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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 20, 2002
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY

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User: abercftch2
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this was my first dmb show. i loved every minute of it...best concert i have ever been to i had the best time

User: angie#41
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The venue had its downfalls.....but the concert was incredible. I was pretty excited to get The Stone. Crazy was incredible with the crowd singing along to every word, gave me goosebumps. It was a treat to get Kit Kat Jam - with the words! But the climax of the night was definitely Watchtower. The parks fireworks coincided with the jam and there was just such a high energy on the lawn I couldn't stop jumping and dancing, not to mention the screaming. Couldn't have been a more beautiful night for a DMB concert outdoors. I'd been waiting to hear Everyday live and I certainly wasn't disappointed especially with Dave falling into the background and letting the fans take over. I'm still waiting to hear Dancing Nancies live so I guess I'll just have to keep going to concerts! Good times.

User: arco316
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Greatest show ever!!! Peyote

User: ASMB77
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great all around show but the audio at Darien lake sux but any show with dave is amazing

User: avalanche44
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Support: Norah Jones With Lesley

User: barrymelroze
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kiock ass

User: bigfeetmac
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The set list wasn't the best out of the shows I have been to but it was a great surprise to me to hear the band play Watchtower and jam out to it!

User: bigredtommy
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First show, got me hooked. Casual DMB listener before, diehard fan after. Pretty good show too.

User: blackjon
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Worst parking lot ever!

User: blazin989
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Amazing section 202

User: bludevil
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Pretty sold show. Bartender= Highlight

User: BlueJWay
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Matt was the coolest part of this show :)

User: bustedstuff
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i think thats where we were...i gotta stop drinking soo much at these shows :P

User: cbattles
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first dave show, ... awesome it took off and my favorite song is now You Never Know... Then Gravedigger with the scrwed up guitar. covered beautifully by dave, and what a trick to come back with the electric to finish it off. then the new version of What You are changed to What We Are, justfor our show.. once again.. awesome

User: colquitt2870
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Aww yeah, my 6th show. experienced the true western NY lot scene, home of the best tailgating in the world! (im from rochester) was sloppy drunk for the show and rocked out the whole time. the fireworks over the park during watchtower was orgasmic. it was great that they were so close to home

User: crazycrush
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very nice

User: CrazyDMB
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awesome show... venue sucked.. but the boys made the "best of whats around" ....everyday (36 outro) was simply badass..crowd was really into it

User: crushnancy
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Great show - only my second (first at Air Canada Centre, Toronto). The venue was great! Nothing beats a great outdoor summer concert! Sound was okay. Too many drunk frat boys and cheerleader types. All in all a great experience - can't wait for next tour.

User: Daniel Kushner
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THis was first DMB show, and wow was a great appettizer before heading into the main course. I had already known all the songs on their new album Busted Stuff, just released a few days before, not to mention most songs from other records. Here are the night highlights: 5)Grey Street---I think one of the best openers Dave has really set tone for the rest of the concert 4)Stone--Rhyme and Reason--One Sweet World Great sequence period 3)Everyday/#36--Crowd participation at its best dave and crowd did call and response with "Hani, Hani come and dance with me's" 2)Watchtower--Blew me awayphenomenal cover that never gets old live---ever 1) Bartender---then Crush Amazing! Undescribable other than that Dave and company gave it all they had on these, we were all feeling it I was front row out on the lawn and you could survey the stage and audience with lighters, etc. Great combo, and Dave considers Barkeep to be possibly the best song he's written ever---heartfelt, genuine---pure passion adrenaline. Inspired me to see them again in December later in the year.

User: Daveaholic20
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Amazing show!..... especially If You were on the lawn. Durng AATW, fireworks were going off and DL had a laser show going on... More of the mellow Dave but best show I've been to.

User: davetripping02
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Awesome

User: ddwing86
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good show

User: dmb41e
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awesome

User: Dmb420Fan
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The best version of Bartender I've ever heard. Dave loves this place. We saw Dave getting off of Superman about 3 hours b4 the show. He looked like he had fun.

User: dmbaddict6swife
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this was the day my husband and his brother met dave and carter by the slingshot ride.dave signed their shirts while i was in line for coffee.what a disappointment for me

User: DMBfan5822
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This was an awsome show i loved crush and everyday and i thought grey street was an excellent opener

User: DMBhopkins
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it was a nice show....but it seemed like the band didnt have 2 much energy....but a good show

User: dmbluvr2178
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great concert

User: DMBman18
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Encore was week. Grey Street and Crush were excellent

User: dmbrocks1031
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Great show. #36-everyday was awesome with the crowd and band interaction. Overall an enjoyable show.

User: drew75
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good people, bad parking lot.

User: droptine
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Any show with my best friend Tony is at least a 4

User: FatAlbert
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Nice, but I was stuck on the lawn and I'm tall. Wish they made a section for tall bastards so we didnt piss everybody off whom is in the behind rhelm

User: FiTTy4eX
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I remember I was really upset at the end. No fun music to get you pumped at the end.

User: fonze232
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Decent show, a great crowd kept the band motivated

User: gjonesy2k
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Sat front row, just to the right of Dave. Officially second row seats, however, there was no front row. 12.4.98 member of the Warehouse finally paid off. Show was excellent, lots of energy from the crowd. Captain, YNK, and Everyday were my favorites. Grey Street opener was sensational. What You Are was a little bit of a disappointment, however it was expected.

User: gravedigger11
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fuckin awesome

User: gregory311
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I have not been to as many shows as many of the great people here (I'm a newbie to this place) but I have been privvy to four other shows and a Dave and Tim gathering. Got to say that this was by far the worst show I've been to. Tailgating was cool and met a lot of cool folks, but the energy of Dave and Co. was not low, it was non-existent. There was almost no interaction with the crowd and the band just didn't seem very into the show. Set list was ok, encore was a little weak, too. Having said that, the venue is not the best place and being under the band shell only helps a little; the sound overall was poor. Security was outright awful and traffic at the end of the show was just as bad. (Actually had a bunch of people in front of me break through a fence and barrier to make a getaway through an adjacent campground after waiting over two hours to actually get cars moving.) Overall, not a good show, and I'm only basing that on the music as the rest of the stuff is a crapshoot and not controlled by the band. Think I need to see some other shows out of this area! I see setlists for other places and think, DAMN! DMB never plays that kind of stuff around here. Next time, next time, next time!

User: greybartender
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This was a long and wierd day. Went with a bunch of people. Some of which I wish I hadn't. The setlist was pretty good, but I hate when people try to have a conversation in the middle of a great jam.

User: hmndtyphoon
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This my first Dave show and I was totally amazed. Many songs from Everyday; which I love!! Hearing Watchtower was superb. And what an encore!!

User: homer74
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Awesome time. From the before party till after. Alot of good people.

User: Hounds101
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Wow... that's all i can say is wow. I went to the show w/ 2 dave virgins and dave didn't dissapoint. Everyday was magical as was crush, Watchtower and What You Are were great ways to end the show... both are very powerful songs. Can't wait till my next show

User: I am Rapunzel
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FABULOUS!!

User: INSPIREDbyDAVE
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Pulled off a nice weekend camping at the State Park, which gave us the DMB mood for three straight days. Tailgaiting was excellent, with my squad winning many consecutive games in "polish horseshoes." Of the more amusing things was watching certain friends enjoy their "high." Got into the concert just as Grey Street came on. Unfortunately we were on the lawn and not that close up. Still managed to get a good view and have our friends in the same area. I remember calling nearly every song before they got into them. Jamming before One Sweet World along with the scat outro was beautiful. Dave solo on Gravedigger was powerful coupled with a slamming What You Are. No show complaints, just lawn complaints.

User: jayzilla
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2nd row!! Awesome Show

User: jcdmbmsg
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Gravedigger stole the show for me.

User: jchas41
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I sat basically front row! Great show and Norah was cool too.

User: jessieluvsdmb
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absolutly amazing..Everyday / #36 gave me chills...it was absolutly breathtaking...ok i know people say that during "gravedigger" Dave had gutiar problems and that it sounded bad . but i think it was a beauiful mistake...awesome awesome awesome!

User: Jgoose1019
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FRONT ROW 5th

User: jim062785dw
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good show great AB intro encore could have been better

User: jimmy1950
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so-so, rate it a B

User: Joeski189
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Opening with Grey street was great. This was my first concert, and i was of course out in left field, but it still rocked. Everyday and Watchtower were great. Fireworks were a nice little addition too...

User: JumpAround29
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awesome showwww

User: jw209
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Norah Jones opened this show just before breakin it big time. Pretty cool to remember seeing. GREAT What You Are to close this show.

User: jwdonn
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lost my wife

User: jydoggs
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Slower set list

User: jyiii
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great show. the interplay between the band and the crowd on everyday rocked. better seats than in buffalo. norah jones was great - did a wonderful job warming us up for the band.

User: kboogDMB
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awesome show..first time I heard crush...fireworks to go with watchtower witch was siiiick...what you are is not such a good encore but a great song no doubt!

User: kcivic96
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decent show

User: Keif421
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Bad Venue, Good Performance, Set list so-so

User: kentdaddy
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met a real cool chick and some of her friend..one was named shmeer..lol

User: keyzchic872
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It was my first show and was defintely amazing! :)

User: Lost4Dave223
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Oh so much fun with DMB. Concert #3. Had a wonderful time and I was nearly in tears when they busted out "Crush". I love this show, it was one fun time. ~ ado =)

User: lrain
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Enjoy every minute. The energy was high but the sound was a little low at some points

User: Marlow50
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Solid performance...got engaged. Great crowd.

User: Matt
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With Erin :)

User: Mave Datthews
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Awesome show with a strong Grey Street opener - got the blood flowin'; and The Stone right after was killer. My friend finally got to hear Crush and Watchtower (he couldn't make it the year before, when they played both:-P), and Loving Wings debuted this year, although we couldn't tell what the hell he was playing because Darien's acoustics SUCK and the crowd wouldn't shut up. Oh well, Watchtower closer was incredible, and the encore wasn't that bad - What You Are has really improved live.

User: mcarey
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Okay, well the venue is pretty bad. Being able to go to the park during the day and go on rides is cool. Being able to camp out right next to the venue was cool. It pretty much ends there. The sound system sucks so bad. Another problem is that the reserved seating area is way too big. My seats were toward the back of the reserved section just before the lawn started. I was so far away that I couldnt see anything. I couldnt imagine the view from the back of the lawn. I am returning this year, and I hope that the sound system is taken care of.

User: mhslatts
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Simply great, traffic was a bear though

User: Mighty Mouse
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Great Show. Security were asses. Amazing setlist, worthy of the die-hard Dave fans. Kit Kat Jam, too good. Everyday with #36, too good. Bartender during the sunset, too good. Crush, too good. Rhyme & Reason, so glad to hear that. Loving Wings was good, but no one was listening to it. Watchtower, too damn good. Encore with Gravedigger and What You Are, so good. I'm so glad they didn't play I Did It or Space Between. I'm surprised that he didn't play anything from Crash. Traffic was horrible at the end of the show. Shouts to Jeff, Larry, Mike, Mike, Shale, Josh, Benji, Erin and Rachel. Sorry Becky, wish you were there!

User: mikelocurcio
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4th Dave Show

User: MrMarbles
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well...i lost my dave virginity at this show, haha...it was my first concert! it was kind of a crappy experience for me...i was on the lawn and it was shoulder to shoulder and there were some very obnoxious drunk people around me...it was tough to hear much at all. my first show though so it was a cool experience. i do remember that carter did a pretty cool little drum solo on the rims. grey street was a great opener and i was extatic to hear that bass intro for crush. i'd love to hear it again cause it's an awesome set list!

User: mxz440fan
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Good show. Everyday was amazing live. Watchtower was also awesome.

User: Neronicon
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was my first show and was blown away!

User: novaswim
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Not very good seats, and the sound system was HORRIBLE, did someone forget to turn up the volume at show time?

User: Oneworld2step
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Great show, great night. The fire works added to the great feel of the show.

User: pensandpencils
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This was my little brothers first DMB show and he freakin loved it!!!

User: Peter5209
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Sweet

User: rhuss
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AWESOME show!!! I decided to goto the show 2 days before and I got tickets an hour before the show. I got a ride from Garrett & Jeff which was great, tailgate before the show!!! What a setlist. Watchtower was amazing!!!!

User: rhymereason
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I got 11th row and this was the baset show I've ever been too. Being that close made it so much fun! :)

User: RPaige15
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KICKED ASS

User: Ryeisgoodtoast
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so so, nothing too great. Personally i thought all along the watch tower was the best thing played that night,

User: sabrechic1
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Lawn seats sucked! The large open area made the sound a lot quieter than expected! It faded out fast, I had to get up as close as possible to hear. Watchtower for the first time, that was def. a great song live, one of my new favs. Too bad i didn't know much from busted stuff before i went in

User: SeekUp1DMBfan
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An absolutely incredible show, best I have seen at darien center.

User: seth_670
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great

User: sh123
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third time...

User: skiorules
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great show

User: somedevil22
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What a great first show! Wow

User: song41jams
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Average show, nothing special. The sound at Darien was terrible, which surely added to my disappointment.

User: SPAC2002baby!
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Great Show Bad Venue, bad sound

User: SPOON
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This was my 5th show, my third and 4th being 4-19 and 4-20 with the flecktones. I must say that this show was amazing and I had one of the best times of my life. The setlist was perfect, the energy was great. The only problem was the sound at Darien lake, but the concert was still amazing and Bastable's recording is petty damn good. The long wait and grehound bus ride was definitely well worth it. Great show. Shoutout to Mighty Mouse ;)

User: Spoon17
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Another great Dave show

User: Tabs
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I hate this venue

User: TheDreamSaint88
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Amazing! Dave proves again that he is god.

User: Thenubecumwatur
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oh hell yes Grey Street opened it up! my favourite song by them ever, it hits me hard whenever i hear those chords ring out and dave belts out the yell towards the ending, then right into the stone, ohman what a wonderful world!

User: TheStoner
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This show left me wanting more, the fireworks during watchtower were sweet, but it was one of those things you had to be there for.

User: timmything
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Coooooool

User: TrippenTuesdays
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11th show.. my girlfriends 2nd.. awsome set

User: TrippingBilly13
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The setlist was very weak. I enjoyed myself but i would have rather heard some better old songs.

User: two_stepper620
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Decent Show. Good version of watchtower and of everyday -> #36

User: tye51
Review:
What a fantastic weekend!! Kit Kat, Loving Wings & Gravedigger :)

User: Westallion
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After a good day at the park this was a great way to end it off. Bartender was amazing and it was a solid set list.

User: whatyouare3641
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My very first dave concert...what an exciting moment in my life!!! The playing of a set of songs i love, including some older ones like crush made this one hell of an experience. The Everyday with 36 outro was awesome. The Stone was played great. Bartender was the epitamy of beautiful, with Leroi playing a great flute solo to end the song. Grey Street was good, too. Watchtower before the encore came as a suprise, because it could have served as an encore performance in its own right. Gravedigger and What you are made great encore selections, though...what a great concert...:D

User: wingsclipped
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loved the grey street opening, then he rolled into the stone a great live song, but the middle of the set seemed to die when he started playin like loving wings, ended not badly either, would prefer a trippin' billies ending

User: YourRapunzel41
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My third show, perfect day for tailgating. Crowd was good, Dave didn't seem too into it as he had in the past though.

User: Zandar
Review:
Camping Nancies


   


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