Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois
Grey Street *
Rhyme & Reason *
One Sweet World * (Instrumental Intro, Scat Outro)
Grace Is Gone *
So Much To Say * -->
(Anyone Seen the Bridge?) -->
Too Much *
When The World Ends *
Dreaming Tree (tease - first few notes)
Seek Up *
Dont Burn The Pig *
Loving Wings * -->
Where Are You Going *
Fool To Think *
Digging a Ditch *
What You Are *
Two Step *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ Dave solo
Once again, it was great to see the boys. The Tweeter Center, or as the World as Dave refered to it all night, was a blast. With a solid Grey Street opener and a great Crush following, the crwod got going. Rhyme and Reason was good to hear and One Sweet World was tight like always. Grace was amazing like always and the band was really getting into it. So Much was great and I could see Stefan smiling toward the end and he ripped it right into Too Much. Got the crowd on thier feet again. When the World Ends was standard and Seek Up was amazing. Nice long jams and all. Dave teased a few bars of the Dreaming Tree right before he started Seek Up. Pig was great like always and the crowd was really into it. Loving Wings is a great new song yet no one seems to realize it. Where Are you Going was good to hear as well. Fool to Think, on the other hand, sounded really bad for some reason tonight. It just sounded as if no one was on the right page and they were all playing to different tempos. Digging a Ditch was great and the What You Are Closer was amazing. Gravedigger is a great song and Dave's emotion in it just adds to it. Two Step took us home with Carter going nuts on the drums like always. Thanks guys, see you at Alpine on Saturday and Sunday.
For the most part this was a strong set; all the guys seemed to really be into it. They picked a great strong song to start out with, with Grey Street, Crush was decent but the jam lacked, Rhyme & Reason was just Rhyme and Reason, OSW was a shocked but it kicked it, I really got into the show at that point. SMTS and Too Much where awesome and full of power, WTWE was just like I have seen it before. Seek Up, one word awesome it was a surprise to me and everyone else around me. Pig that just pumped everyone else up. Loving Wings is a good song and this is the first I have heard it live. WAYG wasn't good but it wasn't bad, Fool to Think, Digging and Ditch and What you Are just seemed like fillers although WYA had a ton of power. First time I heard Gravedigger live and that rocked. Two Step, the best version I have ever heard, the jam was so awesome and Carters drum solo was just unbelievable. All in all it wasn't the best show I have seen but it wasn't too bad.
It was a pretty decent show except for a few technical difficulties. I.E. the speakers kept cutting out, the sound wasn't at full volume ti lhalfway through the show and the screens went blank for 2 songs. It was still pretty good tho. The crowd went crazy for Two Step
Hey everyone. Just got back from the Tweeter. I couldn't tell you about the opening band...because the traffic was so bad that we didn't get there until around eight. Great show tonight however. They started off with a powerful GREY STREET. It's a great opener to a show, it get's everyone going since it's so upbeat. Next, CRUSH! "What can you say about Crush?" It was unbelievable. Lot of energy from the guys. Boyd was great. Very unique solo. Then, somewhat a surprise with RHYME AND REASON. First time I've heard it live, it was really good, very upbeat. I thought the crowd was pretty into it too. Next, ONE SWEET WORLD. I love the instrumental intro, but it seemed that the crowd didn't really care for it. Some people around me sat down. :( The song is great though, and once they got into it people stood up again. GRACE IS GONE was great too. I think the crowd was into this more than I had expected. The crowd was singing along to this. Then one of the highlights of the night. SO MUCH TO SAY, followed by ANYONE SEEN THE BRIDGE, and then right into TOO MUCH. This was awesome. The crowd was really into this. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS next. It's an ok song, but I've never heard it played differently. It's always the same. Another highlight of the night. SEEK UP! Wow! I hadn't heard this live yet either. Such a classic DMB song. I loved it. PIG! I was getting a little burned out on Pig, but this actually turned out to be great. I love the song, and Boyd was great on the violin. LOVING WINGS was next. I'm not a huge fan of this. I think that they played a pretty good version of it, but it's too slow and too soft. It's a crowd killer. Then of course, WHERE ARE YOU GOING. This made all of the Busted Stuff fans happy, since this is their latest radio hit. Good song, but never different. FOOL TO THINK, much better than I thought, but not one of my favorites. I think the band has tried to improve this, because it was better than I had remembered, but it's not great. DIGGING A DITCH. I like Digging a Ditch, but I feel that this point in the set was not right for this. They needed to come back with something to get the crowd going again. It was good though. WHAT YOU ARE was awesome. This is one of the songs I really do like from the Everyday album. The outro was great again where Dave says "Get down on your knees and pray for me Mother F***er." Great closer, just what they needed at the time. Then the encore. GRAVEDIGGER is a great song. I liked this a lot. I was at the 4/26/02 when they created Gravedigger, so I gues for that reason I have a lot of respect for this song. Last, but certainly not least, TWO STEP! Who doesn't love this? It was a great version, where Butch actually had a cool solo, but what I liked about it most was that it didn't really slow down. It was great. Overall, great show as usual. Hopefully we'll get a Dancing Nacies into Warehouse, a #41, and an Everyday with the #36 outro this weekend....Maybe even a Last Stop! See you all at Alpine.
The Show was pretty laid back. Plus the sound was pretty bad. The song selection was pretty good though. CRUSH was awesome, first time I heard it live withour Tim, didn't think they could pull it off but off course they did. Grace is Gone, always a favorite, loving wings wasn't to bad, thought it was going to kinda die out but really picked up with Leroi. Gravedigger is such a powerfull song, good God. Almost brought me to tears. Finally Two Step, WOW. CArter is a God. That was undbelievable. I have so much respect for him musically, what a talented man. Ok there's my ol' review. Keep rockin DAVE and bring us some more memories.
Well, the last show i saw was 7/7/01, and this show blew it out of the water. I heard about 10 songs i havent heard live yet, this being my 3rd show. Heres the review... Grey Street-i kept asking people around me if that was the 12-string, and then i got a good look at it, and it was. great opener, same as 7/7 though, but a great start. Crush-a first, and it was great. but the speakers kept goin out when there would be a tremendous amound of bass. R&R-i called this earlier in the day, also a first. cool to hear, not many people around me knew the words. OSW-this surprised me, ive always wanted to hear this song live, even more people didnt know the words. GIG-kick ass intro by fonzi, but pretty standard version. SMTS->ASTB->TM-kind of dissapointing. these songs were really lacking energy, mostly SMTS. still i like hearing this combo anytime. WTWE-another first, it was cool, i thought it would be better. Seek up-holy shit, thats about all. i would never guessed they would play this song, i was very happy. about 18min long i think, very mellow, especially for seek up. Pig-i went nuts, my fav off BTCS. LW->WAYG-loving wings is pretty cool, i have never heard it before. this was, as always, expected, but its nice live. FTT-i was surprised, this song is pretty good live now, i enjoyed it. when he busted out the electric, i was thinking IDI or TSB, but this was much, much better. DAD-they pretty much went right into this, dave switched his guitars really quick, and started doin the lick. WYA-damn, the intro on this was about 3min long. it was a kick ass version. ENCORE: Gravedigger-good song, ive only heard it a couple times on my computer. but the ring around the rosies part was really cool. Two Step-this was so frusterating. i wanted them to play this so bad, and it seemed like they were gonna do watchtower. then i heard the quiet violin part, and the whole crowd went nuts. very very good, carter tore it up towards the end. highlight of the evening. of the 3 ive been to, this would top it. and to the indiana university girls that needed their car jumped, i hope you got home ok. i cant wait for alpine.
Well this was my ninth show overall and the fourth of the year, and I must say, as hard as the guys tried tonight, the venue is just plain horrible. The sound (where I was in 207) was wretched. It sounded like a bad bootleg from '96. The speaker behind us for the lawn kept going in and out. So overall this is quite possibly the worst venue ever. The show was solid tonight it was just hard to get into because the sound was so bad. Seek Up was awesome, as to be expected, and I had always longed for a Grey Street opener which was nice to see. Two Step, Pig, and Crush were also keepers tonight as well. Overall good concert, especially for a $35 pavilion ticket. Dave kept referring to the venue as 'the World.' I'm sure the Tweeter Corp. loved that. All in all, enjoyable evening, no better way then to spend the night before you have to move back to school than at a DMB concert. However I have been to 'the World' once and I will never go back.
well had a hell of a time getting there, drove into the tweeter center parking lot during Rhyme & Reason and didn't get to my seats until the middle of Too Much. from what i heard from the parking lot, Rhyme & Reason sounded standard, OSW sounded great as usual, i love the nature intro and seeing the stand selling the ice cream on the way in was tempting, but i just wanted to get to my seats. Grace Is Gone, was getting patted down by this point, and really pissed cuz it sounded awesome and i love this song. So Much To Say->ASTB->Too Much started on the way to my seats but the stupid security wouldn't let us stop and watch, got to our seats towards the end of Too Much, which sounded great but i've never been a big fan of it. nervous and frustrated from the trip, When The World Ends was definetly not the kick back song i needed to relax... didn't catch the dreaming tree notes before Seek Up, but it was incredible to hear and is my alltime favorite dave song, this was the kick back song i needed and was feeling good afterward, when Pig came out of nowhere. awesome version, carter seemed to be having fun, as always, but especially singing the backup vocals on it. by this time i was pumped and ready for some dave action so even though it was the first time i heard Loving Wings, i was disapointed.. its a nice song and i know i would have loved it if i had been around for the whole concert but i just wasnt in the mood, WAYG followed of course which i felt the same way about. Fool To Think was disapointing... and my nervousness was returning. Digging A Ditch was sweet and very calming, watched dave's fingers the whole time, but i still was hoping for another high-energy song... which lead to What You Are which, sorry everyday haters, is simply amazing live... super-high energy and i just love the different sound of the song, reminds me of last stop's uniqueness. i dont know if anyone has heard of or seen Cirque Du Soleil but What You Are reminds me of some music out of that. of couse i was disapointed when the set was over, as i'd only been there for about half the concert, but dave came back with Gravedigger which was awesome, even more so since i was at 4/26/02 the first time he played it and everyone was like huh!? awesome song, SO intense. Two Step was amazing, as usual, i thought 4/26's 20 minute Two Step couldn't be beat but tonight was that, plus a huge butch solo, but was better cuz the song didn't have an energy drop this time around, stayed high the whole time. so that was that, i'm not terribly disappointed that i missed Grey Street and Crush cuz they played both in april, but if you ever go to tweeter center again, go there the night before and camp out in your car to avoid traffic, theres no other way....
Well overall it was a pretty good show but i was hopin to hear either lie in our graves or #41 but it was still sweet. Dave isnt always gonna play what everyone wants. Iwas just gonna post this because right before corey harris and the 5x5 band came up (they were opening) dave came out and introduced them and told us that they were great. He also stayed out on the back right of the stage or lik 10 min listenin to there music. That got the 500 people that were already in there seats going. well thats all i got to say..
Well, today was full of roller coaster rides. The day and the concert went from great, to bad, to great. First off, I met Dave and shook Stefan's hand earlier in the day in Chicago. Then, our one hour trip to Tweeter took THREE hours to get there since Tweeter has one stupid street leading into it. Oh, that also screwed me into selling my two WH seats for 30 bucks, since Chuck bailed on me. Thanks! I walked in right when the opening notes of Grey Street rung our ears. Great opener, very energetic. CRUSH. Great to hear! Boyd rocked the house with his solo, where he stumbled backwards at the end and pretended to be out of breath. Nice jazz solo by Leroi too. Davespeak: "Ya'll are right. If you're gonna smoke weed.get high". RHYME. Great to hear. The crowd and show is electrifying right now. GRACE. Always great to hear. One of my favorites.nice jam tonight. At this point, the boys start talking, so I think they were planning something special. Carter hit his drums and Dave turned around, so I knew they were going to do SMTSā2MUCH. I always wanted to hear the BRIDGE and it sounded sweet. WORLD. 55 minutes, first Everyday song. SEEK UP. Wow..the good ol' days. Nice to hear, really jammed out. For whatever reason, the crowd didn't seem too into it. At the end of Pig, the concert started going downhill. WINGS was nice..good solo by Leroi, but crowd got killed. WAYG: "Crash" of the new Millenium. Everyone stood back up. Surprise. Dave grabbed his electric, so FOOL was next. Actually better than I expected. Way better than the album. DITCH. 4 in a row that killed the momentum. WHAT YOU ARE. Wow.way to end it. One of my fav live songs. "Get down on your knees, motherf*****". Sweet. Dave came out after the encore for GRAVE, which was great to hear. Very energetic. TWO STEP was nice. Long solo for butch, not as good as it was on 4/26. Boyd snapped a string and had trouble getting his new violin working. for some reason, Leroi hid behind his amp for awhile, unseen and slowly crawled out. Weird. Anyways, a great show altogether, somewhere in the middle of the 6 that I've been to. See you Saturday boys!
How to describe the show last night... I think the word is lackluster. The show was very, very mellow with a pretty strange set selection that never really got the crowd moving. Dave seemed like he took 1 hit too many before coming on stage and was pretty un-energetic the whole night. Of the 15 or so shows I have been lucky enough to get to, this one was near the bottom. Saving grace was probably that Stefan started the intro for Watchtower to close out, and THANKFULLY, they busted out a 20+ minute TwoStep to close. Other highlights would have been SMTS-TooMuch and a nice version of SeekUp which we haven't heard in Chicago for awhile. Here's hoping for a better night at Alpine on Sunday.
This was my second DMB show. My first was at Allstate this year. I really enjoyed this show. Very awesome setlist! The only big thing that was wrong with this show was the sound for the first half. The speakers on the lawn were cutting in and out, cracking, and somtimes not working at all. Besides that it was very cool. Opening with Grey Street was a great way to get the audience pumped. One of my favorite parts of the show was Dave during Anyone Seen The Bridge. It looked like he was just having so much fun up there! It rocked. Well I can't wait to get a copy of this show on CD cause I think it will sound better then actually being at Tweeter!
I have been to my share of DMB shows going all the way back to 1993, and while I hate to say it, I enjoyed this show the least. With the exception of a couple of moments there just did not seem to be alot of energy both on stage and in the crowd. It was the mellowist show I have been to. With the exception of Grey Street, Rhyme and Reason and Two Step I thought the rest of the show was very mellow. The band also needs to do something about the long breaks in between songs. It totally kills the momentum. I have seen literally dozens of bands live in my days (its actually probably close to 100) and I can honestly say that no band I have ever seen takes so much time in between songs. To add to all of this the venue is very weak. I would much rather have seen them at Alpine and will never again see them at this venue. Oh well it beat spending the night at home on the couch but a few more shows like this and my days of seeing DMB live will be over. I really hate to give a bad review and I will go see DMB again if they play Allstate this winter, but unfortunately I do not have much positive to say about last night.
What a show. A 3+hr drive to see the boys and I can tell you, it was worth it. excellent setlist for starters. A good varity of older songs and lots of jamming. Rhyme and Reason was good to hear. DBTP always a treat. loving wings is a excellent song except for the fact that not many people know it yet. I am glad to see only a few Everyday songs. I knew What You Are would be a great live song. Gravedigger is just awesome. Heard the first verses of this song back in allstate and am really glad to hear it in full back in Chi-town. A few downers though. Broke the piece before we got there(luckily we had a spare), and I know everyone goes to these shows and everyone has a different experience and all, but if you are going to drink to get drunk and you have to puke, then please go to the bathroom. we did not appreciate stepping in puke for a majority of the show. Just wasnt cool. Anyway wonderful to see the boys kick butt and i'll see them and all of you fellow DMBers at Alpine. If anyone is reading this and taped the show or will be able to get the show drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Care & Peace Jeff G.
Wow what a great show. GREY STREET-amazing with tons of energy from the boys. CRUSH-great with Boyd tearing it up-such a sweet song. RHYME & REASON-standard, always a great throwback song. ONE SWEET WORLD-always love the intro and Dave threw in a scat outro which was enjoyable. GRACE IS GONE-perfectly done, really relaxed the crowd. SO MUCH TO SAY-standard, figured they'd go into TOO MUCH. Tons of energy and it got the crowd back into it. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS-great live Everyday song. Sounds better every time I hear it. ONE MAJOR HIGHLIGHT....Dave teases with THE DREAMING TREE!!! God I hope they bring it back out for this weekends shows. SEEK UP-the best song of the evening. Only seen it done twice before and I soaked up all 15 minutes of it. PIG-saw it in St. Louis and I was glad to get hit with it again...a wonderful BTCS song. LOVING WINGS-really like the lyrics to it and knew it would go into WHERE ARE YOU GOING. Standard version, the lighting was good, got the crowd turned into a giant sing-a-long. FOOL TO THINK-another good Everyday song done live. DIGGING A DITCH-love the song, but it really brought the crowd down. I knew they had to pull something out to really get the crowd going before going off stage. WHAT YOU ARE did just that. It sounds so much better then last year. The lighting and Dave's voice at the beginning sounds so eerie, but it has become a great closer song. GRAVEDIGGER-first time hearing it. It is really coming along from the bootlegs I have heard of it. TWO STEP-2 words Carter Beauford. He absolutely tore it up and I was so happy b/c I wanted to hear it in St. Louis and never got it. Great way to send the boys into the Alpine shows. COUPLE SIDE NOTES: I really hope they bring back some of the BTCS songs they have been teasing with all week (ie: Halloween, The Last Stop, The Dreaming Tree) They are all great songs and I would love to see them brought back. SEE YOU IN WISCONSIN!
This was a decent show. I never thought i could write anything close to a bad review about dave but this show didnt quite do it for me. Not worth what I paid for the tickets but they were great seats. Im glad i wasnt in the lawn because i heard the sound was crap. Grey street- was solid but seemed short and he might have messed up on some lyrics there. Crush- was good one of the highlights. Rhyme and reason- standard. One sweet world and grace is gone- great songs but mellow very mellow. SMTS-Too Much was good sounded just like the live at chicago cd. WTWE- really a great song off everyday but is short. Seek up was nice to hear along with a good rendition of Pig. Concert couldve been great but the next four songs were too mellow. Especially digging a ditch...This is not one to do live if you are already played loving wings (which was nice to hear for the first time) and where are you going. Followed by fool to think? I was a fool to think that this was gunna be a stellar show...its a great song but these guys need to do a better job with song placement. i actually got a look at the setlist before the show and jimi thing was supposed to be in there somewhere. What you are was tight. Was hoping for another song like stay but oh well. Encore...Gravedigger is a damn good song...was kinda hoping to hear him play something rare like waste here. Two step then closed it out. Great version of the song and carter went nuts. Now if they would have put this in where fool to think was. Dmb will always put on a good show but when you have been to great show it is easy to compare the great and the decent.
this show is the last time this year i will see the band. great performance tonight minus the sound. i thought they would play a lot of different songs tonight, but it was still a great show. WYA is always a fun song song. TWO STEP was amazing, carter just went off. there was some good davespeak like he kept saying the world instead of the tweeter center. also he made a reference to "weed" or "marijuana" as some call it, and he told the smokers to make sure they get high. i thought that was pretty funny. see you next year during the tour everyone. i cant wait.
Well i don't know where to begin, Great set list but a crappy sound system and the crowd was not into it at all tonight. No one was dancing singing. Most people by the section of lawn were sitting down. You don't sit down for any part of a Dave Matthews Band Concert. This was my fifth show and out of all of them it had a really strong set but the enviroment was so weak. This was one of the worst. Alright to the set. Great opener great to hear Grey Street once again. I saw the 12-string sitting on stage during set-up. I called it to. Crush had a sweet jam and Stefan gave the song away while he was messing with his bass in between songs. RAR good to hear again. One Sweet World was a highlight of the night. Great intro awesome energy. Totally sweet version tonight. GIG good song as always. SMTS-Too much good songs with the bridge. WTWE alright nothing great. Seek up cool jam 20 minutes long. Kinda lost the crowd during it. Pig another great song was highlight of the night. Loving Wings totally kicked butt great to hear it for the first time. WAYG got the crowd into a little more everyone new the words. FTT was pretty good. DID and WYA was nothing great. could have had a better ending than WYA. Excore was cool. Dave did a solo of Gravedigger. Pretty cool song nice to hear for the first time. Two Step. was the best. great jam for 15 mins. Butch totally tore it apart. He jammed for ever. Other than bad sound, bad crowd, and those huge pillars everywhere alright night. The people next to me where horrible. Saying the songs names which were totally wrong. Alright night, see ya at Alpine Valley.
even an ordinary dave show is an incredible event, but since the band was here for only one night, i expected a bucket of rare songs, and i got a few - R&R, PIG, SeekUp! however, i waited for some other not-oft-heard-anymores, but there were little surprises. it seemed like the first of two shows; like maybe tomorrow he would play nancies or LIOG (and what happened to JTR as a live song?). ok i am spoiled. the band played with awesome precision, as usual, but they lost momentum with the late picks of loving wings/WAYG/fool to think/ditch all in a row. THEN: what you are - bam! two step - pow! made me forget the slow middle of the show. my 4th time to see dmb. i am older than dave (barely), but i am still fanatical about his music.
The show was awesome! We sat front row center and that was incredible. Grey Street was a great opener. The highlight of the night was Pig. It was great to hear Fool to Think, which most people don't appreciate but has awesome lyrics! Two Step was amazing as always. I was kind of sad that Dave and Stephan both turned downed my offer of a drink of my beer but that's okay. Great show and an experience of a lifetime!
First time to DMB. I actually know what that stands for too! It's kind like jive for the white man. The man "dave" is a god. I found religion in this experience. The beats were way groovy. I do have one complaint however, there were no damn pretzel bites! How bout it are you with me people? Yeah!!!!! Next time I'm gonna tell dave. (through prayer) I wish Jerry was still here, he would would have given the show two thumbs up. As for Willie, he would have not approved of the set list. Ants marching should have been the opener and should have finished with DDTW. For those of you who don't speak white man jive that means don't drink the water. Cause I know there are some of you who don't know that. Finally, I would like to express myself by saying-Oh my god! It was like, like oh my god! I like, for sure thought it was really- way cool concert.
I have been a Dave follower since 1994, and have attended about 25 shows in that time. I have never been dissappointed, except for last night. First off, there was no tailgating allowed and they were arresting kids...which put a damper on people's moods as they were forced to go in the venue super early. Then, the sound sucked!! I was in sect 202 (even as a early WH member), and the speaker above us didn't work the entire show. It kept going off and on behind us on the lawn. Grey Street was a great opener...I absolutely love this song! The show got going pretty well, but lost momentum half way through. I enjoy all the songs they played, however the setlist was weak, and bad placement. They needed to get the crowd going with a jam, but kept playing their most mellow songs. We could not even hear Loving Wings, so at this point I saw something I have never seen at a DMB show...people sitting down and leaving early!! They really needed a Tripping Billies, Ants Marching, Jimi Thing, or Watchtower to get the crowd back into it, but it never happened. They started to get there groove flowing again with What You Are, surprised this sounded superb. Thank God, they ended with a sweet version of Two Step! Here's hoping to a much more upbeat atmosphere at Alpine!!! See you all saturday. Peace!
Well, after arriving to the venue in the middle of Crush, I realized tonight was my worst Dave experience to date. This is my tenth show, and was not a very memorable one. The Chicago traffic can suck my ass. After finally selling my extra tickets, we walked in to the sound of Anyone Seen the Bridge, which was bad ass. In my opinion, three songs capped the night. What You Are, Pig, and Two Step. I havent really been a huge fan of Everyday, but What You Are is so solid. The Middle Eastern-influenced intro, and the new outro completely make the song. Pig is always incredible to hear live, and Two Step was out of control. Carter was unbelievable on this. What a sweet thing to see. Hopefully Sunday night at Alpine will prove to be a little better then tonight.
Another great show by the boys! You can really tell they enjoy themselves when the come to Chicago. There wasn't as much energy as previous Chicago shows but I think the venue had a lot to do with that. The security and parking were a pain and there were several seats where it would've been hard to see or hear anything. The highlights were Grey Street as an opener, the outro to One Sweet World, Seek Up with Dave going crazy at the end, and Two Step.
Average at best. This show just didn't have the energy that we're all used to from Dave and the boys. The setlist was also very mellow. There were a few songs that caught me by surprise (OSW and R&R), but overall the songs just didn't get the crowd moving. Great start with Grey St. I was really pumped at that point, but it just seemed to fizzle from there. The band did have its moments, though. Seek Up and Pig were great, as usual. Two Step started awesome but then closed on a weak note. I honestly thought that the band would do at least one more jam to send us out, but they didn't. That was probably the weakest encore I've seen yet. Plus, when you have almost half your setlist from your last 2 CDs, it leaves the long time fans feeling like they're missing something when it's all done. I'm sure the younger fans loved the show, though. Out of the dozen shows I've seen, I would have to say that this one falls towards the bottom. The only saving grace is that the shows at Alpine should rock compared to Tweeter. See you all there.
This being my 5th show this year I have to say that this one was just good not spectacular like the other 4. Grey Street is a great song but not the best opener, crush is always great to see but about half way in a speaker blew and didnt come back on til bout have way into seek up. Rhyme & Reason was awesome, other highlites were SMTS->ASTB->TM, the best song of the night was probably PIG, fool to think was great and so was What your are. encore was ok with gravedigger, thats a good tune and Two Step was pretty good to. But it was an overall good night. ALPINE sat. and sun. are going to be amazing
Last night the Tweeter Center (or New World Amphitheatre as it will always be called in my mind) came alive as we were graced once again with the presence of Dave Matthews Band. The band hit the stage at dusk, and came out with a high powered Grey Street. The energy lasted throughout the show. Highlights included a beautiful Seek Up, and the best live version of Don't Burn The Pig I have ever heard. I have heard complaints of the acoustics at Tweeter Center affecting the sound of the band, but from my pavillion seats I certainly did not have that problem. Bagby still insists on keeping Boyd's violin turned down; I have not been able to hear him well all tour. Venue lowlights were the $9 beers on stage right, highlights: $3.50 beers on the other side. Gravedigger and another standard but inspiring Two Step left the Chicago crowd dancing all the way home. See ya'll at Alpine this weekend!
I was a bit disappointed in last nights show. There were some speaker problems during the first half of the show, which ruined a couple of songs. And frankly I was unimpressed with the setlist. There wasn't realy anything unexpected. To make matters worse, Boyd busted some strings during the Two Step encore, missing his solo. This show ranks pretty low with the ones that I have seen. But I still had a decent time. Hopefully the weekend shows at Alpine will make up for the weak Tweeter show.
Solid show no doubt,whenever Grey opens you are guaranteed a quality show.It might have had the must crowd pop through out the night.Very nice follow up with Crush no need to go into that.Can you say Dreaming Tree...TeAsE into Seek Up..speechless.Pig next,need i say more.A sick What You Are to end the show as always.Encore..dave walked out solo so i had to call Gravedigger,which was correct might have been highlight of the night next to, Watchtower tease---Two Step,definitely phattest two step my ears ever heard, highly reccomend you grab a copy of the show.little davespeak for ya.."if you smoke weed,then get high" -Sir David Matthews 8/29/02
Disappointment. Not mad or angry, just dissapointed... Have you ever seen a DMB concert where you heard boos? Have you ever seen hundreds of people fall asleep or walk out half way through the band's set? Believe it or not, all of this and more happened last night on the lawn at the Tweeter Center in Chicago. Yes - you are now entering the twilight zone... First off I'd just like to say it wasn't the band's fault - they played one helluva set with the passion and energy everyone pays the big bucks and drives hundreds of miles (I came from MI) to see. The problem was with the sound. The speakers that are mounted on the pavilion structure weren't working at all, and when they did come on they had more snap crackle and pop than a bowl of rice crispies. The only sound we could hear was the speakers on stage - which was probably fine for all in the pavilion because between songs everyone in the pavilion was cheering while everyone on the lawn was chanting "turn it up turn it up." Me and my buddy actually turned our backs to each other and whispered to each other and could hear each other fine. I really feel bad for the girl behind me that said it was her first concert, I heard her say "I thought these guys were good live?" Anyway, this is getting long and there is a few points I would like to make: Although it sounded horrible - I still spent an evening with the Dave Matthews Band, which is more than most people can say about the evening of Aug. 29th, and I'm greatful for that. They still jammed out like no other band I've ever seen to date, and I'll still pay 50 or 60 dollars and wait in line overnight on a sidewalk to get the tickets just like I have for the past few years. They're the greatest band ever, and I really hope they do another tour soon (although rumors say otherwise) because I'd hate for that to be my last live DMB experience if they are going to stop touring for a while. I hope someone on the pavilion got a good recording of the show, because I'd like to get a hold of one someday. Anyway, thanks for reading folks,and remember: drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die.
well it was a good show but the crowd seemed really out of it. The people i sat next to did'nt move until WAYG. Two step ryme and reason and seek up are the highlights and one sweet world even fool to think was good but the set list could have been better.
I have to interject, b/c some of the reviews of the show made me giggle. That's all I'll say about that. Anyways, in my opinion, considering this was a one night run, as opposed to a longer run such as at Deer Creek or Alpine, where the first night is never quite satisfying, I think the boys did a great job of mixing old with new and working the crowd. After my Deer Creek experience (and my Corel Center experience last year), I have a new found appreciation for the Chicagoland fan base. We get excited for DMB, and they get excited for us. Even though there are still those people who make you wonder... ie. the guy behind me who called GIG as Bartender... wow, not so much, OR, and this is REALLY what made this show a classic in my mind, the girl next to me who cried like a baby during WAYG. That made us laugh. Her friend did cheerleader arm movements that I think was supposed to resemble dancing or cheering or something... ANYWAYS, overall, I thought the show was great for being a single night at a venue, the set was diverse enough that the new and old fans could both be happy, but at the same time, there weren't too many radio songs (ie. crash) that it was annoying. So I'll give #28 a 4.5 out of 5.0. 'Course, 7th row center didn't hurt either. :) See ya'll at Alpine.
The show tonite was decent at best. The energy on stage seemed to be there but in the crowd it was a little lazy. Grey Street opener-who didnt see that coming-Crush-just a flat out awesome song, phonzie seemed to be groovin'-the tease of Dreaming Tree before Seek Up was funny, i started to cheer for Dreaming Tree. The speakers in the lawn section got all jacked up during Grey Street and werent up to volume the whole night. Gravedigger-what can you say? I was at allstate arena in April when it was improvised and it has gotten 100 times better. Two Step- you cant miss with ending with that song-Carter was on his best game...but the band seemed to have fun tonite...just for all the fans...this was the first concert ive been to where i saw a fight in the lawn seats...grow up and just have a good time. See yall Saturday and Sunday at Alpine
Well, what can I say, it would have been another great show except for the sound. I think everyone who sat on the lawn can agree with me when I say the lack of sound ruined the night. It seemed to ruin the night for everyone, including the band. dave didn't seem to be as energetic as he is at other shows. I'm disappointed that they didn't stop to do a sound check. I would have rathered sat and waited a while and smoked a joint while they fixed it rather than going through the whole concert straining my ears to hear each song. If it wasn't for the lack of sound, it would have been a great show. Good setlist, although I was alittle surprised by the choices. Loved grey street as an opener, always have, would have loved to hear ddtw, i love that song live! it was nice to hear one sweet world, and crush was especially good to hear again. I love dave and can't wait to see him this weekend, hopefully all will be well with the sound....
Wow... tonight was amazing... Highlights for me... were the davespeak about weed haha... and as for songs, Pig... what you are (although i hate everyday, this had amazing energy) Two step kicked the shit outta me... seek up was a big surprise ( I just love when the assholes around you who shouldnt be there in the first place ... dont know that its seek up. lovely) the whole show rocked... Hello to the guy in the parking lot that thought i was 19-20 although im really 16 hehe. Ummm... YEah and a hUGE thanks to the amazingly nice man by the backstage door who gave me and my sister backstage passes without even asking (we had been talking to the girls he was with and they suggested it) just when u think the world (as in the earth, not tweeter center)is a terrible place, someone like that comes along. YOU ROCK!... o yeah... too bad the crowd sucked major ass and the sound sucked... ive never seen more people sit down and more conversation during the show last night. wow. assholes shouldnt be there... there should be a test requirement on DMB knowledge in order to buy tickets... and seating should go from biggest fans in the front to shithead in the lawn . IMO that is. ,,, instead of the people with connections that probably know crash too much and ants. Other than all that! it was an amazing amazing night. thanks boys
HOLY GOD DAVE IS MY HERO! I've been a Dave fan for a long time and this was the 1st concert I was able to attend and WOW did DAve blow me away. The setlist was incredible he covered so many of his albums. Only one night in Chicago and he made up for it tonight. Grey Street was incredible. Trafic was bad, but as I was finding my seat he busted out grey st. CRUSH wow, incredible surprise to hear such a great song. Did he really play one sweet world? One of my favorite songs and he played it like only he can. Unfortunately sound sucked in Tinley PArk, but it's Dave, he makes up for it. PIG!!!! Out of no where, my favorite Dave song of all-time and he played it incredibly, I think I can die now. Two Step 20+ minutes ended one of the greatest nights in my life. Dave is God, can't wait to see him again. Couldn't have dreamed my first Dave concert better. INCREDIBLE!!!
Well, this was my fifth and final show of the year. I don't like to rank shows because I feel that everyt DMB show is awesome. But, this one was not. The sound at the Tweeter Center was horrible. AT some point we could barley hear the songs and the jams. A toatal disapointment. It was a good show that could of been very nice with out the sound trouble. I will never ever attend any show at the Tweeter Center! Grey Street and Crush very nice. Pig (the sound was nice) its very nice to hear life. The crowd was not into the show the whole not. Well the first 15 rows were because they could hear. I can't wait to see the boys next year.
Overall, I have no complaints about the show itself, but mainly about the tweeter center. Id say its kind of a shitty place to see a concert. Getting there from the north suburbs of Chicago took nearly 3 hours. It was ridiculous. The acoustics weren't too good, even from a mid section pavillion seat. Other than the Tweeter Centers shortcomings, it was a solid set, with the highlights being Seek Up and Two Step. Im expecting better things this saturday at Alpine, which is a GREAT place to see a concert.
I LOVE DAVE! Let's face it, we all love him... if we didn't we wouldn't repeatidly spend a lot of money to see him. But since there are such die hard fan, I would personally like it if things were spiced up a little. This was my 5th Dave show and 5th time I saw him open with Grey Street. But after that things really rocketed off for me, I love Crush and another number of songs he played. When he played So Much Too Say into Too Much was really awesome, but i had lawn seats and how im sure every review has pointed out there were many difficulties with the speakers. It was still great thou. I knew pne more time why i am a fan when he played Pig, my personal all time favorite Dave song, or song in gerneral. The set list stayed "strong" in my mind, we were all greatful he didn't play that many songs from Everyday. Every Dave fan knows the little dancing Dave can do when he really gets into a song... sort of like the funky chicken, only really sexy. Sadly there wasn't too much of that, and the light effects weren't as great as they normally are. At points i was thinking it was like watching your boyfriends band played.... your boyfriends really really great band play, how like they just sort of stand there without really getting into the music. Don't get me wrong I loved it, it was great and so was Dave and the boys... Pig made my night, and great songs.. =) see ya boys next time to come this way.
Well, I really really wanted to hear Grace is Gone and Digging a Ditch and I got it so I really can't complain. Dave always puts on an amazing show and some SWEET seats (4th row, thanks again Josh, I owe ya one) made it possible that I didn't deal with any crappy speakers. As always I was able to rock out and sing at the top of my lungs with Dave, but I think Solider Field last summer was better (second nite) Dave NEVER puts on a BAD show but I enjoyed the set list more last summer. could have gone for some more songs off of Under the Table or Crash rather than the couple that we got off of Everyday. But I loved it anyway. And the people around us were great, all your typical friendly hard core DMB fans. Thanks for a great nite that I'll never forget! Had a blast. Looking forward to seeing Dave again....
Hi everyone -- first of all..I have to say Tweeter Center sucks and I won't go back. We were in section 205 KKK and the sound was very bad. Traffic getting to the concert was even worse...I hope that all of the bastards that were passing on the right shoulder made it to the concert on time. I didn't get to my seat until R&R. I was so excited to see DMB for the 9th time...I'm just disappointed in the venue and the slow setlist. The mood was just very laid back and I was ready to rock. However, I still love them -- they are my most favorite band ever. And for those of you that this was your first show...Dave still rocks...this is the first time I've not been completely blown away by a show. I guess my standards for them are just way higher than anyone else I go see. See ya in K.C.
i have to say i have never been more disappointed with DBM. the setlist was a little week and the sound was just awful at the venue. my friend and i had lawn seats and couldn't hear a thing. we could talk to each other all night with no problems. people really didn't seem into the show either. not a lot of energy. people were sitting down and leaving early. not a strong show at all.
Ok this was my 3rd show this year...5th ever....and this was absolutely the worst venue I have ever been at for any show. Dave and the boys put on a great show, but its too bad that for the first half I could barely hear it. I think DMB should think about never playing there ever again. I am not going to talk about all shows like I usually do, but I will say that the show was fun...Too Much was great and the boys jammed...then I loved WTWE (best everyday song) and then things got moving alot when they played Seek Up and Dont Burn the Pig....then Loving wings is progressing....Gravedigger is becoming one of my favorites and its always great to hear an acoustic song. And I think the encore of the summer has to be What You Are....good show guys...dont go back here again PLEASE!!!!! I drove 600 miles to that hell hole!!!!
First off, I gotta say that this was the best group of people I have ever sat around! Thanks for making this show such a great experience. Tripping Billies opened, and this certainly got the sold out crowd at Alpine on their feet and dancing. This song definately set the tone for the entire weekend. Highlights of the show were an inspired Bartender, followed by The Stone, shich caught us all by surprise. Song That Jane Likes and Drive In Drive Out were also well received. Then Stefan went into this incredible solo, but it didn't sound like a Watchtower solo. Well, no one could have expected the band to start playing Stir It Up (Bob Marley Cover)! The band did not sing the chourus once, but rather, left it up to the 40,000+ people packed into Alpine Valley. Everyone belted it out at the top of their lungs, and the band played off of us. Then Stefan played another solo, and this time we knew it would be Watchtower. This was the most high energy Watchtower I have ever seen, and the band and everyone else seemed to acnowledge it. The encore of Digging a Ditch, What You Are, mellowed everyone out; until we got to the parking lot and it all started up again. Great show, sub par encore, no complaints, see ya tomorrow!
This was a great show i must say. I heard all of the songs that I had wanted to hear. ONE PROBLEM! the crowd was horrible. i quote "when is dave gonna start singing!" during Seek Up. ALSO, during Seek Up when dave was singing really quite i could hear people's conversations over daves singing. the crowd would only get into the show when they heard one of the more popluar songs or songs that are on the radio. during Dont Burn the Pig people were asking me if this was on the Lillywhite. arg.... i was mad at the crowd... but dave was AWSOME! GREAT SHOW!
This was my first DMB concert, and all i can say is that it rocked! Granted the sound sucked butt for the first part of the show but just seeing the members of the band that I only knew of through video and audio actually on stage that night made the sound problems just dissapear. I must say that the set list was awesome! Im am one of the hardcore dave fans that likes anything dmb puts out because everyone in that band is so talented musically the Everyday songs didn't bother me in the least bit. What You Are Rocked bigtime, really got the crowd going when dave absolutely had a fit at the end. Crush was just grooved so hard and the tight hits between stefan and carter at the end were killer as well. i must say i wouldn't have been offended at all if they had busted out a flaming hot version of Billies or Watchtower nevertheless the show still rocked. the jam into one sweet world was so smooth. loved loving wings and gravedigger, first time hearing both songs ever. I was really glad to hear Grey Street first pry my fav song off busted stuff followed by Grace which was good live too. However highlight of the night had to be 20+ minute Two Step that totally brought down the house! Butch did a killer solo in that and Carter just helped pump butch up even more with some really tight double bass/cymbal crossovers that brought the song to a new level. My man Butch never gets any props, you rock Butchy! Dave was a little laid back, but still let it go on WYA and he did have some good davespeak and some funny antics on stage kicking his legs about towards carter for no apparent reason and shaking he fist at boyd as if he were being playfully mad at him. Roi was pretty laid back as well, he seemed to hide back in the shadows most of the night but played great, Stefan played well and seemed to be pretty into it escpecially in Anyone Seen the Bridge, Boyd was energetic as usual sawing out solos that electrified the crowd despite breakin a string in two step, and Carter HOLY CATS! He was feeling it tonight he let it go on Two Step and never looked back, great solo and tasty licks throughout the night! Another highlight for me was being there early enough to see the buses come in one by one pry 20 feet from me and one of them honked! The night was everything i expected, and for the Tweeter Center you have some serious issues that you need to deal with before you decide you are good enough to host one of the greatest bands to walk the earth! F for the venue. DMB Rocks and cant wait for my next show, coolest thing i have ever done, oh and if anybody has any leads on how to get a copy of a bootleg from this show please email me (email@example.com) would be glad to pay for this memorable show!!