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Dave Matthews Band
July 21, 2010
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

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User: #1charlottefan
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oh my, i made a wishlist before the show of semi rare songs that i wanted them to play. I was thrilled that they played two of them, pig and the stone. minarets was incredible. great show. tons of energy!

User: 10-31
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We had signs for Minarets at VAB, and they teased it there, and Dave laid down on stage and asked Kayla, what show she was going to be at next . . . which was Charlotte, so they played it here!

(It was in brackets on the setlist).

User: 98Ants
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Minarets!

User: acohen5
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Rarest show of the summer! My favorite show thus far. Dave was great and the band sounded crisp! Minaretes and Lover Lay Down were epic to me. Awesome crowd and energy too!

User: AF420
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GREAT SET!!! show #20 for me

User: alexwilson3
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regardless of the encore the main set blew everything away

User: Austco5231
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When my two friends and I planned this trip, we thought it worked out perfectly because VA Beach was on the way to Charlotte...it wasn't until we were driving for 1.5 hours after the VA Beach show that we realized it is 4 hours out of the way of Charlotte! It's okay though, we still had a great time, had good pavilion seats and saw a good set list. I love shows in the south!

User: bbphil413
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Best ever!

User: bigeyedfish827
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WOW!!!! I dont really know what to say about this show, it was my 38th show and was simply amazing!! the Minarets was an amazing start to the show with a great transition into the stone!! The Band energy was amazing and they kept it going throughout the show!! and Branford Marsalis was simply amazing,how lucky am i to have seen him wow!! one of the best LIOG i have ever heard boyd was incredible,and the Love Lay Down was amazing as well!! See everyone in Atlanta and West Palm!!

User: biscuitsphan41
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would have been one of the best shows i have ever seen had my gf not got sick from weed and beer mix and made me take care of her all night. listening to the tapes of lover lay down, what would you say and the stone after made me pretty angry, oh well i got over it.

User: bknapp4dave
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Great show with family! So good we all got lost/ split up and got a ride home with beautiful ladies. Great set!

User: bluebulldog97
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Awesome show. My first live Pig!! I have waited a long time for this.

User: Bourbon & Blue
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Opened with Minarets. Awesome version of LIOG! Went to show with B. Greene, Erin and Pete.

User: bradyc2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF8dj0gwO04

User: brundt3
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This show probably ranks #1 out of the 15 shows I've seen. The band played one of the best versions of Lie In Our Graves I've ever heard. Other highlights included Lover Lay Down, with Branford Marsalis jamming on an extended horn outro; Jimi Thing; and The Stone. Minarets was a pleasant surprise as an opener, but the song needs work at this stage in the tour. The encore was weak, but I think Corn Bread is a fun song to see in person. Overall five stars.

User: CANADIA13
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The song selection helped fill in my WANT list... Minarets, Lover Lay Down, and after 11 shows I finally heard my favorite song -- Lie In Our Graves!!! I can die happy now. Thank you Dave. And if you want to see the first full band performance of Minarets since 2005.

here's my video link on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9DOfOgmRX0

Also a slideshow from a local TV station in Charlotte.. http://www.wsoctv.com/slideshow/charlotte-events/24351230/detail.html

User: CAROhallman
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Closed with Cornbread and I freaked out.

User: cbcotton
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Epic time.

User: ccjennylee
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Had a great time. I always love Dave. The setlists for Charlotte never seem to be very mind-blowing, though. Still a good show either way.

User: CHBush245
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Very chill show, one of the best I have seen. Really loved seeing Branford Marsalis on stage

User: cheek77vols
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Damn fine!!

User: chocolate15
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was an amazung setlist except for the encore. it couldve used one more...maybe watchtower or two step. nut other than the encore...id say thats the best show of the summer. like...you cant beat this. its too good

User: Clemson DMB
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Excellent show!! Minarets and Stone were amazing, as was about 95% of the show. Disappointing encore, but they seem to enjoy playing Cornbread, so fuckin A, right?

User: DMBatBSC
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Great fuckin show

User: DMBphan83
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Always fun and the energy is always a blast :)

User: dmbtwister
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I know many folks enjoyed the show - but it was the opposite of the set list I hoped for... the night before in V Beach looked like what I would have hoped for.

User: eevulhomer
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Great setlist. Absolutely no Everyday or Stand Up in attendance. Sexy motherfucker shaking that ass...

User: gonzapn
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Saw this show with my best friend Chris Cruz!! Got my first stick from Carter, my birthday twin! :-)

User: gostwriter41
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A terrific show. And for random reasons.

Loved that Branford Marsalis, awkward in a T, tucked into his khakis, was there. You could sense how much the band enjoyed having him guest.

Knew Minarets partial the night before probably meant full opener in Charlotte. And I LOVED that fact. Had seen that song once, in 2003, and loved it. Loved it to start Wednesday, besides the drunken screaming guy behind us in the pit.

BTW, had mixed feelings on the pit. If you wind up around cool people, it would be great. But if your company sucks, as ours did quite a bit, you're in for a pretty derailing experience. There was the abnormally tall girl with her 10-feet-tall arms in the air the whole show. (Hello, you're in front of the stage. And tall. Put your arms down. I'm 6-3. I know not to leave my arms in the air.) The high-as-kites couple who literally fought for the paper setlist after, who thought they were in the band because they'd seen Dave 20 times. The screaming guy, who, thankfully, flamed out of energy after three songs.

Other than that, it was a great show. Band was energetic, as it typically is in Charlotte, for whatever reasons. LIOG was special - better than the 8-15-09 show in WPB. Jimi was great, with Rashawn, Marsalis and Coffin playing independently and then together in the end (Coffin on two saxes at one time).

Again, this show stuck out for its unique moments. Like Lover Lay Down, which I hadn't heard in forever. And Some Devil, which I'd never heard. (I saw later, on the set, it was supposed to be So Right, another song I love.)

This is in the second-tier of my 54 shows, but that ain't a bad place to be. Not at all.

User: HavnAGdTime
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AMAZING!!! Solid set so so solid great energy throughout entire show band enjoyed the hell out of themselves as did everyone else

User: HooToad
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Attended with Jay League

User: IHeardWatUSaid
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Show was awesome. Being in the pit was the best spot in the venue. Dave was hamming it up big time.

User: jdlind
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Overall, a solid show. Minarets and Lover Lay Down were unexpected. The majority of the setlist seemed low-key, but the boys played great. I was really hoping the rain would settle in for a bit and I would get my second JTR, but it just passed right on by. Good conversations with the people in my area and good crowd, in general. Not the best ever, but by no means a disappointment.

User: jdndjones
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solid

User: jggiant99
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Loved it! It was great to hear some of the new songs live for the first time.

User: jhaeger
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Really enjoyed the setlist. Amazing energy throughout the show

User: jhamiltonUSC
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Awesome!! The stone!!!

User: jmcniff
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Too much new and not enough of the classics

User: jrgoheels
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Awesome show! Minerats to start was unbelievable! There were a few songs I have never heard them play live like shake me like a monkey, sister, and seven. Their energy keeps getting better each show I go to. The PIT seats were awesome as well, nobody got out of hand but it was very hot!

User: jyoakum
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best opener imaginable. encore was terrible. would have been a lot better if stay had not been cut

User: kcshine234
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One of my favorite DMB shows to date! Rashawn gave me the setlist for this show!!

User: kristinmb
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Great main set, awesome guest = happy girl

User: lawnboy243
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Minarets opener!!!! Branford!!!!

User: MarticusMark
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Great selection of rare songs played at this concert. And it happened to be my first. I fell in love with these concerts for sure

User: Mattster
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Awesome setlist and show!!!

User: mediahound
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Great show! Best show I've ever seen!

User: mfriedman08
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Speechless...

User: mpshiley22
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I'm so ready for this show!!!!!:)

User: mwarrenRN18
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Fantastic!

User: Neverknow34
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An amazing show. My 5th and favorite so far...

Classic DMB with some great new songs mixed in.

An honor to see Branford Guest also...

User: onesweetworld1
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Amazing opening run and great main set. The encore left alittle to be desired.

User: onlydmbforme
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great set list; full of rare and ear-pleasing songs. the encore was kinna weak.

User: Othello-5
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Awesome main set. Jimi thing left me speechless. Encore was ok - my biggest complaint would be that it was too short.

User: Owens
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Such a good time! Great setlist. A little upset that they swapped out so right for some devil and completely just didn't play you might die trying or stay. They were on the original setlist.

User: pank
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I remember a ride to the venue on a banana bus.

User: patchamplin
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F'n breadsome.

User: pdhankin
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Minarets was SICK!

User: pet_tit
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to me the show was amazing as always and the jamming between the songs was the best in a long time. Dave even was talking with his hand before the show started so i knew we were in for something special.

User: PKCF8
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Amazing energy great show!

User: pruss25
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Killer show until the encore. Minarets, seriously?!?! Pig was a first for me, as was the Groo Grux songs. They kill it everytime they come to Charlotte, but Cornbread as an encore??? Cmon. 4.8 cause of Cornbread.

User: pyjamm
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Great openers and solid set list

User: qjones
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20th show but unfortunately (in my opinion) quite a big disappointment.

User: raceengr219
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Good selection of older songs. Nothing unique about them at all. Encore wasnt very good

User: reganartnc
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Awesome show with lots of "oldies"!!

User: samuraicop
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Corn bread encore was EXCELLENT! Amos Lee as an opener was a crazy awesome treat.

User: seekup2step
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First Dave show ever. The start of a freaking powerful obsession. DMB TIL I DIE.

User: seng225
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Main set was stellar but encore was not a solid follow-up. Still a great show though.

User: sloady3
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Not just my first Dave Matthews concert, but my first concert ever! Lie In Our Graves sold me on the band and now I can't get enough!

User: spi1289
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im a better person because of this concert

User: swilber08
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6th dave show and the best concert IVE EVER SEEN!!!...even better than the show at bonnaroo!

User: teamdave247
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My Girlfriends first Dave show ever, I had to get her addicted :)

User: tennesyl
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Allison was t this show too but I guess I didnt try to find her

User: tex5354
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Minerets

User: TN-Lamb
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At chilli's. Getting ready for the show

User: unclax222
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Absolutely amazing!

User: vlotn
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Great set list

User: vtshwheels77
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What a show, holy cow. All I wanted to hear was The Stone (previously 0/7) and I got an incredible version. Thanks DMB!

Other highlights were Minarets opener, Pig, Lover Lay Down (Brandon Marsalis is insane!) What Would You Say, Some Devil, Lie In Our Graves, and Jimi Thing. The energy in the pit was outstanding except for this one fat chick who kept trying to get on the rail. Fortunately she was too wide to fit.

Anyway, I'm giving it a 5 despite the encore, that main set was literally the greatest 2 1/2 hours of my life. Thanks again DMB!

User: WDBBall50
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Awesome set and an awesome time!

User: wfo420
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Good show! Not my fav but def had some high points! Minaretes was awesome, but ending with Cornbread on a 2 song encore def left me wanting one more oldie to hold me off til 2012.

User: Wrhse into Ants
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I'll start by saying I wish the encore was longer but... it was curfew (11pm) and they played an incredible set. Getting to see Minarets for the first time since 1997 was unbelievable. Dave was dancing like crazy on stage and really seemed to be having a blast. The set as a whole really took us through the history of the band getting some favorites with LIOG, Minarets, Jimi Thing, WWYS, and LLD. Overall I was really impressed with everything and the BW songs are really turning out great. Thanks for another great tour DMB and we will see you in 2012!

User: yamarider426
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Best show I have seen yet!

User: YouNeverKnow?
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Opening with Minarets?? How rare can you get. Beautiful version of Lover Lay Down and LIOG. Pig and the Stone are way too underplayed, don't know when I'll get to see those again...

User: youshine
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I loved seeing Branford play with the Band. Kind of a lul in the show but plenty of highlights

User: zjat10
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all i need to say is pit tickets
fun time with andrew and rasa


   


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