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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 31, 2002
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

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User: 41granny
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My first Alpine experience it blew me away I love Alpine amazing show no words can describe the atmosphere of the venue from the parking lot to the concert this is the best experience. Today is 12/26 03 This past 2003 Alpine was amazing too, I am looking forward to 2004

User: Aerodmb
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Lawn seats suck. First time for lawn.

User: alilly
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My frist Dave Show, played Stir it up...WOW! I love marley, I didn't realize how rare this song is until now

User: AmericanBaby82
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Really enjoyed the show... had a great time! My sister and I cannot wait till next year! We will be waiting patiently.

User: antsmarching80
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My 4th Dave show, 2nd in 3 days and my first trip to Alpine Valley. WORTH ALL THE $$ SPENT!

User: ArchitectWi68
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Awesome Show ... Stir It Up was the definative high point for the show.

User: bdb23
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Excellent show!!! I said that last night's show was way too mellow, and the band certainly changed that. TB was an excellent opener. So much energy with Dave and the guys. Then DDTW... unbelievable. They opened with this when they were at Allstate and it was great to hear again. What I probably loved the most was the fact that they went into some good oldschool stuff. Jane was phenomenal!! Most people had no clue about the song. But that was a great song. Then DIDO was really good. But, like everyone said, the highlight had to be Stir It Up. I was totally amazed that they went in to it. Watchtower was a great close to the set with the entire band jamming like they were fresh out of the box. My only negative, and it really isn't a negative, was the encore. I would have loved to hear Ants as a close but eventhough WYA was unexpected, it certainly didn't disappoint. I loved this show and it was certainly what I expected after the let down at Tweeter. I'd put it up there towards the top with the shows I saw during the Crash and BTCS days.

User: bfrient
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A+++ The only bad part was running into my exwife with her boyfriend.

User: BillyBaruka
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Raging good show!!!

User: Birdman53095
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Top 5 shows, stir it up was awesome!

User: bodiehi
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Fun show

User: CaseyDMB81
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Stir it up baby!

User: cbalach
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have stir it up on video tape!

User: Chaddington
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Simply put, this show was amazing! It was strong from start to finish. I'll try to break it down quickly... sticking to notables... Trippin'- Great opener! Same classic, and Boyd rocks. Afterwards, Dave tells us how Alpine is his favorite place to play! Damn! Thanks Dave! Keep comin' back! WWYS- Great as always. LeRoi's jam was pretty long and he was sounding great. Bartender- Almost perfect... Great Boyd jam, followed by a strong Butch solo, followed by a God-aweful pennywhistle outro (which I normally like)... it was so off-key, hideous, and LeRoi was so pissed that afterwards he chucked it on the floor. I also think at this point, he ditched his shades for most of the rest of the concert. Fool- I dunno know... is it me, or is it hard to get into this song at a concert? Drive- Solid. Some different lyrics (although I think that's nothing new... new to me; it was cool). Stir It Up- Really, it was Stephan's intro to Watchtower, and he stumbles upon the bass-line to this old Marley cover. The crowds singing the chourus, the band picks it up, Dave sings a verse, they play for minutes (MUCH more than a tease)... then went back into Stephan's solo and a powerful Watchtower! Very cool experience. WYA- Had the mother-fucker outro. A much better song when Dave's yelling at you at the end of this song... good closer. Everything else was solid, as usual, and the crowd was remarkably good-natured and had a lot of energy. Overall, it was a great show. I'm looking forward to 9/1.

User: champi0n
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"Stir it up" into "Watchtower" - absolutely amazing.

User: chiappe3
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Great Show!!

User: chicago_animal
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My 4th time seeing DMB, and my 3rd time this year...and 2nd time in a week!!! Great Setlist, as they played all my favorites from Busted Stuff and alot of my "classic" favs.

User: chris02
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awesome show!

User: chuckcushman10
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8th show. God I love Alpine. 4th row right in front of Leroi. Best seats ever for me. Loudest watchtower I've ever heard. Craziness.

User: crash36
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Great time.....Fonzi going into Stir It Up was totally unpredictable. Nice environment....and it was great to hear that Alpine is the bands favorite place to play at. Fun times had all around

User: craziskier
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good until stir it up... then it was unbelieveable

User: DaneMane
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Amazing show!! Stir it up...what else is there to say!?!

User: danster
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phenom show openin with tb was great

User: dave2353
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the best show I have ever seen

User: davefan101
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First Alpine show! A night to remember with Stir It Up. They turned all the lights on and people we just singing so loud. STIR IT UP!

User: davephishin
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grrrrrrrrreat

User: Daves05
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I don't remember much about this show except that it was the first time i'd heard 'loving wings' live. there's something about that song that makes me wish i'd kept my $50.

User: davespeak34
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First show--holy god.

User: dinneland
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This would rank number 2 out of 11 behind 07/01/97.

User: djdandmb
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Loved the Stir It Up to Watchtower, it blew my mind.

User: DMartinDR
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Great overall show, started out awesome then kinda went downhill. Stir it up was definetly cool as hell though.

User: dmb@uvm
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Stir it up!!

User: dmband006
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Stir it up rocked.

User: Dmbandgryst
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One of the most memorable show I've been to. Stefan suprised me when he pulled out STIR IT UP during his Watchtower intro. I still get goosebumps thinking about it.

User: dMbBoWa
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Stir IT UP!!!

User: dmbbubba
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"I don't know exactly why but Alpine is our favorite place to play y'all it's our favorit place." -Dave Matthews 8/31/02 Billies set the tone for the night. The setlist was all over the place and the band was really into it. But, STIR IT UP made tonight the best DMB show I'd been to. This is one rare song to hear. And all 40,000 people at Alpine were singing the whole night. Great, great night.

User: DMBFanLudes
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Excellent shows, and memorable because my little sister was with me, attending her first DMB show.

User: dmbfan_21
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Awesome! This was by far the best concert I have been to. Loving wings, Song that Jane Likes, Stir it up, Watchtower, Digging a Ditch, and the What you Are! I can't wait to get these shn's. I hope everyone else that was here feels the same way. Later all,

User: dmbmike41
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Summer lovin fun!

User: dmbrocksdahouse
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good show. decent encore. HUGE crowd

User: DmbSara41
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This was a great first show... especially in the front row!

User: Doublea0606
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sweet show

User: drabmeat34
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oldies, newbies, wonderful time great people and tunes, i love you all!

User: DrkroomCrush
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This was my first DMB show, and I was in the 11th row. IT KICKED ASS! I had to drive all the way from Mankato, MN to see it BUT IT WAS WORTH IT! Best night of my summer!

User: dvas36
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Dave said it's his favorite place to play...enough said

User: DWB57
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My first show, I was blown away. I was right next to the light board.

User: eanda
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My first show. Amazing. Lots of energy. Great venue.

User: eboy12171977
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made up for the show the previous day

User: Eboy1977
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This was one of the best Dave Matthews Band concerts that I was ever at......Stir it up was awesome!!! Alpine is the best venue near Chicago.

User: EricWags86
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My first concert at Alpine, and it was a great one. It was a great experience as my first concert on the lawn. The mood for people in the lawn is really laid back, and it made the concert that much better for me and my group.

User: fenton
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STIR IT UP!!!

User: flips
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pretty sick

User: frankcrowe
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one of the greatest venues on earth.

User: GeorgiaBean
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First Alpine show...what a day! Loved it all. Learned a lesson about parking :)

User: Georgia_Bean
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Lawn!

User: greedylilpigg
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One of the more memorable shows I've been to.

User: handal
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My 1st Alpine experience, will always have fond memories.

User: hawkeyes007
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Awesome show! Right after tripping billies dave says, "once again, I'm not sure exactly why, but everytime we get back here and look at this building, I have to say this is my favorite place to play." I will have to say that Alpine is one of the best places to see a show.

User: hugheser1988
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My first show. Great set, but in retrospect the crowd energy didn't seem to be up to where it usually is at Alpine. HIghlights: Billies, Stone, Crush, Stir it Up, Watchtower

User: icrashtoomuch
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it was incredible i was extremely pleased. it was my first show and the setlist was completely unpredictable (except loving wings-where are you going {not that i didnt enjoy these songs}) i mean they played Stir It up! and WHAT YOU ARE AND ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWERS! how often do they play both of those? i was very very happy.

User: jdogg92
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Alpine rocks...had a little trouble in the middle of the show but it was still awesome.

User: jennything18
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this was my first dave show ever and it was GREAT!!!come on DDTW, Triping Billies,STIR IT Up,etc...what more could one ask for!!

User: jessek
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Amazing show...great energy, great crowd and STIR IT UP!!!

User: jnett1883
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First Dave show and it rocked!!

User: Joester414
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My first Dave Show was a GREAT show :)

User: joethesajin
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awsome

User: jollyratt
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The crowd went bananas when stir it up started playing and then everyone sang SO LOUD! It was beautiful!!Got to say that this was my favorite show at Alpine.

User: joshwarnerdmb
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Absolutely Rocked!

User: jpnewbold
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lawn

User: JTR36
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2nd best concert...raw energy with a setlist that couldve been tweeked for better songs...a message for dave...dont close with what you are... i love the song but its just not a closer...

User: jwara26
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All I have to say is Watchtower

User: jydoggs
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Amazing show, Crush rocked!

User: K3N85
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As all Alpines i've been too....amazing :D

User: Katchoo
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Loved it. Stir it up. Watchtower. The Stone. Yep.

User: lessard024
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This was the first time I had seen The Stone in concert. I was so happy they played it. I gread DIDO. Stir It Up?!?! Way to go Fonzie!

User: lilrahrah00
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I had never been to alpine before. It was a real nice venue except for the long walk to and from the car! But hey we were all having fun so the walk wasn't bad!

User: LittleBaby928
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alpine valley is AMAAAAAAAAAAZING! so awesome... how can they top this show... STIR IT UP!

User: LuckyJerin
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Loved The Stone. My first ever show.

User: mark p
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This show was the best I have been to.

User: markmark
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First Show!!!

User: masonick
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gdgf

User: mavisanne
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GREAT SHOW!! Dave said it is his favorite venue..IT SHOWED. Front row of the lawn...cool people and vibe considering the attendance!...STIR IT UP made my day...even better than it was already!

User: Meantransam
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Phenomenal!

User: mexker
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it was tight

User: Miles
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Notes from text file: right channel decided to freak out after the encore break, so I spliced in Mike Vernal's km140 > v2 > ad1000 source

User: miltime16
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stir it up...enough said

User: moetion
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Awsome like all Alpine shows

User: msjacilynn
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Stir it Up into Watchtower was a huge highlight!

User: mylilmonkeys3
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my husband introduced me to dmb when we started dating in 98. this was our very first show, he surprised me. and as they say, you never forget your first. we havent missed a summer since. we may not be able to attend both shows every summer, but we sure try. we love everything about it, dave concerts are different than any other concerts, especially the people, its like a community.

User: nblasin
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I sat in the Pavillion for the rocken show. Stir it up is all I have to say.

User: nickkincade
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Stir it up was great..

User: nicolemonade
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stir it up, what more to say?

User: nmugirl
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Great show. STIR IT UP!!!! This was my dads first DMB concert and what a great one it was.

User: nomissimon
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This show was unbelievable, I had a poor spot and expected to be disapointed but was I wrong. The sound was great, the band was awsome and the setlist was emaculate.

User: numba41
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Dont remember how I got home...Alpine is the best!

User: OneSweetTom
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This was a great show, first time i saw dave actually. I remember i was really looking forward to hearing the stone and that really made my night. Other things that were really cool, tripping, fool to think, drive in drive out, and even getting to hear some stir it up

User: pre41
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My first dmb show ever and I remember not being absolutely astonished at the time, but the next morning I woke up and realized that it was possibly the best show I've been to.

User: Reekymerle
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awesome show, 8th row, one of my best up to this point. stjl, stone, ddtw, billies, and watchtower rocked

User: RingMoney16
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Great to hear Stir it up, Good Show

User: rshet
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Stephan was definitely THE MAN tonight. I don't think it was planned, but when he kicked in the bass for Stir It Up and the crowd went wild singing it I think that Dave and the rest of the boys just went along for the ride!! It was definitely all Stephan tonight. Opened with Billies which sounded great and went right to DDTW. Bartender, The Stone and Crush also rocked. I was a little disappointed with What You Are as a closer - to me it just isn't closer material, but hey, it was still a great show and worth downloading.

User: ruffinit
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Front row!!! Absolutely Amazing!!!

User: Ryguy085
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Awesome show. They played lots of stuff from their Busted Stuff cd which was pretty cool. Stir It Up and Grey Street were awesome. Tripping Billies was really really good too. If you weren't there you should have been

User: SayGoodbye1022
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stir it up

User: saygoodbyeflo
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stir it up into watchtower... need i say more...a very memorable show

User: Scott70180
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My eighth DMB show with Kevin!

User: scottschalk
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Amber

User: SEEKUP2222
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Stir It Up

User: Slender
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Awesome day

User: spigel99
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Stood very far back but it was an awesome show, especially stir it up

User: spinhunt
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First ever DMB show...perfect, more than I expected and figured out why they are the best live band out there today! Trip on...

User: Spiritual Sets
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First time @ Alpine -- amazing.
Don't know if it gets any better, although I'm hoping to find out.

Great set -- unreal time.

User: squid935
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STIR IT UP!

User: Stacy41
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Crowd was soooo into it. Dave said.. this was their favorite place to play. Stir it up into Watchtower.. need I say more?

User: stream9184
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My first DMB show ever and the only one I ever sat in the lawn for. Great set list. A few new songs that are now classics and "stir it Up" into "Watchtower" was great.

User: sunkentheory
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AWESOME!!! Great Venue

User: supraman
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Fantastic show. Stir It Up ROCKED! STJL is such an awesome song, I was glad I was able to hear it live. Alpine is such an awesome venue too; it put tweeter a couple days earlier to shame.

User: TapNorris
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On the lawn again, but decent show.

User: Thank~U~Dave
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Simply Amazing STIR IT UP loved DIDO, as always LIVE

User: TheLastDodoBird
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First show, Stir it Up definitely the highlight of the evening.

User: tiedup
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Stir it up was completely out of control. Unreal show!!!!!

User: travis12340_1
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Great show good crowd lot of fun..

User: TwoSteppin4140
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

User: TXNinOHIO
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Oh my....first time to alpine...that's all I have to say about that...

User: unclejoe1012
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I saw alot of Dave this year and have or have heard every single show from this year, and i can honestly say these are the 2 best shows...proof yet again that Alpine is their favorite place to play! If you think this is good, check out the next day....almost impossible to chose which is better though!

User: ValleyStagehand
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Stagehand/Spotlight Operator

User: vogelzac2
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Skipped college move in evening activities to go to this show with Phil.

User: wabaa17
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Quality setlist, they STIRRRED it Up....quite a bit.Tripping opener which was insanely energetic.Grey Street was a highlight as ALWAYS.Bartender & Stone I don't even need to go into.Also, got a rar DIDO which was great.Stir It Up lil darlin..oh stir it up into Watchtower.Nice mellow Diggin for encore followed by a big fav. What You Are...end of night one.

User: walfrid
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Joe and I roadtriped to Alpine

User: what will i say
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REEEEEE-Diculous!!! Stir It Up! Can you say spontaneous? Well, since Stefan makes up the set lists, maybe not. At the time though, we knew that we were witnessing something "magical" in DMB-Land. Fanzi starts jamming...then...bum-buh-bum-buh-bum-buh-bum...do-do-do...dah-do-do-do...Stir it Up...little darlin', Stir it up. The crowd ran with it. Amazing and I still get goosebumps everytime I listen to it.

User: wildfan1979
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Great time, Great night one

User: willes
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it was glorious in its amazingness. watchtower. enough said. plus it was the day after my birthday.

User: WindyCityFan
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I just remember Dave saying over and over again how much he loves Alpine Valley. I also remember having lawn seats for the first time in awhile--and how amazing it is to be out there in the lawn at Alpine. When you look backwards and see how many people are there--truly amazing.

User: wischuck
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this show was great! i could not imagine a better opener than tripping billies. watchtower was simply amazing! AND AND AND they played stir it up.....stefan RULES on the base. this show makes me remember why i LOVE dmb live

User: wnt2believe
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I gotta give this a 5 just because we got stir it up!!!!!

User: Zamboni Guy
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Great, great, great concert!!! Perfect weather, perfect sound, perfect band. Watchtower, Crush, and Tripping Billies were incredible.

User: zmanzbo
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It was the Shit!

User: _Scott_
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MY FIRST DAVE SHOW! And what a show it was. Completely blew me away. STIR IT UP!!!!....Hell Yes


   


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