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Dave Matthews Band
June 13, 2009
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 09noblet
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Amazing show, Two-Step rocked, terrific encore!

User: 1handisbleeding
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I didn't think anything could top last year...

They did it.

I came in to the tour wanting three songs- Jane, Stone, and Halloween. I got them all in my first show of the year plus a sick jimi thing and two step.

My next two shows are just gonna be icing on the cake...

I've got a little sister named JANE....

User: 41crush
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What more can you say???

User: 41DreamingCrush
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Probably number 1 show still to this day.

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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Stairway > Halloween

User: @lex
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Amazing set list. that others have surely commented on. So other highlights....

Dave w/ the Mardi Gras mask and Jeff playing 2 sax's @ once for the outro of Jimi Thing was amazing!!

User: aarondgirard
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unreal... show #12 for me and the best so far...

User: aeroshady
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34th DMB show since 2001. Best one I have seen since MSG 2005. It was amazing. This band is back in a big way and the new album sounds great live! I was not planning on going to any other shows but after this one I will be at Hershey for sure!

User: Agentzero
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Incredible show, energy was awesome and the performances were both surprising and top notch. Thanks DMB

User: Alandmb
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First time at SPAC, from L.A., WOW!! it was worth the trip..first time in NY too, love it. I will do it again...what a setlist, 4th Halloween in 4 different states (CO, WI, NV, NY), im So Damn Lucky.

User: alehip46
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mind blowing. despite the rain, dave played a killelr setlist that even the rain drenched fans(myself) went crazy for

User: alemonada
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Awesome show. Douchiest crowd I've ever experienced.

User: amartin12180
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One of the very best shows I have been to. I've waited so long to hear Typical Situation and I finally heard it live.

User: apstewart59
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2nd best show ive seen

User: aputnam23
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the greatest show I or anyone will ever go to. halloween was not on the original set

User: ashleyx2783
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Absolutely amazing. #40 and Halloween were unbelievable. Best show I've seen so far. SPAC never fails.

User: B2E3587
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Awesome show... other than the obvious highlights (#40> Granny, Halloween, STJL, Typical Situation, The Stone, Dive in (first ever), Shake Me opener... the jams on Two Step and Jimi Thing were epic, and the Jimi Thing Outro was awesome... Also Watch Tower was sick as well... from begining to end, this was up there with SPAC night 2 last year, as far as best shows I have ever seen... I hope Bethel Woods is on this level too (Come on guys it is the sight of Woodstock make it Happen!).

User: baiettis1
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Holy wow! The set list was awesome (Halloween, The Stone, Jimi Thing, etc.), the jams were right on, the rain was coming down. My favorite part was when Jeff busted out and played two saxes at the same during Two Step I think. For a long time I had debates with myself about what was the best concert I have ever seen, but now I know undisputedly this is the best.

User: bballboy514
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amazing

User: Beanitis
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Song that Jane Likes, Jimi Thing with crowd singing is now a SPAC classic, LIOG and then the encore. Best SPAC show ever??? Maybe - and with no special sit-in guests.

User: Bellissimo
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is there any question this is one of the greatest shows ever?

User: Bfarbs
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AMAZING!!!!

User: bhuntley1220
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Ok so I wasn't there, I was graduating from Union College, whcih is 20 mins away,...but just from reading the reviews, I'm so f*%^&$% jealous...huge fan, my sister went to N2 SPAC last year...I wanted to go so bad, and now i'm realizing i missed what might be the best show of '09..we'll see the rest o the tour...congrats to all the people that got to witness the GODS the make up DMB..im so happy this band is rocking thier asses off...cheers

User: bigwobo
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best show ever !

User: billyfranz
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Best Dave matthews experience of my life

User: billythepickle
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Awsome

User: blackbird22
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My 1st show ever. Hooked for life.

User: blairski10
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I thought the show was amazing. I'm not going to give it five stars because that would be perfect and nothing could top last year's second night at SPAC. the weather was perfect last year and the band was so tight. I can still remember singing Jimi Thing at the top of my lungs.

Highlights of this year's show: Jeff Coffin working two saxophones at the same time; Carter's drum solo; Tim Reynolds; Two Step; "Sexy Mother----ers" freestyle; Halloween as an encore.

The new songs sound amazing live and hopefully the band continues to build upon them and make them epic as a live version. Great show good times. Wish it didn't rain all night, but we made the best of it and had a great time.

User: blazin2DMB
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typical for spac night 2

User: Bodine
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In the top 5

User: boogienights
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Yes this was only my 35th show, but Ill say it. Greatest Show EVER. Shake Me like a Monkey again, 1st as opener. First Dive In. Encore Plus HALLOWEEN. Just f---ing sick. The energy was through the roof. SPAC is truly the east coast GORGE. Ill be making the pilgrimage back next year..OUTSTANDING WEEKEND OVERALL. SARATOGA SPRINGS IS JUST AWESOME.

User: BPKESS
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UNREAL

User: bradley.n
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Good set, crappy crowd.

User: brandonkipp
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Awesome show. New songs rock, the old gems are better than ever. I was disappointed to hear Watchtower in the encore (i like the song i'm just tired of hearing it as an encore) then they kept playing and went into Halloween which I don't think anyone at the venue thought was going to happen. The last 3 years at SPAC have been phenomenal each year is better than the last.

User: browneyed
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after 6/13/09 N2 @ SPAC, I can now lie in my grave, lie in the hands of God and whatever - it is over after last night. We on the soaking lawn had a whup a$$ time. The guys climbing the stanchions were absolutely crazy. From the opening Shake Me to the surprise Halloween it was spot on. I really think the band knew the loyalists on the lawn would never leave even though we were cold and wet because the energy and vibe were great. Usually there is all this chit chat and drug store BS on the lawn (and there was some of that) but the whole crowd I was in was really there for the music and had a great time. WOW. Great venue, great band, great crowd - thank you all and Happy Flag Day!

User: browniehockey20
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Probably the best DMB performance I have ever seen. The two step solo was PHENOMENAL.

User: bryant31
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AMAZING!

User: BSFD113
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Halloween!!! Nuff Said!

User: btwolfe02
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Best Show I Have Ever Been To!

User: carly93
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I was blessed to have seen this show.. Halloween!

User: carlyreilly
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halloweeeeeeeeeen

User: cartrhl259
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AMAZING Best show I've seen to date....

User: ChrisCBA
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Absolutely amazing. Entire crowd sang along to every song. Great Stefan solo as a lead in to watchtower

User: CJStehr921
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I have been to about 20 shows and this was by far the best I have ever seen!!

User: clang2
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Best show I've been to. Shake me was the best opener I've seen, Typical, STJL, LIOG, 40, Halloween. Blew my mind. I love this band.

User: cmstjames
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One of the best shows I have ever seen. The crowd, the music, everything was incredible! DMB and SPAC always delivers!

User: collmp46
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awesome so many rare songs

User: comeanddance36
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Probably the best versions of Two Step and Jimi Thing I've heard live, and the encore was completely amazing and a total surprise. Usually I'm not as impressed with shows during tours following an album release, but this show was pretty spectacular regardless...

User: Cookie Monster
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Section 11, Row EE, Seat 6

User: CoolKids
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great

User: coombse
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13 YEARS... 13 mutherfucking years of shakin my ass for a full Halloween... What a show... This place has had some incredible shows but this one takes the cake...

From "I can't help falling in love with you" to Dave dancing with a mask that someone to my right threw up on stage during Jimi Thing. I truly wish all DMB fans could have been right where I was... stage left... I moved to balcony for encore... was ready to go when stage went dark... Holy shit, they finally played it...

User: cortez,the kilr
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FUCKING AMAZING

User: crashedny
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Halloween was SPEECHLESS

User: crashintonickdm
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2nd best that i've seen. epic epic epic

User: Crazy_K
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Probably one of my all time favorite shows.

User: crowdedstreets9
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the. best.

User: CrUsHmE1220
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UNBELIEVABLE.

User: cry_minarets458
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I feel that this show was a 6 out of 5. Before the encore occurred, and not even noting the setlist, I felt that this was the best musical performance I have ever witnessed by this band.

User: d41tbhall
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amazing!

User: DaEagleEye8
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My first DMB show ever. Went with my roommate and friend who has been into DMB for a very long time. He said out of all the shows he's seen this was the best. Before the show there were quite a few DMB songs I really liked such as "You Might Die Trying" and others, but after the show I left loving every DMB song I heard. They are simply incredible!

User: danodo18
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best show out of the 19 i've been to

User: danroot9
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loved jimi thing. carter was insane on two step

User: davepersson522
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pulled out some stuff no one expected to hear.
FINALLY opened with monkey (should replace bartender as the standard opener).
whether it was because we stood in the rain or not, the surprise halloween after watchtower was the best thing a dmb fan could ask for.

User: DavesFunkyMonky
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amazing! one of the best shows the band has put on in probably the last 5-7 years.


and i think , even though the main set was phenominal --- the encore sums it up perfectly


FOUR SONGS!?! and those four ?! wow - yeah

User: davetripping02
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best show yet....Finally halloween!

User: dawnkev
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The best DMB show I've seen!

User: DCGreystreeter
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Sexy MuthaF*cka shaking that ass, sick solo by Carter on Two Step, Boyd was out of control, Typical, STJL, LIOG, The Stone were great suprises, only to be outdone by the RIDICULOUS encore. SPAC night 2 is special and 2009 did not disappoint!

User: ddtw41
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To beat the traffic, left early in Encore. I could kick myself!! Stairway to Heaven at the end of Watchtower and then Halloween? How could I have missed that??? I will never leave early again!

User: dec3372
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Best show I've ever seen!

User: Devoe86
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Ummm, wow. First DMB show for me. People were climbing the walkway support columns it was so good. The guys seemed like gods on stage. Dave sang back up to the crowd. I've only heard and felt that a few times and it's great to sing along with 25,000 people and Dave Matthews.

User: Digitalfury2248
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Greatest. Show. Ever.

Shake Me opens after it just debuted the day before- got the crowd goin crazy.

Typical- Whoa! What a start. First of tour. Remix on the outro jam was great.

Alligator Pie is a monster. Can't stop dancin.

YMDT- tons of energy, always loved this one.

Dive In debut- has a great jam on the end. Knew this was coming from listening to the SC the last couple days, but didn't know it'd have all that harmonization. Really chill, great stuff.

The Stone- really? this is happening? Sick "Can't help falling in love outro" by band & crowd.

Funny- whole crowd knows & loves. Fan fav.

LITHOG. Great song, saw it debut in Hartford. Finally able to take a breath.

LIOG- Oh shit! These guys mean business tonight!! I couldn't believe it...

Why I Am- Great stuff. Another big fan favorite... crowd really digs.

Jimi Thing- sexy motha fucka shakin that ass, shakin that ass, shakin that ass. Dave singing along pieces & background while the crowd carries it. Sounds great, really tears it up this summer.

You and Me- Good times. Love the jam at the end. Seen the crowd get into it more and more each time its been played since the first.

STJL- !!!!!! This show is unreal!!!! How is this happening to me!?!!!?!

Crash- I'll be your dixie chicken, if you'll be my TN lamb. Energy in the crowd could not be contained...

Time Bomb- Some good screamin! Mmmm mmm, I love this song.

Two Step- never been more true... Celebrate we will!!



#40- O M G!! It continues!!! My favorite rarity. So glad it came back out again this year! Dave had solid lyrics for it at the ready.

Granny- Love! Baby! We felt the love. Granny appears in the encore!? Yeaaa!

Watchtower- as expected. Intense. Very intense. Rain pourin down, crowd goes nuts! I turn to my buddies and grab them and start to say, "we just witnessed the greatest...", "hey wait... the lights aren't on..."

Halloween- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! OMGZ!!! There was nothing anyone could do but jump up and down and just scream for joy.


This one goes down in the hall of fame. God bless DMB.

User: dirtyuarizona
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Amazing Show! One of the best I have seen. Unfortunately me and my fiancee are punching ourselves for skipping out on the encore to catch a cab! I will never worry about a 3 hour cab wait again! :( (Luckily I've heard Halloween twice before...)

User: dmb dude
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best show ever

User: DMB205
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one of the best shows!

User: dmb42584
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Best Dave Show! gettin better every yr, SPAC is on finally on the Map....Halloween Finally!!

User: dmb7060
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Oh my god, absoultely rediculous setlist, and they had SOOOO much energy. They played so many rare or amazingly good songs that every dave fan should be 100% satisfied- #40, All along the watchtower, Two step, Granny, Halloween, Dive in, Typical situation, the song that jane likes, shake me like a monkey... holy hell

User: dmbaddict6swife
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second nite better than the first

User: dmband4041
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Wow what an amazing show...My 7th show overall and the best one yet, even better than SPAC N2 2008 in my opinion. If this show isn't a live trax i'll be absolutely shocked.

User: DMBChick_NY
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still in shock

User: DMBgodro
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Quite a few repeats from the previous night but that was expected with the new songs. Two step Carter solo was probably the best Carter solo I have ever heard. Jimi Thing scat was priceless and had the whole crowd geeking. And how could you complain with that encore? Wow, just wow.

User: dmbigeyedfish4
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easily the best show out of the 15 ive been to

User: DMBNY22
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Jimi Thing was amazing.

User: DMBPATSFAN
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You know if you were there EPIC!

User: dmbsed11
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The best show I've ever seen. Watchtower into Halloween!!!!

User: DMBThawk98
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No one saw Lie In Our Graves or The Stone coming. #40 was an absolute treat, and I wondered how they could go out with an encore after such a great set? How about Granny, Watchtower and Halloween!?! Unbelievable, will absolutely be going again next year.

User: dmilvaney
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Words cannot describe this show.

User: dmiz11
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unbelievable set list!! best show i've ever been to, dave is amazing and tim is unreal!

User: dobyblue
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Best. Show. Ever.

User: DoctorDooby
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Thank you DMB!

User: doinwork
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The best I have ever been to! Unreal

User: dopmmw
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WOW is all i can say. chills into Halloween.

User: dray10486
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with out a doubt cant question best show ever scene by any band at any time at any place with anybody on anything DMB LOVES THE SPAC and we are thrilled that they were back at spac. The setlist was completely diverse as any I have seen in the past 5 years and the new stuff rocks as well as the sexy motherfucka shakin that ass shakin that ass, halloween I cant say enough. I want this on a soundboard live trax whatever it is this show was perfect from the mask dance during jimi thing to the #40. Lucky to have made it back to SPAC in 09 and it was well worth the price of admission

User: dreamgirl31
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night two left me speechless, 40-granny-watchtower then the drums and holy shit halloween! I loved the shake my ass outro, the new songs are solid live and hearing the old ones mixed it make it a classic set. it was my first trip to SPAC and it will not be my last.

thank you dmb, making dreams come true

User: DreamGirl364041
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First show!

User: dreamingtree921
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Out of this world- that's gotta be a livetrax, itll never be beat

User: drems
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Unbelieveable!!! Simply put, speechless after show, to all those who left early to avoid the SPAC crowds shame on you!!!! Once in a lifetime show.

User: dunnie022
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amazing showwww!!!

User: dzinermomSUE
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OMG amazing amazing setlist!! To be in the pit for this epic set list was just one of THE BEST experiences!! Beyond grateful …

User: efiredancer
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Halloween returns!

User: evander24
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Just may be the best show ever (yet)

User: fasteddie4374
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The encore made this show jump from good to great.

User: fattyw
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This was the second best show I have been to since 6-21-08; SPAC is the BEST!!

User: feelinghighyeah
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so much fun............typical situation was amazing and the encore was insane...cant wait until next year!!

User: felman85
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This show and Live Trax Vol. 2 stand as my two best DMB/Dave shows and experiences I've ever had. The setlist on this show with surprise after surprise, not to mention the best encore I have ever seen even now in 2019, stand the test of time. I have never seen been to a show with such unpredictability combined with such a level of performance. I still think about this show, what a special, special night...

User: fletchskibum04
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This show was unbelievable. SMLAM as an opener instantly got the crowd fired up, and the intensity was there for the rest of the night. Hearing Typical, Stone, and Jimi (Sexy mother-fucker, shakin that ass, shakin that ass) in the regular set was incredible. The four song encore of #40, Granny, AATW, and Halloween (I was in disbelief that he answered the crowd's chants) made for one of the greatest DMB shows ever. I thought I had seen it all at N2 last year, but I was pleased to be proven wrong.

User: fredncr09
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why isn't Halloween listed in the encore?!?!?!


INCREDIBLE

User: freeskier876
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kink

User: GetOnTheBoat
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This show was a 10 on a 5 scale. My #1 show out of 74. Just incredible. The band pulled out all of the stops tonight (except the Last one :-) Shake Me was an awesome opener. Typical Situation, The Stone, LIOG, Jane, #40 and HALLOWEEN all made tour debuts. Dive In played for the first time and the outro was stunning. Dave's dancing with the Mardi Gras mask that was thrown on stage during Jimi Thing was hysterical. The audience was much better than last night and sang the first two verses in Jimi Thing. It was nice to see Boyd step out again on LIOG. I thought Watchtower was the final song for sure and then WHAM! Halloween. OMG!!! This was an epic show in an epic venue. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: gmm6797
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in general hearing the same new songs all year has sucked.... but tonight, they seems to just be different, in a good way

User: golumki
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Great

User: GoodWill135
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Incredible, just when you think that you heard the best song of the night, they go and play a better one. Typical Situation, ok, lets top it with The Stone, not enough? try The Song That Jane Likes, still bored? tease #40 then play Granny. If that isn't enough, you should stop listening to dave, but then again, they close with Halloween. If this show is not a live tracks, I don't know what is.

That list doesn't even mention crazy jams on Jimi Thing, and an off the wall Two Step that never ended. If this is any indication, we all got a great summer of shows to come.

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Been to see the band plenty of times - best show I've ever been to.

User: h0neyh0ney
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I've been to many shows and this was by far one of the best. Amazing set. Amazing Energy. My seat was 10 rows, center. Amazing night.

User: Haddad
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awesome

User: halloween21
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Best of my 32 no questions asked

User: HalloweenJune13
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I was on the lawn...he played HALLOWEEN...I've been waiting 10+ years for this.

User: hazeman
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Great last hr

User: herzogjr13
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26th show and easily in my top 3 ever. The sheer fact that Halloween wasn't on the original setlist makes it all that much better too! But honestly, the mix of old and new was sick...shake me is possibly my favorite new opener.

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this show had so much energy. after the set closed with two step i was saying man this show is just like last year N2 it is amazing. but with an encore like that, no show i have seen yet has been that amazing. SPAC is a terrible venue but for some reason DMB love it

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Insane Show.
During LOIG two guys were hanging off the balcony bridge support poles like monkeys.
Better show next years SPAC night 2?

User: Imagine41
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Best encore EVER

User: Imonajoyride
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The best show i've ever been to. Perfect encore.

User: irapp92
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First concert, can't imagine anything topping it, Shake Me like a monkey opener was such an amazing surprrise, than jst everything i can't even process it all

User: irockhrdface
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LEGEND!

User: Jamey678
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Great show! Stefan's opening to All Along the Watchtower was amazing!

User: jbdmb2003
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Only gets a 5 because there's nothing higher! DMB @ SPAC!!!!!

User: Jca88dmb
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If the rating was outta 10 i still would have scored it above. I know it was only my 2nd show but it has everlasting memorys

User: jchamp88
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Great show! Jimi thing keeps getting better each year.

User: jchas41
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My first Halloween capped an incredible night!!

User: jcswain
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Fantastic show. The crowd was all over the new album. Tons of energy exchanged between the band and crowd. Two step was amazing. Typical situation, Son that Janes Likes, Lie in Our Graves all out of no where. 4 song encore ending with Watchtower and Halloween... incredible show.

User: jd2107
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WOW!

User: jedewan
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Typical, Stone, LIOG, 2 Step, Watchtower, Halloween were all amazing. Alligator Pie and Why I Am were also great.

User: jeffpc1983
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Best setlist I've heard in 20+ shows but next year need to have seats. Lawn is poorly set up at this venue, frustrated to have my wife get hit in the head with something and also get pushed around because they pack you in like sardines. Halloween was amazing, as was the whole encore. Was waiting for dive in and finally got my wish. Unbelievable energy from the band and was glad to see Boyd get back into a groove.

User: jerzygrl814
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It rained almost the entire show and I didn't even realize! Un-effing-believable.

User: jesalynd
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best show i have ever been to... and everyone who heard or saw the set list can voucher!

User: Jessica924
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Went alone. Noone else could get tickets. Got 1 ticket due to my amazing signage!! Un-Fucking-Believable show!!

User: Jfullam
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AMAZING show! It's going to be hard to top this show this tour! Typical...Stone...Jane...40...LIOG. Halloween...

The band DEF loves SPAC!!! Without a doubt, I'll be back for the 5th straight year next year!!!

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AMAZING

User: jkrue22
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Lucky show #13 for me, and by far the best yet! Even if they had ended with Watchtower it would have been the best show of the year... but the next song took it to another epic level. I can die happy now.

Loved my balcony seat in the front row of Section 28 (Row J)!

User: jln5054
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The most amazing show I have ever seen. The energy in the crowd was incredible and the band seemed to feed off of it. Simply incredible!!!!!

User: jmcoll007
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amazing 2 night stand

User: Joeynoodlez
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My first Halloween in 13 years thank you dave and the boys

User: Johyo
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Best show ever, loved Shake me like a monkey as opener, also Topical Situation was a treat, as the #40 encore.

User: jordan78
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N2 was the best concert ive ever seen!...easily..so here it goes..

Shake me like a monkey- Amazing opener..instantly gets the crowd into it..eveyrone is on fire on this song!

Typical situation- Did not see this coming..!havent played it sincejune last year!..it was amazing..jeff rashawn and tim allsoloed on i..in a very extendedjam!..

Alligator pie- Really fun song..fun to dnace to..the crowd loves it!

You might die trying- Ive seen this a million times..and it just keeps getting better...jeffs solo is amaing then tim comes in and tears the end up..davesnew outro is amazing!

Dive in- Debut. it was amazing...did it jus tlike the album however at the end turned back in to the intro ish sound and boyd jammed on it..really good song!

The stone-again, did not see coming..a few mess ups here and there but over all reallygood. the outro was amazing..dave and jeffwent nuts..jeff was on the soprano and dave was screaming over him..really amazing.

Funny the way it is- Always fun to watch...band loves playing it.

Lying in the hands of god- This song is great. didnt like it at first but its growing on me.. the jams at the end are nice and overall its a good song.. JEFF COFFIN

Lie in our graves- One of the best ive ever seen..boyd an carter took it to the highest level possible and the crowd dug it..and they actually finished the song too!!

Why i am- One of my favorites..great song..crowds really into it as is the entire band!

Jimi thing- Crowd sings the first 2 verses and dave did the chorus'..but the jams were amaing..dave had put on a mardi gras mask that a fan threw onstage..carter loved it..they finished with the sexy mother fucker outro..freaking amazing!

You + me- Really good song..a ton of people singing it...fun song to listen to..

The song that jane likes- "i got a little sister named jane, this is a song that jane likes." that was cool to hear...big surprise too!

Crash into me- Standard

Time bomb- Amazing..dave likes doing this song as does the whole band..the ending is amazing..timmy solos then dave goes nuts on the chorus..

Two step- best ive ever seen..carters solo= god. and tim tore it apart...the new ending is powerful and left everybody blown away...very god closer.
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Encore:

#40- Dave did this solo..nice surprise crowd loved it.

Granny- good song for the encore..everyone was rocking out

All along the watchtower- amazing as usual..tims solo was epic..and boyd got wicked into it.

HALLOWEEN- after watchtower carter did a little solo...the next minute i know, were into haloween..pushed the crowd of its feet..it was amazing...wut a show.

i give it a 14 on a 1-10 scale. spac rocks!

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Awesome show!! The encore was the greatest thing ever!!

User: joseph_baring
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UNBELIEVABLE!!

User: junt015
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BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN...i cant believe he played song that jane likes and halloween...jimi thing was the highlight of the show for me (you a sexy mf shakin that ass)

User: jwolfe
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Hands down the best show I've ever seen. Typical Situation, The Stone, Lie in Our Graves, #40, The Song That Jane Likes, Halloween, Granny...and Dive In for the first time. Nice that the band actually listened to the Halloween chants and added it to the end of the encore. The band had a ton of energy tonight.

User: k2skiernick
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FUCKING SICK

User: kakakakulak067
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Think Everyone can agree that SPAC is where Dave continues to open our eyes wider and wider every year.

User: kirbs
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UNREAL! They really did just play typical and the stone didn't they... WOW... to make it all better they played the first LIOG of the tour too...
The highlight thought was Watchtower->HALLOWEEN!

User: Kit Bigelow
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First show with Suzanne Illingworth xoxo...on the lawn. ...first and last time I did lawn. ...state police suck in Saratoga. ..

User: kkriisttinne
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amazing

User: kmac3705
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This show was by far the best dave show that i have ever had the plesure to witness. It was the most amazing set list and hands down the best encore you could ask for ... 40 tease into Granny Along the Watch Tower into HOLLOWEEN! After seeing this show i now belive that theres no feeling that could even come close to what i felt for those two amazing hours ... This show was strait up better then sex

User: kvilkin
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between me and my partner in crime we have seen over 130 dmb shows. this one was simply incredible.

User: LaDude
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Year after year.....UNREAL!

User: lax1621
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HALLOOWFUCKINGUWEEENNNNNNNN BITCH

User: lconroy213
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Sick Show!

User: lewisam
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Best show I have been to.

User: lo0obrandono0ol
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the setlist speaks for itself. never camping at lee's again though, the staff was a bunch of d'bags.

User: macdad4526
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The best show ever!!

User: Mags76
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WATCHTOWER AND HALLOWEEN CLOSER....ENOUGH SAID

User: mainmurnane01
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Show was amazing. Besides Halloween being amazing, Jimi Thing with Dave in the mask, Jeff Coffin playing two saxaphones at once and "Sexy Motha-uckas Shakin that Ass" made this show second only to second night at SPAC 2008.

User: mantis32
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My sixth show, fourth this year. What more can i say, absolutely insane. Great jam on typical, love the stone's outro, dive in was awesome, and obviously the encore ending with Halloween. And i knew i heard a little water/wine jam at the end!Couldn't have asked for more and the rain made it that much better. I will forever follow this band

User: Mark837
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Would rate this a 10 if the scale went that high!! What an amazing show, my 23rd overall, and by far the best! What more could you ask for??? The crowd was great tonite, unlike N1, and I was in virtually the same spot. People around us were really into every song which was a nice change from past shows when songs like "Jane" and "Typical" come out and everyone reaches for their cell phone!! New songs sound great..love Alligator Pie. And just when I started to get sick of hearing Two Step, I cant get enough with the 2009 versions of this classic!! Looking forward to Hershey in July!!

User: Matt3293
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This was my 13th show, and without a doubt in my mind the best show I've ever seen live! Absolutely unbelievable! My favorite version of two step ever with a ridiculous drum solo from Carter, and finishing with Granny into Watchtower into Halloween was pure electricity! WOW

User: mattatkeuka
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Second year in a row that N2 SPAC will be the best show of the summer.... !!!!!

User: mattsb218
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Best show to date. Incredible energy throughout, Dave let us sing Jimi again, then did dance with mardi gras mask, followed by untraditional outro of "sexy mothafucka shakin that ass".

Encore of #40, GRanny, AATW>>Halloween=priceless.

God bless SPAC N2

User: mattyp34
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Goddam. The boys always bring it at SPAC, but that was just insane! Of the 50+ shows I've seen this has to be one of the best. The icing was the out-of-nowhere four song encore with Halloween. unreal.

User: mattzb
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best dave show iv been to.

User: maxxd97
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Show was amazing. Encore was beyond amazing. This weekend was amazing. Thanks DMB! Out of the 14+ times I've been to SPAC, this is by far the best two shows I've seen there.

User: mcnulty9spp
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WOW

User: mct765
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12th show I have ever seen and i though the set was good but did not top night two at spac last year. Thought the encore boosted the show so much more than what the actual set did. Wish the crowd wasnt such a bust in my area on the lawn though

User: mdy12061
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Excellent

User: MeltintoWonder
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Best show I've been too... stood in the rain and loved it..

User: menkes21
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best oncore ever

User: mikebmx
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Best show I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing

User: mikebshow
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best show since 99

User: mikeyp1113
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Unreal.

User: mileestar
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One of the best I've ever been to!

User: Miller9
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this is right up in my top 3 for favorite concerts. the whole night was just breathtaking. debuting Shake Me they then played Typical Situation, The Stone(which is one of my favorites), LIOG, Song that Jane Likes and Dave dancing with his mask to Jimi Thing with sexy mothafucka. time bomb intro to two step for the first time was amazing and it still one of my favorites intro to two step..but the again the encore was just epic..#40, Granny, a tease of Water into Wine and then watchtower and then the crowd just goes nuts for Halloween after the had been chanting for it all night long Dave gave into the demand and left everyone with an absolute face melt.

User: millers4drinks
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the best spac show i witnessed. closest to the stage i have ever been.

User: mitch28
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only my second DMB show ever, and ive been hooked since! hearing watchtower/stairway was incredible, but halloween blew my mind! not to mention typical situation, the stone, lie in our graves, jimi thing, song that jane likes, crash, two step, #40 and granny. unbelievable show, im now a fan for life

User: Mjd1388
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BEST

User: nbuss17
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HALLOWEEN!!! Surprise finish for the encore!

User: nick13618
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Deffently worth walking 500 miles to see this show, rain or shine, i think every sexy motherfucker there had a good time shakin that ass!!!! hahaha

User: Ohmarkison
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Best show I've ever seen, watchtower--> Halloween is unbelievable

User: OldDirtHill41
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OMG...I was speachless after this show. The setlist speaks for it's self. I had such a blast this weekend at both SPAC shows. The new album sounds awesome live...DMB never disappoints.....

User: Ontonyx
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My 10th show, and I could not have asked for any more.

I came into the show wanting to hear:

Halloween
Stone
Watchtower
Typical

and I got all 4, are you kidding me? I could never go to a Dave concert again and be content, but I'd rather go to 20 more. :)

User: osher17
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RIDICULOUS

User: outwarrior
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One of the best, if not the best show, I've ever been to.

User: Paizan426
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Halloween!

User: PatJ33
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With SPAC being the closest venue to me, I've been lucky to attend weekends here for the past four years. I thought N2 last year was an amazing show and would be tough to beat, but on this night it seemed quite easy.

To start off I ended up watching this show in the lawn and I am glad I did. The show started off with SLAM, which I heard the night before, but this song is killer live and as an opener.

Then a steady light rain began to come down the rest of the show. This set the mood for the rest of the way as Dave mentioned he was sorry the weather was so nice earlier and not now.

To keep this short here was the highlights:

-All the debuts/ rediculous encore
-Coffin and Timmy absolutely tearing it up along with everyone else
-Dave's mardi gras masked dance
-Another Jimi Thing where the crowd sang the first to verses
-What seemed a 5 min jam at the end of jimi thing with Dave singing "Sexy fuc#ing girl, shake that a##"

That was the best Jimi Thing I've heard topping last yr's. The show was just amazing and the energy there was crazy. There were fans climbing the supports for the overhead walkways. It just was insane, as every fan there belted every word to every song.

I probably will never see a show like this again, but I don't care, as Dave did his job and made me fall in love with DMB all over again

User: peaceandddlove
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The beeest show.

User: petas3six
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Best show I've been to so far. Jimi Thing was classic. Dave was crazy wearing that mask that ended up on stage. Overall great performance

User: philh2100
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Probably greatest show in my recent memory.
Shake Me opener, typical, LIOG, Two Step, Watchtower, Halloween, Stone...
All the new songs were the best id seen them so far. Time Bomb had a nice little tim segment as well as LITHOG had a nice outro with Boyd.
Boyd was finally let off his leash and reigned supreme!

User: pjs2869
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The boys were on fire tonite.It was nice to see Boyd back to his old self.He seems to have been a little quiet lately.Halloween to close the show.Amazing.This show will definitely be the next live trax.

User: PotatoWave420
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Potato waving and river dancing on peoples heads.

User: pritts1237
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It rained, but thanks to the eggelton's great seats...

User: Ramjet329
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Best show ever?!?

User: Rcfan9
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finished with Halloween a rarity for sure.

User: reapster89
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FIRST SHOW!

User: remedyseeker
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WOW!!! i drove all the way from North Carolina for this show and it was well worth it. I went to Piedmont in 2007 and this show made that show look terrible. This will definately be a Live Trax because everything about it was amazing. Highlights were Shake Me, Typical Situation, The Stone, The Song that Jane Likes, Jimi Thing, Time Bomb and Two Step. ENCORE WAS BEST EVER!!! thank you dave

User: Revolution36
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I really don't know what to say. This was my 10th show, and the best show I've ever seen. Shake Me opener, stone (my favorite) debut of dive in, first time i heard STJL, LIOG, #40, GRANNY, and Halloween

User: rizz7328
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Unbelievable...the best show I've been to. From 'Shake me' as an opener to #40 and 'Halloween' as encores it was incredible from start to finish.


I do miss Roi though

User: rmanzler
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AMAZING SHOW!!!! best one that i have ever seen

User: romanticlala
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If you're a real fan, all you need to know is: 1) the setlist 2) the energy in that place was OFF THE CHARTS!

User: Sabres914
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Wow... all I can say is wow.

User: sammyc
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best show ive ever seen!!!!

User: sarajean_8
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Absolutely amazing!

User: Sax#41
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Flawless

User: schanz212
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I was hoping for maybe one or two tour debuts. Instead, LIOG, Stone, Typical, Dive In, Jane, Halloween. Perhaps the best show I have been to.

User: scola21
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UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

User: scrot8522
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Unreal show...Probably the best show I've ever seen. Halloween!!!

User: shadow2003
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Great diversity. Loved "Stariway at end of Watchtower.

User: shakenbake228
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Greatest show EVER!! HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!

User: ShastaDMB
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WOW...just WOW!!!!

User: shelefka
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Great show! The encore was one of the best i have ever heard.

User: ShutUpImThinking
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A year and a half later, and after seeing 50+ shows over 12 years, this show remains in my top 2. This show was un-f'n-real. If you were there you know what I mean.

User: silliman#41
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Speechless. just when you think he cant top a song. he did. gotta love dmb

User: sjc07373
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Best...Show...Ever...coming back to SPAC for the rest of my life.

User: skeeterrrDMB
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Amazing nothin else to say but dmb at its best!

User: Sleepr56
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Greatest show of all time. That is all.

User: snyder147
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Probably the second best show i've seen save for last years night two performance at SPAC.

User: sokodmb
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This was by far the best DMB show I have ever seen!! The band was having tons of fun that night and you could tell that was true right from the moment they opened with Shake Me Like A Monkey. Personal highlights for me were SMLAM, Typical Situation, The Stone, Dive In, LIOG, Jimi Thing ("Sexy Mother-F'er Shakin That Ass, Shakin That Ass" Ha Ha), STJL, and of course the encore of #40, Granny, Watchtower, and Halloween!!!!

What an amazing show!! The energy on N2 was so much better than N1. And Boyd was just on fire throughout the whole show!!! It was nice to see him have a huge smile on his face the whole night.

By the way, why isn't Halloween on the Ants setlist?

User: spacluz08
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One of the best shows i have every been to

User: sparkssm
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OMG What a show!

User: spiza
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Amazing

User: Squirm41
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6th show, 4th at SPAC, Excellent show through and through - Best encore I have ever heard...HALLOWEEN...CARRY ON...BURY ALL!

User: stack
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This was the best show I have ever been to. I was surprised by the variety of songs they played Typical Situation, Granny and the finish of All Along the Watchtower into Halloween was amazing.

User: staggs24
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tony got arrest hahahaha. tony's favorite show ever.

User: Staggs2424
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THE STONE

User: stepanek22
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Dave always puts on a good show at SPAC. But this was one for the ages. What energy and the encore performance is the best I've ever seen.

User: Stevethedj
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Just a great night of DMB all around!

User: STLay5
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This was my 43rd show and it was the best I have seen. They played so many rare songs (typical situation, the stone, song that jane likes, lie in our graves, #40, halloween). Any true DMB fan would be jealous if they were not at SPAC night 2 on June 13, 2009. I was also fortunate enough to be a SPAC night 2 last year. This year's night 2 tops it. Tim Reynolds stairway to heaven solo in watchtower is simply amazing! Jeff Coffin is unbelievable and should get high praise from all DMB fans. Although he is not Roi, he has more than filled the void in the horn section. He brings a new energy to DMB. Dive In was good live as well as all of the other Big Whiskey songs. Time Bomb is an instant classic live. I don't know how the next live trax are picked, but this show should be highly recommended as I have a hard time believing that any show in 2009 will top night 2 at SPAC.

User: StolenAwayAlwys
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best show thus far (in my eyes)

User: stoneje
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This show only gets a 5/5 because there is no option for 1,000,000. There has not been a show of this caliber in a long, long time.

User: stpact
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on the lawn, in the rain, with a smile a mile wide

User: stumpe1231
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Absolutely awesome hearing the debut of songs. Shake Me the night before and now Dive In. Nice jam on the end of that tune. Hope that continues to evolve throughout the tour.

User: TBolts712
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Wow, where do I start? Only downer of the night was the weather. Shake Me opener rocked SPAC and set the tone. Typical was the first surprise of the evening. First ever Dive In, plus The Stone, Jane, another #40, and HALLOWEEN! After Watchtower, when the light shone on Carter, we all looked at each other and said no way...The venue erupted when the song began and was the perfect end to easily the best show of the summer so far. Beats last year's N2 and leaves me wondering how the rest of the summer will shape up. Big thanks to DMB for an amazing weekend!!

User: tduffman
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Does it really get ANY BETTER that SPAC N2???? Just unreal show that hit on all cylinders at all times. The Stone was unbelieveable. And it doesn't even need to be said but, HALLOWEEEN!!!!

User: tehchunk
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Absolutely amazing!!!! The Stone, Typical Situation, Song that Jane Likes, Granny, Lie In Our Graves, #40 and to cap it all of, HALLOWEEN! Can't beat that.

User: tfxf2
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Best show I've seen them do since I started going in 95. All of the new songs were gems. Full band typical. Jeff owned Stone. Carter solo during Two Step. Full Stairway solo during Watchtower. Halloween! Completely awesome.

User: The Phantom
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The tits.

User: TheJimiTree522
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ok, so um... typical, stone, YMDT, lie in, jimi, #40 (second year in a row), and surprise halloween.
even if they played it out of pity for standing in the rain all night, no show is better without a surprise halloween.

User: TheLastStop21
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35+ shows later and I FINALLYYYY hear Halloween and #40. What a freakin beautiful show, I couldn't have asked for such an amazing night event though it was raining. BEAUTIFUL!

User: Theurge
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This was the best show I've seen. Halloween blew me away.

User: timmay190
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Best show I've been to.

User: Tony159
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why isn't halloween listed in the encore? most amazing show i have ever seen. Get the recording of this and youll know what i mean

User: tripnbenny
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In my top 3 shows seen. First show in a long time I danced from beginning to end. Even danced to the bathroom during crash. Thanks for a magical SPAC weekend.

User: TTB1212
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50+ shows over 13 years. Best DMB show I've seen yet..

User: turner823
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Encore was amazing!!!!!!! You can't miss night #2 for SPAC!!!!!!

User: two364041
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Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!

User: upstatenyer
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Amazing show!

User: Vinsanity
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Show was an incredible experience! A clear 5 star event, with an amazing "on paper" set list, and then the band killed with A+ performances all around! After hanging in the back seat for the bulk of spring and summer shows (giving Tim and Jeff a lot of the solo spotlight), Boyd was everywhere last night - and he was smokin'! Not a weak song during the night, and my son's first Halloween! Hung with Brennan and Jason on the lawn, and had a great time! This is possibly my last stop in the Northeast, as I'm moving to Florida next week - next up - Tampa on 8/12! For the entire two-hour+ ride home, I just kept saying "I can't believe what I heard!"

User: vtdmbfan41
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The best concert I have ever been too.

User: waperoza
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Absolutely the best show I've ever seen. The old songs were great to hear again. The new songs were great choices. The 4 song encore was incredible. Love that Jeff threw a little Stairway to Heaven into Watchtower. Can't believe they let us sing Jimi Thing again this year. Didn't expect that or #40 again. I can go on and on for days. Not even the rain could bring me down! Can't wait to see them again in Syracuse!

User: why i am
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Wow!

User: Will57
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I think almost everything that needs to be said has been posted somewhere on Ants. I came into the night hoping for a solid show because after all this tour is all about promoting Big Whiskey. I knew Shake me was going to open and they didn't disappoint. The crowd was in it right from the start and the energy never seemed to waiver. The lawn at SPAC is always a little bit of an issue but tonight it didn;t seem to matter. Typical, The Stone, Jane, Granny, LIOG, #40 and Halloween....come on fucking Halloween!!!! I knew I loved this band but I somehow left SPAC more in love with them. The energy they are playing with is amazing! I thought SPAC N2 in 08 was the best show I had ever seen...N2 in 09 makes last year look terrible!Amazing nite, Amazing set, Amazing Band! My only concern is how will this ever be topped....we will see what Hershey brings!

User: WinnGTI
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No Words

User: wonder2
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Seriously the best show I've seen in a long time, even the rain was ok! Closing with Halloween, had quite a few friends who were jealous they couldn't be there.

User: wreaka1
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Wow!

User: Yard
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Awesome show and the first time I sat in the balcony seats.

User: zigbaldi
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I've been to 51 shows and this is for sure in the Top 5. So much energy. Typical, Stone, LIOG, Two Step, and Jane were some highlights. And the 40, Granny, Watchtower, Halloween Encore!!! I loved every minute, totally exceeded my expectations.

User: Ziggy8342
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All I have to say is two things which with sum up this show. SPAC N2 and Halloween!!!!!!!!!!! I think you get the picture.

User: zman683
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Best Show Evaaa

User: zonebone
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Best Concert Ever Whitnessed


   


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