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Dave Matthews Band
June 21, 2008
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 1handisbleeding
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Are u kidding? Un believable... never will i have a night like that one.... ever again

User: 20TwoStep
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SPAC LOVES DMB, & DMB LOVES SPAC
I have never been part of a show where the chemistry between the band, venue, and fans were so in line with each other that it continued to push the performance to a higher and higher level. The setlist was outstanding and well put together and performed. A great mix, with great talent= a potential once in a lifetime experience. Standouts for me are of course #40 and feel lucky to be there for that one, LIOG, crowd lead Jimi Thing, and I am loving the cover tunes; Thank You was the most fun jam to be part of. I will say that this show is everything people are raving about; it was that good. I enjoyed that TR's guitar seemed to be tamed a bit from Camden where it seemed to overpower the classic DMB sound the we know & love(still a great component of this tour though). The band jamming and dancing at the end is something I have never seen before and really emphasized how much fun they were having too. Nothing will ever top your first show, but this one is 1A. Cheers to all who were part of it and made it such a special evening. Cheers.

User: 2MuchJimi88
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For my first DMB show, I think it was awesome, and apparently it's one of the best in years anyway. Pretty exciting to be a part of the best show DMB performed since 2000. I think I'll definitely be returning to SPAC for DMB in the future.

User: 2step11
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best show i have ever been to hands down

User: 41rapuzels
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... Jimi Thing. That sums up the show

User: 41Saratoga
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This was my 22nd DMB show, and it was the best ever, in my opinion. I almost cried, while singing Jimi Thing with the crowd!!

User: academygould
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Crowd was happy to finally get their first full band #40 since 2000! Also the infamous "Thank you for letting me be myself" by dave was this night and...well... that was nuts. 5 out of 5 stars

User: Agentzero
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Completely amazed, the best show that I have ever seen. Had a feeling that it would be an epic show after the great performance on friday. Unbelievable setlist and played to perfection. #40 and thank you encore were great along with the ants arrangement. Thanks a lot guys.

User: ajb007
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Unbelievable show.

Sat in Section 1 Row H

Def in my top 3 shows ever...this was my 32nd show.

User: akalal
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Loved the cover of Money! A great show.

User: andthegrittys
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Best show I've seen in 10 years. This one is easily in the top 5 of the 60+ dmb shows I've been to. Tim Reynolds is ......... no words can describe him.

User: Apolosky
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The most amazing performance i will ever see. If only everyone listened to some DMB, the world would be a happier place. Peace, Love, and Dave.

User: ashleyx2783
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Words can't describe this concert, absolutely amazing.

User: AudioWarehouse
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40, 41, Dreaming Tree...just an awesome show. Unbelievable energy from the band and it washed over the crowd from the get go. Rhyme and Reason stood out for me along with #40 for obvious reasons.

User: Aurelie
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This show was beyond words, and I've been to a number of memorable east coast based shows. The energy from both the band and crowd was amazing, and Dave was in a stellar mood, and even said so at the beginning. That really showed itself in Dave letting us sing a vast majority of Jimi Thing by ourselves. It was incredible. I will definitely not forget this show!

User: a_rapunzel
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"My mind is blown..."

User: a_rapunzel41
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My mind is blown.

User: bacardibat23
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dmb killed it.. SPAC 08' redonkulous....

User: BaGGs09
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crowd was amazing and dave loved it...i went to a few other concerts this year and they weren't nearly as good...i appreciate SPAC so much more now

User: barcahenry14
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The best show of all time.... The Dreaming Tree, 41 ,R&R, Shotgun, and Ants run was actually unbelievable. Every song had so much energy, with the band only slowing down to play a dream so real. 30,000 people singing Jimi Thing, a little davespeak and of course 40 just to make sure that this was the best show of all time

User: bayouboy778
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Great show Nice Mix It was my girlfriends first show and the dreaming tree brought tears to her eyes!!!!!

User: bcamp34
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awesome.

User: bcklyballer10
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One of craziest set lists I've seen.

User: Beachta41
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Last show I got to see with Roi.. RIP.

User: Belle2813
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Best show ever!!

User: belly_snuff
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can you say #40. Never a disapointment when at SPAC.

Great Show

User: best4ibd
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The Warehouse took my sister and I from the first row of Section 28 up in the balcony and upgraded us to FRONT ROW CENTER: Pit, Row A, Seats 16 & 17. It was unbelieveable!!!

User: BestBuyGuy09
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I have four words for you:
FULL BAND NUMBER FORTY!

Can anyone say Live Trax????

User: BigGuiness
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All in all, one of the better shows I have seen. Dave was incredibly energetic both nights, but he was a man possessed on Saturday and we gladly fed the beast! Too much sickness to describe; just download and listen.

User: bigr771
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the dreaming tree was completely unexpected but amazing to finally hear live

User: birdbam
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I believe the Band had more fun than we did. It was an incredible night and they played like a brand new band

User: BJisBA41
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All my favorite songs in one night! Awesome covers...the only "Shotgun" the entire tour.

User: blairski10
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Best dave show ever. The whole band was on point and it was a perfect night for it. Loved singing with the band on Jimi Thing. Dave was loving it the whole night. Loved when Dave went nuts on Thank You, throwing the mic and letting us finish for him while he danced his face off on stage. Absolutely incredible. I don't want to go to work Monday because it'll mean that this incredible weekend is over.

User: bradley.n
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Great show. Great set. GREAT crowd. Loved the space, but the sound was a little off. Hard to hear Dave at times.

User: brandonkipp
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Great set list, great energy. Trumped last years SPAC show which i thought to be impossible.

User: brian23
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This was the best show I have seen out of the 28 I been too. All songs were played exceptionally including the covers. Straight on seats in the lower bowl...crowd was so energized!

User: BringUwater41
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Dave gave us the Lie in Our Graves Reprise owed to us from last year. Has it even been played since then? No need to release this show on live trax, every fan will have a copy by the end of the week, simply the best the band has ever been. It was like seeing them for $5 at some bar in Virgina. Thank You.

User: bubsgotbadluck
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I blacked out. heard it was a good show tho. my 18th

User: Bugler
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#40 was awesome, Jimi was too.

User: burtonsm159
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Absolutely Nasty.

User: BustedJeff
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OH MY GOD

User: B_Skocypec
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Best ever. Perfect setlist, #40, #41, Dreaming Tree... and jimi was untouchable

User: capp6112
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Live Traxx...nuff said!

User: Cara41
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I've never seen Dave dance like that - what awesome energy!!! It felt like we were all in a small club enjoying a local band.

User: Care
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AMAZING AS USUAL!!!!!

User: carlyreilly
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love

User: cartrhl259
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Best show I've ever been too.

User: cbasj19
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19th show and the best yet.. i had high expectations for SPAC, but this blew them away. Shotgun, #40, Lie in Our Graves was more than I could've asked for. the band and crowd energy were both top notch which made for that much better of an evening. I think SPAC is going to have to become a regular stop for me

User: cdesmond802
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I couldn't have asked for more for my 50th DMB show.

User: cheebant
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12th show and the best crowd/band interaction i have ever witnessed...thought I was going to pass out when he played #40 after promising it the night before...saw his little guitar and knew shotgun was coming...really thought the band was going to launch into a halloween/last stop-ish type song after they gathered before so much to say->ASTB->Too Much. The show that I've always been wanting to see and now I can just enjoy all other performances for what they are. Incredible.

User: cheliebelie
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Fantastic! One of the best shows I've been to!

User: ChetRich
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In the past I was happy when they went on a good 2 or 3 song roll. This show...not a clunker in the set. And just when I thought it was time for a beer they would throw in a wrinkle like #40 or letting the audience sing part of Jimi Thing. Other highlights for me where Tim on #41, Dave on Shotgun, Boyd on LIOG and Roi...shit...was on fire.

User: choade4053
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might as well sell my tickets for the rest of the tour ... not sure if they could ever top this one...unreal...

User: chrman
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That was without question the best DMB show I've ever been too! So much energy from the crowd and the band - hope to see it as a Live Trax soon. Everything was perfect.

User: ckykmk088
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Greatest DMB show I have seen in my lifetime

User: clang2
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Jimi Thing was amazing

User: cmk1983
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It blew me away!! Best show I ever saw!

User: cmm243
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sick. sick sick. #40 an obvious highlight. the fans sang an entire verse of jimi thing. encore, though it may not look great on paper, was awesome. the jam at the end of so damn lucky was awesome. dave went f-ing nuts at the end of thank you. awesome!

User: collmp46
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best show ive seen

User: comeanddance36
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Awesome show. So awesome. Can't wait to go back this year.

User: corkyzett
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First time at SPAC, and he played some of the best songs ever! And encored with the end of LIOG. the new Anyone Seen the Bridge? is amazing too! I loved singing Jimi Thing and it was a great Jam show...

User: cornbread3627
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Soooo gooddd. I don't even know where to begin. Grey Street was perfect. They played #40! Three awesome covers with two in a row! The highlight of the show for me was So Much to Say>>Anyone Seen the Bridge?>>Too Much. Such an epic show!

User: cornbread85
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WOW.....BEST EVER?

User: coryhouser
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Best show I've been to in years. Loved the covers...Pink Floyd? Amazing. Someone told me going into the show that they had played "Money" recently and I thought it was cool, but that we wouldn't hear it, and then...
Amazing show!

User: cpalmi50
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UNBELIEVABLE one of the best shows i've been to.

User: crjif
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Amazing show. Last time seeing Roi. I will never forget it.

User: crowdedstreets9
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best of my 34 shows... god.... DAMN

User: CrUsHmE1220
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My 14th show and definitely the best I\'ve been to. The setlist was incredible and the band was more fired up than I\'ve even seen them, especially dave. There were so many moments, but everyone singing jimi thing stands out. Not to mention #40. There was a magic in the air. I will never forget 6.21.08

User: CSDaSmack
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Wow, just....wow.

User: dance88
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Best show i have ever been too.. the whole show was filled with amazing highlights!!! Thank you DMB for an INCREDIBLE show!!!!!!

User: dancng nanc41
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This show was my 30th DMB concert, and i must say out of all i have ever heard, not just seen, but heard from them. This was beyond the greatest concert i have ever heard in my life. Thank you Dave Matthews Band for the wonderful night

User: danodo18
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one of the best ever

User: DaReDeViLgRl524
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BEST NIGHT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: dave4prez08
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Absolutely spectatular! Seeing dave and the band really get into the music and enjoy themselves was what made it so great

User: davealex812
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I just wanted to thank all the fans that helped make this night one of the best and most memorable DMB experiences EVER!! We rocked and it felt like we were actually part of the band for almost 3 hours.

User: davefreek828
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This was the last live show that I saw Leroi Moore before he passed.

User: daveismyreligio
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I followed Dave from Darien Lake on Tuesday and across the state to both SPAC shows. June 21 is to date -- the greatest experience of my life. The show was unfucking believable!!!!!! The guys all played like gods. Standing in the crowd screaming the lyrics to every song, surrounded by other Dave worshippers,amazing gift of a setlist, altered state of mind. The perfect show. Thank you thank you thank you Dave! And thank you for closing with thank you. I couldn't have fantasized better Dave dancing than that. Dave was shakin' his hot ass all over that stage.

User: daveleeson
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My first show. We got Money !!!

User: davepersson522
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my first dave show EVER
loved every minute of it, could not have asked for a better set
i was told that i would never get a show as good as this one... then i went to SPAC N2 2009... hehehe

User: DavesFunkyMonky
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AMAZING - I hope they make this show a LiveTrax! Having been my 50th show... I can't wait to see the things that i missed because I was so excited for the whole night in general, when I hear the recordings again later!

User: davetripping02
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amazing

User: dbcam5
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Great Show, rained pretty good

User: DCGreystreeter
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This was my 54th show and must say it was a top three. Energy Energy - Jimi Thing sung by the crowd, full band #40, Shotgun, Dave going insane with Thank You - The crowd was intense!

User: ddtw41
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At last, "The Dreaming Tree"!!! Dream So Real - chills! Getting tired of the covers. On a sad note, the last time I saw Roi. RIP my friend.

User: dereka324
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Absolutely AMAZING!!! I had goosebumps all night. This was and will probably be the best show that I have and will ever see in my lifetime.

User: Digitalfury2248
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Legendary.

User: djmsgirl
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THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! DMB played a good line up of songs and the intensity and excitement of both the band and the crowd will be something I remember for a long time. Dave danced and we all sang. This one will go down in history!
A+++

User: djoc8888
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Best setlist I have ever seen. Tough to top that one fellas.

User: DMB205
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soo good..seemed unreal

User: dmb42584
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Very Good Show

User: DMB701NYC
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With Jaime, Rachael, Mark, Collin and Lauren's fetus

User: dmb7060
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Words do not do this show justice, it was the most amazing thing i have ever seen. Not only was the setlist mind blowing, but every song was played so well that the versions of the songs being played on stage were by far the best versions of those songs that i had ever heard.

User: DMBand205
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One of the all time best DMB shows!

User: dmbangel009
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This was the best show that I have ever been to, the set was incredible!!

User: dmbartender91
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Best I've been to.. Hands down.

User: dmbcpnj
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one of the best i put it up there with msg james brown nite w halloween

User: dmbdead41
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Amazing.... enough said.

User: DMBdeb74
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I was blown away. The night was amazing...perfect infact. I don't know if that show can be beat....

User: dmbdi
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this had to be one of the best shows i have ever seen!

User: DMBdreamgirl24
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best show of my life!!!!!

User: DMBfan1131
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One of the best shows Ive ever seen and probably one of the best DMB shows of all time...as noted.

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THIS SHOW WAS ONE OF THE BEST IVE SEEN. I DONT KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE NOTICED BUT WHEN THEY PALYED ANYONE SEEN THE BRIDGE INTO TOO MUCH LEROI MOORE CAME IN A LITTLE EARLY WITH THE SAX ON TOO MUCH. BUT STILL A GREAT SHOW

User: dmbfan3587
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#40...one of the greatest weekends in DMB history (clearly)...timmy tore the roof off

User: dmbislife
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#40 full band, enough said

User: DMBKoz36
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I sat in Section 16 Row D thanks to a kind Warehouse member from South Dakota who sold me the seats the night before! It was one of those shows that is hard to put into words and is probably the best performance of the 16 SPAC shows I've been to! Its Probably the best of all shows I've had the pleasure of attending. Dave looked a bit taken aback at the beginning of Jimi Thing due to the crowd hitting the opening verse perfectly on cue! He and the band loved it though! What a show!

User: dmblove3641
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amazing. the band seemed extremely close this weekend and the energy was sick. its great having tim play along with the band. jimi thing blew my mind away. thank you was a great closer. can't wait til next year.

User: DMBSPAChead3
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I ve seen over 20 shows and 1/2 of those at SPAC!!! Night 2 was by far the greatest show I have seen..My mind was blown!!!

User: DoctorDooby
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Timmy joining DMB for the tour is incredible. Amazing energy, amazing set list, and just an all around complete show. Thank you!!!!!!!

User: drems
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Most Energetic Dave Performance I have ever seen. The entire show was unbelievable. Only comment, Dreaming Tree dragged out a little, especially after such an up beat opener like DDTW. Other than that I give the show a Rating of a 6*. Jimi thing was unreal with the crowd singing. No better crowd then SPAC. I am speechless, just unreal. Love DMB

User: drichx
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Best Dave show of my life! I'm sure you all can agree!

User: dvirgil
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The best show i've seen.

User: dxmaverick
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nice and nice timmy

User: dzolot
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This was my 30th bday. Went to Saratogo to celebrate and go to the concert -- no place i'd rather be then at a DMB show!! Was this the first time the band let the crowd sing Jimi Thing? It was truly a magical experience...

User: elmervsevildead
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The band was on fire and the crowd became another member of the band, taking over for Dave during the verses of the later songs. It was definately one of the best shows I've ever been to. The Butch Taylor Tribute section (Money into That's What I Want) was amazing. After 2/3 of the concert the band huddled up and revised the set list, having the roadies rip them off the stage and toss them into the crowd. Live experiences like this one are why people love Dave so much.

User: enaglier
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un effin real

User: ERoths711
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Fantastic show. A little overly crowded on the lawn, but an amazing show put on by DMB.

User: Exclamation!
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one of the best shows of all-time

User: exileskim
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Amazing show, so many high points its hard to list them all.

User: farrell_43
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Best DMB show yet!

User: fattyw
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This was the best show I have been to

User: FireDancer79
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In Jeff's words, they have some wild hairs up their butts! hahaha

User: Flanagan70pr
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Unbelievable!

User: fletchskibum04
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awesome set hearing jimi thing and grey street made the weekend

User: flip27
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unbelievable set list- jimi thing, #40 and the LIOG reprise for the encore was out of this world

User: fooltothink41
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Last Show I ever saw with LeRoi RPI

User: football4life
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This night of SPAC was the better of the two and probably the best concert in the last couple of years. Every song played was enthusiastic and Boyd's solos were great.

User: francelover
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Are you kidding me?!?!?! SPAC never disappointed me and this night was no exception. #40 and a Jimi thing sing-a-long? It was a great night!

User: FrankieBallz921
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A Dream So Real, Money into Money and split Lie In Our Graves. Fantastic. Parking situation up there, not so much.

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Amazing. Best show I have seen since the Winter 1998 tour.
Just incredible. Tim takes this band to the next level.
Shotgun!

User: Gigglesngrins8
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This was by far one of the best shows I have ever been too (especially coming off of the previous night when you didnt think it could get any better!). The band had AMAZING amounts of energy and they just kept pulling hits out! LOVED IT!

User: goodgoodtime29
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first time at the venue, excellent place with a great vibe had alot of fun.

User: gotthemeyes
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Wow, unbelievable show. LOVED Dave's dance at the end, and his story about the bug up his nose! 3 hours of Dave at his best.

User: gottliebe
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amy

User: grahamcracker3
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This was my first DMB show. I'd be lying if I said that I was a huge fan. I like them very much, but am challenged when it comes to listening to all of, say, Crash in one sitting. However, I've always wanted to see them live, and since my finance is a fan I figured this was a great opportunity. This is easily the best rock concert I've been too. I can't think of anything that comes close, and I've been to a TON of shows. Judging by the looks of it, I may be spoiled by having this be my first DMB show. Apologies to those hardcore fans if you didn't get a ticket on the account of me buying one, I promise I'll do my best to get a broader appreciation of them so I can feel like I deserved to be there last night. I may be a guy who only knew the words to Don't Drink the Water and So Much to Say, and felt much more comfortable to singing along to the "Money" suite, but I'll be telling the grandkids about this show, and rest assured I'll be there next time they're Upstate.

User: griffd2004
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Amazing!!!!!! Almost perfect!

User: groton
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was my best Full band show I can remeber being at :)

User: hardforcash
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I've seen Dave at SPAC every year for 5 years... and every year I say it was his best show!

User: hazeman
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Very good

User: helpingmyself3
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great night...i loved the encores.

User: Hewtorious11
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Out of the twenty or so times I have seen them this was the best Ive ever seen the band, period.

User: hkemp41
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Great show. I brought my older brother
and he loved hearing dave for the first time.
You Might Die Trying was incredible.

User: hxcdavefan777
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amazing show. personally thought night one was better. tim reynolds adds a lot of great things to the show.

User: ihatelife
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Best dave show I have ever seen!

User: Imagine41
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The pink floyd money cover was great!

User: Imonajoyride
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Words can't describe how amazing this show truely was. I was honestly transported to another place.

User: jage360
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That show could have just gone down as one of, if not the best DMB show ever played!!!!

History in the making!

User: jamcon
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By far the best Dave concert I've been to. Great venue, and not one disapointing song. I would sumarize my experience in one word; amazing.

User: jameywayne
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best ever. one for the books

User: Jamielt
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Hands down best show I've been to.

User: jamin35008
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Best Show I have ever Seen!

User: JarrieDMB
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Almost a week later and im still strugglin w/ post-spac depression..show was abs unreal...28+ shows def right up to the top of the list for me!

User: jaymccarthy
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jr.

User: jchas41
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#40!!!!!

User: JCoomb315
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awesome

User: jd2107
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This show was the best SPAC show ive even been to. I really hope this one comes out on cd or itunes video or something because it was more then worthy.

User: jdamp34
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best dmb show i've ever seen or heard

User: jedewan
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Awesome show.

User: jerzygrl814
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SICKEST SHOW OF THE SEASON!

User: jfrahm09
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Jimi thing explains how unbeliveable that concert was, One of the best shows that will ever be played, Dreaming Tree was fucking sick!!
cant wait till SPAC 09'

User: JGil584
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Blew me away. There honestly was not a bad song played during this show. I LOVE cornbread...it was stuck in my head the whole morning after the show. Tim Reynolds is a god and I must say I prefer him over Butch - he adds to much more. The band was so tight, Dave's voice is a gem, and we had some real treats. Of course there were some songs I wanted to hear that didn't get played, but who cares? Money is a SICK cover they chose to do. 5 stars.

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surreal!!! thats all I can say besides "my mind is blown"

User: jimi14279
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The Band have everything going for them. Boyd, LeRoi and Rashawn Ross were unreal. Tim Reynolds did things people thought were impossible. One of LeRoi's greatest and sadly one of his last shows. Should be released as LiveTRAX. Words can not explain how great it really was.

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Mind blown

User: jimiT23
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First dmb show ever, and definitely not the last. Dave sounded great, the band was spot on, and the setlist was unbelievable. It'll be hard to top this one.

User: jislanders111
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amazing!!!

User: jjfiore
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We all Sang Jimi Thing Together!!!
and six great songs in a row to open the night.

User: jmwaldma
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Top five show!

User: JNDdmbphan
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SO FUCKING SICK DAVE WAS ON FIRE

User: Joeynoodlez
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SICK ....... really good show had great seats so much fun thanks DMB.

User: JohnnyG
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AWESOME....The Band was on FIRE and the crowd was just as HOT....in my TOP 3 out of 35 so far....cant say enough....

User: johnnyvick
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This band just gets better every time i see them. The band was perfect the sound was perfect the lights were perfect the whole weekend was perfect

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I am amazed witht this show. the greatest show i have ever been to. i have only been to ten but this tops them all. #40 just topped the whole thing off. LIOG was finished in the encore was so exciting. this concert will not be topped in years from now, and this proves that SPAC is one of the top venues ever.

User: jphotoshopdmb
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wow! see my photos on show page

User: JREIDY01
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AMAZING, UNFORGETTABLE setlist. Awful venue. Too many people on the lawn. AWFUL visibility and poor sound quality. Tim was on fire though...

User: jroseok
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First time at SPAC. Experienced the lawn... Such a great show!

User: JShaf
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Unbelievable show. The crowd was awesome. The band was awesome. My favorite part was Dave going balls to the wall during the encore and on Thank You. I cannot wait to get back to SPAC.

User: jtychy41
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my 15th show and the best i've been to. perfect set list, insane energy, haven't seen the band that into it in a long time ... may be hard to top this

User: junt015
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SHOW WAS AMAZING...the crowd outsinging dave on jimi thing blew me away...he held his promise and actually played #40 haha...the money covers were great...i didnt want to go home after thank you...so much energy

User: Kalista
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Incredible. Unbelievable.

User: kateb_747
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Best show since '98!

User: kcivic96
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Unreal. Best DMB show I have seen. I dont know if I have seen a better 8 song start. Oh yea, throw in #40, Money, LIOG, Jimi (That was a blast everyone singing), LIOG REPRISE (Are you kidding with this one?) I cant believe they busted it out at the place it left last year with Trey (seems only right huh?) Thank you so much DMB. They really made up for night 1 with this show.

User: kenmail2
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Classic! #40, 1st Shotgun of the Year, Dave played a solo.... joke on Boyd, Jimi with crowd vocals only...Amazing

User: kirbs
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A Dream So Real, #40, Lie in our Graves and Shotgun... cant ask for more outa Dave.

User: kmac3705
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EPIC ! i will never forget this concert !

User: kmknd1
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amazing show. best i've seen. amazing energy, most fun i've ever seen the band have. full review here: http://antsmarching.org/forum/showthread.php?t=222562

User: kmny04
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5 stars aren't enough.

User: l3luedevil88
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Sick show with #40

User: lakermech
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mix of lawn and front row, good mix of songs

User: lees4881
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13th dave show. Hands down the best i have ever seen.

User: liesweetdown
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orgasmic

User: lilreilly0707
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sickk

User: lilvic*20
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oh My YO !!! There is so much to say about this night. It was my 21st show and my first time at SPAC since 2002. I walked outta there thinkin "My Mind Is Blown!", and I've been waiting for a DMB concert with this high energy since the Central Park concert. It definitely earns a permanent spot in my all-time top-3 DMB concerts. I need to gather my thoughts and then revise this...
Seated in Section 17, Row D - the people in Rows C and E by us were so much fun and there were like 10 of us havin an absolute blast!

User: lmbear2000
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Dave Matthews Band has totally revitalized there show. This is one of the top 10 shows I have seen in the last ten years. It seems like he is finally getting the crowd back into it.

User: lplandry
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incredible!!

User: lynzie
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greatest concert to date!!!

User: macaronihead
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Best show I've been to yet.

User: magicrat
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Unbelievable! Just Amazing!

User: mankes173
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best dave show hands down.

User: mantis32
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great first show, and it appears i have picked their very best in a long time to go to. AWESOME versions of dreaming tree, so damn lucky, and #40

User: marasovi
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My highlights of the night.... obvious shotgun, singing jimi thing.... you just know it is a great concert when #41 gets lost in the song selection... a dream so real..... i really enjoy that song. definite download

User: Matt3293
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Words don't do this show justice, the energy of the night was indescribable, setlist perfect, and Dave was happy...When Dave is in THAT good of a mood, anything can happen, and boy that night will go down in DMB history for me!!

User: mattatkeuka
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Best show of the summer hands down!!! needs to be a live trax

User: Max87
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omfg amazing best dave show ever

User: maxxy1
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Best Show I've ever seen!

User: mct765
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wow no other way to describe one of the best shows in dmb history. my 8th show and easily the best i have been to, the highlight of the night had to be being on the lawn for jimi thing. an unbelievable night of music definitely a possible to make into a live trax

User: MikeTheStone
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You wish you were here.

User: mikeyp1113
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Amazing.

User: millers4drinks
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all i can say is "thank you for let'n me be myself" (why i come back every year)

User: Mlois
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Best Dave Concert EVER

User: mriddell8
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Best atmosphere of any dave concert ive been to

User: mrmet2005
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Hands down one of the most epic shows the band has ever put on in my opinion. Was originally located in section 26, but traded tickets with two ants members so they could videotape the show without being busted. Wound up in balcony section 18, Row D. I knew based upon night one and the SPAC venue that it had the chance to be a historic night, but it blew any possible expectations I could have had out of the water. I'm not going to analyze song by song performances but rather simply say that tonight made it completely clear to me that the Dave Matthews Band truly loves its fans. A night that will live in infamy for any fan that had the privilege of being there. The performance the band has put on in the last 5 years in my opinion.

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Tonight was one of the best DMB shows I've seen (tonight was my 31st show)!

User: Nathaniel9
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Shotgun - enough said

User: nathanielcyr
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4th Show!

User: neil1125
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Just got back from N2 SPAC, Best show I've ever seen. Granted I've only been to four shows, but my friends who have been to 15+ said the same thing.
Highlights:
Couldn't have asked for a better 8 song opener.
The no snare intro into Ants followed by the snare into the middle of the song was unreal.
Jimi Thing-crowd singing was spine tingling.
#40-full band and reworked for us as dave put it, enough said.
LIOG- saw the reprise in tampa last year, but it was sick getting it in the encore, also like leroi's london bridge interp.
Thank You- dave sang vocals without guitar and danced around stage for what seemed like 3 mins
Shotgun-a few modifications without the piano, but amazing. Dave looked like he was going to cry while singing it(thought maybe had personal references, thought he mentioned 'sister' during it)
A Dream So Real kind of killed the mood, but it seemed everone needed a breather after the ridiculous opening.

Tim was amazing, Leroi was sick.
The band is back. I never saw them so happy.

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Awesome !!!!

User: notaprep81
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Been to 30+ shows, this was in the top 3. I also had one of the best seats in the house.

User: NotJohnnyV
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Without a doubt the best show I have ever seen. There were multiple points throughout the show when I thought Dave was about to end and it couldn't get better. But it kept going. The #40 was unreal, what more could you ask for? This show deserves to go down in the books as one of the finest performances the band has ever done.

User: novemberrain387
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My first DMB show..INCREDIBLE. Dreaming Tree was the best music i have ever seen or heard. Also i consider myself extremely lucky to have seen one of Leroi's last shows (1 week before his last). RIP

User: Ohmarkison
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most rediculous show this year, and in many years simply amazing

User: OldDirtHill41
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This show had everything a fan could hope for. I had the pleasure of Popping the DMB show Cherries of 2 of my friends at this concert, and before we left, they were already talking about next year...I love it.

User: onebignothing
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Unreal night.

User: Ontonyx
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un.real.

User: orionhuse
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My first concert happened to be an outstanding DMB concert. I read the review on the home page; every word of which was true. AWESOME SHOW!

User: OSW2travel
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My favorite show so far!

User: PatJ33
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Never have been to a show that rocked like that

User: pdineen
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40, Money, and Thank You... best show yet...

and the lawn rocked...

User: pedlar
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My first show, absolutely awesome

User: PenguinMan
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Wow. The energy of that show was insane. Dave and the band looked to be having an immense amount of fun up there, and that was well received by the audience. There are too many highlights to get them all, but #40, Shotgun, Dream So Real, Jimi Thing, Anyone Seen the Bridge, the crazy Ants Marching intro, and the So Damn Lucky ending were all definitely great. Dave's commentary to the crowd was priceless, and he kept everyone laughing constant (the fly that flew up his nose, his piano lessons, etc). This must've been one of the top shows that I've ever heard, and definitely the best one that I've ever attended.

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What can be said? This show will live on in DMB history. My favorite song of the night was So Damn Lucky, which was my first time seeing live. Dancing Dave during Thank You was beyong incredible, one of the most memorable moments I've seen at any concert, EVER. Jimi Thing was great with the audience solely singing the first two verses...#40? #40!!!! I couldn't believe my ears. It was talked about on these boards after N1, but to be true? Incredible. To me that wasn't a "full" #40, but it WAS full band, and it was amazing. I feel like I missed the first half of the song because I was so shocked, and I was in another world. Tim was great at times, but for most of the show I forgot he was there. I guess I don't listen for that guitar unless it's a solo or something. I did miss Butch. Not his solos so much, but his presence. I don't know, he was in this band for ten years, almost half my life. I want to know what happened there. I wish Carter had a killer solo, but the horns sounded great. I feel like Rashawn gets better every summer, and hits higher notes every summer. I was in a section with a lot of WH people, and a lot of people who seemed to be the original fanbase-30s? It was really great. Amazingly great. I've been back and forth in my mind if this beats N2 in 2006...on paper it should, but for some reason I have trouble saying it. That '06 had everything going for me, and the people around me were incredible. That can really make or break a show-if you're surrounded by good, fun, true fans.

User: PeteTheMeat
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Greatness

User: pmarino
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Pink Floyd's Money followed by Money that's what I want was a show stopper. I was thrilled, even though there were a lot of dazed High School Students on the lawn who didn't seem to recognize either of these excellent covers. Sadly, the crowd was fairly rude at this show, which, based on conversations I have had with a lot of fans seems to be a growing trend at shows with lawn seats.

User: polrpaul
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This show kicked serious butt. I was on the lawn.

User: potitia
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Top Ten Show
no doubt

User: Preston
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Wow.

User: pritts1237
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Lawn seats....jimi thing was unreal!!

User: rdhdstep
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Fantastic. Best show I've seen yet! Saratoga always has the best audience! Amazing energy!

User: reddragon9327
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AMAZING

User: Rflip8
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Hands down one of the best shows I have seen in a very long time!!!!!

User: ritchiedancie
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5++ I was a casual fan before this show, and have since become an absolute fanatic. The sound and energy was amazing.

User: rsailer
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I'm reviewing this night almost 12 years after the fact as I was doing some reminiscing. I've always believed this night was probably the best show I've ever seen, or possibly that the band ever played. I started going to shows in 95 and never stopped. 12 years later I still look back on this night as the best ever. + last time seeing Roi

User: sammyc
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amazing show!!! what a treat

User: sayclawz
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Absolutly crazy can't ask for much more than #40 and we actualy got more! dave went nuts at the end of thank you and the band just seemed to be having a great time on stage and feeding off the energy of the crowed. if your pissed you wheren't there.....you should be!

User: Seek#41Up
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Out of 32 DMB shows this is the best show and the best I have ever seen the band. I was truely blown away by the set and performaces tonight!

User: ShastaDMB
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there are no words to describe this u just had to be there!!! actually if i can, BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!

User: simonpb17
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Great show, Definitely in my top 5. Amazing show!

User: skiguy06880
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unbelievable show..

ants marching was one of the sickest versions i have ever heard

thank you was so sick and i have never seen Dave move like that

Money was a great cover

jimi thing unbelievable

overall fantastic concert

User: smsandoval17
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Amazing, could have been a more powerhouse set with Warehouse but it was still awesome.

User: Snostorm
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Best Show Ever. Period.

User: snyder147
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BEST SHOW EVER. Shotgun and #41 were amazing. Also second best #40 I've ever heard.

User: SoRight13
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First show. Could not have possibly asked for anything more. Setlist was near perfect and even the new songs were sweet. Timmy and Boyd were on fire the whole night. Money and Thank You (Complete with Dave's dance) were standouts, and #41, Lie In Our Graves, Ants Marching, and Dreaming Tree all had intense jams. The crowd starting too soon on Jimi Thing was funny, and Dave took it well. Also thought it was great how they finished Graves in the encore.

Now I have nothing to compare this to, but I highly doubt it gets much better than this. The crowd was really into it, and the setlist was awesome.

User: spac 06
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couldnt have asked for anything better, every show from now on will be disappointing because this was so increadibly good

User: spc41
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best show ever man #40 tim no everyday

User: spencer458
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WOW. just when i thought it couldn't be better than the night before... Crash was the featured album... I love Crash. Geat crowd, great venue, and an even greater night.

User: Spendlet
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Great setlist, great crowd, great time...

User: spiza
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great show besides Thank You closing it out. That song should never close any DMB show.

User: Squirm41
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Awesome set... 4th time seeing DMB, they played Pink Floyd's money which I was hoping for! One of the best shows I have attended!

User: stanger
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Best Show EVER!!!!!!!! What an I say, I'm speechless!!!!!!!

User: Stevethedj
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Another great night two show from the boys at SPAC!

User: Stocktrader
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Started hot Ended hot.

Great show

User: StolenAwayAlwys
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best show, or so i thought ;D

User: stoneje
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One of the best DMB shows you will ever hear - still in awe at this performance. Absolutely amazing.

User: stratinthehat
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The best show i have ever been to by far! everything was there the energy was intense and you could tell that dave and the boys were just having fun. the energy in there was unbelivable and everyone was into it.

User: stumpe1231
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Great show!! Le Roi sounded amazing and I was really excited to go to some shows later in the summer but than tragedy struck. This was the last show I ever heard Le Roi play.

User: SWEET_Z
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#40 was great. Dave busted out some crazy dance moves on Thank You!

User: TBolts712
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INSTANT CLASSIC! The headline on the front page says it all! No ED or SU songs and the slowest songs all night were A Dream So Real and #40. That's a damn fine show! Strong set top to bottom and I can say something positive about every song from tonight!

#40 was amazing and maybe the best memory I'll have from a DMB show, followed closely by an obscene Jimi Thing, with the several thousand of us singing lead! The encore was very solid and it was great to hear the Graves reprise, too. This NEEDS to be a LiveTrax selection at some point!

User: tduffman
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For my 10th anniversary show at SPAC DMB busted out the most amazing show I have ever seen! Crowd energy was insane. Band energy was absolutly REDICULOUS!!! Awesome set, Jimi Thing, Ants, Dreaming Tree, #41, #40 all highlights basically the whole show was a highlight reel. Can't say enough about this show. HOLY CRAP!

User: The Duck 33
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the best show ive been to

User: TheDB
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My 1st show!

User: TheJimiTree522
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My first show ever. Was told by many people that my DMB concert-going career was over because I had such a good one for my first... that was until I went to SPAC 09.

User: TheLastStop21
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Most amazing show I have ever been too.

User: TheOneDMB
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This was my first show, so my rating may be biased, but I was blown away by the unbelievable atmosphere and incredible energy. And the setlist was just amazing.

User: TheSexyAlbino
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Wow! Wow! Wow! If you know anything about the history of DMB and have been to 20+ concerts like I have you know that this show was one of the best of all time. #40, LIOG, Jimi Thing and Thank You were amazing! This may be one of the best tour years since 2000 and Jimi Thing was the highlight of the night. Never before has the crowd sang lead on a song like everyone in the crowd did tonight and it may never happen again. SPAC is one of the top 5 venues in the country to see a DMB show and if you dont like them here you never will.

User: Tobrocke18
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Awsome show, Dave went all out as he always does when he comes to Spac. Especially for the encore his dancing during thank you was great.

User: TrippenTuesdays
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My 41st show and have to say was the most amazing I have ever seen.

User: TrippinBills329
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This was my 16th DMB show - I grabbed all my old friends from college piled in a car and headed from NH to NY like we do every summer. This show was so unbelievable! Never have I experienced a DMB show like this before. The setlist was not only amazing, but I think what made it so great was the energy between the crowd and the band. The show was over two weeks ago and I'm still walking around on a DMB High.... This show has only made me and my best friend a bigger DMB fan, which we never thought would be possible. Simply incredible. Thanks DMB - You have done it again!

User: trosen88
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The best show I have ever been there. Dave was going nuts, the crowd was going nuts...unbelievable

User: TruFFuLaTrEE
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Epic!

User: turner823
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To date, the best show I've been to!

User: Two Step 41
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One word for SPAC night two. "PRICELESS"!

User: twodmbstep
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The covers and solos were stellar. This band is full of surprises and after 31 shows, I will still see this band. The energy from the band was fantastic. Jimi thing and #40 hands down best songs of the night. Crowd could have been more into it in section 12 which was a bummer. Whatever I had a blast.

User: twostep66
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Great show with a lot of songs I haven't heard in a while. Plus Tim adds something very different to the songs, but it was all amazing from 6 rows back.

User: vschulz76
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beyond awesome show. lawn seats at this venue and no sound in the beer garden leave a lot to be desired.

User: wallyballs
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fucking wasted this night

User: waperoza
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OMG! The best show yet. What an amazing night. I can't believe he let the crowd sing Jimi Thing. A total highlight of the night. It's great to Tim back with the guys. He adds that rock edge to the group. Pink Floyd covers, where have you been all my life. Dave dancing on stage at the end of Thank You was classic. They made my 10th show the best ever!!!!

User: Warehouse21
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nothing to say, words would only belittle this show. STELLAR.

User: WhatYouAre41
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Incredible. My best DMB show. 6th Show.

User: why i am
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Wow!!!!!!

User: Will57
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Simply Amazing!!!! Jake's article says it all...I'm glad I was there to witness a piece of DMB history!

User: willpwr1
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A better night has not been had this year.
Energy
Crowd
Atmosphere
Setlist selection

User: WinnGTI
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Amazing. SDL outro was sick... so was everything else!

User: wopte
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Tale of two shows for me.

The ending sequenced rocked though.
Lie in our graves was special

User: x2001ndl
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Excellent Show!
Definitely one of my favorite venues. Amazing experience!

User: Yard
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Loved ending the encore with Thank You!

User: zfayette
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amazing!

User: zigbaldi
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awesome! tons of energy, the band was really having a great time tonight, and dave came through with his promise of #40

User: zoolander41dmb
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One of the best shows I've been too. The vibe from the crowd was amazing! When they played Thank You and Dave just danced around I lost it! It was fantastic!

User: ~Dreamgirl~
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AMAZING!


   


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