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Dave Matthews Band
December 21, 2002
Live Trax Volume 40, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

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User: 2Step31
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James Brown

User: 40pigs
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one word: AWESOME! like a sex machine!

User: 41crush
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Before the show started, people in back of us said they heard James Brown was going to appear. I thought "no way!" When he came out, the building shook, and the crowd was energized beyond belief. Carter drove the band and made James sound great, and Dave's dancing duet w/ James was interesting. Halloween during the holidays was a different twist, too.

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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Not only did we get Halloween, we got Mother Fuckin James Brown!!!!!

User: absolut_ch
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THE BEST SHOW EVER!!!

User: acepoint01
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If you weren't there, you can't comprehend how amazing this night was...James fucking Brown!!!! And Halloween --> Ants wasn't too shabby either...They just continue to amaze all.

User: acf138
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This is all I have to say....."Ladies and Gentlemen The Godfather of Soul...Mr. JAMES BROWN!!!!"

User: aero780
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AMAZING ENCORE

User: AGodNamedDave
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james FUCKING brown

User: Akbongo
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the best show I have ever seen.

User: aliciaj77
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Wow...the best concert ever! I can't believe I was there!

User: amanda2oo3
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fucking awesome!!!!

User: anclin41
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Best show I've ever been to. The crowd was unbelievable. The entire building shook when James Brown came out.

User: Ava423
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Holy Shit!!

User: bdj1311
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Christmas Time, Dave, and James Brown, plus the Garden, This use to be my best Dave/Garden expeirence......

User: beard316
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WOW

User: benabby15
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james f'n brown

User: bigspree
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James Brown was the biggest treat

User: bmxer177
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No words will ever do justice to this show

User: brettrj
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cannot put feelings into words

User: BrewsterDMB
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James F*in Brown!!

User: bromley
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You bet this is by far the best show I've ever attended and will ever see :)

User: bry51dmb
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Oh my god!! This night is exactly why I am a Dave head, and will do anything to go to a show. went to the city with Mitch, Heintz and shep on the look out for tix. Wasnt looking good and started to give up hope, went back to the bar for a couple cold ones. Went back and ran into one, but needed another or it would of been me or Mitch. After almost giving up we found another and at $90 a peice, the boys better show their ass. Well, they did, lets just say that this was the best, highest energy show I have ever been to. Set was SUPER SICK, at least, including a 20 mon Seek Up (NUTS), a Halloween/Ants encore. And last, but not least JAMES MUTHERFUCKING BROWN!!!!! Sex Machine was nuts!!!! Never saw confetti at a Dave show, but tht was fucking great. Perfect night and didn't get to fucked up and enjoyed it to the extreme, perfect X-mas gift to myself....

User: buckshot76
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the best show i have ever been too

User: BurnThePig
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This was, without a doubt, the best show of the year. As if the setlist wasn't enough, the band and James Brown made music history by performing one of Brown's hit songs.

User: BustedJeff
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Excellent show. Seek Up, Watchtower, Grace Is Gone, Drive In Drive Out, Sex Machine, Halloween => Ants Marching all highlights!

User: Cape Town
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James Brown...

User: CarterisKing
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HOLY SHIT!!!!!! this was un-fucking real....i have a great audience tape of this show thank god

User: celestial
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I can die a happy Dave fan...one word...WOW!

User: chrisb3
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You know how people always start out a statement like "WOW" what can I say about this. I'm not going to do that with this situation. This show was one of the best nights of my life, being it was my senior year in high school and with christmas right around the corner. Me and my 2 best friends were about to witness the most amazing christmas maricle I could ever Imagine!!! Thank you Dave Matthews Band the best christmas present ever. James Brown being there shocked the hell out of me as well.

User: chrisr79
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The Godfather of Soul

User: ciminoj
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WOW!!!!

User: cindiered_74
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Kick ass!

User: Clmb2x2
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James fuckin Brown... need I say more?

User: Crash213
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James Brown!!! No more needs to be said! F-In JAMES BROWN OMG

User: crjif
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I feel good!! One of the best concerts ever. What a rush. Halloween was a dream.

User: crunch11
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James Brown the king of funk came out and that was so sick. Seek Up Halloween and def MSG has the best concerts ever.

User: crushme8602
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unbelievable

User: cruw18x
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one word "amazing"

User: cte515
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Only if the beatles re-unite and if DMB is there to play with them will there be a better concert!Amazing!!!!!!!!Really glad I made the trip from TEXAS!!!!

User: cuzdog16
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This show was ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!!!.....by far the best I have ever been to and i'm positive others will feel the same way. You could feel the garden bouncin all night long as the boys went sick on everything and then brought in James Brown to tear it up some more....I would not be at all surprised if this came out as a DVD and live cd release. No words can describe the emotions in that place tonight, it sucks for anybody who missed it.

User: dancingdavefan
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Hands down, the best show of my life!! James Brown and Dave doing that dance during Sex Machine. And Halloween closer - need I say more??

User: danielles0
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quite possibly the best experience ever. it doesnt get any better.

User: Dave41
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Absolutely awesome

User: Davecrazy
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Two words describe this show...James Brown! What an amazing set! Everything he played tonight was great and the crowd just went crazy when James came out. Watchtower in the middle of the set!? It worked! The Encore was amazing as well! Nice way of throwing x-mas tunes inbetweeen songs

User: DaveFan40
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Look at the set, Amazing

User: DBBPhotography
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Godfather of Soul, James Brown! Literally nothing more needs to be said.

User: DBLOT
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The ad for Girls Gone Wild is on TV and I am touching myself--not because of the ad, but because JAMES BROWN IS THE FUCKING MAN

User: dbright
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Are you kidding me?!

User: dcm229
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Words cannot describe this experience.

User: DirtMagirt_9
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I wrote a school paper about this I will try to fit it in here (alot editing has been done), is there a limit??: ... A second mic was brought out next to Dave, and the band continued to play the closing portion of Too Much over and over again. Then Dave steps up to the mic, and introduces a guest, "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE GODFATHER OF SOUL, JAMES BROWN!!!" Then the godfather struts on stage and dances like a crazy fool. Then THREE more musicians walk on stage, two backup singers for James, as well as his band's guitarist. The music never stopped, and eventually we found ourselves listening to Sex Machine, you know they one where James Brown is like "Get on up-ah, Get up-ah say Get on up". It was truely magical, and the four of us knew something like this could never happen again. Then, in the midst of the music, Dave and James had a dancing contest type thing, Dave is famous for rolling his legs around, and James is famous for having some of the best cyborg technology done to his body to keep him nimble. When the song was over, after about twenty minutes of pure energy, Dave promised he'd be back. During the little intermission, King predicted Halloween into Ants Marching. Dave and carter came out with santa hats on, so it was implied they were going to play The Christmas Song, and Dave played the first few chords as the other band members walked out. Then Dave threw down his santa hat in a rage and the band busted out Halloween!! Everyone went wild in the crowd, and if you stood still for a second, you could feel the arena litteraly bouncing up and down!! Immediatly after the end of the song, Carter started banging his drum, Ants was coming, King was right. They played an awesome Ants, and the crowd sang every word along with Dave!! After that the lights went on and everyone stood around in a daze..... WHAT A SHOW! We had just witnessed band history!

User: DMB PIG
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Excellent show! Great setlist, couldnt be better. I had a great time! DMB PIG

User: DMB04132
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Two words: James Brown

User: dmb21
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I can't believe it!!! James Brown coming onstage and performing with DMB, DAve ripping off the Santa Hat and leading the band into Halloween and closing out with a killer version of Ants!!! This is a show people will be talking about for years!!

User: DMB2280
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The best one yet!

User: dmb411967
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James Brown - Enough said!

User: DmBand801
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The best show ever....knocks off any other show that they have done....DIDO opener was f*cking insane, followed by a granny, pig, what would you say and grey street.... seek up!! too much was nasty and james brown coming out and dancing at the end of it was unbeleivable....halloween --> ants, there is no better way to end a show....

User: dmbandilove
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Incredible.

User: DMBaseball
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The most amazing show ever!!!!! Drive in drive out awesome opener really got the crowd goin i love granny its a sweet song. funny to hear the charlie brown x-mas song it was nice. don't burn the pig sweet. seek up was great it went on for like 20 min. first digging a ditch nice. I was so suprised with All Along the Watchtower so early in show. it was awesome boyd played the same solo as at darien lake 7/20. after the space between dave said were gonna bring out 2 of our friends from karl densins tiny universe. the sax and electric guitar guys came out and they played so much to say---> anyone seen the bridge---> too much and as they were finishing too much he said we got a friend comming out mr. james brown!!! he came out with 2 other members of his band and they played for 30 min. he played sex maching for like 10 and jammed for like 20 and james would dance and dave would immatate him. It was soooo amazing. then i called the encore. they all came out i was suprised but excited. he teased on christmas song and then went into halloween AWESOME!!!!!!!! best song then ants. an unforgetable night. So much fun. i went with john l. great show best of the tour.

User: dmbcrazy1
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WOW... james brown was a surprise!!! IF YOU WERE or WERE NOT AT THIS SHOW.....get it.. its amazing.. no words to describe it

User: DMBGREYSTREET
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One of the best shows i have ever been too...seek up was sick and halloween..james brown...GREAT SHOW

User: dmblover17
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MOST amazing DMB show I have ever been to!

User: dmbmdnss1
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Best christmas present.... James Brown :-)

User: dmbmom
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Unbelievable!!!! James Brown!!!! Halloween!!! What else is there to say about this show!!! I can't believe I was there!!!

User: DMBSaxMan41
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Best show ever?

User: DMBStone4041
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I'm speechless! sitting 2nd row at the side stage and the godfather of SOUL JAMES BROWN! Wow that place was rockin then a full band HALLOWEEN!!!! the set was great, DIDO opener! Best DMB show EVER!

User: DMB_FanOnWheels
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This was EPIC this show, James Brown and Holloween!!!

User: DnCiNgAnTs41
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Hands down THE most amazing experience ever. Perfect set from start to finish, then JAMES BROWN!! comes out, and an encore with Halloween and Ants, what more could you want?

User: DoDaFoo
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Of the 50 shows I have been to this one is still the best. I still get excited describing what it was like to hear the words "Ladies and gentlemen the Godfather of Soul James Brown!"

User: donesdmb
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Amazing

User: donski
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Amazing!

User: Doors Allan Coe
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You know. James Brown. Awesome set. Amazing crowd energy. Possibly the best concert I've ever been to crowd wise. Halloween. Seek Up. A must have....

User: dpmhammer
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it was cool

User: dragon886
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One of best shows of all time. James Brown

User: drea3436
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Hands down, the most amazing show possible

User: drewp11737
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um james brown....wowzers

User: drouina
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James Brown was INCREDIBLE! I think this was the best show I've ever been to.

User: dxmaverick
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holy shit!!! best seek up ever!

User: eatdrnkbmery41
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Greatest Ever.

User: edman522
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fucking amazing, james brown and dmb what could be more ridiculously good?

User: Elcnqstdr9
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Even better than night 1. James F*ckin Brown!

User: emjohn
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I have sold my soul, getting this and gorge 3. The lull before the big bang was expected, but nearly killed the show.

User: exit2eden9
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN...THE GODFATHER OF SOUL...JAMES BROWN!!! GET UP...GET ON UP...GET ON THE SCENE...LIKE A SEX MACHINE!!!

User: FantaXP7
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The best one I've been to thus far

User: firedancer78
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mmmm james brown

User: FishMonkMan
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Best show I have ever been to and will ever go to. Enough said!

User: Flanagan70pr
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Special night, Im still awww struckin, Words can not explain what the fuck went on in 'The Garden' on Dec 21, 2002. Dave and the boys fucked shit up, greatest concert ive ever been at, James Brown special guest, i mean come on, too good to be true, but it is true, best ever, hands down!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: flyme2damoon
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Great!!!

User: fooltothinkcait
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Greatest show ever...james brown...GET ON UP...watchtower....HALLOWEEN FULL BAND FULL VERSION (with BTCS outro)...ANTS...PIG incredible...DIDO...GRANNY...ASTB...FTT (best everyday song)...KARL DENSONS BAND...JAMES FUCKING BROWN

User: fpdog
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Incredible setlist, awesome crowd, Dave and the boys were pumped and James Brown at the end - one of the best DMB shows I've been to. What a night!

User: FpotusSCB
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It has already been said many times, but this show was simply the best I have and probably will ever see. As soon as they broke into DIDO all of MSG knew it was going to be a special night. Seek Up was great, midset Watchtower was a nice surprise although I wish the tease of Dreaming Tree had been a little more, and then James Brown. I have never seen a crowd so into a show as when James Brown came out and the boys broke into Sex Machine. The encore itself was insane. Halloween right into Ants, who could ask for any more? This show is everything that 9-8 at the Gorge should have been.

User: FrankieBallz921
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Amazing to see James Brown on stage, then play Halloween for Christmas

User: fserpa1118
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AMAZING

User: Funki10is
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I think this was the show where James Brown came out and sang Sex Machine?

User: Gex714
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Simply incredible

User: gmark
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HOLY SHIT!!!

User: Gobb69
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Dave and james brown dance off😂

User: golferinct
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James Brown...Halloween at Christmas time...a night alone with my wife in the city...how awesome could it get....

User: gonefishing76
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Jmaes F'n Brown

User: gpstordeur
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All I remember about this show was James Brown but what a great moment it was.

User: grahamcracker
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Nothing like your own personal snow globe experience with DMB!

User: greenrose
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Absolutely Incredible show! Speechless!

User: gregmathewsband
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yet another AMAZING performance

User: gregstreet1
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this is greg smith of wilton Ct... That show was amazing good set, and i shit myself when james brown came onstage

User: greyst2step
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So much to say I cant even say it!

User: greyst3441
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James f'n Brown

User: GruxBroggi
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section 1 row K
James fucking Brown!

User: Guruhuey
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another great show in the city

User: hallbag
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James Brown was a great suprise. The show had everything that Friday night did not. It was a great combination since i went to both nights.

User: harp1028
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James Brown= sweet no two step= goddamit! rest of the show= a very happy me N.Y.C.= worlds greatest city

User: hazeman
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Eeeeepic

User: Hindu Hitman
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wow. incredible, best show i've been to out of 10 shows. wow

User: howiemayer41
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absolutely insane. james brown and halloween... it dont get no better

User: ia2012
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JAMES BROWN. 'NUFF SAID.

User: ifihadaboat40
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wow

User: In2Infinity
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When James Brown came out for the encore it was one of the best music moments of my life!

User: ipitythefoo
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FRICKIN AMAZING!!!! Great set-list and James Brown!!!!!! Can't really ask for more than that during the holidays...All in all the best DMB show out of the 3 I've been to. Awesome mid-set watchtower, great seek up, everything was really cool

User: Jakie725
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Three Words. James Brown. Halloween Plus a great Seek UP, although this guy standing next to me was trying to sing along, but I think he was pretty much tone deaf. Ants Marching. Lots of good stuff

User: jam2oar
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One of the top 3 shows I've ever seen.

User: Jason Trick
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JAMES F'N BROWN!!! 'nuff said

User: jaydr2000
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James F'in Brown, what a treat!!!

User: jayrl22
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greatest show ever attended

User: jb420
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Best Show Ever!

User: jcswain
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The show was incredible; then James Brown came out...

User: jegnyc
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James Brown? Wow!

User: jen22
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I can't give it proper justice so I'm not even going to try! The whole experience was absolutely amazing!!

User: jet2dmb
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this was my 29th show and what else can i say but it is the #1 show i have ever seen. how could i ever top this show!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Jgoose1019
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9th

User: jkanter
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JAMES BROWN

User: jmcoll
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James Brown - wow

User: jmcoll007
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Wow what a night - James Brown, 3rd row center and got engaged later in Rockefeller Center

User: jmerrell
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James BRown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: jnalpak
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this show roxor

User: johnkane
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James Brown and Dave....I never saw Dave get so excited on Stage!

User: johnstillo
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best one I have been to

User: JonTowsonDMB37
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JAMES BROWN...ok now thats done...Lets talk about Holloween was a dream of mine to hear it! This show ranks as the greats DMB show i have and probally will always stand to be the great show i have ever been to

User: joseph_baring
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Single greatest concert moment of my life.

User: jpadams
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Awesome Show! Great Intro to Seek Up! Outstanding ending with James Brown and the graffiti all around the arena. Great Encore with a full Halloween and Ants to close!

User: jpevear
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James fucking Brown

User: jrich4@aol.com
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amazing

User: jskills
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All I can say is Sex Machine...Blew my mind at this show!!! The entire setlist was GREAT. That just added to it. Couldn't believe I was watching James Brown LIVE.

User: Kaczilakis
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smoked enjoyed shat myself afterwards

User: kajakenny
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James Fucking Brown!

User: kcentrury
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James Brown... 3 years later, still chills

User: kfarrellCrush7
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James Brown and a ton of confetti..is all i need to say. PIG was awesome as well

User: kft41
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my first dave show, after loving them for 4 years. my parents and i drove from nova scotia to ontario to pick my brothers up from university, then drove down to nyc for 2 days JUST for this, and they did NOT disappoint. i went with my big bro who got me into them, and when they played "come sister, my brotherrr" in pig, it was quite a touching bro-sis moment... then i see this white flash behind the stage, that nooobody else noticed, and i was like ummm jeff i think i just saw james brown?? he laughs and is like haha yaaa right, youre crazy... LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THE GODFATHER OF SOUL, MR JAMES BROWN!! the entire building shook. it was fucking incredible. to top it off, a christmas song tease then a santa hat getting violently thrown thrown to the ground into HALLOWEEN, and finally, ANTS CLOSER. not a big deal to some, but that is MY SONG. THE song that i first heard and played over and over that got me into dave. where would i be without that song... so much joy has been brought into my life because i heard THAT song one day... thank you dave, carter, boyd, stefan and roi.

User: kitchen
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TOO MANY HIGHLIGHTS - RETURN OF HALLOWEEN W/ A DANCE OFF WITH THE GODFATHER - NUFF SAID.

User: kiwi00
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20 minute long version of seek up and james brown doing sex machine... can't top it

User: Kshathra
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Yeah, what he said. :-D

User: Lambs1
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...this was an amazing show that just kept getting better and better. Awesome energy, awesome setlist. Almost everything was a highlight, but in particular the midset Watchtower, the James Brown interlude, and Halloween>Ants were standouts.

User: Lau214
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Wow, fucking amazing. If the band and crowd got any more pumped up the walls would have busted apart! And can we say, JAMES fucking BROWN! Holy shit, I can now say that I saw the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown himself, and nonetheless sing "Get On Up (Sex Machine)." I can't describe this show in words, it was just something I could never have imagined. It was amazing. Oh and to top it off, the setlist was awesome...I can finally cross Halloween off my "hae not heard" list. For the last show at MSG this run the band sure had a lot of energy--you could tell from the first song the show was going to be amazing. Each song was played as though it was the encore. I loved it!!! Can't wait to see them again next tour...can't wait to see what they will surprise us with next!

User: lennon2324
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awesome when james brown came out....one of my favorite shows

User: lewis
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WATCHTOWER was unbelievable!!! 15 min long, sick, sick cover. Whole show was unreal, best i've ever seen!

User: lgrandiz
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best dave concert I have ever attended.

User: Li0n11
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best show i've eve been to

User: Liana_DMB
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SICKEST SHOW EVER!!!

User: Lilsters
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James fucking Brown...and Halloween

User: lirpa126
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unbelievable!!!!! James Brown came out at the end and blew the whole crowd away. I've never been to a crazier concert. The only thing that bothered me was that they played too much into so much to say at both pepsi and msg. I wish they would have switched it up a bit. The closer though, ants marching was the best version I've heard yet. After James Brown, the crowd was pumped up so Halloween and Ants were so full of energy. The whole place was singing, I think Dave got drowned out by the crowd but that made it so exciting. Hoping that this version will be on the warehouse 2003 cd.

User: lovedave
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To say the least, the best show I was at.

User: lrhudson
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Holy shit. I had been up for 36 hours before this show but was still high on energy. Made if from indiana for this show and oh my god. Pig, Seek up, Halloween, and James Brown. It didnt even seem real. And at MSG to boot

User: Mabez
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best show i have seen yet. james brown came on stage for a rendition of "sex machine", the place was grooving all night long. i was dead center and could see the whole place just dancing, it felt as if msg itself was moving along with the music. the confetti and banners all over the place added to it. and a great set. some of my favorites include: granny, grace is gone, watchtower, drive in drive out...many others. my rating: 9.3

User: magnum iii
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Amazin'!!! James Fucking Brown... 'nuff said

User: Mastro75
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Great Show

User: maximoosak
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Yeah, definately an AWESOME SHOW! Seeing Dave with James Brown jammin Sex Machine at a first DMB concert, uhh... Stinkin Awesome!!! :-)

User: mc33
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no words to describe..

User: mcarey
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AWESOME.

User: mckennaguy
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The best show i've ever been too..when you get a midset watchtower..along with Seek Up...Granny...and a halloween encore..I don't know what can top that..best show ever

User: md91180
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13th Show

User: mekmarti
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I was so waisted and James Brown came out on stage!

User: MickeyD4d
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Unbelievable show. James Brown & Dave dancing with him. Great setlist. Santa hat and Snow encore. WOW.

User: MinookaMac
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floating i was

User: Mogley8
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james brown is unreal

User: moonska
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Great show, then James Brown

User: MORd13
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Unreal! Not only the best damn setlist I have seen, but JAMES BROWN!!! This was truly a once in a lifetime event, if you werent there you wouldnt know. Dave had the biggest kool-aid smile on his face being on stage with the Godfather of Soul! I couldnt contain myself and neither could the Garden; Halloween is definitely a better holiday than Christmas.

User: mrs.prisco
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one of the most amazing shows!!!!

User: MrsMatthews
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BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!

User: Mshanahan114
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James FUCKING Brown

User: nanciesmarching
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what just happened?!, im still in shock............i hope others heard fanzi playing dreaming tree during the intro to watchtower, dave obviously didnt catch on, such a tease. halloween was unbelievable, little jackolantern lights were being thrown into the crowd during the break. we knew it was comin even though the band thought they were tricky puttin christmas hats on. incredible. almost every song was jammed out more than usuall tonite, and james brown just blew the place away. wow.

User: neffham
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Daves voice was shot but it was made up with a sweet drive in drive out opener. in Granny the place was poppin you could tell it was something good. nice dreaming tree tease... karl denson's tiny universe on horns amped up So Much and Too Much... But James Brown man, made up for daves voice. that was an experience, the whole floor was moving people were goign nuts!!! then to see dave chuck his santa hat off and rip into halloween....nice rule of thumb: always go to night 2 at the Garden no matter what. just go. its always a show, just like 05 was...

User: novaswim
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What can you say besides JAMES MOTHERFUCKING BROWN?

User: number4one
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damn guys... it doesn't get much better than that!!!!

User: ny55525
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God Bless Dave Matthews Band. This was an ABSO-FUCKIN-LEWTLY AWESOME show. Wow. The energy at the "World's Most Famous Arena" was incredible. The boys knew where they were tonight and they weren't fuckin around. They came to rock MSG big-time and delivered Seek Up (badass), DIDO, Pig, gave us a Halloween > Ants Marching encore. Insane to hear Halloween full band again. Section 7 was freakin out! Anyway - James Brown was great and the interaction between him and Dave was priceless. Hands fuckin down - best show I've seen since the '98 tour.

User: obron
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wasn't planning on being in nyc, thanks to instant ticketing and the warehouse, this show is in my top 3 shows of all time.

User: olyrc
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F'ing James Brown!

User: onesweetpuck
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James Freaking Brown! Jump back and kiss myself! This was definitely the most mind-blowing DMB experience that I have had. It totally rocked and it totally worked! The only DMB show I have seen with confetti mortars and fans blowing like crazy - too fun! I am especially grateful since I never got to see the Godfather of Soul in his own show so this was the experience of a lifetime! And they did my favorite song of his - thank you!

User: ONLYTHESTRONG84
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JAMES FUCKIN BROWN IS THE MAN!!!

User: patrickdrip
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First dave show ever, left quite an impression!!

User: Pepsidmb20
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The best one yet... by far... There is no competition to the other 15

User: perkinsm6
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AMAZING!!!!

User: PeteMags5
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Rockin'

User: pisces339
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ONE WORD ----- AMAZING!

User: pistol1089
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THE BEST SHOW EVER!

User: pjwagner913
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Oh my.

User: PuvMan
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the best ever

User: QuakerMan
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For being five rows away (MARRY X-MAS TO YOU TO Wh)....simply orgasmic

User: ravenhead98
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Amazing show! Crowd went completely nuts when James Brown took the stage! Awesome cover of Sex Machine & overall a great show! Christmas Time Is Here tease was cool too! 1st Dave show too! It was awesome that they did Halloween too! Some GOOD STUFF!

User: RBanon
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Best Dave show ive ever been to

User: recently109
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Sweetnesssss!

User: rpkuhn2
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James Brown So Much To Say -> Anyone Seen The Bridge -> Too Much followed by Sex Machine was the best DMB experience ever

User: Sabre2030
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absolutely ridiculous

User: satellite4881
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BEST SHOW EVER!!!!! Jmaes Brown, Haqlloween. I don't know of another show that can top it.

User: SaveMe88
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DVD XRTys

User: saygoodbye12
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7TH ROW!! (sec. 4 row G) MOST AMAZING SHOW EVER!!!! JAMES BROWN! SEX MACHINE! The boys were REALLY on fire tonight. So much energy from both the crowd and the band. Watchtower = INCREDIBLE Seek Up = Beautiful Halloween --> Ants = Best version of Ants I have heard and what a great way to end the show! I will never forget Dave coming to the mic and introducing the "Godfather of Soul..Mr. James Brown" The place went bezerk..Dave and James doing the running man..Brown trying to get Dave to dance more and Dave hiding by Carter because he was all shy..lol Thanks DMB for giving me the greatest memories of the greatest concert...NYC RULES :)

User: SayGoodbye18
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OH MY GOD!!! This show was definatly a ONCE IN A LIFETIME SHOW!!! JAMES BROWN!! WOW!!! and seek up and Haloween rocked the whole place. I am in shock how much this show was waaay better than 12/20. The crowd was bursting with energy.... DEFINATLY the BEST SHOW I'VE EVER ATTENDED!

User: SeanLewis151601
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James Brown. Greatest Night Ever.

User: seekupgirl#41
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I cannot put into words the magic and the experience that I had this night. Truly the most amazing night & probably best concert experience I'll ever have. Being in NYC added so much more to it. And meeting so many cool WH'ers :)Aaaaaah!

User: seifh
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Awesome

User: SelmerMarkVI
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James Brown!!! Halloween!!! Enough said.

User: serpzero
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event of a lifetime...

User: sh123
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again backstage, this time i took a picture with james, dave, and carter.

User: sinatrafdu
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James Brown...OMG AMAZING...I felt the floor shaking

User: skinnychunks
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GREATEST 3 HOURS OF MY LIFE! ALAN

User: skiridemaine
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James MF Brown!

User: SlateDMB
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This was by far the best show of the 16 I've seen. My friends and I stood in line for 6 hours to get tickets and we were three of the final ten to get lucky. Thank God we did. The setlist is amazing. Then the final 6 songs!!!!! Holy Shit! They jammed out the end of Too Much so everyone knew something was going to happen but I don't think anyone expected FUCKING JAMES BROWN!!! He took the show! Just to see him and Dave and Boyd all dance together with the confetti flying everywhere. God, I never thought anything would ever top 6-11-01 Two Step, but I was way wrong. This was the wildest moment in DMB concert history. Then a full band Halloween straight into Ants!!!! I will never forget this night!

User: sleeptodreamher
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One of the best shows I have seen! It was unbelievable! Halloween was fantastic and James Brown rocked the garden! DMB was tight and made my night! :)

User: sloopy314
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James Brown, bitch!

User: smallwaise
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James Browne. Seek up. watchtower. halloween.ants. nuff said

User: SNAKE
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THE BEST

User: snowgrl2468
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Amazing...my first Dave show. And to top it off with James Brown? Wow. Mucho cool.

User: sodapop
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Amazing beyond the telling of it.

User: song41jams
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James Brown. Oh my what a surprise!

User: spenna316
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OMG!!! James Brown??? Confetti!!! OMG the best DAve show everrrrr! Granny, watchtower, and encoring with halloween and ants! The band sounded great and it overall was a 10!

User: Spots17
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Thanks first off to the Warehouse for the random 5th row seats, right side of the stage on the floor. we were 30 feet from stefan. 15th show or so, and by far the best. energy was highest ever and we were too. it snowed confetti, we saw God when JB came out, and I can say that I can leave this earth comfortably as this show changed my life.

User: Stoneynurse
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I was there in spirit!! Was stuck in the Marriott on Lexington Avenue sick as a dog! Someday it will be made up to me - I listen to this show and pretend that I was there.

User: stumpe1231
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All I have to say is wow!!! Definitely in my top 5 best shows.

User: SullyLB21
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Unbelievable

User: swingerz5
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James Brown!! THIS SHOW WAS THE BEST EVER!

User: tapanovec
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I want to say this show was amazing, but it doesn't even come close to doing it justice. It's beyond words! James Brown, Halloween, Drive In Drive Out, Granny.... I'm speechless!

User: Thelaststop34
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Haha

User: thesweet
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Huge surprise when James Brown came out. Awesome.

User: tishue
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It was awesome... what an awesome surprise that James Brown showed up! My friends were so jealous :-)

User: TJSundstrom41
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Incredible!

User: toadabone
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words cant describe, If you werent there, i'm sorry............

User: tom483
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3 days from by B-Day and this couldn't have been a better present. I was a little bit behind the stage and I didn't miss a thing. James Brown is the Godfather of Soul.

User: toomuch2say87
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This was an amazing show- tops 6-11 by far...my god i was on a natural high.

User: toonjie
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Just the greatest show ever!! James Brown and Halloween- Enough said!

User: triamber1
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Halloween was awesome!

User: tricia69
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Wow, what an amazing night - didn't think it could get anymore exciting and then James Brown came out on stage! The crowd was pumped - nothing like a concert in NY! Twostep will never be better than it was on 6/11/01, but this concert is a close tie!! You will forever be a Dave fan once you see them play live - amazingly talented!!

User: Tripp'nBillie57
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4th row...de.f an A+ show and setlist...to describe this show all you need is 2 simple words....james brown

User: Trippin41
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Amazing-by far the ebst show i've been to

User: trippinant41
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AMAZING!!!!! JAMES FUCKING BROWN!!!!! 'NUFF SAID!!!!!

User: trippinblly
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This was my first ever DMB show. While in Penn Staton, I ran into a high school buddy of mine who had been a vet of many shows. He told me that for whatever reason, the first show is greatest. And James Mother Fucking Brown shows up. The Garden literally shook for minutes. I get chills to this day thinking about it. And every time I am in the Garden, whether for Dave or any sporting event, my mind is flooded with memories of that night.

User: TruFFuLaTrEE
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KILLER *****

User: tuckerdog
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f-n james brown bitches!

User: tvdude7
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My first show, and I walked out a fan for life. A bunch of shows later, and this is still by far my favorite. It was a show my friends and I will never forget for the rest of our lives

User: TwoSteppingAnts
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JAMES BROWN. c'mon.

User: TwoSteppnTo#41
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INSANE

User: udofmmb
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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: URockstar
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Went backstage, met boyd!

User: vanhelgan2
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james brown, good lord

User: Venste
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My first show. I became a fan of DMB 12/19 and loved it!

User: vicari41
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I swear the floors at the Garden were shaking. JAMES BROWN!!! WOW!!! Finally I saw Halloween! Great, great show!!

User: vigilant620
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Very cool- killer set. I hate to say it but I could have done without James Brown and would have preferred a rare closer or something along those lines. But I was very stoked to be there and the encore blew my mind.

User: vinnya
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James Brown kicked ASS!

User: Warehouse187
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wow

User: watchtower41
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Ladies and Gentlemen......the Godfather of SOUL. This show will never need any expalnation as it is one of the greatest performances I have ever witnessed. Drive IN- Balls, Seek Up- Balls, Watchtower-Balls, SMTS-->TOO MUCH Balls, Halloween-->Ants BIG BALLS, Sex Machine PRICELESS. "Can we hit and quit it"--J.B. 12.21.2002

User: weff0628
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James Brown! And then Halloween? What more can be said

User: what_you_are
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They did Halloween! SO COOL! and Space Between...awesome.

User: wlitchman
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James Brown....all has been said!!!

User: woodyforest1411
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wow

User: xidanrbx
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Best show ever!

User: z911empire
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"Ladies and gentlemen, the godfather of soul, James Brown." wow, kinna disappointed, wanted more Dave, but I guess it was cool. The rest of the set was perfect, though, with the best Granny I've ever heard. Dave did the James Brown dance and he looked embarrassed, so when he came out for the encore he was wearing a Santa hat, and he ripped it off his head and threw it towards Carter's set and started an amazing Halloween, almost seemed as if he was getting rid of his embarressedness, well, I knew Ants was gonna close it, and Carter segued right into the snare hits after Halloween. Great Show!

User: ziggy35
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Unfuckinbeliveable

User: ziggyosk
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yo, this was the best show that I have ever seen, and probably the best I will ever see. The whole tour Dave teased Halloween, and when he busted out those first couple of chords, I jumped right outta my skin, as i'm sure everyone else in the building did. The whole place erupted. It was awesome. And don't evn get me started on James Brown! Whoooooo!


   


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