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Dave Matthews Band
August 26, 2011
Governors Island, New York, NY

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User: #41GreyStreet34
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The show was great... filled with great covers, funny Dave antics, amazing solos and extended sets, the first ever "Hurricane" cover, and fun crowd energy. Good performances by supporting acts OAR, Citizen Cope and Soulive to round out the day. I could only have wished for the next two days of the caravan. Very much looking forward to the postponed days!

User: Adam42185
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The first half of the show was fairly disappointing. After Jimi Thing it started to pick up, but I expected more out of the band considering the cancellations. The worst part of the night, however, was trying to get off of that damn Island. They should reschedule the other shows for a different location because that was the worst experience I have ever had leaving a show. Standing in line for 1.5 hours for a ferry is ridiculous.

User: agennaro1
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I thought the band was great! Learned the only way to watch the show with being a sardine in a can. And the ferrys where a joke. But the band killed it.

User: aliceltaylor
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Good show. Guess I was hoping for a little more given the circumstances. Looking forward to going back.

VIP sucked being that nobody working there knew anything about it. The food ran out in less than an hr at dinner. there was no vip ferry line or exit, which is pretty much why I went VIP. I hope they fix this for the next 2 shows.

User: amcadabi
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I think the expectations were higher with Irene oncoming. The show was on par for the first night of a multi night event. The band was tight, but maybe DMB was thinking about Irene too.

User: AMPiper420
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Hurricane was awesome.

User: ANTMARCHING89
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I had a great time. Show #16

Even tho people are complaining...lets face it...the set list was not bad at all.

Cool Drum intro to Spaceman. Out of my Hands was a high point for me as well as the Too Much out of nowhere.

User: anton13
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Predictable.Expected a bit more from the fellas!

User: aputnam23
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sick and classic night one..thought they would switch it up because of the hurricane and cancelling sat night and sun night. but still amazing

User: BaGGs09
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Too much jamming and not enough excitement. A lot of plans were made for this weekend and you would expect the band to liven up the crowd with a rare song or some real upbeat jam. Good times bad times had great energy. should have been like that the whole show. They need to stop with the 15 minute jams on lying in the hands of god. there's nothing too it.

User: Beaglefarmer
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Weak set of sometimes energentic songs played in an order that somehow minimized their impact. The venue sucked and even Dave knew it. Ferries are never fun.

User: bebo198989
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Typical N1. Good start. Horrible train wreck of a middle. Kind of tried to save it at the end but pretty dismal. Crowd never got into it and it seemed like the band was riding the same train. Here's to hoping that the make up dates are better

User: bigmac#41
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Lackluster and uninspired set. I would have given it only one, but there were a few positives in there.

User: bluebulldog97
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The show was awesome! Granny and Shotgun are worth the trip. The bummer was that we knew it was a single show when we were prepared for an entire weekend. This was our only chance to see them all year and that was a huge let down. We flew in from SC with very little chance to see the last 2 shows even if they reschedule. Govenors Isle sucked!!! Who scheduled this place? It took 2 hours to get of the island. This was the worst logistically planned event that I have ever been a part of.

User: Boston05
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bummed about the hurricane, but I still had fun

User: bradroc
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Great location/sound/set!

User: braves849
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This venue was horrible. And Irene sucks!

User: brianremy
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The Setlist was great and I was very close. I was a bit disappointed with no JTR. The ferries sucked so much. I spent more time getting home then at the caravan show. When they reschedule they should move the show off of the island.

User: burtzm14
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The venue was exciting and I loved the idea of the Caravan. The setlist was pretty solid. The bad experience of the other shows getting canceled as well as the lines for the ferries after the show put a bad taste in my mouth.

User: bushy86
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Great energy, nothing super-rare from DMB standpoint, but getting off the island was hell. Worse all around experience at a DMB show I have ever had.

User: BustedJeff
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Fun setlist, good performances, and FREE.

User: bwacrebeL
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disappointment from 2-nights cancellation combined with MISERABLE ferry experience and subpar setlist ranks this toward the bottom of my dmb experiences.

User: C cup
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stupid hurricane. great show

User: caseyn
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really an amazing show that i got to see. was really happy to finally see too much. shotgun was pretty awesome and daves passion on blackjack and like a hurrican was amazing

User: ceyrock
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LIke a Hurricane in the Hurricane!!!!!!!

User: chase 321
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It was a good show, Too Much expectations for everyone because of the expectations

User: chasingraven
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expectations were too high, but cmon it was hurricane irene fever. there were some gems: 2 awesome covers, DDTW always a good opener, shotgun, YMTD and jimi thing jams not my first but thankfully not my last either, granny, and two step ofcourse. 6 BWGK songs and OOMH make it a 3.

User: cheeseheadnj
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Looking back on this set, it was actually pretty good. I think what hurt it was the fact that the next two days were cancelled. If Dave had a full weekend to build this set off of it would have been viewed differently. A good set to start off a three day weekend, not necessarily the best on its own.

User: CJslak
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First concert up close. Epic

User: Cmb046
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Absolutely Amazing. Wish we could have had the whole 3 day weekend, didn't get to make it back for the reschedule. Hurricane cover was awesome, DDTW opener was the most intense version I've ever seen. Got to our spot 4 hours before the concert, 15 yards from stage center/DAVE. Will never forget

User: Crazydvl82
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With fans upset that there was only one show this weekend, Dave and co absolutly killed it.

User: cregan97
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Big disappointment! Setlist was fair, VIP experience was a HUGE waste of money. Venue was a logistical nightmare.

User: CrushMe311
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My first DMB show, so obviously I was blown away no matter what. Played Crush which is was hoping for, and loved the Like A Hurricane cover.

User: cryfreedom84
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Loved the show, closest Ive been to the stage. Was a shame we couldnt see 3 more shows that weekend!

User: danastacy
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Except for the delightful addition of "Like a Hurricane" the set sounded like what they would have played N1 anyway. I was hoping for exciting set changes due to the circumstances of the shortened weekend. However, the energy was so amazing that it made up for any other disappointments.

User: danielam55
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i have seen this band 40+ times and was already starting to move on to bands that are actually good at playing live music but this was the nail in the coffin. FUKING AWFUL! i am never seeing them again. they are so stale, have no energy, and dont jam at all. talk about calling it in.. dave is as sick of this sht as i am and just doesnt care anymore. this live act is a disgrace to the great music DMB has created in the past. they are done. if you got into live music from DMB but are ready for something better, skip phish and go right to the disco biscuits

User: danodo18
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good friday n1 set

User: daveOARdispatch
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Good show. The festival was incredible. Good beer, food and people.

User: DavewearsCK
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I really enjoyed the show! Loved Like a Hurricane with Dave solo! Made my night! It was magical!

User: deercreek4life
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F--k IRENE!

User: devilshockey90
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way better than atlantic city night 1, how is this show getting such low ratings??? its only night 1 and the set was very good considering i think

User: Digitalfury2248
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Great show, lots of energy! Cant wait for N2 and N3!!!

User: dkast85
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I never complain but I'll say this: I wasn't too impressed by the band tonight. Don't Drink the Water was a fun opener and I expected there to be a bit more energy for the rest of the night. It was cool seeing Shotgun and Out of My Hands and obviously seeing Like A Hurricane under the circumstances was very cool. I was hoping he'd play more of the deep tracks like Pig or JTR but he stuck to songs like Stay or Leave and YMDTrying. Not to say those songs are bad but they aren't what I came to see... But again, like the other reviewer said: typical n1. n2 will be better and n3 will be through the roof good. The question is when? But yes the worst part of the whole trip was getting from the Island back home. It took longer to get home than the ammount of time DMB was on stage. THat being said I can't wait for n2 and n3.

User: dollforty
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Beautiful weather, excellent crowd, awesome performance!

User: dreaming-monkey
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Got it on in the giant mud pit. Sexy motherfucker shakin' that ass shakin that ass

User: DrinkMadBeer
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Great start. NO rare songs. Like a hurricane was a great cover

User: DropTheDevil
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Weird feeling in the air with the impending Hurricane to strike the next day. Was not any true highlights to the show for me other than Like a Hurricane Solo in the E1 spot.

User: duke51595
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amazing setlist. great energy

User: dxmaverick
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Governors island is the worst place on the planet to see a show.

User: emansselesu
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This is a statement of the experience, not the show. Bad experience beginning to end, mostly for the sake of money. Had a 3 day ticket which should have allowed for unlimited re-entry at the expense to be burdened by wearing a wrist band. However, with this being reduced to one day that privilege was revoked and was stuck on the specific grounds. We could not even view the island...why have this event on the island then? Next the site says collapsible chairs are allowed for Atlantic City and Chicago, but then they are selling chairs here for $20?? Also, no where was I able to find there was a policy of no aerosol sun block, but at security entry I was told to leave that behind. That stuck me and my group in the shade tent for most of the day. Worst music festival experience I've every had, and I've been to Woodstock 94.

Also, I;ve been finding Tim Reynolds adds to shows, and at the same time having that extra electric guitar takes away from the band. My opinion says it takes away more than it adds.

User: erinmeghan2
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A decent show, but nothing entirely amazing that one would expect from the other two nights being postponed. Flew into a hurricane warning to see Dave, and expected more. Enjoyed Shotgun and "Hurricane" cover though.

User: evilprincess
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The energy was unlike any DMB show I've attended. It was off. I think people were concerned for their safety. Overall, I enjoyed the show. I was glad he closed with Watchtower, but thought the encore lacked. I think they did the best they could with the situation and look forward to the reschedule.

User: Gator4dmb
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Dave gave it to us for getting screwed by Irene. Sad I couldn't make Randall's....

User: griffd2004
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Thought it was a very good show, but do agree the song selections were not as special as Id hoped seeing as how the other 2 were cancelled. Still, the band was tight and I really enjoyed it! It was a unique experience on that island (much cooler than randalls) and a beautiful day, the calm before the storm.

User: GrooGruxGirl
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2nd row Lauren and Denise

User: gwhit2k3
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loved grey street, shotgun, crush & granny. would have liked to see out of my hands & spaceman swapped out for some classics, but what can ya do.

User: HaLLoWeen0423
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Fuck Irene!!!

User: hazeman
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Lil rain!

User: hoosmarching
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Lost me in the middle of the set. Great beginning and end IMHO

User: irishcop234
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Great show.

User: IsleDlight
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A lot of songs seemed shorter than normal, but thats what happens when you cram 21 into one night. I think dave was trying to give a little extra since obviously some people who were gonna see all 3 shows will only now catch this one. I have seen better but I have seen far worse. Anytime I see grey street, crush and two step in the same show, its well worth the hike.

User: Javan13
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Disappointing set. I thought they'd jam harder since the wend has been canceled, like a hurricane was sick though. It's always awesome to see the band, but my expectations were lofty since the show was in NYC; hopefully I can make it back when they reschedule.

User: jbadgeruw
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I was a little surprised at how mellow the middle of the set was. I would have thought since the second two nights were postponed, the band would come out with an epic setlist. The big positive was that the band sounded fantastic. In AC they were a little rusty and the timing was slightly off. They absolutely crushed every song at this show.

User: JCHOBS10
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Wish they could've played the rest of the caravan

User: jcmartin13
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was a good opening night, i thought they sounded great, but with cancels the expectations were crazy high. ferry situation has to be fixed staggering departure times or something so you are not cattle for an hour plus. would have preferred dylans hurricane cover but youngs is great too. was really a solid night 1 but it was 1 2and 3 for me dont see how people who traveled can fly home then fly back for shows. i wish but not gonna happen especially since they will most likely do it in two or three weeks after gorge.

User: jdroz9
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Slow paced.

User: jedewan
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This show was just "eh." Very weird atmosphere.

User: jengle521@gmail
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Some good songs in their! Thought he would go harder for this one being it was the only one he was playing there! Free concert basically so still good time!

User: jerseyl03l
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under rated show

User: jesstru
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Hurricane Irene didn't stop Dave!

User: jfred2458
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Started off with a great opening. First couple of songs were amazing! About midway through the concert it started to slow down. However, it was not because the band was losing energy, it was because the band played some slower, but still pretty good songs. Overall the band had some of the best energy I have ever seen and they were all having a great time which really sold me on the concert overall. Transportation to and from the concert should not affect the way people feel about the music.

User: jgolds221
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awsome show

User: jgreenwood
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hurricane irene came was on her way and the rest of the weekend was cancelled. ...sexy mother fucker shakin yo ass shakin yo ass...

User: joekrunx14
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if you had a saturday or sunday ticket and your in here trashing the show your out of your mind, you just made what was for you a one show deal a 2 show deal! and the the rest of us out there who got 3 day passes, whats wrong with this set? the the songs we heard n1 are done. whats next? boom!

User: Johyo
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Like A Hurricane, was great. It saved the show for me. If you have not heard it, download the show.

User: jonathanaravich
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Not that fantastic but still a solid Dave concert

User: Jonesykidd
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Good, not great. Some good things and some bad things. Very nice venue, well set-up. Good times Bad times was a huge plus. Watchtower as a set closer is always a good time.

User: juniorjt
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Solid set, Like a Hurricane was great... Venue so/so

User: kbmelling
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This would have been an excellent N1, had we gotten N2 and N3... unfortunately, I think the whole crowd was expecting a bit more out of the guys tonight... Below expectations, but still an excellent show. Like a Hurricane was out of this world good.

User: keepMEswinging
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AWESOME show! The impending hurricane kept some home which made the show more intimate for those of us who ignored the NYC evacuation. And the guys really poured themselves into the show (not that this is unusual). All in all, great set, great performance by the band and great venue. The line for the ferry after the show was crazy long, but then again, when do you leave a DMB show and expect no "traffic"

User: kempsted
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I enjoyed the show and the crowd was up for it. The impending hurricane added to the urgency of it.

User: Kit Bigelow
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Get on your boat it's leaving now!!!

User: knares
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two step, YMDT, Crush & blackjack were highlights. Blackjack gets better ever time its played
not the best show I've ever seen, but still pretty good

User: lcgies
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Two Step was amazing!

User: lionzion420
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Thought it was a great set. Couldve played longer to make up for the bullshit boat ride over and even bigger trainwreck of a boat ride back. Dave was dancin it up during YMDT, and Blackjack has been polished really well since last year. Granny, Shotgun and a couple rarities gave it a nice bump, but the crowd seemed disinterested.

User: Liora
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I went to the 2nd night of MSG last year and it was AMAZING!!!! Best show that I have been to. This show was such a DISAPPOINTMENT! I did not like the set, I did not think that Carter had a lot of air time, and I thought that Dave was a bit off. Besides that, the venue was horrible!!! I hope that when they reschedule the 2 other shows, they book another venue. On a positive note, I loved Granny!

User: llamallamapizza
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Worst of 20 shows that I have been too. Enthusiasm was limited and song selection was very poor.

Like A Hurricane was awesome. Jimi Thing was pretty good but there are better versions. All Along the Watchtower lacked emotion. Two Step was not really out of the ordinary in any way.

Atlantic City was way better. Ferry was pretty annoying as well, but hey, it was free and you could stumble back to your hotel room near Wall Street afterwards =)

User: lmrubio
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I thought the show was very high energy. I can't complain about the set list either. Jamming = seeing their talent. I think they are very generous with rescheduling 3 shows also. Looking forward to another 3 great nights.

User: locohugo8
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Good times. Brought my little cousin and he got to hear Shotgun. Loved it.

User: lriese8305
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Energy was off, set list was pretty crappy. If this was one of 3 shows, it maybe would have been ok, but considering the next 2 shows were cancelled due to Hurricane Irene, this set list should have been reworked into something amazing. This was the first time in 40+ DMB shows that I left before the encore even started.

User: matt630
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Eh. It's not that I didn't like what I heard, it's that I would like to have heard some other songs. I guess I was looking at this show as a single concert, not night 1. I have a 3-day ticket, but still it was one show. Make it the night I'll say "sure the ferries weren't the greatest, I had to fight to get on a bus back home the next day, blah blah blah, BUT DAMN Friday night's show made all the hassle worth it." I'm not saying I wasn't glad to be there and see some great music, it's just not a night I'll be bragging about seeing the greatest show yet.

User: Mattardz
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no rarities but not any dud songs IMO. stellar performances as well

User: mattycune
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Underrated show. Like a Hurricane was such a treat. High expectations leads to some disappointment and that's what happened here.

User: MaxonBartender
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Unlucky #13 is all I have to say about this show. My 13th show and first ever in NYC sent my expectations through the roof for this show. With the pending news of the cancellations of Saturday and Sunday every Dave-head in attendance that I talked to were not expecting the typical N1 set list but that is exactly what we got. They played half of Big Whiskey again! Better to get it out of the way seemed like the Mantra of the day.

Governor's Island is hands down the worst venue I have ever been to to see a concert. I saw a fellow Ant on here complain that on the website it stated we couldn't bring chairs to the venue and then they started selling them? What is that? The other thing I couldn't stand is that originally on the website it stated that you could re-enter whenever you wanted to. That was not the case. We were all crammed into a pasture that was fenced in and even though the grounds were sprawling at best, we were not free to explore the rest of the island. There were so many other things to do and see that we were not allowed to do.

I literally felt cheated by this entire experience. Crappy, long lines, over priced deep fried crap food, and crappy over priced beer. $7 for a can of Miller Lite?

The set list started great with the typical NYC opener of DDTW but the energy was immediately sucked right out of the entire crowd with Squirm. One of my least favorite songs in the band's history. The band did not seem into this show at all. They looked like they were just going through the motions and the set list clearly reflects that. I feel like I have seen this show before. Typical, typical, typical Big Whiskey era Night 1. Nevermind the fact that people literally traveled from all corners of the country and world the band was on their Night 1 auto-pilot mode. Hearing Shotgun was my personal favorite but with the opening chord I seemed to be the only person on stage right to really appreciate hearing that song.

Please boys, bring it next time? True heart breaker was seeing Nancies on the set list and then not hearing it. Please let Night 2 and 3 be better?

User: mct765
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Good show, not great... reading through these reviews im disappointed the show is getting such bad reviews because of peoples travel experiences. Show was typical for a N1 compared to the over stops and expectations were way too high amongst fans. Love hearing shotgun and too much any time.

User: MdMax92
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Good show. Went Last Minute with Jared Richbaum. Got cheap tickets from crigslist. Saw a few friends from SAS and Miami. WS close to stage, 2-3 people away, and was on stage right, by boyd.

User: meichen
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Lots of hype for this show. One nighter in NYC before the most anticipated storm of the past decade+. Expectations were high and rightfully so looking at what it took most people to get out there (not ferrys, it went beyond that with the storm). The show just fell short. The connection b/w band and crowd never made it to its full potential for the night.

User: mgsdude4
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Solid N1 set, better than AC N1. Don't know why people are complaining, hopefully they come back in a few weeks for epic N2 and N3.

User: mhal9000
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Dave does a raw "Like A Hurricane" he seemed nervous doing it which made it even better!

User: MiKeB285
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ehh

User: MikeD2388
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This show was only done in by the fact that people expected it to be epic due to the postponement of the remainder of the weekend. When you look at the set list it didn't flow quite right ... a weird spot for Jimi Thing ... but it wasn't bad. I'd say 3.75, but I'll round up to the 4 star because some people are being unrealistic by ranking it SO LOW. Hell guys, we were at a show that by almost any other band would have canceled, but the guys got up and gave it a good run. Remember that it's NIGHT ONE of Governor's Island, and I bet you'll look back differently when it's seen in the whole three day event.

User: Milenk
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Good

User: Mingoglia
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Last night was my 65th show dating back since 1994. I think this might have been the most hyped up show ever. Unfortunately, I think they fell flat and honestly could have made this one of the classic shows. It seemed that the setlist dragged on. Too many mellow songs..audience was lame. They didn't jam into songs. I left expecting much more. And to top it off, I had earlier in the night said to my brother that the great thing about DMB shows is you never seen any fights...last night i saw 4 within a span of 1hr. Too many frat boys who can't handle there liquor. And the beer muscles these kids get is unbelievable.

User: Monty52
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Average Show- Ferries sucked! But DMB can't help that! Wonder when they are rescheduling the other shows! Wish the Encore could have been longer!

User: Mozencrath
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Out of my eleven shows, would place it halfway

User: mtbern12
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too many big whisky songs, but still a great show

User: narwhal
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Being show 43 for me, I guess the disappointment was twofold....

One, the whole experience was below par for A DMB event. Things that one expects normally like signage and information, and the lack of things other Caravan amenities promised (no VIP shuttle priority, no separate merchandise booth in VIP, Warehouse tent hidden in a remote corner, no maps of venue with info, etc) were absent.

Second, and this is selfish, but the setlist could have been "something special" to those of us that flew 1700 miles, booked hotels, spent 2,000 on tickets, and used our only vacation time of the year to see our favorite band. As AM staff stated, 2Step was a strong closer, and yes we got Shotgun, but when you have 1,000s of fans that know they will NOT be able to attend a reschedule, you tend to hope for something more than average, which this setlist was. Look at AC Caravan, and then look at what we got Friday....

Just feeling pretty disappointed for the first time ever.

User: neil1125
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The show just lacked energy. The time bomb intro for two step was awful (love a good two step intro).

Highlights of the show: Too Much and Granny. Not a huge fan of the song, but liked that the intro for Funny The Way It Is was different then past versions I've heard live.

The band needs to mix it up more and stop playing crowd killing songs like Lying in the Hands of God, Out of My Hands, Time bomb, a 15 min Jimi Thing etc.. Although I like those songs, they kill the energy at the shows im at.

I've seen some "epic" shows 6.21.08, 8.15.09, and 7.17.10, so I think my expectations are probably just a little high.

User: nepajoe
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First 3 songs very high energy, and great to start.
Shotgun- excellent, and always a fan favorite.
YMDT - best song off stand up, and love the Scat by Dave a the end of the song.
Next 5 songs, great run through, and great preformances
Slowed it down with Out of My Hands, Lying in the Hands of God, and Crush, with great solos throughout.
Good Times, Bad Times- Great Zep cover
Blackjack - Powerful song
Granny- Always good
Funny the Way- Cool different beginning with Tim
Watchtower (Stefan intro)- Super Set Closer
~Encore~
Like a Hurricane - too cool, and appropriate
Time Bomb and Two Step- super ending songs, and Who doesnt like Two Step
Overall, great 21 song, 3 hour or so performance.

User: nieds05
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Easily the least favorite show I have attended.

User: nschef
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Great show, great venue.

User: NumberForTOne
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Standard set list, but unbelievable versions of those songs.

User: Oregon Coast
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Weird day and night. The vibe in the crowd was off too. People hated the venue and getting off the Island was a little rough but I've seen worse at other venues and I had a good time. Not my Top 10 Shows but not my bottom 5 either. I enjoyed Governor's even though most did not.

User: osher17
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Its not that the show was terrible. Its that we all see the sets for chicago and atlantic city that I wanted to hear some different songs. Last night I honestly felt that I had been to that show before. I know we all wanted it to be epic and it doesnt have to be epic. But some of us did travel to see them and stuck it out for the one night maybe make it a little special for us. Well either way I still had fun, the ferry wait sucked but what are you gonna do we all would have went out there the next two days and done it again anyways. Its all just another story to tell.

User: osric22
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Overall the show was good, the crowd didn't seem to into it at first. They definately did not like slower songs that much. After Shotgun it was nearly silent! We were in town from Cleveland and couldn't believe the crowds energy. Very low compared to what we see at home. But I think everyone was expecting a lot since the other two nights were cancelled.

User: Peabotti99
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the band just played the same songs from AC. Fans from this area obvoiusly go to both AC and NYC so the band needs to play different songs. I dont want to hear big eyed fish into bartender anymore. lets here stuff like recently and jane likes

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Two shows rescheduled, hurricane coming, Stefan tweeting about rocking so hard the storm gets blown off course... sounds like the recipe for a great show. Which made this set so much more disappointing. It wasn't bad... but it wasn't great. They played it like they had two more shows coming up right after, but who knows when those will be. Still a Dave show, so impossible not to leave happy, but I had higher expectations. Always great to hear Granny though, and first Shotgun

User: pjs2869
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well played, but setlist just average. Hopefully they make up for it on the rescheduled shows.

User: pojr15
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it was average. i thought since the whole weekend was postponed and that the city was going to get hit by this massive hurricane that they would have dropped halloween or at least JTR. the whole crowd wanted it. they didnt want the shitty first night set list. granted shotgun was nice to see. Just expected more!

User: Randyregan87
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Very slow moving set.

User: Rcclark83
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Great show before evacuating!

User: recently002
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I had a great time! I think the expectations were far too high for the set list, but I can understand why. The pacing was a bit odd and it started very late because a spotlight platform would not go up (we nearly listened to Pink Floyds "Dark Side" in its entirety. The ferry situation after was a nightmare. As far as the show, fantastic! The band was pumped and the Neil Young cover was awesome!

J.

User: rhatch07
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Pretty solid set. Cool location but a pain to get there. Overall the mood was obviously brought down due to the pending cancellations but they still brought it for the one night.

User: Rosemariew21
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Loved like a hurricane cover. show could of used a better setlist.

User: RosiesDad
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want to comment but keep getting MySQL syntax errors.

User: rourkie
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very spotty....started off really fast which was great... but a half hour of jimi thing and lying hands of god put the crowd to sleep

User: SayGoodbye18
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Show as average for a N1 setlist, but I expected more, as did everyone else, since N2 & N3 were cancelled. I'd give the show a 3 rating, but the ferrys were such a cluster mess leaving the island, that the overall experience downgrades to a 2. They should have more ferries, and more boarding points to speed up the hour wait lines.

Highlight: Shotgun, Die Trying, Granny, Crush. Awesome!
Lowlight: everything else.

User: SCFiredancer
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I really like the show but VIP was terrible.

User: schragoo
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Pretty disappointed. Thought he was going to give us something special because of the canceled shows, but instead they gave a less than enthusiastic set. Even Watchtower wasn't that exciting.

User: scoop.and.slam
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Solid set- nothing mind-blowing, but they rocked hard on everything they played. Shitty crowd, way too many fair-weather bros. We did not deserve anything like Last Stop. I would have felt awkward getting something so epic while standing in a half-empty crowd. I was satisfied with the performance, the process of ferrying back to Manhattan made me almost happy I wouldn't be back the following two nights though. It was exhausting.

User: SheffCHenkO_22
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Thank you, Hurricane Irene!

User: siegel0
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Performance was real good and daves voice seemed pristine but the set list was awful. Shotgun and hurricane were awesome though

This set list couldve been good in a way to set up the next 2 nights of the weekend but unfortunately mother nature had to ruin that

User: sjsharkteeth
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bad set, shotgun was the only highlight, getting off the island took 4 hours

User: Smooth
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Loved it, no one else seemed to

User: smoothrider4140
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Could not have walked away from a DMB show more disappointed than I did at GI...Thanks for the stale, played out repeat of a setlist. Such a disappointment. I firmly believe in my heart that this band is done. Big Whiskey was just a last ditch effort but they have NO HEART, NO PASSION AND NO DESIRE to tour and appease the fans that have been supporting the cause. If they felt different it sure didn't relfect in the setlist. I was 7 rows back and I could see some enthusiasm but not enough. 10 years 40+ shows and thousands of miles of travel...This band is way too predictable. Never thougth I'd say this but I'm looking fwd to Phish this wknd and think it will be better than DMB :-( No more tour, not even paying for the live stream...Think I will take a year off and see if I miss this band. I'm over the DDTW openers, repeating songs, not adding new material for a 12 show summer tour...and repeat encores...come on! They treated this as if it were a free show. What a letdown Fellas. I won't even go to Red Rocks this year if they end up playing...not unless I get a free ticket.

User: soriss
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The night was everything I was looking for and then some more!!!

User: SpookyGarlic
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for the circumstance...a little let down... I LOVE LOVE LOVE A DMB SHOW.... but too much new stuf.... if it was day 1 of 3 id of been like....perfect that stuffs over....just...show #30 and still never heard a halloween....now im back in LA not sure if i can make it back for rescheduled dates.... ohh and it took me 3 hours to get a ferry and sub home...

User: stellarsammy
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Such great energy. Dave was off the wall as normal. Disappointed to hear so many Big Whiskey songs yet again, can we pull out some classics? Not that I don't love the new stuff, but come on

User: stumpe1231
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Set list was good but It took a boring turn when they played Out Of My Hands and Lying In The Hands Of God. Good songs but 2 slow back to back was a little boring. The day was cool and I again heard a lot of great music. Wood Brothers, Soulive, Citizen Cope were highlights.

User: Swift989
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Like a Hurricane!

User: tablesturned41
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Good to great energy at times. Set list was meh but fun

User: TaylorMade
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A fine show. I think expectations may have been out of whack because fans thought they might try to cram three nights into Friday, or perhaps some of the sat/sun acts would guest - Bela, Randolph, etc. But they played a terrific set.

User: tbone4118
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Least fav show ever...slow and mellow with few highlights. Maybe I'm wrong for expecting dmb to totally rip it up and play a face melting show with so many making a trip through and into the path of a tropical storm that would cancel the next 2 days. Nope..dmb played it safe all night and that was the sentiment to the 30 friends I was in VIP with. And don't even get me started on the cluster that was called trying to get off the island. Thankfully I was going to Jersey and not NYC. Only bright spot was Gov island being cancelled and moved to Randalls.

User: The-stone23
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People are hating on this show i understand everyone wanted an EPIC show due to the situation as did i but it is not a peice of shit show it was a good one. Personally anytime they drop Granny in there i am happy. Also grey street was cool. SO i am going to give it a 4 not the worst show for sure but it was SOhyped up there really was nothing they could do to match expectations unless they played BOWA Halloween Ryhme and reason, THe stone, Graves, Etc

User: thehiggy
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Every song performed well, just a setlist leaving much to be desired...should have let us know he appreciated us all out there (...Cortez would have been perfect)

User: tjot127
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Lots of negatives here. I thought the show was overall much better than most night 1's. I know a lot of people had lofty expectations because of the cancellations but still I doubt he would have played too much or granny if this was a normal night 1. This is easy for me to say because I am local and can make the other 2 shows and also was taking the ferry back to NJ which only took 20 minutes but overall I think people need to relax. What do you expect when you see a concert on an island?

User: tkpryor
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First Dave concert. Amazing,

User: toby
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Like a hurricane was a nice topical addition. Had to return my tickets for the Saturday and Sunday gigs, Irene was a bitch.

User: toddbarnes18
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I was up front for the entire show and I can see such great emotion coming from them as well as high energy. They were very thankful for everyone that showed up. I dont care what they play because I have a great time at every show!

User: TypSit
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Se list was even and the band rocked. The sound was awesome and the weather was perfect. Debut of "Hurricane" by Dave was apropos of the stormy weekend. This turned out to be a free show because three nights were scheduled for the make up date! This show was on of the concerts that reaffirms why I love this band.

Ferry situation was bad but the set list and energy made me forget about all that.

User: uconndude
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pretty disappointed in this set list. if the rest of the nights were still taking place would have been fine with it but they should have put on something special for the people that made it out. They killed the energy of the show with back to back jams on "lying in the hands of god" and "crush" you gotta put some space between two 15 minute jams. the show did end nicely but predictible,nice shout out to the hurricane. And those ferries were something else

User: ufatitan20
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Other than a little 2 1/2 song lull w/ "out of my hands", "lyin in the hands of god" (too long), & the 1st half of "crush", the show was great.

User: Utopia
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Expectations were high, people were upset. Whatever the case, the show was on par with other N1's and I considered it a very solid show.

User: warriors1226
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High energy for the more upbeat songs, but a very mellow and newer-album setlist.

User: watchtower357
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It was kinda dull without my hype or excitement.

User: wbmc1808
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in vip area, dmb fans from far and wide ahead of irene. great venue but a pain getting off island at the end

User: whatyouseekup
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This show was not nearly as disappointing as people are making it out to be. The band showed so much energy on stage! That should have been enough alone to make people appreciate this show. Granted the set list lacked some rarity points but they played a lot of great songs that most die-hards should have been happy to hear!

User: WinnGTI
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There was a huge gap in the PIT in front of the stage due to muddy puddles.

My friend and I had brought a construction blanket, so we made a little icon that made the crowd a bit more contiguous, but it was a huge gap to fill.

The show itself was really great, although I could sense the crowd energy was down. This is probably because of the huge crowd gap. The staff should have put down some cardboard to fill it in. Regardless, there was plenty of dry area that people could not get to simply because of the mass of stubborn beings did not let anyone through to that front section.

I had a really amazing time though!

Everybody I talked to loved the show.

User: zumajed
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The set had no energy. It started okay but the rhythm was way off and the energy was gone quick. Jimmi thing started out amazing and then petered out with band members not in sync with each others solos. The only highlight was Good Times Bad Times, which was awesome.

The whole ferry thing was handled in the most appalling way. No organization and they made us walk miles and miles.


   


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