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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 23, 2013
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO

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User: davelean1981
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Very impressed with how tight the boys sounded after a month off. The setlist would not be my first choice of songs to hear but the way they played each song was fantastic. Having looked at most setlists this and previous tours the sets are seeming to be more predictable. Short show at exactly 2.5 hours The warehouse was the highlight of the show!! Proudest monkey was very chill too. Reaper was pretty cool cover although I wish they would have busted out some more rarities. I wish Dave had mentioned not coming to colo in a few years... In 2005 I saw 7 shows. Only been to co 3 times since then... There were a LOT of empty seats there. Seems like too big of a venue for DMB for two night or people were boycotting due to being skipped on tour for a while. ( i almost did but glad i didnt) That being said we were able to get up pretty close with minimal effort and the sound here is great! No dick jokes??? Seen phish at this venue and they pack the Place for 3 nights. Made me a little bummed to see so much vacancy. Looking forward to some jamming tonight as there were no extended jams outside of warehouse. Solid and very enjoyable show but my mind was not blown away like it used to be back in the day.

User: DMB1983
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Great show. Very glad to see DMB back in CO after a 3 year hiatus. Too bad it's Dicks. Hope they never play there again. Loved the first half of the set and the encore. The last 4 or 5 songs of main set just kind of fell flat. No jamming all night either. Every song was just straightforward as is. Place was half empty, and they played a shortened set time wise. About 45 minutes less than the following night. Encore was phenomenal! Oh, Ants, Halloween?? Come on! That's as good at it gets. Especially after I saw on DMBalmanac that they scrapped the original encore which was nowhere near as classic.

User: DMBfan_shiloh36
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Sound wasn't all that great. And there wasn't a whole lot of people there to see the show. Empty seats and the floor wasn't that full

User: dmbgreenday
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Decent show but did I mention night 2!?!?!?

User: dray10486
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Great show! Dave was a bit rusty (voice, smoked too much with Snoop and forgot lyrics, etc) but the band was on fire! Great set! Opening run was real nice, Bayou, One Sweet, Big Eyed into Granny Belly Belly Nice and Why I Am, high energy, good mix! Loved the monkey! Digging a Ditch, Mercy was great, Grey Street--this whole set was dope, I don't know how you can like this band and not like this set! Snoop was the best opener I have seen play for DMB, the energy was second to none. Dick's is a great venue if you are on the field. Great size, new, easy in and out, and there are Buffalo roaming the fields in the back! Great time in Colorado!

User: dreamingtm17
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Little slow to get moving...great Encore

User: dwakeman
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Thanks Boys! Great show

User: flueck
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I got unexpectedly shit faced. Thanks Dave!

User: geoffc
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Enjoyed the set. I've intentionally not tracked sets now for a few years so that I'm always surprised, I highly recommend. Was really disappointed in my $85 (+fees) reserved level 1 warehouse tickets. Felt like I was ten miles from the stage and the sound sucked. After almost an hour decided to walk down to GA floor, which was a good decision. Much more enjoyable experience. Dick's is not a good venue IMO.

User: gibsonwr
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Will remember as the glow stick show.

User: illbl8ok
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Solid show, played it safe for the most part-nothing too crazy. The song tempo seemed a little quick, possibly due to the late start...the encore was excellent. The glow sticks being thrown at or near the stage was embarassing. Makes the real fan base look like amateurs.

User: irishicon24
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Colorado Sky!

Great Venue! Great Atmosphere! Snoop Dog!

User: jaredgeisler
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HALLOWEEN

User: jenberg100
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I am from Wisconsin and I guess have been spoiled at Alpine Valley, as this is my 15th year of seeing Dave there. It sure is interesting to see Dave at other venues and realize how lucky we Wisconsinites have it! I would say that I was shocked at the lack of people at the show, the lack of energy from the crowd, and the amount of people sitting. The concert was more mellow and the band didn't really jam as much as we would have liked. We are looking forward to tonight as typically his second night is way better than the firs night. I would have to say that one highlight was Snoop Dogg's performance! Would love to see Dave and Snoop do a song together on the 2nd night....one can only wish!

User: JMOakey
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Not as good as the first show I saw. I also wasn't really a fan of Snoop Dogg as the opener.

User: joshsasu
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I really enjoyed this show. It had an overall great groove from song to song. I'm a more mellow Dave fan and most of the shows this year seem to be all about high energy. This one didn't have that feel versus the other shows I saw this year.

User: jtom2001
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Not a fan of the venue but a solid DMB performance.

User: klinenick
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Was there both nights. They were really bad this night.

User: lcraddo125
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horrible venue

User: leaglette
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HAlloween...amazing...

User: listb1
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Not terrible, but not the best show I've been to. I loved the encore and also really enjoyed Big Eyed Fish >> Granny, Bayou, Digging a Ditch, and the extended ending to Mercy was different. Seemed to me that they were cramming a lot in to it and Dave didn't really talk to the crowd much. I was getting annoyed with everybody throwing the glow sticks. That same issue happens at Phish shows here.

User: matt630
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Definitely not a classic show in my opinion. Some rust after the time off and it seemed to me that Dave's voice was really struggling. Pretty safe setlist as well, so maybe a lesson learned for me to not travel across the country to see the first show back from a break.

User: Milenk
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Set not great, I had fun, encore disgusting. "He goin' to kill us off dead with this one!!!!"

User: NeuBree87
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Great set! Great Colorado atmosphere!

User: Pringles
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This show was Amazing, my Highlights were Granny, Don't Fear The Reaper, Grey Street, Belly Belly Nice, Rooftop had a sick Jam, Warehouse, and the amazing Suprise of Halloween at the end after Halloween! Also After the show my brother and a couple of good Friends Got to Meet Boyd Tinsley! It was complete Bliss!!!

User: ryanflick3
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Fun and high energy set,but no surprises and no jamming at all. First show I've been to, where they basically played all the songs as they are with no solos or or extended parts that I haven't heard. Kind of strange that they just have enough hits that they can do that these days. Also could be its the first show I haven't seen at the gorge in 5 years, so that could be something to do with it.

Not incredibly impressed with the stage and lights this year. Found the screen more distracting than years past and it tended to get slowed down and choppy throughout the set until the end. Not sure if it was just an effect, but didn't look good. And didn't like all the images that they posted that had nothing to do with what was happening on stage. It was more like a music video than actual footage of the show. Also the lights didn't really pop like they have in years past. Kind of meh. Like this is just what we do now, nothing special.

User: Sgt. Pepper
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Very Average

User: shell684
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I\'ve never seen DMB play badly but this show wasn\'t one of my favorites compared to others. The concert goers around us were rude and trying to pick fights with us. I blame them on Snoop Dogg who opened. :o)

User: steezymayne3000
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Great setlist. Loved the ants -> halloween! Definitely the warm up night for Saturday but I thought the setlist was great.

User: Toledotitan
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Thought the set list could have been better. Was expecting some better songs and I felt the sound quality was not the greatest.

User: wthomps1
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OSW-BEF-Granny run was awesome, and the encore was just about perfect. The rest was average and the crowd was pretty small/tame.


   


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