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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 5, 2003
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

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User: ACKHarbor
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I worked the show and it was great. :)

User: Adam.Cox
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Worked

User: adwise
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Great show

User: afeucke
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First time at Alpine. The show was great but the people in the lawn could have been better.

User: agenthehe
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GREAT SHOW

User: Alnztln
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A great show, gotta love hearing a now rare Say Goodbye and Last Stop in one night

User: aloink
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Great to see Ants in the middle of the set, and Jimi Thing rocked. Seemed like a mellow crowd/show, but definitely a good time.

User: Alpine33
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great show

User: ani4ani
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This was my first show, and what an expierence it was.

User: antsmarching80
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Only 2 songs from the previos night were played tonight!! I was so happy about that. Plus, I heard alot of songs I have yet to hear live. Ants Marching in the middle of a set?! Never saw this comming. It got the crowd very worked up. I think the highlite of the night was Jimi Thing as the crowd was on the edge of every note.

User: ballchise
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My first DMB show! It took long enough. I've had a really hard time getting tix in the past. The band was so tight and on, it was amazing. Great musicians! Dave didn't talk as much as I thought he would, but it was still a fantastic show. I plan on getting to more in the future. Great mix on the setlist!

User: barnzpunk88
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Wow, now i see why Alpine Valley is the BEST venue on earth , dave rocked cant wait for night #2.

User: BartenderPlz
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amazing show..crowd had great energy..i love being at alpine it truly is one of the best venues on earth..the last stop, mid set ants, and 20 minute two step were the highlights..def comin back both nights next year...10 out of 10

User: bfb3wg
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Awesome night. Perfect weather. Jimi thing rocked.

User: BillyBaruka
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This was one hell of a show!!!

User: Bluedrum
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flew from az for this show, i loved it

User: BMAN DMB2
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Incredible show. Came out with Grey, then Crush, and a few songs in....Say Goodbye, followed by a mid-set Ants, and a 15 minute Jimi Thing. Wow!!!

User: bo0ddha
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Great show

User: brasky11
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This was my first Dave show. I couldn't have asked for more.

User: brittni62989
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My first dMb show! Cant wait till next year!

User: bzytbzyt
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amazing show....cd material....great sound

User: Chaddington
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I've been to a number of Alpine shows, and this one does not top the list. Generally, this crowd was less energetic than in years past, the lighting not as spectacular, the band made a number of mistakes, and there were really no surprises. Don't get me wrong -- this was still a very enjoyable show... just nothing special compared to past shows. I'm predicting a powerhouse of a show Sunday! Still... tonight the skies were clear, the air was hot, and they cranked out tunes for over 2.5 hours. Notables: Crush was perfect, Say G'bye made a rare appearance, Ants midset broke up 2 mellow numbers (Angel and Cry), Stone was good, Jimi Thing was excellent with a cool disco-esque jam, and 2Step is a great set closer.

User: CharDmb03
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This was my 7th Dave concert and I would have to say that it was probably the best show I have seen since April 27 2002 at All state arena. Both great nights and the atmosphere at Alpine rocks.

User: chicago_animal
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Awesome! THe set list was great and Alpine has the Best crowds! It makes the drive from Chicago all worth it!

User: ChiefILLINI2
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Pretty good set list. Some nice jams. Good overall

User: chuckcushman10
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15th show. Sick, firking sick. These guys are too good. Everytime I go, I'm a little worried this might not live up to my last show and then I leave 3 hours later in a bewildered state, unable to comprehend the perfection that I just saw/heard. Rapunzel is fast becoming my favorite closer, two nights in a row and it was better the second time around. BT was amped tonight. Dave was a dancing fool. Too much fun.

User: cjlily
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I was so lucky to meet Dave before this show!!!!! And what a great show it was.

User: clangenfeld
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This was my first Alpine show, and I had lawn tickets. I don't know if i'm too old for the lawn or what, but I definitely didn't enjoy the show as much as anybody in the pavillion. Upon listening to the show a few weeks later, I'd say it was, overall, a great show.

User: Coleman242
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Amazing

User: crazy03
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awesome...one of the best I've seen

User: Crumbo
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Great show....highlights were Say Goodbye, Last Stop, Jimi Thing and Two Step.

User: cypressmulch
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drunk

User: dalhoe
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3rd show.

User: davedmb41
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Alpine was truley amazing.....started off with Grey Street was insane! I thought the concert couldn't have been any more awesome......Daves the man...what can we all say?! dMb is the fuckin shit....the energy that band can bring to the crowd is INCREDIBLE....If you ever wanna go to an insane show....i recomend ALpine Valley....i mean come on...."I love being here at Alpine Valley, Its truley my favorite place to play." Dave Matthews

User: davefan101
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Hopped our way down to 10th row!

User: Daves The Man
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This show was a classic my mind. I was especially ecstatic to hear Say Goodbye. The Last Stop was full of energy and had the crowd dancing and yelling. It was also a pleasure to hear Sattellite and Cry Freedom.

User: Daves05
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One fateful Saturday afternoon I took a chance and rode to this concert with some friends of a friend. Boy, was that a mistake. Although they were extremely attractive I had to listen to the likes of John Mayer and various rap artists such as Fitty Cents on the way down to East Troy from Green Bay. When I got to the show I met up with fellow ants user PJ4real29. I know his name sounds ghetto but he's a good guy. Anyway show highlights included "Rapunzel," "Last Stop," and "Say Goodbye." Show travesties included "Angel," "Where are you Going," and "Loving Wings." Overall it was time well spent and I will definitely see DMB when they come back to my locality next year.

User: davespeak34
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Sweetest show ever. Most perfect setlist you could ever want. Alpine is no doubt is favorite place to play on the tour. Hands down. After all, he says it himself...

User: davis8520
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great show

User: deceasedlavy
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Loved the setlist but in the end only Last Stop and Jimi stuck out as particularly great versions. Seemed like Two Step was pretty much completely formulaic at this point, although I\'ll never tire of hearing it. Had a total blast at this show, but still felt like something was missing; \'03 was the beginning of me wondering if DMB had basically run its course.

User: devlsfn
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I sat lawn

User: DfMaBn
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Jimi thing, two step and the last stop were amazing. Mid set Ants Marching was Amazing. Cry freedom, Angel and If I had it all not amazing.

User: dmb4747
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REALLY GOOD NIGHT, ALPINE IS THE BEST PLACE TO SEE DAVE ITS 10 TIMES MORE FUN THERE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE.

User: dmband006
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Very good show.

User: dmbbubba
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I love Alpine. This is one of the few DMB meccas. Always a great time. Despite the weather earlier in the day, pretty good evening. Say Goodbye was my suprise of the night. I love sleeping at the rest stop in between shows.

User: DMBenG
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I saw the Maker live and I just about died

User: dmbfan4ever
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say goodbye, thats all that really needs to be said.

User: DMBFanWI418
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EXCELLENT!! I loved this concert!!

User: dmbjamz
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the concert was absolutely amazing! the crowd was great, at least around me they were. only negative comment--wish the "big screens" would have been on early and with better resolution. otherwise a beautiful experience.

User: dmbjmu
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Awesome show. Best crowd I ever was with. Drove from Jersey with my friend Noel and was well worth it. Say Goodbye. Awesome

User: dmbmbq
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Beautiful.

User: DMBMiamiU
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May be the greatest DMB show I've ever been to, the votes are still out. All in all, this venue is amazing, and the "pre-game" activities in the parking lot at Alpine are unsurpassed by any other venue.

User: dmbphreak40
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well, say goodbye, ants mid-set, and a sick-ass last 5 songs. can't get much better than that... well, it can when a smokin' girl is grinding and grabbin' ya in the middle of the lawn...all while her boyfriend is two feet away from her...man, he was pissed, but she kept coming back for more...i wasn't complaining, just trying to keep from getting my ass beat into the ground

User: dmb_is_sweet
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Wow! This was my first time up at Alpine Valley... and I can say that it truly is an awsome venue... there is just something about it that makes the whole experience worth while. Great show! I was pleased to hear only that only 2 of the songs from the previous night were played. Grey Street as an opener was great... nice to hear Loving Wings I am really digging that tune. Jimi Thing and Two Step totally rocked and had the crowd really going. It is great to see such wonderful music come from such wonderful people DMB truly rocks! Was glad that I got to hear Satellite... I love that song and was really happy to hear The Maker... cannot wait till tomorrow night.

User: DMDream
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Great night of music, band was sharp and the crowd was energetic.

User: DonnaChang
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My first!

User: Drakeqb5
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wonderful

User: dreamintree23
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amazing!!!!!! as always

User: Drums4Carter
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Awsome again.

User: Duo883
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Show was awesome...Dave soloin during that long Jimi Thing. The band was really on, and Boyds solos were intense. Cant wait for tonight, hopin theyll play 41 and Tripping Billies

User: DWB57
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Bad seats

User: dythuger
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Unbelievable

User: Eboy1977
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the best dmb show i have ever been too

User: eford8
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This show rocked the house! I was somewhate nieve when i attended (no tailgaiting, no pre-concert partying, etc) But the show, oh the show was unbelievable. Just look at the setlist. I've been to a few others and perhaps its just selective memory or i'm ideolizing the past, but 7-5-03 was the BEST, i was convinced after we left that it was going to be the next "live" CD... Oh well maybe it will make LiveTrax vol.XX

User: ekuhner
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My first Say Goodbye!

User: eseipel
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First show. I love Alpine.

User: Feelinhigh
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Awesome show packed 50000 people on a hill at night. dave owns

User: Firedancer2312
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AMAZING show, although this was only my second concert, it was almost an unbeatable performance. But Dave will still sumhow find a way to top even this one.....

User: flips
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dont remember but it was real warm

User: floydh2o
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Wicked Awesome!

User: funny_grrl
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Great show! I was in the lawn, so I did not get to see the band as much as I would have liked, but it was a good vibe. Much more chill than usual, but mid set Ants Marching picked it up! Just a side note... isn't it insane that Alpine Valley charges $7.00 a beer now! Crazy.

User: GeorgiaBean
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So much love for Alpine.

User: Georgia_Bean
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Oh happiness to be back at Alpine. It always gives me chills to take a minute out and look around at the massive crowd...really awesome to be part of an energy force that is 40,000 wide and all focused on having a good time.

Show was fab. Say Goodbye was the highlight for me because I've been waiting to hear that one for a long time. Someday I'm hoping for a full band ressurection of BoWA...dare to dream.

User: ghacker72
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Awesome

User: Hammy6281
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HAD A BLAST!!!!!

User: hawks2step
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First time at Alpine, what a venue. Great set list. Say Goodbye never gets old, Last stop came out of no where loved it. Closed with Rapunzle great ending

User: Iditadog
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The best show I think I will ever see. Absolutely amazing setlist.

User: ilbkuup
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This was a very special show for me. I got to meet Dave. It was great to hear "Say Goodbye" live. Great show, great friends.

User: IlliniDave
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Yet another great Alpine show!

User: ivanasmokepot
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hehe this was my first dave show.. and who would be better to go with then my sister and my best friend... all i have to say is two step! It was the best ever!.. not to mention some drunk guys singing ants matching to us as we ventured back up the lawn.... can't wait till next year

User: j-kurtin
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This was a hot show. We sat up in the lawn by that little tree, which kinda sucked, but it was a good time nonetheless. The evening was full of great jams and some pretty darn excellent songs. The Last Stop and the encore (Maker, Rapunzel) were probably my favorite songs of the evening, though it was pretty great quality overall.

User: Jakie725
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Say Goodbye The Last Stop!!!! good stuff

User: jayman414
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alpine you can never go wrong with a show at alpine. what more is there to say, besides another great dave show.

User: jdogg92
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Dave and the band always rock Alpine. Amazing setlist and jam sessions

User: jdpaoli
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Good show with great energy on stage. It's ALPINE, so you can't go wrong.

User: jfedler
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AMAZING!!! The was tremendous. Song after song played with tons of energy and a great crowd. Good to hear The Maker.

User: JimiThingDMB
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This was my first Dave Concert, I thought it was awesome. Opening with Grey Street was a sweet way to go, and the performance of Ants Marching was the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.

User: jmcoll007
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Never need to go back to this venue - good show, band likes it - but too many big 10 frat boys and idiots - lousy vibe

User: joethesajin
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better than the year before

User: JoshJacks8
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Best setlist I have ever been apart of! Excellent show and very hammed

User: joshwarnerdmb
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Absolutely Rocked!

User: jp2022
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HOLY COW!!!! WHAT A SHOW!!!!

User: jt2304
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Great show especially when they open up with grey street, wonderful encore too, boy i hope he goes on a solo tour and hits up more dates in the midwest

User: JTR36
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great show one of the best so far

User: JustAnotherAnt9
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Great show as always. Good solid start with Grey Street. A bit slow in the middle (may have been my fatigue from standing on the hill). The Maker in the encore was sweet!

User: Karl_Scherrer
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My first show at Alpine. Holy Shit, what an awesome show! What an awesome venue!!

User: Katchoo
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ahhhhhhhh!!!!!! Creamed my pants twice. I am such a believer. DMB haters beware, cuz this woman is a hard core defender to the grave!

User: kathiepf58
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My very first Dave show ... Epic!! CRUSH is & always will be my absolute favorite song :)

User: Kenny Gee
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Unreal. Two words "Say Goodbye"........

User: Kenz1355
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alpine is a great place to see dmb...last stop was amazing to hear live

User: klink379
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great show, better then night two.

User: kngaheartz
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Awesome, over 40,000 crazy-loud-standing people Hot as hell and fun as hell too Wouldnt trade if for anything

User: kuhner_us
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Great show, but I was really fucked up

User: lancemd
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Absolutely incredible. I was there with 7 others and we were all blown away ...

User: Lazra79
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This was my first and only (so far) show. I would love to go to more, but I can NEVER get tickets.

User: liebs35
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ALWAYS AN AWESOME SHOW AT ALPINE

User: lilwing420
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maker!! great show met some cool whers!

User: lrhudson
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This show should have been amazing. However the lawn crowd around us was horrible. Nothing wrong with drinking but when the people dont know how much they can take and start falling down the hill on you. Makes the night hard to enojy. Definitely the last time I sit in the lawn.

User: LuckyJerin
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Loved hearing Say Goodbye and Last Stop!

User: maker75
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Night one at Alpine was okay. The band did not have much energy on the state. The highlight was The Last Stop! The Band seemed very much into it!

User: marchin ants
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oh man!!!!

User: mbusetter19
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good show, not the best, but good none-the-less.

User: Meantransam
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My 6th time to Alpine and I loved it!!!

User: MeLuvDMB
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ants in the middle of the set, that pretty much sums the whole concert up! rapunzel was awesome!

User: midnitEdancer
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Pretty good selections......bad flow though.

User: mikebruneel
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Took the wife (3rd show) and 10 year old and 18 year old sons(5th show each). This was the best so far. What a venue. I've seen them 5 times in 5 different venues. The sound was incredible, the tailgating fantastic and the set list was dreamlike. The band seemed to be more in tune to their surroundings than past shows. Not that they ever go through the motions. Quite the contrary. They always seem to adapt to their environment very quickly. In some ways they may dictate that by the set list they play however, they seemed to have a little more jump this show. Loved hearing Ants, Cry Freedom and Last Stop consecutively. That was awesome.

User: miltime16
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tight

User: mitchman23
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UNBELEIVEABLE!

User: mjlashua
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My second show.

User: moetion
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Just glad all my friends were ok after getting struck by lightning

User: natedizzle54
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nice

User: nblasin
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Grand

User: nikki070304
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Great show! Love to people watch in the lawn.

User: nmugirl
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Wasnt the best concert that I was at but it was alright. There were the high points and the low points to this show.

User: nomissimon
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Great show, very good jams

User: nrheim
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AMAZING!!

User: number4one
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Alpine, IS all the HYPE people talk it up to be. It's the biggest party I have ever been to! and the concert was nice too... no I'm just kidding! A couple of unexpected songs... Say Goodbye and Two Step!! Of course Crush, Ants, and Jimi Thing were crowd favorites!! and PNP--->Rapunzel WHAT A CLOSER!!!

User: OneSweetTom
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This was a pretty cool show, really really glad i got to hear say goodbye, definitly the highlight for me. It was a pretty good show overall, but definitly not the best alpine show.

User: paliza15
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The best DMB show I've seen by far. Surprises for me included Say Goodbye, Angel, Last Stop and Satellite. Ants Marching in the middle of the set came out of nowhere!

User: palmerj69
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This was a great show

User: PelicanBay
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Awesome!!!!!! Best one yet!

User: PM4DMB
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First time at an outdoor DMB show! "Last Stop" was incredible! As was the rest of the show obviously.

User: prowdstMunky420
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This show was just incredible. I was completely blown away!

User: pskke
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Outstanding. Love Alpine. Crowd was really into the music, much more than at Tinley Park. Great to hear Say Goodbye and Rapunzel.

User: pzindahizzy
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The maker encore

User: RabbiShmitty
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just incredible! Jimi thing solo was great and so was two step.

User: ravenlax
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What an amazing show. The only song I needed to hear was Say Goodbye. 12 shows and this was the first time I;ve heard it. Well worth the wait. Also: ANTS IN THE MIDDLR OF THE SHOW!!! How sweet was that?! Jimi Thing rocked and Grey Street as the opener couldn'r have been better. It'll be hard to top it, but I think they could tonight!

User: rd112175
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Had 2nd row and was unbeleivable...Amazing show...

User: reichy23
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it was my first show and it was great dave matthews is a talented guy

User: rick8285
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awesome

User: RingMoney16
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1st Say Goodbye, Great Energy! Great Show!

User: robdean218
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Awesome show! Crowd was better than all the other shows I have been to this year and the band looked like they were having a lot of fun. I can't wait for tomorrow!

User: runsteve28
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Good show!

User: RymNRsn
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Its Apline, What else can I say

User: sara&keith
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Awesome!!!

User: sarajane833
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awesome!! my first show, first row!!

User: SayGoodbye1022
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lightning = boom = downer

User: schwany_35
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It was the best time of my life, and my first show. I will definately be back.

User: scizz12
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Great show! Great night!

User: SEEKUP2222
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say goodbye, rapunzel, stone, last stop

User: shoimen
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This show was unbelievable!!!

User: simolicious
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GREAT sets! Great people, place, Great band!

User: sjdroess
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Awesome, that is all I can say!!!!!!

User: SlateDMB
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Ah, after downloading this show, it feels great to hear it again. This was around my 20th show or something. Saw it with my then-girlfriend. Good trip. Started off the weekend with two great songs (Grey, Crush), standard WTWE, and then my first Say Bye (badass!), Loving Wings was great that year. Also got my first Last Stop since my first show (4.18.98) so that was big. Not to mention Cry Freedom! Had a blast, and Alpine Valley is a great place to catch a show.

User: Slender
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Great show

User: SnoKid
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This was an amazing show. But I love the screw up on Grey Steet right off the back.

User: Snowdog
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Awsome show. Opened up with grey street and went into Crush from there. They Jammed out Crush big time. When the world ends as usual was bad ass and Say Goodbye (WOW) was the best version I have ever heard of this song so much feeling dave put in to the lyrics. The whole rest of the show was just awsome as well. Last stop was great I wasn't expecting to hear this song at all and The Maker during the encore. Just an awsome show. DMB does it again!! Were there any doubts??

User: Spoon85
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Awesome Show

User: stagetch24
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Incredible!

User: StandUp41
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I was at both shows on the 5th and 6th and both nights were awesome. The two best shows yet!

User: steinnat
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13th row seats. That is the closest I have ever been, and the seats were free, so it was a special night to say the least. Grey Street was a great opener. Say Goodbye was awesome. Jimi Thing had a great jam, with a little twist from what I had heard in the past.

User: sunshine
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Pretty sick. I don't know if it is the fact that Alpine is located in the middle of nowhere or what but it is such a special place to watch a show. Was there in 2000 and thought the crowd was a little better then but when he opened with Greystreet this time it got everyone stoked.

User: t2j6t
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missed grey st - loving wings

User: tackettg
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Good show went with Gretchen. Had to sleep in car way back. That was rough.

User: talairys
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Woohoo

User: Tbenz12386
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My first Dave show

User: Thank~U~Dave
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A Top 5 show of mine - probably a Top 3

User: thebrinck_man
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awesome

User: TheKman
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my first show and it was unbelievable...opened with grey street and then it just got better and better..alpine is amazing i recommend this place for everyone..it will not disappoint...say goodbye was crazy and ants midset was unexpected but greatly enjoyed..great crowd with tons of energy...alpine alpine alpine

User: thorryan
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Very nice show. Good mix of songs with hardly any repeats from Tweeter Center show. "Say Goodbye" was a very nice surprise, as was "Angel". They jammed out "Jimi Thing" very nicely and I loved hearing "The Last Stop" for the first time live. The more shows I see live, the better the band seems to get.

User: totero21
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Awesome Show. One of the best I've ever been to.

User: travis12340_1
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This was a great show- the best I've seen at Alpine and there have been some great ones. Amazing sound from the guys and technically good- the crowd was really into it at times, yet mellow for parts of others.

User: trippinheine
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Awesome

User: trippinheine1
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Great show...shitty lawn seats...girls pissing in the middle of the lawn....but it was worth it

User: trippinman 17
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sweet show

User: TwoSteppin087
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first time at alpine, and it was an incredible experience!

User: unclejoe1012
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I am being totaly serious when i say this...This show belongs in the Top 5 all time! They are dialed in from start to finish! For the record, the best Last Stop they have Ever played...Carter is on a different planet on this one!

User: ValleyStagehand
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Stagehand /Spotlight operator

User: veetausa
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Alpine is amazing! This was a great show! Everything from the parking lot before to after the show was one of the most fun days I've had!

User: vernreiman
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first time at alpine valley and it definately will not be my last

User: vinnymac013
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my first live show.... hooked ever since

User: VisorGuy2003
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I really enjoyed this show... not the best ever, but it was a great show.

User: walfrid
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The top right corner of the lawn is where Joe and I watched from

User: whatclos
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he gave me say good bye.... i am happy

User: wizkid#41
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Show was fantastic!!! The weather was great and the band was ready to rock alpine. I feel the setlist was the best so far and the fans were in a mellow mood. Sunday should be just as electric. hoping for #41 tonight!!!

User: WunLuv
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amazing

User: zachbenson85
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Dave at his finest!

User: znesdmb
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Alpine is a blast


   


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