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Dave Matthews Band
July 1, 2015
Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

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User: augz23
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got drumstick

User: autosave36
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First ever show. Awesome.

User: Aweiss0232
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Great Jams at this show! Great venue and excellent sound. Seek up/Stone and LIOG were favorites for me. Crazy intro Jam session on Seek Up! Encore left a lot to be desired....

User: baco
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Surprisingly great set. Minus the terrible encore.

User: bd300
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Great setlist. It kept getting better and better. Unfortunately curfew caused a change in the encore choice.

User: bubba40
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Probably the best post-Roi show I've seen. Horns and Carter were phenomenal (as they always are). Setlist quite good- highlights were Typical and Seek Up. High-quality setlist, although the it waned toward the end. Only downsides were Tim WAY too loud in the mix, and poor acoustics in the venue during the first set.

User: bustedstuff88
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Very impressed with the show. A bit surprised that back to back covers opened it. Very much a throwback jam night and had an old school vibe going throughout....Kept waiting for SMLAM or Seven or You and me to come and destroy it but....no. Low points were YMDT and sister. Wish that the entire band would have stayed onstage for Grace but I was happy to cross that one off the list anyways. The band, and especially Dave seemed very on point and having a blast. Love that he acknowledged the group yelling "Can't feel my face" right next to us. Had a couple of debbie downers on my other side acting cross with each other and basically everyone in the vicinity, so had to move away from the negativity. Had a great drunken conversation with this bearded behemoth of a man named "Brock", who ended up getting a stick! Good catch Brock!

User: chrisclown
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Great show! Dave opened up solo with "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and it only got better from there, Dave and Tim played "oh" and than the rest of the band came out acoustic style. After a few songs acoustic they moved onto their regular jamming and was great as always.

User: Col19
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Stone, Recently, Seek Up, and 6 Crash songs for the night. You couldn't ask for a better acoustic setlist. Boyd was on fire, which was great to see. They played 3:45 minus the 1/2 hour break.

User: CottyCruz
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Great

User: crazymandinga
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Fun, Great sound for indoor venue. Great crowd around us. Probably my least fav set list out of the 20+ shows i've seen. Half the songs blew my mind and the rest left me wanting! The band reminded me of Leroi era and was beautiful. Normally Timmy and the horns get a lil carried away imo. Tim should be on acoustic when Dave is and only use his electric when Dave is also. W T F encore, /drops mic p.s. Lie in our graves - Boyd brings me to a higher cognitive state, some might say a lil misty eyed lol

User: DancingNanc05
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Wow! I\'ve seen 40+ shows and this one had to be top ten for me, honestly. Top to bottom this one had almost everything.

User: Diemby
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Suite 51!

User: dmbucks22
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Caught a stick!!!!! Shook Daves hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Georgia_Bean
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First time on the rail.

User: LittleBaby928
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one of, if not the best, indoor shows i've been too in a while. the guys were on point! so much energy! and what a great crowd!

User: MarvinBerry
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Good show, a few surprises. Encore could have been better. I can't feel my face!

User: mayer22105
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Been to 18 DMB shows dating back to 2014 and this was one of my least favorites. Excel is as solid indoor venue as I've been to see DMB, but it did not sound good from way in the back.

User: mrcrazyeasy
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Really nice show overall. I got my first stone which has been eluding me for years. Really a lot of old tunes which I was thrilled about. Best typical situation I have heard. Lie in our graves was probably the best of set #2 and I actually liked Virginia in the rain. Very radioheady. Encore was not spectacular but no real complaints. A watchtower closer may have put this show to 5 stars.

User: naas909
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Fantastic show. I actually liked the acoustic set best (which surprised me). It didn't seem as watered-down as the acoustic sets in Chicago last summer. Great energy, great setlist. Seek Up was glorious. The newest songs weren't anything spectacular, but as Dave said, we "indulged" him with those LOL. I had a blast.

User: natedoggld182
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Amazing set list up until the encore. Very disappointing, they left the crowd wondering if that was it? Or if there was more..

User: neoisgod9
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This was one of the better shows I've been to. The acoustic portion was much more entertaining this year and the jams were all great. I loved hearing the stone and DIDO was always fun to get behind. I'm a huge fan of you might die trying so for me that was a treat plus the seek up start was beautiful. Honestly I'm just happy there wasn't a shake me to close but lately his closers in general haven't been great. Belly belly nice is a song that should be played early on not to close. Other than that the energy was great and they really made it apparent they still love what they do and want to do it for a long time.

User: Niggs
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Amazing rarity for a St. Paul show. Great energy and great mix of songs.

User: rest_safely
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First time on the rail for me! Whiter shade had me in tears as the opener, but the encore definitely needed one more song...

User: Robert Dean
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Didn't like the venue - band was just "ok" (I think they prefer playing outdoors as opposed to inside)

User: sarabshaw
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#MommaShaw got a stick from Carter, pic from Dave and a setlist.

User: SDMN
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Solid show

User: sher0225
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Enjoyed the acoustic set. Probably the best Recently I've seen. I'll Back You Up and Grace are also faves. Normal set kicked off with Seek Up and DIDO...loved it! The encore was definitely a WTF moment. Sister, OK I get it. But Belly Belly Nice? That's a midsetter and belongs no where near an encore. Apparently we were supposed to get Two Step, but it had to be substituted due to time constraints. If that's the case, you cut Sister and BBN and just play Two Step. Oh, and our section in the club level was incredibly lame. No standing, singing or dancing. Everyone just sat there. In fact, I believe the woman in front of me fell asleep.

User: Staasgaard
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Great acoustic set (stone especially). Little too much Tim for me these days, and I always prefer an outdoor venue. Would've been 4 or even 5 with a better encore...huge disappointment there.

User: TeriV
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Awesome set list, great energy!

User: Thank~U~Dave
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Suite 24

User: theberryman
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that encore :(

User: UrsadonDMB
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Didn't have as much fun as Des Moines the night before but I can't complain. Encore was a summer bummer. Setlist was still great so it pulls a five star review from me.

User: wastingtime28
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That was some old school shit! Loved it! I'll Back You Up and The Stone were fantastic. LIOG was by far the best of the second set. The entire band was on point, but Boyd brought it harder than I can remember in recent years. One of the best indoor shows I've seen.

User: wildfan1979
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LOVED the acoustic set. Awesome show.


   


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