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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
April 21, 2001
Scott Stadium - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

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User: -MRB-
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- Neil and Dave stomping at one another while playing Watchtower
- Dave and Neil sharing a stage

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- Sound quality in the stadium sucked arse

User: 98Ants
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Pretty rough the first time Dave played the electric. The reverb in the concrete bowl of a stadium was bad. Not their best show, but it was great being at UVA and checking out Trax, Millers, etc.

User: airrift
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GREAT SHOW

User: alexandern
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Awesome

User: angel41
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na

User: Ashamus
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This was my first show, and I wasn't really impressed. Lots of people who went and had been to a show before were like "This wasn't a show to base Dave preformances on."

User: awallick
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Awesome show! It was my first show ever and I enjoyed every bit of it!!!

User: Baybutt99
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My first show so i couldnt really apprieciate it as much as i do now

User: beanoboone
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nobody seems to remember that soullive was the first band of the night. they rocked the few people that bothered to show up early. as for dave i thought it was a good show.

User: ben1415
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This show rocked out, even though it was not the best show I've ever seen, it was my first. Great hometown crowd, which I am a part of, made this an unforgettable experience. Neil Young was unreal on Watchtower! Everyday stuff could have been cut down a bit, but twas the first show of 01 Everyday Tour so what the hell...All in all, terrific show and something I will always cheerish in my memories.

User: bodiehi
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They played too much from Everyday, but was an awesome experience driving down to VA! Beautiful country!

User: Brother Chaos
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This show was alright, I guess. Nice opener with Two Step but waaay too much Everyday in the set, which would prove to be a recurring theme for this tour. Anyhow the venue was cool and Charlottesvile is a great college town.

User: bry51dmb
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No way I would of missed this one. This is like making the journey to Mecca for DMB fans. It was a great weekend. Made the trip with Mitch, Ben, Gofus, Jake, and got up with Cook down there. Good seats, 11th row on Leroi's side, the boys were nervous being home and you could tell. Highlights were 2 step opener (Carter is a GOD) and Watchtower with Neil Young-Sick!!!

User: Bryan98
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Neil Young rocked!!! Awesome show!!

User: Butch4President
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Not the best show I've seen.

User: BWBF
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Freaking awesome show, right after everyday came out, so most of the songs are from everyday and it was amazing to see the crowds reaction, alot of people sat down and some even booed..

User: C.S.
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A great experience in retrospect, but ultimately a massive and utter dissapointment to me at the height of my fandom. Wouldn't trade it, though.

User: CDobbers
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Like some others here, I too made the long trek from the great state of Wi. to see the show. It was my first time traveling real far to see 'em. With all the hype/ controversy accompianing the show, it was a little bit of a disappointment. I remember hearing boos when Dave first picked up the electric. Nonetheless I have nothing but great memories from the night. Charlottesville is gorgeous. Thanx to the guys from Raleigh for the smoke!!

User: Coreyt1414
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show was good. with the lovely ladies. played some new songs i hadn't heard before. two step opener was nice.

User: cvilletitle
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My first show and I loved it. Dave's voice was a little hoarse or something, but all in all it was great. Neil Young rocked too, although many talked through his act... couldn't understand that one... I wonder if Neil really went over to the keg party on Stadium Rd afterward?

User: dancheatham
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After the Two Step opener, there was nothing good about this show, they even managed to screw up a great opportunity with Neil Young guesting.

User: darling
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I never have anything bad to say since I love all the concerts...but I remember the sound sucked.

User: devinebl
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Great show, dave sportin a beard. Seats could have been better, a little diappointed in the warehouse for the seats I got but it was good. You could tell Dave was in his hometown.

User: dhep7
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decent show...cant remember to well, lookin to trade for a copy

User: DKBest
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My First Show.. Pregammed it up A bit too much... Amazing Show!! This is where it all began for me!

User: Dmarcus
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Neil Young, Tour Opener, VA...what else can I say

User: dmattbxcc
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Loved the Two Step opener, the first five songs were great. Neil kinda skipped a bit of the Watchtower lyrics, but it made it unique. The last 1/3 of the show was "blah"

User: dmb.chic
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My UNbirthday show! Last day of 21..on the 21st!! They cancelled my birthday show which broke my heart but they made up for it by playing SO RIGHT for the 1st time!! To this day STILL my favorite song 🙌🏼😍🎶 Neil young was awesome!!

User: dmbfan21
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First DMB show. Definite highlight was the Watchtower w/ Neil Young, but the whole show was amazing for me. Love the Grey Street and Two Step, plus the Everyday/#36.

User: dmbvdubber
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wow... dave and neil... THE version of watchtower 2 have... peace... ...wil

User: dmdga
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Didn't meet huge expectations.

User: doublemitch
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DMB was decent, not their best effort and they cut the show short at 2 hours. Clear highlight was Neil and Dave rocking to All Along the Watchtower.

User: DownwithDlaw
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This show was one of the biggest disappointments of the 30 shows I've now been to. I still remember how much I disliked most of the everyday songs.

User: draven33
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This was a great show even though it didn't live up to the hype. The boys were into it and thats all that matters to me. Awesome version of Ants.

User: drew75
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great atmosphere.

User: erclark3
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A-freaking-mazing

User: ethaxton
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Glad to see the boys back in Cville. The atmosphere was insane. I had crappy seats, and I wasn't too impressed with the new Everyday songs. Highlight was Watchtower with Neil Young and the Two Step opener.

User: Fiendboy97
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Great fairwell to C-ville show!

User: flipster
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Just realized it was the 1st time they did #36 full band on Everyday, and it was his 1st performing here in years , good historical show.

User: fozzie758
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my first dave, not to bad

User: frankcrowe
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lots of driving...

User: gotnoidols
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Great show, I Did It fell flat, but wonderful nonetheless.

User: gr8fuldead710
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Dave with a beard, Neil on watchtower, one of the best shows ever, two step opener was the best i've ever seen to date...you had to be there for this homecoming show, words cannot describe this one ladies and gentlemen...

User: Granny96
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Least favorite show. The band seemed to lack their usual energy.

User: huff
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Amazing weekend...pretty good show. They were noticably nervous. Can't really blame them! Enjoyed the show, but could have lived with a different encore.

User: jam2oar
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Not an appropriate setlist for the pilgrimage to Charlottesville, but a great trip anyway.

User: Jamima2fl
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My worst DMB show... several fuckups... overhyped. Dave didn't even shave!

User: japaho41
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LA

User: jchas41
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Neil Young and Soullive opener made it cool.

User: jjblunt
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homecoming...what else do you need?

User: JLEWIS2
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WELCOME HOME!

User: Jonesie55
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This was my first ever Dave Matthews Band show, and let me say, I was not disappointed. While the set was a bit different (almost strange), the overall experience was phenomenal. Even though DMB played numerous Everyday tunes, I feel that nothing was lost due to their being played.

User: jw209
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Average show, wonderfully memorable night.

User: kcp927
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Worst show I've been to.

User: klinenick
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First time smoking a J at a show. 12th show. Was a ton of fun with Neil. Wow, saw first BTCS songs played live and then these. Didn't realize it.

User: ksub2000
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Pretty good show... a bit forced, though. Everyday songs weren't very good, except the Everyday/#36 combo.

User: KY1966
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worst show ever

User: LaFemeNikita
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Excellent show, not one of my favorites because of the set list but can you really say anything bad about these guys?

User: laststop1
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Awesome

User: ledzep8
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Neil Youg, can you say more? BEST version of Watchtower (w/ Neil) ever!!!!

User: LedZepp007
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Excellent

User: lev8u2
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Awesome show from the top deck looking into the C'ville skyline. What a great breeze that night. Unfortunately my favorite song at the time was Two Step and my girlfriend wanted a bottle of water. I obliged and as I was in line, I heard the opening violin strings. Ugh.

User: LittleBaby928
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GREAT weekend... so cool to go see all the history that is c'ville. hangin at millers... chillin by the warehouse. checkin out trax. a trip of a lifetime.

User: lrhudson
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The best part of this show was the vibe in the town. Charlottesville was just buzzing with people everywhere. The show probably didnt live up to the hype for anybody but it was still an excellent show..great way to start with two step. Overall, it was a great show i think, Neil young and dave singing watchtower was amazing.

User: luke3
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Great show. They mixed in the new songs from Everyday very well. Heard lots of old songs so much to say into too much was awesome. Ants marching and two step were great as well. All alnong the watchtower will Neil Young was a treat. I believe the new cd is going to catch on. The songs sound a lot better live.

User: madhatter1o6
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dave and neil. That's just plain sweet.

User: maggard
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It was Dave, so of course it was amazing. Second time seeing them.

User: mcmunn
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What can I say about this one. Got to visit where it all began, and catch a DMB/Neil Young/Soulive show at the same time. Does it get any better?

User: mheath26
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special guest neil young ~ unforgettable watchtower

User: mhouse
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107/LL/5

User: mjkoko
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great start to the tour

User: mmwildman
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What happened to Night 2? I bought the tickets and always wondered why they cancelled. A great weekend, drove up from Winston-Salem, NC spent the night in the car in a parking lot in C'vill and partied all day.

User: mo5quito
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great

User: mr10
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I feel like giving it a 5 rating because of Neil and Crazy Horse and then Neil and Dave playing Watchtower together. But like others have said, first show going electric and not my fav album either. That said, still a great show and great road trip with some great people.

User: Mrchnant41
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The Homeland

User: mtm194
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What needs to be said? My favorite band in their hometown. It was the best ending to a spring break ever. I still can't believe Neil Young opened for DMB.

User: MTN BUM
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2nd show. Decided to go the morning of the show. Tix for face value from a scalper a few blocks away from the stadium.Nosebleed section.Cool to see Neil Young. Not the best DMB show, especially for a tour opener at home.

User: newnavy
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Homecoming show, wasn't impressed!

User: obxsurfer85
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Best damn show ever....it was my first DMB concert, AATWT with neil young was amazing...two step as the opener was sick. unreal concert!!

User: ozctrain
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Not my favorite show, but it was good to see them in Charlottesville.

User: paulandjen2
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not the best show...too much everyday...the band seemed nervous and uptight

User: reason36
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Awful seats. Awful show. From where I sat, I could not see that Dave had a beard. When the crowd cheered, I could not hear what was being said on stage. The setlist was crappy at best.

User: Recently74
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What A bummer this one was

User: redsoxrule
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Pretty good show overall. Nice Two Step opener. Horrible encore though. Left the crowd chanting for more.

User: rizzoraab
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Drove from Wisconsin to Virginia for the show... Neil Young was awesome, the highlight was Watchtower. Trip was fun, but show probably did not live up to expectations. My ranking: #9/21

User: rkn2dmb41
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First DMB concert and I was not disappointed. Watchtower was awesome and so was Two Step.

User: RollingCamel
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My very first show was utterly amazing, even though the songs were new to me! I had been listening to DMB for many years, but finally attended this show. I absolutely loved the whole show and was very glad to hear the Lovely Ladies. Too bad Neil Young was opening, not too keen on him.

User: rpperr
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This show was a letdown after all of the homecoming hype, and the encore was as weak as any that I've seen. Highlights included #36/Everyday, Two step and ants. I don't care about Neil Young.

User: rqstnnlitnmnt
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DMB in my backyard...

User: Rynj687
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This was my first DMB concert. Dave was a little hoarse, but it was still a good show i thought.

User: Scottieo366
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2nd show

User: sojournofred
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Kinda disappointin, given the hoopla...

User: Spyder23
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great to be home

User: suprnoodle41
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a somewhat dissapointing show. people just dont want to swallow any everyday offerings, often sitting in protest. Only thing that saves this show is some lillywhite tunes, neil young and watchtower, two step was awesome, but obviously just a bone to tide us over for the everyday material...

User: surfhigh001
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lack-luster show

User: tgravitt
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love dmb, but show seemed a bit awkward, but spring dmb in the ville rocked out

User: ThrawnCE
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Started off great, but ended very poorly. My first show, and not the greatest one ever. Highlights were Two Step opener, Watchtower, and the first ED/36. Lowlights - having the Ladies show up at all, and IIHIA/Stay encore.

User: Toast&Jelly
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Watchtower intro with Neil Young was an awesome concept, but could have been executed better (and longer). Could see the band jumping into vans at the top of the hill while crowd was thinking it was getting more music. Kind of left one with a bad taste.

User: trappo24
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This one was good for me in that it was the first one I went to in 2 years. It also had a nostalgic feel since it was their first Charlottesville show in years. I was glad to be there, but performance-wise, it was probably my least fave attended.

User: twostep
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Now, I know that most people thought that this show didn't live up to the expectations and were disappointed in the Stay closer. About the expectations, not a single show in the world could have lived up to the expectations that were placed on this show. Kinda like the Star Wars: Episode 1 syndrome. As for the Stay closer, I thought it was kinda weak when I heard it but after learning that Stay was written about the town of Charlottesville, it made me look at it in a whole new light. Onto the show. What's better than Two Step closing a show? Two Step opening a show. Then we get SMTS->ATSB->Too Much. The show didn't slow down until STDH. Watchtower was different than it has ever been because Neil Young screwed up the lyrics and skipped a verse. The band played it off nicely to make a pretty cool version of it. The only song of the night that seemed out of place was STDH. After Watchtower, this song brought the pace down a little too much. Hearing the first Everyday (#36) was nice in its own right. Not knowing what was coming makes the song so much better. Closing the set with Ants Marching was perfect. If I Had It All was a good encore song and is one of my favorites from Everyday. The Stay closer is more perfect than ever knowing the makings of the song.

User: TwoSteppinToDMB
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Awsome show man, Neil was great.

User: Upstge
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awesome show, awesome location.

User: UVAfunk
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I was pretty disappointed. The show was ruined by the elaborate MTV style huge screens in the back ground showing 1 second clips of the band from every angle. It was too glossy, too mainstream-over-do-it-ish. And Neil Young? What! Why in the world was he even there!!? This was a homecoming, and Neil Young was invited!!? Young's opening was horrible. The guy is way too old. Even during Watchtower he forgot a 3rd of his lines. I was upset, there were NO side tid-bits of conversation with the crowd, there was no playing on stage, there were no Dave Matthews signature gestures even. For a "homecoming" it was disappointing, especially at $55 minimum a ticket. Dave, the next time I see you at B&N can I get your autograph, haha.

User: warehouse999
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Back to the roots!!

User: Zio DMB
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It was a great show, ED songs sounded rough, and bad, but i had a great time


   


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