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Dave Matthews Band
June 6, 2009
New England Dodge Music Center, Hartford, CT

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User: 2stepbillies
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Awesome first show in the seats. Great to hear Lying in the Hand of God and You & Me, Great jams on #41 and Jimi Thing...but the night goes to Two Step

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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BDTH and Time Bomb. I was in Conn for work so I took a couple work buddies. their first shows. they were impressed

User: adam11686
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This was one of the best shows Ive seen. Although one band member wasn't present, he was there in spirit, and it definitely showed. It was great to be the first to hear two of the new songs live, and the band was spot on all over. Jeff is doing a phenomenal job trying to fill some huge shoes, and timmy was great as always. Did anyone else see Boyds motorhead T-shirt. Love that. Great job guys. Keep up the good work.

User: aindfan
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Excellent, excellent show. Overall better than Friday, IMO. Some amazing solos and a lot of instrumentals. Got an unexpected treat with "Pig" and "You and Me."

User: andrew.zielinsk
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Amazing show! Great Two Step jam, Too Much fake into Ants Marching, and the Jimi Thing jam was the best one I've heard in a while. Played Lying in the hands of god for the first time. Best show I've been to.

User: ashleyx2783
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Great show, amazing set list and good crowd.

User: baloneybandit21
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This show, setlist and performance, were out of this world. This was my 14th show, and I have been to some great ones, and it may be in my top 3, definitely top 5. They killed it tonight.

User: bballman3113
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It was crazy. nothing else need be said.

User: bcannon171
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Another great show.

User: berman1125
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this show, was FUCKING INSANE!

i love an early set antsmarching! 3rd song, hellllyea! it rocked the house, boyd is the man

lying in the hands of god, song debut! so awesome, my second fav on the album and i feel so lucky to have seen it. and then pig! great surprise thrown in there

41 was awesome, as always jeff did great and carter and tim too. jimithing rocked! its so bluesey now and jeff played two saxes, redic.

you and me! i love this song off the album and another song debut! couldnt have been any better, and then twostep! wow. carter beauford on the mother fucking drums! best solo ive ever seen. hands down.

User: blastmasta
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HANDS DOWN THE BEST SHOW I'VE EVER BEEN TOO---the jammin the songs----I heard 41 on my 41st show---figure out the odds on that antsmarching.org

User: bucs2002
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Great show. I was there both nights in Hartford and night 2 was definately the better of the 2. Only reason not a 5 was the crowd was pretty weak with and sing alongs both nights (ex. crush, Jimi thing, ants, everyday)

User: B_onsaxaphone
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Of the six shows that I have been to in my lifetime this was the best yet. Though I wanted shake me as the opener Funny the way it is sounded good. I love Lying in the Hands of God and feel privilaged to be the first to hear it live. I was not a huge fan of You and Me on the album but when you are sitting there live and have a girl next to you it sounds real good. Jimi Thing rocked!!! Crowed sang the first verse and then instead of the "for what its worth" interpolation Dave did this funky "come on mother fucker shake that ass" which was sick dancing!
Of the three 41's ive heard and all the ones Ive heard on live trax this 41 is the best. Stay or leave was a perfect surprise. Two step and carter's solo always a blast. Love squirm and Time Bomb Into watchtower was Adrenalating!!! sick show the tour is rockin.
Little side notes. Dave talked about the moon as it came out into view. Then half way through the set he made the entire crowd yell "ding dong" like 3 times and said "now thats funny"

User: cannella1111
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great show 12th row.. Lying in the hands of God was awesome! great ending jam to the song. All of the new songs on the record were outstanding. Burning Down the House was the only song I personally would have scratched lol. I would have liked to hear Rye Whiskey but i am the idiot that didnt go to night 1!! Encore: Time Bomb, Watchtower. amazing encore. to me those two songs are both Finales.

User: CarterIsGod
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I bombed the stuffed monkey onto stage that Dave picked up and later shook, albeit in a different way than we all expected. Anyone else see that?

User: Casion
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Amazing show! Haven't been to many Dave shows yet but this was by far the best. #41, Jimi Thing, Two Step, and All Along The Watchtower were huge standouts, and were brilliantly performed and I don't think I'll ever forget some of the solos, especially Carter's on Two Step. The best show I've ever seen, period.

User: childof2dykes
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lawn =/, show was ok, loved burning down the house and two step rocked!!! blumpkin

User: CoolKids
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good

User: CTlovesDMB
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#41 and two step jams were amazing....thank you jeff and carter...and i always love a watchtower closer. It never gets old

User: dantheman0515
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This was a great show from start to finish. An almost flawless setlist with a great mix of new and old. The highlights were def. the two step drum solo by Carter and the jams on jimi thing and #41. I suggest anyone who wants to hear a good drum solo get this show just for Carter on two step. Timebomb in the first encore spot was great too and I can see them doing more of that in the future with that song.

User: davepersson522
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my first show of the summer
they always bring the good stuff for me :)

User: dlenz32
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pretty sick setlist i must say. i've been to alot of shows and the new songs are pretty f'n sweet.

it's different without Leroi (my first show since he passed away...RIP)but Coffin is just unbelievable.

always nice to hear a few songs the first time they get played live too. i like time bomb as the first encore song. love the stairway jam in watchtower too.

User: DMBDP
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Awesome. Jeff absolutely killed it

User: dmbfanJCGD
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TR has never been better!!

User: dmbsed11
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great to see two new songs live, the jimi thing and 41 jams were ridiculous. one of the best shows i've seen so far

User: dumpweed41
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Solid show as always. The crowd singing nancies was fantastic

User: dustyman1989
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out of this world. would have been a tad better if he had just played shake me like a monkey already

User: ecg129
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Great concert - crowed was too ridiculous

User: evann139
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awesome show i enjoyed the jimi thing solo and scat

User: fakik0240
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sickk ass show stairway was sweet

User: garry
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Funny the way it is... great starter. Stairway to Heaven interpolation on Watchtower was awesome!

User: gildeap2
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show was great lying in the hands of god and you and me were awesome live

User: HaniHani328
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AAAAAMMMMAAAAAZING show. The energy the band was playing with was incredible. Dave seemed to be having an awesome time, and those good vibes certainly were felt in the crowd. Great, great, great show.

User: hazeman
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Nice back to back

User: HovDog
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Decent enough show...the debuts were awesome...Two Step is a little played out for me....

Security lady patting down at the gate was ridiculously slow. Surrounding crowd was MUCH better the previous night.

User: jeffpc1983
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Didn't think they could have more energy this night but again they outdid themselves. Awesome setlist, pig was a nice surprise and got to hear 2 of the new songs for the 1st time live, lying in the hands of God and You and Me (both great!). #41 was crazy good and Carter brought down the house during Two Step, one of the best versions I've ever heard in my 20+ shows. One of my top 5 concerts for sure.

User: Jessica924
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Went with Brenda. 5th row... thanks Diane for hooking me up!! AMAZING show!!

User: jeveux
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some of the best jam sessions i've heard in years

User: Jfullam
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The band is having a TON of fun out there!

User: jk110
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great groove tonight

User: jmrmet21
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best show i have ever been to

User: jmythg
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Jaymie, Jon, Jess, Dan, Chi, Flee, Kyle, Max, John K., etc.

User: johnnyrevalator
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amazing set...and two BWGGK debuts?! sick...

User: JTR456
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The best show i've ever been to with an amazing setlist

User: jwolfe
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Best show I've seen yet this summer. I didn't think Carter could top his Two Step solo from MSG but he did tonight. Jeff again playing to saxophones at once on Jimi Thing was crazy. Lying in the Hands of God sounded good live for the first time. Overall a great show. Also, does anyone else think it would be cool to break out into Moby Dick as an outro after Carter's Two Step solo. Not sure how smooth that would be, but I keep thinking of that song every time I hear that solo.

User: karedave
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My 79th show, and it reminded me of the first time I saw them in Philly in '96, also with TR on lead guitar. The band's energy level and good will toward each other was beyond belief. Roi's death (RIP) seems to have brought the guys together like the "old days." They have been heading in that direction in the last couple of years anyway, but the loss of Roi has focused them onto what they do best--make incredible music together. Keep shakin' those asses, you sexy motherfuckers!

User: Katym09
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Amazing!!!!

User: Lcsulla
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Fun show

User: lucia
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awesome show, full moon!

User: mantis32
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For a second night in a two night stand I expected a bit more in terms of rare songs or surprises, etc… Positives were an early set Ants, the debut of Lying In The Hands of God and of course PIG! Other than that, a pretty bland show with drops in energy

User: markeymarkwenge
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all I can say is sexy mother fucker , sahake yer ass

User: mattlocke16
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Man that was a lot of Gru Grux

User: mattycune
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First Dave show!

User: Milenk
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Sweet. Best Two Step I seen.

User: murra126
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Awesome show!! Funny was Great, Sound was amazing, fantastic stay or leave and so damn lucky. It was awesome to hear pig and you cant get better than the 2-step closer. timebomb is quickly becoming a favorite

User: musiclindsay
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One of the best nights I had in a long time... it was great to hear Pig and the new tunes. It seemed Dave got his voice back for night 2 in Hartford!

User: mvkajm
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Amazing show and amazing set!

User: narbour
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The new stuff plays great live! DMB looks like they're having fun again.

User: NatickDMBfan
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Tremendous energy from both the band and the crowd. Two Step was the highlight, So Damn Lucky is now in my top 5 all time favorite DMB songs, and the You & Me debut will start that song out on the path to becoming one of the top 2 mega-hits from Big Whiskey.

User: nealg13
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Amazing drum solo, Two step!! First time for You and Me.

User: njaudette
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Set list was good, But what really did it was the energy from the band. My first pig, stay or leave, two step and watchtower. Solos were great, good night overall

User: pdazz58
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#41 was incredible. A good mix of old and new. Left the crowd wanting more.

User: Photographer37
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Lawn

User: reynold1989
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Incredible, 6th show annd definantly my favorite so far. I can't believe I finally saw pig, I love that song. Laying in the Hands of God was incredible and so was You and Me. Ive never seen Dave so rediculous as he was onJimi Thing "Sexy mother fucker Shakin dat ass, shakin dat ass, shakin dat ass." And of course just to top it off the some of the most insane versions of 41 and two step. I was thrilled to finally see watchtower close a show too, that Stairway to Heaven interpolation is awesome

User: rmonge
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shakin' that ass

User: rocksquats
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Awesome show. Really great set list, everything flowed very nicely. Great solos all over, especially in 41. Amazing to hear 2 new song debuts... good energy all round.

User: runct
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Amazing jams, set, energy, and the new songs sounding great. Couldn't have asked for a much better night 2 especially after getting to sit in the pavillion for the first time. Might have been the best show I've ever been to.

User: shath11
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Good mix/arrangement of songs, good tempo, great vibes. My first DMB concert and it was a blast seeing it with some friends. I will definitely be back next year and probably however many years he plans on playing at the Meadows

User: shelefka
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great setlist

User: shinebox
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Probably my favorite show so far... Jeff on 41 and Carter on Two Step killed... my girlfriend said she noticed Jeff and Rashawn moved to front of stage for the show, anyone else notice that?

The band seems so excited and tight right now... it's hard to believe they're probably going to get even better as the summer goes on... SPAC should be unreal, wish I was going

Lying in the hands of God and You and Me what a treat... wanted to hear SMLAM or You and Me this weekend and got my wish

DING... DONG... Now that's funny!!!

It's Tuesday and I'm still amazed from the show

User: silliman#41
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Great time. alot better set list than the first night. You cant go wrong with watchtower encore. And I really enjoyed alot of the new stuff

User: simonpb17
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Good show, Nora and I arrived during the third song

User: skoobz314
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Great show, #41 was amazing, it was a coming out party for Jeff. Set list kicked ass too! Great mix of old and new. "put a camera on the moon"

User: SpoonNOLA06
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DMB's 2nd most visited venue (2nd only to the Gorge - we CT Ants must be doing something right!) has certainly been getting lucky recently, with 2 incredible Night 2s in back to back years (08 and 09). Funny the Way It Is was a surprisingly a really nice, fitting opener. The show was heavy on Big Whiskey tunes, accordingly (the album DID just come out three days before), including some live debuts - You & Me and LITHOG with a really lovely sax playout. I don't care how many times they've done it, I'll always get a kick out of the 'Sexy M.F.' outro in Jimi Thing. Burning Down the House was a blast late in the set; Squirm and the first encore Time Bomb were positively explosive. All Along the Watchtower with the Stairway to Heaven interpolation was very nice to close. Perhaps my favorite of the night, though, was a surprising Pig, my first. Overall, it was a really excellent show, definitely one to remember. Should also mention what a silly mood Dave was in all night long. "Hopefully tonight is a RIOT." "Diiiinnnnggggg dooooonnnnnnnnngggggggg."

User: Starfire
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Mind-blowing. Pig, #41, Two Step, and the debut of Lying in the Hands of God - what more could I ask for? Amazing.

User: Stevethedj
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Great show! Last one I got to see with my daughter.

User: tablesturned41
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Great show. The band has more energy this year then any of the past tours i've seen them on. Lying in the Hands of God was awesome to hear, Pig was a fun surprise. 41 was epic, Jeff kept the energy up through his whole solo. Jimi thing was awesome. The BWGK songs sounded great being hightlighted with time bomb fitting perfectly in the E1 spot. But all together the night belonged to Two Step and Carter. I would have paid just for Carter's solo it was the best I've heard and the whole song was absolutely perfect. I was at the spac night 2 show last year and this show was close to that

User: TAlbe19
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Sec 500 Row QQ Seat 530

User: TheJimiTree522
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some saweeeet versions of songs at this one.
getting to the place was a bit of a hassle, but it's all worth it to see a show like this

User: TheLastStop21
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It was a "Riot" show Dave, LITHOG was amazing.

User: TheTallOne
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Band in sync, crowd really into it, incredible setlist. One of the best shows I have ever seen.

User: timreynolds14
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Best So Damn Lucky I have ever heard.

User: tmrshiznit20
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Between hearing 2 (yes, 2) live debuts of "Lying in the Hands of God" and "You and Me", "Burning Down the House", "All Along the Watchtower" and other classic DMB songs, I must say this was quite the setlist. The weather was hot, beer was cold and the band was on fire. Awesome show!

Here's a stupid question though... where's the live debut of "Shake It Like a Monkey"?? Been dying to hear this live!!

User: twigs1201
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Awesomeee!

User: twinkstar66
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Best show ever!! Timebomb was great! Jimmi thing was awesome, So damn lucky, was a first for me, all around a great setlist.i would have liked Baby Blue but oh well. the most amazing part was how me and my girlfriends got upgraded from lawn to first row!! one of my lifes goals has now been achieved!!

User: TwoStepinNancie
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Just amazing, sooo packed with people. "sexy mother fuckers shaking that ass, shaking that ass, shaking that ass.

User: Vinsanity
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What an amazing show! All of the new songs sound great live, and the addition of Lying in the Hands of God and You and Me were worth the price of my ticket! #41 and Two Step killed, and All Along the Watchtower has never been better - the addition of the horn section imitating Robert Plant's outro vocals on Stairway to Heaven is a wild evolution on the song! On to two nights at SPAC!

User: weedwithdave
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Absolutely amazing show. You and Me and Lying In the Hands of God debut show.

User: WVUJAG
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The show was awesome! 7 songs from the new album including 2 for the first time. The venue sucked. I felt like cattle going into and exiting. It was so inefficient and potentially dangerous.

User: yankees310
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crazyy. lawn again.

User: You&Me7
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Fantastic!!


   



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