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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…September 6, 2003

Show #5:
September 6, 2003
Tweeter Center
Camden, New Jersey

Opening Band: North Mississippi Allstars

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1. Stay
2. Crush (Stefan solo intro)
3. The Stone
4. Don’t Drink the Water
5. If I Had It All
6. Help Myself
7. Satellite
8. Bartender
9. Fool To Think (played on acoustic guitar)
10. Dancing Nancies
11. Where Are You Going
12. All Along the Watchtower (Stefan solo intro with The Ballad of Johnny Butt interpolation)
13. Spoon
14. Ants Marching (snare intro)
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15. The Maker
16. Tripping Billies (Nature intro)

Entire show with Butch Taylor on keyboards

After not seeing DMB in 2002, it was nice to be back at a DMB concert. I went with Christine and two of her friends. I drove my Acura Integra.

Highlights of the evening for me included, “The Stone,” “Bartender,” “Fool to Think,” and “Dancing Nancies.” They played some of their slower songs such as “Satellite”, “Where are you Going” and “Spoon”, which were good, but it made the show very mellow.

The encore included “The Maker” and a terrific version of “Tripping Billies”, which ended the concert on a good note.

Nonetheless, this was not my favorite DMB concert, but I still had a good time on this late summer evening in early September to see the summer staple, the Dave Matthews Band.

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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…August 8th, 2007

Show #9:
August 8, 2007
Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Camden, NJ

Opening Act: Toots and the Maytals

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DMB TOUR 08/07/2007, Camden, NJ
DMB TOUR 08/07/2007, Camden, NJ

1. Two Step *
2. Loving Wings * (I Dream of Jeannie interpolation)
3. The Song That Jane Likes *
4. Crash Into Me * (Dixie Chicken outro)
5. #27 *
6. Corn Bread * (sent out to Dave’s niece “Maggie and her posse”)
7. The Maker * (Call to the Post interpolation)
8. Sweet Up and Down *
9. Shotgun *
10. Lie In Our Graves *
11. Anyone Seen The Bridge? *–> Too Much *
12. Jimi Thing * (“Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me” interpolation; For What It’s Worth outro)
13. So Much To Say *
14. Warehouse *+ (Linus & Lucy and La Bamba interpolations, salsa jam)
15. Ants Marching * (snare intro)
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16. Gravedigger @
17. American Baby Intro * –>
18. All Along The Watchtower * (Stefan solo intro)

SHOW NOTES:
Entire show with Butch Taylor on keyboards except where noted
* Rashawn Ross
+ ?uestlove
@ Dave solo
–> Indicates segue into next song

I went with Rob on a very hot, steamy, and sweaty day and night in early August. I drove my Mom’s Toyota Camry wagon.

This was a fantastic show! From the very old to the very new and not much in-between, DMB grooved the whole night on this hot and sweaty night in Camden, New Jersey.

“Two Step” was an outstanding opener, as we entered the gate, hot and sweaty, along with everybody else, trying to find a good place to sit on the lawn. “Loving Wings” followed, and was a pleasant and enjoyable treat. “Crash Into Me” once again, still sounded beautiful, even though I hear it almost at every DMB show.

The new songs “#27”, “Cornbread”, “Sweet Up and Down”, and “Shotgun” sounded really good and tight. I’m really looking forward to when they will finally record them on a studio album.

Boyd Tinsley’s solo in “Lie in Our Graves” was amazing and practically stole the show!

Other highlights included “Too Much”, an excellent “Jimi Thing”, and a brilliant “Warehouse”. DMB would end the set with a superb version of “Ants Marching”.

The encore began with a solo performance by Dave on “Gravedigger”. This was the first time I heard this song live and in person before and it was beautiful. However, my favorite songs of the night would come with “American Baby Intro” and “All Along the Watchtower”, where the passion and emotion of Dave’s screams in both songs left me breathless! All in all, this was a very wonderful show from a very special and wonderful band.


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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…July 20, 2004

Show #6:
July 20, 2004
Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
Camden, NJ

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DMB Tour 07/20/2004, Camden, NJ

Granny
One Sweet World
Pig
Satellite
Hello Again
Lie In Our Graves
When the World Ends
The Song That Jane Likes
Sugar Will
Joyride
Warehouse
So Much To Say (Anyone Seen the Bridge?)
Rhyme and Reason
Good Good Time
Too Much
Crazy Easy
All Along the Watchtower
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Crash into Me (Dixie Chicken)
Everyday

I went with Rob for what was his first DMB concert.  It was a nice hot summer day in July.  I drove my Acura Integra.  The tailgating was fun in the Tweeter Center parking lot.

I thought “Granny” as a great opener!  It was so wonderful to hear, “Hello how are you doing today?” to open up a DMB summer concert!

“One Sweet World”, “Pig” and “Satellite” all sounded beautiful tonight as well.

DMB played five new songs tonight.  “Sugar Will”, “Joyride”, “Good Good Time”, and “Crazy Easy” all sounded good, but my favorite new song was “Hello Again”!  It really rocked!  I’m looking forward to when they record them on an upcoming album soon.

DMB played “All Along The Watchtower” for only the second time this tour and they took it to a different planet!  The whole band jammed and really shined on this song and it was one of the best versions I ever witnessed!

The encore was also excellent with superb versions of “Crash” and “Everyday.”  Overall, it was a great day, a great night, and a great show.

 

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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…July 16, 2000

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Show # 3:

July 16, 2000
Veterans Stadium

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening Band: Ozomatli, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

  1. Ants Marching
  2. Satellite
  3. Drive In, Drive Out
  4. Granny +
  5. Grey Street
  6. Crush
  7. Warehouse (stop time intro)
  8. So Much to Say
  9. Lover Lay Down
  10. Jimi Thing
  11. #36 +
  12. JTR +
  13. The Best of What’s Around +
  14. Two Step
  15. Tripping Billies
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  16. Digging a Ditch
  17. (Heartbeat Intro) –> Pantala Naga Pampa –>
  18. Rapunzel

    Entire show with Butch Taylor on keyboards
    + Brenda, Cindy & Tawatha on vocals (The Lovely Ladies)
    –> Indicates segue into next song

This show would end up being the last music concert I would ever see at the old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia and the last time DMB would perform there.

DMB kicked off the show with “Ants Marching” which was very surprising and amazing! A beautiful rendition of “Satellite” followed that, a song that seemed so appropriate for the weather conditions we had.

I really enjoyed the performances of “Crush,” “Warehouse,” “So Much to Say,” and “Jimi Thing” but it was the last three songs of the set that stole the show for me, “The Best of What’s Around,” a great version of “Two Step,” and an amazing rendition of “Tripping Billies.”

I remember thinking to myself that there is no way they could top that in an encore. However, DMB came back out and played an amazing performance of “Pantala Naga Pampa” and “Rapunzel” which completely blew me away! It was a brilliant encore to end a brilliant concert.

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On this day in my DMB Concert History…07/05/2005

Show #7:
July 5, 2005 (07/05/05)
Tweeter Center
Camden, NJ

Opening Act:  G Love and Special Sauce

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DMB Tour 07/05/05 ticket stub
  1. The Stone (Dave switches the order of some of the verses around)
  2. American Baby
  3. Grey Street
  4. Lover Lay Down
  5. Hello Again
  6. Dreamgirl –> (includes prelude; “Everyday People” interpolation by LeRoi)
  7. Ants Marching (snare intro; snare drum break and switch during intro)
  8. Smooth Rider
  9. Where Are You Going
  10. Hunger for the Great Light
  11. Typical Situation
  12. Stand Up
  13. Everyday (#36 outro)
  14. Louisiana Bayou
    #40 [Tease] + (main riff in the verse repeated)
  15. Too Much (scat outro)
    ————————-
    The Dreaming Tree @ [Tease] (just after this tease you can hear Roi play the music to the children’s tune “Baby Bumble Bee”)
  16. You Might Die Trying
  17. What You Are

Entire show with Butch Taylor on keyboards except where noted
+ Butch, Dave
@ Dave solo
–> indicates segue into next song

Of all the DMB shows I have been to, this was one of my favorites. I went with Rob for the second summer in a row.  I drove my Acura Integra.  Tailgating was fun in the parking lot.  The crowd was energized and rowdy, and this was one of the most rocking shows I’ve ever seen them play.

I thought “The Stone” was a terrific opener, and after they did “American Baby,” “Grey Street,” and a really rocking version of “Hello Again,” it really turned out to be a tremendous show!

I loved all the new songs from the Stand Up album, “Dreamgirl”, “Smooth Rider”, “Hunger for the Great Light”, and the title track “Stand Up”.

The old classics “Ants Marching” and “Too Much” sounded fantastic, and an unbelievable version of “Louisiana Bayou,” ended up being my favorite song of the night. They really jammed on that song and I couldn’t stop dancing!

The encore contained a jamming rendition of “You Might Die Trying” and a haunting version of “What You Are” with a magnificent scream by Dave at the end.  Overall, they played a fun and energetic set throughout and loved every second of it.

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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…June 27, 2012

Show #12
June 27, 2012

Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Opening Act: The Head and the Heart

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1. Shake Me Like A Monkey
2. Grace Is Gone (slide guitar intro)
3. You Never Know
4. Proudest Monkey (Jamaican Farewell interpolation) –>
5. Satellite
6. If Only
7. You Might Die Trying
8. Shotgun
9. You & Me
10. The Riff (song debut; first time played)
11. Kill The Preacher [partial] @
12. Why I Am
13. Out of My Hands
14. Dancing Nancies –>
15. Warehouse (salsa jam)
16. Jimi Thing * (Entrance of the Gladiators and My Favorite Things interpolations; Sexy MF outro mixed with early 90s “it’s a Jimi thing” outro)
17. Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)
18. Two Step (Time Bomb intro)
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19. So Damn Lucky –> (Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) interpolation)
20. Halloween –> (Dave strums Nature intro chords at the end)
21. Tripping Billies

* Matt Cappy and Lamont Caldwell, The Roots Horns
+ Carter, Dave, Stefan, Tim
@ Dave and Tim
–> Indicates segue into next song

I went by myself. I drove my Mom’s Volvo. It was my first time back to a DMB concert in two years, since missing both the 2010 tour and the 2011 Caravan tour.

It was a beautiful night for a concert! I almost didn’t go since I couldn’t find anybody to go with me. In fact I arrived late and unfortunately, missed the first four songs. When I arrived, they were in the middle of “Satellite” but I finally found my seat when they started playing a new song titled “If Only” which sounded really enjoyable. I love having a seat!

I loved hearing “You Might Die Trying” and a fantastic, beautiful song titled “Shotgun”. After a fine rendition of “You and Me”, DMB played a brand new song for the first time live this evening which was titled “The Riff” and I liked it a lot! It sounded excellent!

After “Why I Am” and a beautiful “Out of my Hands”, the show really started rocking with “Dancing Nancies” and “Warehouse.” Dave would sing, “Could I have been lost somewhere in Camden?”, and the crowd went wild!

An amusing highlight came after “Warehouse”, when Dave accidentally introduced Rashawn Ross “on the saxophone” before catching his mistake. He then introduced the other band members “on the xylophone,” except for Carter who was “on the marimba.” It was a hilarious moment on stage and the audience absolutely loved it!

“Jimi Thing” really jammed with extra horn players from The Roots plus outstanding solos by Boyd Tinsley on violin and Tim Reynolds on guitar.

DMB ended the set with a groovy version of “Everybody Wake Up” and an incredible jamming “Two Step.” It’s remarkable that they could make that song sound even better than before, but they did and it was exceptional!

The encore was one of the finest ever with “So Damn Lucky”, “Halloween”, and “Tripping Billies”! It was an amazing ending to an amazing night! I was thoroughly astonished and exhilarated by their performance tonight! DMB truly hasn’t missed a beat yet and this show ranks up at the top!

DMB 2012 tour poster, Camden, NJ
DMB 2012 tour poster, Camden, NJ

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On This Day in my DMB Concert History…June 27, 2006

Show #8:

June 27, 2006
Tweeter Center
Camden, NJ
Opening Act: Gomez

1. Don’t Drink the Water * (includes prelude)
2. When the World Ends *
3. Pig *
4. Proudest Monkey *
5. Satellite *
6. Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken outro)
7. Lie in Our Graves *
8. Hunger for the Great Light *
9. So Right *
10. Jimi Thing * (For What It’s Worth outro)
11. Grey Street *
12. Break Free * (last verse & Roi solo omitted)
13. So Much to Say * à Anyone Seen The Bridge? * –>
14. Too Much *
15. The Idea of You *
16. Louisiana Bayou *

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17. Sister ~
18. The Dreaming Tree *
19. Ants Marching * (snare intro)

Entire show with Butch Taylor on keyboards except where noted
* Rashawn Ross on trumpet
~ Dave solo
–> Indicates segue into next song

I went with Christine. A cloudy rainy night didn’t stop me from enjoying the staple of the summer – seeing DMB live.

The band played their hearts out. “Don’t Drink the Water” was a fantastic opener along with a beautiful version of “Pig”, as I looked up into the cloudy Philadelphia skyline from the lawn.

In addition, I enjoyed hearing “Proudest Monkey” and “Satellite”, which seemed appropriate for the weather conditions this evening, as well as, “Crash Into Me”.

Boyd Tinsley played a fantastic, ripping violin solo on “Lie in our Graves”. “Jimi Thing”, “Grey Street”, and a jamming “Louisiana Bayou” were also excellent and a lot of fun.

The new songs “Break Free” and “The Idea of You”, I thought were excellent as well. I’m looking forward to when they record them on an upcoming album.

The encore included the full version of “Dreaming Tree” and an energetic “Ants Marching” to end the night. Despite the cloudy, rainy weather, DMB never disappoints, and this year, once again, was no exception.

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On this day in my DMB Concert History…June 24, 2001

 Show # 4:

June 24, 2001
Tweeter Center
Camden, New Jersey
Opening Band: Jim White

What Would You Say
#41 (Everyday outro)
Drive In Drive Out *
When The World Ends *
So Right *
Minarets *+
Little Thing [tease] @
Lover Lay Down * à (Call to Post interpolation by LeRoi)
Seek Up *
I Did It *+
Recently (Some Do/Some Don’t intro; truncated version) –>
Digging a Ditch
Angel *+ (extended outro)
Don’t Drink the Water *
Fool To Think *+
The Space Between *+
All Along the Watchtower * (Bob Dylan cover; Stefan solo intro)
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Captain [partial] @ (first time played with at least a verse and chorus)
Funny How Time Slips Away @ (Willie Nelson cover)
Ants Marching *

* Butch Taylor on keyboards
+ Tawatha, Cindy & Brenda on vocals (The Lovely Ladies)
@ Dave solo
–> Indicates segue into next song

Good show. I went with my friends Steve, Jim, and Dave. I only saw part of it unfortunately. I heard most of it from the parking lot. But what I heard and saw was very good! It was great hearing songs from the Everyday album live for the first time such as “When The World Ends,” So Right,” “I Did It,” “Angel,” “Fool to Think,” and “The Space Between.”

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On this day in my DMB Concert History…June 7th, 1998

Show #1:

June 7, 1998
Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Opening Bands: Beck and Ben Folds Five

  1. The Best of What’s Around
  2. Pantala Naga Pampa * –>
  3. Rapunzel *
  4. Crush *
  5. Don’t Drink The Water *@
  6. Recently (On Broadway, Some Do/Some Don’t)
  7. Back To Alexandria *@^
  8. So Much To Say (Anyone Seen The Bridge) –>
  9. Too Much
  10. Pig *@^
  11. Jimi Thing
  12. For The Beauty of Wynona
  13. Tripping Billies (Nature Intro)
  14. Two Step @
  15. Stay *@
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  16. Crash Into Me *@
  17. All Along The Watchtower (Stefan solo intro) *@
* with Butch Taylor
@ with Bela Fleck
^ with Big Voice Jack
# with Tawatha Agee, Cindy Myzell, and Brenda White King This was my very first Dave Matthews Band concert.   I went with Steve on a beautiful sunny day in June.  I drove my Honda Prelude.

We arrived a little late to Giants Stadium plus we tailgated in the parking lot for a while which was a lot of fun.  As a result, however, we missed seeing Ben Folds Five, and about half of Beck’s set, but the show was a lot of fun.

The band played a fantastic set list.  Our seats were okay.  We were pretty high up and off to the side but still had a rocking time.  My only complaint was the song “Back to Alexandria” that Big Voice Jack did was a bit too long and redundant.  Otherwise, it was awesome!

Highlights for me were the opener of “The Best of What’s Around,” the first song I ever heard from Dave Matthews Band.  Awesome versions of “Rapunzel,” “Crush,” and “Don’t Drink the Water” were terrific.

A great intro to “Recently” with “I’ve seen the lights on Broadway (Sometimes I do)” version had me laughing.  It was also the first time I ever heard them do “So Much to Say” connected to an awesome funky instrumental jam titled “Anyone Seen the Bridge?” which then went directly into “Too Much.”  Just amazing!  “Stay (Wasting Time)” was so catchy that I was still singing it all the way from the stadium to the parking lot, and into the next day.

A great encore ended the show, as DMB played two fan favorites, “Crash into Me” and their excellent rendition of “All Along the Watchtower.”

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On this day in my DMB Concert History…June 3rd, 2008

Show #10:
June 3rd, 2008

Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Opening Band:  State Radio

Dreaming Tree
Gravedigger
Grey Street
The Maker
So Damn Lucky
One Sweet World
Jimi Thing
Crash Into Me
Money (Pink Floyd cover)
#41
Sister *
Everyday
Corn Bread
Louisiana Bayou
You Might Die Trying
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Hey Hey My My (Neil Young cover)+
Tripping Billies

* Dave, Tim, Carter and Rashawn
+ No Horns

What a show!  My friend Rob and I got there early for a change.  We were able to tailgate for a while too, which is always fun.  I had a great time.  We actually saw the last couple of songs from the opening band, State Radio.

I was very curious as to what they would play without their keyboardist Butch Taylor, but instead with guitarist, Tim Reynolds.  “Dreaming Tree” was a great opener and beautifully done.  “Gravedigger,” “Grey Street,” and “The Maker” were done to perfection.  A wonderful version of “So Damn Lucky” put a major smile on my face and really got me dancing.  It was one of my favorites of the night!  “One Sweet World,” “Jimi Thing” and “Crash into Me” were superbly done as well, pleasing all fans.

A wonderful surprise was the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”  I was stunned!  “#41” also truly sounded great and the song “Everyday” had everybody dancing and jumping around.  “Corn Bread” was fast and furious with Tim Reynolds on guitar, where he also rocked out on the ending of “Louisiana Bayou” and a superb rendition of “You Might Die Trying.”

The encore was one of the best I’ve ever witnessed.  A cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey My My” was so unexpected and amazing!  It was immediately followed with “Tripping Billies” and it was just a great way to end this night for this early trip into the summer tour in Camden, New Jersey!

DMB Tour Poster 06/03/2008
DMB Tour Poster 06/03/2008

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