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Dave Matthews Band
July 19, 2013
Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL

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User: #XLI
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Mike, Kelly, Danny, Gloria, and Dan

User: AbSoLuT DMB
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Great Show. Great Energy. Great Set. Lets see what night 2 has in store for us.

User: AlexaJane
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Front row center with J Low and Brandon. carter didnt see our sign :(

User: amatthewsfan
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Danny and Gloria with us Gloria's first show

User: bhicks99
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Great start and end, but as others mentioned, lots of lull/slows in the middle. Loved getting a nice long Crush in the middle and felt lucky to get the ED, Ants (which rocked) and Halloween to close out. Looking forward to show 36 tonight.

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show

User: bluebulldog97
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I am going to dress my Big Eyed Granny up like a Monkey Everyday until Halloween!!

User: chriswalton2
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Slow start but good finish? There is no such thing as a bad Dave show but this was the perhaps the worst over all performance I have personally seen. In some ways they did salvage it from being a bad show with Long Black Vail, recently and don't fear the reaper but they were just not in tune or on time like they always are. Night two proved to be a much better performance.

User: creevesrealtor
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Best Night 1 I have personally seen. Long Black Veil (rare), Halloween (nice surprise after Ants), Recently (great version). Can't wait for tonight!

User: cunoodle2
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Best show of my life

User: DMBDMB4ever
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what a night, Long Black Veil....

User: dmbtemple
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amazing!

User: DrewD55
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A pretty great day, and a pretty good show. Opened with a strong 1-2 punch of BEF > Granny, which definitely put a smile on my face. Hit a couple of lulls with a lot of really chill tunes stacked together, but the band kept hitting back with a rocker just a things looked like they were really about to hit a bad lull, and once they got to Kill The Preacher > DDTW, it was all uphill from there. What a run to close out the regular set: the long version of Recently, complete with Pretty Girl/Take Me To The River drop-ins, followed by a great Everyday, which featured a really kick-ass guest who was hauling out a different woodwind every time he came on stage but whose name I never caught, segueing into Ants, segueing into Halloween. That'll get your blood running.

Pretty strong encore, too, although this is three N1s in a row at WPB that Rapunzel has closed. The big surprise, though was Long Black Veil, which I hadn't heard since my first show, way back in 1999, and it was gorgeous. Met some great folks in the lots, just like always. Still trying to find a ticket for tomorrow, but I'll be there if I do.

User: ducatilvr
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This is my 12 Dave show at this venue. I have sat all over. I mostly enjoy the lawn at the top where there is air moving around. I go down in to the crowd later in the show and socialize a bit. Dave shows are always epic no matter what venue

User: EDDMB
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BEF,Granny CRUSH Reaper...Ants > HALLOWEEN was fantastic..great time..very good show 4 1/2 stars

User: feelquiet
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Great song flow.

User: fishguts621
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Good show

User: Gindi
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Great

User: gonzapn
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Carlos!!!

User: greybart41
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Good show. LITHOG the highlight for me

User: GruGrux420
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Great opening night! Celebrating 3 years with my baby!

User: hazeman
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Fun times

User: jets42689
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Good Morning! Cant wait for tonight. Last night was a great experience though. Scored VIP box tickets at the last minute. Originally had row 6 section ee (back center) but my dad dropped out, so it was just my mom and I. Sold those three and bought two VIPs for only $60 total!

Wasnt able to tailgate unfortunately (work, I will be out there all day today), But the VIP lounge was pretty cool. Free buffet with bbq (food kinda sucked though) and a band was playing before the show. Nice little area inside the venue.

The VIP boxes were awesome. Dead center right behind section two on high top chairs, very comfortable. Blind Pilot was better than I expected. Very mellow and slow, but the lead singer has a great voice and it was a nice warmup.

Finally out came the band and Dave had the twelve string in hand. That had me very hopeful, and when he busted out BEF I went nuts. This was my seventh show and I still hadn't heard Bartender (my fav song) and I was very hopeful at this point. When I saw him switch guitars after BEF I was a little disappointing but he went straight into Granny so didnt have much time to be down lol . Granny was fantastic as usual, really got the crowd going. Belly Belly Nice kept the energy high, but as usual I was dissapointed to hear no Boyd solo. He was playing, but couldnt hear him at all.

Then Spaceman came on. I think this may be the most misunderstand and underrated song here on Ants. I know this is a touchy subject. Heres my brief argument. 1: It features a nice little opening drum solo and some great fills from Carter all the way through. 2: It has a catchy chorus. 3: It also features some great horn fills and a nice solo section at the end. It really is a good song, the hate is unwarranted! It segued into cornbread as usual, which although isn't their best, it rocked out the venue. This was only my Mom's second show and while she likes the band she isn't a die hard like me. Spacebreadz was a highlight of the night for her. And I think she has a good ear for music. Cue the hate.

If only was next. Having heard this with Roger Smith in Tampa last year I didnt think a version could touch this. In fact, I run to the bathroom for the first half of the song, which I dont regret. The jam w/ Malta was fantastic though. He really is amazing and I am so glad he made the trip. Take me to tomorrow was ok. A nice quick song that I had not heard yet so no complaints. Nothing special but a good cover and features some great vocals from Dave.

Shake me: Bleh. 5th time in 7 shows Ive heard this. But it got the crowd rocking again so theres that.

Crush: What a fantastic version. The jam was incredibly on point. This was a highlight of the night for me, it was really perfect.

Reaper: Not my favorite cover but handt heard it live so I guess Ill take it. Rashawn was on cowbell but kept it so far from the mic that you couldnt even hear it. Crowd was not as into this as I had expected.

LITHOG: another pee break. Got back for the jam though. Malta again, absolutely fantastic. (Hope hes back tonight on classics like say goodbye or even two step which would be interesting)

So Right: Havent heard it and was solid, nothing special but you cant go wrong with so right.

KTP/DTTW: Nice little intro, would love to see KTP develop, heard DTTW 4/7 but cant ever go wrong with it.

Recently: Saw it in Boston earlier this year and was fantastic again.

Everyday: Had a great Boyd/Malta jam on it, first time seeing this live and it was fantastic!

Ants Marching>Halloween: Actually surprisingly unique. There was a moment in the jam where the band completely cut out and Boyd went on for a number of measures. Heard a million versions of this song and cant remember them every doing this. The segue to Halloween wasnt all the smooth, but enjoyed it anyway. (Still think Halloween is a little bit overrated)

LBV in E1 was a treat. I was lucky enough to see it debut in Boston, and that version was better. Still a nice spot for that song. They cut DS which was kinda dissapointing...

PNP Repunzel to close was a little dissapointing for me. It closed N1 AND Tampa last year (was at both shows) and my parents' first show was N1. My mom had no idea it had closed last year though lol. Still a great song.

All in all, fantastic time. Got a little drunk and am kinda hungover, but going to be out there ALL day today tailgating. Sadly sitting in the lawn tonight, going with too many ppl. Expecting a great show tonight. Wish they would bust out Bartender but w/ BEF already being played i dont count on it. Would love a Last Stop or something special, but no matter what Im sure Ill be happy. Hope to see you guys out there, and hope you enjoyed reading this!

User: Jonnyb396
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Great venue and show! Loved it. Great show!

User: marieli
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Mixed show. Started weak, no energy to meet crowd's enthusiasm. Low point was Carlos on Hands of God (hardly) when band barely stayed in tune and finished. Up until Recently the high points were a John Denver cover song and Tim's guitar work on Cornbread. But give them credit. They started fighting back on Kill The Preacher and it was like a different band showed up starting with Recently. Everyday-Ants-Halloween was super end to main set. For me, Long Black Veil to start encore was worth price of admission on its own. The strong close set up a fantastic night two.

User: melanie41
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Ants into Halloween-BOOM. Then long black veil! Been waiting for that one. Great energy!!!

User: mhouse
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4/U/38

User: mike54704
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They killed it as usual.

User: navyitc
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Never a bad Dave show but this was not my favorite - the next night was way better!

User: NewPants
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Amazing So Right and killer versions of most other songs played. Fantastic night!

User: pumpumdr
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Tucker Hook up through DMB...Center Stage Row 20 w/ Jordan

User: ramstralia5
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Halloween!

User: reb519
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Snuck to front row for encore with mom left side

User: robertshannahan
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Awesome show :)

User: sammy5032
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Amazing. Friends called "Godlike"

User: seekup2step
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FUCKING BEST SET LIST I'VE EVER FUCKING BEEN TOO!!! So so so so perfect! Dave.... Keep it the fuck up

User: sfidermutz
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HALLOWEEN!

User: shansamiam
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Amazing!

User: sonicdmb41
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very solid show

User: Steevzstubs
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AWESOME SHOW!!! One of my favorites!!!

User: TheAssistant
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This one just blew me away. Don't Fear the Reaper, first LIOG of the tour, long version of Recently and then Ants -> Halloween with Long Black Veil to open the Encore! FANTASTIC. My mind was blown!

User: ukcanes
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That may have been the best Crush I've ever seen and I love Recently. Ants was ridiculous w/ Boyd playing on his own near the end of the song. Wow what a great show!!

User: zaak
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great seats brit, wain, yams


   


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