aug.21.2004
Dave Matthews Band
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
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Graph of songs performed, by album
Donít Drink the Water
Donít Burn the Pig
The Stone
Sugar Will
One Sweet World
#41
Joy Ride
I Did It
Rhyme & Reason
Bartender
Where Are You Going
Hello Again
Jimi Thing
Crazy Easy
Too Much


Encore:
Everyday

Ryan W.
great show, not as good as friday night, but who's complaining? Jimi thing was the highlight of my night, great everyday for the encore, #41 really got the crowd into the show, don't drink the water was badass as usual, don't burn the pig was a very nice selection...joy ride and hello again still seem to be the new crowd favorites...great stand in woodlands guys! weather was a little wetter saturday, but who asked all the girls in skirts and high-heels to come anyways? nobody wants to hear them bitch about the mud...anyways, it was a great stand in woodlands! come back again DMB! :)
Aug.24.2004
Dave
First off, I love the Woodlands. Security is really strict which has it's positives and negatives. But a beautiful place, new, well-kept and clean. The opening act...LAME to say the least. But that is not why we go. I went to both the Friday and the Saturday show, and for the first time ever in my experience, I think the first show was better. However, both shows were better than any show I attended in the past 3 years. I felt the energy of 99 and 2000 were back!! It rained all afternoon so I had a good feeling DDTW was going to be the opener. I was right and the song was done well. Pig and Stone are favorites so that did not disapoint. Sugar Will and OSW mellowed us out only to be pepped up again with a standard, but always a crowd favorite 41. Then came the most pleasent suprise of the evening...Joy Ride!!!WOW what a great tune. Sure to be an instant classic and eventually an encore. I love it. I Did It meant another beer and potty break for me. Bartender was full of energy and Dave was in the zone at the end of this one with hear-felt and energy laced yells. (chills!!) The other highlight of the evening was only the best Jimi Thing I have every heard. Scat-tacular! They finished with TooMuch and only gave 1 encore which was Everday. That was kind of a let down but overall a great show. This was #20 for me. I rank the Friday show #3 and the Saturday show #5. The Woodlands crowd was energetic, paticipatory and it seemed the band was happy and appreciative to us. Thanks for the energy this year. It seems to be more than in the past 2-3 years. I love it. Peace
Aug.25.2004
TonyDPM
Well, day 3 of the Texas Tour, and the band did not disappoint. I was recently thinking about what makes this band so great to hear live, and, as most of you that have attended a number of shows know, there are reasons too numerous to go through here. These guys, first and foremost, are talented professionals at the top of their craft. Even though they are not "best buddies" off the stage, when they walk out there together, they have a tremendous rapport with one another, making that talent mesh together and produce the great results it does night in and night out. Each seems to have such a high respect for the other's talent and musical and personal egos never seem to be an issue with any of the guys. However, what, I believe, makes this band so special each time I see them is that they go out on stage with the attitude that they are playing for an entire audience that has never seen them live before. They take nothing for granted with their audiance and leave it all on the stage for those 2 1/2 hours, and, as a fan, you can not ask for anything more. That was never more apparent then Friday and Saturday night. I know I liked Friday's show a little better than Saturday, but only because of the songlist. One thing the Saturday show had over the Friday show was the crowd interaction and the reaction to that interaction from the band. They really, really responded to the crowd on Saturday, more than they did Friday, and that was great to see. These guys really seemed to be enjoying themselves, with the finger-fiving and Dave's constant head-nodding approval towards the crowd, they were truly having fun. The questions about what happened to songs from BTCS quickly ended with the first 3 out of the gate: DDTW (always a great opening song), Pig (very nice to hear that favorite and glad to see Dave pull it together-he either lost his voice for a second or forgot the words) and The Stone (The freekin' Stone!). Next came a great Sugar Will and then the always nice to hear OSW. The next song can only be summed up by the fact that I am glad they played it tonight vs. the night before (for personal reasons)-41. There was this guy right next to me on Friday (there's always one of them at every show-lucky me that I should share a row with him) who, after every song (and even before the first one) yelled "41, 41"! Like you're going to influence their setlist, buddy! I am sure he'll be pissed off that they played it Saturday and not Friday, but, oh well, that's his problem. It's always a great song to hear, and the guys sounded great. And then they played Joy Ride and for the first time, the crowd was feeding back "whoops" during the musical opening and breaks between versus. This one's going to be a concert classic. Dave was nodding and extremely pleased at the crowd response. He then pulled the electric guitar on, and you knew IDI was coming. However, after the song, all hell broke loose for about 10 seconds. Dave, starting at Carter's drumset, turned and started spastically walking, hurky-jerky towards the crowd, spittering some sort of jitterish babble that was too hilarious to describe-I've never seen anything like it. It was almost exorcistic in nature! Anyhow, he pulled it together to do R and R and then the always nice Bartender. WAYG (once again, time to say goodbye to that one) and then Hello Again (great ending). Then came Jimi Thing, which was off-the-wall! The crowd was twice as loud as Dave singing it and Boyd went nuts, jamming with every member on stage and a couple of those famous Texas-sized grasshoppers! It was great. They closed with Crazy/Easy and Too Much, and encored with a great version of Everyday/36, with the crowd again providing an incredible chorus for the band. Here's to hoping for a Winter tour!
Aug.26.2004
TonyDPM
Well, day 3 of the Texas Tour, and the band did not disappoint. I was recently thinking about what makes this band so great to hear live, and, as most of you that have attended a number of shows know, there are reasons too numerous to go through here. These guys, first and foremost, are talented professionals at the top of their craft. Even though they are not "best buddies" off the stage, when they walk out there together, they have a tremendous rapport with one another, making that talent mesh together and produce the great results it does night in and night out. Each seems to have such a high respect for the other's talent and musical and personal egos never seem to be an issue with any of the guys. However, what, I believe, makes this band so special each time I see them is that they go out on stage with the attitude that they are playing for an entire audience that has never seen them live before. They take nothing for granted with their audiance and leave it all on the stage for those 2 1/2 hours, and, as a fan, you can not ask for anything more. That was never more apparent then Friday and Saturday night. I know I liked Friday's show a little better than Saturday, but only because of the songlist. One thing the Saturday show had over the Friday show was the crowd interaction and the reaction to that interaction from the band. They really, really responded to the crowd on Saturday, more than they did Friday, and that was great to see. These guys really seemed to be enjoying themselves, with the finger-fiving and Dave's constant head-nodding approval towards the crowd, they were truly having fun. The questions about what happened to songs from BTCS quickly ended with the first 3 out of the gate: DDTW (always a great opening song), Pig (very nice to hear that favorite and glad to see Dave pull it together-he either lost his voice for a second or forgot the words) and The Stone (The freekin' Stone!). Next came a great Sugar Will and then the always nice to hear OSW. The next song can only be summed up by the fact that I am glad they played it tonight vs. the night before (for personal reasons)-41. There was this guy right next to me on Friday (there's always one of them at every show-lucky me that I should share a row with him) who, after every song (and even before the first one) yelled "41, 41"! Like you're going to influence their setlist, buddy! I am sure he'll be pissed off that they played it Saturday and not Friday, but, oh well, that's his problem. It's always a great song to hear, and the guys sounded great. And then they played Joy Ride and for the first time, the crowd was feeding back "whoops" during the musical opening and breaks between versus. This one's going to be a concert classic. Dave was nodding and extremely pleased at the crowd response. He then pulled the electric guitar on, and you knew IDI was coming. However, after the song, all hell broke loose for about 10 seconds. Dave, starting at Carter's drumset, turned and started spastically walking, hurky-jerky towards the crowd, spittering some sort of jitterish babble that was too hilarious to describe-I've never seen anything like it. It was almost exorcistic in nature! Anyhow, he pulled it together to do R and R and then the always nice Bartender. WAYG (once again, time to say goodbye to that one) and then Hello Again (great ending). Then came Jimi Thing, which was off-the-wall! The crowd was twice as loud as Dave singing it and Boyd went nuts, jamming with every member on stage and a couple of those famous Texas-sized grasshoppers! It was great. They closed with Crazy/Easy and Too Much, and encored with a great version of Everyday/36, with the crowd again providing an incredible chorus for the band. Here's to hoping for a Winter tour!
Aug.26.2004
Ginger
It's always good to see DMB at the Woodlands. This year the band seemed to have regained some energy I thought was lacking last year. No doubt new songs have helped that. I enjoyed all the new songs, Joy Ride in particular. The blue scrolling screen on Sugar Will I found to be a huge distraction (especially having seen it three times). I'm sorry to say it, but the ever-increasing presence of Butch Taylor (I find) detracts from the sound of the band. As a backup player I can live with it, but as a main player now in some of the jams, I don't think he brings much to the table. Regardless, the setlist may not have been a personal favorite, but the energy of the band and crowd made for a good show.
Aug.30.2004
Ash H.
This was my first Dave show in over a year and it did not let down. This was my first time to the Woodlands and I thought it was pretty awesome. I was sitting near the back of the Pavilion and that was just fine, onto the show: the band came out and were kind of just playing around for a couple of minutes, this I knew would lead into DDTW- Great way to open a show, lots of energy, not as good as Central Park but pretty sick-PIG- First time hearing it, Dave forgot the words in the beggining but the band covered it well, very nice to hear-STONE- Great version, what a way to start a show, 3 songs of the Streets, I was pretty excited about this-SUGAR WILL- This sounded incredible, one of the best songs of the night for sure, best of the new songs for me, great jam to-ONE SWEET WORLD- This had a new intro , it really just goes straight into the song which I actually prefer, Dave was really dancing on this one-#41-Everyone in my section started chanting it and he played it, pretty sweet, nice version, first time hearing it since 99-JOYRIDE-Very cool song, lots of energy, woo's from the crowd-I DID IT- Best version I've heard, normally I hate this track but it sounded good tonight-RHYME AND REASON- Always a pleasure to hear, standard-BARTENDER- amazing version, 2nd best song of the night, the outro was amazing and Dave showed plenty of emotion, one of my favorite tracks-WHERE ARE YOU GOING- Heard this one a lot now but it still was pretty nice- HELLO AGAIN- Kind of a country sounding tune with a rock chorus, this song really rocked and the outro was just off the hook, Dave was screaming like crazy, very nice- JIMI THING- My first time hearing it with the scat and it was something alright, the band were just hot on this one, easily the best song of the night, crowd was in a frenzy- CRAZY-EASY- Least favorite of the new songs but it sounded really good, I liked it-TO MUCH- This was awesome, also first time to hear the new version of the song, sounded a lot better, the end part with Dave and Leroi was amazing, perfect closer, crowd was really pumped at this point-ENCORE BREAK-EVERYDAY- When he started playing this I figured it would be the only encore and I was right, not a big deal though, great version of this song and one the few tracks I really like off the Everyday album, crowd were very loud on the Hani Hani's in my section so I got in on that to, a nice feel good song to end the show. Overall I thought this song was amazing, best I've seen in several years, the new songs were great and I'me exicted to hear studio versions of them someday, see yall in New Mexico
Feb.24.2005