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Dave Matthews Band
September 29, 2009
Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock, AR

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User: Astroman
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Saw them again for the first time since late 90s. Burning Down The House cover was a highlight.

User: banjoturtle
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The band seemed inspired and whipped several songs into a frenzy!

User: calidmbfan
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got a stick from carter!

User: chadizzy1
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Right by the stage, great show!

User: davephan08
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This show was a lot of fun, I must say. True, the crowd was a little weird, that didn't stop my buddy and I from have an awesome time. Loved the DDTW opener. It was fun to see the new songs live, as I had not seen them yet. Dancing Nancies was good to see. The highlight of the show for me was hands down Melissa with Greg. A legend on stage with the boys!

User: Deeglide
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The show was fabulous, ended with All along the watchtower infuzed with stairway to heaven... Very rockin

User: dmb41grey
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set list was lame...encore was even lamer. The crowd sucked first time ive let not being totally fulfilled. I would still have to say it was worth my money. I think a lot of it had to do with the crowd...im from dallas and the crowd in arkansas was terrible. No energy

User: dmbfnz
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First; I am by no means a Dave music snob. I don't have to hear "41", "Ants", "Crush" or "Two Step" to enjoy a show. (It would make it nice though)

I enjoyed this show, I saw them in June and the new songs have been fine-tuned to sound much better this time around. I particularly noticed a substantial difference in SMLAM and Seven. I didn't get Alligator Pie the first time around but it was great this time. The "other" songs, DDTW, which they opened with, PNP/Rapunzel, Grey Street, You Might Die Trying, Jimi Thing etc all sounded great and were fun!

The only problem with the show was "the crowd". "The crowd?" you ask??? Yah... The crowd. Some Facts about this show: Dickey Stephens seats 15,000. There were little more than 13,000 tickets sold. More people left after the opening act and during the show than ANY concert I have ever been to. The majority of the people in the seats SAT during the entire show, sure they got up for a couple, Burning Down The House and Funny The way It Is, but this crowd was the starngest crowd I have ever been around. No energy, no excitement, no shared love of the band. Even Watchtower, skillfully rocked, couldn't stir much more than a murmur out of this crowd.

The redeeming quality? It was a Dave show on my birthday. Great setlist - ok setlist or even a feeble setlist - I couldn't care less. It was a DMB show on my birthday and -that- made it great...

User: DMBmatthews09
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went by myself didnt care wonderful show

User: Dmbvols
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Great night for a show with amazing weather, but as far as the shows goes, it just seemed like something was missing. I really don't know what it was, maybe it was just the fact that it was my 5th show of the year and 24th show over all. Regardless DMB is amazing and any night that you can go to a show is nice. The only song that I got that I haven't heard already was Baby Blue, so that was nice. Other Highlights included So Damn Lucky, Dancing Nancies, and Watchtower -> Stairway. Melissa was nice but it was kind of expected and I was at Piedmont so I have gotten it before.

User: drgonzotx
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I think the band played pretty well...although the setlist was not epic, they played with alot of energy and it was great to hear the new songs live. I hated the crowd though...we got there early to get good seats, but had to abandon our spot because it was all high school kids who were pushing forward and pushing there way in ahead of us. We all figured it wasnt worth it and we moved back a bit. Was really disapointed with the Gen. Admission and will never do it again. The crowd almost ruined the show...

User: elviszappa
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First time to see Tim with the band. It was great. I loved the Stairway solo in Watchtower.

User: epay
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its been several years since i'd been able to make it to a show :( though this one was not the most exciting show i've ever seen, certainly one of the most musically tight shows i've seen. greatful to finially get to see a show with tim. loved, rashawn. dear, lord he is amazing and really brings a lot to the sound of the band. love you guys ;)

User: Fallbackagain41
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Wow! Just Wow!

User: gomocs10
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hearing the new songs was amazing. Baby Blue was unbelievable and so was seven and Alligator pie..ive heard Watchtower at 3 out of 6 shows ive seen and i am never dissapointed with it!

User: ibrisky
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Crowd sucked......bad set-list but the bad is better than nothing, I guess.....

I wish I could say this is my first show but, I've been to many.....very disappointing but at least I can sleep in my own bed......I don't blame them if they don't come back.....

User: joevol017
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Probably my least favorite of shows as far as predictablility of songs. Good to hear a bunch of new tunes though.

User: kamikazimunkey
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The energy was good and the performances were solid. The setlist was definately weak though. Boyd and Rashawn had some good jams.

User: Kels41
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Great being up close- too bad for the awful crowd! Once I moved back a bit and could avoid the high heels and drink spilling- I enjoyed myself much more. Not the normal feel-good juju that I get from a DMB show.

User: mattraineywp
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alot of new songs played, but alot of oldies too. loved the show. 19th one.

User: mdlangley17
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Had a fantastic time at the show! Loved the venue and the weather was perfect! Not really sure about the crowd and couldn't care less. The band sounded awesome and we really enjoyed the songs they chose to play. Not sure if one song sticks out but I really enjoyed hearing the new songs.

User: mtrusty
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got to meet dave

User: ReidW
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6th show, first of the summer and I had a blast. I may be biased cuz its been a year since seeing them live and it being back in my hometown, but I loved it.

Melisa with Greg was cool. Grey St, DDTW, Nancies, Jimi were great as always. You might Die Trying is the best of Stand Up to me so I enjoyed it as well. I dont know if he's been doing the Watchtower/Stairway to Heaven mix often, but that was a nice close (to a short encore). The new stuff sounded great live.

Really fun show, got to take a ton of people who had never seen DMB before which was cool. Oh yeah, perfect weather was nice too.

User: rhlball84
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Dave's dance during Jimi was the best I've ever seen

User: riles03
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Sorry, not trying to be a Dave "snob" either, but this was a bad one. The crowd was not really into it, but can you blame them?? The setlist tonight was awful. Little Rock deserved better.

User: Rubert Pumpkin
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Andrew Kim Anna and I

User: Scott1803
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DMB needs to come back to Little Rock! Awesome show! Perfect venue!

User: sgrady678
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First of all, I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the concert and feel that they put on a wonderful show.

I thought the setlist was great and was glad to hear a lot of the songs from the new album - one of the perks of going near the end of a release tour. As for those who say it just isn't as good a setlist, I don't know what they are talking about! Honestly, the songs they played were all wonderful and just because they didn't play "Crash Into Me" or some other song that "makes" the concert for others doesn't really do the same for me - as long as they do well on what they decide to play!

That being said, this concert just wasn't the same as what I'm used to. The previous shows I've been to were in Nashville, TN, and the crowd over there was so much better. I know several people have mentioned the crowd, and I have no idea what the difference was. Many people around me seemed to know the songs (not just the ones popular on the radio), and they were getting pretty into the music. However, in Nashville, I always felt this connection with all the other people at the concert... not so much with the crowd in LR.

The problems I had with this show were really in the hands of the fans, and I hope that if DMB decides to come back to LR, it will be different. If only there was a screening process to see who would really get into the music! Thanks to DMB for putting on another wonderful show!

User: skadooshmaster
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Great time and made it nice and close!

User: sloaner1027
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My fifth show this year but first this summer. Hearing the new songs was incredible. Especially baby blue an alligator pie. Melissa was cool and so was seven,I love that song. I was center stage about five feet from the barricade so being that close was incredible.

User: smeserve
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Loved General Admission

User: sooner2020
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This was an amazing show! Band had a ton of energy!

User: stubie987
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I was glad I got to hear a number of BW songs live, kinda sad the didnt play some more rare songs. My girlfriend and I had a great spot, 2 deep just right of Dave! Fun show!

User: trippingtiffies
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My tickets say front row but it was pit for everyone. There was an exceptionally tall man standing directly in front of me that would not let me, or any other, pass him so that they could see better. I could only see when I stood on my tip toes even though I was maybe 100 feet from the stage. Needless to say, I didn\'t see much of anything but the music was amazing, as always.


   


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