Saratoga Perfoming Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York
The Best of What's Around
Two Step -->
Crash Into Me
The Song That Jane Likes
So Much To Say
Drive In Drive Out
All Along the Watchtower
Traditionally The Dave Matthews Band enjoys playing outside of the Adirondack Mountains at Saratoga Perfoming Arts Center in beautiful Saratoga, NY. In June Of 1996 this was deemed the truth. Just outside of my hometown of Glens Falls, NY the 19 mile voyage to SPAC was worth the experience of seeing DMB under the beautiful stars in the twilight.
The show began with a thunderous version of THE BEST OF WHATS AROUND, this was sure to set the theme for the remainder of the evening and night.
Two Step carried the introduction of silence and the build up of Dave thrashing away on his acoustic electric, the rain at this time begain to let up and the humid summer day gave away to vocals and Carters drumming which rocked the thousands of us on the lawn.
Crash into me- A little early in the set, in my opinion but never the less an excellent version and break in the openers.
Jimi thing > #41- Ideal for the meat of the show.
Granny- 1st time hearing this song, an excellent choice followed by.....
Too Much and The song that Jane likes - Awesome! the fans here back east could not be happier to be sharing this musical awaking with the group.
Cry Freedom- My favorite song off the Crash album, so of course i am bias, this was the highlight of the evening for me. An excellent song with powerful lyrics heard across the state park.
So Much to say followed by Satellite was an excellent mix of energy and relaxing music.
Seek up built energy the same was Two Step did, it began very slowly similar to the album version on RTT.
#36 > Ants Marching was an excellent way of thanking the crowd and those who were apart of this musical voyage in SPAC. I know that we will be coming back to see DMB next year and the years to come.
All along the Watchtower- This took me off guard, I was expecting Proudest Monkey or Tripping Billies, but what a better way to conclude the show with an Old Bob Dylan cover.