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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews & Friends
December 17, 2003
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

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User: acorn19
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BEST ENCORE I'VE SEEN

User: aeroshady
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This was a much better show then i thought it was going to be. D+T were out of this world. #40 was great. The Band for the DM+F part of the show was great. Sweet Up And Down was great to hear too. Also, Dave and Trey encore was out of this world. Bathtub Gin was so good, and Fools in the Rain was a nice additon to the show. I would say it was a 8 out of 10.

User: AF420
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totally different feel from a DMB concert but nontheless amazing!!! one of the best concerts of my life!!! i had two seats.. one on the floor which was OUTRAGEOUS (but next to security) and one in the stands (for the BLUNTS!!)

User: als422
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FIRST SHOW EVER!!!

User: awrl14
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Freakin awesome one of the shows with the most energy but not greatest of set lists. it was great to hear sweet up and down and hey bulldog

User: ayero22
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Pissed as FUCK. Plane from Miami got delayed 2 hours causing me to get to the show late. VERY UPSETTING. Did not make it in until Trouble. Thankfully I was staying across the street at the Pensylvania. Wished I could have seen Dave & Tim. There is always the next show in Rochester

User: bcowell
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The show was sick. I went to the Philly show but this one blew it away.

User: beckaluv14
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This was a great show. Front row thanks to msg security! thanks bill t. tim was amazing!!

User: bek815
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amazing show... bathtub gin was awesome

User: big blue wave
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Wow! This band is having more fun than I've ever seen a band have onstage. Unbelievable. How can they top this?

User: blueydguy83
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This may have been the best Dave Matthews show I have ever been to...competes for the best concert I have ever been to. Tim Reynolds and Dave did an acoustic set of DMB stuff for the first 30-40 minutes, and then Trey Anastasio and company came out and joined Dave and Tim to perform pretty much Dave's entire solo album. It was a long concert, well worth every penny, in a great venue. Speaking of MSG...the sound quality is surprisingly good, and it's a very nice atmosphere...very comfortable...there really isn't a bad seat. We were in the top left in the 300's and it was great! Also, it was very nice to see how educated the fans were...they sang along in the beginning of "Everyday" while Dave and Tim played the intro...what a great time!

User: boiler95
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The show at MSG was amazing!!! Didn't want it to end. When the audience sang Everyday and Dave and Trey danced around on stage...that was just AWESOME!!

User: bry51dmb
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Oh shit, I was anticipating this one. Went to the show with Mariko, attended with Mitch, Barbs, Kell, Deters, and some of the Hoboken heads. Couldn't wait, got Shep's tix from Heintz and had 10th row center. And it was on, so was I. Dave and tim was nuts, Typical, never heard live, was perfect, #40 and Nancies, always welcome. But when the rest of the boys came out, it was ON. I never knew how fucking sick Trey was, he was runnin that shit. DODO, Trouble, Stay or Leave were all fucking sick. I loved Solsbury Hill the most out of the covers. But when Dave and trey took the stage for the encore I was loosing it. Everyday was amazing and Trey stopped Dave so the crowd could take over the Hani's. Bathtub Gin was NASTY!!! The crowd took that one over too. Seeing those two genius's on stage together was an absolute honor and I was lucky to be there, had a fucking great ass time with good friends.....it's all over till summer, fucking sucks....

User: Bryan98
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Good time in the "Big Apple"!!!

User: brydro
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what more can I say...

User: bulls12881
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good stuff

User: BustedJeff
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Let's see...#40, Sweet Up and Down, Bathtub Gin, Fool in the Rain...yeah, it was great.

User: Chef9375
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AMAZING!

User: chibbs
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INCREDIBLE! the band was on fire and the crowd could not have had more energy- definitly the best ive been to!!

User: chichi
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trey and dave were awesome and the covers blew me away. i wanted to here some more Phish

User: chris41
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AMAZING SHOW

User: clarkbar_12
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This was arguably the best concert I have ever seen, amazing show, would love to see Dave & Friends again, this show defenitely compeats with central park in my mind.

User: cmayer
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AMAZING

User: coold8
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Great Show, the Crowd seemed a little, mellow. Otherwise great time!

User: Crash213
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I almost died when Dave played the first notes of #40! Then SUAD, I didn't think the night could get better... but Everyday and then Bathtub Gin! Great Set list, Dave and Trey worked off each other all night and the crowd made this show even more amazing!

User: crjif
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Amazing show. SUAD big suprise. Bathtub was memorable moment and fool in the rain rocked. Top 5 out of my 32 matthews shows

User: Crosstown32
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one of the greatest shows

User: crush0617
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OMG what a show!! Sweet up and down returns. Love DODO jammed out. Great crowd.

User: cyngeorge
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Absolutely awesome

User: Daedream322
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Ive been to 25 DMB, and D&T shows, and this show by far had THE MOST ENERGY!!! It was more than i expected, and im sure a nice break for the band and Dave!!

User: DaFnDMBfan
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AMAZING... vinner

User: DaniDMB41
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SU&D and #40... No words :)

User: DaWholeFnShow
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this show was ridiculous. besides the sick nancies, they jammed out every song, played hey bulldog, fool in the rain, solsbury hill, even everyday. i mean cmon they played sweet up & down for the 1st time in 3 years, cant wait to download this piece.

User: DBTpig5
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Long time DMB fan but new to the site, glad to join the rest of you ants. Took my wife to her 3rd Dave show and she was blown away. Totally didn't expect the band to rock out like that and jam for that long. Finally got to hear #40 and experience Phish Phans also. Drove up from Va to see the show and stayed the weekend in the city, worth every minute!

User: dcsman
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Incredible venue to see a show. Unfortunately, I missed some of it having to help out a random stranger who passed out at a vending area, but the performance was incredible and a lot of fun! MSG is great for whoever has not been there before.

User: dkaye315
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sat 11 rows from the front of the stage (floor). what can one say? another incredible show! mixing it up with friends spotlights dave's diversity and superior talent. the close friendship he has with trey was evidenced. good times! met a lot of other dreamers at that one too! good times! :)

User: DKBest
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Amazing!! Drove from Richmond VA.. Parked in Wantaugh and took the train into town for the weekend! Show Started out with D+T and Dave said the rest f the band was caught in Traffic or maybe stopped to get a drink... So D+T Took over with an amazing 40 minute set.. Highlights include LIOG(Tim Solo) # FREAKIN 40! Dancing Nancies(The Traffic Jam was caused by Some guy who had too much to drink and stepped confidently into the street, but just before he, just before he stepped out into the street, he said "Hey man, could you spare a couple of Dollars, I am down on my luck right now and wouldnt mind getting a big fat F*cking Buzz on right now") DoDo (Extended Intro) Solsbury Hill Oh Sister (w/ Emmy Lou Harris, who also played a great opening set!) Hey Bulldog (Beatles!!) Spanish Moon (Trey on Vocals) SU&D (OH MY GOD!!! I couldnt beleive I was Witnessing this Concert) The Entire Encore Was Amazing!! I Have a Taper Copy of this show but would love to see it released as A Live Trax Series! MSG is such a chill place to see Dave! New York is Amazing.. Can't wait to come back!!

User: DMB12705
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My first and it won't be my last!

User: DMBDan85
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WOW, what a show...never thought there would be so much energy in the show. Totally blew my mind. The covers were so crazy...and who would of thought SUAD would come out?! Damn!

User: dmbfan3587
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crowd was nuts at this show

User: dmbgreystreet05
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DM&F rocked the house tonight...GREAT SET AND SHOW : )

User: dmbgroupie1
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awesome especially the encore... magical

User: dmbsean402
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Amazing to hear Sweet Up and Down was awesome considering it has been awhile. Fool in the Rain was my favorite GREAT COVER

User: dmbvdubber
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happy birthday to me happy birthday to me i saw dave in nyc happy birthday to me

User: DriveinDMB
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Amazing. Show where I popped my live Dave cherry

User: emansselesu
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Excellent Seat, got to see Dave dancing with hsi daughters

User: EMTP579
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I have not heard the dave and tim style live before. This was hot! Only bummer was that we had to leave during the encore to catch the last train out of the city.

User: farbew
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GOOD SHOW

User: firedancer430
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This show made me absolutely speechless. compared to the PSU show i was at, the energy was enough to blow the roof off the garden. I lost my voice screaming so much, and i wanted more!!! but almost 3 1/2 hrs, what more could you ask for? GREAT GREAT SHOW A MUST HAVE!!!

User: firedancer525
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Outrageous show!! Refreshing to hear him close with a Led Zeppelin cover. I guess what's old is new. Well worth my time for a show that was unpredictable upon heading through the door.

User: FlowerChild79
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This show by far was one of the best I have been too.....Amazing.....Amazing........Amazing....besides Central Park and 12-21-02 w/ James Brown!

User: Flschbrger
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yup

User: Fooltothink55
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Best show I have attended by far. Sweet Up and Down returned and they played a killer version of Fool In The Rain by Led Zep. The energy at the show was indescribable.

User: Gex714
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Awesome show, the encore with everyone singing along into the next songs was incredible...

User: gfleischbein
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THE BEST SHOW YET! This show was amazing,Sweet up and Down, can't even describe it, it was that good!!!!

User: gmfsweatsdjm
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OUT OF CONTROL! The return of sweet up and down!!

User: GOIL3641
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Quite an amazing night

User: gsw1994
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One of the best shows I've ever been to at the Garden

User: harryhoudini
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fool in the rain

User: hearmorphish
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wow. they get better every show. i am very happy with this tour.

User: heathsthree
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Any time Trey plays with Dave it is magic.

User: HoneyBs
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being a huge beatles fan, I have to say that hearing dave play Hey Bulldog was one of the greatest moments of my life to date. Overall, what an amazing show.

User: info
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one of the most exciting shows ive ever seen. they played such great covers i cant believe it: american tune, HEY BULLDOG, fool in the rain, cripple creek. this was insane and holy shit, sweet up and down. dave was flipping on hey bulldog and fool in the rain like ive never seen before. he was wearing someones santa hat and scarf and dancing like a fool . . . in the rain! haha

User: jayrl22
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amazing... sweet up and down, #40, energy, energy, energy... so much fun.. everyone on stage was having a great time.. just another amazing nyc experience.. thank you boys

User: jaysnugs
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Might be a top 5 concert of all time that I have been to, it was THAT good!

User: jcdmbmsg
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Me and my girlfriends 3 year anniversary it was an amazing show, the champagne they were selling in the seats was awesome, solsbury hill, typical situation, and especially how much the crowd was into everyday all highlights great show.

User: jenelliki
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Soooooooo amazing...Dave and Trey completely jamming out, making the crowd go wild! I love love love Dave and Tim as well. *Side note: I saw Julia ROberts and her husband smooching there!!

User: JGC8099
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this show was good... but there were a lot of covers that were played that i didnt enjoy all that much...

User: Jgoose1019
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great show....matthews very enthusiastic

User: jj1777w
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great show!

User: jmcoll007
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Fool in the rain was amazing - Dave in Santa Hat and scarf

User: jrarcher2002
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really good show amazing to see dave, Trey, and tim all on stage at once...

User: jstar
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amazing!

User: juansantoromeo
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great seat, center to the stage. closest i've seen to a dave and tim show. Nice to see a dave and friends concert in the greatest city in the world.

User: Justinb44
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good

User: kaeseitz
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Outstanding! Dave looked like he was having so much fun! I liked it when Brady took a picture of Dave dancing during the encore.

User: KSlider
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Best concert ever...hands down. The crowd was awesome and the energy was indescribible! Dave and the crew seemed really into it, rocking out so hard that I thought he was gonna fall over! I can't pick out one thing I liked best about the whole experience, but I just know that getting tickets to this was the best birthday present I ever received.

User: laxkeepa11
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show was off the meter....i went with a phish phan just to show him that dave can jam out and that hes not just about satellite and ants marching......boy was he impressed.....trey and dave were feeling it and really feed off each other......everyday and bathtub gin was indescribable....we need this to be a soundboard release......

User: lirpa126
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Amazing!!! Dave looked like he was having tons of fun at this concert. Trey really got into it while the crowd was singing hani hani. We made dave proud.

User: locohugo8
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such a good time! i loved it!

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User: maggiemae919
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Absolutely amazing.

User: mansocc
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Awesome !

User: Mastro75
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Great Show

User: mjlusto
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Great Show!!!

User: mkethemn
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very good

User: mojodave
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definitely great! I'had come from Italy to see that concert and I didn't want to come back! One of the best nights in my whole life! HEY BULLDOG... top of the top!stay or leave, the first part just with tim... everything was awesome and THEY HAD FUN ONSTAGE!that's important & RARE, DUDES!the best musician to me: the bass player!HUGE!!! Wow...I'll always get that nite in my heart... I swear!

User: Nacho216
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It was unbelievable.... The energy in the room when Trey got everyone in the entire place to stat to hum the beginning of bathtub gin was insane! The whole audience did it for like 5 minutes... There was so much power in the room that it made your heart pound 2x's as fast.... My friend actually cried when nancies came on.... There are few shows that can top being there for that show....

User: nix_william
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SICK

User: NYLeetch2c
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Great Show

User: nyy33bf
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Amazing

User: ooter929
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WOW incredible show the crowd got so into it and everday blew me away

User: paco1023
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Simply incredible

User: patrickdrip
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Hot dam Tim reynolds was smoking tonite. I'd never seen Trey or Tim play before and to be honest Tim ripped Trey apart. Encore was insane with just Trey and Dave doing Everyday and Bathtub Gin, both of which every single person in the building was singing along to. And then Fool in the fucking rain! Zeppelin! I remember last year Dave teased us by saying he might play a zep song, but this time he came through.

User: pbc2
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fool in the rain!!!

User: Phil45676
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Unbelievable show!

User: PurpleAntLeg
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Really Great

User: rapnzl
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this had to be the best show of the tour. dave loves nyc so much and he shows it more and more. i love the trippy dancin'. letting to crowd sing during everyday and rounding us up to sing bathtub gin. awesome!! i hope these guys tour with eachother evry so often it is a real good time....phish phans + dmb phans = gooood times!!!!!! i wanted to let evryone know that i sat next to the guy that signed dave originally and also next to 2 people from vh1, i got the setlist from the guy thatt signed dave during the show. pretty damnn cool if you ask me!!!!!

User: rcaddell23
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Unreal crowd energy, #40 was great to hear, and SU&D. Everyday was amazing with the crowd singing the intro out of nowhere, and killing the chorus. WOW!!!

User: Right Side Up
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My 15th show and my favorite. Had a lot to do with the seats we had (lucky upgrade) and energy the guys, esp. Dave, brought to NYC.

User: riley3
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This was the best ever!! I have never seen Dave dance so much :-) I got lots of chills.

User: rizzol19
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Awesome SHOW

User: sdlm
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Great show!!

User: seekup1
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wow - this was neat

User: sinatrafdu
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Sweet Up and Down was a huge highlight

User: slowpoker
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ah-mazing

User: smorgan
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Awesome. Thats all I can say. Awesome

User: snowgrl2468
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Wow, awesome show! The crowd wasn't as into it as they were in the last show I went to, but the Encore was amazing. We must have sang for at least 10 minutes in both Everyday and Bathtub Gin. And seeing D+T creep around the stage in BG was awesome. And Fool in the Rain was great. And yeah. =)

User: SomeDevil54
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This was the most amazing concert I have been to. Dave and the crowd were amazing

User: spw109
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Great!

User: Stark
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Amazing show. Lots of energy!

User: stephpop
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AMAZING

User: stifler
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OH MY GOD!!! This was my 16th show and I think it was the most fun I have ever had!!! Dave and Friends blew me away!!! The some devil songs are 30 times better live!! The dave and Trey team is too good to be true. The whole band is just phenomanal!! They have to either put out a dvd or a live album or something. People need to see this show! They should do a tour every year! They are to good to stop touring. I can't even explain how good they are! Oh my god and the bathtub gin closer was probably one of the most extrordinary moments in my whole life!

User: Stoneynurse
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section227 row e seat 12

User: stumpe1231
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Very good show with. Dave & Tim opening the show was amazing. Emmy Lou Harris sounded fantastic singing with Dave and the encore was insane!! MSG was singing so loud during Everyday, Dave and Trey stopped playing and let the crowd take over. It was a great moment.

User: sundstrom
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unreal. great energy. encore was great and shows how a good crowd can make a band feel like gods.

User: sweetdelicious
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This was my first time seeing Dave without the band and the second time seeing him at all. I enjoyed the show but cant say I was nearly as happy about it as i was after shows later in my Dave career.

User: sweetrain
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the best show i have ever seen! thanks to WPLJ i had the chance to meet Dave before the show and i was literally freaking out!!!! wish i could run back the hands of time,ya know!!!!

User: tayana037
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Amazing!!

User: tdpnyc
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ruled

User: terps268
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incredible show

User: thedudefromTY
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HOLY GOD!!!!! DAVE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS HAVING MORE FUN THAN HE EVER HAD AT A SHOW! THE SCARF AND SANTA CAP, WOW. BATHTUB GIN!!! WOW!!!! #40 WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGHT, BUT SWEET UP AND DOWN BLEW EVERYONE AWAY. WHO THE HELL EXPECTED HIM TO PULL THAT ONE OUT?

User: tkacer0
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AMAZING...dave unleashed....words cant describe

User: TR3Esmoker
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This was my first Dave show. Didn't really know any songs, until they played Fools in the Rain. Now I know all!

User: Travis12dmb
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awesome show!

User: tye51
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MSG was magical :) Great crowd, incredible setlist topped off by two amazing closers...the return of Sweet Up & Down and Fool in the Rain!!

User: udofmmb
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Awesome show!!!!!!!!!! #40 and Sweet up and down...nothing else needs to be said.

User: unclejesse
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Got to see the twins dancing around by the stage... great night!

User: WesDutchMaster
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whoa

User: Winter Val
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Amazing Show! First DMB concert for me!

User: Yazmachine
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dope


   


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