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Dave Matthews Band
September 9, 2012
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

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User: 41DMBfan
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My first show in two years. Started out strong with a dark feel, and then got a little flat. Stanley Jordan joined in and took the spot for Boyd's solo on LIOG. Really missed Boyd on that one. Dave botched the lyrics for Seek Up. A strong finish with Halloween>Tripping Billies.

User: bartender_man
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#32

User: bertha
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Too many repeats from previous night. First half of show was too slow. Show was saved by closer and encore.

User: borisfowler
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I thought the set was good, but I didnt feel like the crowd cared too much about it. Maybe that was just our section, but it seemed like most of the crowd was disinterested and not really engaged.

The band sounded good, but they seemed tired. Who can blame them, last show of the year besides the Hollywood Bowl show on Wednesday.

User: Brandon22277
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More 3.5 but as the band is touring less I'm appreciating them more. High expectations for Hollywood Bowl!

User: calebgibbs
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Highlights- Eh Hee, Still Water, Snow Outside

User: ca_aaron
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Great crowd and great vibe throughout. My wife always wanted to hear Halloween and they delivered. Carter was as crisp as he's ever been. It was also funny hearing Dave totally forget the lyrics to Seek Up about half way in. Who knew?? These guys are human. One of my favorite shows at Shoreline.

User: colvin
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Great version of Lie in Our Graves. Lots of new stuff... Killer Tripping Billies to close

User: crayolaboy
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Any Dave show is a good show, but this setlist was a little slow and mellow for my taste. Crisp jams throughout but the slower songs really deflated the audience.

User: Dana62589
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A little too slow for me.

User: Danny Fetro
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First Halloween!

User: Dave'sMonkey
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11th row was AWESOME!!!

User: dave_4111
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Way too mellow of a show for my liking. Strong encore turned this from a 1 to a 2.

User: DKBest
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Nice show! Very Mellow show. My 34th show but very first on the West Coast! Was hoping for Drunken Soldier but its all good!

User: fromchicago252
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sloppy show to start, but they got it going at the end. Slightly disappointing but still a great time overall. Billies -> Halloween was really cool and Ants was great tonight! The new stuff sounds great too!

User: hammerpan
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Solid show. Good encore!

User: jbolter
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Great show. Lot's of new stuff. Wish he would have played a few more classics!

User: Jbrieger
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Happy to be there! I enjoyed the song line up...mix of old and new. Was hoping for a little more energy and excitement from the band, but we are all human! As others mentioned, majority of the songs were darker rather than happy and upbeat....and well sometimes thats just how life is! So overall I'm happy to be a DMB fan :)

User: keithken
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Great show. Loved the new songs. Fist time for Halloween.

User: kenmecca
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Good times, not the best

User: kitkatjam235
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First show traveled to, first DMB Adventure of Big & Little Spoon!

User: lamarng
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I finally got to hear Halloween. Worth it.

User: leftcoastboy21
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it only took 18 shows to finally get halloween....

User: lennoxdude
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Some great tunes. Loved Eh Hee DDTW, Belly. Seek up and Grey Street were amazing. My only complaint is the Mercy, OOMH back to back. Just kills the energy. Hands of God could use a rest or at least a shorter allotment of concert time. Great people around us and the venue was amazing. First time there and we met Stefan back stage - cool day!

User: lorenmurch
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DDTR was strong. I really enjoyed the slower jam songs but the Some Devil, Halloween into Tripping Billies finale was fantastic. It was definitely a treat to see Halloween.

User: Lorriern
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Interesting set list choices. Enjoyed Still Water>Don't drink. Fair amount of AFTW played. Sorry to see Can't Stop omitted from the list. Was my number #1 choice for the night. Found myself front row, dead center mid set and in awe. Seeing these guys play up close is always special. Made a blanket for Stefan which he took and held up to crowd! Pretty cool. Fun times with friends. Bowl should be great!

User: macini1
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Way to slow. Finished strong

User: orangeflower
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Most disappointing show :(

User: OscrDGrch
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Stanley Jordan blew me away!

User: robvanhann
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Good, mostly mellow show. Great to finally get a chance to hear some of the new stuff. Mr Jordan really didn't do much. Halloween number two for me! Seek up was great in the middle of the set. Not sure I like Eh Hee to open. Overall, it was great to hear him in my backyard again. Looking forward to Hollywood Bowl

User: Rodzilla_v
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It was a great show, however it had a very mellow vibe until the last thrid of it. It was a joy to hear some of the new songs, they sound amazing! Loved the fact that Dave forgot the words to "Seek Up". First Halloween after 10 years of going to shows for me. Worth the wait!!!

User: rythman
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Awesome show!!

User: S,S,FH
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Great show! Stanley Jordan is the man!!!!

User: sharkb8st
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it was a great show... unfortunatly i have always held the 3 night berkley show as my standard... its hard to match that...

User: skiddiet
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Odd flow for the first half. So many repeats from previous two shows. Out of my hands. Stanley Jordan adds nothing to the songs, better let Boyd solo on LIOG.

That all being said, highlights were definitely new songs, midset Seek Up, seven->Ants, some devil (Dave's voice was fantastic) and of course, hallo-billies to close.

User: Squang
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Bad setlist, slow songs, even supposedly upbeat songs had weird tempo. Highly disappointed

User: SteadyasweDodo
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A lot of long instrumental jams

User: s_marinis
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This was my first time at Shoreline. Worst tailgating ever, but great stage setup and even better people. I enjoyed the set list, but there was a major loss of energy during the middle portion of the concert. Stanley Jordan could have been better utilized, like maybe in a JimmyThing. I was shocked to see them play DDTW three nights in a row, but I can't complain; I love that song. The show ended with great energy and it was definitely the best encore I have seen. Some devil solo and then the Halloween > Tripping Billies! Wow!!!!
Overall I am very pleased!

User: tara2step
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SOOO GOOOD

User: texcali
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Good show. Lost of new stuff and really picked up in the end.

User: TheJimiTree522
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I like how hands of god became a bit of a treat/rarity this tour. good stuff

User: thurnauer
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This was my birthday show, and unfortunately only one so far this year, cause I have to assume they will hit Denver on some sort of Fall/Winter tour. I guess I set the bar high for the night, and was not knocked out of my seat, but the last show I had seen was the Caravan at the Gorge last Labor Day, so what could I expect. Stanley is not Warren Haynes; he's amazingly gifted but true jazz guitar like that is not totally my style. Slowed down an already slower set. I loved hearing the new songs, didn't mind the mellow there. Definitely was pleased with the encore, which in addition to Grey Street, and getting to take my girlfriend for her first DMB, made the evening great in the end.

User: Tina T
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Halloween encore saved this show.

User: tkin2001
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Love this place

User: tracbert
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Low energy from band and crowd. Air heavy with pot smoke. Crowd was too baked to make it a party. Nothing exceptional about the show. The only dud of the 4 I've seen...Oh well!

User: troyman
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Proposed to Katy to Some Devil

User: tyskall
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101, CC

User: ugastastos
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AWESOME as always!!!

User: whitej2
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We flew out from Philly for this show and it was pretty dang good. I don't know if it was "fly out from Philly good" but we had a great time. I was kind of hoping to hear Two Step, Watchtower, or 41, but Seek Up and Lie in Our Graves made up for it.


   


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