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Dave Matthews Band
July 30, 2008
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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User: #41GreyStreet34
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Great venue, first time seeing DMB outside of NY and it was wonderful! The show was really high energy and fun-filled. Great set-list with cool crowd energy

User: 41espogrey
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best 41 ever.astb into stay was amazing. would have liked to seen grey street dreaming tree tripping billies. halloween would have put it over the top. coffin tore it up. 'nough said.

User: Amartin023
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My first DMB show and since I have been obsessed with everything they have to offer!!!

User: amelis
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the band was on fire, but the crowd wasn't. sitting down? you might trying, #41 and two step were highlights.

User: arm54
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No letdown here. #41 blew my mind!!

User: belltoid155
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Unbelievable...best performance of two step they could have possibly done/will ever do. The replacement Sax player fits right in, and he definitely owned the stage on #41. Everyone I was there with was speechless. Tim Reynolds is the man and belongs IN THE BAND 4 SURE!!!!

User: bigbird321
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Run of the mill Dave show, good crowd, Ingrid was Great opener

User: bigfish1956
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Better crowd than the night before in Columbus and another great set list. For whatever the reason, the band's sound has been better than ever this year - very strong and very powerful. Maybe it is because Tim is touring all year, but each show I have attended the sound has been great. Now if we can only move Blossom and the crowd to Columbus?

User: bokenboy
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great energy! Jeff Coffin is amazing. Adds a whole new element. STDH is not a good live song IMO. I actually was in line in the bathroom when Eh hee finished and ran out so I wouldnt miss the next song and when I heard STDH, I went right back to the END of the line...The jam on #41 was unreal and the energy of Two Step, Bayou and Ants really lifted the show. We had first timers there and they couldnt believe how long they jammed at such a high level.

User: bowl
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Took my girl!

User: BrettS0890
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loved seek up and STDH. Thought we were getting halloween

User: bt2322
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FUCKING AWESOME

User: burnindownhouse
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This show was the Best I have seen of the band.
Well produced, and I am not usually a fan of the special effects. It really set the mood.
And Cater did nothing but smile, chew gum and jam!

We miss you LeRoi.

User: bustedstop13
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I am definitely going to have to say that was probably one of the best shows that I have ever seen! I especially loved when the band jammed on just about every song they played, resulting in the concert ending a little after 11. although i heard quite a few of the songs last night at Post-Gazette, it didnt matter. what did it for me was Two Step; by far the best version that I have ever heard!!

User: calmmorningrain
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Seek up start was slow, but it was an amazing show with #41 my fav. Leroi jam, miss him. Fantastic show, love the venue

User: chelraebo
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I thought this show started much slower, DTE to me had much more energy. I still had a great time and enjoyed the set - did they play slower songs and do more outros because of the heat maybe?

User: chris10253
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Great show. Sledgehammer was a great song.

User: cpb0119
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#41=god

User: csedlak14
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8. Pretty solid show, second time seeing Jeff Coffin with them this year. He is really rocking especially on #41. Still miss LeRoi though. Liked Ants as an encore. Carter's drum solo intro was impressive. Unbelieveable ASTB into Too Much tease into Stay, that was highlight for me. Overall, pretty solid for a Blossom show. See you at The Gorge!!

User: cshaft56
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played with a lot more energy than the last 2 years and had a great mix of new and old tunes

User: DJtheDJ1122
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This was not the best set list that I have ever seen, however, the combination of Tim and Jeff helping out made for some incredible individual song performances. I felt it was the best show that I have been to by them, however, there were some song choices that I could have done without. 41 and two step were amazing!! Had a great time taking a couple friends of mine that had never been to a DMB concert. I'm sure they walked away impressed and hooked just like myself.

User: DK41
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Good

User: dmattfiredancer
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Jeff's 41 sax jam was insane

User: DMBdreamgirl24
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no words

User: dogrady1220
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fantastic... the acoustics at blossom can't be beat. best sounding show ive been too, and the setlist was awesome too.

User: doughkneez
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Killer show the whole experience was great You Might Dye Trying is the best!!!!!!!!

User: drumtechjp
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The set list was very diverse, and better than Darien, the other show i was at this year. The jam during two step was AWESOME.

User: Dstew12
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SLEDGEHAMMER!

User: fdcroft
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Strong start and excellent ending. The rest seemed like filler. Maybe a bit critical after the previous shows of the summer. Carter on drums before Ants was the memory I will take with me, and hopefully see again sometime...

User: fozzybear
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two step was awesome
timmys jam in sleep to dream her awesome
amazing energy
great crowed
blossom proves again to be a good venue with a good crowd

User: gestalt162
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Loved Carter's lead in to Ants at the end, and great work on 41!

User: gigger
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41 was pretty great..coffin's solo is gross

User: gimmiesomedave
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The band is on fire, what else can I say. Jeff Coffin really steps it up a notch!

User: Grux
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Awesome show. I can't say I was into Sleep to Dream Her, but Sledgehammer was beyond killer. Totally great time. Blossom looks like a giant UFO. GO THERE.

User: haughey09
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#41 and two step were absolutely amazing.. best live versions i know of and ants rocked too.. and i loved how much they jammed.. great concert!

User: heinzk057
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great show!

User: i40oztofreedomi
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totally blitzed

User: jimiandhisants1
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had a great time to dam hot

User: jimmythang
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Great time as always, really enjoyed the fresh new sound with Timmy R. Sledghammer was off the hook,

User: jimmything014
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amazing 41 and two step

User: jjdo50
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A fair amount of repeats from Columbus. I was real surprised by that and the encore was basically the same as C-Bus as well. Other than that show was great. Lot of people there dancing which was real nice to see due to the lack of attendance in Columbus (very typical for C-Bus for just about any band.) Very solid performance. I give it 5 stars because it was still great from the lawn. Nice Drive In as well.

User: joeymill
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Really good show. Very fun.

User: JohnnyTsunami
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Great show.. that is if you wern't in columbus the night before.. wayy too many repeats.. two step was sick to hear two nights in a row, but all the songs that were repeated were a step or two up in c-bus than blossom. highlight of the show for me was ASTB>too much tease> Stay. Cant explain how disappointed I was to hear the EXACT SAME Encore as c-bus. other than sister being put in there, which is always great to hear.
My first time at blossom. Beautiful venue. great place for concert, energy from the band and fans is unbelievable. Only downside was the repeats and it affected me more because I made a trip of the two concerts and was disappointed with them. But great show nonetheless.

User: JoyRider34
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One of the best I've been to.

User: jp2008
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My first show. It was Awesome!!! Great venue and an excellent show. Opening band was Ingrid Michaelson, and it was their last show touring with DMB in 2008.

User: JRS1386
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For my first show ever, it was amazing. I was with my gf who was at her 21st show and she said its the best Two Step she heard live. Carter was amazing on his solo. I was surprised and happy with the ASTB > TM (fake) > Stay. I was thinking Billies or AM after the fake and would have been upset with Ants because I was hoping for it in the encore to avoid Thank You, which I got. #41 was absolutely amazing. I love that song and love it all the more. See Up was a phenomenal opener and there were no weak spots, I even enjoyed hearing STDH, just because I really like how Dave sounds when singing that song. Great show and the venue was amazing. Though an undercover cop tried to ruin my tailgating.

User: kenmail2
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Had front row. It was cool. Good time.

User: kylew519
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Awesome show. Two Step #41 and Bayou were highlights for me, but the whole show was excellent. A lot more off Crash than I was expecting, which isn't a bad thing, just a very pleasant surprise.

User: lancers08
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Ok set but still a great show. no complaints except for STDH. 41, two step, ants, DIDO, YMDT, seek up and DDTW all rocked.

User: ledzep8
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After several mediocre tours dominated by the "prom"-like new songs, this was phenomenal. Having Tim Reynolds makes them so much better.

User: mattbp102191
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awesome! my fourth show so far and probably the best one

i loved 41 and DDTW as well as the ASTB>Too Much tease>Stay

and of course the drum intro to ants marching was a great closer

User: mattc2007
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#41 Was Sick! Such a Chill Show. Everyone went Crazy.

User: Mattymoe13
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Another Solid Stop

User: megamanlunchbox
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A little disappointed with the number of repeats from Columbus, but many of them were just as good as the second night so you can't complain too much. FINALLY got #41 after 8 shows without. Sledgehammer, Seek Up, Two Step were the other highlights for me. STDH is a solid song, i don't know why everyone is hating on that one comin back out. Overall a very solid show.

User: mfriedman08
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This was my fourth show and it ranks up just behind Noblesville 6.3.06 for me. The energy from the band and crowd was incredible. I hadn't seen Timmay live before...wow, he adds so much to the band. Get well soon, Roi, but the band doesn't miss a beat because Jeff Coffin is really, really good, great energy. Solid start with Seek Up and DDTW and then #41 (my fav song and first time seeing live!) and Two Step were major highlights, outstanding jams. Drive In Drive Out was amazing, and YMDT is a great song live, you can tell they love playing it. First time for me seeing Ants as well, and it did not disappoint.

User: mob420
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show 39, and prob the best blossom show i've seen. about 12 rows back in sec 12...about 2 seats away from where i was last year via warehouse...i could get used to that.
SEEK UP, FINALLY! hardly ever played anywhere near ohio...thanks dmb! was concerned the sax parts would be a liitle weak, but nah! jeff was sick, download the show and listen to this #41.
parking pass is key...worth the $20. pretty great setlist. see yall next year..cheers!

User: mparks06
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the #41 and all the carter solos were ridiculous! All the band members had great solos as well, and I loved how the crowd was dancing for much of the performance. amazing

User: nancygreystreet
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Great Show...Highlight was 41. Felt guilty loving Jeff Coffin...but he absolutely ROCKED 41! (Get well Leroi)

Not really a negative, but too many repeats from Columbus...good solid set lists. WAY better crowd in Cleveland...

Highlights, DDTW, 41!!!!, Two Step, Cornbread, YMDT and Ants is a good closer...always gets the crowd going. Last of 4 this year for me! :(

User: nate730
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first off best birthday i've ever had. i met the band before the show and they were all way nicer than i could have ever expected. opening with seek up then ddtw was incredible. finally heard 41, my favorite song, and coffin and tim tore that up. im usually sick of two step but this was the best version of it ive seen. i like the astb? tease of too much into stay. encore was great. could have done without a few song choices but the addition of tim and coffin made every song way better. everyone had great energy, dave was dancin like crazy, its about time he played a sick concert at blossom

User: nickolai
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A lot of repeats from the night before. Was expecting a little more after seeing Columbus!

User: nodmb
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so close. so good.

User: onnabell
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It was awesome to return to Blossom, as it is pretty much my favorite venue. Very solid show...cant go wrong with this show (the set is good from start to finish)...cool to see Jeff blowing sax for the entire show for my first time - missed Roi, though. Met the "Green Team" for the 1st time at this show...cool concept, as they collect your empty bottles and cans in the lots to ensure that they get recycled (the team volunteers and in turn they get free tix to the show).

User: onuace135
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Well I just finished up my 2 night stand with DMB..first in Columbus and now tonight at Blossom. If this was actually a two nigth stand, I am sure there would have been a lot of disapointed fans with so many repeats from the night in columbus. COlumbus was definitly better with Water/WIne, Jimi and Tripping Billies instead of Where are you Going, Bayou and Stay. However, I can not complain "too much" because if this was my only show this year, i would have given it a five star rating. The band and certainly the crowd both had the most amount of energy I had ever seen from them. I guess with so much energy I got my hopes up for a lot more different set than columbus. ANyways, it was still a great night and I got to hear most of the songs I wanted to hear again from columbus.

Seek Up: WOW one of the greatest songs of the night. When I first became a DMB fan, this was a song i always said I would be dissapointed to hear live cuz I didnt like it too much, but I have grown to like it over the years and I am really glad i got to hear it. The intro was amazing with Jeff on the Horns and the ending built up again instead of fading off...the best seek up i have ever heard.

DDTW: it opened in cbus with a prelude, but wow, i liked it without the prelude after seek up...dave had a lot more energy with it tonight and there were parts in the middle that rashawn busted out some crazy horns that made it really different. This Land interpolation is still perfect with this song.

So Damn Lucky: one of my favorites from cbus and I wanted to hear it again so badly...Thank God i did. This outro is one of my favorites..."Its amazing what a minute can do" with that build up from tim on guitar and the guys on the horns is really something to hear.

Cornbread: I love this song, the guitar solo by Tim was tremendous as always. Dave didnt do as much dancing as he did in cbus, but still one of the most fun songs live.

Eh Hee: WHat a great sounding song with Tim on it now. Its always been great, but it exceeds everything that it was when Butch was with the band.

Sleep to Dream Her: Well in cbus, he tour debuted with When the World Ends, tonight it was this. I like this song a lot, and i was glad to hear it. I just wish it would have been something else though, cuz he played this in Blossom two years ago, so for such a random song to be played, I wish it was one that Blossom hasnt heard in a while.

YMDT: This song is great, the jam on the end is so good now.

#41: THANK YOU DAVE! another song that I wanted to hear on this tour and a great song that wasnt played in cbus. This was the best song of the night. Sojurn interpolation is great...but then after that Jeff was rnnin all over the stage with the sax...and exploded on it when he was playing right in front of carter...an amazing solo by Jeff. Carter and the band were pullin for an everyday outro, but they didnt end up going into it fully. Still great though. Miss you Roi.

Where are you going: finally something off busted stuff. I like this song alot. Heard it last year too, but was pleased to hear it again, I love the lyrics.

Two Step: 4 dave shows for me, four two steps. Much more energy tonight from the crowd and the band than in cbus on this one. Tims solo was better than ever, and carter on the drums was way better and smoother than the night before. EXPLOSIVE!

Crash Into Me: We all know this one was for the ladies.

DIDO: Oh Yea! I totally forgot he was playing this song on this tour again. I was pumped to hear it, one of my favorite Dave songs, and reminds me of when I first started listening to the band.

Bayou: Saw the electric come out. This song has actually evolved into something better with more horns and both Dave and Tim on electric. Great Jam on the end.

Sledgehammer: Great cover by the band. Unfortunately it was the only cover tonight. However, if a cover was to be played, this was it. Dave sounds great on it and its a perfect song for this band.

ASTB-> Too Much: Well they jumped into ASTB a lot faster tonight than in cbus. It sounded better tonight too at Blossom. And then they went into Too Much...NO WAIT! Last night was Tripping Billies...tonight was...

Stay: surprising. Glad to hear it, very long outro from the band. I knew the set was over with this one though.

ENCORE:

Sister: This is actually one of my favorite new songs, and I am glad he played it tonight. SOunds like Radio City with Tim on it.

Little Thing Tease: I couldnt hear it over the crowd last night, but since it was after sister, everyone was quiet and it was really cool. I knew what was next...

Gravedigger: Reallty good full band, was just hoping for a different encore than last night but it was exactly the same with this and what came next.

ANTS! well the intro was insane tonight. The drum solo by carter made me believe he was going into Halloween...Ya...thats how good the solo was...but it went into a fantastic ants and myself and the crowd went crazy. Extended outro was amazing.

Well, I apologize for comparing this night to the night in columbus, but I felt i needed to put a different perspective on this show than for the people who just came to this show. This was a great show though and had great highlights. I was blessed to see the band twice this summer, and I dunno when the next time is that we will see a tour like this one. Great energy and a great crowd tonight everyone. I commend all of you for making tonight worth it. Its always better to see the band with a great crowd. I have read some reviews where people have said their crowd sucked, but in Blossom, we showed our love and excitement for the best live band ever. Thanks DMB...Get better Roi.

User: parkmandrill
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first show. awesome

User: PartyArty
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My first DMB show. I will never forget it as it was thrilling, amazing and likely only a taste of how good they can be live. Phenomenal show!

User: PSUforever21
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1st row!

User: recently88
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Great show. I think Jeff is stealing the show. Quite a few empty seats and VIPs sitting for the whole concert. The true DMB fans were loud and did not sit at all. #41 second time this year for me is definetly the highlight. 9th show and I think the guys get better each time. Would have been a 5 except for the encore of Sister and Gravedigger.

User: rizz7328
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This was my fifth show and it was by far the best set list I've seen. Drive In, Drive Out was the biggest surprise of the night for me because that is one of the first DMB songs I got into. I also loved DDTW, #41, Two Step, and Sledgehammer.

I would have loved to hear Shotgun or Idea of You but still an amazing set list in my opinion.

User: RJRNDVD
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Great crowd, awesome energy. #41 was spectacular!

User: Saffer99
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Great show with amazing acoustics. The set list was good but a disappointment for people that went to Columbus due to a bunch of repeats and the same encore. But over all great concert

User: Shine_On_Me
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First DMB show for me,even though I've been a huge fan for years...really can't say why i havent gone but i'm glad i did. You might die trying was the highlight of my night and its not even close to my favorite song.

User: soccerkoz135
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Ryan's bday

User: Stephen76
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Awesome show but LeRoi was missed.

User: stevehockey5
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Fantastic Show from the 5th row! Only thing that could have been better was to have our good friend LeRoi kickign out the jams.

Rest in peace brother, and Power to Stage Left!

User: thekidbd4
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if you were there early enough, then you would know.....

I did not have to touch any trees

User: thestone420
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i thought the performnce was great but i thought they could have mixed the set a little more than they did from the night before other than that it was great

User: TrippingKyle
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Very good show! Great 1-2 opening punch of "Seek Up" and "DDTW". The only low points were "STDH" and "WAYG", both of which I could have done without. The band really picked it up towards the end w/ "Two Step", "DIDO" and "Sledgehammer" (very glad to hear that one!). The encore was good w/ a rocking "Ants Marching" to close.

User: vp719
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Hiked through the woods to the show. Drastically underestimated the terrain. Hardest hike of my life, and I am a regular backpacker. Got there just in time for the Seek Up opener - made it all worth it.

User: WhoDidIt?
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Upgraded to front row, best performance by carter i've seen.

User: WickedHigh41
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best stay ever...yeah

User: wshutes
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Amazing #41, Great new bridge/ending into So Damn Lucky, Corn Bread and You Might Die Trying are starting to get a bit boring at so many shows, and, as usual, a lovely Sister in the encore.

Best Cleveland Audience in the last five years - seriously.

And Jeff Coffin? Oh wow, what a hell of a performer! Amazing job!

User: zackman321
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good setlist


   


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