Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York
Where Are You Going?
Dave Matthews solo.
KROCK Studios, New York, New York
Dave Matthews solo.
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Song That Jane Likes *
Too Much *
When The World Ends *
Grace Is Gone *
Grey Street *
I Did It *
The Stone *
Sleep To Dream Her *
Loving Wings *
Warehouse (Stop-time Intro, Louie Louie) *
Everyday (#36) *
Two Step *
Christmas Song +
What You Are *
* with Butch Taylor on keys
+ Dave and Carter
This show was a treat to all New Yorkers as well as all DMB fans who traveled from far and wide to see them at Madison Square Garden Tonight. Captain was good, a rather odd opener but was nice to hear. Song That Jane Likes rocks live, and really got the crowd on their feet. Too Much and Bartender kept the energy high, with Dave and the rest of the band jamming out Bartender forever. When the World Ends and Grace is Gone were pretty standard, however it was disappointing to see Grey Street get the middle verse cut out. Still, it was amazing. I did it wasn't really expected, but while many people claim to hate this song, it's actualy performed very well life. The Stone, Sleep To Dream Her and Loving Wings were pretty standard. The stretch of Warehouse, Crush, Everyday (36) and Two Step was simply unreal. Christmas Song and What You Are, while a common closing combination, was very cool, including a new intro to what you are. Overall, Great show
wow what a show! This was # 21 for me and I must say it was one of the best I have been to...Dave came on around 845 and opened with a good version of CAPTAIN...I did not call this by far...Next came a great version of STJL...got the crowd going...Next the crowd went nuts for a good version of TOO MUCH...very loud...Then Dave did a riveting version of BARTENDER!!! Boyd went nuts on this one...very intense...Next came a standard version of WTWE...Then Dave changed guitars and I new grey street was coming..Long and behold...as soon as they started playing the first beat, GREY STREET was being played and the crowd went absolute nuts!!! It is one of my favorite dmb songs...wow...i was shaking..Next came a standard version of I DID IT...Then they did a very good version of THE STONE...I hadn't heard of it in a while and it was great to hear it again...Next came a decent version of SLEEP TO DREAM HER INTO LOVING WINGS...Both were played pretty well..Next came the best version of WAREHOUSE I have ever heard!!! The crowd lost it at this point...They were screaming dancing singing big time for this song...dave added a piece of another song into the end of warehouse...I couldn't hear myself sing it was so loud...Next came the best version of CRUSH I have ever heard!! Boyd tore this one up as well...walking around the stage and the crowd going nuts...Leroi had a bit of his own solo then Carter finished it out and it rocked...Next came an amazing version of EVERYDAY...I was hoping it would go right into Ants and the end but to no evail...The crowd started chanting HANI HANI COME AND DANCE WITH ME!! as soon as the song started...it finished out very well at the end...I was hoping for two step...I told my friend Kristen "They will play twostep" and what do you know I was right!!! wow what an amazing version...it was played for about 15-18 minutes...crowd went nuts...Loved it...Dave came back on for the encore and did an awesome version of CHRISTMAS SONG with Carter...I hadn't heard it live since 12/2/98 at MSG...Then the band came on to finish the set with WHAT YOU ARE...very powerful song..loved it...This is definitely a show to get...Can't wait for tomorrow night!! See you all there!
Captain - Surprising opener. Song That Jane Likes - always good to hear Too Much - tons of energy from both the crowd and band. Bartender -standard. great as always. great butch solo. When The World Ends - everything but dave stopped at one point of the song,then the it was sweet. Grace Is Gone - halloween tease before this. nice jam at the end. Grey Street - standard. one of my favorite songs. I Did It - meh The Stone - always nice to hear. Sleep To Dream Her - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Loving Wings - song has imporoved so much since july Warehouse - incredible intense version. louie, louie! Crush - best version ive seen of this song. so much energy. Everyday (#36) - dave sang a verse from #36 in this Two Step - always a crowd pleaser. butch tore it up. Christmas Song - i was hoping for halloween, but this was excellent What You Are -best everyday song, pretty good way to end the show.
My 15th show, and definitely not one of the best. But, this is the Dave Matthews Band, and even a mediocre performance was worth my time and money. WTWE, Sleep to Dream Her, and I Did It killed my excitement, but highlights include Dave's inclusion of "Louie Louie" at the end of Warehouse. Also, Crush was hot, with a lot of band enthusiasm. Grey Street was typical, as was Jane, Too Much, and the 36/Everyday combo. Once again, Warehouse was fantastic, one of the best I've seen, and Two Step, although I'm getting tired of it, was great once again. Christmas Song was predictable and nothing special, and What You Are was a good choice, but I feel like the crowd didn't really feel it. One guy around me was shouting "Do the right thing boys, play Watchtower." Maybe this Garden crowd would have been a little more excited for that, or DDTWater, Halloween, or Nancies????? Either way, I enjoyed What You Are, and my night ended as expected with this winter tour, satisfied, but by no means blown away as I've been in the past. Maybe fans like me are just getting too picky? Even with all my complaints, I can't wait to go back tomorrow night and see what they have in store for us.
I generally read reviews to decide whether I want to trade for the show, so in that spirit, here's my review: Overall, very solid, certainly some major highlights worth getting, but not a must grab by any means. Highlights were an energetic Jane, the best Too Much I have heard in 12 shows, and I've seen it 11 times. Standard-but-nice-to-hear versions of Bartender, Grace and WTWE. Dissappointed in the Grey Street- it was short and unless I'm dumb tonight, I'm pretty sure they cut a verse. Someone will have to explain why they would want to do that. Quality Stone. Loving Wings- Carter off his rocker at the end. Really good jam. And the meat of the lineup- you obviously have to get Warehouse just to hear Louie Louie. It's like the one time you forget to pray for it, the play it. Note to self: Don't pray for Halloween night 2. Slamming Crush, crowd-frenzy version of Everyday/36 with some actual 36 lyrics at the tail end. Solid Two Step closer. Very worthy Dave/Carter X-mas song,a nd a good ending with What You Are. So the point is, if the songs you really going dig are Jane, Too Much, Crush, Everyday and X-mas Song, run to get this show. If not, you'll need to get it eventually anyway for the Louie Louie, but fill up the collection with other goodies first. Hope this helps!! And as a final note, I can't help it: guy in section 421. If you are such a big fan that you can tell everyone what songs you knew would be played tonight, why do you have to hold court in the middle of X-Mas song... just a thought for those who wanted to hear it. And now back to spreading the love...
Captain - ahhhhhhh what agreat opener. My first time hearing it live. Wow they really kicked it out!
Song That Jane Likes - good song, heard it at the last msg. However there were a few drunk girls behind us at this point and one really big one fell on me, kinda hurt my neck. Still love the TRUE DMB fans. Great song though.
Too Much - I totally called this song when lerroi pulled out a tener saxaphone.
Bartender - Man what a JAM! go butch, go butch, go butch.
When The World Ends - hmmm... called my girlfriend told her i loved her (awwwww)
Grace Is Gone - man stefans intro blew me away. im LOVING this song!
Grey Street - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ok explained!
I Did It - hmmm, personally id liked to have had ftt, but this was a good everyday song.
The Stone - man the stone was crazy, I went nuts, the ending just blew me away
Sleep To Dream Her - ahhh my first time hearing it live. I loved it, not many people like it, but i loved it.
Loving Wings - Great song full band (and no wayg after. The jam was great and man does carter have some great fills!
Warehouse - WHOOO! yes incredible, he sang louie louie at the end. That was something new
Crush - called my girlfriend again (awww) i sang EVERYWORD. The jam was incredible maaaaannnnn was i off my toes.
Everyday - HONEY HONEY! #36 was a blast. mmmmm.
Two Step -totally unpredicted! first of winter 02. GREEEEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTTTT JAMS! really pumped the house
Christmas Song - carter and dave, fucking AMAZING 9my first time live)
What You Are - WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! great closer. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL LLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYY PUMPED! im pretty sure everyone left with a smile. the beggining wasnt so energized but it became energized towards the end.
I must say i was very dissipointed with tonight's show. Except for the very end, it was slow and predictable. Not to mention that that 11/17 songs repeated from albany, including the set closer and both encore songs. I'll divide the show up into pre-warehouse and warehouse on. The show opened with captain, which has never happened before... and should never happen again. Not a good way to start the show. STJL was nice... except for my getting kicked out of the lower level in the middle of it. Too Much was nice and had a shitload of dancing from boyd and stefan. Now comes the awful part. WTWE, Grace is Gone,Grey Street I Did It, Stone, Sleep to Dream Her... worst 45 minutes of my life. WTWE sucks, GIG is overplayed and boring, I Did It was half-assed, and i had the displeasure of hearing it twice in a row. Stone was misplaced in the set amidst the slow songs. And Sleep to Dream Her was rediculously terrible - I do not understand why dave decides to play this song - the whole arena was practically sitting down, and there were boos resonanating throughout my entire section. Luckily the show picked up at loving wings, where carter when absolutely insane. Then the best warehouse i've ever heard, with a louie louie outro(first time since D+T '97), followed by a fantastic crush, and an everyday with the longest #36 outro to date. During the Honey Honey outro, dave sang all the lyrics, including the "sitting in the corner by yourself" verse, too bad the crowd was too busy singing the honey honey verse for them to actually hear #36, which I think would have been played in its entirety. Two Step closed... nothing special for me anymore, 4th time in a row i've heard it as a closer, so the once-incredible jam is just redundant at this point. Christmas Song +WYA... sure, I like them, but I heard the same encore 2 days earlier. Overall, I was hoping for a better show and i sincerely hope night 2 will have a more diverse catalogue(over half of tonights show were ED/BS songs)
look at the setlist for albany, then look at this show. my 10th dmb show, not pleased. just saw it in albany on tuesday. crush was good, boyd was nice in it. crowd was good for everyday in the absence of the lovely ladies, and i've heard better bartender versions, although me personally was pre occupied as my drunk ass brother was getting ejected for smoking a cigarette!! boo to the security staff at msg and let's all hope saturday night at the garden rocks the city!
What better way to kick off the holiday break than rocking out to DMB at the Garden! First up, Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe was quite good, got some really good grooves and jams in and I really dug their stuff. Check them out if you get the chance, especially if you dig jazz. Karl is an amazing tenor player. Anyway, onto the show. The boys started out a little mellow with Captain, which was a great, groovin' way to start the evening and get us into the jazzy mood that would come to be the highlight of the night. Really surprised me in the leadoff spot, but I couldn't say I was complaining as a Captain is always a welcome audition to the setlist. Well in this case it appeared all the captain's cards were kings as Dave went to the mic to say that he had a sister named Jane and this was the song that she liked. Solid rendition of a great tune, and it really got Roi and Boyd into the spotlight where'd they'd spend considerable time this evening. Too Much got the house rockin in the three slot. Pretty standard although Dave threw some screaming in at the end. Batting cleanup for the evening was a solid rendition of Bartender. Dave's howling got everyone screaming, and Butch tossed in a very nice jam before Roi got his pennywhistle break. When The World Ends gave the radio fans a nice short tune to digest, nothing much to report here but as it was my first time seeing the tune it is quite cool how the whole room gets dark after they cut off at the end. Here is where the fun starts. Steffan wheeled out some sort of peddle steel apparatus for Grace is Gone and took Boyds usual first chorus solo on the steel. Absolutely incredable! Boyd, however, quickly made up for it jamming each subsequent verse into Roi's break which he played admirably. It was around this point that we started to notice that Leroi was having quite the evening as his Grace solo was outstanding. His best stuff was still to come. Following Grace Carter kicked us into Grey Street which got everyone on their feet and into the action. Once again Leroi's contribution was admirable. I absolutely love this song and was really psyched to hear it. They did a really good job with it, lots of energy. I Did It--whatever. The Stone was really really tight tongight and it did a great job keeping the crowd involved. As they quited down after the solos to almost nothing before unleashing a raucous outro, which got everbody screaming. Sleep To Dream Her I figured for a snooze job, but to its credit Boyd has some nice background figures and Roi does a solid job with his stuff. Also Carter's drum part is none to shabby. It almost makes you think that Dave stopped halfway through writing the Everyday album with Glen Ballard and said "you know, we have a really good drummer..." The best part of the song though was that it segued into Loving Wings. While most of my section had no love whatsoever for the tune I found it to be one of the highlights of my evening. Everyone took a break on this song, Fonze, Butch, Boyd, Roi, and Carter included. The melody is really beautiful, but more importantly it is just nice to see them doing such a jam again. Carter finished it of course with a rousing drum solo which got everyone back on its feet. I called Warehouse here and got it. Of course I'd been calling it all night, but here is where it was played. The Woo's got everone rockin', and as per usual Warehouse did not disappoint. This time however Dave tossed in the chorus from "Louie Louie" which is great to sing along to and helped whoop the crowd into a frenzy. They stayed in their frenzied state for Crush, which was an absolute gem. Perhaps Boyd had noticed that Roi had been getting the better of the solos for the evening because he just went goofy on this one. Dueling with Dave and Fonze, Boyd ran around the stage during his two high energy solos that were both great. At first I thought Warehouse was going to be the closer, then I figured probably Crush, but when Dave started the next song I was sure it was Everyday. Once again the MSG crowd worked the Honey Honeys (Hani Hanis) like no other, and the band went into full bore #36 mode at the end. No "On Broadway" this time, but Dave did throw in most of the first verse of #36 in his scat solo. When they finished I was elated to see that they were sticking around for another song, and when I saw Roi pick up the baritone my heart almost leapt out of my chest because I knew it was Two Step! Tight, tight version, lots of energy at the beginning a great piano break in the middle, and Boyd whipped up a killer plucking solo. Carter of course finished it out in typical Carter style by kicking ass and chewing bubblegum while playing the baddest drums around. Christmas song was a great start to the encore. It was expected, but I've never heard it before so I was quite happy with it. What You Are closed with pure unabashed power. The outro to that song is one of the loudest, most in-your-face pieces the band ever does, and it was an excellent way to close out the show. All in all it was an amazing night providing some great jams and some high intensity rockers. Plus, I got what I wanted for Christmas: Two Step. Well anyway its 2:30 in the morning so that probably accounts for my incoherence (I swear I'm not illiterate), so I'd just like to wish y'all a happy holidays and what not, and Eat Drink and be Merry!
What a show DMB put on for all of the attendees. An addition of Loiue Loiue during warehouse, what a surprise. I have to say Leroi stole the show a couple of times, but now that I think about it they all did. Stefan used a slide guitar for one of the songs, but it is slipping my memeory right now. The band was on fire tonight, everyone hit every note perfectly, Dave was mumbling and chattin it up to the crowd, Leroi took his glasses off, Carter was AWESOME, Boyd, wow did he go crazy a few times and Butch, awesome solos. To quote my uncle who joined me, this group is really taleted and now a days talent like this is lost. Hope all that went enjoyed it and I can't wait for tomorrow, see you all there.
Tonight's show had several little treats. You know the set by now so I will only share the little things (no pun intended with the song). 1- Warehouse and the "Louie Louie" ending...fantastic fun. AWESOME 2- 36/Everyday and the "Come and Dance With Me" with the audience leading and Dave filling in the holes. 3- Grace is Gone with the Stefan slide intro. 4- Song That Jane Likes more powerful than usual. on a side note, really really looking forward to tommorow night. looking for Graves, Ants, Nancies, Crash, Say Goodbye, Billies, Jimi, 41, and alike...(not going to happen, but one can hope)
Dave and the band are no doubt one of my favorite bands. Tonight was my 9th show. Nothing makes me happier then being at a dave show but i was very dissapointed with tonights show. i saw dave on tuesday in albany and he played at least 9 of the same songs toight. and to make it worse he closed with WHAT YOU ARE. tonight was the 4th night i got WHAt You ARe as a closer. such a bad closer. im also sick of two step. i need some seek up, lie in our graves, and typical situation. whatever though im drunk and im gonna go digg a ditch .
I truly had a great experience tonight. The setlist may not look that great on paper but the band and crowd connected on a spiritual level and the energy was just thrilling. I was really excited about the CAPTAIN opener it was a nice funky beginning to the show and the crowd was on it's feet from here on out. SONG THAT JANE LIKES was great with a really funky intro and dave doing his usual "I got a sister named Jane" intro to the song. TOO MUCH, some folks say that it is played too much but this version rocked and the garden swayed with it. BARTENDER, always a great song,good wailing,carter flipped out and butch had a nice solo with leroi closing out the song with the pennywhistle. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS is really a good song and it keeps the crowd moving one of my favorites off of everyday, no one has sat down yet. GRACE IS GONE, I really didn't like this song at first but they have been expanding on it nicely as could be seen on Conan the other night and in their performance at MSG really a great version, leroi has a nice solo at the end. GREY STREET, is dave intentionally cutting the song a verse short? He did it on Conan and he did it tonight, still it's one of my favorites and never dissapoints me to hear it. I DID IT, things could have been worse, I was just glad I was there. I sprinted to the bathroom at this point and got back in time to hear Boyd's rap which I really enjoy. Out of nowhere comes THE STONE, great version really tight, I am never dissapointed hearing this one. SLEEP TO DREAM HER at this point maybe thirty-three people sat down, seriously. Everyone was really into the show even during this song. Many will complain about this and IDI being played but I would rather have STDH played than have to listen to the space between. Moving on, LOVING WINGS is coming along rather nicely, it's just a solid groove with leroi getting some nice blows in and carter ripping it up towards the end. It has really progressed since the summer. At this point I wouldn't have even minded hearing WHERE ARE YOU GOING but they surprised me with WAREHOUSE it is hear where the show really took off. The whole garden was bouncing with the woos and dave sang lyrics to LOUIE LOUIE before the "heart wells in me" part. Great version, next up CRUSH one of the most rocking love songs ever. This version definitely grooved and during the jam boyd and stefan were dancing in the middle of the stage while dave went back behind carter and grooved with the crowd back there. It seemed as though they would close with this but then they ripped right into EVERYDAY and the crowd picked up right away and began singing #36 and the band gave it back with their energy and a great #36 outro, one of the best versions I have heard. TWO STEP was incredible they brought it down so quiet at the end and then went right back into the jam to end the show, lights out bang! I could of went home right then. The drum techs had to come out and replace Carter's snare before the encore, must have bashed it too hard during two step. Encore was great as well. Just Carter and Dave came out at first and hugged near the drum kit and then they played CHRISTMAS SONG, a really great version with the whole crowd singing along. Didn't know what to expect for the finale. Dave strapped on the electric and they busted out a ferocious WHAT YOU ARE. I didn't think I would like it but it absolutely rocked. Peace in the middle east. Really a great show with the whole crowd singing and on their feet throughout, I really felt at peace. Anyone questioning the band should know that they are in top form.
WHAT A SHOW!!! my first ever and it didn't dissapoint. Captain was an awesome opener and it really got the crowd going. BOOM Song that Jane Likes. I jumped up when he started talking about his sister named jane. Then Too Much. Never REALLY liked this song but it was awesome their with sooo much energy. The crowd was really going now. Then he pulled out the twelve string and I thought Grey Street. BARTENDER. AWESOME. Was a really long one with a nice Roi and Butch solo. It seemed every song was really long, they weren't in a rush. After some Halloween tease then When the World Ends-okay. Then grace is gone, which was nice. Then Grey Street. It was awesome but I was looking for some oldies. Then Dave pulled out the electric and I thought Fool to Think. Nope, worse. I did It. It wasn't as bad as I had thought, but the show was going downhill. Not for long. THE STONE. out of the air. Here the show made a complete reverse. Sleep to Dream her wasn't that bad, I kinda like it, especially the Roi riffs in between verses. Then is died down a bit and I said, "they're doing a segue." Loving Wings-perfectly done segue, not just stop start. This was AWESOME. The best part. NO WAYG. Thank God. He then went right into Warehouse-HOLY SHIT. What an amazing version. Kept on going and going. The crowd was unbelievable. Dave got us singing Louie Louie(or whatever that is called) over the jam part. It was unbelievable. I had lost count though and thought this might be it. Crush-was amazing. A Really long one with awesome Boyd solos and Roi solos. Boyd was AWESOME tonight, he hit every note. Everyone had soo much energy, because the crowd was unbelievable. then they went into an awesome Everyday/#36 which the crowd was awesome again. It was really long as well and I thought the show was over. But they didn't walk off. What could be next?? Boyd started strumming his fiddle and I jumped 10 feet. TWO STEP!!! I had thought the show was over and it just got 100x better. Standerd version, which as you know is unbelievable. Boyd did take a really long solo after the Butch solo which was cool. Then the encore-Christmas song which was amazing, I had been hoping for this. Then What You are. Perfect closer for night 1. Summed up the show which was pure energy. I hope to get more jamming tonight, which I have a good feeling about. halloween or last stop would be cool also. I hoping!!
This show was AMAZING! The crowd was pretty intense and really took over with #36 when the band started to play everyday. I knew the show was gunna be great as soon as Dave said, "I got a lil sister named Jane, this is The Song That Jane Likes." I got pretty excited when Dave started to play the first few chords of Halloween when Fonz was gettin ready for When the World Ends, but it didn't happen. We did get a pretty good X-mas song with just Dave and Carter to start the encore. And Boyd stole the show by goin crazy during Crush. One of the highest points had to be the Louie, Louie part of Warehouse, totally unexpected but well accepted, it was awesome. All-in-all this show was CRAZY! Let's hope tonight's is just as good if not better!
This show was fantastic. It was my third show this year and the second stadium show, and this one was by far the best. Dave played too much, warehouse, grey street, and what you are, which i thought were the best parts. My friend and I were in section 56 row E the seats were amazing. We were about 20-30 feet away. One of the highlights of the night was when dave came out with carter and played the christmas song. Obviously this was a great song for the timing. All in all this was a great dave show and i can not wait for tomorrow night.
One word to describe this show....unbeleivable! My sixth over all. Dave continues to amaze the fans that attend his MSG shows. Last year's 5/29 show i felt could never be topped...now i am conflicted. The energy that the boys had last night was simply amazing. They started off curiously with a mellow choice of CAPTAIN, and i feared that this would not be the be all/end all of Dave shows, but they certainly proved me wrong after that. SONG THAT JANE LIKES What a suprise...crowd loved it. This is the third time that i have seen this song live and i love it more and more each time...this was where the show really took off. TOO MUCH....Dave was dancing around like a maniac...that crowd was goign absolutely insane awesome version got everyone pumped up and ready to explode after a pretty mellow start. Bartender....one of my favorite songs and perhaps my favorite song to see dave perform live....his yelling at the end brought tears to my eyes....it wsa truly unbeleivalbe....butch took a nice little solo on his keyboard at the end and as always roi woohed the crowed with his penny whistle. WHEN THE WORLD ENDS. Standard, but i loved how all music stopped as dave said "We'll be burnin' one" Got a huge crowd response for obvious reasons. GRACE IS GONE...Beatiful song...nice way to cool things down. At this point in the concert i was beginnign to crave a real nice slow ballod and i got it here...boyd's counter melody was amazing. After GIG i saw dave take out the 12 string again, and seeing that he had already played bartender, i knew Grey STREET was coming...he missed the entire second verse but just kept going....standard version....IDI...uh, yea...now is when things start gettting alittle nutty....THE STONE!!!...I love this song awesome version Carter absolutely beat the living shit out of his drum set energy was great what a song. STDH...this is the only song besides IDI that i truly could have done without...it killed the entire flow of the concert. LOVING WINGS...this song has come a long way...i really liked it...carter had an unbeleivable drum solo at the end of this and when it ended, we were all expecting WAYG, but they busted into the most unbeleivable version of WAREHOUSE EVER. AT the end Dave did a Louie Louie outro and the entire garden was singing along...there was so much energy in that place...it could have exploded...unbeleivable. THen came CRUSH...again...unbeleivable boyd and dave went absolutely nuts on this one it was ridiculous. Carter had a nice little drum solo at the end as well. Everyday 36....this is becoming a staple song for the MSG shows and I love it...hearing the entire garden singing Honey Honey, come and dance with me gives me chills....unreal. Then came TWO STEP to close the set.....unbeleivable energy great butch solo. Perfect way to close the set. Encore....CHRISTMAS SONG...this was the highlight of my night because it was the only song i had never heard live before...it was so beatiful. WYA to close the night was not my favorite, but beggers can't be choosers....overalll an unreal show......i absolutely cannot wait to see what they have in store for us at MSG for night two! See everyone tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace Love and DMB
This show was amzing. Captain was such a chill opening song. If you have ever been to the Garden you would know why it was so great. Everyone was bouncing and grooving and it such an awesome atmosphere. Last night they played 5 jams(Everyday, Warehouse, Crush, Two Step, and Bartender) It was os great I wish I can go back tonight but I cant make it. It was so much better than last years first show in the Garden. THANKS DAVE. You guys rock.
Really truly very amazing. The roof was literally off the garden. The crowd was incredibly into it, and the setlist left almost nothing to be desired. I especially loved The Song that Jane Likes, Warehouse--during which Dave interpolated Louie, Louie, really surprising and amazing--Crush, Everyday (#36), and Two Step--during which a couple two rows behind us got engaged. It was really sweet. I could have done without STDH and I Did It, but nothing else dissappointed. Stefan played some kind of steel-pedal-something in the intro to Grace is Gone which was really cool .. .. . . well I enjoyed a lot and I'll see everyone tonight.
26 shows in 3 years, this one was the second worst. True, it was Dave Matthews, and the songs that were played sounded good, but what is with this set list? I was expecting a disappointment after this past year, but I was STILL let down. Lets start with Captain, interesting opener, but shouldn't an opener pump up the crowd? Jane was a surprise there, and I figured at this point maybe we are in for a great show. Too much. . .Too typical. Bartender, nice song, but you have to get through the first 6 minutes to get to the best part and the rest is so slow and hes played it 80% of this tour. When the World Ends. . .ENOUGH WITH THIS. Grace, it does sound better, and it is a sweet song, but does it need to get played every night? Grey Street. . .WHAT DID YOU DO DAVE???? This was top five songs for me, I have loved this song since I first heard it at Giants Stadium in 2000, and its been butchered. Why did he cut out an entire verse and not jam it out? They are a jam band, they don't have to cut down their songs for concerts like they do for the radio. This absolutly killed the show for me. Whats next? A 3 minute Two Step (thank god no). I did it (see When the World Ends above). The Stone, enjoyable, but at this point I was too disappointed. Sleep to Dream Her, he must love this song, but there has been almost no energy to the show at this point. Loving Wings did sound great, I have to admit, but the highlight of the show was that he didn't play where are you going after, at least he went into a phenominal Warehouse. Crush, great song, but also getting typical, and at this point, it wasn't enough. Everyday, same as Crush. Two Step was awesome but it always is and this show had no chance of being saved. And I think everyone called the encore. X-Mas Song and What you Are. 11 shows this year to date and NO billies, no nancies, no Best of Whats Around, Watchtower once or twice. 41 once or twice. I have been to 26 shows and have never seen Say Goodbye, Typical Situation, Dreaming Tree, Halloween, Last Stop. But I have heard I did it like 18 times. It would be nice if he catered to both his new and old fans. I still love this band, but I never thought I could be so dissappointed in a NYC concert. I hope he changes these set lists.
ok wow this was only my 3rd show so i guess you can still think of me as a newbie but lemme tell you, i stood and sung out every word to every song for the entire duration of this concert w/ 85% percent of the rest of the damn garden too. HIGH ENERGY was an understatement. Captain, a shocker to me as the opening song, but a good version. Dave constantly was whispering gibberish into the microphone playing mindgames on his fans. Too much, althougth an overplayed radio song of the late 90's, is actually a FUNKY JAMMIN TUNE when dmb kicks it live, i was pumped for this one. When the World Ends is a chill love song that you can just kick back and smile at. Grace is Gone into Grey Street was really when i started to freak out, the crowd and people around me were going berserk (sec 207) and i was so so pumped to hear Grey St, one of my fav songs, live for the very first time, i was screaming the lyrics at the top of my lungs. I did it was cool, i like the beat and flow to that song althougth peeps knock it for its poppyness. The stone, eh i wasn't all about that one and then it was STDH and i was like "piss/beer" break time. Then things went nutz again as Warehouse was kicked off in true rare fashion including a "louie, louie" verse, i felt PRIVILEDGED to witness this and will CHERISH that moment as the entire garden was singing along. Next, crush, really mellowed things out in a way that only dave can do. Everyday was kicked off w/ me screaming hani hani for forever it seemed, and ending w/ the same result. Two step really pumped me up when i heard them start playing it and i was hit with joy as i knew what i was about see was gonna be amazing and turns out, it truuuuly was remarkable. Xmas song into WHAT YOU ARE , my fav dave song, such a powerful symphony of dave at his best...w/ a new intro and the ever so popular GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES ending! such an amazing experience, such good vibes ny ny xmas time, i'll never forget this day
Awesome show!! Tons of energy tonight, the band and the crowd fed off each other all night. Captain was unexpected, but a good mood setting opener. STJL-Always good to hear, you can tell who some old school fans are with songs like this, cause some people have no idea what the song is.TOO MUCH- started to pick up the energy, was happy so much to say didnt follow it though, good jam here. BARTENDER- Saw the 12 string and i knew we were in for a treat with this one, nice jam in the middle, high energy, tons of fun. I was expecting GIG at this point but got WTWE- I love this song, it was short and sweet, the way it should be, then came an amazing version of GIG- Such a lovely song, again they jammed it out for a little, best version ive heard. Grey Street followed- Great song, lots of fun, awesome version, we all went nuts when he played this, the crowd needed it at this point, middle version cut out, but most people didnt notice or didnt care, it was still great.I DID IT-My streak continues, I thought it would end tonigh but 9 shows in a row with this song, ive heard it so much I kind of like it live, I dont really have a choice thoug since im destined to hear it at everyshow i go to, bot bad though. The STONE- WOW!! A great song to begin with, but what a version, it reminded me of LIOG in a way beacause they more or less stopped the song after a long jam and then Carter went nuts picking the song back up at the end till the finish. STDH- No one seemed to pleased with it, too many people sat down, i just let the guys do their thing and enjoyed the music, the way it should be. Loving Wings- I never got to see this song live last summer, go figure right, he played it all summer and then got to jersey and nope, so for me a real treat, very unexpected to me, i figured where are you going was next but Loving Wings was beautiful, such a lovely song!!! Now for the highlights at this point, It was WAREHOUSE- I knew i would hear it but not like this, the woos(i love them)started it off, the guys seem to enjoy them, but what a jam, best version of this song ive ever heard, we got the LOUIE LOUIE, Holy Crap!! its been years as far as I know since theyve done that, thanks guys it was amazing, crowd was nuts!!! Im thinking what could top that, and nothing could but CRUSH was freakin close, what a jam on this one Boyd tore it up as he was doing all night, now he was in old school Boyd form, all over the stage, jamming with stefan and dave, just going nuts, crowd loved it, one of my all time fav songs and it was one of the best if not the best ive ever heard it!!Everyday was next and i love this version with #36, its like we were singing with dave on this one as he played right into the crowd, back and forth we wentat the end, we were the lovely ladies and dave did his thing, so intense to me, and the rest of you seemed to dig it too. Two Step to finish the set, ive heard it plenty of times, andone wa the giants stadium show 6/11/01 with the massive storm, so its hard for me to hear this song the same way as nothing will beat that time, but Butch was on , and the boys had fun with a great 2 step jam, crazy people at this point, daning like mad, and just feeling it, i loved it too, and was goin nuts with the rest of you guys!! Christmas song was beautif, had chills the whole time, just dave a carter, excellent!! What you are love the version with the mother fucker ending, very intense, would have prefered ants or watchtower but who am i to say a thing, the guys jammed it and the crowd was intense, msg was shaking loving every minute of it. Overall out of my 15 shows one of the most fun, greta jams all the way through, and some fun highlights like louie louie. All of you going to night 2 have fun, your in for a treat Ill tell you, I cant make it so dance and sing for all those night there, dont mind the setlist just have fun, your at a dave show, what could be more fun and exciting then that. Peace, cheers, and happy holidays!!!!!!!!
Just a quick review. Great show, poor setlist. I am going to try and figure out what happened to Grey Street. It seems Carter F'd up Dave in the beginning with an extra beat that made Dave sing the second chorus as opposed to the first. Rather than go back to the first one he decided to cut out the entire second verse and go on and finish the song. I think he was rattled for a bit which led to the questionable calls soon after. All in all though they picked it up at the end resulting in a typical great show. MSG has the best sound, yet what a terrible crowd. Hot little teenage girls running around doing anything for a hit of a joint while their boyfriends covet it when the get one. Too funny.
First of all let me say that no matter how much I dislike a concert I will never stop loving DMB. Second of all I still stand by my theory that Everday killed the excitment of a DMB concert. This was my 9th concert and it certainly wasn't up there with the rest. Starting with CAPTAIN was something I don't remember him ever starting with before. It was interesting because its not one of those songs that has tons of energy nor is it slow. SONG THAT JANE LIKES always a pleasure to here. That really got the whole crowd excited and then he kept the energy going with TOO MUCH which is just amazing live, especially in MSG. Next he played BARTENDER, one of my favorite songs. The only thing I did not like about this Bartender performance is Butch Taylors little solo I'd much rather hear Leroi on the penny whistle. Then the first of too many Everday songs WHEN THE WORLD ENDS was very disapointing considering he can't do anything when he performs it live to make it exciting. GRACE IS GONE is a great song the crowd really got into it. GREY STREET was amazing, after a sad slow song like grace is gone he picked everyone up again. I sat down in protest when I DID IT came on, seeing Dave with an electric guitar is unsettling to me and hes played that at 4 out of my 9 concerts so its a little boring. He totally redeemed himself with STONE!! Awesome song when its live. SLEEP TO DREAM HER was blah blah blah as usual. I dont mean to be a hard ass but everyday just pisses the hell at of me. LOVING WINGS was a nice pretty song, certainly not something I'd want to hear at every performance but it was nice. WAREHOUSE is a classic example of a great live song which he played solidly with a little Louy Louy and so was his next song CRUSH!!! I can't tell you how much that made my day seeing Boyd belt it out with Stefan and Dave is a f****ing dream come true. Then came EVERYDAY which I knew was coming I was just glad he didn't play it as the encore. Then came TWO STEP which is sooooo good when its performed live. The intensity was amazing and if you know that song you know what I'm talking about when I say that the ending is unbelievable. Encore was CHRISTMAS SONG nice touching songl very appropriate. And then ladies and gentlemen when the encore usually raps up my night and is what I remember the most, tonight it just let me down. If 4 everyday songs weren't enough he played a fifth, WHAT YOU ARE. Just disappointing, I almost cried. Overall it was a descent night, hearing Crush and Two Step was great, I would have liked to here watchtower and JTR; also, i was really hoping that Trey Anastasio would show up to jam with dave but that never happened, oh well. But I can't be too greedy and I was happy just to be there. Happy Holidays everyone.
BEST SHOW I'VE EVER BEEN TO!!---they came on at about 8:45 and opened up with an unexpected but great version of Captain. Bartender, I did it, sleep to dream her, and Everyday were unbelievable as usual, but then came the capper of a great night with Crush, 2step, the Stone,and Warehouse. Who would have thought they would have played them all in one night--- Whoever thinkks DMB are getting less exciting as they get older are totally wrong---i cant wait until 12/21 and all of the other shows i get to see.
The band had a ton of energy tonight, by the far the most I've seen. Captain: surprising opener but it worked. STJL: Great live, started to get the crowd into it. Too Much: REALLY got the crowd into it, really energetic version with dave dancing all over the stage. Bartender: extended jam, nice butch solo. WTWE: pretty standard except for they almost stopped completely in the middle and then worked it back up again, crowd like it. Halloween tease: didn't actually expect to hear the whole song, I'm sure he'll play it eventually. GIG: love this song, Stefan had a nice intro, looked like a slide guitar, they kept it going for awhile at the end, very nice. Grey Street: my favorite Lillywhite/Busted Stuff song, awesome live and really got the crowd pumped. I Did It: bathroom break, but it seemed like the 13 year old girls were into it. The Stone: first time hearing it live, very nice. STDH: ugh.really deflated the crowd, almost everyone was sitting down. Loving Wings: good song, the Carter solo at the end was awesome and that was the point where this show really picked up. Warehouse: INCREDIBLE!! Best version I've ever heard, crowd was really into it and Louie Louie was amazing!! Crush: AMAZING!! Dave and Boyd were dancing all over the place, jams were incredible and the place was rocking. Everyday: the more I hear it, the more I like it live, it was awesome to hear all of MSG singing Hani Hani, Come and Dance With me, dave even sang part of the verse of #36. Two Step: AWSOME!! I had thought Everyday was the end of the set, but then they busted out an incredible version of Two Step, they even almost stopped completely in the middle like in WTWE and then started it up again for an incredible finish. Encore: Christmas Song: expected and beautiful. What You Are: at first I was kind of disappointed that this was gonna be the closer but it was an amazing encore. It had a really cool intro and turned out to be very powerful. Dave said something about "F#ck the World" and "Don't pray down on your knees motherf#cker." Good live song. The band was really on their game tonight but the middle of the set seemed to be lacking a LIOG or Dancing Nancies. Overall though, Great show!!
So this was my FIRST Dave show, it was VERY unexpected cause i tried so hard for tickets and my friend invited me last second!!!!! I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED!!! and I must say i was blown away!!! yes, i heard from some peopel that this show sucked compared to others. but ya know what? i don' care what they think! i finally saw dave! the energy was crazy!! everybody was off their feet the whole show!! captain was an OK opener, i thought they could have thought that one out more. song that jane likes and too much, greeaaaaat!!!!! i liked the more upbeat grey street and grey is gone and of course, two step was perfect as i expected! warehouse was great, expecially with the added louie louie... the encore, opposed to what other people thought, i thoght was somewhat of a letdown. i would have enjoying something more like ants marching or lie in our graves, i wanted lie in our graves so badly!! in all, good show... even if the set wasn't so great the energy made it an overall great dave experience
I've never written one of these reviews before but I need to vent so here goes. What the hell is going on?! I went to the show in Albany and tonight was a complete repeat. 10 of the same songs. This was my 15th show and I couldn't believe what I heard. The Song That Jane Likes was cool to hear. Always a good live jam. Bartender was good but I've heard it better. I could have gone without I Did It, When the World Ends, Sleep to Dream Her,and Captain.I've heard them several times before. DREAMS OF OUR FATHERS, IF I HAD IT ALL, and THE SPACE BETWEEN would have been more of a crowd pleasers I think. Crush was cool, but hoping for Crash Into Me instead,they played Crush last time they came to the Garden. Love Grace Is Gone and Grey Street but he played them in Albany. Everyday was cool when EVERYONE was singing #36 and Dave started to join in, he was loving it. I wish he played all of #36 insteasd of Everday. Warehouse was hot when Dave jammed into Louie, Louie that was a surprise,but once again Warehouse was played in Albany, as was Loving Wings, Too Much, The Stone, Two Step, and the encore was the same with A Christmas Song and What You Are. Now I love DMB but WYA is not a closer for an encore.... Now I am looking at the setlist for the Garden 12/21 the show I got declined from Warehouse for and I want to cry. Opened with Drive In. Drive Out, now that is an awesome closing jam. He played SEEK UP the one song that I've been waiting to hear for the past 7 shows. My Dave head friends and I even made a banner saying "MY CUP RUNNETH OVER" so he would play it @Albany we were right next to the stage he saw it and didn't play it. I don't get it. Doesn't Dave look to see what he played last time he came to a place so he can mix it up. Doesn't he know that most of his fans go to several shows in the same area and want to hear different songs. I can't believe he played SEEK UP,and HALLOWEEN!!! DAVE AND THE GUYS IF YOU ARE READING this next time you come to NY we NEED some SEEK UP, LIE IN OUR GRAVES, TYPICAL SITUATION, DANCING NANCIES, DREAMING TREE, RAVEN, BUSTED STUFF, BEST OF WHAT'S AROUND, #41,SAY GOODBYE,KIT KAT JAM, CRY FREEDOM,#40(ALWAYS),HALLOWEEN,JTR,YOU NEVER KNOW. PLEASE! Okay now I feel a little better. Writing is cathartic. I guess you get kind of disappointed after 15 shows and you still don't hear what you really, really, really want. Well peace out.
OK, so he opened up wth CAPTAIN, big surprise, liked it a lot though. From then on...WOW....SONG THAT JANE LIKES, absolutely amazing, love that song, the boys rocked it out very nicely. TOO MUCH was played pretty early, kicked ass nonetheless. Then....ahhhh...BARTENDER, amazing, Boyd came out with the nice long into, then they jammed it out sweetly. WWTE was a nice touch as well. GRACE IS GONE and GREY STREET were pretty standard, fun to hear though. I DID IT was a bit of a surpirse, sounded awesome, dont care what anyone says about that so, kicked ass. Then came THE STONE, damn, talk about amazing, the jam out on this song was killer. STDH and Loving Wings were a nice little break, mellowed it out a bit. Im gettin used to Loving Wings, since I heard it once already this week. Then on to Warehouse, HOLY SHIT!!!...rocked this song out so nice, then Dave bsted out singin Louie Louie, crowd went nutz. CRUSH, no words, good god I love this song. Dave and Boyd went off the wall during the jam out. I liked Everyday (36) a lot more tonight then I did at Rochester, mainly cuz it wasnt a closer, Dave played off the crowd real well. Then Christmas Song and What You are as the closer, def liked this combo. Dave and Carter played XMas song really nice, liked it a bunch. Dave went absolutely ballz out during What You Are, sweet ass finisher. all in all, a great first night at the Garden.
A solid performance! CAPTAIN: Suprising opener.. nice way to start things off. STJL: About as good as I've heard it. A definite highlight. Great song to dance to as well. TOO MUCH: Lots of energy and great as always. BARTENDER: Dave didn't hold back on this one. The ending of this song is awesome. WTWE: Sounded good. GIG: Definitely one of the highlights. Boyd was going nuts towards the end of it. GREY STREET: One of my favorite songs, but everyone has noticed the dissapearence of a verse in this song... not sure why they decided to do that, but the ending of this song is insane. IDI: Well, not one of my favorites but well done. STONE: I really like the ending.. nice lighting effects. STDH & LW: This was the most mellow part of the concert. WH: Got everyone back into it. CRUSH: I think this was the biggest highlight aside from Two Step. Boyd went nuts... face to face with Stefan. EVERYDAY: The whole garden was singing along. TWO STEP: A great live song every time! CHRISTMAS SONG: Very nicely done... another highlight. WYA: This song is brought to life when played live. I don't think the studio version does it justice. All in all, it was a great time.
The boys gave us a special evening of music to open up a 2-night stand at the "World's Most Famous Arena" - Madison Square Garden. The arena typically belongs to our Knicks & Rangers - but tonight, the Garden belonged to the greatest band in the world - Dave Matthews Band. They proved once again there's no better live act around. On a rather mild evening in New York City (temperature-wise), the band smoooothed into the set with a tight-ass version of CAPTAIN. I've heard them play this sweet Lillywhite tune at a few venues, but the band nailed the shit out of it on Friday night. It set the tone for a solid evening of music ahead. Dave's voice sounded pretty strong and he was able to nail those high-notes. Up next came JANE - an old-school diddy that I still enjoy hearing, although the delivery lacked tonight - rather bland. TOO MUCH got the arena rockin (which was typical of MSG all weekend) and it was tight and loud! Carter was bearing the shit out of his snare, Dave & Stefan were groovin and LeRoi and Boyd's violin and sax (respectively) sounded sharp, bright and cut right through a screaming MSG crowd. Great version of Too Much for sure. BARTENDER was fuckin sick!!! Extended violin intro from Boyd (where did Big Eyed Fish go???) into one of the most powerful & emotional (from the look on Dave's face) Bartender's I've ever heard - and I've heard quite a few. Dave's wailing at the end was right on and gave me goosebumps. Wow - I love this song...great job by the band! The band took a few minutes to catch a breather and get their shit together - then gave us a tight, quick run through WHEN THE WORLD ENDS. Not a bad song; much better live than on Everyday. GRACE IS GONE / GREY STREET: really good except Dave skipped a verse during Grey Street. They've changed this tune quite a bit since 2000 - and not for the better. Where did the jam go??? Grace was well done and I believe this played this song during every Winter show...Looks like Grace has replaced Crash Into Me and Space Between - which is FINE with me!!! I DID IT - no comment. STONE - SLEEP TO DREAM HER - LOVING WINGS: good time to light up those joints! (I sure as hell did hehe) Stone was incredible. Never heard it sound better. I like that little intro the band developed which leads into Boyd's violin to begin Stone - definately set the mood for this brooding, powerful delivery. Really good stuff from the band...Sleep to Dream Her is clearly not one of the better songs in their catalogue - but still LeRoi's sax made this sweet lil jam work well...I really like this tune live and the band tightened this one up big time since Summer '01. Loving Wings is a solid, new addition to shows and I love the fact they changed up the jam to accommodate some awe-inspiring drumming from Mr. Carter Beauford. WAREHOUSE sounded fuckin great. Dave broke a string half way through...and the Louie-Louie outro reminded me of a '93-'94 show. The MSG crowd was rockin BIG time at this point...one of the better moments during the entire weekend. CRUSH - really nice. They jammed this bitch hard and LeRoi shined once again...EVERYDAY/#36 - Hani Hani...Come and dance with me! really good stuff. TWO STEP was intense. Great version. The Garden was shaking...Butch had a very chill solo and the outro jam was intense. LeRoi's sax was blarring. CHRISTMAS SONG: a nice winter set tune. Carter joined in to give a nice touch to this song. WHAT YOU ARE was great and that trippy intro with Dave crooning set the tone for yet another powerful delivery. High energy. Overall, night #1 set the tone for an incredible night #2. There is no better band than Dave Matthews Band. Period. End of story.
Well, this night was a great first night. Captain was a nice opener, like this song a lot and was a good surprise. STJL was great, got the crowd going and is a great song. Too Much has a ton of energy and got everyone singing and dancing, getting the crowd into a groove. Bartender was awesome as usual, and Dave showed a lot of emotion. WTWE was good to hear to, i hadn't heard it live yet and really like the song. GIG had that really cool slide intro that Stefan does and got everyone singing. Grey Street, great energy, love the song and has some really powerful lyrics.I Did It, for this song some stood and some sat. I stood, because i like dancing to whatever they play at concerts, and i think this song is a nice upbeat tune, and is really fun to dance to. The Stone, one of my (many) favorite songs. Great to hear this live, got me jumping. STDH, hadn't heard this live before and though the crowd wasn't really into it, i got into a nice slow groove and enjoyed the music. Not one of my favorites, but i still like it. Into Loving Wings, and wow this song has come a long way. I heard it this summer and really wasn't too into it, but after tonight I've got a whole new appreciation for it. Great beat, great solos, nice song. Warehouse rocked the garden, and got everyone "whooing". Also, the cool Louie, Louie ending...fabulous. Crush was great, just an overall great song and they really jammed it out that night. Everyday was great, got the whole crowd singing "Hani hani"...great energy and a great song. Two Step, enough said. The whole place went nuts when this started. Great set closer. Great Butch solo. Just awesome. The encore kept the energy of the show up as well. Christmas Song was awesome, i've always wanted to hear it live, great song. What You Are has great energy, and got the whole place screaming with the "pray down on your knees motherfucker" part. Loved the set, great time, great people, great music. Had an awesome time that night.
This has been only my second show, but I plan to go to countless ones in the future! I attended the one at the Bryce Jordan Center earlier this year at Penn State. What a bummer! I mean, why the hell would they close with I Did It? I mean, it was an OK show overall, but the crowd was not completely into it. Now, as I left the garden tonight and took in everything I just heard, I was really shocked! It seemed to be a different band, and they seemed to really feed off the crowd, since the WHOLE crowd was into it! Now, onto the setlist. Captain, ok..I mean they probably figure it's a good warm up song to get the blood flowing. No real complaints here. STJL-a great choice, and a great rendition! The crowd started to get to their feet, and as Too Much opened, I knew that the rest was history. They always pump the volume with TM and they definitely did so tonight! Bartender began slowly, and when the drums & bass kicked in, my soul pounded. It really is a great song live! WTWE is not my favorite, but I enjoyed it tonight. Grace Is Gone was awesome as Stefan whipped out his slide guitar. Great choice; very dreamy! As soon as Grey Street began, I was thrilled. It is one of my favorites on Busted Stuff, and they kicked ass with it. Although a verse was skipped, nothing was really taken away from the feeling. With I Did It, I can't say anything except that it's a fun song but not a favorite of mine. >>Onto the best part of the evening.....as soon as Dave started playin the openin guitar part to The Stone, I couldn't believe it. What a fantastic jam for everyone! Before I move on, I must say that Boyd, LeRoi, Stefan, and Carter shined tonight! In almost every song they had these magnificent solos! Even Butch Taylor in Bartender was great! Sleep To Dream Her was alright, as was Loving Wings..I think the band was preppin the crowd for what was to come...and boy we were in for it...... Warehouse came on and the whole crowd was "shakin up their bones, shakin up their feet"...I can't even put to words how great Warehouse was, esp. with the Louie Louie addition..hehe....After it ended, I truly did not know what to expect, but then Crush came on and that was it. After came Everyday, and the crowd and Dave sang together in beautiful harmony; "honey honey...come and dance with me" After Everyday, everyone was pumped completely, and as I saw Boyd and Dave draw close to one another, I was thinkin' Two Step, and when they started...it was all over............... --------------------------------------------- The encore songs were really nice, esp. Christmas Song in a totally appropriate context...What You Are was extremely energetic and thrilling, and after it ended, I was speechless....if they come back to MSG anytime, I am so there, by hook or by crook....
So despite a small disaster before the show, I made it there with plenty of time to spare. This was the first show I ever attended all by myself, which was pretty neat. The people sitting next to me were very *kind* :-) On to the show... It was kind of a weird mellow setlist I thought, but the band was right on and you gotta love that crowd at the Garden. There's truly nothing like them. Captain opener was pretty cool. I like that song a lot, but it's a little mellow for starting out the show. STJL always a welcome addition to any show. Bartender got jammed out really nicely. I danced my a$$ off during that song! WTWE standard, Grey Street was really nice, IDI... bathroom break. The Stone was slammin, but STDH put me back in my seat. Loving wings is a beautiful little song, and this was the first time I heard it. It has a really nice jam at the end. Really danceable and Carter rocked it out. He's the man! Warehouse with Louie Louie thrown in there was really awesome... a nice unexpected surprise. Crush... amazing as always. Everyday was incredible. Like 5.29 EVERYONE was singing "Honey Honey" in unison, the band jammed behind us and backed us up, Dave was singing backround for us, and he broke into a nice verse of #36 at the end of Everday. It was a great moment. Two Step rocked the house as usual. Love that Butch solo. Man, that guy can rock! Christmas song was beautiful... it was my first time hearing that too. What You Are gets a lot of complaints as a closer or an encore song, but DAMN was it good! Dave was dancing all nite... all in all it was a good show, although you could tell they were kinda takin it easy. On a side note, the best part of the whole evening was that I got to meet Shep. Next time I'll get his autograph. :-)
This was my 13th DMB show, and my first show at the Garden. I came all the way from Seattle for the two MSG shows plus the MCI show and the weekend was well worth it! I was in Section 3, Row K (10th row center on the floor) which were amazing seats. Dave recognized me from Seattle- when he came onstage to introduce the opening band he pointed at me! :) CAPTAIN was an unexpected opener. It sounded shorter than they played it this summer, about the length as it is on Busted Stuff. Butch had a long jam on BARTENDER, and Dave walked behind the stage and shook some hands. GREY STREET was shorter than in the summer- I heard someone joke that the band was playing the radio edit when they cut out a verse, but they still jammed out the end of the song. WAREHOUSE was awesome with Louie Louie thrown in. During SLEEP TO DREAM HER Dave sang the song facing the side of the stage to his left (maybe his family was down there? I couldn't tell). This went into LOVING WINGS, which has improved since its debut in July. This was one of the first times- if not the first time- that Loving Wings was played at a show without Where Are You Going anywhere in the set. Dave looked very happy that everyone sang the "honey, honey" part of EVERYDAY without any prompting. I think TWO STEP needs a new jam in the middle- I really like the beginning and the end but Butch's jam gets tiring. CHRISTMAS SONG was met with a loud cheer. (And there was no anti-war rhetoric by Dave this time.) It was my first time hearing that song live and I really enjoyed it. WHAT YOU ARE has always been one of my favorites from Everyday. This version sounded like the ones from the summer, including the intro that they used at the Gorge and probably other shows. ("All the little children come dance around.") All in all it was a good show!