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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 16, 2000
Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

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User: 2stepgrst
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This is where I fell in love with JTR

User: angelface01
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First DMB show. Got me hooked. Grey Street was killer. So was Billies.

User: atman68
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This was my wife's and my first show. We have been hooked on LIVE since. Sorry we missed the earlier days.

User: blk90gt
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great my first show

User: bluewaterpig
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First concert, first DMB concert. Went with Jenine, Melissa, and Pat.

User: brigopens
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First time I ever heard Grey Street live!

User: bry51dmb
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After my first show the night before, even though I was supposed to take my ass home, I convinced Mitch to stay, and we scalped. I couldn't let them play and not be there. Shit seats, we just hung around whereever we could. Attended with Mitch, babysitted a drunk Mindy, Also went with Deters, Kelly, Zig, and JP. Awesome show, no way I would ever turn back into anything else but a Dave Head

User: Bryan98
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Good setlist!!! Great time in Phila!!!

User: BurnThePig
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I still consider this to be the best DMB show I've been to. Ants opener was killer, and the band followed up nicely with an incredible set and awesome encore.

User: Butch4President
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I got to work security for this one, and I was on stage left, in the area where Butch and the LLs sat while not performing. It was the only time I've met the band, but the show was the real highlight!

User: camaroz28dmb
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great!

User: ConoshNJ
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run to your dreaming....Ants Marching opener. Thats the way to start an amazing night.

User: crashintonickdm
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First Show! first ants opener in 6 years. great two step, and warehouse!

User: crush0617
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Very good show. Ants was a surpising opener. Grey street was very cool to hear this was the first time I had heard it and I have loved it since. Good Crowd and a very good setlist. PNP -> Rapunzel closer was great

User: crushing08
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We got into this show Free!! How much better can that be!!! One of our top 5 shows!!!

User: dbroph1
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First DMB show!

User: DKX147992
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Brutally honest, just not a setlist for me. And its not like I look back now and think "oh that was silly, I love those songs now...." Ants, Satellite, Drive, Satellite, Lover Lay, Warehouse, Was sooooo into Lillywhite sessions and BTCS at the time, and this show was so heavy on Under/Table and Crash. Again JTR a highlight, and Tripping which was the first DMB song I ever liked in 1996.

User: dmband92
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i went to both shows with the same group of people and there 2 shows ill never forget.. he opened with one sweet world.. i remember just chillin a few songs went by and crash into me came on.. the girls i were with went crazy.. there were two girls with us that i didnt know though.. everyone was dancing and havin a good time.. one of the girls i didn't know came up to me and asked me my name cause she knew i was the one who got them there tickets.. she said thanks and said she be back.. before i knew it crash ended and the best of whats around came on.. she came up to me and asked if i was a big fan.. i responded by singing along with dave for about half the song.. i tolded her id finish it another time.. the rest of the night we didnt speak a word---now the next night 7-16, the show was nearly over and i didn't talk to her at all.. i was bummed out and my friend lauren could probally tell.. she asked if i had a thing for alyssa, i told her nah i didn't know her but i was interested.. before i was even done talking to lauren the best of whats around came on and alyssa came up and said why dont u finish it for me now.. i was gonna mess up this time.. ever word was perfect for the most part its hard singing along live sometimes.. after that show i had myself a new girlfriend.. we broke up since but shes my best friend since and if it wasn't for dave i wouldnt' know her

User: dmbandhawk
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Amazing

User: dmblynny
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It was 4 years ago, but I can still remember it was amazing. I had a whole new appreciation for Dave Matthews Band after this show for it was my first time seeing them live and I will never ever ever forget that wonderous experience... It's a whole different world seeing DMB live.. and I will always treasure this experience as my first.

User: DMBSaxMan41
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Worked this show for EventOne. Got to be on stage, left side, holding the flashlight for Butch, the Ladies, and the entire band during encore break. Amazing. Only time I met them, and it was my 4th show. Star struck.

User: EID0L0N10
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This was my first show and it was amazing!!

User: fineally01
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great show

User: Firedancer319
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Amazing. I love shows back to back.

User: gaetano
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ants marching opener ...great setlist....good seats....one of the best stadium shows ever...

User: georgemccjr
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Strong show, Santana opened.. Bella Fleck showed up. Poor sound.. too big a venue, good thing they knocked the place down.

User: GetOnTheBoat
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JTR! Drive In Drive Out!

User: Gobb69
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Had so much fun at this show

User: gwmoon41
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Went with Steve and Jim Warren. A cloudy and rainy day. I drove my Acura Integra hatchback.

Tailgating was fun despite the rain. And it rained heavy at times. Luckily with the hatchback, Steve and I kept dry drinking beer by sitting in the back of the hatchback with the back door open to shelter the rain. Meanwhile, Jim stood outside with his rain slicker. Despite the weather it was a fun time watching people run around drunk in the rain. In fact, just as we were heading into the stadium, it began to clear up. This show would actually be the last music concert I would ever see at Veterans Stadium.
Kicking off the show with “Ants” was very surprising but impressive, followed by “Satellite” which seemed so appropriate for the weather conditions. A great version of “Two Step” followed by an amazing rendition of “Tripping Billies” ended the set and I thought to myself there is no way they could top that in an encore. But by playing an amazing performance of “Pantal Naga Pampa” and “Rapunzel” they did, in fact, top it and I was completely blown away! What a brilliant encore to end a terrific concert.

User: gyoff
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Unbelievable. By far the best Dave Show i've ever been to. Ants opening was a pleasant surprise. Warehouse was so good. Two Step was absolutely breath-taking and the crowd was so into it, both nights. The new songs were immediately gratifying. And this show made Rapunzel my favourite Dave song. So much energy. Friends of mine still refuse to go to another Dave show after seeing this one, nothing will top it. I think that's dumb, but who am I to judge?

User: Hoops
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Second Show

User: jazzdrummer420
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Good show

User: jedwards
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Went to this show with my girlfriend at the time; the girlfriend is long gone but the memory of the show lives on. Awesome from start to finish. #36, will never hear that again unless it's tagged onto the end of Everyday. Two Step was awsome and Grey Street was insane.

User: jkh1978
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Too much pot smoke. Good set list. The Vet was not made for rock bands.

User: JonTowsonDMB37
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met my girlfriend at this show

User: jzydlo97
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Happy Birthday to me! It was wet, but well worth it.

User: kdigital
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very nice

User: larlar403
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AWSOME....i mean they opened with my favorite song...what more could you ask for?

User: Laststop3h
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Open with Ants!?!?!? Can't get much better than that! Great show and the sound was better too. Amazing night and the last show ever at the Vet :(

User: Marciej
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Sweet Show. Got tickets a week before thru ticketmaster and they were great seats. Suprising. That will never happen again. :)

User: meals223
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Possibly the best show I have seen. Maybe second to MSG, but not sure.

User: mhouse
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242/12/4

User: nolzman
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My first DMB show, it was a blast!

User: PeteGott7
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My first Dave show ever...awesome! Two Step was so good I will never forget that song that night. Spent the show with good friends and had a blast. But what do you expect, its a Dave show!

User: poktrokt29
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Well the show was about 5 years ago, and i finally got the show on cd, and let me say this show was a huge life altering experience. After that show there was no turning back i've been a huge dave head ever since. Playing classics as lover lay down, best of whats around and granny, o and can't for get #36 and jtr, which we rarly hear these days, and great early versions of digging a ditch and grey street. i'll never forget it was just a beautiful night, it rained all day but when it was time for the show the rain stopped and the stars came out with a pretty big moon, a night in philly i'll never forget !!!!

User: Princess3420
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my first DMB show, so of course it was awesome!

User: pruss25
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Went to this one solo. Best opening to any DMB concert I've been to. The Too Much tease into Ants was unbelievable. Met Carter before the show and tried to meet Dave and get his autograph, but he was carrying his newborn twins. This was my third show in 4 nights. Great summer.

User: regan
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w gir and his gfs - trippy bubbly jimi thing
ground chairs

User: rel145
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it was awesome to see ants open

User: sbau45
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Best Show Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Scogs416
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This was my first ever DMB show. I was in my favorite city, in my favorite stadium to see my favorite band live for the first time. My best friends bought me tickets for my birthday that year. The show itself was really good. It was a lot of his more popular pieces. IT was such a memorable expierence to see the entire stadium glowing with lighters.... I will never forget it!

User: Scuba163
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Better than night before

User: SoDamLcky
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N/A

User: stonecutter908
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Short set but decent show. Lowlight for this show for me was staying in the Holiday Inn next to the Vet. Got trapped in the elevator at 2am. Damn thing dropped straight to the floor and we had to tear the doors off and climb up the elevator shaft.

User: TDavidM
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Great show, first time for me and my friends.

User: timalinalin
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yay for day 2

User: trippinbilly
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well, my 4th concert, and i found myself pretty blessed this night. i was 20th row on the floor, slightly to the left, it was AMAZING. now, without just repeating myself a ton from the review of the night before, i'll just say that the one thing that just made this show unreal was the opener. i'll set the scene for you...the band takes the stage...a "Hearbeat Intro" like jam is being played around with for a few minutes when, bam...without warning, DA...DA DA DA...DA DA DA echoes through the stadium...without the drum intro warning, Ants Marching is being played onstage. nobody does a thing. the whole place is silent for a good 5 seconds while everybody tries to take in what just happened, i think this has happened like twice in their history. then the place erupts like none other. set the pace for an awesome show. first time i heard Crush, and first time i have memory of hearing Warehouse and Two Step. amazing.

User: TroubleTwins41
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First DMB show... first CONCERT I had ever been too... first time I really got high... unbelieveable.

User: tschotts
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First show at the old vet!

User: twitchdaddy
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Gotta miss the vet... Stepper and Kristi were sitting up in the 500 Level.. poor them.. Fuckin hate Ozamatli..

User: vernpressorman
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Great show with Tim and Dog -- Baklava and flavored water anyone?


   


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