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Dave Matthews Band
August 25, 2005
Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA

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User: 420th jimi
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Boundless energy yet again from the boys as they come down here to sunny San Diego. My first Say Goodbye and the band was just full of vigor tonight.

User: alcala
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i had fun. i like how the news songs are live. however i wish i got to hear Time of the Season or Blackbird. Louisiana Bayou stands out in my mind. Cater and Butch played and instrumental Norwegian Wood after Warehouse so that was cool.

User: Amandarose105
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Went with CRR, fought the whole time, can't remember most of the show.

User: blue232
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This was my 25th show. I like some of the new songs. This was about a 6 out of a 10 for me. Dave and the band didnt really put together any long jams. I was at the Gorge the first 2 nights and the band kicked some major ass! I just dont think Dave likes San Diego . Second year in a row that they just didnt have it. I am going to LA for 2 nights were they seem to play alot harder. I think Dave always saves his voice for 2 nights in LA. Lets hope so! Love ya Dave!

User: BoBerry
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Fanstastic! Wasn't thrilled with What You Are as a finale, but oh well!

User: bwillis1975
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Wow. The energy at this show was absolutely stunning. The show was basically a bit jam heavy, but that was a great thing. Interesting setlist, not my favorite, and my friend wasn't impressed by the list, but it worked for me. I will definitely get a copy of this show.

User: chrismorris111
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great show. tight sound all around. great set list.

User: cnance5000
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Amazing! Got puked on and it was still a great show!

User: crashintome25
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Not my favorite set list ever, BUT the guys had renewed energy in my eyes. This was sadly my first show of the tour...but they seemed to be much more alive then how i remembered seeing them from last year. Did get Say Goodbye, Grey Street was awesome,Warehouse into Norwegian Wood and the intro into What You Are was classic Dave. Now I just have to get tickets to Vegas for Dave & Tim!

User: crowedog32
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Another great show by the band!! I loved it!! I make it a point to drive to Chula Vista!!

User: dallen-09
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Awesome show!!!

User: darrend
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muy bien!

User: davehead34
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The best AB Intro of the tour, hands down! This is by far the best show DMB's played at Coors in three years. Great show, great energy, great tailgating, great time. :)

User: dmbrojas
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i loved it better than last year

User: dreamingtree41
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This show was amazing for me. Though I am a classic fan and I love old school DMB (Under the table, Crash, etc.) just as much as any other fan of more than five years, the heart and soul of these new songs was still played by the same guys that I used to jam with to headphones while mowing my two acre lawn in high school. Since the day Listener Supported came out, I have wanted to hear PNP-->Rapunzel as an opener and getting my dream come true made the show for me in the first twelve minutes. The energy level was intense. One Sweet World was awesome. I love that Carter has changed up the drumming on that song every time that I have seen it. Then the energy that shot out of the band when they began playing the new stuff (Stand Up, Dream Girl, and Hunger...) was unreal. I freaking love what they have done with Dream Girl. Fitting that this was the first time that I have ever taken my girlfriend along with me to Dave. Say Goodbye was a surreal experience for me. First time I have ever seen it live and I loved it. Grey Street is my girlfriend’s favorite song and I was so glad that the guys played it for her. American Baby Intro, American Baby and Granny were awesome for me and just made us dance like crazy. Warehouse was something special and the jam on the end was killer. My girlfriend called Norwegian Wood before I even knew what was happening and Steady As We Go was a treat for us. Louisiana Bayou and What Would You Say were great and getting to see Tripping Billies again was amazing—awesome closer. You Might Die Trying was particularly impressive and I don’t know if many fans truly appreciate how much Carter and the guys are branching out stylistically. I mean, did anyone notice that Carter actually has an electronic pad up there, which was incorporated with the rest of the kit! (Being a drummer myself, I enjoy seeing musicians push themselves and branch out). I think that after all the success that this band has had, for them to keep trying new things is freaking cool. I don’t like What You Are as a choice for a closer because it is too short and leaves me hanging, but this one was awesome for me. Why? Because all of the dumb/arrogant fans that spent sixty bucks a ticket just to walk out on the encore left and opened up the view for me and my girlfriend and I got to see the band in clear view perform this song to the max. It was great. Easily the most energetic show that I have seen and the most professional, Chula Vista did it for me. The set list just worked and it was an amazing experience to share with my bride to be!

User: EthanSinclair
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Ok, I never do this, but I could not help writing a review this time around. Its shocking to me that some find any fault in this peformance. I really am. Granted its not the Almighty setlist that some people come to expect, this peformance was about intensity by the band as a whole. This was easily the most intense peformance by the band i have experienced in the last three years no question about. If any of you have every listened to Seek Up from 7.30.01 or 9.11.03 bombs were being thrown out to the crowd by the band the intensity was so strong. This was no different minus those classic songs that some of you come to want to hear, but see you have to look past the classic songs because this was about the intensity of the band as a whole and this peformance was a statement. It was a very different performance than i have experienced all tour and in past tours and the kind of performance that maybe comes around once twice maybe three times a tour or might i say a year. The intensity had a bareing resemblence of the peforance at Chula Vista in 99(7.7.99) which i raved about the peformance for a year straight and consider it to be in my top 10 peformances from the band i have ever witnessed and i have been following this band live since 97 and last Thursdays show is right there along with that unreal performance from 99. Pick up the audio source if you can- willoughbys is really nice and when the dvd of this peformance circulates you will def want to check it out and maybe some of you might just understand what im talking about. Long Live Chula Vista!

User: firedancerEdith
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Absolutely amazing!

User: ggause
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Awesome

User: gwndlyn
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tried to bring Dave flowers but was thwarted. so sad
awesome show.
floor seat on the angle and no one in front of me which is the best since I'm short.

User: happyfeller
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Drove down from L.A., couldn't talk anybody into coming with me - 6th show was very enjoyable, ended up standing next to the scalper who I had sold my ticket to earlier for $25. very good show, tho...

User: happyrishi
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Show was ok. Dave really wanted to take off and Jam but the band wasn't feeling it in my opinion. they took off really fast after the show too. It seemed like they didn't want to be there.

User: harlumjp
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Too much from Stand Up but the old stuff rocked!!

User: jjfiore
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great show and I got a setlist!!!!!

User: jwhyland
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Good show, nice to hear some of the new songs from Stand Up.

User: ktrahan
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Stage right Row 7 (?) w/ Alex.

User: mhouse
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RORCH/K/11

User: mwinstea
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Not one of their best.

User: pamelainob
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They were really jamming.

User: paulyboy998
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Great time in San Diego, Dave was awsome

User: Proud Monkey
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Always love Chula

User: rargumosa
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My second DMB show. Almost didn't arrive on time. I left Los Angeles at around 12 didn't get there until DMB actually were on stage. Crazy I know, but the song selection was pretty interesting this show.

User: rgreiert
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Dawson and I made the journey south through 3 hours of SOCAL Traffic, and walked in just as the band came on stage !!!! It was awesome, First Say Goodbye, First American Baby Intro (blew our minds) and of Course Bayou !!! Best What you Are I've ever heard

User: sanch75
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a nice lil cool down show after the gorge, i was honestly still catching my breath from those three nights....good setlist, repetative like all summer but good music, HFTGL was awesome this night, second best one i heard all summer...first time ever i actually got seats at chula vista and it was a nice change of pace

User: Sayna
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This was the first time at Coors Ampitheatre where I actually had seats instead of the lawn, and that was awesome. What wasn't awesome was that somebody left nacho cheese in a cupholder behind me and my hair fell into it.

I seem to remember Stefan having a long bass part at the end of You Might Die Trying. I liked that.

User: summerstars37
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The show was amazing!!!

User: vegasroot
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Great show!! Band was on fire, lots of energy! A little "Soy Bomb" distraction during S.G. reminiscient of Bob Dylan's Grammy performance. Nice night, great crowd, can't wait till LA this weekend! Show #5 this tour for me was a success!

User: vman25bv
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Great show... Awesome set list. Shitty encore. Kind of buzz-killed it. All in all though great show. say g'bye, granny, wwys, grey st, sawg...loved it.

User: whodat
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Great show, minus the encore. The guys seemed really energized after a few days off. No real long jams. AB intro was awesome. Nice to hear Granny and Grey Street. New songs were good, except for the little diddy at the end of DreamGirl. Seemed to ramble a bit, IMO. Btu hey first of three shows for me, and what a way to get it started. Sorry to the people around me CORCH for my really drunk friend. He had a bit too much fun.


   


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