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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 16, 2016
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

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User: Aimhen
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AWESOME!!! Dancing Nancies, Why I Am, Watchtower, Halloween and Two Step . . .!! Best yet. If you haven't been to SPAC on a Saturday night, get there!

User: amatthewsfan
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on the lawn so crowded couldn't even see the stage

User: angemc80
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Pig opener! The Last Stop!!

User: anthonymirabell
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best show ever.

User: Bellissimo
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just fucking phenomenal, probably the best set I've seen. The energy was incredible Even songs like Mercy were welcomed changes of pace and intense in meaning with all the given bullshit happening around the world.

User: bigeyed36
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One of the best shows I've been to see!!

User: bscvoice
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An amazing night, venue and experience. Best start to a show I\'ve ever been at.

User: burnitdmb44
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Two Step & Halloween encore! Awesome set list all around!

User: Cpiro11
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EPiC!

User: DAVEFEEZEL
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I had fun

User: daveleeson
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Pig, Last Stop & 41 opening !!!

User: dirtdigger
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31st show- gotta be in the top 5. They took the roof off of the place! Being on top in the back of the balcony I not only had a great view of the stage but also the audience and the energy of the crowd sent chills through me. What a night!

User: DixiChknTnseLam
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My eleventh show so I know I'm a newbie but the best set I've ever seen in my life. The bands energy was like no other and Dave definitely felt the crowds energy (as evidenced by his 3 gigantic jumps to close the set and the encore). Highlights are every damn song except for Mercy. What a night!!!!

User: dkeenan1294
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Amazing set, great performance by everyone. Loved Tim in Halloween. Greatest Proudest Monkey I have ever heard.

User: DMBunk55
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Didn't stay still much, Kool-Aid was strong, we got caught laughing too much, and playing cornhole.

User: dogfishfrank
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greatest set list i have seen live!

User: Drmgyrl
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Front and center reserved!

User: dzinermomSUE
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Loved it Ö hearing "Oh" at the end tho Ö

User: EAKovac
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Pig, Last Stop, & #41 to open - Two Step & Halloween to close. Wow. Crappy lawn experience night 2, but we moved back half way through and were able to enjoy the rest of the show.

User: ercajakejo
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One word: Awesome

User: Evanst
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Awesome set!

User: FatmanPJ420
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Pig, last stop, 41. Okbye

User: firedancer430
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Simply amazing. Got 2step into halloween.

User: fishguts621
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nice evening. Cooked at our first DMB show was interesting but good. Love the venue. Loved the music.

User: fishman 41
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Amazing opening few and crazy encore

User: futrshelby
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Greatest show ever.

User: gardow
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Delivered everyone of us an absolute gift!

User: greystreet46
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Maybe the greatest show ever. PIg and Last Stop open the show. Say Goodbye was unreal, and a devestating Two Step>>Halloween to close!!!!

User: griffd2004
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96th show, and I\'d say this is at LEAST top 6. Wow. From Pigs to Halloween and so much goodness in between. :) Loved everything about it. Even Mercy. Like some others, Im also very tired of Jimi Thing, #36, and didnt miss them. WWYS only song I would have replaced but it was still fun. Thank you DMB - we\'re sure going to miss you guys next year.

User: jaclarke
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What an AMAZING show!! Pig opener! Say Goodbye and Halloween!! WOW!!

User: jengle521@gmail
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Great Setlist, First time at SPAC

User: jerryg13
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The whole place was energetic and the band was on fire. The set list just seemed to flow and although I was hoping for Jimi Thing...the encore of Two Step into Halloween just raised the roof.

User: Jgiv24
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Incredible show! Two Step FINALLY! Best show of the tour so far at this point.

User: JohnDMB
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Epic 3-song run to start the show... Brother-in-law only wanted to hear Mercy and he got it!

User: JoMI
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Another AHmazing show. Pig! Halloween! Second favorite of my quad DMB bender, only to NH night 2...simply due to seat location. Pit is a pain in the ass, but it is so intimate and you get to observe so many fine details of the performances.

User: jw886654
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#1 setlist of all shows I have been to.

User: jyiii
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amazing set list, amazing performance, amazing energy, amazing crowd. Great time.

User: KarenTyczkowski
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lawn seats-a great concert-first time at Saratoga

User: kbail1230
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Classic

User: kempsted
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Wow. Any show that has Pig, Last Stop, The Song that Jane Likes, Halloween is amazing. What a show

User: Kyle24
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Best show I've been to.

User: LydUnited
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Opened with So Right and Last Stop, closed with Halloween. Overall, a great vibe. A couple of songs I\'d have switched out if I could but still amazing. My son\'s first show ever and he grooved the whole night long. Making plans for 18!

User: marieli
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Interesting and solid show, but disappointing nonetheless. Especially on the heels of a great first night and considering it was night two at Saratoga. Great opening set including Last Stop. Great close of regular set from 10 slot onward, especially Rhyme and Watchtower. Two Step into Halloween for encore. Performance and crowd energy was great whole show. But there was a stretch of pedestrian songs (WTWE, Jane, WWYS, Monkey) that could have been used for even more less-played songs such as Break Free or to liberate new songs. Not a single song was liberated over both shows! I mean, when was the last time neither Water nor Jimi showed up for a two night stand? That's a great opportunity lost. Plus, we should have gotten a full Two Step. Add Halloween as a second encore like last year, but this particular combo didn't work in Alpine last year and it didn't at this show either IMNSHO. Yes this is currently ranked as most rare show this tour, but this show stared greatness in the face and blinked first.

User: mark hilton
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Outside of the crowd in my area being assholes. The setlist was awesome

User: matt.niez
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#1 ever to date. Hands down best show of 2016 personally. Close second is N1 full of classics. Bravo!!

User: matt630
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Are you ****ing kidding me?! Easily the best by far.

User: mdevane
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Opened with Pig, Last Stop, 41 - just blew us away!!! Tim was on Fire; Rhyme and Reason with Joe Lawlor was awesome - loved it! Crowd chanting for Two Step on break and sure enough, after an amazing \\\\\\\'OH\\\\\\\', Boyd breaks into Two-step - get chills thinking about it right now!! Then a drum interlude into Halloween - are you kidding me!!!! The BEST show of the summer!

User: MdMax92
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Sat on the lawn. Very overcrowded. Had to protect raven the whole time. Was our anniversary. Sold N1 tickets

User: Meester77
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show is still leaving me speechless ... incredible, incredible time. one for the ages. pig opener, LAST STOP!, mercy piano outro, JLawlor on rhyme, say goodbye drum intro, watchtower, two step > halloween, too many highlights! if you have never experienced SPAC, need to be there to understand the raw energy and passion the band displays here every year. unlike any other venue.

User: megizi
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Unbelievable performance. This was show number 14 for me, so I'm still new but the number is becoming reapectable. Best show I've ever seen. You know it's good when The Last Stop is played and picking the highlight of the night is still difficult. Although WTWE and Mercy aren't my favorites many fans were singing along and very engaged so I can't fault them for playing to a broad audience. Joe Lawlor is always phenomenal and getting monster song after song was great, ending with a near perfect encore.

User: milomankp
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w/ Jamie

User: mrs.prisco
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This show was incredible!!!!! Wish I could give it 10 stars. The vibe of the crowd was amazing and DMB was on point and delivered one of the best shows I\'ve seen in a while.

User: myoungdds06
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Incredible show. Best yet. Opening with Pig and Last Stop was soo good!

User: Nick_Cacc
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Possible best set I've seen

User: peachamus
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Always a good good time!

User: Pearsemarry616
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Best show I have ever been too. Beat night 3 of AC...concert was oversold way too packed

User: Pepsidmb20
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Probably the best set list I\'ve seen.

User: pjs2869
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SPAC never disappoints . Energy and setlist fantastic.

User: Poozbear
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PIT best show ever, so much love ❤️

User: ptess
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Last stop?? Unreal. Great encore, rare songs and a sold out show to make it better.

User: Ramjet329
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Highlights: The Last Stop; great run to end show/encore + NO JIIMI!

User: RichM22
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100th. Amazing!!!!!

User: rightorwrong
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and im spent

User: rjhenkel1
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I thought last year\'s second night at SPAC 7/4/2015 was the best I had ever seen. This topped it! The Band\'s joy was obvious and the crowd responded. Pig, Last Stop, #41 into a high energy Seven, hard to name a better start. The jam at the end of Mercy was awesome. It just kept getting better right to the last note. Thanks guys!

User: scoop.and.slam
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Great set, miserable lawn experience.

User: senator48
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Incredible energy and great people around us during the show. Your move, Gorge.

User: sick nuraci
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Favorite show I have ever seen

User: sjsharkteeth
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Great show! Lawn hasn\'t been so full in years. Last stop and halloween in the same show gets a 5 star! Looked like there was a chance for a double encore...so close.

User: slilly2321
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Incredible show one of the best I\'ve been to...one of the best versions of #41 I\'ve heard Last Stop was awesome band sounded great just a really great time

User: SPAC12
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Incredible set, great energy

User: Staggs2424
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has to the best set list ever huh

User: Stevethedj
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Night one was the better of the two shows in my humble opinion. The set list was just better but this show was also great!

User: stumpe1231
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Last Stop and Say Goodbye in the same show! What more is there to say. Love this place, love this band. With Tracy. Had a blast. Gonna miss seeing the boys next year.

User: Superdave007
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Amazing from start to finish! 85th show and it\'s up near the top. Can we make this a 3 show stop next tour!!

User: Tcress
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Best show Iíve seen

User: tduffman
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What a great time. Top notch show, Top 3 for me easy. Beginning and end were insane, middle of the set dragged a little for me but still. Can't wait for 2018!

User: Tee-Dollarz
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Amazing show!!!!!!!!!!!

User: thrill34
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Great setlist and energy between band and crowd!

User: toray
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Indescribable. Beginning to end was amazing. Even Mercy was bearable. Highlights include Pig opener, Last Stop, 41, Space Between, Rhyme and Reason with Joe Lawlor, Say Goodbye, Watchtower, Two Step > Halloween. Carter was on fire all weekend... Great ending to my DMB season!

User: Troberts091
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Failed at finding tickets for the first time in years. Spent the next in the lawn. Wish I could have been closer.

User: trpbillies8
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Fantastic start, Last Stop was out of nowhere. Song selection in the middle was solid (minus WTWE), though location for a few might have been better. Performances were solid, Rhyme and Reason in particular. I\'ve heard Jimi Thing enough times to last me a while, so I was relieved to not hear it, especially as it seemed the likely main set closer based on trends. Strong finish to the main set. It was nice to see a more traditional closer like Watchtower rather than Jimi or YMDT. Though it would have been nice to finish off with Ants, it\'s hard to beat that encore. Crowd and band were great as they always are at SPAC.

User: waters85
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BEAST of a show ... no explanation needed. Absolutely unbelievable

User: watsonbriant
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I kept telling my mom last year that we were going to SPAC this year to see Dave and the boys. And I proved to her exactly why we did, LAST STOP. The entire show was unbelievable from start to finish.

User: wbmc1808
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Another great one...I\'m not a big fan of Halloween - my modest complaint to an otherwise awesome night. Loved Goodbye, 2 Step..and all else. Love Saratoga.

User: Wckdjckt
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Halloween encore!!!!

User: wefox
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67th show and all I can say is F-ing incredible!

User: WinnGTI
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Holy Shit. SPAC II DOES IT AGAIN!!

User: zenarrow
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Still always the best.


   


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