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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 29, 2002
The Two Step Chant, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 41fanatic
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best show i've hever seen! pig opener was cool. i loved hearing warehouse...it's one of my favs. the woo's really get u goin. proudestmonkey was neat..i was especially excited singing "I AM THE PROUDEST MONKEY" cause it's my email address. before i left my campground for the show i was informed the band played my fav. faster tune stjl. i was mad. i heard it vaglly(sp?) at hershey durring the sound check last yr. but that wasn't enough. i was mad. i said i'd need a good show. by now it was gettin there. #41 my favorite dmb song ever was played and played beautifully! it was all ok! i was moved to tears when they started the tune. it was magical!loving wings is a good tune. i love the lyrics but the music still needs some work. ants was a cool closer. the encore. dave alone...ok it's ain't it funny. i called nancies but that was on my dreamlist for the night. it's not comming my dream tune never comes out they're all to crazy. everyone was right yet agian.......oh my god! no he isn't that can't be...can it....it is holy god its nancies! don't be a tease please! it's the whole thing the first entire nancies in how long! i was there for the return! wooooooohooooooooo! next tune. boyd's wah comes out they're doin everyday yep that's it everyday. then the chant TWO STEP CLAP CLAP! TWO STEP CLAP CLAP!. we just changed the set! 25,000 of us changed the set. boyd's plucking away and we're in two step! yeah-hhhhhhhoooooooo! it's an awsome two step at that! now the 50th layer of icing on the cake. as i'm leaving and walking down the street i see a bus comming i see dave's head. i now it's him cause i see the same shirt he had on durring the show. another bus comes by. OH MY GOD CARTER IS WAVING OUT THE WINDOW! i can't belive it THANK YOU DMB FOR THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!

User: 41ismyfavsong
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41 41 41 :)

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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Two Step Chant one for the ages

User: absolut_ch
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what an amazing show! great seats, great set, GREAT TIME!!!

User: adam lynn
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My first Dmb show

User: adouglas3520
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Simply amazing! Quick shout out to those in p-burgh NY. I have made this stop @ SPAC an annual thing and will be traveling back home this summmer all the way from FL to see it again. Something about that night in '02 was just freakin amazing. Thanks dave ... Two Step, Two Step, Two Step... those there know what this means.

User: ArtNerdGirly
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AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING!

User: Aurelie
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This was one of the most amazing nights of my life. All I can say is that those who were there know what I mean.

User: azultak
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This was the very first DMB show I attended with my friend who was a huge fan. The fan interaction was incredible; everyone was so friendly and genuinely just wanted to experience an amazing night together. I instantly fell in love with DMB on this night! It was one of the most profound concert experiences I have ever had.

User: Baubkatt
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the best show ive been to.

User: beezer210
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This show was simply amazing. Leroi played the best show I've ever seen him play. The third time I saw DMB was certainly the best.

User: BENDERCJ
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Greatest show ive ever been to. Year after year SPAC has the greatest fans.

User: blazejohnny52
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#41 incredible, enough with the 2step chant, I think dave's getting tired of the crowd running the show.

User: BleuDesigner21
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Good show. I REALLY wish they had done Watchtower..(my fav) - - they started to for the encore.. then everyone was cheering for Two Step... so, they did it.. it is nice to know they care what the audience wants to hear. But isnt it true that they like to spend time and really develop a set list, and what they do and put toegether has a certain flow? Oh well. it was an OK show, not my favorite.. unless you are inside at SPAC... you really need to find a nice seat on the lawn.. tough to do!

User: BlueJWay
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Took Mom... Best show of the '02 tour for me probably

User: bowa&osw
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Best show I have evr seen

User: bsauro
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right in the middle of the two step chant!

User: BustedJeff
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Simply amazing show! Best I've seen! Setlist was spectacular, energy was superb, and crowd was into it. Highlights were #41, So Right, solo Dancing Nancies and a bouncy One Sweet World. Actually the whole show was a highlight (minus I Did It and Where Are You Going)

User: bustednancies
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ah it was fuckin awesome, and then he played nancies and it was even more so. Eventually I pissed my pants, cleaned myself up and went home, but it was GOOOOOD.

User: CaptainGreyFish
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Amazing show, in my top 3...Better the night one with new and old songs in the mix...Plus you can't beat the Pig opener...

User: capucci
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1 year re-union of the now defunct engagement.

User: Carts13
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First show. Wow. I am hooked. Nothing more to say.

User: CaseyLou81
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freaking awesome show

User: catamount14
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This was my first DMB show. I must admit I only went because a group of my friends were. I wasn't a fan at the time and didn't know many of their songs. However, while i was watching the incredible live show I fell in love and am now a huge fan. Being there with my friends and sharring the experience was one of the best days of my life. I will never forget it.

User: climbin2by2
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EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Colemaster
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Absolutely an incredible show. My good friend and I made the trip to Saratoga for both nights and the second blew the first night out of the water. The band always puts on a great show for SPAC (see 7.30.01) and they did not fail to impress opening with an intensely energetic Pig and then Warehouse, setting the tone for the evening to follow. The setlist was incredible and I didn't dtop dancing the full length of the concert. Capping the night off was a beautiful, but not unexpected, Dancing Nancies Dave solo followed by a 16-minute Two Step at the request of the crowd, changing the original encore of Gravedigger and Everyday completely. I can't stop listening to the show. This was one night that I will never forget, the best DMB concert I have seen yet and a great time with my very good friends, it also helped that I was 6th and 16th row the two nights.

User: crazycrush
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Best show I've been too!

User: Crazy_K
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No words can really describe the energy that place had. I've seen a lot of show in my time, from Santana to GNR, and nothing touched this. We'll, never forget it:-)!!!!

User: CRexlz
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GREAT!!! 11th row dead center

User: crush0617
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OMG what a show is all I can say. I will only give a quick overview. Pig was a cool opener since I have never heard the song in person. Warehouse was fun with the whole whooooo-stop time into. Grey street was awesome as always. Other show highlights in my opinion where Prodest MOnkey, DAncing Nancies (1st time played in over 14 monthes), Kit kat jam, Two step. Great show all in all this was my first time to SPAC nice place just tough to see on the lawn.

User: CrushMe40
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SECOND ROW BABY!!!!!!! RIGHT UP IN THE FRONT.....DAVE SAW US...STEFAN SAW US....AMAZING!

User: cryfreedmb41
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The best show ever!!! Awesome setlist!

User: DanielleDMB41
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this show was more then amazing...Im still is aw of what happened right in front me of 2 nights ago! I can't explain how great it was!

User: darkangel24712
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first dave concert so ehh ok but not what i expected at first

User: Dave840
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best show show ever out of 23. two step chant was so loud Dave had to change the set from everyday

User: davefreek828
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Two Step at the end was definitely NOT planned, I agree with that.

User: DayMayerB9876
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my 2nd and best show ever.

User: Dexterity
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This show was excellent. My first one, and it was a treat.

User: DMB2718
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Awesome

User: dmb7 29
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Best show yet

User: dmbaddict6swife
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awesome show

User: dmbangel13
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this was my first show, i thought it went amazingly well : ) i love dmb more as talented artists now more than ever. Stefan Lessard is still and awesome bass player, and they all just go together so well...

User: dmbcrazy1
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PIG is an awesome opener... i loved the long jams in #41... dave changed the closer when the crowd started chanting "2 step, 2 step..." & so he gave us a 14 min. long two step! (along with a dancing nancies solo...ahh i get chills just thinking about it...)

User: DMBfanNL
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WOW!

User: DMBgodro
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simply amazing

User: DMBKoz36
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Two Step as the final encore was amazing

User: dmbmom
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I loved this show. I'd been waiting to hear Ants live and I got it. It was amazing!!! Great energy from the crowd and the band.

User: dmbnikker
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Loved it!! They played more older songs that I wanted to hear.

User: DMBSmonkey41
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Awsome show...Two Step was AMAZING

User: dmbstevie
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awesome show

User: drewp11737
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Best Dave Show Hands Down...of All time....Two Step Chant originated here...

User: drty snchz
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great show great energy nancies two step encore

User: duildmb
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This was my Daughter Julia's 1st concert. She was 8 months old.

User: DWreckdom
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My first show. What an amazing one to be at. Some highlights: Pig, 41 with everyday lyrics, two step, nancies (dave solo), ants. What a show. SPAC is an unbelievable venue and i hope to go back there next summer.

User: dxmaverick
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my first show, what world have i just entered?

User: dzimman
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GREAT SHOW!!! Raven is a under rated song!

User: fartknocker
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amazing show...put that set list together with the clear sky and stars and the most amazing crowd ever...best show of the summer.

User: fattyw
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Sat solo; Hayden Berard was taping and I had to swap seats; bummer after being so close the night before, but this weekend at SPAC truly made me believe that SPAC was DEFINITELY the place to hear DMB live

User: fenwayman
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Best night of the summer! Enough said!

User: fonze232
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Best show out of 12 that I've ever been to, and I saw a couple shows back in the day. What an awesome setlist!

User: frdncr3441
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mind bogglin show...better than the 29th....awesome job boys! I'm lookin forward to more!

User: getrunover
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simply amazing

User: gherbert
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Lawn

User: Gleebs
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This was amazing! It was my first Dave concert and it was the happiest I've ever been! The band was great, the song choices were awesome. It's definatly the best concert I've ever been to!

User: gman41
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Nancies SOLO! off the hooook

User: gmm6797
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kicked ass!

User: GOIL3641
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A good time all around!

User: goyettecl
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25,000 proud changed the encore!

User: greybartender
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Night two was just as good. A great setlist. We mwet up with some friends just before the show. For the third time I just missed meeting a band member, WTF! Virginia, here we come!

User: gruvin17
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!111

User: guinevere34
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Two Step!!!! Two Step!!!! Two Step!!!!

User: GuyPaddock
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My first DMB show and it was awesome! Once you've heard the band in concert, CD versions of their songs are never the same. Only in concert can you feel the energy of everyone around you, be a part of it, and feel the band responding to it. It's just undescribable! We all joined in on the lyrics for all the songs we knew and it felt like the audience was truly a part of the band. Especially at the end of the show, when the band performed the audience-requested "Two Step"! It's truly been one of my favorites, and I guess I'm not alone.

User: halloween21
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Unbelievable show. A guy near us started the two step chant. I was exposed to pig that night for the first time and have never stop loving it. Highlight was dancing nancies solo.

User: hbomb514
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I worked at day camp all day, drove 2 hours to Saratoga, took 3 hours to get home, and went to camp the next day...well worth it!!! My friends and I were hopin' for Nancies, since Dave had be teasing...awesome awesome show!!

User: IanMykelB
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Solo Nancies!!! Just the most incredible show I've ever seen!

User: ILUVDAVEMB
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IT WAS THE GREATEST!! dave played dancing nancies and it was the best!

User: ipmaz
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Simply amazing. What else can I say? For those of you who went the night before, on the 28th, you got robbed. Monday was the best show I've seen yet. It was awesome. Loads of energy and Dave didn't diappoint. The entire show we were all chanting TWO STEP,TWO STEP......he made us all sweat it out but played it as the closing JAM. The place just exploded. Also, to note.....I had the honor of meeting Stefan outside his Hotel. They stayed at the Sheraton right in town. Unfortunately my brother and I didn't have a maker for an autograph......Maybe next time.

User: javroch
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absolutely amazing

User: Jay21212
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amazing

User: jchas41
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One of my favorite shows of all-time, great set. Crowd was unreal throughout.

User: Jgoose1019
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Lawn 7th

User: jimithing88
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Incredible show fusing the best of old and new... highlight of the nite was the rampant cheering of "two step" by the crowd that ultimately changed the final encore song from "everyday" to "two step."

User: jjonah88
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This show was a great warm-up for the second night. I finally got to hear Crush live!

User: jjr4969
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Great show, couldnt have been any better.

User: JstMyLuck3
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11 years and over 30 shows later... this still remains one of the best and most memorable shows I've ever seen, coast to coast.

User: Jtefel
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There will never be anything better!!

User: jwdonn
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oh my good my mind is blown

User: kentdaddy
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mind blowing show......2 step!! need i saymore not to mention nancies for the first time for me..sorry if you have the eric naylor version...its my g/f screaming through it

User: kitkapp
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great 41-----even better two step

User: krameruth
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best night of my young life...amazing

User: kranked83
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This show is believed to be one of the best of the 2002 tour, and I don't disagree..This show was awesome...I'm glad I made the trek up from CT to go to this one, and I'm going back to Saratoga for 2003.

User: kritterkrit
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AWESOME!!!

User: leatherman2222
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wooooooo. two step. awesome.

User: lezcuff
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Monkey. Dancing Nancies solo. Highlights.

User: maker75
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WOW, what a show. First off, the return of Nancies. Then DMB gave in and did Two Step!!!

User: mandwelle
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it was ok

User: marweezy
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well lets see, stretch was w rachel inside w, mine and jessicas tix...we nvr made it inside the focker cell fone serv bit @spac lol...we heard the whole sick@ss set from outside the gates, including walking back to the car arm n arm singing nancies and 2 step, what a chant, what a show, what a fockin memory! oh yeh, got laid on the golf course, holla back!

User: MeltintoWonder
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epic two step chanting haha.. very fun out in the lawn seats

User: mercedesdiesel
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was better than 7/28

User: mike5654
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best show ever.

User: missyny82
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AMAZING! TWO STEP!!!!

User: mje4041
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What a show! Nancies solo after the tease the night before. Only 1 crappy songs (If I...) Then they strum everyday, and the crowd starts the 4th or 5th Two Step chant of the night. It is LOUD!! They look at each other and then bust out a 17 minutes Two Step. Another GREAT SPAC show!!

User: moneybe
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One of the best ever

User: Mrk7hst
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This was the best show of the Summer of 2002! I attended the show at Saratoga the night before and the performance wasn't even close to as good as this one.

User: mute423
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amazing

User: Narko36
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Very good show. Played a nice variety of oldies. and they played 41 into a slow version of everyday. Go Dave!

User: Ne1othrthnme
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So glad they opened with Pig! So Right was great, but a little slip up in One Sweet World. Finally a whole Dancing Nancies, though solo. Everyday wasn't so much of a tease as it was the crowd chanting Two Step, and the band not refusing.

User: Nick11dx
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My first DMB show ever and it was amazing. Later did I realize how awsome it was compared to some of those that summer

User: notoriusdug_69
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My third DMB show and only one of 2002 tour. Very awesome show.

User: novaswim
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greatest experience of my life, sat 4th row and loved every second of it

User: onemanarmy41
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Great show

User: OneSwtWrld31
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Best..ever...period..

User: ormjs
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My first DMB show, awesome show, I am oficially hooked

User: ozctrain
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Two words...two step!!!

User: PeteDMB41
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Dancing Nancies, Pig, Raven, Warehouse, Ants, and Two Step. All simply amazing.

User: pickband
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Fantastic

User: pitar9
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There is no option for sitting in the lawn on the map, but... yeah, I was on the lawn. And it was awesome.

User: pmarino
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This was my first Dave show, so naturally in my eyes it was amazing. I had lawn seats at SPAC, which is a great place to see shows. The Two Step Chant was persistent all night, and the crowd was wild when they played it towards the end of the show.

User: poinstudd
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AMAZING, I Hope to see it online soon, better than last year at SPAC.

User: Ponyboy
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Great show that would have been better if I didn't miss the encore bailing 2 friends out of jail!

User: prosboarder
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another amazing show by dave and the band

User: proudestmunkee
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Best Show this year...checkout the setlist.

User: Queenmab82
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best night of my life hands down everytime i think of that night, i smile for about 10 minutes good crowd, of course DMB, great people i was with, and with the boy of my dreams....

User: RachelDorper
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ROSSEPPEr

User: rhymereason
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Heard Ants for the first time live. Oh how sweet it is!!

User: Rob41
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Amazing show... Dave broke out Nancies acoustic in the encore after the fans were begging for it for the past few shows. Everyday was also scheduled to close the encore, but the crowd wanted Two Step so badly that the band gave in. Other highlights were Pig opener, Proudest Monkey, a nice 41 with Butch taking a solo, and the first Raven in a while. Ants closed the show with tons of energy. All in all an amazing 10 out of 10 show.

User: roo97ss
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I guess him swapping to two step was the highlight, but overall a great performance

User: Rps85
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I was under the pavilion, in the upper deck for this show, but eventually after Pig i went to the lawn where I experienced the BEST Dave show i have ever gone to!

User: Ryeisgoodtoast
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This was the best dave show i have experienced to date. I have to say when the crowd chanted Two Step at the end and dave and the gang changed their encore from everyday to two step i had chills. It was amazing.

User: seekup297
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Damn ! now this was a hell of a show ! FINALLY nancies yes !! 2 step chants got better each time ... then busted it out and what a 2 step it was ! incredible 8)

User: sexybomber
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It was really hot that night and the fact that there were 40,000 people on the lawn didn't help... it seriously must have been 105 degrees where I was standing. After the audience quieted down after chanting "TWO STEP TWO STEP", I was that one guy who had to request "Watchtower." Two Step was incredible though. In all, I give it a 10 =)

User: shiggyshiggy
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Great Show. Got a little slow at the end but over all a *********/10

User: smangouri
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ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SHOW

User: sodapop
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Aside from rude people on lawn--great show.

User: sojournofred
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A sick ass show, the crowd chanting and getting Two Step was probably the greatest moment I've ever had at a show.

User: SomeAngel
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Ants Marching was unlike ANY thing I have EVER heard! In other words: The instrumental is AMAZING!!!! Proudest monkey was great as well. This show was the best one out of all the ones I have been too. AMAZING!

User: song41jams
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Better than night 1. Hearing a solo Nancies was great. Typical set though, just like the rest of the year.

User: SPAC2002baby!
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UNBELIEVABLE!! 1ST ROW SUCH A GREAT SHOW I COULDNT HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER, NANCIES TWO STEP (DEMANDED ENCORE)

User: Spendlet
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Great show.... Ants Marching made my summer...

User: stephso
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This show definitely rocked, one of the best at SPAC ever.

User: TheMatt
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right up there in the best shows I have seen, Pig, Nancies, Proudest Monkey--MAD OLD SCHOOL...awsome show

User: Thenubecumwatur
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showed up late to the show cause we got caught in traffic half way here, its a 7 hour drive for me so i couldnt resist to see them again at their finest, this is the venue the truly shine at , why dont they make a dvd of this place!

User: TheSexyAlbino
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Amazing show to say the least. Def getting this show asap!

User: TheStoner
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All i have to say about this show is wow.

User: TheStoneR36
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I was 3rd row boyd side for this and thats the closet ive ever been so i was really excited. Amazing Show with highlights including Pig opener, warehouse, proudest monkey, 41, a long and amazing Loving Wings, ants, full dancing nancies dave solo and two step. The guys had a different encore planned but the crowd was chanting 2step so loud there was no way they were gonna play anything else. Butch threw some flecktone sound into his solo which really lit the place up.The energy was amazing-probably 2nd best show ive seen next to 4-21-02 in montreal.

User: Timwoods
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amazing love the 2 step!!!

User: toonjie
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One of the best shows ever! Two Step finale was out of this world!!!

User: TrippenTuesdays
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WOW

User: troll565
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orchestra pit, row 3

User: Trppngdmb
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AMAZING

User: tsvb
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wow is all i can say about this show....when they opened up with pig i was like...shit this is going to be good...and hell yeah it was if you have listened to this show or was there you know what i mean...the encore was one of the best ive seen and nothing like hearing the whole venue chant two step...swwweeeeeeeeet show and im sure i will witness many more shows like this at spac

User: twosteper17
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this was an amazing show. my favorite song is two step and when the crowd started chanting two step i was shocked its like they new what i wanted. deffinetly one of the best concerts i have ever seen.

User: two_stepper620
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BEST SHOW EVER!!! DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!!

User: underthetable
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What a night....

User: veerwolf
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:) :) :) :) :) !!!!

User: Viger4
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amazing

User: weff0628
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One of the most incedible shows I've seen the guys play. Great setlist, great sound.

User: WesDutchMaster
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wow! my first ever Dave concert after having tickets to the Cologne, Germany show that got canceled after 9/11. Yes people, I traveled to frickin Saratoga Springs from the Netherlands in Europe and I must say it was worth it. Why doesn't dave come to Europe???? BTW I am new to this site! Where can I download this concert? Email me! Thanks!

User: WIlddan
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fuckin incredible

User: woodyforest1411
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wow!


   


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