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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
December 13, 2005
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

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User: 2step3365
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sick nasty

User: Agrod29
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Great energy from the band and crowd. The guys were hugging each other before and after the encore. The string of WWYS, Seek Up, Grey Street, Minarets, Crash, AB Intro was rediculous.

User: aldinho1220
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Great rare songs played.

User: alybbs
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good

User: amberNonyx
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OH man, I was hoping to hear more old songs but hey it was good energy i almost shit my pants when i heard minarets and seek up i was waiting and first time heard christmas song. The seating was kinda shitty not enuff space to dance and this guy had his microphone in front of my view ask him to move it. It was overall good show dave was into it any time dave gets into it it I love it when his vains pop out and the opening act was hmmm ok tom doughty somthin But hey .

User: ant182
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okay show. my 5th time of 2005. The Wach just doesnt sound very good.

User: ant_marching41
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Awesome show. Doesnt beat N1 from camden this year but i was glad to see some old favorites with some new and old songs that i havent seen so far. Recently was amazing as an opener. Hunger was ok i guess. Bayou was insane, as was WWYS. Seek Up was great to hear after missing it in camden this year. grey street (top 3 song) was always a pleasure. scat intro from dave was great and then into minerets. i loved the instrumentals that boyd/roi doubled up on and the song just killed. then crash, which everyone seem to love. AB Intro was killer but not as much of a crowd pleaser. EWU was great but once again, not a crowd pleaser. yea, the crowd sucked tonight. but they got back into it throughout nancies, where boyd played the best that ive heard him on that song. and then the killed the show with ODH and a slower than usual Stand Up. but stay brought everybody back and let me tell you, the jam was amazing in this and it went on forever. truely amazing. christmas song was beautiful. and PNP Rapunzel was awesome, once again a long jam that ruled. rashawn ross added so much to the sound of this and other songs, more than half of the show. and so i got to see 3 great shows in 05 and now im looking even more forward to 06!

User: aramage
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recently as an opener was good, wish he played pig!

User: ars1975
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Well, first let me give a big FU to the two women in Section 1 row 9 seats 11&12 who wouldn't shut up. Anyway: Good show, the only thing keeping it from being excellent was the placing of Stand Up songs that just seemed to suck the energy out of the place. Bayou was excellent, Boyd took a bow after he went off. recently was a mellow opener, liked the jam where everyone took a turn. Seek Up nice and jammed out, Nancies, nice surprise.

User: auroraix
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Absolutely AWESOME show. Love AB Intro and Seek Up (of course!!!). Happy to finally hear the Christmas Song live. Minarets was a nice surprise for me. Thanks go out to the nice dude in the big pickup who gave my car a jump after the show. :)

User: Balloon man
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First Arena Show

User: bek815
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amazing seats, great show...

User: ben1415
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Kickass show and set...the boys really jammed themselves out on almost every song, especially in Recently, awesome to hear the old jam from RTT. I saw a bunch of stuff I'd never seen before, Recently, AB Intro (absolutely insane!), Minarets (apparently no one follows Dave in Philly cause most people had no idea what this song was), and Christmas Song. I was incredibly low on energy right before the encore, but still excited about X-Mas song, then me and my gf jumped up when we hear PNP, that was one of the best moments at a Dave concert I've had, completely unexpected.

User: bigeyedfish1129
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Solid show ... tough to complain getting Recently, Seek Up, Minarets & Nancies ... though after seeing the Red Rocks run nothing holds up.......

User: bigralfy78
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amazing show

User: bluewaterpig
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Freshman year at UArts. Kishan met me at my big band show at UArts and we sped over to the show. Got to our seats during Minarets. We saw a guy walking to the buses under the walkway and realized it was Dave because of his orange pants. Yelled “Dave!” and he waived to us.

User: BoSox21
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Crowd was insanely loud! Awesome indoor experience, always been to outdoor shows, will definitely see more DMB indoors!!

User: Br10dr41
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Show had a decent energy level from the start. Highlights were Minarets, a nicely jammed out Seek Up, and a Stay closer. All in all a very nice night.

User: bradz4life
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# 9 for Bradz --- first of all, one of my goals in a show is always hearing at least 1 song I've never seen before. N2 of Randall's Island this summer I only saw # 34, however, they shocked me 2nite playing 8 I've never seen. I couldn't be more pleased, particularly with Recently & Christmas Song. Definitely the highlights of the night alongside Nancies, AB Intro (the crowd should have been more into this) and the Bayou Jam. Boyd was DEAD ON the entire night. All in all, definitely a solid night, not one of my best but def not one of my worst either. Crowd energy was too inconsistent. At points they were awesome, but at others nonexistent. (Old Dirt Hill & Everybody Wake Up, although I can't blame them for not being fired up for these) Great curveball with PNP->Rapunzel for the night closer, well done. 4 shows in 2005 made it probably my best year of shows. Can't wait for '06 !

User: BrandonES
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awesome

User: BrianFellow
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Probably the best show I've ever been to.

User: Bryan98
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Good show -

User: championmullo
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Travelled all the way from Canberra, Australia for my first DMB show. Seats were ordinary, and i had to spend a lot of time fighting jet-lag before the show started since it was only my second night in the country. The show was every bit as good as i was expecting. The set didn't have many of my personal favourites, but that didn't matter. The highlight was the run from Seek Up through to American Baby Intro. Dancing Nancies was phenomenal, but they should have gone into Warehouse, Old Dirt Hill was easily the low point of the show. I knew Christmas Song was coming in the Encore, and i was hoping for Two Step to close it, but PNP>Rapunzel served as a worthy conclusion. Here's hoping i get to a few more shows in the future.

User: chauser
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Great show...finally got to see Minarets live!

User: Cooper3437
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Not bad at all.. fun time w/ some fun people and the guys are tighter than ever. seek up and minarets were the highlights, didn't see rapunzel coming at all either. oh, and am intro will live on for years to come.

User: creeemd
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good shit

User: dancingfire75
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The best show i have seen in the 5 ive been to. I must admit i was disappointed they didnt close with Two Step. Great set especially with recently opener. Early Bayou was a suprise,the whole show kept you on the edge. Wachoivia had a great sound system,

User: DaTankMan12
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Awesome set. Second best show I have ever been to besides the show on 9/6/03 at the Camden Tweeter Center. The energy was enormous in the beginning. Recently was great way to start the show and Louisiana Bayou kept the energy flowing. The encore was amazing. Christmas Song was expected, but Rapunzel was a great way to end.

User: dave332
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shitty seats, but they kicked it old school

User: davedownloader
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Awesome, minartes!!! yesss! Really cool to hear some of the new songs evolve. Christmas song is beautiful, I love it all!

User: dbkidd
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Good show. My girlfriends first show with the band. Really injoyed grey street.

User: defeatpop
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The setlist to this show was AMAZING. Stay was sick and the jam on Dancing Nancies was ridiculous. The sound was not as good as this summer, but overall an awesome show.

User: Dmbfan1O1
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my first concert when i was 7.Dave wore orange pants it was awesome.Been seeing him ever since!

User: dmbfan524
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UN FREAKING BELIEVEABLE. Best DMB show I've been to...out of the 20 I've seen.

User: dmbrules1
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good show doesn't beat msg though

User: DoNotBurnTheDay
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Wished I had better seats, but was 3rd show in 5 days...

User: drewp11737
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GREAT!

User: elmachobaracho
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MINARETS AND SEEK UP! Even the mediocre stand up songs sounded good like old dirt hill. Everybody Wake Up went from crappy to decent. American Baby Intro didn't intro to anything and didn't need to. it blew me away on its own. Good show with rashawn ross.

User: erichartman
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Took my gf, now wife, to her first show. Not too bad. Really enjoyed most of the show but I didn't get the same energy as the summer shows, probably because we were so far away...

User: Firedancer319
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Awesome.

User: firedancer430
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show had some good points and some bad points. it was almost the same setlist as my penn state show....so it was little bit of a let down. The energy was awesome as well as the ppl around us. I will always go back though you cant keep me away!

User: firkdaddy
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Awesome as usual!!!!

User: fvargish
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Melow but nice

User: Gabby0889
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Short but Sweet

User: gaetano
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this crowed sucked tonight.there were people behind us actually telling us to sit down cause they cant see....thats how little the people were standing....but it was a great show! alot of energy by the band....great to hear american baby intro and everybody wake up,minarets.....excellent show!

User: grace_is_gone41
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SICK NASTY!

User: gravediggerdude
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Great show. It was my first winter dmb show and my 3rd dmb concert. I told my boy @ work who i went with,that they would play "what would you say" and they did. It was awesome that they played christmas song, dancing nancies, crash into me and recently.

User: GreyTwoSteps41
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Good Beginning, Weak End

User: gus2327
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Good Times. Rode in the Long Black Limo tonight. Really Good Times.

User: hakos
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This was a OK show, but probably the worst of the 7 I've seen this year, but I don't know if comparing to Red Rocks is all that fair. I was really stoked about minarets and xmas song, although I expected xmas song based on the last few shows. Stay was a nice suprise and as always seek up and nancies rock. Also, AB Intro has become one of my favorites, but definetly not a crowd fav. I thought the energy kinda died a bit on Old Dirt Hill -> Stand Up. I do have to agree that the crowd absolutley sucked. It's pretty irritating. I was hoping since I got warehouse tickets I'd be with other fans instead of a bunch of people who didn't even seem to want to be there. Based on my section you'd pretty much assume the alblum was called Sit Down. Probably the same pepole who insist on chanting Two Step at every show and ruining set lists.

User: hanrahan55
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it was great

User: hazeman
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Fun

User: hockeyandDMB
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Great seats..sec 2 row 10...dead center. Had a blast! Thanks Warehouse!

User: hope2carryon
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Great show!!! Lots of rarities: Minarets, Xmas Song, American Baby Intro...soo sick!!!

User: HOUND
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Great Show

User: HRDMB
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Great Show...Recently was a good opener...Bayou was great as usual...Grey Street had a lot of energy...Minarets was unbelievable...AB Intro, Dancing Nancies, Stay, and Christmas Song were also highlights. I was hoping for Two Step as the encore closer, but Rapunzel was great. This is one of my top 3 shows.

User: I3artender41
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Awesome

User: ibark91200
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great show

User: ilovekelly
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Awesome show one of my top three and I have been to at least a dozen +. This had to be one of the most energetic shows in a while . Boyd jamming and spazing out everywhere he could dave right along with him even Lasard got into the mix.

User: innsaane
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Impressive as always. I really wanted to hear AB Intro, and my wish was granted. However, Dave's voice was BLOWN TO SHIT by the time they got to Rapunzel. But Dave being the pro he is covered well. Generally, I loved the show, full version of Recently to open, Seek Up, Nancies, Bayou, all wonderful. Two negative points...1) No good solos for Rashawn Ross, in fact his appearance in Minarets brought it way down. Amazing trumpeter though, DMB with a horn section is kinda neat. 2) Old Dirt Hill. This song is boring, repetitive, redundant, repetitious, not to mention, cyclical. But I prefer this bathroom song over Where are You Going any day of the week. So, yeah, other then these two minor complaints, wonderful show. My section rocked too

User: jayrod1288
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pretty good

User: jbec303
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Stay, PNP, Grey street= good winter tour show

User: jessicaashley31
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GREY STREET!! y e a h .....new friends:o)

User: jester29
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Not a bad show... A little too jammed out at some points, especially with the long, slow jams. I prefer a bit more energy in the show, and this one, at some points, was lacking a bit. Nice to hear Seek Up & Minarets, but the midtempo, dragged out stuff did get a bit tiresome. Recently was amazing. Nancies was great, though I was hoping for a >Warehouse. We went from a great Nancies into a long pause, then into ODH. Not the best transition, and not much for flow. A little disappointed that there were no debuts tonight. Aside from MSG N1, there was a debut song each night, which made it interesting. And would it be possible to get the other verse from Grey Street back? It was a good show, and I had a great time... I enjoyed it, it just wasn't as great as some previous shows I had the pleasure of going to. I'd say this one gets a 7/10.

User: Jillyfish924
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as my friend also said, i "recently" failed a final as a direct result of this show. but it was so damn worth it.

User: jimdog711
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great show, nice balance of old and new. great surprise at the end w/ rapunzel.

User: Jimi's Thing
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What a great show!! Highlights were definitely Recently, Nancies and the Christmas Song.

User: Jimi125mack
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outstanding show great set loved recently opener with the bangin jamm

User: JimiThing3403
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Amazing show! got carters stick

User: jmccully61
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I really believe The 2005 Winter Tour was very underrated, and under appericated. The latter is probably due to the fact it was only 13 shows, and were played primarily in the Midwest and Northeast.

Gotta say, nice to see Recently open the show. However, I really enjoyed What Would You Say, Louisiana Bayou, a chilled out/slow pace Seekup, Grey Street, and Minarets (which is really becoming a true rarity, but is a gem live. The problem I see developing with this song is the new generation of DMB Fans in the age range of 17 to 22 really do not know or appreciate this song because it is hardly played anymore. DMB just know released a Live Trax 11 August 29, 2000 SPAC (6/1/2008) with Minarets on it. Hopefully this will allow the younger generation to find out the beauty of this song). I was able to hear a really a passionate song ABI, into Everybody Wake Up (This song was only played on this Tour, and its a shame. After listening to the tapes there was a catchy outro that could have developed into something down the road. Hey that is all YMDT had in 2005, and now the song is turning into a beast (6/24/08), but I worry where it will go if Tim leaves the band when the Summer 2008 Tour is over), into Dancing Nancies. The Encore was great. Always great to hear Christmas Song, this song is truly special and always a treat to hear. DMB closed the night off with one of the better Rapunzel's I have heard live.

Overall very solid show.

User: johnnyvick
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show stared off great. the energy was there and the guys were tight. they could have taken the roof off the place after nancies, but ODH, STAND UP. seemed to take the energy out of the building. STAY was nice and as was the encore. no matter what, whenever you get to see this band play live it is always a magical experience, no matter what they play. good times

User: JorgeCavos
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This show was amazing! It was my first DMB show, and even though I was slightly disappointed that a few of my favorites weren't played, I definitely saw some amazing songs: Recently (opener!), Grey Street, Nancies, Seek Up, Minarets, ABI, PNP->Rapunzel...great stuff! Going to 2 more shows this summer!

User: KaraAnne22
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Louisiana Bayou was sick -- great crowd, great show! Seek Up was special. Loved hearing Christmas Song.

User: KitKatJam(live)
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good show. seek up made my night. AB intro was incredible, daves vocals/screams in this song are unbelievable. but its good to know that i wont be going to anymore dave shows in phili... u people need to not sit half the show, stop getting your wives too drunk, and uhh ohh yeah i thought this was a college town?....lets just be happy crush was not in the set cause the lyrics have phili right when we hear a little "sitting" but the "smoking, feeling high" crowd pleaser does not apply to this city. alright boston, lets show these guys how a real college city hosts a dave show. peace.

User: Laststop3h
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Good show but the crowd sucked

User: ljump12
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SIIIICK

User: lmullane
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OMG amazing!!!!!! SOOOOOO much fun!

User: mauzyj
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Awesome, except for guest M. Not fun.

User: mcw517
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Great show! A lot of energy from the band, but can't say much for the crowd, especially where my seats were. Everyone was sitting down! Oh well, regardless..Seek Up, AB intro, Recently, Bayou, Minarets, Stay, Christmas Song, Pnp>Rapunzel...all great. One of the best dancing nancies ever. Overall AWESOME time!

User: meagsmitty
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AMAZING!!! dancing nancies made my night!! so did grey street and what would you say!! great show!! i love dave matthews!!

User: mhouse
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4/8/8

User: millsixers20
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best dave experience of my life, not toooo too incredible musical wise but was still awesome.

User: Minarets73
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I finally heard Minarets live....I can die happy. This was number 12 for me. Solid. Very solid. Only song that killed the vibe was Old Dirt Hill. And Christmas Song was great except for the fucking ass clows behind me who wouldnt shut the fuck up so I could hear Dave. "This song sucks, it's too slow" then go back to the fucking Warped Tour, asshole....anyway, great show and Mike Doughty was good as well. Would have been perfect if we had a Christmas Song Two Step encore, but I'll settle for Christmas song and pnp>rapunzel. Can't wait for the summer tour. These guys continue to bring it every night. Take care everybody. C-ya when it's a little warmer out

User: mixer204
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PRETTY GOOD SETLIST. COULDA BEEN BETTER.

User: mixmstrm3
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Very mellow but excellent show. Exactly what i wanted for my first indoor show. The bass was amplified from cement.

User: murphys87
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Awesome time. The first time i have ever seen Dave and it certainly did not dissapoint.

User: nataliel11
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YAY best birthday ever! best setlist I've ever heard

User: Natedmb21
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Fantastic show! Got to meet my idol Mr. Dave Matthews. I caught him before the show on the side of the stage where we were sitting, and he was graceous enough to come over and chat for a minute. THANKS DAVE!!!

User: NGC316
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Great show! The whole band played with alot of energy and the crowd was into it. Very happy with the setlist. What Would You Say, Seek Up, Grey Street, Crash, Dancing Nancies, and a bunch of songs I've always wanted to hear live and finally got...Recently, Minarets, Stay, Christmas Song, and Rapunzel. Every song was great!

User: nicholascalo121
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my first dmb show, amazing setlist, minarets and recently and rare songs like that. sat directly behind the band but like 22nd row. so it was neat to sit right behind carter and watch him rock out

User: Nickel97
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Sound wasn't too good.

User: Nickles010
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AMAZING!!

User: njgraham
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Disappointed. Now I know why, not the band I fell in love with, thank God they are back!

User: nmrockdrums
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First DMB show and it was amazing! It definitely will not be the last. Can't wait until they come back around!

User: NumberForTOne
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This setlist was amazing. The concert would've been perfect without Old Dirt Hill when the crowd begged and pleaded for nancies-->warehouse. Probably the first time I ever protested a song by sitting down. However, Minarettes was a show-stopper and so was seek-up. The rarity of this concert was very high on my list, including christmas song encore. Probably the bronze medal for concerts by Dave, but Old Dirt Hill...come on. Thanks for a Great 1st winter tour in PHILADELPHIA (sorry Camden, this is a philly town).

User: oakhtar
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Good show, not great - then again I am fresh out of the 2nd show at MSG, which may be impossible to top.

User: oconnellkevin33
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Alot of good to great songs (Rapunzel, Xmas Song, Grey Street, Seek Up, Recently, Minartes, Stay, WWYS) Alot of songs that sucked energy out of the crowd or just sucked in general (ODH, EWU, American Baby Inro (1st few mins were good, played it too long), Stand Up and then Crash (the radio fans ejoyed it)) All in all, an average show. Great closer and encore though.

User: phillyeducated
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loooved it

User: ra327
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amazing

User: rball1127
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FIRST DMB SHOW

User: rel145
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good show

User: rgambi
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Ok Heard some songs I hadn't heard in a while. Mindy and I took Chelsea and Lauren to their first DMB SHow.

User: richcap
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Refreshing to hear some of the older songs. Minerets was great with the Tomorrow Never Knows intro. The sound was terrible though. Sax and Trumpet were almost non-existant half of the show and Dave's guitar disappeared at times.

User: RichM22
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Car got Towed From CVS Lot

User: rose36162004
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SWEET ASS/i "recently" just failed a final to go to it

User: ryguy1490
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of course the show was incredible....they are dave matthews band what else do you expect?

User: Sansouci84
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Decent show, Warehouse after Nancies would have made it my night though.

User: satellite eyes
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i dont think the crowd (around me, anyways) could have been any more lame. i dont get these people that expect me to sit down during something as awesome as Seek Up or that AB Intro. please leave if youre not going to fully appreciate dave live. for the love of god. overall, it was no MSG N2 but it was good to hear some old favs. this is going to be a long winter..

User: saxman1210
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Great Closer....Rapunzel

User: Seadooxp25
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My last show of a busy concert-going year for me in which I saw 14 shows. I was everywhere from Bonnaroo, to The Gorge, to Red Rocks. It was great to wrap it up with a great show in Philly. Recently opener was fantastic. Other highlites include: Bayou, WWYS, Seek Up, Minarets, Everybody wake up, and Stay. Minarets was excellent, and the best that I've heard. Christmas song was the tune of the night. I thought the mood was exceptional. I can't wait for what the band has in store for 2006. They had a great year, and it's good to see that they are still on top.

User: singleh88
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Just an OK show. Coulda been better if my hometown peers weren't the worst crowd I've ever been a part of. Hey highschoolers: handle your booze better and enjoy the show or don't come.

User: slickone69
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I thought this show was awesome. Recently kicked ass as an opener and Bayou was brilliant. Boyd was on fire the whole show. Minarets was flawless and I loved hearing American Baby Intro and Everybody Wake Up for the first time. Nancies was another amazing one. As for the encore Christmas Song was good but Pantala Naga Pampa into Repunzel was the shit, I was so happy when he closed with it. All in all a good show except for the crowd they were pretty shitty.

User: superfint
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Better than Msg possibly in my opinion!Great seats,great setlist,and i got to shake carters hand after the show!!!

User: TheBlueWeezer
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Ten times better then first night of Madison Square Garden

User: tkacer0
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pretty solid show, good energy, a couple of vocals erros by dave but nothing detrimental, pretty average show out of the 15 ive been to..no msg n2 tho, highlights were Grey Street and Stand Up and Rapunzel

User: trippingheadies
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crowd sucked ass, awesome set besides ODH after nancies

User: trippn19
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toooo drunk and not very thrilled with the preformance but fuck it dave always makes me happy

User: TRthegame53
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Well show 42 for me, and it was average at best... no crowd energy whatsoever... especially Section 214 (where I was)... riddle me this... how does the whole section get on their feet for Crash, but when Seek Up comes on the only people up are me, my buddy Mike, and this couple 2 rows in front of us? Are you serious? There should be a screening process for these tix I swear... Grey St and Everybody Wake Up (1st time live) were cool to hear in the winter, and Minarets w/ scat intro has such a wintry feel to it... AB Intro is great, Nancies was cool, but yet again Old Dirt Hill sucked the life out of everything... and don't even get me started on Rapunzel as the encore closer... I guess that's payback for the 7/6 Camden "Two Step" chants... oh well all in all I caught 12 shows this 2005 tour, and I gotta say it was a very good tour... can't wait for next year when they aren't married to an album and just let the creative freedom flow

User: twitchdaddy
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Good Show

User: TwoStepN2dmb23
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Christmas song was aweosme...and Recently as an opener was great

User: vernpressorman
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chilled with Tim

User: volcer
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Good show all i can say is have a good time that is what it is about hope all that where there had a goodtime and did not have to work the next day and got home safe and just enjoyed the time with friends

User: Watzone10
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I caught Carter's drumstick!

User: wellergs
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Great venue for a concert. Sound setup was awesome! Stage seemed like it was in my living room. Dave rocks!

User: zembomike
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all is gotta say is CHRISTMAS SONG!!!!!! FINALLY AFTER 16 SHOWS!!!!


   


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