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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
June 18, 2004
Tweeter Center Chicago, Tinley Park, IL

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User: 41lofer
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My first of hopefully many concerts. From hearing from my friends and checking out thepast shows it was great. Grace is gone and rhyme and reason were awesome. Wasn't excited about them closing with WWYS.

User: AcE25
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Cool show, highlight for me was Dave and his guitar solo during Jimi Thing

User: Admo
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Sorry...this show just didn't do it for me. It was nice to hear some new songs, but the sound system has always been bad at the World (Tweeter Center), so it was hard to make out the lyrics sometimes. Other than that, it was a total radio show, which, at this point, I'm done with it. I don't want to hear the same songs over and over and over and over again. But, hey, its what everyone knows. *rolls eyes*

User: AFurth
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Good show, the energy was a little lacking from the crowd, but the band brought it tonight!!

User: AGicale
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The crowd wasnt that into it but the new songs were sweet. The best part was the lap steel.

User: AllisonJo
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One word - Amazing!

User: AllNatural35
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Terrible Terrible venue so the show i don't know but the venue sucked so bad I couldn't hear a thing.

User: AmericanBaby82
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What an awesome show to be 3rd row and center! I loved the newer songs especially Hello Again and Crazy Easy! I will never ever forget this one!

User: annoying_2001
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great show

User: antsmarching80
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Awesome show with a great crowd

User: BartenderPlz
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overall a solid show..tho i noticed he repeated a lot of songs from the previous night but watever..it was still a really good time..the new songs are sounding good too. i also heard stay for the first time live so that got me going..a good show but alpine will blow it away

User: Bartz21
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The show was unbelievable. They sounded great and they never took a break during the whole show. The new songs were awesome too. I can't wait until they drop the new album. "Hello Again" was my favorite new one by far. The encore was great w/"Crush" and "What Would You Say?" Classic performance.

User: BBJ0322
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Great, great set list. One of the best.

User: bethandjohn824
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This was my 24th(i think) dave show and my first review, probably also the last...The concert itself was great.. However, it might have been one of the worst Dave shows I have been to..The sound system sucks(like it always does at the World...and thats why Dave needs to go back to Soldier Field) and I was not feeling the crowd...At least where I was sitting, there were only about 4 other people getting into it besides me and my fiancee...I know the crowd will be better at Deer Creek and I can't wait for the next two shows

User: bjressler
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gotta love dave, although not the best venue, sorry fellas

User: bobo1209
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awesome!!

User: bowltoker
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My first show of this tour. It was a nice way to get back into the groove. Good setlist.

User: brittni62989
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Oh jeez! This show was great! It couldn't have gotten any better than this setlist!!

User: btdebuys
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Amazing! the new songs were awesome to hear live for 1st time

User: bubbaugly18
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another bad ass show by dave. i have yet to be disappointed by him. it was a beautiful night and a great show. he played quite a few new songs that have not been released yet but everything i heard i liked.

User: Byan
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First listen to the four/five new songs. Always a favorite cause it is my home town show.

User: CB317
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Great show, all the goodies I wanted to hear.

User: cbalach
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Marginal show at best. Crowd was lame. Very little singing and dancing from my perspective in the first few feet of the lawn. Lots of 17/18 year olds too drunk to stand up--quite a sad sight.

User: chase64blain
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This was my first Dave show ever and it wasn't the last... after this concert I was addicted to seeing DMB every summer

User: Chevs
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Good show, terrible venue. Next time I think it would be amazing if he played at Soldiers Field.

User: chicago_animal
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Great Set-List! I didn't care for the opening night set-list so I was worried about what this night would be like. It was a similair but the few changes made it much more better for my taste. Crush was a BIG surprise for an encore! WWYS isn't a favorite of mine for the last song but it got the whole crowd singing along and happy...considering they would all bne stuck in the parking lot for an hour. The Crowd was into it the whole night...which is something I usually only see @ Alpine. The sound was good as people complain about it but don't get that it isn't that easy to get perfect sound for outdoor venues. THe new songs were bad ass and I can't wait for a new album. Hopefully it will come out this fall with a winter tour to follow.

User: CJE3200
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My first DMB show. They played a lot of new songs at this show that weren't on any album at that time. (Hello Again, Joyride, Crazy-Easy, and Sugar Will) In my opinion, all of these songs should have made the album. Crazy-Easy is one my favorite DMB songs and songs of all time.

User: cmacdonald75
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As always, great show!! What can I say, I just LOVE DAVE!

User: coco18
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This show was amazing, no word can describe it. The best part was when they played warehouse, the intro to that song is one of a kind.

User: crazy03
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awesome show....

User: crzygameopker87
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wow... my first dave show :-)

User: dalhoe
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4th show...

User: DancingJane27
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AWESOME!!!

User: DancingNanc05
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Average... but indeed a good show

User: Dave41
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Great show. Enjoyed the new material, which had a new sound. Seems like the whole band had a part in creating the new music, unlike the Lillywhite music. The band seemed to be really enjoying themselves on the stage, which is good to see considering how long they have been playing together. Great show with the added new material and the old material. Can't wait for the Gorge!

User: davepgn98
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Another great show tonight, although i felt like i heard the same show as i did last night, yeah there were 4 or 5 songs that were different, but the energy here beat st. louis by far. i'm loving joy ride and hello again more and more. another awesome show under the belt.

User: davetinsley
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I was on the guard rail on the front of the lawn, it was a party there! Steffan did an awesome bass solo that night also!

User: davewannabe8
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Awesome show. My girlfriend walked up to the box office day of the show and bought third row seats when I bought lawn two and a half months before the show. But when she took me up to the third row my jaw hit the floor. It was simply amazing I will never forget that night as long as I live. Thanks baby I love you.

User: devine6655
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i dont even know if i remember this one at all...

User: dmb*msu
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Great show, not crazy about this venue like many others...Hate people who come to shows just to talk. Stay at home and do that, don't ruin the show for everyone else! Luckily a cool security guard let us move towards the end of the show to enjoy the last few songs.

User: dmb125
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it was good

User: Dmb95ta
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awesome!

User: DMBFan920
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good times, they played great

User: DMBfanScott420
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I managedd to get 5th row center stage tickets the day of the show and it was awesome. This was my 9th Dave show, and I can't wait for my 10th and 11th shows in Alpine at the end of the summer. If some one can tell me how to download this show please e-mail me at packrfan6@yahoo.com. Party on everybody!!

User: dmbfan_41
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Great show, new songs, and closest seats i have ever had...wow!

User: dmblvr428
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Grace is gone was the bet version I have ever heard yet!! The show jammed! As Usual! DMB never disappoints!

User: dmbs
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i saw a nude girl SAWEET!

User: dmb_is_sweet
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OMG!!! I had the pleasure and the luck of getting 3rd row Center. What a great time it was! Nice set list. Nice to hear some new songs... cannot wait till the new album comes out. Jimi Thing was great with Dave scatting at the end... totally hilarious. Rhyme and Reason and Rapunzel rocked! Stefan playing the lap steel into Grace is Gone was totally amazing... but then again could you expect anything less from these guys? Thought that it was weird to end the concert with Crush then WWYS but that is just my opinion... all in all I had a wonderful time and I am totally looking forward to Alpine Valley!

User: Dmkband21
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This concert was the closest I have been at a Dave concert I was 4 rows back dead center of stage. this concert was even better because it got everyone a chance to hear daves new unreleased songs on his new album.

User: DoThACrUnGe
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Awesome show considering the venue... liked the constant "World" references all night; new songs were sweet, especially Joy Ride and Hello Again; solid latin outro 2 warehouse and GIG was insane, the little scat at the end of jimi thing was solid, reminiscent of central park; good 2 see butch back again, was worried cuz he didnt play in MO --- looking forward 2 the new album and a great tour

User: dowdle87
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First DMB show ever

User: drans2
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WHAT A GAS - 5 NEW SONGS, LIKE EM ALL!

User: DriveOut
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The new songs sounded great, and the prospect of hearing something new made me really excited about the show going in. But my seats were horrible and the speakers started malfunctioning halfway through the opening song, so it put a damper on the experience for me. The most disappointing show I've been to but it wasn't the band's fault.

User: Driveway
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My first DMB concert! The music was great, the crowd was mediocre at best.

User: Dross1
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Great Show can't lie

User: Dulax2step
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This venue sucks....that is all I have to say. I guess I am spoiled from Alpine.

User: EatDrinkbeMARY
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amazing show is all i have to say, my first show, and i thought it was amazing!

User: egrxc
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Went with Madison - went to the Soccer State Finals afterward. Saw my man Corey Vanrhee on the way home driving on the highway - big time traffic jam.

User: Eileen052
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pretty mellow and low energy, especially during the new songs that nobody knew...unfortunately not the best show I've been to.

User: emcataldo
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Great

User: erikmay1
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Simply awesome! O.A.R. was awesome as well!

User: Firedancer2312
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i thought the show was really really good. the sound at tweeter was a lot better than years past in my opinion. First OAR started it off with sum kick ass songs including city on down>delicate few..which was amazing... then dave came out and opened up with SMTS>PNP>Rapunzel which blew my mind, dave was dancin all over the stage, and it was just a lot of fun to watch. Other highlights were all of the new songs, all of them were so awesome, but my favorite was probably hello again...other great parts were grey street (the lighting on tour this year is amazing, every time carter hit his drum at the end of the song, colors flashed all over right until dave said to grey and grey lights went all over it was sick), the folk jam in grace is gone is awesome to dance to, warehouse was energy packed, and so was jimi thing and WWYS. And as always, crush was just amazing to hear..GREAT SHOW!!

User: Fook43
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This was my first DMB show. I was way out in the grass but I was right up against the railing, it was a great view. Having OAR start the night off was pretty much the greatest thing ever. The show was unreal. I loved every second of it. A little drizzle, then the clouds broke and there was a great sunset. Couldn't ask for a better show.

User: FpotusSCB
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A solid second show of the tour. One big thing that stands out is encore. It was solid all-in-all, but a little different and I don't know quite what to make of it. Everyone sounded good last night and they played about 2:45-2:50 which was nice. It was good to hear some Central Park-esque jams in Warehouse and Jimi Thing. The five new songs were good to hear too. In particular I really liked Hello Again. Although it's early the consist presence of Too Much and Rhyme & Reason are already a little annoying. Don't get me wrong, they're great songs, especially with the little change-up Carter threw in Too Much, but those two songs really are played too much. If last night is any indication of the year to come it should be a great tour with hopefully a few more suprises.

User: golfnorlin
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It was a great show! Seeing the band play Rapunzel made my night. I loved hearing the older songs but the new songs were great too!

User: greybart41
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OAR opened. Grace Is Gone had a nice jam at the end. The venue leaves a little to be desired, but great show regardless.

User: GreyStreetAve
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Very good show! New songs are awesome! Liked the Jimi Thing jam and the new grace is gone outro.

User: groverzep
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Once again an excellent show.

User: HandsomeWeasel
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Great setlist, lots of energy from the band. Liked hearing \"Crush\" live for the first time in person... but the sound system at the Tweeter Center was still terrible.

User: hendersp5
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1st Dave show ever and it was a good one to start out on!

User: HendrixWS
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Great show, a little suprising closing with WWYS but none the less. it was a mazing. I love the new songs.

User: in TDT up high
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Wonderful

User: ivanasmokepot
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my first dave show of the year...and what can i say DAVE IS ALWAYS AMAZING LIVE no matter where u are sitting or standing. new songs are good i like crazy-easy alot...but i must say the crowd was a bumber... there is NO EXCUSE for the many who weren't getting into it... dance around have a good time! i can't wait till alpine!

User: j0eb0b
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First dmb concert, but my favorite of any concert I've been to.

User: Jack7238
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Very good set and nice jams

User: jakestar_22
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Good

User: jam2oar
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The World looked great for a little bit...

User: james1788
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Awsome show with better sound than previously viewed tweeter shows. Great setlist.

User: jamminsun
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Tweeter sucks!!! too much traffic!!

User: Jayes
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AWSOME!! my first show, blew my mind JIMI KICKED ASS!

User: jayman414
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This show was amazing, the new songs that the band played were great and i am really excited to hear the new album. I think this 04 tour is goin to be a good one. Lets keep it rollin, good job last night boys. DMB 04 Peace Jason

User: jfedler
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Enjoyed a wonderful evening of great music

User: jho36
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Sweet show ... new tunes were good.... big ups to The band for bringing crush into the encore.. sweet transition from Anyone Seen the Bridge to Pnp

User: John22s
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I could never say anything bad about this band because they work so hard. Great show. Was funny when Boyd lost his transmitter pack and a dude came out to put it back in his pocket.

User: JohnieReb
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Great show! DMB always rocks Chicago!

User: joyfulgurl
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good good time tonight

User: JTRPUNK
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amazing the beginning of the concert could be one of the best ever

User: jw0307
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The show was awesome. Kicked off a great 2004 tour, but the venue was horrible. Parking was the worst I've ever seen!

User: JWDMB24
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Awesome to here some of the new tunes in there "Raw State". Horrible venue, parking is a nightmare.

User: kbabbing
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Third row, split Dave's mike. One of the best shows ever!!!

User: keggerbmb
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loved the show, pantala naga pampa into rapunzel... mmm tastey

User: krik000
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I was at this show it was my first of two shows for the summer. It was awesome. O.A.R was an awesome opening act, I am also a big fan of them. Boyd went crazy on the violin, and personally the highlight of the sho was when they broke out with Grey Street.

User: kschlich
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i was in the VIP suite, I took some awesome pics, great show!

User: ksdrn3
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tinley park sucks-poor accoutisics and no tailgating allowed :(

User: kshark12
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loved it, only time i sat down was to pack my bowl....

User: Kyle321N
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It was unbelievable

User: Lauren741
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Lawn

User: leggman67
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kick ass show

User: lilwenDMBfan41
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Incredible start to the 04 tour. The new songs kick ass

User: lilwing420
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show was kinda slow, but ended with crush! great endin!

User: love2stayhere
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Very good show. Great energy and the new songs sounded great especially Good Good Time. It was so awesome. Piano solo was great.

User: LovinDmb
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Awesome Awesome show, hadn't seen the boys in about a year...whew it was getting to me. new songs are great!

User: luvdmb131
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I went to this show knowing that he was going to play some of his new stuff. The thing was that I enjoyed the new songs, and a lot of them went unreleased.

User: mandelko4140
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It was great! I took my best friend who was a DMB skeptic and he told me ha had one of the best times of his life. The set was solid and the new songs sounded really good, considering that "Hmmmm" had been written in the sound check....supposedly. Great night!!!

User: Marathon
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Not Bad, The sound system for the lawn people sucks

User: mbusetter19
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Awsome show! Great new songs, I cant wait for the new CD!

User: mcddyjack02
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Definitely one of the best DMB shows I have ever seen. I like the fact they played new material, it had an upbeat feel and of course they still rocked the house with the old stuff!!!

User: mhurley
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B-

User: miles41
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first dave concert....unforgettable!

User: miltime16
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kind of a dissapointing show...new songs were good but was hoping for better song selection

User: molson22
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Best show yet.

User: momitsmybrthday
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awesome show... loved joyride, loved 4-song opener.

User: mvphilip
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What an excellent show! The new songs were all great, but the two highlights were Crush and Grace is Gone. Grace totally rocked (sounds weird)! As usual, Dave is the man and the band sounded great. When does the new CD come out?

User: mynameisbob_u
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all i can say is amazing it was my first

User: mywarehouse_41
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So this was my first Dave concert. That right there was enough reason to remember it for the rest of my life, let along the killer set list, topped off by the encore performance of a top favorite, "Crush". Eleven of my closest friends and I made the riduclous sprint for the dead center spot on the lawn. That was one damn crucial move on our part. This much is true, nothing is like being there live. By the way, I'm a huge O.A.R. fan, and they started off the evening right.

User: nprodouz
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good show

User: nutsauce
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AWEEEESOME

User: OneSweetWorld87
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very good

User: paddyo
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alright so I wasn't really there. My girlfriend went to visit her sister in chicago, they went. But I bought the tickets....oughta count for something ---paddy---

User: pay4watUget14
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This show kicked ass but the encore was a little iffy

User: pcsd
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This was a great show! My first show outside of California. It was great to meet DMB fans from all over the country.

User: Petty3388
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Great show. . . really good set. Can't wait til '05 tour.

User: phungo
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Great set. Lots of energy! Wish I could see them again this year!

User: pwfIII
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Personally for a show at the World I was impressed. Good Good time is just for fun kids, so dont get too excited about that being on the album. The other 4 songs are bomb fantastic if you ask me. Hello Again being my personaly fav. Highlight of the show: Grace is Gone...awesome awesome bluegrase esque-jam made this a night of good good time indeed. It was nice after seeing D&f at Bonnaroo to see the band rocking again.

User: rd112175
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Had 8th row for another great DMB show...

User: Redroxy
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First Dave show, but definitely not my last. Wasn't the biggest fan going into it, but now I'm completely hooked! His crowds are amazing! It was a great atmosphere, even with all the rain beforehand. "Crush" was my favorite by far. Love of my life + Dave = Damn AWESOME time! Won't forget the crazy walk back on the highway...so dangerous! :) Worth every death-defying second. Can't wait for my next concert!

User: reschafer
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Pretty sure this was the show I as at.

User: Rissa41
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Good to see Dave & the boys again! The show was great- the new stuff is amazing!! Perfect evening for a concert- beautiful weather, great crowd! Looking forward to Alpine in August!!

User: rizzo87
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Great show...Great combinnation of Dave & O.a.r. and one of the best 2 bands together every.

User: robdean218
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hot hot hot! good to see the boys back on stage...new songs = promising

User: RobG
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was in the lawn

User: sbustuppy
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Average show, average setlist, I thought the new songs sounded great, overall though the show seemed to crawl at times and the band lost the crowd in the middle for a while. Tons of idiot kids on the lawn, I will sit in the pavilion from now on....

User: Scuba Jeremy
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Good times. Bad seats, but a fun show. Diggin' the new songs!

User: sgalla
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First show, it was the absence of dissapointment.

User: shabaz14
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Cool show, i had good seats but im sure some of the humongous pillars may have got in the way of some people.

User: ShotGun151
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dig it!!!!

User: Snowdog
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Bad ass...awsome to see the band back up and going. Look like they had a whole lot of fun up there. Got back to basics!! Fun and engergetic!! New songs rocked! Sounded like they should be on the crash album. Great show, bad venue, Tweeters Sound sucks depending on where you are. If you are in the pavilion in the middle like me...Sound is good. 2nd show of the tour...maybe one of the best. Next...Alpine Valley!! 8-7-04!!!

User: SnowWhiteSNL
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VERY GOOD TIMES!!

User: Sparkzilla
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AWESOME! First dave show and it was great!

User: spcmnspff4
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my first show, awesome

User: spookykid
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Enjoyed the show - sound was decent (for the World) - the only place you can get decent sound in that place is in the center of the venue, and my boyfriend and I had section 103 this time, dead center. My first impression - a very tight show. Lots of smiling going on up on stage - that's always fun :) Crowd didn't seem very into it, but again, it's the World - so I enjoyed the show for what it was. :) Loved the new songs, and was happy to hear Rapunzel! The crowd didn't seem very into it from where I was at - kinda lame - but all in all, a great kickoff to my dmb summer. Can't wait till Noblesville!

User: stefwithanf66
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6th row seat....great show!

User: stubby25
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Crazy Crazy Easy....

User: SuperL8
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Just okay. The worst show I have been to, but all the others were great.

User: sweetkness
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Reading through the set list years later, its hard to figure how this was such a bad show, but I don't remember being impressed at all. It may be because of the absolute nightmare traffic getting to and from the show from downtown Chicago, never had any traffic experience near that bad. Almost gave up on going to DMB shows because it was so bad, thank goodness I didn't.

User: tackettg
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broke up with gretchen that night

User: tborcub1
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Good

User: TheKman
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Excellent show! this was my 3rd show overall and it was a good one...the new songs are soudning pretty good, especially Hello Again...otherwise jimi thing rocked and dave did the scat at the end and went nuts..stay was also a highlight along with an energetic grey street..solid encore as well..cant wait for alpine weekend..peace!

User: TheOneAJK
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Great show

User: thunderdog
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Was pretty disappointed. I've seen them multiple times since 95 and they really seem comfortable not taking any risks musically. The middle of the show really lagged in energy - throwing in newer material along with slower material like "If I had it all" caused the momentum to slow down too much. Unlike most, I thought the end of "Grace" was unnecessary - it's a solid tight song - leave it alone!

User: tina41
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Great show. Lots of energy!

User: tjdchi
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Pretty disappointing. Same set as lat night for the most part. I just dont understand how a band that has over 70 songs to play, plays the same 20 ALL the time.

User: TjMarnell
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Great show overall. Like everyone, I really enjoyed the new version of Grace is Gone with the slide guitar and the bluegrass ending. I really enjoyed the new song "Hello Again." Dave's voice was fantastic.

User: Traci D
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Liked the new stuff! Good show

User: trippinheine
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Another Good Show. 15th Row tickets and hanging out with 4 dave virgins made the night great!

User: truck
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this show was awesome.

User: truecb
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Very enjoyable night! Was there with two dmb virgins who also had a great time and are now coming to alpine with me in August. The opening with smts>astb>pnp>repunzal was awesome along with Jimi Thing, Warehouse, Hello Again, crazy easy, hmmm?, and crush.

User: tvw2347
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First Dave show i ever went to and its pretty hard to top.

User: TwoSteppin087
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awesome time!!

User: ucrushedme
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The sound was not very good, but it was a great show and we had an awesome time.

User: whitfo20
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Ok, set wasn't the best, new songs were good.

User: whitstheshiznit
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I've only seen 3 Dave shows but this was by far the best, the band played awesome the crowd was into it and the setlist was bad ass

User: Wrhse into Ants
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First time for the new songs and had some hot girls next to us. Grey Street was awesome as usual.

User: yayhigh242
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I don't truthfully remember much from the show. I was pretty messed up. But what I remember from it was awesome and it brang it all back when i heard this.

User: Yellow Hammmer
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The show was sweet, one of the best I have seen. The best part for me was the bass intro straight to crush. That was amazing. The only bad part was the dude next to me that passed out as o.a.r. was playing and puked as soon as he woke up! Then me and everyone around me chanted pussy!

User: zaj128
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First DMB show, lots of favorites with the addition of some promising new tunes, great show

User: zemekian
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Great show. Great jamming. Great weather. Great crowd.


   


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