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Dave Matthews Band
September 8, 2007
Live at Piedmont Park, Piedmont Park Conservancy Benefit, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA

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User: 41crushbartendr
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WOW! Just wow! New songs, warehouse w/ passion intro, melissa, WWYS, and an encore that was a perfectly fitting end to a perfect day! EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

User: 85GreyStreet
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Great Show! I gave up on the lawn years ago - but it was worth it for this one. Wish the food and toilets were closer..
Can't wait for this to be cd/dvd - the show went by so fast. Loved the opening with One Sweet World and Two Step! Loved Dreaming Tree - my first time live! #40! Could have used some #41, which would have made it 5 stars.
Watchtower - awesome as ever and then Ants? Crazy!!
If I could merge this show and Raleigh last night it would be one of the best ever.
Did I mention how great Carter was this show - I don't think he ever stopped - the guy kills me. Unbelievable...

User: 98Ants
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Great show, super hot outside but worth it.

User: abbyderr
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it was great! i was v.i.p. so i got all the free booze i wanted, plus, i got up to front row center the entire show-right under dave.

User: abdolfan
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Absolutely incredible.

User: Aerodmb
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Money show and energy!

User: airjiwani21
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melissa made me want to cry

User: amehta1991
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great light show

User: Amnemie
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Next time we'll fly since I tend to get cranky (as my friends were eager to confirm), but the conversations in the car were priceless. Fun times! :)

User: amy07liz
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fucking awesome

User: Ang78Marie
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We were in the middle of the crowd - great energy from the band and fantastic neighbors at the show - no traffic :-)
The down side was that Peidmont Park had never had this many people in attendence at one event, and didn't really know how to plan for it - there was a wait of nearly 50 minutes for the port-o-potties and even longer line for beer -but that was not the fault of the band. Overall great experience - much better venue than HiFi.

User: ATLinthePARK
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Had a good time, had a good time!

User: aubuckbuster7
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fucking awesome cant wait till the DVD

User: austincs
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best one in atl

User: Aws1991
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great

User: Bamafan551
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first dave show and was the best concert ive ever been to

User: bella2179
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Incredible. This was my first show in about 5 years. I go back to the days of watching DMB play for $10 on Wed nights at Flood Zone in Richmond, VA. So seeing DMB sell out to over 50k crowds is quite amazing. The entire show was spectaculor. The set list, the people, the energy, the weather, I couldn't ask for more. Highlights of the evening were Dreaming Tree, Melissa, Two Step, Cornbread. I was hoping for #41 which would have made my night. The jams were incredible, just when you thought the song was over....they kept going. Totally agree with a future DVD. Too many video cameras onsite. Again, DMB never to disappoint.

User: bethany78
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One of my all time favorite DMB shows!

User: BFKeane
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Great show again! Love the new stuff and Sweet Melissa with Greg Alman!

User: bhicks99
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Fun big crowd. Solid setlist and a great deal of energy. Glad I made it.

User: bigeyedfish814
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this was the best show ever. Soooo much energy and the encore left me speechless after show. Praying for dvd

User: bigeyedfish827
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23RD SHOW FOR ME AND IT WAS SIMPLY AMAZING..I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS SHOW... had three dave first timeres with me and it completly blew them away!! Dave and Greg playing together on Melissa was simply historic and Warren haynes tore up the guitar as always!!! i cant imagine spending a better night than 50,000 of your closeist friends singing to Dave along with you!! Hopefully this will be a Dvd!!

User: bigjudef
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Incredible!! So much energy!

User: Bigmac1216
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My first show and it blew me away. Amazing

User: bjburris
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First DMB show. Could not have been more impressed by the energy the group puts into their live shows. Every person in the crowd around me (about 10 yards back from center stage) was emotionally moved by some point of the show. Personally DDTW and Dreaming Tree absolutely blew me away on energy alone, not to mention absolute musical abilities. I will never miss another show within a few hundred miles

User: bknapp4dave
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User: bmanson
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Great flow throughout setlist. Dreaming Tree. WOW. and Two Step so early in the show. great work. wish warren had jammed more, but greg allman was great.

User: brad.berg
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absolutely amazing!!! it was my first dmb concert so i was really lucky to attend such an amazing show! i dont know if ill ever see more people at a concert but i hope i can attend another venue like this one some day.

User: Bradsox
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Incredible Show with so much energy. Have not been anywhere around that many people in my life. Two Step had a nice spirital feel to it and the my new Favorite DMB song, Corn Bread was great followed by one of my favorites with just the right intro length,Don't Drink the Water, and then You Might Die Trying was rocking! My wife loves Grey Street and #27 is also one of my new favorites. Melissa was ok. I didn't really get the duet between Dwayne and Dave. The Dreaming Tree was heartfelt. Overall this one of the best shows of the year!!!

User: brendan948725
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My goodness what a show! This is my 11th, and I can tell you with 95% confidence that this is the best show I've seen yet! (The other might be the first night at SPAC in last year's summer tour.) But I have never seen the band put this much energy and heart into EVERY song they played. Cornbread is easily becoming one of my favorites, YMDT is infinitely better than I ever remember it, the new intros to Warehouse and Don't Drink the Water kept my interested and guessing the whole time, and Dreaming Tree is one of those songs that I've always dreamed of hearing but never thought possible. And my goodness what a version they put out tonight. That was the band at their finest no question in my mind. Not to mention the #40, which I've never even thought of dreaming of hearing.

The only small let-downs were Warren Haynes soloing over WWYS (I was hoping for some face-melting shredding like during #41 at Hartford last year) and the band closed with Ants Marching for the second show in a row (and I was at the previous one.) Otherwise... best show I've seen. And that's saying a lot. I'll be on a natural high for a week!

User: britg00
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It was only my 5th, but hands down, the absolutely BEST show I have ever seen. I was front row and center and it was incredible. they all did amazing, dave's energy was insane. if this show wasn't dvd material, then I don't know what is.

User: bytdmb
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17th Show
Thought there would be more "guest" and more time with Gregg Allman

User: ccjennylee
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This was my first DMB concert. It officially started my obsession with the band! It's my favorite show to date!

User: cdrase
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ALL I CN SAY IS I WAS FRONT ROW AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

User: CGibson
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This show was simply amazing. I have been to one DMB concert before, that was the show at HiFi Buys in 2005 when Trey from Phish showed up. To me, this setlist was much better, greater energy, awesome venue, and I was with a lot of friends.

User: chance3
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Awesome, but i was really far away

User: chels25
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This was my 1st dmb concert and i was so amazed. i knew it was gonna be great but wow. this show was amazing. i own the cd and dvd.

User: Cindy&Dave
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Best show I have ever been to. I was about 30 feet back.

User: clarke11235
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Great stelist. Great Energy

User: cnicholson21
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Greg Allman and Sweet Melissa. 40 tease kinda always "angers" me, I mean...finish the song. Lol. Great show overall. Tons of fun.

User: cokedawg
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Great Show! My 8th overall. You could definitely tell that all the guys really put some extra showmanship into the performance, which instantly had all of us thinking DVD.

The freeze frame after So Much to Say was hilarious, you could even tell that Dave was having a hard time not cracking a huge smile in the middle of it.

Melissa to me was by far the highlight, as a true Georgia-boy, to see Greg and Dave both singing what I consider to be one of the most beautifully written songs of all time was unbelievable.

Incredible, thanks guys! Hope our DVD predictions are correct!

User: cornbread_1
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AMAZING SHOW!!!!! The band rocked out Piedmont Park, by far the best performance I have seen of DMB in a long time!

User: coryjmc
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great show except that we had to sit outside the actual concert area because my three-month-old son couldn't get in without a ticket. Sounded great though!

User: cousinds
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only rated the show lower due to poor viewing

User: CrawfordGossen
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Awesome....a lot of energy

User: crossfade
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I don't have any other shows to compare this one to but I think it was amazing. Everything I could have hoped for in my first show. Especially Melissa with Gregg Allman. Seeing that was amazing.

User: d.dutton9512
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So the set list wasn't exactly my favorites but overall the show was awesome and the huge crowd actually made the experience even better. Overall I would grade this a 3 on song selection but a 5 on overall experience. Leaving it at a steady 4.

User: daveheadNC
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Dreaming Tree, Melissa with Greg Allman, Watchtower into Ants was out of nowhere...loved the new songs, especially #27...and on top of an awesome set, my 37th show and I GOT DAVES GUITAR PICK...what a weekend with my fiance(our 1st DMB show together was 1 for the ages...out of 37 shows this has to be top 3 if not the very best...Bonnaroo 04, Bonnaroo 05, and 4-20-02 in Canada are all on my mind, this is right there with those...Love you all, Peas in the Valley

User: dcmerk4dmb
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Fan friggin tastic show!!!!!! We were maybe 20 yards from the stage to the right and had a perfect view of the guys. It was so sweet!! Best show I've seen all summer or even in my whole DMB touring life. AMAZING!

User: Delosky
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Unbelievable setting and it was great seeing the Allman's onstage with DMB.

User: dieterich
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I wanted to note, since antsmarching.org mentions it in their review for this show... that I loved being able to celebrate Roi's last birthday with 55,000 other dmb fans. My first ever show was in 1996 in Atlanta, when they also played a "happy birthday to Roi" jam during the show. Awesome.

User: DiscGolfer
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This was hands down the best night of my life.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars.

User: Dispatch04
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Derek Warren Dave in one night Greg Allman yeah NICE

User: ditm16
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This was definately the best day of my life and I cant wait to witch it again.

User: DixieDMBfan41
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i was on the front row!

User: dman69
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Best DMB show ever of all time.

User: dmbatl07
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sweet

User: dmbfanz5669
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Great show, lots of energy from the band. That's good, because that was a huge monster crowd they had to nourish! Not enough bathrooms, plenty of beer, long night!

User: DMBmarley24
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sweet show

User: dmbobby
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absolutely amazing setlist. heard jams to things that ive never heard before. dreaming tree was a surprise. the allman broters only made it better.

User: dmbowa
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This was my 8th DMB show, and the best I've ever seen. Even with what those that weren't there call a slightly disappointing setlist, it was the most amazing night of music I have ever experienced. The energy from the whole band the entire night was absolutely insane. What a great show for me to end on for the year :)

User: Dmbvols
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An incredible Show. My 13th Show, finally got to hear Dreaming Tree. Can only hope it is released on Live Trax.

User: dmb_is_good
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Energy was off the chart. Good song selection, new songs are coming along well. DT, #40, WWYS w/ Warren, & Melissa w/ Greg Allman were unreal.

User: dontburntheday5
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Wow! Just unbelievable! The band was really on and the jams were just amazing. I am so glad I went out of my way to see this one!

User: drewdmb16
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best live show ive ever been to

User: drumdude478
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Watch the DVD. It's ridiculous. Dave was in a great mood.

User: drummin13
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amazing.

User: dsm517
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Incredible

User: dsmith
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This was my first DMB show and it was awesome!

User: DTRFFdmb
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amazing. against railing front row in front of stefan, damn!

User: DWB57
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Best show yet, center about 15 to 20 rows back! Eh-Hey

User: eats33
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5th show this will probably be the best concert I will ever attend in my life...this was special...

User: ethaxton
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Great set top to bottom. Front row and got a drumstick!

User: faceam
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Good show. Dave showed enthusiasm. VIP tix were a scam.

User: Firedancer126
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Awesome show. Lot's of energy. Can't wait for the DVD! Off to Gainesville for Tuesday night's show with the Wailers!

User: freakytiki6
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sweeet show

User: freyguy91
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this was the dave show i've ever been to, and it was incredible! This was hands down the best concert i've ever been to. Melissa with Greg Allman and DDTW were the highlights... simply amazing.

User: GAboy
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I have tickets to Charlotte next week...I think i'm going to sell them b/c nothing will top what I saw in ATL...I can't nor will I even try to put my feelings into words

User: GetOnTheBoat
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The Allmans were outstanding this evening, though
they seemed somewhat unappreciated by the predominately DMB crowd. DMB was in top form
Great energy from the band, especially Dave as they were really putting on a show for the cameras. Warren jamming on WWYS and Gregg on Melissa were real highlights. I am a big Derek Trucks fan, and I was immensely disappointed that he didn't come out with the DMB. I was looking forward to that since the date was announced. Oh well, maybe some other time.

User: GoverJKG
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Outstanding. We stood front row right in front of the left speaker stack and it was incredible. Great set, two encore closers in one encore, a song debut (Melissa) and two guests. Can't get any better than that.

User: gpthe3
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The whole atmosphere was great! Met alot of cool people (morgan from loganville). Had a great time, and great show

User: greystreet19
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so many people were there. atleast 30,000 people... the best show i've ever been to.

User: GroogruxK
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Unbelievable show at a great venue!!
Killer set list!
Corn Bread rocked out.
Couldn't hear Gregg Allman all that well during Melissa.
Warren really kicked it with a great solo on WWYS.
Dreaming Tree was a nice addition.
Encore was amazing!

User: haibane
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I still like last years show a lot though, but I really wanted to here AATW

User: halloween4eva
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What a show! The environment was flippin' insane with 50,000 of my fellow Dave fans hangin out on a lovely September night.

Going into it, I was hoping to hear Dave and the Allman's either play Melissa or Jessica together, and luckily they played Melissa. I kinda knew they would after the Allman's didn't play it during their set (you knew that would hae to be at least one of the popular songs they would have to play eventually). The best part though was that the girl I brought with me was named Melissa, which was great to see her smile after the song started.

The Dreaming Tree was awesome, that's been one of the songs I've always wanted to hear live. They used blacklights on everyone during the song, and throughout the concert, which was sick in itself.

I loved that they played Eh Hee and Cornbread as well, and getting the Live At Radio City a couple weeks before going to this show, I loved being able to sing along with them, as best as I could, haha (Dave still scats a lot during them...hasn't quite figured out the lyrics yet I suppose).

#40 was awesome as well. I wish they would've played it more like the Live In Chicago version or the Listener Supported version, but it's all good because I think it was actually longer than both of those versions anyway. Either way though, it was a tease because if you listen to the real version of the song from the 5.10.1995 recording at Yoshi's, the real version is like 5 minutes long (and probably one of the best songs I have ever heard, period).

But great show and I saw a lot of professional camera equipment there...let's hope for a DVD or at least a LiveTrax!

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User: hellas421
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Great Show. They were all feelin' it.

User: hope2carryon
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Decent show..."Dreaming Tree" was incredible...this was my 4th show this summer...2nd nite at Tweeter in Camden was by far the best...

User: HOUND
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Front Row with 50,000 plus couldnt get any better.

User: Huntero
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sick show , great openers with osw and two step and watchtower was killer.

User: I Subliminal I
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Scattered great songs throughout with okay songs between. OSW, Two Step, half #40, Warehouse, Melissa, Dreaming Tree, and AATW were highlights. Great energy the whole time though.

User: Jamesdmb07
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Very very solid show

User: jbgriffin
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Fucking amazing

User: jcmartin13
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might be the best show out of 67. only down side was the organization of the event.

User: jdubbyap
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This show had more energy than any Dave show I have ever seen. Absolutely amazing.

User: Jessie3641
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An incredibly UNREAL experience, highlight of my year!!!

User: jfgb79
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my first dmb concert! my fav rock band is queen(got to see them with paul rodgers) i also like green day (saw them in gwinnett arena) bout wow dmb show was the best ever! love the music the stage the whole concert it was great! will never forget it, i wanna tank this board cause now i have a place to share my love for dmb! concert in peiedmont park was the best ever!

User: jglizaze
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LOUD... Great crowd singing along with dave and nearly as loud as him.

User: ji/\/\ithing
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amazing time with amazing people. 1-2 people back from the rail throughout the night, Roi's side. i still maintain that a one verse one chorus #40 is at least a partial, but it was great as was DT and, well, the whole show. definitely a night to remember!

User: jimithing78
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DMB ROCKED!

ABB SUCKED! They played only a couple songs that anyone under 50 knew. No Jessica, Rambling Man, Blue Sky, etc...The whole 2+ hours everyone around me was just talking and bored...

User: joec13
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Crazy, Melissa was insane

User: JoeT30
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You can't beat an Allman Brothers' classic, Melissa, performed live by the Dave Matthews band and Gregg Allman. This was probably the best live show I have seen!

User: JonMichael1087
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Greatest night of my life

User: jpgreen
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Best show I've been to.

User: jsmcminn
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Great show, but man there was no breathing room!

User: jusatan
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Amazing. Met some ants here for first time

User: Just2Bizee
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Loved it and couldn't have had better seats!

User: jwv333
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one of the best

User: jxm99
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mia 11:25 atl 1:15 mia 8:00 enough said
sick show cant wait till WPB

User: Kegleneq
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F+@*-ng Awesome. Possibly the best show I have ever seen. Definately the most memorable Two Step.

User: Kennetjr
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This was a strong show. There were some very solid versions of songs. I was a little disappointed to only get Warren and Greg on a couple of songs. A nice show, probably in the top 5 of the 23 I've been to.

User: KevinD721
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Best show yet!

User: Kevo14
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Great show!!!!! Loved every minute of it!!!!

User: Kool Ade 9
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Unbelievable show - ABB and DMB 2 of my absolute favorites together. Great set list - very tight. Only regret - I'm a huge Derek Trucks fan and thing he would be an amazing addition to the soup. I thought Warren, who I consider an amazing blues/rock guitar player in his own right (perhaps not the visionary jazzy voice of Derek, though, in my opinion) brought something special to his jam - not a typical lead guitar jam, but very spicy and choppy. Definitely altered the song in an interesting (and therefor cool) way.

User: kriddithing84
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amazing! the best show and atmosphere by far! so glad this became a cd and dvd! memorable night!

User: labatte23
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this is the best show i've ever been to. the energy with all those people was amazing along with the view of atlanta right behind us

User: lajfgi
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This was history being made right here baby! Great show. Atmosphere was electric.

User: lloydxmas
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ABB and DMB. Awesome.

User: loreyc
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Am I the only one who thinks the VIP area sucked? We were so far away I could barely see the stage. I guess I am spoiled by the great seats I always get from being a long time WHer. I wanted my $250 to buy me a good seat, not free Bud Light! The Allman Brothers were great. DMB was fantastic as always and I've been to 76 shows over the many years I have been a fan. Besides the fact that the VIP section was too far from the stage, the only other bad part of the night was that I had to leave after Eh Hee to get my drunk older brother home - he took full advantage of the free drinks! That is the first time I have ever left a show early - never again! Can't wait for the DVD to see what I missed.

User: magardner784
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#27, #40 at the same show. Along with Melissa. Amazing!

User: mattwest1
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INCREDIBLE SHOW!! DDTW and Bayou were mindblowing! dreaming tree and melissa stunned me...that was incredible...can't wait for the dvd!

User: Mattyk2
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Loved the new stuff (Cornbread, #27, Ey Hee)... the boys really put lots of energy into the show! A few "clichés" though... Still had a great time!

User: mbd_dmb
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Best show i've ever been to! I love when Dave played Melissa with Greg Allman. Sat on slope of hill to the right of stage just about 50-60 yards back. Great seats and amazing music!!!

User: mckinley411
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Dave and the Allman Bros., Nuff said

User: mdunn22
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What a great show. They are great in Atlanta

User: meg625
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The best show I've been to!

User: messyjesse13
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WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW!! Being able to say that we sang LeRoi his last Happy Birthday is both sad and unforgettable. Only wear the shirt I bought at this show at to Dave. RIP LEROI!

User: MiaRaesButtrfly
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I was front row between Dave and Stefan! I am on the current CD/DVD artwork cover for the concert-the fans on the front row-I am the girl with her arm in the air. Best time of my life.

User: Mike_Sellers
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Unbelievable show in the park. Amazing Set List and With Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes as Guests it was truly amazing

User: morganrae
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LOVEEEEED IT.

User: Mrs. Rogue
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Greg Allman, y'all.
Dave Matthews, y'all.

Worst lawn arrangements ever. Great show.

User: mtrovato328
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17th show def the best ive seen. Came all the way from Boston to see it and it was def worth it. I was in the first couple of rows, closest ive ever been. VIP tix were a scam tho

Very energenic show. Most energenic ive ever seen from DMB. Dreaming tree was jaw dropping as was bayou, 40(tease??) was a treat, and the old intro to warehouse FINALLY came back, kinda sick of the fist pumping(wooo) intro. Eh hee full band was just AWESOME. Warren was a tease. was hoping to hear cortez or 41(hartford 06 version), but happy to hear him anyways. I was in awe when Gregg came out to play. We are very lucky to see that. It will probably never happen again.

Decent Allmans set, ive seen them three times this yr(10x's total) before this, and the shows from Boston, and the Beacon thtr were a bit better(more energy, better setlist). Wish Derek came out and jammed with the boys. Thought the Allmans would put a little bit more into the show infront of a hometown crowd.

Show def gets a 5

User: Munford
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So much energy!!! best show I've been to.

User: nicholascalo121
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i was 30 feet from stage.

User: nickntampa
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I love how Dave sang till his voice went out. Concert was awesome. Video display was awesome. Crowd seemed laid back and chill. I am glad we got our tickets thru the Warehouse. They sold out of water kind of early. Was hoping he would have pulled out another special guest besides Gregg Allman. Soo many AtL stars to choose from..I'm sure someone was available.
If anyone has links to pictures they took from the show..please let me know!

User: nikkiw283
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the show was pretty great!! i had to leave right before the encore due to twisting my ankle but it was awesome! this was my 6th show. my fav is still last year at hifi buy ampitheatre though.

User: Nolan10
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Amazing show, great weather!

User: oddlymnarzm
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hell yeah

User: OneMoreDrink34
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Amazing Energy! 8th row! Experience of a lifetime! Highlights were new songs, Warehouse, Melissa, WWYS w/ warren, and a perfect encore to the end the night.

User: onesweetearl
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great energy, great show... up front!

User: Os2WorldSeries
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Only my third show but I doubt I'll ever see another better. I couldn't believe the energy. Hoping for a DVD release so I can relive the experience

User: paytongardner
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It was amazing

User: peachtree720
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40, dreaming tree. what else do i have to say? Best show of the summer, no doubt

User: perdidofan
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Epic...best in memory!

User: petaholic
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the dmb iron man is what i call it. worn out!! got there at 1:00 Warehouse in early! stayed in one spot up front standing in that heat, 1 bottle of water, 1 bathroom trip.til when? maybe 11ish? the best dmb show ever, i don't think this one will be topped for me. wanted the poster but in know it would've made it!

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Reminded me of the mid 90's. I hate the "Arenas". This felt more like Strawberry Banks in VA.

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This was in the top 3 DMB shows I have seen. The entire show is one big highlight! Make sure you get a chance to listen to Dreaming tree. This band is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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In front of soundboard and video cameras. Walked to and from the show. No cars allowed! The Allman Brothers Band warmed up

User: platesmasher
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Seriously, lol! DMB and The Allman Brothers in the park!!!

User: pmmccrory
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awesome awesome show. but greg allmen wasnt playing every song (only melissa) and #40 wasnt a tease. those need to be fixed.

User: Preston
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This show was my first DMB show and it was amazing! The intensity and energy was incredible, and you could tell that Dave definitely performs sheerly for the joy of performing and for our benefit. The encore (especially Watchtower) is my favorite of any DMB show to date.

User: Prime Minister
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DMB was awsome! The best I've ever seen. Peidmont park on the otherhand, droped the ball big time. 50+thousand people and no organization what so ever. They should have taken notes from The Central Park Concert. No planed walk ways, or event staff to help the masses move across the lawn,left thousands of people with no choice but to walk over people,children,blankets, ect. This caused many fights in the area that I was in. Yes, fights at DMB! I have never seen a fight at a DMB show before in my life. I have never even heard of a fight at a DMB show before, and I blame the folks at Peidmont park for all of it. It took alot to bring DMB fans to blows, but they succeded. On a more possitive note, the band was at thier very best. Top of the night for me was Eh, hee, Cornbread, and The Dreaming Tree. Some how Dave was able to convert The Dreaming Tree into a Stadium Anthem, and it worked! See you next week in NC!

User: punkn00dlez
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I thought this show was just amazing. Granted, it was my first show and all, I think the setlist fit the crowd's attitude perfectly. Not to mention, you can't beat the fact the Allman Brothers opened up for DMB.

User: pwrrich41dmb
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my 2nd fav show ever

User: qtip3004
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closest i've ever been and probably ever will be.

User: RainOnMe
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This show was amazing...melissa was a surprise...dreaming tree was magical (even though chocolate rain was humorous but cheesy), you might die trying was right on...such an awesome show.

User: ravens big eye
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It was my third dave show and hands down the best. The energy in which the songs were played is unmatched. It was magical and i will never forget it. A solid set list and it was just plain SICK

User: rdschrimsher
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wow...thats all there is to say!

User: recentlyJTR41
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This was my first Dave Matthews Band concert and I was blown away. It was an unforgetable performance and experience.

User: remedyseeker
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what else is there to say there was a dvd made out of this concert because it was so good. my first dave concert and i loved it. AMAZING

User: rjpease
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After a tired, mediocre performance on 8.2 in mansfield, i always almost ready to hop off the DMB train for a while. Nonetheless, after coming across a pair of tickets for the benefit show in ATL, i thought i'd give them another try, if for nothing more than to raise money for a good cause.

of course, in the true fashion of a stellar touring act, dave and the band had me at one sweet world. throughout the length of the setlist, everyone was smiling, enjoying themselves and showing me more exploration than i've ever seen.

highlights include SMTS with warren haynes, DDTW with a passionate intro, greg allman's alternating vocals on melissa, you might die trying (!!??), a near 4 minute ASTB, a highly anticipated dreaming tree and a rippin watchtower encore.

despite a somewhat uninterested crowd, carrying on with social hour and an ususual amount of drugged-up meatheads, this was one of the most beautiful days of my life.

thank you DMB.

User: rl64rl
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What can you say: hot and humid, but cold beer, the Allman Bros, LeRoi's B-Day, a fun crowd, and the boys were in fine form!! Great evening!!

User: Rockhound18
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Can't complain being on the rail. Great show too, DVD is worth it.

User: rockytop
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One of my top shows

User: Rogue
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Dreaming Tree killed Dave's voice which finally gave out on Warehouse. Sweet Melissa with Gregg Allman! Cornbread was a blast and new songs this year #27 and #Eh Hee are starting to be more well known by the crowds. WWYS-ASTB-Too Much [freeze frame style] is great showmanship. VIP would have been great ALL night. How about some aisles next time Atlanta? And the heat, my gawd the heat!

User: ronrotondo
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Hands down, this was an instant classic. The bands energy, timing and execution was just flawless. We were at the front of the stage in the center and watched them close the whole way through. This was the band at their finest. The obvious favorites were Two-Step, OSW, Melissa with Greg Allman, a chilling version of The Dreaming Tree, and Eh Hee, which is just a ton of energy. What amazed me other than the great selections was the way Dave and the boys changed up their usual tunes with new intros/bridges. The jam on WWYS (w/Warren Haynes) was tremendous, The transition from SMTS to AYSTB was not only an exhibition of crazy-good timing, but it was hilarious to see their goofy faces and posturing. There was a new intro into Warehouse and a prolonged dark intro into DDTW that had most Ants wondering if they were about to see What You Are or DDTW (the more knowledgeable fans know that Dave plays What you Are on the electric anyway!).

I have seen DMB 18 times (21 by the end of the summer) and this might be the greatest performance I've ever witnessed by the boys. This includes Madison Square Garden from 2005, the weekend at West Palm from last year and the Tour Closer in Charlottesville from last year. This was the quintessence of the DMB A-Game. This was an A+++ performance.

PLEASE GOD, LET THEM MAKE A DVD!!

By the way, #40 was not a tease! It was the whole song as done on Listener Supported!!

AWESOME NIGHT!! So glad to be a part of the historic event that hopefully will be put on DVD.

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AMAZING!!!

User: rothenberg45
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My first in person show and an amazing set list. Great venue, with 55,000 people in Piedmont Park

User: roysboyz
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Insane show. HD cameras everywhere. the one that swung over the stage was in my face the whole time. look for my ugly mug all over that dvd

User: Ryno DMB
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This was an awesome show. Kinda disappointed that Dreaming Tree didn't open the show, because I figured we wouldn't hear it if it didn't open. But by golly, they broke into it and I went nuts. The only thing was that the people around me acted like they'd never heard it before. I was really pissed when they started talking about half way through. Damn it, it's a classic! But the entire show was very good. Gregg coming out for Melissa was phenomenal! Thought they were only gonna do one encore because of watchtower, then I heard the snare to Ants and I was happy. I got a setlist too haha! Excited about that, but bummed to see that A dream So Real and Nancies were skipped due to time. They also had a question mark besides intro in the E1 spot, but they definitely didn't have time for that one. Hope there's a DVD!

User: screamNminaret
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How about YMDT jam with Dave Screaming....Wow!

User: Seadooxp25
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This show was fucking awesome! To put it as simple as possible. This is arguably the best concert I've ever experienced. As soon as I got to Atlanta I could feel the energy and excitement in the air for this day. First off, the Allman Brothers Band put on a sick show that got everything kicked off. The energy level of the Dave Matthews band was the best I've seen this year and of any shows I've seen since the Central Park Concert. I must say that this performance rivals that one from four years ago. I typically have my highlights from every show I see, but at this show, nearly every song was a highlight. As soon as they took the stage and started up, you knew they weren't fucking around on this night. One Sweet World was awesome and appropriate to open with for this show. Happy Birthday, Roi! Dave had lots to say tonight, which was entertaining. Two Step was great, and then they really turned up the energy with Cornbread. I've been getting into this tune all summer and I haven't been this excited about a new tune of theirs since Stay came out on BTCS. #40 was a nice surprise and this also happened to be my 40th show. After playing "always" they seagued into the passion intro of Warehouse...awesome! Dreaming tree was awesome to hear again as well. So Much To Say>ASTB>Too Much was the most entertaining I've ever experienced. Dave was very animated. What Would You Say with Warren Haynes was the best version of this song I've ever heard. Melissa with Gregg Allman was a very nice moment. As I looked back into the crowd, it was a massive sea of people, all of them into the show. Just when you think they can't really top themselves on this night, They come out and perform All Along the Watchtower>Ants Marching as the encore. This is the best encore I've ever experienced. As the show ended, I looked back and everyone was still present. Hundreds of yards back, 50,000+, truly an amazing sight. It was pleasure to be in Hotlanta on this day. After the show, it was absolute madness as tens of thousands of people walked the streets of downtown Atlanta still with a deep hunger for the nightlife. Thanks Atlanta, it was unreal. Had to jump on on a plane to catch Farmaid the next day. What a weekend.

User: sellis4536
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Melissa...proper

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Great show and light show.....awesome video screens. Good crowd

User: sharilyn77
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Awesome show! Won the trip from wxrt in Chicago.

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Incredible Show. Loved the piedmont park atmosphere and all the fans' energy.

User: shoelessjoe910
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The show was amazing. For a full review go to my blog: http://mikecnichols.livejournal.com

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What a phenomenal show!!!! This was only my 5th show but it was definately the best one I have been to so far. We were in the front row and except for those two annoying camera guys standing up in front of the stage we had a great view. The energy from the band was absolutely ridiculous. I was completely blown away. Highlights were DT, DDTW, Eh Hee, ASTB, WWYS, and the entire encore. Not to say that the rest of the show wasnt amazing though. Hopefully this will be released in some form.

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A-mazing!

User: SirLaxAlot13
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awesome

User: smcrobb
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Had a great time. Although the tickets cost about 275 each I thought it was well worth every dollar. The luxury of no bathroom lines and free beer and food was well worth it. (They ran out of beer about three three songs in tho, and we were stuck drinking wine for about an hour. The beer returned later, thankfully.)

DVD...DVD...DVD

User: Snoopster16
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Wow! The band & the crowd's energy was off the chart. Simply Amazing. I never thought I would ever get to hear Dreaming Tree.

User: spazzmey
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My Mind is still blown. A Legendary performance at the least. Everyone has already stated my reasoning. Just brilliant.

Anyone that didn't rate it 5 stars is either a tard or got ripped off by by the VIP tickets, I was next to the stage and VIP area looked far away, and not so much fun. edit: DVD woohoo!!!

User: Spots17
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been to 23 shows, behind 12.21.02 with James Brown 5th row on the floor, this was the best show i've seen from the Band

User: srewop27
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sick

User: stoneman09
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great show, had all the classics played very well

User: straightballin1
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...wow...BEST show of the Summer Tour so far, I will remember this one for the rest of my life. The Park was a perfect venue, with perfect, cloudless blue skies for the Allman Bros. and a quiet night with a cool summer breeze for DMB. Yet what made this the best show was the energy; you could tell the ABB was STOKED to be back home in Piedmont, playing the best songs and jams, (You could imagine exactly what it was like back 40 years ago, albeit with 45 extra dollars in your pocket) and the DMB came out to match and augment the excitement already brewing. Songs were amazing, I completely called One Sweet World as the first, perfect song, especially for the venue. I can't believe I heard Don't Drink the Water, awesome energy and ideas going around. I came wishing for Last Stop, Sweet Up, or a long lost Granny, but now I couldn't have cared less, the songs played were perfect, most were known enough for my friends to sing along, the best versions of Cornbread, Eh Hee (Eh He-ENERGY!) and 27 I've heard. I moved up to the very front for So Much - Bridge - Too Much, the perfect songs to see the band's energy up close (and man, was there energy). And an AWESOME 40 semi-tease (some of the vocals were in there for at least 2-3 mins) while me and my friend were walking back smoking our cigars, getting back to our group just in time for a crazy, crowd jumping Warehouse. Stay was the perfect song to wind down and have a meaningful dance on, and then a slow starting to power chord filled, heart enthralling Watchtower; I've never seen Dave with as much energy and passion. And then that signature song my friends had been mumbling excitedly about for hours, the snare drum started on the beat for 30 secs: no one would believe me that it was their song, until..Boom! and the every one of the 50,000+ went NUTS. Minus some annoying pointless drink-induced girlfight drama (She called my a what, well she's a...) the night was perfect, beyond human recognition. Get ready for the DVD.

User: stubby25
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Venue was cool but so far away from stage had to watch on tv about a football field away...

User: The Archer
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Very good show with tons of energy. Getting to see Dave and Greg play Melissa was a real treat!

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Live Trax!

User: thegrizz
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Unreal - Huge crowd and an awesome time. Best Atlanta show ever. (It's not hard to beat Lakewood Amphiteatre though)

User: the_stone
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AMAZING energy

User: tidefan28
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Awesome performance. The OSW opener was the best I've ever heard and having Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman join them was cool to see. It was a good choice to make this a live release.

User: TN-Lamb
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HOT, good thing we were in VIP with all the free beer(although they did run out about halfway thur)Good show, BUT for the price of $250 each the VIP area should have been closer to stage.

User: TomasAiglos
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My first. Amazing.

User: trippingnate06
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Great show!!! Best Dmb show i have ever seen. Melissa was amazing.

User: tvg6306
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Well...this was my 5th show and it happened to be on my birthday AND I also LOVE the ABB so I was obviously excited...

OSW--IMO a beautiful opener and very appropriate considering this show was billed as "The Green Concert". The band has changed the song a little...added a really cool intro

Two Step--Couldn't believe it! I had never seen Two Step live and it was so cool to hear it as the 2nd song of the night...you could tell this might be a special show...great version

Corn Bread--Could turn out to be a crowd favorite. Great groove and I liked how they ended it abrubtly last night instead of gradually slowing it down and fading out like earlier in the tour.

DDTW--One of my absolute favorites and last night didn't disappoint! I am a history teacher so this song holds some special significance for me

YMDT--I heard this during the '05 tour and it was ok...but last night they really jammed it out w/ some good horn solos and Dave energy...really kept the crowd in it..one of the better SU songs IMO

Grey Street--always good even if they do skip a verse

#27--Didn't recognize it at first but it came to me later during the chorus...really cool song

WWYS--When I saw Warren come out I was hoping for a Crush, Jimi or something where he could really shine...WWYS just not a good guitar solo song but Warren is always good

Melissa--Beautiful as always and cool to see Dave and the band back up Gregg

LB--3rd straight show to hear this one and I was kinda disappointed at first...but this was an INCREDIBLE version!!! Can't even describe it...just so good. I saw them play it w/ Robert Randolph in '05 and this compares to that...Great energy

DT--I had just said to my wife "I hope they play something to keep the energy up" and then they broke out DT and I couldn't believe it...Never Ever thought I would hear this live and I was stunned..not sure if the people around me recognized it, but I was singing at the top of my lungs

Eh Hee--Very cool song...hadn't heard a full band version yet so that was a treat

SMTS-ASTB-TM--Seen this trio a few times now but last night's version was the best...they have changed the way they play SMTS a little and at the end on "Little Baby" they do this vamp thing and leave you hanging for a bit and Dave kinda freezes...and eventually it goes into ASTB...TM was really cool and they have REALLY SLOWED DOWN the Break down part...really cool.

#40--I know this site says it was a tease but it was just like LS...never thought i would hear this either...people around me were talking so I couldn't exactly hear all of it but it was sweet none the less

Warehouse--In my top 5 favorites and he did the Passion intro ala Luther College...7/8 Salsa jam was great...such a great dancing song

Stay--The only song of the night I could have done w/o totally...Maybe a Billies here or something would have been incredible, but Stay is good energy so...

Encore: Watchtower->Ants--totally completed the night! Great versions of each...Watchtower was just like the Central Park version including Dave screaming "FIRE!" at the end over and over...

Really a great show...New Songs are really good and looking forward to new album



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Amazing, that is all there is to it!

User: Typical2112
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this was my first show, i'm not a huge dmb fan, but it was a great show, just hated that they cut out nancies. Dreaming tree and watchtower were awesome!

User: UGAlovesDMB
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Out of 16 shows this takes the cake hands down, well worth the trip.

PLEASE!!!!DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD DVD!!!!

User: vroy2000
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Greatest show I have been to, to this date. Don't know if I'll ever see a show quite like this one. The energy of 50,000+ was unbelievable, not to mention the music and its quality. I got to hear watchtower live for the first time. This show has me addicted to seeing DMB Live. I now have 2 obsessions: The Dallas Cowboys and DMB shows.

User: walmer16
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Unbelievable. The freeze frame in SMTS>TM was one of the coolest things I have seen at a DMB show. Two Step, Bayou, Ants, Watchtower, Warehouse, Dreaming Tree, Stay, Sweet Mellisa. This was just too good to be true.

20th show and by FAR the best.

User: wanderlust
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what an awesome show! grey street and melissa were my favorites!

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Dreaming Treee

User: whsewell
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Best Dave concert i have ever seen or heard on a cd. This needs to be a LiveTrax

User: widespreadmusic
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Great show. A little disappointed that Warren came out on WWYS and not Watchtower, Jimi Thing or something that could show cases his guitar skills more. He is da man! The boyz were sounding great. Dug the new intro for Two Step. Loved the screaming at the end of You Might Die Trying.. Not if anyone else caught this but LeRoi jams “Chocolate Rain” on the sax about 11-12 minutes into it for a minute or two. If you dont know what "Chocolate Rain" is check out the YouTube click of the songs. Its gotten 8.5 million hits and turned into YouTube smash. Pretty funny actually... Overall it was a strong show. Great 5+ hours of music. Thanks for always treating Atlanta good Dave!

User: williamskt
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I'm an old timer. Been a fan since early 90s (that's right kids, 90s). I've seen a lot of different shows put on by this band, but this definitely ranks up there as the top performance I have been to. Allman Brothers were great, although most of the crowd was too young to appreciate. Piedmont Park and the city of Atlanta will probably want to reconsider how they manage the crowds. Not having any walkways was a big mistake. Maybe next time. All in all, a great night with two great bands. Great show.

User: zachd37
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Sat front row. It was a religious experience.

User: Zeplike73
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This was my first show, so it was AMAZING!!!
Going there, I was just getting into DMB, but now Im a huge fan. My favorite band , by far!

User: Zsunnat
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The set list for this show was one of the most exciting that I have seen in a long time. The band Jamed!!! I truely enjoyed this show!


   


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