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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 12, 2014
Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT

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User: #40Lover
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Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of great moments in this show. You Never Know was fantastic and surprising. Halloween to close the show is always great. Unless The Last Stop, Spoon, and The Stone are all played, I could never give a show with The Lovely Ladies more than 2 stars. This tour is like a 1998 - 2001 horrible flashback. A great show that gets ruined as soon as The Ladies come out. 10 songs in total in two nights with them? You have to be kidding me. Whoever had the idea of bringing them back this tour needs to slapped repeatedly. When I think back at some of the shows I have seen this tour years from now, the God damn Lovely Ladies will be the first thing that will come to my mind. Any of your morons that are happy about The Ladies playing with the band again (and getting to hear Stay or You and Me), should stop going to DMB shows. You are only encouraging a band that has the potential to be the greatest band in the world to be at their worst.

User: 3atTooMuch
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Good mix of songs. Acoustic set was especially awesome.

User: abbyalana
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I've been seeing shows in Hartford for 13 years now...best one yet! Awesome mix of music...great energy. Just a good time.

User: bebo198989
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Not too shabby. Had a lot of older songs which was nice. They rocked the acoustic set without a doubt. Lovely ladies were fantastic. Was not expecting the encore either. Couldv'e sworn it was going to be Som Devil> Watchtower. Great energy all night.

User: becksmarching
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Finally got You Never Know! Life highlight

User: bigben1522
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Great night. The weather was perfect, the crowd was energized and the set list was amazing. Seeing Halloween as an encore was epic.

User: blskier
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Lots of fun, ladies were awesome tonight unlike last night, Halloween was insane

User: CTam1986
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PIT!!

User: dagoof586
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Great show. Don't care what others say about the ladies. Long Black Veil rocked.

User: Dan9632
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Burning down the house!!! Best show that I've been to.

User: dirtdigger
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Solid set list, great crowd energy, band seemed to be having a great time.

User: dleverich
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Awesome Show. Nothing like being in the Pit for a DMB Show.

User: dmbatspac7
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Great weather, Great energy, great set, great seats. Cant complain!!

User: dmbfanatic61
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Brought my friend to her first show and she loved it. I really loved the acoustic Two Step and So Damn Lucky is always a lot of fun. You Never Know was an incredible surprise. First time sitting lawn and it was a blast.

User: dmbsed11
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You Never Know was awesome. HALLOWEEN! The "Lovely Ladies" were terrible, as was Jimi Thing. BDTH and the encore saved the show

User: Dranster
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great encore for me 30th show

User: eddes409
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amazing!

User: emma17
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This show was the best out of the ones I've seen in my lifetime (which is not very many). I loved seeing the Lovely Ladies; I used to listen to Stay when I was younger and to see it in person with the LL was epic. I loved this show, can't wait to listen to the highlights off of dontburnthepig!

User: fastdyl41
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I sold my free shirt for $2

User: Feeltherain9
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Long Black Veil was amazing! First time hearing that cover!

User: finkdu
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The 2nd night opened slow but picked up with probably one of the best Jimi Things I've ever heard along with throwing Halloween in there.

User: flying_gibbon
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AMAZING weekend!

User: gildeap1
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Great show. .. the band had great energy throughout... the acoustic set was amazing and it was great to hear Halloween for the encore...amazing show, one of the best shows I have seen here

User: GiVmeBoydOrDETH
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HALLOWEEN

User: greystreet3390
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Great energy!

User: jaclarke
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This was my 1st time at this venue. I finally saw the Lovely Ladies!! I got Drunken Solider, Long Black Veil, You Never Know, and Burning Down the House. Oh and not to mention, Halloween for a closer!! Epic show!!

User: James.M.Bean
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lovely ladies killing it. amazing seats

User: jcbruce523
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An awesome setlist and great energy!

User: jedewan
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My first time seeing the lovely ladies... Can't win 'em all.

User: jengle521@gmail
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Possibly greatest show iv been too

User: jerryg13
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Outstanding show! Band was really on for this show combined with a great set list.

User: JessMac85
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First show...LOVED IT!!!

User: jffagan
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Buning down the house was amazing! Halloween encore was fantastic! Pure DMB front to Back.

User: jmoss23
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Was sure the set was over with Stay, then burning down the house! Could not have hand pick a better end of set and encore sequence.

User: joeydonovan4
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Lovely ladies & Too Much (tease)->Halloween

User: joshypage
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One of the best shows I have been to.

User: keepMEswinging
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Halloween ending with a side of lovely ladies!! Hell yes!!

User: Kit Bigelow
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Awesome show with Carney, Romero and new friends kevin and his wife from Connecticut. ...

User: kitkatjam235
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Burning down the house, sexy motherfucker

User: kkrue99
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First time in Hartford. Went with the Darone's who used to live there. Very city like and the tailgating is not like SPAC at all. But hanging with the right people makes all the difference. Had seats together both nights. Score!

User: lilboflice
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BEST SHOW EVER

User: mantis32
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Great, fun show. Can't believe they played You Never Know. That is an all time highlight for me. Can't complain about anything and the crowd was really into the whole show. Acoustic set was a nice warm up for 2+ hours of the second set. BTW they closed with Halloween.

User: MikeyCarson40
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My 36th show and 5th of the Summer! Excellent show even with the LL. They did NOT ruin the show IMO. They were very good on LBV and Burning Down the House. Stay was a great 1st closer because it fitting due to how hot it was out! You Never Know was amazing! So Damn Lucky was very good with the crown chanting Thank you at the end! The band's energy was amazing! What a wonderful night and weekend!

User: Mingoglia
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Pitt tixs

User: mobilehome43
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Lawn was a nightmare

User: MontyJr
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HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!! Need I say more! So awesome.

User: Mr.Friend
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Still have Sugar Man stuck in my head! Great show, DMB always knows how to crush it at Hartford saturdays. Highlights for me were: Rhyme acoustic, Nancies opener, YNK, Bill on Jimi, Long Black Veil, Burning Down, and the killer encore.

User: nathanielcyr
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16th Show!

User: nikkidmb
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Incredible...loved every minute

User: nitraine21
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Too much tease into Halloween?!?!? Greatest encore I've seen!

User: pcarnice
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The "Lovely" freaking Ladies. Enough said.

User: pcoar1348
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watch out, you might get what youre after

User: pepsi69
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Lawn not bad here....good sound. Succker for long black veil especially with the lovely ladies!

User: rcmnsocm
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might have been the best show i have seen. Band popped and every member crushed their respective solos.

User: Revolution36
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super

User: rjt52
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Umm. Wow. Powerful songs tonight. Unbelievable.

User: Roddy25
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Nice mix of songs, excellent encoreÖJimi Thing can be retired for awhile

User: rossi79
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Best show of the summer!

User: Run4Fun89
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Bartender with Dave and Tim Acoustic! Awesome Crush & Long Black Veil!

User: siegel0
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love the lovely ladies

User: sjsharkteeth
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You Never Know, Long Black Veil and Halloween. It doesn't get better.

User: skoobz314
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Best show ever. So much energy, so much incredible music.

User: slick1otm
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Halloween encore closer and Burning down the house Hartford delivers again

User: slilly2321
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Great show one of the best I've been to. Band was high on energy all night as was the crowd no one around me was disappointed. I don't get the hate on the lovely ladies thought they made You and Me 100x better and long black veil was amazing. Maybe some of the people who complain need stop going to shows and regain an appreciation for what the band is now and stop crying for the exact same shows you went to 20 years ago

User: socopithy
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First Halloween, finally

User: stinga221
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Decent show but nothing to go crazy about. Could have played a dave song such as the Stone but instead they decided the ppl wld rather hear burning down the house. I really dont get their thinking.

User: SunDevil1
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Let me preface this by saying Iíve been hitting DMB shows for just about 20 years. Before marriage and kids, it was relatively easy to fly around the country, meet up with my college buddies, and take in a half dozen or more shows each year. Now itís considerably harder, but I still manage to get a few shows under my belt each tour, albeit with a smaller group of friends. I cherish these weekends with my dearest friends and the jaw dropping artistry of the Dave Matthews Band. Thereís no place Iíd rather be than at a DMB show. I played their music at my wedding, during the birth of my children, and Iíll make sure they are played at my funeral. Itís probably not surprising that over 20 years, lots of things have changed. I party a wee bit less, Iím much more selective with my seats, I cherish (and contribute more) to great crowd karma, I like to splurge a bit more on cushier hotel accommodations and yes, Iím pickier about the set list. But one thing that hasnít changed is my positive attitude about things. It pains me to read these reviews and see all the haters out there, crapping on the (sporadic) return of the Lovely Ladies, the ideal encore not being played, too many Jimi Things, etc. Iím not suggesting that people arenít entitled to their opinions, and I certainly donít think the band is infallible, but the anonymity the internet seems to provide a safe haven for people to come off the rails in these reviews with gross exaggerations and extreme declarations. Itís one thing to express disappointment in yet another run of Proudest Monkey/Satellite, or to bitch about some teenager behind you who pissed on your leg or puked on the back of your seats, but this non-stop gush of fury and vitriol about the Lovely Ladies (as just one example) is completely off-putting and calls into question the validity of the rest of your critique. Did it really ruin the show to hear Long Black Veil? Did tonightís version of Stay really suck or was it pretty friggin awesome to step back into the time machine and watch it one more time like it was in the old days for which so many of you seem to pine? And was Burning Down the House that terrible with the Lovely Ladies? I think not. I personally thought the show kicked ass. Yet another great show at Hartford. The acoustic set was far more hard-charging than I would have ever imagined and everyone seemed to really get into it. I had my doubts since I thought the lighting rig wouldnít be in full force and many of the seats wouldnít be filled, but alas, my fears were put to rest. I almost couldnít believe it that after closing the first set with a strong version of Ants, we got to do it all over again some 20 minutes later. Dancing Nancies to open the 2nd set was spectacular and the super moon out over the lawn made for a fitting setting for One Sweet World and You Never Know (one of the most under appreciated songs IMHO). Dave really got into it on Seven (another great number), and the Pink Floyd riffs during Drunken Soldier gave me goose bumps (sounded like a little Breath and some Great Gig In The Sky, the latter of which the Lovely Ladies even riffíd). I felt incredibly lucky to catch Long Black Veil, and to that end, felt very lucky to be at one of the shows this year where the Lovely Ladies dropped by. The only drawback for me was Halloween as the closer. I actually donít like Halloween. I know that lots of people love that song, (or perhaps more appropriately seem to love the idea of Halloween because of how rarely itís played), but Iím not a fan, perhaps for the very reason I just cited. Regardless, the show was one of the best Iíve ever seen, and like so many of the other shows Iíve attended, there was no place Iíd rather be last night than at DMB. Thumbs up to the Harford crowd as well. It spanned a huge swath of ages and despite the group in front of me astonishingly smoking their weight in pot (or maybe because of it), the crowd karma all around us was terrific Ė quiet when they needed to be, participatory on command and loud when appropriate. See you all next year.

User: sweeterthanrain
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This is the second best show I have been too! Really enjoyed The Lovely Ladies and the two covers-- "Long Black Veil" and "Burning Down the House". Dave also seemed to be in a great mood and was just so much fun. Also loved that there really was a variety of people of all ages. Thanks, DMB!

User: Telecaster32
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This was the best dave show ive been to. Somehow 8 shows in this was my first nancies which was great. Dave was more animated with the mini talks between songs and the jams were better than the previous night. The crush ending was awesome especially Rashwan's horn part at the end. I turned my camera on to record burning down the house less than a week later under my monizzle145 youtube page it has 1,000 views def a good set 2 ender. I guess im starting to predict what dave will play better because i totally called the so much to say to bridge to halloween ending as set 2 was closing. I knew they wouldn't end on too much and they had not played anything from crash in set 2 yet. Halloween is an experience and was a great ending to my 8th show.

User: tmrshiznit20
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Pulled out some oldies and overall great playlist!!

User: TrippingBobbies
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AMAZING SHOW... RHYME AND REASON, YOU NEVER KNOW, AND ONE SWEET WORLD.

User: zrowland02
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insane


   



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