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Dave Matthews Band
December 18, 2012
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

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User: aaaace
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Keep Me Floating Shake that ASS

User: Amsterdam83
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Killer Tim solo on #41.

User: antsadam
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Not the best venue

User: ayegee
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best show out of nine ive ever seen. incredible energy and set list

User: beef curtains
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The Band sounded excellent. Great setlist. Great Crowd

User: birdbam
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Full Star Spangled Banner from Stefan, nuff said.

User: bmcgee04
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What a show, we were able to enter early bc of our Warehouse membership and was within four rows of the stage. I caught my first Carter drumstick and it was an amazing encore. It was also great to see the Lumineers open for DMB.

User: brooky693
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Best version of Seek Up that I have ever heard! The guys were on it and having a great time!

User: creatively_41
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Great to have Dave and Co. in my backyard for a change. Loved the Seek Up open, and Stefan killed a fitting rendition of the Star Spangled Banner with the famous "O" chant - maybe he knew that was coming as he smiled expectingly at the crowd. Very strong show.

User: dazed2
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Great show, great energy. I have been to 15 shows and this is in the top 3. Seek up was great. My first time hearing Best of Whatís Around and Out of my Hands (one of my favorites). Liked the new songs live. Donít Drink the Water and Christmas song were good also. I was in nosebleed seats but they sounded good from there. I LOVED the national anthem and the O, great nod to Baltimore history. All Along the Watchtower was a great ending to a ROCKING night. Best part of the night was that it was in my hometown and I didn\'t have to travel far, and I got to meet Boyd.

User: dball2
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I'll sit through Mercy > OOMH at every show if it means I get a setlist like the rest of the night, especially BOWA. Loved that the crowd cheered "O" when Fonz played Star Spangled Banner before Watchtower. Rooftop and Broken Things were great live. Glad I got to hear those at my first show after they released the album.

User: DMBcrush110
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I got to meet boyd after the show! The feeling is undescribable

User: DMBG77
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Epic Seek Up to open; #41; Rapunzel; Everyday; jimmy thing; best of what's around

User: DMBoom
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Baltimore is not a good City for music. Even though I live in MD

User: Etak11
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Opening with Seek Up, it was going to be a good show. Surprised me with #41, which was amazing. This was my 12th DMB show and that\'s the first time I\'ve vet seen Best of what\'s around, so that was amazing. And Stefan\'s bass solo of the star spangled banner really tied it together

User: fastdyl41
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Boyb and Jeff were great tonight, same with Stefan, but I didn't get to hear Carter go all out like he usually does. Carter was too reserved. The set was great besides OOMH. But it was a very rememberable 10th show and Philly is going to be sick.

User: granny123
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Seek Up and #40 made my night! Just wish people would've been quiet when Dave played Out of My Hands. Seeing a show at the Baltimore Arena brought me back to one of my first shows at the Caps Center in 1995. The feel of it, the smell of it, the heat, the poor acoustics... Such a fun night though! ... And I will never forget meeting up with BT and hugging him after the show. Amazing feel of love from the band and it shines on every night they play.

User: Heelslm05
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UNREAL SETLIST

User: hokieman3007
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Great energy and setlist!

User: jasetdx
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Very good set list, good vibe, eventually (crowd started a little slow).
New songs are good but it just takes awhile for most of the crowd to get into them. Band is still clearly working out and refining the jams for some of them.

User: jbhopkins
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Best show ever!!!

User: jbish901
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Great Show! Seek Up was spot on, "O" during the Star Spangled Banner was a highlight. 18th Show, first BOWA.

User: JeffFischer
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I know the set list was similar to recent shows, but it seemed really well thought-out and it had excellent flow. And, for us anyway, there wasn't a song on it that we didn't want to hear and didn't enjoy hearing. Seek Up was an incredible start. All the new songs sound great (Drunken, Belly, Broken...). Dave singing #40 is a treat. Given the contemplative mood of mourning we're in, I wondered how the show would come off. You couldn't have asked for better, in my opinion... It came off as a sensitive and yet energetic show, and the energy was right all night. With thanks to the band and everyone there...

User: JohnDMB
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Nailed the flow of the songs tonight. Started with a ton of energy, which even carried the slower songs in the middle of the set. #40 in the encore was a special treat. Always a good show when you get more than one numbered song (e.g., #40, #41). Guy next to me called #41, and at his 41st show. Pretty sweet.

User: KaraAnne22
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Mercy to Out Of My Hands segue…stunningly poetic. Overall, very well balanced show.

User: kngslnd79
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Been a long time and DMB reminded me why I love seeing their shows so much. What a great night. Merry Christmas!

User: lizzied2702
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I loved the energy of this show - it didn't stop from start to finish!

User: magoose3
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Great show! Great energy!

User: metchoch
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Pretty much same setlist as N1 UVA. Great show, great energy, and a fantastic show.......but if you were at N1 UVA, you saw Baltimore. Looking forward to Philly Saturday.

User: mtholden
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Great setlist.....nice mix of old and new

User: mysteryman047
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First time at this venue and it was pretty good. Parking attached and across the street made it easy.

The show was spot on. High energy and participation from the crowd the whole time. As a few others noted, the noise level during a few of the quieter songs was annoying.

Seek Up for the opener was a surprise. Piano improv, BOWA, jimi thing with SMF outro, 40 tease, Star Spangled Banner intro to watchtower after the crowds "Ooo" chants. What wasnt to like? The new songs sounded great but it seems a few are still trying to find a good place in the setlist.

User: NKlinger#36
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Fantastic show! Expected somewhat of a let down after two nights in Charlottesville and an arena only 80% full (loads of empty seats), but the Band rocked. There wasn't a single song that allowed the show to lack in energy - an 18 minute Seek Up was an amazing way to get things going!

User: onetrue
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Great show in a smaller venue. I liked the Christmas song :)

User: rangerlhs
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Venue had a good vibe for a Tuesday. Danced all night and left pumped. Great setlist. Fourth show this year and this was my favorite. Thanks DMB

User: RedRock41
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Everything was perfect! His voice, Most of the song choices, and every solo was jammin. On top of that, there was a great vibe! 5!!!

User: rkcrawf
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Loved the smaller arena. Enough people to be loud, but still intimate. Set list was great. Loved the Star-Spangled Banner, Seek Up, and the Christmas Song.

User: Seanace1
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Loved seeing Dave at a smaller venue!

User: suz231974
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Love my Rapunzel, Seek up to open was great!!!

User: Swift989
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This was my 20th show and the first time DMB has been to baltimore since 1994...so basically ever. They brought the crowd pleasers plus two great series of songs including the mercy->out of my hands, and then best, rapunzel, and drunken soldier in a row was really special. The new stuff honestly makes this one of my favorite shows, the audience reacted really well too it, especially Mercy since its been out longer. Too many people talking over the quite songs though, especially Christmas. But Lessard's bass solo of the Star Spangled Banner was definitely a shout out to Baltimore for 1812 anniversary or the Orioles "O" at baseball games, which went over with much crowd participation and appreciation.

User: the_stone
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very similar set to the cville shows (especially n1) - even though those are decent songs. and the audience was fairly terrible. the band still put on a solid show though.

User: UconnFan4Ever32
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First show of the fall tour for me, it was a pleasure hearing the new songs. I thought Broken Things and Belly Belly Nice sounded very good. I agree with the sentiments that they need to decide how to wrap up a number of their songs, as a few of them (OOMH, Drunken Soldier, The Riff, even the 2012 version of #41) tend to drag on and on. #40 is one of my favorite songs, so getting a taste of that was awesome.

Regardless of complaints about lack of variety (on a freakin' album tour, c'mon), any show that includes Seek Up, 41, BOWA, Grey St, DDTW, 40, and Watchtower is top notch in my book. For those of you who remember some of the crap that was played in '05 and '07, tonight blows those years out of the water.

User: vtshwheels77
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Acoustics were awful in 1st Mariner but the show was great!

User: warrior56
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NOT THE BEST SHOW, BUT HUNG OUT BACKSTAGE AGAIN WITH CARTER AND BRE. GREAT EXPERIENCE IN A UNIQUE VENUE


   


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