Sony Blockbuster Amphitheater, Camden, New Jersey
Lie In Our Graves
Pantala Naga Pampa -->
The Last Stop (Reprise Outro)
Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken)
The Best of What's Around
The Dreaming Tree *
Don't Drink the Water *
One Sweet World (Instrumental Intro) *
Recently (Abbreviated Version) *
(Anyone Seen the Bridge?) -->
Typical Situation *
Greg Howard Solo -->
All Along the Watchtower *
* with Greg Howard on Chapman Stick
Tonight's show at the E-Centre was pretty good, but the band as a whole didn't really seem to be into it as much as usual. The crowd was kind of dead too. There were open seats everywhere. Oh well, their loss! Lie In Our Graves was an awesome opener, I won a $10 bet that Rapunzel wouldn't be the opener. #41 was great as usual. Satellite and Crash: what can I say, everyone was screaming the words, it was extremely annoying. You can always count on the radio to play out good songs! The Last Stop was pretty good live, but not one of my favorites. The middle of the show was a little too slow for me though (songs 5-8). BOWA was a pleasant surprise. Dreaming Tree is a good song, but it just doesn't work live. One Sweet World: LOVED IT!!!! Watchtower, superb closer. Rocked the E-Centre. They played forever, definitely worth the price of admission. 16 songs total, about 140 minutes! That's why they are the greatest band on earth.
This was probably one of the band's finest shows all year, though there certainly wasn't as much energy tonight as there was for VA Beach. Dave and co. weren't necessarily at the top of their game but a lot of jams and a dream setlist made up for that. LIOG made a great opener, and with unbelievable versions of Rapunzel and #41 to lead it off the show looked like it would be a classic. The Last Stop was pretty much the same as usual. Things slowed up a little bit starting with Seek Up, even though it was a nice surprise, Satellite and Crash got really annoying with everyone around me singing. BOWA was great, the Dreaming Tree was too, except it got a terrible response from the crowd and got a little tedious after a while. DDTW, standard... the biggest surprise of the show was OSW. Of course noone knew what it was by the intro until I yelled out to everyone what it was, definitely the pinnacle of the show. They didn't jam on Recently, just played through the verses and went straight into a Carter drum solo. I could have sworn they'd break into #36, which would have made up for the missed Recently jam, but instead they went into the bridge for Too Much, a nice change from the usual SMTS-> Too Much. Wasn't crazy about Too Much as a closer, though it definitely got everyone dancing. Encores- Typical Situation was good as always, the middle jam was really solid tonight. Finally, to start Watchtower Greg Howard did an unbelievable bass intro, far more complicated than anything Stefan did in previous shows. Besides the jam, though, Greg really didn't do much for the show at all, usually I couldn't even tell he was there. Great closer, of course. The show ended with very little Davespeak at all. The crowd sucked pretty much, they didn't really get into the show, though at least they were really mellow, not jumping around and annoying everyone else. But I did see lots of mike stands everywhere. The highlight of the show, though... no Stay, no Two Step, no Billies, no Crush. That, my friends, takes balls.
The show was absolutely amazing. The first 3 songs lasted 30 minutes.WOW!Lie in our graves was a great opener. Then #41..that was unexpected.The last stop sounded great, too. Then it slowed down a bit with Dreaming Tree...nice song but it put people to sleep. Dave broke out Best of What's around...the crowd went nuts.It was awesome. Recently was a rather short version of the song.I was hoping for a full version w/ pretty girl & take me to the river. Too Much got the crowd going even more than before. Then the encore...Dave messed up on typical situation but covered it well.Then everybody started jammin in the ailses when watchtower was played.Greatest version i have ever heard.I wish they would of played Granny, but hey you can;t have everything in this world.
for those interested, the agents setlist went like this: hobby two bucks in cash shortchange come on --> 50 ways to leave your lover smiling up the frown upspin where'd you get that vibe? i won't add my 2 cents about the actual dmb show. i'll trust you've heard enough from my associates...