Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here

   
Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 12, 2008
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

Ants Rating:

Show Reviews


User: 123Franklin!
Rating:
Review:
I didn't think they could do it better than fri. nite... but they did. I'll say it again, Tim and Jeff bring back some fire.

User: AbSoLuT DMB
Rating:
Review:
Simply AMAZING...Two great nights..no repeats and tons of classics..This two night set should be a Live Trax 110%...WPB finally represented with a weekend to be impressed with..Thanks DMB!!!

Lover Lay Down (Tease)-Didnt hear it..Did you?

User: aks1359
Rating:
Review:
sweet, tripping billies

User: amclay41
Rating:
Review:
great!!!

User: babyglitz
Rating:
Review:
This was my 11th DMB show... (first in seats) and I was blown away... They never cease to amaze me! 3 covers in one night!! Just incredible!

User: Biggest Fan
Review:
Met Dave that night.

User: bknapp4dave
Rating:
Review:
Great second night! All day just knew the energy was in the air and feeling so right! Look up the set list for this show- a must get

User: blades255
Rating:
Review:
I liked the ending of this show better than the night before. They ended on a high note.

User: blitzinsabin
Rating:
Review:
Crush and R&R were awesome, rest of the setlist left something to be desired. Bayou and SMTS/TM are getting played out... covers are fine, but not 3 in one show... I came to see DMB not other bands... overall one of the weakest setlists, in my opinion, of any concert that I've been to.

User: Blu-Monkey
Rating:
Review:
Best weekend ever

User: C cup
Rating:
Review:
even a little pink floyd. THANK YOU indeed

User: CARTER B jr
Rating:
Review:
Two nights of amazing music and energy! These guys truly are Rock Stars!

User: creevesrealtor
Rating:
Review:
Wow! What a great weekend!!!! The energy from the band was awesome. Tim Reynolds was phenominal. Loved Money and the opening 3 can not be beat. Can't wait until next year.

User: DannyGreyStreet
Rating:
Review:

The show ROCKED!!!
Brilliant.

User: debhorst
Rating:
Review:
Awesome show! One of the best we've seen. It was great to see Dave dancing around again. The cover songs were extraordinary. The cover of Sly Stone in the encore was incredible! In years past, the first night at West Palm is usually the best show. Not this time. Saturday was one for the memory book.

User: DIAce1
Rating:
Review:
Absolutely incredible, best dave show i've been to. help myself and pay for what you get were rare treats, the tim and jeff guitar/sax battle was out of this world, money to that's what i want was outstanding, great crowd, what more can you really ask for

User: DMBDMB4ever
Rating:
Review:
incredible show with my girlfriend who became my wife.10 feet from stage...

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
Rating:
Review:
Awsome!!!

User: DMBSteve41
Rating:
Review:
With Jamey and Dana.

User: Dmbvols
Rating:
Review:
I don't think it beats night one, but that still leaves room to say it was a damn good concert. Definitely think this weekend should be a Double Live Trax release. 2 Nights, 38 different songs, lots of jam songs on night one, a good amount of cover songs from the tour so far, between the two nights it had everything.

Hightlights for Night 2 had to be Help Myself, Dreaming Tree, PFWYG, Crush,and Money. Was really glad to hear Money. Don't Drink the Water was a good opener, liked that they added a short portion of "This Land" to the lyrics. Had heard it on other recording but that was my first to hear it live.

Tim is amazing, the addition of his guitar kicks each song up a notch. He needs to be apart of every summer tour.

I also would have to say that I never heard the Lover Lay Down tease.

User: dmb_lover33
Rating:
Review:
My 29th show!! Other than the ridiculous amount of rain that came before the show that made it impossible to tailgate...it was fantastic! Loved the version of Crush...probably the highlight of the show for me (Other than Pay for what you get, of course) When we left the venue, Dave's tour bus was turning out and he, Ashley and his girls were up in the front seat waving to us! That was SOOO cool! I cried I was so happy! Looking forward to next summer....

User: dodowd71
Rating:
Review:
Loved money/money, that's what i want!

User: Dreaming Jimi
Rating:
Review:
Thought the rain was really fun in the beginning. Best Crush I've ever heard. Dreaming Tree was amazing especially after a stellar Don't Drink the Water. All 3 covers were fantastic, Thank You being the best. Pay for What You Get was a great treat. Really think Jeff and Tim need to become permanent members. Best show I've been to!

User: DrewD55
Rating:
Review:
It might never reach the reputation of a SPAC, Alpine Valley, or The Gorge, but for at least the last four years, DMB has given West Palm Beachís amphitheatre, whatever name it might have that particular year, some of the summerís best shows, and Friday and Saturdayís shows are proof positive of that: 38 different songs, no repeats, and energy like crazy.

The party on the lawn in the rain during Gomezís set was damn crazy (maybe a little too crazyóthereís a good 1/3rd of the set that my memoryís a little hazy on), and if this music thing doesnít work out for him, Daveís got a fine career as a meteorologist ahead of him, since he told us we were gonna get rained on. We are, after all, the Sunshine State.

The show itself didnít quite top night one, but it had several choice moments. Donít Drink the Water was a killer opener, especially with the band playing it just after the thunderstorm had ended. Help Myself made itís first show appearance in four years, and it sounded terrific, even if more than a few people didnít recognize it. Pay for What You Get and Old Dirt Hill were both sweet, but again, the quiet songs brought out the chatter and the sit-down from a lot of the crowd (see my review of Fridayís show for my opinion on that).

On the downside, this show brought the Bayou, which Iím sick of, and it had more covers than any show had featured in almost a month. Money (the Floyd one) was the only one I wanted to hear, and it was pretty damn solid, but the other Money and Thank You were as irritating as Iíd feared they would be, even with Dave dancing the way he was at the end of the night.

All in all, though, it was a great weekend. These were my ninth and tenth shows and my last for this summer. Iíll content myself with the bootlegs for now, but Iím already looking forward to next summer.

User: drporsche930
Rating:
Review:
loved Money and the Beatles Money is what I want

User: DUSTANG#41
Rating:
Review:
Awesome!!

User: edge57
Rating:
Review:
Dave and crew were on fire this Saturday night. Tim Reynolds and Jeff Coffin joined the group. Tim added his amazing guitar skills and Jeff played sax and flute - filling in for LeRoi. It's usually quite warm at this venue in the summer months, but heavy showers just before the show added a nice cool breeze to the evening.

The stage setup with both cool and helpful. Two large screens - one above and one behind the band displayed various imagery, colors and textures, but also close-ups of the stage and band members. This in addition to the normal large screens on either side of the stage and pavilion roof. This offered a better intimacy for those far away and you didn't have to take your eyes off the bodies on the stage.

The sound was spot on - clarity and volume. Tim's guitar sounded really great atop Stefan's bass and Carter's skins. Boyd's violin playing was outstanding per usual. Stretched original jams and choice cover songs spanned the night including 'Donít Drink the Water ', 'Crash Into Me', 'Crush', 'Tripping Billies' plus Pink Floyd's 'Money' and Sly & The Family Stone's 'Thank You'.

Awesome show!

User: el10diablo
Rating:
Review:
Tim is simply unreal. Shows in WPB are always well above average, and this year was no exception. Both shows were phenomenal.

User: eve4dmb
Review:
One of the rarest I have ever seen.

User: everydaymaynard
Rating:
Review:
Only my ninth show but by far one of my favorites. Energy was really high and the crowd was amazing. I was a little upset at the number of people that left during Thank You.

Crush was a big highlight for me. Tim and Jeff really brought the song together and breathed new life into a song that was a little flat the last time I saw it.

I know it might be considered blasphemy but I think it is time to cut back on So Much to Say/ASTB/Too Much. Two Step needs a rest too....was really glad it didn't get played after hearing it two shows in a row.

Can't wait for next year....if I can wait that long....time to look at the remaining schedule to look for a possible road trip!!!!

User: Firedancer71
Rating:
Review:
I GOT STUCK BY CARTER AT THIS SHOW!!!!!

User: fishguts621
Rating:
Review:
Great times.

User: fooflovescarter
Rating:
Review:
Blew the pants off last night's show (which was great)! Band had so much fun on stage...kept the energy up all night. Great, Great Show!

User: Fritter
Rating:
Review:
The best show I thought for myself. Every song I wanted at the right time. Thanks to all that provide us with your energy as I gave back.

User: FSUant212
Rating:
Review:
FUCKING SICK!

User: germain101
Rating:
Review:
Great show....A little rain but made the best of it...

User: hazeman
Rating:
Review:
Hot

User: heidiquiet
Rating:
Review:
It was awesome! We were in the 6th row, closest I've been in a DMB show so far! Amazing!!!

User: HerOtherDave
Rating:
Review:
My 1st DMB concert. Was told it was one of the best.

User: I Subliminal I
Rating:
Review:
Now this was an awesome show. Hearing Help Myself come back, Dreaming Tree, PFWYG, along with all the others. To top off the night was the most intense and amazing version of Crush I have ever heard.

User: ig0d0wn
Rating:
Review:
Unforgettable show! The setlist was kickass! I couldn't have asked for more from the Band. This show is easily right up there at the top of the list alongside the Gorge 3rd row seats. The addition of Jeff Coffins from Bela Fleck & The Flecktones and Tim Reynolds made my night.

This was one of the best nights I've ever had at the WPB amphitheater.

Sidenote:
It was weird not to see Butch and LeRoi up there. I hope LM recovers real soon.

User: ivannovo
Rating:
Review:
Brought the funk!

User: jam2dmb#41
Rating:
Review:
Awesome show!!!!!!!!!

User: JeffUCF
Rating:
Review:
best show of the tour! unbelievable!!

User: jenglish
Rating:
Review:
Great two nights at west palm. 38 different songs played. Can't wait for Deer Creek!

User: johnnie5
Rating:
Review:
As usual, these guys are amazing! The addition of Tim is a nice touch, the solos are amazing, and the way he fills in each song is perfect. Great guitar player. I hope Leroi gets well soon but Jeff was great on the Sax. He definitely brings a lot of energy. Thanks guys once again.

User: JR#41
Rating:
Review:
good times. I guessed almost every song in order :)

User: jtabor22
Rating:
Review:
Two words Bad Ass

User: kirkwood
Rating:
Review:
Great Show!

User: kristynsmia
Rating:
Review:
truely the best show i've ever been to!

User: leeroy
Rating:
Review:
Perfered Tim with Dave acousticly, rather than in with DMB. I love an Electric as much as anyone, just not steady in DMB.
Butchy is hard to replace. I guess I'm too old school.
Highlight was with good people all around, and my girl got one of Carter's sticks

User: little britches
Review:
holy shit--dave went crazy during thank you and the end of the song...he was dancing wildly as the crowd sang the chorus...awesome.

User: madlarosa
Rating:
Review:
Wow!!! This was my second DMB live show and honestly think this was the perfect band setup. The adition of a lead guitarist and the incorporation of a much better saxophonist that can actually challenge others in the band with his solos is exactly what the band needs to keep evolving. If they keep this setup and add Butch on keys it will be insane.

User: mariette yellen
Rating:
Review:
serene

User: Mashiguna
Rating:
Review:
OMG!!!! Best show this year for sure!! I can not believe that I was there! This is for sure a LiveTrax pick! Wow...wow.

User: matolaj13
Rating:
Review:
Forget the songs they played, which were amazing.....the best part of the show was the fact te crowd didn't stop singing "Thank you" until about 20 minutes after the show ended.

User: mattnort
Rating:
Review:
Awesome show. Crush was incredible

User: mhouse
Rating:
Review:
6/BB/34

User: mmansueti
Rating:
Review:
Blown Away

User: Mongioi
Review:
Great for random songs - but not the best set list overall

User: Mr Mojo Risin
Rating:
Review:
Excellent show. Still feel last nights show was tops. Boyd took over a lot more which was nice to see. Crush was intense. Overall, awesome weekend!

User: msmyth3
Rating:
Review:
much better set list on the second day, great performance as always. Dave kicked ass!

User: no-sweat
Rating:
Review:
My first show in 11 years! Loved it... the highlight was So Much To Say/Bridge/Too Much! :D

User: No1DmbFan81
Rating:
Review:
Amazing set list, and Crush was the best it's ever been. Tim Reynolds was a great addition on this tour.

User: panamadmb
Rating:
Review:
Great SHOW!

User: payton7
Rating:
Review:
Both nights were delicious!(can't wait for next years)

User: phily23
Rating:
Review:
For my 10th show I thought it was AMAZING! The energy level of the band fed right into the crowd and it was the most pumped up I have seen the band. The Thank You ending was great. I never get tired of DMB!

User: phinedays
Rating:
Review:
really enjoyed "pay for what you get" solid show overall, energy was ok, we had a few cool folks around us, and for some reason people in our row left early which opened it up for my wife and I to shake it loose! Getting a little disappointed with all the talking, I feel like asking people hey do you like DMB cause there playing right there! Money was cool to hear, eh hee is a pleasure and I love dreaming tree. We had a couple sitting next to us that were in the 50's for sure and the lady was boogieing all night long, cool to see! I also mistakenly posted this for last night oooppsss.

User: phuts
Rating:
Review:
Definitely up there in my top shows. The energy from the band was amazing. The energy from the lawn section was deplorable. It was shameful to hear people singing other songs to drown out Dave when he was singing PFWYG. Some of those bitches should be shot. Definitely one of the best shows I've ever seen. Best Crush and Billies I have seen in person.

User: PickMeUp41
Rating:
Review:
I was fifth row center on the second night of WPB for the second year in a row.... This year it fell on my 20th birthday...so that was cool. All i'm going to say is that Money-->Money (That's What I want) KICKED ASS, and to see my favorite band of all time cover my number 2 and 3 favorites of all time was a priveledge to say the least. Stefan rocked it on the Crush intro. Boyd smiles more then anyone I have ever seen in my life, and he went insane on Bayou. Anyone who left during "Thank You" shouldn't have been at the concert to begin with. Nobody up front was dancing except for me and my buddy...those folks need to spend a night or two on the lawn and loosen up. PEACE.

User: pmmccrory
Rating:
Review:
not as good as last night but still a good show. i wish they could have played shotgun one of the two nights.

User: rattykatty
Rating:
Review:
This was my (lucky) 13th show since 1995! It by far blew away all the others... Hands Down! It definitely helped that this was also the first time I sat this close (Section 2, 7th Row, Center) BUT... Even if I was on the lawn I would be praising it just the same! Can't wait for next year!!!! Much love & peace, Kat~

User: rflefil
Rating:
Review:
Great show

User: Rmustard79
Rating:
Review:
Great Show minus the rain.. Dmb made it all worth while..See ya next year

User: selonimes
Rating:
Review:
Wow, can't find a better last minute replacement than Mr. Coffin. And Tim Freaking Reynolds! Those two just plain tore up Crush

User: sublime629
Rating:
Review:
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! blew my mind last night! i didnt think there was any way they could top friday but omg! PFWYG!!! HELP MYSELF!! cant believe it! best dave show ive ever been too and looks like one of the best setlists of the year!!

User: Swift989
Rating:
Review:
An enjoyable show. Could have done without one or two of the covers. Friday Night 1 was better, but still worth it.

User: Swilkes27
Rating:
Review:
THE DREAMING TREE! Such an Epic song! Another Great time!

User: texasdmblvr
Rating:
Review:
dmb = my mental masturbation, and i left one very satisfied woman! this was show #29 for me, and definetly in my top 3. VERY surprised and HAPPY to hear Pay for what you get and Help Myself!! Still can't get enough 'ey hee' ~
This was the first time i've ever had the priveledge of seeing dave and tim together, and again - SO MUCH MORE than i could have ever wished for... absolutely amazing!

User: thei30
Rating:
Review:
Lets not get ahead of ourselves here. this was my 82'nd show and i'd say it was decent.any set with too much,anyone seen the bridge,so much to say makes me want to throw up. they play it way too much, to just about ruin any great setlist in the making....atleast they didnt play what would you say and ants though.

User: TN-Lamb
Rating:
Review:
Great Show....My 10th. We were very lucky, road over from PGA with someone that had an extra 3rd row center ticket what we were able to use.

User: tonyferreira
Rating:
Review:
WOWWWW!!!!! Best show I ever been too!!!!! Still jamming and dancing around after this!! THANK YOU, FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN!!!!!!

User: TPDnumber1fan
Rating:
Review:
Un-fuckin--real. Great energy from the crowd. Crush was unbelievable. Night one ended with one hit after another. Dream setlists; definitely DVD material.

User: Tracyg1313
Rating:
Review:
We originally had lawn seats but then met up with Eddie Ryan who had about 12 row center. Watched the whole show with him. Great show!

User: tyham90
Rating:
Review:
Liked N1 better but this was great. Dreaming Tree was amazing.

User: ufer219
Rating:
Review:
great show...pnp and rapunzel for encore was awesome. i liked the mix. its cool they didnt repeat a song from the night before. way to go dmb. also enjoyed seeing the new faces. nice going tim and jeff. way to be.

User: walljo
Rating:
Review:
Always awesome

User: weedguru
Rating:
Review:
Quite the downpout before showtime.
Run of the mill show (at least to someone who's in the triple digits for shows).
Started off strong, even including Help Myself which really should be re-shelved and replaced by another golden relic (Blue Water anyone?, or even Spotlight or Get In Line) for the old school fans. After PFWYG, show reverted into the usual post 2000 stale DMB until Eh Hee revived it and generally maintained the drive until the show ended. I'm starting to agree with a previous poster that Thank You, while a great song, is a little repetitive and annoying.

Hats of to FL, as always... Seems most shows north of VA are an excuse for teenies and college freshmen to get as intoxicated as possible and see who can actually make it into the venue.

NOTE: 1-star added for NOT playing Where Are You Going

User: wtraeger
Rating:
Review:
By some act of God this was better than the last one . I am of course bias but i think it must have been the best weekend of tour


   


Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here

   
LINKSABOUTMOBILESOCIAL
Home
Ants+
Tour Central
Search bar
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
The Ants Blog
Advertise on Ants
Privacy Policy
DMB Hub for iPhone
Ants on your cell phone
mobile news
mobile setlists
Ants' Twitter
DMBLive Twitter
Ants Facebook
Ants Instagram
Matt's Twitter
Joe's Twitter