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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
December 22, 2002
MCI Center, Washington, D.C.

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User: 2step2dmb41
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This was an ok show. I thought it would be better than it was, being the last show of the year and the last show of his tour. The show started kind of slow, but definitely got kicked up by the encore. It was nice to hear Song That Jane Likes and Christmas Song!

User: 2stepsoright
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Incredible energy. Best versions of many songs ive heard.

User: 41drankthewater
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Don't drink the water was freaking bad ass, the song that jane likes was very unexpected, but a delight non the less. Christmas song was kind of expected, but we all wanted to hear Last stop but to no avail. maybe next time.

User: Aerodmb
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Solid show, but no highly anticipated Last Stop. My first time seeing a show out east. Brought a "Dave Virgin"

User: AGicale
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my seats were a blower but the show was sweet

User: alb285
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WOW! this show rocked. totally awesome. it was the last stop on the winter tour (which is always better cause its an arena) and it ruled. he played a bunch of old stuff that i haven't heard and there was a lot of jamming (especially on boyd's part). anyway, it was awesome.

User: awade
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Another solid show. Christmas Song always cool to hear.

User: awrl14
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Amazing Christmas show

User: Baybutt99
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Outstanding Show !! the captain was amazing along with all the jams

User: Ben Schonberger
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good show for not being able to see anything.

User: bigpapa7272
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my first dave show and it was great

User: bigtutt23
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3rd Show

User: Black Sheep
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One of the best I have ever attended. Christmas Song on the Last Stop!!

User: brwndot
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best dmb show i've seen yet (out of 3), it totally blew me away. also my first indoor show. crush was unforgettable and jimi thing was never ending. dave and boyd were all over the stage, and carter really tore it up. leroi had some absolutely amazing stuff going on as well. i danced the night away ;)

User: BSoDAlptraum
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Once again the boys rocked the MCI center, thanks for a good years guys.

User: burfer
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loved it, loved it, loved it.

User: BurnThePig
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The setlist was generic and a bit disappointing, but the show overall was decent.

User: bustedhusky
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Okay show, my least favorite of the three I attended. I guess the biggest reason why is they played the revised version of Captain, which is an insult to the original.

User: CarterFan12
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AMAZING!

User: carterisgood
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crazy show

User: CarterisKing
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great show

User: cfh072
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Great show, captain and pig were great to hear, plus the most amazing version of crush that i have ever heard, boyd was incredible.

User: cpowell495
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it was real good, crush being a huge high point. of course i'm a hug big pig fan so that was amazing, and i like don't drink the water a lot too, it was a great opener. i went crazy for song that jane likes, it's an old favorite, and christmas song is always a treat. an overall great show

User: ctdawg
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remember watching Dave riding shotgun on the tour bus on the way out waving. cool moment

User: davefan#36
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amazing

User: DaveFan40
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Decent show, a disappointing closer

User: davephan420
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my first show, amazing seats

User: djmmjd
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Good to hear Christmas song.....Crush had the most memorable jam.

User: DKBest
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Awesome!! Christmas Song was a Treat!! First Show Indoors for me too, Love the Light Show!

User: dmb21388
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amazing...different than what i expected but Dave never ceases to amaze me... boyd was jamming the whole night and i loved how each song turned in to a jam it was great

User: dmb4life2000
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This show was great. I was supposed to meet Dave after but the guy who was to show at my seats never showed. Jimi Thing was the highlight of the night.

User: DMBartender18
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Good show, but I wanted to see Last Stop...

User: dmbfan21
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Great show. Solid closer for the 2002 year. Hoping for a Last Stop, but the Crush made up for it...

User: DMBfanLo
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This show was by far Dave at his best! This was my first DMB fan even though I have been a fan since 94 when he was touring bars in Charlottesville. *gettin tix is never a process im any good at* Everyone I have talked to said that he never plays most of these songs that he played last night, and I feel so privelegd to have been there. I'm THIRILLED he played mostly old stuff because that is the TRUE dave, and it just made me smile when he whipped out Two Step and Jimi Thing....I know anyone who went to this concert will agree, Dave and the boys, Esp Boyd, get a most enthusiastic TWO THUMBS UP!! Keep it up Dave!

User: dmbgroupie
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12th show!

User: dmbpiggy
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awesome

User: DMBStone4041
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Crowd didn't participate with DMB solo jams so Dave signals to carter to cut off Jimi thing short then they changed the setlist. we got screwed out of Last Stop possibly b/c the crowd didnt even chant for it! anyways an ok show.

User: drewdc
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Awesome

User: Duder987v
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My first ever DMB concert

User: DURWOOD
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I begin this year at MCI Center and ended the year at MCI...Rockin show with Claire.

User: dwt03
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Show umber 7 for me and the 4th this year. This was by far the best show I have been to. I have seen the comparisons between MSG2 and MCI and what a hell of a show MSG2 must have been. Carter was on fire tonight and Boyd had enerygy all over the place. Like I said... best I have been to.

User: elmachobaracho
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The show tonight was great. I was expecting more cause of last nights show and the last show of the summer tour, but anytime u get a show like tonight then ur gonna have one hell of a night. Dont Drink the Water was awesome and Pig was a nice touch. Crush was amazing. Boyd was on fire and gettin in everyones face while jamming, followed by Leroi solo, and ended with some nice stuff by Carter. GIG had a nice intro and Jimi Thing was sweet. Two Step was a nice way to end the year of touring.

User: Eric Capps
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It was such an amazing show! SO COOL!!! YEAAAH!! *cliche, cliche, cliche*

User: ethaxton
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What a crazy night. We were pretty hammered trying to get to the show through the train thing, I forget what it's called. Anyways, thank god for one of our sober friends. Great show, hopefully one day I can get a SBD copy!

User: ferrari73087
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amazing first dave show! pig was amazing, so was closing with two step, even though last stop would have been most appropriate.

User: fmg2k
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Great show...I love this group...3rd time seeing them perform

User: fozzie758
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Best show I have seen yet

User: FpotusSCB
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After seeing the 12-21 show I must admit I was a little disappointed with this one. It was a great and solid show, but 12-21 made any comparison rough. Highlights include the best Captain I have heard, a great Everyday and Bartender, and a solid Two Step. Everyone was pulling for Last Stop, but no such luck...probably soon though.

User: gault41
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Started out with Don't Drink the Water Played Crush, Loving Wings, Jimi Thing Dave soloed Christmas song for the first song of the Encore So powerful, made the concert

User: Gravedigger8
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Amazing

User: greystreetMSL
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yay james brown :)

User: Heavyyd420
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INCREDIBLE!

User: hurst1996
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DDTW

User: ifihadaboat40
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good tour closer

User: JermDMB411
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The show was amazing but the crowd was definently not the best I have ever seen.

User: jjc41
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Pehaps the best DMB show i have ever seen

User: jmcoll007
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Show lacked a spark - a given maybe considering the night before

User: john.cobb4
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I had horrible seats but I got them last minute. This was a really great show to see right before Christmas and of course they played the Christmas Song!

User: JTRDMB41
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All in all a pretty good show! DDTW as an opener always works for me, tonight Dave screamed "home" rather than singing it falsetto. It was great to hear Pig again, Captain was tight, I finally heard TSTJL, Crush was outstanding, and the singing along to Everyday produced a great feeling. Christmas song Two Sep encore was great too. I was a lil disappointed with all the bitching after the show about how Last Stop wasnt played..deal with it. If you let one song ruin a show stop going!

User: Juan Dixon
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solid

User: kerriann
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Best show

User: ktgirl
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This was the show that I got tired of the Christmas song, even though I'd only heard it twice before. It seemed like everyones plans fell through for NY and DC. They didn't play Last Stop and everyone was going crazy. I was kinda glad secretly. I was so upset that I didn't get to hear Halloween. We sat sidestage next to a cool girl from California but in front of a box with someone sleeping on a couch and a bitch who yelled (rather than asking nicely) at the Cali girl for smoking. This show kind of had a bad aura to it. But I did get to see my family in DC so it was cool. I missed Dani and everyone else. -kt

User: Lalls12
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Amazing

User: lantzer
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Really good first Dave concert. Really made me appreciate their music and now i am a huge fan owning all of their albums and live cds. Since then i have also joined Warehouse.

User: linzie32
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First Dave show ever... and i looooooved it!

User: livesbydave
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this show was a huge christmas present from the guys to the DC/VA area! THANK YOU!

User: lizzy8583
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awsome

User: lrhudson
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Was still on the high of being at NYC the night before. Thought for sure we would get Last Stop since he promised it at the Gorge but oh well. Still a Solid show to a solid tour.

User: LShaffer12
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One of the best shows I have ever seen, there were no dull moments.

User: luvndmb
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sat behind the stage...so close to the stage...great setlist.

User: macksigep
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Awesome way to spend Xmas in DC!

User: Martyhead
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Awesome set. It was the first time I was behind the band. Good energy in the warehouse section. It was cool to hear people know when Dave sings alternate verses. When Dave was jamming to Everyday towards the end, you could here the crowd sing the lyrics of #36 while Dave was plucking away. He later chimed in the lyrics to #36 people keep versing in the lyrics to #36. It was cool as shit!!

User: marweezy
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great seats right across stage, me stretch, meg, laurel and crew...heard jane and jimi

User: McCindy
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Pig is definitely one of my favorites and to hear it live right after DDTW, amazing! Show was good with Two Step the always great closer. Loved it!

User: mdskywalkr
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Not much to say about this concert....except it was possibly the best show ever! Ending with Christmas Song and Two Step the day before Christmas Eve. Not to mention Bartender. Simply Amazing!

User: mekmarti
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Last stop!! Probably the only time anyones gotten high in the MCI center

User: Metalord9
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Good show, especially for an indoor arena

User: mhouse
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121/O/22

User: Mickey2uva
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first indoor show...great

User: mjkoko
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great show.

User: mmwildman
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Section 102 Row D

User: moneytrain8
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This was my first live DMB show, and it was absolutely incredible! We didn't get James Brown like MSG got the night before, but the opening act was great, and the band was off the hook.

User: mr2good
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My first show. A damn good one in my opinion, although I only have L@FF, LS and the Chicago video to compare this show to, in terms of video. My highlights were DDTW as opener, PIG, STJL, Bartender, Crush (unreal), Jimi Thing and a bad ass Christmas song/Two step encore. Dave was preaching "peacefull christmas" the whole show which is probably why we did not get halloween or last stop. Neither are very peacefull.

User: mudshovel96
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KEWLLLLL

User: NCAA1981
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Wonderful show. Got to hear Pig, Jimi, STJL, Two Step, Christmas Song, the best Crush ever. A real holiday treat.

User: nprodouz
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good show

User: nthomps6
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It was an ok show. The crowd didn't really get into it and that aditude was refleced back by the band. Don't Drink the Water rocked my socks off. But the rest of the show was so-so, until the encore. The Christmas Song was expected. But it was still sweet to hear live. Then came Two Step. A 17+ min. Two Step. It was sweet. Dave and Boyde went crazy for that one. Over all...the encore made the show worth it.

User: onesweetworld15
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All I can say is tonite was the Roi show. Roi was definitly on tonite and I think shined the most musically. Boyd was the most energetic with great solos but Roi just hit it up perfectly tonite. He was awesome during Crush and Loving Wings, but really stole the show with Jane and Bartender. I hope he starts to use the pennywhistle more often than on Bartender and Say Goodbye. Overall great show tonite.

User: ovation18
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WOW!!! what a great show, this was my first dave experience. and it was nothing short of fantastic, during everyday me and the dude behind me got the whole place singing the "hani, hani" it was classic. crush was great, an amazing version of dont drink the water was a great opener. wonderful first show.

User: peden
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this was the 11th show i have seen in the past 6 years, and it was by far the best show i have seen in a long time. the energy was amazing and the crowd was made up of true DMB fans. thanks dave for the awesome memories. peace

User: PenguinMRD
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8th show (2nd of tour, 6th of year)
The best seats i've ever had.
Stared at Carter the entire time, he is the shit btw.

Why couldn't James Brown make the trip to D.C.?

User: PhazesoftheMoon
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COMPLETELY AWESOME!!! I found out I was going the night before, b/c MCI released some tickets, so I got them the night before, and my seats were AMAZING! sec 406 row C.. I was in the handicap spot! hehe. Crush was by far the highlight of my night. Boyd was ON FIRE!!!!! It was great. I fell in love with certain songs so much more after hearing it live. I must have this show! If anyone has it, email me OrangeGirl755@aol.com. Greatness

User: phishphace21
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My very first DMB show, it was awesome!

User: pickdog
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Great show. i was mad at the crowd bc we tried to start a Last Stop chant after almost every song. Thank God the electric guitar never made it to the stage. Lots of old songs which was nice. Boyd was a wild man and Carter's drum solo at the end of Loving Wings and GIG were amazing. During Everyday was probably the most I have never seen a crowd get into a song because Dave said he needed help singing it. I bet you could hear the crowd in Baltimore. Crush was the highlight of the night.

User: Pig(..)_Duff
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great venue. seats first row behind the stage. i saw dave put his hands down his pants to his bottom. its amazing to see a show from the back side. they talk soooo much to each other and look like they have so much fun. oh and dave fixed his hair for my friends pic. very nice of him. highlights: everyday/36, crush jam was amamzing. jimi continues to evolve. stjl, x-mas song both of which were towards the top of my want list.

User: PiggyLovesErin
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AMAZING!!!!! Best dave show I have been at/heard. The setlist wasn't anything too rare, but still very enjoyable. The most amazing version of Crush I have ever heard with Boyd being even more crazy than usual - that song was by far the most memorable part of any Dave show I have seen. After every song the Band seemed to be so happy with their performance always laughing punching fists to one another and pointing one another out. To see the band that happy and to seem like they were sad to leave the stage was so great.

User: pinarelo19
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This was by far the best dmb show i've seen. it was #5 for me and o man. they brought out crush, somthin i havent heard in a while and it was the best version i've heard. boyd was runnin' round the stage and carter was laughin and pointin. they played everyday within #36 and that was indescribable the chemistry. they're material is the best it has been and they even play the old stuff like jimi thing with even greater jams and synchronization. I REALLY WANT THIS SHOW!

User: RainOnMe
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This show was amazing from my seat behind the stage. It was incredible to see the interaction between dave and carter from carter's pov. dave's eyes after bartender...UNFORGETTABLE. so fierce. Carter on Loving Wings...a god. One of my favorite shows.

User: rcn3c
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amazing

User: reason36
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Seats were decent. First time ever seeing Crush. SJL was wonderful. I did get brought down when they played their "new" shortened version of Grey Street (they seem to have done it sometime between July & Dec). I sat in bar after and actually ended up being right across the street from the exit point of the band's tour buses. I saw them all come out one at a time. Dave sat in front window with a twin on each leg, waving. Great nite!

User: reddirt
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Sec: 110 Row: Q Seats: 15-16

User: rel145
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great show

User: Riley1911
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Incredible show I must say. I've been to five so far, this was probably the best. I mean, he ended the winter tour here, 3 days before christmas. Grace is Gone had an amaising intro with a crowd sing along. He played the rarety:Crush. And The Song That Jane Likes, (I really wanted to hear that). Also, Boyd Tinsley must have been on speed...His solo was unreal!!!

User: rkn2dmb41
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Awesome show, near the top but who cares. Crush was insane. Crowd was into it. And Jimi Thing, let me tell you, kicked ass. It wouldn't end and I didn't want to end.

User: rmiller@cnu.edu
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great show, but unless you had great seats, you couldn't hear a word dave said. i couldn't always make out the song until they got into the chorus.

User: saygoodbye12
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sec 121 The crowd was definitely not into the show like the crowds at MSG. They were much more mellow and didnt seem as into the boys. They played an excellent version of Crush and Boyd was ON FIRE..even more than at MSG..dancing all around the stage..it was great. No Last Stop..I was realy hoping for it but I don't think the crowd would have appreciated it so I don't blame them for not playing it..if they ever had any intention of doing so. All in all, a good concert..watching Boyd made the whole trip worth while.

User: SayGoodbye18
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Great show, I had awesome seats sec.115 behind stage. But I was dissopointed at this set list, because I heard all the same songs in NYC the two nights before, except for DDTW, and Jimi Thing. And, they didn't play Last Stop :( But the energy was great, and I had a blast! Nothing tops MSG2 though. Awesome weekend, best tour sofar! Perfect Christmas weekend!

User: SBetsinger
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I had crappy seats with an obstructed view, and the sound was not great. Still, it was Dave, so it was worth it.

User: sdru99
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Birthday show w/my twin brother! Tour ender & bday...unbelievable show!!!!

User: Seadooxp25
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After years of trying, I finally make it to a Dave Matthews Band show. Don't Drink the Water was great. Bartender was great, and Dave asked for some help on Everyday (due to the cold and flu season) and he got just that. Crush, The Song that Jane likes, Where are you going, Jimithing, What Would You Say, Too Much, and Christmas Song were all outstanding. Captain was great, I love this song. Two Step was the song of the night, I love this song and the fact that they closed a great year with it was even better. I can't wait for next year, now that I know about the warehouse, I will be going to more shows.

User: seantrantham
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Fantastic set list. Excellent jams!! And terrific jelly.

User: serpzero
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superb closer. best crush ever.period.

User: sharris235
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Excellent show. Had a ball in DC and got pretty lit up. Highlight goes to Jimi thing . Great to hear Pig and some busted stuff.

User: shirleydmbfan
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amazing two-step was off the HOOK!

User: ShutUpNRide05
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Kind of embarrased to admit it, but this was my first ever concert when I was 15. I couldn't have picked a better band or night to experience it with either! If you weren't there, I HIGHLY recommend downloading this one :-)

User: siles3656
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Great to hear Christmas show.

User: Simpleman892
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first Jimi Thing, woah

User: SkinsDS21
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Overall solid. Daves voice was a bit scratchy.

User: SlateDMB
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Man, Carter Beauford is God! It should be illegal how amazing that man is...damn. Best Crush I've ever heard. Second best Jimi (3rd night Camden takes the cake). Grey Street is losing it's edge without all the verses. Bartender was awesome. Loving Wings was absolutely incredible. Two Step was wild. Captain was short and sweet and Dave looked pissed after he played it. Maybe he saw some of the crowd leaving during the song and decided to cut it short. Great end to the tour. I was afraid they were going to do the James Brown thing again and Dave kept looking behind him during Too Much to make everyone think they would. But I'm glad they didn't! It should be a one time thing!

User: slymshady626
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only my 2nd show but wow, the band's energy was unbelievable...a little dissapointed w/ no last stop but everything else made up for it

User: SpookyGarlic
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caught the first show and last show this year...7 hour drive for ach... gotta love it

User: spoon41
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Best Show!! The Best version of Crush I have ever heard.

User: Spyder23
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great show...satisfied is all i can say but i wish i could have heard last stop

User: squid
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Good Stuff

User: Stephensmith710
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AMAZING

User: superkreb
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good typical show. Christmas song was supurb. Very upseting, no last stop. daves a liar.

User: suprnoodle41
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amazing show, best I had seen yet. Dave was feeling "under the weather" so he askes the audience to help him out. from that point on the concert took na new lif. the audience was on fire - you could hardly hear dave, the band was pumped. amazing show. unless you were there, you will never understand...

User: teenstogo
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This show was soooooooooooo good. I'm proly saying that because it was my first DMB show but I've heard a couple, and from what I heard it was pretty awesome. Crush was especially cool.

User: tgravitt
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mci center - need i say more? acousticly, this venue can be terrible, but the set list really clinched this show for me. lots of stuff from busted stuff, including captain - one of my all-time faves.

User: Thamlin19
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Amazing. Wanted to hear Last Stop, but jammed out Crush, Jimi, and Two Step were sweet too. Boyd was on fire the whole night.

User: thecoz
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great show- good set- crowd was weak tho, most people were porbably expecting better- dave had cold and couldnt hit some notes. cut out the last verse of grey street (disappointing) but still a good time

User: triamber1
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Two Step what a way to end the show!

User: TrippinMonkyMan
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GREAT show!!! disappointing encore--no Last Stop ?? wTF?

User: trppngbi11y
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Great way to kick off christmas!!!! 5 hr road trip from NY wit a best bud

User: twitchdaddy
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Good time.. Drove up with Kristi.. Had some good Sushi in Chinatown, which happens to right where the MCI Center is..., but the biggest fuckin thing was I missed James Brown and Dave the night before at MSG... I was thinking about going to that since she was going to school at Wagner.. but DC seemed cool since it was the last show of the tour and a little bit more accessible... I'll always regret that and missing James Fuckin Brown and of course Halloween.. will never be able to get that one back.. o well...

User: TwoSteppingAnts
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It was a good set list, but you could tell that the band was tired from the amazing performance they had put on the night before at MSG2. Thanks guys, it was a tour never to be forotten.

User: uvacav16
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Amazing.

User: wannywee
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My second show and first indoor venue. I really like the acoustics in indoor venues. Outdoors are slightly more muffled. The music was loud and I heard a lot of songs this night that were really special. Stand outs include Song That Jane Likes, Christmas Song, Grace is Gone, Crush, and Two Step. Poor Dave though. Last leg of the tour and his voice was strained as all hell. Luckily Boyd drew attention away from that by performing like Charlie Daniels. Wonder if he needs to replace his strings? Cheers to DMB for a wonderful closer.

User: will_hess
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I can't imagine how great MSG2 must have been if it was better than this show. I've seen DMB 8 or 9 times now and I can honestly say that was the best show I've ever seen. Very happy they played Crush, and the sing-a-long on Everyday was outstanding. Boyd looked like took a whole bottle of Xenadrine he had so much energy, and Carter + Butch were money. Great end to the year.

User: winter067
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great show before the holidays

User: youngkev84
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I sat behind stage for the first time, and it was a great experience. Whenever the band jams out a song they turn around and face the each other, which just so happens to be where i was sitting. Boyd was on fire all night, and watching carter do some of his transitions was insane. Great show


   


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