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Dave Matthews Band
June 24, 2004
Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OH

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User: 333GreyStreet
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Solid show!

User: anne4dmb
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Incredible!!!!! Recently with the pretty pretty girl outro blew me away. I wouldn't have expected that in a million years. Love the new songs. Jimi Thing rocked. Opening with Ants suprised me too. That got the crowd off to a great start. Definately my best Dave show at that amphitheater - good seats good crowd. I could go on and on. The show was amazing. The ONLY complaint - only one encore, but I think that was due to time restraints.

User: bacthatup
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It was a great show and hope to see you guys rock the house in Cincinnati!

User: barefoot
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One of the best shows I have been too, Recently was sick, as was Jimi...

User: Bdflach
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Sat right behind O.A.R. and Marc's little bro.

User: Bdolan911
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First show I attended solo. Intense experience.

User: beccadmboh
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Was the best show I have ever been to!!!

User: beech#40
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only 1 song for an encore, oh well, still a good show.

User: BigRedd81
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My first show. Pouring rain the whole time and still one of the best concerts I have ever attended. Awesome version of Good Good Time when the rain started! The crowd was amazing. I was hooked after this. The only negative thing is that I was disappointed they were only allowed to play one encore song. I'm pretty sure it was the noise ordinance so I don't blame DMB!

User: BlazerX84
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Second night was another incredible one. Ants Marching as an opener totally blew everyone away, very unexpected. It started pouring rain shortly after the start of the show, and Good Good Time was played as Dave improvised some rain lyrics, followed by Don't Drink the Water. All in all the most incredible weekend ever!

User: BoW2MaSTaR
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Rainy

User: bowltoker
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Superb setlist. Started pouring down rain a few times, but it was still awesome. The new songs are very very cool.

User: brentshreve
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Awesome show!!! This is my third DMB show and it was by far the best!! Awesome energy and setlist!!

User: brushtennis
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I was on the lawn and it was a crazy show. Dave played through the rain all night.....and no one took cover. We just all stood there 100% soaked through our clothes and loved every minute of it.

User: ca5150
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Maybe the best Dave show I've ever been to. Ants opener was unexpected but a nice treat and the energy started high and stayed high all night. Crowd was great and they jammed out harder than I've seen before. The new songs are great and I can't wait for the new album.

User: Crazy-Easy85
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JUST AS AMAZING AS THE NIGHT BEFORE!

User: Crushboo41
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rain rain rain

User: cummins7
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Fun times in the rain!

User: curliegurlie
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what happened to the 2nd encore song? great show tho, can't wait for cincy!

User: cyphon
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OAR Opened, Dave introduced them. Show began, second song in it started to rain, by third song it was pouring and DMB was playing songs that went right along with the weather "Rain" and "Don't Drink the Water". Crowd hung in there, band didn't miss a beat. Stephan seemed a tad bit more excited than usual on stage... love Joy Ride!

User: dak226
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The best Dave CONCERT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He did some tight ass freestyling on Jimi Thing and it was just awesome!! The lightning and thunder and all of the hard rain made being in the audience even better. The encore of Trippin Billies was suberb but highlights would have to be: Dancing Nancies (just the most amazing version I've heard), Jimi Thing (Dave doing some crazy lyrical improve and then yelling "pow!" and kicking his leg), new songs were played and all just flowed electrically through out the crowd. I hope that this either made a cd concert or I will be downloading it from this site because it was an amazing concert!!

User: dancingmeggy
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this show was so much fun. amphitheaters are just better for dmb concerts. yeah dave!!

User: dave1331
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Awesome set - UTTAD out the bum!

User: DBurtch5
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sweet, when he did jimi thing and started goin crazy on the mic, it was the best part

User: demitrix
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2 words jimi thing ive heard dave scat ive seen dave scat but the jimi thing scat was incredible unlike anything ive seen dave do. dancing nancies and drive in drive out were awesome too. daves imporv the whole night was spectacular.

User: Dflash40
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Beautiful. Front of the lawn. LOVED the rain. "Rain is good in fine, we were just havin a good good time"

User: dgengo
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Great Show!!!

User: DkMaBu41
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Nothing good beat being on the lawn with the rain pouring down on you and singing dave with your best friends! One of the best shows I have been to!!!

User: dmb1tj
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Good show. Rain was too cold. Jimi thing was awsome.

User: DMBChick_NY
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Holy Ants Marching opener! Loved the Recently "pretty pretty girl"...Grace is gone, loved the bass opener and the "Dixieland Jam" outro, wow, Boyd and Dave were goin' at it..and Jimi Thing was beyond words! Joy Ride is my new fav song...all around amazing show :)

User: DMBden311
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The best show yet!!! Nancies was incredible, Dave grabbed the mic with two hands and went insane during his jimi thing rant, which was incredible. The band was definetly feeling it tonight, HIGH energy the whole show, and the lightning was cool during where are you going.

User: dmbfan5413
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This was great! I've waited three concerts this tour to hear Nancies...I'm so pumped.

User: dmbfanwvu40
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BRILLIANT!! Well done boys. This show was amazing. If you weren't there you missed a good one. When they opened with Ants I knew it was going to be an awesome show. Jimi Thing was crazy. Loved Recently and Nancies, especially the outro. The new songs were a great addition. The rain didn't seem to bother anyone. Great setlist. See you in Cincinnati. Peace

User: dmblover4140
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had its ups and downs

User: dmb_413640
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It was awsome Jimi thing was the bomb the new songs flowed like the old.

User: DontStonethePig
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Had a good good time in the rain

User: DreemingTree41
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Snuck into pavilion... screw the rain!!! GGT was the best version ever played at this show!

User: drew14
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Caught his pick...holy s**t

User: drewamman
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awesome dude

User: DvMtthwsFntc82
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Absolutely amazing show! The set kicked off strong and when it started to rain, it didn't stop the crowd on the lawn from going INSANE! My only disappointing moment was the fact that he could only do one encore song (Polaris Noise Curfew Crap), and that he didn't play Crash. Other than that, the man has played yet another amazingly brilliant concert.

User: eagleajn
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it rained but great show

User: epriesand
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In the rain, this show was awesome!

User: FoolToThink04
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Another great show!

User: gabe
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awesome show!!!

User: GC#41
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Good Show it was pouring rain for most of the show crowd was going crazy

User: Gerginator
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Sweet, especially GGT about the rain that was still hitting me even though I under the pavilion!

User: gravedigger11
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night 2 definatly rocked...amazing show, new Nancies was going to be thrown in due to soundcheck on the first day...really feelin the vibe in the new songs, Hello again and Joy Ride are up and coming encores easily...Crowd was amazing unlike night 1...everysong the crowd was heard..congrats to those on Lawn who made it throgh the Lightining and rain...off to Cayahoga

User: greystreetspaz
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woo

User: Grnlee0687
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This was my second Dave show and it kicked ass,it was great

User: hale5244
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started thunderstorming half way through the set.. made for one amazing night

User: hamiltt
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Great Setlist...gotta love the rain!

User: hansel58585
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Simply splendid...damn that rain was awesome

User: HelloAgain8504
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Very good show, disappointed with the lone encore but I was very pleased with it being "Tripping Billies." The on and off rain throughout the show also added substance to the overall atmosphere of the venue.

User: Heraldic
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Incredible show! Energy was high all night, despite the terrential downpour! Hate the noise curfew...could have danced all night!

User: ifihaditall21
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Sweet show. the Rain came down hard. O A R was rocking. Never seen them before. Danced with a hottie all night. would say in the top 3 shows i have been too.

User: jam2oar
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End of the O.A.R. run, great time!

User: jamie3170
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great show

User: jbjcu
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Great show, the weather made it ten times more fun

User: jcovert0288
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It was awesome!!!

User: jdub1234
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great show. the only downer was the drunken rednecks getting into fights on the lawn and while we were trying to leaving. If you push 10,000 people through a small opening your bound to get bumbed just frigging deal with it.

User: jeojn
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Best Dave show I've ever been to. The crowd was just awesome and the venue was perfect for DMB. As for the set list, Ants in and Billies out, enough said.

User: Jgoose1019
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Needs to change it up a bit.....through some covers in

User: jguinan101
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by the time good good time started the skys opened up so dave sang some sweet improv rain lyrics by the time nancies was going the lawn was crazy with energy one of my favorite shows will never forget dancing in the rain all night, hello again was crazy, iihia was solid and billies was just sick to end the night!!! see ya in riverbend

User: jhunger
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Drove from Pittsburgh to see this show. Lots of crowd energy...one of the hardest rains I can remember! Good to see one of my favorite bands OAR open for my favorite band! Jimi was off the hook I didn't think Dave was ever going to stop. Love the new songs! The crowd went crazy on the third song as it started to pour and he sang a new song about dancing in the rain..."If your clothes get to heavy drop them on the floor..."

User: Jimilax41
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Was a great show. Took my friend to this show and it was his first one, now hes all about dave matthews band.

User: Joe M.
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Great show. Rained during first couple songs. I mean poored. Dave made thing into rain lyrics. Very good time.

User: joeyfine
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HOLY CRAP!!! GREATEST SHOW EVER

User: josh199dmb
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Wow everyone was pumped up for this show. Dave seemed really into it. Boyd seemed to be going off every chance he got. Roi sounded amazing. The show was just incredible. It poured the rain and I got soaked even though I was under the awning. I liked the rain though. It was exciting. I felt bad for people out on the lawn but all the wet people out there were probably having an awesome time.

User: Judius
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Excellent with RAIN !

User: justginny418
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Awesome!

User: jw209
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A step up from 6/23 but still left a lot to be desired.

User: K2flach
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Awesome.. My 2nd dave show and it was really cool.. the song he improved blew my mind

User: K2sAlways
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went by my lonesome...just me and the love of dave

User: KenManR9
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great show, especially with the rain, only a little disapointed about the 1 song encore

User: Kimik21
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great show, can't wait till the 29th!!!!

User: LeftofCool
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This one blew me away. The new songs flowed perfectly. Jimi Thing was absolutely stunning. Even the wind and rain seemed to fit perfectly into some songs, Rhyme & Reason in particular. The only thing I regret is walking past the fat girl urinating in the parking lot, but hey, when ya gotta go, ya gots to go, I guess.

User: LindsayRose
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Best show I've ever seen!

User: links89
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best dmb show i've been to. lots of old stuff played and the band had 10 times as much energy as the night before. worth every penny

User: mackattack6149
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Good show. He played all four new songs again, but I still enjoyed them.

User: marcus11aur
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Thunderstorm + Good Good Time was amazing

User: mbag111
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This was my second DMB concert (first one was the previous night at Germain). Best DMB concert I've seen in person, maybe even the best concert I've been to. Good Good Time (Hmmm?), Dancing Nancies, and Jimi Thing were definitely highlights. Would love to see this on DVD!!!

User: MBCincy420
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Dave its my birthday would you say?

User: mitchrich552002
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This was the best concert that I have ever been to. The rain made it even better.

User: nahodad
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Great way to start the tour for us! Solid setlist - I love the new stuff. I'm the only one from our group who loves it when it rains...

User: Nathaniel_T10
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This show sucked.....I saw Phish the night before so it ruined this for me

User: OldmantimeFTW
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I sat behind Marc's little bro and the show was awesome. Best improv lyrics on good good time, and Ants marching opener.. rain was pouring and everyone was dancing in it!! you can hear the thunder on the recording!!

User: onnabell
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I ilke this show. This is my favorite version of Good Good Time! It really rained as the show was startingwe got a little wet and cold. I bought Shauna a pretty sweet long sleeved tour shirt to help her stay warm.

User: ox4nancies
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In my review of the first night, I mentioned that the new songs were ok, but they would grow on me. After night two, it's official. I've had "Hello Again" in my head all morning. Show was great. Jimi Thing, awesome.

User: petiekinder
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This show rocked. Bottom line. It is in league with his best live cd's. Central Park is the only one I see that can even come close to it, and thats only because it was obviously intentionally made awesome. This show rocked, Columbus noise ordinance, you suck

User: philly850
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WOW!! That is all I can say, the whole band gave the performances of their lives. They played like it was the last time they would ever play together. This show gave Central Park a run for its money; not bad for a small ampetheatre. Best Nancies and Jimi ever. Loved the Billies encore.

User: phishphan07
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Another great show. As I said on the show for the first night I have no complaints. Joy Ride always gets me going. Such an awesome song. And O.A.R. was once more just incredible. Absolutely wonderful!

User: PhrozenDemon
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Amazing Concert! Terencial rain pour just added to the party. I loved "thing". The band and the crowd was full of energy.

User: podiumboy
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I remember this show being much better than the one the previous night. I was absolutely stoked to get my first DIDO!! Unfortunately, what I remember the most about this show is going with this girl I was dating at the time, and she was being a total bitch the whole time. It was raining on and off, she didn\'t know the songs, and she was obviously miserable and giving me the silent treatment. I tried to enjoy myself regardless, even made friends with the people next to me, but that girl was a dark cloud hanging over me the whole time.

User: RyanKonz
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Such an awesome time, the rain somehow made it even better!

User: sabinebyrne
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Although I am still wringing out the water from my clothes, this show was totally worth the downpour! And yeah, Dave lost his mind during jimi thing... it was INSANITY.

User: salsa7896
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This show was great, even though it rained. Dave did a great job and was full of enegry. The whole band looked great , everyone sounded good.

User: scottb7885
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It was night two for me and I'm very pleased that the only repeats were the new songs, most of which are good. The "Thing" Rain Jam was amazing, with Butch taking a sweet solo. Other highlights were Boyd on Nancies, Recently with the Pretty girl outro, Dave on Jimi, and the set closer SMTS->ASTB->TM. There was so much energy at this show that Dave broke a string during Billies at the end.

User: sheck
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Great skat during Jimi Thing

User: Skier15324
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Best Dave show I've been to. The rain added so much to the energy, and dave fed off that. Amazing.

User: SouLChicken
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Kind of a blaaahh... I mean every DMB show is good.. But by far I've seen a better show.. The lightning and rain could of been why though..

User: spliffg
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Have loved Dave forever but this was my first show. Time of my life! Will go to every show I possibly can!

User: ssdmbfan
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Here's my take on show #28 for me (sat in Sec A Row T): Before DMB came out a storm was brewing...big time. The lawn was getting off and on showers and cheering it on. A really nice difference from night 1 was the fact that it was so much darker, which would enable us all to appreciate Fenton much earlier in the show...starting with... Ants Marching - Couldnít believe they started with this one. I know it's been done before, but it was a great surprise to me (I was calling DDTW). Rhyme & Reason - Average with great lighting! Thing - The storm let loose during this song and the crowd on the lawn was going crazy. It was a cool sight to see, and even cooler because Dave improved a lot of lyrics about rain ... the crowd loved it. Donít Drink the Water - Unfortunately we didn't get the haunting intro that I love so much, but Dave's vocals were in full force, nice version. Hello Again - Definitely most improved song (of the new ones). Night 1 was better, but still this song is rocking...I'm loving it! What Would You Say - Another fun & upbeat song. I was really digging the energy of the setlist so far. Dancing Nancies - BOOM...heard the first two notes and I went nuts! I love Nancies! Incredibly amazing with Boyd going crazy. Maybe not the best Nancies I've seen (8.9.98 takes that prize), but still very solid...Boyd is sounding GREAT! Sugar Will - It was longer than night one. Most people don't seem to be digging this one, but I really like it. The teenage girls in front of us got "bored," with this song, and kept asking me when it would end. Where Are You Going - The aforementioned girls exploded and proceeded to high-five me once this one started. I've never been high-fived for WAYG before, but, whatever. I didn't mind this one at all though. Recently - Great version, crowd was definitely into the show. I've heard the Deer Creek one, and I agree with whomever said that it wasn't as good as that one (no piano solo), but it was still nice. I still like the "bluegrass jam," better than this one (ala 6.23.00), but I'm not complaining on any Recently that isn't trunicated! Jimi Thing - Iíve seen 28 shows (over 500 songs performed), this was a top 5 moment (btw, 2002 Gorge Halloween tops my list)! INCREDIBLE! The crowd went absolutely nuts. Iíve never seen Dave like he was on this one...the recording will not do it justice, unless a video surfaces (which reminds me of how pissed I am that I didn't take my camera...I could've gotten some great footage)! Anyway, I read where someone said that the Deer Creek Jimi Thing was better than CP and I was skeptical. I'm not anymore. Seeing Dave attack that song was AWESOME! Joy Ride - More energy than last night...very nice and great to dance to! If I Had It All - Ehh...not crazy about it, but the intense ending is always cool! Drive In Drive Out - The light show tonight was spectacular...this one was powerful! Crazy-Easy - Standard...not much difference than night 1. So Much To Say Ė> Too Much - Was hoping for Two Step, but this was a great ending to a great setlist. The entire place was singing and dancing and going crazy! Tripping Billies - Because of the 11:00 curfew, they only did a one-song encore, and if you werenít dancing during this one, you werenít alive. I didn't mind the one song encore, but had they cut down on the 10-minute break I think they could've squeezed in the planned BOWA they had. Still...I'm not complaining. All in all, it was a great show with lots of energy and a pretty intense setlist. I still have 4 shows left (Cincy & Gorge), and am sure by the time those roll around that the catalog will be even bigger and the new songs will be even more polished. Out of the 28 shows, this probably ranks in the top 10 for me, but still not in the likes of: 9.8.02 - 8.9.98 - 6.23.00 - 11.21.98 and others. Great night, great fun...DMB proves to me once again why I'm so obsessed with them!!!

User: steinnat
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ANTS OPENING?!?! This show was super high energy from the start, with rain failing to put a damper on a great show. The new songs sounded tremendous. Joyride has been getting a response like its an old favorite. Recently was great, with some nice new twists mixed in with the Pretty Girl outro. Jimi Thing was unreal. So much energy, and a great guitar / vocal / scat jam by Dave. The crowd was going crazy for every song, and it didn't look like anyone left from the downpour that lasted most of the show.

User: stevehockey5
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Wow, the concert was amazing. Oar seemed a little down because of the death of their friend. However, the music was great. The ants opening was totally unexpected! The thunderstorm just made the experience better. for one of the first times it was poring on my head and i didnt mind one bit as the lighning added a spectacular addition to the show. Daves bust out on jimi thing was like nothign ive ever seen before, just amazing. And the last thign id like to point out that noone has mentioned yet, was Boyd's incredible energy. The entire concert contained songs in which boyd absolutely went wild on, and dave and boyd were dueling all night long at center stage. One of the best ive ever been to, although my faves were played the night before :-( and the stupid sound curfew. But those cant even touch the fact that it was simply amazing!

User: stewlax6
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Great Show...one of the best I have seen

User: stonestreets
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Best show I've seen yet!

User: tedies
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First time I heard Hello again and the other new stuff so of course a great show

User: thankyouDMB1985
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HOLY SHIT. One of the best Dave shows besides Dave and Friends last year 12-22-2004. But the rain, great songs, and great fans combined for a once in a lifetime experience. Rain or shine, Dave comes to play.

User: tobymitchell
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sweet

User: tsladekjr
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Can you say old school?! I'm not a huge fan of Jimi, but that was absolutely the best improve I've ever seen/heard. Even Boyd couldn't believe it...

User: whalenmich
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yeah... the jimi was amazing. and the raid added to the energy (that was already huge). im surprized dave didnt say any thing about the rain, but then agian, when does he ever say anything more then "thank you very much"? but it was my birthday, so that also made it my favorite show by far. even though i only saw him two other times. dave and friends 12-19-03 and the night before.

User: Willie Thing
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The rain added to an awesome atmosphere, opened up with Ants Marching, and his Don't Drink The Water was intense, heightened by the thunderstorm.

User: willson486
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AMAZING SHOW!!! It rained all night but it was the best show I had been to up to this point

User: wshorty1685
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The show was awsome. Rain started around the Good Good Times and was constant all night. Mudd sliding was great on the lawn. Great Jimi Thing was Ridiculous!! Ended with four great songs.

User: yogi71
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Was just an average show overall. Crowd wasn't helping.


   


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