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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 28, 2003
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 41rapuzels
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GREAT SHOW! Most energetic show Ive been to. Crazy opening. Jimi THing was amazing with Diki Betts. Granny and Spoon were surprises. Two Step was jammed out nice.

User: absolut_ch
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Such a fun show. LOVED the energy. The band seemed to be having a great time. THANKS!!

User: acost3
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Nasty show, of course, not his best at SPAC though.

User: aeroshady
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Night two was GREAT!!! I had much better seats then night one, and the set was just CRAZY!! SPOON was just a great song to hear, and Stay mid set was cool too. Also, Ants Marching as the first encore was a great surprise!!!

User: Allalongthedave
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mad good. two step was the best ever.

User: axanodus
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Was a good show, not as good as last year Spac second night... thought some of the songs could have been longer... wasnt too impressed with the jimi thing.. Was Butch teasing Landlady during Two Step?

User: bacardibat23
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AWESOME

User: bense27
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Such an awesome show. SPOON!!!

User: berkshire
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My first DMB show! The set was INCREDIBLE. Couldnt have been happier...best concert ever!

User: bigredtommy
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SPAC is a great venue. What You Are was awesome as closer.

User: BlanderMan
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Awesome show, closing song - Tripping Billies... absolutely crazy.

User: blazejohnny52
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Dickey Betts in for Jimi Thing was huge, lot of energy.

User: bobblehead41
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Great surprise w/Spoon.

User: bristau66
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30 rows back. One hell of a show.

User: bubsgotbadluck
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got in a lil late...... but all i remember was that after DDTW, i thought the place was gonna blow up with NRG....nice spoon jam..nice to hear a mid set stay....

User: buffbarno2
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i felt like a sell out just being at this concert... i cant imagine how the band feels. hopefully they filled their pop song quota in the last 6 songs of the set. this is what happens when a good set goes bad.... great first 3/4 of a show ruined by overplayed shit and then of course the what you are encore.... this shit needs to stop! the 1st night of spac blew the 2nd night away.

User: BustedJeff
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Cool show, but had a hard act to follow after night one.

User: caseyv17
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One of the best shows I have been to. Lots of energy, and SPAC is a great venue to see a show

User: clryan
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One of his best shows I have ever seen..

User: cmayer
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sweet

User: CMiller5277
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Beauty

User: counterstrike12
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very good show

User: cpalmi50
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my first dmb show

User: Crazy_K
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Great show!! Maybe not the best I've seen, but pretty close. I liked "What you are", expecially at the SPAC look at the stars tryin to find MARS up there. Met some great people in the yard, and shared some of my kinder moments with them;-) Is it just me, or is DMB at SPAC something special?? See ya all next year.

User: CriFreedom
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Wow Awesome Show...Great set...Good Energy, PMP...Rapunzel...Granny...Spoon..DDTW the craazyness didnt stop...Amazing And the reason i came for #40, well at least it was teased, thanks Dave...Awesome Show just short of last nights show but still on of my top shows ever

User: Crush82
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wow, that is all i can say about this show... every song i never had a complaint about, and he played my fave song.. Crush, which rocked the crowd hardcore, and then he also played two step, which he made really long, which was awesome, and also there was wasting time , which is a really great song in my book, and they opened up with so much to say, which is a classic but a goodie. overall i give this show a 9 bc it rocked the house!

User: crushme33
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both nights ........................... *speechless* like a whole nother world...time of my life.

User: crushme8602
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Dave loves me. He, himself, handed me his guitar pick, setlist, and Carter's encore drumstick :-D

User: d&tfan
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One of the best shows ive seen from dave...the 2 shows combined were the best ive ever seen at SPAC

User: dancinbillie41
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it rocked... off the hook.... spoon was crazy.

User: dank_5
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Sweet Ass Sweet! Best I've ever seen!

User: darkangel24712
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not as good as first night, but def heard some songs that i never thought id hear in concert cause they are the radio-over played songs

User: Daveaholic20
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Best Show I Have Ever Seen... Boyd And Carter Were On Fire Tonight.. And By Far best CRash..Crush.. Two Step.. And Grey Stret I've Ever heard..... And Finally heard Ants for the first time.... Thanks to the couple for 18t row tix.....

User: davefreek828
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I love Spoon!

User: DavesFunkyMonky
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Just got back from SPAC- and all I can say is "wow!" -- I'm still recovering from So Much To Say -> Anyone Seen The Bridge -> Pantala Naga Pampa -> Rapunzel --- and as if the show couldn't have gotten any better, a great version of Granny followed. After that, a crazy Spoon which including the first 3 songs, left me absolutely speechless. As for the rest of the show, it was great- I loved Butch adding the parts of the Lovely Ladies on Stay! that was phenominal! Encore was great- standard WYA finisher, but it would have been nice if they'd switched it with Ants - welllll whatcha gonna do -- anyways, its 3:00 AM and i'm tired as hell - i drove tonight, and SPAC to Springfield, MA isn't exactly a quick drive - although, i did make it back in about an hour and a half going 95 mph --- peace ya'll see ya @ Hartford Kip

User: DayMayerB9876
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This was the best show yet. Not one repeat from the night before. Dicky sounded really solid on Jimi Thing. Granny and Spoon were big surprises. Two Step was great. Seriously the best show i have seen yet

User: deer20032003
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Show was solid not as good as night 1. Thought best part was Jimi Thing to Antsmarching. Tired of What you are. Heard 3 out of last 6 shows as closer not to mention in-betweeners. Didn't thik band had as much energy as night 1 and the crowd seemed a little greener.All in all solid

User: defcon
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:)

User: dfgreggain
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Great show, dave scatted like crazy

User: djmiceluv
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Awsome show!!! Wouldn't have missed it for anything!!!

User: DMB2718
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This Show was sick!!! no other words for it Dave went crazy in what you are, was the best version I've heard so far.

User: DmB4cN
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THE BEST SHOW I HAVE BEN 2 YET OUTTA 6!!

User: dmb4jazzyjif
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AMAZING best night 2 i have ever been to

User: dmbangel13
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Pretty amazing. I wasn't too happy with the whole set list. I was hoping for Warehouse or Watchtower to be played, something amazig at the end, but not all DMB fans are alike. I met Boyd and Leroi though, they stayed at the same hotel as me. It was sick. Enough Said.

User: DMBaseball
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great night 2 show at spac. so much to say-> anyone seen the bridge-> pantala naga pampa-> rapunzel was a good start to kick things off, my first spoon was great too, strong dont drink, jimi, and stay. two step was great too everyone knew it was comming. dave did a little #40 tease and i was hoping for the whole thing but i forgot about it when the went into ants and then what you are. good show to end the 2 night stand. last concert for me is 9/3 see you there.

User: DMBfan72002
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The best show I was ever at. I sat 5th row and it was awesome.I went to both nights in saratoga and the second day was better.

User: dmbfanman11
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It wouldn't have mattered what the set list was, I was in the second row!!! The energy was amazing. Definitely a night that I will never forget.

User: DMBgodro
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probally one of the best ive been to

User: DMBKoz36
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Sleep to Dream her!!

User: dmbmnky81
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I will never forget What You Are from this show. It was the most powerful song I've ever seen them do. At the end, they broke it down a little and Dave was screaming at the top of his lungs..."what you are motherfucker, why don't you go tell God what you are..." WOW! It was intense. I swear all dancing and singing stopped and the crowd was just in awe.

User: dmbnikker
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Words cannot describe how amazing this show was. I loved it absolutly loved it. Dickie Betts was awesome. Two Step was absolutly rediculous, I loved it. Boyd rocked out hard for his solo and didnt stop for the entire show. It was impecable. Possibly THE best show I've been too.

User: DMBTWOSTP
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IT was my second Dave show and i am pretty ashamed at that but i listen to Dave every day for at least a half hour for about 3 years and he also inspired me to become a devoted guitar player but anyways it was an awesosme show and every song got better and the show was always at a climax it was everything that i had hoped for and i will be going to many more shows inthe future THANKS, D.M.B.

User: doorsunopened
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OMG! This show was intense

User: dvmat514
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this show was incredible, what a great setlist played by the band at this show.

User: dxmaverick
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big start, just kept em coming

User: eclipsebyd
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Awesome set list

User: endlessdmb
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A great show all around. Good mix of old and new songs. The atmosphere was much more wild and the crowd was much more into the show than the first night, therefore in overall enjoyment it was definitelly as good as night 1. Feel lucky to be at a dmb show, don't be so critical and technical. -endless

User: f1redancer41
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met boyd and roi!

User: firedancer17
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AWSOME SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dave Matthews u are the man!! I know this is selfish but i really really wanted to hear Halloween. Love You Dave!!143

User: flacklax8
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friggin' awesome

User: fredbob1313
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This was my first live show and I was very impressed. I can't wait to see these guys again

User: Gleebs
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amazing

User: gravedigger32
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Loved this show!!! One of my favorites!! The What You Are was incredible This venue is always very spiritual when it comes to DMB shows

User: GURTz
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dear whoever.. fuck you and your CHILLIN FUCKIN JAMMIN signs. you were in my way all night. selfish prick.

User: guyute777
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I took my girlfriend at the time, i felt the first night had more energy....but how can anyone go wrong with two step and what you are? even the carter solo during grey street puts any drummer to shame..

User: halloween21
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AWESOME SHOW!!!!Great energy and a great set. Started of relly great and then kinda slowed down but it was still a great show.

User: hockeycg916
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very good

User: imagoom
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very nice w/ spoon

User: ItsBennyFG
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Best DMB show i've seen

User: j00ston
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:)

User: jacqui
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lawn

User: jcdmbmsg
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rare to see crush and crash in same show nice setlist.

User: jer2006
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The show was incredible, every song was done so well, and the Jimi Thing jam was with the opening band, it was awesome. It was a really great show.

User: Jessica924
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Patty and I

User: jhodg5ck
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Great show, lots of energy. Never much of a fan of songs off Everyday, but couldn't complain for the rest of the show! Dicke Betts and his sax player were Great for JT...carter and butch had a nice little give and take as well.

User: johnj
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2 words, SIMPLY AMAZING!

User: Jordeezy
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My first ever DMB show! Truly inspiring show!

User: jp224u
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Awesome show awesome time 8-27 and 8-28 were my first two shows

User: kcivic96
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Good time, SPAC rules

User: kentdaddy
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never thought i'd hear granny live but much to my surprise they did it...still waiting to hear say goodbye

User: Laststop3h
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Ok so I leave from my college in Oswego with my friend and my car's brakes give out. I was brakeless and had to go all the way home for 3 hours without them! Ok on to the show...Nice open and solid show thruout. Dicky Betts was great on Jimi. My 1st time at Saratoga was sweet. Very nice, intimate setting. Good show. Little dissapointed with WYA as a closer and brakes and all, it was a good night...Until I payed 500 bucks to get them fixed the next day :(

User: laurenjdmb143
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loved every minute of it :o) AMAZING

User: leatherman2222
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great show. not as good as night 1. stop closing with what your are.

User: Lost4Dave223
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GREATEST DMB SHOW IVE EVER SEEN!!!!! EVER!!! First time I ever heard "Ants" live so I cried tears of joy. Oh I love that night. They loved it too, you could tell. ~ ado =)

User: lyleJ
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This was a great show. It was good to see Spoon back in a set list and Jimi Thing w/Dickey Betts and Great Southern was unreal. Good reminder of why DMB is the greatest band to ever touch instruments.

User: mac40lax
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One of the best shows I've ever been to (well, for DMB anyways). From start to finish, I had almost no complaints.

User: madeofducktape
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absolutly amazing

User: mandwelle
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this was the best

User: Mason044
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excellent show- smts>astb>pnp>rapunzel was unreal

User: mattybumpoy2k
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Bye far one of the best shows i have ever been to from day ones opener everyday, butches awesome jamin on the keys for seek up, to day twos spoon and ants and what you are for an encore was the most exciting time for me and my friends cant wait till next year at spac again baby!!!

User: mheath26
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any DMB performance to me is worth 1,000 of any others. that said, i ranked it as a *relative* 3 because in comparison to the many others i've seen, i felt like i left having seen less than the show that i'd come to expect.
with the exception of the brief #30 tease Dave did at the top of the encore, this was a fine show with a solid setlist of standards.
a crowd pleaser for DMB's Best-of fans, but no real surprises or gems for diehard fans.
i'm not much of a traveler, and that summer I had the rare opportunity to see the band in several venues outside the 100-mile radius of the DC metro area from which I rarely venture.
I went in with high expectations for that reason, so personally, the show was whelming -- not overly so. looking back, i think it may just have been that point in the tour that maybe there wasn't a peak amount of energy.
or maybe it was me... who knows. that's probably more likely.

User: MistreatedLewis
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This was part two of the best, most even two night stand I have been too. SPAC is absolutely a must-see venue from DMB... it's beautiful and the shows are consistently strong here. Best parts of the night included the SMTS --> Rapunzel opener, a fantastic jammed out Two Step, a great Jimi Thing jam with Dicky Betts (much better than the one played at Continental Arena a few nights earlier), a well placed Sleep To Dream Her, and the shocking 1st encore slot - Ants Marching. Overall the set had a wonderful flow, and there were really no weak points. Except Spoon, which after waiting 5 years to hear live, was surprisingly boring. I don't think they really know how to play this one yet. All in all, I had a wonderful time with some good friends.

User: Monkey
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incredible

User: mxz440fan
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So much better than night one because of the energy and quality of the songs played. Some of the best versions (i've listened to) of: smts>astb>pnp>rapunzel! DDTW, GS, Stay, Crash, an amazing Two Step, Ants (flaky in the beginning), and WYA

User: njdevils04
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Defently not as good as the first night but none the less loved the energy and songs like spoon crush and antsmarching.....too step was all right but ive heard better.... nice to hear Don't crink the water love that song and same with gret street.....all in a great show but now as impressed as night one.

User: nurselady
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lots of energy... and the venue in absolutely beautiful

User: onebignothing
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Good times!!

User: OneSwtWrld
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First dave show EVER for me....loved it....granny was definately the highlight for me

User: ormjs
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My third DBM show, 2nd in two nights. Show was even better than last nights. Jimi Thing with Dickey and GS. Crush was off the hook. What You Are was a great song to close the night. Can't wait till next year

User: pdibby23
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The show was absolutely insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: pollyizz
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Nice jam on Jimi Thing with Dickey Betts. otherwise, an average show, not the best I've ever been to.

User: quigley
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It was an all in all great show. The setlist was lacking in that they played too much Everyday stuff for me but the band's energy was way off the hook. High points were Spoon, DDTW, Two Step was incredible, Crush, OSW and Ants Marching. I very nearly pissed myself when Dave started with the #40 tease and then stopped. But it was great. The crowd at SPAC was amazing. See y'all there next summer!

User: roo97ss
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This was just a tremendous show, he seemed to really be into it this night. Setlist was also great.

User: rusel543
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My favorite show so far

User: sh123
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had interesting conversations with Darryl and Monk.

User: shakesbeer23
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This show rocked and I especially loved the version of "dont drink the water" No booze at the venue which sucked but overall a fantastic show!

User: slwren_mm3
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THE SHOW ROCKED, IT WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE SHOW ON 2003-08-27!!! I WAS AT BOTH SHOWS.

User: spac_loverNY
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great first night was better

User: sprung10
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Outstanding Show, one of the best ive been to

User: stardaisy26
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Unbelievable experience for me. I was to sit in the upper section of SPAC when to my surprise a wonderful warehouse employee upgraded my ticket to the 4th row center. Due to the fantastic spirit of the DMB fans and finally having the fact of being 5'0 be an advantage I ended up in the front row with Dave right in front of me. Great set, great energy, AMAZING show!

User: stonge9
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Overall great show, good to see Spoon and #40 tease was brief but nice

User: syracuseDMB
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Most...ridiculous...show...EVER!!!

User: tgot22
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Great Show, As Usual Dave and the guys put on a great performance. I was surprised however, with the set lists from both nights a SPAC. If I only had the stlists infront Of me, I would presume that the first nights set list was the second nights!

User: thegreatjamokia
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This show was great

User: thehoss
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pardon me, but it seems i have lost my spoon while watching this concert, anyone find it??.....oh wait, the boys did, woooooooooooo!!

User: TheStoner
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After night 1 I thought this could not be better, but it was. Jimi thing with dickie betts was awesome. ants was great, what you are was good, two step seemed slow, smts,astb,pnp,rapunzel was a great way to start it off too, Spoon was cool to hear, the highlight was probably ddtw for me because the last two minutes of the song Dave was just screaming and the band seemed to have unbelievable energy, Anyway this was a great show and once again the band treated everyone at spac to a great two days

User: tnh34
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IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! It was my first Dave concert and it definitely will not be my last! It was a great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: treelovinghippi
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SPAC rocks, especially with Dave.

User: TrippenTuesdays
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spac!!!! a gewat night

User: twostep87
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awsome

User: tye51
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Granny, Spoon, Jimi, Crash & Ants...incredible!!

User: unccrombie
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Crazy set, two step chants all night though. I really enjoyed this one and it was my first summer show ever. Decent seats too. #40 tease before ants!!

User: veerwolf
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YEAAAAAAH! :)

User: vernpressorman
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nice one...

User: wcbutton
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Not as good as the first night, but all around pretty good. Great Jams, great all around band chemistry.

User: WinnGTI
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SICK!

User: wreid
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Alright lost energy in the middle though

User: Yard
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Amazing night at SPAC!!!


   


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