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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
June 25, 2005
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA

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User: 1sweetworld8
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The band had NO energy at this show, it was a shame. The setlist wasnt bad though

User: 333GreyStreet
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I had a good time at this concert, but overall I thought it was a really weak setlist. The highlights were Nancies and Bartender. Most of the people around me in Sec B Row 34 sat down for many songs. The crowd didn't seem to into it.

User: 6_strings_for_l
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ehh, not the best setlist, but still a good show

User: aaaace
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Great show! "What You Are" was a nice surprise after I thought I was going to hear another "Watchtower". I am sure there are a lot of great people in Pennsylvania but I donít think I will be going back. Someone or some lame ass people stole my Virginia flag and a DMB flag off my flagpole. While the A-holes where stealing the flags they also broke the flagpole.

User: acusticdude
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I thought this show lacked energy. It was a good show, but the set list was a little mellow for me. Personally I think the band needs to stop playing from the same core set of songs and throw in some more rare stuff.

User: aeg68
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absolutly amazing

User: aeroshady
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Not bad not great.....I had fun thats all that matters

User: Akleiner41
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What a horrible show. It sucked.

User: amberNonyx
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My second summer tour what a way to begin Love hearing the new songs live, Granny was great, lover lay down TRIPPIN BILLIES YEAH

User: americanbaby34
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amazing show. dissapointed in the crowd energy, seemed as though dave was getting bored...and so were the other guys. Loved hearing the new tunes live for the first time...can't wait for camden

User: angelces
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my thoughts on hershey. it was an ok show. you could tell dave was tired and so his energy was a bit lackin but the others were ok. other than that there was nothing exceptional about the show. Nancies rocked, they played the first couple notes earlier in the show and the crowd went nuts. apparently they hadn't planned on playing that song at all. I like the new intro it was good times. and as most of you know that was dena and my song last year that we both "had to hear" so it was nice hearing it without having to travel too far. WYA was also a nice surprise. I haven't heard that since continental '03 (my first show) but it was short and it didn't have the satan intro like it did in 03. So as my friend lorraine and i were discussing it was fun, good times, but nothing really tremendous. The billies was the shortest version i've ever heard. there was no jamming at all most likely because of the strict 11pm curfew at hershey. They then jammed the hell out of YMDT and we were convinced it was going to be yet another 1 song encore for that venue. at which point dena and i vowed to not return if it was. laughing then they broke out WYA which was cool because it is rare but there was only 5 minutes left so we knew it couldn't come to much. i guess you could call this bitching. but i've been noticing the more shows i go to the more i look for something unique to stand out in each show. This show was fun but not in my top 10.

User: angelface01
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Too hot for the guys, weak show. Songs shortened from their jams and the weak crowd didn't help. It was swamp ass hot! What You Are was a strong finish though.

User: ant182
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What you Are was great.

User: Antmazzuca8
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Awesome Show loved every song.

User: aramage
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over all i thought the show was good.... There was a nice mix of old and newMy favorie songs of the night were Dancing Nancies and I thought the Encore songs were great

User: astb41
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good show. not as god as Scranton. I dont mind the Stand Up songs and enjoy hearing some of them but the way there were mixed with the oldies just didnt flow right. Did get a #34 tease at my 34th show which was definitly sweet. Someone posted that it was the Boyd Tinsley show but although he rocked as usual i'd have to say it was the Carter show. He kicked the shit out of every song especially Hello Again, American Baby, and the best song of the night, Bartender (prolly the best Bartender ive heard out of 34 shows, the jam was amazing especially Carter killin the ending.) Only the second of 15 shows for me this summer so i wasnt dissappointed at all cause i know it can only get better. prolly sucked for the people who'll only be going to this show for the whole summer...good show, not as loud as Scranton, crowd was a little duds but still a great time.

User: awade
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Good Show. Nothing crazy. But solid all aorund

User: azultak
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This was one of my favorite shows because of the unique experiences I shared with the crowd that night. From tailgating to joining fans inside the venue, everyone was in good spirits and looking forward to participating in making this nice special. It was also the best version of "Lover Lay Down" I've ever seen.

User: bacardibat23
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WEIRD VENUE.. GREAT SHOW

User: Bartender1420
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It was my b-day and another great show for DMB....From what I remember though, I think they had problems with the sound..

User: basebllguy06
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absolutely amazing!!!

User: bdj1311
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this was a really great show, First time I was on the floor this close, I was hoping for Steady as we go, but Smooth Rider made up for it

User: beren42
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Good Crowd, great songs, lots of fun. Although they stopped selling beer at 9:30!

User: BigEyedPhish36
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mellow show...def not one of the best shows the band has played in hershey...great great great to hear bartender..dancin nancies was added to the set list durring the show..good choice dave!

User: bigred0331
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My First Dave show, enjoyed very much!!

User: Bkid12
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Hershey was my first show and it kicked ass. He played some old stuff too. Trpping Billies rocked.

User: blueravenight
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Gret show, but the crowd did not get into the show..... Didnt even get loud for the encore.

User: bman286
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Looking back on this now, the show was absolutely terrible and lacking energy, but back then I wasn't a big fan and I thought it was amazing. Funny how things change like that.

User: BoSox21
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Great show! I have it, excellent sound quality thanks to my friends at dreamingtree.org!

User: bpfols
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freaking awesome but really freaking hot

User: BrahmaBull
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21st show for me...21st row...nancies into the set when it wasnt on the list...is always nice...

User: breckbrew
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Concert seemed to start off a little slow, didn't seem like the fans were really into it. Could have been the heat or I could just be comparing it to the crowd's reaction after Dancing Nancies, which was AMAZING! Seemed like if that were the opener the whole concert would have been much different. Overall though, the new album songs, I though, converted very well into live versions, especially Louisiana Bayou (also a good Boyd jam)so I was very pleased.

User: bry51dmb
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Great Time!!! Went with the wife and friends. The new stuff sounded great, jamming it out right now. A lot better then in roseland where they first broke em out. Set was kinda slow, but a good one to be at with my love. But then I got what I always want......NANCIES!!!!! Fucking sick!!!! In 28 shows I only got it twice, and those moments are why I keep going to shows. All in all it wasn't great, but very good.

User: Bryan98
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Good show but hated the venue.......never go there again!!!

User: BuckWild
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I thought the show was pretty good if not a little short, however I think the lack of anything substantial influencing the show except for the new songs and the fact that I don't think most of the new stuff is their strongest material influenced me into thinking this was probably only the second best DMB show I've attended.

User: bugfish
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#34 tease and Lover Lay Down were my personal favs. Bartender was smooth. Billies and Nancies were great as usual. Glad that Nancies was added to the setlist 'casue that was a nasty tease they gave us early in the show. New song highlights -- Smooth Rider, Bayou, and Hello Again. Lowlights -- too many Stand Up songs. They're good in concert, but nine is simply too many. I am not a fan of When the World Ends -- figures they would bring it out during the only show I'll see this year. I had decent seats. Overall 6 out of 10 in rating and 2nd worst show out of nine I've seen. I still a good time, just a little Stand Up overkill, which was expected.

User: BustedJeff
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#34 tease, great Bartender, smooth Lover Lay Down...rest of the show was ok.

User: Chadsymptom
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Although I like the new stuff, 8 is too many new songs. The closing of the show with What You Are was unbelieveable though.

User: charles3441
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cool

User: Charleston510
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First DMB show I have ever attened, and i was totally blown away with how awsome of a set it was. There were alot of beautiful women around too.

User: ciminoj
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Very good performance! My first Dave show of the 2005 tour!

User: clgirl
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This was my first show and it much more mellow than I expected. All I ever listen to is the live shows because I find them much more vibrant than the regular albums. The show was nice, but I was slightly disappointed. Also, very few of my favorites were played.

User: Corey74
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Not one of my best shows.

User: coyn113
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sick

User: cuzhank
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Like seeing them for the first time. It was my 45th show and the new songs sound great live.

User: DancingPantala
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Front Row Center!

User: dancinmarly
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This was my first show and I have been adicted ever since. I am waiting for more, soon. Dave is like a drug, you jones for more.

User: danitoron
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I have not been to a show in 3 years. I stumbled upon the tickets the night before the show. I had to work until 3pm the day of the show. My friend and I hopped into his car and we were off. 5.5 hours later we were at Hershey park and I felt like I was back home! I realized 3 years was way too long! As always, the show was incredible!!!

User: dannydandaniel
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Great show, lots of new songs

User: davefan2007
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The show kicked ass. One of the best I've been to

User: dbglodowski
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Very hot show...great parking lot party before...I didn't get to have a very good view unfortunately...I was down on the floor behind the soundboards and my view was somewhat obstructed and very hot...had a good time as always and I had the pleasure of meeting a girl named Sarah there who was enoying her first concert ever there with her brother for her birthday...

User: dcsman
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My first opportunity to hear the "Stand Up" songs live and they do play much better in shows than on the album. Over 50% of the songs were from "Stand Up" which is a bit too much for my liking, but Hershey is always a great venue and a ton of fun to see DMB.

User: DdaveMmatthews
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Such a great show. I loved that he ended with What you are. Such a under rated song.

User: ddwing86
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nancies was awesome and bartender jam was insane.

User: defcon
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Decent...very decent. Bartender was great, LeRoi's flute solo was out of this universe. An odd but still gratifying encore with What You Are, lots of vocal energy as usual by Dave, the weather was perfect!

User: dideyeasku
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almost got to hear ALL of the new album...disappointed

User: dirtdmb
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badass show

User: Django
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This was my first DMB show. The crowd was dead most of the time. I got my wish when DMB played "Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd". They messed that one up as Dave vocals were way louder than Leroi's saxaphone. I was feeling hype when the song was played, as people around me sat down. I don't know if it's cuz Dave sat while playing that song... or it was just that new, that people didnt care to like it or whatever. Also I have all the concerts and DVDs. I didnt realize DMB plays as long as they do at the concerts. At the end of the night Dave said "Thank you very much , bye bye", I was like cool, I can go now. So here I go storming out of the building, I didnt get a hotel in town, so I had to drive back to MD.. big rush right? hour n a half away. About a mile or so outside of the concert stadium, I hear Dave playing more music. I was pissed and ready to run back but I figured what the hell. I've watched his concerts on DVD over n over and right before this concert I saw the AOL concert promoting stand up. So the next concert I go 2, I'll make sure when Dave says bye bye, to stick around for the Encore. DMB is the most talented band in the world. Overall I rate this concert a 7.5.

User: DMB GURO
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sweeeet show

User: dmb2525
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wow, i think im still sweating from the humidity... "it feels like a giant labrador is breathing on me" - dave brought out the electric for the first time ever during bayou. decent 34 tease and a kick ass nancies. i thought they were gonna play the whole stand up album... only left 4 songs out from it. decent show though, glad they decided to add nancies in the set even though it wasnt on the setlist or the show would have definately suffered.

User: DMBphish720
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tripping billies made the show for me...what you are for the first time this summer..awesome show but dave didnt come on until like 845 and only played til 1110 but fuck it

User: dmbrunnelson
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Sub par show with too much new stuff for my liking. what happened to all the older jam songs? Lover Lay Down was my own personal hilight because it was the first time I have heard it live. Bayou and Die Trying were 2 very good songs from the new album. Thank God I went to Nissan the next night. My faith has been restored.

User: DMBSaxMan41
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Probably worst show ever.

User: dmbshiznit
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My first DMB show without the boys.

User: dmbstone19
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Hadn't heard most of his new stuff before this concert but i was totally blown away when i did hear some of the new stuff that i went and bought the album the next morning. Played some great classic songs and ended the night with one of his best songs ever, What you are.

User: dmbtwostep41
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Not my favorite show by any means, but it was a hot night in Hershey. The Band gave it their all under incredibly hot conditions. Bartender, Nancies, Billies & Granny were my personal favorites. Great place to see a show, and as always the best company;)

User: DMBWcUPA
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saw this show and the scranton show this summer, and hershey does not even compare to scranton as far as energy goes, but i got to see a few songs id never seen before at hershey (bartender, lover lay down, what you are) overall a good time..and yes very hot

User: dredgie5276
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Good show... bartender was absolutly amazing and nancies was a good throw in. boyd and carter rocked and dave's dancing was great. the new songs show some great potential

User: Dross1
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Incredible. Every moment was at perfection. Weather i was looking behind me to see all the smiling faces or completely focusing on chilling in the moment with the dave matthews band. Perfect night.

User: dwdrums36
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Teased me with #34....Not cool.

User: EamonKid
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Show was somewhat of a let-down

User: Ejim3@aol.com
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This was my 3rd show at Hershey and I thought it was pretty damn good. A lot of Stand Up material, can't complain about that. Carter just went crazy, the best i've ever heard him, especially on the highlight of the night Bartender. The Stand Up songs really lived up to their live performance potential which was awesome. I would have loved a #41 or two step or sattelite, but o well, it was still amazing and Beauford is the best drummer ever to live.

User: Elksnowbdr
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Honestly....not my favorite Dave show. Sorry.

User: elmachobaracho
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Good show. Could have been better but this was a good Stand Up show. Although it was my 2nd show of the year, this was the show that really made it dawn on me what good came out of Stand Up. Nancies was great to hear. Tripping Billies and What You Are - you couldnt ask for better closers.

User: Elroc725
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AMAZING

User: eric81485
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set was good, but show lacked flow. would have rather heard drive in drive out then nancies however. stand up songs sounded good live.

User: espn25
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Pretty standard show. Nothing great, nothing bad. Still always a great show with the DMB. Hershey Rocks!

User: fineally01
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great show

User: firedancer024
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The show was fabulous, better than last year but last year was sooo good also

User: Firedancer319
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I LOVE TRIPPING BILLIES!!!

User: firedancer430
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i was quite disappointed in this show. not as much energy and bad choice of songs for setlist...i am not sure if it was bc of the order or if they were not feeling it. i sat for most of the show except the encore. that was the best part of the show....i was never dsappointed in hershey out of 5yrs straight going until now.

User: fishingforapig
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good hsow

User: FoolToThink04
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Great show. But they're all great.

User: Fricker
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amazing...

User: Fuel90Trek
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Good show, Hershey keeps on growing on me as a venue I will continue to go to.

User: gaetano
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seats were way back there and the sound quality for us seemed to suffer a little bit ..but the new songs were really great to hear...all in all good show...despite a horrible day spent in hershey park...and atrocious traffic on the way out

User: gault41
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Heard a lot fo songs from Stand up and loved them Dancing Nancies and Trippin Billiers Ended with a powerful What You Are Really great concert

User: gmm6797
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The freaking heat damn near killed us all. It was close to 98 or 99 degrees, no shade in site, and standing around drinking on a big hot pavement parking lot was not a lot of fun, but the company could not be beat. The show was very good, Dave did mess up a few times, but I will just blame the heat :-). The setlist, was pretty uneventful and mellow, it just never seemed to pick up, but the performance was where it was tonight. See you all at SPAC next weekend.

User: Greg Dearing
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Ok show, Great finish though!

User: greg2step
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mmmm chocolate

User: GreyStreetAgain
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Show was good, however, focus was on the new album "Stand Up" which took away from the previous and better (IMHO) music. Being that it was my first show, I was hoping to hear some more of the well known songs.

User: GTC78
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This is a tough call; The band had a great, almost "Central Park-esque" energy for a few songs. HA,DN,TB,WYA were all some of the best versions I've ever seen. However, the show was hindered by a 20 min Bartender, a 15 min LLD, and an excrusiating Smooth Rider which took forever to end. WTWE drained the crowd as well, I could go w/out hearing that for a while. All in all it was OK. Definitely worth adding to your collection, even if you only listen once or twice.

User: gway2112
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It was the first dave show i had been to so it was awesome to me.

User: heinzk057
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awesome

User: helloagain24
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awesome show by dave but the crowd wasnt pumped

User: Hlthgazer83
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Great Show but not as great in the past! I really enjoyed smooth Rider and Tripping Billies....Lover lay down was awesome and you have to give it up for Granny. COuld have been better with some lie in our graves or even some Ants.

User: hurricane49
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Great Show. Although I did not like most of the songs on the new album, this concert caused some of them to grow on me.

User: ibark91200
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good time

User: IDoMyBestForYou
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Looking back, not my favorite show. Hershey as a venue sucks to begin with. The acoustics aren't great and the view sucks from all angles, causing people to crowd the floor mercilessly. While this wasn't so bad last year, this year it was 99 degrees during the concert! I got heatsick (I'm sure tailgating in the heat didn't help) and had to sit out for a while, but I still tried to have a good time.. something that can't be said for a lot of the crowd. The guys seemed hot and tired, and I guess you can't blame them for that -- they gave it their best. The setlist was disappointing, but hearing that much Stand Up wouldn't have been bad when accompanied by stronger oldies. Highlights.. Bartender, Nancies, LLD, Crash (though disappointing), and Billies (all firsts for me then). Good encore with WYA.

User: igunzla
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Pretty good show. The Stand Up songs were great.

User: j3ffk
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Can't remember much about the show thanks to my girlfriend. They played a lot of slow songs which was great for her and I. Hershey was harsh with the tailgating. May rethink about parking next time. But overall would go to the venue again.

User: jackson55
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alright i guess...nothing spectacular cept what u are and nancies

User: jakester9500
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I was really pleased with this show. It felt a lot more alive than the show in Hershey the previous year. Dave never ceases to amaze.

User: Jaminbenb
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Good show, band played VERY well, Way too much Stand Up material for my taste! Disappointed...No Jimi Thing, #41, or Twp Step! )one would be nice!) Nothing rare! Tripping Billies was HOT!

User: jayrod1288
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nancies and what u are were incredible

User: jerseyjohn23
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This was my first time to Hershey to see the band. As was expected, they played a lot of material off of the brand new album Stand Up. But it was all worth it when I finally got to hear my favorite song of all live. Dancing Nancies. And Boyd went bonkers making it all worth wild. Plus I know that I'm going to Nissan tomorrow night. Two shows back to back is a great way to enjoy the summer.

User: jessicaashley31
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GRANNY!!! LOVER LAY DOWN!!!WHEN THE WORLD ENDS!! BAD ASS "STAND UP"

User: Jfullam
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Floor was dead! However, the band definately came hard! Good set-list, just wish the four of us weren't the only ones dancing.

User: Jgoose1019
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Great Show had 3rd row center...great time

User: jhguitar6
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awesome

User: Jimi's Thing
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The show was my first DMB concert. While it was not the best concert I've seen, I had a great time and look forward to many more DMB shows to come.

User: jlryer
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loved it

User: jmb513
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you people are so fucking annoying...every dmb show is great so stop bitching if they didnt play the songs you wanted to hear... get a life

User: jmctav23
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Great show except for the incredible heat and the amount of new stuff Dave played.

User: Jmoney40
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acoustics werent very good, crowd wasnt as involved as many other shows

User: johnkane
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Great to hear the new stuff!

User: Jono651800
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cool

User: jpaley35
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First concert of the year and definitely a pretty good one. A little heavy on the Stand Up but I guess that was good to hear. I was especially pleasantly suprised with Louisiana bayou and You Might die trying. Boyd rocked it up all night with the sickest jams I've ever seen. Bartender was amazing and dancing nancies (which dave teased at earlier in the show) brought down the house.

User: JTR&PIG
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Too much stand up for one year, though Dreamgirl was very nice...but #34 I thought I would hear it once...but I was shocked...too much was nice as well

User: kabubbies
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cool show

User: KaraAnne22
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Louisiana Bayou was sick -- great crowd, great show!

User: kari
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I know a lot of people were dissapointed that a majority of his songs were from "Stand Up," but this was my first concert of his! After years of listening I finally got to see for myself that Dave really is BETTER live!!!(Which few bands live up to that standard!)

User: kathleenfitzy
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Amazing.

User: KELLYGREY
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It was OK, very mellow. Crowd seemed unexcited.

User: Kendy
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Hershey sucks...what was with our tram only going to stops 1 & 2?? Thanks for nothing! How many people can we get to go out ONE exit at a time? It was insane... BUT, I was overall happy with the show. I agree with whoever said it was "Carter's Show", he was amazing, and never stops smiling! Being SO far away, we didn't notice any of the tech. difficulties although I agree that the "flow" was off. The crowd around me was pretty into the show and it was good to hear the new CD songs, even though everyone prefers the oldies. (For now) Crash and Granny were my higlights! See ya' at Live 8... hopefully! :)

User: kevhawley
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it was my first show. i'm a newby when it comes to dave but i know almot everything about him and the band. the atmosphere was great.

User: kilroy
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My first DMB show was an awesome experience despite the fact that I had not been that sweaty over the last few years, I did enjoy every moment of it. I admit that some songs lacked energy (especially at the beginning) and the crowd was probably the weakest I've ever seen in a concert... (The guy beside me spent most of its time looking at his watch, while a girl behind me was puking the hell out of herself.) My personal highlights : HFTGL was a good intro choice, WYA as a closer was a very very good suprise as well. Nancies was the best version I have heard so far. People who like the new songs were spoiled and the choice of older stuff was great as well.

User: Laststop3h
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First of all I must say that HersheyPark sucks! It was so much better years ago. Anyway the show tonight was average at best. The sound quality was rather poor early in the show and the energy from the crowd just wasnt there. I guess the new album doesnt sit well the fans. Highlights of the show were Nancies, Tripping, and Hello Again. What You Are has made an unfortunate return to the encore which just doesnt work for me. Hope the show in SPAC next Saturday is a little better. Ill give this one a C.

User: lebber612
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Awesome Show, Bad Venue

User: Ledge500
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Hands down the worst show this band has ever played. What a waste of a day.

User: Leonidas
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Decided at the last second to go to this show. Bought tickets off a scalper as the show was starting, and got the best seats I've ever had at Hershey. This was my twelfth show. The band was really feeling courageous tonight, with half of their song selection from Stand Up. The songs are finally starting to sound good, with some great jamming. Louisiana Bayou is great, with Stand Up close behind. Boyd was on, and so was LeRoi. Great weather, decent fans, good show.

User: lmk0415
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great show! the best i have seen in years.

User: locohugo8
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This show was awesome, i wish it didn't end

User: LooseEndCutCut
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Damn Good! Dancing Nancies an Tripping Billies stole the show!

User: Majew10
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no flow in the setlist...they would get some energy flowing and the kill it with a slow song...what you are and bartender were awesome...not as good as 6-22-05.

User: MartiniTime
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Pretty tame. The Stand Up songs were good (Stand Up shines live, so does Die Trying) Nancies was really energetic, but they subdued it with Stolen Away.. which isn't a bad song, just not the best time to play it. What You Are was a pretty decent closer. All in all a relaxed evening.

User: matt21983
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not bad, too much stand up, not anything special

User: maveric998
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After the first three songs i was confused as to whether i was at the stand up release party or a summer concert. I like the new album but i've been listening to it for the last month and a half, that's not all i want to hear at a concert. Anyways, HA, LB and Die Trying i didn't mind hearing at all, they boys rocked them all out hard. Like the others have said, there was no existent flow to this years show and the set list left much to be desired. I wish they would let us hear something we don't get to hear to often if they are going to dominate the show with stand up material. I'm still waiting for a Pig, Two Step, #41 or Seek Up... I could have went without hearing Crash and WTWE for the 10th times, but WYA was an amazing treat. Anyways, good overall show, but now i'll definitely have to catch a few more, can't end the summer like this.

User: method_designs
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I've been reading alot of bad reviews about the crowd... it's ashame you all weren't standing in the same area as me next to the puke pile. The crowd was electric, everyone was signing. Maybe next time you all should learn, sitting in seats suck, unless you're first row. Noobs. Also I was curious if anyone else heard a Nancies tease, somewhere toward the beginning/mid. Great selection of Stand Up songs combined with a beautiful selection of classics, really made the Stand Up ones rock out. Personally I thought this concert experience was alot better than Montage. Hershey is always a reliable show, and got to learn a valueable lesson on what to do in an event of a massive vomit, pile garbage and shoes ontop of it.

User: mgahs
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Awesome show, my 8th total. The new songs were great, along with the old songs. "When The World Ends" was my bathroom break song, and it was great to hear Bayou on the way back. Solid show, let's do it again next year!

User: mhouse
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A/3/14

User: MickeyD4d
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You can never give a Dave show a bad review. Some are just better then others. Can't say this one was at the top of the list but it was still a good show. Nice to hear all the new songs for the first time in concert.... they definately sound a lot better live. Wish the crowd was a little more into it.. and it was a little more of an upbeat show. But after a year off from Dave concerts... its great to be back.

User: millsixers20
Review:
sick nasty

User: Minarets73
Review:
The chocolate was melting as The Dave Matthews Band rolled into Hershey,Pennsylvania for their annual show, bringing with them high temperatures and thick humidity. "I feel like a giant labradore is breathing on me" as Dave put it. It was that hot. Despite the heat, the show itself started off very cold. My girlfriend and I made the treck out early, stopping at Funck's Family Restaurant simply because it was named Funck's family restaurant. Went to the amusement park then hung out in the lot. Met up with some old friends and then we made our way into the stadium. Opening band Blue Merle was good. Lead singer was trying to get everybody into it. The boys came out a little after 8:30. Started of slow with two tunes off of Stand Up. Not bad tunes its just not always great to start off with brand new songs. Things started crawling out of the gutter with a good version of Hello Again and then Granny. Bartender was fantastic. Hadn't heard it in awhile and I was hoping for it. He got the 12 string so i figured either Grey Street or Bartender. Didn't think he'd do a two song encore because of the curfew which kept it to one song the past couple years here. But he did. What You Are was what it has become. It's gone from a shitty Everyday song into a kick ass live song. "..Pray down on your knees, Motherfucker." Just hearing Dave yell that line at the top of his lungs right outside a family amusement park was great. Decent show. Headed to Live 8 with my dad and brother on July 2nd. Then Camden on the 5th for night one at Tweeter. Ya'll take care of yourselves till then. Rock on.

User: mkb7709
Review:
Overall this was a good show. I was hoping Dave would play off of the crowd a little more like he has done in the past at the Hershey shows, but he didn't. I thought Boyd was excellent!!! As well as Carter. Although it was not my favorite show, like I said, I thought it was good overall.

User: MSU Nick
Review:
the 3 second #34 tease was the best part... otherwise, the show was lacking.

User: mta7388
Review:
Pretty good show, really hot. Obviously, a little too many stand up songs for my choice. Billies was the highlight.

User: mullet
Review:
not my favorite show, setlist was perfect for a date.

User: musiclover22
Review:
Sounded very good, however the crowd wasn't into the new songs.

User: mwllson
Review:
good times, good stuff all around

User: nagz428
Review:
It was my first DMB show and I thought it was amazing!!

User: Natedmb21
Review:
Since I love the new album I thought it was awesome. A nice mix of old and new. Great jammin'

User: needsreplacing
Review:
Mediocre show for DMB

User: number41bonnies
Review:
The band was musically exceptional, but I don't feel as if the crowd really got into "Stand Up," enough to consider it a great show. Since they were promoting their album, Stand Up was mainly played.

User: Owens
Rating:
Review:
Had an amazing time!

User: pangelpip
Review:
AWESOME! Love the new album!

User: Paralys
Review:
Summary of probably most of the posts on here: GOOD ----- 1. Hearing some of the new stuff live 2. I liked the vesion of Crash, LLD, and Bartender 3. The sweet aroma of second-hand pot smoke BAD --- 1. No freaking energy 2. Dave more worried about stage lighting and incompetent staff than jammin' songs 3. Setlist order just didn't work 4. No song transitions. All songs had long pauses in between them. 5. Too much of #3 of the good. 6. I think the band is getting too good live. They need to stop trying to create perfect DVD like material and just have some fun up on stage. Hell, sing Crush using the lyrics of Halloween. DMB still rocks so I'll probably keep buying my tickets no matter what I say/see/write/hear. Stormrunner at Hershey is a sweet ride as usual!

User: PHISHEAD
Review:
I agree with Skywood This was the worst show i have ever seen. This was my 45 show and by far the worst. I went from seeing the best dmb show at bonnaroo to the shitest.To many new songs plus most of them suck ass. Nissan had better be good tonight or i wont be looking forward to camden at all.

User: Pig(..)_Duff
Review:
A great show as always for Hershey. Always will be my favorite place to go. I wish they could sit and do 2 nights here sometime. Filled to max capacity too... first time since 01 its been that busy.

User: Pitt_Ant41
Review:
Show overall was good. Loved Bartender.

User: playak360
Review:
Too Much Stand Up stuff. Nice Granny. Awesome Dancing Nancies. Nice closer w. Tripping Billies. Encore was mediocre

User: Ponder This
Review:
My first DMB concert, and it was intense! Looking forward to many many more!

User: procopio14
Rating:
Review:
2.5 worst dave show ive seen

User: pronio
Review:
that was a nasty sexy show, nancies was beautiful, no jimi thing tho....crowd was pumpin all u ppl who said it sucked,i evn got puked on in my section, but the crowd there as 2 good, no way i was movin

User: psufan3964
Review:
My first DMB show. It was alot of fun hearing nancies, granny, bartender, and billies. A little dissapointed with the opener(#34 tease-->HFTGL)not too good. The band started off slow but then picked it up after hello again. Great show.

User: racinfan
Review:
This was, well, different. Didn't seem like the band was really into and I would blame that on the oppresive heat. Really enjoyed Nancies and Bartender. Once again, I really hate the Nazi security at Hershey. This is more than likely the last time I will see them there. There are other venues close by that are much more fan friendly. Undercover cops in the parking lots; what the hell is up with that....

User: rel145
Review:
good show

User: revenge4hire
Review:
First time hearing Nancies and Lover Lay Down live! This was my first show of the tour and I'm more then satisfied!

User: rhymeandreazon
Review:
TOO MUCH Stand up!!! And the setlist didnt flow right. But with the exception of WTWE all of the older were really great. Energy level was overall good. Top song went to Bartender. Worse song a toss-up between WTWE and Smooth Rider (only because it was draqgged out. should of been short like the studio version.)I give 2 and a 1/2 out of 5!!! I think next years Hershey show will be better when they filter out a lot of the stand up songs.

User: rikeman
Review:
It was my first dmb concert. I had a great time!!I heard granny, bartender, nancies, billies and all the others. Can't wait til next year.

User: rjl216
Review:
Dave's shows are always great...not too much a fan of his new CD so the new songs he played weren't the best. I liked the location of our seats though. And such a nice day, too!

User: rkn2dmb41
Review:
Awesome show, you know what I'm saying. Bartender was nice to hear but the hightlight was Trippin Billies. Great seats great crowd!!

User: rose36162004
Review:
GREAT!

User: rpaul02
Review:
Excellent show - the songs from Stand Up were superior compared to the CD

User: rtappero
Review:
Great show...not the best venue

User: Sansouci84
Review:
Sticky night and the band played a pretty mellow set to start out. Always love a good Bartender, nancies was a good surprise, i'm really starting to enjoy the new shit my fav is you might die trying. Can't wait to see the next bunch!

User: SayGoodbye18
Review:
Very impressed with hershey this year! Best parts of the show was Nancies and Smooth Rider.

User: Seadooxp25
Review:
It was another great show at Hershey Park. The energy level was excellent, the place was completely packed, 30,000 strong. I would say that the setlist selection was a little bit down from the last two years. Not a big deal though, considering one of those shows was the historic 9/11/03 show. Great sunset during Crash Into Me. Other setlist highlites include: Hello Again, Granny, Lover Lay down, Dancing Nancies, Tripping Billies, Die Trying, and What you are. Great Drum solo during HA, LLD was a great surprise, my first time hearing it, dave kinda teased it, but then played it and everyone loved it. WYA was an excellent return and a very cool new intro. See you tomorrow night at the Stone Ridge.

User: seanie247
Review:
The band played some of the better tracks from STAND UP, but the show was not one of the most memorable.

User: seveneleven01
Review:
Not the best I've seen. This was on my birthday.

User: ShortFuse
Review:
Amazing. What more can be said. Excellent jam versions of Bartender and Bayou, and Dancing Nancies, Trippin Billies, Hello Again, and What You Are just plain rocked.

User: sibleyp
Review:
bartender and nancies rocked...wish he would've played two step, and lover lay down was a nice surprise

User: sinatrafdu
Review:
Not one of my favorite shows ever...it won't stop me from going, but I was let down by this setlist, esp considering the one played the next night @ Nissan

User: Sirjohn03
Rating:
Review:
Awesome Show

User: SJUTimmy
Review:
Awesome show, I love Dancing Nancies.

User: skevin
Review:
good show. We hard a hard time getting into the new stuff be overall enjoyed

User: skindog5515
Review:
Great show as far as energy but played too many songs from STAND UP.

User: Skins456
Review:
sound quality was not the best as is often the case when you have a stadium event but a decent show none the less. Would have liked to hear some earlier stuff from Under the table.

User: skywood
Review:
Maybe I attended a different DMB show tonight than everyone else but that was by FAR the WORST show I have ever seen. There was no energy, the sound sucks (expected for hershey) but the volume was extremely low throughout the show and was significantly higher during the encore. Dave was instructing tech people throughout the show about the lighting (especially on stolen away), and the set list was the worst of the tour. When will we see WTWE leave set lists for good. The crowd was not into the show at all and the band looked like they felt the same way. I have never seen more disappointed dave fans leaving a concert in my life and I would be shocked if they went back to hershey after this show. This was my third show at Hershey and will be my last. I have been to 25 shows and this is the only one where I felt that the performance did not justify the price of the ticket. Getting out of the Hershey lot was a mess and the civil engineer who designed that parking scheme should have his/her degree taken from them. Hopefully they pick it up tomorrow night at nissan.

User: slickrick00
Review:
Amazing show!!! Nancies, Billies and Bartender were amazing! Great choices on the new songs, they were great to hear live. Boys and Carter definetely rocked the show!

User: SomeDevil27
Review:
Really great energy from the band. Great set. Two things I didn't like. Number 1: the crowd, people sat down for the whole show around me. Number 2: starting the set with 3 new tunes. Other than that it was an amazing time.

User: splumer
Review:
Excellent show. Haven't gotten a Billies since '99! Yeah, I know they've played it plenty of times, but we always seem to miss it. Paid for it by getting When the World Ends. They were really on fire, too bad the venue is total crap. I was going to record the show but my minidisc recorder took a dump.

User: stackerro
Review:
The only people who could have enjoyed this show are fans who started listening to DMB after the everyday album came out. anyone who has been following dave for years would realize how much this show sucked. This is very evident in the rest of the reviews. People who have attended many shows say it was bad and people who have only been to a couple say it was awesome. LLD was sweet and Nancies was solid, also nice to hear Tripping Billies but they definately didn't have enough older songs to make up for the new shit. The new songs just don't have the substance the old ones do. Don't get me wrong, I love DMB and even a bad show, as this one was, is still better then most any other band I could go and see. The heat could have contributed and the shitty venue, but this was no where near what was played at hershey 2 years ago and until he limits his play of the new songs he won't have a concert like that for a long time to come.

User: Staner9
Review:
my 1st dave concert...awesome show

User: steammonkey
Review:
dont remember toooo much, got way too drunk but by time bartender came around i was startin to get fired up

User: stolenaway
Review:
Awesome show.. my 2nd DMB concert and it was great.

User: streamtrax41
Review:
A little disappointing.... sooooo hot and humid, the boys just didn't seem so into it at this show.

User: stregs21
Review:
Great show... 10 new songs... most are going to be favs for years to come. Got the Warehouse upgrade to 9th row! That was nice! Love LA Bayou!

User: tanager41
Review:
With Paige and Megan (and Josh)

User: taphntm
Review:
I was hoping they wouldn't play a lot of Stand Up songs but they did. Somehow they pulled it off. An awesome concert with Bartender as the highlight for me.

User: TBolts712
Rating:
Review:
Not a bad show at all but it was sooooo hot! Band seemed kind of drained and there were plenty of repeats from montage, where I was just at. Carter smoked American Baby at the end, though! Tripping Billies was very solid and I was happy to hear When The World Ends. Pretty good show!!

User: Thamlin19
Review:
Can't believe the usually incredibly astute AM staff missed the #34 opening tease. The last time I saw a show at Hershey they put in a virtually inaudable (even on recordings) "I'll Back You Up Tease" and then Dave and Stefan play the first 10 seconds of a song and they botch it? Interesting. Great show though, Granny was a treat as well as Hello Again and Nancies. Finally heard Tripping Billies too after 12 shows. Very Stand Up dominated, but that wasn't a bad thing. Was surprised by the lack of material from BTCS, thought that at least Stay or Crush would make the encore or maybe PNP --> Rapunzel, but I guess we'll see tomorrow in Va.

User: theBIG_O'F
Review:
i guess it was a little hot...okay really hot but i had a great time at the show i really enjoyed the playlist and have a new found respect for the new stuff or most of it at least.

User: ThememanXX
Review:
This show sucked. 16th of my 16 shows.

User: TheShowMustGoOn
Review:
been to each hershey show since 1999 and this was definitely the worst......too much from Stand Up, only 6 songs not from Everyday or Stand Up......55th and 3rd in my opinion is the slowest, most lame and repetitive song in the band's repertoire, Lover Lay Down and Crash (though classics) only slowed things down more.....nothing from my fav album BTCS.....best of the show: What You Are (though not closer material), Granny (I love Granny), Bartender was amazing and definitely the high point of the night

User: thewarehouse33
Review:
My very first was very exciting but too much stand up as expected

User: tidalwave
Review:
Bartender is amazing live.

User: tpdog86
Review:
Hunger is a sweet ass opener, and the setlist had great energy. My only complaint is that the sets have barely varied on this tour. The band has so much material, let's see more of it! I do have to admit that ending a show with WYA is completely badass!

User: trey2233
Review:
Sound definitely beat the PSU BJC.. Bayou was awesome

User: turn_turn41
Review:
Upon arriving to the concert I was a little concerned that DMB would play mostly songs from Stand Up, an album I was slightly disappointed with. As it turns out, they did, and I was so wrong. Every song sounded as incredible as possible, proving most of the songs from Stand Up were made to be played live. Overall it was an amazing show and I only wish they had played all night.

User: twodmbstep
Review:
dave rocked crowd sucked

User: twojump
Review:
FUCK THIS SHOW!!!!

User: twostep41pig
Review:
i agree with whoever said no flow in the setlist, but overall still a good show...saw some songs i never saw before and didn't expect to see (granny, bartender, lover lay down) love louisiana bayou, best stand up song IMO...way too many stand up songs

User: twostep66
Review:
Pretty standard show, but I hadn't heard Bartender or Nancies full band in over four years. So I went away happy.

User: typicaljimi
Review:
I thought the show was incredible. This being my 3rd show this year, I was once again blown away by the guys. I'm surpised about some of the negative opinions, but there was a 34 tease and 3 strong songs to open from Stand Up, Hunger, Dreamgirl, and Hello Again. The next 3 oldies, granny, crash, and one of the most incredible Bartenders I've ever heard. It was nice to hear the standard songs from Stand Up. Lover lay down, and Nancies were flat out amazing to hear tonight. Stolen away was cool, but Billies to close out the show just topped the evening. With YMDT and a dark What You Are for an encore, was just icing on the cake. The hershey show was another great show, and there was some sick energy on the stage tonight. Dave even broke out the electric guitar on Louisiana Bayou and What you Are.

User: UconnFan4Ever32
Review:
Hearing Smooth Rider and Bayou made my night pretty enjoyable. Plus Granny and LLD was a nice twist to a solid show. WYA closer was surprisingly good.

User: vicari41
Review:
This was my first show this summer, so I was very excited to see the band and the songs off of Stand Up. Impressed with Dreamgirl and I was Stolen Away with Smooth Rider!!! I love watching them at Hershey, great show.

User: wampa3
Review:
I left the show not feeling energized at all. First of all, Dave came on stage very late, like around 8:40 and then he closed his encore at 11. It definately was the shortest show i've seen. I've only been to 6 shows before but for some reason the whole concert left me a bit disappointed, especially after all of the rave reviews i've been reading from all the shows this summer. I guess I'm just used to seeing shows with more variety rather than just playing nearly an entire album with a few classics here and there. The entire evening had a very mellow feel due to the song selection and the crowd wasn't nearly as energetic as i've seen in hershey before. Overall, I am not saying that it was a bad show and a lot of the new songs were pretty cool to here live especially Bayou, that rocked. I would rank this on the lower end of past shows that I have seen, but still not bad. Can't wait till the next tour when he can mix it up a bit more and not promote the new album.

User: wannywee
Review:
This was my 4th show. I have to say that I was fairly dissapointed. I like the new album and it definitely does sound better live but the show seemed lackluster. This was probably due to the humidity which affected the crowd (they just weren't all that into it). I believe the band was affected by the crowd's lack of energy. Carter was sick with his drum solos though. The setlist made it look like a better show than it actually was. However the highlights for the evening for me were Granny, Dancing Nancies, Lover Lay Down, Billies, and Hello Again. Note to DMB, try to limit the number of times you close with What You Are. I like the song but I don't think (and I believe many would agree) that it's strong enough to be a closer. The show was 3 out of 5 for me. Unfortuntately it was the worst of 4 shows I've seen so far. Tomorrow will rock definitely rock. I can feel it.

User: wawafb22
Review:
sickshow, dave youre the man

User: wester8512
Review:
Good Show...Not what I thought it would Be! My first...but Def. Not my Last

User: whiteysax
Review:
First thing's first... INFINITE thanks go out to Allen and Brandon tonite!!! Thanks for hooking me up!!! I owe ya's both! Show rocked, as usual - however I definitely wouldn't put it up there as one of the best on the tour this summer. Not like years past. I must say this though... it certainly looked like the Boyd Tinsley show tonite... kicked f#@kin ASS! Rocked Louisiana Bayou, Nancies, and Billies!!! Loved the "Fight fire with fire" outro jam on American Baby... was nice to hear the tour debut of WTWE... Hello Again Granny ... and a powerful What You Are to round it out. Gotta say... I loved rocking it out for 3 hours... much better to do it surrounded by 100,000 friends than by myself in my car... just more fun!

User: wiklund
Review:
The Band saw our license plate "DMB FAN" as we passed the buses and we got the backstage invite to hang with Dave for 30 mins before the show. Once in a lifetime.

User: wildbill7435
Review:
The band was definitely stronger than ever at Hershey; however, the song selection was a little disappointing. Boyd didnt hog the stage as much as usual, and Carter blew us away to an even greater extent than usual. There were a power five songs: hello again, tripping billies, nancies, louisiana bayou, and stand up. Stefan finally got some of the spot light, and leori was as good as ever. The band was full of energy. However what you are as the final song was a terrible choice, but the band was more crisp than ever and showed off their new unity. this is my 6th year in a row at hershey, and those power five put it among my favorite. take out what you are, smooth rider, and you might die trying, and throw in two step, or watchtower, and it would have been the best in 6 years.

User: Winter Val
Rating:
Review:
Camping fun!

User: winter067
Review:
great blend of new and old

User: wlitchman
Review:
another good show by the boys !!!

User: wotl
Review:
Played flawlessly except for Dave missing a few chords on electric. This was a "chick band night" set list to me but still a good show. Very hot night with bigger crowd (packed the stadium) but much less energy/mellower show than 2004 here. Dancing Nancies probably the best - guess I like the long jams.

User: yeehawbiotch
Review:
Energetic show. Everyone jammed every song. Overall, it was Carter's show with all of them bad ass drum solos. Wish they would have played Jimi Thing but the encore made up for that. Awesome live version of You Might Die Trying and What You Are. And, this year's version of Dancing Nancies is probably the best I'll ever hear. Completely amazing...no disappointments.

User: ZEKE
Review:
NOT A BAD SHOW BUT NOT GREAT. IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THE NEW ALBUM LIVE NOW YOU HAVE. BOYD OWNED THIS SHOW FOR THE MOST PART.

User: zembomike
Review:
2nd show for me of 2005, and the BEST hershey since i started seeing them there in 2000. It was amazing, as good, if not better than bonnaroo 05


   


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