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Dave Matthews Band
July 3, 2010
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

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User: 22step
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had heat stroke but made the show and so happy i did

User: 41watchtower
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Somewhat forgettable set, enjoyed the encore with the Two Step jam.

User: 42graystreet
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The Stone changed my life.

User: AcekingsuitedAK
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GREAT... BLUE WATER

User: AdamBomb35
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Intense show. Thank you DMB!!!

User: adamortiz11
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Show was kind of slow for my liking. Was surprised at how few people knew Blue Water Baboon Farm when the band played it for a few mins. BWBF > Nancies > Warehouse saved the night for me personally. Looking forward to a more solid set tomorrow!

User: ajwedee
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Blue Water > Nancies > Warehouse, nice little run. Mix in The Stone, and you can't go wrong

User: Alandmb
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Good first night at Alpine.

User: alemonada
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Always great to see my boys, but didn't leaving leave thinking, WOW, like I usually do. Two Step rocked!

User: Alpine4
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I called the opener, before seeing the stage! first time Ive ever done that, and on a song like Squirm it was worth the wait. First time Ive ever heard Bluewater live as well.

User: amvolgi
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This showed owned. DMB jammed way harder night one at this stop.

User: andymc88
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Amazing Show. Amazing.

User: angel41
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Jen and Al

User: apthompson
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I hate the hill....the group I am with likes it for one of the nights

User: ashleytangen
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GREAT Seats!! Great show!! Sat in front of sweaty hippies that were LOVING it as much as we were!! Yay!

User: Baumann27
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First show ever!! The best! Squirm was a proper start to a long journey.

User: bayou_captain
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GREAT!!!

User: bd300
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Good setlist. Good performances. People around us kept us from enjoying the show more.

User: BEARFN
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CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

User: bharmeling
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Took a party bus. It was awesome!!

User: Bigred1191
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While partying in the lot, a group of kids asked why we were going in for the opening act. Told them it was ZBB. Almost died when they said they never hear of them!

User: BIKANDU
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Great setlist. The band was in great form. Special special night.

User: Bill Lundeberg
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Average at best

User: Birds_and_Ants
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Good show... Dancing Nancies>Warehouse combo, WWYS and Two Step were the highlights.

User: Blueice312
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Pit acoustics were subpar. Hard to hear Dave's vocals at times. Lots of very rowdy fans in the pit. Can't we just all be friends?

User: Borat Sagdiyev
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My first ever show at Alpine was N1 in 2008, which became Live Trax 15. That was a phenomenal show - I could tell within five minutes that it was going to be the best shown I had ever seen. Admittedly that sets a very high bar against which all future Alpine experiences will be measured so I try not to let it bias my thinking.

That said, I was a bit disappointed with this show. It just seemed to lack the punch of the last couple of years. It just never exploded like I had seen happen before. It wasn't a bad show by any stretch and there was some great stuff. Still, I love the Alpine experience - I buy pavilion seats and like to look back in awe at the sheer volume of people - and will continue to hit that show in future years.

User: Boywonder44
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One of the better Saturday night shows at Alpine! It was a good mix of songs to keep the crowd going!

User: bradsjimithing
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Excellent show, good set variety, and Freakin Blueeeee WATER!

User: bryans9542
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Blue Water->DanceHouse was the highlight of the weekend for me.

User: can'tstop41
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Walking by the river I...

User: caring
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good

User: cdekk02
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The atmosphere here is too amazing to not fall in love. The place is huge and everyone is amazing. How about a little Blue water baboon farm? Yeah, Yeah it was a tease but it was a little more than normal and i always get chills when i hear it start. I liked hearing Eh Hee, that hasnt been played a ton this year. Two Step encore is okay, but ive seen it a lot.

User: Cheerful Giver
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I love Eh Hee. Well this concert is where I passed out 10,000 Cheerful Giver stickers launching my social experiment starting my TITHE efforts

User: chicane
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This is my first time to alpine and I don't think I really felt the "magic". The venue itself is really something when you go through the gates and walk down the hill to the pavallion. What a view. The set list for N1 was very very good for a 2 night stand so I'm hoping they bring it tonight. Saw LIOG, Seek Up, Typical Situation, Last Stop signs. There was a very faint Last Stop chant in the upper 203 section but it didn't really catch on. See you all in the pit for N2!

User: chili30
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First time seeing dave. Awesome experience

User: circuitry
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Another great start to the Alpine weekend, though a bit short.

User: cmoehling
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so aweosme

User: coryjo2003
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awesome

User: crazymandinga
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Very good time like usual. For the most part, very few people going on beer runs. And once again i had some fall down drunk woman sitting behind me go to the bathroom and dance in it WTF people!

User: davefan984
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Perfect shows; perfect weather; perfect sets; perfect holiday weekend! Blue Waterrrrrrrr!!

User: daveindyman
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Pretty good show. I like how Dave mixed things up some... no Bartender after BEF, no Satellite after Proudest Monkey. Always good to see the Nancies > Warehouse combo. My favorite moments would have been Blue Water and Little Red Bird. Got some good seats in the lawn. Overall a pretty decent show.

User: DaveMBand2006
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BLUE WATER!!!! Top 3 out of my 18. Tonight is going to be insane.

User: dirtetimo13
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Solid show. The race down the hill to the PIT was epic! Ended up front and center for an enjoyable set list. Loved Proudest Monkey, Eh He, Don't Drink and the partial song medley (especially because it meant less Cornbread than normal). Would have liked a stronger encore and the removal of the official song of Dave snobs "Blue Water" (rarity does not equal quality morons). Being on the rail in the PIT was a blast and Zac Brown Band rocked the opening slot. Good times.

User: DMB Girl
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I was in the PIT. It was one of the most exciting shows I have been to in a while because of that.

User: DMB3420
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They Jammed as always for Alpine! Awesome weekend! All the Monkey songs in one night!2 Step closer, Squirm opener, Fish, Stone, Baboon, what else?!!! Met Dave Day 2 & N2 was as always better than N1, but all in all Excellent! N1 is #3 & N2 is #1. My #59 & 60th shows this weekend, to include every show at Alpine. You know that it is their top 3 Fav for a reason. They play like it too! Both shows ROCKED!

User: DMBenG
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As always, DMB delivers at Alpine. Perfect day with perfect weather lead to a beautiful night with a strong set.

User: DMBestbandever
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Greatest set of shows in my opinion

User: dmbfwn
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Wow, I thought I was having deja vu and was back in Cleveland. It was almost the exact same show. They sounded good but since it was so similar it did not have the magical Alpine feel. The girl puking behind us did not help.

User: DMBlover22
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I met Dave at 2 a.m. in our hotel with Rashaun!

User: dmbMase1
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one highlight tonight: Blue Water!!!

User: dmbtwo83
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Great show. Highlights for me were The Stone, BEF, DDTW, Shake Me, and Two Step

User: Dobler
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was a solid show!! was about five rows back in the pit dead centre and it was amazing!! lot of energy from the band and the crowd. only complaint was the huge amount of assholes in the pit. people causing shit for no reason. if someone shifted to the side to get closer to friends a bunch of sluts and douchebags would just yell and scream at them. dave and the band would hang there head in shame if they realized how arrogant and rude a lot of his fans were. not all of them of course. i actually met some really nice people as well. but man we are all here to have fun, not be douchebags. i was yelled and screamed at by 5 people for moving to the left to get closer to my wife who got shifted around by all the movement

User: dpbaumann
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First DMB concert ever, but defiantly not the last. Proud to here Squirm as the first song, and to have my mind racked with the Two Step encore. I was stupid and weak at the time and did not even know of Blue Water, but now it is pretty awesome that it was thrown in there.

User: dpmiz
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Solid if unspectacular set list. Little Red Bird was great.

User: Dreamcat78
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we sat in the PIT it was awesome

User: Drmgyrl
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My first Alpine experience, second DMB show - loved the show, hated my spot in the warehouse VIP area - mad crush on the downward slope all night. And not the good "Crush". Still loved the show, though!

User: esahc_backwards
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Warehouse, The Stone, Two Step and WWYS. Could not have been happier.

User: felman85
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Just amazing...the entire show was spectacular. The highlight of the night for me was definitely the run of Blue Water >> Dancing Nancies >> Warehouse. I think that is unmatched with anything all year. What Would You Say was great to see. Finally, The Stone was insane...they jammed the hell out of that one. The pit was slightly uncomfortable at times but definitely worth being so close at this amazing venue. Such a crazy night...

User: firedancer430
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awesome show awesome energy, if it wasnt for the 14 hr drive i would do it again tomorrow!

User: fonzfan
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OK setlist.

User: FreeYourMind
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Awesome show

User: GeorgiaBean
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The Stone! BBWF...sort of.

User: GGAll-Stars
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Front and center by dave! Vip entry passes were definately worth the $10! Good show but I wish I had been in this spot for N2!

User: gopHish92
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This was my first Dave show! Only planned on going to N2 but went to the lots and found tix for all 5 of us for 40 bucks each! Looking back on it I think it was a pretty good show as far as all the teases and partials.

User: greystreet46
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The Stone was a mind f***!

User: hotdogit
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Prepping for a bigger nite on the 4th!

User: hynessiu
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The PIT is Awesome!!!!

User: imsotired42149
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Got incredibly excited when Blue Water started. Girls next to me had never heard of it had never heard of it, they thought I was a freak. I was crushed.

User: jacq.trud
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First dave experience. Now im a dave head

User: jdfeat01
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Solid show. Can't Stop should become a staple.

User: jdogg92
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Finally saw Big Eyed Fish live, great show!

User: jeepers11
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:)

User: jeveux
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Great set!

User: JohnoGT2
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My 10th Alpine show and 27th overall.

Good show. Radio hits and sing-alongs as expected from the Saturday show. Just setting the table for Sunday night...which I expect will blow away Saturday per usual.

Loved Squirm, DDTW and SDL. Setlist seemed quick. I expect one or two rarities on N2, not to say that Blue Water wasn't.

The Alpine crowd needs to learn The Stone outro. We sucked at it last year and did again yesterday. Carter even had his hand to his ear, motioning for us to be louder, to no avail. N2 Deer Creek last year knew how to sing it!


User: johnsenville3
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Dave always puts on a good show, but tonight the set just didn't seem to flow as others I have been to. The set was good, but there was just something off.

User: kapmann
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Might only give it a 3.5 if possible. wish they would have finished bwbf!

User: Kevin C
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Sick.

User: kevski99
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Great atmosphere and had a blast with all my college buddies

User: killtheking40
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Liked the message on the video boards displaying the oil spill during Don't Drink The Water, and Dave's emotion while playing it.
I also enjoyed the Stand Up into Recently with Corn Bread teaser. That was a great middle part of the set.
Loved Little Red Bird / Two Step closer. Every time I see Two Step, they get better and better at it. I left asking myself what would this soung sound like in 20 years, and help to be excited.
Blue Water, Nancies, and Can't Stop were my other highlights

User: LateArrival
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AMAZING!!!

User: Lauren741
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Lawn

User: LeaveOrStay
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Was not as good of a Dave fan for it as I am now. Lawn

User: linzy839
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EH HEE!!

User: littlepayton35
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front row center in pit...amazing

User: lmf1030
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Another Rare show for me and my first at Alpine. Loved it.

User: lofsfire3592
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awesome set list and after 30 shows finally FRONT row!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Lsawtell
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Blue Water - Nancies - Warehouse= incredible

User: Mags76
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Band had great energy tonight and the setlist just kept on flowing...daves energy really got that alpine crowd going...squirm actually isn't a bad opener and DDTW is still epic....nancies into warehouse was awesome and maybe one of the greatest two steps ever...Looking forward to night 2

User: manlyminnesotan
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Great night, fun show, lively crowd... another DMB experience!

User: MarvinBerry
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Pretty good show.

User: McMeatbone
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too short

User: Mendal
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Over all a good show I was really glad to hear Big Eyed Fish, Nancies and Two Step.

User: Michael Scott
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This was my first time seeing Dave. It was amazing.

User: miles41
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Had to take 2009 off but what a show to return to in 2010 for show 21!! The boys show zero signs of slowing! Finally got Big Eyed Fish!!

User: mkaade41
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Alpine is the best. Period.

User: Monkey2
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So much energy!

User: moonandthestars
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two night show with zac brown band it was awsome!

User: mpascua
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Alpine, what can I say.

User: mrn1ceguy
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Great Set List, Great Energy. Best intro to Two Step ever (Time Bomb). Also Nancies into Wharehouse was great.

User: muchluv4dmb
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The show was alright. It just seem to lack some of the energy we have come to know at Alpine.

User: Musicology200
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Great show. I was stoked that dave obliged my sign for blue water.

User: naas909
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42nd show, I believe. First time in the Pit...didn't really like it in the Pit until it seemed to thin out about 1/2-way through the show. From then on...it was pretty sweet.

Carter and Tim made my night. It's a treat to be that close, and see everything crystal clear.

The audio mix in the pit was garbage.

User: natrigs92
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First Dave Concert

User: nikki070304
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WH tix...missed sitting in the pavillion for this show. Great show overall!

User: nje0241
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great show. lots of songs ive never heard live

User: Phinelivin
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Blue Water. Nuf said

User: phungo
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High energy show, but one of the worst setlists I've heard DMB play. They can do better!

User: QuadCity
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For me, kinda "meh" ...

User: rach31780
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Great Night!

User: Rapunzel_
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The lawn was packed, not necessarily bad but I prefer to be around people who are there for the music. Also would be nice to be able to tailgate longer! Little Red Bird was incredible

User: ReshawnsawmeRol
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Well considering I was like 4th row in the PIT and I kept quoting dave from a live song of his I heard on Pandora called "little red bird" at the end of the song Dave says "I like that song I really like it" after he plays it...so i kept saying that and low and behold he comes out and plays little red bird first encore song...so to me that was awesome oh and yea Reshawn pointed at me after he saw me pop a roll LOL.

User: Riplip
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It was good....but did not think the band was into it

User: rubyjacket
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First Dave show, definitely got me hooked.

User: S,S,FH
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Awesome show. Awesome setlist. A big improvement from the 2009 shows.

User: Sabres914
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Seat Location: Section 202, Row VV.

User: SeekUpTheCubs
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My first show. Awesome setlist, High energy. No regrets

User: sher0225
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Well, along with N1 in 2009, I thought this show lacked a little bit of energy. I kept waiting for the boys to rip into 4-5 songs in a row that would blow the roof off the place, but it never happened. I really enjoyed Big Eyed Fish, which I hadn't seen live since 2002. The Stone, one of the greatest Cornbread versions I've ever heard (although shortened) into Recently were definite highlights for me. Little Red Bird is a beautiful song that I hope finds a home on an album and Two Step is always a welcomed closer.

Overall a solid show, but N2 is usually always better. Let's hope the boys don't disappoint.

User: simkow42
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great show

User: simolicious
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Had a good time, decent set list. I got Alpined

User: skezich
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My first show! A great experience. LOVE ALPINE!

User: skgluvs2teach
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I had fun

User: sperkau47326
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amazing

User: Swid007
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Awesome show! Nancies into Warehouse was awesome. Early Stone in the set was unreal. And of course, Blue Water... so good to hear it! Shake Me to close was sweet! Top 5 show setlist wise for me, fans were better Sunday, but that's Alpine for you

User: talairys
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Decent show tonight, the setlist delivered. Crowd was ready to rock, but felt like the band held back a little. I've seen them every year at Alpine and it's always a great show, but not in my top ten. Still a super fun time.

User: thaDEEPend
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oh boy was tonight live

User: TheJimiTree522
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got two amazing shows, but was expecting two EPIC shows

User: thewarehouse34
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The Stone was spectacular, some other good ones in here too

User: tjg41
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stone was incredible

User: Toomuch2saygbye
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Overall, an average show. The band was fairly mellow/subdued throughout. A REAL treat to hear Blue Water Baboon Farm; I think I was literally the only one singing to it in the vicinity of 20 yards. Heard some songs for the first time live. Made the trip from DC to Chicago, then rented a car to make the show. Alpine Valley is a nice venue with a nice backdrop, though the fans' chants for Everyday was a bit annoying (as well as the chants for "DMB" and "USA"). Still, happy to have made the trip with my perennial fellow concertgoer Adam.

User: trevorr12321
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Great first show!

User: TrippingBilly95
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My second DMB show, it was absolutely stellar! Squirm was a solid opener! The Stone, Stand Up > Cornbread > Recently, Warehouse, So Damn Lucky, and the FANTASTIC closer Two Step were among the best! My tiny little complaint was that Dave's vocals just seemed... quiet. But other than that, it was a beyond outstanding performance!

User: trmahoney
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Great show, but not "Epic Alpine". We will see what happens tonight

User: tusox6
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I loved it! Great setlist!

User: TwoStep4life
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Alpine!!

User: UrsadonDMB
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Alpine love it.

User: viewoods@gmail.
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Great mix of music, good energy..... have a hard time complaining about any DMB show.

User: WEA04
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Great Show as always!

User: WinnGTI
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Solid.

Great set.

Band was happy.

Wasn't magical.

User: woppert
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Great show per usual. Blue water was awesome. What a great summer night. Friends and Dave.

User: wotl
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epic energy - crowd and band
Blue Water - wow!
Stone with crowd interpolation
DDTW, Warehouse, Nancies, Two Step
every "Monkey" song (and Jesse gave me a Monkey)
and Little Red Bird no less
what's not to love !?!?!!

User: xxheath3rxx
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amazing.

User: yavin27
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excellent show!! okay it was my first blue water, but it really was a great show!!

User: zaj128
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Def exceeded my expectations for the first night of a 2-night stand... highlights were BEF, The Stone, Proudest Monkey, Seven, Blue Water-> Nancies-> Warehouse, WWYS, SDL, and Two Step.

User: zoltows4
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Pit seats with Rikin. Played until 11:15. DDTW, Two Step


   


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