Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
November 2, 2010
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY

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User: #27#34#36#40#41
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best so far

User: #41GreyStreet34
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GREAT Show.. Huge energy, Dave gave it everything he had and nearly lost his voice on Halloween. The energy was great and it was my first time seeing DMB indoors (the acoustics were great and powerful)

User: 41DreamingCrush
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Out of my hands into blackjack and DDTW rocked my world.

User: ajk316
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This show was sick! Much better than the last show at Darien Lake. This show was more upbeat. I loved the opening of Minarets and then Seek Up and then really kicked it with DDTW. I loved the encore. Halloween was awesome. Did a great version of session and sick jam with two step. Despite a nice jam with Lying in the Hands I think there was little too much Grux. Huge fan of pumping out Crush. Overall awesome show. Gonna be a long year...

User: Bdolan911
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Daves tone reflected his disappointment in the results of the election; hence, 'Out of my Hands', which for me, unlike most posting here, elevated the concert experience.

User: BeaufordIdol
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Best show worst crowd

User: benjaminh28
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Unreal setlist minus a bit too heavy into BW.

Its too bad such a great set was wasted on such annoying fans. Everyone around me was talking during the jams and screaming the wrong lyrics to songs!

All in all, an awesome night!

User: bila
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decent show. kinda slow in the middle. killer halloween

User: bradrulz
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Amazing show...alot of energy out of everyone that night...makes me feel more confident that we will be seeing Dave and friends again in 2012


User: Cheerful Giver
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Closest I've ever been. Hanging on the rail left side of the stage. Early GA. Fun night. Threw a packet of Cheerful Giver stickers at Dave's feet as he was about to step off the stage and he picked them up! My 2nd Halloween!

User: Chelmij11
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Halloween

User: chicane
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I don't think I'll ever see a better opening. Boyds performance on Crush was my favourite of the night. Happy birthday Carter!

Hallloooweeeeeeeen!!! :)

Can't wait for C'Ville to close things up!

User: Coxy810
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First show ever

User: cusedmb22
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Excellent show...minarets>seek up and a sweet encore not to mention front row and a drum stick

User: damaba513
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Halloween...enough said.

User: darry2385
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Best show I've been to.

P.S. I hate glowsticks and the people who throw them

User: dmb11593
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This show was absolutely incredible!!!!!

User: dmband4041
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Show was incredible...I went to Darien and both nights at SPAC and this show blew them all away. Got my first Minarets, Seek Up, and Best of What's Around, three of my all-time favorite DMB songs. I really enjoy Black Jack and was pumped to hear that jam as well. Crush and Two Step were obviously epic...and a HALLOWEEN closer! My only issue was with the douchebags throwing glow sticks on the stage, but the band still played stellar despite that.

User: dmbfan3160
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Minarets opener into seek up all i have to say

User: dmbfandrummer92
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Amazing set with the exception of out of my hands right after the crowd was amped after grey street and crash as one of the encores but halloween deffinately made up for it

User: dmbmike09
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This show started strong and finished strong. Lagged a bit in the middle but great performances all around. Also, love the new stage setup and lighting

User: dobyblue
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Awesome show. Dave seemed a little lethargic to start, but the band was on fire from the get go, opening with Minarets and then Seek Up, who can complain about that? Seek Up was on fire, but was subdued when Dave seemed to cut it short by bringing it back to the lyrics, the band could easily have jammed out another couple minutes, Boyd was having a great time. Blackjack, Time Bomb and Two Step were all highlights as well. OOMH seemed to zap the energy of the show which was unfortunatle. Crash in the encore, just like my first show in Toronto in 1998, crowd loved it. Was eager to see my first Last Stop having already seen Halloween a few times, but it was not to be. It was close though, Craig the guitar tech got all the way out there with the 12-string but Dave waved him off. Oh well, it still was a blistering end to a great show, those seeing additional Fall Tour shows are in for a treat.
Thanks DMB, see you in 2012.

User: domchapman21
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Great start to Fall 2010. Halloween.. enough said. section 114 was cool

User: dooder_81
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First time hearing Halloween live! Unbelievable!

User: drumtechjp
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Kind of average show. HALLOWEEN was great to see! Wish they had done a birthday Jam for Carter haha, but hey, that worked. First time seeing crush for me. This was also my first arena show, so that was a different experience for sure!

User: flip27
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Minarets, Seek up, BOWA, Black Jack, Halloween. The band was on fire tonight. Great Show.

User: freakles
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SO GOOD

User: funk_king
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no energy at the back of the arena; wish i was up front

User: futbolplaya934
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on the floor! o man was so great!

User: gaff21
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simply amazing!

User: Gigglesngrins8
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This was a fabulous show, both Two Step and Halloween! I knew right when they started Time Bomb Two Step was coming and it got me too excited!

User: gravedigger32
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Great show. Enjoyed the Halloween closer. Thought the boys had alot of energy and ready to go!!

User: HabsFan86
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11th in all and 8th and final Dave show for me this year! Seek up, unreal.. ends with Halloween, amazing!

User: higheverday
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minarets > seek up...bowa...halloween???? yeah, my 12th show of the summer was by far the best. i expected a generic, average show at best and was pleasantly surprised. the only negative was the retards throwing glowsticks on stage all show. i love glowsticks, but throwing them on stage is just stupid. im suprised dave didnt say fuck you and leave us with a shitty encore. maybe he likes getting pelted with glowsticks. weirdo

User: hokieman3007
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Minarets to seek-up to open the show then some devil, crash, halloween to close. The whole show was full of energy and the place rocked from start to finish. Best set-list I have heard in a very long time.

User: ilawrence3
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Amazing show, once again! Couldnt say it enough. Some show highlights were: Seek Up, Crush, Two Step, Crash Into Me, and of course, the rare Halloween!!!! Freaking awesome. Happy Birthday Carter!

User: J Bomb DMB
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Minarets to seek up to dont drink the water to start, was at a loss for words!!!!

User: jddain
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HALLOWEEN. nuff said

User: Jhammy6
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Great show, Opened up with some Jams. Minarets Seek up and DDTW. Great.

User: jr_cigar
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finally got halloween :)

User: JulieEVERYDAY
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Halloween rocked at this show


User: jyiii
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Minarets, Seek up, some devil (been a while for me), black jack, a tease to an unknown song, and halloween were the highlights for me. Although I love greystreet this was my 10th time hearing it live and I have heard enough crash into me. All in all a great show. The band was tight as always and of course pumped for the show. Great sets 3rd row 116.

User: krizpy24
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Awesome show!!! My first front row experience at a DMB show... I was partially deaf afterward but it was welllll worth it because they played Halloweeeennnnn!

User: kvisser
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AMAZING - See Setlist

User: lapiska
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glowsticks, really? C'mon. a-hole crowd mid-pit.

carter shined on his birthday, crowd singing "happy birthday" was awesome.

User: locurcio.m
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Weak show annoying crowd. Was expecting too much maybe. When the energy was up they brought it way way down. Highlights BoWA and Halloween.

User: loveleeladee
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HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

User: lzallday41
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HALLOWEEN

User: MANecci
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Minarets, Seek Up, Halloween, BOWA.. Wow.

To the guy in front me who decided to take of his shirt at an indoor concert, and showed us your hairy back, your picture was taken, uploaded on Facebook and you where made fun of. You disgust me.

Otherwise, AMAZING show.

User: mattbp102191
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the show was great! it had its low section in the middle for me...I could have done without You and Me, Lying in the Hands of God, Gravedigger, and Out of My Hands. If those songs were replaced with others, such as granny, recently, etc. the show would have easily been a 5 star show. Overall though you can't complain, I mean Minarets, Halloween, BOWA, Seek Up, Grey Street, BlackJack, Crush, Two Step? great show overall. i noticed carter had a new drumset w/ the red finish...birthday present perhaps?? solid. next up Albany

User: mattfoley21
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Phenomenal show, great set list and great crowd energy.

User: Matthewborden
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great energy

User: matwostep
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HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!! Couldn't stand watching people whip those !@#$%^&* glowsticks on stage, made me sick! Show some respect!

User: maveric998
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Amazing show. Here are some random thoughts:

- Carter is God. He gave it a little something extra on his birthday and it was a treat to watch. Also, he spent about 5 minutes after the main set ended just throwing sticks to the audience (I counted at least 25)

- Minarets to open, Halloween to close?!?! Amazing. Too bad Last Stop had to be scratched to make room for Halloween, but really, I cannot complain.

- DDTW, Seek Up, BOWA, Crush, Grey Street, Two Step. Enough said.

- 6 songs from BWATGGK - meh, can be forgiven because of my previous 2 points.

- HSBC stopped selling beer at 9:30??? Wtf.

- I dont think I like Blackjack. It sounds like Dave took bits that fans really like out of lots of different songs (Read: screaming "Yeah", fast scatting, weird time signatures) and mashed it together. The band still is not gelling on this one.

- I left Darien this summer dreading that being the last DMB show I would see for 2 years. I left last nights show dreaming about what they will come back with in 2012. Cannot wait.

Thanks, DMB!

User: MaxPie
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Called the opener

User: maxpower36
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killer sound, loved the Halloween closer. Jams in Crush and Lying in the Hands of God were particularly memorable. also the end of Two Step was spectacular - Carter was tearing it up. He was celebrating his birthday.

User: Musicality
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Halloween!!!


User: mwil0303
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Lying in the hands of God was too dragged out, lost the crowds intensity...Would have rated the show a 5 if Dave didnt swap Last Stop closer for Halloween...

User: natasha-caroli
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BY FAR! one of the best set lists i have ever seen!
3 first timers!
loved it

User: nfrient
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One of the best shows I've been to. Halloween closer was excellent and made a good show great! And I caught a glowstick Dave threw into the audience!

User: nick13618
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Great Show!!!

User: NigelMoses
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Halloween, enough said!!!!

User: ottman
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very diverse setlist. everything about the performance was tight.

User: proppenator
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Minarets->Seek Up opener, my first Crush, BOWA, and of course HALLOWEEN. Awesome show from start to finish, only low point was OOMH

User: rachel41
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one word: HALLOWEEN!

User: rain_prana
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Awesome start to the show with two amazing songs. Black Jack rocked. Two Step is always a fave of mine, and to end it all with Halloween is just nuts what a great way to end a birthday. Thank you DMB. First time seeing Dave and the boys inside, and not getting rained on, as per the Darien Lake tradition every year. That was also a nice change.

User: raustin1
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One of the better shows of my 6 so far this summer. Great energy at the start with Minarets>Seek Up followed by DDTW. Far more than I expected when I walked into HSBC. BOWA came out of nowhere and was AMAZING. Have to say this was probably the best Boyd show I've seen...he killed Crush and seemed to give it all during each of his solos. LITHOG was great, but jammed way too long again. Blackjack was a first for me. Time Bomb > Two Step were a great close, I like these songs way better in the main set than in the encore, although I won't miss the time bomb intro to Two Step when it hopefully disappears. As for the encore, we missed Last Stop as per the setlist, but if any song is going to replace it, Halloween is definitely 1B. Overall, great show, great fall tour opener....can't wait for C-ville

User: Riotwvu
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My First Halloween!

User: rsailer
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Possibly the greatest opening to a DMB show ever. A ridiculously jammed Minerets then into Seek Up. My price of admission was satisfied after 2 songs. The rest of the show was great too. GA Floor is such a good thing. Good times

User: Sabres914
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Love.

User: sandyo928
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loved it! Especially Minarets into Seek Up as well as Halloween to end it!

User: senorcolina7611
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Great Show!

Phenomenal start...built up a lot of expectation with the early songs, but lacked a little in the middle. The set closer, even though it was pretty typical, and the encore definitely saved the show. Carter blew us out of the water on his birthday...if I'm capable of half the things he can do when i turn 52 i'll be pleased. Halloween was great (1st time in 11 shows for me) and it made me want to rate 5 stars but i can't justify that with the weak mid-set

User: sick nuraci
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HALLOWEEN MY FIRST EVER AND IT WAS AMAZING MY FRIENDS were second row

User: smithbone
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He played everything we wanted and a few surprises. I was closer than I ever was by far so it was that much more amazing. Boyd Tinsley was quieter than I ever remember as he only had a few jam solos.

User: soccerkoz135
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First time I saw Halloween

User: Somethin4Nothin
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Show was absolutely amazing. Blackjack, Halloween, Minarets, Crush, and Out of my Hands all in one show is beyond imaginable!!!

Center stage about 12-13 people back. Night was amazing to say the least!

User: sullivzr10
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Great show i thought they killed dont drink the water and halloween was a cool surprise

User: SweetUpAndJane
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Awesome Halloween!!

User: swill
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thought they were a little tired after S. Am. tour great opening with minerettes, seek up my favorite and out of my hands OMG!

User: thebrick107
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Unreal

User: TheCuse41
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2nd row

User: TJHMH8
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Minarets into seek up
BOWA
Killer Crush
Halloween closer
but no Last Stop

User: tkebp1312
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Worst crowd of all time! One of my favorite shows of all time!

User: tleaves
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There were definitely highlights, Grey Street, Crush was amazing, and the opening two songs were killer. But there were so many momentum killing moments, Out of My Hands, Lying in the Hands of God that seemed to go on forever, Crash Into Me as an encore (after Carter had ripped a new one into Two Step). Just did not seem to build to anything. And I really do not like Halloween, either.

User: trippingnancy65
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great, carter rocked out, so happy i got to hear some devil, played beautifully. definitely different in a hockey arena though so it didnt sound as good as it really was.

User: vaughawa
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Another great tour opener in Buffalo.

User: warriorac15
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It was my first DMB show and we were about 5th row general addmin. Awesome!

User: weeds1424
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great show

User: Wheelsdmb41
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Hometown first Halloween memorable

User: wispez
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show was great for the first 4 or 5 songs, then nose dived all the way til halloween!

User: Yard
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Great concert! It was the first time that I saw the band at an indoor venue.


   


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