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Dave Matthews Band
December 11, 2012
The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA

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User: 1swtworld
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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING

User: AF420
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Good show DMB! Thanks for giving all you do night after night, year after year. 27th show for me. Thanks for sharing your talent and music with us.. it makes the world a better place. On the other hand, I am sick of so many of these whiny ants!!! If you are this disgruntled PLEASE do us all a favor and never go to a show again. I talked to Dave and the band is going to only play song\'s you don\'t like antsputtering so save yourself money and us a headache and find a new band to follow. Crappy setlist?? They wrote the songs and should play exactly what they want. We are lucky to be able to be apart. If you think it sucks then get talented and write your own group of hit songs. But that won\'t happen because it is much easier to be a no-talent loser who sits around criticizing true talent. Or maybe Dave should wise up and run every setlist by you first for your blessing on its worthiness. Some of these people who go to a lot of shows become so snobbish and forget the magic of their first show that lured them to stalk the band tour after tour. They start comparing and are blinded to the fact that each show is an art performance and is beautiful in its own way. Please follow through and never go to a show again antsputtering. Heard Britney Spears is going on tour again.. give her a try

User: alicia17
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So amazing. Caught one of Carterís drumsticks!

User: anklebunker
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Free GA ticket for volunteering with REVERB's winter coat drive. Met Boyd after the show!!

User: antsputtering
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Best Two Step I've ever seen; worst show all around of the 14 or 15 I've been to. This is the first one that if I'd known the setlist ahead of time I wouldn't have gone. Not that the performance wasn't good. But it always is amazing.

The setlist was dog shit in opinion. Also I don't want to see some country singer sing anything at a DMB concert- ever. Period. If I wanted to see a country singer I'd go to a country show. But I don't because I hate that kind of music. If this trend continues in that play only a couple of songs from before Big Whiskey I won't be going to any more shows since it's like 300 bucks for two people to go.

User: ATiger579304
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Happy Birthday to Me! Won tickets with hospitality passes on the auction site. All of the floor was GA, so these weren't very good seats. Great show though. I think Zac Brown

User: bamagooseman
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Pretty great show.opened with squrim!!lots of energy.. Loved Rooftop, Still Water > DDTW, PNP > Rapunzel, WWYS, Watchtower was so awesome, Baby Blue and Two Step. Enjoyed hearing the new album very much drunken solider was jammed out and Kofi Burbridge on jimithing was sweet. Overall great time

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show and got to see family close to Christmas that lived in the area. Win win situation!

User: Bourbon & Blue
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Went to the show with Reese. Sat on the fourth row on Boyd's side. First concert seen at Gwinnett Center. Finished Away From the World live.

User: bytdmb
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my 29th show - Fonz seemed to be enjoying himself. Carter was tight as always. Wished the setlist had more thought put into it, seemed to ebb too much, no sense of flow.

User: Cammycam256
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Zac Brown

User: CAROhallman
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I had passes to the VIP lounge and AMAZING seats. I cannot believe how good the setlist was.

User: chancetogive
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Great show! #8 for me.

Not the greatest setlist ever but definitely a few gems:

Still Water was haunting and smooth
Along The Watchtower w/ Zac Brown was bombastic and powerful
Carter was on FIRE for Two Step

Boyd doesnt seem to be as part of the new songs on stage as he is in studio. I hope this changes bc his parts in Broken Things and Drunken Soldier were being overshadowed by Tim (go figure). I love Tim but can someone please tell him to reserve his shredding for Big Whiskey jams? I preferred Cornbread when Boyd performed the hook.

Other than Boyd not getting the attention he deserved, it was a great show!

User: chriswalton2
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Great show, love the new songs live.

User: DaveHead77
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2nd row! And got my 1st stick

User: drumsdb
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The band was dead on tonight and I this set list was much more to my liking the last show in the area. The setlist was very heavy on the last 2 albums, but overall a great engery.

User: ep7190
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Very cool to see Zac Brown come out one Watchtower, one of my favorite Dave covers. Surprisingly fun for an indoor show.

User: Fefe13
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#40

User: freyguy91
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New stuff sounded great. Replace Breadz, Spaceman with Dreaming Tree/Typical Situation this setlist would have been 1000 times better. Also no Christmas Song? Its December. That should be in every show.

User: ghjota
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Zac Brown on watchtower was epic

User: hensleytyler44
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Pretty great show. Loved Rooftop, Still Water > DDTW, PNP > Rapunzel, WWYS, Watchtower was so awesome, Baby Blue and Two Step. Enjoyed hearing the new album. My buddy and I were 10 rows from the stage on Boyd and Tim's side. Overall great time.

User: hkcliffy
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#40 tease! wow... Great night - sweet new venue - indoor shows rock hard.

User: HokieStone
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Good lord, enough with the AFTW.

User: hoss316
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Sickest Two Step ever!!!

User: Itsbaker
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As an old head I'd prefer less than 50% from the new albums, but the energy was great and the Jimi blew my mind. Great to see Kofi out there with the band too. What does it say that I recognized Kofi right away but had no idea who Zach Brown was?

User: jackjabber
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i mayn ot have been there but i heard the tapes, whoopps recording, and it killed. All of you out there sipping the hater-ade need to come off it - if you dont like the new stuff then keep listening old shows at home and live in the past, if ya do like the new stuff, then you right, haha!

User: jimmythang96
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Loved this show--and this new album Broken Things

User: joevol017
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Drove in Monday night from Louisiana to see the show. The band played all of the new album songs I wanted to hear, so that was nice. Everything else was what I hear at every concert I go to. No variety. I would take that over nothing, but I've heard DDTW, Squirm, Space-Bread, Jimi Thing, WWYS, and Two Step enough for a lifetime. My favorite song of the bands is Seek Up and after almost 20 shows, I still have not heard it live. I always miss it. I thought going to hartford over the summer would be "IT" but it turns out that it was the only 2 stop place he didn't play it this year, and that's including the winter. Ok, I'm done bitching...Love the band, but i may be retiring.

User: k.jr289
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awesome show, the longest one i've been too. but not the best

User: katydid523
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My first time on the floor - and we got really close to the stage. Unbelievable to see the band (other than on the monitors) and feel the energy...wow. Now I am spoiled!!

User: kerndog57
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Two Stepping on a Tuesday...enough said!

User: lmart
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Zac Brown

User: magicmike_3
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My Birthday Show!

User: mattylite
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I honestly hate visiting this site just because of how many butthurt setlist whores there are. Just because a "rare" song wasn't played it automatically makes it a "bad" show. That's absurd. So what the setlist was average? The whole band went FLAT ALL OUT. Dave's voice was smooth as silk, as was his dance moves up on stage. The horn section absolutely killed it. The energy from the band this show was great, and they were all smiles having a grand ole time. Dave was playing his songs that he enjoys the most, power to him. I personally had a great time, and so was everyone else around me jammin' out. Great Showing. "I got people down here"

User: melapalooza
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My 10th show and first time as a Warehouse ticket holder!!! Alot of the same songs from previous line-ups of shows I've seen but they still never get old. Zac Brown on Watchtower was a kick-ass surprise!!! Jimi Thing and Cornbread jams were killer! Was hoping for Christmas Song or #41 but they didn't come though for me (even though the whole floor kept chanting 41!) New album tracks sounded great! Dave on piano is always pleasant.=)Overall high energy show and the guys really seemed to be enjoying themselves! The Lumineers rocked out too!

User: mike54704
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With the new album coming out I wasn't expecting too many older songs. "Still Water" was a nice surprise. Also "Spaceman" into "Cornbread" was amazing. My firsat time seeing "Pantala Naga Pampa" into "Rapunzel" in the middle of the set, which was awesome. Zac Brown coming out for "All Along The Watchtower" was a great surprise, but I prefer to hear Dave belt that one out solo. It was probably the hardest I have seen "Two Step" jammed. All of the new songs that were played were very cool, and I love every one.

User: Mike_Sellers
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I was in the Pit and caught Carter's Drumstick. Great Show

User: mr.walkinman
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Closed with time bomb the most epic two step ever. Not to mention all along the watchtower featuring zac brown!! Ridiculous show!!I

User: msh84281
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Decent, was looking forward to some older stuff

User: njbonafe
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Zac Brown assist on All Along the Watchtower!

User: Pazzok3
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Went with Katherine; drove over from Huntsville.

User: Powerade0873
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Loved this show. Zac Brown on Watchtower was a perfect touch. This was my first pit show as well and I really enjoyed it. Best show out of the 4 I've been too.

User: psogator43
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Band was on point all night...run from DDTW through the end is great

User: Ryno DMB
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I love the new album and was thrilled to hear the new songs. Unlike a good many, I really like rooftop. I guess cause it kinda reminds me of Fool to Think which is always bashed around here but I like. Of course the one I wanted to hear most got out of the way four songs in, as Snow Outside was knocked out of the park. Such a great groove throughout and everybody in the band gets their part. Such a beautiful song. I just can't say enough about the new songs, it's great. But, the bad thing about Atlanta, and it's my 12th show, all in Atlanta, because I just can't get away from my newspaper job for long enough to travel unfortunately. Anyway, the bad thing about Atlanta is that we only get the one show in this area, so it seems that we get the same songs year in, year out, cause they are the go-to's that the band likes. I gave this a 3 because I've heard DDTW, PNP-Rapunzel, Eh Hee, Spaceman, and Jimi for at least the last 5 shows, including just back seven months ago at Lakewood. Now the Watchtower with Zac Brown brought chills, I don't care what type of music he plays, he was so thrilled to be onstage with DMB and it nearly made me tear up. Such a great version. I was disappointed at first when Time Bomb started cause I knew we were getting Two Step right after, which took the excitement out of it. But my god they killed it. It was a great finish! Anyway, no matter what I still love them and won't miss a show in ATL ever!

User: sccrjes9
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one of the best i've seen

User: smcrobb
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"I got people down here." Good show. No tour debuts or setlist surprises but it still rocked. The new tunes sound great live and I'm looking forward to hearing them evolve. I usually don't get too excited to hear cornbread but it freekin' rocked tonight. Other highlights were Jimi thing, and PNP-Rapunzel. Watchtower is getting old, but Zac added some new excitement to that tune tonight. Davespeak was pretty good. Enjoyed the diaper talk early in the show. Dave kept telling the crowd that he's got people down here. To sum it up...setlist wasn't great but the band sounded tight. Heavy on the last two albums but I was still dancing my balls off and digging it. The jam at the end of two-step almost brought the roof down. The sound and lights were incredible. Dave always rocks but kudos to the sound dudes and whoever does the lights...great show! Can't wait to see these guys again.

User: soxbengals
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Going into to the show, I was hoping that they would not go heavy on AFTW. Well, they did go heavy and I was plesently surprised! I liked how the show started by alternating Grux and AFTW tunes. In addition, the new songs sounded great liveRooftop, Snow Outside (even with slight technical difficuly) and Belly Belly Nice were outstanding. There was also a great mix of some foot pounding classics highlighted by the best version of Jimi Thing I have heard or seen live. And how about Z Brown showing up! This was right up there as one of my favorite shows. Would have been a 5 star if is was a Lakewood show!

User: swickster
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This was a GREAT set-list, even if there weren't many songs from before Whiskey. Come on people, you have to remember they JUST released Away From the World in September. How can you NOT expect a majority of songs to be from it? If you want to see a show without the new stuff, go to the concert during years he hasn't released an album. Yes, AFtW dominated the set-list, but it's a GOOD ALBUM! Sit back, take it in and enjoy the show that included a 16:30 Jimi Thing that ended with a "Shake it like a mutha-f#$%#^%" jam, Dave calling out the pot-smokers in the Pit, Don't Drink the Water, Pantala-into-Rapunzel, Watchtower with Zac Brown AND an AMAZING Tim Reynolds solo, and one of the most intense Two Steps I have EVER seen. My only wish was with Tim Reynolds there to hear Christmas Song instead of Baby Blue or Time Bomb, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this show was high intensity and great to hear.

User: The Archer
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Ok show at best, and this being my 24th DMB show (26 if you include D&T) it was honestly the most dead crowd I have ever seen. I seriously had an old man shush me! Seriously, an old man told me to keep it down because I was singing too loud? I'm obviously getting older, and so are a lot of Dave Matthews Band's fans, but when large areas of people sit down the entire time and tell the people that are having fun to keep it down something is wrong. I honestly believe that this crowd behavior was because the setlist was not very good, not very good at all. It was just slow and boring and then he tops it off with Zac Brown?!? Really? If I wanted to see Zac Brown I would put a dip in, get in my pickup truck, and drive on down to the tractor pull and see him there. Seriously, anybody that sings a song as stupid as chickenfried can stay with the dumb hicks that like that crap and it really pisses me off that DMB would have that crap on stage at the same time.

User: thedocford
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railed

User: twostep96
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It was my first show! I loved Rapunzel and Jimi Thing. Hearing Two Step in the encore put the cherry on top. I think they played 8 AFTW songs, which was a little too much. I do like Rooftop and Drunken.

User: yamarider426
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Killer setlist, mood of crowd and band= 10, and Zac Brown in on Watchtower??? Best show I have ever seen!


   



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