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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews & Friends
December 19, 2003
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

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User: 09924926
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Awesome show. One on One feeling with Dave and the band. I want to see more of Dave and Friends.

User: After_Her_36
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This show was rocking !!!!

User: alexjohnric
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One too many covers for me. Maybe I am too young to apperciate them. D+T was amazing, the rest was alright

User: AngelFM
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Fool in the Rain!

User: Barly
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Absolutely amazing!!

User: bbrianblaze
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Daaaamn good time. Dave dancin to "Thank You" and then the encore... him and Trey doing 3 Little Birds!! Wow!

User: bhags22
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awwwwwwesome.. no can i download it ever??

User: bigkahuna57
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awesome

User: bjp03
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -dave dancing off the stage was simply amazing. he definitely looks like he is having fun mixing things up with a new bunch of musicians. -the crowed chanting both the end of thank you and 3 little birds is something i cant wait to download. -being 30 feet from brady blade is quite possibly the coolest thing in the world, even if a light stand does block your view of him. -trey needs to start doing some jaw exercises so his mouth can stay closed while he isnt singing and is coked to the gills. -if you are going to one of the shows left on the tour, dont go hoping to hear one specific song (too high), cause it wont happen

User: bluewater36
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The set was matched by the energy of the band. The first half of the show was pretty standard. Solo's were good -- Tim picked up the slack while Trey was singing Cripple Creek. I can't help but jump for Hey Bulldog -- I know they have played it like every night, but...it still just grabs me. SUAD was once again off the hook -- perhaps even a little smoother than MSG. Thank you was an increadible surprise. Waste was probably the best one yet, and Trey shaming Dave into singing 3 Little Birds was just hysterical. Fool In the Rain is up there with Hey Bulldog as my favorite cover ever. 20 out of 10.

User: bluieri
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Wow. I don't know what to say... it was a whole different experience, nothing like a dmb show but its always great seeing Dave.

User: brewdah
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simply amazing

User: bryanj2103
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fun show

User: brydro
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wow

User: Burton277
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I will remember this show for the rest of my life... It was absolutly amazing! The highlights of the night was the encore songs, and the covers!

User: BustedJeff
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Three Little Birds...well shit.

User: Cape Town
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Dave and Friends was maybe one of the best and musically amazing live shows I have seen.

User: caseyv17
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Holy shit, That was awsome

User: Cduby15@aol.com
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Excellent. Completely different than I expected.

User: chromium73
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This show was unreal and the crowd was fantastic. Of the 40+ dmb/d+t/d+f shows I've seen, this one is the best.

User: cjmollo
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This show rocked the kazbar...I waited 6 years for this moment and it was all I wanted and more!

User: clay0624
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Incredible Show. Dave dancing around the stage while Brady Blade had a drum solo was one of my favorite concert memories.

User: clearwatergags
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f*#!ing awesome

User: crunch11
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Trey and Dave rule Three Little Birds was nuts the whole crowd was singing after the song was over

User: crushme36
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the place was rockin, love Dodo, up and away, SUAD!!! 3 little birds.."I think they put something in my tea"

User: ctdmbfan
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Awesome show. A lot of singing a long with the crowd.

User: daveisgod69
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It was ill bob marley's three little birds was amazing

User: davidsonmg
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dave and his friends were amazing....great setlist and the energy from the place was flowing!

User: deer20032003
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good show enjoyed seemed like dave was really having fun

User: derekroland
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One of my most memorable shows, 3 little birds and the zep were completely unexpected!!I need to get a copy some how.

User: DMB1521
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This show just kicked butt. I mean the covers along with the songs from Some Devil, this show was awesome.

User: DMB1982
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Had to be the best show I've gone to this year. 3/19, 8/30, 8/31, 12/19

User: dmb21
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If you were there you know how special Waste and Three Little Birds were. I think even the band was taken back by the whole crowd chanting "Don't Worry, 'Bout a Thing, Cuz Everything is Gonna Be Alright." And I mean the WHOLE crowd was singing it. I think this is the best encore to a Dave show I have ever seen, even better than Halloween-->Ants from MSG 12.21.02. I have been waiting two years to hear Dave cover Waste, and what better way to hear it then with Trey!!! Fool in The Rain is my favorite Led Zeppelin song and I seriously jumped ten feet in the air when I they started playing it!!!! I couldn't have asked for more from this show. Oh, and the end to Thank You was fucking hilarious...haven't seen Dave have this much fun in a long time!!!

User: dmb3535
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it was an awsome show, he was playin with 2 of the greatest guitarists in the world, how could it not be great? the best part was his little dance alone on the stage, he might just be the coolest man alive haha...

User: DMBDP
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Amazing

User: DMBfan22J
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Three Little Birds... enough said

User: DMBgirl06
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Awesome!

User: dmbgrl*ants
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the most amazing experience of my life!!!!!!

User: DmBgUrLl41
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UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!!GREAT simply GREAT!!=)

User: dmbman21
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Awesome show hope to see dave nad friends in the future dave was clearly having a great time and the combo of trey and tim on the guitars was awesome

User: doctorpuji
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BOB COVERS?! How can you not love that!?

User: donesdmb
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I drove up from Philly for this show and it was well worth it. The building was a good size for a D+F show with a good vibe. I had seats on the back of the floor, so my view sucked, but the sound was great. The start of the encore with Dave and Trey playing Waste and Three Little Birds was by far the highlight of the show for me. I can't wait for the SHN server to get back up so I can pick up a copy of the show.

User: Dooogs
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Best I've ever seen

User: dxmaverick
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dave has got some bad ass friends

User: ERatner15
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Good show. Trey Dave and Tim really rocked it. The version of stay or leave was one of the best ever

User: eric_dmbfan03
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Very much worth the trip from Texas. To see Dave have so much fun and feed off the energy that every person in the Hartford Civic Center was giving him was an incredible experience. The dance he did at the end of the set was great. Then him and Trey in the center of it all performing Waste and Three Little Birds, jeez.

User: Erin34Rose
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AWESOME SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!....I've been to quite a few dave shows and this one was by far the best. =)

User: fattyw
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We had AMAZING seats; Sweet up and Down!!!

User: firedwarftj
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AMAZING .... Three Little Birds with Dave and Trey ... need I say more

User: Fooltothink55
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Awesome show! I was also at MSG and I think this show surpasses MSG. Three Little Birds was amazing and seeing Dave dance off stage after Thank You was amazing.

User: gkwillie40
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awesome show. i'm still in awe over a lot of the covers including the audience participation in three little birds. i was a little disappoined that the upper sections seemed less likeley to get up and dance. i know my section had sporadic dancers but i didn't want to get up in front of people ( i know.. lame excuse) but i'm usually not one to do somethign that a large crowd of people isn't doing. Anyway.. i can't wait to get my hands on this one. definitely a must have!

User: golferinct
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Went with my friend Lee...ate at the Wendy's at the Civic Center... Great show...Emmylou was in fine form that night. Loved the duet with Trey.

User: gpmorgan
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It was one of the best shows I have ever been to; the setlist was amazing and it was so great to Dave, Trey and Tim having so much fun up on stage!

User: gregmathewsband
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Two words: Frickin amazing. It was the first time i'd seen dave and tim live, and i was absolutely stunned. best show i've seen yet.

User: Hank00
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absolutely amazing show, especially when Trey and Dave came out for the encore

User: happypat2002
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Font row-Center

User: He4ther
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Best show I have ever seen in my entire life. I loved watching Dave hold the microphone while he sang during a couple songs. I loved watching him dance without his guitar. Dave is my God. Thank you Dave for the best Christmas present ever!!!

User: HOMER
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Wow! sly family stone, beatles love, zep and of course a bob marley rendition that would make ben harper and jack johnson be proud of!!! mhhhhh the santa hats!!!!!!!1

User: italiatom24
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awesome show. i still think the band is better together.

User: JamieandAiko
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My brother got me front row right in front of Trey for this rockin' show filled with sick jams and lots of covers. Dave looked like he was having a ball. great acoustic waste>three little birds with the whole crowd chanting at the end while the rest of the band came out for one more. couldn't talk the next day. Trey and Dave make a great team, on occasion. -JaA

User: jason549
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17th Dave Matthews show and easily my favorite. Dave's energy was incredible as was the rest of the band and the crowd. It's great to see him so excited to play.

User: jayster7887
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This was my first Dave Matthews concert of any type. The opening Ants Marching is the best version I have ever heard. The covers were great becasue I was able to stay into it not being particularly knowledgable about Dave at the time.

User: jchas41
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Another incredible show. Three little birds was great, even though Dave couldn't remember the words.

User: Jeffslugs
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Definitely the best show ever, even with rear floor seats! Together they rocked! Sang the Bob Marley cover, and crowd just kept singing!

User: Jennie4DMB
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This show was absolutely incredible trey and dave just went all out ! The energy was awesome and the encore was probably the best ive ever seen just insane i couldnt have asked for abetter concert when Dave danced off at the end it was incredible i love that guy

User: jennifer28
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Amazing til i got kicked out for taking pictures

User: JessLC1
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Amazing show

User: jfa87
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Man did Dave have fun. Tim was incredible. A great show...

User: jimmyt27
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Ridiculously amazing is a start..........

User: joeyp2003
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kicked ass

User: jrarcher2002
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three little birds and waste .... AMAZING

User: kali277
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good show

User: karedave
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My 37th show. I can only think that playing new songs and covers with "friends" must be a liberating experience for a musician. You could see Dave's freedom when he got downright funky, dancing to and singing "Thank you/ for lettin' me/ be myself." I now understand where Dave gets his unusual foot movements; they are what happens when a guy who likes to dance has to deal with holding onto a guitar and dance at the same time. I've never seen Dave look so cool as last night, when he got rid of his guitar and added arm and upper body movements to his fancy footwork as he danced around and then off the stage to Benny Blade's funky drumming on Sly Stone's "Thank You." "Dave's dance" is a sight this fan will never forget.

User: karenvonb
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My first show and oh so memorable. Cant wait for the next one!

User: kat910
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this show was awesome. great covers, and lots of evergy.

User: kmworthe
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One of the best shows i've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!

User: Kyle#41_7985
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It took a year to convert my brother but it's now official. What an awesome show. Sweet Up and Down and Dave's wild dancing were the highlights.

User: Laststop55
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Loved it, had a fever, but LOVED IT

User: Lcsulla
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sweet!

User: ldean
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Dave sang just about every some on his solo CD and did a lot of covers. Of course, it was a very good concert but I enjoy the whole band together more than just other musicians. The band just adds a spark that other people cannot.

User: Lindsey4136
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Unbelievable

User: Little_Wiz
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Solsbury Hill Rocked!!!!

User: lo0obrandono0ol
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Good solo show

User: luv41
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I am still amazed that I enjoyed these Dave & Friends shows soo much! This Hartford show was frickin awesome!! We were at Providence also, and tho our seats were better at Prov, this show was one of my favorite Dave memories! We had terrible seats way in the back of the floor in sec 7 and some obnoxious BITCH kept talking to her date in front of us & really pissed me off! The covers, in my opinion, were the highlights of the nite.with the exception of Stay or Leave, which was one of the best versions I have heard! Hope to get this show on dvd....I'm sure someone out there is working on it!! My infatuation with Dave continues......... everything he does is GROOVY!!!

User: Mabez
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AMAZING!

User: mattlocke16
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Last 5 songs blew me out of the water.

User: mattshead
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great show, dave was letting trey go and jam on solos, trey backed off a bit on playing lead when dave sang...dave and tim were pretty dang sweet, the singalongs we outragous...premium show!!! let dave and friends go on forever!!

User: mattymatt166
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The night was rocking, all through the center, Jolly ole Trey Anastasio set off the night, with time and dave strumming along, Dont forget brady blade on the percussion of course

User: Mauveboy
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What the hell !!! This was my 32nd Dave Show and let me tell you this was absolutely off the charts ! I will never doubt the power of Trey's guitar again. Excellent vibe at the show. You can tell Dave really loves the Hartford crowd. He always gives a little extra when he's here.

User: mcpell
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Simply put, incredible

User: mglow333
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Great show, different feel than shows with the band, but still good. After driving 10 hours or so from NC to see the show, then waiting in a mob to get in the venue, Dave and Tim finally came out and played some acoustic gems. Ants and Nancies were great and Tim was going nuts on the guitar. First few songs with the friends were pretty fast with a lot of jamming, then the songs slowed down a little in the middle. First time seeing Trey and he was impressive, and it was nice to hear him sing a few for us. The show ended with a bang, from Save Me on the show was more than anyone could have expected. Dave dancing off the stage while the crowd sang Thank You was awesome. The encore was equally amazing, with a great Waste and the unexpected Three Little Birds. The crowd continued to sing right into Fool in the Rain, which blew me away. This show was way worth the drive.

User: MistyMorning
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Great covers. Three Little Birds and Fool In The Rain made the whole show!

User: mr. testaverde
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Excellent show!

User: MrsMatthews
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this show was awesome

User: NuclearKnight13
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ya awesome, front row!!!

User: Phil45676
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|Another solid show|!

User: Pistone#41
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Good F****** show man!

User: quack_addict
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Best show I've ever seen. Solsbory Hill was definately better than the orriginal. I usually dislike cover songs but DM+F did an excellent job on most of them. Three Little Birds was a very welcome surprise to me.

User: rbriggz
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Great, Fun Show!! Covers were were awesome, esp Fool in the Rain and Hey Bulldog.

User: ronr262
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This show was awsome however the seats were a little far away I got the tickits fron wearhouse and sat in section 203 row w seat 8

User: Sabre2030
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awesome show...it was so cool to see dave, tim, and try all playin together on the same stage!!!

User: santa456
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holy balls!!! dave dancin right off the stage after the set, dancing nancies and crush with tim, three little birds, and the audience after "thank you" and the WHOLE colliseum (sp?) singing marley!!! HOW COULD IT GET ANY BETTER!?!? gravedigger had a ton of energy, and ms. harris was a great addition to dave's voice. 'i began to feel like my face was fallin off my face.' ive been to two other band shows, but this was a completely new experience. even the lights on the stage were awesome!!! adios, amigos

User: seekup85
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sickest version of crush ever. thats all i have to say

User: shakesbeer23
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It wasn't bad. I'm just so used to the whole band but I had a great time. Dave ROCKS!

User: shaniqua418
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great great show

User: soko5173
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Great show - I didn't think I had time to go and got tickets for my sister and husband. Decided to go at the last minute and was amazed by the selection of songs. The covers were great and so were the new tunes. The best moment was when Dave and Trey started an acoustic version of Marley's Three Little Birds and we all sang, I mean all while the band set up for the last song. Great!!!!

User: soright769
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great show and setlist

User: splice
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wow that is the only word to describe the night it was frekin awsome. they rocked the night dave and tim were great as usual. the dancing nancies bit was as incredible as it was the first time i heard it. and all the covers! it couldent have been better.

User: stanowsf
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All I can say is that it was just one of those "unbelievable" things I'm glad I experienced. Tim was "sick, sick, sick". Dave danced his ass off the stage. Nasty set!

User: stoneje
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As if I wasn't already sold on Dave, when he and Trey did Three Little Birds... whoa. Great stuff.

User: Strongbadrunner
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BEST ONE EVER!!!!!!

User: swattm
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Awesome show

User: sweetkiwi119
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AWESOME!!!

User: timg1414
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probably the best show i saw that year

User: TreyNJS
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I had never been to a Dave concert before, and this one was by far one of the most amazing things I've ever seen in my life. Actually I had only been to one other concert, a Simon and Garfunkle which was cool, but nothing compared to this one. The thing that struck me the most was the engergy. Dave is such a great performer, after playing the first cord of ants marching he stops and says slash mumbles, "I like the way it sounds in here." They crowd went crazy and it only went up hill from there. The contrast between Trey and Tim (two of the most amazing gutiarists alive today) was also so much fun to watch. Trey who is up there laughing having a good time and Tim who just puts his head down and plays the most amazing solo. I bought Some Devil just because I have almost every other DMB cd, and liked a few songs, but wasn't a huge fan. But when he got up there and played gravedigger, trouble, and dodo I just loved them. I've been trying to find songs by other band with so much engergy and enthauism, but I've yet to find any. When Trey and Dave sat down and started to play waste at the end I couldn't beleive it. Actually I had first gotten into DMB was by listing to a lot of phish. And to see Trey and Dave playing one of my all time favorites was just too good. And then as if that wasn't good enough the crowd chanting back the Bob Marley was one of the most powerful things I have ever witnessed.

User: tvdude7
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Solid Show. First time I ever saw Tim

User: twodmbstep
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wicked awesome show Three little birds blew the roof off! ya dave

User: tye51
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One song made the entire show for me: Three Little Birds :) My fav Bob cover!

User: xandugreg
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My first time seeing Dave live...an Unbelievable Experience. If they plan to release any of the D&F concerts for purchase, it should definately be this one. As Dave said that night at the start of the show, "I like how it sounds in here."

User: ziggyosk
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off the chain. Tim reynolds on the Guitar! It was cool seeing all the guests with Dave. It was a nice change. They played alot of cool covers, and jammed out the some devil songs. Oh yeah, Dave did Bob Marley!! Awesome. Can't wait for the new DMB album and summer tour.


   



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