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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
July 17, 2004
ctnow.com Meadows Music Centre, Hartford, CT

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User: 2steppin365
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3rd DMB show!! great set and I met Boyd after the show.. He was a great guy!!!

User: 40pigs
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Best of the three shows I have been to. Hello again, Watchtower, Too Much all highlights.

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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I remember this guy crying in the seats behind me because Crash was played Lol

User: 4dmbsupported1
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awesome show, couldnt have ended it better

User: adb280z
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solid show, i liked the new songs. Parking lot an absolute disaster after the show. Glad I brought the grill to fire up after the show.

User: ADCDMB
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DMB rocks! Need I say more!

User: aDMBpig
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Have never seen to completely different feeling back-to-back Dave shows that were both as outstanding in their own respective way. Both Hartford shows were simply excellent.

User: aeroshady
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Great Show!! Had the best seats i have ever had for DMB!! Jimi Thing was funny as hell! I was expecting a Stay Encore and was shocked and thrilled to hear Stefan break into the Watchtower intro!! And it was amazing!!!! Great way for me to end my summer tour with DMB!

User: aferrara
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one word: Awesome.

User: alexjohnric
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Was not expecting Watchtower!!!!

User: anneelizabeth
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Fabulous show! Agree with the others that the energy was completely different for both nights. I loved the "Ants Marching," that was the highlight for me. Totally dug the skat and the strong jams.

User: ants2step
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AWESOME!! Joy Ride, Cry Freedom, Watchtower!! Freacking Amazing. Except for the awful smell.

User: APDux40
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All along the watchtower was amazing. However, they absolutly rocked out on Pentala naga pampa > Rapunzel.

User: bbrianblaze
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Wow! Great evening! Cry Freedom, Watchtower, et al! Carter (even with his taped up hand) was on fiya! And from the 9th row :) it was fun to watch him grab (what I assume was) the IEM mic and talk to the guys between songs!!

User: bgreig0718
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something about being surrounded by people just like you all singing the songs word for word and dancing makes me feel human..

User: bishop420
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the show was amazing. Stephan's bass solo before watchtower was the best i ever heard.

User: brianrus
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Incredible

User: bry51dmb
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Second night with Mariko, got kicked out the hotel so we were in the lot at like 4, cooked out and got pretty drunk in the lot, car was parked first row in the lot. Snuck in a few joints of nugs since I was in the lawn, which kinda sucked since we were 7th row the night before. Pretty good show though, NERD rocked, really liked seeing them live, it was hot!!! The boys played a pretty good show, was hype abour seeing the new songs, really liked Joyride and Crazy easy, wasn't to hype about Hello Again, but I know it will grow on me. Had to drive home after the show which sucked, but got on 2 so I had no problem getting home after the 2 1/2 hour drive........

User: Burton277
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What can I say... I was 8 rows back. It was AMAZING! They keep getting better. Watchtower was a great ending.

User: BustedJeff
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I was not really feeling this show. The venue smelled like shit too. We may skip Hartford next time.

User: bwl7sju
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ANTS was simply amazing. Dave broke a string playing one of the ANTS jams, and still continue playing. Awesome stuff.

User: Cduby15@aol.com
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Hot as hell, cops were crazy and Dave killed on Jimi Thing.

User: cgrew
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awesome ants sing-a-long... nice jimi thing scat

User: CleanSmitty
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7-16-4 left me pretty upset. The brakes between songs were just way too long to stay in that emotional high Dave usually puts us through. Well 7-17-4 made up for that. The band was tighter than ever and the new songs sounded AMAZING. We probably witness the best Jimmy Thing EVER, at this show. It turned out to be one of my favorite all times. THANX...

User: Cookie Monster
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Lawn Seat

User: coyn113
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better than night 1, great jimi thing scat

User: crushme36
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I love the new stuff, cant wait for the new album

User: cuzdog16
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GREAT SHOW!!...incredible setlist plus Dave had tons of energy tonight. He was clearly high on sumthin and was goin nuts at the end of Jimi Thing...goooood stuff!!

User: cynthierocks
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yeahhh

User: dagoof586
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Third show of the tour for me good set. Nice to hear watchtower. Great crowd especailly section 700 row bbb.

User: daldeac
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My first show, thought it was amazing. Great set-list, funny jimi thing, good rapunzel, nice to hear watchtower, all in all good show

User: danam404
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lots of energy, awesome show aside from IDI

User: danamarie19
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Loved the scat Dave did about the shit smell that came through the ampitheater

User: danb2374
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Good Show, Watchtower was good

User: dmb21
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These two nights at Hartford were horrible. They should call this tour the Typical Situation tour because every two show stop in one city is the exact same as a two show stop in another city. Granted they broke out Satellite the night before and AATW tonight, but everything else was the same. This band is not the same band it was 3-4 years ago, when each setlist was unique and you never knew what was going to be played. Even in his interview with WBCN Stefan said thew band looks at old setlists and tries not to play the same stuff. Well that is some serious bullshit because every song last night (except for the new 5 songs) have been played at the meadows in years past (including last years two horrible shows). I'm sorry but there is not one good thing to say about these shows except that there are some pretty good bars in Hartford, which we went to after leaving early during I Did It.

User: dmb41lover
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This place was terrible to get out of - many entrances yet one small exit for thousands of people to get out of? There must be some sort of law for that? Anyway - this place stinks - literally. The smell is awful, it was built ontop of a landfil and the smell was particularly awful tonight. I had lawn seats and it made me wonder what I was dancing on? Even Dave knew it smelled bad, he took time out to sing a little improv song about the smell, which I have on CD if you are interested and of course you can't smell ctnow.com on a CD, and by the way - that's a terrible name for an arena!!! GOOD show though! HAha.

User: Dmb420Fan
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Second night of our honeymoon. Met some interesting people while in the lawn area. Plenty to pass around.

User: DMBCrush15
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Please tell me someone saw my "Dave Matthews for President...Rock the White House in 2004" sign?!?! Most amazing night of my life. I had 3rd row thanks to Warehouse but unforntuntly some dumbass security guard took my sign away after the band took the stage, but I swear to god Dave winked and laugh at my sign. I couldn't ask for a better set list either. Too Much was awesome and Jimi Thing was unbelievable!!!!!! Can't wait for my next show!

User: dmbdiver
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great ending to the perfect weekend

User: DMBfan22J
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Good Show

User: Dmbosstone
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Dave Matthews Band rocked the foundation of the Meadows Music Centre tonight as he finishes he stay in Hartford. The audience certainly created the energy that drove the band tonight. From the So Much To Say opener followed by Rhyme and Reason, the crowd created an environment that just allowed Dave and the band to groove all night long. The crowd wooed during Warehouse and the crowd added woos to Joyride, which followed. The new songs are really receiving a warm welcome from crowds this summer. Ants Marching made sure that everyone was out of their seats and dancing. Boyd was one with his violin as he punched out his solos. The set ended with the classic duo of Pantala Naga Pampa and Rapunzel. A real highlight of the night was All Along the Watchtower. A classic choice for an encore, the song returns for the first time all tour to close tonight’s set. Tonight the words to remember is audience and energy. The combination of the two really created a night to remember as Dave closes his stand in Connecticut

User: DMB_Treb
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Can you say Watchtower?

User: DTRM30
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An Awesome night !

User: dxmaverick
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crazy easy has evolved so much

User: erma_sue
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soooo good!

User: fattyw
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Sat in the lawn (boo), but still was a great set

User: Fooltothink55
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Nice show. Great version of Warehouse and also Cry Freedom.

User: fpdog
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not a bad show for number 25

User: Gandhi616
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Absolutely amazing! I went to 4 shows in 2 weeks, and this was the best by far

User: goodgoodtime29
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fool to think

User: gplotz2001
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what a great show! Watchtower was off the hook, and all the new songs make me excited for the new album. Jimi Thing and Too Much were highlights of the night, and my first pantala->rapunzel rocked

User: greyboy
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Solid show. Not as good as Hershey. Still a decent setlist and a decent night. Hartford stunk this night...literally. Everyone in my section thought something died. The smell of garbage hung so heavy in the air that Dave made fun of it during the scat in Jimi Thing. Stefan came to play tonight and Dave seemed really stoked on the Fonz after Hello Again. Good night but no real surprises for me. Cry Freedom with the whole band was a first for me.

User: GreyGrace
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heady

User: greystreet1203
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a really awsome show from what i can remember which isnt much, i remember bein really into rhyme and reason that night and crash, yea, good music

User: gugaistheman726
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I really enjoyed this show. i liked the opening, and since it was my second time hearing them, i got more into the new songs than the night before. a lot of big songs were played, and the crowd was really into it.. i like PNP>Rapunzel, ants, and i couldnt believe they played cry freedom. the pavillion was nice too.

User: HalloweenStreet
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I LOVED this show when I was there - but I can honestly say that I can't really remember too much of it :)

User: hazeman
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Fun

User: hobbesthecat
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I walked away from this concert a very, very happy fan. here are the highlights...best Too Much of the tour (extended), the best Ants I've ever seen live (Dave lets the crowd sing the People verse, I've only heard him do that on RR and CP), amazing Jimi Thing with a great outro scat. All the new songs sounded GREAT. Cry Freedom was amazing. But the encore just put everything over the top. I was not expecting Watchtower at all. Everyone around me was saying that they needed to bring back Watchtower and when I heard the distorted bass intro...holy crap did that place go freakin nutz. Very solid show, DL it right now...I prefer Eric's pull over Scott's. thank you tapers!

User: Jasari2001
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I knew going in that this show would be tough to top after last night. In my opinion, it was a great show with lots of energy but last night was banging from beginning to end. This one had some dead points. Nonetheless, tonight's show rocked. I hadn't heard the snare intro to Ants for awhile so that was sweet. Too Much was off the hook. Can you say Best Jimi Thing ever? I thought Dave was going to keep scatting for an hour. The encore was a little weak. I loved hearing Thing, or I guess Good Good Time. Great show, the best two night run I've been to.

User: jcdmbmsg
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Second to central park, best watchtower ive heard. Was supposed to have lawn seats but, instead showed the usher our tickets from the night before and he let me and my girlfriend down to our seats from night 1. Amazingly no one showed up at the seats lol unless they thought they were ours.

User: Jennie4DMB
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so sick ten times better then 1st night watchtower at the end was unreal crowd went nuts at Jimi thing 2nd time dave has graced us with jimi and crash at the meadows...daves scats and solos were ridiculous it just doesnt get any better...Ants marching??? what more can i say sickkkk show much better energy im lovin' it

User: Jewelryman
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2nd of 2. We love dave.

User: jfa87
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Incredible show. Awesome energy. Place went nuts during JIMI, Rapunzel was a party, then Watchtower pushed the show into greatness. All in all one of the best shows I've seen, period.

User: JGC8099
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this show was sick

User: jimithing98
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sweeeeet!

User: Jkidd56
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Well, folks... A summer with the boys in Bonnaroo, Burgettstown, Saratoga finally ended triumphantly in Hartford. A true HELLO AGAIN was uttered by dmb in Hartford as ridiculous versions of Jimi Thing (often referring to the tossed over port o potty stank), Too Much (w/ new YEEEEAH! OUTRO) and return of watchtower as the closer made this second appearance in hartford quite memorable. The parking lot next to the interstate was the scene of quite some good times as we ROCKED OUT right before it looked as if the sky was going to fall on our night, lighting flashes rolled through as the bank took the stage. Some dude ripped us in 3 card montey but that wasn't going to ruin our night, thanks to the killer audio setup of the MEADOWS which sounded reaaally tight. Shoutouts to Shemes, Erin, and Chris as we let it all hang out in Hartford 2004

User: JoniJ
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Worst show ever. It stunk,the crowd was filled with drunk teenagers puking or taking pictures. It just sucked. The band was actually fine, not the best, not the worst. Last time I bought GA though

User: Jpikr005
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Unbelievable, everything was amazing. Crash with dixie blew me away, and to top it off with Watchtower as the encore...unreal!

User: jzona7
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F'n awesome man

User: Kanadia178
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It was awesome. Enough Said.

User: kat910
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last nights show was awesome.i couldnt believe the energy, and dave went nuts during jimi thing. his scat was crazy. also, i dont think there wasnt anyone singing ants marching. great great show.

User: kitkatgwu
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I had such a good time, as always.

User: Lambs1
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Good show, with high energy, great LeRoi solos, and a solid setlist. Highlights were Good Good Time (Thing); Warehouse; Grey Street; Ants; Hello Again; Jimi; Too Much; and Watchtower. I don't really dig lawn at Meadows, though. Night one with seats was a better experience.

User: leighblinn
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This was my first dave show and it wont be my last :)

User: lescard
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My 4th and final show of this summer, great show as always, we had some good fans who were really into it next to us so that helped.

User: lilvic*20
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"Stinky in my nose, Stinky in my clothes. Get it off me, Get it off!" What an incredible night! heh-heh

User: lo0obrandono0ol
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wasnt crazy about this show. enjoyed joy ride, sugar will, and hello again. the smell wasnt so great. wish i had been there for N1 instead...

User: Lucas12345
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awesome show

User: mahoneym79
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What a great weekend the band was really had the place going both nights.. What fun!!!!! I must say that we were a little disapointed that they did not close with or do and encore of Two Step!! Watchtower was amazing though.. Anyone who was at either of these shows know how excellent they were.. Can't wait till our next show. Peace

User: Mauveboy
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Awesome, Awesome show. Only the third time I've seen Jimi Thing in concert after 30 some odd shows. The energy was great all night. I felt bad for the people on the lawn. It was a long week at the Meadows that started with OzzFest. I would never get lawn seats here, it certainly isn't SPAC.

User: Maxtherounder
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no words to decribe this second night

User: Meesh440
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it was one of the best shows ever!

User: Melissa72
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Great show!!!! Great seats!! Dave was jammin! He did Watchtower and Warehouse...made my night!

User: MikeMorris23
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Gotta Love that AATW was first heard hear by DMB since the amazing version played in central park

User: Milenk
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I was in and out of the pavillion this night. Sometimes smoking weed on the lawn, sometimes dancing on the asphalt, sometimes rocking out under the roof. The highlights of this stint were definently the song Hello Again, and the other new ones. The new album will be sick and classic. I can't even begin describe my feelings about it except in that one refrain of my favorite band saying "HELLO, HELLO AGAIN!!!!"

User: MistreatedLewis
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Cool show, not one of the best or worst I have seen. Great 1-2 punch opener with So Much To Say --> Rhyme and Reason. Incredible performances of Ants Marching and Too Much. First Watchtower of the tour was impressive, especially Boyd's solo. The new songs are all terrific, and Crazy-Easy really surprised me with its power in the first encore spot... wait until the entire crowd knows it and it has lyrics. It will probably be the next Crush...

User: mooncrickets21
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SOLID SHOW

User: nappa1
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Best show I've seen yet - the band's energy was just tremendous! Incredible mix of old and new.

User: newdavefan04
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I'll be honest. This was my first Dave concert so I didn't know what to expect. IT was FANTASTIC.

User: NuclearKnight13
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just awesome

User: oasisfan35
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WOW... Dave was obviously in a very, very good mood tonight and it came trhough with every single song. SMTS was a surprising opener, Warehouse certainly kicked ass, the crowd will never be louder than it is after the first few chords of Crash, Ants was perhaps the best version ever, Hello Again is easily my favorite of the new tunes, Jimi Thing. . . (if you weren't there you have no idea) and Watchtower to end one helluva weekend.

User: oldsk8r
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Great show, Great setlist. Worst FUCKIN' stink I've ever had the displeasure to smell.

User: pamc
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This was a great show despite all the stuff that apparently went on outside....next to the Central Park show I was at this was the best one I have seen! Good song choices Dave!

User: petelax06
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This show was was awsome, high energy, swwet scatting, if u missed it, then u missed a wicked sick show!

User: Phils6589
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AMAZING............WATCHTOWER

User: PhishSticks40
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Best show I have been to out of 8 or 9 so I gave it a 5.

Dont remember much it was a while ago and I was just getting into the band, Jimi and Ants I remember though, and they were great.

User: psyde
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My first DMB show ever. I loved everything about it, except for the smell. The parking lot was a little crazy afterwards and I think finding parking elsewhere is a better idea next time.

User: PTstoy
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AWSOME

User: rac111
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Great show, poor location

User: rach0820
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It was a pretty decent show... I dont really know the new sogns which made it a little harder to enjoy, but every show is a great one, so i cant say i didnt have the best timeee!!

User: randallpink14
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good energy great ending, great show.

User: redeemer111
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HE DID ALL ALONG THE WATCH TOWER!

User: rhanlon
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Worth the drive... and the moose ;)

User: rickyh24
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wow again

User: rlax422
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This show was nuts. When Joyride came on, Stephan would put his first up everytime the band was not playing, and the crowd would "woo" just like warehouse. From what I was told, this was the first show to "woo" in joyride. Overall it was a crazy weekend.

User: robertjohnsmith
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Good show! Dave solo on jimi, good warehouse, sugar will AWESOME! the solos on that song are amazing.

User: rookie
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friggin sweet

User: senorablanca
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Great show-love the new stuff! Good to hear Warehouse and Watchtower!!

User: Shady Glenn
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Front Row!!!!!!!!!!!

User: shaniqua418
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awesome, awesome show, all I can say is "can U smell that smell?"

User: Shellebelle
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Such a great show, The new stuff is so friggin sick. Love JoyRide and Hello Again. Great Woo chant on Warehouse. Help Myself was awesome, I love that tune. It's so overlooked. The parking lot sucked on the way out. Although I did get to see some girl falling down drunk with the cops trying to convince them she was fine. She was an idiot, but very entertaining in the traffic! Dave you rock! Plus those two girls sitting behind us, you were fun!

User: Sheri G
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Great Show! I LOVED GOOD GOOD TIME!

User: simonpb17
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Good show.

User: smbabs886
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insane!

User: soright769
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one word: WATCHTOWER

User: swonder
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this was my 8th dave show, and the first time i heard watchtower in person....amazing....also major props to dave for scatting jimi thing- overall rating 9.5

User: timg1414
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good fun nice to see all along the watchtower

User: tkacer0
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return of watchtower :) sucks someone had to knock the porter-john over and stank up the joint...at least dave skatted about it lol

User: treb10
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awesome show

User: TRpar12
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Great show, loved energy in Watchtower.

User: vburns01
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awesome

User: viking217
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WOW. Cry Freedom AND WATCHTOWER! just like last year. i enjoyed night#2 more than night#1. the energy was higher, and the 4 new songs sound even better the second time around. snare intro for ants was great, too much, rapunzel, smts were all well done. dixie chicken outro on crash is always welcome. i don't know if others noticed it too, but i definitely thought i heard the last stop tease (fonz). Great Jimi Thing+Scat. PS: I met fenton night1, which was a nice bonus to this weekend.

User: w33z_4_sh33z
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good good time.....so good

User: Walkintime
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Nice to hear all new stuff in one show

User: wjdruschell
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My first concert ever! It was a great show! Awesome lighting. It was just amazing!

User: xmascarol7
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FANTASTIC. Best show I ever heard. The version of Jimi THing was unbeleivable.

User: yoda196
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Very good show .... not as good as night one IMO ... but was very happy with both nights.

User: z911empire
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this was my last show of the tour, and i would have been absolutely on cloud nine if this set ended with ANTS, which was amazing. CRASH, HELLO AGAIN, TOO MUCH were awesome too. JIMI THING was really great, like everyone has said. I have to disagree with everyone's raving about WATCHTOWER. It was like, not that good at all. dave didn't even sing the last, best verse! ("my money take, the thief he take, my money take, the thief he take"). what the hell is that? plus boyd stood in place for his solo, leroi messed up his solo, had to adjust his reed, and butch should just not be doing a keyboard solo during watchtower without the electric guitar tone on. i know it's an awesome song, but it was probably the worst version of it i've ever heard. the lawn is really a mixed blessing. it's cool because people are usually more energetic, but it sucks because you can't see, can't hear, and have to put up with the retarded "lets go yankees/red sox" chants. it's a dave matthews band concert, just chill out, please.


   


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