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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
June 8, 2012
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 1statspac
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Boyd wrecked it! Amazing

User: 41seven36
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Show was great, except for punk kids on the lawn..

User: aeroshady
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Amazing night one. Easily the best night one set I have ever seen in the 11 years of seeing this band! Probably a top 5 show for me!

User: ajk316
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YNK, finally! Minarets was tight! Whole set was great. Encore was awesome! I don't love If Only being in encore but #40 than Halloween>Billies was just spectacular.

User: ant pegleg
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my brother got a stick and gave it to me. i sobbed. boyd was crazy awesome. the guys seem so happy up there. wish they would do something about better sound for the horns. they deserve to be heard more, IMHO. i had great seats and will never forget it as long as i live. a bucket list night.

User: anton13
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Wow! Minarets! The boys were red hot! Now doubt about the bands love 4 spac! Can't wait for n2!

User: Bamalama
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Best show ever. I thought i was burned out on these guys. I was clearly insane.

Loved the YNK jam. Now I get it.

User: bamitzhuge10591
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Amazing set list! LIOG to the end was insanity too!

User: baverk1
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Amazing!

User: bigbeartilidie
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One of the best shows I've been to. Warehouse debut, LIOG, Ants, 41, DDTW, PM, Hallowillies, YNK, Say Bye were all top notch. Expanded horn section on SMLAM and Seven was terrific. My smile was literally ear to ear during Minarets and #40. Kraz even added a welcomed twist to Can't Stop. SPAC is such a great venue, the park is beautiful and the crowd has so much energy.

User: BigEyedGooch
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Crowd was awesome in section 9. (Fuck yeah row NN.) First YNK in 20 shows. Minarets, Say Bye, Warehouse, Halloween->Billies. This is what spac is all about. If this was a n2 show it would be a serious contender for best of the tour. Even seven, can't stop, and smlam were tolerable. The tape is definitely worth checking out - A struggling Warehouse got a boost by a LOUD crowd-led Louie, Louie (a signature of the SPAC crowd, really), and just a strong opening run. If Only was a true highlight. Of course dave could have played a 20 minute solo Stand Up after the #40 tease and the crowd would have loved it, but once again the die hard SPAC fanbase did not disappoint and everyone around me was singing and dancing along. Great show. While minarets, say bye, and the halloween->billies segue are returned to the shelf by mid-summer, I'm sure Alpine will make up for it with a few Stand Up debuts. Look for Last Stop, full-band 40, and blue water w/ trey to return in 2013.

User: Billy9632
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Amazing set list, sounded great. Crowd was awesome. Amazing N1 , N2 is going to have trouble topping that! 4 Song Encore!

User: bookum134
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Great night one setlist. Really enjoyed Warehouse and Minarets. #40 is great to hear. 4th time for the Halloween in the encore though. Getting to be a little much. Great show either way

User: BrahmaBull
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Excellent N1!

User: Brierk
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Best show ever

User: bustdstuff
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Great show! I got a #40 at my 40th show! That exceeded all my expectations!

User: carlyreilly
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awesome show!!

User: Cedwards0405
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Amazing show. 2nd Halloween, 2nd Minarets *1st since first show in Dec 2005

User: cf24tom
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Amazing show

User: Chelmij11
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Whooooo warehouse

User: chicane
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I see why people make a big deal out of SPAC. The venue is gorgeous, I like the vibe and the sound inside is spectacular. Set list was alright hoping for a killer N2.

User: ChrisAmorosi
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Tripping billies encore was awesome. Great show

User: cm877773
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Amazing show, Amazing set list, warehouse was my favorite part, also played lie in our graves

User: Cookie Monster
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One of the best shows I have seen in a long time.

User: Cornbread345
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Number fucking 40. First YNK Minarets. Loved If Only, prolly favorite of the new stuff thus far. Great way to celebrate my 20th show

User: CrUsHmE1220
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Phenomenal show. Out of 22, this was a top 3 performance and setlist. Very special night, amazing venue.

User: csou5555
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Great set, great night at SPAC as usual!!

User: danamarie19
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The crowd was horrendously rude, but the setlist and performances were great. Avoid SPAC on fridays when the drunk teenagers take front and center.

User: danbertoni
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Great SPAC show.

User: Dancing Man
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OK, the general sentiment for this show, at least in the area I was enjoying the show, was: "when are they gonna play a song that I can go to bathroom during?! Every time we hoped for a little down time they just rocked another hot tune out! It was a blast, especially for a 1st SPAC show!

User: daveleeson
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Awesome encore If Only, Haloween & Tripping Billies !!!!

User: DaveMaiselsBand
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Night 1 better than night 2??? Unheard of!!!

User: David Neifeld
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Awesome!

User: dleverich
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Another great show!!

User: DMB701NYC
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With Carrie, Jenn and Chris.

User: dmb947
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Good show

User: DMBcrush110
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Front row in the pit! Best experience of my life

User: DMBHartford
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okay set. thought it would have been a little better, but loved proudest monkey as the opener

User: dMbsQT
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This was a great setlist. i brought my 10 year old son with me, this was his FIRST dMb show and i must say, we were both pretty happy with the show...thanks guys!!

User: dopmmw
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WOW

User: DropTheDevil
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Great energy from the crowd and band. Awesome Setlist!

User: dtownsend
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Killed it!

User: dzinermomSUE
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Love when they play Minarets … another Halloween too! This was a FUN SHOW!!

User: flueck
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Brother and friends, Dave continues to blow it up.

User: Froemama
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Awesome! (as always)

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Great show and energy. YNK, Minarets, LIOG, Halloween>Blillies
were huge highlights. The better of the two shows IMHO.

User: GoodeLoVE
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First time at SPAC was not disappointing at all!

User: gravedigger32
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Awesome show for the first show back at the SPAC!!

User: guitarseniorita
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Setlist !!!

User: gvsavage
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Very solid show, seemed like a Night 2 setlist.

User: h0neyh0ney
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Amazing set. Crazy energy from the band. Carter was masterful. Another great SPAC N1.

User: hazeman
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Spac is always nice

User: Heathpez
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It's been years since I've seen a show at SPAC and now I wonder why I ventured away. Dave loves playing at SPAC! The energy in the air was crazy. They sounded awesome and the set was SOLID!I haven't heard Minarets, Say Goodbye, or Lie In Our Graves in forever it seems. Warehouse....AWESOME and Ants Marching was killer too. Then If Only (which will become a new fav) to #40 tease, into Halloween, INTO TRIPPING BILLIES. Wow... Who cares that it took an hour to leave the parking lot and then 1 1/2 hours home - SO WORTH IT :)

User: hitmansp13
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Incredible!

User: Hoppytoad
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Say Goodbye and Halloween. Minarets and Warehouse.
Loved the smiles and spirit from the stage.

User: jedewan
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Awesome show. Boyd was on fire.

User: jk93
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Proudest Monkey opener, YNK made the entire show I was so pumped, #41 all-time fav was wonderful, LIOG, Tripping into Halloween encore was nutty.

User: jkmeyers3
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Front row pit!! Great to see the boys truly interact on stage at one of their favorite venues. From eye contact with Stefan, Coffin, and Ross to my first Minarets since '96, LIOG, 41, WWYS, Say Goodbye and more...my first trip to SPAC was INCREDIBLE!!

User: Johyo
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Great Ants closer... New levels...

User: jroseok
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LOVED THIS SHOW~~

User: jsolomon
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30th birthday.

User: Json417
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Louie Louie for Warehouse!!!!! SAY GOODBYE, MINARETS...............YOU NEVER KNOW!!

User: jstorm70
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Awesome show. Best one yet

User: JulieEVERYDAY
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Omg beyond amazing show. Can't stop blew me away

User: kbail1230
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Very High Energy and lively crowd

User: kdc90
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Halloween, SPAC, Lettuce = dope

User: kkrue99
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First show in 8 years and now I'm a complete Dave junkie again :)) Stayed at the Gideon in a porch suite with Debbie, Tracy and Kate. Really fun weekend!!

User: krizpy24
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in the lawn

User: lawlicorn
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retro rates

User: lconroy213
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Simply amazing!

User: lesky20
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Awesome

User: Linndaloo
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On STAGE.... Plugged into dave's mic w headphones on

User: lkraso01
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Awesome set list, great show.

User: lmullane
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Pretty darn good.....

User: matthewly1984
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sat right behind the sounds guys, saw the setlist before the show, kinda weird to know what songs were coming up, but kinda cool too. dave didnt seem 100%, but the boys still ripped it. of 26 shows, not the best but still a good time, still a great venue, awesome seats. say goodbye is always a treat, what they have done with seven is sick, minarets!?!?

User: MaxPie
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Amazing set. Amazing lights. Amazing jams. Warehouse and 41 as well as a very cool Halloween and a creepy funny the way it is intro.

User: Metsman11
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Great N1 show that could have led to the best SPAC weekend of all time.

User: mgeen41
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Opening run was phenomenal, great warehouse and ants and the 40 is always enjoyed

User: mikemurphy1991
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Amazing as usual

User: modulusman7
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Minarets, #40, #41, Halloween, you never know, proudest monkey, say goodbye, lie in our graves.. Enough said.

User: nathanielcyr
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9th Show!

User: Oregon Coast
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I almost punched a guy in the Merch Line. Why do people get so drunk especially at a venue with such tough to get tickets? I had a grand time but won't rush back to SPAC anytime soon. Over-hyped. It is gorgeous in Saratoga Springs but it is too popular and doesn't necessarily bring out the best in people. Tickets are also impossibly hard to get and just not worth the stress. There are better shows to be had elsewhere. The Lawn here is NO place to be if you are faint of heart.

User: ormjs
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Awesome!

User: Patrick313
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Amazing show!

User: pattyman313
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Awesome!

User: pavdev
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Greatest night one I have ever been to

User: peachamus
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Well, not the biggest fan of Proudest Monkey, but they're not JUST playing for me. Was a really good show overall!

User: peterberg94
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Great night!

User: Photographer37
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Sec 16 Row H Seat 18

User: Pinski4069
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This show was the best one I have been too to date.

User: rdavies032
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great first nite!

User: relledge
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Was in lawn -- did not enjoy the lawn experience @ SPAC. Music was great though!

User: revenge4hire
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Easily one of the best show I have ever seen!

User: rhatch07
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Very solid set. First time at SPAC. Was not disappointed.

User: SavageShiba
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Still one of my favorite encores.

User: SDL86
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Great Show! Watching from the lawn. First time seeing Dave live, long time fan.

User: simonpb17
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Just awesome show. Great energy. Great set list.

User: SomeDevil36
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Great show with my awesome friends from Saratoga. If Only is a great new song

User: SPAC12
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Really solid setlist, especially for night 1

User: Spads
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Epic set list! What a great night!!

User: Spendlet
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4 song encore, enough said.

User: stepanek22
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Epic N1. Highlights were MINARETS, #40, #41, LIOG,and of course the Halloween/Billies encore. As usual, met some great people too...SPAC never lets me down.

User: Stevethedj
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I just love this venue. Never a bad show or seat!

User: SWEET_Z
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Fantastic set! Great interaction from the band. I could sense it was a #40 kind of night. :)

User: tbello23
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great show, but night 2 is always better at spac

User: thebigz
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Better night of the two setlist wise!

User: tisfortoombs
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Can't stop

User: tjot127
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great show but terrible crowd. wish spac didnt attract so many idiots on the lawn

User: twostepp82
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Simply the best SPAC show yet!

User: ufatitan20
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Joy joy joy. The energy between the members of the band, the band & the crowd, & the crowd & the band was awesome. Each song had its own energy, & this show overall is perhaps my all-time favorite.

User: Undepeteable
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This was my first DMB concert, I was not disappointed.

User: waperoza
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15 years to the day from first show and again they didnt disappoint. Love this band and the interactions they have with each other on stage. First time in the pit for me so I really got to experience their interactions with the fans too. Bring on night 2!

User: watchtowerman10
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So many turtles. Awesome show. Miss leroi on wwys

User: waters85
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Warehouse through the encore was solid. For my first SPAC show, I was happy!

User: Will57
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Great night 1 here in SPAC! Finally got WWYS after 33 shows. Great performances all around tonight, with graves, ants, and warehouse standing out. Great to check minarets off the list. Just hoping N2 can top N1

User: willie scotland
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First time at SPAC from Scotland, great venue, good energy throughout. Warehouse always a highlight, but lots of other magic moments too.

User: yanks2010
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All I ask is what in store for n2

User: yavin27
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A nearly perfect show; I had an amazing time. Got Minarets for the first time!!! Boyd was on fire all night long, just such a great show.

User: zbutch87
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Great set list and crowd. Awesome night. Can't wait for Darien Lake later this summer.

User: zoso8786
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Best show ever. Period.


   


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