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Dave Matthews Band
September 14, 2007
Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

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User: abbeylovesdmb
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Amazing energy.

User: AbSoLuT DMB
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Amazing show...what a night...the band was on point and they played a bunch of hits. Cant wait for 2morrow

User: amclay41
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Amazing!!!

User: bjammin693
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The show was great, and the band was really tight. The only problem was that is was unbearably hot and humid, even after the sun went down.

User: bknapp4dave
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Good set- different opener- and good flow- check it out!

User: Blu-Monkey
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Amazing, best show at sound advice in a long time.

User: bludevl444
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not too shabby... im looking forward to the second night though!!

User: blueeyedbaby197
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the crowd down here sucks. no one sings along. no one hippy dances like we do up north. but the show was great.

User: ccanddmb
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Good to take a road trip to DMB to see some great friends!

User: chase 321
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WOW “my mind is blown” one of the best shows I have ever been to, I was at the KC show and kicked ass, A Dream So Real sounded a lot better at this show, it just all flowed better. Ok before I go into some of the high points of the show, I have one problem with DMB shows, there are always fuckin stupid people that aren’t really big fans, one girl tapped me on the shoulder during (If I had It all) and said are you going to sit down any time soon, are you kidding me I was in the 5th row I was at loss for words, stupid people stay home that’s all I can say go buy a cd or something, sorry I had to get that out. Back to the show, all the songs I really wanted to hear Loving Wings the jam in that song was sick, The Song That Jane Likes nice and smooth, Corn Bread and Eh Hee damn good (would have liked to hear #27 but they’ll play that tonight), If I Had It All the intro jam was awesome (Dave went off stage to change his shirt at the beginning of the song), Sweet Up And Down and Shotgun again my mind blowing was blown, Nancies was crazy, I heard So Much…>ASTB…> Too Much in KC, and the pause in ASTB is so cool everyone just goes nuts when Dave shakes his head it’s just cool, and Then in the encore before they played Bayou I looked at my phone and it said ten tell 11 I started thinking well this is the last song of the night then I saw Monk with the 914 in his hand an I started to going nuts. During the sound check they played You Never Know that would be sweet to hear tonight. Really cool to meat Bob last night and see his friends Mike and Andy. The band was pumped for the first show, DMB better bring the thunder tonight.

User: ChefKristian
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Nice!!

User: Cortesethe4th
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This was my 13th show, but first in West Palm Beach...When you think you've seen so much of them, they go and put on an incredible performance all around like they did night 1 in West Palm and show you even more that they have to offer...even though I've already seen most of these songs performed live over and over again before....great set list, but most importantly incredible energy from the band.

What was also so great about it was some of the new little things they threw into some songs. If I Had It All was the coolest version I've heard..the intro to the Bridge was fun...Eh Hee is great live...and A Dream So Real I'm really anticipating on an album. The second night in West Palm will be my 14th show...all I'm waiting for is to hear Halloween at least once in my life live...that would make more than my night without a doubt! PLEASE!!

User: dania93
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I look back and think...wow!

User: Dave Fan #40
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Liked it. It was nice hearing a lot of new stuff. Very chill night.

User: Dave Fan #41
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Show was great. We were in the lawn and were able sit back and relax to a chill show. Dave played a lot of new songs which I love and you can see how the band improves each year.

User: dmb.ant41
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The show was great dave n the band were in2 the show. could be a great live cd

User: DMB4Lifer
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Best Rapunzel I've ever heard!! This setlist was Awesome and the boys were really fired up. Great energy and with songs STJL, SUAD, Loving Wings and a kick ass If I Had it All, its hard to beat....... until the next nite.

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
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Song that jane likes awsome!!! love west palm

User: dmbnut36
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My 10th show, and it definately ranks in the top 3. The band and crowd fed off each other's energy. Insanely good show!

User: dmb_lover33
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My 27th Show! And it was AMAZING! I got to bring my best friend and pop her DMB cherry! ;) And I about passed out when they played Simply Red at the end of "If I had it all". That was just musical genius at its best right there! I wished I could have stayed in town and gone the next night, but I was just let go from my job the month before and had like NO money. But theres no better way to get over a shitty job than with the peace of mind that a Dave show brings! :)

User: dollforty
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My most beloved show!

User: dougseh142
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DMB was crisp and you could really tell they had a lot of fun up there. If I Had It All, Sweet Up and Down, and Shotgun made this show special. I met some great people that flew in from Brazil and we had a blast up in Section 2.

User: draven718
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If I had it all was SICK! Overall it was a great show. The setlist was solid, and the revisions they have made to some of there older songs are really well done.

User: Dreaming Jimi
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Best show I've been to. Absolutly incredible. A ton of songs that I thought I would never get to hear. 'If I Had It All' was incredible (thats right, an Everyday song was incredible)! And Song That Jane Likes and Sweet Up and Down in one show. Rapunzel rocked and Shotgun and Gravedigger were both beautiful. It doesn't get any better than this one.

User: drew1186
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really good show...a chill night

User: DrewD55
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I'd give it 4-1/2 stars if I could. Simply one of the best gigs I've seen the band play. This was my first time under the pavilion, and I wound up in the 7th row. Still don't know how I lucked out like that, but I'm not complaining. Show got off to a sort of too-chill start with ADSR (although I like that song, even as an opener), but it picked up right away with a good PNP>Rapunzel.

Highlights for me: STJL--my first time hearing it, and I was over the moon with joy. Boyd butchered the violin solo in the intro, but it was still awesome. Shotgun--I liked the '06 lyrics better, but this was great. Rashawn, 'Roi, and Boyd even threw in the '06 outro. If I Had It All--I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this, 'cause I hadn't been a fan of the song before. Dave rushed offstage to change out of a sweat-drenched shirt, and the band improved a new instrumental intro, which kicked ass. Top it off with the Simply Red interpolation at the end, and it was one of the best songs of the night.

The encore didn't look like it was gonna be all that--started off with my 9 zillionth solo Gravedigger followed by Bayou, but then the band jumped into Ants to finish, and the show ended on just the right note.

Overall, a great night. I met some fantastic people that I still go to shows with every year, met Jake, and a couple of great tapers in Scott Brown and Jeff Brock, who were sharing a stand. Such a great night that the next one was almost a step backwards, and look at how great that was.

User: ducatilvr
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This was a hot show! LITERALLY HOT!!! It IS Florida but Dave was hot and we were hot. We had to get to the top of the ampitheater to get air, and I very rarely leave the crowd. Took a *virgin* with us. Another Dave fan now. Looking forward to another WPB, FL show this year AGAIN!! The Gorge is on MY *wish list*.

User: Dwn'n'daBayouuu
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This show was the best show i've seen so far. Great setlist. Vote for this one to go Live Trax.

User: el10diablo
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Greates version of If I had it All the band has ever played--a 13 minute classic incorporating the rif from Holding back the years. Butch and Boyd were on top of their game. A fantastic show, and worth it just to hear that unique song.

User: Fej01235
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New venue for us, and we liked it a lot. Thought the set list and the band sounded great. The only decline in the rating was more situational reasons: the heat bothered us New Englanders, as well as the obnoxious annoying intoxicated people behind us, the 6'8" guy in front of us, and the people who would sneak into the ampitheatre part and smoke next to us. But, such is life when some people go to see Dave to say they were there instead of enjoying the music.

User: fishguts621
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First time at West Palm.

User: flueck
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Hadn't seen the band in a year. Really impressed by the stage pause between So Much and Too Much

User: fsuwharf
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A great setlist for the hardcore dave fan. Dave's voice was definetly sounding better considering he had laryngitis in 06 at WPB.

User: germain101
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Best show I've been to!!!

User: imdmbflfan
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set list was ok i thought it would be different not better just different thats all...

User: jam2dmb#41
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GREAT!

User: Jgiv24
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Good show! Lots of energy.

User: jimmygdmb
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My first DMB show, changed my life! Best show ever for me!

User: jrugg338
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I Dream of Genie in the middle of Loving Wings? Unreal!

User: lavillasean
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My first DMB show...I was a little concerened by the opener (A Dream So Real)--not a good opener IMO, but things picked up.

User: little britches
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this dude next to us went absolutely ape-shit crazy when sweet up and down started...

User: lmullane
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amazing sickass show!!!!!!! wow.

BEST VERSION OF "IF I HAD IT ALL" i've ever heard.

section 5 row Q were our seats.

User: ltemp56
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This was my #41st show. And they still blow my mind!!!!!

User: Lysergic1979
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Great time

User: made2heal
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Okay, I don't know if it was the best show ever, I'm sure it was good, but what makes it a 5 star show, is the Sweet Up and Down. Its my favorite song, and I was for sure in my life that I would never get to hear it live ever. YAY for that SWEET UP & DOWN, "I Belieeeeve!" Best version of that year as well! I've seen a lot of little videos on You Tube of the 2007 SUAD, plus the version of Live Tour 07 that they gave out was not as good as that nights. Man why won't they release that version on the Warehouse 8?

Oh, and BTW, the Anyone Seen the Bridge part was far different than any other time I had head or seen it. The band did this weird freezing time thing in it where they would just stand still soundless for like 10 seconds at a time and it was so freaky cuz Dave and the boys looked like weird live manaquins. SOOOO Awesome!

User: mike81790
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AMAZING!!

User: mingledew
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One of the worst shows I've been to.

User: mivi
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My mind was blown.

User: mvanzandt
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Great show. WPB is a very nice venue and the band seems to like it

User: outwarrior
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good show, if i had it all was amazing!

User: PedroPSK
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Lawn!

User: Philsy78
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Show rocked My girl and I had the best time ever cannot wait until the next tour! Dave and the band were in top form!!!

User: PickMeUp41
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First show with my girlfriend...that was chill...she LOVED grey street, she is pretty sure it is written about her. They sounded great from the lawn, the lights were new, just as every other year, and were the best I have seen yet. I gave it a 4, because NO Dave show is less than a 3, but it didn't blow me away like the second night did.

User: pjump007
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I love seeing DMB in WPB. Awesome venue. Been going since 2001, this show was most definitely my favorite.

User: PuTeR_54
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This was my first show which has opened up a world of glorious PeAcE.

User: Riley420
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Great all around show. The crowd was really into it. STJL was fantastic, and Cornbread blew me away. Great, great song.

The only problem I have is more with the venue. I get to my reserved lawn seats at 5:30 so I can get a good spot, and 10 minutes before the show, they take the gate down and we get bumrushed by sweaty annoying drunk teenagers. Then I spend the night with people jumping up and down with no rhythm to Sister, for crying out loud. They should keep the reserved section reserved.

Tonight, I sit against the chain. Far, far away from the retards.

User: ronrotondo
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A great show! TSTJL, Rapunzel, SUAD and Ants were highlights for me. I'm getting tired of Bayou and, this being my 20th show, I have a right to be a little jaded.

Here's my biggest problem with the show, and it has nothing to do with Dave and the band. If you are a wanna be college kid (aged 16-19) and aren't that into DMB, STAY THE HELL HOME!!! I was sequestered at the front of the lawn with these brainless kids who were completely stupid to Dave's material. I even heard them say "lame" when he started to play Dancing Nancies. Stay home kids! Or at least don't come back until you're 21 so you can drink 2 or 3 Smirnoff Raspberry Twists and pass out on the lawn so the rest of us can enjoy the show! And, also, if you're a old man bringing his son to his first concert, don't bring out the cheapest nastiest stinking cigar. It was gross and you looked stupid.

...other than that it kicked ass!! Looking forward to closing out my 2007 tour tonight!!

User: rosssimon
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could have been a better set list but it was still an amazing show to pop my dmb concert virginity

User: roysboyz
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amazing. StJL, shotgun crazy shit

User: samelliott
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Great show and awesome sound. Sound Advice Amphitheater does a greet job.

User: scanlan
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I was picked for a meet and greet with Dave! Not that that wasn't cool enough we got to hear Sweet up & Down, and Shotgun sounded great! Dmb broke into Simply Red's Holding Back the Years (I'll Keep Holding On)at the end of If I Had It All. The stop time outro before the end of So Much To Say was cool to see. All and all the best show I have see in years.

User: sgalla
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Pretty good show, average crowd.

"I keep holding on... If I-If I-If I had it all"
Very nice.

User: Spyder23
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such a solid show...this version of 'If I had all' should easily be included on the best of 2007 complilation

User: teamhands
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SWEEEEEEET up n down

User: tilghman
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Awesome show! The Wailers opening was a great start and the set list was one of the best. I always wanted to see The Song That Jane Likes. Great concert.

User: TOASTERPEACH
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Very chill and laid back...Great set!! Nice shock with a 3 song encore...We all thought LA Bayou was our closer and then BAM right into Ants!! Sweet Up and Down for the first time was great... NOW the only thing that would have made this PERFECT would have been BEST OF WHAT'S AROUND!!! Someone needs to get that played down here... PLEASE! Anyways, back to tonight's show! It was hot as....well it was HOT but the show was great. Loved the new songs!!! Can't wait for tomorrow!

User: unclax222
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This show was so amazing. Could be the best show i've ever seen of DMB. PNP--Rapunzel set the tone for the night, that Rapunzel was the best i've ever heard. Song that jane likes was unbelievable. Cornbread and EhHee are sick. Crush was amazing. Sweet up and down was too. I knew the 3 song encore was coming when they played bayou. it was a great great great show

User: utdmbfan
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Great show!! I've been to 28 shows now and I think this one took the cake! Finally got to see STJL and Sweet Up and Down!!

User: vuefinder
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Excellent energy. The band felt and sounded like they weren't "going through the motions". Yes, indeed, this show was extraordinary!

User: walljo
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great

User: whodonit2u
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WOW!Dave and the boys evidently love to make it down to this part of the country - If I Had It All, Sweet Up and Down, Song that Jane Likes (and I LOVE). Great setlist with amazing energy that was amplified by a great crowd on night one. What will the boys hook us up with for night two?!

Great Weekend!!

User: wisky84
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It seemed like the whole place was shaking because the crowd was so alive that night.

User: wtraeger
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1st show, blew my mind


   


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