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Dave Matthews Band
July 9, 2011
Lakeside, Chicago, IL

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User: <3DMB<3
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Great Show!

User: 22step
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Our Fuckin Crew rocked this show

User: 41TrippinStones
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Full Blackjack - AWESOME new song!

User: 41watchtower
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41 opener, Burning Down the House cover, awesome Crush jam into Granny, Lie in Our Graves, memorable Two Step finale. Awesome crowd, venue doesnt trump Alpine, but still a great spot on the South Side.

User: 42graystreet
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Nice selection of songs. Two Step blew my mind, but I was pretty drunk.

User: adamortiz11
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I really enjoyed this one. #41 opener was freaking sweet! Set the tone for a great show. Energy was way up from yesterday. Also have to admit that seeing Kid Cudi play before DMB was the shit! Much more fun crowd tonight. High hopes for tomorrow & show #3!

User: ahughes99
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Flawless show, highlight: black jack!

User: ajk316
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Not as good as night one mainly because of Joyride but I went bonkers for Burning Down the House! Made my night. Also love 41 song never gets old!

User: amogden
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I stayed for the Cudi show a little longer and was farther back in the crowd than I normally like, however, the energy was still kicking all the way in the back! People were dancing, having a good time!

User: andymc88
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Awesome show!

User: angel41
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VIP w j, j, b, a

User: archie358
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And who knew they could one up the first night... Actually probably expected.

User: awfredrick21
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Probably the best Dave Show I have ever attended.

User: BartBrown81
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Finally got Break Free after 70 some shows! Got to meet Tim Reynolds as well!

User: Baumann27
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I think I slightly prefered night 1, but that does not mean this was poor by any means. Lie in Our Graves was a highlight of the weekend. 41 opener was terrific

User: bbphil413
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Granny and LIOG were nice, but the night for me was not nearly as good as N1. Where was the Break Free Rashawn solo we all fell in love with in 06? Lying in the hands of God extended jam is a yawner for me also.

User: bd300
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Great setlist.

User: Beaglefarmer
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Great energy and great set.

User: BEARFN
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Can't wait !

User: be_MERRY
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very close to the band..heavy does of crash...i loved it

User: BF101519
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liked N1 better. good show tho. Hoping for big things N3

User: bfeldma
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Not front row, but dead center and Dave pointed to me as I yelled "Shotgun" during a silent intermission. Also I got the pick thrown at the person right next to me.

User: biglhoops81
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Lie in Our Graves was amazing! Boyd was unreal!

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show- good mix of old and new. Good covers also

User: bknepp
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Lakeside was terrible venue

User: Bnannerz13
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Loved it!

User: boulay50
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Obviously saving the best for day 3

User: Bpd1057
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Good set

User: bqsick
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Best night

User: Brother Chaos
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#41 opened this, my 41st show.

User: Bucholtz31
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Great Set, Great Energy

User: claytonabbott10
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AWESOME SHOW!!! Majority of the set was slow, but Two Step closed it, leaving me anxious for the last day!

User: cmoehling
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dmb in rare form

User: corpyright
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LITHOG extended jam is pretty boring..I liked the set very much though.

User: cotton#36
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no rare songs played! Throw in a Pay For What You get and Jane or something. Too Much, Burning Down the House, BlackJack, Graves killer versions

User: Crazydvl82
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Drove from NY to Chi-town to hear some more Dave and Tim. DMB was amazing as usual!

User: cryfreedom84
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Great opening. Great closing. A few favorites played in the middle

User: dancinancy41
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First DMB show but the people I went with were not big fans so it was a total boner kill

User: danj1990
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Went to see other acts because I wasn't a huge DMB fan... I was an idiot.

User: daveindyman
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Much better than Night 1 in my opinion. Break Free ---- where did your jam go?!?!? Glad the guys wanted to bring this back but dont change the best part of the song.

User: djamieb
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Solid show!

User: DMB1005
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not the best set list. Too slow for my liking, however still a great show!

User: dmbkc
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Great show - got separated from wife for half the show so that kind of sucked but we enjoyed the show overall! Was packed! Great energy!

User: DMBmatthews09
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time bomb into two step blew my mind!!!

User: DMBTWIN31
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Great Energy from crowd during Burning Down the House

User: dorsal_finn
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Awesome set! Met Carter and hung out with him on his bus just before the show! Got to watch the entire show backstage...it was awesome and an unforgettable experience. Carter is nicest guy and super genuine. Reaffirms my affection for this band.

User: dray10486
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Alot of energy, alot of the big hits, Crash, Crush, Grey Street, Two Step in the same show, not alot of suprises, Break Free has gotten much more fun. Not as good as Night 1 but still a ton of fun

User: drs5x4
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Two step close was amazing

User: dru07
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Break Free, Black Jack and Granny were definitely some stand outs for me

User: drumtechjp
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Energy was SOOOOO awesome. All the solos were on FIRE! Blackjack was sweet and the Lithog jam was insane!

User: eemerling
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needed better encore

User: felman85
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Good show, solid opener...nothing too special, enjoyed LIOG, Too Much, and hearing Whiter Shade of Pale for the first time...

User: ffiredancerr41
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Amazing setlist.
Dave was so emotional tonight.

User: gatti34
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Very close to the stage

User: golfnorlin
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This was one of my top five shows. The band sounded awesome and I was very impressed with the randomness of the setlist. The crowd was just OK. Many people in the front rows did not know what songs the band was playing, which was unusual to me but in some sense I enjoyed it. In my opinion it meant the songs were rarer. The venue did not offer the same energy as Alpine Valley but you won't hear me complain about in outdoor concert. The Caravan layout was pretty awesome for a temporary setup. I agree with some of the other reviews; where was Rashawn's solo during Break Free? Highlights for me were Break Free, Burning Down the House, Lie in Our Graves and Granny.

User: gopHish92
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Idk about anyone else but I was not a big fan of the caravan tour but I love the way they do the lie in our graves reprise

User: grants1984
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Pretty much what I expected on night two

User: greerster
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Awesome show, one of the best I can remember.

User: greybart41
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Thank you DMB!

User: greystreet46
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BreaK FREE!

User: hellas421
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Nice.

User: hensleytyler44
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Best DMB show ive seen! 20 feet from the stage! 41 opener, granny, break free, full blackjack, and lie in our graves were all incredible!

User: HoosierDaddy90
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Good show, not great. Boyd owned this show.

User: hotdogit
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Duuuude

User: hynessiu
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Again the people took away from the show

User: IndyDMB
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Awesome atmosphere. Like the whole festival thing.

User: j1m1thing
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Pretty good show, nothing too out of the ordinary. Was happy with Break Free and Blackjack for my first time. Satellite sounded great along with Too Much. Was my first time for Too Much but still waiting on SMTS...

User: jakelley87
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Fun night but not a great show

User: jasetdx
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Jams were awesome during this show, pace was good too. For some reason, the 1st and 3rd show of the caravan there were long breaks up to 3 mins between songs.

User: JasonCoz
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Great show, what song to pick to yenter on about? Hard to say so just lets say many special moments.

User: jay_h41
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Celebrate we will!

User: Jbrieger
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Good show!

User: JDavis2144
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Was probably my favorite show to date......Until Sundays Show anyways......great night. BlackJack was awesome, Granny was awesome. Incredible night.

User: jeepers11
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:)

User: john.cobb4
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The BAND CAMP STAGE was the best part of this day. Again, the logistics of this venue were HORRIBLE. Trying to get to & from downtown Chicago in a timely manner was jsut not possible.

User: johnmwright
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Amazing Night 2!! Loving every minute!!

User: JohnoGT2
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My 29th show overall and 5th in the ChicagoLand area.

#41 opener was a pleasant surprise. Highlights for me were Break Free (thought it might have been gone forever!), Black Jack, Granny and Two Step. Having not seen the boys in a year, it was like they picked up right where the left off - these guys are such great musicians.

The venue was a joke. I sincerely hope this Caravan thing is a one-off deal and that they return to a full summer tour schedule next year. Doctors will determine years from now that we all got radiation poisoning or something from the grounds we walked/stood/breathed on this weekend.

User: jonhayne
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What a nightmare. Sound was horrible due to the lack there of. Too many people.For my 88th show what disappointment. Another Boyd night.

User: jsallen
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I will never do a festival show ever again.

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It was too hot, too dirty, too much walking & too many people. No fun trying to watch a band from far, far away. I mean please 15,000+ people trying to watch Dave & Tim during the day (No LED screens)? If I tried to get close to the stage it was a complete cluster fck in 90+ degree heat. The grounds were dirt & large rocks covered with wood mulch. Sucked for those wearing flip flops.

Positives:
Getting in and out of the venue was flawless. Very well organized. That part of Chicago sucks so it was refreshing how easy it was to get there and back. Stages were spread out so people had room to roam. Portable Bathroom setup was great. Food & Beer lines were decent (although food selection sorta blew). Music was fantastic. Sound was awesome. LED screens made it possible to actually see the DMB show.

I'll wait for the next formal tour before I attempt to see Dave again.

User: justlau
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Best show of the Chicago caravan weekend

User: Karrissa0971
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Amazing Line up! You know you are in for a good time when Dave opens with #41.

User: KatieErin41
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Amazing! Two Step encore was out of this world.

User: katiewright
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I enjoyed listening to the solos.

User: kimmyv
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Good setlist! Boyd was on!!!!!

User: kjwtwe03
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Slower show but was a great memory sitting under the carasel listening to the slow jams, until the time bomb/two step encore, got crazy.

User: krik000
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This was my 3s3rd DMB show, and it ranks at like 29..night one was way better with Joyride etc...I don't know. I was excited for Granny!

User: LaggNess
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my first concert, Amazing, transitions were not the best, Dave looked sick and the crowd was huge and demanded too much excitement. I LOVED it!!!

User: LeaveOrStay
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real good

User: lisafindley
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My fiancé and I waited about 10 rows away from the stage all day in the hot sun to save good seats...but about 30 minutes before they came on, it got very tightly crowded and a man threw up inches away from my foot. So in a panic we decided to move back...by that point there was no place to stand except way back by the ferris wheel. At first we were really bummed, but once Crash Into Me came on we began kissing and we were glad we were way in the back by ourselves.

User: LittleRedTune
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Crush was absolutely incredible.

User: mancke24
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Not the best. #41 was not good at all

User: mattbp102191
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very solid show. the energy was great from the band and crowd. 41 as an opener is really cool. really enjoyed break free, LIOG, granny, blackjack, two step, bdth and grey street. awesome!!!

User: memuller23
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Another great night and Dave Rocked a NEW SONG!!!

User: mike54704
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I love it all. Every version of every song at every single show.

User: mikeuga
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Easy/mellow night of music... All the classics. Had a blast!

User: millerjr99
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Fantastic show, terrible venue!!!

User: mmbaron
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Great show rented a small ladder to sit on

User: mrayburn
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The Blackjack, Crush, & Granny run midset was a highlight. Two Step was a great end to the night. Preferred nights 1 and 3 of the Lakeside Caravan but still a solid show.

User: mrcrazyeasy
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unbelievable energy. Great setlist, best live version of crush i have ever heard. Love hearing break free. Memorable two step closer

User: MTerMolen
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Hot Moonrocks!

User: newulm55
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The band is strong and tight, Dave puts on a great show and brings it every night! #41 was a fantastic choice for the opener, granny and crush sweet as always... and I think Black Jack is evolving into something really really good. Was able to see a live breakfree. Plus, the D&T set was great w/ SDL, blue water and a solid nancies.

This show gets the 3 stars b/c the venue was such a dump and so poorly ran, lack of vendors, water, etc. that it put a damper on the whole day (ps - this is my 6 festival and this was hands down the worst, will never return to "south lakeside").

User: nicolehuguenard
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I was not a fan of the Caravan overall. The location ruined the whole experience :/ I always love Dave though!!

User: Noahschechter1
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Great show my seats were no good tho but really at a Dave concert any seat is a good seat

User: noliemarie
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My mind is blown.

User: nutz81
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HT

User: OneSweetWorld10
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We were really far from the stage but it was a good set... Two step made the show... Met some awesome fans tho!

User: plantholtk1
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Drained crowds response to Two Step was beyond epic.

User: pmcmahon22
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Great show, not so great venue.

User: Putterboy1912
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Burning Down the House and Breakfree!

User: p_dub1010
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Good music terrible venue

User: rbdntd
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Opener: #41 Closer: Two Step #nuffsaid

User: reidiesel7
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Wow

User: Riplip
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Top 10. Last night was fine....but
the energy, Boyd w the crowd, it just seemed like they were in to It. Crowd was great


User: rjcarvis
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EPIC FESTIVAL

User: Rossprobertson
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Awesome, rockin show, got to see some cool favorites (granny, break free) but l didn't think it was to be compared with the other show I've been to

User: rydog7
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amazing 3 day set

User: samharbaugh
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awesome.

User: sarahs41
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41 opener and Two Step closer. I don't think I need to say any more :-)

User: seanblitz25
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Each song he played topped the previous one. Down right amazing two step at the end

User: seekup1978
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I would say this show was just a bit better than the night before but was pretty average overall.

User: senorcolina7611
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solid N2. 41 is a nice change for an opener. burning down the house was on fire! Granny, LITHOG, LIOG, crush and two step were all great. Lots from Crash at this show which leaves a lot of room for BTCS for N3. it's gonna be great!

User: shinanigans09
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Break free granny lie in our graves :)

User: simkow42
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good show, granny was my high light

User: Slimmixer57
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Alligator Pie!!!!!

User: sly692
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Break free and granny. Enough said

User: snowrider
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A little shaky tonight, hope they pull it together for night 3.

User: susanwentz
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Maybe the best version of "Two Step" ever...and "GRANNY"! Loved it. Venue was terrible.

User: sweet2step
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rocked me on saturday!!!!

User: Swid007
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41 opener awesome... LIOG and Crush in the same set list is always a bonus for me... Burning Down the House is awesome.. Night 3 might be tough to beat after the first two shows, but if it does... MY GOD!

User: tcw103
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Lie in our graves!!!!!!

User: The DMB 201'ers
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"#41" was the opener!!..Loved them starting out with that one. My favorites of the night were "Break Free", "Black Jack", "Lie in our Graves" and "Timebomb/Two step". Dave messed up on "Alligator pie" but recovered well!! "Two Step" sent everyone home smiling ear to ear!!!
First time songs for me: Black Jack, Granny and Whiter Shade of Pale.

User: thewarehouse34
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Solid Set, Crowd was AWFUL

User: tito6910
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Been to over 25 shows. Best show I have ever seen!! Thanks DMB!!!

User: Tjg8590
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With Erica and Laura

User: tjscofield
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LIOG was epic

User: tkandtk5413
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Woo! Second night was awesome! Sweet tunes.

User: Tracyg1313
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Awesome day with Eddie Ryan and Sean Doheny! Lots of drinking involved!

User: twostep
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worst 41 I have seen. my 100th show

User: TwoStep4life
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My 41st show brought to light seeing #41 played as the opener for an amazing Night 2 of the DMB Caravan. With Umphreys, Dave and Tim, G. Love & Special Sauce, as well as Kid Cudi all doing their thing on stage, it was a very special night to say the least!!

User: TypicalSloan
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41 Opener? Time Bomb into Two Step Encore? Yes please!

Also loved hearing Blackjack for the first time... it was BA. Only regret is he played Sweet for the first time the day before : /

User: UrsadonDMB
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Break Free, Black Jack, LIOG, Granny were all so fun. The crowd around me made Two Step one of my most memorable experiences. On the down side some drunk girl threw a folding chair in my general direction as everyone was walking out...It happens.

User: warehouse55
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although a great night, with a lack of a great spot, i didnt find this night to be superior to the third. still, a night listening to dave live aint too shabby at all

User: whenthebergends
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Very good

User: Wicklutz52
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He played the most popular and for my first weekend and second show how could I not love this night.

User: WidespreadMule3
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Weak sauce. Looks decent on paper but crowd sucked. Too many drunk people who didn't care about the actual show So they talked the whole time. Audio keeping cutting in and out. Break free was good but lacked the umph it used to have. Granny was nice too.too bad the rest of the set was super slow and lacked energy.

User: winkdaddy06
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Loved the energy! Add ants to this set, and it would have been my dream show. Sunday was epic, but this was a fantastic set in my opinion!

User: wotl
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good, in VIP viewing area, TJ back at VIP lounge

User: yavin27
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Simply Amazing!!! A very solid set to say the least! My first Break Free and Blackjack, which was even better live. A whiter shade was awesome plus all of the obvious favorites: granny, liog, two step, crush, too much and on and on. What an amazing night!!

User: zaj128
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4.5 stars... highlights- #41, crush, liog, too much, and two step... boyd was insane...

User: Zcrawford44
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Break Free.

User: zoltows4
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Unbelievable show!!


   


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