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Dave Matthews Band
July 22, 2009
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

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User: 2MuchJimi88
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Could have used more old songs, but overall an excellent show. The new album is great, but I didn't go to hear mostly the new stuff. A Dave show is great because of all the tricks he could hide up his sleeve in the form of rare songs, not a pitch for the new album.

User: Adawg12289
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Better show then the first night

User: AMPiper420
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You could hear the frog in Dave's throat. I thought that he performed anyway helped make this a special show.

User: Bernie41
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It was my first show and boy was it a great one!

User: bigeyedgirl
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Jimi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so happy. seek up , nancies. Spectacular night. Don't know what was going on N1 but the crowd was awesome, set awesome, weather awesome, perfect. thank you, and the perenial frog in Dave's throat (he complained about it at MSG in April, my last show) doesn't appear to effect in the negative. Went with my daughter. We are both flying!!

User: brn2plybal
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Solid show. Nice day at the beach.

1st Seek Up since the 2001 SPAC one.

User: Cape Town
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Awesome old school start and a late hitting new songs finish...

User: cbattles
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Dave's voice being gone forced the band to have a lot of unexpected and musical moments. Observing as a music major, I'll judge that these guys did a great job figuring it out - as a percussionist, Carter ruled the day by saving Alligator and Two Step.

Not a typical show... they have a lot more musicality up their sleeve.


ps - thanks to wonderful gentlemen from VA for helping me out... its true, "if you give, you begin to live"

User: changingcolors
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So unbelievably happy. PNP/Rapunzel, One Sweet World, and Seek Up created the most unbelievable trio opener ever. My first Jimi Thing, and it blew my mind. Two Step was awesome too- Carter is just not a human being when it comes to that drum solo. Nancies, Billies,Grey Street, Why I Am, and You and Me, and a lovely Sister rounded out perhaps my favorite DMB concert that I've attended so far.

User: ckiernan
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started off great but went downhill from there. still a very good show

User: crashintobrian
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Awesome.

User: crjif
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An ok show

User: crunch11
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I got a drumstick!

User: dagoof586
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AMAZING

User: DazedenConfewzd
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Best show of the 11 I have seen! Plus me and my wife managed to accidentally get inside and see the whole show free without ever getting tickets!

User: ddtw41
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Liked the Too Much tease into Tripping Billies. What a way to end the show!

User: DIAce1
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What a redeemer from Night 1!

User: dixiechicken15
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At the current time, was every single song I could have wanted

User: Dmarcus
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GREAT Show for my first show in almost 6 years!! Set list blew me away considering what they had played from the night before. Unfortunately the people on the floor seemed rather passive and un-energetic. Jimi Thing was amazing with the crowd singing so much of it and it was the best Two Step perhaps I have ever seen!

User: DMBCrush43
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simply amazing

User: dungin21
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weak encore

User: dxmaverick
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seek up

User: dzolot
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Thanks for the awesome show DMB!! Best three song opener I've seen. Aligator Pie might be my favorite live song from Big Whiskey.

User: erajewski
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Highlights of show included Seek Up early, Dancing Nancies, the latest improvement on Alligator Pie and an amazing drum solo by Carter during Two Step!

User: ervispervis
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my first dave show and it just blew my mind. From the opener of pantala into rapunzel to too much tease into tripping billies, the show was amazing all the way through

User: freeryder05
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great show.. was my first but did not paly all the songs i wanted but loved that atmosphere and thts really why i went

User: gonefishing76
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Solid show, band definetely tightining up. Two step was incredible, lot more spirited then usual.

User: griffd2004
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Great dry show.

User: GroogruxKing#41
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8.6/10

User: hazeman
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Good times

User: ijm8710
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best main set for dave show......trippin was weak closer though

User: jackf61
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Great set, Weak crowd around me.

User: jasonfilatov
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Amazing show. The best opening 3 I have ever experienced. Seek Up is always outstanding. Nancies, Jimi, and Two Step gave me enough of the classics, and all the new songs were once again solid. Could have added one more on to the encore, but otherwise an all around great show and one of the best of my 14.

User: jman71
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even though daves' voice was shot shot he made it up with his crazy jig and some great jams. After 50 shows its also special to see them do it over and over again.

User: Jonesykidd
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Absolutely great show, the best dave show i've been too out of the five.

User: joshizzle3
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The afternoon started well enough, in lot 5 at Jones Beach. Some Ants got together and had a little shindig with some grills, a tent, and some alcohol in a state park. Everyone who gets there five hours before DMB goes on is a serious fan- a beautiful environment. Lie in our Graves was being blasted from my right, Drive in Drive Out from the left. A delightful tailgate was the opener to the evening.
Old Crow Medicine Show kicks things off; they’re a fun little rockabilly folksy band. Nothing spectacular, but a fun group to listen to while sitting and enjoying the view.
And this is what sets Jones Beach apart from Alpine or SPAC. Sure we didn’t get any tour debuts or true rarities, but we did get the ocean. The stage sits literally in the ocean; in fact, high tide reaches the standing room only section. Jones Beach is a quaint and intimate, but charming and natural venue. Those four adjectives describe DMB to a tee, which goes to show how perfect a fit this venue is for an annual stop.
Around 8:20, the white curtain begins to cover the stage and the lights go down. We cheer. Carter taps some drums, Fonz plays a few licks, and the crowd just roars. Night 1--which I didn’t attend-- was rather poorly received and from what I heard, had a pretty quiet crowd. Perhaps hoping for a setlist much “better” than the previous night, the crowd was just electric. Shouts of Seek Up, Shake Me, and Halloween find their way through the masses to audibility. With the curtain still down, the band busts into the opening chords of Pantala Naga Pampa-- a definite crowd pleaser. The curtain isn’t lowered-- it drops to the ground, as we leave our troubles behind. It’s clear already-- the next three hours won’t be about work or the economy or traffic or taxes-- they will be about this band and the beauty that comes from those seven brilliant men on stage. The crowd sings along to every word of Rapunzel, especially enjoying the sexual double entendres. For an energized crowd, staring at the most beautiful ocean in the world, a song like that is hard to follow. I figure it’ll be Stay or Leave or a similar song. Dave comes to the mic and thanks us all for coming and the such. Then he says something that catches my ear-- something along the lines of “Last night we played some new ones, so tonight we’re gonna bring the old ones.” This gives me hope. The band confers, Dave returns center, and thanks us once more. Then busts into One Sweet World. This was unexpected. One of my all time favorites, there’s no more instrumental intro, but the intro is that good and new building and repetitive intro. (An aside-- the girl behind me, who I’ll come back to, as I had a few entertaining experiences with her throughout the night, at this point begins to chant. I don’t know any One Sweet World chants, and apparently neither did she, as she sang “Hani Hani come and dance with me.” She quickly stopped, and was puzzled. I turned around and told her this was One Sweet World, she was pleased. “One Sweet World!” she shouted. Then she continued with, “I don’t know this one. I have to pee.” I mention this not out of elitist pride, but with a humorous outlook. I don’t care that she doesn’t know the intro to One Sweet World, but I find it funny that she tries to be a good fan and chant. But I digress.) One Sweet World seems too short, and once again, I’m afraid of what can come next. What ensued is the best tripartite song combo I’ve seen live. The opening chords of Seek Up are exhilarating. I’m amazed at some of the people who are talking to each other about whatever and loudly and obnoxiously laughing. But then I realize it doesn’t matter-- I consider this to be one of the best songs ever written, and plan to enjoy it as such. I wasn’t keeping time, but it felt like a good fifteen minutes with a nice jam. The wails were pitch perfect. Dave’s voice is good early in the show, compared to how it’s been at recent shows. Now if you are familiar with dmbsetlist.com, you know that a show with this much purple is a very good thing. After this, I accept that the next song will not be as good as the past 3. While it isn’t, it’s up there. Dave tells us this song is for the GrooGrux King (my shout LeRoi [emphasis on the first syllable, of course] draws an odd stare from that girl behind me). A short song, Why I Am is a good energy punch and a clutch song that I can see the band playing in regular rotation for years. Why I Am keeps this stellar opening run going, and the energy carries right into Grey Street. Sans third verse, Grey Street can be extended with a jam, and not pass into lengthy 41 or Jimi territory.
Every song played so far is great, but the first low point came next. Dive In is a downer on the album for me, and wasn’t much different live. The “Wake up sleepyhead” bit was just fine, but in such a high energy show, Dive In can’t really stand up. Just bad placement of what could’ve been a good song.
Next is Nancies. The scat intro is fantastic, and the song starts and the audience joins in. (My new friend to the back says “Hmmm could I have been.. I love this song! Could I have been!” She asks what this song is, and I tell her that it’s called Dancing Nancies. Her: “Dancing Nancies! I love that song! Dancing Nancies!”) Boyd is back, if we don’t already know that. He proved it here, loving on that guitar down to the lip of the stage, bending down and playing right into the front row, smiling that footlong smile of his.
Crash is a great song, but has just lost some luster in these nearly 15 years since its release. It feels boring on tape, and I’ll sometimes skip over it (it’s one of those “if you’re in the mood” songs). But live, I rather enjoyed it. I didn’t care that I’ve heard it hundreds of times on CDs, then later, on iPod. It was a fun one to sing along to, but nearly no one dared sing on Dave’s Dixie Chicken outro-- a magical moment. That live outro is an underrated bit of music. Absolutely beautiful, it’s the perfect way to wrap up a song. While Crash is a nice live song, it doesn’t have the energy that we Dave fans love.
Well, Alligator Pie does! Dave snarled into the mic, using his Southern drawl (think Cornbread intro on Radio City), “This here one’s called ‘Alligator Pie!’” The crowd loved it and sang along. If we didn’t know every word, we all knew “Daddy when you gonna put me in a song.” Gator Pie is one of what I like to think of as the fun songs off of BWGK. They’re not masterpieces, but they’re just fun to listen to! (See Seven, Shake Me, and Spaceman). A band should make music that they enjoy playing, and from a musician’s-- especially a vocalist’s and a drummer’s perspective, Alligator Pie seems like a terribly fun song.
And right after that, no words necessary, the opening chords to Jimi; Dave tells us “Y’all know this one” and let us sing the first verse, not coming in until “If you could keep me floating..” I have to admit: while I do enjoy Jimi Thing, I’m not fond of it at shows- of the long jams, it’s my least favorite, and beyond 10 minutes, it can get a bit tired for me. I do love this year’s outro, but I was in for a shock. The jam was great and fun, and when it was about to pass that point of “okay, next song,” the music stops, starts again, and Dave begins to scat. That scatting makes the song worthwhile. Scat is one of those things that just doesn’t translate to a recording. When you see it, you feel it. When you just hear it, that’s all you do. Dave has a great time and dances around some. I know it’s coming, but am still so pleased with the “Sexy motherfucker shakin’ that ass.” Everyone who knew it was coming cheered, and everyone who didn’t know it was coming asked themselves “what the fuck is this?” then cheered. Lots of fun.
Then came a tepid one two punch. A drum intro to Gravedigger. Your basic full band Gravedigger-- out of place and a bad change of tempo. I was happy when it ended. Fonz played and held (if only for a second) the opening note to Funny, and I was afraid that was next. It was. Again, not a terrible song, but just one that I seem to listen to everyday. But it’s inevitable that it would be played, so might as well get it done now. I like the bridge (It’s about a bridge!).
Next up is Shake Me. It doesn’t have the delayed intro from Night 1 (the second of only two N1/N2 repeats), but has the traditional live intro straight to the song. It’s a fun, upbeat one, oddly placed between Funny and You and Me. I love the finale to Shake Me, and was ready for something big (Joyride?! BOWA?! Crush?!), but instead got the album’s turd, You and Me. Sure Spotlight would be a turd if it were anything other than a song, but You and Me actually is a turd of a song.
But that didn’t matter when Time Bomb started. (The girl behind me had been begging for Two Step all night. I turned around and told her that Two Step was next. Eyes wide, she asked how I knew. I told her that this one is called Time Bomb, and after this one, they play Two Step. She was amazed. She shouted “Yeah! Two Step!” I turned around and enjoyed Time Bomb. In retrospect, I treated a girl in her mid-twenties like a four year old, but she was shitfaced and loved it; so be it.) I had forgotten how soft the first part of the song is. But the screams are the best part of the song, and it climaxed in a big Timmy solo, down on his knees, then a full band finish. The roaring applause devour the atmosphere, and as they part, Boyd Tinsley begins picking a tiny violin. It’s my favorite song in their catalog, and I’ve been fortunate enough to see it once already; this is Two Step. A nice Dave intro lead to the wails (once more) and then the booming, then the main lyrics begin. The crowd sang along wonderfully, until the quiet verse, when they calmed down and let Dave be heard. The jam was truly magnificent. Carter’s minutes long solo was beyond words. His talent needs not be confirmed by me; we all know. He really brought it right there. The song ended to applause, but then the outro that we saw earlier this year was tagged on-- it starts with an Ants Marching-like drum intro and ends in a big strumming from everyone. With that rousing finale, we finish the set. The screams for #41 and Shake Me are gone, or just overpowered by the screams for Halloween. No Halloween chants emerged, but a few “Dave! Dave! Dave! and “DMB! DMB! DMB” chants were heard.
Dave comes back out, then Carter, Rashawn, and Tim. I’m hoping for another #40, but didn’t think it was likely (kind of like YNK at Alpine- tease one night, full the next). Then I figured Baby Blue would be nice. But not Sister. Not a big fan of Sister. It was a weak E1 song. At least it was short. (The girl behind tapped me on the shoulder and asked what song this was. I told her it was Sister. She didn’t know it. She looked unhappy, then asked me, quieter than usual, “will they do another one?” I told her they probably will do another one or two. She sighed a huge sigh of relief and sat back down.)
The rest of the band comes back onstage, and Dave thanks us for coming and tells us to take care of each other-- this is it. My hopes for a Halloween are looking dimmer and dimmer (I even wore my Halloween boxers!). I’m thinking Ants. Totally surprised by Anyone Seen the Bridge. I didn’t see it coming at all. I don’t think it’s been in the encore since Vegas, but I’m not sure on that. It was a great Bridge, and I had it down to three possibilities-- Ants, Halloween, or Billies. Ants is our anthem, Halloween is hardcore shit man, and Billies is the song that got me hooked on the band. I was happy with the closer, whatever it was going to be. A nice bridge into a double Too Much fake leads to Billies. One of DMB’s best songs, Billies has the energy to make you leave a show remembering the good things. It was a perfect way (save Halloween!) to close the show. I was happy that I was thinking “I’m glad the show closed with Billies,” not “I really wish the show had ended with so and so.” It was quite satisfying and a great button on a stellar show.
After the show, I ran down, past a lot of people and over a lot of chairs to the sound booth and Fenton. I asked if he had a setlist, but he’d already given it away. I said thanks anyways and was about to walk away when I realized “Oh shit... that’s FENTON” so I went back and shook his hand and thanked him for all the great shows.
While the songs weren’t all the best, there truly were some of the best. Top 5 of the night are Seek Up, One Sweet World, Two Step, Jimi, and Alligator Pie. It was an extremely enjoyable show with an energetic crowd. My home venue being Cricket Pavilion in AZ, this was quite an experience. Being on the water was just gorgeous. It was an incredible evening that I won’t forget anytime soon.

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Rapunzel, OSW, and Seek Up were sick. I also loved SMLAM, Two Step, Jimi Thing, and TM Fake -> Tripping Billies. And Dave's dancing. lol.

Probably my favorite (out of the four that I've been to).

User: junt015
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Pretty good show. Started off amazing. My first Seek Up. My highlight was Two Step.

User: KeepChickening
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Good show. 3L was filled with too many old people. Who saw that crazy dude dancing in Rapunzel?

User: kelvincub
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I've been a fan of DMB since Under the Table, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to see him live. Very happy with the show, only song I wish he'd played that he didn't was Crush. Otherwise, everyone was real energetic, Carter had an awesome solo, Boyd was insane on the fiddle. Dave was a little hoarse, but gave a great performance regardless. I'll definitely see them again. I get it now. :)

User: Kit Bigelow
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Francis saw me at the show. ...

User: LIDMBer
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Jimi Thing, Two Step and Tripping Billies were all awesome. This was definitely better than night #1

User: lilvic*20
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After working till 12:15, rushing to pack my car, and a long drive through NYC and Brooklyn, my girlfriend, Teri, and I finally arrived in Lot 5 around 3:45 PM. Along with the great weather, Emily and Matt were waiting for me, and after we set-up more Ants slowly trickled in... It took forever to get the food cooked, but our tailgate was a great appetizer to an awesome concert.
First of all, I really must thank Emily for letting Teri and I hang out in her section after we bought our posters. We heard the last song of Old Crow and chillaxed for a bit in Section 10L until DMB started - Emily was in Seat 12 so Teri and I sat in 13, which were the end of each row. Turns out, both seats were empty, and we were able to see the concert from there instead of being seated up in Section 20!
PNP-->Rapunzel, OSW, Seek Up = one of the best opening combos I've heard in a very long time. It wasn't like N3 at Berkeley last year (breathtaking), but almost as good as the opening to Live Trax 3 (and I was lucky to experience that, too). When I heard those opening chords to Seek Up, I turned to look up at Emily and we were jumping and screaming like two little kids. Then I told Teri that the energy was a parabolic increase, and by the time Seek Up was done the tickets had already paid for themselves.
For a new song, I thought Why I Am was well placed, since it's catchy and the entire venue was amped after that incredible 3-song opening combo. Grey Street is a great old song, although the dark lyrics stir up memories that I shouldn't be thinking about during a concert, and Dive In was a bit mellow to hear after the level of energy that was achieved from the opener. But then came Dancing Nancies, and I was ecstatic – the performance was awesome, and it was just what we needed to get the energy back up!
I was praying for something like Warehouse or Ants Marching to come next, so I was disappointed when I heard the opening chords to Crash Into Me. I thought this song was misplaced – in my opinion, if it was to be played it should have been before Nancies, but even still I think Crush would have worked better. But Alligator Pie and Jimi Thing brought the energy up again – the audience singing the beginning of the song, Dave scatting after the jam, and then a funky Sexy MF outro always makes for a fun night! : )
Again, to me the energy lulled during Gravedigger and Funny The Way It Is – I actually told Teri that this was the bathroom break moment. Shake Me Like A Monkey started to bring the energy back up, but You And Me brought it back down again. For me these four songs in a row was the low-point of the evening. I understand that these songs had to be played to promote the new album, but I think they were too closely spaced and a rarity such as Joyride, Good Good Time, or Beach Ball (which I've never heard) would have really propelled the energy to the next level.
But Time Bomb into Two Step was frikkin amazing! Not only was the overall performance of Two Step impeccable, but Carter delivered us an epic drum solo as well... It was like what I experienced at the Stand Up For A Cure benefit at MSG, and for me Carter's solo was one of like only 3-4 memorable aspects of that night. I think the performance of Two Step was a perfect way to close-out a long and entertaining set for N2 at Jones Beach.
I had a feeling that Dave would begin the encore with Sister, which I've seen happen at least once before and I find REALLY boring. I basically wait for the song to end so I can hear what's coming next. Sorry if I offend anyone with this opinion. But the ASTB jam into Tripping Billies was a great way to end the night – it reminded me of N2 at Randall's Island in 06. Although I felt the encore was a bit short, the first set was long, and we got a solid three hours of music for the night. Sadly, this might be the only DMB show I see this year. But as my very first concert at Jones Beach, and this summer being the 10-year anniversary of my very first DMB concert, I am quite satisfied.

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First time at Jones Beach, and the show was a ball.

User: mrvertigo
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Simply amazing my 30th show in the front row. Dave voice was challenged a bit on some songs and it still didnt stop them from goin full tilt. This is an incredible group of musicians. Oh yeah Carter shook my hand at the end...nuff said!

User: PamelaKip
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with Chanelle

User: Pi-zon
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awesome show.the crowd was so much more into it the second night as well as dave.great setlist and the skat in jimi thing was ridic

User: pritts1237
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They were much better seats for a better night at Jones!!

User: regan
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great beach day w joe and tia
sat w tia

User: ShaynaIU
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The show had so many highlights, almost too many to remember! The jam in Grey Street was a nice surprise. OSW was fantastic to hear...it had been way too long (for me at least)! Carter's solo during Two Step was possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen! How about Boyd's tribute to MJ with a riff from "Smooth Criminal" during the Two Step jam?! And after a little Googling, figuring out they did a brief cover of Prince's "Sexy MF!" Very funny. Too Much fake --> Tripping Billies!...Boyd & Stefan dueling...Jeff playing 2 saxes at once...Rashawn using his hand to muffle the trumpet...Dave dancing like a maniac even with a cold...even Tim got into it and was moving around more than normal. SUCH a fantastic night!!!!

User: Silverman1
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Awesome show. The opening run was pretty great. Seek Up was a major highlight. Also really enjoyed Nancies, Jimi, SMLAM, and of course Two Step. Certainly a good rebound from N1.

User: smolarstylez
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great set....bad accoustics

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3rd show in 5 nights...didn't see N1 at Nikon. had to rearrange travel plans.

OSW and Seek Up!!! awesome, and I coulda left after that and not missed much. Sister was nice to hear at the end of the night.

Think I have seen Grey St more than any other song since I started going to shows 10 yrs ago!

FYI...dry venue. This place is not worth going back to

User: SteveOdmb41
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Excellent show that more than made up for a somewhat subpar N1. Amazing opening with Rapunzel, OSW, and Seek Up. You could tell the band had really brought their A-game, the energy was off the charts, and the crowd was really into it from the start. Dancing Nancies and Jimi were highlights, as was an epic version of Two Step, punctuated by the most insane drum solo i've ever seen. One of the best dmb shows i've been to.

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Awesome show!!! My sister, Allison, Tracy, were with me and we had a blast at the tailgate. The last 2 days were my stay-cation and both days we got to the lot around 1pm. The weather was amazing on this night and we jammed out in the parking lot with Dan, Brian, and myself on soprano. Very cool hearing sister with my sister right next to me.

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1- PNP - Rapunzel - Good opener, haven't heard it as one before. High energy, good solid performance.

2- One Sweet World - Would have preferred this as the opener, but great old school set. Crowd enjoyed it.

3- Seek Up - Crowd went crazy, Jeff and Rashawn had a nice duel in the opening, Boyd tore up the middle, and a very long outro, but well done.

4- Why I Am - Perfect Energy and the correct choice for the first new song of the night. Dave said something to the effect: "This is for the GrooGrux King!" And the crowd went nuts. Such a great opening to a concert.

5- Grey Street - More high energy,...Rashawn tore this motha up. and It sounded fantastic.

6- Dive In - Mellow, and after all that high energy, a little disappointing, but very well executed. Very beautiful rendition with the Boyd solo outro.

7- Dancing Nancies - Boyd tore it up, I tried starting a Warehouse chant....but was quickly destroyed by

8- Crash Into Me - went very well. Great love song.

9 - Alligator Pie - The only new song I wanted to hear. They messed up the end of the second slow down section. They laughed it up, and made a very unique and sweet performance. It was making my night very happy.

10- Jimi Thing - "Y'all are going to need to help me out on this one." And we did, we sang the entire first verse, half the first chorus, second verse. Rashawn again tore it up in the solo, Jeff did a nice job, as well as Tim. Dave threw in a nice 2 minute scat, and gotta love the Sexy Motha fucka. 10 songs...and only one beef...I'm loving this set.

11- Gravedigger, perfectly executed. Crowd liked it, I was thinking So Damn Lucky...but was enjoying it never the less.

12- Funny The Way It Is - Energy kill. They executed it well, just coulda lived without it.

13 - Shake Me Like a Monkey - Loved hearing this song again. No blue ball intro, but solid and sounded very much like the studio cut, except again that bridge where they need to double the vocal up the octave. But it works.

14- You & Me - they slowed it down tonight, and turned into a very beautiful ballad. 3 new songs in a row...wasn't a fan of that idea.

15 - Time Bomb - Very well executed version of time bomb...just after 4 new songs, would have much rather heard almost anything else. Very high energy from them - so I'll give them credit for it.

16 - Two Step - HOLY GOD. I'm not sure how long Carters solo was tonight - but I'm guessing 3 minutes, then when they came back in...that amazing new addition to the end of the song...they ended the song....then started the riff back up again. Just a beautiful tease.

E1 - Sister - Okay...here's my beef with Sister. I have no problem with the song, and no problem lyrically. Here's my issue - the riff is very similar, and in fact plays the same except the second bar of the guitar phrase to Baby Blue. He ripped if from it, why the hell aren't you playing Baby Blue..lyrically one of the most beautiful things that he's ever written, and if you dont' think so, read the lyrics, and you can figure out that while its written to a girl who died....it's got to be about Roi. They played it fine, dave changed his sweat soaked shirt for the Encore.

E2 - Anyone Seen the Bridge - Much shorter Stop time intro than in previous versions, his voice hurt and you could tell it by the "Little Babyyy!!" Rashawn is amazing.

E3 - Too Much Fake - Don't understand why they threw in the extra time through the intro but oh well.

E4 - Tripping Billies - Love this as a closer, I was running out to my car during it to avoid the traffic so I could make it back to Hartford before 4:00am, and luckily I did. From what I could hear, it was a great version.

I would put this show in my top 5. Grade: A-. I would say the only way to make it better, is get rid of Time Bomb and put in Song that Jane Likes, or You Never Know, or one more old school song. And Change Dive In to a Lover Lay Down, or Stay or Leave. That's being a little nit picky though. I'm not sure what the dude in the Official thread is B*tching about, this show was solid from start to end, and yes it was miles ahead of last night - but still a damn great show. I left happy, had a great time with the Ants at the tailgate. Best wishes.

Matt

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Excellent Show! Set list was superb.

User: thelarry
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BBQ'ed in Lot 4...burgers...beef fillets...meat on a stick...chicken kabobs. Great set-list!

User: TheMaker13
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BEST DAVE SHOW EVER

User: theroo82
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Great set. Knew they were going to kill it tonight since last night was ok. Did anyone hear "Whole lot of love" that Tim was playing during, Ithink, jimi or Two Step. I cant remember which song it was. Waiting on show to dl it.

User: tjot127
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Great shows PNP into Rapunzel was one of the best openers I have ever heard. Carters drum solo was another highlight along with a rare playing of seek up which is a personal favorite. Overall excellent show cannot see how anyone could say otherwise.

User: TJSundstrom41
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Great mix of old and new. The sing along to Jimi Thing was the highlight of the night. Incredible two step with a Carter solo that was amazing.

User: TOC1616
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Really good show, MUCH better than last night. I'm pretty upset we didn't get Halloween however.

User: vanceromance
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Show was great. Crowd around us sucked.

User: wantagh7
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Came into this show a little worried because of last night but i knew they were going to come to play today and wow was i surprised maybe the best trio of opening songs I have ever heard. Then in jimi thing Dave let the crowd sing all the way up to the first chorus. The crowd was so much more into it tonight especially during Nancies. I was more happy with the switch to gravedigger over so damn lucky I've heard that song at every show i have been to and it was nice to hear a full band gravedigger. The set closer with you and me into time bomb into two step I am a really big fan of. Can i just say that was hands down the best two step I have ever seen Carter is not human. Great show and boys really brought it

User: WinnGTI
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Seek Up!!!

User: zigbaldi
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First time at Jones Beach. Went to the show with no tickets and found someone on WH boards who was selling. Sec 9R, not bad for last minute. Had a great time. Seek Up and Billies were some of the highlights. Alligator Pie was awesome, and Carter was UNREAL on Two Step!


   


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