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Dave Matthews Band
March 3, 2010
Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

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User: 1monkeygirl
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OMG AMAZING!

User: antsterdam
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Okay, I'm not an expert or anything because this was only my first show after listening to them just since 2007 but this is what I think of the concert watching from the 2nd row-left side...

Lying In The Hands Of God had more than 5 minutes outro, and Jeff was sick!! What an opener. Dave tried speaking Dutch after the song which was well appreciated by the crowd. Seven was great live, the progressive beat drove me nuts, credits go to Tim's outstanding talent. Dave's babbles and Tim's strings killed You Might Die Trying! Finally, something not from Big Whiskey. Spaceman turned the upbeat mood set by YMDT to a groovy one. Squirm was awesome live as well, the whole band was so into playing it, especially Dave who screamed his lungs out. Crash Into Me was played so well it sounded like radio in 1996, even better. Definitely a crowd pleaser, such a lovely classic. Jimi Thing made me dance nonstop for more than 15 minutes with Rashawn and Jeff's jam to Dave's scats to Tim's electrifying strums which transitioned into the Sexy Motherfucker outro!! That was a total DMB live experience just in 1 song, I was left awestruck. Dave mentioned Leroi before singing Why I Am, rest in peace Leroi. This song is starting to grow on me, I like its jumpy beat. Dave then talks about Holland's wooden shoes, funny moment of the night. So Damn Lucky tickled my ear drums and then melted my heart, amazing what a show with DMB can do. You & Me would be great if I had a date with me, but damn it, I came by myself! HAHA! Either way, sweet sweet lyrics and such a feel good music. One thing's for sure though, Crush was sweeter being 16 minutes long with Tim and Jeff's mad show down! Burning Down The House cover rocked, Dave sounded like Tome Jones! Some of the guys, I forgot who, sang with Dave in the chorus which made it sound more powerful. The setlist mentioned a tease of Sugar Will but I can't recall any, Heineken's to blame for it I guess. I loved Dave being all "Dave-ish" during Don't Drink The Water, the crazy dancing, off mic screaming to the crowd, and I finally saw the raised eyebrow in person! Shake Me Like A Monkey caused me to shake like one, literally. Boyd got into his foot-stomping groove in the outro of Ants Marching, just WOW. Carter seemed to have broken a stick or something in the intro of Ants Marching, no biggie though. And for the encore... Dave came out alone with a small guitar and serenaded us with Baby Blue. The atmosphere was dramatic with only the blue spotlights on, the solo, the small guitar and the sweet song... BUT some people were clapping, what a bummer. Sledgehammer was funkehhh. Dave said Stafen made some friends (probably tall Dutch chicks) earlier and requested the cover. I could have requested something rare and jaw-dropping when played live like Halloween, Eh Hee or Louisiana Bayou. Grey Street closer hit the spot, one of my favorites! The setlist was an awesome combination of new and old songs, upbeats and grooves, jams and solos and hair-raising outros. I could ask for more but that would be pushing my luck for my first show. Warehouse, Everyday, Stay and Lie In Our Graves could have sent me to Utopia.

Carter gave away like a dozen of sticks to the crowd after the show, powerful performance from him that night. Stefan looked like he was enjoying himself, smiling a lot while slapping that thing. Boyd was such a performer, I loved every second of watching him right in front of me. Jeff had lots of jams, I think he fits so well with the band. Rashawn seemed like the steady bear of the gang just swaying left to right, he did a great job as well. Tim was amazing, his electric guitar put a lot of magic into the new songs. And Dave, he obviously was having a grand time dancing, screaming off and on mic and jamming with the band, he was just plain ecstatic. KUDOS TO THE WHOLE BAND! And the venue, Heineken Music Hall, I just have to mention it, the sounds were top notch. With just 5,500 capacity, beer stands everywhere and some 2nd hand weed smoke (if you dig that stuff), you'll most definitely blend in easily with the band and the crowd. Every minute of waiting in line out in the cold for more than 2 hours was worth it. I even made some new friends, "sitting, smoking, feeling high, and in this moment, it feels so right!". I still can't believe I watched it all happen in front of me. I am hooked, I would definitely love to see more shows! Ammmazing first show for me!!

User: derdyhairy
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Second time on the rail!

User: djshap02
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Absolutely incredible show... would definitely go back and see them play there again....it seemed like they were putting a little "extra" into it

User: FriendsofDave
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Very good show, we were on the rail again! Got some great video of Dave being Dave

User: Pjotr
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My third show, second on first row.
Was SUPER!!!
Got my first Carter stick!!

User: sugarmag
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Excellent!

User: Sweetcheex
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Kick-ass and rockin' from start to finish. Loved it!

User: tyl-76
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A blast ! Great venue, amazing sound, best show of the pack I did !

User: wuppibuetti
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Great Show, a few more changes to the setlist (cause they have played most of the Big Whiskey-Stuff last year) and it is a 5-Star-Show. But no reason to complain. It was fun and i hope they come back to Europe soon


   


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