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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 29, 2004
Tampa Bay Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL

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User: a-mac
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first show...sweeeet

User: aflg8rgirl4dmb
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Amazing show! Probably the best Jimi Thing scat I have seen to date.

User: airrift
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gRAET SHOW WITH A GREAT FRIEND

User: alyson003
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Best show I've seen

User: amcqueen
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The venue is awesome! so nice to hear them in a worthy place! The moon, the clouds, and the rain even let up for the lawn! The Maker was really cool with Daniel. Dave and the Band were incredible... Out of the gate with One Sweet World!! And the whole set was great! Don't Drink the Water, The Song that Jane Likes!! (my favorite!!), #41, Crush, The Stone!! And the new songs were pretty cool too... Definitely one not to ever forget... Hopefully they will be back a little sooner next time!!

User: annalovesthedmb
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This show kicked ass... the sound was sound was great. And the fact that it was pouring rain just made it all the more worth while. It felt so perfect sitting in the lawn, barefoot, drunk as hell, dancing, and singing in the pouring rain relishing every minute of the show. A truly memorale show.

User: AshkaanF
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Awesome show. Never heard the stone as an ender. STJL came out of left field. Sweet.

User: auntjemima1015
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1st concert, aw inspiring

User: ayero22
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First Band show since 2002, since the band decided to skip the state of Florida all together in the 2003 Summer Tour. But what an amazing show. Tampa always has spectacular shows. This one by far was the best so far. New Venue, new songs.

User: Bartndrpleez
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I've been listening to Dave since I was 10 years old back in 94. I FINALLY GOT TO SEE HIM LIVE! AND THIS WAS THE SHOW! I couldn't ask for anything more! Jimi Thing and The Stone are two of my Dave faves! And to top it off, the version of Hello Again was so good, they decided to put on the Stand Up B-Sides! Man, I love this band!!!

User: beaufordtech
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my 2nd show this summer, 4th overall. a really, really tight show. much more mellow than atlanta, but not suffering at all. one sweet world set the mood as an opener. been wanting to hear #41 for some time now, and i got my wish. jimi thing was amazing, with dave passing around solos during his scat. my first night hearing the maker with daniel lanois, which was beautiful. the stone was a perfect encore. this band sounds and plays a million times better than they have in the last 2 or 3 years, and they're definitely on an upswing. i'm stoked!

User: bertenstein
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41! 41! 41! that's enough said. Although it is a good thing that the band was there tonight because the fans sure weren't until Dave messed up in Too Much. The finally realized hey maybe we should cheer and sing a little. But this was the best Jimi I have ever heard. Just wish the fans would have appreciated what they got to hear a little more than they did.

User: bloodinthewater
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My first dave concert ever. it was absolutely amazing, [of course, i wasnt expecting it tpo be anything less than amzing] All i wanted to hear was dont drink the water, and jimi thing. Jimi thing was brilliant, and daves scat was undescribable.

User: Bocotty
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Had a horrible time at this show. We arrived early first was told that we could not tailgate. Yeah right 20,000 DMB fans your gonna tailgate. Then the gates opened and we were in the front row in the Lawn Section. During a DMB concert we like to stand well the people behind us 5 of them didn't want to. After a few minutes of us standing they began to yell at us and confronted us. Needless to say a fight broke out which we didn't even start but we were the ones thrown out while those other jerks got to stay. We saw a total of 5 songs. Horrible time. Nothing like West Palm the year before where it was a very easy going crowd.

User: BoYd4PrEz
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Excellent Show...and LSU beat FLorida the following afternoon. What a weekend!

User: Brad1980
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WOW! My very first Dave show! I have not looked back. What a great show' this gott me hooked!

User: brich686
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My first Dave concert, couldn't have been better

User: bubbaraydj
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First Dave show and man was it phenomenal. The rain finally let up on the lawn section right before the start of their set and I was just blown away. Amazing set and Carter was so on that it wasn't even funny. Definately going back....YEAAAAHH. :-)

User: captainbusted
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This was the first concert i took my oldest son to, who was 10 at the time. we had a blast, and to make it more memorable 'hello again', which we both loved showed up on the warehouse cd for that year. just love the dmb!

User: carterfan9
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Amazing Jimi Thing and 41

User: catandmouse
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AMAZING! Husband, who isn't a fan, enjoyed the hell out of the show, too (He's STILL singing and it's two days out). Great sound, crystal clear monitors, easy in-and-out of the reserved seats for relatively quick beer runs. Good times! CAN'T WAIT TO DL!!! Darn stg, where are you when we need you :P Should be a good quality taping judging from the mic location....

User: cfalkens
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After a week's long vacation in Miami and the Keys, we ended up in Tampa for this show. One of the first at this venue, and I think it was my best show yet. We were still getting through security when we heard Dave jamming with the opening act - Meet the Maker was blaring as we found our seats, but he walked off before we got in! Too bad! That has become one of my fav's - hope to see it performed again.

User: chill720
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Kick ass setlist!

User: Chrisco
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The band was great, the sound quality was great, but the overall experience really sucked because the lawn was way too crowded. We were distracted the entire concert by people pushing us out of the way so they could walk by and dodging glow sticks that some idiots were throwing. I couldn't even tell you a quarter of the songs the band played, I am extremely pissed off. The new venue sold way too many tickets for the lawn, next year I will be making a road trip to West Palm Beach. Every DMB concert I've been to in Tampa has been disappointing. The Ice Palace's acoustics are horrible and I was really looking forward to being able to understand what Dave was singing. I recommend that if anyone goes to this venue they get seat tickets or don't go at all. I'm even more disappointed after reading the other reviews of the show and now I know I missed one of the best concerts I've been too.

User: chucknut4a
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Quite possibly the best Dave show ive been too! It was my first outdoor venue, and it was awesome.

User: cornerofgrey
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4th show for me, but first time I'd seen the band outside of Nashville. #41 was great as always, and they played my favorite Grey Street. Alsome show. On to Antioch.

User: crichar6
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One Sweet World as an opening was amazing. The moon was creeping out after a nasty quick thunderstorm rolled through and covered all of us in heavy drops as we tried to navigate through deep mud puddles and turn in the contest entry forms. Ford Amp was a beautiful venue and the night could not have been better for being with DMB.

User: crsurf
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All I know is how could you be dissapointed with a show when all you here is DMB everywhere. All of the new songs were sick, and Dave killed it the whole way through. Breaking strings twice and making you feel like you were in the Central Park show with Buffalo Springfields "For What It's Worth". The best Jimi Thing ever! Screw it the best show I've ever seen, and the best crowd aswell! Time for West Palm!

User: dannym715
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awesome, just awesome

User: DisturbedSaxGuy
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Good show. Not a bad way to open my 3 concerts in FL. I wasn't too crazy about O.S.W. to open things up, but this was my first Hello Again, and it was powerful. Great music, great friends with me, what more can you ask for?

User: dmbgurl1488
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amazing

User: dmb_lover33
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My 15th Show! GREAT setlist! One Sweet World? Grey Street? THE STONE?!?! What??? Sigh.....

User: draven718
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The best show out of the three in florida. #41 Blew my mind, and closing with crush and the stone could not have been better.

User: dreamingtree27
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My first show, truly amazing. Unfortunately, at the time it was lost on me. I had just gotten in to DMB and some of the songs he played I hadn't even heard of. But, I enjoy relistening to it now because it was a great setlist. Overall a great weekend, I even went the next night to see Rush play at the Amphitheater.

User: dsm02c
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So this was an amazing show, STJL was awesome couldnt believe they played it. Only thing to make the show better was the playing of Too Much with Dave popping strings like it was his job. Hearing the crowd sing the song really put it over the top I dont think there is anything better than when the whole crowd sings together. The Dave speak was short but funny between comments on the clouds and then the explanation of how he drinks wine all day starting with the ice cube in it in the morning, it was awesome. Thank you Dave.

User: dustycobb
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Just amazing.

User: fenceman7
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Awesome!! New venue and it was great.

User: fl rocks
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The best birthday present my boyfriend could have given me!

User: fldavefan
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wow great show..new ampiatheater is great...way better then the ice pallace...dave rocks

User: gaclary
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My first show. Dave liked the "pink clouds."

User: gatorjen323
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Even more amazing than the first show I went to.

User: geekgurly
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At the time of this show this venue was brand new and DMB were one of the first bands to perform here in the opening week. Great place.

User: germain101
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First Dave Show!!!

User: GMoney3122
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Best show I've seen yet

User: greygoose21
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Best Show next to WPB night 2.................

User: greyst83
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killer show, great venue, awesome show!

User: I MET DAVE
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Tight set!

User: ig0d0wn
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This show was awesome! We had a great time even though Dave seemed to have some trouble with higher registers on certain tunes. Next summer I hope to get out of state to see the band. Maybe we'll make it out to the Gorge!

User: iguanatree
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Powerful show, thanks to the warehouse I was in the orchestra pit. The venue is sweet, very reminiscent of West Palm. My personal high note was hearing #41 (tears man). Only the 2nd time this summer. As stated Jimi Thing rocked hard and tonights version of Hello Again was a step up from other shows, definately the best of the new stuff. The evolution from So Much Too Say into Too Much was intense and had everyone jammin. See you in West Palm, the THE GORGE!!!!

User: InSaNe25
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Great show... Ford Amphitheatre is really nice (sound isn't great). It was definately a relaxed show. The "lip guitar sync" Jimi Thing Outro was great!

User: inthespotlight
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great 2nd show, looking forward to west palm nights. hello again was amazing, #41 was definately my highlight, and stjl was a surprise, but very exiceted when dave says 'ive got a sister. her name is jane, and this is the song that jane likes.'

User: irishDaveFan
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Awesome show, Loved the extra extra long version of Jimi Thing, Trying to get tickets to tonight's show in west palm beach.

User: IrishDMBGirl
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IT WAS GOOD STUFF

User: Jefe73
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Incredible set!

User: jennjami
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My first concert in FL!

User: Jenny
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Incredible as usual

User: jimmi_thang
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First dmb show at the new amphitheatre. The rain couldn't derail a great show!

User: jjf26
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Jimi Thing...incredible.

User: JMBFSU99
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I liked this show a lot. It is a lot better to sit in the seats at this venue than the lawn. I got to hear Song That Jane Likes at this show, and I never here about that song being played. I thought this show was really good.

User: kicorleone
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My first show with my girlfriend, now my wife. Excelent.

User: kristenmco
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Great show in new amphitheater. Crowd in my area was kinda lame.

User: lhlax04
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AMAZING SHOW!!!!!!

User: Lilmalanga
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AMAZING. Top 2 shows I've ever attended.

User: linds20fl
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This show was great! He played the song that Jane likes, which is a favorite. He seemed like the old Dave with his impromptu scatting and interaction with the crowd. One of the best that I have seen!

User: lionzion420
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one sweet world was one of the best versions of any song i have seen them do live ever...horrible seats but glad i got them instant ticketing

User: Lucas B. Tiger
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Greeeeat show... the set list is missing Help Myself... Im certain. I was excited to hear the newer ones... Joy Ride... Hello Again... Help Myself.

User: luckycharmscat
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Phenomenal!! My first #41

User: made2heal
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Sugar Will, Crazy Easy, The Song that Jane Likes, The Stone, Hello Again, Joy Ride, yay, awesomeness!

User: MikeC44
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"Look at all the pretty clouds"

User: moskwali210
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What a great band to be one of the opening shows for this brand new venue. I always enjoy seeing Dave in an amphitheater or open venue. The accoustics are always top notch. It started pouring the typical Florida summer rain but stopped soon before the show. The clouds cleared and the stars along with a well lit full moon set the mood for the entire show. No matter where you sit in this state of the art venue was great. We sat in the lawn - dead center; great view and great sound. As usual - awesome show. Thank you Dave and friends. I hope to see you all again soon.

User: mpalmer1
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Amazing Sound quality. Great venue

User: nothingbutlove
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2nd show.

User: npfsu
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Great - wish I had been closer

User: OneHumbleMonkey
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The Stone in Tampa!!!

User: papayonsens
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hearing #41 (my personal favorite) is always incredible...but have that combined with a beautiful new venue with great acoustics & a wonderful breeze...one hell of a night. & the Lil John shoutouts were great...haha

User: patentgator
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Great set list, great new venue...lots of energy.

User: pjenkinsjr
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Great energy, setlist, etc.
First live show in the new Ford Amphitheatre.
HOT & HUMID AS HELL!

User: randallstone
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One of the sickest DMB shows ever, Daniel Lanois was a treat too.

User: rasTico
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only been to 3 shows but this one is the best yet. I love the rendition of "Everyday" at the end of "#41", "Jimi Thing" and Dave's drunken scat at the end, and "Stop baby. What's that sound? Everybody look what's going down," and so on and so on. The show was just amazing and standing out in the lawn singing along under the stormy night sky - couldn't have been better. Awsome venue too.

User: Riccardi50
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Really cool show at the new amphitheatre. The sound was way better than the St. Pete Time Sport Forum, you could actually understand what Dave was saying. Lots of eye candy, the only problem is that the show MUST end at 11pm due to the local residents.

User: ronrotondo
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Awesome show. I went here on a whim. Spent 80 bucks on one lawn seat, saw the show buy myself, and was hooked.

User: samiboxer
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The show was fantastic, the new amphitheater was great. Loved hearing the new stuff, especially joy ride and hello again.

User: sayzabee
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What an awesome show! We got totally drenched, the ground was muddy and it got a little chilly w/the wind blowing and being wet but NOTHING took away from the show. Great venue. After the initial rainstorm we had good weather. I was SO happy he did the encore w/Crush. My all time favorite! We can't wait for next year's tour. We'll go to a show closer this time! We're from Pensacola so it was over an 8 hour drive there, but worth every minute.

User: slimjim13
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Very good show. Dave and the band sounded great, very tight and clean. The Stone was the one song I wanted to hear, hearing it at the closer was a home run. Hi-lights were #4l, Too much, Crush, ddtw, and a very long jimi thing, although I was hopeing for some icing on the cake before the encore, Jimi just didn't nail the coffin shut. BTW, the Tampa Bay Amp rocks and the Hard Rock Hotel is money!!!

User: Slinvill
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Very nice. Dave was presented with a plaq, being the first to sell out the new amphitheatre.

User: srqdmb
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DMB broke in the new venue in style. LeRoi was on fire all night. Jimi Thing was unbelievable. Great show overall but the encore left a lot to be desired.

User: suprnoodle41
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not as good as the atlanta show. amazing version of jimi thing

User: syracuseDMB
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This was my 7th show. Not bad but not the best show I've been to. The new Tampa venue is sweet as hell. The four new songs are prety damn good (my favorites are Joyride and Hello Again). Hearing #41 live is AWESOME! Too Much with the Lil Jon outro is pretty damn entertaining. Jimi Thing was awesome with Dave's scat intro of the whole band as well as the "For What It's Worth" outro. I was a bit disappointed in the choices for the encore. I thought they could have picked two more energetic songs to end the night. All in all not too bad.

User: thewadj
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I was in section 307 and it was a fricking amazing show!!!!

User: timelapse
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I'm from UK and flew over just for this show, my first ever DMB experience. Absolutely blown away. Fantastic.

User: Tstracc
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Great show they were the perfect band to open up the new amphitheatre this was by far the bands best show in Tampa.

User: TwoDaveStep
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Crazy Awesome!

User: twostepping3418
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My first DMB show. It was awsome!!! The show could not have been better form my first DMB show.

User: UCFish
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Definitely enjoyed the show tonight. This was the 8th for me and the first time that I have seen #41 full band. It blew me away. I really enjoyed Too Much it seems that they have added a lot to the end of it. Jimi Thing was outstanding and very long although i was surprised to see it close the set. Hello Again was also very good especially Carter at the end. The Stone to end the show was great. Not expecting it at all. Definitely a great show.

User: Vinnyjr79
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What a great Show. I tried to get into the 6th row, but security was tight. Anyway, went to the lawn to watch with some friends. The sound was great even half way up the hill. There were tons of people, all enjoying themselves. The highlight of the night was the encor. I was able to get to the 5th row dead center for the last two songs. It was so great. Not sure what the point of the green wrist bands were from the warehouse, I saw no special lawn area. Great show, this makes 15. Can't wait til show in Gainsville. Love you Dave, but I am voting Bush. Flip Flop Flip Flop.

User: Vsquash
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Incredible...

User: weeping strings
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My first show....Incredible. Everything I knew it would be. Great performance, missed Lanois due to the traffic. The crowd was amazing. Can't wait for them to come back.

User: wmackenzie
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I met the woman of my dreams at this show! Oh yeah, it was an awesome show too!! Crush was amazing!

User: woo4dave
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This was the first time I heard Hello Again, along with my first time ever seeing the band live. Since this show I have seen a total of 9 shows! Hello Again was an amazing performance and I am very happy it ended up on the Stant Up bonus disc :)

User: xkalex
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Best Jimi thing ever. Other than that the show was awesome like they always are.

User: YouNeverKnow14
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This was my first Dave show in two years and in Florida after my move from the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. Hearing that difinitive DMB sound was overwhelming to say the least. I like One Sweet World as the opener and following with Grey Street didnt hurt! Rare Song That Jane Likes made an appearance and I really like Sugar Will. Dave did a great little 'Dave dance' and improv during Jimi Thing which was AWESOME! And a super rare finish with The Stone was amazing as well but thats because I am partial to that song.

User: Zeusmusic
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Pretty Clouds...Pretty Clouds! Great show. My first DMB live experience. Nice Ampitheatre and great sound from the band. Musically they were all at the top of their game. Dave's voice sounded crisp and clean; he had no problem hitting all of the notes (high & low). The set list was not all of my favorites, but it was an awesome first experience. Can't wait to see them again!


   


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