jul.26.2002
Dave Matthews Band
ctnow.com Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut
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Graph of songs performed, by album
Opening Band: Spearhead

onstage 9:07pm
Donít Drink the Water *
Grey Street *
You Never Know *
Captain *
One Sweet World (Instrumental Intro) *
I Did It *
Proudest Monkey * -->
Satellite *
Kit Kat Jam (with lyrics) *
Dancing Nancies (tease - opening chords only)
Lover Lay Down * -->
The Stone *
#41 * -->
Everyday (#36) *
Dancing Nancies (tease)^ -->
Where Are You Going *
Dancing Nancies (tease)# -->
Warehouse (Stop-time Intro) *
Two Step *
Encore
Gravedigger +
What You Are *
offstage 11:47pm
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ Dave solo
^ "Could I have been" intro - Dave solo
# Fifth verse and chorus starting with "Sing and Dance I'll play..." - Dave solo

Mike
Man that was one of the greatest concerts I've ever seen Dave play. I've been to over 30 of his concerts, and I am overly impressed with the gig tonite. Carter, Butch, Leroi, Stefan, Boyd and Dave were all at it tonight. There were SO many highlights to the show, be it from nancies to two step, satellite to LLD. Boy did I really need this show, and did the guys nail it tonight. Gravedigger is one hell of a song, and holy crap was everyday intro and outro with #36 frickin insane. The whole crowd singing Hani, Hani, come and dance with me! was something beautifal. Crowd was great, dave was great, sound was great- man will this one really be remembered. Take care y'all.
Jun.30.2004
Nicole
Tonights show was completly indescribable. I could not contain myself and I cried twice during the show! He couldnt have picked a better set list. He mixed up the old with the new really well and finally played warehouse!! I think all of his CT shows are good but tonights was just so unbelivable. At one point he started playing #36 and the whole audience was singing but it ended up being just a tease and he played Everyday. When he was trying to finish, the audience started singing #36 and he couldnt do anything but to sing with us! They were all laughing and it seemed totally unplanned! The night was great and I cant wait till next year!
Jun.30.2004
Nero
What a show! NO THIS IS NOT A WEBCAST REVIEW. I WAS THERE. and it was unreal. Out of 28, this definately rates up as one of the best. DONT DRINK was a great opener. got the crowd pumped. GREY STREET was unbelievable again. i like it better earlier in the setlist than as a closer. YOU NEVER KNOW and CAPTAIN were well done but pretty typical. ONE SWEET WORLD was awesome! what a great oldie! love the intro. I DID IT was very good. i think im the only one who enjoys the lyrics to this song. the set begins to get interesting now. PROUDEST MONKEY into SATELLITE was AWESOME. can you say Red Rocks? I sure can. so good. if they ended the show now, I'd be happy. KIT KAT JAM was real good but again, pretty normal. LOVER LAY DOWN was so good and so unexpected. could it seque into? yes! THE STONE!! yes yes. so great. it was great how it got all quiet in the end and then, out of now where, the ending outro blew the crowd away. then #41! need i say more? greatest song in concert. it sequed into EVERYDAY which was awesome and yes, there was a #36 intro and LONG #36 outro. awesome! then the most unreal event of the weekend. DANCING NANCIES INTRO "could i have been, anyone other than me? could I have been, anyone...." into WHERE ARE YOU GOING. dont get me wrong, good song but come on, WHERE WAS NANCIES. the song ended and suddenly, a SECOND VERSE OF NANCIES was played! my god. but only a tease as it went old school into WAREHOUSE, which was off the hook. unreal. great. they ended the set with a 19 minute TWO STEP which had a great Butch solo. yes, 19 minutes. encore break before a great GRAVEDIGGER. awesome. dave solo. then a great, trippy, pink floyd.ish intro into WHAT YOU ARE! "get on your knees MOTHER F#$KER!!" what an outro. what a way to end the show. what a way to end a two day event. what a night.
Jun.30.2004
Chris &.
Holy Crap!!!! The first thing I'd like to say is CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS!!! CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS!!!!! Without question, probably the best TWO STEP We've heard in our 22 shows!! That man was on fire tonite...as well as the rest of the boys> They seemed to be more in sync (no pun intended) with each other than last nite. Everyone was smiling & looked to be having a ball. Ron & I sat in differant sections, having sold our lawn seats (from the WH), and getting better single seats from Strawberrys....so that sucked, but we both had great seats.........however some asshole behind me started peeing at his seat & Soaked my sweatshirt that was on my seat (sec 500). That was the only bad moment of a sweet, sweet show!!! I thought every song was played great.especially Two Step & Warehouse. Alot of my song picks for this show were correct, but the boys seem to be playing the same songs in differant groupings. It was our first Proudest Monkey, which was very nice & I guess worth having to suffer thru Satellite for. We loved DDTW as an opener & What You Are as A closer was awesome!! I called Gravedigger & Ants as the encore, but as soon as I saw the electric (after I finished groaning when I saw it), I knew he'd play WYA!! It was a great show, as all the Meadows seem to be!! I think Dave is truely cruel & twisted for 2 Nancies teases, though, the second tease I thought would lead into the rest of the song. It was a great 2 nites in Hartford & we had a blast!! Nothing will ever be as memorable to me as hearing Cry Freedom last nite, but tonite was a better show (in my opinion). It was great seeing the buses leaving when we were walking back & we saw Carter waving & smiling at us........very cool!!!
Jun.30.2004
Kevin F.
PROUDEST MONKEY?! Oh god dam I loved this show- These guys came into Hartford tonight ready to show their fans and online viewers why they are as great as people say they are live. For the most part the show was on the quiet side, with such tunes as satellite, lover lay down, proudest monkey, etc. The only bad part about hearin lover lay down tonight was the fact that every couple out on the lawn and in Hartford took it as an invitation to have sex in public- oh well, still great versions of all of them. I heard the beginning of Proudest Monkey and almost died- that came out of NOWHERE and was a great song to pull out for tonight. Have to say I was more than glad to see dave only pick up the electric once or twice all evening and kept the show acoustic for the most part. Everyday came off excellent tonight with the crowd doing most of the singing towards the end...then the Nancies tease for two songs in a row was just a great touch to end the setlist off. My favorite version of What You Are that Ive heard yet, the guys just rocked out on this one and capped the show off wonderfully Overall, one of the better shows I have seen in a year by these guys
Jun.30.2004
Jon L.
Once again, after a dissapointing first show spent almost entirely promoting his newer songs, Dave has blown everyone away on the second night through playing a lot of old classics. This show rocked! Dave was in a great mood tonight and filled the crowd with so much energy. They really jammed a lot tonight, more than I have seen in the past. I was getting a little nervous when he played 3 busted stuff songs in a row after DDTW, especially since he played all of those songs last night. Once he started the intro to One Sweet World I started feeling a lot better though. It was an average version of it, but its a great tune, and I have always loved the swim naked outro. I Did It: a good chance for thousands of fans to take a quick bathroom break. Proudest Monkey--> satellite: holy shit, i was so excited to hear this, proudest monkey was one of my favorite tunes of the night, it finally got the whole crowd dancing and really into the show. Kit Kat Jam: I cannot believe he would play this tune both nights, i guess it is better than raven though. Lover Lay Down: one of my favorite dave songs, a sweet version of it, LeRoi had a nice solo. The Stone: Dave continues his trend of playing a good song followed by a mediocre one again and again. I was getting into the Elvis jam at the end though. 41: the point of no return, he was on fire from here on out. I was dying to hear this one all night, and it was one of the nights best. Its always a good tune to get the crowd going. Everyday: great song, i was getting a little annoying that he played so many repeat songs, but this one was awesome tonight (last night nobody could even hear it cause the amps werent loud enough for the first few songs). WAYG: another song from last night, he should have played grace is gone or busted stuff intead, but i was still feeling it, its one of his best off the new album. Warehouse: shit, at this point at the show i was finally realizing how much better this set is than most of his other shows this summer, warehouse was an awesome jam tonight. Butch's keyboard part really takes a lot away from this song though. Two Step: another tune that could be much better without Butch, but god , i was so excited when he started this one. Its definately one of his best. I was really hoping for the end of nancies, or ants to close the set, but that would have been too good to be true. I still have a bitter taste in my mouth from the encore. What an awful way to end two nights of shows. Gravedigger was a nice song, but What you are?? What the hell is dave doing?? He should just can everything off everyday, except the title track. I don't see why he couldnt give us ants or watchtower. As cool as the last added verse is to What You Are (Get down on your knees mother fucker...) it was still a huge dissapointment. Despite this the concert was still unbelievable, and probably the best out of the four that I have seen.
Jun.30.2004
Jeff K.
WoW! I may have heard this one from home but I had the volume turned up real loud and it was great. I have never heard such a good setlist and I missed the encore. I missed the first four songs and got there for Captain which is such an AMAZING song! And then OSW which was perfect, LOVE that intro. Proudest Monkey into Satellite, I could tell it was gunna go into Satellite, it was sooo good. Kit Kat Jam with the words is soooo nice! It's gunna become a very good song, the jam is soo nice on it! Lover Lay Down into the Stone, WOW, I've never heard Lover Lay Down live and even though I didn't tonight it didn't matter cause it was sooo good and the stone was good right after it. #41 was such an awesome 12 minute or so song into #36 Everyday which I believe is one of the best combos other than PNP rapunzel. It's sooo good with the crowd singing #6 and Dave singing Everyday! When the Dancing Nancies tease came on....I was so surprised.. But then I remembered that last night he did a tease so I knew it was a tease. Where Are You Going is good. Another tease and I was starting to think he was actually going to play it... Warehouse was nice to hear, since it hasn't been played a lot lately. The stop time intro is incredible with the WOOO's. Two Step!!!!!!! Now what can I say, my favourite dmb song! I was soo happy to hear this and I was hoping for a long kickass version....It was SOOOO good, the outro was about 12 minutes and it sounded like the outro from the LS version, but 5 times better. Although I msised the encore of Gravedigger and What You Are, I was at the show on 7/20/02 and I heard that closer there and it was AWESOME, Gravedigger is the best song!!! But I bet it was better tonight!!!!!!
Jun.30.2004
Michael
HOLY CRAP!!...are you kidding me. That was the best show i've ever been too. There were soo many great hits played....proudest monkey, 41, stone, warehouse, satellite, lover lay down, one sweet world......and two step was AWESOME!!..butch went sick on his solo and got the whole crowd goin as well as carter with his nasty drumming. dave played an excellent gravedigger as well tonight, its gonna be a hit once everyone else adds their parts to the song. All in all, a night i'll remember forever.
Jun.30.2004
Dan G.
I am at peace with myself tonight. I got upgraded to front row, center! You probably saw me, I was the guy with the Regis Volleyball shirt on with the number 2 on it. Yeah, I was pretty much so happy that I could do nothing but laugh REALLY loud. I can't even imagine how many people I made jealous. Needless to say, it was the best of 11 concerts I've ever been to. Even if I wasn't front row, I think it would've been #1, but I was, so it is far and away the best. The setlist ROCKED. DDTW, awesome opener. Grey Street, awesome as always. ONE SWEET WORLD! Sounded SOOOO SO AMAZING. I hope they make their next live cd from this show, and it's a possibility since they webcasted it, because OSW has always needed to make an appearance on a live cd (other than acoustic). The intro, song, and outro, are CLASSIC DMB. Christine, if you're out there ever reading this, that is your song, and I love ya. : - ) Proudest Monkey into Satellite, so fun. Matt, Satellite! LLD was cool. Dave was teasing the SHI*T out of us with Nancies. Like, he literally looked at us in the front row and laughed. He stepped up to the mic to sing the first verse, and then backed off. That man is so fuc*king funny and amazing. Moving on: favorite song #2, THE STONE! AMAZING. Carter was going NUTS on the drums. #41, my sister's favorite and my 3rd favorite! AWESOME!!!!!!!! Boyd rocked, as did Roi. Everyday was so great, the entire crowd had the Honey Honey, come and dance with me goin'. Here come the two nancies teases, sandwiching an awesome version of WAYG. Warehouse, AMAZING. I think I was on the webcast at this point because a cameraman was on me, dancing, the entire song. So freaking awesome. TWO STEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite song, and, to be honest, the best version I've ever heard. Absolutely amazing. It could not get any better than this! Again, Carter was divine on the drumgs. Wow. And as far as Butch on the keys and Stefan's solo, AWESOME. Gravedigger sounded so good, and then What You Are, perfect. He has found a song he can encore that is new and fresh, but sounds like a masterpiece. This show was, again, the best ever. I was not the only one who thought so. Those of you who have been following Wendy at the travelingnancy.org page, I MET HER! SHE WAS AWESOME!!!! Hey if you read this, my email is crusadergk1@hotmail.com. I'll write you soon! She has been to EVERY show this tour, and who knows how many over the years, but she said tonight's show was the best she'd ever been to. I agree with her, it was, amazing. Nothing less. Hope everyone enjoyed this show. I know I will never forget it. Peace, love and Dave!
Jun.30.2004
Jason
wow...good show tonight...not great but good...seemed very mellow which is not necessarily a bad thing...my friend and I left to drive up to CT at 3:30 and after the traffic we finally made it there around 6:45...on to the show...MY friend was hoping they'd play DDTW and they opened with it!! good suprise...Then Dave changed guitars and I called GREY STREET. Great version...My favorite off the new CD...crowd went nuts...then came YOU NEVER KNOW nice song...Then CAPTAIN another song from the new cd...standard version...OSW was next...awesome version...Then I DID IT which i could have done without nonetheles...Then...Dave played a song that I had not herad them play ever in my previous 20 times seeing them....PROUDEST MONKEY!!! I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT! Awesome version then went right into SATELLITE just like the past...My friend loves this song and was happy to hear it...Then came KIT KAT JAM with lyrics...nice song...Then LOVER LAY DOWN was played to mellow the crowd down..went right into THE STONE good version...Then came an awesome version of 41...went right into EVERYDAY..the crows went nuts for this singing HANI HANI COME AND DANCE WITH ME!! then the 36 outro was out...awesome...Then Dave did a dancing nancies tease...i thought it was the song but just a tease and went right into WHERE ARE YOU GOING which was played very nicely tonight...folllowed by another tease then WAREHOUSE!! I love this song...crowd was screasming as was I...loved it...followed by a kick ass 20 min version of TWO STEP! i was going nuts...Dave got off stage afterwards then came on and did GRAVEDIGGER which was good then the band came on and did WHAT YOU ARE...good song but not a closer...see you soon
Jun.30.2004
Matt
well, while i agree with people that he played alot of old stuff. it was pretty good, the two step was amazing. but the two nancies teases got me upset because the first was cool, but after the second and he didnt play it, it was just mean. overall this show was standard, nothing too special was pulled out for the show. tuesday was a better show in my opinion. had he had played nancies, the show would have been complete. too bad i wont be at the show he plays nancies at this tour, cause he is bound to play it
Jun.30.2004
Alexander G.
Wow! This was my second DMB show. Last year i went to only the first night in Hartford, and was dissapointed with the lack of old stuff, so this year i decided to go with the second night. The boys were so on fire i think next year i'm gonna have to shell out the $100 and go to both! Where do I begin? DDTW...pretty standard, which is to say INCREDIBLE opening song. I was surprised to hear Grey Street so soon after. It rocked, but i felt like the band felt like they had to get it out of the way. You Never Know and Captain were great tunes, although they took the crowd somewhat out of the show for a while (not that I'm complaining). It took me a lot longer than it should have to catch One Sweet World...i love this song, and i i kidded with my good friend, it knows has the effect of making me crave ice cream. I Did It...well as I explained again to my friend....I'll sing it, but i don't have to like it. Proudest Monkey was cool to hear live...but not as cool as SATELLITE!!! The buzz from hearing my FIRST UTTAD song live lasted straight through Kit Kat Jam...which i wouldnt have understood anyways (i couldnt follow the lyrics). But then...as it wound down...20 people around me thought I had a medical condition as I lept 5 feet into the air upon hearing the opening chords of LOVER LAY DOWN!!! HELL YES!!! This was all I wanted to hear tonight....and Dave not only delivered...but got stronger from then on in! The Stone, Everyday, WAYG, WAREHOUSE, and Two Step all Rocked!! The 2 Nancies teases were pretty cold...but I had NO complaints about tonights set list until the encore. What a contrast... Gravedigger is a GREAT encore opener...but Dave, if you're listening...it was night 2 of Hartford, one of your live core cities, and the show was being webcast across the country! You still couldn't play GRACE IS GONE!!! YARRGGGHHH!!! He didn't play it last night either. And i Like What you Are, but it is NOT a closer. We needed an old school closer like Ants, Billies, or Watchtower...and i really think Dave dropped the ball on this one. Oh well, the show is still a 9 out of 10..and after LLD, Dave could do no wrong!! :-)
Jun.30.2004
Mike
Wow!..what a night! Looking back on it makes it seem so amazing. First of all Spearhead was amazing as an opening act and then my first highlight of the night came. Dave came out on the last song wearing a crazy Jamaican hat and danced around like a nut with Spearhead. He took a microphone and was improvising and going nuts. Most people didnt realize it was him but this is exactly why I always watch the opening act. On to the show. DONT DRINK THE WATER...not my favorite song to open but got the crowd going. GREY STREET...I called this one. My absolute favorite Busted Stuff tune..nicely done. YOU NEVER KNOW..standard but solid. CAPTAIN...first live version for me. Sounded very good. ONE SWEET WORLD...very nice intro as always and just an awesome old tune. I DID IT...Im one of the few people that likes almost all of Everyday but I hate this song! PROUDEST MONKEY...never thought hed bust this out again but im so thrilled he did..just incredible. SATELLITE....it was obvious that this was coming next but it was jus an awesome version and really got the crowd singing. KIT KAT JAM...again first live version for me..very cool to hear with lyrics. LOVER LAY DOWN...very nicely played..awesome Leroi solo...THE STONE... I called this because I was at MSG Night 1 and he did the same thing. It was cool to hear and the version was awesome but it was a little too predictable for me. #41...just incredible..what more can I say. Very unpredictable at this point and the crowd in my area really got into this. EVERYDAY...for a minute I thought he was gonna play a full #36 but this tune was off the hook. Dave just kinda let the crowd sing for him. Awesome..made the night!! NANCIES TEASE #1...I really thought he was gonna play the whole thing and I got so mad. WHERE ARE YOU GOING...despite not doing well comercially (good thing) this is a truly awesome song..well played. NANCIES TEASE #2...the tease quickly went from annoying to just unbelievalbe...this was the coolest thing I have ever witnessed at a DMB concert. WAREHOUSE...completely unexpected right out of the nancies tease. Just an awesome version. TWO STEP....I wanted a different closer but knew it was coming and I have no complaints. Awesome version..maybe even more energetic tan MSG. Carter Steffan and Butch were amazing. GRAVEDIGGER...this song sounds truly awesome. Much better than MSG. WHAT YOU ARE...Would have preferred an older song but awesome version. Great new outro!!! Overall great concert. Only complaint was the crowd in my section. I was at the bottom of 800 and was my first time in the pavillion. I figured it would be more into considering most people were warehouse members..oh well. I love Wareohuse and I love DMB.
Jun.30.2004
AcFe3@aol.com .
Well, last night was a really good show, not great,b ut I definitely got my moneys worth. DDTW and Grey Steet were good openers, packed with energy, even if they were very typical versions. While I love You Never Know and Captain, the show started to drag here, only picking up for One Sweet World. I Did It was the low point, with the song sounding worse than on the cd. But then, the second half of the show changed everything. Starting with Proudest Monkey, it was amazing. There was a tiny Nancies teasebefore Lover Lay Down that I just barely caught, before he mocked us with the partial verses later. ^The ending of The Stone, Two Step, Warehouse, the singalongEveryday where the crowd forced him to sing #36 and # 41 were all highlights. I also am growing to loove Grave Digger, and What You Are is getting better. The good shows are back! Huzzah!
Jun.30.2004
Andrew
This show was simply amazing. I was in shock the whole time, every time I though I could not be suprised again well there you go another huge one. First off DDTW then Grey Street to Open up was great got the crowd totaly into it basicaly said last night's show was mellow...we know...not gonna be like that tonight. You Never Know I really like this song and it was a nice rest after the first two which just got you all riled up and ready to go. Captian I have never been a huge fan of but great energy here I couldn't have helped but dance to this one. Then comes the first big, this is gonna be something special, suprise of the night One Sweet World love the instrumental intro on this and it was great to hear. Then into I Did It not lovin this song but it's short not dragged out I'll take it. Then complete and total suprise Proudest Monkeu->Satelite never though they would do this one again after doing it at Tweeter but I got lucky I guess. This is such a good combo the entire wind down in Proudest Monkey I am just thinking you know you wanna play Satelite now...play Satelite and sure enough they came threw and I loved every minute of it. Kit Kat Jam is great it also could be nice just as a jam but the words ceratinly do not hurt what boils down to one killer jam song. Lover Lay Down was a great way to just take a minute before the next part of the show which was just non stop. Stone I liked though it seemed like they where having a little trouble getting into a rythem on this one though that could just be me. Here the show which had been great so far became amazing #41 followed by Everyday with the #36 intro/outro. This whole set was unbelievable the crowd was totaly into it singing back and forth with Dave and Boyd you could just see that they where having a great time Boyd and Dave both told Cartr to keep it going longer this is just a really fun song. The Nancies tease was next Stephan teased it last night maybe they are trying to make this the new pig...we'll see. All I know is a was flipping out when I was able to figure out what he was saying but it was just the inro but even at that the mood it put me in made Where Are You Going ten times better. Finish is up with Warehouse and Two Step, can you really get any better than that? Excelent jam to finish up Two Step and then they are off the stage and I am breathless. Then comes my one complaint on this show...the encore. Gravedigger solo was great I had not heard any good recordings of it and it was a realy treat to hear it live, but What You Are. I mean I will admit this is a good song and even a good encore but not this night not with this setlist. It just can't compete. There is no way you can be completely satisfied with a song like What You Are, which is a great song in it's own right, when it was preceded by this show. I just needed something more here. But other than that it was an unbelievable show. Shows like this one are the reason I am a DMB fan it's that simple.
Jun.30.2004
Jordan
This was my first show in Hartford, and what a show and experience I had. Being on the lawn was so much fun, we were right in the middle about half-way up, and had a perfect view. Moving on to the set... DDTW: What an unexpected opener! I was hoping for a Seek Up, but Dave sang so intensely that it got the crowd going. Grey Street: One of my favorites from Busted Stuff, played so passionately, I was so happy to hear this. You Never Know: The extended intro to this song was so amazing, it felt like it went on forever. I absolutely love this song, and was glad to hear it for a second time. Captain: Yay! I had downloaded an MP3 of it from an earlier show, but it doesn't compare to hearing it live! One Sweet World: The instrumental intro felt like it was about 3 minutes long, and was so amazing. I Did it: Not much crowd reaction at first, but understandibly, a lot of fans were really into it. Proudest Monkey! I never thought the boys would pull this out again so soon, but thankfully they did! Such an incredible song, it was such a moment listening to it. --> Satellite: I actually called this segue, after seeing Dave do it earlier, but I was definitely glad to hear it, my first Satellite ever. Kit Kat Jam: I love the BS version of the song, and with words, OH MY! The song was incredible, but I couldn't understand the lyrics. LLD -> Stone: After hearing LLD, I called the Stone segue, after hearing it at MSG in May, but The Stone is one of my favorite songs, and tonight's version was so intense. #41!!! Second time I've heard it, and when I saw the lights on the stage prior to Dave starting, I called this song! Definitely an amazing song, and my second favorite all time. In the first verse, Dave changed the lyrics to something I couldn't hear, and I was hoping for the Everyday outro, but it was still incredible. Everyday 36! Although this version wasn't as good as the MSG Night 2 version, Dave still looked like he appreciated those singing the Hani Hani's. During the intro, he started singing "Hani Hani, come and dance with me" and then went into Everyday, and then continued with the outro #36 as well. DANCING NANCIES TEASE!!! OMFG! Dave really likes to fuck with our minds! I was so f-ing excited to hear "could I have been, anyone other than me?", but after singing this a few times, he goes into WAYG! What a let down! Haha, well sort of, but I still wanted to hear it full! After Where are you going, ANOTHER nancies tease!!!! by this time, i was flipping out, and at first, I thought I heard Cry Freedom, until Dave sings "Look up at the sky / My mouth is open wide, lick and taste / What's the use in worrying, what's the use in hurrying"....and knowing this time it was a tease, they go into WAREHOUSE!!! like old times, the Nancies -> Warehouse segue was played! With the stop-time intro, the song was unbelievable! And finally, Two Step, what a set closer! This version was my best version ever live, and Butch had an incredible solo for about 5 minutes. Carter TORE IT UP, and the outro to the song was really extended and jammed out! Encore: When I saw Dave solo, I was praying for a Typical Situations or even Cry Freedom again, but Gravedigger it was! A good version, definitely worth it. The added "Ring around the rosey" verse is great! Although I was hoping for a Tripping Billies or Lie In Our Graves encore song, the "new" What You Are, was so worth it. My second time hearing the song in it's "2002 version," and it's so incredibly intense and scary. The middle eastern vibes remind me of Minarets or Last Stop, but it was a good way to end an amazing show. I was so happy with the set, and hoped all you webcast folks had a good time listening. Overall though, this was Roi's night for sure! He was absolutely amazing! Well, this is my last show for the summer, and thanks boys for making the experience worth it! Peace, love, and most importantly DMB!
Jun.30.2004
Rachel
Last night's show was AWESOME! That was the best show i have been to. Don't Drink the Water was a great opening song. I love how they did Everyday and everyone thought it was #36, me included! He did the same thing on Thursday's show, which was so awesome. It seemed like the crowd made the band play #36! I was so excited when they played #41...My favorite song in the world. They played it so well! Two Step was also one of the better songs that was played. What a jam session, eh? I could have listened to them jam to that song for hours. Once that song was over, I had a feeling they might play Watchtower for the encore. I thought that would be the only song to top Two Step...but apparently not. It was kind of dissapointing not to hear Watchtower, but Dave's solo, Gravedigger, was a big surprise! What You Are was definatly a good closer! All in all the concert was great...a lot better than Thursday night's, which I also attended. I can't wait for next year's concert! Dave make it a good one next year!
Jun.30.2004
Timothy Z.
I'm down on the bottom of the review page but that's okay.. figured I'd give a Hartford synopsis despite. First off, the Red Roof Inn is a den of sin and vice, which merely supports the blanket statement that no one, NO ONE parties harder than Hartford. This makes for both wonderful and sketchy moments but all in all it's impossible not to be blown away by the scene (and I've been showing up for years). Anyway, the two evenings were incredible too. Very different setlist Thursday night.. mix of moods and flavors. Loving Wings got disrespected by the crowd so early in the set but it was gorgeous. Crush and Grey Street to close were really cool and uncharacteristic. Cry Freedom just gave me goosebumps.. completely expected a tease but Dave kept giving. 30 shows and always something new!!! Being a spoiled original Warehouse member, Friday night on the lawn took some getting used to. But it was still an excellent set.. the night seemed to build up in energy and the last few songs, with Nancies teases sprinkled in, were great. Gravedigger gets better and better each time I experience it.. Dave's brought that so long in such a short time. And as far as What You Are- many seemed bummed but I love what it's become and I was chill with it. But then again I'm rolling up to SPAC so I know I have a couple more chances at the classic closers. See you on the bottom of the SPAC Monday review!
Jun.30.2004
Mike
For anyone that wasn't there, I'm sorry, the entire night was just incredible. Highlights definately were One Sweet World, Warehouse, Two Step, Lover Lay Down and Gravedigger. I haven't heard Nancies since Meadows back in 2000, since he teased last night, I thought we'd get it tonight, but NO!!!! just more teasing!!! That was cruel, I'm just pissed cuz he'll probably play it at SPAC and I'm not there, oh well. Gravedigger was awesome and it will only continue to get better which is cool. Not a big fan of What You Are as a closer, I'm kind of suprised he didn't finish the first set with Warehouse and save Two Step for the encore, but if that's the only down side to the night (other than I Did It of course) then I can't complain. Good times, Meadows is always worth the trip. Peace.
Jun.30.2004
Steve S.
his show rocked. The set list was so much better tonight than last, but that wasn't a big surprise due to the live audio webcast. The DON'T DRINK THE WATER opener def. had a lot of energy. GREY STREET & You Never Know were great songs for the beginning of the show. ONE SWEET WORLD was amazing (I'm a sucker for the instrumental intro). But the key parts of the show were #41, Warehouse, & Two Step. The Meadows was goin nuts as DMB rocked these amazing classics out. Carter is the man. The #36 incorporation into Everyday was also sweet, even better than the night before. I only have 2 disappointments about the shows. The crowd of little girls that came to the concert to show of their new outfit from RAVE and get drunk off 2 Mikes Lemonades. My friends and I did our best to get everyone on their feet though. My last disappointment was the encore. Come on Dave! you can't close last night in Hartford with a tune off Everyday. I have to say I was pissed. I was so pumped throughout the whole show, but when I herd What You Are, after the pretty sick into I might add, My heart dropped. I was pissed I took my wang out and pissed all over the lawn. In a nutshell: the show really rocked aside from the last encore (Gravedigger Dave solo was sweet). See you at the Meadows again next year, Peace.
Jun.30.2004
JWapi
good times in hartford, as always...ended up being superior to the show I saw in mansfield...highlights: an awesome YNK, which is turning into a fan favorite and an kick-ass jam; an amazing OSW, with the old school intro that was pacifying to the whole crowd; LLD, which I haven't heard since this same venue about three years ago (I think?; and WAREHOUSE with the crowd yelling the Woos between the stop time intro. The encore, however, left the whole crowd a little annoyed. Even Dave cussing us out at the end of WYA couldn't quite please us. Nevertheless, the Meadows is still the greatest venue in all the land, with a parking lot that would make Dyonysus grin, and cops who let twelve year olds funnel beers. If this was the last time I will have seen a show here then so be it. 25 Dave shows should suffice, and these days with DMB are still as unforgettable as the alcohol will allow.
Jun.30.2004
Dave
The BEST DMB show ever, and third on my list! I was actually there, not on the webcast and can say that this show was the best night of my life. Proudest Monkey into Satellite was so sweet and so much like the old days. Lover Lay Down was beautiful and was so cool leading into the Stone. One of my favorite moments of the show however was when #41 led into Everyday (#36). The awesome thing about everyday was that the band started playing #36 as an intro and then they played a beautiful everyday. However, as they were wrapping up the song, the crowd started singing #36 while they were jamming. It caught the band off surprise and Dave was laughing, but DMB suddenly started to back up the crowd. We'd sing "Hani Hani, come and dance with me" and Dave would back us up. It was an awesome bonding moment between the fans/crowd and DMB. A 21 minute two step was awesome, but Warehouse before that was even better with the stop time intro. Another bonding moment with the crowd, only a little more common. I loved gravedigger, but I have to say that What You Are was what made the show almost perfect, and not 100%. They needed Watchtower or Ants Marching or some older song, but not What you Are. I was only dissappointed there, otherwise it was the best show ever. Look at it in comparisson to all the other shows of the tour. By the way, Grey Street and One Sweet World were awesome and very strong. Having Dancing nancies (tease) -> Where are you going -> Dancing Nancies (tease) was beyond anything I've ever seen. Keep rocking DMB!!!
Jun.30.2004
Michael T.
This is my fourth show this tour, and I have to say the best. The Band's energy for this show was explosive, and the music in turn was so, too. Butch's solo in Two Step was so unique and brilliant, it blew my mind. I Did It was a bit weak, and although What You Are did give an intense closing, I think Big Eyed Fish or Bartender or Raven, or anything from the new album should have been the closer. But I am thankful to have been there, great show!
Jun.30.2004
Ruledogg
Hani, Hani, come and dance with me!!!! 2 nancies teases, wow wow wow, i cant even say how awesome this show was. Start off with the awesome security at the meadows, letting everyone drink and not busting too many people, unlike the massholes at tweeter center in mass. Dont drink the water, was an unexpected opener but i really like the song and i got the crowd going. Next was my fav busted stuff song grey street, really good version. A standard you never know, into captain which is really slow and kinda killed the crowd. then a classic old fav one sweet world, with the nice instrumental intro. Then came the worst 4 minutes, i did it, but it was quick and over and now the fun really began. Proudest monkey, thought i was lucky enough to hear it in mass, never mind again, right into satelite, awesome version with lots of lawn nuts singing along. Kit kat was cool, good jammming some silly dave dancing around, into a slow but excellent lover lay down, with an aweome leroi solo. Right into the stone, awesome seguay, got the crowd really pumped. I love the stone too awesome song. Then an emotional 41 that got the crowd going again, right into what start out as 36, but dave was determined to get us to sing everyday. So he went right into everyday, but everyone on the lawn kept singing 36, and dave wanted to end the song, but was forced to sing a long with us on the lawn and play 36. he kept singing back at the crowd, and we just sang along with him, dave kept laughing and smiling as us lawn nuts kept singing. aweomse awesome awesome, please make this show a dvd or a live show release. Then a nancies tease got everyone excited, and the boys went right into a solid where are you going, followed by another nancies tease that got everyone singing along. Dammit dave, two teases really is mean, but going right into warehosue solved all those issues. An awesome warehouse with a crazy butch solo, followed by a 20 minute two step. crazy solos for everyone, dave left the stage and let the band just jam for a while, then roi left and butch took over, then carter had his crazy jam, and the boys came all back in to end the set. First time hearing gravedigger live, good song, gotta love dave solo. Then we all new what you are was coming, really hope for watchtower or ants, but what are u gonna do with the nasty set list from earlier. Good outro with the get on ur knees MOTHERFUCKER!!! not a good ending song, but we'll have to live. Coulda lived without the encore, but excellent excellent show, couldnt have got much better. Maybe next time we'll get the whole version of nancies. See ya lata
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
Is this show sick or what? DDTW & Grey St. to open. Monkey->Satellite, #41->Everyday and a Nancies->WAYG->Nancies (this is where I lost it! I have been to 22 shows and have wanted to hear a Nancies so bad, but never have until tonight!!) Warehouse and Two Step to close the set!! I am about to poo my pants and I am only listening to the show on the computer. Can't imagine if I was there. I guess this makes it 22 1/2 shows for me, only a half since I am just listening! Oh, by the way, they are still playing Two Step! Just had to write in now and talk about that Nancies! I almost cried!!!! Can't wait to hear what they have for the encore?? Maybe a Waste and a Billies or Ants would end it just perfectly! Take it easy all!! Jacob
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
I would like to offer a few words about tonight's webcast. The first is the characteristic of the webcast- hearing it in this capacity was very reminiscent of our old, pre-95 shows- that is, taken from the soundboard rather than the audience. One could still hear the audience well enough to appreciate that it was in fact live, yet sometimes the keys still have that karaoke machine quality, very much like the 92 Floodzone shows. (not a bad thing). The second point, the set. This was a really dark set, no shiny-happy Ants, or SMTS. Considering the dilution of Everyday, and frankly, Lillywhites, the choice of the older songs was beyond words and emotion. One Sweet World, Proudest Monkey, Satellite, 41, teased Nancies, Warehouse, Two Step... (I think they are starting to forget what it means to close with Watchtower.) In ten years of shows, I can't say that I've heard a better mix of the classic dave since since about 96-97, certainly not since BTCS. Finally, all the props to Lycos and everybody involved in the webcast, it was a fine production, I wish we had this opportunity more often. Look after each other, thank you very much...
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
WOW. I had heard it from the comfort of my own room.... WOW. Great concept. WOW. No, really.... tonights webcast was really cool. Very good concert, only a few everydays, and just a few more BS songs.... which means that we heard it OLD SCHOOL STYLE. Dave's voice sounded really great. The entire band sounded great. Great setlist! What You Are was a good closer... hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did. THANKS DAVE
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
This show was the best "tube-pulling, couch laying" show I have ever been too.wait the only "couch" laying show I've been. Let me picture you this.laying on my couch, the air is kind, making out with a beautiful girl during 41. It really doesn't get much better; well maybe, we could have been bare-assed!!! How about Dave teasing us with those dancing nancies? I thought we were all lost somewhere after that. Did anyone hear "o blah de, o blah da" from the horn section during warehouse? Gravedigger is on its way. See all of nancies at the Gorge.
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
Sittin here in my dorm room having missed out on DMB this year for the first time in several years due to circumstance out of my control, I tried to imagine what it would be like up in Hartford tonight with the set being played as I listened to the webcast. They started out amazing with DDTW and Grey Street->Two energetic songs to get everybody moving, good choice of openers. You Never Know -> a great song to come, loved it since I first heard it, Leroi solo was nice Captain->always wanted to hear it live because it's been a favorite since i first heard it...too standard with album don't like live maybe with some work OSW->one of my favorite intro's they do is for this song always a great choice I Did It-> standard Proudest Monkey and Satellite -> nice combination pleasant surprise to hear PM Kit Kat Jam->never really been a fav but after hearing it live it could have a glimmer of hope Lover Lay Down and Stone->one of the best parts of the evening a nice chill LLD into Stone which adds some energy #41->always welcome i've seen it so many times it isnt really too special anymore though Everyday with the #36 outtro-> highlight of the evening the crowd singing honey honey come and dance with me and dave back up singing then i think i heard some boyd joinin in amazing!!!! I thought it was humerous that dave did a dancing nancies tease two songs in a row i was kinda lauging about that one... WAYG a nice touch but the set is getting too chill Warehouse-> adds some energy good choice Two Step->one of the best i have ever heard great way to end the show!!! Encore: Gravedigger-> a great solo wonderful song and great way to start the encore What You Are-> honestly was expecting a Watchtower or Tripping but got this, not quite sure it's developed enough to be a closer but yet still a good rendition Overall I thought the show was decent not the best i have heard, I think the set in the middle got a little to chill and didn't seem to have any big energy songs like LIOG, BOWA or Too Much to get the crowd going...oh well i guess they all can't compare to the 7/16/00 Philly show can they? Leroi...hats off to you tonight man, amazing show you stole it all keep it up Daveheads!!! hopefully I will get to a show yet this summer
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
Well, it was mad fun listening in and hosting a simulcast of this show for the people in the DMB setlist chat room. Proudest Monkey->Satellite was awesome, and the nancies teases???? Hell yeah!!!!!! Two Step- Butch was amazing WYA was a sweet encore with the doykmf outro and all. Warehouse was also off the hook. I think they should do webcasts more often. It was a great night...-"C-Lane"
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
Couh Potato.. and glad to have had access to this show. That's the most fun i've had since MSG night 2- with back to back hershey and darien shows in between. But this one blew away those LIVE shows. I mean, Two Step; Warehouse; Nancies teases; LLD; Stone; hearin #36 lyrics; Gravedigger; WYA; why didn't i go? One for the collection... rivals only 5.29.02 (which gets the edge since I saw it live) as show of the tour.
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
I was one of the thousands, probably, to listen to this show on the webcast. Holy Crap, what a treat... Tonight we witnessed one of the greatest show ever. The entire band was so dead on it was absurd. Every song down the line was crisp and clear. There were about 7 heavy hitters songs in a row. That doesnt happen too many times anymore. The boys always step it up a notch when outsiders are watching or listening. (12-19-98 webcast) The Dancing Nancies teases were so effing cool. Dave always does this, he teases a song for a few weeks, then he brings them out. I think DN will come out sooner then Cry Freedom did because he teased it at my shows in cali in may. Dave changed a bunch of lyrics tonight, even in my number 1 song #41. Either he just forgot the lyrics of changed them, either way they were great! Anyways, absolutely breathtaking show!!!!!!
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
My congrats to those of you that were in attendance at tonights concert. From my kickin' computer system, you guys were on all night. I've been to about 10 shows (cause I'm poor) and I have to say that this webcast was as close as you can get without inhaling the second-hand pot. I saw DMB last weekend @ Hersheypark and will catch BOTH shows next weekend in Pittsburgh. This show had, in my opinion one of the top setlists I've seen in a long time. The did it without having to beat a dead horse (Watchtower), or send the crowd off with a radio-hit (Ants). They did it they way they wanted to...and it slapped me the the fuck back. After hearing DMB on Carson Daly, What You Are has become one song that I hope to hear at a concert. This webcast was a fantastic idea. They should do it every night.
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
Okay I may have been a "couch potato" webcast listener, but this show still blew me away (which i think is pretty much the consensus among webcast listeners). All you had to do is crank it up, and it was like all the luxuries of going to the concert while sitting in your living room, with a bunch of friends instead of being packed onto the lawn with a bunch of people who don't even care about the band at all, and are too busy talking on their cell phones with their friends during the show (which is the stupidest "fad" among fans ever). But anyway, great show, great setlist. When i first heard DDTW i was slightly dissappointed, but soon cheered up because it was a great version. Grey street never fails to get me going. Other "HOLY S@$%" moments: first openening notes of proudest monkey, both dancing nancies teases, crazy two step jam, the encore (GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES MOTHER F#&%@#!!!). This encore was the same as the last concert I went to (7/20/02), but i'm not complaining. WYA is always fresh and, lately, a little haunting when they close a concert with it (especially tonight with the crazy raving). All and all this just may have been one of the best setlists i've seen in a long time. This concert pretty much had something for everyone. Old rarities and crowd favorites for the long-time, die-hard fan (the TRUE fans), and it's share of hit singles for the teeny-boppers (i did it, WAYG, everyday). All in all i think no normal human being could not have been entertained by this show. Definately one for the collection.
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
i listened to the webcast lsat night. it was definetly a chillin setlist. starting off with standard DDTW, Grey Street, YNK. all were solid. Captain was awesome, stefan busted it out. OSW was cool especially with the instrumental intro. IDI was pretty funky, but i would have played it before osw. then came the second proudest monkey of the week which was sooo nice. then satelite which was standard. folloing was an awesome KKJ, the first time ive heard it live, and with words too!!! LLD into the Stone was awesome, especially at the end of the stone with tha suprising drum bit. #41 was great as usual. then came 36->ed->36 which is phat w/ boyd on the wah violin, and the crowd was really into it singin along. then i near peed myself, the crowd started a "nancies" chant, which prometed dave to start the song. he did the "could i have been" but only teased it when he wen tright into wayg. then after that he coems back with the nancies tease, only this time he does the verse, and goes right into warehouse which was great. the set ended with a great two step, butch's solo on this was great, so was fonzie's bit in the beginning. the encore of gravedigger and wya was nice. bit of davespeak prior to encore "flowers are perty". on the whole a more low key set but still very very nice to listen to.
Jun.30.2004
Couch P.
The music of the Dave Matthews Band has reached a whole new audience, as thousands listen in online. I must display initial disappointment to the webcast crew and Lycos.com, for failing to realize how big this event would be. A lack of network resources towards the beginning of the show left many users (including this reviewer) out in the cold. I was lucky enough to log on after You Never Know. Captain was well done, just as good as Thursday's performance that I attended. Fans enjoyed the instrumental intro to One Sweet World I haven't heard it live since 1999. After a long pause, I realized it must of been a guitar change as Dave went on to play I Did It. Proudest Monkey makes another return, I thought it was going to be a rarity when I first heard it at Tweeter Center, but he brings it back again for the folks in CT. And what a lovely song it was, props out to Leroi and Boyd on that one. After Satellite, Dave played a great Kit Kat Jam, once again with different lyrics. The most memorable new lyric I liked was, "Plastic Asshole." As Dave goes on to use the word plastic in most of the lyrics in one verse. Lover Lay Down, The Stone, and #41 really got the crowd going and it was a joy for me to hear once again. I must give kudos to the band and their current rendition of Everyday. I like how Dave has successfully mixed Everyday with a hint of #36; it gets the old and new fans chanting along. While talking with several other online listeners, we were ecstatic to hear a little bit of Dancing Nancies, and were anxious to hear it tonight, Dave being a cruel trickster quickly changes it up to Where Are You Going. After that I defiantly thought he was going to put it on for real. In fact on the webcast you can hear a girl cry in ecstasy, "THANK YOU! THANK YOU!" when Dave starts another Nancies tease, but Dave tortures us all as he goes into Warehouse instead. Warehouse was nicely done although; I particularly enjoyed the last verse. Two Step was jam packed, as the song proceeded to close the regular set. Gravedigger gave a lot of fans, online and off to hear one of Dave's new works. The song has a country flavor, like something from Charles Daniels Band or something. What You Are was a powerful closer, very well done. The Dave Matthews Band didn't disappoint listeners in person or online as they played a magnificent set.
Jun.30.2004