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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
April 27, 2002
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

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User: Aerodmb
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Incredible, beats first night. 4th row.

User: ahotrunna
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good

User: Alpine4
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For some reason this venue allows the band to bring everyone in and keep the energy flowing!

User: aminngmc
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The Show Was Awesome A true DMB Classic

User: angel41
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na

User: antsmarching80
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My 2nd DMB show and this was soooo awesome. There were so many songs that are singles that were played... well, you don't hear Dave play a setlist like that!

User: bacarver
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This show has an interesting story. I flew into Chicago and took my 12 YO daughter to this show. We had great seats and she was blown away by the experience. Pig was the highlight of this show, for me.

User: Bear-E
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Even more amazing

User: bennycasper
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first show, fuckin cool

User: biggsturg
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absolutely incredible show.. almost like a greatest hits...

User: Bonzo89
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Couldn't ask for a better show in an indoor arena. Great setlist and finally got to hear a live watchtower. Butch pulled out all the works tonight also!!

User: bowltoker
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Awesome show. Don't know what else to say.

User: Carlos
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41 at my 41st show and on my birthday! what else can I say

User: Carson31
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I liked the set list tonite better. Although my ears were still ringing from last night. This place is so loud.

User: Carter=God
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This show was sweet. The set was incredible, and I was second row.

User: cat4125
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Best show I have been to

User: cbalach
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went with kristin, dave and vivek

User: CharDmb03
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Great show Ants was awesome, and #41 is always a pleasure...its gonna be a hard show to match

User: chicago_animal
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Dave played alot of older songs since he was not touring in support of any album!! Very cool!

User: Chris6879
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Great

User: chuckcushman10
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6th show for me. Same as night 1 here, loud and fun. Pig is phenomenal. Good times.

User: cmoroni
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Another Great Night for the Band

User: Cortez 4
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Most loud and energized crowd I have ever been a part of. Memories include Dave in Boyd's shades during an amzing Jimi Thing; a power packed DIDO; a What You Are that turned me into a fan of that song live, and an Ants Marching to close the set that blew the roof off of the Arena. A spur of the moment Watchtower (Billies was on the org. setlist) to close the show was the first one of the '02 tour.

User: cote685
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good show, Watchtower was sweet, so was crash

User: crash36
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I loved the setlist....Got the crowd into it and everyone had a great time

User: crashdmb05
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Great energy

User: dalhoe
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Great time. Our second show...

User: Danderso
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i had horrible seats but the music was great and i loved every minute of it. My dad came along and he loved it also

User: Dave41Fan
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The Holy Pilgrimage, part four of four. Not too shabby of a show, even better when considered one half of the greater whole (alongside 4-26). Oh yeah, and Dave wore Boyd's glasses. I saw it, cause I was there. :)

User: davefan101
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My first show!

User: Daveistheone
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HOLY CRAP! What A List! WOW! My 2nd show and it was Insane!

User: Daves05
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Best DMB show i've ever been to! we went with some of our friends, who are suckers, and had to sit behind the stage while pj and i basked in full dmb glory in front of the stage.

User: deceasedlavy
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Kind of a ballad-heavy, hit-factory show compared to the previous night, but still solid. I was starting to really love Space Between at this point and Jimi was really a rousing version, but after that it got pretty predictable. Still feels like the tail end of the last great era of DMB.

User: defconnect5
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I was in section 112, Row L, Seat 21.....I remember very little about this concert, other than I had nothing bad to say about it. I do remember that it was the first time I had heard the speedier version of Pig. I was caught off-guard, but I really liked it. It, of course, has been played like that since, and probably was like that long before I heard it. Great show, also with my girlfriend. She had just moved to Chicago to go to grad school and I came to visit her and see the show. Dave's always been facilitator of my relationship with my girlfriend, and getting us in the same place to see one of their shows was just another way of helping the two of us along.

User: dmband006
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Made up for night before.

User: dMbJam
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the loudest 2 shows ever

User: dmbmike41
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Great hotel, Jimi Thing, PIG!!!

User: dmbrocksdahouse
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excellent...gotta love the PIG

User: Dreamcat78
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Went with Masura

User: drew75
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the energy in here was unbelievable. My favorite show.

User: drtolliver
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My first DMB show ever so will always be a memorable one. Great setlist.

User: Eboy1977
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Once again, I great sounding Allstate show.

User: Eiuhonkie
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My first dave concert..amazing

User: Firedancer1103
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Took about 6 of my friends to see Dave for the first time...Nothin like breakin in a bunch of Dave virgins! Not a bad show at all...Ants kicked ass and there was alot of energy comin from the band and the audience...INTENSE!!!!

User: firedancertyler
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best show up to this point

User: floydh2o
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One of the best I have been to

User: frankcrowe
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second night... first sign of grave digger if i recall...

User: Frommie67
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It was a crappy rainy day but the fact that we were staying with Justin & Amy at the Raddison was a great plus. We got out there about 2:30-3:00 and started to party and hang out at the pool & in the sauna. The fun continued when some cool people were handing out copies of the July shows at Soldier Field while we were walking in to the Horizon. I get tired of people bum rapping shows as "radio shows" because they play songs like DDTW & Crash. We need more songs about Native Americans and sex, it is just that simple. Anyway, DDTW was great, I dig it when Dave gets all crazy at the end. #41 was a very welcomed suprise, I thought the show couldn't keep going up, but was wrong. Crash is good, but Crash with Dixie Chicken is great. Warehouse was awesome. DIDO and Jimi blew me away. The words of Pig are so inspirational & really get me thinking everytime I hear them. Don't burn the day, says it all. Grace was beautiful. After hearing Ants at alot of shows & not wanting to hear it for awhile, I was back looking forward to hearing it & was not disappointed, excellent version. Certain songs are always on my wish list no matter how far fetched, and since they hadn't played Watchtower since last July, I thought it was pretty far fetched. I was knocked out & amazed by it. I would have to give this show an A. The post show slipping on the wet stairs & having my friends threatened with jail if they didn't go to a the farthest hospital from the Horizon for bruises was drag, especially since we were staying at the Raddison. I had terrible acid reflux hiccups and had to drive all over freakin' creation to Gottleib Hospital to spring them. By the time we got back to the hotel it was about 3:30 and I was just plain tired and pissed. I hate the Rosemont Cops who pulled that little trick on us. But the show was great.

User: fundr22
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rocked!!!

User: ghandigrl
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Since this was only my second DMB show I am a little leary about saying this but here goes.........This was the best concert I have ever been to in my whole life!!!! The band broke it down tonight and the results were amazing. I will never forget the small dance routine that Dave and Boyd did when Boyd's glasses fell off. It is forever etched in my mind. The crowd was amazing and loud which fueled the bands energy even more. I will never forget this night!!!!

User: greybart41
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Excellent show.

User: gunder33
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Awesome setlist, one of the best I've been to.

User: heymyfriend04
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my first show...unbelieveable. I don't think you can beat the setlist, and the crowd was getting really into it. It was by far my best DMB experience.

User: I didnt do it
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Another great concert!

User: IlliniDave
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Really great show!

User: janematthews1
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AWESOME!!!

User: jas793524
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During tripping Billies, Boyd was jamming and his glasses fell off, Dave picked them up and started acting crazy like Boyd. It was cool, everyone went nuts.

User: jdogg92
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Great show!!! There was so much energy in the arena for this show. Cant wait for the summer tour

User: jessek
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This show perfectly topped off a jaw-dropping two nights in Chicago.

User: jpnewbold
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w/ jamie

User: jsebolt41
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only indoor show I have been to with the band...a great and different environment

User: jsep32
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Great show!! Granny was awesome, w/an exceptional encore!!!

User: kingsatch
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It was raining all day and was about 50 degrees. We ate a 50's themed restaurant nearby because Chili's (I think, Maybe Applebees Who cares?) was to busy. I never thought DDTW was a great opener until this night. The crowd was so loud and into it right from the start. Great to hear #41 again. No Everyday outro. The crowd turned on their lighters in Crash. The crowd did the woo-ing in the intro to Warehouse. The highlight of the evening was Jimi Thing. During Boyd's first solo his sunglasses fell of and Dave picked em up and started dancing. The jam was extremely funky and original. This version MUST be heard. Pig was great to hear, I don't remember when but someone threw a stuffed pig on to the stage... Lover Lay Down was nice and long. Crowd really got into What Would You Say. We heard this on the radio on the way to the show! So Right was very nice. At the show, I thought it segued into Ants but after listening to the CDs it didn't. Carter played an extended Drum intro to allow Dave to switch from electric to his acoustic. Ants was very energetic and the crowd was so LOUD! Boyd was allowed to solo for an extended time. Long encore break. Where are You Going was good to cool off after Ants. IMMEDIATELY after WAYG ended Stefan started his bass solo for Watchtower, the first of the tour at the time. Butch had an "electric guitar" solo. I can't say enough that it was LOUD as hell. All around good show.

User: knightline787
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great show!

User: kolk41
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Amazing

User: kujorulez
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Cant ask for much more in a show

User: lakravets
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Electric. The first show I have attended with my girlfriend.

User: LittleBaby928
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gotta love dmb in the chi!

User: lostindmb
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Great #41 and Watchtower

User: lrhudson
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Wow. Both nights. Just filled with energy. Dave did an awesome dance wearing boyds glasses during jimi thing. classic. finally played aatw this tour. grrreat version. the whole night was sweet. and its true. i have a guilty pleasure with hearing crash.

User: melmaz3303
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OMG! it was the best one yet! The crowd was absolutely amazing...and the band was really into the music that night!Highlight of the night was during Jimi Thing when dave put on boyds sunglases and just started jamming and dancing like crazy! It was the funniest thing i have EVER seen! It was so awesome...there's just no words to describe it!

User: mingledew
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Front row. The best show I've ever been to....

User: mischievousgrin
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Great show, tons of energy. Damn good Jimmy Thing, Ants rocked (Carter hits the snare 30 times to fire it up), first Watchtower of the year.

User: mjkgkpdmb41
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Amazing show. Tons of energy.

User: mnuke
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Jimi Thing is back!

User: music4life
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good times. great place to see a show. three cheers to the radisson next door. they totally were cool with us partying in the lobby before the 2nd night, and none of us even had a room that night! ow!

User: mvphilip
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The crowd was really loud and Dave had trouble getting over them. It was still an excellent show.

User: numba41
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I remember this one, because I got tickets from the girl I met the night before!

User: numbr41
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Great energy and the loudest crowd I've seen at a DMB show.

User: Pioneer
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Unbelievable setlist!

User: PJDMB
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Energy was phenominal! Pig and Dave's dance during Jimi Thing stand out.

User: pmallard
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When Dave put on Boyd's sunglasses and started dancing around like a mad man, i could not believe my eyes....awesome show....Grace jam was simple but great

User: rd112175
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Had seats right behind the stage and watched Carter work his magic...Great show...

User: satyagraha41
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First show for my wife and I! It was more than I ever expected. We met some cool folks, and got hooked into the tour scene.

User: SEEKUP2222
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1st watchtower of 2002

User: simpleman2
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Amazing show....

User: Simple_11
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the crowd was so loud.

User: SingAndDance
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Best show EVER, until I see the next one. Crowd was off the hook! I'm sure to never forget this one.

User: Slender
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Awesome show

User: snaggle4DMB
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played and awesome setlist. it was like a greatest hits setlist. once again the energy was unreal. dave put on boyds sunglasses and danced around the stage..that was def. a highlight

User: stayorleave82
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My first dmb show!

User: steve&heather
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Loved the venue- pig was played after a stuffed one was thrown on the stage. boy behind me kept yelling #41, until I told him they had already played it, an dit was very cool being close behind the stage.

User: sweetgray
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Great show

User: tanya342
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First time seeing dmb in an arena, and it was great!

User: Tardy79
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It was my first DMB show.......... just electric!!!!

User: trippinman 17
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good show

User: truecb
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This was the best show that i've been to! the energy of the band and crowd was unreal. (side note) The crispy cream accross the street is the best way to end a dmb night.

User: twostep
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PIG!

User: VisorGuy2003
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My first Dave show, absolutly amazing.

User: wildcat9
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GREAT SHOW! My first of many.....

User: WindyCityFan
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I felt bad because I took a true Dave Fan friend to the first night's show and then her sister (not a huge music buff in general) to this show--and this show blew me away. I hope my friend realizes what she experienced (although I kept screaming at her again and again "OMG--you have NO idea how AMAZING this is!!!"). I'm also one of those crazy dancing people--it just takes me over--and I totally remember this crazy dancing guy next to me. He was there alone and was just totally feeling the groove. It reminded me why I keep going to these shows.

User: wlgolden
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Below average seats and poor acoustics from where we were.

User: Wrhse into Ants
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Sweet show, surrounded by appreciative Warehouse members.

User: YourPalJay
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Lots of fun. So Right, What You Are, #41, Jimi, Pig, Lover, and Watchtower stand out. 2002 seems to be a good year to be a fan.


   


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