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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews & Friends
December 22, 2003
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

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User: 04calcondon
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The best show I have ever been to, hand down. Very hot inside, but the great musicianship and crowd involvement made this show unreal.

User: 1drink2remember
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One of the greatest things that i have ever been apart of... i feel bad for the drunk ass who threw up on himself and got drug outside into hand cuffs just in time for sweet up and down and the amazing encore.

User: abuck210
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The show was good but the parking lot sucked!

User: acoustic25
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My first Dave show, it was incredible. I was really hoping for christmas song, but the encore made up for that. Three little birds made my night, Bob Marley is the best. Dave was a dancing fool, it was awesome. I loved the energy on Thank You. I'm definetly looking forward to the summer tour.

User: adamb2003
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unreal

User: adamreichle22
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This show blew me away. Everything from the covers to the Some Devil songs was a pleasant suprise. And that was one insane encore.

User: AFurth
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WOW! What an amazing night! The encore was every Dave and Phish fan's dream! When Dave was singing "and Wendy's on the windowsill, waiting to be let in..." i was going nuts!

User: ajs11
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simply amazing

User: alldunn4
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All I can say is AMAZING! The set list, the crowd, the dave-dance......WOW. Thank You Dave!!

User: AllNatural35
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decent show but I was disappointed particularly in the second half. The Dave and Tim set freicken rocked my world so hard it wasn't even funny. Then the Band hit and things kept rockin. Then Emmylou Harris appeared and from there on out the show flatlined. People in my section were not only sitting down but were yelling at others around them to sit. That's a load of crap. I'm as hardcore a Dave fan as there is and never have I ever seen anyone sit down. However, I understand because dear god man the temperature must have been somewhere around the accepted boiling point of water. It was so freakin hot and people were just wanting to leave by the end because they were miserable. I pussed out and ducked out to watch the last song of the encore from the much cooler lobby and witnessed the most distressing scene. People in large qualtities making an exodus from the stadium. I have never seen this. Overall, they should have quit playing before Oh Sister and hit the encore, or they should have spread out the high energy songs better. However, it was a once in a lifetime expirience, I definitly got my money's worth and I'm not sorry I went at all. I'm just a little disappointed that it was the temperature that my making my skin melt off instead of Dave and Trey's sick guitar work.

User: amfish
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I had the flu but the show was still awesome!

User: amsullvn
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awesome show! when tim started to do the dave shuffle w/ dave... it was amazing. I LOVED IT!!!

User: ants41
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Amazing

User: Antsm
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Great show

User: antsmarching80
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The whole week before the show I was thinking:I REALLY want to see DMB! Well, I still want to see them but Dave and Friends satisfied me. I saw this as more of a ROCK show then a DMB show. I loved every minute of it but I don't see how people could keep on going to all these different ones as they are ALMOST the same identical set, with aabout 1 or two songs changing. A+++++

User: apNetMedic
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Got half a beer spilled on me. Got puked on. Kid in seat next to us got escorted out by cops. All within the first 4 songs! (The show itself was *most* excellent!) Favorite moment (can be heard on recording) - Trey says "we're going to play a song by the greatest songwriter that ever lived (Dave agrees).. and that's.. DAVE MATTHEWS!" Favorite moment 2: Trey putting down his guitar, looking out into the crowd who's repeating the Bathtub Gin refrain.

User: Arbog
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Great show, once I finally found the Arena...lol

User: Arcitek25
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this was one of the best concerts that i have seen! suad, spanish moon, 3 little birds, then audience participation on bathtub gin, & 3 little birds! a 5 song encore! i couldn't believe i was @ this show! i'm still in awe!!!!! if you would like a copy, let me know...

User: ARFiredancer
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Best Dave show EVER! AMAZING!

User: aspitfire
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my first dave show, and i was blown away, completly amazed, words cant describe...

User: Bannister
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Sick seats...probably the only time I've seen a show at this dump and found the sound to be any good...presumably b/c of the seat position. Tons of fun throughout the night. Great band chemistry, esp with Dave and Trey.

User: barnzpunk88
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damn , my first dave and tim concert and its already the best show ive ever been too.

User: BartenderPlz
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craziest thing ive ever been too...he played almost 30 songs! it was so cool to see trey and tim on the same stage..dave and tim opened it up nice and then the band came out and blew everyone away..i loved the 5 song encore..especially with the crowd singing #36 during everyday, dave jus sat back and listened, then decided to join in himself..one of the coolest concerts ever to be a part of

User: bdb23
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Show #13. Anything but unlucky. This was by far the most amazing concert I've ever been to. Dave and Tim lit it up. The highlight of their set was The Stone. Nancies tore the roof off before the rest of the guys came out. Dave and Friends were simply amazing. So much energy. By midset I was saying that it could be over and I would be happy. But the guys just kept on playing, and playing, and playing, and playing. I don't think they even broke for the encore until after 11pm. Speaking of which, is there anything better than a 5 song encore?? The crowd was awesome with some great sing-alongs. Dave and Trey have such great chemistry. Finally, they closed with an awesome Thank You with some phenomenal dance steps from Dave. Overall, this show beats all my others. Hopefully this energy carries over to the studio and next summer. See you all then. Late!!!!

User: beanboy02
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Great show! They jammed hard. The best Dave show I have been to

User: bendovan2341
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Well it has finally set in, that was one of the most incredible displays of musical talent, love and magic. I don't know if I can ever see a show to top that, but I say that everytime, nevertheless this one was special. Great Chicago Crowd, with a lot of spirit. Every song was great, the guys jammed on songs I couldn't imagine they would and dave was loving it. To all that were there... cheers.

User: benright
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Holy crap. Wow. Dave & Trey.

User: bgcarls
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Yowzer!

User: bharris9
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My first Dave concert. It was a great experience. It was a little hot in the place(as dave referred to), but the crowd participation was awesome. Having Dave,Trey, and Tim on the same stage at once was unbelievable. The encore rocked(dave dancing,tim w/o a shirt playing guitar with his teeth). Well worth the trip up north.

User: bigeyedavefan
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a great show with dave and friends and dave and tim one of the best shows I have been to

User: BillyBaruka
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Raging!

User: bjressler
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quite amazing to see such a group just geting togeather like this, nice setlist

User: blackcity
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still my #1 show of all timeeeeee

User: Bluedaze21
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Wow....what an amazing thing to be a part of- I snuck out of work at 10 a.m. to order tickets the day they went on sale and within 15 minutes none were available (the short version, the long version is quite a story). The only show in the midwest, and I got go! Hearing Dave's continually strengthening mid and low range (in the dwindling of his falsetto) in addition to the incendiary guitar sounds of trey, and the studio-discipline style of Brady Blade was an incredible thing to witness. What I thought would be a standard album concert turned into a jam-show the likes of Phish, though highlights clearly include Sweet Up and Down, a 4-song acoustic encore containing Phish's (and Dave cover) Waste (thank you SO MUCH for that guys), Marley's Three Little Birds, Everyday, and Phish's Bathtub Gin (all with exceptional crowd participation, minus the brain children who can't count for god's sakes, which effectively led to what seemed to be a look of confusion on Dave and Trey as to where count 1 was. "Thank You" was....well...just that- thank you, the energy was incredible. Tim, with shirt on head, and Trey going absolutely off the wall with guitar solo's, Dave's awesome dances, and finally concluding with a nice little circle around Blade's kit as he ended with a simple shake of the moraccas. Incredibly long, Incredibly awesome.....just incredible.

User: bopanic
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me, legrand, shipe, nate bently, tom seymore, tommy wolohon, keith beckman, and michael gillespi. went to the show. my only dave and friends show. 5 song encore. me and legrand sat 5th row in front on timmy. sweet sweet show!!! WOW!!!

User: bowltoker
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This show absolutely blew me away. I had no idea what it would be like with Dave & Friends, and I{ was definitely not disappointed. Incredible show.

User: boydripped22
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it was awesome, dave and tim and dave and trey, the encore blew me away, some phish and everyday, #36 crowd, Ii didnt look at the setlists before so I had no idea what was going to be played, I was blown away, thank you, trouble and crush were highlights, it was the longest concert by dave I believe 2 hours and 52 min of pure music and jamming, just simply amazing

User: brett6
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kick ass....long concert...pulled off the some devil songs nice

User: browningk
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Cannot put into words how great!

User: Bunjamin
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Easily the best show I've seen so far...hands down!

User: burntheday420
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best show iv been to

User: bwestman
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Show was AMAZING!

User: bzytbzyt
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probably one of the best shows that i've been too and heard about in a long time. during 3little birds, dave and trey stopped singing the chorus and the entire stadium serenaded them and afterwards trey had said that something wonderful like that had never happened before at any concert that he's been to or performed at. it was a truly spiritual experience. dave put his guitar down for the last song, "Thank You", about 5 minutes into it and he danced for a full 10 minutes. he's got some crazy moves!! during "bathtub gin" the crowd did the same thing and trey seemed to be on cloud 9. dave has a nack for saying bizzare things but i think that after introducing Emmylou at the beginning, he topped it off by saying "Aparantly Jesus is from Chicago". Everyone on stage was soooo ecstatic and practically glowing. During the last song, Timmy along with Brandy Blade and Tony Hall, took off their shirts. Timmy, being the nut that he is, but his shirt on his head and put on his sun glasses to top it off. They were really on that night and i think that this concert will be the one to top many. Thank you Dave,Tim (who played his guitar with his teeth by the way..), TREY, Brandy, Tony, Emmylou, and Ron. You guy really know how to jam!! Happy Holidays!

User: cand613
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Great

User: carterbrettford
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fantastic show! a great winter concert
Full show, multi-cam video available

User: CB317
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BEST CONCERT I'VE EVER SEEN and I didn't even know half the songs -- this time not because they were Dave or DMB songs -- I knew all of those! -- but there were a lot of covers, and I loved them all. This was an amazing display of talent, and an amazing crowd experience. I've never heard a crow sing like they did on 5 minutes of "Three Little Birds," a song with one verse and a great refrain. WHAT A CONCERT.

User: cbalach
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longest show i've ever gone to!

User: ccwelch
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Amazing show...Three Little Birds was freaken sweet. the whole croud sang every lyric!!

User: chachee122
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One of the best Dave shows that I have seen! Dave seemed very involved with the musice and crowd.

User: Chad38142
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Favorite Dave Show handfs down.

User: chiappe3
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Amazing

User: chicubs
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this show blew me away. i don't think i've ever seen dave have so much fun on stage. i'd love to have this!

User: cmgsp4140
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The best concert ive ever been to. there are no words for the experience. you had to be there.

User: cnutts
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the best dave show ive ever been too!!!

User: Courage
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Grand Time! The show seemed adlibbed in spots and enxtremely audiance oriented.

User: crashu46
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are you kidding me? 30 songs. mo that is not a typo. I have been to a couple dozen dmb shows and have never seen that much energy from dave. he was awesone and hilarious with trey. they had such great chemistry between the two that has been lacking from the whole band. it was refreshing to see how much fun dave was having. the setlist was amazing and the crow was well, chicago, the greatest. peace and heres hoping to another dave and friends solo tour. they even made sweet up and down sound great!

User: crock921
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Great show, they played until midnight. Most unique concert I haver ever been to.

User: ctiglas
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breathtaking

User: cypressmulch
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very long, but very awesome

User: dachronic420
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best show ever.... the three little birds still gives me goosebumps every time i listen to it

User: dancinnancy
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Absolutely unbelieveable! That's all I have to say.

User: dandrescher
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Simply awesome. The whole show was fantastic. Very energetic. Loved every minute!

User: Dave24Boyd
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simply perfect

User: Dave41
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Absolutely amazing!! Dave and friends, particularly Trey, were awesome. A very different show than the normal DMB. Great audience participation. Simply fanastic!!!!

User: DaveAtMillers
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F'n GREAT!!!

User: davefanjim
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Hell Yeah best Fizuckin Dave show ever Oh and i was stoned

User: davefanman01
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amazing, dave and trey were hilarious, timmy jammed out, SWEET encore three little birds was amazing,waste friggin rocked and the whole concert was just awesome.

User: Daves05
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Alright ants, here's what. Me and my pals Paul, Alex, Kara and Sashee all went to this show on one mild day in two separate cars. The plan was that I would ride with Saheesee and Paul on the way down and Alex and Kara on the way back to Green Bay. Anyway, we have these walkie talkies to communicate between cars on the way down. Of course Alex thinks he knows Rosemont better than anyone on the planet because he's been there once, but I digress. I didn't really have high expectations for the show but I did really have a good time. The D+T set was really predictable and the low point of the show. 'Some Devil' was played cover to cover which was a bit of a disappointment. I enjoyed such numbers as 'Too High' during which some kid behind me got too high and collapsed on top of me. That meatwhistle had to be carried out. I also liked the 'Hey Bulldog' cover and the Dave and Trey set. On the way out Alex couldn't find his keys so he tried desperately to find them only to realize they had been in his ignition for the whole show. By the time he figured that out, the rest of us were halfway home. What a Sal. Until next time.

User: deceasedlavy
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Simply one of the greatest nights of music of my life. Never wanted it to end. My crew and Dave and Trey were on the same exact wavelength and it was profoundly moving. It was like a big joyous eff-you to all the Phishheads who hated Dave and all the Dave fans who hated Phish, like everyone in this place was on the same team and that togetherness was going to somehow triumph over all the hate in the world. Whoops, that sure didn\'t happen but oh well. Would love to see another D&F tour but this will never be duplicated.

User: deercreekdmb
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most amazing concert i have ever been to... hands down. "thank you" rocked my face off.

User: dividingsky
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outstanding! the best! amazing! wowsers!

User: dmb20chi
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Awesome show. one of the best i hvae ever been to.

User: Dmb95ta
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it was great.

User: dmband006
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Best show I've been to. Beats Dave and Tim at Carthage College

User: DMBartender2383
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Amazing, I loved it.

User: dMbCiNcy41
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Amazing

User: DMBFan920
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hi

User: DMBFanLudes
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Did you ever get the feeling that you were witnessing perfection? I think we saw it last night. This show was like nothing I have seen before or may see again, with more talent gathered in one room than I'm sure I will ever see again. I was impressed beyond words!! Thank you Dave and Friends!!

User: DMBfanScott420
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AWSUM!

User: DMBmelch
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Amazing! Tim rocked the house!

User: dmb_fanatic2002
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The show was unbelievable. By far the best I have seen.

User: dmb_is_sweet
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Excellent... excellent... excellent!!! What a show... I was totally awestruck. By far the best concert that I have been to. These guys really know how to capture the crowd and put on a wonderful show. 15th Row is not bad... Seeing Dave and Tim play was a treat in itself. The set list was great "Trouble" was awsome... in fact all the songs were awsome... I really enjoyed hearing "Solosbury Hill" they did a great job covering that. Great to see Dave and Trey playing and how they react to one another it really is neat... especially when Trey put his guitar down for the crowd to recite Bathtub Gin... Everyday was great what a great crowd... awsome show... and excellent Encore!!! Timmy without his shirt on and Dave doing his crazy moves with Trey on cloud 9 was totally hilarious. All in all I would rate this show as an A+++ in my books by far one of the best. Wish that they would do this every winter.

User: dpollitt
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Amazing

User: dpollitt1
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Fantastic show!

User: Drakeqb5
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This was an amazingly different show. Dave was amazing and so was the rest of the guys. I felt that Dave really "put on a show" for the crowd at the end when he was dancing for about 15 minutes straight. Loved it. I can't wait to go to the summer tour.

User: dreamer812
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Where I lost my Dave virginity! Thank you, Kristin and Katie

User: dreamingtree15
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Awesome!!!!!

User: DrEvil1044
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The best concert I've ever been to!

User: drew14
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The most high-energy show I've ever seen. It was amazing to watch Dave have so much fun and watch everyone on stage become infected by it. Props to Timmy for the shirtless, guitar playing. All in all, a show that'd be near impossible to beat.

User: DrinkNoH2O
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Dave and Friends rocked....Best show I've ever been to.

User: driveintome
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What an unbelievable night! A great setlist, great energy from Dave... and the dancing! LOL The crowd participation and energy was truly amazing from start to finish. If you weren't there, this is definitely a show you want to download or B&P!

User: DriveOut
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Just look at the freaking setlist. Unbelievable. The covers were some of the highlights of the show, especially Solisbury Hill. I didn't get Fool in the Rain or Superstition, but SUAD much outweighed the absence of both of those. This was the show that wouldn't end, too bad I couldn't have seen it in a better venue with better seats.

User: Duo883
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Awesome show, Tim's last solo was amazing

User: DWB57
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Allstate Arena sticks for anyone 6'2" Dave and Friends were great. Brett Favre had an amazing night against the Raiders (after his dad had died)

User: dylanweber
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Absolutely awesome show to be a part of! Loved watching Dave dance around the stage during Thank You. Trey was unbelievable and the mix of songs was great! LOVED IT!

User: eanda
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Absolutely amazing!!!!

User: eapalmberg
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I was in the chilis next door, and the target... cuz scalpers werent taking under a hundred for any seat... good thing i dont have conceal and carry...

User: Eboy1977
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This show was great. Trey and Dave both forgetting some lyrics was classic, everybody was having a great time in the crowd and up on stage. Tim rocked! The crowd was really into the Bob classic; "Three Little Birds." And a couple of fantastic Phish and DMB tunes really got the crowd into the show. An amazing show to finish off the year.

User: EJ13
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Simply amazing. My first time seeing Tim Reynolds live. I enjoyed Hey Bulldog, but not near as much as Dave dancing the entire last song...HE IS GOD!!!

User: ELdmb
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I was hoping for 'lie in our graves' form dave and tim, but the stone and cry freedom made up for it, not to mention Tim's crazy solo in crush. I was blown away by the 'friends'. Trey is awesome.

User: emorrow
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The encore was so freakin cool. I couldnt believe that it just kept on going. Was expecting to hear Fool in the Rain but i got the better of the encore to hear "every little thing is gonna be alright" from the crowd while looking at Trey's face simply stunned. Oh yea and Thank You rocked so hard which was the perfect way to end a show.

User: ERBow47
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Absolutely the best CONCERT I have ever been to. PERIOD.

User: ESINGLE
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AMAZING

User: etowngthang
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The encore was the most amazing thing i have ever seen at a dave show! First, Dave and Trey come out and play a few tunes, with the audience singing with them. Then the band comes out, with Tim's shit tied on his head and sunglasses on and Brady's shirt off. They jammed on thank you for the longest time, while Dave set his guitar down and danced accross the stage and Tim played his electric with his teeth.....absolutly amazing!!

User: evice7
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The best concert performance I have ever attended. Dave has thrown together a show suits the taste of not just DMB fans, but fans of all music.

User: evydevy
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amazing... my first dave show and it was a good choice! absolutely amazing set, i loved every minute of it! now i'm dying to say a DMB show, so i can get the #41s and the Two Steps too...

User: Felix1972
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Three Little Birds...nuff said!

User: flips
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this concert was amazing

User: GOOGZ717
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great show seen dave move like he never has before to thank you played insane with trey it was the best dave show i have ever seen timmy was awesome too.

User: gr84dead1
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One of the greatest shows I have been to. The crowd sing alongs during the Dave and Trey part were definitely the highlight of the evening.

User: GreedyLtLPig
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So incredible.

User: greenpick41
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Three Little Words: Aweseome, Awesome Show!

User: GuitarFeeen
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This was one unbelievable show! The opening with tim sent chills down my spine. The ending of the show was just out of this world.

User: HandsomeWeasel
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The best Dave Matthews concert I attended! Terrific setlist and lots of energy. Amazing cover of \"Solsbury Hill.\"

User: hawk4life26
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Great Show, different but great

User: heatherdmb_00
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PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: heather_iu
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WOW!!! I hope I can experience something like that again. I had chills the entire time and I still get them just thinking about it. 5th Row...right in front of them all....The Dave dance....the 5 song encore....Trey and Dave....Dave and Tim....WOW!!!!

User: HendrixWS
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One of the best shows I've ever been to.

User: Herm33
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Very cool show to see the SD songs performed live. And the Dave and Trey segment as part of the encore was awesome. That alone was worth the trip.

User: high4atime
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yes

User: Highest_Monkey
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Excellent, probably the most unique show I have seen yet.

User: hunejo01
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What a show! My seats were terrible, but it was oh-so-much fun! The energy on the stage, especially during the encore, is something that I don't see happening again for a very long time. It was great!

User: ilbkuup
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Here I am 5 months after the show and awaiting the soon to begin summer DMB tour. This morning I was listening AGAIN to the D&F show from Allstate and still get goosebumps! I was so lucky to have amazing 3rd row center seats right in front of Dave. Oh, and thanks to the man who was sooo tall in front of me for standing sideways most of the night so I could see. I always love the DMB,D&T shows,but this was absolutely beautiful to experience. I'm sure Dave and the others enjoy touring with their respective bands, etc. but I have never seen such a show of joy in my life. I also went to the show in Oakland and it was great,but the energy here ,because of the wonderful crowd, was something magical. During Thank You all I could think was, "No guys, THANK YOU!" It was really hot in the arena for the audience,but imagine the heat onstage under those lightsyet those guys never stopped. Dave only proved to me that he has much more talent hidden away than we ever see. It will be fun to see what else he and the band come up with. Trey was a joy to see as was Tim letting loose like he did. All were great and it was a tour to be proud of. I only can wish for a professional release of the show on DVD and/or CD. Nothing like a review this late, but it just hit me this morning that I wanted to say this since it still makes me smile all over 5 months later.

User: IlliniDave
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Probably the most intimate concert I've been to, especially when Dave & Trey came out at the end, just pure magic!

User: indycrush77
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UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!!!!!

User: j-kurtin
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Great show. Dave and Tim were definitely on for a great opening set. When they played The Stone, Dave mouthed the "Wise Men Say" lyrics at Tim, but didn't sing them, sadly. Their set obviously had some incredible songs in it, and they played very strongly. When the rest of the friends came onstage, they showed incredible cohesivity. I really enjoyed Trouble, Stay or Leave, and the long jam on Dodo as the openers and they excellence followed from there. The Encore was truly amazing. Dave and Trey came out to sing four songs together with some champagne. The crowd sang hard and strong, and Dave and Trey even stopped just to listen for a couple minutes. The funky cover of Thank You was the perfect end to this fantastic show--about 2/3 of the way though, Dave just dropped his guitar and danced like a fool. Incredible.

User: jackie ramos
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it was the best show yet!!!!

User: jakestar_22
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Awsome

User: jakester_06
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Awsome!

User: jarguitar86
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a drunken blur, but I do remember 2 of the greatest guitarists (Tim & Trey) to ever grace the earths surface played a stellar show and dave danced like no one was watching. And timmy taking his shirt off playing with his teeth... bad ass!!

User: jayman414
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This was without a doubt one of the greatest Dave shows EVER, it is a must have for any collection. But no cd compares to the atmosphere live at the show and electricy flowin through the air that night it was amazing. Jason

User: jdogg
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AWESOME, extremely hot in the place, I had to leave early b/c of the heat and the drunkeness. But it was great to see dave and tim jamming.

User: jgorm2122
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this show was beyond incredible, everyone should hear it.

User: jimmithing24
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one word: amazing! This was a great show that started of with Tim and Dave, and ended in Dave and Trey. He played usual DMB songs and covers for Phish and Bob Marley. It not only a great show, but unusually long! 3 and a half hours of PURE ENJOYMENT!

User: jksmithkiss
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First of all I had AMAZING seats..right on the side of the stage which is the closest I have ever been to mr.dave matthews so I was freaking out.Secondly, this entire show was freaking incredible!!!Everything about it was just unbelievable from Dave and Tim, to the band, to Trey and Dave, and the crowd!I am never ever ever going to forget this show!!Rock ON!!

User: Jluvsu2
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Best show EVER!!!

User: jman
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Great Show

User: joelcrew82
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Incredible. A 3 1/2 hour experience not likely to be topped by anything.

User: joethesajin
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simply amazing

User: jonkronewitter
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great show

User: Josh Absher
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All I can say is that I am a hardcore DMB and Phish fan, so this was a once in a lifetime show. No, the show did not produce the energy of a DMB or Phish show, but that was not the purpose. It was about friends getting together and having a good time. This concert was history in the making, two legends (Dave and Trey) on stage side by side singing a DMB song into a Phish song!!! Nothing else needs to be said. I am sick of hearing all the winers about it not being a DMB show. Cherish it, see it once, and continue with the big bands. It is as simple as that.

User: joshboymets
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This is the greatest show I have ever seen. Thats out of seeing DMB 5 times, the Grateful Dead w/Jerry a couple of times and U2 for the Joshua Tree Tour. This blows them all away.

User: JoshJacks8
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Got anialated at the hotel with Red, Burns, and Salty Balls, then went to Hooters to stare at some nice TA TA's, and then went to the pre-party at the Radisson, then got more hammed, then went to the concert, openin band was horshit, then smoked a J with this nerd next to us and got ripped and then went back to the hotel and melted. concert was really good and long!!!

User: joyride6.17.04
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fantaboulous

User: jpicol
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Awesome, awesome, awesome!

User: jsrcrb
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Was able to get some extra tickets for my kids so we traded off the good seats throughout the show. Had trouble getting to the arena after a few wrong turns - then had trouble connecting back up after the show with everyone making cell calls right after the show. It is so cool all 3 of my kids are big Dave fans

User: julie4040
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This was my third time seeing Dave, and it was definitely the best time. There was so much energy from everyone on the stage, and everyone in the audience. The encore was amazing! Great audience participation. Couldn't have asked for a better night.

User: KDMB
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Simply amazing!

User: kfiredanzr
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........OVER 3 HOURS.........TIM PLAYING WITH HIS TEETH.........5 SONG ENCORE.........wow, are you kidding me?!...........I WANT TO THANK YOU, FALETTINME, BE MICE ELF, AGIN!!!!!! thanks everyone, for jamming the night away!!!!

User: kgiles21
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It was an awesome show!!!

User: kingjames
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awesome F'n show

User: kissingLuLu5
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LOVED IT!

User: kitgraves
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awesome,amazing,ass kicking good time

User: kjoy1116
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I attended this show with Brad, John Eberle, Dave Eberle, and Booger

User: Krazy238488
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Best show I've been to

User: Kristin
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awesome!

User: kroekmic
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Wow.

User: ksdrn3
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awesome show sucky fan club seats

User: lakerat80
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: lalag4dmb
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This show was one of the best concerts I've seen. I have never gotten to see Dave and Tim before, so I loved their set. Dave and Trey's Three Little Birds, Bathtub Gin, and Everyday encore was incredible especially when the entire crowd joined to sing along. Finally, what can you say about Dave's (and shirtless Tim's) dancing during Thank You?

User: lauren85
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unreal

User: Laurenator
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WAS ONE OF THE BEST, IF NOT THE BEST, DAMN SHOWS EVER!!!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!! DAVE WAS AWESOME; ESPECIALLY AT THE END OF 'THANK YOU' HE PUT DOWN HIS GUITAR AND STARTING DANCING AROUND THE STAGE!

User: laxpunk22
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this was hands down one of the best dave matthews shows i have/ever will see. it was practically 3 concerts in one. i pitty the people who turned down my extra that i had. you missed out!

User: lefty7769
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h

User: lindquisttim
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First show ever - what a way to start my DMB future!

User: LittleBaby928
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i know i have said this 28 other times but seriously, best show ever!

User: loverlaydown40
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very long, but very good show. Dave tore up the floor with his dancing at the end. He also didn't forget about the people behind the stage. I think he paid more attention to the people in the back than in the front.

User: LPisarcik
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Unreal, Dave playing air guitar and dancing while Timmy played with his teeth.....

User: lrhudson
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This show was absolutely amazing. This was my 28th show and it was by far the best. I have never seen Dave with this much energy. He was dancing the whole night, trey was jamming his heart out, timmy was ripping up every song. The whole crowd was singing the all night. Three little birds sent a chill down my spine. It could get no better than this.

User: ltemp56
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Dave and Tim were excellent! Dave & Friends rocked! The covers were great! Dave and Trey kicked ass, and the crowd was lovin it!

User: Luke41
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great show!

User: LYNOURGRAVES
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Simply stunning...

User: mandelko4140
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Awesome...loved it so much I proposed to the woman of my dreams...

User: Marathon
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Awesome, never wanted it to end

User: mattmn87
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This show was flat out amazing. The encore totally blew me away and so did the Dave and Tim set.

User: matttamattta
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This is the best show, Dave or not, that I have ever been to. The way Dave and Trey feed off the crowd was amazing.

User: mbusetter19
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I loved the show. Great variety of songs and energy.

User: mcarneva
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w/ Billy Shea

User: midnitEdancer
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Amazing. Too bad it was at Allstate.

User: mikeb3455
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Hands Down the Best Dave Show I've Ever Seen.

User: mitchman23
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AMAZING!! -Dave dancing all crazy -Dave and Trey...wow! -Covers, fans singing along, and just a pervasive happy mood...unreal!

User: moonshines
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amazing show if you werent there you really missed out on something special

User: Mrchnant41
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AWESOME!!!!!

User: MrSmoothGy
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Nothing but sweetness.

User: mwjorgens
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i was there, thank you warehouse, oh yes i was there!!! amazing show

User: NagaPampa
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ABSOLUTLEY UNBELIEVEABLE!

User: natestuff
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INTENSE! I'm still on the day after show high, but that was possibly the best show I've ever seen (DMB or otherwise)

User: nc261527
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By far, the best Dave Matthews experience I have ever witnessed! This may be in part to me having absolutely no expectations walking into the concert, other than having a good 'ol time (as compared with dave concerts of wanting to hear this song or that jam). It seemed everyone there enjoyed everything that was put before them. The crowd was awesome and ever-grateful, as was the intensity every band member had as they fed off the energistic aroma the crowd prespired. The encore was unbelieveable, as Dave and Trey sang along with the crowd to their acoustic journeys. The entire band topped it off with "Thank you", drummer and Tim Reynolds shirtless and Tim sporting the shades with shirt on head. Tim played his guitar with his toungue, and Dave did the longest and most enthusiastic dance on stage I've ever seen. This is without a doubt the show of all shows to have in your dave collection. Mr. Matthews should SERIOUSLY consider releasing this night on CD and perhaps DVD (so all could witness his spectacular dancing during "Thank You").

User: NDjohn36
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Loved the Dave & Tim opening

User: nikkikay80
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best concert i've been to yet...

User: noordwijk
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Benig a big fan of both Dave and Trey, this show was an alltime fave. Crowd singalong From Bathtub Gin -> 3 Little Birds during the Dave and Trey set created an awesome energy that broke down the wall between Dave and Trey and the rest of us and filled the arena - Trey: "you guys sound really good!"

User: Nothing2Fancy
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I loved this show. It's the only dave show that i've been to that gets A LOT of play time on the ipod.

User: nrheim
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Simple Amazing Show. Hands down Amazing

User: numba41
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Gotta say...they rocked hard core this night. Best show Ive seen in a while! 8th row rocked!

User: Nuroman
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I was here and at the Oakland show. The show overall was great, but the crowd energy was amazing. The wind-down to Three Little Birds seemend to go on forever with the crowd singing along. It was amazing.

User: nutz81
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Unreal!!!!!!!!!!

User: OlivePoet
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simply beautiful.

User: onelastride12
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Absolutly sick show. I think it took a couple of songs for the crowd to get used to the different sound but once they did the energy was the best i've ever seen. From both DAve and Friends to the crowd. Something special. Three little birds was so funny to watch develope and turned out to be amazing. Hope Dave's creativity and energy from this winter carry over into the studio and next summer. PEACE

User: OneSweetTom
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Possibly my favorite dave show ever. This was amazing, i was so happy i got to see dave and tim perform solo at first because i didn't get to go when they came around earlier in the year. As far as the rest of the concert, man o man. These guys played forever!! it was amazing, tim was playing like crazy, with his teeth, shirt on his head like cornholio, o it was great. Also Trey was fantastic, loved the little set him and dave did together. Lots of energy from everyone and was a GREAT show. Everyone was grooving, very hot venue tho.

User: OUFireDancer
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This was such a different side to the DMB shows I've been to. It was amazing...SUAD had to be one of the best times I've ever had at a show. And the encore was great (even though I'm not a huge fan of Everyday, Thank You was just a PARTY)

User: perkinsm6
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Outstanding...i wish the show could have gone on all night long. Dave and Tim are always great, but the Dave and Trey section in the encore was very special.

User: petem23
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Sick,sick,sick!

User: Phisharpua
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AMAZING

User: Pipsqueak
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AMAZING!

User: pmallard
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Loved this show..The encore was insane with Trey and Dave...horrible venue, great music!

User: pmbamber434
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A truly unique experience!!

User: powerhaus69
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this show was awesome in the very sense of the word - awe inspiring. i think that those in attendance witnessed something that was truly remarkable. timmy was having the time of his life up there - he even played the guitar with his teeth there at the end. they all played so well together.

User: Prefect
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Very interesting. . .Seeing Dave in a different light. Trey and Tim were two of the highlights of the show.

User: prio1818
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One of the best shows I have been to.

User: proudest15
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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

User: Rachelanne20
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Loved this show!!

User: Rachmiel
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Amazing performance. The encore was the best I've ever seen. Dave danced on stage for about 10 minutes, which drove the crowd wild. Trey is incredible. Tim was outstanding. Best show!

User: rcefan
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Had a blast! A fantastic weekend! What more can be said.

User: rd112175
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Dave and Trey had great chemistry...Fantastic show...

User: recktend
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Most amazing convert ever. Don't get me wrong, I'm a DMB fan, but I would love it this summer if Dave toured with his "friends" instead of the band... At one point in the show there were 4 guitarists up there...amazing

User: rgray41
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In one word "AMAZING!!"

User: rmg1003
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awesome...one of the best! partially because i remember all of it!

User: robdean218
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Awesome show. Played forever!

User: rooster2169
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Absolutely amazing to see Dave and Trey together. Awesome covers.

User: Rusty2Sweet
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What an incredible Christmas gift. To see Dave and Friends play an unbelievable show. They all sounded great together. It was nice to have some crowd participation. Nice to see Tim put his shirt over his head and do some dancing. Dave even got into the encore by dancing around the stage during Thank You. Great show!

User: ryan13love
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Awesome

User: ryeguy5
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Show #27 ---Unbelievable! I wasn't expecting too much...just straight forward album songs and some cool covers. That was the way it was going until...something happened and the show turned into a phenomenon near the end. Trey was awestruck at the crowd during 3 little birds. He encouraged everyone to sing "everything is gonna be alright" and it roared in sync for ~5-10 minutes. I usually detest the crowd singing out loud (we all know the words and I don't want to hear other people sing!) However, this was special. I felt this was a once in a lifetime show (Dave and Trey) and if you aren't going...you should scratch and claw your way to find tickets.

User: satyagraha41
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Phenomenal experience. On a different level than other D&T or DMB shows, but equally impressive.

User: sbbhg
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Unreal

User: schmoo02
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Sly and the Family Stone my friends!!

User: ScottyHerb
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Best show I've ever seen in my life.

User: Shive624
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Amazing show! I never thought it would end, nor did I want it to!! Trey is amazing, and Tim is umbelievable. Too bad he didn't play "Christmas Song" though, being how it was December 22nd.

User: Simple_11
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Best show I have ever been to period..

User: SimsMC03
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With all the shows I have seen this one was my least favorite. But the 45 minutes of Dave and Tim kicked ass.

User: sjdroess
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I am speechless... it was awesome!!!!

User: sloshy
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Davis, McNabb, Puttz, & I. What a trip!!! McNabb got FUBAR!!!!

User: SnowWhiteSNL
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This was the night that I met my future husband. Hands down: the best Dave show of my life!
And they played for 3.5 hrs!!

User: soildmbfan
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Lots of energy from everyone and a good way to close out the year, but will help me appreciate the real band even more next time.

User: soop
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Amazing my 50th show!!

User: SoRight
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This show was absolutly frickin' AMAZING! Dave & Tim did thier thing in the beginning. Tim Reynolds is so good, should have made Rolling Stones top 100 guitarists. D & F came out and the show just rocked out. 5 song encore and audience participation for the encore songs was great. This was the longest show in Dave's concert history, over 3 hours! Sweet Up, Sweet Down was so good, they turned it into a fabulous jam. Hey Bulldog was loud and energizing. Everyday was surprisingly one of the best songs of the night. Solsbury Hill, Bathtub Gin, Waste, Save Me, & Too high get a WOW! The night was capped off by a long jamming, Sly & the Family Stone, Thank You (falettinme be mice elf agin). Dave danced, Trey bounced, Tim played with his teeth and the crowd sang wonderfully. This was definitly one of the best shows in Dave Matthews history. If you weren't there, get a copy of the show!

User: SpencerDS
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UNBELIEVABLE!!! honey, honey, come and daaance with me

User: spigel99
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all i have to say is that the stage was made up of 6 figures of god

User: Spoon85
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AWESOME!

User: sskopek
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The beginning and the end of the show were some of the best I have ever seen in my 16 shows... the middle-end just kinda flatlined... the encore was absolutely great. Just a side note... if you know every word to every song you do not need to sing them as loud as you can to prove how much of a fan you are... this is to SEC 104 row 2 around seats 8 and 9. That is great to be so into the show but singing loudly and off key makes it hard to hear the great music being played. Overall this was a truely unique experience seeing Dave, Tim and Trey so mesmerized my the music they were playing and by the crowd participation. Thanks DMF.

User: stace41
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3 Little Birds!!

User: Stacy41
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3 little birds.. incredible. Crowd sang for awhile.

User: StandUp41
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Loved This Show! It was great to see Dave, Tim, and Trey all onstage together. Couldn't Have asked for a better show!

User: steveo3279
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Unreal...I'd have to say the Bob Marley cover and Dave dance was fantastic. Rosemont folks need to get their heating issues worked out though!

User: stock1511
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BEST SHOW OF ALL TIME PERIOD

User: strkmtch42
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So Stoned.....Awsome show from Dave and his friends.

User: suad41
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Another new Dave experience

User: SuperL8
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My favorite show. Incredible. They just kept playing and playing and playing and playing and playing.

User: sweetska10
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the show was unreal, simply amazing. tim and trey were blazin like no other, and the band brought their A-game... dave, the entertainer, showed up full force as well. 5 encore songs, has anyone ever heard of such a thing?!?!

User: tackettg
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I think this was a fun show.

User: TakeYouHomeWith
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awesome show, crazy set list... dave would not stop!

User: talairys
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awesome - three little birds ;)

User: tb35bk
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Played the whole Album. Jammed with Tim at the beginging which was awsome. Best acoustic versions of craush and dancing nancies ever. the show rocked..

User: thankyouDMB1985
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ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS DAVE MATTHEWS AND FRIENDS, I WANNA THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE MYSELF. WHAT A GREAT FUCKING CONCERT. OH AND TIM AT THE END PLAYING WITH HIS TEETH WAS FUCKING AWESOME.

User: thecompjoe
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Awesome show...there was a cool vibe going on in the place and it just seemed like everyone was having a great time, especially the band. They were all smiles and it was fun to see them playing together.

User: TheKman
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this was a long concert and it was about 500 degress in the place..but that didnt matter the music was amazing...dave and timmy opened up nice and then it was cool to see dave and trey do the encore with acoustic guitars...waste and thank you were the highlights..pimp ass concert i am glad i was a part of it

User: theryg1
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ok

User: TjMarnell
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Awesome show. I was delighted to hear Sweet up and Down. Definitely made my day. Overall, all I've got to say is WOW!

User: TMoore4075
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This show was awesome. Whoever thought this tour wouldn't live up to the hype was wrong. This show went on for almost 3 and half hours. I still love DMB more but that show was just great. My girlfriend liked Dave dancing around at the end. she thought it was hot. I just thought it was kinda funny. Some on here said the show died kinda after Oh Sister. The reason for that was 5 of the next 8 including Oh Sister were covers and I think many people did't know all of them. But the encore made up for it. The crowd was singing most of the songs and with Three Little Birds and the #36 intro and outro to Everyday that got the crowd in it. Show rocked the whole earth not just All State.

User: torrence27
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SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! SWEET UP AND DOWN WAS SWEET! TIM WAS UNBEILEIVEABLE!! THE ENTIRE CONCERT WAS FILLED WITH THE HIGHEST ENERGY!! GREAT CROWD!! COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER SHOW. DAVE AND TREY WERE AMAZING!! THERE WAS DEFINATELY MORE ENERGY FROM THIS SHOW THAN THERE WAS FROM THE CENTRAL PARK SHOW, BUT STILL AMAZING!!! IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN DAVE AND TIM TOGETHER; YOU MUST DO IT! DAVE AND THE REST OF THE FREINDS WERE DEFINATELY AT THERE BEST!!!!!

User: trippinheine
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Great!!

User: trippinheine1
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A Work Of Art....

User: truecb
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Great Show...nice to hear sweet up and down again

User: ttnsccr14
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Great show!! SOOO many encore songs.....UNREAL...completely worth the money

User: twostep123
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Awesome show. The crowd was into it the whole night singing along with Dave. Probably the best show I've ever seen.

User: twostep4414
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UNREAL

User: twosteppin2
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Most energetic show i have ever seen until the 07.02.06 Alpine valley extravaganza. Two words... Timmy Reynolds!

User: twosteppin83
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The Encore, was the absolute Shit

User: unclejoe1012
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Despite the fact that i cannot stand Emilou Harris, this show was awesome, one of the best indoor shows EVER, if not the best....it is awesome! Some really good stuff here to end the best musical year they have ever had!

User: uofmjess
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I drove 8 hours by myself and paid 170 bucks to see this show...but seeing SUAD, Nancies, Cry Freedom, and Stay or Leave...damn..so worth it. I had never seen Trey play, but he got a new fan... that guy can jam! The trip ended up costing me about 400 bucks but I wouldn't trade that show for anything...the best I've seen (with the exception of Dave and Tim in Oxford, OH.)

User: velvet_sea_00
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downright amazing

User: Vogt_51
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show was awesome...Dave and Tim were amazing with Crush and Nancies being very lively. Trey is a spectacular guitarist......even while staring at the ceiling the entire time. The highlight of the whole show had to be the encore. Dave and Trey came out and sat down together and just talked to the audience, very intimate. An awesome 5 song encore that had the whole audience singing. This is the best show that i have been to.

User: wakemaker
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Long, and great show!

User: wcolbert
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Fantastic opening by D&T, and it was great to hear some rare songs, especially Solsbury Hill and American Tune. Around 3 hours of awsome jams and excitement. Gravedigger was also a very climactic part of the show.

User: what will i say
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no other way to explain this show, but "freakin'ridiculous!!!" I didn't have very high expectations of this show...since the SD album is rather chill. But they jammed! The energy between Dave and Trey was great. They truly have great chemistry onstage! The best show I've been to...blew me away.

User: wiecsa
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Simply Amazing-what talent!

User: wildfan1979
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Unbelievable. Remember not having high expectations. Boy was I blown away. Very, very cool show. Not DMB, but as close as you could get at the time.

User: wn613
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kicked ass. best concert ive ever ben to

User: wnt2believe
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One of the best shows I have ever seen very cool very different Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: wollar71
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Absurd

User: Yadda1223
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ok, now I was really pumped for this show, being on the day before my birthday and all(and since they played so long it actually ran over), but I have to say that it was not nearly as good as a DMB show. The dave and tim set was incredible, and the first several songs with the friends were great, but then the band completely lost the energy it had built up. People were literally falling asleep, I was very disappointed that dave, being the artist that he is, would string together 5 or 6 really mellow, slow songs like he did. Starting with too high things picked back up, great sweet up and down, and an amazing encore made up for the lackluster mid section, yet I coudlnt leave without feeling a little cheated. I would have gladly cut down on the time in order to maintain the intensity, but overall very good. Cant wait until the summer tour.

User: yavin27
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SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! SWEET UP AND DOWN WAS SWEET! TIM WAS UNBELEIVEABLE!! THE ENTIRE CONCERT WAS FILLED WITH THE HIGHEST ENERGY!! GREAT CROWD!! COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER SHOW. DAVE AND TREY WERE AMAZING!! THERE WAS DEFINATELY MORE ENERGY FROM THIS SHOW THAN THERE WAS FROM THE CENTRAL PARK SHOW, BUT STILL AMAZING!!! IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN DAVE AND TIM TOGETHER; YOU MUST DO IT! DAVE AND THE REST OF THE FREINDS WERE DEFINATELY AT THERE BEST!!!!!

User: zaskar
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Only one way to describe this show. Off the charts.

User: zippoking
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Totally f***ing sweet is all I can think to say, this was my first time seeing Dave live and it did not dissappoint. Being an avid Phish fan, it blew me away that they ended with Bathtub Gin, my favorite phish song.


   


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