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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 2, 2004
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: #41Bartender#36
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First show I attended in Summer 2004. Highlights for me were Pig (opener & debut), and BOWA --> Billies (Nature Itro)encore.

User: *POLSKA*
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First time to SPAC. Had the greatest time. Setlist could not have been better.

User: 41crush
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First time I heard the new stuff - it's great.

User: 41rapuzels
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great show great night

User: acost3
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Pig opener...;nastyyyyyyyyyyyy

User: aeroshady
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Well all i can say is PIG opener is now my favorite opening song!! Recently was amazing! The 4 New Songs were good as well. I was a little shocked by DMB pulling out the same night 1 encore that they did last year.....but i can't be upset with a BOWA->Billies Encore!!

User: AkSkiDaxLax
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it was sweet

User: amysnorteland
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terrific.

User: bacardibat23
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GREAT SHOW

User: belair82988
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amazing

User: berkshire
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Pig is one of my favorites and i had hoped to hear it live. so what does dave do? he opens with it! crazy. loved the new songs. ants was insane and the rest of the set was incredible. the stone? recently? STJL? i cant even begin to describe...best dmb concert yet. loved it.

User: Big Eyed Shuck
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Simply Glorious

User: bigbee73
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This show seemed to be almost exactly like the previous years setlist. Still a lot of excitement except for the dumbasses who kept on chanting two-step throughout the show. Also making out with 2 35 year old married chicks was quite excellent at the show as well.

User: blazejohnny52
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Got kicked out of balcony had twice as much fun on the lawn, loved the encore even though it was the same as 1st night '01.

User: bobblehead41
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Took my mom to her first DMB show!

User: bongodongo
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Great surprises, PIG and CRY FREEDON incredible. One everyday song loved it!!!!! Encore was sans Boyd for half of BOWA. Great show.

User: Bonk
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full out greatness.

User: bri0784659
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sweety

User: briguy945
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Wow this was one of the best energy concerts I've been too. Great setlist too although I did hear all the new songs both nights. New songs rock though.

User: bubsgotbadluck
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sat last row of the shell and still was close crowd loved ants, it was pretty wild recently was also a highlight, with some nice jams and a great outro all in all, great concert, and BOWA was SICK

User: BustedJeff
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Absurd. I had a great time and the new songs rocked. Good times.

User: bustedstuff
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Went bymyself..man what a crazy time. got caught by the cops jumpin off the bridge

User: CaseyLou81
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in-freakin-credible! the boys were so on and seemed so happy to be onstage. constant hi-fives were prevelant. it was a great setlist!

User: caseyv17
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Fuckin great show!

User: cgrew
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good to hear recently...very good

User: cochecton
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Very good show. The band sounded great that night. My wife asked me in the parking lot before the show what song I would like to hear that night and I said I like to hear The Song That Jane Likes. It's always cool to hear The Stone. The new songs are good. My personal fav of the new songs is Joy Ride and then Crazy-Easy. Ants, BOWA, and Billies to end the night was phenomenal.

User: cozyk1515
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OINK OINK!!!!!!GOtta love it! Best seats I have ever been given by the Warehouse. I was surprised that I was one of the very few who knew all 4 new songs in my area. Is it 05' Summer Tour yet? Just love it when they play at SPAC - I want to take that time and put it in a bottle.

User: CPPJames
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Aside from perhaps the Dave + Tim run I was lucky enough to catch this past year, I'd honestly say this was the best show I've personally seen. The setlist was phenomenal, the energy was great, the acoustics from where I was sitting were spectacular and the crowd/atmosphere were stellar. I couldn't have asked for a better encore if I tried, absolutely floored by it. The *only* downside I felt about this show were the new songs. Joyride and Thing are nice, I really enjoy them...but I'm really not into Sugar Will or Crazy Easy, so it's kind of a downer, but a phenomenal show overall. 9.5/10.

User: crashmpm
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What an amazing show. Lawn was jumping the entire night! Pig is an amazing opener and the rest did not disappoint. I can't wait for Joyride to end up in the encore section of concerts... what a great song. Ants to BOWA and Tripping Billies was fantastic... EAT, DRINK, and BE MERRY!

User: cryfreedmb41
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Awesome night...can't wait for tonight. Ants had a lot of energy with the crowd. I was inside and people just went nuts. New songs seemed pretty good. I really liked Sugar Will. Hope to hear it tonight again

User: dance1000steps
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Great!

User: DaveMatthews5
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Greatt SHOWW!!!!! Bestt of whatss AROUND is AMAZING!!!!

User: Decro024
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awesome show, cant wait for next year

User: defcon
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:)

User: destiny
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Awesome show it was my 30th birthday so that made the night much better. We were given 13th row seats on Boyds side and of course the band did not disappoint at all. Recently rocked just a fantastic night in genreal.

User: dmb6288
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Outstanding night! The band had it all together, and Trippin' Billies is always a plus.

User: dmbaddict6swife
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great show

User: DMBand13cj
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Met a really awesome gal that night!

User: DMBChick_NY
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Best time I've ever had at SPAC, great crowd energy and the band was right on!

User: dmbfanman11
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As a die hard DMB fan, I loved this show. The number of rare songs that they played was unbelievable! The new songs were great too!

User: DMBgodro
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great show

User: DMBKoz36
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Had inside seats.. NOthing beats A DMB SPAC show in my mind...

User: dmbpsu41
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pig and billies were the shit. actually my 1st billies ever. love good good time

User: DMB_Treb
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I've seen this encore before somewhere...

User: DntBrnThePig420
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MY FIRST PIG, best show EVER

User: dougseh142
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Far too often, people say they were at "the greatest show ever." However, anybody who was at the show can't help but say it was absolutely sick. Pig opener, Cry Freedom, Ants, and an encore of BOWA and Billies. Of the 14 shows I've been to, including 4 shows this year, this is FAR AND AWAY the most amazing show I've ever seen. It was my first trip to SPAC... drove 11 hours from Michigan, and I guarantee I'll be back.

User: Dross1
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The greastest band ever The Dave Matthews Band just keeps getting better as the years go on, when you think they cant get any better they just keep on bringing the material on. INCREDIBLE

User: Drumminpaul
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First DMB show I attended. Great...I was a little innexperienced I must admit.

User: dxmaverick
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great show

User: eclectic
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kicked ass

User: EMTP579
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Solid show, got to hear the new songs for the first time.

User: fire_dancer42
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the best start to a run of shows i have ever experienced.

User: fonze232
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Not bad...good setlist, but the show lacked energy...everyone was mostly just headbopping

User: froggy865
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There was so much energy at this show, not only within the band but the audience as well. I couldn't stop smiling for days!

User: FuzzyHead022
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great show. Pig was a great opener and Sugar Will and Hello Again were definate highlights.

User: golfstudjmi
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Started off a little slow, but it ended strong with BOWA and Billies

User: hazeman
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Last time i sat in lawn

User: hckyOAF
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AMAZING SHIT!!!

User: hiker
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It was a terrific trip traveling with three of my friends from Quebec, Canada to beautiful Sratoga Spring by a very sunny USA day weekend. We had a very good show... Ants Marching was simply fantastic... everyone on the lawn was of fire. We had big party at the camping afterward. Came back to Qubec with an undying souvenir. Thanks DMB

User: hobbesthecat
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solid set...amazing ants with full intro...oh yea BOWA > Billies, that's funny too
amazing

User: HoneyBs
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what an awesome show. I really enjoyed the new songs and I can't wait for the new album! I am so glad he band is back on the road. Not that seeing Dave and Friends was bad but I really missed the thrill of seeing the whole band!

User: inspektah
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freakin awesome. great weather, great people, great show. A dave show outside in the summer is one of my favorite things

User: JarrieDMB
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lees..spac...wow

User: jason r brands
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Always a great show at SPAC. Just for the atmosphere. Also took my girlfriend. She was a Dave virgin. She loved it !!!!!! Great show even the new songs great. Esspecially "Hello Again".

User: jcdmbmsg
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good show, people around me lacked some energy though.

User: jerenello
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Amazing show, although I was towards the back of the lawn...great encore just like last year first night @ SPAC.

User: Jessica924
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Jamie and I. Great seats. Favorite venue.Super set list. Yeah dawg!!

User: Jillyfish924
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GREAT show... highlights included Grey Street and an amazing performance of Cry Freedom. Liked most of the new songs too... and a good, old school encore. Very solid show, great venue!

User: jobby
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good show, nothin amazing, but a good time

User: JohnnyG
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Awesome show....PIG opened....SPAC Rocks

User: Jonas989
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This was my first show and I couldn't have asked for a better experience than the one I got tonight. Except for maybe the one I got the following night at my second show.

User: jons2steppin
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PIG to Start!!!!followed by stone and ddtw!!! Awesome show, jane was cool, new songs were very good. billies and bowa for encores were awesome. first time ive heard ants. just me and kelly, awesome, awesome weekend. couldn't of asked for a better first night.

User: kentdaddy
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pretty good show been awhile since i heard pig so it was nice to hear...we were over in sec 6 row x way over near dmb's buses seats weren't that great but i seen stefans little girl and wife i believe...enjoyed the nappy roots but keller williams was better wish he would've been there.oh yeah and stefan...it was only a moth that was flying around not a bat geez....lol

User: kimmie770995
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Super

User: lalkb48
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PIG! Sick show but I really did like the same encore as night 1 last year, hoping for some good shit tonight

User: lezcuff
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Recently. Wonderful.

User: Little_Wiz
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My parents didn't tell me where we were going until we got there. I wanted them to play PIG. Guess what they opened with PIG!!!!!!!

User: lizabelle
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absolutely amazing! best show EVER!

User: Mason044
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Crazy ANTS

User: mattymatt166
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Splendid!!...heading back up to "sarasota" as nappyroots call it. Who heard the what you are tease??

User: Mave Datthews
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So 2 days after the Toronto show, we headed off to Saratoga Springs, NY. Now, I had never been to SPAC before, let alone the Albany area, so this was a real treat. Opened with Pig. AWESOME!!! I was so excited, as was everyone else; that was a really nice surprise to kick off the SPAC double-nighter. Then The Stone (I was extatic) and DDTW - amazing. We were also treated to Help Myself and Recently - SO COOL - and Grey Street, midset. Cry Freedom was also a nice little gem. But the crown-jewel of the night was definitely the end - closed with Ants, which was incredible, and then a no-holds-barred encore of BOWA and Tripping Billies!! Absolutely fantastic. I left there with such a natural high, it was great.

User: maxxd97
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Great show!!

User: mdools288
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My first show...sick!

User: Meesh440
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first show josh and i went to not dating bt so much fun, got into the seats, first time hearing the new songs, my favs: hello again and joy ride

User: Meldog
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I have been waiting 2 years to see the boys play Pig. They Open with it. How satisfying is it when they start out with just what you want. I thought the crowd was a little low key. Much more crowd energy on night 2.

User: micromarcie
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I enjoyed night 1 @ SPAC over night 2.

User: Misslissy6
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Both nights were absolutely amazing! The first night i was in the 4th row, second night i was on the lawn. inside or out, an evening with dave is an evening well spent :)

User: mooofborg
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My first Dave show and it was really great. A much higher quality performance then a lot of other groups Iíve seen. I was disappointed I didn't know a couple of the songs, but that was probably because they were new. Overall DMB out on a really great and energized performance. I'm really excited for the second night.

User: MORd13
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I was there, and it was good!

User: mxz440fan
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Definitely the better of the two nights. Amazing setlist!

User: nahodad
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What can you say - Pig, Stone, Jane, Grey St...wow! Saratoga is a beautiful place to see Dave - we were visitng family and had such a time we brought the kids on Sat night!!!!

User: NOONAN006
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First dave show...sick show!

User: novaswim
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an ok show - some good, some bad. not sure how i feel about the new songs, i have to hear them more. DDTW, Recently, and STJL were the highlights.

User: Oceancloud9
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This was my first Dave concert. Loved it!

User: OFF2CDMB
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SPAC is always heartwarming. I think it's impossible to have a negative time here. Much love to the nancies who helped us steal a few empty parking spots so we could set up our pong table.

User: OneSwtWrld
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really really good extremely unexpected set list for this show and the mood was totally different from most SPAC dmb shows, nice change

User: Oz8425
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Awesome show, not as good as night 2, but still loved it

User: Pig(..)_Duff
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Great set, and the whole SPAC hype thing really did live up to it. Was a great show and best atmosphere to be around. Couldnt have been better.

User: Pistone#41
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Best place to see a Dave Show!!!

User: redeemer111
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This was my first dave show ever and it got me hooked.

User: rollindolen
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my first show

User: roo97ss
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great as always

User: rusel543
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one of my favorites

User: Ryeisgoodtoast
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sub par show... funniest part of the night was when a member of nappy roots addressed the crowd as 'Sarasota'.... second night was a lot better

User: sexybomber
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It's going to be hard to top this show tomorrow night =D

User: ShamrockinGirl
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My very first DMB show. INCREDIBLE!!

User: SmiGDig
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Definately the better of the two nights. More casual Dave listeners enjoyed the Second night much more. The opening with Pig was just amazing. Hearing Sugar Will for the second time ever, First tiem off a CD, was amazing. My best Dave Concert when it comes down to the music alone.

User: smtsastb
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opening with PIG (filthy) Sugar Will was nice. Solid show

User: snyddogg430
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Incredible show with incredible energy. The boys were really into it tonight. Pig opener?!? That was just nuts. Recently was great, Dave extended the ending because the crowd was so into it. STJL was awesome. Ants closer was very cool. BOWA and Billies encore same as last year but it was great. Highlights included Stefan fighting off a huge moth while still trying to play and Dave just singing when a guitar string broke and he was waiting for a replacement. Great show, I don't know if the second night can beat this.

User: sojournofred
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Great shit!!

User: steenia
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Mo fo PIG!!!!!!!

User: stephso
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Awesome, awesome, awesome. The new stuff was great. The jams were fantastic and the set list rocked. Thanks to the fact that it was not a sold out show - it was one of the most enjoyable SPAC shows in recent years - the lawn wasn't packed like sardines & you could actually buy good SEATS from the box office right before the show (too bad I got stuck with balcony from the Warehouse).

User: tgot22
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Awesome as usual!

User: theangrymuffin
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MY FIRST DAVE MATTHEWS BAND SHOW !! :-) I have gone to everyone I can from here ON!! :-)

User: thedeedwasdone
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Such a good show....I liked all the unreleased songs..hello again was a great song.

User: thegreatjamokia
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When antsmarching came on the place went crazy

User: tmstady
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another great show.

User: trav628
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1st show awesome time

User: TrippenTuesdays
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SPAC

User: TrippingBilly13
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Sick show, ants and pig were amazing...incredible

User: tsharky
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it was good- 2nd night better- as songs were new, but enjoyed it very much.

User: TTB1212
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Excellent Show, I was pretty excited to see Pig and the Stone. Grey Street always great in concert. Had 4th row, on end of row, stage right. Great seats, just enough to see the whole band. And Tailgating at SPAC always makes any Dave show there even better.

User: unccrombie
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Awesome seats, we had like 20th row. Pig/Cry Freedom tour debut. Same encore as last year, but one hell of a set and show!

User: wheatking4034
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great show. one of the coolest moments came with the back to back playing of "recently" and "song that jane likes."

User: wreid
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Great though I was on the lawn and they didnt play nearly as well as night 2


   


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