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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 12, 2003
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

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User: ABEST23
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nice amp

User: ander80426
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Wow, from reading through some of these reviews you would think that there are not a lot of true Dave fans. Yeah he played a lot of songs from Everyday, but some of those songs are still pretty damn good. So Right, What You Are...I have been to 53 shows now and you have to realize that Dave and the band this tour are trying to mix it up a little bit. They have over 100 songs and they can only play 16-20 a night. Everyone is not going to see everything they want to see. The band is just trying to keep everyone happy. My favorite songs are definitely not some of yours, I am sure. That is what makes this band so great. I would have loved to hear Minerats, Seek Up, or even Say Goodbye, but maybe I will next time. Point being, it is still an incredible opportunity to watch the band do there thing...just so much damn talent. It is not like the night was without it's highlights either. There was an incredible Bartender and Jimi Thing back to back. You never know, Cry Freedon, and Pay for What You Get were also all incredible. They certainly cannot please everyone all of the time, but you cannot argue that they always put on a solid performance. I love that band!

User: antsmarchingKC
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Good Show, not the best I've been too, but it is still DMB. Crowd got into a few songs, but could not maintain energy level.

User: arrabyla30
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Great setlist & show, horrible venue. This being my seventh DMB concert, it was a great show with more energy than last years Bonner show and more Eveyday heavy than I prefer but I'll take it. The parking at this venue is horrendous, the seating and stage are weak as well. Bartender, Jimi Thing, and Crush were the highlights of the evening and a great full moon.

User: beckkotsch
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Love Red West and got front row again!!

User: bergie01
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This show was great. We had front row seats right in the middle and I caught Dave's guitar pick at the end before the encore. Greatest two hours of my life.

User: bgilbert
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My 1st show.

User: blakers81
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The show was good. I went with Katiedid81 and I hope she had as good a time as I did. There was a little more of the baritone guitar than I liked but I did get to hear Granny, Cry Freedom, and Pay for What You Get. Those were all really nice. Overall it was a good show but a few repeats from Thursday in Stl. I still had a good time and was extactic to hear Granny.

User: bodiehi
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Good short road trip, had grass seats but got lucky and was able to sit a lot closer. Small venue! Am used to the Alpine Valley crowds, so it seemed much tamer than ususal.

User: Bryan98
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Good show........nice venue....different.

User: BustedAdam
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one word...everyday

User: cconman33
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My first DMB show. I can't really compare it to much, but too much "Everyday" material. Especially since Busted Stuff just came out a while before. Oh well, I remember Bartender was really great. That's pretty much it. Hahah

User: cmdnn
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Always good to see DMB, but, last year's show was better... :S

User: colbymathews
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Too much Everyday!

User: coolmant
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DMB was even cooler this year, especially from 8 rows back. For the second year in a row - a great opener. This time WWYS! Granny was a nice surprise. Grey Street is moving up on my favorites list. Ants Marching was incredible; one I had been hoping for. So Right - let's just say I listen to this song a whole lot more after hearing it live. Cry Freedom was amazing. Crush was a repeat from last year, but still another fav of mine. I love it how Dave goes crazy with Bartender. You can tell he really feels something in that song. When the World Ends and Grace is Gone were both repeats as well. I was hoping for Grace is Gone again though, since I hadn't been as familiar with it yet when I heard it last summer. What You Are is just an intense song, great for a closer. All I can say is wow. These guys are the most talented group of people I've seen stand on one stage together. I already can't wait for next years tour!

User: CryFreedom420
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Overall I really liked this concert. This was the first time I have heard Dave do Cry Freedom in person. Of course Ants Marching was amazing, but I really enjoyed Grace is Gone. I thought Boyd did a great job and really got things going a couple of times!

User: DancingPenny
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Awesome show, great set list

User: danks14
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This was my fourth time seeing Dave and the crew, I saw him last year here in KS and then both St. Louis shows as well. Of the 4, this show is probably ranked 2. I thought that the show was really good, but I sighed, as did other Dave fans, when Dave reached for the Barratone guitar. The songs of everyday were decent though, I've never really liked 'I did it' but other than that, I was happy. 'Pay For What you get' was an awesome song to see live, it's one of those that you don't really think you'll see. My favorite songs of the night were 'Cry Freedom' and 'Ants' Both of those songs were a first for me. On to the band, Stefan was his usual self live, he's just a pimp on the bass. Leroi didn't move much, but his sax work as well as his flute work was amazing. Dave was a lot more into it this year as opposed to last year when he was sick. Butch was pretty awesome on piano. Beauford was amazing on the drums, wow, he was superb, him and Boyd would tie for best performer of the night, Boyd's solos were perfect. Anyways, can't wait to see dave again soon!

User: davestep
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Of the 6 full band shows i have been to, this was by far the worst of them. I still had a great time, and am glad i went, but i will never ever go back to bonner. The crowd blew ass. Set wise I was a little dissapointed, I thoght that they had a few chances to take the show and make it great, and them they would drop a sitty everyday song on us. It's hard for me to go from the 2 night stand at Alpine, which was just amazing, to a show with about 1/3 of the nrg, and truely enjoy it. Peace

User: dhbball
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AWESOME! They played for 2 hours straight then an encore!

User: digi187
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this show put me to sleep. Bartender and Jimi jams were great as was seeing cry freedom and pfwyg, but even that couldnt save this show

User: dmbfan7810
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1st DMB show. Obviously a dream come true. Nothing bad to say. The tailgating was simply awesome!

User: dmbjimi26
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Crowd sucked. What else is new for a Dave show in Kansas City. We're lucky he even shows up here, as lackluster as the crowds here usually are. Good set list, too bad Dave lost his voice though.

User: dmbtim23
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it was a good show jimmi thing was played better than I have ever heard it, the crowd seemed a little lame but I was jammin I love crush and dave never dissapoints at any show and this was no different

User: doncolo
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Tons of everyday played, and it left us thinking that maybe WYA wouldn't close, until it most certainly did. I thought the WWYS opener was good, granny was very good, but there was nothing too redeeming or unique about this show. YNK of course was good, and a mid-set ants was nice...but it all have a very standard feel to it. Especially with having gone to the show in St. Louis, hearing Crush, mid-set ants, IIHIA, and WWTE for a second time was a bit annoying. I was also definitely waiting for a good jam song, like 41, seek up, liog...etc....because the show seemed ripe and ready for one, but it never came. The crowd i thought was very active at times, and at other times very passive...and in general simply satisfied, nothing more. I also would have bet a lot of money we would have snagged either Last Stop or Dreaming Tree, seeing as how MN got both just two shows ago. I was terribly disappointed to see otherwise. In general, and i hate the complain but i'm going to this time, the show felt very uninspired. Dave and the boys will always put on a good show. However, just about always you're going to leave a performance saying that something specific stuck out from a show, something great and special that made the night unique. This show didnt have that, maybe others disagree, but the night was not a good one. cole

User: dorsal_finn
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Great show!

User: drumdog3
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Very good. Lots of boyd. Much more entergetic than last time I saw them. Favorites were Ants in the middle of the set and Bartender. Very Passionate and gave everyone ample time for solos. Pulling alot from everyday was a little disapointing, which makes me hope for a winter tour.

User: edressing05
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This being my first show, I was blown away by the performance. I had a row 12 seat and I couldn't have ask for a better day for a DMB show. I was suprised my songs like PFWYG and Ants Marching was a real treat! Jimi Thing blew my mind. What a great night.

User: ellisd27
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not the best, not the worst

User: fremen03
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I know a lot of people are going to look at this setlist and say "Shit, too much Everyday and too many repeats from the last couple shows." i admit all of that, but this is my only show of the tour and I still think it was great, plus I maintain that some everyday stuff can still be great life (So Right). the band started out awesome with WWYS until YNK, and then we had I Did It. That was the only disappointment of the night for me, but i forgave the band right afterwards with the mid-set Ants. From then on it was great. Bartender, Jimi Thing, and Stay were fantastic, esp. Jimi. The WYA closer was never as good as other stuff can be, but no huge complaints. Maybe not an amazing once in a lifetime show, but still a really strong performance.

User: gethanr13
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This was my first show. It was an excellent show for my first time!!!!!!!!

User: Grant
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My first DMB show!

User: greybart41
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Bartender and What You Are were the highlights. Crowd was somewhat lame.

User: HelloAgain13
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Need Seats!!!!

User: Heymylove
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Excellent show started great with WWYS, Granny, and GS then slowed down for cry freedom and PFWYG until Bartender started the grand finale. What you are closer was unexpected.

User: iowadmbfan
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Any time DMB is together it's awesome. It is so sad to see that some people are moaning about the show. You should feel lucky you even got a ticket. I am proud to say I went and enjoyed every song.

User: jaks34
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Had a Bonner all Night!!

User: jaks420
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BONNER SPRINGS??

User: jameseari
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THis show was a really good show. I was really surprised to hear songs like Pay for What You Get, Cry Freedom, and Granny. It was really nice to hear Ants Marching early in the show. It set the tone for the show which ended up being Eceptional. The Bartender was extremely powerful followed by one of the best Jimi Things I have ever heard. It was really cool to hear Stay before the encore as well, I was not expecting that in the least. Grace is Gone is a really good song, but i would have liked to hear something else. Gravedigger would have fit real nice in its place. I kind of figured that What You are was coming since it is a powerful song, but a Two Step or Dancing Nancies would have been pretty cool. I also am yet to hear Warehouse which is one of my fav's.

User: jarguitar86
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This show definetly made up for last years show. Dave actually had a voice this year and he used it! WWYS good opener again, Grey street ->You never know were smokin! Ants, Cry Freedom, Crush, and pay for what you get were the top songs of the evening.

User: Jason Jedlicka
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Good show, Wish my seats were better though.

User: jdpaoli
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I think the people were the only "downer" at this show. Too much pissing and moaning from the crowd about the songs played. A unique setlist from my perspective, the band was great, and Dave gave a great effort singing!

User: jdw65687
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It was my first Dave show and i've gone to one or a two a year since then. Although it wasn't the most electrifying performance that I've seen from DMB, it definately made me the fan I am today.

User: jeepgirl
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...my first show...loved it...! granny was awesome...!

User: JoeyB72
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Best version of Bartender I've ever heard.

User: johnnybe
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my first dmb show...awesome

User: jpotter04
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In regards to the rest of this tour, the Bonner Springs show was disappointing. Several songs off of Everyday robbed the crowd of some of the rarities and oldies the Band has been playing night after night. A blistering rendition of Crush as well as Granny and a mid-set Ants were probably the high lights of the evening, but left me wanting more. Where was The Last Stop? Nancies? Warehouse? Dreaming Tree? For God's sake, this show failed to meet its potential big time. I'd thought we'd seen the worst of the Everyday crisis in 2001, but apparently it's back in full storm.

User: kcdeana
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The virgin concert. Awesome...but wished to hear Two Step and DMB elected to play it the next day...bummer. I'll be back, that's for sure!

User: lancewilk
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woohoo

User: Marcya23
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This was my first DMB show. So it will always have a special place!

User: Marvswimmer
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This show fucking rocked. during the encore, my we snuck up to the fifth row in section 3. fucking amazing.

User: Maybenotsosweet
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I took for granted how good the setlist was for my first show. Amazing to say the least

User: mhibit
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goodness again! i really love "Granny" and "You Never Know", got to hear ANTS again! i think "So Right" is a fun tune. we got Cry Freedom and Pay for What You Get, but the crowd wasn't liking it too much (I loved them of course!). The whole show was absolutely amamzing...Stay, Grace...all of it! Read my full review at nancies.org

User: mizzoudmbfan
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First show I'd ever been to, great show.

User: mking84
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Nice.

User: Ne_DMB_Fan
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Best DMB show I've seen yet. Set list was awesome, seats were awesome. Was far enough out not to need earplugs and it was fantastic.

User: osxpinot
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Good

User: Pat-Schu
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Show was awesome. i was hoping for a little less everyday but no complaints, the show was incredible. granny, ants, bartender, jimi thing, crush, stay were amazing. it was definately one of the best shows i've seen

User: rquiring
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Alright show. The other fans made the show terrible. One of my friends ended up getting urinated on actually. Good show but we had a bad time because of everyone else there.

User: rsduell
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Jimi Thing jam was amazing, best ever.

User: scottmc21
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Great show!

User: shagless
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MY first DMB concert. I was not disappointed. Later on a nice person from nancies.org hooked me up with cd's of the show. Thanks so much. Some people may complain about poor shows in KC area, but this one was awesome enough for this newbie.

User: shoffner22
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well worth the 20 min. drive lol

User: shroominhumpy
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Good Show. Great enegry. I went to Chicago also and was impressed that Dave felt more enegeretic in a 18,000 seat venue compared to a 30,000 seat. It was nice to hear some of the old hits like Crush and Stay. All in all a great show and a good time.

User: Smartie18e
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My first DMB show...just blown away!

User: superEGO
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first and only dmb concert.. lol :) but.. i really liked it, hence why i am here now.

User: The WareAnt
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Merry Every Day. Fuck this show.

User: thestone725
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This was my 2nd Dave showWhat you are and Pay for what you get were really good. But I wasn't feeling it from Dave. He just didn't seem like he wanted to be there.

User: tigerjimmy
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first dave show...fan for life!!!!!!!!!!!

User: titleist017
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Bartender Rocks!!!!! They played there heart out!

User: tmreed
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This was a great show. It was nice to hear some old favorites like Granny, Pay for What You Get, and Cry Freedom. Overall a solid show. Crush and Jimi Thing were awesome.

User: tripnirshbilly
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This was one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. The crowd was defintiely a help in that. The band seemed to really be in a grove the whole show. One thing, I wish y'all would stop whining about the shows. The boys in the band arent coming out and saying hmmmm... lets play dreaming tree cause this person wants it. My God how will you ever enjoy a show if they dont play one song, or if they play more from one album or another. My goodness we should all be so lucky to see five people put on a show like They do, with such talent and energy. They do this night in and night out and all some people can do is btch and moan about it. WHy dont we look at why we love this band, cause some of us have made ourselves seem to good for the band. which is bogus

User: TwoSteppin087
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Amazing show, was worth the trip

User: Xmasjjm
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Awesome show. Loved Crush, PFWYG, Stay and WYA. Great night and awesome weather!

User: Zulu
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Quality show. Yeah I know, no Dreaming Tree, Last Stop, BOWA, Minarets, yadda yadda yadda. But Crush was awesome. Carter went insane at the end. Jimi Thing was amazing. Probably one of the best Jimi Thing's I've ever heard. Just a great show.


   


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