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Dave Matthews Band
August 24, 2013
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

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User: 20TwoStep
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Another memorable evening shared in new places with new faces. Appreciative that this band commits each year for a tour and was able to land back in CO again for a show. The venue looked a whole lot better tonight than on Friday and although it didn't sell out there must have been nearly 25K singing and dancing the night away and it added a lot to the overall experience. I thought the band played with a lot of emotion and its hard for me to be critical of the setlist when this band has put together such a large body of work to pull from; it has been over 20 years. I think its impressive that this band plays a 2 night stint with no repeats, very few entertainers are willing to put in the effort to make that happen. I will not cite highlights because for me it is the body of work that I enjoy and this band has never disappointed me. For now we are lucky to say see you next time.

User: amatthewsfan
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Last show of 2013 boo hoo

User: artifex223
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Drunken Soldier was orders of magnitude more amazing than I even imagined it could be.

User: ballshouse
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I had originally bought Warehouse reserved tickets but then once I saw where they were located, sold them and opted for GA field. This made a world of difference. I sympathize with those says the sight and sound sucked in the seats, but field was great, easy to get in and out, and didn't even need to set up camp when doors opened to get a good spot. Set list was good...anytime there are no repeats I won't complain...highlights were Crazy Easy and the Drunken Soldier/Two Step encore finish killed.

User: boesen34
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Wonderful show. Snoop Dogg was an odd choice as an opener, but enjoyable nonetheless. I should have gone to the night before also. Crazy Easy and Runnin' Down a Dream were especially awesome!

User: brendan948725
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26th? show... Somewhere in the top 10. Great energy, great setlist!

User: chrislegalley
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Worst setlist I've seen in a long time along with a bad venue....Red Rocks is only 20 miles away!!!. Very, very disappointing night 2.

User: davelean1981
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First 6 songs were flat and had minimal crowd/band energy. I would rate these songs as 1 or 2 stars. If only they would never play that song. They have so many good tunes they didn't play. They do not seem to branch out into the rarities and stick to more straight forward and predictable setlists. The first highlight of the night was Rapunzel. You can tell the boys were into it! Crazy Ez was a nice treat to hear The encore was outstanding... Drunken soldier is great live but was hoping they would ride out the outro jam just a few mins longer. The two step was insane! Carter was in the drumming hose! Best of all time? I need to go back and listen to it again to make sure.. The last 5/6 songs saved the show and were full of energy and inspired playing and jamming. I would rate these as 4.5 stars and everything in the middle as 3 stars. Dicks IS a good venue. If u say its awful say why... Must be on the field for good sound. RR is obviously preferred but not everyone gets a tix and they can get out of control $ due to a hole scalpers. Had a great weekend with DMB and my friends! Hope CO is back on the touring routine...

User: Devilspawn
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my first show in about 2 years and it was just plain awesome...

User: dkrease
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High energy show. DSG Park is fantastic if you're standing on the field within 30-40 yards of the stage. The sight lines and sound aren't great in the seats. I really enjoyed the Spaceman->Corn Bread and Crush was as good as any time I've ever seen it. Crazy-Easy was a treat and that Two Step... wow. Some people would have wanted to hear Too Much for the 16th time or Crash for the 17th time... not me. Give me this setlist again any day.

User: DMB1983
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Snoop opener brought a weird and very high crowd. People partied all day and came in a little too drunk to start the show. Lots of fans falling all over the place before the music even started. Just edgy. Terrible venue, but had floor seats, so didn't have to deal with the shitty sound that was all over the place. Band seemed very happy. Well rested energetic and enthusiastic. Crazy Easy! Very happy to hear this one. Two Step was amazing this night. Best I've heard other than Folsom in 2011. Good energetic set.

User: dmbgreenday
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Whika wha!!!!!

User: dray10486
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Once again the band was on fire! The energy after Snoop was stellar and the band fed off it playing the best version of You Might Die Trying I have heard since CVille N2 2010. They then played so tight through the remainder of the show with each member getting to shine on different tracks, Jeff and Rashawn on Rapunzel, #41, Spaceman, Crazy Easy, Crush, and Jimi Thing, Stefan on Crush, Squirm, If Only, Two Step, What Would You Say, Time on Seven, #41, Jimi Thing, Two Step, Cornbread, Boyd on Funny the Way It Is, #41, Crush, Jimi Thing, and Carter on everything! Dave smoked too much weed with Snoop again and forgot some lyrics but his energy was great! They ripped through a great set that had a great flow and a good mix. Crazy Easy has gotten much better and Take Me to Tomorrow is actually a song I am starting to like based on how much better it has become. Great show, great trip to Colorado. Last of our 9 shows in 2013. Great way to end it, Snoop D-O-double G with DMB.

User: dreamingtm17
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We were right up by the stage. The show was so much fun, that Two Step was amazing. Lots of other great performances...Tim was awesome on Runnin Down a Dream

User: edskin
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This was my only show of the year and we flew up earlier today from OKC and fly back early a.m. So you could say I was "all in" for this one show. I was left a little disappointed...I agree with others.... The venue sucks. Worst place I've ever seen a DMB show and probably the worst venue for any concert I have seen, period. Aesthetically it's nice and it was convenient to get in and out, but the sight lines were awful and the sound was just terrible. We moved several times in order to try and find a better spot for sound, but everywhere was lacking. It made us feel disconnected. At that point it was hard to tell if the show/crowd lacked energy or if the venue just sucked the life out of it.

Slow start to the set and it never really flowed, but there were some major highlights. I love Take Me To Tomorrow... I think Dave nails it. #41 was great as always and Crush was a treat. I was a little surprised Jimi closed, but it was a good performance. I am also a big If Only fan and that song did not disappoint. Was pleasantly surprised by Drunken Soldier---liked it more than I thought I would.

Best way to end a shaky show was with a perfect encore closer. Wow.. Best Two Step I've ever heard. It was phenomenal. Just nuts. The entire show gets a huge boost by that.

Always a pleasure to see DMB, especially now that we don't get to do it as often. Highly disappointed by venue and will not attend a show at Dick's again. But do not regret going at all.

User: flueck
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Terrific again, what man can complain?

User: geoffc
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3 hour set. Not a single re-run for the night before. Band came ready to rock. Band, A+, venue D-. Dick's is a terrible place for acoustics. The sound at the seats ($80-90+ seats mind you) was terrible. Unfortunately unlike the night before I couldn't get to the floor, so just sat a few rows up in the very back, still better sound than the sides by a mile.

User: illbl8ok
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Would be difficult to put together a better encore. I say it every time I see it but I swear that was the best Two Step I have ever seen. The glow sticks were a little more tame this show as well. We had an unreal time in Colorado.

User: jenberg100
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Well, Dave definitely made up for Friday nights lack of energy! Still wish he had brought Snoop Dogg out for a song, maybe next year! Two Step was one of the best versions I've ever heard and a great way to end the show! Hoping he will go to a different venue as the sound and visibility is really bad! Would love to see him at Red Rocks!

User: jmillington25
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Horrible sound.

User: JRod4781
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Awful show! Why Big Whiskey heavy? Why does the band continue to play YMDT, Seven, Cornbread, Squirm, Spaceman... Was unimpressed and thought the show was slow and boring. Very disappointed since I traveled from a far distance for this show. However, SNOOP DOGG was AWESOME! Totally worth the trip.

User: Kacrame
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Awesome!!

User: kball78
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This wasn't my favorite DMB show. The set list was OK but the show seemed to lack energy and the crowd was just not that into it. I had Warehouse seats and most of the people around me sat down for a good portion of the night. It did not help that the venue was horrible!! There was an echo from the back speakers and the sound quality was not good.

User: listb1
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Solid set list tonight. I really enjoyed the flow of the songs throughout the night. Highlights for me included #41, Crush, Spaceman >> Cornbread, Crazy Easy, Save Me, Runnin Down a Dream, PNG >> Rapunzel. The encore was absolutely fantastic. I was hoping I would see Drunken Soldier one of the nights and I figured Two Step was going to happen; both were great. I am amazed how many times Ive said "this is the best Two Step Ive ever heard." Yeah, that happened again tonight. I was a little surprised with so much negative feedback about the venue BUT the only tickets I have ever had at DSGP are field tickets. I did kind of wonder what the quality would be like in the seats - particularly on the sides where sight lines might not be so good. And there really arent any screens that show live footage, so if you are in the back end of the venue or the rear field it was probably hard to see. On the field though I thought visibility was great and sound quality was very good. No complaints of the venue from me - especially since its very easy to get to bathrooms and to get beer... Did anybody else think that the video that was shown during The Song That Jane Likes was really cool? I just thought it was neat how it merged with the song perfectly.

User: lollypop_llh
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crazy easy drunken shoulder...awesome!!!

User: matt630
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Much better than N1 IMO and I was loving the show right up the SpaceBread/Squirm/Runnin' Down a Dream portion. Crazy Easy in there was nice, but anywhere in that mix of 4 songs another rarity would have been nice. I'll probably catch some shi* for saying it, but even Crush can be replaced by another lesser played BTCS song (Dreaming/Pig) now and then. And when Dave says he plays Jimi too much but just doesn't care...well, it kinda slowed things down for me. All in all a fun 2 days and a weekend trip to Colorado to end my summer run was an unexpected treat and I was glad to get 2 more shows in that I hadn't originally planned on seeing.

User: NeuBree87
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Crazy Easy!!! Crazy Good!

User: Newdavefan12
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I don't know if I was just really stoned or it was that good but Drunken Soldier was out of this world!

User: nikdro
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Best Two Step I've ever heard

User: pacifist
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Crazy Easy!

User: Pnumerisis
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Great Two Step Closer

User: Pringles
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Night 2 Highlights, You Might Die Trying, Save Me, Song that Jane Likes, Take Me To Tomorrow, Running Down A Dream, #41, Crush, Squirm! PNP> Rupunzel, Drunken Solider with 2 Step closer!!! All amazing jams great 2nd nigh being with amazing people

User: Seminole9
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snoop dog before was perfect opener

User: shell684
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The band had a ton of energy and it was fun watching Dave dance around the stage.

User: shortsami
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Dick's is awful

User: simeon
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Amazing show! Dave was completely full of energy as was the crowd. Carters solo on two step was amazing!

User: steezymayne3000
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I can't really speak to the bad sound quality Dick's. I was right up there near the stage on the field. I went to both nights. I would say the setlist (minus the last four songs) was better on Friday. But that makes sense; true Dave fans are going to go on Friday and everyone is going to go on Saturday. He played to his audience.

As far as someone saying the first five songs came out flat...what?? No. They all had a great energy the entire night. Personally wouldn't have minded skipping #41 and Crush, and I wish they would have played So Right. They were killing it all night.

Excellent show!

User: Toast&Jelly
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Much better energy than N1. YMDT opener got things kicked off in a big way. And the Drunken Soldier, Two Step finish was HUGE. Simply amazing. Probably the best Two Step I've heard live.

But only four stars because the venue sucks... c'mon, Dave.

User: trippinshellie
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Better than night 1 - high energy

User: wthomps1
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Show lacked flow and never really got off the ground. Enjoyed YMDT as an opener, but If Only was a crowd killer and the middle run was brutal sans Rapunzel and #41. Hearing Crazy Easy was the highlight along with the awesome encore...Two Step was absolutely incredible! However some questionable song placements and selections made this show average...and where was the Snoop collab?


   


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