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Dave Matthews Band
October 3, 2004
Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

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User: Amsterdam83
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Neil FUCKIN' Young!

User: Ants41Marching
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Good Stuff, neil young was amazing on cortez and watchtower, defintly a good concert, and good birthday present from my brother, thanks mike.

User: asdjkl
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Loved it, it was my first dave show ever, im HOOKED!!!

User: AutumnRed
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Cortez and Watchtower blew my mind. Pig and Granny = pure joy Wanted DDTW so badly and I got it. I was totally in the mood for some great angry belting out of lyrics and I loved every minute.

User: avalanche44
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Support: My Morning Jacket, Jurassic 5, Ben Harper Special Guest: Neil Young With: Tom

User: Avidd2000
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Just Unreal!!!!

User: bigbird321
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Neil Young!!!!! Wild, J5 and Ben Harper, great night.

User: BiGeYePhIsH34
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Thank you Neil.. Cortezzzz

User: BigMac740
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Good show, Neil Young was a nice suprise

User: BigRedd81
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Great show. I was especially impressed when Neil came out and they sang Cortez and Free World. A little dissapointed in the encore though.

User: bluebaboon05
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The set was spectacular, and I was in awe that Neil Young was the special guest. At first, I thought it might've been Warren Hayes or maybe Ben Harper, since he was the opening act. But when Dave introduced Neil Young as the mystery, special guest my mouth dropped. I went absolutely nuts. It was something I didn't expect, let alone imagine to see. When the band and Young played "Cortez the Killer" I was absolutely speechless, as I think everyone else was in the palace. Shit, I almost started crying I felt so lucky and honored. I called up my dad who is a huge fan of Neil Young and Crazyhorse and he said to me "Lauren..wow. Do not take that for granted. You'll never see that again in your lifetime." Overall, it was an amazing concert. By far my favorite DMB concert that I've attended.

User: bullmeyer
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This show was so frickin sick. For anyone who said that Neil Young took away from the show doesn't know what they were talking about. Ben Harper was bad, and Dave and the boys were so on tonight.

User: Caber2615
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Suite again. With Esser. Rode home with Leon headbutting.

User: chrislegalley
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Great show, great cause, great energy. Neil Young!

User: coldcoldworld
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Great show and I loved the way he and Carter finished up Too Much with a little ode to Dave Chappelle's skit about Lil' Jon (What!?!, OKAY!!!, Yeah!!!)

User: compo2003
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FUCKING AWESOME

User: CopperChampion
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This is the first Dave Matthews Band show I've ever been too. I enjoyed the opening acts as well as DAVE! It was...quite possibly one of the best nights of my life! I can't wait for more shows! Dave Matthews even had a sore throat but the show was still awesome. We even got to see Neil Young play with the band. Watchtower was...intense to say the least. Peace and Love

User: corbitam
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I thought it was good and Neil Young was awesome.....but he is in desparate need of a haircut

User: crosscg
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Neil Young was out of his mind! It was great. Most energy I have every seen or heard Watchtower preformed with.

User: Dagwin
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Alicia and I went with Bruce and Shawna. We all sat together. I personally thought it was the worst setlist I'd ever heard them play (because of the Vote For Change crap... I didn't care for Neil Young).

User: Dan5290
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Great show. Dave's voice was shot, but Neil coming out really made up for it. I love the new songs, especially Hello Again and Sugar Will. Glad I got to hear Song That Jane Likes.

User: davefan4ever2
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awesome show... too bad dave's voice was shot but neil made up for that

User: dbgf1
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This was a great show!! BEN HARPER WAS AMAZING!! And then Neil Young came out! I have been dreaming of seeing DMB and Neil together and then there it was! That by far was my faverite experience of the night!

User: Disco
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Great one. Could not believe Niel Young showed up :P Partly for that as well as the good setlist, and the other great bands Jurassic 5 and Ben Harper, I rate this as my best show #1 or 2 show, depending on the criteria.

User: djschrag
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Dave's voice was shot, but Neil made up for it easily

User: DMB1619
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great show like all dmb performances, neil young was an amazing addition and the setlist was great, keep on rockin in the free world dmb

User: dmbfan4
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greatest show i have ever seen in my life, probably never be topped

User: dmbfan_41
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wow....neil young!

User: dmbratty
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Not a great venue, but really fun concert... Dave needs to come to Michigan more often

User: Doak41
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It was awesome Neil Young rocked, but played a little too long

User: Doc_Indie9
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Dave wasn't the only band that rocked at the Palace. Jurassic 5 blew the roof off, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals played one of the best shows I've seen in quite soom time. But of course the highlight was Neil Young coming out to play. It was pandamonium. everyone went nuts.

User: DomDMB7
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Best show i have ever seen out of 20... the energy level was off the hook.. neil young got everyone moving and grooving, you ignorant people who are pissed at him need to chill. That was history being made.. keep on rocking in the free world into taps.. steller choice. vote for bush.

User: egrxc
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Good show - went with Barnes

User: eisch1005
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Awesome set list. Neil Young!

User: emcataldo
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great show. felt bad for dave(sick)

User: ESteingold317
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Mind-blowing Tripping Billies. Granny also is a plus during this show. Neil Young was awesome with Watchtower and such,but i wanted to kill him after that. Joy Ride rocked the house.

User: Fedorov Express
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Neil was AMAZING! Purely AMAZING! He showed Dave how to really jam on the guitar. Out of the entire night I would say I enjoyed Jurassic 5 and DMB the most but an edge to Jurassic 5.

User: Fougere
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Well worth the 1400km drive! Only my second show, but second of many hoepfully! Glad they played Pig, I can scratch one song of the list of ones to hear!

User: FpotusSCB
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Well, updating my seat location appears to have eliminated my review, so I'll write a new one...At the time I didn't quite know what to make of this show. I knew it wasn't up to par with 12/21/02 or Central Park, but at the same time, how can you shake a stick at Neil Young? Ultimately, I think this show deserves a mixed review. The set, on the whole, was solid and most definitely upbeat. For the most part, though, the songs were pretty standard - no unique jams or anything to them. One thing that seemed subpar was "Hello Again." I realize Dave's voice was not at its peak - another drawback to this show - but I thought in general this Hello Again was the weakest I've heard since late June. The high intensity version present during mid summer just wasn't there and that was disappointing. Also disappointing was the version of Cortez we got, and the weak encore, though the new Too Much is definitely a nice change. Watchtower was cool to hear changed up, but I don't need nor want to hear it played that way all the time...I think DMB alone does it best and stick to it boys. Also, Keep on Rockin was cool, very surreal at the time, and I know it's one of those moments that's going to stick in my mind for a lone time. Ultimately, the show was solid, but neither as good as it seemed during and immediately after, or as good as some in here would have you believe, but nor was it as bad as some would have you believe...it was an average show with a little bang.

User: gawillet
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Don't get excited about three cover songs in a row...dave only sang one verse of watchtower and didn't sing in any of the other covers, yes daves voice was horse, but Neil was hoggin the spotlight.

User: gretchda
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Jenna and I

User: GuitarFeeen
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This show was one for the records! AMAZING!!!!

User: hckyplyr0822
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Great show! Loved Cortez the Killer and Rockin' in the Free World with Neil Young.

User: heather878
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It was awesome! Neil Young came out, and Dave was the only performer there who didn't make a political statement.

User: helloagaindave
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the show rocked...thanks CARTER for the drumstick...CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS...neil young rocked out especially during WATCHTOWER & CORTEZ...awesome song

User: ILOVEIRISHDMB
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This show was awesome. Neil Young was all together the touch that this show needed. Wish dave would be more political.

User: jam2oar
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WOW!!!

User: JaponicRJV
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DMB rocked as usual. The first half of the set was one of the best I've ever seen. Then when Neil came out the place went nuts. But I must say, after "Cortez" I was ready for him to be done. Not to mention the fact that they jammed out all three Neil songs for like 15 minutes a piece. Although a nice treat, Neil should've left while the gettin was good.

User: JDub114
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First of all, all these ignorant people talking about neil young wasting there time need to shutup. Neil young is a rock god, when he came out my heart almost flew out of my chest. DMB rocked those 3 songs so hard with neil you may never see a watchtower like that again wow. And "Rockin in the Free World" to end the set was absolutely unbelievable. Even before Neil, Dave was playin a pretty nasty set. All in all def up there with one of the best dmb concerts ive seen and def the most memorable one, its not everyday you get to see neil young come and rock it out with dave and you should all enjoy that you got to witness that. One word for this concert: WOW!!!

User: Jeffey316
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Overall, i thought it was a pretty good show. Seeing Neil Young was completely amazing, especially since I had NO idea it was coming. I did think 45 minutes was a little excessive though, but like others have said, it's Neil Young, so he can do that. The band was pretty lively, but they had to make up for Dave's voice, which by the end of the show was basically shot. He worked through it well though. Joy Ride is an awesome song, the best of the new ones if you ask me. Too Much was a surprise as a closer, but I really liked it, it has new energy that wasn't there before and dave really gets goin in the end. Best version I've ever heard, yet... Great show.

User: jimithing19
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I thought the show was really good until Neil Young wasted 45-50 minutes of the show on three songs. Yah, Watchtower was pretty awesome, but get off the stage. I went to a Dave Matthews Band show and a Neil Young show broke out. This was by far my worst DMB show.

User: jimmea217
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unfortunately became the neil young show... i think 40 minutes of him was a little overboard. and a fk off encore... glad i was a lil tipsy and with a great group of people!

User: jkdrumden
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Unbelievable!!! Ben Harper we electric and DMB was legendary. DMB setup a spare mic, thought it was going to be for Ben, but who strolls out?? Neil Young!! They rocked out three LONG jams with him. Unreal. Had second row seats, absolutely breath-taking. Great show!!

User: jmjacobs
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They were on a 600 hundred par 5 green with their second shot..... about 2 feet from the cup. Then proceeded to miss the slam dunk and missed it once again coming back. Three Put!!!! Still parred the whole though. Great show, worst encore I've ever seen.

User: JonJuan67
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This was a TOTALLY GREAT show. This was my first concert and I did it right by making DMB be my first. I am no longer a Dave Virgin. Thanks for the kick butt memories. Jon

User: KeithBox007
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Unbelievable show! The new intro for DDTW was great as were the new songs, Hello Again and Joyride. Then Neil Young hits the stage out of nowhere and jams Watchtower with the band, I've never heard anything like it. Great, great show.

User: krussell201
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Last night was amazing!!! Great way to open, great set list. Thank you Neil Young! This was the best concert I've ever seen with the band, I am so glad Neil played more than one song, and about him taking away from dmb's time, get real Niel Young is a legend, and to have the man who wrote cortez the killer on stage. awesome! I would have much rather heard those songs than another jimi thing, or warehouse or something else that ive heard at every concert for the last 3 years! this concert brought back my faith in dmb, i was so disapointed about the chicago concert earlier this summer but now I feel revived!!

User: kshark12
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I enjoyed it, but who doesnt enjoy dave, didnt enjoy it as much as tinley park either in the early part of the year, that was amazing, but definitly hearing the start with one sweet world and granny was definitely a great attention getter... rockin in the free world definitely brought my high back up...

User: kyokushu300zx
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good show but neil young was looking for his 20 min if fame.that was kinda gay

User: lancewilk
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neil young was fantastic

User: littlejalopeno
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NEIL FUCKING YOUNG MAN!!!!!!!

User: lizzybaby1214
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It was a good show except for the fact that Neil Young played for more than half and the other bands that played before him were not so great.

User: Luke41
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This was maybe the best setlist I have ever heard. (14 shows) I sat row 25 on the floor and the energy was amazing. I liked that DMB didn't play but one slow tune. They kept the energy high all night. Then Neil Young comes out...I am not a fan of his but I thought it was cool that he was there. Watchtower was confusing at first but got great. Cortez was classic but Dave should have sang more. Then when we think Neil Young is done...he starts playing "air guitar" next to Boyd. Like he didn't want to leave. I love Rocking in a Free World but c'mon..leave the stage Neil, this is not your show. Dave was trying to follow Neil on guitar but Neil was just playing chaos. He sucks. Still a great show all in all but Neil Young ruined my buzz and the end. As Lynyrd Skynyrd once said..."I hope Neil Young will remember, a southern band don't need him around..." DMB+Virginia=southern...no more Neil EVER!

User: marleymon57
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got these seat from a member, gave mine to my sis. Great show as usual.

User: MikeMcGinnis44
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Perfect! Neil Young!

User: mingledew
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Neil Young.... once in a lifetime!

User: NagaPampa
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Simply awesome. Alot of energy Neil Young rocked

User: natedogg31
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First off..this was the best DMB show EVER!!! And his voice was almost gone..thanks to the Ohio show..Neil Young came on..if you didn't like that you have NO musical taste what so ever..and were probably siting in front of me acting like a f@#%$ moron for the whole show..Much thanks to my friend who let me come down with him to get away from annoying Dave fans who were there thinkin it was Saturday night at the club. AATWT was crazy...Nice intro to DDTW, and Tripin Billies WOW..What a night. Thanks Dave for makin up for the snub on the tour stop this year!!!

User: nickid22
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OK. one of the best shows i've seen. maybe its because i'm a huge neil young fan. when he came out i nearly died. but before that, it was awesome "song that jane likes" is one of my top ten. joy ride what a treat. ok so to see dave play "cortez the killer" with the man who wrote the song. f'ing amazing.

User: nickolai
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Neil Young was heating up! Way to represent Canada.

User: nicksmith109
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This was a great show. It was a great setlist and Neil Young made it even better. How often do people get to hear Cortez The Killer. That was a real treat. It was sure a great show.

User: nj1dmbfan
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Met Dave Before this Show!

User: pills_PMD
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amazing show.

User: pimptress420
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Sat 3rd row. Dave sounded even more sexy with his horse voice. Show kicked ass.

User: quikjam
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Amazing! Vote for a change tour. Neil Young!!!

User: RatchetDAP
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Amazing!!!! You can't beat DMB with Neil Young!!!

User: RWert3
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Amazing! Neil Young!

User: schm0
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Neil Young and DMB played Watchtower. 'Nuff said.

User: shabaz14
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Best show ever because Neil Young was there. No other show like it in the world

User: SheSaid41
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This show was a great road trip. Neil Young - okay, Cortez and the sickest Watchtower, that song is electric. Got DDTW which was what I really wanted most of all...and of course a good Stay always makes you happy.

User: Shive624
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Went completely for the music, and the music only, and was not disappointed! I got to see "Pig" live, which was amazing. Dave has never let me down.

User: shivy55
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I thought my heart was going to jump right out of my chest when Dave announced Neil Young. Easily one of my faves (and it was #20). Kind of wished they had played "Hey hey, my my", but one can't be picky.

User: sithfish
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Great show. Ben Harper was amazing, and when Dave brought out Neil Young at the end I almost lost it.

User: Skier15324
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Best concert I've been to. Neil Young was very unexpected. Amazing, that's all I can say.

User: skiwhiz328
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decent

User: solson32
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Neal Young sat in cool

User: Southpaw2v
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Neil Young - AWESOME...great show

User: squid935
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NEIL FUCKING YOUNG

User: StarCrash41
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Very awesome. Best Watchtower that I've ever heard with Neil Young. Great Show

User: steamboat41
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my fifth show.... even though daves voice was almost gone it was still a great show... neil young blew the roof off the palace... watchtower was crazy!!!

User: stephielynn02
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The show was outstanding. The DDTW-Tripping Billies-Hello Again-Stay. My friend I was with is a huge Carter fan (and a drummer) and he was almost crying. I along with some other people, was all about Neil Young during Watchtower, but by the end of Cortez I wanted to hear DMB again. My Motto for the evening was: "I'm not Anti-Bush, I'm Pro-Music" Great people around me... all in all a great show, it was my fourth, and it was right up there with the July 10th Hershey Park show. W '04 I'm out

User: stubby25
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Sugar Will. Neil Young rockin in the free world.

User: sublimejmh
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I don't really understand all the positive reviews of this one. Neil Young was absolutley horrible. HE CAN'T SING. He never really could. He was always the weak link in Crosby, Stills, and Nash. He's a fuckin joke. He needs to do the world of music a favor and never perform again. It's kinda sad to me. I think Dave is really going down hill. None of his recent tours have even come close to the 98 tour. this one is proof of that. So thank you Neil for ruining a perfectly good show ya prick.

User: tackettg
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Dave's voice was gone. At first I was disappointed at this show. I think because I brought friends there that had never seen Dave before, and they wanted to hear his older stuff and some hits (shit I don't care to hear anymore) The more I look back on this show, especially now, it was awesome. Neil was playing at the Fox he finished early and played the last three songs and sang lead. It was the Neil Young band for the last part of the night. Dave was just playing a little guitar. That was cool. The Neil factor should've made this show way more rare.

User: The J2H
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good show, i had a bad night so it was tough to get into...

User: TheIdeaOfSarah
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Went with Nick... got in a car accident after :( But it was so much fun.

User: THEMADSCOTSMAN
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First off, this was the 20th show I have seen and it was amazing! Second, the people that complained about Neil Young making it a Neil Young show need to remember that it wasn't a Dave Matthews Band show! It was VOTE FOR CHANGE. Any music have would have flipped out seeing Neil Young just walk out onto a stage and jam with a band like DMB. Watchtower was so damn good that I couldn't get my mind around it! That encore was great. That was the best live version of Too Much that I have heard. The new intro to DDTW was mind blowing. Hopefully some of you got to see. My Morning Jacket. They were a great way to kick off the night! Ben Harper as always was solid. Take the fact Dave admitted he had voice problems and the fact Neil Young was there and you have a night that will not be forgotten!

User: thtguy184
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Really playful set list. Was a fun show and Neil Young was a treat

User: TMoore4075
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Neil Young coming out was just awesome. Dave's voice was a rough tonight but is expected the third show in three nights. The crowd was worn out by the encore so the energy lacked there but what a great show.

User: Toledotitan
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awsome

User: Trevinski
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Neil Young is the man

User: TrippingFishies
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awesome!!!

User: twidget14
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WOH!!!!

User: twosteppin20
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My first Dave show -- ABSOLUTELY amazing :) Made me want to be a Dave fan for life! Neil Young showing up made the night even more unbelievable. My boyfriend even caught a drumstick from Carter when they were walking off after the encore!! AWESOME!!

User: veerula
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the show rocked...lots of energy. i have to say thanks to carter for the drumstick that really made my night. CARTER BEAUFORD ON THE DRUMS...neil young came out and jammed forever. WATCHTOWER, CORTEZ, ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD. harper and J5 rule. BURN ONE DOWN was my highlight of the show.

User: VicforMsu
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Amazing show, I was actually not into it, especially after sugar will. But all of a sudden an extra mike appears and Neil Young comes out and they jam out watchtower, Cortez, and my personal favorite song Kepp on Rockin in the Free World. Amazing show, I would actually recommend the whole show, because Pig is rare and also DDTW has a cool intro. Also, the lyrics on Hello Again have been changed a bit since the summer tour.

User: warehouse48038
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great show ben harper rocked too.

User: Westallion
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Great Show!!! Ben Harper was amazing as always. DMB had a solid show and then Neil Young came out and rocked the house!!! Warehouse was amazing and so was Rocking in the Freeworld. The encore was not up to par, but it is hard to live up to the three songs that were before it.

User: whitfo20
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Amazing

User: wolvie1174
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i wish dave sang more


   


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