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Dave Matthews Band
July 10, 2011
Lakeside, Chicago, IL

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User: <3DMB<3
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Best 3 Days of My Life! The setlist from sunday was incredible!! Thanks DMB!

User: 22step
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good close out sunday show! cant wait for the Gorge

User: adamortiz11
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Yessss! I'd like to consider myself somewhat critical when it comes to DMB & their shows seeing as how I'm pushing towards 30 shows attended. Tonight was amaze-balls from the start! Songs 1-7 couldn't have been picked out any better. I genuinely felt spoiled leaving the show tonight after a solid set & effort from everyone tonight. Their month long break after these 3 shows is much deserved in my book.

User: ahughes99
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Amazing main set: BOWA, R&R, Sweet Emotion, and Buena were the amazing highlights for me.

Reason for 3 star rating: the weird/disappointing encore. What happened?

User: ajk316
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Very close to beating night one. Energy was awesome. I loved hearing BOWA and Watchtower was sweet. Covers were busted out awesomely! He really adds his own feel to it that makes it awesome. Great weekend!

User: ajluck1
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Very cool atmosphere

User: alpinevalley4
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Best of The Three Nights...started out awesome, extremely disappointed in the encore though. Nonetheless it was a great weekend!

User: angel41
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Ravinia style with j

User: archie358
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What a way to end a great weekend lakeside in my hometown Chicago... With dmb. Sweet home Chicago

User: awfredrick21
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Great way to end such an amazing weekend.

User: B7arnold
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Favorite show so far!

User: BartBrown81
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What a run to open ( both the setlist and the mad dash I made at 1:00 to get a ticket to meet Carter)! I'll never forget this one.

User: Baumann27
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A+ Well deserving of a 5 star rating. The opening run was a hot mess! Joe kicked ass! Yes, the encore looks a little weak on paper, but the performances took it to another level. Thank you DMB

User: bd300
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What a finish to three great nights.

User: Beaglefarmer
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The strongest start to a show that I have ever seen.

User: be_MERRY
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4.5 rating...sister took off from a 5 star show

User: bfeldma
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FRONT ROW RIGHT. BADASS! Personal Jam session with Boyd!

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show to end the weekend.

User: Bnannerz13
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Amazing!! Say goodbye... rhyme and reason... and that closer oh my goodness! Great show boys!!

User: Boywonder44
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Fantastic end to a fantastic weekend!

User: Bpd1057
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Best show I've been to!

User: bqsick
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Ended strong

User: caravanfan23
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Bartender was so ridiculously amazing. Got the live "album" off Google and it just blows me away every time I listen to it.

User: caring
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good

User: ceyarg13
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Old songs for the diehards.

User: claytonabbott10
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AMAZING... SIMPLY AMAZING!

User: cmoehling
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awesome

User: contramark
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It was an awesome show!

User: cryfreedom84
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Great ending to a great weekend. Lots of memories. Watching this show on youtube right now (thanks chestercopperpot5!)

User: Cujo3013
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Best show/setlist of all time

User: Dancewme36
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Regular line up bypassed encore by far.

User: daveindyman
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Started out in epic fashion with that 7 song run but had peaks and valleys from there. And Sister.... come on Dave. If you are going to go 2 solos to start an encore, cant you come up with ANYTHING other than Sister? But admission was worth it for the first half of the show alone.

User: Daves05
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Started with a Brewers victory at Miller Park and Flaming Lips covering Dark Side of the Moon. Wayne said that Dave Matthews Band himself gave him the money to put in balloons during Money. The venue, neighborhood and parking were just fine, despite what many said. The show had a nice run of songs in the middle. Borat came out to play an awkward solo in Rhyme and Reason and Sweet Emotion. Some songs, such as Idea of You and Sister made it seem like the fun machine took a dump and died. There were also two grown men doing some sort of fairy dance behind us for the whole show; no problem there. Dave called Carter an a hole and mf'er in the same sentence. I thought they were friends. There were sound issues, too.

User: djamieb
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Terrific show. What an amazing opening run!

User: dmb041
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They are saying the best 7 song start....I say the best 12 song start. Buena, Gravedigger, and Can't stop killed the show's energy and that confusion in the encore (which is not a complaint because we got an extra song out of it.)

I would have subbed in Halloween, Recently, or anything else instead of those 3 songs.

It was a great show overall...thanks DMB!!!!!

User: DMB1005
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Best Set list of my life! only better songs would have been a last stop or halloween! Finally after shows I saw Idea of You!

User: dmbdf
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wow

User: DMBFanInOPKS
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One of my favorite live set-lists I've attended. Shotgun for the first time for me. Loved Joe Lawlor on Rhyme and Reason and Sweet Emotion cover. Gravedigger and Thank You closer also a highlight. Decided never to see them less than one night after this run of 3 in a row for my first time in Chicago with my wife.

User: DMBmatthews09
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best of the weekend played old greats and new ones, idea of you was amazing, sweet emotion was the best cover i have ever heard, the thank you ending nearly brought me to tears so much love in one place at one time.

User: dmbsnuts
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AWESOME!!!!

User: Dmbvols
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That first 9 song run was ridiculous. My first BOWA after 32 shows. I've been wanting that one for a while. The second part of the show took a dive but that first part had enough strength to carry any show. Really enjoyed the entire weekend. Thanks DMB.

User: DMB_Brando
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Great set list

User: dorsal_finn
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Fantastic set! Got to hear my fav Shotgun and many others in prime viewing within the premium VIP area.

User: Drmgyrl
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Right in front, last night of the Chicago caravan, Say Goodbye in the setlist. What more needs to be said?

User: dru07
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Not that great of a show in my opinion. Idea of You is stellar though. I don't understand why DMB ended with a cover, why fans are ok with it, and why Dave gets more energized for that cover song than he does any DMB song? Really didn't sit well with me.

User: Drumsls
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Awesome final show

User: drumtechjp
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Opening of this set was really good. Joe Lawlor blew the crowd away in r&r and sweet emotion! Dave was loving every second of thank you, climbing out in front of the video screens going out of his mind! Fonz was totally into this set, clearly rocking out to EVERYTHING!

User: Dukie529
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A little uneven, but they played some amazing tunes for hardcore DMB fans. Rhyme and Reason was the highlight of the weekend.

User: Ebuzz08
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Dave went off the wall for that encore! Loved it :-)

User: eganz
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Best opening to a show i can remember seeing.

User: eggsrsweet
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EPIC!

User: ehanes22
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incredible set... really wanted Halloween in the encore, but what are ya gonna do?

User: felman85
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The mail set was one of the best I have ever seen...encore could have been stronger, definitely NOT complaining...first time hearing Captain since my very first show over ten years ago!

User: gaphillips1125
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Amazing weekend all-around!!! Thanks so much for the memories DMB!

User: GoodyISU1
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This show started out with such promise, highlights for me were Say Goodbye, Best of What's Around, Captain, Warehouse, & Seek Up. After that, it kind of flat lined. The covers were a bit much tonight & the show pretty much died for me at the Buena-Gravedigger-Can't Stop run of songs. Watchtower helped but then Thank You as a closer? The band must really love this song to play it to end the 3 day run, but I HATE it. Overall a good show but it could've been so much better.

User: grants1984
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This show was literally one song away from Best ever....JTR, Last Stop, or Halloween to close

User: greerster
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Badass

User: greybart41
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Joe Lawlor!

User: greystreet46
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IN A WORLD AS UPSIDE DOWN AS THIS ONE.

User: HoosierDaddy90
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Show #45 was the best of the seekend, and one of the best in recent memory. Jeff Coffin was amazing all night long.

User: hotdogit
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Easily top 3 show, maybe #1

User: hovdarp
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BOWA was superb and Jeff killed on this. Shotgun and R&R were also well done... solid setlist, energy was top notch!

User: icedog
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Awesome!!!

User: IndyDMB
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First 9 or 10 songs is up there with some of the best runs I've seen in 60 shows.

User: j1m1thing
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Easily the greatest show I have ever seen. Once Say Goodbye hit, I was impressed pretty much all the up to the encore. Some Devil was good, but I was surprised they followed with Sister and closed with Thank You. I think Dave is getting a little carried away with the covers. Sweet Emotion, Buena, AATW (classic), and Thank You. could have easily been filled with way better DMB songs and I think he knows that. Still a great show but was bummed to still miss out on Last Stop.

User: jarrodw805
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best show ever

User: jasetdx
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The way they came out, they were either really fired up from Flaming Lips Dark side of the moon set or were trying to top them (which is not possible, but I appreciate the effort).
Buena, Shotgun, the idea of you broke up the awesomeness a little but its good hearing a new/rarer songs performed, still fantastic set to close the festival.

User: JasonCoz
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Thank you for letting me be myself again.





User: jault52
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The best I've seen from them in years. Best Rhyme and Reason I've ever seen. Such an amazing weekend.

User: Javan13
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Shotgun and Seek Up, damn.

User: jayjay71
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This was the ABSOLUTE BEST weekend !!! Night three was tops for me !!

User: Jbrieger
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Awesome show! Loved the crazy wild dancing Dave ended with :)

User: JDavis2144
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Perhaps it was the fact that The Flaming Lips had just melted my face with Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz, but this set list blew up the night for us......I cant ever remember a better first half to a show. Night 3 has me jonesin for More DMB this year yet....

User: jeepers11
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:)

User: Jeffey316
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I have never seen these guys have a better time playing together. Awesome show, dave was jacked.. decided to go climbing around the stage on Thank You. Covers were awesome this weekend. Really cool that they can put something like this on and put on 3 great, yet totally differant shows. Sunday was 2nd best show i've ever seen... amazing opening run that just kept going. Love this band!

User: jeojn
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Best of the 3 nights!

User: john.cobb4
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SWWEEET EMOOOOTION!!! Enough Said - But I am glad the band did not play Halloween - the crowd did not deserve it after throwing all of those glow sticks on stage. I feel bad for the band. Worse crowd I have ever seen after 28 shows.

User: johnmwright
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Great 3 nights!!! No words to describe.....

User: JohnoGT2
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My 30th show overall and 6th in the ChicagoLand Area.

Awesome, awesome setlist. What an opening hour of music! OSW is my favorite opener and then Bartender with an early set Say Goodbye - whooooo!

Love, love the Shotgun! Yes! Where were the Warehouse 'wooh's'?

Glad Joe Lawlor is still around - I saw this guy in Indy back in '07 and he cranks! No one around me knew him, but I filled them in.

AATW was super sweet and Some Devil was a nice surprise. And closing with 'Thank You' - very fitting lyrics for the weekend! Thank you DMB once again.

User: jonhayne
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Great show! It redeemed the entire experience. Nice morphine cover for those who listen To more than the DMb.

User: jpkrill
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My 10th show! amazing

User: justlau
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Awsome but always want more after a weekend of DMB

User: jvc138
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SHOTGUN

User: Karrissa0971
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Great show!

User: katiewright
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This was the most amazing show I have ever been to. It was a great way to end the weekend too. Dave really looked like he was enjoying himself.

User: Kelendor
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I was the closest I have ever been to the stage at this show. Every song was full of energy, the crowd was cheering louder than ever! I will never forget it!

User: Kevtalia
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my 20th dave show. Easily the best one I have ever been to.

No Halloween or Last stop, but holy moly - this show was OFF THE HOOK. Energy was fantastic and the band sounds better than ever.

User: kimmyv
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Chill night for me and Jeremy

User: kjwtwe03
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Best Memory of a show I have to date, heard old jams, especially WTWE, incredible.

User: kkerney
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One of the best opening runs in YEARS!! Location sucked but was a great festival%0A%0A%0A

User: krik000
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This night was def. the best of all three by far....by far. This was my 34th show, and it didn't disappoint, like Saturday's show.

User: LeaveOrStay
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Good

User: lilruby777
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He finally played BOWA!!!!!!YAY! I was one happy girl!

User: lisafindley
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We had 3 day passes to the caravan, so by sunday we were all exhausted and dirty. But of course, Dave blew our minds yet again with another night packed with amazing songs! My favorite was Ants Marching, the whole crowd was so into it. I never wanted to leave that night!!

User: littlepayton35
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Best show I have ever seen of 15.

User: lofsfire3592
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FINALLY CAUGHT CARTERS DRUM STICK

User: Lorriern
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Beautiful indeed!!

User: mattbp102191
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what an opening run. what a show. what a night. joe lawlor was on fire!!!. great variety in the set, and each song was performed at a great level, with one or two minor hiccups. the covers were amazing. buena kicks serious ass. only let down was that there was nothing from BTCS. could have used some DT, Last Stop, Halloween, etc. But even with that, nothing can stop me from giving this show 5 stars. absolutely amazing. what a weekend!!!!

User: Meechers
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Best show I have ever seen, and probably ever will see. Incredible first half and high energy all the way through.

User: memuller23
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A Great Show for the final night.

User: mike54704
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Concluded the best three days of my life.

User: mikeuga
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Seek Up was simply amazing! Had a blast at this show!

User: mmadara
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Fun show!

User: mrayburn
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Excellent end to the Caravan weekend! Great song choices throughout the night, especially for the first half of the set. Loved the run of Say Goodbye, Best of What's Around, and Captain. Overall the encore could have been better, but Thank You was a high energy end to the weekend.

User: nccwsfan
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First time seeing DMB live- but certainly not my last!

User: ninjatim33
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powerful performance. bartender put me on another planet. epic seek up.

User: Noahschechter1
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Great show ...great wAy to end the weekend this show reminded me of why I am a fan !!!!!!!

User: noliemarie
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Speechless.

User: OneSweetWorld10
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Really epic lineup... One sweet world opener is one of my favorites. Best of what's around into captain was a treat. Relatively short version of seek up was appreciated. Rhyme and reason and sweet emotion with Joe were unreal... Rashawn and Coffin raged during sweet emotion, really enjoyed that. Hadn't ever heard Buena but it was a good jam. Dave was in great form, chatting so much, hilarious comments, and scaling the stage during thank you... Really great show!

User: phillipsgirl
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Awesome! went with Myria Teri and Becca night 1 sat stage right in "lawn area" night 2 sat in front of Rashawn and Jeff about 8 or 9 rows back night3 sat stage left and 20 rows back dave walked in front of the jumbo tron to see our side for several measures of thankyoyforlettinmebemicelfagain! fabulous stay at trump tower thanks to myria!!!!

User: pmcmahon22
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Great show, not so great venue.

User: pmtobin
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All I can say is WOW!!!

User: ptansani
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Incredible show; arguably the best show Ive seen. I dont even care that Banddigger and Buena kind of killed the buzz, nothing could undo OSW, Bartender, Say Bye, BOWA, Captain, Shotgun, Warehouse, and Seek Up.

User: Putterboy1912
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Shotgun, The Idea of You, and Can't Stop....amazing!

User: rbdntd
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Watching Dave freak out during Thank You was awesome

User: rbt226
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Amazing show!! Was right on the rail in front of Boyd. Would of loved to have Halloween in the encore but other that that they sounded great!

User: Riplip
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"you want a good show???".
Dave basically said to the crowd.."I'll give you a f**king show!" WOW!

User: ryants22
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One of the best show experiences of my life! I met the love of my life at this show!

User: rydog7
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one of the best shows I have ever seen. Dave brought it front to finish and his voice was strong as ever. Sweet Emotion was incredible but the Buena cover by Morphine put it over the top. 8 minute intro by Carter for Say Goodbye! Idea of you, slow Shotgun intro by Dave.

All in all superb. A must have

User: RyWhiskey92
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unreal

User: samharbaugh
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AMAZING

User: seanblitz25
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Best 3 days of my life

User: seekup1978
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Definitely the best show of the 3 nights and one of my favorites ever.

User: sharilyn77
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We were on the ferris wheel during "Say Goodbye"...truly a moment to remember forever! Loved this set.

User: shinanigans09
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Crazy beginning made it unforgettable

User: Slimmixer57
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Great set!

User: snowrider
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Buena was dirrrrty. Not a huge fan of most of the covers, but I appreciate they switch em up.

User: spinartist
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moonrocks. ugh.

User: sslatte
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Wow. Sunday nights are usually the best....I knew after a few songs that this setlist was going down in the books. Idea of you, captain, say goodbye, sweet emotion..wow

User: steviedo
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best opening set i could imagine. certainly a tie for me with Sunday night in Atlantic City overall.
incredible

User: Superfine
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They knew who they were playing for tonight...long time DMB fans enjoyed every song in the setlist tonight!

User: surfhigh001
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Unbelievable night!!

User: susanwentz
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When Dave threw down his guitar and danced, I almost died. "Thank You" was amazing. So many good songs, great energy...the venue was awful though/

User: sweet2step
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great weekend wrap-up

User: Swid007
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Wow... I don't think there was any down-part in the set list tonight... Awesome finale to a great weekend! I didn't know what I enjoyed more, the band or the audience. Everybody on the south side of the city was on tonight!

User: talairys
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Great fun show, brought the kids and sat on a blanket in the lawn. We were dancin the whole time!

User: tcw103
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He must be saving Last Stop for The Gorge, or course.

User: tflaherty
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Incredible

User: The DMB 201'ers
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What a great finish to a great weekend!! "Seek up","Rhyme and Reason","Shotgun","Buena" and "Warehouse" among my favs on the night!!

User: thekonstantine
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Great run to start the show.

User: thewarehouse34
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Yes. More please.

User: Tina T
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Hearing When the World Ends made my weekend!

User: Tjg8590
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With Erica and Robbie

User: tkandtk5413
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Stellar cap to a stellar weekend. Sweet set. My first front row experience.

User: TrippingBilly95
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Easily the best show I've been to so far. The first nine songs were a complete powerhouse and the rest of the show was utterly fantastic too. Got my first Ants after four shows! Thank You to close was insane. Lots of good Davespeak throughout the night. "As loose as a goose...... In a rubber caboose (long pause) *looks at Carter*" Hilarious! The highlights for me were BOWA, Captain, Rhyme and Reason (Joe was going crazy!), Buena, and Thank You. It was hard to pick; the setlist is just filled with great songs. The best part about this show for me was out of my previous three shows, I had only seen six of what was played at this one. Nearly every song was a new one to hear for me (and some rare ones at that!). Overall this show just rocked. Good people, good venue, good openers at the South Works stage, and one good good time.

User: TwoStep4life
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First Captain seen after waiting just over 40 shows and 10 years of seeing DMB play...this was the best since Red Rocks 2005 night 3!!!

User: UrsadonDMB
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Can you ask for a better early run? That in itself wins in my book. Although the last six songs were really standard and I was just setting the bar too high for the encore. Ants was awesome as usual but there was low energy from crowd where I was during Thankyou and I think that's because everyone was bummed with no Last Stop or Halloween.

User: vroy2000
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Hadn't heard WHEN THE WORLD ENDS Live since '03/'04.... that was amazing... Everyone keeps saying "7-song" opener... nope, for me it was an "11-song" opener. Get rid of Sweet Emotion and Buena, and plug in PIG.

User: wakenuke
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Thank you all the way to the parking lot! Don't get stampled.

User: warehouse55
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one of the best nights of my life. my 3rd and last night of dave this summer was filled with some good ass times with friends and just an overall great time listening to my favorite group of artists

User: Wicklutz52
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Finished up my first run of DMB concerts. Will forever remember my first weekend.

User: winkdaddy06
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Oh my God!

User: wotl
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epic setlist, minus a few doggies, VIP viewing area & lounge - 3 days of Caravan & Dave kicked my ass again!

User: yavin27
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Absolutely fantastic show!!! Check the set, what more can I say.

User: zaj128
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Top 3 show for me out of 21... saw 5 songs that I never saw before live in person- BOWA, Captain, Buena, Swt Emotion, and SD... Great job guys

User: zlindeman
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Best Concert I have ever been to. Ever.


   


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