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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
December 30, 1996
Spectrum Arena, Philadelphia, PA

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User: Bruce
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For me, this show ranks #2 out of 49. It was my third show, but the first one since I had become a hardcore fan. We got to hear Bela guest on many songs in a row. At the time, I didn't know who Bela was, nor had I heard those songs get jammed out in that way . It was magical to hear them extend their songs to squeeze a banjo solo (Bela's Two Step solo was in between the second and third verses as I recall). It can be argued that it was Bela's presence during this run and 1997 that inspired them to take their music to the next level in the ensuing years (98-2000). Plus look at that setlist. How much would we all love to see this setlist now! Sick.

User: dancin_mandy
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Excellent. Filmed Trippin Billies video that night

User: dmb832
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My first show and it was at the Spectrum going to miss that place.

User: ErinDMB94
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This was my first ever DMB show and it was friggin INCREDIBLE!! My friend worked for Ticketmaster at the time and he got us 15th row, center, floor seats. It was such an amazing night.. looking back at the setlist now I was so lucky to see such great songs played that night. And to be so close.. yet so far.. from Dave, just, wow.. I will never ever forget this nite!

User: eschiff
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This is still my favorite show I have a copy of. The lie in our graves jam with Bela Flec may be the most perfect piece of music ever created.

User: Fuel90Trek
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My first show !! What can I say, the video for tripping billies, what a great time !

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Really good show. Carter was showing some Philly love with the Flyers jersey. Bela was awesome.

User: hippiegrl30
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TOTALLY LUVED THIS SHOW AND PHILLY IS GREAT

User: hudak1980
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Bela's jam on Lie In Our Graves was incredible was 16 when I saw this show as well as my first show!!!! Still remember it even though the Spectrum is no more.

User: Iainjakob
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First show!

User: jmcoll007
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Amazing show - Dave had some voice issues, but still amazing

User: karedave
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This was my first DMB show. I went with people I hardly knew, and I quickly found out that it didn't matter. Not only were the DMB fans cool and accepting of one another, but also the music was so good I couldn't stop dancing! Now, in 2004 after 37 shows, I'm dancing even more; I find it impossible to sit still when DMB start up. In 1996 I owned "Under the Table and Dreaming" and had taped most of "Crash" from a friend's CD onto a cassette. I knew those two studio albums pretty well, but they were no prep. for DMB live. I was "moved" by the band's rhythm and how Boyd and Roi (and, in this show, Bela Fleck) played inspiring solo's off of the groove. Of course Dave's voice fits in perfectly. I don't have to tell all of you ants out there how truly magical the DMB amalgam really is!

User: live8
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How can you not love any setlist with Minarets

User: NikDMB
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I can't remember a thing from the concert. I was so excited and anxious to see them I blanked out (not literally). And it didn't help that they played my favorite song #41 first. All I remember is the first bar from that song and walking back to the car thinking I had the greatest time in my life.

User: nj1dmbfan
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Filmed the music video for Tripping Billies

User: phansen6
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This was an amazing show, one of the better that I have been too. I had great seats 20 rows back. This was the show where they taped the Tripping Billies video which was kinda cool. They had a cameraman hanging in the middle of the ceiling for most of the show.

User: providence
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Great show. Awesome opening. Nancies was great to close, so good I didn't mind one song encore!

User: singerbr
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Billies Video Shot

User: tmwes
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not because of DMB, but because of me. Overindulged and fell asleep for 3/4 of the show.

User: Zaffa
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What a great show. Bela was awesome. Carter had on a Flyers jersey! There was camera equipment all around, I think they used some of the footage for the Tripping Billies video (Carter has that jersey on).


   


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