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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
June 17, 2003
Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, OH

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User: adamb2003
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Sweet show, I don't think DMB can really play what I would call, "a bad show." However I do thing a few songs were kinda missing; like #41, Jimi Thing. They didn't even play Warehouse or Two Step. I just missed those old favorites a little bit, I would have expected them at the tour opener. Also, the sound was lacking a little bit from the lawn; half of the time it was difficult to tell what the hell was going on. I don't know if it was because of the people around me talking and carrying on their conversations or what. Overall a kick ass show though!

User: AllifromOhio
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My first concert ever was a great one. Forever a fan because of this show.

User: alyson003
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Crowd wasn't too friendly.

User: amwillis
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great time

User: bango04
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great show for a first show for me...

User: barefoot
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unbelievable opener

User: beam43220
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Good show was worth it

User: BJHoppes
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I loved the show...the setlist was Sweet. I was gald to hear You Never Know, Stay, Loving Wings and Grace is Gone. The crowd was Awesome and I'll see everyone in Cincinnati.

User: bobblehead41
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My first "kick off the tour" show.

User: bowltoker
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Nice.

User: BrahmaBull
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bad sound from the lawn, great set tho!

User: brettrj
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insane.

User: Brother Chaos
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Good set for a tour opener, but night two was better.

User: Brut26
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Awesome show to kick off the tour! Last Stop wow I think this blew everyone away. Stay with no ladies. Nice! Nice Night!

User: bryans9542
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first Dave concert...Tripping Billies was awesome...

User: cornstock2
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So glad they played Pig!

User: crashdmb05
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awesome

User: Dagwin
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Very good seats (through TicketMaster not like the crappy ones I always get through Warehouse). Met Tom Rosh there, and sold him good tix 2 night 2. Alicia and I had a good time, and it was a good show.

User: dave4520
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pretty fucking good

User: davefreek828
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My first tour opener!

User: davembgirl
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the show was alright, but def. not the best i've seen. the crowd (or those around me)was inattentive and there was a lot of talking on cell phones and not much crowd participation at all. the setlist was average. the only time people really got excited was when "stay" was played. everyone screamed "two step" the entire time & complained when it wasnt played. I even heard some people on the way out saying "pig" wasnt worthy of an encore.

User: Daves Bartender
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Tickets given to me by the Warehouse for working Boyd's album release signing at Virgin Mega Store in Columbus Ohio.

User: devilshaircut
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great show... first dave show I attended

User: dgengo
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DAMN WHATA GOOD SHOW!!!! He finished with my favorite song PIG!!!

User: dmb02luvr
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It was a great concert...very energized!! Boyd definitely had the spotlight...great concert.

User: dmb0508
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great hell yeah they played the last stop

User: dmb1tj
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first show of the summer.

User: dmb2step36
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I was in Seattle the day of the show trying to get to Cincinnati then drive to Columbus so after being pushed back flights i fianlly arrived in Cincy around 6 that night and by the time i was able to actually get on the road to the show it was ten after 7 I knew at this point I was most likely going to miss begining parts. I finaly got to the concert by traveling an average of 90mph just before bartender! The overall concert was alright I was thinking that because the show was the same day a the release of Boyd's solo album that they would have played True Reflections, instead it seemed that Boyd was worn out or not doing to well because he din't really jam as he normally dose. The highlight was The Last Stop I was not expecting that but i loved every min. of it. To top the night off a favorite of mine Pig was played in the encore make my night satisfied.

User: DMB41GUY
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This was the most interesting DMB show I've ever been to. Everything sounded great but it was such an incredibly unique setlist. The first time they played "Last Stop" since July of 1999 and I was there! They also played a full band version of "Typical Situation" which they never do. First time I ever got to here this one live also. There were a few other things I noticed. During "When The World Ends" . . . it seemed like he left a verse out or something. It was like he skipped part of the song. I was thinking it was just me but then I noticed he did it again during "Grey Street". I'll find out for sure when I here the tape of the show but I'm pretty sure I wasn't imagining this. He left out like entire verses to these songs. It was really bizarre. "Grey Street" seemed like it was about 3 1/2 minutes long. It was sooo short! Anyway, the show rocked. An interesting encore with "Grace Is Gone" (Yawn) and then "Pig" which was very cool. Overall, probably the best DMB show I've been to in a long time. It made up for the crappy winter tour show I went to in December.

User: dmb5138
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My first show, it was amazing, Ive been a diehard Dave fan forever and it was a great show for my first!

User: dMbCiNcy41
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Opening and closing the tour! A bit disappointed but every show cannot be stellar.

User: DMBDoogs03
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Good show The Last Stop, Stay, Pig Closer.

User: dmbwildcat
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this show sucked!

User: DontBurnTheDave
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I gotta say I was really pleased with the setlist, I was shocked to hear "Last Stop". The rain held out and spending an evening sharing the same air with David J. Matthews is absolutley the best!!!

User: Dross1
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Before I go about telling you the details of each song that was played at Germain Amphitheatre I have to say that this show was unquestionibly amazing, the whole crowd was awesome and i dont think one person was not into it.openingshow such as this one everyone always wonders what they will we starting the tour off with well, lets just say they couldnt of did it any better Too Much was incredible. Every song played was played to its perfection, Bartender was the SH$#@^, with Butch bustin it up on the intro and the whole show. Typical Situation was up on top with what i wanted to see and it was played beautifully. Loving Wings was jammed to perfection. The Last Stop was Fing awesome i for one thought it was going to be What You Are considering their into's are almost exactly the same but to hear The Last Stop was unreal. Now, Everyday, this song has been made into an incredible concert song, Boyd comes out starts it up with Dave and then us as fan's chant repeatitly "Honey, Honey, come and dance with me" for ooo id say about 4mins maybe longer and Dave comes in to harmonize with the crowd having to be the greatest moment of my life, even Boyd joined us and started chanting. Tripping Billies was jammed hardcore with DMB going crazy. The energy in this crowd was the shit and DMB was dank as Fu%$ busting out everything perfect. Theirs no words to explain how incredible the encore was. In overall, this show will be remembered in my mind forever,it was amazing.

User: DvMtthwsFntc82
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One of the best shows I've ever been too. And the second night kicked even more ass!!!

User: eevulhomer
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Great show. Although the band did seem a little rusty. Dave skipped an entire verse on WTWE and moved right into the end of the song; you could tell the band had a difficult time covering it up. Also he sang many verses out of order. But these were just minor problems. Great jam on Typical Situation and Pig in the encore was awesome. He also started the typical beginning for What You Are but instead played Last Stop which was great. I found it funny that on some of the long violin or sax jams that Dave sat down on the side of the stage for long periods of time. He did this several times. Overall a very good show and the diversity in the setlist bodes well for this summer tour!!!!!!

User: Englndsocr
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AWESOME!! LAST STOP!! AWESOME!! TYPICAL SITUATION!!! AWESOME!! GREY STREET!! AWESOME!! PIG!! AWESOME!!! EVERYTHING!! AGGHHHH!!!!!

User: ericbrown45638
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This is the last stop Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaeam

User: evice7
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Great tour opener

User: firedancin
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killer show awesome version of crush, and of typical situation

User: GreyStreetAve
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great

User: griffi_rp
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Not a typical set list, espcially ending with Pig

User: haftarun4osu
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Trippin Billies and Crush were definately my favorites. Didn't feel the energy at this show, but it was still a Dave concert so I can't complain.

User: hansel58585
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Kicked A#$!!!! Dave and the gang continue to play like champs.

User: HeathDMB
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Full of surprises...absolutley loved it. Last Stop, Stay, typical. Typical had a great jam...and pig to close was quite a treat.

User: hmndtyphoon
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A good show. Many older songs that I had not heard being a new Dave fan. It was very exciting to hear Crush played live; it was the first time I was able to hear it. Ended with Pig; didn't expect that.

User: HobartGolfer
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Good Tour opener... dave was reading lyrics of last stop it seemed like. Overall a nice night.

User: holbiedmb914
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Fuckin awesome!!!

User: HoustonBayou
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Pig as a closer hell Yeah. Typical kicked ass and Last Stop was awesome as always. Great Show!

User: iamfunei
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I can't tell, because of the bastard teenage kids on the lawn more content to yammer on their cell phones. Solution: pavilion seats this year!

User: ILOVEIRISHDMB
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good show. Pig closer was awesome

User: INDE21
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PIG!!!!!!!!!!

User: Irish0055
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I thought the show was awsome. I think it was the first show of the summer tour, and like always dave killed it. Can't wait to see him again.

User: jam2oar
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Solid Polaris show, return of Typical and Last Stop.

User: JC10380
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Awesome

User: josh199dmb
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Excellent show. Good solid way to open the tour. It was the day Boyd Album came out and he seemed pretty pumped up about that. There was great energy too.

User: justginny418
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you gotta love dave starting his tour in columbus

User: jw209
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Best 2-night stand I have ever seen. Great to see Stay w/ no ladies back along w/ Typical and the return of Last Stop (although Dave f's it up big time).

User: K2sAlways
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This show was awesome. I drove around naked for a radio station to get these tickets...I loved it...great fun

User: kfiredanzr
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This show was an unusual but great one. The show started off without the traditional energy, but that is alright seeing as this is the first show of the summer. Opening with Too Much was a surprise, as well as what we thought was a What You Are tease into The Last Stop. Tripping Billies was phenomenal...everyone was rocking out...at one point when Boyd and Dave were jamming, Boyd got so into it his leg was kick up in the air! The best thing for me was the closer, PIG!!! Such a shock, but really, really awesome! See y'all again tonight as well as in Cincinnati, Indy, and Tinley Park!

User: kiki_loves_dave
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Awesome, not as good as the second night but Trippin Billies was amazing as was Typical Situation and The Last Stop. Kind of disappointing because had alot of the same songs as 2002 Columbus first night (Everyday, Grace, Bartender, Loving Wings, When the World Ends, Rhyme and Reason). But a very good performance. Pig was a surprising encore. Ants Marching was a much better one for the second night though!

User: kim3278
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This show was the most incredible show I have ever been too.

User: Kimik21
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Awesome, seriously awesome

User: Kitkatjammer41
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Excellent way to kick things off. Other than the slight mistake on WTWE, Dave and the guys were on. Typical Situation was genius, pure genius. Pair that with having the chance to hear Last Stop, as well as Pig for an encore, provided for a phenomenal night!

User: Kristin
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AWESOME!!! typical situation, and last stop, need I say more!

User: LittleBaby928
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great show, nice jams. took me wayyyyyy back to my first show... should be a good tour! last stop was so energetic and amazing, and typical situations was really good with an awesome jam. the show started out like a lot of the recent tours within the past couple of years, but by the end it was like back in the mid 90's. :)

User: littlee5
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Not one of the best I've seen.

User: lmhosu00
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Good Show, nice start to the tour. Crowd could have been more energetic!

User: Love285
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LAST STOP!!!!

User: lrhudson
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Only got tickets 3 days before the show. The highlight was meeting Boyd the night before and the virgin megastore. First time I've gotten to hear last stop and it had the middle eastern howl intro which is what i wanted to hear. Great night

User: mackattack6149
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Not a bad show, but night two was better.

User: MatthewCCole
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Good Show; Fun time w/ Abby & Megan; Also good time w/ John Dolph!...JTR was the Best song of the night; But traffic out of there was a BITCH. Worst exit time ever over 2 hours!!! WOW

User: mattv86
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lovely

User: Meghan41
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Great way to start off the tour! I feel really lucy to have been there.

User: mhouse
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D/Q/8

User: MI.dmb-fan
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Good Good Time. This was the first of 5 shows in a 2 week period for me..It was incredible!!! Met 2 girls Bonnie & Lauren @ the show and we ended up seeing the next 4 shows together.

User: mk2driver
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This was my first Dave show, and while it was awesome because it was the first I just got done at the Dallas show this summer and it was so much better.

User: nancingdancies2
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not too shabby

User: Nathaniel_T10
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great tour opener They brought back the Last Stop!!!!!!!

User: NavyBoy41
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Sweet way to start off the Summer 2003 Tour! Too Much and then the sweet jams of Crush and Typical Situation! Definitely loved the BTCS heavy sets at the beginning of the tour!

User: nc261527
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What an amazing night. It appears Dave has lost some weight.

User: NICK HEMSWORTH
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This show was really good. Dave seemed to focous on his older song wich was sweet. He played 3 songs from everyday wich was ok i guess. I wish he would of played big eye fish or it would of been really sweet if he would of played two step or ants for an encore. Over all this show was bad ass.........

User: number4one
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WHOA!! What a treat we got tuesday night!! Too Much as an opener...was unexpected but AMAZING!! Fitting for the show, I think!! YOU NEVER KNOW was incrediable!! and of course STAY is ALWAYS great live! TYPICAL SITUATION!! OHMYGOD!! I've never heard it live and WOW!! I can't get over it!! CRUSH is always a crowd favorite, and the boys busted out THE LAST STOP, everyone around me was going insane!! IT WAS GREAT!

User: peacd4
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Fantastic...what a great opening to another super summer tour!!!

User: pldmpsy
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Dads first show

User: podiumboy
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My 3rd DMB show. By this point I was a hardcore fan at the peak of my DMB fandom, and this show did not disappoint! I recall Last Stop being a particular highlight, and I thought Pig was an awesome closer. As the show ended, I knew I HAD to see them again! I went out the next day and bought tickets for Riverbend the following week. Also, I met Boyd the day before this show, at his autograph session at the Easton mall. So yeah, my fandom was raging at it\'s peak during June of 2003! Good times, Great concerts!

User: pude30
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Great show to kick off the summer tour. Could have been better but I can't complain. Really liked Pig as an encore.

User: rdelrigo
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This was my 4th DMB show (not counting D&T) and I must say I was a little dissapointed. Not in DMB, of course, but the sound at Polaris SUCKED royally. I finally had the chance to hear Typical situation, and yet...I couldn't hear a thing. The people on the lawn were rather loud, and the obnoxious drunks didn't help. Loving Wings was impossible to hear as well, and its daughter, WAYG is getting rather old. On a positive note, Two much was a great way to open up the show and get the crowd pumped. Likewise, Crush, Last Stop, Everyday, Tripping Billies, and Pig where the highlights of the show for me. The one thing that never ceases to amaze me about this venue is the amount of drunk (not drinking, I mean DRUNK) people there are. The worst part about it is that most of them are driving.

User: realDMBfanatic
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First show....what a way to start!!!

User: redhawks225
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What You Are teaser into Last Stop was cool, as well as the jam on Typical Situation...otherwise the band was a little rusty

User: Reservation211
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Typical -- amazing. Last Stop -- amazing. Second only to perhaps U of I as far as being the best show ever is concerned.

User: ROIforever
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last stop was amazing

User: RosCoE1359
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what can i say? DMB gave another great concert. I loved every second of it and can't wait until the next time i see them.

User: ryandmb17
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Great Birthday present!

User: sabinebyrne
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the LAST STOP?!?!? I don't think there was a single person there who was not shocked as hell to hear this one. I mean, come on.

User: scheidud
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they were rusty and not too into the concert. although they played a lot of great songs...still disappointed

User: specialk098
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pretty good show... it was my first and i was very impressed

User: spoon41
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Decent show, definetly not the best I have ever been to.

User: Stef150
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Good show. Crowd sucked. Typicals new mambo type jam rocked!

User: steffman3
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This was the most incredible Dave show i have ever been to

User: stevehockey5
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Awesome show!

User: stewlax6
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Nice Starter to the Tour. Good set list but I was not impressed with the crowd. More people were just standing around talking then were getting into the show.

User: stonetowler
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Decent Show. Played my fav song in Pig in the encore.

User: sweep134
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This show was incredible. It started out strong and neve let up. This was my second concert and my second time hearing Crush and Pig. Both are amzing live. The biggnest suprise for me was Typical Situation. The boys jammed and it ws great. Overall a great show.

User: sweet_stylez
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Show had some great oldies... Typical Situation,Grey Street, Bartender & Everyday were solid... but Tripping Billies was over the top...

User: tackettg
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First and last show at Germain. Oh boy.

User: tdiddy
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Great show, should have known it was Last Stop due to lack of electric guitar! Dave F'd up WTWE and Grey Street and seemed to be geting annoyed with crowd noise and sing-alongs. At one point during Typical Situation, he sang "too many voices" Band di have a lack of energy at first but Pig was un-f-ing-believable. Wish I could get there for the other show as well. Got my limited edition poster, though.

User: tdoan8
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Good set

User: thankyouDMB1985
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GOOD SHOW BUT NOT AS GOOD AS THE SECOND NIGHT. BUT IT'S DAVE SO EVERY CONCERT WILL BE WORTH YOUR MONEY.

User: thattuppsguy
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Gerat show!! First DMB show

User: The J2H
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such a great start of the tour. they never seem to disappoint when they start a tour in c-bus. can't wait to see they try to top it tomorrow.

User: thedmband
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Great show.

User: theryg1
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pretty damn good

User: TIMMAH TIMMAH
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This was my first DMB show and it rocked! The Last Stop rocked the house!

User: torrence27
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This show was crazy awesome. "THE LAST STOP", who would have ever figured. I'm a big fan of the EVERYDAY album, so I was quite pleased to hear "If I had it all". I had also never heard "Typical Situation", that was pretty cool.

User: ukrocks97
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Well the energy of this show sucked although the set list did not. Waaay to many "this is my first beer ever" teenagers doing everything but watching the show. The worst crowd I've ever been to for any show period. My first full band Typical Situation and first Last Stop. Pig was a strange closer. I love the song just wierd to close.

User: unscarred79
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What can I say? A great beginning to what looks to be a great tour. There were some great songs dusted off and brought back to life. Typical Situations sounded perfect, as did Last Stop and Stay. Dave botched a few lyrics and I'm not too sure what the hell happened on WTWE. Amazing jam on Crush. I'm really happy (and somewhat surprised) to see that this was all about DMB, not side projects. Can't wait for the Riverbend show next week!! Peace, love and DMB. Nick

User: vonfisnd
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awesome, I like it

User: wesman_7
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awesome show, had a blast, the crowd was energetic. encore was best ive seen. wes

User: willitm
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AWESOME!

User: wtreynol
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First time seeing the first show of a tour, even with all the bumps the show was good.

User: yavin27
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This show was crazy awesome. "THE LAST STOP", who would have ever figured. I'm a big fan of the EVERYDAY album, so I was quite pleased to hear "If I had it all". I had also never heard "Typical Situation", that was pretty cool.


   


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