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Dave Matthews Band
July 3, 2015
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: 41crush
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Dreaming Tree and Typical Situation in one show, along with Bela Fleck and The Lovely Ladies. I t can't get any better (so we thought)...

User: Adkirsch
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Crowd was great. Makes me wonder who the people are who bitch constantly on the boards are. Got my first set list. Got a Dreaming Tree. Bella Fleck. Can't wait for N2!

User: anton13
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love! love!! love!! the band was on fire last night. the crowd was loving it, and the band was pouring out the love back. dreaming tree was worth the price of admission alone! last night was show #60 for me and it was a happy 60th! Can't wait to see what the fellas bring for n2!

User: bigeyedmonkey78
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Great show with a spacy, relaxed atmosphere which set up SPAC night 2 for an amazing, high energy extravaganza of rare songs and classic live favorites :)

User: brandonkipp
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Great energy from the band. Best show that I have attended since 2009. Refreshing for me to see the band in this form because I have been disappointed in recent years in both the energy of the band and the sets they have played. It's always nice to hear some new stuff along with some timeless DMB songs.

User: BrendanCarti
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I love SPAC! Couldn't have asked for a better night 1 to an amazing weekend.

User: chauger
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Pretty big piss break there in the middle. Never got the gears off the ground after that.

User: danbertoni
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Lovely Ladies were fantastic. Lot of good jams

User: daveleeson
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Awesome Nancys jam !!!Take Me to the River !!!

User: DazedenConfewzd
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Great energy, good song mix, Bela was great

User: Denver755
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Obviously they were setting up n2 to be the big success that it was by not giving away any of the real gems this night. The clear highlight was Dreaming Tree with Jeff and Bela trading solos. Exquisite. Comparatively, most everything else left a lot to be desired, but as expected. Still a DMB show and all DMB shows are awesome.

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Friend of the Devil

User: Dmb Syracuse
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some great songs, some bad ones

User: dmb34ct
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Show was amazing. Great energy from the band and the crowd was into every song and great throughout. Can't wait until night 2.

User: dmbkc
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Great energy and setlist was great as well (although many have disagreed). Really enjoyed it and having seats in Section 4 row A was awesome!

User: DMBunk55
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When Friend of the Devil came on, we lost our shit... Kool-Aid Test.

User: Drummaster64
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Itís cornbread!

User: Egg2013
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waited 20 years to make my way to the pit...will be doing this again soon

User: Feeltherain9
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Lawn was hell, but the show was awesome!!

User: Frozennewt2
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Sarah, Craig

User: ftl3
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Unreal chips.

User: gherbert
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Lawn w/Robert

User: giantsrgr8
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AWESOME

User: gottliebe
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scotty camping at lees

User: griffd2004
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This was my favorite of the two because of the set-list.

User: hawkydawn
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Best ever

User: HockeyNut41
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Smallest pit ever! Amazing show.. amazing experience

User: hspringssoccer
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great seats in balcony; played the dreaming tree

User: James.M.Bean
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LAWN. 54 shows since being in the lawn and i actually some what enjoyed it. show was great. crowd wasn't horrible around me. highlight was take me to the river and dreaming tree with bela fleck

User: jedewan
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Awesome show - Typical --> Satellite --> Ants was an awesome end to the acoustic set, and the electric stuff was on point too.

User: Jgiv24
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Wow. Just wow.

User: Jimmymelvin
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best set list i have ever seen by far. dave killed it at SPAC

User: JoMI
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It was fun. .. not quite what I anticipated.

User: Jordan41
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DREAMING TREE

User: Json417
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Great show, bela!

User: jtom2001
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Unreal performance! It was my first time at SPAC and the energy, acoustics, and fans made the trip an unforgettable experience. I will be back next year!

User: kkrue99
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Great seats in the lowers!! Sat with Darones which was very cool that we got seats together. Set list wasn't stellar but still amazing. Weather was perfect.

User: lawlicorn
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It was aiight, new songs pretty cool. Classic fan faves.

User: lennoxdude
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What a fantastic N1 at SPAC! The acoustic set built up nicely from the start, with a great jam in Snow Outside. Typical was amazing, and Ants to close the set had the crowd in a frenzy. Save Me to open the electric with the ladies, might be one of the best openers I have seen. The set was long, and the crowd was really into it. Warehouse-Nancies was killer, and my buddy I were thinking how cool it would be if they went back to WH after Nancies. Take Me To The River was another highlight with the ladies. If the Lovely Ladies are going to be in shows, they were used perfectly. Bela on Cornbread was pretty sick too. Not crazy about VA in the Rain, but who can complain about this show. An awesome Night One!

User: lkraso01
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Very solid N1. There were a few slower moments that i didnt like but dreaming tree and typical were solid. Had a blast.

User: LydUnited
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Bela Flack. Nancies. Perfect.

User: marieli
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Great crowd. Acoustic set was mediocre. Bela on Typical was nice. Missed opportunity with him on Ants. I liked the lovely ladies. This show turned from a 3 to a 4 during Take Me To The River. It became a blues/funk show. Bela on cornbread and Dreaming was awesome. Die Trying very fitting encore. Can't wait for 2nd show tonight. Only negative: Virginia In The Rain was terrible. Turn the piano down!

User: Mark837
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Despite some of the bitching on the boards, I thought this was a phenomenal show. Great mix of songs and performances. The bad was ON tonight! I think they brought out the ladies at the perfect times and Take me to the River was awesome..they nailed it! DT was a total surprise (and a good one). Might have been the best Nancies I have ever heard. Encore could have been better but Virginia in the Rain is slowly growing on me. Can't wait for a recording of this show to come out and of course for what might be in store for Saturday night!

User: Matth20
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Awesome show!

User: Matth2094
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Amazing show!!!

User: mikecolon
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So excited I finally got to hear dreaming tree

User: m_felton1985
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Front row lawn slightly left of center. Bela Fleck

User: outwarrior
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Typical and Ants were amazing. They were incredibly tight though there was that not so great run of songs in the middle. They kept up the high energy throughout and the crowd was awesome.

User: peachamus
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I FINALLY GOT TO HEAR DREAMING TREE LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They can play whatever they want from here on out, I'm good!

User: peterberg94
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solid set list and beautiful weather

User: pgrogs12
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Dreaming tree and Cornbread were highlights

User: Photographer37
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Balcony Sec 27 Row O Seat 32

User: prchrsdghtr67
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The set list was spot on, and the band was on FIRE. The electric set opening with "Save Me" with the Lovely Ladies really set the bar for the rest of the night.

User: prickle
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Dreaming Tree alone warrants ultra high rating. Chock full of big numbers.

User: reb519
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Acoustic was great electric was a little below average

User: rhatch07
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Great show, but not as great as Night 2.

User: rosstsimon
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Good set. Nothing crazy amazing, but a good set. Poor encore.

User: slilly2321
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The energy fr the crowd was incredible...one of the best Typical I have ever seen/heard lots of fun

User: Stevethedj
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Great Show

User: terpzin04
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First show at SPAC

User: toray
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Great main set! Dreaming Tree was a first for me. Great energy, awesome stuff. Mad about the encore. YMDT doesn\'t close a show well enough for me. Night two definitely was better.

User: TrippingBobbies
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my 50th show. Got Dreaming Tree. Mission accomplished

User: Troberts091
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Weak acoustic, LL opener good grief!!! Few gems a la "dreaming tree" not enough to pull this one from the trenches. 2 stars.

User: ufatitan20
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An incredible amount of positive vibes between the crowd & the band, the band & the crowd, & between the musicians themselves. So many moments where I literally got chills as the crowd sang along to typical situation, ants, warehouse, nancies, granny. So much fun.

User: Wckdjckt
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Got tickets to go up front!


   


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