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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
February 3, 2018
The Night Before - Super Bowl LII, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

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User: 62kirk
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Pretty Damn good considering no Boyd

User: AlienSound
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Great Show!

User: bigeyedfish84
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You could tell the band had taken time off and missing Boyd really changes the band. Setlist was average and I would have preferred less \"crowd\" pleasers.

User: Bigred1191
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No Boyd. Felt a bit flat. First concert of this tour. Can't wait to see what the summer brings!

User: Boywonder44
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With the official departure of Boyd Tinsley the day before, the band was not in sync for this show. A lot of mistakes were made and the overall mood and vibe did not feel right.

User: chrisclown
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No Boyd, but still a great show. Night before the Superbowl

User: cubber41
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Robert Randolph

User: danballard87
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Rusty would be an understatement. Thankful Robert Randolph showed up to put some energy into the crowd. Letís hope this is ironed out before the summer tour.

User: Diemby
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Suite 51!

User: dmb0420
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Great energy, crowd was a little dead. I.T was different without Boyd, but they made it work. Granny made my night.

User: DMB3420
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GREAT SHOW! MISSED BOYD! ROBERT RANDOLPH DEFINITELY WAS A TREAT!

User: DMBpablo
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When you step back to think about it. This was an incredibly unique show. It's the first show without Boyd, first show where they are trying new tracks, and first show where they are "figuring out" how to move forward as a band. I thought the show was incredibly strong given so many new elements. It went so well that I question if some of these "new" things were premeditated a bit. The band seemed to elevate their energy and performance to a new level. A level that I've honestly been waiting to hear for a while. Hearing Ants Marching and others in a way that I've never heard before. I needed that.

User: DMoir5150
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A good show with an interesting mix of songs. SO STRANGE to not have Boyd there. Some worked, some didn\\\\\\\'t. \\\\\\\"Timebomb\\\\\\\" and \\\\\\\"Ants Marching\\\\\\\" were so missing the Tinsley-touch. All the best to Boyd and all the band.

User: Dooofus
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Missed Boyd out there!

User: drewbarbes
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Robert Randolph was cool, first time in forever there was no Boyd.

User: drewbomhof
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Yo, where's BT?

User: GoodyISU1
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Not the best show, they were a little rusty & obviously unprepared for no Boyd. But overall it was a solid show & a great time. Setlist was much better than I was expecting. Oh & shout out to the girls from NC standing by me & my fiancee. Glad we had you nearby to try to hold down our space & be annoyed by the high pitched shrieker behind us

User: greystreet46
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You Never Know

User: icedog
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Good show, the boys did a good job of filling in for Boyd.

User: jakehagerdorn
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You never know! No Boyd, No problem!

User: Joecoolness1
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Great time in the pit! About 10 rows back, dead center. Met quite a few fellow Wisconsinites, which made for fun Alpine discussions while waiting for the show to start... I\'m sure my brother got sick of me pointing out all the spaces where there would normally be a violin solo, but it was honestly pretty cool seeing what the rest of the band did to get it together at the last minute. Tons of great energy from everyone, Robert Randolph shredded on the best Jim Thing jam I\'ve seen in a long time. DDTW opener, Aligator Pie, and You Never Know were other highlights for me. Who cares if there was some rust to shake off? DMB shows are my happy place, and I consider myself lucky to still be able to see them after all these years.

User: LeftyDv
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Is having a show better than not having a show? Yes. But outside of the more recent songs, this concert was an example of why Dave Matthews never perused that solo career full time without the band.

User: MarvinBerry
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Yaaayyyyy

User: omaha6280
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Strange without Boyd but the new arrangements were nice. Loved RR sitting in. Dave didn't tell many stories, which I missed. The crowd was a strange mix of fans and people who got tickets but didn't really care. Most of our section was just sitting throughout the show and several left early. The other strange thing was the really longggggg transitions between songs. We love Dave and we so happy to get to see the band in town.

User: pintufo
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Best seats ever, unfortunately, also one of the worst. The setlist seemed to be catered towards the Super Bowl audience and ..... no Boyd.

User: reb519
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Very rusty. No boyd

User: Ronch
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The elephant in the room ... no Boyd, yet the show was solid if not perfectly spectacular. I do think the soul of a few songs was affected by not having the strong voice of the fiddle. It's just not the same music. Loved how the horns covered for some of that and even Tim on Ants Marching - but ... If Boyd can't go - I think they should find someone to make those sounds. The best DMB songs rely on it.

User: sher0225
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Pretty vanilla set chocked full of crowd pleasers. It was expected and overall I was satisfied. Always love getting Granny and Samurai Cop will morph in to a live mainstay. Didn't miss Boyd at all, but his absence clearly influences the song choices. Hopefully they can find a fill-in for the summer tour.

User: southbenddmb
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Tough 1st night without Boyd. Great atmosphere and loved getting to experience the show from the floor!

User: stud0028
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Decent show. The band is not the same without Boyd

User: will11984
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It was definitely a little weird without Boyd. But the setlist was fun and the Robert Randolph cameo was really great.


   


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