2/5/2006 Setlist, Photos, and Reviews


Sunday, February 5, 2006
Dave Matthews Cruise
Majesty of the Seas, Caribbean Sea


A fun show from start to finish. The band was clicking on all cylinders, with Bobby seemingly making all the right choices on which direction to go and which paths to explore.

A highlight was the second half of the first set, a hard-rocking stretch encompassing Jack Straw, Odessa, Lazy River Road and Big Railroad Blues. The band was on fire during this stretch, especially Mark Karan and Bobby. The second set opened with a wonderful A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall and the show ended with a tremendous Franklin's Tower encore. Special mention should go to Jeff Chimenti, who was terrific during Franklin's Tower despite having a cast on his right hand.

One fun moment occurred at the beginning of "stuff." Shortly after Bob left the stage, Mark, Jeff, Robin and Kenny also left the stage, leaving Jay Lane out there alone. From the laughter and smiles on the side of the stage, I think this was a prank on Jay, who played a little solo, then said something like "How about that football game?" (the show started about a half-hour after the Super Bowl ended) and "Now how about you guys coming on stage and jamming with me?"

The members of the band (except for Bob, whose presence may have caused a mob scene) were very accessible on the boat. They seemed very friendly to anyone who approached them for a picture, autograph or just to say hello. It appeared to be a fun time for the band and the fans, and it culminated in a great show that was the perfect way to end the cruise.

Eric, Elkins Park, PA