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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 2, 2006
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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User: 04calcondon
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Got my bro a little to drunk before the show... but hell of a show. The crowd didnt seem to be as energetic as years past at Blossom.

User: 2stepnancie
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Fucking Sweet

User: 333GreyStreet
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My 25th show! I always enjoy Blossom shows. Had nice seats in the middle of Section 13.

User: adamreichle22
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This show was better than Riverbend, but it still was far from being great. The overall performances were tighter, but it was still a weak setlist. Rapunzel was great, the hoedown outro in Grace was good, and it was nice to see that JTR didn't die. Two Step was a nice closer also. I was overall pretty disappointed with this and Riverbend. Both nights just felt forced like they just wanted to get it over with and get on to Randalls.

User: annie711pm
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Solid show.

User: ashleyferri
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different from what i have been seeing, but it was still amazing. i love the extended jams

User: badzanick
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24

User: bboo314
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One of the greatest shows ever, the only other one that could come close would be my first Dave concert

User: Bdolan911
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Thank God for rich friends with VIP boxes!

User: Beans
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Loved the show. Awesome Venue that Ive never attended before. Being from Pittsburgh, you dont get much love from the Clevelander's but Oh well they dont get much love at Post Gazette. Either way Im glad I could attend 2 Dave Shows this summer. Looking forward to some serious shows next summer. PEACE

User: benji-ray88
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This was an awesome show.. Ants Marching was the shit and he finished it off with my favorite Two Step. What an experience

User: BF101519
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An absolutley amazing show. The energy was great. The crowd in Cleveland was 20x better than in Columbus. Dave and the entire band were very energetic. Also a great setlist.

User: bigkingken
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I thought the show was pretty average, but an average Dave Matthews show tops most band's best night. Energy was great, crowd was great, setlist was subpar. The first half of the show wasn't impressive but they made up for it in the second half with a great Smooth Rider, an amazing Grace is Gone, and my personal favorites of Jimi Thing, Ants Marching, and Two Step to finish it off. I thought the sound was a little off though, the horns were too loud as was Dave's vocal mic, and I could barely hear Boyd. Maybe it was just where I was sitting or they were featuring the horns but I had trouble hearing a lot of Boyd's tirades, which were too few and far between for my tastes. But still well worth the money!

User: bluemunkie20
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Lots of energy from the band, even with the heat. The band made the songs great, even if it wasn't a "great/rare" setlist. The crowd was extremely loud. Butches skat on Jimi Thing was pretty damn cool. Dave's scream on ABI was insane and the shades were great.

User: bprbpr
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great show that grace is gone was crazy! unfortunately we had captain too drunk in front of us and its literally a 30 min. walk from the lot to the venue but the set list made up for all the troubles! good times!

User: brenew21
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I was in the lawn, drunk and blazed, loving everything...

User: Brut26
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First DMB show at Blossom. Loved the loud pavilion. Lots of energy from band and crowd considering the average set. Highlights: GIG Hoedown, Hayes with Smooth rider and My fist ABI into a solid Two Step encore was a good way to end the night (past curfew!)

User: byers132
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Best Dave show I've been too. He jammed on all of his songs. Even his new stuff he played was rockin' by the end.

User: chris72
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Good show Rapunzel nice opener. WTWE good song. Warren Haynes on Smooth Rider just amazing!! Nice to hear Sleep to Dream Her. Hoe Down on Grace was sweet. Ants always good to hear. ABI>Two Step Awesome Dave was Screaming during ABI and the end of Two Step on the video screens was cool.

User: clarkm1974
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Only an Ok show. I've been to Indy and Pitt and have seen MUCH better. The setlist was sub-par and a bit strange - hits that are usually closers were wasted in the middle, and thus seemed to have no energy. The 90+ degree heat probably didn't help; neither did all the cops crawling through the parking lot yelling at anyone who seemed like they might be enjoying themselves. The sobriety checkpoints on every single road away from the venue made the notoriously bad traffic even worse Ė I paid for preferred parking and it STILL took me forever to get out! Iíve heard from people whoíve said the band doesnít enjoy playing here, and I think it showed in their performance. So even though Blossom is in my back yard, I think Iíll take a pass next year.

User: coldblueice7
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traffic was a bitch. we missed pantala into rapunzel and when the world ends and i am pissed. butch was a beast on jimi thing but dave should have followed that shit. LB was awesome. dave let us sing in AM. ABI into two step was amazing especially with carter dragging it out. sleep to dream her into grace is gone was pretty sweet. blim blam!

User: Crazylittlepig3
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The show was okay. I have seen better. I still think Butch Taylor brings the show to a screeching halt everytime he solos. Some highlights of the night Smooth Rider. Aviators rule!!! The Encore was awesome minus Butch's Solo. Hunger was sweet like usual. Oh one lowlight, Sleep to Dream her makes me want to puke! There is a reason everyone leaves to piss or just flat out sits down durning that one! NO other huge highlights of the night. An average show at best!

User: Crushboo41
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11th show, compleatly amazing, the guys played like it was a jam practice, nice place, tho u couldnt have picked a worst location for the complex, middle of nowhere on a dead end road, real smart ohio... looking forward to houston and the gorge!!!

User: dak226
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I loved it, it was amazing once again.

User: Dave1987
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Great Show!

User: dave=G0D
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Good show. Grace was a show stopper.

User: deshong1485
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Awesome.

User: Dflash40
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The energy was up so much from last night. Opening with Rap helped that. The GIG Hoe-Down was a fav, HFTGL gets better everytime I see it. I was thrilled when I saw Boyd put down his bow and start pluking away after a great AB Intro

User: dmattfiredancer
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Even though it was about 105 degrees out I still managed to get goose bumps. God I love this band. AB Intro as E1, thank you Dave! What a way to cap off a great set. Next stop...Randalls!

User: dmbjosh#41
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good show, band had amazing energy for it being so hot.

User: dmblover19
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AWESOME SHOW!! I LOVE DMB, AND THIS WAS MY FIRST DMB CONCERT! I LOVED THE JAM SESSIONS AFTER EVERY SONG-ESPECIALLY AFTER ANTS MARCHING.

User: DMBlunts
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Wow, what a great DMB concert. PNP-Rapunzel opener was great and the following selection of Stand Up songs really brought justice to the album due to the band's supreme awesomeness Live. Grace Is Gone jam was amazing, and the short JTR was even better. All in all this show has to get the grade for its wide-range of songs from almost all of the albums and for Warren Haynes coming out and pooping on the guitar. Great concert.

User: dreamer812
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amazing playlist, though was really looking forward to #41 and Bartender. still waiting on the Dreaming Tree!

User: dr_zapp
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wow... abi->two step was amazing, and daves sunglasses were great!

User: dshoup
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It was hot as hades...the temperature was pretty high too. Best songs of the night: Smooth Rider with Warren, Grace is Gone and ABI.

User: earyck73
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ok same songs again some new ones thank god. would like to hear new album from start to finish? huh, try it guys?

User: etienne17
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Average show. Surprised no one noticed the !BUTTERFLY! tease before american baby intro in the encore....

User: evillivin15
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great show thanks for all the great time dave

User: fenderhead88
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Perfect.

User: Firedancaholic4
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amazing.

User: flying_gibbon
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Great show but I missed the first 4 songs and the opener because of freaking traffic

User: fozzybear
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I really enjoyed the setlist, american baby intro into two step was a treat for an encore

User: gshanson
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Hot Sticky night! Warren Hayes on smooth Rider completely ridiculous this song has really grown into something great this summer. Daves crisma shines through on stage.

User: heinzk057
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break free and smooth rider highlights

User: jfox41
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Had a great time, but what I remember best is finding this incredible truck stop in the middle of nowhere after the show, since they had set up a DUI checkpoint outside the lot that backed traffic up like crazy and we werent on the road until almost 130am. Went back to find it in 2010, which is a story for the books lol. Just love the shows at Blossom, always a good time.

User: jimiandhisants1
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Was my first dave show and i think could have been one of the best shows played alot of songs that i wanted to hear and for my first show and it ws my birthday

User: jimitng
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Overall the show was pretty good...pnp-->rapunzel opener was great and other highlights for me were break free, grace is gone, smooth rider, rhyme and reason and ants. I thought they would have mixed up the set a little more with all the songs they have been bringing out but all together i really had a good time.

User: jimmea217
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cannot complain at all. second row, DEAD CENTER in line w/ dave. amazing energy, even w/ all the stand up songs. glad only one brand new one, given that i've seen KTK, IOY, and Sister already. the setlist flowed awesomely and every performance was clean as shit and intensity during ABI, Rhyme/reason, Two Step closing. can't wait til nashville. last stop for a while.

User: jmille66
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Great show! Lots of fun was had by the band and the fans. They really jammed out on everysong!

User: Joyride0007
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Did not like the venue.

User: Keif421
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This show was freakin awesome!!! So hot, but yet so worth everything. My ears are still ringing!!!

User: keim
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the crowd/the browns still suck at this venue

User: Koan14.33
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I loved the show. This is only my second concert ever (first being Germain in June), and I thought this show was much better. However, I love the jams and they jammed pretty much every song. If you're not into the jams this was probably a sucky concert. I dug GIG(one of my favorites) and the Hoedown outro. Smooth Rider was great, and Jimi THing was pretty amazing. Loved Ants before the encore, and the ENCORE was amazing. AB Intro was phenominal. Also, as I was walking back to my car on the way out, Dave's tour bus drove by honking wildly, and I saw him sitting in the front. It was pretty cool, at least to me...

User: lancers08
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Awesome show. You can argue that the setlist wasn't spectacular but they made up for it with a ton of energy. Highlights were PNP->Rapunzel, Bayou, Break Free's jam, the hoedown GIG outro, Ants, and even smooth rider with haynes. The encore was unreal. ABI is one of best songs to hear live. it could have done without STDH and a 20 minute jimi though. overall it was a great show

User: laxwizard10
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Great Show!

User: lewisj2133
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Sat in Sec 26, Row H seats 21 & 22.

User: Ludgin
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come on JTR? how could that be a bad show

User: Malaguy
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fucking sweet show. strong begining; they didn't really slow down until the 9th song. amazing energy. were it not for my car breaking down in the lot afterwards, would've been the best overall night of my summer. warren on smooth rider was cool, and two step rules - as usual.

User: mattyruse
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good good show

User: mbowes80
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Fantastic! I especially liked the Jazzy rendition of two-step during the encore...

User: mcphilosopher
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Two DMB shows in two nights, and I am impressed. The guys turned it up a notch from Cinci the night before to pump out perhaps the highest energy show I have ever seen come out of the boys in the band. The guys were letting it all hang out, and the audience was into the show tonight, making for an electric atmosphere at Blossom. Sadly the set list was not as strong as it was at River Bend. If you had taken the crowd in Cleveland and given them Cinci's setlist, we would have been in for a truly one-time only Dave show. This show still had its highlights, with my personal favorite being Boyd's little musical tyraid that turned an otherwise dull "Grace is Gone" into a jam that will be hard to forget or top. I love the guys in the band, but they only get a B- for the set-list, an A for energy though. The crowd seemed very much into it tonight. They get a solid A in my opinion.

User: Meecrob2006
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The set list was ok. I mean don't get me wrong I loved being there and hearing DMB. I just wish they would of done maybe a little less jamming and maybe played 1 or 2 more songs. Also traffic was bad and the walk to the venue was long but despite all the negativity I am spewing I still had an awesome time. I loved being there and hearing Dave.

User: michrules89
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the show started off slow however picked up toward the middle i felt the energy of the crowd wasn't as good as it could have been but the encore was probbaly the best one i've seen yet

User: mjqueen34
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Solid show...it was 95 degrees at the start, and you could tell the band was feeling it, but they pressed on anyways!

User: MrFat699
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good solid show, i mean it is a dave matthews concert so you can't go wrong. but this being my second show this summer, the columbus show was so much better. congrads to the band for playing in the blistering heat.

User: mtheibert
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Show was amazing....they closed out strong Crash, Jimi and Ants....with Two Step to follow. I swear that Carter wanted to play one more song, but they band wasn't with him....I guess I don't blame them as they played almost 3 straight hours!!!!

User: nancygreystreet
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Unbelievable energy from all! Dave was amazing...everyone was! Carter just smiles/love it... It felt like it was 120. Not the best set list, but the best performance, best crowd in the four I've been to. No Nancies - Unreal GIG. WOW. Fun that they opened with PNP/Rapunzel at both Ohio Shows I saw this year. Starts the show off right. Other highlights...HFTGL, Ants...ABI, Grey Street, Two Step...GREAT CLEVELAND CROWD!!!! FUN. Germain earlier in the summer...low energy crowd...better set list. People complain about Blossom, get there early...it's a beautiful venue! Suck it up and deal with the traffic... It's worth it!!!!!!!!!! Guys...if you're listening...Please play #41 in Cleveland next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: natedogg31
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This was the best show I have been to yet!! People that are saying that this setlist was subpar need to stop going to see DMB cause their wasting their time. The band had more energy in this show then I have every seen them exhibit. Dave on ABI yelled so hard he had to bend over to keep from passing out. Then on the second set of screams he was literally shaking...yeah..it sure sounds like the band played with no energy. Rashawn was sick on Jimi Thing, nice scat by butch. STDH was awesome!! All around perfect show. PERIOD!!!!!

User: nfggater
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Anyone else hear a Butterfly tease before ab intro?

User: nickolai
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Great setlist...the sound was low and could have been turned up a little

User: ohmabone
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Amazing as usual!

User: onnabell
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Great to be back in Blossom...I just love this place! Saw Roi in the parking lot on a golf cart...unlike all if the other crazies, I didnt want to "bother" him. Show highlights: I seem to really remember this version of Grace is Gone, it just seemed to jam on forever. The true gem in my opinion is the ABI-->Two Step encore...lots of emotion and angst...pretty cool moment.

User: pgano
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awesome

User: PradosChica
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Unreal! Phenomenal! Without a doubt, the single BEST concert I've ever been to, DMB or otherwise (and that's alot, majority dave concerts)

User: PurpleAntLeg
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ok set

User: roadogn8
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not as happy with this show

User: rtigue
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I agree the setlist was subpar and they could've cut out a jam and played two extra songs. but beggers can't be choosers...and no Dancing Nancies??? seems like they always play it at Blossom. Energy was high and it was nice to hear Sleep to Dream Her, hardly ever plays that.

User: SadesDogg
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Amazing Show... Grace Ho' Down and Jimi Thing Rocked

User: safron
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the show was fantastic!!!!

User: sdewey
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ok....not the best cleveland dave show in recent years....but what can i say, he closed with two step and we have been spoiled in the past few years with the great setlists here. Check out last years set.....

User: Seantuk420
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Another good one! I thought it was a great show, again no Satelite (that is just fucking great.) But I like the return to the early Dave. Which is oc course the best Dave! First time for break free, NICE. Keep rocking on DMB.....

User: sgvette67
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incredible show. dave had so much more energy then the Columbus OH show earlier in the summer.

User: shenoa
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pretty decent

User: ShotGun151
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i was realy fuck up

User: steadyaswego
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Great setlist!!!! and for the boos during 'hunger' they were not toward the band but to the 5 steeler fans in the lawn

User: thedeedwasdone
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I Missed PNP Rapunzel and half of WTWE Due to Drunk assholes but overall it was an awesome show with a really shitty set list. It really sucks too because the crowd was so into it considering how hot it was. Smooth Rider was only good because Warren Pulled some Godly riffs out and saved the song because that song sucks cock! I really am sorry but i hate Stand Up, because all it makes me want to do is sit down, with some exceptions obviously. I know everyone has their opinions, but i just was not impressed driving 5 hours away to hear such a horrible set list. I was sitting down for the beginning of the concert and than things started to pick up when Warren killed on guitar and than some lady offered me her 4th row tickets during the last couple songs which made me CUM IN MY PANTS and totally made me forget about how bad the set list was. Pretty much all im trying to say is Dave needs to stop playing songs that are from Stand Up and start growing a pair of balls and play some sick ass TUNES that he knows we all want to hear. I also thought the sound was off a little but i didnt give a shit i was 4th row for 4 songs!

User: TheIdeaOfSarah
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Went with MSU Nick and it is my favorite concert i have been to thus far.

User: TMoore4075
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I had higher expectations coming into this show with #41, Last Stop and Say Goodbye being played recently so that kinda bumed me out. Blossom with no Say Goodbye ever yet Crash the last 3 years? kinda stinks. I was flying high and really into the show until Sleep to Dream Her came on and it just ruined the flow of the show. Take out that song and I probably enjoy the show a lot more. Cool to hear Break Free and American Baby Intro for the first time and Rapunzel opening was sweet. Not a top show of mine but a pretty good one.

User: TMS2787
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Great performance, sub-par setlist. I was 3rd row right, so that made it amazing! The band was very in to, and entergectic which made it awesome. Probably the best "Smooth Rider" I've heard. I liked hearing "Sleep To Dream Her", "JTR", and "American Baby Intro" for the first time! I had a great time. Gov't Mule also put on a good set.

User: TN-Lamb
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My first time at Blossom. Loved the natural setting. We had a great time, the sound was much better than the night before at Riverbend. Smooth Rider was our fav. I wish East Tn had a place like Blossom.

User: tommyskid
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high energy....i thought that the set list was great! luved JTR and Jimi.....the jam during Grace is Gone just kept going and going and i would have been content to if it had never stopped. another great show in the books :) oh and luved the buffalo springfield "everybody stop what's that sound..." what a tease!!!

User: tommytwostep
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Good show...crowd wasnt into it which took away from the groove

User: torchingtime
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Dave seemed down...Jams were awesome...Blossom sucks!

User: truecb
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carter and warren were great

User: twostep2mch36
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Great setlist...its too bad that Dave skipped the skat solo during Jimi thing, but great energy given the fact it was 90 degrees AFTER the sun went down. American Baby Intro is always something to see, Dave screaming like that amazes me every time. Best Song of the night...I dont even know, Rapunzel is the best opener you can ask for and two step is the best closing song you can ask for, and Jimi Thing/Ants Marching ending the first set is perfect. Great show! This is show number 4 on the summer Noblesville, IN, Alpine Valley (2 nights), Cuyahuga Falls, Ill see you in Charllotesville VA for the last show of the tour!

User: twosteppin241
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Amazing, I love every minute of it, but probally the best part was two step without a doubt.

User: ubbriggs
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Possibly the best show that I have been to. The energy the band had tonight was 5x what it was last night. Amazing show.

User: vaxarado
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Great show, set list could've been better but the energy was amazing and the guys rocked out all night.

User: wispez
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I drove a couple hours from buffalo,ny and it was worth the drive,ryhme and reason was my highlight with smooth rider at a close second,"mr. warren haynes,you are the f****** man" cant wait till' the gorge,"keep on keepin on"(b.d.)

User: Yosh55
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a good show... Show didnt really have any highlights for me, just solid all the way through... SR was nice with warren and dave puttin on those shades... ABI was the loudest i ever heard dave yell... looked like he almost fainted during it, then came back and was shaking the next time he was yellin... put all he had into that one. Same encore at pittsburgh though which dissapointed me a little... I think the band and the crowd were great tongiht just need to start mixin up the set list better...

User: zlindeman
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Blossom shows are always great. And it rains every year...

User: _crashintodave
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amazing. especially the setlist. unbelieveable. it just gets better & better


   


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