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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 7, 2009
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

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User: 09Cptn
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Amazing show. Really great crowd. Superb set. The whole band was ripping it up and Dave sounded better than ever. Tim also added a lot to the songs.

User: 2stepismyjam
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best cover ive ever seen them do by far

User: aaroneller
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two words....Boyd Tinsley.

User: ashnesgolf
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I really like the BW stuff, Dave sounded great. The band was on all night. Boyd stepped up and really poured his heart out. S. Hill was really cool with shoutgun on the back side. AWESOME Liog, had the old school jam sound IE Full Band Full Sound. Really nice! Carter in 2 step was just crazy blowing bubbles and smiling the whole time So cool. The crowd on the lawn where I was was a 10/10, that is a rare thing for me but va beach fans do a nice job of just having fun and not causing any troubles!

User: Baybutt99
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I've waited 22 shows to finally hear lie in our graves so naturally i thought it was an awesome show but nice setlist heard alot of new stuff

User: BaybuttLIOG40
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fisrt lie in our graves! solsbury was sick too

User: beachwrays
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Here we go, DMB @ VB 2009.
FTWII to open: wouldn't have been my choice but I like the song a lot and it worked ok
SQUIRM: Not really one of my favorite new songs. Not sure how it is achieved every show status.
WHY I AM:: Really a mediocre new song. Think this will get old really quick.
YMDT: Love this live, especially with Tim but can't believe the band isn't totally burnt on this song.
CRASH: UGH, a personal dislike and time for a beer.
SEVEN; GREAT new song, smoked it live.
LITHOG: Another GREAT new song, even better than SEVEN live. Coffin rules on this one.
LIOG: IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME for Va. Beach, first since about 1999. An awesome verson.
SMLAM: new it was coming. Not bad.
SOLSBURY HILL: a decent cover. Dave actually does a great Peter Gabriel; loved Sledgehammer from last year.
SHOTGUN: Really don't get the mystic behind this song. I think it sucks.
CRUSH: Easily the song of the night. Jeff and Time were on the floor by the end.
ALLIGATOR PIE: Great song and ripped it live. This really is a cool tune.
YOU AND ME: Mellow but an awesome tune.
JIMI THING: Great version, almost as hot as CRUSH but not quite.
GREY STREET: A decent song but why the hell is this a set closer. Give me a break. A big disappointment.
GRAVEDIGGER: An unexpected surprise in this slot, not bad; will take it.
TWO STEP: Loved it, mainly because we didn't get the ridiculously overplayed WATCHTOWER. A very strong version, don't need to state the obvious about Carter.
Overall a good night - weather was spectacular and Reynolds really raises this band to a new level. Coffin is great but (obviously) so was Leroi. But whatever happened to GRACE is GONE?

User: BigBadBoyd
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Great people around us, great music as always. Emotional performance. Loved how Dve put on Boyds glasses when they went flying off his head.

User: biscuitsphan41
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no southeast dates on this tour so a buddy and i drove from georgia to VA for the 2 night run. by far my favorite shows to date. got my first lie in our graves at this one along with shotgun, solsbury hilland a sick crush

User: bmoreblast
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Fantastic gig, what energy.
Crowd was up for it, band killed
Ace

User: brundt3
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Lie In Our Graves was the highlight, and Solsbury Hill was a nice treat. Solid versions of Alligator Pie, Jimi Thing, Grey Street, and Two Step. Other than that, the setlist was weak and there were no real surprises. Plus the band finished the encore by 10:45. Still worthy of four stars, but far from the best I've seen in 2009.

User: cg71cape
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Not the best ever but I love the new album and it sounds really good live. Two step was amazing!!

User: charles3441
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great show

User: crem7686
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This was my first Show, it was the best live concert i have EVER BEEN TO! Can't wait to see dmb again.

User: crum38
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First Dave concert. Amazing

User: d5zemaitis
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lawn seats, great as always

User: dfallen91
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The show was obviously dominated by Big Whiskey songs, which is expected since they just released the album. Boyd really had a sweet show tonight, especially on Lie in Our Graves. Two Step and Crush were amazing as well, with Carter having a sick drum solo to end the show. Not the best show I've seen by any means, but definitely well worth it.

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
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Awsome show Ampitheater was similar to westpalm beack.....

User: dmbjammer
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Great show! Great energy from band and crowd. You could tell from the opener that the band was ready to go. Boyd just killed it all night! Great job by all band members!

User: dmbncsu
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Crowd had crazy energy! Good times and cheers to VA Beach!

User: dpapazoglou13
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loved his all the new songs live. sounded great. cant wait to see how they mix it up next summer

User: dpavadmb
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Great show overall... first ever Lie in Our Graves... and Carter tore it up during Two Step.

User: dsiphor98
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This was my first DMB concert and I thought they absolutely blew me away! I heard alot of Big Whiskey, but thats only because of them just releasing the album. I loved Solsbury Hill and Shotgun. LIOG and Two Step were phenomenal (I only wish he finished LIOG). DMB by far has put on the greatest show I have ever seen live.

User: frankgarrison
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Lackluster selection, limited energy. This is the worst show I've seen them do. Mediocre all around.

User: gcashman
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first dave show! Remember the band getting emotional when bringing up Leroi and it being their first time at the venue since his death.

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Not as good as last year's incredible VA Beach show, but that would be tough to equal. Set was heavy on Big Whiskey songs, and they
sounded great. LIOG was a huge highlight. Boyd tore it up and he was visibly moved to tears. Solsbury Hill was OK, but didn't compare to the Dave & Friends versions. Shotgun. Yes! So good to hear this song again. Was very disappointed by all of the chatting
going on during the quiet parts of Shotgun. Two Step was sick as always!

User: HRDMB
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pretty good show
highlights: seven, liog, solsbury hill, shotgun, alligator pie

User: jdndjones
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Don't take the rating of three the wrong way. It is still a head and shoulders above any other band I have ever seen.

User: Jessica"grey"
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I had a great spot on the lawn, there was a good feeling in the air!

User: Jhs3017
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Great show, Shotgun>Crush really made my night. Had a blast the whole evening, best band in the world.

User: jjd00010001
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My first ever DMB show. It was fantastic.

User: johnkane
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Greatest Show Ever with Steve, Dave, Jon

User: ledhendrix2
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Great energy by the band and the crowd...not impressed with the set list but still great overall. DMB treats the Va crowd to something special every year and the quad-fecta of LIOG, Crush, Jimi Thing and Two Step was awesome. New songs are translating very well live (although this isn't a surprise like previous albums)

User: livnlifeonaplat
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4th show of the summer, and I thought it was pretty good...considering my last show before this one was spac night 2 it had a lot to live up to, but I was happy to hear my first shotgun, and thought they did a great job on solsbury hill. I also liked the lie in our graves transition into shake me like a monkey

User: LSUTigers41
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Mediocre set but great energy

User: Maleko13
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First show in the home state, loved it!!!

User: Mattster
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Excellent show! It was our first time being this close in and it was well worth it. Great setlist and the boys looked and sounded great. We got to our seats about 2 minutes before they came out and we didn't miss a beat the rest of the time!

User: Mayhem23
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Great set! Band was on fire & the new songs are great live! So much energy from everyone, Carter's drum solo at the end of Two Step was SICK! Can't wait to get a copy!

User: mmwildman
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no tailgating allowed? horrible parking lot scene.

User: mshapson
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Shotgun....

User: nycyanksfn
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My first Dave concert! Was super amazing live. Saw him again this summer, was even better!

User: onesweetworld1
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Ok show on paper but like always it blew me away

User: Plylkdave
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BAND WAS ON FIRE! Never seen them have so much energy and tonight seemed like it was all about Boyd. Almost every song had a Boyd solo that he just ripped up. The band was laughing and getting down on the floor (Tim, Jeff) I've never seen Carter beat the mess out of the drums like he did from start to finish tonight.

User: pyjamm
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Great show till my wife got a stick stuck in her foot... great memories!

User: r.neefe
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Amazing amount of energy from the crowd. I think it was the best Jimi Thing at VA Beach ever, Tinsley just kept going and going, I loved the way that Tinsley and the saxophonist played off each other. I thought 2 step was an amazing ending to a great night. Many thanks to the band and the crowd.

User: RedsoxW
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Fantastic mix of new and old...and lie in our graves just cam out of nowhere!

User: redstormer
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very solid show! boyd was at his best! there is something about va beach that i will keep on going to it!

User: robsjamz
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This was a most fantastic show. This is the fourth time that I have seen Dave Mathews.
He gets better every time.

User: Rogue
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Great venue, the band was ON and Dave even twittered later that he had a great night. Strange crowd here, many came late, weren't loud, and just seemed laid back. Must be beach folk. Underrated ampitheater, loudest show this year for me so far.

User: roman816
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AWESOME...2 step Carter solo was the APEX!!!

User: skip freely
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Crazy guy in front of us proposed to his girlfriend! She said yes.

User: Spyder23
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quality show.

User: Sweet_T
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Good show, but not the beast. crowd was into it.

User: Toobs360
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Solisbury Hill was incredible, Grey Street was even better

User: TrippingKyle
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The show was very good. Lots of Big Whiskey to start it off. The BW songs have really grown this summer. LIOG>>SMLAM was very cool. I really digged Crush and Two Step. Also, hearing Solsbury Hill was a nice treat

User: VA Dave Fan
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AMAZING

User: walkerjg
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Solisbury Hill, awesome cover.

User: WidespreadMule3
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A little disappointed after this show. the crowd was pretty chatty in my area and too much new material. very little davespeak. would have preferred a little less BW&GK. lie in our graves > shake me like a monkey was siiick.shotgun and solsibury hill we're super great rare treats! got my first crush which was really good. the two step was a monster. overall a decent show.

User: Xenocide20
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An excellent show! The new songs had the same energy and enthusiasm as the old. Thats something I havent seen in a long time. Band looked great and play unbelievably. One of my favorite concerts that I've seen.

User: yankees310
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great set. lie in our graves into shake me. very good seats.


   


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