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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews & Friends
January 12, 2004
Key Arena, Seattle, WA

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User: ali815
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This was a great show - best concert I've ever seen. No joke. We waited all afternoon in the rain for Dave to come and as he drove by, he gave us his goofy grin and flashed us the peace sign. I couldn't believe it lasted almost 4 and a half hours, and though many did, I didn't even sit down for one second. It was just too incredible. I loved when Trey forgot the words to Up On Cripple Creek because it was truly funny and in some way, oddly adorable. And the dancing! I can't even begin to describe how much energy he instilled in everyone for that one single minute of fancy footwork. The coolest possible thing he could ever say was "It's nice to be here at home." I'm still smiling about that. When he played Baby and Some Devil, chills literally ran up and down my spine, and when they did Everyday, it was cool cause the outro was over a minute of just guitar and the crowd could sing along. They kept looking around and smiling...it was like they didn't want it to end. Well I know I didn't, at least.

User: annienicole
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The show at the Key Arena was quite better than I expected. There were so many awesome surprises and I was very happy with the outcome. I went not sure what to expect and halfway through the show, I turned to my roommate and told her it was way better than I could have dreamed! Although I will admit it does not even come close to comparing with the whole band, I missed them and my enthausium was not the same without the guys all there. But it was fun to see other guests and to get a new taste of what Dave solo has to offer. I am impressed and even more excited for this summers album and tour! :) Hope to see you all at the Gorge! :)

User: aryckb
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Sec 128 Row 14 Seat 3

User: asiverts
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Incredible and sooo long! One of the best I've seen.

User: bacarver
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This show ranks in my top five shows of all time. My friend Mike and I flew out to Seattle to see this show. This show was amazing. Seeing Dave and Tim live together for the first time. Seeing and hearing a totally different sound from Dave and Friends. If you have not heard this show, check it out!!

User: bhamm32000
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my first dave show ever, shity because my date was a waste

User: bhammwsu
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first dave show

User: bhiley
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Awesome..... 2nd row what a treat! Dave Matthews and Friends - Good FUN!!! Peace Out

User: BlueGuitar1
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Of every concert I have gone to, this is number 1!

User: brennon931
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The show was Awesome. Dave and Tim together are like jam on toast, they just go together. Dave was so energetic it was fun to watch. My wife and I beleive that he has been with the DMB so long that being with new group of people playing different songs has made him a new man. Dave did some funny dancing at the end of Thank You, just that 60 seconds for me was worth the ticket price. I hope that this is not the last time that Dave plays with his friends.

User: carkiwi
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This show was awesome. The only thing I would have changed was the crowd. Too many people wanted to just sit down. Dave's voice gave me chills during Some Devil and IBYU. I thought the sound was amazing and Dave's dancing at the end was a great treat.

User: citrix_99301
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Made the trip from the Tri-Cities Monday afternoon, this made the crappy weather on Snoqualmie Pass totally worthwhile. In fact, having made the pilgrimmage to the Gorge almost every year since '97 I can say this was the best Dave show I've ever seen. Scratch that, that was the best show I've ever seen, period. The energy coming off the stage was unbelievable. They looked like they were having a blast up there. I don't know much about Phish but was really impressed with Trey's playing and stage presence. I'm hoping D&F tours again sometime; no question about taking vacation time and road tripping for that one.

User: CortezCortez
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My first (of many to come) D&F shows. It was wonderful. I loved Tim!

User: couldIhavebeen
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No words to describe. Tim was utterly amazing on LIOG and Nancies. Got to here my fav IBYU. Trouble was cool jammed out. Tell me something good was definitly a high light of the night for me. Fire, and Thank You were awesome. Didn't mind all the people sitting down around me, gave me a perfect view. Three and a half hrs, dave dancing his ass off...no complaints besides the uneasiness of a pysco ex gf ten rows in front of me. Second best show out of 15 for me behind sunday at the gorge '02.

User: dancing_nancie
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Greatest show I've seen yet! We got there and our seats in sect. 107 were upgraded to floor tickets, row 22, seats 1 & 2. Even better, as soon as the lights went down, my friend and I scurried up front and stood in the second row in a vacant space left open for wheelchairs. Trey was right in front of us, and Dave was sooo close. Was truly a great show all around musically, Dave & Tim are the best!

User: Dangerous Trips
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pretty cool seeing tim and trey!

User: davefan2040
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This was an AWESOME show!

User: Dirty Rascal
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Never have we seen dave's soul dance like that.

User: dmb@thegorge
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This show ROCKED!!!!! An hour of Dave and Tim followed by over 2 hours of Dave and Friends... it was like two concerts for the price of one.

User: dmbfanincda
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I have only two words for this night: Dancin' Dave!!! Wow!!!

User: dmbgator
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Great trip! Came up from Portland and usually when we travel the past few years we head for the outdoors (Gorge), but this was a lot of fun. First time to Key Arena and I must say the intimacy of the venue was ideal for the type of show. show itself was breathtaking. Must say missed the "horn man", thought Leroi could of added a lot, but the different style made it very unique. Great to see Tim and Trey. Wish there was a little more Emmylou involvement, I loved the Gulf Coast Highway and Long Black Veil at Austin City limits. Trey and dave in the encore was pretty amazing. All around a great experience, Sorry won't be able to make it to the Oakland show. See you at the Next Tour. We're hitting double digits.

User: DMBMegg41
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GREAT! BUT NOT AS GOOD AS THE BAND.

User: drewhill2123
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Dave and tim portion was amazing.

User: evanhyde
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I hope there is a dvd of this show because Dave's dancing during Thank You was AWESOME

User: e_kade
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OH MY GOD IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. Tim Reynolds wow, when they covered Jimi Hendrix's "fire" tim just ... i mean if jimi was there wow! IT was a really chill concert the best i've ever seen! Dave went nuts during a solo and started doing a c-walk and then just dancing! it was amazing!!!

User: fagenstrom
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This is the second time ive been to a Dave concert, the first time was at the Gorge this year. It was a totally different experience. The show was very cool, especially for the last song when Dave put down his guitar and danced for like 5 minutes and Trey went over to help drum. Speaking of Trey, my friends and I were hanging out at the Pikes Market and we ran into Trey and his keyboardist. We talked to him for a couple of minutes, it was very cool. He was so laid back.

User: ggautier
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Best show of Dave's I've ever been to, love the gorge, but damn this was cool.

User: ghettopuff03
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Incredible. Absolutely amazing, probably the best "dave" concert I've been to. I'm speechless it was so good. Bartender was a perfect opener; and what better encore closer than "Thank You" - even though I'd never heard that song before. Amazing -- thank you D&F.

User: Gorge21DMB21
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Modrcin and I raged it.

User: gorgefan29
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this show was so awesome. I got to see tim and dave acoustic for the first time for the first 6 songs and then him jam the rest of the night with all the other cast of characters like TREY incredible performance. I need this show.

User: hayduke
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As I expected Dave and Tim was completely out of place in a large venue. I was lucky to be close enough (7th row) to enjoy it but it felt all wrong. However, to see IBYU again was pretty cool. All my expectations for the Dave and Friends set were realized even with Trey forgetting Up On Cripple Creek. The 'Friends' are great and Dave seems to feel much less pressure than during DMB and it came through. My only disappointment was no Oh but I still have the Oakland show so I'm not too worried about seing it.

User: hoggenstein
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One of the best shows that I have ever seen, Dave or anyone. Why? Because there was a feeling in the place that night that is difficult to compare any other show with. Trey, Dave, Timmy, Brady -- all accomplished musicians and feeling so insynch--it was really a moment-playing songs like Thank You, etc. were just so awesome. You had to be close to really enjoy these moments...

User: hotramen
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Warehouse really hooked me up for this show.

User: ireland98020
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FLR BB row 18 seat 33

User: Jimiforrest
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One of the better nights of my life. Worth every cent of the 52.50 of the fucking Warehouse RESERVED seats back in the god damn gutters of the Key seats. Had so much fun

User: katefincke
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This show was in my top 5 all time greatest shows, and I've been to hella shows. Dave dancing at the end of Thank you was awesome. I've seen Dave so many times now I feel as if I know him. It's great to watch him interact with the other guys. I love there facial expessions. Finally got to see Dave and Tim together! YEAH! Trey is a great guitarist. When he forgot the words during Cripple Creek, the look on his face was priceless. Thanks to Dave and Friends.

User: kjhuh
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Unbelievable. Way better than my expectations. Dave did a great dance at the end. Cripple Creek was fabulous as well as Jimi Hendrix's Fire. AMAZING! Trey and Tim at the same time is such a treat.

User: lainied
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Incredible show - won front row seats from KMTT and my sister and I had a fabulous time! First time seeing Dave and Tim.

User: live_wire
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A buddy and myself came in from Houston to see the show. We both agree that this was the best show we have ever been to it. Dave dancing was awesome!!!!!!!

User: loveandsmiles
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Rockin!

User: MJRay2
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Dave and Tim were incredible! Trey also rocked. Fun show, something different.

User: mnberg
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Absolutely amazing. There were so many great things about this show, its hard to list, so all I will say is that if you were there to see Dave's dancing during Thankyou, you know how priceless it was..

User: one eye willy
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Wow --- We traveled to Sealte from Phoenix... so worth every mile. Dave dacing without the guitar was the best. I felt like a freak, I think Dave made me scream at least 4 times. I would have to agree with a few other fans, Trey forgetting the words was addorable. Sealte was a great town. We spent several days checking things out waiting for the show. Can not wait to go back.

User: Pee_Ride
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Yes it rocked

User: rapunzels crush
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AMAZING

User: razzel6
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WOW, I never heard of Dave Matthews or his band. I felt like I was in his house as a friend or at least a guest. I was a dmb virgin. I have been to the WA gorge two years in a roll for the weekend and it was never as good as the first time. I find all I want to listen to is DMB anymore, and when he starts to two step it drives my wife crazy. Hats off to Dave.

User: rcspider1466
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I love DMB and Dave/Tim but remember being disappointed in this show. Good but not great, def. prefer DMB to the "friends"

User: RJNYC
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GREAT SHOW!!!! loved all the renditions of the older songs and the covers were great. Dave was really having a great time he was at home it was 3 days after his birthday he was lovin it

User: RubyGirl
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How could I possibly add to the comments? The music was amazing; the vibe was good; and Dave and friends were funky! Some of the best live music I've ever seen.

User: Sammie078
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This show was awesome.....one of the best I've seen!

User: SAY CHEESE
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Wow, what can I say.... nice foot work Dave!

User: sbren19
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So much energy, funniest thing ever

User: schumacher
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AWESOME!!!! The best DM show of any type that i have seen live... just fantastic. Over 4 hours of just great musicians having a blast in front of a very appreciative crowd.

User: Seeker
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Killer show...an 11 out of 10! Yeah baby

User: skiakhokie
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6th show ever, by far the best. It was just a jam session. I felt like we were sittin' in dave's basement just rockin'. Killer show.

User: SlickTalker
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This was totally kick ass. I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. Dave and Tim was awesome, I definately would like to see an entire show of them. The Some Devil group was way tighter than I expected them to be, too.

User: sllymonkey
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Well, this was only my 2nd Dave show, at the somewhat old age of 28, almost 29! It's shameful! We saw DMB at the Gorge on 8/07 and we said at that show that it was the best show ever (even though my husband was in a quandry over whether it topped the Dead show he went to (one of their last). But anyway, I was slightly disappointed going to this show, mainly because having just joined The Warehouse, I mistakenly expected somewhat decent seats and instead ended up in row 212! (In a row of expressionless, motionless people I might add). But soon it didn't matter, because I honestly felt priveleged to have the opportunity to be at such an amazing and transplendent show. I especially enjoyed the dancing, that crazy happy dancing. Some Devil just mesmerized me, all the covers were terrific, the audience participation on Everyday couldn't have been better if it was planned. I love this man and his music and his friends! They rock forever! I seriously wished after that show I could just follow them on the rest of their tour but my husband had to remind me that we have two kids under 10 at home and they needed me more than Dave. So I'm just waiting for the next show and treasuring the memories of this one!

User: smilingshelly
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My very first Dave show with Trey and Emmy Lou. Awesome. My first visit to Seattle and I fell in love. With all.

User: sperls41
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UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!

User: Spu Beaty
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So so sweet........unlike any DMB concert, this was more of a sweet rock show than anything........so cool~

User: steffie224
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I fell in love all over again

User: stimmerman
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My first Tim and Dave together experience, they played beautifully. The crowd loved Lie In Our Graves so much Dave didn't even finish it after the jam, he went right into IBYU. From the first jam at the end of Trouble I knew that Dave and his Friends were going to rock. Tell Me Something Good got everyone dancing, which is sometimes hard in an Arena setting where only the die hard fans are standing the whole show. I was amazed at how good Dave's solo performance of Some Devil sounded. Things had kind of slowed down around this time, but Too high into Fire into Hey Bulldog got everyone going again. Tons of energy. Dave and Trey play wonderfully together, a different dynamic than Tim and Dave. Not better just different. I had only been to one Phish show before this concert and really underestimated how well Trey plays. Hearing the crowd chanting "Honey, Honey" over Dave's opening chords to Everyday was transcendent. I was hoping for Fool In The Rain closer, but Thank You was no let down. Dave had the whole crowd singing "I want to thank you, for lettin' me, be myself!" Just an amazing concert. More than I expected even after hearing some the shows from December. Thank you Dave and Friends.

User: stopherj
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one of the best I've seen

User: subro
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"Iíll Back You Up"

was my favorite and it kicked butt. Dave was really into the show and the dancing at the end during Thankyou was outstanding! Well worth the trip over the mountains and two days vacation. I think the friends have found their groove, now the qustion is well we see them again?

User: tamjim
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Staggering. I have never seen such a talented group of musicians and performers have more fun than that crew did last night. Timmy was on fire. Dave didn't even bother finishing LIOG. Get this show.

User: TheBigQue
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This was my first chance to see Dave and Tim play together. What can I say.. Tim beats the hell out of that guitar and it sounds unbelivable. Still buggs me that they only played East Coast venues last winter. Nancies was amazing. Dave and Friends was also alot of fun..... A great bunch of musicians having a good time. Can't wait until this summers tour.

User: thebudbottle
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Outstanding

User: themaker11
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Interesting to see DAve with a new band but I like the variety. Dave and Tim's set was unbelievable and Dave's dancing during "Thank You", gave the hometown crowd something to cheer about. Great Show!

User: theryg1
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SO FUCKING TIGHT

User: TimButchnBela
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IBYU!

User: Timpicks
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My first-ever Dave experience. Looking forward to the full band at the Gorge this summer.

User: tman12
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This show was amazing, and i was so glad that i flew there that night. The Dave and Tim set was the best one of the tour, and it was the first time i had heard I'll Back You Up. Dave and Friends played with a lot of energy, and my favorite song throughout the entire thing was Too High. This was one amazing show.

User: toalson4dmb
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incredible, crowd was into it and so was dave and friends. good times had by all.

User: twilkster
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Words cannot describe!!!

User: tyler2
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AWESOME

User: Vigilance
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Awesome show. Dave's energy during the many cover songs was amazing. Also, the live versions of many of the Some Devil songs were fantastic.

User: WhoamI
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Probably the best rock concert I have ever attended.

User: wtwemakinlove
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Dave and Friends didn't dissapoint. It was awesome in a way different than DMB but I'm so glad a made it. Who knows if that lineup will ever play again after this tour.

User: wxwise
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Great show, even opened with Tim. Although Key Arena itself sucks, terrible acoustics.

User: wyatta
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This was one of the most incredible shows I've ever seen. There's nothing more I can say...


   


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