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Dave Matthews Band
May 25, 2013
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 15yoDaveFanatic
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Great setlist, crowd was horrible

User: aarondgirard
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Excellent show... first time in the pit. My wife shook hands with Boyd twice, and she got a carter drum stick.

Joy Ride was awesome to hear again, as was the 20 minute seek up

User: AlexaJane
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2nd row pit with Brandon. Center. Freezing. Dave wore a scarf.

User: and 1
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Wonderful show! I was on the lawn all night, but between good layers, a couple beers and a beautiful setlist, it was all good. Snow Outside is really turning into an awesome jam track. Very cool to finally hear Joyride and So Right. Rashawn was on fire!! He and Jeff are really getting into those "battles"...great interplay. Kinda sounded like Dave was trying to have some fun with that in his scat on Jimi Thing. Fonz was killing it on Jimi too. Bummer that Boyd's mic went off on Belly Belly, but shit happens. And despite what some say, I really enjoyed PNP>Rapunzel to close out N1. Can't wait for Round 2!!

User: anton13
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joyride is all I needed to make a 5. Knew it was going to be a great night after a 20 min seek up opener! Can't wait for n2!

User: aruegg41
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Joyride

User: bigbeartilidie
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Great show. Never thought I would see joyride again. Finally got a seek up opener. Cold damp night, but rain could have been worse. Spacebreadz doesn't bother me like it does some. And I don't care what people say, I still enjoy WAYG. Have recently come full circle on the Everyday tunes, awesome to hear them again.

User: Bluestein_911
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Cold wet but awesome!

User: cf24tom
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Great version of seek up. Joyride was very cool.

User: chrimack
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Joy Ride blew my mind!

User: ChrisAmorosi
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Decent show that was pretty rare. I didnt know a ton of songs but loved Cornbread

User: danastacy
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Summer 2013 aka The Minds Blown Tour

User: danbertoni
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A lot of fan favorites.

User: DAVEFEEZEL
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I loved the show. Seeing what you are was mind blowing

User: David Neifeld
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Amazing show. Best songs Rooftop, Joyride

User: DazedenConfewzd
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Great set, cold drizzly weather but great energy. Seek Up!

User: DMB701NYC
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With Brandon and Kristina COLD and WET! Lawn Seats GREAT TIME...LOTS OF LAUGHS

User: dmbfanman11
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As good as any DMB show I've been to. The set list couldn't have fit my mood better. I heard some of my favorite new tunes (Drunken Soldier, Belly Belly Nice) as well as some older ones I've always wanted to hear live (Say Goodbye, Joy Ride). Probably the biggest surprise was hearing my two favorite tracks from Everyday (So Right, What You Are). I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did, but this was the PERFECT setlist for me! It made me forget how cold and wet I was!

User: DMBlovesSPAC
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After four years of military service and not seeing a single DMB show since I was stationed abroad an amazing friend of mine hooked my friends and I up with 5 pit tickets as a thank you. It was my first pit experience and I'd been going to SPAC since the 2001 show. To be surprised with pit tickets and be able to share it with 5 of my friends was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

User: draegs
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First time at SPAC and couldn\'t have asked for a better N1 show. The setlist was full of energy from beginning to end. What a nice surprise to get to hear \"Joy Ride\" again!

User: Drummer58
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This was a great show. Idea of you, Joyride both made it special along with what you are! Plus some excellent jams. Reshawn was on it ! Everyone had a great night. Who cares about the cold and rain. The band and venue rocked it!

User: dzinermomSUE
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Fun show, but it was SOO COLD!! Amazing Seek Up opener tho - I remember it was like, 15 minutes long!

User: firegirl
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Seek up was a phenomenal opener!

User: Galaxy_Knuckles
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Too wasted

User: giantsrgr8
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AWESOME!!

User: griffd2004
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Great show despite the rain.

User: hazeman
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Great

User: Hugekorea
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So cold and wet!

User: jedewan
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Good show - freezing cold.

User: jetmet620
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different set then ive ever seen, which was great. loved say goodbye, seek up, and idea of you.

User: Jhammy6
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Amazing! Spac

User: jleighwoods
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Best show ever!!!!

User: JohnDMB
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Great pavilion crowd, always a treat to get a Seek Up opener. Crowd didn't miss a beat on Joyride! Jeff seemed to tease a "Thank You" outro at the end of Jimi Thing - could be fun to see that happen!

User: JohnG28
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Band was on point tonight. Very good show.

User: JoMI
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Interesting setlist, it was like the band was saying "remember this one?...and this one?" Solid show, awful weather...MDW is too early for SPAC.

User: jp murph
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Great Show

User: jroseok
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FREEZING COLD!! LOVED Say Goodbye and Joyride! and The Idea of You!!!

User: julie41
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Dave was good but the venue sucks

User: kempsted
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Show started out so incredible and ended more typical but very strong. I had less fun because I was on field which sort of sucks. I will be inside tonight though

User: Kit Bigelow
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Great show...Lil rain during tailgate, we prevailed. ...j9 vin, AJ Lindsey were late to tailgate. ..me and francis stayed in the cabin! !!!!lol

User: kkrue99
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First year Lori and Jay came to SPAC. Memorial Day weekend and super cold. Couldn't get a room at the Gideon so had to stay in town. Sooooo not the same experience. It barely got above 50 degrees all weekend and rained and rained and rained. Under the shell both nights so at least we were dry for the show. Had the best seats N1 in the front row in the balcony. Amazing!!

User: lalkb48
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Finally heard So Right!!! I am not a song chaser my any means, but So Right and Spoon are the last two songs I really want to hear more than anything. The opening run was amazing, the second half lagged but got a lot out of the way for N2.

User: lawlicorn
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retro rates

User: lconroy213
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Amazing 20 minute 'seek up' opener!

User: lkraso01
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Loved the band's energy and i thought the set list was very well done a nice mix of new and old. They avoided some of the newer ones that dont play well live, drunken soldier and belly belly were awesome. Loved seek up, what you are, grey street. Only complaint would be not a huge fan of the rapunzel closer i love it as a beginning song "come and relax..." Always feels weird as a close.

User: mattbp102191
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Amazing Night 1, Amazing show.... The opening run to the show was insane, the joy ride bust out was incredible, especially since I was there the last time it was played in Chicago. This band is on fire right now. amazing!!

User: matthewly1984
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good setlist, terrible seats...dave danced like a maniac, great to see what they are doing with some of the new tunes...great outro to rooftop...seek up opener never disappoints!

User: max_barone
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Jimmy thing was so sick

User: mfrisina
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Sat Lawn.

User: nschef
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Great

User: Patrick313
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Great Show! Seek up opener was epic, Idea of you was really cool to see, and Joyride was an awesome surprise! I could have done without spaceman/breadz and shake me but snow outside and what you are more than made up for it. Rapunzel was also really cool to see especially in the encore to close off the show

User: pattyman313
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Awesome!

User: peachamus
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Freaking awesome!!!!!! So cold for a Dave show, though!!

User: Photographer37
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Sec 12 Row PP Seat 8

User: pmcmahon22
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nice wet show!

User: rach
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My first SPAC and it was awesome, despite the weather. They opened up some seats in the amphitheatre the day of show, and given that I am 7 months pregnant, I bought the new ticket to be sheltered and to have a seat. I have been waiting 14 years to hear Say Goodbye live, and it made the whole show for me.

User: ranman52
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The boys were sounded really tight tonight!! Great show!!

User: rightorwrong
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I enjoyed every single song on the setlist except for Seek Up, which just doesn't do anything special for me. My first time at SPAC (pretty cool venue), my 8th DMB show overall. Went back the next night, of course. Did anybody else think the majority of the crowd tonight looked really young? Or am I just getting old...

User: rodcarew
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Bad weather and mediocre crowd

User: RyanMcKay
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Damn. Joyride, Idea of You,
Say Goodbye, What You Are (my first in almost 40 shows) So Right... This was an amazing show. Made the mud pits
of lees worth it.

User: SayGoodbye18
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Joyride! A sick a** say goodbye, So Right, Idea of you! THe band is really stepping it up this year. Amazing show.

User: ShakeMe41
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Joyride
Mindblowing

User: Sharon63
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Cold night for a hot show!! Love SPAC!!

User: Shellebelle
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Amazing show! Joyride blew my mind! IOU So Right, and WYA were amazing as well! It was downright freezing but, such a great night! SPAC is magical...

User: shiffer123
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First Joy Ride :-)

User: sjb7837
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First show!

User: sjgruber11
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The first seven songs blew me away - can't beat that progression for an opener. I'm pretty sure everyone on stage was also freezing, which may help to explain the fast-paced and energetic show. Great pace all night, some songs I never expected to see, and overall an awesome show!

User: sjsharkteeth
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Its a Joyride!

User: slick1otm
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good show great venue

User: Stevethedj
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Great show but cold weather.

User: stoga09
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PIT

User: swayinandsippin
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First spac show, seek up opener

User: tduffman
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Had an awesome time, loved the set variety. A show that brought me back to absolutely loving going to DMB shows. past shows had gotten repetitive

User: Tee-Dollarz
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Idea of you!!!!

User: teemuselanne
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Cornbread best song ever

User: tjot127
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Unreal night 1. Thought the guys really stepped it up for those fans who showed up and toughed it out through the rain and cold. Crowd was really into the show and had great energy!

User: trishluv99
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Joyride! say good bye, so right, idea of you, drunken soldier, cornbread

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User: waters85
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Liked this show - solid 4 stars for sure. Weather was miserable and put a damper (literally) on the experience a bit. Got a setlist though - which was cool.

User: wbmc1808
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Cold, but rain held off. SPAC is always fun, wish I had been closer and further down lawn. Folks near me were talking too much; still had a good time.

User: westwingjl
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Great show, I thought the set flowed well, and had some fun surprises. A very fun show overall.

User: Whitaussicker
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Great show

User: wrafrat
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Burrr


   


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