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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 14, 2009
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

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User: A-Corn
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Typical Situation jam was absolutely stellar!

User: AbSoLuT DMB
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Amazing Set...Cant beat #41...First night is WPB was a lot better then Tampa..well see what night 2 in WPB brings...Cant wait!!!

Side Note---The lawn seating was rough this show. No video screens???? and poor sound quality???? Get it together Cruzan!!!

User: ACGinden
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TYPICAL, 41, JIMI, DANCING!

User: aedalvarez
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Show was great, first time in the front row!

User: AlphaJaguar5
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Two Step was borderline unreal and the overall show was great. Wish they would of played more covers like last year's "Money" duo mid-show. Warehouse, Corn Bread, Two Step and Bartender in one show are hard to complain about though. Another great show by DMB!

User: bamadanni
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Great show... venue security sucked though

User: bhicks99
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Started strong and then drifted off 5-6 songs in. Great Jimi (2nd Sexy and love it) and 41. Strange crowd in my area, some were major into it, while others spent the whole show talking. Great the rain held out.

User: bigeyedfish16
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Great show. Arguably the best Jimi Thing I've ever heard and the new songs were all great. I was a little disappointed with the end of the regular set with You and Me and Time Bomb, and Sister for the E1 slot, but the Grey Street finale was fantastic.

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show- met the group for another year!

User: Blu-Monkey
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Great show with nice solos from everyone

User: boydfan
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Second row center. Not a bad song in the show. Killed "Burning down the House"

User: Brits143
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Great show! Should come out with a live track for sure!!!!

User: bruce7y
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No Audio or visual...makes for a tough show.

User: bushy86
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Best #41 in the last 5 years.

User: CARTER B jr
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Not bad but not that good. I really like the looong # 41! Jimi Thing was probably the best I have heard... Doesn't compare to Night 2 but still good none the less!

User: chuckpower
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Typical was siiick! 41 was amazing, whole night a great show except that i had idiots to the left AND right seats next to me talking and not paying any attention what so ever to the show.....

User: cjvignie
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This was one of the most memorable Dave shows in WPB, and I am a dedicated attendant. It was like I was blown away by almost every song and it was great to hear to old fuzed with the new.

User: dancingnancie01
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'Typical' was great--very high energy most of the show. The encore was so-so, but Dave clearly enjoyed himself and any time 'little thing' is teased; there is reason to be excited for night 2. ;) great show

User: DannyGreyStreet
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Lots of Big Whiskey, but the show closer was a fantastic Grey Street! Also, maybe the best #41 in the last 12 years.

User: dannym715
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great show
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love the sexy mother fucker shaking that ass, shaking that ass, shaking that ass!!!
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the dave weed talk was fucking hilarious..that smells like a turd, then fonzy said thats weed man. thats some funky ass smelling weed!

User: djacobson
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Basically my dream set list.

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
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Awsome show!!!!!

User: dmbgreenday
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41 will slap you right in the mouth

User: dodowd71
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Not my favorite set list and overall show, but loved hearing Typical Situation and Dancing Nancies.

User: dollforty
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I loved every minute, Sexy motha fucka shakin that ass!!

User: Dreaming Jimi
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Thought it was just so-so. Typical, Jimi, and #41 we fantastic though. Really enjoyed the guest trombonist, Lasim Richards, soloing alongside Rashawn and Jeff's dual saxes on Jimi. The rest of the show was ok, but nothing special. The encore was a real letdown.

User: DrewD55
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The streak of WPB N1s being better than N2s had to end sometime, and this one did the trick, but by no means was it a bad one. The first few songs had me thinking that this was going to be a casual fan kind of a night (Jake went rushing past me for a well-deserved beer when YMDT started), especially after Crash showed up so early, but then Typical came in out of nowhere (a first for me), and suddenly all bets were off.

It did turn out to be kind of a casual fan night, but the band was in good form, and was starting to stretch out some of the Big Whiskey songs , all of which I was hearing in person for the first time (although none of the performances of those songs did much to change my opinions, good and bad, from what I'd heard on the tapes). Dug the guest trombone player, who I've since heard is Rashawn's best friend and lives in Miami. He was definitely a nice touch for the 4 he sat in on (loved the solos going up and down the line between him, Rashawn, and Jeff on Jimi Thing).

Speaking of stretching it out, tonight had to have been the longest versions of Jimi and #41 that the band has played this summer, particularly #41, which must have been edging close to 25 minutes. I think everyone onstage except Carter and Fonz had solos on it (yes, even Dave had a bit of a solo).

The jams were cool, although they did cause the crowd to lose focus a bit here and there, and it cut into what I can only assume was a longer encore than the 12 minutes we got. Curse the Cruzan curfew!

All in all, though, a great start to the weekend. Had fantastic seats (Sec. 2, Row Q), saw a few Ants that I hadn't seen in awhile, met a few others for the first time, and shot the shit with Jeff Brock, who guaranteed his tape would be up before the end of the night (and what do you know, it was). Definitely left me eager for N2 and was pretty damn good in its own right.

User: drumdude478
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Average Dave show. Which is a great show.

User: Drunkencook
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It was an amazing show!

User: dylandb9484
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This show was of epic proportions before the encore!!!! I

My mind is blown...my life is now complete. Thank you DMB!!!

User: elmachobaracho
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Jimi Thing with Rasim on trombone was amazingly funky. No disrespect to the late Roi, but Jimi had one of the best horn jams I've ever heard with DMB - Just a full horns section of talented musicians really playing in sync.

User: emseared
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Awesome show, brought my buddy & his girlfriend. She was a DMB virgin, she loved the show.

User: ericryant
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show was amazing!!

User: eyesofsunshyne
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Day I left Jen.

User: FireDancer843
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Solid set, cant wait for N2!

User: fishguts621
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Always a good time.

User: fldavegirl
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So my sister and I saw this show on the night that our little sister deployed with the US Army to Iraq for her first tour. Needless to say, Dave came out for the encore and played 'Sister' and the tears started flowing. Thanks, Dave.

User: greybart41
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Great show! Bringing the trombone on was a GOOD idea. YMDT was actually hitting. Seven & Squirm evolving nicely. Encore a little lackluster, but a great show I felt.

User: hbsoflo
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great energy, the crowd was so passionate. lucky enough to sit next to die-hard fans

User: HeresTheHitch28
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This was an amazing show. The ending of So damn Lucky was epic and I got Time Bomb right after I yelled it out, hah.didn't think i'd see that one. wish I would have gone the second night though. oh, and the weed did smell like a turd

User: irishicon24
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Unbelievable

User: issalopez
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Good show!

User: jam2dmb#41
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Good show

User: jblock128
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The band sounded great and very tight last night...from what I could hear. The volume on the lawn was absolutely terrible! I didnt even feel like I was at the show. I left very disappointed and with a bad taste in my mouth. It was such a tease.

I've seen Dave two other times before at this venue, once in the pavillion and once on the lawn, and have never had a problem.

Based on overall experience I would give the show a 1. Red Light Management and Live Nation can expect a letter from me.

User: jewels1225
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FRONT row for this show!!! Was AMAZING!!!!





User: jimmygdmb
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I think I just heard the best Jimi Thing ever live! 4th show this year... It's hard to rate a show a five when I was at the Beacon Theatre show in June! We'll see tomorrow how they end the tour! DMB!

User: JPatrickRader
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Bad sound for the first half of the show... :-(

User: JR41
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Every song was the best versions of all the songs that I have seen wow

User: jreut
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The opener was mediocre at best, but the band started strong. A great middle section was somewhat diminished by the closing song. The encore was very energetic, but I was outside the theatre before the encore came on. I listened from outside, and it sounded great.

User: jxm99
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great show great seats great set list.

User: katalyst81
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Fantastic show. My boyfriend's FIRST concert. Great seats. SO HAPPY he got to hear some good oldies 41, Typical, Nancies, Jimi.
New songs were pretty good. Good concert for lovers (So Damn Lucky, Crash, You & Me, Seven).
Some say the energy wasn't there... don't know where they were sitting. Energy was GREAT. I sang my ass off.
Not a fan of Spaceman - bathroom break.

User: kirkwood
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

User: loub287
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Great show, a few too many repeats from the Tampa show but I understand they're promoting the new album. Looking forward to N2

User: madahoop
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great show

User: made2heal
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My first time hearing Burning down the house! Alligator Pie and Time Bomb to. A pleasent Typical Situation! Really good show!

User: Maleko13
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Awesome show!! TR3 Afterwards was also very awesome!!!

User: mattgod4407
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one huuugggee problem....for the first 15 minutes no screens were working. for the entire show the main screens in front of the lawn were off. made a big difference and experience, for the worse

User: mediasdecolores
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This was my first show. It was everything I expected it to be. I can't describe the feeling of finally being there and seeing them live. It was awesome!

User: mikefxr
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Grey Street E2

Wish it was LOUDER

User: Mr Mojo Risin
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Good show. Great Typical, Jimi, 41, Nancies. Enjoyed the new stuff too! Very high energy. Like Grey Street but not as an E2. Guess they needed to get out for Tim's show. Can't wait for tonite!

User: nautica4dmbcoj
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Forever dancing with the GrooGrux King !
Favorites: So Damn Lucky, Burning Down The House!, #41.
And got to hear You& Me Live for the 1ST time.
= D

User: pakalolo
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Great show. Loved every minute.

User: payton7
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Great show, once again! Typical Situation was such a sick addition... not to mention #41, Jimi, Sister...point blank, sick. (Crowd was great, besides one individual that was probably the angriest warehouse fan I've ever encountered :)

User: PRDaveFan
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It was my second concert, and first in the seats. I thought the show was amazing!!!! I was a casual fan before I went to my first show last year and now with the new album, I am a hardcore fan.

User: RalphTW09
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Absolutely amazing weekend, So High energy it was unbelievable

User: Riley420
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I was dog tired from work and sitting in the heat to get my spot, but it was a very strong set. One or 2 less BW songs would have been OK, but they were all done well.

Jeff tears it up on everything he plays, and Boyd ripped it on Jimi Thing. Sexy Motherfucker, shaking that ass...I love it when Fonzie and Boyd play next to each other with that huge grin on his face!

Anyway, the closer was a letdown...we were hoping for Watchtower or Halloween. But, if history holds true, N2 is always stronger than N1, so maybe we'll be in for some treats tonight!

User: rosssimon
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Medium show, terrific rendition of Crash. Grey Street was an amazing ender. The show as a whole just didn't energize the crowd though. People just seemed to be there. The energy was great for So Damn Lucky and Crash, but other then that the place seemed dead.

User: SeeingDouble
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Amazing show, the crowd was great, and even with the heat everyone was having a great time! I've seen better lighting set-ups, and it seemed like there were fewer solos than usual, but still fabulous. Haven't seen Typical Situation since '97, what a great moment... can't wait for tonight!!

User: seng225
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Solid set, band seemed to have good energy

User: senorcat30
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I was left wanting more. Not a bad show, but it lacked energy.

User: straightballin1
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good band energy and jams, liked the little lyrics of little thing

User: Swilkes27
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YOU MIGHT DIE TRYING! that is all i need to say!

User: tropicsanddave
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Average show. But the band was really into it.

User: tyham90
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Good set. Got to hear lots of new stuff.

User: walljo
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always great!

User: zeusis
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Good show, had a good time with good friends. Great to finally see a guest in WPB!


   


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