With something like the Dave Matthews Band Caravan (do you know how hard it is for an old guy like me not to type Dave Mason?), what the out-of-town papers are saying is more important than what we are saying at The Press. If the idea is to build Atlantic City's brand, it's critical that people elsewhere hear about how well this show went.

And the Philadelphia Inquirer is loving it. Check out http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110626_Dave_Matthews_stirs_renewal_hopes_in_Atlantic_City.html" target="_blank">Amy Rosenberg's story.

And music critic http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20110626_DeLuca_reviews_Dave_Matthews_Band_Caravan_in_Atlantic_City.html" target="_blank">Dan DeLuca's review of the show ... and the food.

All the planning paid off. Everyone involved deserves to be proud. Excellent execution all around. Take a bow.