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Dave Matthews Band
September 26, 2007
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

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User: 40oz.
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Got Dave's pick

User: alcala
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just got home.. good show. my brother and i had a great time. they opened with a song ive always wanted to hear, The Dreaming Tree. although, it seemed as though there was some kinda of technical difficulty when it began. dave was playing the intro guitar by himself for an usual long period of time. but once it got going it was really good. say goodbye had an exceptional drum intro. other songs that stick our are fool to think with an acoustic. i like it either way but this way is new.(at least for me) eh hee is soo rockin. i like the hardness of it. grace is gone with the black water outro was good. not sure what band hes in, but David Ryan Harris came out for jimi thing. i like how he played with it. made it a little different. everyone sat down for A Dream So Real, the new more mellow song. i thinks its okay i enjoyed it becasue its new and different. never heard before. dave flubbed a little on grey street during the ending of first chorus. it was funny to see stefan's reaction. throughout the show i would look around at the crowd, and i noticed that not as much people dance as i have seen at past shows. well not until tripping billies at least. that song got everybody moving. fun time

User: alec
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Seeing Dreaming Tree live for the first time made my night.
Cornbread and Eh Hee were awesome too. They were played with lots of energy and they felt very fresh. The rest of the set was kind of slow. The Dave and David Ryan Harris call and reponse jam in Jimi Thing was great.
Overall, I have to say the show never really felt like it got off the ground.

User: annahogan
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This was my 9th(?) show so I am getting picky but both my husband and I agreed that it was our favorite. The full moon, our great warehouse seats, cool vibe, good setlist, no political spew out of Dave's mouth, cool Doobie Brothers cover...all in all a great show! I'll be sad someday when Irvine Meadows is no more. Its a great venue.

User: antsmarching777
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Very fun show!

User: balance1st
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Best show i've seen in a long time, Awesome!

User: bek815
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ugh. such a mellow set list. the band seemed so not into jamming at all, but we still had a good time... great version of tripping billies.

User: blue232
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Good night overall. Not the best I have seen, but it's still DMB!

User: Bruce
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Opening with Dreaming Tree was great. Jimi Thing with David Ryan Harris was great. Bayou was great. Crush, old school warehouse intro, etc. - all great. However, in the grand scheme of things, I'll probably lose this one in the shuffle.

User: caliemerald99
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I can't stand this venue but loved this show! I took a friend for his first Dave show and 30th birthday present and we both had a blast :)

User: chartg1
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Good show. lovely evening

User: DanielGlat
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songs played were great, would have liked to see some older songs though

User: daveddicted
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awesome show!

User: DMBee
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A lot of fun! Can't wait til next year!!!!

User: dreamingrace
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ahhhh made me cry....

User: DrinkNoH2O
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Out of 20 shows this was far and away the most boring, low energy show I've been to. The entire first hour was slow. Encore was way too short.

User: DuGlas
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That was a great show. Next...

User: fallout
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Was randomly selected by the warehouse for meet & greet w/ dave himself. one of the best days of my life.

User: Fimester
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Thought it was a great show. i really liked the energy, despite what a few negative reviews said on here. The atmosphere was so mellow tonight, and the intro to crush with the moon on all the screens was surreal. indeed, it was a good good time. sure, i won't it 5 stars, but thats just based on a rather short encore. otherwise, the show was fantastic.

User: Florent
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User: happyfeller
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Very fun night - just had a nice time and enjoyed the show - little slow getting inside, it's kind of a trek and missed part of the first song, but got to sneak up closer for the second half of the show. Loved hearing fool to think...

User: jamesko
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the best seats yet. awsume opener... mellow but well worth it.

User: Jamesvives
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First show with my Mom

User: jwhyland
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Everything Chill you would expect from a mid week show. Black Water on Grace is Gone was great. I love hearing all the new songs. Corn Bread and Eh Hee are loaded with the perfect punch.

User: kdbutterfly
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The show was awesome! They played so many of my favorite songs. Say Goodbye, Crush, Grace is Gone, Grey Street.. All so good! This is the second DMB concert I've been to, and again I am just so inspired by Dave and the band. Their love of the music is so apparent in every chord. I wish some of their "fans" on this board weren't so critical of every little thing. The concert was amazing.

User: leelayingunder
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One of the best shows I've ever been to

User: lfornia
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Good show, lacked some energy generated by the fans

User: mahii
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Great Say Goodbye!!

User: MarleyX
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Dreaming Tree to open was fucking awesome!

User: Muggle
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LOVED the Dreaming Tree opener.

Great energy for Cornbread and Eh Hee!

Fool To Think, The Idea of You, and Greystreet were awesome.

Sister was GORGEOUS---the sweet guitar by Dave, the backup harmonies from Carter, Butch, and Rashawn were so beautiful, and the set guys made such a pretty view with the skyline backdrop.

Billies was a killer closer too!

User: ogerkan
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No Lee ;-(

User: Proud Monkey
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Black water

User: shawna
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Went with Julie Ledford & heard my fave... Crush :)

User: sigemund
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Pretty good show. Not as high-energy as Phoenix, but it was nice to see Dreaming Tree and Say Goodbye.

User: singalong76
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Next to the MGM show March 23rd this was the best one. Quite a difference in sound from the lawn to loge. Will definitly opt for those tix again.

User: SQUASHUA83
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I was very drunk here, but I had fun. Cops hassled me at the entrance for throwing away my empty bottles.

User: taparoo
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Fantastic show, great energy. Boyd and Roi were on top of their game and Ryan David Harris was a great addition to Jimi Thing. Dreaming Tree opener blew my mind away. It was a great opener for a show that had a few bumps here and there, but the performances were incredible.

User: The Ryan
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This show was like taking a ride in Ferrari but only reaching 45 MPH. Never taking full advantage of the talent of the band. The show started out very slowly with Dreaming Tree (which is a favorite of mine) and going into Everyday.

The show kicked into high gear during Louisiana Bayou and then continued through one of the best versions of Stay heard in the last few years.

Sister and Tripping Billies were perfect complements to each other for the encore.

Highlights: Cornbread, A Dream so real, Warehouse (old intro), Jimi Thing (David Ryan Harris), Grey Street

Lowlights: Where are you going (yuck), Fool to Think, Dreamgirl

See you in Chula Vista!

User: vegeevore
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The show never got off the ground? I was jumping the whole night. You guys who have experienced 20-30 shows are funny. You can't compare each show to your all time most amazing show because the fact is, dave plays so many 5 star shows and is unappreciated for them. Ive been a huge follower for the past year and this is only my 3rd show but I'll tell you I was jumping on almost every song. You guys who wanna hear the rare crap like Last Stop or Halloween every night need to come to the reality of why you keep purchasing tickets then, because you know he's not gonna play them, and then you rate it based on that biasm. Anyway, I thought the setlist was incredibly dynamic and I was so happy that he didn't start off another concert with A Dream So Real. It seemed like every song was upbeat from the beginning on until Where Are You Going which quite honestly was in a perfect spot. I loved the early appearance of Everyday and it got everybody into the show. I loved the midset Bayou. I loved Cornbread and Say Goodbye. Dave really got into the songs with his voice tonight, and I think it's funny how some of you guys point out the negatives only in shows (aka he messed up ONE line on Grey Street, big whoop). Crush, you know, I thought I never really cared for that song before I saw it live, and the guys just put so much effort into it that it really made it great. Honestly, every single song was so upbeat and so great that I don't know how any of you can't give it 4-5 stars. Maybe everyone was lighting up too many cigarettes for you guys to notice the brilliance, or maybe you guys are just too spoiled to appreciate it any more. A Dream So Real sucks and needs to be given the slammer, then it wen't into Dream Girl and Grace Is Gone. I was afraid that was the last song and this part of the show was to me a little annoying because I was hoping he would end with more upbeat songs. That got scratched off my mind quickly when Grace Is Gone went into the great Black Water jam, then Jimi Thing, then the 12 string Grey Street, then Warehouse, then Stay. Seriously anybody who can't have a good time with those last 5 songs has issues and you need to question why you are a dave fan. Trippin Billies was sick, Ants woulda been cool but I wasn't expecting it and Two Step would've been worse (that minor key or whatever isn't a fun way to leave a show). A couple less hits than Phoenix, but seriously, they brought it to us on every song and I had the time of my life

User: yacrushme
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Compared to last year at this venue (where I fell asleep), this was a great show! I thoroughly enjoyed it and never once felt like taking a snooze...


   



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