Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 9, 2006
Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

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User: ajstreets
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Way too hot and humid. Not the best setlist but even an average DMB show is an awesome concert!!!

User: ansonia
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Stoked to hear Jimi Thing and the tour debut of You Might Die Trying. Empathized with Leroi who was having sax concerns. Crazy crowd the lawn was jammed to the brim. The Dave slow motion guitar was nuts. Very nice...

User: asortiz
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TOO HUMID FOR MY LIKING!!! BUT A GREAT START TO MY VACATION

User: autumn1214
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eh.. i had fun

User: Bartenderjimi
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Amazing as always!!!

User: beanathen1976
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First Dave show ever!

User: bige0097
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amazzzinnngg

User: boutonc2186
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My first show and my only complaint was that it was miserably hot. You could tell it was affecting the band too. By the 3rd song, it looked like Dave had just climbed out of the pool. Other than that, I was blown away and can't wait to see another live show.

User: capnguitar
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awesome! duh

User: chataro
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Very good show with a very strong setlist. First time seeing Ants Marching out of 5 previous shows and it didn't dissappoint. Good venue to see a show at.

User: darkangel
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SWEET

User: davehead20
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Really good show tonight, the band had excellent energy, Dave threw in a few fist pumps which was pretty cool, SMTS>ASTB>Too Much was great to see again, and So Right was great too. Stoked for the WPB shows.

User: ddahc
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Good show! Crowd was not the best. Last two years at Tampa crowd was better.

User: DeliGal1
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My second favorite show of the tour. They sounded awesome and I throughly enjoyed the set list.

User: DMBDMB4ever
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another so so Tampa show,however Tampa shows have been really good in the next years.

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
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Nothing beats Tampa Tailgating gates opend right before 2 P.M. Awsome seats glad home was jst over the bridge.....

User: dmbtrpnbilly41
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They show was good however the crowd sucked!! They were definitely not into it. Most of them should have stayed home.

User: dmb_lover33
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My 22nd Show! The Idea of You was HEAVEN and Pig was quite the pleasant surprise! :) Stayed in Tampa and went to see Steely Dan the very next night! Wow!

User: draven718
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Bad Ass! Every year, I think that I have seen them enough, and that I shouldn't spends hundreds on going to all 3 shows. But as sure as the the first cord is played, all the money, hassel and work is worth it all. They always impress me, ALWAYS. This was a great show.

User: draws
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Great Show! The best was The Idea of You! Suprisingly fresh and kinda the old style. Pat Green opened and played awesome setlist, but the crowd never got into it. The heat probably had something to do with it.

User: e8stewie
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My first show!

User: erenta21
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It was awesome! Especially for the first Dave show I ever went to.

User: fishguts621
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Took my son to his first DMB show. It was My birthday. Had a great evening.

User: flcoug
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Awesome show! Hoping that they hit this area again this summer!

User: inca721
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ok show...it definatly helped that I had front row seats!

User: jackdunn61
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With the lovely ladies. Big show

User: jasoncsmelski
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Loved the new songs!

User: jasonlindeke
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Was in the Lawn, but that was ok...with friends.

User: jennjami
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First concert in reserved seats :-)

User: Jgiv24
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Solid show, not my top shows doe.

User: jpsantos
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It was great, as I expected from a DMB concert... I liked Cinci better though, maybe jsut because they played a lot of the same songs both nights and everything was new for me last week (tonight was my 2nd concert) I heard they had some tecnical problems (heard it from a musician...) I like the band a lot but I am not totally into that music industry, so I didn't notice anything too weird... It felt like it took forever to them to come back at the end though. And once again, people around me were nice... both at the parking lot before the show and at the section 303/2!! :)

User: Kickman25
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First DMB Show!

User: klinenick
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Last show with Roi that I saw.

User: kvanzandt
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What can I say,.....that was my first show and i was blown away. Can't wait until West Palm.

User: lmurphy223
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The setlist was awesome! The encore was the same for the other two shows I've been to this year...that was kinda a bummer.

User: LSUConnBro
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My first but deff. not my last show.....F'ing Awesome!!!

User: Lucas B. Tiger
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Great show... I was excited as hell to hear Pig. Not to mention the fact that Cant Stop rocked my socks... that was the initial time I had heard it. My friends and i couldnt quit singing it all the way to West Palm to hear it again. The only problem with this show was my consumption. I almost fell down the hill off on to the walk... makes for good stories. ...good times.

User: luckycharmscat
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Great Show! 8th show and they just keep getting better!!!

User: made2heal
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Idea of you, So Right, YMDT, and PIG!!!! The Stayed playing Stay forever!

User: madmax3374
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2 rows back... making it the only reason why this was my favorite show

User: mcteems
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Great show! It seemed like a greatest hits show. My only complaint is that the venue parking lot is madness after a show. We were lucky enough to be staying at the Holiday Inn across the street.

User: megnoliafaerie
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The Best Dave Show I've Ever Seen or Heard About.

User: melapalooza
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With 6 of my best girl friends! The Idea of You =D

User: melissa321
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4th row Center--great seats, good crowd.

User: Michael.K
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Totally amazing! First show was a killer!

User: mileestar5
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Super hot!

User: mvanzandt
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It was HOT. Dave wore a button down shirt that was as wet as any shirt I have ever seen.

User: npfsu
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I really enjoyed the nex video screens - It made it very easy to see. Great audio this year - I think dmb was saving a lot of their energy for the West Palm shows (seeing as though they are going to be streaming live on aol). Don't burn the pig sounded awesome, Crash sounded great, Jimi Thing was incredible as always (it sounded a lot like the Central Park show).

User: NumberForTOne
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This, being my 3rd concert of the season, was a bit of a let-down for me. However, it wasn't the Band's fault. They played great, but for me, the set was chock-full of singles (crash, everyday, where are you going, stay, ants) and it was HOT! However, it was a nice way to end the concert series for me this season. Looking forward to next year.

User: PianoDan17
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LAWN SEATS! Right in the warehouse section! Great show!

User: QuakerMan
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This was the first time that I had been to the Tampa Fairgrounds, and that day was HOT as a BASTARD! I went to the show with my sister and hung out in the parking lot, and fortunatly (unlike many places I've been too), there were actual trees in the parking lot...meaning, SHADE, SWEET SHADE! We were also forutnate enough to make a few friends in the parking lot. The show was cool, but what show isn't cool from six rows away! I'm glad that I went and I hope that I can make the trip from DC next year!

User: René
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Phenom.......

User: ronrotondo
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Fun show. Went by fast! I was going through DMB withdrawals since I hadn't seen him since MSG by this point. Loved the show. Excellent energy the crowd was great and the setlist was awesome. Everyday-->Ants-->Pig-->Stay was perfect!

User: samiboxer
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a great show, I think the best one in Tampa, wonderful mix in the setlist.

User: schweesh31
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Amazing show! The set list might not look like much to some, but the show was a lot of fun and the band played with a ton of energy. The Tampa crowd really stepped it up too. Glad I finally got to hear Pig and can't forget to mention how good So Right sounded. I'm doomed to hear Where Are You Going at every show. Oh well, I'll live. DMB is #1! :)

User: selonimes
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pretty good

User: ServeS0mebody
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This was probablly the most mediocre show ive seen as far as the setlist is concerned, But as far as engergy and overall awesomeness goes, they really put there all into these songs that night and that made it an amazing concert.

User: smartyarty420
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I really enjoyed the show. the setlist wasn't the best, the crowd weren't all into it, the heat was unbearable, despite all that i liked it. rashawn ross was a standout in my book. i think he really blends well with the band. highlight of the show was pig. i heard it in pittsburgh earlier this year and was happy to hear it again for my second dmb show this year. 2 song encore was a little disappointing and the fact that they didn't play as long as i hoped was equally disappointing but what can you do? met some nice folks in the parking lot. Great experience.

User: soccergoblin5
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this show was my best up to its point but friday night at WPB beat it. but still this was an unbelievable show!!!! dmb never ceases to amaze me!!!!

User: studlee7
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DMB is DMB you are always going to get a good experience and the show was definitely worth the price of admission. However, 6 songs repeated from the year before, and Where are you Going...again. That is 3 shows at the Ford Amp and 3 Where are you Going's. I was really hoping we would have gotten two step but I will wait another year for that one. Pig was the highlight for me. Still a good show.

User: thegr8jc1
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good but not as good as 9-12-07

User: thepostess
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Played very well but had 6 repeats from the same venue/show as last year.

User: trippingnate06
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great show...i busted in my pants during pig..

User: volcomsurfer69
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good show been waiting to hear crash and it was as good as expected.. DIXIE CHICKEN OUTRO how good could it get.. But it had a nice variety to it but was a really odd setlist.. Wish we didnt have the same songs repeated as last tampa show but what can you do.. But you know it was a good concert when you lose your keys in the end..

User: wallball
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Nice Opener, So Right was tight, Jimi was tight

User: wayg070905
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hot very hot drove from wpb to be here and man was i glad . just to see the boys back on stage was awesome. the show had its moments with jimi pnp>runpunzel and wayg are my favs. not so big a fan on hunger. pig was great to hear just hoping for over the top songs and never came. all the new stuff is great. see you wpb for 2 nights

User: wrg2608
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First Timer, It was Awesome

User: YouNeverKnow14
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I rate this show a 5 simply for the experience. I won tickets through the BamaWorks Auctions and sat 4th row. Had my Carter soccer jersey on and got fist pump/acknowledgement of existance from Carter as he got situated for the show. Setlist may not have been the best but I was still stoked to be so close. Even got the camera in and got a great shot of Dave. Like Rapunzel as the opener, always have and I am never disappointed with Ants Marching. Was the first time hearing Idea of You and Can't Stop live. Was also nice hearing So Right again, like that one live alot! Hate Stay as a closer, but experience still was great!

User: zachpack
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alot more off everyday then usuall, i liked it.


   


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