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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 25, 2003
Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

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User: aDMBpig
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Monster show. Best show ever been to

User: aeroshady
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Good show. Great Set list. My sister says it was the best concert she has been to!

User: AF420
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simply amazing... falling in love with TWO STEP

User: allydib
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hey, i'm a 58 year old grandfather who has seen everyone in concert -- beatles, stones, dylan, allmans, skynyrd, who, eagles, jt, fleetwood mac, doobies, live, etc. BY FAR, this is the best concert I've ever been to. 1. the setlist, 2. the band's energy, 3. the quality of musicisanship, 4. the crowd's energy. If you were there or have a copy, you know what I mean. If not, GET ONE!

User: andyls19
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absolutely incredible. band energy, set list, seats (4th row center on the floor) - unbelievable

User: anfsbsom
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Sat front row...absolutely amazing

User: Angeljo50
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ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE.

User: barr2k
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LOUD AND EXPLOSIVE...a total 180 from night one

User: Batman420
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A awsome show, probably one of the best versions od Crash I have ever heard. I highly recommend, now this version of crash is going to be my wedding song.

User: beanboy02
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Great show! My girlfirend and I loved it!

User: Beeter522
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Amazing night. Billies was great.

User: bigspree
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Probably the best version of Stay I've heard live to this day

User: boats
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Quite simply the highest energy show (band and crowd)imaginable. #1 I've been at and heard!

User: Bossyman
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One of my all-time fave shows!!! Band was SMOKING!

User: bpf3535
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this was my 12th show and the band was on point. The stone was a great starter. I also got to hear the maker live for the first time. The crowd was also filled with energy. The only bad part of the show was the security guards kept telling me and my friends to get out of the aisle as we were dancing all over the place. Overall great show ranks in the middle of the 12 i have been to

User: BrewsterDMB
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Awesome setlist! Glad they're going back to the older stuff!

User: bry51dmb
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WOW, I said they would back up the off night from before, but I couldn't imagine it would be this SICK!!! The stone opener was nasty, and you knew it woudl nuts from there on. Bridge into Rapunzel was a sweet surprise, crowd was into the change. Jimi was great, and whe Whhhhoooosss!!! were loud!!! Love Cry Freedom, only 2nd time for that. the maker, my first, was sick, and everyone got the 2step that they wanted, always a fav live. Went with dan and Kel and deters, got pretty on... Ggreat show, couldn't wait for philly next month....

User: bulls12881
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great

User: BustedJeff
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I can't begin to desribe how great this show was. The energy was through the roof! Everything was good!

User: calhoun
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The parts I remember were good. I went a little heavy on the Black Haus.

User: carterisgod1988
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THE SHOW WAS AMAZING he palyed all the classics you could want to hear. The opener wasnt that good tho. SHOW *****+ FIVE STARS PLUS

User: CarterisKing
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kick ass "newcastle brown, it'll sure smack ya down" this was a huge party, night before my 24th birthday

User: chrisr79
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Great Maker

User: cochecton
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Amazing show, they could have stopped after Watchtower and I would have been very happy. The entire nite was a highlight.

User: coheedrodeo
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Amazing Show ..Dmb rocks!

User: colinh9
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unbelievable!

User: coold8
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Great show if any one has the table it would be greatly appreciated to trade.

User: coolj54321
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Awesome! As close to a perfect setlist as Dave will ever play. The 15+ minute versions of Watchtower, Jimi Thing, and Two Step were amazing. The light show on tripping billies was stunning and everyone in the crowd was singing at the top of their lungs. An unforgettable evening.

User: crjif
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Not too shabby! top 10 out of my 30

User: Crwsqshcam
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First concert ever! So insane!!!!!!!! I can't believe I haven't ben to more, absolutely incredible

User: CSchneids929
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fucking amazing show.... great energy and good times. watchtower,jimi thing,pnp-rapunzel (1st time hearing it!),two step, the maker trippin billies, and crash were amazing. Dickie Betts rocked the house when he came on for jimi! INCREDIBLE SET 10!

User: CspaceCUP
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awesomer~

User: cypherpunk
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One of the best shows I've been to.

User: DaFnDMBfan
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best jimi ever. vin

User: Dancing Bencies
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This was one insane show. The energy in the crowd was undescribable and I don't think the band could have put together a better setlist. Best Billies I've ever heard, best Rapunzel I've ever heard, best Two Step I've ever heard.

User: danfarrell
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The Best Show, ive seen, the first time i saw watchtower to, the whole concert i couldnt sit down and chill i was always dancing. going to teh saratoga shows hopefully he can top last nights preformance. DMB is Awesome!

User: Davecrazy
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Great, Great Great way to open a set! Can't go wrong with Stone. This was 100% an old school night and thats what I love! Every song was great, everything was great about this show. great great set!

User: DaWholeFnShow
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my 1st show ever and i couldnt have asked for a better setlist. good seats on floor. smts>astb>pnp>rapunzel was great, jimi thing was just insane, tripping billies was ridiculous, plus watchtower & two step it doesnt get any better. next show at tweeter has a lot to live up to.

User: devon5
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it was ill

User: Dexterity
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A great great show. They had so much energy it was unbelievable. Rapunzel and Watchtower were crazy. I loved Cry Freedom, and whenever a band opens with your favorite song it is excellent.

User: dillbmg
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I will never forget this show! Hands down best out of 11 that I've seen this year...WOW

User: Dino Doromal
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The best show i ever saw!!

User: DMB PIG
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BEST SHOW EVER! the set was amazing, the crowd was great, and the band played like never before. I had a great time, and will keep coming back for more! DMB PIG

User: DMB29120
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i met my boyfriend/husband to be at this show. best night of my life, amazing setlist.

User: dmb41nj
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amazing show, rapunzel was great, loved satellite and tripping billies, tons of old stuff and some really good jams, especially on jimi thing with dickey betts which goes without saying, awesome concert

User: DmBand801
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went with my older brother......highlight of the night---the nastiest tripping billies ever played.....

User: dmbandilove
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Incredible!

User: DMBChick_NY
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WOW! What an amazing show :) Killer band energy and the crowd was feeling it all night- I lost my mind during Tripping Billies and Watchtower, not to mention the rest of the set that night...still on my top 3 list! Shows like these are why I love DMB.

User: DMBchik814
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a compplete turn around from te night before.mind-blowing

User: DMBDan85
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AMAZING NIGHT...i love the ol' Jersey crowd....everyone was on their feet and singing...the boys loved it

User: dmbgreystreet04
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YET ANOTHER GREAT SHOW...Two Step was awesome...loved the setlists from both nights. ROCK ON DAVE MATTHEWS!!!

User: dmbguitarist
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Amazing Show!!!!! Great Energy shown by the whole band, Great setlist. and The Jam with dickey Betts during jimi thing was great.

User: dmbpoet
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Most likely the best show I was ever at. They played many of there old songs and jamed like I never heard them before. I couldn't stop dancing the whole show.

User: DMBterp898
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WOW. What an Amazing setlist. Lots of songs that were not expected. SO much into the bridge and then into PNP rupunzel was amazing. I was ready for Too Much and very shocked when it was not played, but happt to hear Rupunzel. When Stefan stayed on stage to do his solo before watchtower i looked at mo watch and realized it was only 1 hr into the show. I was not expecting a mid set Watchtower. All i can say is amazing set, amazing show, great second night. Can't Wait till the Tweeter Center on the waterfront.

User: DMB_Treb
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Great Show. Lots of energy and lots of very solid songs. Rapunzel was insane, Watchtower is awesome, and dicky betts on Jimi was awesome. Two Step was awesome. Lots of songs i never heard. All in all, very very very solid.

User: DnCiNgAnTs41
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good times. Just wish I had better company....stupid ex girlfirned...grrrrrrrrr

User: drumkicker173
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My first show!!!

User: eido11
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Really fun show! Hearing the Maker live was a treat!

User: firedancer4134
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awesomw

User: fishingforapig
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great show

User: Flschbrger
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amazing

User: GLB13
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SIIIIIIIIIIICK show; awesome band energy, great crowd, ridiculious setlist, ended with Two Step, couldn't have asked for anything more! Dave seemed so pumped tonight. This was show number #17 for me and I've been blessed to see some amazing shows (5-29-02, 12-21-02, 3 D&T's), but I have to say that this might be number one or two on the list!!!

User: golferinct
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Another Mellow evening

User: griffd2004
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totally different then night before, NO overlap whatsoever.

User: Haiku Jimi
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Not many rarities (no spoon, minarets, last stop, etc) but still a kickass show! Best I've been to. The floor was literally shaking during What Would You Say, Watchtower had enough energy to fix any power outage, and Billies was just the best surprise of the night. LeRoi did a little dance when Carter was cheering him on in the middle of the set. Dave's voice was great, no weaknesses.

User: hipolito1
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One of the greatest setlists I've seen in years. Best part about it is that lots of my friends who have never been to a show before saw this and are hooked. Night one was nothing worth talking about, except stay and #41, and the fact that all the new crap was played to make way for a classic old school set. I have no reason to go to the two hartford shows, they can't compare. If anybody can help me get a copy of the show, or tell me where to get it, my email is hipolito1@aol.com. Thanks!

User: homer74
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Great show...Dickey Betts on Jimi Thing...Tight

User: I love food
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My first dmb show it was so great

User: ia2012
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this was an amazing show. huge energy. Great southern opening was an incredible way to start the night. highligts: jimi thing w. dickey betts.. i think over 20 minutes, hot jams. also two step at the end of the show... unbelievable.

User: icwish
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Fantastic show, much better than previous nights setlist, except 41

User: info
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Wow what an awesome show. two of my favorite songs, the stone and satellite to open. warehouse was great as usual and oh man, watchtower midset always excites me. cry freedom was beautiful and a solid trippin billies and 2 step.

User: javroch
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amazing.. awesome setlist

User: jayjay11791
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amazing

User: jegnyc
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Amazing show!

User: jen22
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all I can say is wow! my favorite so far this summer

User: Jfru1023
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my first dmb show..

User: jgarcia10
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every song was amazing four or five stand out in my mind satelite (crowd was awesome) two-step(20 min)Rapunzel, the stone(best opener) and tripping billies was killer

User: JRPritt
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Eh, bad seats, so I can't judge.

User: Juan Dixon
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great show

User: Justinb44
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Front row seats. enough said

User: jzydlo97
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Shitty location from the Warehouse ranks this lower than usual.

User: kajakenny
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Best Setlist i've seen..which doesnt say all that mcuh ,but hey

User: KBRESNEE
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ALL TIME GREATEST SHOW EVER. FELT A BOND AMONG THE CROWD WHO HAD SUFFERED THROUGH THE 8-24 SHOW AND CAME BACK IN HOPES OF REDEMPTION. DAVE GAVE US A NIGHT TO NEVER FORGET. THE ENERGY ON THE STAGE, THE POWERFUL SET LIST, AND THE CROWD'S REACTION WERE OVERWHELMING. TIT WAS OLD SCHOOL DAVE MIXED WITH THE BEST OF HIS CURRENT RELEASES. SATELLITE, WWYS,SMTS, RAPUNZEL. JIMI THING BROUGHT THE HOUSE TO A NEW LEVEL - FOLLOWED BY A QUIET WAYG? WHEN THE STRUMS BEGAN FOR WAREHOUSE I KNEW DAVE WAS GIVING US EVERYTHING. TRIPPIN BILLIES BROUGHT ME BACK TO THE FIRST DAVE I FELL IN LOVE WITH. TO END THE NIGHT - TWO STEP - THE LIGHTS WERE CRAZY IN SYNC TO THE MUSIC AND THE AUDIENCE WAS COMPLETELY NUTS. I FELT PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY EXHAUSTED AFTERWARDS. ONLY REGRET WAS MY BF HAD NEVER SEEN DAVE BEFORE AND HE CAME WITH ME THE FIRST NIGHT AND DID NOT WANT TO GO EVER AGAIN. IT WAS A NIGHT I WOULD HAVE PREFERED TO BE WITH MY "USUAL" DAVE CONCERT BUDDIES.

User: LindaV507
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GREAT SHOW!!!! ONE THE BEST IN A WHILE!!!

User: lovedave
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An unbelievable show, definitely at the top of the list I've been to.

User: maffy
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I couldn't believe it all when I heard it! I'm not going to bother listing highlights because the show was the highlight of my summer! I can only pray that SPAC will be half as good!

User: Marciej
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This show was so amazing from start to finish. The band's energy was right on. I had a great time.

User: matt008
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A-fucking-mazing. Second row seats. Center stage. 10 feet away from Dave. He kept on looking over right at us. The band was in such a good mood. Dave said "Ya'll are making this a very special evening." Everyone was so happy and full of energy, even Stefan. He smiled and danced (shocking). This show will never be beaten.

User: Max61
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Excellent, not many DMB shows aren't

User: meals223
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Went with Shannon

User: meichen
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The Maker>Two Step

User: MELLY0711
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1 WORD. AWSOME!!!!!

User: Mezmerizer
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BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!! Can't wait to get a copy.

User: MistreatedLewis
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This was easily one of the best DMB shows I have ever been to, even though my seats were located behind the stage. It's ok -- I got to watch Carter drum all night, which was ridiculous! The energy was through the roof, and this was probably the most well put together setlist I have ever seen Dave assemble, at least post-Everyday. The evening's greatest moments included a hardcore Stone opener, a sweet mid-set Watchtower, a funky Billies closer, and the best encore I have ever heard - The Maker / Two Step. Other than a standard If I Had It All, and a hard to hear Cry Freedom, this night was just about perfect.

User: mjlusto
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Absolutely insane show!!!! Best DMB show I've ever seen!!! Two Step was sick!!!

User: mlouisaks
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Awesome

User: noahp_17
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Good!

User: ooter929
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Absolutely incredible show the band was pumped and the crowd made the show all the better. Sat dead center floor level. Opening with the stone and satelite was incredible. But i have to say billies simply outdid everything. They jammed it like crazy and was freekin awesome. Watchotwer was also crazy, crowd was nuts. i was totally suprised by the maker, which i loved and who can ask for a better ending that 2 step. Overall unbelievable show.

User: paco1023
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Incredible show...def top 3 in my books

User: PeteMags5
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Great Jimmi Thing with Dickie Betts and Friends.

User: Phil45676
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Excellent Show! Dicky Betts and Great Southern jamming on Jimi Thing was awesome! All-around solid setlist.

User: pjwagner913
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FINALLY heard Maker. I was almost brought to tears after Jimi Thing with Dickie Betts. Props to the warehouse for hooking us up.

User: pkpro1
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unfucking believable show. simply insane smts-astb-pnp-rapunzel

User: proudest1031
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Fantastic accustics! the sax was out of this world, friggen loud, rocked the state of Jersey! One of the best shows ever, absolutly beautiful!

User: Rapunzel054
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Man oh Man that show was INSANE! After a long day of selling grilled cheese and quesadillas, that was exactly what I needed. Jimi Thing with Dickie Betts was amazing and who else heard that Lou Reed tease??? Tripping Billies was soooo damn good. And Two Step of Course was a great song to end the show with. The MAker....wow that a first for me, it left me speachless. I cant wait for the Camden shows...

User: Route Two
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Great show! With all of the new stuff out of the way last night, tonite was great! ending with 2 step was AMAZING!

User: Sapphron16
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definitely forget where i was sitting

User: SaraEve
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FRONT ROW. OH YES.

User: saxman1083
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very tight show and setlist...great to hear older songs like satelite and tripping billies (which was a super closer!) he had to play two step after everyone was screeming for it..great show but still doesnt compare to the james brown nite. oh and the SMTS --> Rapunzel deal was SICK!!

User: SHammett13
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Not a bad show, a few too many slow songs like Cry Freedom and Satellite. But the big songs were big. Tripping Billies, Warehouse, Watchtower - awesome! I really wish I was at the concert the night before though. From reading that setlist, it sounded like it was even better.

User: sleeptodreamher
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this show was a bit better than the first night.

User: slowpoker
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Honeymoon wedding gift - Dave sang to us!!

User: sojournofred
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Insane energy, like an 04 show!!

User: stacyann
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one thing to say, two step rocked!!!!!

User: stumpe1231
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The college girlfriend surprised me with tickets to this show the morning of. We had great seats in section 124 and it was a very lively crowd. Trippin Billies was one of the highlights and best version I have heard of that song.

User: SummitHockeyC20
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First of many dave shows, it was incredible

User: sweetdelicious
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MY FIRST SHOW!!

User: sweetupndown621
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I had 3rd row, so that made the show that much better, but out of the 8 shows Ive been too I think it was my favorite, it was absolutely insane! The Stone, Rhyme and Reason, Trippin Billies, What Would You Say, Jimi Thing... it was amazing, they guys were so pumped and the crowd energy was awesome! Definatly one of the best shows Ive ever been to

User: SweetUpNDown88
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Great show, some fucker slashed my tire in the lot :(

User: thebartender11
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amzazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: TheBee127
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This show was absolutely amazing! I had such a great time and the band's performance was too great for words to describe! I wanna do it again!

User: tkacer0
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Great set for my first show, the best bday present you could ask for. an dickky betts too < WOW

User: TTAKEDOWN2
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It was fantastic. It was the only show I ever seen where I didn't say,"Ohhhhhh I wish I herd that number." To say the least, it had it all and it was great. The Jimi Thing was the ultimate and best. I can't thank the band enough

User: vicari41
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It is always nice to hear billies, warehouse rocked!!! First time hearing the maker, so for me it was just an absolute blast!!!

User: what_you_are
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Much better 2nd night!

User: winenut
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great show from row a!!! great setlist and energy

User: wingman
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Good show. I did not care for the Venue. Parking lot scene was great, but inside, the screens are small and up in the corner. We were at the opposite end of the stage and we could barely see the band. The show did open up with The Stone, which is such a great song to open with. Wasn't the best show I was ever at, but it was pretty good.

User: wlitchman
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Totally awesome...best show yet. Watchtower...insane. Warehouse, Jimi Thing, Trippin Billies and ends with Two Step....Cant get any better.

User: wojo13
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There are not enough words to describe this one. So I will just leave it at "This was the best damn show I have been to in my life!!!!!"

User: woodyforest1411
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yay

User: yanksdmb
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great show...quite a nice setlist...i think this setlist was better then the first...highlights included a great smts --> rapunzel...the crowd went nuts...stone was a good opener...mid set watchtower was awesome...great version of warehouse...very nice 20 minute version of jimi thing...i was hoping for tripping and they ended the first set with it...I loved it since i did not hear it in 2002..i was hoping for ants to end but definitely nothing wrong with two step..played it for about 20 minutes...


   


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