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ThememanXX
02-05-2015, 02:42 PM
This is what you need:

http://www.virtualmedia360.net/tours/spac_seating_tour/#/center_stage

Quoting Monk for the rest:


http://www.rlorelli.com/Project%20Photos/SaratogaPAC-1.jpg


Dave Matthews Band
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/SPACExterior.jpg/1024px-SPACExterior.jpg

Friday, July 3, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015


Venue Information:
www.SPAC.org
Address:
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Venue Type: Outdoor Amphitheater
Seating Capacity: 25100

Description: In early February 1961, Albany newspaperman Duane La Fleche noted a wire service report about a group hoping to entice New York Philharmonic to make Stowe, Vermont its summer residence. La Fleche proposed that the group stay in New York and perform in Saratoga Springs. Local civic, cultural, and legislative leaders, who had previously considered a Saratoga Arts Center an interesting possibility, began to design the facility. Within a week, they held their first meeting; within a month they were focusing on Saratoga Spa State Park as the site, had won the support of State Conservation Commissioner Harold Wilm, and begun discussions with both the Philharmonic and New York City Ballet. By summer 1963, generous contributions from Rockefeller Brothers Fund and New York State supplemented community support to create Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In June 1964, Governor Rockefeller mounted a bulldozer to break the first yard of ground. More than 410 workdays followed: 300 workers clocked 136,000 hours to complete the 5,100-seat, 10-story amphitheatre (original layout of the venue did not include a festival lawn). On July 9, 1966, NYCB conductor Robert Irving raised his baton, and Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream enchanted the opening night audience.

Seating Chart:
http://www.spac.org/files/styles/max_600/public/amphitheatre.gif?itok=kDI0iutU
DMB SPAC Statistics:

http://dmbalmanac.com/VenueStats.aspx?vid=1257

# of Shows Played: 29 (1994-2014)

Longest Performance: Seek Up [21:28] (8.27.03)

Song Debuts:
Some Devil (Full Band) (8.14.07)
Shake Me Like A Monkey (6.12.09)
Dive In (6.13.09)

Most Played Songs:
Ants Marching (16)
Two Step (15)
Too Much (13)
Jimi Thing (13)
Crush (13)
Don't Drink The Water (13)


Guests:
Trey Anastasio
Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Eric Bloom
James Casey
Jeff Coffin
Ben Elfman
Bela Fleck
Nigel Hall
Corey Henry
Toots Hibbert
Eric Krasno
Lovely Ladies
Vusi Mahlasela
Tim Reynolds
Rashawn Ross
Butch Taylor
Ryan Zoldis


Previous Shows:
2014: May 30 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453057160&tid=125&where=2014) | May 31 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453057161&tid=125&where=2014)
2013: May 25 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453057085&tid=120) | May 26 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453057086&tid=120&where=2013) | September 21 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453057134&tid=119)
2012: June 8 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056986&tid=117) | June 9 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056987&tid=117)
2010: June 4 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056764&tid=110) | June 5 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056765&tid=110)
2009: June 12 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056651&tid=106) | June 13 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056652&tid=106)
2008: June 20 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056551&tid=98) | June 21 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056552&tid=98)
2007: August 14 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056476&tid=96)
2006: June 16 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056276&tid=87) | June 17 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056277&tid=87)
2005: July 1 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056190&tid=83) | July 2 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056191&tid=83)
2004: July 2 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056133&tid=80) | July 3 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056134&tid=80)
2003: August 27 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056002&tid=72) | August 28 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453056003&tid=72)
2002: July 28 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055826&tid=58) | July 29 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055827&tid=58)
2001: July 29 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=43&tid=2) | July 30 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=44&tid=2)
2000: August 29 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453054434&tid=13)
1998: July 26 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453054730&tid=21)
1997: June 6 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453054958&tid=25)
1996: June 8 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055027&tid=28)
1994: September 3 (http://dmbalmanac.com/TourShowSet.aspx?id=453055367&tid=46)

MaLaKaS
02-05-2015, 05:06 PM
Ahh, SPAC, the eastern U.S. DMB promised land. These shows are always a treat.

ThememanXX
02-06-2015, 10:18 AM
Finally going to make it there this year. Only 3.5 hours away, why not?

MaLaKaS
02-06-2015, 02:46 PM
Finally going to make it there this year. Only 3.5 hours away, why not?


:upyours you won't regret the decision. SPAC is simply incredible.

illi3
02-06-2015, 03:16 PM
:upyours you won't regret the decision. SPAC is simply incredible.

:upyours

Monk
02-22-2015, 10:54 PM
SPAC should have a N3.

ThememanXX
02-27-2015, 03:26 PM
Used Live Nation for N1; pulled absolute last row in the balcony. I hear that's not bad because you can watch the chaos on the lawn while soaking in a possible breeze. Got $75 reserved tickets for N2 through the Warehouse.

Staying at the Best Western in Clifton Park, NY.

willndmb
02-28-2015, 03:21 PM
SPAC should have a N3.

Agreed

SeekUpAB
03-02-2015, 10:58 AM
I hear that's not bad because you can watch the chaos on the lawn while soaking in a possible breeze.

I did N1 there in '13. It's definitely not bad and those are both true. Not that we wanted a breeze that year, but should be nice this year. There's basically another row behind the seats too if you want extra room.

I got Section 5 off LN for N1 cause I went for a single. $85 reserved from WH for N2.

Sadly, I think the time has passed for 3 nights at SPAC but I always wished they would.

willndmb
03-08-2015, 10:34 PM
I might be looking to trade n2 pair for some n1
If you have anything like tenth row or closer lmk

illi3
03-09-2015, 08:09 AM
I also may have a pair for sale at some point. Got both nights, but can only make 1. Just have to decide which night we are going. Seats are "eh" from WH though.

.JJ.
03-12-2015, 08:59 AM
I also may have a pair for sale at some point. Got both nights, but can only make 1. Just have to decide which night we are going. Seats are "eh" from WH though.

Will take whichever you decide to sell and can paypal right away. Just let me know!

Fan#41
05-04-2015, 04:44 PM
Psyched for this one.

fortyone
05-13-2015, 09:50 PM
Looking to go for the first time this summer. Will be my only shows because I can't hit Mansfield. How are the crowds here? We're leaning towards the lawn (five people, two nights) because its cheaper, but we'd rather not be surrounded by drunk high schoolers either.

JimBeam41
05-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Looking to go for the first time this summer. Will be my only shows because I can't hit Mansfield. How are the crowds here? We're leaning towards the lawn (five people, two nights) because its cheaper, but we'd rather not be surrounded by drunk high schoolers either.

I've never been to SPAC, but I'm sure that lawn will have plenty of drunks around you.

I was on the lawn last year for VA beach, there were plenty of drunk high schoolers and adults all around us. We just moved further up till we found a sweet spot of people actually enjoying the show.

MaLaKaS
05-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Yes, there are drunk high schoolers on the SPAC lawn, but also some really cool fans as well.

skippy
05-14-2015, 05:41 PM
Desperately searching for tickets for both nights, any help is appreciated

skipvanalstyne@gmail.com

dacam07
06-30-2015, 12:50 PM
Anyone have a pair of night ones inside they want to sell me? Please!

dcaminsky@hotmail.com

ThememanXX
06-30-2015, 01:09 PM
Anyone have any advice on driving/parking, etc? First timer here.

psullz
07-11-2016, 12:47 PM
Looking for someone who might have an extra hotel reservation! email me at pjsullivan3@gmail.com if you happen to magically have one!