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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
October 2, 2004
Ervin J. Nutter Center - Wright State University, Dayton, OH

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User: ABeerman23
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amazing set, best since millet hall that ive seen

User: adamreichle22
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This was a pretty great show. The SMTS > ASTB > PNP > Rapunzel opener was nice, as was the return of Good Good Time. The second half of the set was ridiculous. Boyd's solo in LIOG sounded really good. Best encore I've seen up to this point.

User: amwillis007
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Good show at the Nutter Center.

User: AntsDancing41
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The show was amazing. My 13th show and they never cease to amaze me. Great song selection on switching most of the setlist up. I got stuck behind some old idiot that stood in my way the entire night, but it was still worth it. I am disappointed in the crowds reaction to Dave's voting choice. It is his choice, like it or not. If you knew the tour was Vote for Change, you knew what it was about. Also, disappointed in the security who called the cops on us while waiting to get a glimpse of the band after the show. The best out of the 13 shows I've been to. Amazing LIOG. I love SMTS>ASTB>PNP>Rapunzel. First time hearing that segue I believe. Hope Dave comes back to Dayton in the future but highly doubt it.

User: astebelton
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Unfortunatly, I didn't get to see much of the show since I work there. I was fairly busy all night, but what I did see and hear was awesome. Thanks to Jon Ice for taping! Return of GGT was sweet!!

User: B&C4041
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The SHow was OUT OF THIS WORLD - Dave was fantastic as always.. I was really impressed by Jurassic 5 and Ben Harper as well.. This was one of the best Dave shows I've ever been to. The Nutter Center was rockin...

User: bharris9
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GREAT SHOW!!! Got to hear LIOG for the first time live. THE STONE!!! Ranks in my top 5...the only disappointment was no Halloween....

User: bigb2417
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This was my first show. I had a heard a Few of the bands songs, but i wasn't that big of a fan at that time. After seeing them in concert i can't wait to see them again. It was amazing.

User: bigeyedavefan
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Sweet show with Ben Harper and DMB good good time LIOG great night

User: BigRedd81
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INCREDIBLE. Great setlist. The Stone gave me chills! Literally.

User: bootlegger
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Amazing show. Only my 4th show. I really like the new tunes and an amazing LIOG.

User: bopanic
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sweet show, BOWA was brought out second song! the best show i have seen all summer by far! me, legrand, hudgins, and greta went up for the show, stayed at the RRI about 100 yards from the nutter, got a setlist after the show from monk. was good to get back out on the road with legrand, im taking a break from DMB untill next summer! WHAT A 2004 TOUR IT WAS... BOWA/SETLISTS?and CARTERS DRUM STICK!

User: bperon_wsu
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The best indoor show I have ever seen..and it was the smallest venue. Set list was awesome!! Cut off beer too early, but Dave kicked ass!! Lots of dancing by Dave...it was great!!

User: bprbpr
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not my favorite show but still aq good vibe

User: brettrj
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surprisingly neither "bush" nor "kerry" was mentioned once...21st show was a good one...good good time(havent heard since bonnaroo) was cool full band...hello again drum solo was pretty badass too

User: Brother Chaos
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Kick Ass Set. This show had tons of energy. They played mostly "radio" hits but after enduring the "Everyday" tour of '01 this was a welcomed change. I believe this was my 15th show overall and top to bottom this one was the best. SMTS-PMP-Rapunzel rocked to start the show. Love listening to this one on cd.

User: cincydroop
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This was truly an amazing night, my 6th DMB show. The energy was amazing, especially Boyd during Lie In Our Graves...WOW. Not to mention Carter in Hello Again. What a powerful setlist. I think the booing by the crowd was totally uncalled for. Every single person in the crowd supported the Vote For Change (no, it's not just a clever name) idea by buying a ticket, so it shows your stupidity for suporting something and then booing the idea when it is mentioned. Dave is in no way shy to tell his political views and any true DMB fan knows that and accepts that, even if they are not for Kerry. Other than that...WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!!!!

User: clone4400
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Awesome show

User: cmalen3
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good energy for an indoor show...disappointing in the political department...and the people who where there to support bush just made themselves look rediculous. i also really enjoyed all of the openers...everyone seems to have forgotten that some pretty good bands also graced us with their presence.the set list left some room for desire but i did have to priveledge of attending the riverbend show that would take alot to top. i cant get enough of the new songs...and i wish that the crowds could get into sugar will...good good time was a surprise and rapunzel was a first for me. it turned out it wasnt where but who i was with that really mattered...it a good feeling to be surrounded by people you are into the same ideas as you...i sat behind a couple that had their young daughter...what a lucky kid!

User: cmgsp4140
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Pretty awesome show. Plus J-5 and Ben Harper. Wow. It was my ninth dave show and i still have yet to hear watchtower. This was about the only show on VFC he didnt play it at so that was somewhat dissapointing. Rapunzel and LIOG were amazing though.

User: cnutts
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Awesome setlist, lie in our graves was rediculous!!!also a great version of hello again...

User: Cortesethe4th
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Drove to this one from Pittsburgh. 6th one, they only get better. Its really fun to see the new songs develop. Hello Again was great. First time I saw Lie In Our Graves and Stone, Boyd really got things fired up durring Lie In Our Graves. And as always Carter kicks ass. I love that guy, best drummer i've ever seen.

User: CPditka
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Good show, hello again was the highlight in addition to a blazing LIOG boyd used just about every sq ft of the stage. Butch really added alot to this show, in terms of fills and musical arrangements of his own. Boyd proved to me what he does to this band, he keeps them happy. He is like their little "cheerleader" running around getting them excited, even fonzi. Good Show. I would love to get a copy of Hello again, and you should too! Oh yeah, Dave kept playing the chords to Gravedigger through out the whole show in between songs what a tease.

User: Crazy-Easy85
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Awesome!

User: cripken17
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This was such an awesome concert. No one ever boo Dave again - I am a Bush supporter but I still had a fantastic time. Every song was amazing and the Ants closer was sweet!

User: curliegurlie
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i swear, every show just gets better and better. most beautiful version of LIOG that i've heard - boyd's jam, wow, i got nothin'. even "cry freedom" was amazing - was never one of my favorites until this show! falling in love with the new songs as well - can't wait for a new album. only down point of the show - people need to learn when it's appropriate to clap and when it's not (ex: don't clap during LIOG. just don't. please?). otherwise, another great show!

User: dangleDMB07
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this show had so much energy, it was GREAT Boyd stole the show by far every one of them were so into it, AMAZING!! Good Good Time- Hell yes LIOG- "BOYD" BOWA-great Hello again-incredible SMTS- dave was having a blast too much- he could'nt stop the chicken dance-I love it!!! GOOD GOOD TIMES that night

User: devo1964
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great show, i was kinda hoping that ben harper would come out and they would play one together. but it didn't happen. it was a great show anyway.

User: dmb0420
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The show was great. He did a mix of radio hits, but left a few in there for the real followers. Dave and Carter waived to us while we were outside. He read our shirts. It said DMB DIDN'T DUMP ON CHICAGO. If anyone saw it lemme know it be cool to hear from yall

User: dmbdiver
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Made a nice weekend out of PA and OH, just great...it was a Good Good Time :)

User: dmbfan4
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very energetic show at a small college arena

User: dmbfanatpsu
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good good good good

User: dmboakie
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great show

User: dntbrnthpig041
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The show was amazing...like always. Didn't like people screaming Wooo during Joy ride. I don't know how it got started, but please don't yell it outside of warehouse. Can't wait until the Summer 2005 tour...Cheers...

User: DontStonethePig
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First and only indoor show so far.... Good stuff

User: dtvoodoo
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Out of 14 Dave show's I've seen, simply the best. The band was so in to it! If you weren't there, you should have been.

User: dv_murtle
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AMAZING! If you were not a fan when you came, you definately were when you left. Best show i've ever seen!

User: ENJoylife35
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Good times!

User: evianoc
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an amazing show, they mixed up the jams a lot to where you heard them before but it was a whole new style.

User: evrydayangel40
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Amazing LIOG!!

User: fairywings2098
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Amazing, the best preformer by far of all the concerts I have been to. This was my first DMB concert. It was awesome. : )

User: FoolToThink04
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One of the best set lists I've ever seen. Definitely one the best shows I've been to.

User: GreenO_04
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Amazing

User: haleno23
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Ben Harper opened.

User: hamm1a
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I had floor seats. This concert had such a great feel to it like everybody was coming together to show support to kick George Bush's ass out of office. It almost worked. I think these Vote for Change shows will go down as a significant part of DMB history.

User: hansel58585
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Second best to the Cincinatti show...well...n/m..it was better than riverbend!!

User: hotnichs
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My Morning Jacket opening for the DMB...fuck yeah!!!

User: ilbkuup
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What a fun night. I've been front row dead center and to experience this show from that place with my daughter who was visiting here from California, was such a joy. I was able to keep our seats,(like we ever sat!) a secret till we were almost to them. The other acts were really fun. I'm not a fan of hip hop, but Jurassic 5 connected with the audience so well. I really had a good time seeing them as well as, Ben Harper and My Morning Jacket. DMB was so full of energy. Good,Good Time was a surprise for sure.I never get tired of BOWA! Too bad some people booed while Dave was speaking,but I sort of expected some kind of reaction, after all it is politics. I ignored it and enjoyed the show. It was my 13th this year, not including Dave and Fr. and a perfect way to end the season. Thanks DMB for standing up for what you believe and for all you give everytime you hit the stage.

User: IlliniDave
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Great show, especially nice to hear the new songs for the first time!

User: jam2oar
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Front row, thanks Warehouse!

User: jguinan101
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good

User: jimithing_DMB
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George W. Sucks

User: jljones
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Was a great show but I can only imagine outdoor venues are better.

User: jma1dmbfan
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My 17th show and I finally got to meet Dave!!! I got his autograph and then he hugged me!! I will never forget this night for as long as I live.

User: Jrod1979
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GREAT SHOW! HIGHLIGHTS WERE CRY FREEDOM AND A VERY DRUM FILLED HELLO AGAIN. BEN HARPER DID A GREAT OPENING ACT. WISH HE WOULD HAVE JOINED THE BAND FOR A COUPLE SONGS.

User: Kelendor
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I loved hearing Sugar Will for the first time, along with Hello Again. The actual light show for the new songs was spectacular!

User: kylepropes
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My first Arena show.... It was good to hear some of the new stuff (Sugar Will, Hello Again, Joy Ride). CRY FREEDOM stole the show.... I always enjoy hearing The STONE.

User: lancewilk
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great show. GGT is back! awesome seats

User: light_of_day_m
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omg...my very first dave matthews show...say it isnt so?...at my age...when i went to see steppenwolf at age 10...when i saw springsteen as early as 1978...but so well worth the wait...in attendance with big bongs billy and bowa...and dave played grey street and iron will...and carter!!!!...my son is playing drums...

User: LilMango777
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Amazing show tonight....LIOG, BOWA, SMTS --> Rapunzel, Warehouse, Stone --> Ants.......what a badass night....nice to see good good time return....but Graves was the highlight, Boyd went nuts!!

User: MBCincy420
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NO MORE BUSH, NO MORE BUSH, NO MORE BUSH. DAMN IT, WE GOT BUSH AGAIN! GOOD SHOW NONE THE LESS!

User: mdb4034
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My first concert, and my husband's first indoor concert. Interesting but cool to be so close.

User: Metalord9
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Good Show!

User: MikeNDMB
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I still voted Bush.

User: moe05
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out of all of the dave concerts ive been to this was probably the most amazing. 15th row on the floor made for an incredible night. Boyd was unbelieveable on LIOG. Tough to beat this one

User: moesphstalin
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Not a fan of indoor shows..just didnt seem like the band was into it

User: natedogg31
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This was only my second show and OH MY GOD was it AWESOME!!! Dave was completely on tonight..and the band was jammin every chance they got. Boyd had an extremly long solo during Lie in our graves that was sick...Well worth the drive down from MI.

User: Nathaniel_T10
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sucked

User: NavyBoy41
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What a great show. Also, yelling at the people distributing literature was fun too...

User: OGShowtime
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Amazing show. My Morning Jacket was good, Jurassic 5 was great, Ben Harper, amazing, and The Guys simply rocked out so well. I was hoping for Granny, Jimi Thing, and Tripping Billies. Oh well, still a tremendous show, especially since I live 5 minutes from The Nutter Center!!!

User: Petro927
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awesome

User: pgiallou
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damn sweet

User: pskke
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Oh My God! This is my 8th concert and one of the best. This is the first time I've seen the full band inside, the energy was very different. I saw more dave dance by the time they played Rapunzel than the three summer shows I went to combined. I was skeptical coming here because we drove 6 hours from Chicago, but it was totally worth it.

User: redeemer111
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It was the first time I was so close to the stage I could actually see dave's facial expressions without looking at the big screen. We got there late but we still got there.

User: richyo
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Awesome.....We seen Dave by his bus' when we called at him he waved and did a little one step dance for us.My girlfriend yelled at him"Dave will you sing at our wedding" He smiled and held his hand over his heart.I doubt He'll be there though.

User: rl_burnside
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Great show

User: rreucher41
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Great show! Hello Again and Lie in Our Graves were probably the biggest highlights as well as Good Good Time and BOWA, that is always awesome to hear live. Also, Ben Harper was unreal, and they really jammed out during their entire set. Great, Great, GREAT show.

User: ryan`05
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Great time. Good Good Time returns. Boyd's solo on LIOG was sick. Great energy, decent set, good show

User: sabinebyrne
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What a great little show this was. My first time seeing them in an indoor venue, and it was indeed a very different atmosphere. Cozy, and stuff. The crowd was stoked and I think the band fed off of it. The new intro to hello again was real nice. LIOG was.... CRAZY. Boyd has really improved on his playing and it was evident tonight. I was hoping for halloween it being October and all, but we didn't get it. It's alright, we still got a good bit of UTTAD, which is always a good thing. Good good time.... wtf? Glad this tune isn't dead. As much as I dig sugar will's lyrics, the song itself grates on my nerves. It always drags the energy to a halt and it makes me want to sleep. If they would end the song right after the lyrics i think it would make it a whole lot better. Cry freedom was gorgeous, as always. lighters lighters lighters. bridge into pnp into rapunzel was fucking awesome. A very strong way to start the show. Dave was teasing gravedigger in between songs. naughty naughty man. I could have done without the booing when dave was trying to talk about voting. That was just a lot of shit. I liked how many ants were there... three in my section alone. I sat right behind satellitedmb40. As for the rest of the show, My morning jacket was just amazing, as was ben harper. I wasn't as impressed with Jurassic 5. I wish they had played more of their jazzy stuff and less of the hip hop. It was kinda cool that we got to hear half of nevermind before the dmb went on. Sometimes concert p.a. music is shit, but it's nice to get to groove to some nirvana. Oh yeah, the encore was tight. Ants is a strong show closer.

User: SadJulia
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cool.

User: satellitedmb40
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the show was unbelievable. the atmosphere was so incredible. The place just felt happy! Everyone was dancing and having a good good time. SMTS was a great way to start off the show with the anyone seen the bridge jam. It just got the entire crowd going and butch was on fire! aw! :-)That led into pnp > rapunzel which was very strong. The band was having lots of fun with it. BOWA!! Nice!!! The crowd went crazy. I think everyone was hoping for that one. WWYS another strong one followed by rhyme and reason. And there it is.....good good time. Incredible. Half the audience didn't know what it was at first, including myself but it's a beautiful song and everyone was grooving to it. Hello Again, very strong! Carter was just unstoppable!!! He did a drum solo in the middle of it and it blew everyone away! awww man. Grey Street was strong followed by sugar will which put everyone to sleep. I saw so many people yawning. I think it's just too light with not enough intensity. Good little song, just too quiet ;-) Joy ride and warehouse were strong. LIOG was just awesome. Awesome. The jam was incredible. Butch was just great. The band had a lot of fun with it. Cry Freedom. Wonderful. The lighters came out. Everyone just grooved to it. Too Much, the new kick ass version was great. The Stone as an encore, for me, was a little disappointing. I was hoping for something a little stronger. It's just not one of my favorites and it did take a while for the audience to warm up to it. Ants Marching was great!! Dave screwed up the lyrics but eh, he's played it so many times, it's bound to happen. love em anyways :-) The crowd still went crazy. Great show. The band was incredible. Get a copy when you can. I recommend it!

User: sbrowning69
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By far the best DMB show I have ever been to. The other day I was listening to The show and didn't relics how great the song Good Good Time is. This show needs to be pit out on CD for the rest of the world to hear!

User: SouLChicken
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man this was great...never been to an indoor show before this one...felt real intement..I had close seats..great great performance! though Dave did mess up on the lyrics to Ants marching..the crowd filled it in for him!

User: SpicoliPitino
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A dream show, My morning jacket and DMB together! First indoor show

User: ssdmbfan
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LIOG was incredible! Show #33 for me.

User: steammonkey
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what else do you expect when you get all all the variables involved under one roof.?!* an awsome show

User: stewlax6
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Great Show!!

User: thankyouDMB1985
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Great show for Dave but also Ben Harper was amazing. I was hoping to have them play all together at the end, but the show till kicked ass besides people booing Dave when he talked about politics. We all know Bush is an idiot.

User: thebitz1
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incredible show, great view

User: thurnauer
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Nice tiny arena for a great show!

User: Timothymorris84
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This show was amazing. Boyd was insane the entire night. LIOG best I've heard. Ants as a closer was intense. One of the best setlist I've seen. Overall the night was amazing. The Boys came to play.

User: TMS2787
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Great show, of course. Warehouse, PNP>Rapuznel, Cry Freedom, the return of Good Good Time and the perfect closer in Ants Marching. Ben Harper & The Inncoent Criminals were great, Jurassic 5 was good and My Moring Jacket was pretty good. Overall one of the best concerts I've ever been to. It was defintly a good good time!

User: Toledotitan
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awsome

User: torrence27
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This was my 14th Dave show, since summer 2002 where I was pretty much converted. I have spent all of this time enjoying Dave shows and trying to hear all of his songs live, but the remaining songs, that I have not heard will be a bit more challenging to hear, as DMB doesn't play them that much. I really enjoyed this setlist, because the band managed to go entire show without playing Grace is Gone, Bartender, WAYG, DDTW, and stay. Don't get me wrong, THESE ARE GREAT SONGS, But I've gotten burnt out on some of those songs. I can almost write the setlist before the show starts and when you can do that; your hearing the same songs to much, but that's all secondary, I really love DMB. I look forward to next years summer tour. Once again, GREAT SETLIST!!!

User: trpnbillie41
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I believe the show was rocking out.....i could feel the biulding shaking when Boyd played his solo on "Lie in our Graves"

User: twojump
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Awsome Vote for Change tour. My Morning Jacket was fuckin great, never heard them before. J5 sucked, Ben was more reggae than i thought he would be. DMB blew the roof off the place, my first BOWA. Smoked hella nugget. great time with a first timer, my girlfriend and other friend.

User: Two_steppin
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amazing!!

User: Ty1er_Durden
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spectacular

User: ukrocks97
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Similar setlist to 06-26-04 in Burgettstown, PA that I was at. But I still loved it. One of my best shows all around. Love the SMTS>>PNP>>Rap triple combo. LIOG was exceptional. Nice to see the band in a smaller venue. Crowd was really up there energy wise.

User: vadls
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Great Show! I had to take my breast pump in because I didn't want to take the baby and was still nursing her at the time.

User: Vashawn
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First of all, had front row center was on the front page of the Dayton Daily News Now about the show, great mixture of performers to say the least. I wish Ben Harper would have played with dave overall dave's part of the show was an 8 out of 10 but that's only cause I like to see the less popular songs played live BUT Cry Freedom INCREDIBLE! Thanks again Dave

User: Volcanojen
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An emotional show one month before the 2004 election. I'll never forget this show! Thanks to the Warehouse we were right up front and I found it to be the coziest up-front seats of any venue... you could practically reach out and touch the band! Ben Harper was absolutely magical, too. Suckiest part was the crowd booing when Dave said "I think you all know where I stand" during a short speech about the Vote For Change tour. Of course we were cheering in approval right up front, but the boos really, really surprised me.

User: wcolbert
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What a show! First show with Butch Taylor on keys, and he was awsome. Opening was as good as it gets, with what seemed like 20 minutes of non-stop, high energy tunes. Always love hearing Anyone Seen the Bridge, especially at the beginning of the show. The energy level was incredible, and it was great to hear Good Good Time, LIOG, and JOY RIDE again. The crowds silence on Cry Freedom was also moving. This was all complemented by a classic encore, Ants Marching on the last lap. About all any Davehead can ask for!!

User: WhoDidIt?
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Unbelieveable!!

User: will11984
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Great show, my first since '01. Real cool to hear the new songs, some could have used a little more from the whole band, I kind of felt like they were more about Dave. But LIOG was absolutely amazing, I have never seen anything like that. I really felt like the energy was awesome, this was my first indoor show and I really liked it, it's a much different atmosphere than out at an ampitheatre, you feel closer to the stage. Also, the people booing was pretty rediculous, you go to a concert sponsored by Moveon.org, you know what you're getting yourself into.

User: willytribs
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Good show. I really like Sugar Will and the crowd seemed numb to it. The opener was nice So much to ASTB right into PNP and Rapunzel, Lie in our graves was good too. I realized, for the first time live, that Butch adds a ton to the show, very underestimated. Oh, and Dave got booed when mentioning who he was voting for, not by all but by some nonetheless. I thought that was amusing.

User: wrightstuff0001
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being fifty yards away from dave matthews bad will make any show awesome

User: yavin27
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This was my 14th Dave show, since summer 2002 where I was pretty much converted. I have spent all of this time enjoying Dave shows and trying to hear all of his songs live, but the remaining songs, that I have not heard will be a bit more challenging to hear, as DMB doesn't play them that much. I really enjoyed this setlist, because the band managed to go entire show without playing Grace is Gone, Bartender, WAYG, DDTW, and stay. Don't get me wrong, THESE ARE GREAT SONGS, But I've gotten burnt out on some of those songs. I can almost write the setlist before the show starts and when you can do that; your hearing the same songs to much, but that's all secondary, I really love DMB. I look forward to next years summer tour. Once again, GREAT SETLIST!!!

User: yogi71
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Like the smaller venue. Felt more cozy. Not my favorite setlist though.

User: zwolfe0
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This show definitely bounced back from the Riverbend show on Aug 5th. They had much more energy and the crowd seemed to be less of a model for Abercrombie or American Eagle.


   


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