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Dave Matthews Band
July 24, 2013
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

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User: 98Ants
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Great setlist, rain delay

User: alexkap23
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Unreal night

User: alphasig
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It was very rainy that night but I had a great time because of how into the show the crowd was even in the torrential downpour that we were experiencing

User: arinheath
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The energy just wasn't there. I hate to admit it, but I think the guys played because they "had to," not because they wanted to.

User: asp330jc
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Aside from the delay from storms and one song encore, this show was amazing.

User: bigdogdad
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A little wet, but worth the wait

User: blbb35
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Never seen so much rain in my life! Amazing set even from the back of the lawn, soaked, and after an hour rain delay.

User: blskier
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One of the best shows I've ever been to. KKJ, Recently, Crazy Easy, and the ridiculous ending run - need I say more?

User: Bourbon & Blue
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Sat with mom Sara and Adam. Another Greta Charlotte set list. Had about 20 people at the tailgate. Great time! Weather delayed the show which led to one of the great 4 songs runs in recent memory, ants-Halloween, drunken soldier, two step

User: brad.berg
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RAIN!!!!!

User: buckeyedrum07
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Despite the delay, this was the best of the 10 shows I've been to. First time in the pavilion (and I think I picked a good one to avoid the lawn!). As others have said, there were many highlights, but Two Step>Ants>Halloween was KILLER! Told my girlfriend at the beginning of Two Step "this should close the set", then Ants kicked in "YEAH!!" then Halloween "HOLY SHIT!!!!" Would take that ending without "If Only" and a quick "Shake Me" encore over the planned set before the delay. Awesome awesome crowd, great energy. CHARLOTTE NEEDS TWO NIGHTS!!

User: Bungyfish
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Crazy thunderstorm - played past "curfew" - great crowd and show.

User: C.S.
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My first time in the pit, and a great time indeed! I was truly scared at first during the delay - would I be robbed of this opportunity? Thankfully, my fears were unfounded; in fact, the delay made for one of the most intense shows I've ever seen. With such short, if any, breaks between songs, this show was a non-stop express train to Awesomeville.

And what an ending! Speaks for itself. Every show should be like this one.

User: Clemson DMB
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baws

User: Dakota4791
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Much credit to Dave for going past the 11 p.m. curfew, but after an hour long delay due to lightning, I thought the show started off far too slowly.

User: DaveIsNotDreamy
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Who's going to argue with Drunken-2Step-Ants-Halloween closer?

User: davidprim9
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Two Step -> Ants Marching was one of my favorite song combos I've heard them play live or recorded. Too bad the show was a little short after the storm delay and 11:30pm curfew for the venue.

User: ddasher
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Rain delayed, but still turned out great. Caught a few tunes for the first time, along with the dud of an encore. Overall worth the trip!

User: DMBphan83
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I can't really give a review to this show, and my honest thought to this show, but my first show I missed in ten years. But glad to listen to on cd and hear how the crowd was excited knowing there was a storm and most of the show was on a delay because of it. But made up for missing the show,by going in 2014

User: dmbxj05
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RAIN!!

User: dvemtthews
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weather delayed - amaze last 4 set songs
DS->TwoStep->Ants->Halloween

User: Emotion
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I had not gotten to here Recently live before
... IT was grand. Then running down a dream and long black vail, right up my ally. Very happy to be under cover as the rain caused delay and lots of unhappy fans. I have figured in the summer best to be under cover.

User: Funki10is
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Wow.. What was with the will call line!?

Besides that and being completely soaked by insanely heavy rain from crazy thunderstorms this show was epic.

Band was energized..the crowd was loud and energetic and the band was definitely feeling it.

Highlights for me... Long Black Veil, Crazy Easy, Halloween and Kit Kat Jam! 1st Kit Kat Jam ever played without lyrics!

Of course then there was the amazing show ending Two Step>Ants>Halloween!

Since the show was delayed did to weather and the venues curfew was 11:30 all we got for the Encore was Shake Me Like A Monkey... Felt kinda robbed bc I was expecting another goodie or two! Can't wait for the setlist to see what it may have been...hopefully not JTR... Which he teased first song in.

Overall amazing show and my 30th :) glad I didn't fly down from NY just to get soaked and get a cancelled show.. Lol

User: groach1960
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Last of my shows on east coast. Big delay because of lightning and the band made it worth waiting for

User: Gyrocat41
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Amazing Energy, loved hearing Drunken Soldier. It was a magical and memorable night.

User: Heelslm05
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WOW is all that needs to be said. Solidifies this tour as easily one of the best in their career. Unreal.

User: HooToad
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Went with Austin, Tyler (1st show), and Maddie (1st show). Torrential downpour delayed start but made for an AMAZING show!

User: HOUND
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Rain delay into great show!!

User: hspringssoccer
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Huge thunderstorm delayed the show. Thank gosh we were barely undercover. decent setlist had a lot of great songs in a row at the end!

User: illiswillis
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rain delay

User: imagnat
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Rain, rain, rain. It poured down all night and we were soaked. Great show nonetheless. Danced with my bride in the rain all night.

User: JCHOBS10
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Two Step > Ants > Halloween ....nothing more to say

User: jcmartin13
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always an amazing time. show was tons of fun. faults would be lack of horns tonight, most extended solos went to tim and boyd. unleash the horns, the 41 solo really needs to go back to the horns i miss it, but overall great energy and carter you always bring it thankyou

User: jdndjones
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My 54th show...so I know what I am talking about. The most rude DMB crowd I have ever seen. When the storm came, those in the grass with the poorest character forced their way past the ushers in the isles under the pavilion. They did not do this for fear of lightning. If that were the case, then they would have left when the storm passed. Instead they took it upon themselves to 1. clog the isle so that those of us who paid for those seats could not leave to go to the bathroom and 2. assault the ushers who tried to make the riff-raff go back to the grass. Lovely people. As we were leaving I thanked two of the ushers that I had watch hold up a fence against a mob for the better part of 2 hours. They said it had been worse than the Cypress Hill show. That was the only time I have ever been embarrassed to be a DMB fan. My 4 stars is for the band, not the crowd. They could see what was going on and they still did what they did.

User: k.jr289
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i've seen them open with seven several times, time for something new.

User: kristinmb
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Great main set once it could start.



User: lakerpride21
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Holy crap... best fifth Dave show I could have asked for... rain, mud and all. Setlist was great, atmosphere was great, everything was great except for a few of the people who worked there... VWA hires some assholes.

User: lsufan91
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It rained, a lot.

User: maureeeeeeeenie
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Best Dave show ever! Rain was awesome.

User: mediahound
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Best close ever! Awesome set!

User: mhouse
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1/V/24

User: Missmarlatt
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Best set list I've heard. Rain delay was totally worth it. Very high energy, but Long Black Veil was a slow little treat. Two step into Ants into Halloween = EPIC!

User: msh84281
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Awesome set

User: mwarrenRN18
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Rain totally sucked, but a great show!!

User: Othello-5
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Great show! Slow start (Rain Delay + Seven) but then a host of rarities, a liberation, and one of the best ending runs I've ever seen. Crazy Easy, RDaD, Kit Kat Jam, and DS>TS>Ants>Halloween were definite highlights. Even the Shake Me encore couldn't bring this one down.

User: paigemac
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The show was stopped by storms...but was the BEST I have ever seen! We met Boyd at the Gathering after the show and it was one of the best moments of my life.

User: paultwood1
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Rained all night, but just added to the overall feel of the evening. Crazy ending to the set.

User: peter.r.kowitz
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After a rain delay the boys hit the stage and kept the crowd happy. Because of the late start they barely rested between songs. Seems like one of them was always pushing into the next song, just to get them in. Nice mix of old and new, really old and so rare it seemed new. And the Tom Petty cover, Running Down A Dream, was fan-freakin-tastic! All in all, a show that will not be forgotten.

User: pruss25
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Out of the 14 shows I've seen, this was #2 (behind D+T in 99'). What a run from start to finish! This the best setlist I've seen live. I was jumping up and down like I won the lottery with the JTR tease into Seven to open the show. I don't know why Seven and Funny get a bad rep. They're awesome live and Seven is great as an opener! There's too much to say about this show. The overall old/new/rare mix was fantastic. I would have liked to see Stanley Jordan and hate to see the solo in the encore cut, but this show was epic! The boys sounded exhausted by the end of the show, and rightfully so after the DS--2Step (love the Time Bomb lyrics in the beginning)--Ants--Halloween ending. That ending may never be matched. Shake Me shouldn't be a closer IMO, but we were fortunate to get an encore that night! Now my wife understands my obsession.

User: ptingraham94
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Very rainy, but that added more to it in very good way

User: remedyseeker
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Other then the weather separating me and my friends as well as providing a muddy experience, the set was amazing and the band put on an awesome show. Two step > ants > Halloween was out control to end set . Wish it could've lasted longer but all in all great performance for my 12th show

User: Sansouci84
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So much energy. Show 38 and definitely top 5 - I had absolutely no expectations on a show delayed an hour, where Stanley Jordan cancelled and this tour seemed to be very hit or miss. I was blown away. Forget about the fact that the show was 2 hours long. Forget about the fact that Two Step and 41 had to be shortened. Forget about the fact that Shake Me was the encore (I'm just glad we got one) and that we had to hear You & Me again. Look at the setlist. And listen to the tape. It's a scorcher from end to end. Not to mention my first Crazy Easy, Running Down a Dream, and Long Black Veil. KKJ revisited, and one of the craziest runs to end a set in DMB history. This one is a Trax if I've ever seen one, AC night 3 style.

User: sc_blondie
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Got a drum stick handed to me by carter

User: seekup2step
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arrrrriba! ;) rain was a stumper but who doesn't like to be in the rain?!?! I DIED when he did
Time bomb
Two step
Ants
Halloween
ALL IN A ROW. PERFECT!!

User: sixmitch
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Best Close EVER! Epic: Two Step >>Ants >> Halloween

User: skiptimeEight9
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TOM PETTY!! JOHNNY CASH!!!. great covers

User: soxfan93
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Awesome show! Definitely worth the wait! Crazy Easy was awesome along with LBV, Granny, Kit Kat Jam, and the finishing run of Two Step>Ants>Halloween

User: Sprklcity41
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it poured down rain and we had a long rain delay but when the show started back up we had a great time! Even covered in mud! :)

User: sternbe
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Highlight was def Two Step - Ants - Halloween! Boyd tore is up on #41 too.

User: tbelac
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Crazy Weather, loved Halloween

User: tbone4118
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JBT was a great opening act and those that didn't go in to see them truly missed out. Pit was decent and adequately spaced overall. There was an delay due to a monsoon that rolled through. Definitely worth the wait! Show started off with a one verse JTR tease. I though we were in for an uneventful show. Happy I was wrong. Things started gaining momentum with Granny- sounded like the crowd was very into it as our echoes filled the venue. Then came a solid #41 which is always a crowd pleaser. Then >>DDTW which became a recurring theme for the night which was fine by all near me. Then LBV which is always treat- solid version. Gonna cover highlights now due to space- the 2nd Crazy Easy in 9 years was sick and sounded very organized. Runnin' cover was great and a nice touch. Then BOOM! Kit Kat Jam- 1st since 06 and first ever without lyrics! Super tight and polished! Recently and Drunken were also good but now for the best part- 2step>Ants>Halloween!! Sicko and all high energy! Very good Halloween with no lyrical hiccups from Dave. Those songs ended a run of 12 songs out of 14 or so in row that are arguably the tightest run on tour this year. (Camden N2 is prob still the best this year by a nose) Closed with a 1 song encore of SMLAM which was not the way to close out this show but understandable bc of curfew...still wish it was Stone, Pig, or Typical which would've gotten this a 5. All-in-all a great show and got a 4 only b/c it was shortened and for the 1 song encore which was less than stellar. Being honest here in my review but hard to complain about a show like this one. BRING ON BRISTOW SATURDAY!!!

User: tennesyl
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gmail and maps shows me at this one lol

User: tmark8
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Had a blast

User: Unedited
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Awesome set, shitty weather

User: UTsDMBjunkie
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Too many reasons to list why this show was the best of 29, but the main one is that it was my 29th birthday. So worth the rain delay :)

User: wakenuke
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Rainy night with an extra tall umbrella and scotty mccrery!

User: wtodomiv
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We got wet, but we waited it out and it was worth it.

User: wvufan2010
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Unbelievable run to close the show.

User: zookper
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Crazy Easy, Kit Kat Jam & Halloween!!! need i say more!!!


   


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