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Dave Matthews Band
June 30, 2018
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL

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User: aenimatooler
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Incredible setlist and insane energy from the boys. The crowd...I've never seen a more subdued, careless, and disrespectful audience. We had seats in 304, second row. The two couples in front of us invited all of their friends to stand in front of them since the lawn seats were not the best. Since there were more people, the views were diminished and casual conversations turned into yelling over the music to hear each other. This isn't the first poor concert experience I've had in Chicago.

User: Aterraskin
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They played Seek up! Need I say more?

User: bd300
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Outstanding! Great electricity between the entire band. Buddy Strong adds so much it is unbelievable. It caused us to say Boyd who? and Butch who? Love to see him stay as a regular guest.

User: be_MERRY
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I thought this was the superior show to N1. My all time favorite DMB song Dancing Nancies was played but man it just is not the same without Boyd ripping it up for 4-5 minutes. It wasn't painful to see, they did a fine job jamming it but it stung a lot to not have Boyd on that song. Surprised how much I liked Stand Up. They jam that out pretty good. One Sweet, Seek up, Warehouse..just cannot complain there. Fantastic 2 song encore with 2 songs from BTCS; Rapunzel and Stay.

User: BlueStone
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Sec 307 row G

User: BorisTheFrugal
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Amazing show. Got some VIP passes through sound engineer that got us access to sit above the band in the stage left wings. Amazing to interact with the band during song breaks. The breeze off the lake was amazing too, and we needed it because it was blisteringly hot.

User: bsorensen
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On the rail!

User: CrushedGirl
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Individually, a lot of the songs in this set make for fun, high energy concert. There was something off with the flow though.

User: CRUSHing41
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Adored this show.

User: Cupgirl
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A Funeral and a Concert while in town from CA. R.I.P. Lacy Miller

User: dmbgarypm
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Came in with low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. VENUE: While its nice that its in downtown chicago the views in many sections suck and the sound is horrible. MUSIC: I really really enjoyed the Seek Up jam, i think it clocked in at >15 minutes. It had energy when it needed it and a low energy groovy jam as well. Why can\'t all the songs have this balance. Also liked Crush, very jazzy jam. Definitely missed Boyd on Ants Marching, buddy\'s intro missed the point because the violin has been way too ingrained in our brains at this point. I did however think the \"rapid-fire-jam\" in Ants Marching was awesome, they even threw some humor into in. OVERALL: Despite no Boyd and a lousy venue still had a great DMB show. Seek up, Crash and the Rapid Fire Jam in Ants Marching made it well worth it.

User: fillup
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I've snuck into the pit many times but never the show itself. Sold out and lawn were going for $125 pavilion for $150-300. Energy was awesome and the crowd brought it. I've been wanting to hear Stand Up again for years.

User: greystreet46
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Seek Up, She

User: grygrl78
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Loved it!

User: japaho41
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RW, JW

User: JohnDMB
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Very strong second half. Always a treat to get Nancies, Warehouse, and Seek Up in the same show. Violin was noticeably absent in the song selection tonight...

User: JPatrickRader
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Loved the combination of songs on the new album, and the fact he dusted off quite a few oldies.

User: Kevtalia
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Surprised how great the show was! Downgraded my PIT tickets to actual seats so my wife could sit. Outside of the foot-traffic and $26 drinks, the show was great. Loved the energy.

User: kwill1395
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Much better than N1 Chicago.

User: lennoxdude
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Way better than N1! We were in 206 and the sound was better than the middle where we were at last night. Much better flow to the set, and they played all of my favorites...Seek Up, Nancies, Warehouse, Billies, Ants, Rapunzel....and Stand Up was awesome with Buddy. I love Chicago, but this venue is awful. A city this size should have a proper amphitheater where people on the lawn can actually see the stage. Will be back to Chicago...but never again to this venue.

User: micdepauw12
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Lawn

User: Mingoglia
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This was my 84th show and probably one of my top 5 all time shows. They didn\'t make me miss Boyd.. Buddy is so good....

User: nalcomis75
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Just sounded thin without Boyd.

User: Neags23
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If not for the glaring absence of Boyd, this could have been my favorite show. Great setlist, mixed in some good new stuff, great variety, great energy, and I love the venue. There were at least 4 times when normally Boyd would've kicked in a solo jam, and it was just empty and flat in that spot.

User: njgraham
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Something bad happened with stage right during she

User: Pierce3233
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Loved the show. Gravedigger and Seek Up were highlights for me. Chicago always seems to get PNP/Rapunzel Encore so was happy to see Stay. Buddy killed it tonight! Love the energy he brings to the band. May be my last show in Chicago due to the crowd. Chicago has the worst crowds by far. The whole section around me talked throughout the entire show. Most of the conversation consisted of how many shows they attended (and talked through I\'m certain). The group next to me saw Dave at Red Rocks last year--lol.

User: redjapan
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Killer energy. One of the best shows Iíve seen.

User: rsukach
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We had seats further back and the other people weren't even watching the show

User: sleepykustra
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Unfortunately I missed the first four songs :( That was my bad. Great show!!!

User: Slimmixer57
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Awesome, we rocked it!

User: swarm63
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Sound in the Lawn sucks

User: THolm9
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Buddy flexing the golden pipes!!! He's really coming into his own and love when he's contributing vocals. Stand Up and Stay were awesome.

User: TrippinBrian
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Great show. The guys really gelled well together. It was great to see. Felt more like the Leroi era, maybe not 100 percent sound-wise, but how it seemed the guys were clicking.

User: underthedreamin
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Great show.

User: vstrike
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Eh. Good show. Seek up made an apoearance, but needs some work. Just glad to see they are working in fresh songs. Even though I like Samurai Cop a lot It is disappointing to have it both nights.

User: vwsanley
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Hot again but a great show. Much more pace than Friday night. Although She was in the wrong slot for the set. The crowd was just getting to a peak energy wise and She killed it.

User: weejenn
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This is not a great venue for lawn seats. it's a very flat lawn

User: Wenastroke
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sadler was in pit for this night. great view. really close.

User: zaj128
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Better setlist tonight, worse crowd around me in the pit unfortunately. Kind of took the wind out of my sails when bros are legit screaming at the top of their lungs to have a conversation over the Seek Up jam. Annoying but great set overall.


   



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