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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews & Friends
January 15, 2004
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

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User: admoser01
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Great show. Mellow at first, but they picked up the energy and played a wonderful concert. Dave danced like crazy at the end of Thank You...never seen anything like it out of him before!

User: Alandmb
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HANNI, HANNI, COME AND DANCE WITH ME!!!!!!!! I Killed my FROG with this part, D&F show was The closest i've ever been in losing my VOICE, Hard to pick the highlight of the night, NANCIES, my favorite song,THE MAKER, first time on this tour, The Covers, the DANCING, man, what an unbelievable nite, i really hope and will pray for D&F 2 in the future. THANK YOU TO ALL THE REAL FANS,some of them lost in the 300 section, while people next to me (section 101) was wasting the good seats by warming their ass...on their seat, that the WH should give to the real DMB fans. THE ENCORE WAS A+.

User: alcala
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i had fun im glad i got to hear fool in the rain. not as good as the san diego show. but still REALLY good.

User: alec
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WOO HA

User: amander
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Dave and Tim are so GREAT together...

User: antsmarching777
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Amazing Show!

User: ashiver
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I met Dave!! I won backstage passes and actually got a hug. Happiest day of my life. The show wasn;t as good as the San Diego show, and a very similar set list BUT how can meeting Dave be beat!

User: balance1st
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Great show!

User: bekos21
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ok. me and player playboy went, i was a wasted! he puked in the 300 sec, i mean he was a gonner!! , i got in downstairs in the 100's ! saw a greashow, i enjoyed the san diego show a little more, but otherwise LA needs to learn how to get up and party! quit tryig to look TOO COOL to party!! LA Douchebags!.....peace

User: Bendelker
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Amazing. Truly amazing. This may have been the best Dave concert I'd ever been to. The only thing keeping it from being tops was the fact that it was Dave and Friends, not DMB. Still, I was glowing for about a week afterwards. Fantastic.

User: beneroen
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great show and fool in the rain and solsbury hill were amazing. i wasted three hours of my life after the concert to try to meet dave...turned out we just waved at him as he and trey drove off and left us in their dust. also got to see the maker with daniel lanois, oh my gosh.

User: BiGeYePhIsH34
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Amazing

User: billsboy99
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AMAZING!!! It was the 12th dave show I have been to and probably one of the top two. The crowd in LA SUCKS and the acoustics left much to be desired. Yet, I have never seen such energy from Dave on stage. I cant wait until summer and hopefully round 2 next year.

User: Bldsk87906
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Awesome show. Could ask or anything more!

User: BrewMaster
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like no other Dave show I have ever seen. Thank You was a great way to close it out.

User: caliemerald99
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Fun fun fun!

User: CalPolyME
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Was a great show especially Dave's dancing.

User: crasamet
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Unfuckinbelievable! Dave was out of control! The crowd i was around was terrible, they all sat down and yelled at us for smoking pot! Fuckin LA crowd. Nevertheless, i danced my heart ot and so did Dave. Unforgetable Everyday and Too High.

User: csmithag95
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The best Dave show I have seen. An amazing experience that i was proud to be a part of.

User: Dancing Nancie
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"Dave you've done it again!" What a show! Impressive! I would have to agree, the crowd sucked! Fucking L.A. yuppies! Go back to the valley and be "totally for-sure, dude"... "oH mY Goddd! I was like... and he was all..."

User: davembhead
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Best show ever!!! The stage presence was awesome, especially when Dave danced around! I traveled all the way from Florida, and it was well worth it!

User: denmcherry
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Fun. Dave danced like an idiot.

User: dmbfans6876
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God, I can't believe his Sly Cover. I loved it. All the jams were great. Tearin it up!

User: dmbrapunzel40
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GREAT show!

User: ecolindres
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Dave and Tim were amazing. Didn't really care for Emmy Lou, but hey some people drink, some people don't, some people think, other's they won't...right? This concert gave me a new perspective on Dave and his deep, dark issues. My favorite parts from the show were when Dave tried to sing 'Some Devil' and apologized for the frog in his throat, 'Everyday' rocked, and him jamming to that Led Zeppelin cover was freaking cool as hell. Took my girlfriend to her first Dave Matthews show and now she is completely hooked! I beleive when we got home, which was around 2 AM, she logged onto the Warehouse and became an official member of the fan club. Show rocked!!!

User: geriland
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The show was amazing! It was my first Dave Matthews show and I loved every minute of it! Highlights for me were "Gravedigger" (my favorite!), "Stay or Leave" and "Some Devil". Despite Dave's appologies before "Some Devil", his performance was wonderful - so moving! The man is scary-talented! Now I look forward to seeing DMB!

User: greg_rowley
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Good show, odd crowd.

User: grimes_mg
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Great show, just with Dave hadn't lost his voice...

User: hami34
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2nd night in a row and it blew me away again. Fool In The Rain...enough said.

User: highlander
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I concur with most folks. The Staples crowd was at best weak, but the show was awesome. One of the highlights was the guy singing Dancing Nancies while sliding down the railing in Section 210 without falling or spilling the brew. hats off!!

User: jaks34
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I missed The Maker because I was getting wasted at the bar..

User: JeremyR007
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GREAT show.

User: jngshin
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lanois + the maker, hani hani w/ trey on flipped guitar ( didnt think it could happen in l.a.), trey on drums, dave dancin.. spectacular night, encore made it unforgettable.

User: jsiegris
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Awesome. Such a fun show show. Everyone was on, from Dave getting his dance on to Tim taking his teeth to the guitar. D&T Crush was absolutely amazing.

User: jwhyland
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Absolutely unbelievable. I gotta wonder if it is ever going to happen again? I'll never forget this show. It was so refreshing to hear Dave bust out with some new material and Jam it with some extremely talented folks.

User: keyworta
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Great!!!

User: kfiredanzr
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Okay, I flew out to LA from Indianapolis to see this show with my sister (who lives in Santa Barbara) for her birthday. And I tried to be optimistic and appreciate the crowd because, for the first time in my 24 shows, I could actually HEAR what Dave was saying. But that means that it's because the crowd wasn't very pumped. Oh well....I did finally get a good vibe from everyone during "Thank You" and it was really nice for everyone to be so quiet while we were ALL singing #36/Everyday...wow. Those two things were definitely the highlights of the show. They made the Staples Center feel so small! Very nice. Also, DANIEL LANOIS?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That was a fantastic surprise! I LOVE The Maker and to be able to have him come out and perform it w/Dave...? Wow. That's all I can say... Overall, it unfortunately isn't in my top shows (although D&F's 3+ hour Chicago show is in my top 3!!), but it was a different-in-a-good-way experience. Still love my Midwest crowd & shows better though...

User: kgun20
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This was my 7th show, and I loved it. I was not familiar with all of the songs, but you couldn't help but dance. The encore was insane! The crowd singing the #36 outro after Everday, and Dave dancing near the end of Thank You are memories that will last a lifetime! I can't wait for the summer!

User: lifeisgood
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Holy S! Dancing Nancies, Tim playing with his teeth, Dave's dancing, Sly and the Family Stone!!! My God! Thank you, Dave and Friends!

User: ljcerna
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FREAKING AWESOME!!!! THEY JAMMED AND JAMMED AND JAMMED! WHOA! THAT WILL HOLD ME OVER TILL THE SUMMER TOUR!

User: lofty
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Even though my seats were far from wonderful, and the venue paled in comparison to the Great Western Forum (I hate indoor arenas anyway), this show was amazing. Dave and Tim were tight... totally in a groove. And seeing Trey play with them was quite a treat.

User: MigitMan
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I have been a Dave fan for years but have never gotten to see a show he never comes near where i live. So this was my first and i was completly blown away. He is so much better live and one of the very best preformers i have ever seen by far. I about died when i heard the piano intro into Stay or Leave. It makes me so freaken mad the Staples Center won't let anyone record in there. They're freaken gay.

User: mnkyblls
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awesome show flew in from toledo ohio crowd was weak but the show rocked

User: Montezuma
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This show was incredible! Everyone did an outstanding job and Dave was awesome even though he "had a frog" in his throat. =) The only bad thing was all the idiots on their cell phones! Watch the SHOW don't call people!!!

User: mr_croft
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Amazing show! Timmy was on fire! Trey was smokin'! Dave was blazin'!

User: Nameme90
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Amazing!

User: noelty
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Best show I've seen...right behind the stage!!!

User: Pamela2003
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Fucking awesome! And he shook his ass for us. So much energy, the audience interaction on "Everyday" was the greatest!

User: penn darvis
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Amazing show. Emmylou started things off right around 7:00. She had a few technical problems two or three songs in. Near the end she brought out Trey to play on "Deeper Well" (I think). Dave and Tim came out around 8:10. Really short set, nothing amazing, but the ability to see Dave and Tim in LA for the first time since '99 was something else. Dave made a few comments about dressing up because its LA. Funny stuff. No set break, Trey comes out and less than a minute later starts off the intro. The rest off the band joins in and they go into Dodo. The next few songs had amazing energy, especially Solsbury Hill and Save Me. Emmylou then came out to do Oh Sister. Then, after she was done. she remained on stage and the roadie brought out another mic. Then Dave said the next song was a song he and Emmy liked to do and they were honored to share the stage with the person who wrote it. Then they introduced Daniel Lanois. The energy on the Maker was amazing, with Dave and Daniel trading verses with Emmy doing the backing vocals. Much different from the DMB version. Lanois stayed out and played the lap steel guitar for SDL. Interesting arrangements, but nothingmind blowing. After the guests, Dave quieted everyone down to do Some Devil. Before starting, he said, "I got a frog in my throat, but fuck it its rock and roll. If I don't hit the notes I want to, you'll know by the exprssion on my face." About 2 minutes later, we saw the expression he was talking about. Dave got enermous applause for the song. American Tune next. Too High into Hey Bulldog to end the show with Buddy coming out for the end of Too High into Bulldog. Amazing encore. Words can't describe.

User: PHBruin
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with Brian Fujii

User: ProudestMonkE41
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cool show i liked seeing dave and friends trey kicked ass on dodo

User: PukaPaul
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Uh-Maze-Ing! Never thought that the D&F show would be the best Dave show i had been to....but it was - hands down! Great Guests, great covers - amazing energy from Dave and the audience alike. From his dancing WITHOUT his guitar, to Tim playing with his teeth - I cannot pick the best highlight!

User: rgreiert
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Only reason this show wasn't a 5 is because Staples has horrible sound, and my lame ex girlfriend. Great to finally see Dave and Tim though.

User: RichieRockstar
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Once again great seats for a great show! First time at this venue and it was perfect!

User: rizzoraab
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All I have to say is... Daniel Lanois. WOW!

User: SadJulia
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cool

User: sarahbelle420
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good show loved trey,security sucked!!!!

User: sfisher
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Great show though not as dynamic as the San Diego show the night before.

User: stoned41love
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boo hiss. never again will i go to the staples center for anything besides sports. so the tickets we had werent great (my poopy ex bought them with no knowledge of the venue), the acoustics were ass, and we were surrounded by a lot of young kids who werent there to listen to the music, just there to party, be loud, and get up and down to pee and get beer every 5 mintues. The music, from what I heard, was fabulous... but i could barely hear it. alas, as ashamed as I am, I left the show early... to know that dave & friends were playing in front of me and not being able to hear or see them was torture. boo hiss..

User: Sugarfree73
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awesome

User: tim_brandt
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Good times.

User: Toemoss13
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Great show, not as amped as the San Diego show.

User: tomrosh
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The Maker with Daniel Lanois was GREAT!

User: Voodoofunk
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wow...

User: yokes
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I want to thank you...for lettin me...be myself... :-)

User: Zuma420
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This show was awesome! Dave;s enegry level was off the charts. Trey and Tim are vituosos, and together it was absolutley ridiculous. The rythm section was great, and the set list, as you can see for yourself, almost brought tears to my eyes...DAVE AND FRIENDS 2 please!


   



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