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Dave Matthews Band
June 5, 2015
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

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User: Ajr111
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Both sets were really strong and had a lot of intensity. The encore with Ants into Halloween was a lot of fun.

User: AmberRose27
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Awesome as always!!

User: am_willy82
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Solid. Full Butterfly. First Typical. Solid jams.

User: BartBrown81
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One of the best sets I've ever seen. Unbelievable encore

User: bartender89
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The Stone!

User: BartenderPlz41
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Three song encore that included Halloween, what more could one ask for?!

User: bigsal6
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Awesome show! Great setlist, great crowd!

User: bknapp4dave
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Always great when you feel the energy- 3 song encore- killer!

User: CamelJoe
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This was my third show, and I gave it five stars for a good reason. I feel like at this point I'm a pretty experienced Dave fan and this show was killer. Great setlist. Great environment out in the lawn. It rained in the middle of gravedigger and into crush, but that just made the music better. Great, great show.

User: cdtotten
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Great acoustic set and good performances all night. End of Electric set was poor, but encore picked back up. For 2015, it's prob pretty close to being as good as it gets.

User: chemchelle
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Awesome! Loved typical situation!

User: cjr74
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Great Venue

User: Cornbread79
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Was my and my wife’s 1st show, although had been listening since “Under the table and Dreaming” release. Lightning and downpour during Gravedigger added to the the Enjoyment of First Show!

User: DAVEFEEZEL
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Another Cincinatti Show

User: daveindyman
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Damn near flawless acoustic set with heavy hitters Nancies, Stone, Crash, Typical, Recently, Billies. Yeah the set ended with a shorter Jimi this year but it setup for just an awesome encore.... Riverbend is once again known as Halloweentown! The band did not disappoint tonight and this makes me look forward to Deer Creek and Alpine weekends!!

User: dgengo
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Damn what great concert!! The Stone and Typical Situation acoustic was worth the price of admission! Something about Riverbend that just pisses me off. I keep telling myself I\'ll never go back there yet this was my 6th show there.

User: diflert
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Awesome

User: dirtetimo13
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The Acoustic Set started off real slow, but it paid off with a great run of classics. Nancies to the close of the first set was a fantastic run of songs for me. Stone was a highlight and Funny the Way It Is is always a welcome addition. It was on once they plugged in. I was slightly disappointed to not see the Lovely Ladies, but the haters sent them packing. The opening run from Minarets to Crush was solid. Then they took a break and played Black & Blue Bird. We got down to business after that. Grey Street was the song of the night for me. Enjoyed Drunken Soldier. They came out strong with Granny and closed with Ants. Then they started playing the worst song in the catalog, Halloween. Close to a perfect show if they don't finish the night with that nonsense. We waited in line all day to get front and center with Warehouse PIT, but I tried to not factor that in. That's only my 2nd time on the rail, and it was flipping amazing.

User: dmb#1
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Very good show that showcased a lot of oldies! Nice weekend getaway in Cincy that also included a Reds game.

User: dmb1tj
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Great set!! Fun times

User: dmbbluedevil
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Dave, Tim, Carter, Stefan, Boyd, Rashawn (in his Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce jersey) and Jeff... THANK YOU from the bottom of my over twenty-year fan heart for putting on a great show, including some "rain" songs when it started to rain! (It truly is a spiritual experience to sing "Gravedigger, when you dig my grave, could you make it shallow so I can feel the rain?" when there is lightning all around and you are getting drenched!). Thank you for giving Cincinnati fans the kind of show that SPAC and Alpine fans like to throw in our faces. Jimi Thing to end the set. Granny, Ants Marching RIGHT INTO HALLOWEEN? YES, PLEASE....every day and twice on Sunday! Love, Maryanne White Cincinnati, Ohio

User: Dmbjoyride420
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I had a great time and i felt the band enjoyed the hell out of themselves to throw us a nancies stone typical recently billies opener!! O did i forget a butterfly solo hes teased at us for a few years! Then the electric comes in as the rain does too and they kept right on jammin with a digger crush warehouse and pretty much everything else even tho smlam was played with what was played around it shake me all night long :) Great time for me and the wife!

User: DMBlunts
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13th show over 10 years, besides Pitt N2 in 09 this was the best I have seen...their energy was fantastic, Butterfly was a jaw dropper, set had a nice flow to it and while it may not have been the rarest of sets or ingenious, they absolutely jammed on almost every song. The most lively I have seen Boyd in years, very encouraging to see. It was a vintage DMB performance...if there is such a thing nowadays.

User: DMBmelch
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Really good set. Minarets was a nice surprise, Typical was great to hear! Crush and Rooftop were crazy good. Ants>Halloween for a closer was solid! Wife was pregnant with baby#3 and we had a great time! Great show!

User: DMBwenc
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really liked the acoustic 'Funny' the whole set was just awesome, might have been the first time i've heard Crash and Crush in the same night ...encore blew my mind

User: DMB_WVU#1
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Band was sharp as ever; the energy on stage was strong and good from the crowd but set list variety year to year at riverbend way too similar and even though it's only the 10th show of the tour there seems to be little variation night to night. Truly was hoping for just a couple songs off the radar from deeper in the catalog. Having seen the band 6x at riverbend since 2007 will most likely not be returning there again and with 18 shows attended overall I will definitely be questioning a ticket purchase to the next DMB tour.

User: gravedigger1995
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I thought this show was great, and the set list just could not get much better. It was a great mix of old with some newer stuff sprinkled in. My daughter finally got to hear both her favorite songs live in the same show, so it doesn't get much better than that for her. The band was on fire and the crowd was into every single song from start to finish, not to mention the stadium is very cool sitting right on the water great back drop for a show.

User: grizabella
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Great show all the way around! First time hearing Minarets live so that was a treat! Best Grey Street so far. Rashawn Ross really adds so much more energy to it! Grave Digger and Halloween were stand outs as well. I swear, Cincy gets some of the best shows! I will be back next year for sure!

User: Hitman2001
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This is unquestionably a 5 star show. It was my 29th time seeing DMB, my first at Riverbend, and the first time I saw them on my birthday. It was AMAZING from start to finish with very few lulls. Stone, Typical Situation, Butterfly, Crash, Crush, Ants into Halloween to close it out. Not a bad song in the entire set. It's the best show I've ever seen, EVER.

User: hkcliffy
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Such an epic night with Kim Caroline Jackson and my brother Derek! As much as i love seeing DMB in my home state of alabama (twice this week already) there is something about seeing DMB in the north - the crowds are more into it, more rowdy and all around more fun. This show was no exception as the lawn was one big party. After one of the hottest afternoons ever at a show that i've experienced, the skies opened up and poured on us during Gravedigger - so cool to hear "so i can feel the rain" as thousands of people raised their hands to be pelted with the storm. The night is kind of a blur as the beer was flowing but i remember a shooting star going right over the stage at one point and a great Jimi. I was here in 2008 when Halloween was first played after a long break and so it was extra cool to hear it again tonight - totally surprised and shocked when Ants went into Halloween ... top 10 moment for sure in my 67 shows.

User: IndyDMB
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Really enjoyable show. Riverbend has gotten some really nice sets over the last few years and this show was right with those. Band sounded really sharp.

User: jsizzle
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Greatest Dave concert I've been to. They sounded excellent and the setlist was on point throughout. Great work boys.

User: jwaugh55
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Great show and Good Energy!!

User: kateleo555
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Amazing setlist! Stone acoustic was unreal. It started raining during gravedigger, which obviously didn't bother a soul. Encore with Halloween was wild, Dave went nuts.

User: klt1121
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In my top 5. Incredible time, friends and song flow.

User: kyraiyne
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Def my fav concert to date at Riverbend.

User: listb1
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Halloweentown continues... This is the 4th Halloween I've seen at Riverbend since 2008 - which isn't too shabby. Great night, great crowd, I had a great time. I've seen 5 'two-set' format shows thus far.. this was the best 'acoustic' set I've personally seen. Butterfly, which has been teased the last few years, played by Dave solo was a nice surprise. An acoustic Dancing Nancies and Typical Situation was a nice surprise. The Stone is going to be an acoustic crowd favorite - it's awesome in this format. And I actually didn't hate hearing You & Me in the acoustic set - I think it fits better there. The electric set was really solid. Gravedigger is always a treat. Black and Blue Bird sounded good. The run of Drunken Soldier, SMLAM, Jimi Thing to close out the set was tremendous. The 3 full band song encore - Granny, Ants -> Halloween just ridiculous. I have no complaints.

User: loganlee_41
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Very good show! Definitely enjoyed the acoustic rendition of The Stone!

User: LSA9
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Beat show I have ever been to! Hard hitters at every turn and the most energetic encore I have seen.

User: Machine18855
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Everything was above average for me. Energy was good, and setlist lacked turds. Which at this point is a huge victory. Only downfall for me was Halloween. I've seen it 11 times, including this show from center rail, and I just don't get it. That song is awful. The first 20 seconds is cool then everyone is just like "is this over yet?". Would have rather it just ended with Ants.

User: mrayburn
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5 star show, the band was on fire tonight and the setlist was phenomenal! Acoustic set Stone and Typical Situation were big highlights. The encore of Granny followed by Ants into Halloween was one of the best encores I've seen in many shows. 1st of 5 shows I'll see this tour and it's going to be hard to top it!

User: MrUpton
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Very, very, good show. They never went on a two song plus run of a bad songs. Encore was awesome. The Stone is the bomb. Shows like this (along with the previous show in Alabama) were reminders why I love going to see this band live so much. The earlier shows in the tour with the Lovely Ladies were reminders of how much a freaking hate this band as well.

User: mthawk07
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Incredible show.

User: ohgraces41
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gravedigger in the rain❤️❤️❤️

User: prowdestmonkey3
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Show was great! But venue sucks!! Absolutely terrible...never go back...not even for free

User: Putterboy1912
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You & Me, Rooftop, and Halloween!

User: recently88
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Acoustic set was fantastic. Highlights were The Stone and Typical Situation. Band was full of energy as was the crowd the entire night. Great set list from start to finish.

User: rohdy
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Front row and drumstick!

User: rpschaitkin
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Best set list I've ever seen, a ton of great jams.

User: Seantuk420
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Thank You Dave!

User: sleepykustra
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Butter f**king fly, enough said!!!


   


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