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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
December 16, 2002
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

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User: 2SteppingAnt41
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Another killer show...

User: 40pigs
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so good!....very into this show.

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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Halloween! we knew it was coming and it was only going to get better with a few shows remaining

User: barefoot
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Absoultly an unbelievable show. Seek up was incredible. Everybody was involved in the whole show.

User: best4ibd
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Last row...Behind stage...great view of band!

User: bigft0013
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eh, ok... the everyday encore sucked balls

User: blackjon
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Awsome small venue for a DMB show.

User: blazin989
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Crazy, such a small concert, so close

User: bphil916
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THIS SHOW WAS AMAZING It WAs My VERY FIRST DAVE SHOW AND I AM NOTHIN BUT AMAZED

User: bradolicious
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Got dragged to it by the Ex, wasn't a big Dave Matthews Band fan before the concert. I left being a huge Dave fan.

User: bubsgotbadluck
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lovely

User: capucci
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Nice to see Seek Up. Decent show. Nothing too fancy.

User: casezille
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I had front row on the side of the stage...10 feet from Dave's guitars! Awesome!

User: Cohobin
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One of my personal favorites. Nothing like it snowing outside and have Dave chat about the snow :)

User: colquitt2870
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Finally they come to my hometown for my 8th show. amazing show, i wish that more people were into it back in section 218 where i was. i was singing "hani hani, come and dance with me" during everyday and they were all looking at me like i was weird. no complaints about the show, just glad i was there. LIOG and watchtower were insane crazy during this mellow show

User: creative41
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Seek. Up. Wow.

User: CrowdedStCrash
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Something about smaller, indoor venues. The music was so loud, but in a very good way. I seem to remember the lighting and sound to be most memorable.

User: davetripping02
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Great Show

User: djm121603
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amazing show,captain was fantastic even though he forgot the words to the breakdown haha,liog was killer with the ode to joy jam,loving wings,sleep to dream her and grace is gone were a bomb but,then he busted out drive in/out and everything was amazing,then WATCHTOWER the most amazing song,show was kick ass,everyday was by far the best

User: DK41
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1st

User: dmb1320
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This was the best indoor arena show that I have ever heard dmb play before. The set list was sick and the encore was even better. I suggest everyone to download this show...you wont be disapointed.

User: dmb41e
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awesome

User: Dmb420Fan
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Very good concert. Everyone wanted to hear Christmas Song, but to no availe.

User: DMB701NYC
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With Eileen

User: dmbaddict6swife
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first show at blue cross arena. brought our teenage son for first time.awesome show

User: DMBbarry
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Decent show. All 4 of us got to sit together on the floor. Seek Up is what really stuck out to me as this was the first time I heard it and it rocked! It had to have been about 20 minutes! Solid show, but not the best I've seen.

User: DMBBaseball13
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Great Set list! LIOG and Seek Up were great! Definitely a show at the top of my list.

User: dmbbuddy2005
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First and greatest show I've seen.

User: dmbluvr2178
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great venue, great concert

User: DMBman18
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Excellent show overall, encore was abit week

User: dmbnikker
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Very good show, but I had ubstructed veiw, so that kinda sucked, but I still had a great time.

User: DMBSW111
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unbelevable......had someannoying people around me but my head didnt move from the stage once untill almost all the way through lie in our graves when i noticed about half the crowd holdng up there lighter, boyd's solo was so energized and just increadible, my friend had this song played at his funeral in 95 so it was such an amazing song. Was entertaned by dae when he wa talking about being in rochester in a winter wonderland then walked away from the mic and came back and said "this is nothing compared to winter in bosnia". Im always paranoid that im not going to like the setlist but as usual i was pleasently surprised, even though im not a huge fan of everyday(still like it better then any song any other band does) i hav to say the way the crowd got into it made it an awsome closer. just another great time.

User: DnCiNgAnTs41
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Great set, not too sure about the encore though.

User: dobyblue
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OSW into Seek Up onto Grey Street? What an awesome way to start a show. Seek Up was just fantastic. I really highly recommend this arena. Rochester was a cool city - felt really safe and the Blue Cross has no 300-500 level seats. Every seat in the place is great. Halloween tease - DOH! I still haven't seen this live. I thought maybe at Central Park but no. I really didn't think too much of this encore after such a good main set. That's just my opinion though. LIOG was fantastic, as was DIDO.

User: drp1960
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Despite a setlist that looks great on paper I thought this show lacked energy.

User: Ebuzz08
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Few songs could be better for an opener than DDTW! Then with Seek Up...wow. I was so into this show. The first hour of the concert was full of jammin tunes. It was great to hear DIDO, and give my man Butch some credit for his solo in LIOG. I really loved the concert, and was into it the whole time, but to be honest, the encore of everyday just didn't seem like it did the job.

User: Elispawn
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One of the greatest shows he has ever played. What a great list very rare but awsome shows it was a great time watching them actually put their hearts into the music they really got into it and showed the crowed what they were made of.

User: emjohn
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Loved this show to death. Bunch of my favorites here, including only LIOG of the winter tour.

User: FubarMichy
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Good Show

User: fushetti
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loved it

User: gmudrick
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Show had a different flow to it...Not the best Dave show ever, but decent...

User: greybartender
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An average setlist. Dave's voice sounded like it was struggling. This was the first show I've been to in my home town, so I was kind of disapointed. I'm hoping Albany tomorrow will be better.

User: INSPIREDbyDAVE
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After thinking about it, and listening to the show on disc, it really was a great show. I coulnd't help but leave a bit disappointed though. I was expecting/hoping to hear A Christmas Song and Dancing Nancies for the encore, 2 songs I have yet to hear live, but no luck. They went with Gravedigger (solo) and Everyday, which are great, but not new to me. Seek up was jammed for a long time, and its always great to end with Watchtower. Met some cool people and warehousers at the Dinosaur before, and after the show we waited in the snow by Boyd's bus, and finally saw him! He came out and quickly shook hands with the crowd and signed a few autographs...very cool.

User: j60theodore
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amazing

User: jeresig
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A most excellent show, the crowd and band was fantastic.

User: jjbmgbk
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This was my first show. I was blown away and counldn't wait for my next DMB encounter.

User: jobo5432
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It was worth the drive. My buddy got his first Watchtower, and that made his night. Seeing Boyd do that F*CKED up solo in LIOG blew my mind!!! If you didn't see it, you can't appreciate it!! You who saw the show know what I mean!!!! Small but AWESOME crowd. Good venue, and I think Dave had fun. I would never pick Everyday (#36) to close on.. but it was the fist time I saw a smile on Dave's face all night, so it was worth it. Meeting Fonzi before the show, and Boyd after the show made my night too... A little slow in the middle, but this was amplified by the crowd not being involved to hear Loving Wings (which is 2000% better now than when I heard it at Post Gazette on 8.3.2002. Good show, and it'll be tough to beat the rest of this tour anyhow :) Thanks guys for the music and "Stay up and make some memories" is my new credo for life :)

User: josevc54
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Awesome show, Seek Up and Lie in Our graves... Boyd rocks!

User: JRemy511
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I left my math mid-term early to go to this show, and it was worth it. After camping out 4 hours (yeah, some peopel were there 24) I got great seats and once again took my Digi camera, I have pictures :) the set list was great, although Gravedigger was the only new song for me at the show.

User: jsodell
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great encore.....gravedigger was awesome. a first for me live. the best song was def everyday when the crowd got dave to sing #36

User: JumpAround29
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sweet show

User: JustMan610
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This was my first show that I was ever at. I am totally into it. I am now a big dave matthews band fan. I can't wait till he comes out for his solo tour!!

User: jwdonn
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sweet show

User: jydoggs
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Sick

User: kcryan
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Great first show.

User: kelseypack
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Wow. Watchtower was freakin awesome!

User: kemps
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My first ever show. From the moment Don't Drink the Water exploded into my ears and the big lights lit up the arena I was a lifetime fan right there

User: kentdaddy
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took a limo...my all time favorite "everyday" simply the best

User: ksbrn99
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First show for me in my hometown, very cool, almost didn't make it due to morning sickness that lasted all the time, but now my kids are little Dave fans!

User: lmcma33
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great...small arena made even far seats enjoyable.

User: Lost4Dave223
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Oh security was so lacking. I was able to move form nosebleed to 60 yards from the stage!!! My pictures were great and "Gravedigger" was phenominal!! SO close to Dave and all I could do was scream. ~ ado =)

User: MANecci
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Little Thing, and Halloween tease. Great show. Also played a fabolous version of Gravedigger for 1st encore.

User: Oneworld2step
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Great show, great venue

User: OoDmB4mEoO
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Dont Drink the Water, great opener! Seek up, amazing, LIOG-my fav, also amazing, DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT! Holy shit I never thought I would hear that song in concert, KICKED ASS! and then Watchtower just like made my night, my favorite show I have been to yet.

User: organic_chick
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I thought this show was fabulous. I've read a lot of people complaining about the setlist and all the songs that he didn't play, but I think those people are overlooking what he did play. Lie in our graves, seek up, and watchtower were amazing. I know a lot of people were upset because the sets were repitious, but I wouldnt know about repition between other nights because this is the only concert on the winter tour that I was able to go see. All in all, its dave. How could the show be anything but fantastic?

User: Peter5209
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Awesome

User: Pylon
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Had an awesome time. The drive was a little scary due to white out conditions, but the show was well worth it in the end!

User: Reservation211
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Fucking mega seats -- first row behind the stage. The best view I've EVER gotten at a show.

User: roxyybabe
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This was the first DMB show I have been to. I was awesome, I definitely plan on seeing Dave on his next tour.

User: Ryeisgoodtoast
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it wasnt too bad of a show i was disappointed at the everyday encore but it was cool seeing dmb here in my hometown.

User: sabrechic1
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Another impressive show, teased with Halloween, and a little disappointing ended with watchtower and acoustic gravedigger which was the 2nd and 3rd last he played in Buffalo this summer.

User: SeekUp122
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SEEK UP! LIE IN OUR GRAVES! WATCHTOWER!

User: Shelldmb
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awesome

User: skiorules
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great show

User: sleeptodreamher
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halloween tease hurt, thanks fonzi for the 2nd tease!!!

User: somedevil22
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Best DMB show i have ever seen. Lie in Our Graves and Watchtower were definently the highlighs for me.

User: song41jams
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Fun show. Small venues prove to be best. The show kinda lagged near the end (Loving Wings, STDH). But good start good finish

User: starksdmb
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amazing.

User: stregs21
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Nice show... great opener. Good setlist and decent energy for the crowd.

User: Tard238
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AAAAAAAAAMMZZZing

User: TGB1178
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Amazing great set list wonerful energy

User: The Sean
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Great show, loved every minute of it

User: Thenubecumwatur
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i love when DMB comes to Ny like 9 times in a year, we love you in NY keep coming!

User: TheStoneFool
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First show with my sister

User: TheStoner
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Pretty good show

User: Timstory16
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Fucking incredible are the only words i have to describe it, one awesome song after another, seek up, lie in our graves, watchtower, damn i wish that night could have lasted forever

User: TrippenTuesdays
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WOW what a night...never though they would have played a jamming set like that one! I have to say that was the best show this winter by far. We will have to see how Albany stacks up to it. It was also the cap of the night to shake Boyds hand....what a hell of a show

User: tye51
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A beautiful show, mellow...Halloween tease :(

User: uncjaf
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Solid Show

User: underthetable
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Interesting view from the upper level just to the side of the stage, great time.....

User: vicari41
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very mellow show, guess i'll never see christmas song. the halloween tease was unbearable.

User: WALBforDMB
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incredible

User: Westallion
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Great show, although I had a guy beside me singing and poorly attempting to guess the songs. All in all a good set list and a solid performance

User: whatyouare3641
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This was one sweet show. It all started with "Don't Drink the Water", leading into One Sweet World. Songs that stuck out in my mind before the encore included Grey Street, Seek Up, Too Much, and Where Are You Going. Before leaving for his encore, Dave played a great version of Watchtower, featuring a solo by each musician, excluding unfortunately Carter. In his encore Dave played a great solo Gravedigger, and then the band played Everything with a 36 outro, which was very well taken by the crowd. Unfortunately for me, no Two Step was played or even teased, and i'd heard this "encore song" as an ordinary song last year at darien lake. if i'd heard a nice encore of two step, which i hear was played the next night in albany, i would give this show a perfect 11/10...but since the band played from approxamately 8:30 to 11, i'd give this show a 9 or even 10/10...keep the good work up dave

User: WIlddan
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WOWSERS!!!!


   


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