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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 19, 2000
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

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User: abstrac
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WET WET WET until very last song

User: Amandarose105
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LOVED JTR opener and Watchtower with Ben Harper encore but was completely drenched from the rain and hated the 2 1/2 hour wait to leave the parking lot!

User: awade
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This was my first DMB show. It was pouring rain. The crowd was INSANE. Loving every minute of it. Dave altered the lyrics in songs...namely JTR (opener) and Grey Street (BOWA as well) to reflect the absolute downpour. Never been at a show with that energy. Ben Harper tore it up on All ALong the Watchtower. SICK SICK SICK show.

User: ballshouse
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I've been to 50+ shows and this BY FAR stands out as the best. It poured the entire show, but the fans on the field loved every minute of it. Dave completely changes the lyrics to Grey Street to give it a rain theme. Overall a good setlist, but the ending of Two Step, Ants, Grace is Gone, and Ben Harper on Watchtower was just ridiculous.

User: Biscotti83
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My first Dave show!

User: bmills
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It was Pouring Rain!!!

User: bn3xl
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I worked security at the top of the stairs where all the guys walked up on to the stage. I could see the whole show from backstage. It was a great show.

User: bostonbrad
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And it rained... The show was incredible. JTR opener with extra mentions of rain, as well as the infamous "Rain Street" version of Grey Street. Long Black Veil was cool live. First time hearing the Lillywhite songs live, quite a night.

User: bustedhusky
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It rained. It rained lots. Me was soaked. They played Lillywhite Session tunes. It was the awesome.

User: Cheno36
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Overall good show. It was raining so that was the only damper. Ben on Watchtower was awesome!

User: Cheno3613
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Great first ever DMB show. Honestly went because I was a bigger Ben Harper fan and only cared to see him. By the end of the rainy summer night, DMB closing the show with their signature cover version of 'All Along The Watchtower', I said to myself, I am going to give DMB another shot. Then all of a sudden this man appears onstage sitting down in a chair. The stage lights ignored him for a few seconds. Then poof..... Ben Harper sitting in, literally, with DMB and playing his weissenborn slide guitar for one of the best versions of Watchtower I have ever been fortunate enough to hear. To this day, 14 years later, I am a lifer of DMB!!!

User: cldbvrg
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Terrific!!!! Ben Harper was excellent in Watchtower. Setlist was great... Rain was bad though

User: Coreyt1414
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great show.

User: creatively_41
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My first show! in the pouring rain! yeah!

User: csnyder
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Got poured on & loved it!

User: dancheatham
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Fantastic show overall. The rain made for a great atmosphere, and the setlist and performance reflected that.

User: DancingNancyVA
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Lots of rain.

User: discoqb15
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Sweet show in the pouring rain. Ben Haper opened and guest apperance on Along the Watchtower.

User: dmbchooch
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Rained the entire show but was amazing.

User: DMBoom
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Venue Sucks

User: DMBRapunzel00
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Rainy but still amazing!

User: elcochran@gmail
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This was my first Dave show and it rained most of the time but is still my favorite show. It was great how Dave picked songs to match the weather. JTR to open was incredible along with a intro to two step about the rain and the crowd.

User: epdmb00
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good good time

User: Falco98
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My one and only front-row show!

User: Fan4Dave
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first dave matthews band show that i attended...sweet show, it got me "hooked" to be a big fan.

User: Firedancer319
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My best friend and I went to see DMB in the pouring rain and the show was amazing!!!! Thanks Dave :)

User: firedancyr7
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Incredible!

User: herzogjr13
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RAINING!!!

User: hokieman3007
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First Dave Show for me! Poured down rain the entire time and JTR and Stay were the greatest versions I have ever heard.

User: Huey41
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Poured the rain all night, maybe the best show I've ever been to.

User: humblesam
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THE BEST ONE IVE BEEN TO!!!

User: ifihadaboat40
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rain down on me

User: Jamima2fl
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Rainy show! JTR OPENER!!!!!!!

I scalped nosebleed tickets outside with my 3 other friends... We made it onto the field and into the 5th row where a group of our friends had DMB supplied tickets!

Lots of fun!!

User: jaydr2000
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One of my favorite shows bonus of Ben Harper on the closer and the JTR opener in the rain. Crazy good show

User: jimistone1130
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It was pouring rain but it was made even more fun by it!!

User: jkmeyers3
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If anyone has this show on tape....PLEASE!! It poured as Dave opened with JTR. The famous "Rain Street" version of Grey Street is legendary. The closing with Watchtower tapped off the night at lovely RFK Stadium!!

User: josh2269
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RAIN, RAIN, RAIN

User: Jtr4041
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first dmb show i ever attended. great first experience. ben harper tore it up on watchtower, one of my favorite versions to listen to.

User: JTRfromGreySt
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2nd row!!! The rain was amazing!!!

User: Kevinm71
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The Show was great. It rained quite a bit before and during the show. Dave seemed to reference rain in his lyrics throughout. That kept the crowd enthused and excited.

User: klug
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"let it rain, let it rain"

User: Knucksdmb
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Amazing Show in the Rain.....

User: lisalisa808
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Rain down on me!!

User: livesbydave
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not much i can say about this show. the crowd was great, aside from the woman who was very angry because of my chronic smoke. the set was beautiful, and the jams were nicely laid out. ben harper added something special to this show.

User: livingongreyst
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Definitely one of the best i'd been to. The Lovely Ladies were a welcome sound, and the rain brought out the lights in a very cool way. Draining the overhang made for a very long intro to "Long Black Veil", though. Kind of funny to watch the band members watching the rain come down off the awning with looks of amusement on their faces. Oh, and Ozomatli's conga line through the stadium was classic.

User: luvndmb
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rainy

User: magoose3
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Front Row w/ Benko! We bbq w/ 30peeps in the pouring rain at Jeremy and Pauls!

User: Mandrax
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Fourth row center for the deluge. All in all a pretty good show. I'll always remember the JTR opener in all that rain.

User: MarylandMatt
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rainy

User: mattmatthewsbnd
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wow what a show. it rained all night long and the band ate it up. dave was changing lyrics to sing about the rain and JTR really fit well with it's chorus about the rain. we got to hear bartender, grey street and grace is gone as well as JTR for the first time. amazing!

User: MDFdmb50
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My first Dave show, poured on all night, I'll never forget it. Sooo much fun.

User: mekmarti
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Worse show ever!!!! Had 4th row but stage was bum rushed when Dave came on and being 7 months pregnant I had to get out of there

User: mhouse
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A4/3/15

User: mje4041
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First DMB road trip to DC. Rained for the ENTIRE show!!! F'in awesome. Dave sang rain lyrics during LBV. So much fun! 9th row didnt hurt either

User: mmwildman
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Very Rainy Show! During Long Black Veil they had to dump the water from the roof of the stage, the water poured down next to the lovely ladies, Dave extended the intro for a few minutes while the workers cleared out the overhangs of water. Awesome Experience, "Rain.. Down.. on.. Me.. Again and Again"

User: newnavy
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Rain Show Rocked!

User: paulandjen2
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Proposed to my wife during #41 in the pouring rain. Absolutely amazing show!

User: PongPLPF
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Phenomenal.

User: QuakerMan
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It was raining and pouring and after the show I was going straight to get my wristband for the Limp Bizkit "Napster Free Tour". Between JTR, Bartender, forcing myself to like True Reflections and The Bizkit, it was an incredible 2 days!!! Having gone to both shows, you could say I had my cake and ate it too!!!!

User: reever
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Torrential rain through the entire show, stalling the show several times. Dave changed the lyrics to numerous songs, especially Grey Street, to go along with the rain. Best show I have ever been to.

User: rjhuf
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great road trip & great show despite the rain...ranks as the second-best i've seen, behind the three rivers show two weeks before, where it also rained...this was a top-notch show from start to finish.

User: rvogel23
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dfs

User: siles3656
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Average show, I left early. I felt like I was listening to a studio album.

User: Simpleman892
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Ben Harper sang watchtower,,,, Amaizing

User: sladetf
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Wished I was closer .. Best Bartender and Grey Street's I've heard live.

User: specoperformanc
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My first show, it was a wet one

User: Spyder23
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TWO STEP then ants? um heck yea

User: stoops
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FIRST SHOW I EVER SAW OF DMB--I WAS HOOKED THEREAFTER...I HAVE NOW GONE ON TO SEE THEM OVER 80 times...written 3/2/09

User: suz231974
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sound sucks from the top! with Kristin and Kain.

User: sweethoney
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My best friend and I drove up there from Atlanta. This was our first DMB road trip.Great show, despite the fact that RFK is friggin' huge! We had great seats thank to the WH (wish they were still that good) and danced in the rain as Dave sang JTR and Stay among many other appropriate songs. Not my favorite show as far as the setlist and all, but the experience itself is in my top ten!

User: tgoins
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Laura, Emily, Ginny, Brich, and it was an unbelievable show. It rained throughout the show and we stayed the entire show. Ben Harper opened the show...

User: tgravitt
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amazing show, jtr was great, rain held no one back

User: thore33
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It rained the entire show, but it really made the lighting spectacular. When Dave sang "rain down on me" from JTR and it was just pouring the crowd went nuts. Great show

User: TigerPhish6
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Perhaps my favorite show! They realized the fans were working hard through the rain and it paid off. The Warehouse encore with Ben Harper was simply electric!

User: timalinalin
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Really close to home, was so awesome to see them here

User: tizox
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great show!

User: TonyP
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My first Dave show! Rained the entire time but I was in awe of Dave and the band. Hooked every since.

User: TripBill83
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Great show, great atmosphere. I never really liked Ben Harper until I heard him when he came out on All Along the Watchtower.

User: TSholos
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The crowd sucked

User: VTDMB04
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first show at a stadium venue second show in the pouring rain! even though my company and seats weren't great I had a blast.

User: YoMovasMan
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Great show!


   


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