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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 23, 2004
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

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User: abstrac
Review:
Anytime I can hear Nancies it is a great show. I wanted a better Encore, but what can you do.

User: ansinthe_glows
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My first show, def. one I will never forget

User: BacchusBrewing
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Excellent show! The rain definitely didn't stop the band from putting on a great show.

User: bepley
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Awesome night--the fans, lights, THE band!

User: bigdaddyfro
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great set list.very nice and rainy.

User: BigEyedPhish36
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drove about 7 and a half hours hoping for an amazing show...i wouldnt say amazing but it was deffinately one of the better..some of the greatest jams ive heard so far this summer...JAMAL is tha mann i had no idea who it was when i saw a second guitarist on stage but he was damnn good..this was show number 4 so far this summer for me and I've missed PIG every damn time! im depressed..encore SMTS and Everyday? i dunno about that one..good songs but not for an encore..all and all a good good time!

User: birdey17
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Are you kidding? It was awesome! From Crush to Crazy-Easy (minus WAYG) was great!!! Jamal on Sugar Will--->fantastic.....

User: blueflame529
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best concert i've ever seen, hands down

User: bluejettagirl41
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i was there. My first dmb show. Yay!

User: boet
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excellent

User: bombadier337
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Very sweet, sounded better than Bristow, but I don't think the setlist was as strong. Jama; is crazy with that strat and made sugar will incrdible. I loved every second of it. SOMEONE PLEASE PUT IT UP FOR DOWNLOAD!! Please?

User: braaaaaaaadley
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Awesome show! I loved Jamal in all his songs especially shugar will and grey street. Dancing Nancies=>Warehouse was a special plus b/c I love both of those songs.

User: brooksie2
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good

User: Bryan98
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Va Beach is the best!!! Great show!!!

User: Busyb2007
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quite possibly one of the flattest, lackluster performances I have been too, especially when you consider 2004 to be one of the stronger years of the band. Highlights on today's performance include a Nancies > Warehouse & a Grey St/ Crazy Easy combo. the show fell into many pitfalls, with sloppy playing, an inconsistent set-list and Dave having voice issues

User: bwitt0319
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I thought this was a great show. This was the first time that my friends heard the news songs. they liked them alot but we all got in to suger will the most. it was a pretty sick jam with jamal millner up there.

User: cahal00
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My first DMB show. It rained a bit, and we were in lawn seats. Still, I was happy to finally see them live!

User: Coreyt1414
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joyride and crazy-easy highlights. jimi thing jam went on forever....

User: cph832
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Badass

User: dauten14
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Great show, especially the violin solo in encore, wish they would have played more old songs though.

User: DaveFann4Life
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Nancies->Warehouse gotta love it... but the highlight of the night for me was definitely the Sugar Will(and a few other songs) with the guitarist from N.E.R.D. ...... other than that this show was a radio song fest filled with Crush, WWYS, WAYG,etc.

User: DBTpig5
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Met up with a few ants before the show and had a good time hanging out at the park, rain cleared up for a while to enjoy it. The show kicked off with a bang, best Too Much I've heard in a while! Dave was really into it tonight, He pulled out random scats in a ton of songs. Carter had a nice solo, I finally got to hear Rapunzel! Fun encore! During a awesome Everyday, everyone left Boyd on stage by himself just playing away and they came back on finish with a nice outro of #36. Oh really dig the matrix effect! They need that in their next video! Jamal millner kicked ass! Overall I liked this show better than Nissan.

User: DMBHOO
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Great

User: DMBphish720
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8 hour road trip from pa for dave..too much to open was nice..screamin for some JTR because of the rain but dave laughed at me...didnt bust any rare songs out kinda disappointed..jamal was phat on the guitar...good show

User: DMBpixie
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Ok, this was my first show and I totally LOVED it. Even though a lot of peeps didn't like Dave starting with Too Much, I say tough luck because I think it was a great choice and Dave can put whatever songs in his show that he wants. Some of the best performances on songs came along with this show. Dave kicked ass on Rapunzel and on Dancing Nancies. When that song came on, my friend and I both hear like, the first NOTE and we could tell what it was and we just went crazy! The encore, oh man, THE best. I liked the fact that Dave used SMTS and Everyday for it. Everyday is one of my faves, so when they kept it going and let Boyd do his amazing solo by himself on stage and everything, I was in heaven! The guest guitarist did an awesome job too with what he added to the few songs he played in. All in all, one unforgettable night and I can't wait to see him in concert again!

User: dmbpsu41
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jamal millner is the shit
best grey st. ever
the band left during everyday...except boyd.
stephan throwin a lil 41 into crush

User: dpavadmb
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First show, great, great, great!!!

User: drewdc
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Awesome

User: dukelax2589
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Incredible

User: d_MatthewS_b
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Great show! Best at the Amphitheater yet! Played some really cool songs that you don't hear everyday. Sugar Will was awesome and Joy Ride also as well. Nice encore also! Loved it.

User: ethaxton
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Great show, though almost just like last years show here. Got to hear the new songs for the first time live...Sugar Will was especially jammed tonight...pretty funky song. It's always a great night seeing dmb live!

User: evander24
Review:
Great show but I was hoping for some Watchtower!!

User: fatmojohara
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This was my first dave show ever, and what a show to have as my first. The set list is great. Also having N.E.R.D. as the opener was great.

User: Fireproof
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This was a great show, too. I particularly loved the intro to Rhyme & Reason. I'm not sure if maybe Dave started in the wrong key and improved to recover or if it was what he wanted as the intro, but it's just awesome. We had a blast at this one.

User: flyme2damoon
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Great!

User: Forty_1
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This show was awesome! Everyone was dancin like crazy, and the rain actually made it better! Plus there were lots of crowd-participation songs.

User: fredericks21
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Great show

User: freemanc22
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It was my first DMB concert and i was with a bunch of friends. I had a great time, but was drunk for most of it. The pictures of my friends and i are great.

User: Gina Bina
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This show was awesome. This is the 4th time I've seen the Band at this venue. I thought their energy was great - though last year was even better.

User: GoodDayIIDie
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Got to see my boys in their home state. That was fantastic.

User: gr8deadphish
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My favorite dave show yet

User: harrisscott22
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pretty good liked the new stuff

User: HRDMB
Review:
Great Show

User: jerseynancie81
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Just got back last night. The show was great, as were the people. The tailgaiting restrictions were a bit of a buzz kill, but we met some really great people (some of which were nice enough to give us a jump when the car wouldn't start up). We missed the opening act due to the pre-party, but weren't too upset about it. Personally, I was pretty happy with the setlist, although I was a little pissed about the 41 tease. All in all, the band really made the seven hour drive worth while.

User: jmccully61
Review:
Best verison of Everday I have ever heard. During Boyd's solo everyone went off stage, and all the lights were darkened expect for a small spotlight on Boyd. Also, Jamal Milner guested on Grey Street, Sugar Will, and One Sweet World. If you can get a copy of the show, then it is worth listening too for just those songs above, plus I believe there was a Dancing Nancies/Warehouse combo (One of the best combos to put into the middle of a set)

User: joe881
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show was great

User: john41
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GREAT SHOW CAME ALL THE WAY FROM NY FOR DMB

User: jowens41
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Drove 8 hours for this show. It was worth it. Good energy from the band and the crowd. Jamal was perfect. Nancies into Warehouse was great. I wasn't thrilled with the 41 tease or with the short version of Grey St. The encore was a little low energy, but had an awesome Boyd solo. All in all, great show.

User: jselby
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This was a great show, despite a little rain. The show started strong, and Dave closer of Everyday was beautiful. For my first show, I was very pleased. The only thing I missed about the show was that I wanted to hear DDTW, but next time will have to do.

User: laurlen1
Review:
An alright show...but lawn seats :-( Oh me oh my.. I will certainly be buying seat seats next year!

User: ledhendrix2
Review:
This show was incredible. It was a perfect blend of old and new. American Baby was excellent as the opener. The highlights were Hello Again, Seek Up, #41, Crash into Me, and an encore of Stolen Away and Too Much

User: Marching Raven
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GREAT SHOW!

User: mhouse
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102/U/17

User: mrjiggyfly
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Liked seeing DMB in VA - really good show.

User: NCAA1981
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Not the best show in the world. Dave's voice was shot, and the SMTS->Everyday encore was the worst I've seen. Pretty disappointing show.

User: obxsurfer85
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pretty good show, kind of a weak setlist but opening with Too Much was kickass, jamal in sugar will was tight....he's damn good. Encore was kinda weak too, everyday is not an encore song!!! but what r u gonna do? Grey street was killer, over all a good time.

User: Pame1a
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Wonderful

User: pheendawg
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Great show. I always have a great time at this venue and it seems like Dave does too.

User: Plylkdave
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WOW.. What an amazing night, AND I thought they seemed excited to be close to home last year! Dave and the guys came out with lots of energy tonight with Too Much follow by two love song which were both amazing..Joy ride was great. Dancing nancies ----> Warehouse was just so so awesome cause that's two years ina row they have done that here. During Boyds Solo on nancies he went and faced carter and went nuts shaking his hat off and waving his dread locks all around while he played it was an amazing solo. Grey street was my highlight of the night along with ants marching which always seems to get the crowd really jumping. The only complaints would be Sugar will, I still hate that song and so does most everyone else as you could tell by the number of people that used it as a time to sit down or go get more beer. The Encores were good songs to hear but not for an encore, however; The guys did great and the jams were nice and long Def. can't wait to download this show!! See you in Raleigh and Atlanta!

User: reason36
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This was a pretty good show. Got there in middle of Crush, but that's okay because I really don't need to hear Too Much at EVERY show I go to. Joy Ride ruled. The change in OSW intro didn't impress me. Poured rain but I was wasted, so it was a good time.

User: rkn2dmb
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AWSOME CONCERT!!!!!!!!! Best concert ive been to yet. The band was just so full of energy boyd just went totally nuts during nancies and dave was silly crazy during too much, i also liked how they played too much different the played it a little longer and changed the end. The new songs have come a long way since i saw them earlier this year especially joy ride. Sugar will is so much cooler with the electric guitar and grey street rocked. encore was nothing special but still kicked ass so much to say is something i will never complain about hearing and everyday is always cool. i liked how they all stoped playing and walked off the stage while boyd did his solo.

User: rkn2dmb41
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Incredible show. Jamal added something special. Too Much kicked ass! So did Grey Street. Loved the encore, Boyd is awesome!

User: rum0007
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This show was incredible. The second best show I have ever seen.

User: Rynj687
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Third Dave concert, second one this year. I really like the new songs. Can't wait till he comes back to VA.

User: Saveme41_bill
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goof

User: SayGoodbye18
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This was my 14th dmb concert, and it soo rocked! The band was full of energy all night long, and the special guest Jamal was awesome! It was nice to hear nancies into warehouse again, and they did the best job on sugar will out of the other summer concerts i've been to (nissan and merriweather). Everyday was strange to hear as a closer, but they really rocked out and Boyd did the best solo i've ever heard during that song. They did a great job on making it a good closer. Not sure if this concert was better than nissan, but it damn sure could tie it! Kick-ass show, I was VERY pleased.

User: Sciccy420
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Drove from Syracuse, nice of the rain to stop for the duration of the show, New songs kick ass, beautiful venue, snuck down from the lawn to the 10th row for encore, all and all an experiance to remember -Bean+Bean+Jen

User: Scottieo366
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awesome except encore

User: sharris235
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I had a blast. Rain held off and the band rocked. Highlight of show was Dancing Nancies and Warehouse, the first time I heard these in concert. Awesome show.

User: somf4eva
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This was my first show so I will always remember it as being awsome. Out of 10, I would give it a 9 1/2 only becuase I didnt here some of my favorites, but, the band was awsome.

User: sprout5150
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drove 10 hrs for this one. The new stuff was awesome! Made some new DMB friends.Virginia is so cool.

User: strick21
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Great show

User: Strklnd003
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Great time as usuall. Meet some cool people. lotta smoke (not that im complaining)

User: tag92ag
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My first DMB show!!! I made it through four or five songs before my wife got sick. I had to spend the rest of the show near the bathrooms just listening. Oh well, I am going to see them this year for sure, and I hope to get the whole show in!!!

User: tapanovec
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Great show! Of the Virginia shows I'd lean more toward Nissan, but still any night at a DMB show is better none at all. Warehouse, Rhyme & Reason, Rapunzel and the new songs rocked!!! Jamal was kickin'!

User: Thamlin19
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An alright show. Definitely not as good as Nissan and Merriweather with an extremely generic setlist. The band played with a lot of energy but that extra bit was just missing. Even the guest was average at best, with his best performance definitely during Grey Street.

User: thinktomyself
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best VA beach show in the past 4 years. the four new songs are a good way for the band to to prove that they are in fact still doing what they love and its also a good way to redeem themselves after parts of everyday and busted stuff. They have a resemblence to the band that we all fell in love with, the pre 1999/2000. The only down side to the show was nerd. It wouldnt be so bad if ben harper, or guster, or ben k, or oar hadnt opened up in other cities, i guess im just jealous.

User: Tniscourt182
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AMAZING

User: Toobs360
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My favorite show of all time, he was really on that night.

User: toomuch36
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I loved the show. First song Too Much Last song 36. made for me Toomuch36

User: TrickyKern
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Its hard for me to give a review of this show because I was chasing around my drunken husband!

User: TrippingNicoli
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AWSOME

User: Twevo
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Oh man, that was only my first show but I swear it will be the best I ever go to. The energy the band put out tonight was amazing. Ok, to the songs: Too Much was a pretty good opener, got everyone going. Then, WTWE was good, but I didnt really want it. Crush was positively kick ass, everyone was really awesome. I liked Joy Ride alot, good new one. And man, Dancing Nancies was amazing, Boyd really went at it, and it was pretty funny when his hat flew off.:D Wharehouse was good, nothing to complain about there. WAYG was not bad, and it was cool when half the audience had lighters out on the chorus. Hello Again was defantely my favorite new song, Dave really went at it in the end, really looking foward to it being released. And what I think was the best one of the evening; Ants Marching, always love a good AM, expecially with the funk intro and the croud singing those 2 lines in the third verse. I loved it. Sugar Will, eh, its ok. One Sweet World was good, but again, I didnt really want it. Rhyme and Reason, well, never really liked that song, but it was okay. Man, I wasnt expecting it, but Grey Street was awesome, too bad it wasnt full length though. Crazy Easy wasnt too bad. WWYS was pretty typical, but still good. Rapunzel was really sweet, really liked it. Then was the boring 20 minutes before the encore. This was the dissapointing part, not the greatest encore. SMTS was pretty typical. And Everday/36 was good, but I dont like it much as an ending song. I would of loved a good Two Step or Stay, or even Watchtower. So, other than the encore, it kicked ass on many different levels. PS: The guest guy was really awesome

User: UnsungAnthem
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The bands performance was great, as always, but I have never been to a concert where there was literally no one within sight tailgating beforehand. Remind me never to try to party in Virginia again.

User: vabdmbcrew
Review:
BEST VA BEACH SHOW SINCE 98!!!! i got slapped, by one of the crew, with a backstage lounge pass and went back hoping to get backstage but you were restricted to a lounge with food and drink. it would have been cool if you could hear the show but since you couldn't it kinda sucked so i went back to my seat. They should do more for fans than just throw them into a lounge - how about a meet & greet or something? Anyhow the show was jammin, encore selection a little week but well worth getting tapes.

User: Vashawn
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Hate to say anything derogatory towards Dave but 2 words COOKIE CUTTER.... got to put on a more special show in VA where you started out....expected more BUT worth every minute of the 12 hour drive...love you dave

User: wmgriff71
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With Brian

User: wwj3697
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What an awesome show. It rained but it was a beautiful summer night otherwise. The music was good, I love VA Bch Amp. because their screens are awesome and this was my first lawn show and had no complaints!

User: xkalex
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It was my first time hearing the new songs and I like all of them. Dave and the band put together another amazing show.


   


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