SPAC Does It AgainPosted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 9:10am on Sunday, Jun 14th, 2009
There's something about Night 2's at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center that brings out the best in Dave Matthews Band. After the 2008 show, considered one of the best from last year (if not the best, no offense to the Alpine-backers), DMB floored everyone at the show and watching on-line with a stunning set June 13.
The debut of Shake Me Like A Monkey the night before was greeted with so much energy, they decided to go with it as an opener, which grabbed the crowd's attention immediately. Debuting during the show was Dive In, and the first appearances of Typical Situation, The Stone and Song That Jane Likes in 2009.
But that was nothing. How's this for an Encore? #40 - over a minutes worth of it, and then the unusual placement of Granny. That's pretty good, for certain. If you were at the show and started to head toward the exits during All Along The Watchtower, you better have a pretty good excuse. The band shocked the entire free world by closing out with Halloween. So that means that no one can sneak away from a show early anymore during what is assumed to be the last encore song.
There are numerous threads in the boards discussing the greatness that was night 2 at SPAC. And, incidentally, even if I have to walk there, I'm going to SPAC next year. Because clearly, DMB loves SPAC.