Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Both songs Dave Matthews, solo. This private mini-show was the result of a contest held by Philadelphia's WPLY 100.3 FM. Two listeners won the opportunity to meet and interview Dave, as well as hear him perform two songs in their hotel room.
Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey
#34 (tease - first few notes)
Don't Burn The Pig *
You Never Know *
The Space Between *
Kit Kat Jam (with lyrics) *
So Right *
Seek Up *
Grace Is Gone *
Crash Into Me *
Drive In Drive Out *
Jimi Thing *
Where Are You Going? *
Tripping Billies *
(Ain't It) Funny How Time Slips Away +
Big Eyed Fish (tease)
Grey Street *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ Dave solo
Holy S@!T this was one of the best shows I have been to in a long time. I mean opening with PIG who could have dreamed up a better opener. Then the alltime favorite Satellite. This is how every show should start, with a lot of energy and a song that everyone can get into. I may have been a little harsh on the band on Tuesday night in the opening with Stone but they sure made it up to me tonight. Once again Kit Kat Jam with words sounded like it was straight from Lilliwhite, unchanged by Busted Stuff. Then Seek Up into Grace is Gone, I thought nothing could be better than Bartender into Grace but I think they found it. All the Jamming in Seek Up brough back the old days. Even Jimi Thing and that jamming. Seek Up and Jimi Thing both had to be at least fifteen minutes long with some great jams by Roi, Boyd, Butch, Carter, Stefan, and Dave. They were on tonight If this was your fist show than you surely had a treat tonight. And DIDO just kicked major Ass with an excellent excitement filled closer in Tripping Billies that with all of the light spectacular was one of the best I have seen, and that is a lot to say since it is one of my favorite concert songs. The only disapointment the whole night was the tease of BEF just before Grey Street, I mean come on, its on the new album and would be one hell of a closer to a KICK ASS show. But then again Grey Street is an excellent closer in its own right. All in all one of the best shows I have ever been to in the last six years.
Expectations were high for this showing, being the first third night stand since the Gorge last summer. Plus, many were reminiscing about the awesome setlist the 3rd show in Camden last summer. However, this show did not match last years. The setlist was weaker than last night, even though they played a Jimi and a Seek Up. Billies and So Right was nice to hear, and Grey Street was a surprising, but an awesome closer. But some songs were just not there, like Raven and Kit Kat Jam. Plus, it seemed like it was the high school dance show, playing Crash, Space Between, and WAYG. Luckily, You Never Know will always make it a cool show for me. At least this show was longer than last night, clocking it at 2 hours and 25 minutes. The three shows in Camden are over, and it looks like the second night was victorious as the winner. Short, sweet, and to the point. So now DMB is finished with the Delaware Valley probably for a long time. We'll all miss them.
Just got back from Camden. Got there at about 6:30, saw Norah Jones, who was not bad. So...8:17 - Dave and the boys come on stage. #34 Tease - this was a definite (sp?). Hard to miss. I would have just dismissed it if they were to open with Satellite, but with the Pig opener, it kind of dismissed my suspicions. Pig - second ever Pig opener (6-28-99), if I'm not mistaken. Very cool to hear, crowd was into it.Satellite - well, I like the intro. You Never Know - really cool. Excellent as always. The Space Between - alright.Kit Kat Jam - awesome, but I don't have a clue what the hell Dave is talking about in this song. Something about Humpty Dumpty. So Right - first of the summer tour, right? Dave messed up the lyrics. He did "Stay up and make some memories" instead of "Our love is so right" and vice versa.Seek Up - outstanding. Dave kind of held back on the wails, in my opinion, maybe 'cause his voice was hurting. During the jam, there was a beach ball floating around and it almost made its way onto the stage but a staff crew grabbed it, and everybody booed, and Dave visibly noticed. They also had a stop time outro of sorts, tough to explain unless you hear it, and then they went right into --> Grace Is Gone - cool segue. This was an unbelieveable version, in my very humble opinion, one of the best ever. Boyd and Roi were soloing at the same time and it was really lengthy, but a good lengthy. Crash - Crash and Satellite in same night? That's tough. No Dixie Chicken Outro, which made me sad.Raven - this is becoming one of my favorites off of BS. Drive In Drive Out - intense. Lyrics include, "Sometimes emptiness seems so good. So leave me alone, leave me alone, maybe if you could."Jimi Thing - Boyd's glasses fell off, but alas, Dave did not put them on. During Roi's jam, there was a congregation around Stefan of Dave, Boyd, Roi, and Stefan. Boyd was plucking away, which was really cool, and then he literally shimmied back over to his spot on stage. Then Dave had a great solo. Where Are You Going - I still like it, despite what others say. Tripping Billies - really intense. During Boyd's solo, Roi was grinning ear to ear. So then there was a 10 minute encore break, and I'm like, "Donde es Dave?"So Dave finally comes out, and plays...AIFHTSA - cool.Then he was handed the 12 string, and it looked like he would play another song solo. But as the band was coming back out to their instruments, Dave played...Big Eyed Fish - one, very slow verse, no chorus.So now I'm in the dark for closers. With the 12, it won't be Rapunzel, and they played Ants last night, so I'm thinking Bartender. But instead they plays...Grey Street - interesting choice of a closer. Still exceptional.Notes: Crowd wasn't too bad, except for the guy without his shirt making out with his girlfriend in front of me. Dave was taking alot of drinks, I think his voice is hurting. All the members were animated, though there was a lack of Dave dance. There were two signs in the front row: "Show us your sticks" and "Carter For President." Needless to say, Carter came out, gave each of the people high fives, and sticks. Great show.
Tonight was sorta like those lines from the Godfather I think--something like "Every time I'm think I'm out, they bring me back in." I wrote a scathing review of last nights show and I meant it, but the boys deserve tons of credit for putting on a really great show tonight. I have the songs that they played out of order so I apologize in advance for being a wastoid. All signs led to a pretty special night when they opened with PIG, which I had never seen done live in all the 20+ shows I have seen. It was well worth the wait. I must get this show on disc!!From this they moved to a very energetic and nice SATELLITE that continued the great vibes. The jamming was clearly back and it was not the same repetitive jams that I had complained of last night. From there I forget the exact order but they played CAPTAIN for the third night in a row, KKJ with lyrics again, a GIG that I thought had one of the best (and newer) jams of the three nights(they were so tight), a pretty good RAVEN, WAYG again(get that single saturated), a real nice CRASH(but no dixie chicken--boo), a sweet JIMI THING(hello old friend, glad to hear you again), a DIDO that tore the roof off, a phat phat SEEK UP(with nice extended jam), pretty boring versions of SPACE BETWEEN and SO RIGHT, and I believe they ended the set with a really righteous and pumped TRIPPING BILLIES. After the requisite 10-15 minute wait, Dave strapped on the solo acoustic for a soulful AINT IT FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY. Then it almost seemed as if he was going to play the second encore song solo also, but nah just a nice BIG EYED FISH tease(ooh wanted them to do the whole song) into a bouncing GREY STREET(for the third night in a row...much better than say DDTW or I DID IT but still--couldnt they have done NANCIES or BEST OF WHATS AROUND??) But dont let these minor gripes fool you--it was easily the best of the three nights and restored my faith that they can still show me things i havent seen before. Though Carter is always on, the song choices allowed him to be magnificent and Boyd also was en fuego. A few sidenotes...1)DMB fans--if you cant handle your booze/drugs, stay out of the show. We dont need your puking, your walking all over our blankets, and your fights...and 2) I got stuck with lawn seats from Warehouse and people would just not shut the hell up. Please have some respect for people trying to enjoy the show. And people that are annoyed by these rude jerks--SAY SOMETHING TO THEM. You'll feel better in the long run and those around you who are also annoyed will appreciate it and thank you. GREAT JOB DMB!! Peace and be safe the rest of the tour.
The third nights a charm that's all I've got to say! After having the chance to hear the last nights show and tonight's show, I have to say that tonight's show was the best. The crowd was much more energetic and into the music. The band performed extremely well. Now on to the music: Tonight's highlights (Don't' Burn the Pig) I was surprised to hear this song as an opener. Very rare to hear. (Satellite) a favorite of all the ladies. (The Space Between) very tight. (Seek Up) Ahhhh yes. an oldie but goodie. The song rocked! The guys were AMAZING! Talk about jams! (Crash) Enough said. (Drive In Drive Out) you can't go wrong. I was waiting for this one. Man, what a great song! (Jimi Thing) Boyd sounded great on his solo. Dave had a good time in the end on his solo as well. (Tripping Billies) They couldn't of picked a better song the end the set. The crowd was pumped and so were the guys. Carter tore it apart. Then came the encore. Dave seemed to take forever to come back out, but the fans didn't seem to mind as they cheered on! I was disappointed with the last song of the encore. I was hoping for Stay or something to end the show with a bang, but instead we got Grey Street. Don't get me wrong. Its an awesome song, but not expected since he played it both nights before in the set. Overall it was a good show. Now on to the Darien Center, NY!!!!!
Im Sweating like a Pig!! Oh Yes DMB Camden Night #3 was AWESOME. The Boys were in a great zone tonight and they sucked the audience with them on a great ride. Pig as the opener was just unreal and unexpected. Seek up was absolutely Amazing. Jimi Thing was the most absolute wicked version i ever heard and Boyd the beast was unleashed yet again on Tripping Billies. The Refreshing return of satellite and Crash kept everyone so happy. The Two Everyday songs were two of the best. I loved it. It was a fantastic blend of Mellow and Upbeat and new and old. Congratulations Grey Street you have made it to encore status, And it was quite a terriffic response for it as well. Well Tonight was Certianly my favorite of the three nights with the first night coming in a real close second and the short and fun second night as third. One more to go..Hershey! see y'all there
well night 3 at tweeter. security was so cool. not like the first night. guy just patted me twice, and was like, "go ahead." really really cool guy. i wish i could buy that guy a beer, i totally would. anyway, coming into this, i didnt know what to expect at all. they pretty much covered everything the past 2 nights. ah but dmb, they just know how to surprise me everytime. tonight was the first night out of the 3 that i would be smoking weed. yes!!!!!! always makes it better. had my weed confiscated the first night, and the second night i couldnt cause i was with my little nephew. hes too young, give him another year or so. i was sitting under the pavillon tonight, right next to a very nice southern man from maryland. thick accent, cool as shit. told me he was driving around in a mobile home following them. how i wish i could be him just for this summer? anyways, on the other side of me were 2 extremely annoying girls who decided to you know, just chit chat a bit, WHILE THE SHOW WAS GOING ON. luckily dmb is so energetic and loud at times, it would drain them out. as the show went on, i drained them out myself. ok on to the show. PIG: great opener, standard version, always nice to hear. SATELLITE: i know you wont believe me, but as dave started plucking this lil riff, i knew it was coming up. even turned to my sister next to me and told her, when he started the real riff she turned back and said, "ah mike, right again." i can just predict these things, i dont know how. YOU NEVER KNOW: such a fucking great song, those 2 bitches next to me actually sat down for this one. what a bunch of losers... SPACE BETWEEN: i hate this song therefor i hated hearing it. ah but its nice and short, cant beat that. KIT KAT JAM: nice new song, crowd wasnt getting into it, but i liked it myself. SO RIGHT: probally my favorite song off everyday, which isnt saying anything really. nice to hear. SEEK UP: oh man, didnt see this coming. great great song. boyd messed up a lil bit, so did dave, come to think of it, so did leroi, but the ending was just so great, always is. GRACE IS GONE: another nice song off busted stuff, gonna be a hit. CRASH: wow didnt see this one coming at all either. always a welcome. RAVEN: awesome song, such a great version. DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT: OH MAN such a great song. great version, def. one of my top 5 songs of alltime so i always love to hear it. JIMI THING: man another great song, and another surprise to me. great version. nice dave solo. WHERE ARE YOU GOING: really growing on me, standard version. TRIPPING BILLIES: HOLY SHIT!!!! did not see this for a million miles. (have no idea what that means) GREAT GREAT VERSION. awesome way to end the encore. AINT IT FUNNY HOW TIMES SLIP AWAY: would of rather heard gravedigger, but after hearing that first night, i guess this was cool. GREY ST: i was wondering when they would play this. i guess to close the night is when. and a great closer it was. great way to end the tweeter trio of shows. well all in all, i really dont know which of the 3 was the best. i really think they were all pretty equal. however night 3 just had so many surprises, i have to award the gold medal to that one. nights 1 and 2 get the silver. at the end of the night, me and my sis had a little "horrible" moment. my car was out of battery. did i mention this is in CAMDEN!!! luckily really really nice guy, with his wife and children, pulled over and charged us up. i love nice people, they make me be nice, and i really love being nice. see ya all at the next show, whenever that is!
This was the worst show I have ever attended. I can't believe they opened with Pig. Please, that's so old. There was way too much jamming. They should have taken Glen Ballard's advice and shortened all of their songs. Plus, they only played two Everyday songs. I was so disappointed. They need to wise up and start playing songs that people actually like. I'm not even sure if I'll ever go back to a Dave show again.
its time for dave to pack his bags and head on home. ive been listening to dave since remember two things came out. i fell in love with them and their sound,thier unique sound then once they SOLD OUT and released everyday to try to sound like Nsync or something, things went downhill from there. tonights show was by far the most lackluster effort i have ever seen out of them. it was my 9th show overall and by far the worst. they sounded more like they were playing at a funeral and trying to keep quiet and mellow then trying to be loud and energetic and bring the house down. everyday is trash and they need to quit playing songs from it because they sold out and ran away from the sound that all old school dmb fans want to hear. they need to pick up the tempo, have some energy and bring down the roof. weds, july 17th was a great example of what they need to do. this night just blew though and i think they are loosing thier touch. hope it gets better in hershey for me cause overall the last 3 nights in camden were a dissapointment. DAVE, IF YOU READ THIS AND YOU WANT AN EXAMPLE OF A GREAT SET LIST....REFER TO JULY 16TH, 2000.....THE GREATEST SHOW OF ALL TIME.
I won't mention every detail of tonight's show, cause there is just so much I could say. I've been watching the setlists for this entire tour, and this show was by far the best! Any show that opens with PIG is a good one! I was very surprised to hear SATELLITE, but definitely not dissapointed. Only 2 Everyday songs tonight, and they weren't bad ones. I'm quite thankful I didn't have to hear I DID IT again. I wasn't expecting SEEK UP, but damn, it was good! My friend's brother timed it to about 21 minutes or so. I was glad to hear JIMI THING, and the jamming was just incredible. I've never seen Boyd go as crazy as he did. The high point in the show had to be TRIPPING BILLIES. They could've ended the show right there. There was a lot of energy, it was just amazing. The encore was a little dissapointing. I don't think they should have ended their 3 nights in Camden with GREY STREET. It was really great, but they should've have used it as the encore. That's my only complaint of tonight's show. I couldn't have asked for a better show. I had been looking forward to this night for a few weeks, and I was not dissapointed one bit.
Coming to you from the Lawn.... I think i'm in DMB Heaven.... WOW, i didn't think they could top the first 2 nights but they did come close. They come out & Dave grabbed something from someone & they start on PIG, and for some reason i knew it was going to be BOYD'S night & i was right, its such a great opener... then they do the popular Satellite, this night was just getting better (first phone call)... then they play my new favorite song YNK (2nd call), now LEROI does a little sax jam before the last verse which is nice, i just love this song... then when dave gets the electric i called this TSB, it was greatly placed... then he gets the twelve stringer & i thought maybe BEF but goes to KKJ & i know with more time this will be a good ten min jam plus the lyrics, its sad only a few of us new the lyrics, its nice & funky with everyone going at the same time & Carter really shined on this one.... he picks up the electric one last time & does SO RIGHT which i love off Everyday so no complaints... this is the part of the night where the next 6 songs i was in my glory & no one could touch me... they do SEEK UP into GIG, now SEEK UP was a good 20 mins long what a f*ckin' jam LEROI does to this, i would say the 2nd best seek up ever the only one to beat it was the one in 97 with Bela & John Popper then they go right into GIG, i think this was better then the first nights Bartender into GIG... this song had so much emotion it was like DMB knew what i was feeling... then they play Crash (3rd phone call & left mess with ust the song), i love how they hardly play it but when they do it so awesome plus no DIXIE CHICKEN which i don't mind at all... then the song i've been waiting for since 2000 was Raven, singing all the lyrics people around me thought i was insane but didn't care & the way it is now so much better & longer... then they do a powerful DIDO with the lyrics changed up a bit which was cool & the lights were amasing in this song & all 3 nights... then into JIMI THING, can you just say WOW, this was like 20 mins too, BOYD just wents nuts & LEROI too.... BOYD dropped something after his jam don't really know & was doing something over by BUTCH but don't really know cus i was in the lawn but i had an excellent view all night so..... then they do Where are you going??? everyone in the lawn were singing this song & swaying back & forth just the experience alone was awesome but the drunks had to ruin it but they had a blast too... they end the first set with TRIPPIN BILLIES, i was a bit surprised but not disappointed & BOYD did it again... i swear he must of broke every string on that poor violin and him & dave were battling while Carter was laughing the whole time... BOYD just took the stage over while shaking his one leg i swear this night was so unbelieveable & the lights to this were out of control, so they leave for like 8 mins & Dave comes out alone & does the WILLIE COVER (BTW, didn't call the encore) which was cool but no DOCK OF BaY but its all good so while the guys were getting ready, Dave pulls out BEF tease which shocked the shit out of me & then they do GREY STREET which i love as a closer but surprised me.... so all of you who says DMB is predictable i bet no one knew this encore which was good & shocking.... to my west coast special friend, you were terribly missed especially tonight.... see ya'll at the GORGE in Sept... & to all DMB Fans--we are the best fans around without a doubt....
Dave, Dave, Dave - what are you going? (Pun intended) I was very disappointed in last nights show. It seemed like every other song the crowd was really into him but with the newer songs, it just gave everyone a chance to hit the restrooms and get more beer. I hate to say it, but I'm starting to feel that the "Dave power" is diminishing. I loved the old classics - Satellite, Crash, So Right. But with the newer songs, I just don't feel that energy. It's so obvious when the crowd can sing every line of Crash but then lose interest when he plays something new. Dave - just a word of advice - stick to the older stuff. That is the Dave we all love. Throw in a few newer songs if you want, but try to remember where your money makers were - classics like Crush, Ants Marching, Tripping Billies, Stay. It just seems like the newer songs are just revamps of the older ones anyway. Eventhough this 3rd Camden show was sold out, I would be willing to bet that he probably won't do 3 again in Philly.
This show was top notch for sure. How about the Pig opening? That was some fun stuff. I got to thinking during the show about all of the shows I've seen (39) and all the songs I've heard. Which song has he performed the best on? It's hard to do and you can really get caught up in it. Seek-up is such a thrill for me. I only wish that that song made it to the general fan. If you really listen, rather then just hear, you can get captured by it all. It has such a tantalizing intro. It's almost like we are being charmed into a trance. "You Never Know" is starting to go places. I love it. I'm rambling now. I wish all of you the best during the tour. Go to the shows, smoke, drink, and enjoy the folks your with. There is nothing better then stoking out one of your neighbors. Don't forget to take it all in. My advice to all the new fans is to start a journal for every show. I've seen a ton of Dave and wish I could go back and remember ever moment or at least one. See you all at the Gorge.
Awesome show! It was definitely a chill show, lots of slow sweet songs mixed in with some crazy jams in Seek Up and Jimi Thing. All i can say is the opener... Pig was ridiculous!! The crowd went crazy when dave smiled as he sang the lyrics "Dont burn the pig" Following with Satellite slowed the show into more mellow tunes. You Never Know... the Space Between... Kit Kat Jam is an awesome song (with or without lyrics!) Its a little more upbeat and got the crowd dancing. Did anyone else hear Dave mix up the lyrics on So Right? In the next verse he sang something like "Its a little hot in here so lets go a different style" with a laugh. Seek Up brought us back to the old dmb with about 15 minutes of jams by each of them. The segue into Grace is Gone was cool... crazy loud into more soft sweet songs. Crash...no dixie chicken :( and Raven. Then you gotta love it when you hear Jimi Thing and Tripping Billies in one show. The old songs had new sounding jams and the new songs are amazing live! The band was so into the concert last night!! When dave walked up to the stage alone for the encore everyone was screaming Gravedigger... then we were pleasently surprised with Aint It Funny. I wish he had played all of BEF. Grey Street was awesome, not the crazy closer that im used to hearing... but good in its own rights. If they had closed with Ants here instead of the night before this setlist would have been one of the best ive seen!! Still, the mix of songs here was really amazing... a treat for all of us there :) Whoever had that Carter for President sign.. you rock!!
WOW, that was a great show, best setlist of all the nights in Camden, and I think of the summer tour. Opening up with Pig was an amazing choice. Kit Kat Jam was a good song with its lyrics, like on Lillywhite...Lots of jamming with Dave and Boyd on Seek Up (amazing, and best song of the night), Jimi, and Billies...the exclusion of alot Everyday material was good...Aint it funny encore was alright, I was hoping for Waste and Watchtower, but Greystreet was sweet and had alot of energy, the crowd loved it, and I hope it becomes a staple closer...overall the concert was bad ass, and had a great time with my drunken friends
Third night in Camden and it had its ups and downs. Pig to open- thank you lord! First time I've ever seen it live and it was great. But there is absolutely no excuse for playing Satellite, Crash Into Me, and the Space Between all in the same night. Carter almost reedemed all those wrongs himself with his drumwork on Drive In Drive Out! Jimi Thing was sick tonight - jammed out like a motherf***er. If your a fan of the song I suggest trying to get your hand on this version. Tripping Billies to close the set, really had the entire crowd dancing and singing. I love Grey Street but it just doesn't work as well to close the show. All in all a solid show.
After what seemed like two amazing shows, I didn't think the boys could put together a good closer. They somewhat proved me wrong. Pig as an opener was good,i'd say better than everyday yesterday, but not stone night before. Satelite was good to hear followed by YNK which gets better every time they play it. Space Between was average and KKJ (w/words) was my first time hearin it so it was awesome. average at best SO RIGHT but a very strong Seek UP right into GRACE was a big highlight. decent CRASH then a great grea RAVEN, that song is just growing on me all the time. DIDO finally brought the energy lacking the rest of the show with Boyd having a big jam where he was stomping the ground and playin Dave face to face-very cool. pretty good JIMI then WAYG. then i said that BILLIES was def next and i called it. amazing closer for the set, lots of energy, good jam, good closer. AIFHTSA sounded the same as always and the first verse of BEF woulda broke your balls if you didn't realize the rest of the band wasn't ready yet. it sounded good thought with dave pausing between lines and even words to make it sound very different. very energetic GREY STREET to close and im glad this is one of the few songs i got to hear every night cuz its so great in concert. over the 3 nights, id give the 2nd night the nod, closely followed by the opener barely beating tonight. Overall, these damn good shows. cya all in hershey "eat, drink, and be merry"
Ok well its 12 noon eastern time and Im home from the final show in camden, so we get there after being in the car for close to 4 hours (Eastern Long Island is where we were coming from) and Im pumped, Im feeling a great show and I left after 2 hours and 20 minutes a little disapointed, he played a 14 song set, is anyone else noticing the fact that all of they're shows are getting shorter but not the much better and in my case worse, if they're tired then dont tour, I mean they've been touring with the same songs for alomse 2 years and now that "Lillywhites" were finally released they are gonna tour with them for another 2 years, On the music, all i wanted to hear was Last stop and Pantala into Rapunzel.... they havent played Last Stop once since 1999, and they are limiting the number of pantala into rapunzel, Those 2 songs would get the crowd so into the concert.... I dont know what they're doing ... nonetheless I still love them all, and wish them the best on the rest of the tour.... but then I think of the Madison Square Garden show May 29, and I say to myself "They still got it"
Okay, here it goes. I'm by no means a Dave veteran, but I have attended 12 shows going back to the 4/30/96 show when Crash was released, and I have seen Dave with Timmy, Bela, Butch, The Ladies, Santana, and by themselves. I was there for the listener supported show, and I was there last summer during the Everyday tour. After all of that I can honestly say this was the best I have seen them. The philly show with tim and bela is really close, but I've gotta give the nod to this show for coming through when the pressure was on. With MTV filming, and two nights of losing the crowd during the set Dave kept me on my feet through the whole show for the first time since May 2000. The setlist was outstanding, the jams were tight, and often totally new, the lights were thebest I've seen them in an outdoor show. I can't say it enough. This show was great, one for the ages. I hated Everyday as much as everybody else, and I was disappointed with the way they were killing moods using those damned songs, but Space Between hit the mood perfectly, and So Right was very well played. For all who are bashing this show for hatred of Everyday it's time to stop reminiscing and go back and listen to those old shows. They were great, but this show is "The Best Of What's Around". Anyone who has a copy please Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Peace, Love, and Welcome Back Dave. Till next tour I'm out
after months of waiting for this concert and traveling many hours to see my favorite band in the world, i can happily say that it was worth it!! last nights concert was one of the best i have been to. the crowd was wild, and the atmoshere was perfect. the biggest surprise was when he played crash into me. chills ran through my body and tears ran down my face. watching them jam out during jimi thing was the highlight of the night. they performed it perfectly! while tripping billies was on, i was in my glory until some bitchy lady decided to escort me out because i tried to sneak a picture! thank god i managed to talk my way back in for the end of the concert. after it was over we waited for 45 mintues to see dave on his tour bus. he was so friendly to all his loyal "dave heads" that were waiting to just see him give a wave. my friend ended up chasing the tour bus down the street while screming, "i love you dave!" as he smiled and looked into her eyes. lucky bitch!! basically it was, as usual, a great time with DMB. seeing dave matthews band in concert makes me happy to be alive!! thanks for a great show!!!!
Dave and the boys you are gods! There should be a shrine built for you all. Three terrific nights in NJ and I was able to experience all of them. As for this show, I thought that it was the second best of this tour. (First being Weds. show)The setlist was amazing. PIG as an opener was a def surprise. Another surprise was hearing SATELLITE, CRASH, & TSB all in one show, i would suggest using one of these three! However, the jam during JIMI THING was,ugh, indescribable. You had to be there! Tripping Billies was also excellent, would you expect something different? As for all of the songs from Busted Stuff...they are all AMAZING!!! Dave and the guys you are to be comended. Thank you for three GREAT nights...and I hope for many more. For the fans who are not "TRUE" DMB fans, please stop buying tickets, so the "TRUE" fans can enjoy the show. c-ya'll
we got into the venue early today but unfortunately there was no soundcheck, i just sat enviously watching the road crew setting up. onto the show, the band got on at about 8:17 and opened with... good god... PIG! what a treat, which was followed by a solid satellite. ynk was great, gettin better everytime. dave actually played this one on beautiful 6 string taylor w/out a cutaway. dave put on the bari and pleased the crowd with an expected space btwn. next, much to my surprise the band busted out kit kat jam again! 2 times w/ lyrics in 3 nights, that's good stuff. next the band nailed a high energy so right, though dave didn't quite nail the lyrics which threw off all in the crowd singing along which is always fun. next i saw daves left hand high up on the neck and i called a seek up w/out really expecting them to play it, and then what do you know... SEEK UP!! this song is what i like to call a spiritual experience, really took me to another level. even butch got in a crazy solo stretchin out all kinds of melodies. the band went right into grace which they jammed out again nicely. next was the biggest crowd pleaser of the night, crash, the place went delerious. i was gettin excited for some dixie chicken, but to no avail. raven was bad ass, and DIDO rocked the place, no thanks to the guy right of me singing horribly, disgustingly out of tune. next was... JIMI THING! all the jams were insanely good, i especially enjoyed the guitar solo dave took at the end of the tune which can only be described as what dave is, "unique." where r u goin was beautiful. next was the highlight of the night, tripping billies!!! they were really ripping chillies up there, unbelievable. carter went off for forever it seemed. the band stepped off for an extended amount of time then dave returned and played a solo ain't it funny, leavin out the sittin on the dock of the bay verse. the band came out as dave switched to his 12 and started play BEF, he played one verse solo and then turned to walk away. i knew that they wouldn't go into bartender b/c his guitar was not in drop-d, so as expected greystreet followed. all three nights we got greystreet, and all three nights it was absolutely f*ckin awesome. really great three night stand! i enjoyed seein the band leave in the buses after the show, always cool to see them in any form off stage. thank you dmb!!! peace ya'll!
3 Camden shows, what to say what to say? If nothing else, these three days just prove that DMB is one of a *kind*. Five of the most talented muscians around along with 3 days of rocken the fucken roof off, that sums it up nicely. Well I'll see ya'll in Hershey, where the chocolate if flowing and the band will be glowing.
Yesterday morning started out with complete optimism, I woke up at 6:30 and drove back from Massachusetts to be at the last show of the Tweeter Center run. By 10:34, I felt that I had wasted an entire day...and night. I just feel that things have changed with the band who I have seen 30+ times. "Busted Stuff" is one of the best musically and lyrically albums I have ever heard in my entire life. Last night, the setlist had some very strong points such as "Pig", "Jimi Thing", and "Seek Up", but overall it was a major dissapointment. Too many croud pleasers, too many teenie-boppers screaming for "Satellite", "Space Between", and "Crash" (all which were played) were a major factor to my pessimistic attitude. The lawn was more packed then I have ever seen it which did not allow any space for dancing or any separation from those who wanted to sit during an incredible "Jimi" from those who wanted to dance. I hate to sound negative, I first saw this band when I was 10 years old, they are some of the most talented and likeable individuals in the industry, but things really have changed in a short ammount of time. I do not care about the fact that the band has become the hottest thing around right now, but for some reason what pisses me off is that Dave Matthews Band shows(like them or not)is the thing to do, a place where you can be as drunk and belligerent as you want and music is secondary. Last night, I heard more side conversations during the show then I heard of the music. I know that I am not alone in my feelings upon this situation and obviously this will not have any sort of impact on my undying support of the band, but I wish that there was some sort of easy solution to resolving this matter...Take Care, Matt
Personally, I thought that all three nites were amazing. The setlists were mixed up very nicely only repeating a few songs. And I dont mind hearing Grey St. 3 times. Where Are You going could have been left out one of the nites. And the second nite could have been a little longer. But these shows were awesome. I disagree with every bad review of any of these shows posted. I found the band to be very energetic and they were having a great time. As for the guy who wrote the review about his disappointment for the lack of everyday songs (ilovegballard), you arent a dmb fan so dont send in reviews anymore. i know im not supposed to respond to reviews and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that review pissed me off. DMB has been a somewhat jam band from the start, if you dont like it, tough, go listen to the nsync boys. Thanks to the band for a great 3 nites, it was worth every penny.
Wow...holy mother of God! what a show! Opened with DBTP, which was really great to hear and a great way to start. i knew it was going to be a great show with an opener like that. melted into Satellite, which is always really nice to hear, but i thought it was a little early to calm it down so much. sweet song though. You Never Know ROCKED! wow, clearly one of the best songs on Busted Stuff. Space Between was ok...i thought it lacked a little. Kit Kat Jam was cool to hear with the words (now, why didn't you put the words on Busted Stuff?) So Right was pretty good...but Seek Up was INCREDIBLE. i have been waiting to hear that live for years (i always seem to miss it) and i finally got it. the jamming was awesome, i thought (and hoped) it would never end. but dave...where were the wails? i missed them! went straight into GIG which was a cool one to hear. Crash Into Me was nice, but i almost cried when they didn't do Dixie Chicken...boooo. raven...wow...another great one from Busted Stuff...and tonight's was great. the last four songs were just awesome...no other way to put it...i was speechless! DIDO was unbelievable into Jimi Thing which had some great jams into WAYG...which despite what a lot of people say, i thought was great tonight! and then Tripping Billies...holy crap...the lights were incredible and the boys really rocked it! and then what a long break...but sure enough back out came Dave with a very nice solo AIFHTSA. and OH MY GOD i was praying for Big Eyed Fish...but unfortunately they were just messing with our heads...still, Grey Street was a nice closer. an ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE show...i couldn't have asked for more (well, maybe Crush...but one day i'll hear it...another one i always miss!). so thanks guys, and come back soon! (oh yeah, and thanks to the guys that were sitting next to me and my friend that switched seats with us so we could see...you made our night...)