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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 28, 2004
Home Depot Center, Carson, CA

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User: 7oceans?
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Awsome show, awsome fans! The new songs were solid! Trippy camera work on Sugar Will! Hey the opening band ie Ben Harper and JEM was sick! Ben Harper and Dave go together like Peanut butter and Jelly. Although Ben Harper set was the same the next day it was still awsome!

User: Alandmb
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WOW, after Coors' concert, i have to say that i felt that tonight would be a good night, Nobody can't complain about the HDC, it's a nice venue, the sound was great, the opener was good, full moon, the crowd was unbelievable, specially sections 220's to 230's and 130's, during the encore, these sections were so loud,(i was in section 133,row D) great vibe, i remember people complaining about the LA crowd, but today they rocked, the setlist was AWESOME, The Stone, #41,WH, Everyday>36>Ants, BARTENDER(i wanted to hear this one so bad, i almost died when i heard Boyd starting it)HELLO AGAIN, this one is...will be CLASSIC, great song, SMTS>ASTB> I was already singing Too Much but all of the sudden,bam, RAPUNZEL became the closer of the first set, nice ending......I was thinking "the encore again with one song, i dont think so", Granny and Two Step, great encore. The band was really good tonight...AA+, i would like to say that this one was the best show in the LA area in the last years. Yes, that GOOD. btw, only 2 new songs, that was a plus.

User: alcala
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good show. good seats. although the venue is still not as good as an amphitheatre. i had a good time ben harper is the best opener they've had that i've seen.

User: balance1st
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Loved it.

User: bekos21
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I GIVE DMB AT LEAST 1-2 YEARS BEFORE ITS LA'S BEST AND HOTTEST SHOW! HOME DEPOT IS WARMING UP TO DMB...THIS SHOW WAS JUST NUTS!!! I MEAN NUTS!! PS...DAVE WAS JUST WASTED

User: Big Bad Barry
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Good show - Was very excited as it was my first DMB show and I'd travelled from Sydney, Australia to see them. Played alot of my favourite songs. Plus plenty of dancing room

User: Bombero152
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To date this was one of the best shows I have seen. Ater Ben Harper warmed us up the crowd was ready and willing to party and have a great time. The band was on that night, I think it was a couple of days rest that made them give us a little bit more than expected. The set list was phenomenal, it reminded me of the Central Park show. My favorite DMB song is #41, and the rendition they played stirred the soul. I was extremely happy that I made the trip for this show, because frankly I was a little down after the Phoenix show. This was one to remember, thanks DMB!

User: brianrus
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Great show.. crowd seemed a little dead. They weren't singing enough, and sitting during the less popular songs.

User: burgerjeffrey
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Seats: Field, E-4, Row 4, Seats 21 & 22 Stayed at the Hampton Inn in Hermosa Beach. Parked at the Carl's Jr. for free less than a mile froom the HDC. Awesome show.

User: caliemerald99
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Injured and all this show was great! We got ditched in San Diego 4 hours before show time, rented a car and hauled A$$ to the show... made it in time and had a blast! Darn car accidents!

User: CalPolyME
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Bitchen Stone opening, had us fooled that it was Seek Up.

User: colinbabb9
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WOW!!!! Amazing. 4th dave show ended up being best concert ive ever seen by anyone, hands down. STONE opener was a shock and a great start, WTWE was solid, Satellite (off-key intro) had a good vibe from the crowd. #41 was a blessing to hear live, thanks dave, highlight of the night. joy ride made me an immediate fan, loving wings (what a treat) ---> WAYG was pleasant. Warehouse, great! everyday was good because the crowd really got into it. Ants was a dream and bartender was amazing. had to take a bathroom break during help myself, but sounded good and r&r was solid. Hello Again: wow, carter is god! i can't wait for the new album and this was only the 2nd new songs played tonight which was nice. SMTS-->ASTB-->PNP/Rapunzel was a fantastic closer and a shock to say the least. thought we were gonna here Too Much, but PNP, Rapunzel was great. 2 song encore of Granny and Two Step (with dave messing up 1st verse words) created the perfect ending to the night. crowd was great surprisingly, atmosphere was glorious and the band was hitting on all cylinders. perfect start for the weekend!

User: corvallisdmb
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two step was cool : P

User: Coster
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What a fucking show. There wasn't one downer in the whole set. Even WAYG. Probably cause I was still stoked from getting to hear Loving Wings. Encore was fantastic. Granny with the shorter version of Two Step which suited me just fine. Heard Joy ride for my first time and loved it. Also heard Hello Again and thought it was ok. Can't go wrong with a Stone opener that's for sure. Crowd around me was good especially to my left with the hippy dude dancing right along next to me. The girls behind us were dancing too along with these rowdy dudes a few rows back wearing their matching yellow shirts. Good stuff.

User: cte515
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Great show, satellite build up was great. Full moon brought out the crazies, and it was good.

User: dingleberry
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Straight up intense DMB. This show was money.

User: dmbberkeley
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Amazing! One of the best set lists ive ever heard from Dave.

User: dmbdude88
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great show (my 5th), i felt a better vibe 2nite than Coors. set list was just awesome, havent ever heard Bartender live i dont think, great surprise. Two step was awesome, as was rapunzel and the whole medley was just MAAANNN.....so much 2 say to anyone seen the bridge to PNP to rapunzel maaannn, real coool!!!!!!!!! sound was great, the band was great 2nite, ambience was cool, possibly the best outta the 5 shows ive been to.....P.S. section B1 was the greatest! closest ive ever been 2 the stage and full of cool people!

User: dmbfan32
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Holy Sh*t!! They blew-up the Home Depot Center last night. I have been going to Dave concert's in Southern California for 6 years, and this was clearly the best EVER! My wife and I were surrounded by Warehouse members. Section B1 --- I love you guys!! From the beginning this was not your typical LA crowd. Tons of love for Ben Harper with everyone up and dancing. I have never seen that much enegry from a crowd for an opening act. Then, many thanks to the B1 audience member who started folding up the seats and gave everyone that much more space. Just an AMAZING show. I think the band members were feeling the love and gave us the best show of the tour so far. The set-list says it all. Favorite highlight that stands out: Dave screwed up the lyrics for Two Step in the encore, realized it when he repeated himself later in the song, and was cracking a huge smile as we all laughed along with him. I cannot wait for tomorrow's show but tonight will be hard to top.

User: dmbsocal66
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the sonte as an opener, so awesome

User: dodo
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Awesome set list. It was waaayyy more up beat than Coors on Thursday, and the crowd was more into it. For those who knock Home Depot Center -- this is a great freakin venue if you have good floor seats. The sound is powerful and the LA Crowds have been making statements since last year at Staples (Dave and Friends). Granny and Two Step for the Encore was amazing!

User: drummergirl3
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Got to meet Dave backstage before this show!! My sister won a meet & greet through the Warehouse.

User: eazye
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Amazing show. My first DMB show in over 7 years. (Wow!) Highlights were #41 and Warehouse. ASTB->PNP was incredible. The way they switched the tempo there was great and unexpected. Excellent encore with Two Step.

User: fardarrig
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One of the best shows I have seen so far.

User: firedancer710
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all i have to say is the first four songs....

User: Firedancingstef
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Wow, what a great show. It was definitely lucky # 13 for me. I think the 2 biggest surprises for me were: 1.) Dave actually sang the first verse of #36 2.) SMTS-> Rapunzel. Just like the other poster, I started singing "Too Much" and was pleasantly surprised. Man, the guys were on!!! I really would like to get a CD of this show. Wasn't DMB supposed to put live copies of the shows up for sale like Phish did? If anyone knows how I can get a CD copy of this show, I would really appreciate it :)

User: Fish'sDreams
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Just an epic show. Probably the best of the seven that I've gone to. Satellite and a great #41 early on, blew me away. Then the unforgettable run of Loving Wings, Where are You Going, Wherehouse, Everyday, #36, Ants Marching, and Bartender. Holy shit. Then with the Granny, and Two Step, which they haven't played in a month, and Dave messed up the lyrics too, as a close. Can't wait for tomorrow in section B1.

User: funkywendell
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Even though I enjoyed this show as well as many others I've been to, when I saw the set list for the next night, I was sick... I think they did better on Sat. Well, the energy was great, I already had those new songs so that was a plus.

User: garf118
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This show was AWESOME! It was one of the best that I have ever been to!

User: geriland
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What an incredible show! It was my first time seeing the Dave Matthews Band and I just loved it. They picked a great set. The highlight of the show for me was "Satellite", one of my favorite tunes. I also love "Rapunzel", and closing with "Two Step" was awesome. I'm so glad they played "Bartender", too. I could go on and on!! The band seems to love playing so much. They are having so much fun. I love Carter's smiling face!

User: gibyDMB
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I had been looking forward to this show with much anticipation and had many expectations leading up to the day of the concert. There's nothing to say but what everyone else unanimously agrees with: this was one of the best shows ever! Stone opener really set the theme for the night; Dave really wanted to party! WTWE was solid and Satellite was a very nice treat. #41 put me in a very very good mood. Joy Ride was cool, it was nice seeing Loving Wings live, its a sweet song. WAYG was cool. Warehouse seemed to come from nowhere and was very uplifting. Say what you want about the LA crowd, but everyone was singing together for Everyday and having a blast together. Ants was a great surprise followed by Bartender, very nice, very nice. Help Myself and R&R were so full of energy! Hello Again is prob the best of the new stuff, I really enjoyed it. Carter rules the drum set!! And I really like the bluegrass intro. And who could have predicted WWYS>ASTB>Rapunzel?! Oh man it was great! Encore with Granny was cool and I'm so glad I got the chance to see Two Step live, I've been wanting to see it live for years now. Awesome Sat show guys, hope tomorrow is anywhere near as good.

User: gorgefan29
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These fans here in Southern Cali are off the chain. The most boisterous fans were at this show enjoying the fuck out of dmbs every move. Since i was in the aisle, more room to dance I thought to myself, but it was too late everybody else thought that too and before you know the first chords to 41 came streaming through the speakers and everyone errupted and the dancing ensued all night. Now im not just talking about one or two mf er's the whole damn floor. It was nuts when i walked in on ben harper playing steal my kisses and it was when dave finished two step. One of the most energentic show ive seen, just slamming man.

User: greymonkey
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great show. love Dave's scat!!!

User: happyfeller
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Gee Whiz! My very first DMB show. I wonder if they will play that cool song I heard on the radio... wreck? uh.. crash? Oh, yeah crash... Hey here comes the Band! Gosh, the violin guy looks kinda scary! Huh? What did you say Dana? You want me to smoke this? O.K. ***phfffffft**** whoa! Hey they're starting to play, shit man... these guys are great!my mind is melting ohmygod my mindismelting holycow I am so frugginghappy mymindisblown mybodyfeelscoldandIseeheaven.....

User: Holdupmyhead
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Loved Satellite this night. Everyday was actually pretty cool w/Dave scatting a little bit.

User: hopi420
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Amazing show! Best southern california show i've been to, period.

User: hungryhank
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frickin awesome, see you tomorow!

User: ireland98020
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sect D2 row 13 seat 13

User: jbcii55
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My first DMB show. What can I say? I have probably been to over 150 different concerts in my life and I am now 35 years old. This may have been the best one I ever went to. I just couldn't believe the energy of the Dave / the band / and the crowd. Thanks DMB - you now have a loyal fan for life - also, thanks for playing Ants - that was just over the top....

User: Jefftical
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Oh man, great show!!!

User: jlfarley
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I had always heard they didn't really like playing LA because of the crowd, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Uh, my expectations were TOTALLY exceeded. They must have been referring to the San Diego crowd Thursday night, where the energy from the band AND the fans just wasn't there. Not the case at this show. EVERYONE had so much energy, plus an amazing setlist. I would say this show runs neck and neck with 8/2/03 Shoreline show as the two best I've seen.

User: justinandimcool
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Dave and the guys made my first show a memorable one. The main set alone was worth the price. I should know, I missed the encore because my aunt forced me to leave. Dave's voice was flawless and Carter was absolutely amazing. 36--->Ants was the highlight along with a kickass Hello Again.

User: jwhyland
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Fantastic show, could have done without When the world ends for the millionth time. Loving wings was cool.

User: karen2829
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This was my first show and all I could say is WOW !! It was much more than I expected, everything I thought it would be !! Dave's vocal was strong and the sound was great !!

User: kev40
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I liked this show better than the second one, actually. Both were kick ass, but this one seemed to have a more "into it" crowd... At least where I was sitting.

User: ktrahan
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B1, Row 5 with Darren.

User: Laissez_faire
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first show ever! Stone Opener!!!

User: lisak
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awesome! turned us into committed fans!!!!

User: ljcerna
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Freaking Awesome!

User: LMB1031
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To sum it up Ė surreal. I guess being 11 rows from the stage doesn't hurt! The Stone opener was great. #41 with Everyday outro - sweet! I wish I could bottle the feeling you get when you hear the first few notes of a song and you name that tune. Especially when itís Boyd starting off with Bartender and Two Step. Ahhhhhh. Dave's voice was really on, hitting all the high notes. Only 2 of the new songs were played which was surprising. Does that mean the other 2 tonight, or all 4? HmmmÖ It really seemed like the guys were playing off the crowd, especially toward the end of the set with SMTS>ASTB>PNP>Rapunzel. WOW! Someone starting blowing bubbles during Rapunzel and you could see them making their way toward the stage. Very cool. Then the 2 song encore! Granny and Two Step were unbelievable. The guys played so tight and they looked like they were having a ball. Dave was wearing a nice peace sign shirt. Boyd was in mesh showing of that awesome body. Roi was glassless. Stefan was wearing a cool skull-like shirt. (Someone tell me what it was!) Of course Carter was wearing his beautiful smile, itís so infectious. Canít wait for tonight!

User: ltegethoff
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Awesome!

User: m1k3-
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unbelievable

User: MAM2STEPN
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Absoulutely wonderful show! Stone opener. #41 was awesome!! Granny & Two Step encore!!! Very good show! I took my cousin with me and it was his very first show and he say's he was totally transcended!!!!!

User: maureensmith22
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Great Crowd in LA!!! Made me proud to be from SoCal!!!!

User: mjbradley
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cool as always!

User: MPower
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The best show I have ever been to, period. Dave and gang gave it their all during house, ants .. and the Two Step closer.... amazing show, ill never forget it... especially since I got my video camera inside :D 10/10

User: Muhuhaa
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Hearing #41 for the first time live was an almost religious experience.

User: Nameme90
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Great show!

User: nubby
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Good show but definitely not my favorite. LA Shows seem to be a bit down.

User: PeteMags5
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Great set list!

User: potitia
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User: Proud Monkey
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Fresh of a cross country road trip from Boston

User: ProudestAussie
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JUST WOW!!!! Flew 10,000 odd miles for this gig and was not let down in the slightest :):):)

User: rajuncajun
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Amazing concert. Ben Harper and the Blind boys were great, and then Dave took it away. Two Step was great suprise during the encore, it was the only show that Two Step was played at all month.

User: rgreiert
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Great tailgating Great Show, #41 always amazing Two-step was an amazing jam between Carter, Stefan and Butch

User: rl64rl
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First ever show; paid some $$ for great seats, but my 5'1" wife couldn't see . . . moved to Sec 133 and relaxed and enjoyed show

User: sanch75
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met up with old friends before the show...had a great time, loved all the newsongs and the set ending with rapunzel...made a couple new friends from the our local area...

User: scelosia
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13 rows from the stage. LOVED IT!!! I think Dave could actually hear me yell, "I Love You Dave!"

User: siamcatpf
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first dave show, remember it like yesterday, the stone was amazing

User: stevie_ray
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This is still my all-time favorite show I\'ve attended.

User: tdognsb
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Oh, my god! Could they have played a better setlist? I don't think so...we had The Stone, Ants Marching and ending with Two Step...I almost lost my mind! But, then again, it would have been in good company...every one around me went insane when Two Step came on...great show guys!

User: twosteppin1988
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OMG this was the absolutle best show ive ever been too. This was my 4th dmb show, and ive got to say it was the best. I heard, #41 or the frist time, and i wasnt dissapointed especially when he trough in some of the everyday lyrics, The stone was an amazing opener, but a definat highlight was when dave went from an everyday...>#36...>Ants marching, i couldnt belive that i was actually hearing it... Right after ants marching i started to chant for a Two Step, and i kept on yelling it out, and after the closer i hopped down on the floor and started to get people here and there to chant for a two step... Then when i heard dave and boyd play the opening riffs i went crazy, Man i cant belive i saw such an amazing show, i hop all yall enjoyed it as much as i did, cause this one is at the top of my list

User: Weesner
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One of the best times I've had at a DMB show. Definitely a pleasant surprise a good venue and a great crowd from where I was sitting.

User: wilsondmb
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amazing time....the brownies in the lot were awesome :) :)

User: winenut
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Wow! Loving Wings!!!- great setlist, just great amazing energy- Ben Harper set the tone and I don't think the band wanted to be overshadowed. Will be hard to top for tonight

User: wontonsean
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awesome

User: wrafrat
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Great big show and Ben Harper were great too

User: WRXDRIVER007
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For my second show it was nothing but breath taking...

User: |UAY| |)(V)|3
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pretty damn good...


   


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