other peoples energy level couldve been higher but i had fun and it was a concert to remember. can't wait to see what he has in store for me tomorrow
This was my first Dave concert and all I can say is F**king DAVE!!!! It was the best concert I,ve ever seen. I was really surprised to hear #41 and The Stone but Lover Lay Down and Lie in Our Graves stole the show. Gravedigger was great but why didn't they close with Watchtower. Honestly i'm just at a lose for words when it comes to how great Dave is!
Of the 14 shows I've seen, this wasn't the best and it wasn't the worst. It blew last Saturday's Va. Beach date out of the water, but that's not saying much. I was trying to peg the band's energy out all night, and it seemed to waver at times, which surprises me (I'd be pretty darn happy if my CD came out that day and I knew I was making a million bucks by the minute). Their enthusiasm for the last 45 minutes was exceptional, though. The Stone was a good opener with a brief Cry Freedom chords tease beforehand. It was refreshing to hear both Captain and Kit Kat Jam for the first time; I particularly enjoyed the full band Captain. After a pretty inspired Grey Street and a solid WWYS, I thought the show lagged and slowed down significantly. Fool to Think is frankly a bad live song, a real mood-killer oftentimes misplaced after mid-set uptempo classics (this wasn't really the case tonight, but the theory still holds up). The fact that the band played seven songs (three in a row at one point) from the Busted Stuff was surprising to me considering they have three nights to play the tunes in Camden. And I thought for sure they'd play the title track. We'll see how they come back the next two evenings. Back to the show, though, I thought it really picked up after Dave's wailing at the close of Bartender. That gives me chills every time. From there, they moved into a version of Grace is Gone and then really warmed things up with OSW and Crush. That four-song tandem was essentially the highlight of the show. I have heard Crush three times now, and this was the finest I've witnessed it. Boyd was knocking notes I didn't know a fiddle had. For the closer and encore, I found that Watchtower and Two Step were not the same songs I heard on Sat. night, much more inspired and a lot less going through the motions this time around. And Gravedigger, which I've heard three times now, is seemingly the song that gets stuck in my head the day after a show -- haunting lyrics, melody. Good stuff. All in all, not too shabby, but I look for much more in the upcoming two evenings at the Waterfront. Anyone else pulling for Say Goodbye? I'm 0/14 on that one.
VIEW OF THE CASUAL FAN FROM THE LAWN: first, let me clarify, i consider myself a dave matthews fan. i havent memorized every word to every song and own 328 bootlegs of shows, but ive been to about 6 DMB shows over the years and own the CD's. last night's show clearly wasnt intended for the casual fan, thats as blunt as i can put it. it was basically ALL newer songs that trust me, 90% of the audience had no CLUE what they were. now, most fans who post on this site are the hardcore dave-heads, and he could play pretty much ANYTHING short of bending over and taking a crap onstage and they would be like "it changed my life!!" but take it from me: the vast majority of the crowd at last nights show was bored stiff. it was a totally dead crowd (from a town KNOWN for wild crowds), by about 2/3rds of the way through the show, you could actually HEAR the loud murmur of the lawn all talking, having their own conversations and ignoring what was onstage. i looked around at one point towards the end, and gods honest truth, it seemed 1/4th of the lawn crowd was actually laying down on their blankets either sleeping or just having their own conversations. he had all the momentum going after "crush", the crowd was up, peppy about hearing a song they actually knew, and then....another song no one knew (picture air deflating from balloon). i mean, bartender to grace is gone was good in and of themselves, but no one around me seemed to really give a rats ass, at that point they were just desperate to hear #41, warehouse, ANYTHING. overall, big time letdown
I consider myself a Dave Matthews Band fan, i have been to 11 concerts this one being my twelfth. And tonight Dave just wasn't doin it for me. I bought many of my friends who are only casual dave fans and they didn't know many of the songs. and the sad thing is i didn't know any of them either. (yes i have the cd, got it first thing in the morning for my 21st birthday!) The crowd wasn't into it and it seemed that every time the energy level picked up, it immediately dropped. The crowd was into what would you say and crush, but then dave went into something no one knew and the energy level just dropped. I was hopin for jimi thing, warehouse, ant marchin, #41, Pig or best of whats around. The highlights were grace is gone which is always an amazing song, two step, and watchtower at the best i have ever heard it.
Camden night 1...One for the ages. I've seen about a dozen DMB shows, the best coming on 4-20 of this year with that incredible #41 with the Flecktones. Well, last night comes in very very very closely behind 4-20 as one of my favs. What a show. I read all the reviews before this, and NO ONE noticed the CRY FREEDOM tease before stone. It was a good amount of chords, no lyrics, but definitley recognizable. We heard some great tunes, including the huge debut of captain and kit kat jam(with words). One sweet world sounded a little off, dont know why, but that is my only gripe about last night. An amazing Watchtower, my first hearing of gravedigger, and man what a Two Step...INCREDIBLE. I'm off to Great Woods next tuesday, followed by Hartford and both SPACS...Cant wait to see the boys again. Later y'all
The absolute worst. I thought N.C. last summer when Everyday came out would be the the worst show i would ever see, but seeing the whole band stand around, afraid to pick up a lead during Bartender, made me sick after seeing these guys jam at Roseland in the early 90's. It's all about the money now and the crowds are horrible. Young kids drinking their brains out with no idea about keeping the scene going. Good luck Dave, you have a pile of crap to clean up. The new songs are great, but all of them, in the same night? Come on. You used to be a jam band not a MTV band. Peace.
First of all I must say i consider myself to be a fan of Dave Matthews, and an avid listener when it comes to past live cds, and studio albums. However, I am not too thrilled about the direction of the band in the studio. Everyday felt too mainstream and too electric. Busted Stuff just came out so I wasn't really familiar with the many of the songs at the concert. So maybe i wasn't as "in" to them as other people. But that does not change the fact that DMB is a very talented group of musicians, and they ussually put on quite a show for the Philly area. The stone was a good opener, but i'm not too familiar with captain, i guess it was pretty standard. You Never Know was good, but Grey Street followed by WWYS is what got me going. I'm a fan of kit kat jam, despite being somewhat unfamiliar to it. Fool to think and WTWE were both allright, as was Bartender. Grace is gone was high-energy and well played. You can't really go wrong with One Sweet World, it's a classic, and that icecream was good too. CRUSH! Wow, this was definitely my favorite point, and definitely a crowd point. Especially the "smoking....feeling high" lyric. But anyway, Boyd went nuts and broke his bow for the violin i think. This was intense, and nothing short of it. Loving Wings, can't say i'm into the whole slow feel, unless it's some long extended jam. Where are you going, meh. Watchtower, obviously the crowd was pulling for this one. Stefan's bass was a nice intro, and refreshing. But it was a good version overall. I forget when they showed that shot of the half moon, but it was cool, i was hoping maybe they'd bust out some Pink Floyd, just because it would be cool. But anyway the encore was great. Gravedigger was sort of a chilling song and sounded great with dave solo. Two Step, I guess an unexpected encore, ussually starts things off but it was welcomed. Could've been longer. It was a great show though. Should be a good week in Camden with two more dave shows and Phil Lesh on saturday.
Exactly as I expected with Busted Stuff being released earlier that day - a nice chill concert on an awesome night overlooking Philly. It was good to finally hear What Would You Say after 6 concerts, and Watchtower was one of the best I have ever seen. The crowd seemed to wander at times, but I guess that's what you can expect when you play all the new stuff. Overall, not a bad concert, but I've seen the band 10 times better than they were here.
First of all I loved the show. It was a little mellow but I didn't mind which surprised me. They started with THE STONE and I thought it was a good choice. I really like that song just because it's so tense. Then bam...CAPTAIN, YOU NEVER KNOW and GREY STREET! Three great Busted Stuff songs in a row. After GS the crowd really got into it with a pleasant WHAT WOULD YOU SAY which is a fave of mine. Cheers go to the band for playing KIT KAT with lyrics because that's the best way (great jam!). FOOL TO THINK and WTWE were solid but were welcome. BARTENDER into GRACE was a great addition but somewhat expected. ONE SWEET WORLD was next and is certainly one of the best live songs the band plays. After that I heard Stefan's bass starting CRUSH and got chills up and down my spine. Everyone in the crowd along with the band really enjoyed this song. One of my faves of the night. Things toned down with LOVING WINGS and WAYG but they still kicked ass. They broke out in WATCHTOWER and they kept it going through the entire song. It was really intense and LOOOOOUUUUUUUDDDDDDDD, just the way I like it. The encore was just awsome, I had never heard GRAVEDIGGER but now am in love with that tune. TWO STEP was simply amazing. I got chills again for this one and I think the whole place did along with me. Everyone had their own little solo (like they did in CRUSH) but Carter's was by far the best. I don't think I can put that into words. All and all a pretty damn good show I thought. Wouldn't of minded more old stuff on the set list but what could I expect on the release date?
WOW what an amazing show. This was my second show and I must say it blew me away. The concert kicked ass the band was full of energy and the crowd was really into it. The stone is a great song and I thought it was a good choice as an opener it really got the crowd goin and started the show off great. Then what was to come next but CAPTAIN first full performance and I must say it was a priveledge to here that song in its entirty along with KKJ two amazing songs. I was so happy they played YNK that song is one of the best off the new cd and im glad they played it and then to follow it with grey street left me thinkin this is a hell of a way to start the show. The everyday selection didnt bother me I enjoy both of those songs I just wish the lovely ladies where there for fool to think. I heard BEF->Bartender at Hershey last year and to hear it fade into GIG...which was totally unexpected to me anyways this show was a real good way to do bartender and GIG and LeRoi did a great job with his solo durin the song he is amazing. Dave did a great job of mixin in the old school with the new. WWYS LeRoi was jammin good during this song and it was amazin, first time to hear that, then when one sweet world came on I was extatic that song is always welcome, second time hearing it and i wouldnt mind a third time at all. CRUSH!!!!! holy shit was Boyd on tonight or what?!?! I swear he broke his bow or violin durin his solo he was going absolutely insane. Loving wings will be a good song when it is finished and WAYG was nice to hear. Then Stefan grabbed his watchtower bass and the solo started and I squeeged in my pants. This song was absolutely awesome. It was 10x better than when i heard it at hershey. Stefan was goin nuts during the whole song and Dave was full of intensity. The encore in my opinion couldnt have gotten any better. Gravedigger was a great song and when the full band performs that song it will be a great addition to his array of songs. Then just when it couldnt get any better my friend was like dude Boyd didnt pick up his bow and we looked at each other and knew TWO STEP was comin and what an amazing performance of it too. The Dave and Boyd showdown is always the best and Stefan tore it up with his bass. Butch kept it goin with some amzing key board playing and then Id like to say CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS, CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS, CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS, CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS. HE WENT INSANE AT THE END OF THE SONG. I was honestly not able to move thats how amazing it was he gave everything into the performance and left everythin out on stage it was unbelievable.