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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 24, 2003
Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

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User: #41pig
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great show really liked #41

User: 4DMB1
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Not bad set list, could have been better. 8/25 was awesome!

User: aDMBpig
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Monster, monster show. A must have for collection

User: andy13
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Solid Show...Nothing spectacular, but solid. Sets the stage up real nice for tonight's show, and gets a lot of newer songs out of the way for tonight's set list.

User: andyls19
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the show was good, but the setlist was lacking a blockbuster, such as nancies, two step, or ants marching

User: barr2k
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mellow easy going set...very nice

User: Batman420
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Excellant show, Alway's love Dave at Giants Stadium.

User: beanboy02
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Kick Ass Show! DMB jammed at this one! Amazing

User: BH.netter
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I was just glad to see Dave back here. Last show was 12/22/02 at MCI and its been a long wait. Maybe I'm more optimisitc cuz I have seats for tonites (8/25) show as well, so if I didnt like a song or it wasnt my favorite I'd just consider it a song they won't have to play tonite but there were plenty of highlights. Instrumental FTT for a while til the mike was fixed, PFWYG (first time ive heard it live), Help Myself, Bartender (still have it in my head today) overall a decent show. Not great but not horrible by any means. I'm psyched for tonite which should be very good and we should get some of the following, Warehouse, Recently, Billies, Ants, Rapunzel, Two Step, Nancies, Stone, Watchtower, Say Goodbye, Cry Freedom, Maker, etc...so many good songs that theyve been playing all tour that still are available for tonite. I myself am so excited, and even more excited for Camden where it WILL rain and we will get the return of JTR to open one of the shows there. TIM

User: BLaCerra28
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great show, little slow though

User: Bossyman
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Good one, but the next night REALLY cooked...

User: bry51dmb
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Pissed, caous I had to wait all summer to see the boys. BUT fucking pumped for #20!!! Had a good crew, went with Mariko, deters, Kelly, Barbs, Zig, Ken K and his girl. On the floor, 20th row. Boys were off for 2 weeks before this one and they weren't into it, like mid season form. But good set anyway, One swee world, 41, Lover Lay, and Grey St were sick. Croud chanted for 2 step for the encore, but disapointly they came with What you are. good set, bad close, but hey, it was still a great time, and i couldn't wait for the next day, b/c knew they would make up.

User: btlzdmb
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Another great show. Thank you, Dave.

User: bulls12881
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great

User: BustedJeff
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Just got home...show was very good. Number 12 tonite. Highlights were #41, Bartender, One Sweet World and oddly enough, Stay. Great energy and great crowd as well.

User: Cape Town
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Weird set list... Too many ups and downs...

User: CarterisKing
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great show dickey band was great!!!!!

User: chromium73
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This show sucked... that is all

User: cinthree
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crowd was terrible, stay was tremendous, overall solid workmanlike show

User: cochecton
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Solid show, always good to see the band. The guys looked excited to be back on stage. Carter was awsome as always and Stefan looked to be more "jumpy" then I have noticed in past shows.

User: colinh9
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AWESOME!

User: ConoshNJ
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I say I can't tell you, I've lost mine...

User: coolj54321
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4 out of 5. A great performance that was hindered by a setlist focused almost entirely on the last two releases. FYI: Was anyone else surprised to see Leroi without his sunglasses? Dave's twin children were out in the wings for a few songs with huge red ear muffs. I couldn't tell, but I assume Ashley was one of the two women holding them.

User: CSchneids929
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Pretty good show. not the best show ever, but #41 was amazing

User: CspaceCUP
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awesome!

User: DaniDMB41
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#41 was just... WOW. Best moment of my entire life.

User: darlene
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excellent in my opinion

User: Davecrazy
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Nothing too exciting about this show...just good jams with good songs. Held out with Grey Street as long as he could but he finally played it.

User: davedownloader
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I was so druink, i really only remembered pay for what you get, stay, grey st and what you are. Goodness I hate booze!

User: DaveInfatuation
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My first show ever and it was just the most unbelievable thing i'd ever experienced...honestly

User: dcsman
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Crush was incredible! Seeing the show from behind the stage was a different experience. Not bad, just glad to be a part of the show.

User: DesignBox
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This was my first show and I knew only a few songs. I thought it was a great show and it made me more determined to learn more of his songs for the next show.

User: DjReaction
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Behind the stage, But really close, loved it all!

User: DMB guitar play
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Really laid back concert...nothing too special, however worth it because it was the first time i heard "pay for what you get", and "fool to think" live.

User: DMB1521
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The show was awesome, especially since when I got to the arena I only knew my seats were behind the stage and I thought I would be about 10 or so rows back, but when i got there my seats ended up being 3rd row back. And the setlist was just amazing as well.

User: dmb499
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avg. show

User: dmbandilove
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1st row!!!! Carter Drumstick!

User: dmbantsmarching
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This show was absolutely amazing! Great set list and the crowd was great. Dave had so much energy on stage! My favorite part was when they started playing the intro to "Everyday" and the crowd started singing "Honey , Honey, come and dance with me," and dave went right along with it. This was the best dave show I've seen yet.

User: DMBchik814
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this show was very mellow, htere want as much energy. my friends and i decided dave didnt get laid the night before so he was a little down as a joke..but all in all it was still a great show cus it was dmb and they played 'pay for what you get',how great was that!?

User: DMBDan85
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OOOHHHH I Love One Sweet world...good to see the boys playing the classics

User: dmbfan3587
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not one of the better dave shows

User: dmbgreystreet04
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GREAT SHOW...this was the first time I heard Dont Drink The Water live. WHAT A WAY TO HEAR IT : )

User: dmbjmu
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a good times but very dissapointing. 1 from UTTAD and one from crash I believe. 41 and crush highlights

User: don1214
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Good setlist- I loved hearing "You Never Know." That song is extremely unappreciated by many. "Bartender" was truly something to behold and "Don't Drink the Water" was oozing energy.

User: DreamingTree163
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Great Show Overall. #41, One Sweet World, Crush...

User: dxmaverick
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solid show, bartender set it off

User: ericwonderlin
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nice show - a little slower, but great stuff.

User: Flschbrger
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good

User: froggy865
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The #41/everyday fade was really interesting

User: funrobyn01
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CARTER!!!!

User: GLB13
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I had a great time at the show, but it was lackluster as far as I am concerned. Started out great with DDTW, but then the crowd got quiet for most of the show. The Band didn't sound as tight as usual, probably due to the time off. Good to hear Help Myself and Pay for What You Get.

User: golferinct
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Went with my niece Jill...a very mellow evening. Had a few too many margaritas in the parking lot.

User: gperaz01
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A sleeper show - i think dave might have been sick cause he was not his usual crazy self. the set list was pretty mellow

User: griffd2004
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set list a bit laid back and quiet, but still a great show.

User: Hugznkizzez
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Awesome show...a little disappointed with the end!

User: IanMykelB
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Decent, not the greatest I've seen yet.

User: Ice23
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Not the best show I've been tobut it's a DMB show, so I loved it no matter what. They played one of my favorite songs, #41, and it was quite a good version. Me and Jenn rocked the floor all nite with our feet just groovin to the jam

User: jb420
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My least favorite so far. But it was par for the first night of a series. I'm crazy excited about the 2nd

User: jeanette
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I too saw the little blond cuties with their big red headphones bouncing up and down to daddy's music and LeRoi when he came out to check out Dickie Bets and The Great South. Great show good time was had by all but did anyone else notice that the Lovely Ladies were signing backup on Stay but were mia on stage?

User: jegnyc
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Very mellow show...

User: jen22
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awesome!! (not quite as good as the second night though) :)

User: jfa87
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A solid show...The band came out with energy and jumped right into DDTW. 41>Everyday>OSW>Bartender was an awesome string they put together. A little too many songs from Everyday, hoping he's got it out of their system for awhile...

User: JGC8099
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this show was amazing

User: jjfiore
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first show for my wife...wish I got to 8/25 show

User: JMMS329
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First show ever, with my 12 year old daughter (to her first concert ever). Great show.

User: JTP904
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Excellent!

User: jyiii
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not as rockin a show as i have seen but played some songs I had not seen live which is a great change. loved the show overall.

User: Kutelilkittie
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Awesome show! My very first. Me, Geoff and Greg went together. Tailgated. Met 2 chicks. When the world ends was amazing! One sweet world, yay!

User: leeners82
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awesome...but too many newer songs

User: LIOG14
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This show was OK..too much everyday stuff for me.

User: lovedave
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A typical first show back after a short break

User: maffy
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SOngs I've never heard before! spoon, help myself!

User: Marciej
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Good show. Setlist was a little mellow.

User: matt008
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Just ok.

User: meals223
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Not a bad show, went with Shannon

User: MELLY0711
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GREAT VERSION OF CRUSH!!

User: michelmoba
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Not so great - I'm jsut being honest. I did have terrible seats (sec 238 / row 22), so the acoustics were awful...but wasn't the only thing. Dave just did not seem like he was into the show that night. I've seem better.

User: mileestar
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much more mellow than I expected...was my first dave show in 4 years!

User: mileestar5
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Worst DMB show that I've been to.

User: MistreatedLewis
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Very underrated show. It was definitely a quieter, more laid back chill kind of show, but I thought it was a great setlist altogether. Getting to hear PFWYG for the second time that summer was a treat. Wonderful rendition of YKN... Dave put so much passion into it. Best DDTW I have personally seen. And it was pretty funny when Dave's mic went out during FTT. Also, I kept jokingly yelling out "I Did It"... and I got it! I'll never make that joke again... All in all good show, but nowhere near as great as night 2.

User: mjlusto
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Good show. Weird setlist, but it worked for me. Weak finish though.

User: mks132
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Down Tempo after the bands two weeks off. Second night was probably one of the best shows ever though!

User: MrKMA
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what can i say, the show was unreal! i think the best part was either the intro after Grey street into 'what you are' or the solos on #41...stay was pretty nuts, Bartender was unbelievable...not enough to say about the show

User: mslamchowder
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This was my first of many shows and to see the entire crowd singing 6 words over and over in unison... i was hooked!!! (#36)

User: oakie2302
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Very good show... HE PLAYED VERY GOOD

User: ottoimlap
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Not a bad show, i was on a large amount of mushrooms which enhanced it quite a bit, in the begining he had some mike problems but for the most part it was a quality show.

User: PeteMags5
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Mental Continental!

User: Phil45676
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Very mellow show ... Set Night 2 up nicely ...

User: pjwagner913
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Last row, and still a great show. #41 into Everyday blew my mind. Rumor has it that some African political leader was at the show and made a special request for it. So if you, sir, are reading this and so happen to be an Ant...thanks.

User: PuvMan
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GREAT show!

User: Rapunzel054
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This show was a very disappointing one. It was probably the worst Dave show i have ever been too. I think the band and the crowd were just not with it. Hopefully tommorows show will be a great one!

User: Right Side Up
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Flew from Miami to NJ with my dad, his first show. He's a huge ABB fan and was there primarily to see Dickey Betts, who opened for DMB. I'd have to say this show was a terrible disappoinment. Probably for a few reasons, namely, having to eat a pair of seats on an upgrade that wasn't worth it, lackluster crowd, and an average setlist. Knowing that Dickey came out the second night to play with DMB really hurt too. We couldn't make that show, though--practicality called.

User: Ryster84
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Pretty good show, only my 3rd and 1st this year... alot of everyday stuff unfortunately: FTT, everyday(#36), WTWE, IDI, WYA... i thought they were strayin away from that this tour, but they arent THAT bad. DDTW always a great opener.. FTT had some tech issues, but it segued nicely into GIG.. I LOVED 41>everyday... what a cool segue! other highlights Help Myself and PFWYG and Stay seemed to go on forever! dave danced allllllllllllllll night and thats always amusing to watch.. an avg dmb show overall, but good energy

User: SaraEve
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FRONT ROW. need i say more?

User: schmitty0612
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super mellow concert...not bad...pfwyg and help myself were solid, along with crush and ddtw...nothin great

User: Seadooxp25
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First show of the 2003 tour for me. Great show. DDTW was a great opener, fool to think>grace is gone, #41>everyday, and bartender were awesome. They had a little problem with the vocal microphone but were able to quickly swap mics after grace is gone. I did it, what you are and stay were excellent. What you are had a cool intro. You never know sounded so good. Without a doubt, Pay For What You Get was the song of the night. I have loved that song since I was 9 years old and it was an honor to hear it 9 years later. Everyone in the crowd sang along. Dave's voice sounded great. I'll see everyone in Camden in couple weeks.

User: SkinsDS21
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Solid set. Best Stay of the tour, and the best YNK ive ever heard (live or recorded)

User: sleeptodreamher
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great show!!!

User: sojournofred
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Underrated show with perhaps the last You Never Know and PFWYG ever...

User: StuDavies
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Cracking gig, good setlist

User: stumpe1231
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It was a great show and the first one with my college girlfriend. Also my first time at this venue.

User: sweetrain
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my first dave's show!!!! kinda far from the stage but it was awesome!!! coming from italy and see dave!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!

User: taylorross
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I was suprised with the tickets to this show. It was a good show. almost a prelude to the 25th. heard a great version of WYA. butch taylor was on stage for the night. had a good time

User: tdpnyc
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excellent show.

User: therain
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overall, an enjoyable show, energetic but at times felt rushed as well, particularly during the encore, an entire set of verses was knocked off of grey street. Still, I liked it! :)

User: timby
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Not the best

User: TruFFuLaTrEE
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5/10

User: vicari41
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Pay for what you get!!! Finally!!!

User: what_you_are
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Loved the songs, but not his best show-- very tame!

User: winenut
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fun night, not as good as night 2

User: wlitchman
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Great Vibe...high energy. Typical Dave!!

User: xela329
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incredible show!!!!!!


   


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