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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
August 28, 2005
Home Depot Center, Carson, CA

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User: acrobg
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Seemed a bit less enthusiastic than the previous 2 shows. Maybe it was jsut the crowd not really into it and the fact that many of the songs were played the night before and on Thursday. I still had fun tho.

User: Andrew Kerr
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Great show! Awesome combination of old and new. Robert Randolph was incredible addition to Watchtower.

User: AzKim1
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I took a few years off because of my heavy drug addiction. What a mistake. I totally missed Busted Stuff until just a few years ago. Great album! I got talked in to trading nights with a guy and I got the shitty seats. Finally got my husband at the time to go with me but show really was not that great. He was a total jerk before we left Palm Springs that day. I cried and cried and almost did not go. Hurricane Katrina happened either that day or the day before.

User: barofsoap
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My first show, and it seemed great. Dave's voice was a little weak, but he apologized. Needless to say, I forgive him, especially with the fantastic Lie In Our Graves.

User: bartender221
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I think Sat. was a little better, but this night's Rapunzel and Lie In Our Graves gave me goosebumps!

User: Bashfulgrl
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AWESOME LIOG!!!

User: Bendelker
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Okay show. Some nice old stuff (Lie in Our Graves, WWYS, Warehouse were all really good), but in general, the energy was lower than last night and plus there was too much Stand Up, which was to be expected I guess. Also, I'm not a fan of the What You Are encore finale. But it was still a fun time, and the people standing near me thought it was better than night one (which I thought was amazing). Go figure.

User: Blackbrain
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AWAOME!, I found it on the internet too, sounds great! any video too maybe?? :)

User: boarder911
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the overall energy of the band was about the same as night 1, but the crowd energy and enthusiasm was way better, which made for a much more enjoyable concert. I think WYA is a perfectly fine closer, especially wiht the energy they put into it last night. I think robert randolf was absolutly amazing both nights, in LB and Watchtower. Overall, a really nice two nights in LA. (also, on night 2 they set up all sorts of mics and stuff through out the crowd that was not there night 1, does that mean they might make it into a cd or dvd?)

User: canmore_ant
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Warehouse was my favorite of the night and Ben Harper and the gang were also awesome. BEP were supposed to show but didn't come to think of it, who cares, they are shit live.

User: Carlos
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i gotta believe these two shows were the best two night stand combo that i've ever seen by the band! they rocked the home depot center both nights!

User: clerk4free
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AWESOME!!!

User: Cupgirl
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B Row 6

User: dmbisgod
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Great night

User: Dr.SoRight
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WOWWWW!!!!!WOWOWOWOWOWwow! Its was an awesomely fun night. ANts had to be my favorite, I wasnt expecting WTWE, but I had so much fun. I only get 1 concert a year, and to have Robert Randoplh come in for Wacthtower....it just gave the shwo so much more energy. PNP->Rapunzel is my favorite all time opener. NEver been at a show where it was played, so this was quite the treat. The new Stand Up songs are coming along very nicely. They played more on Saturday, I was hoping for Bayou or Hello Again. But the rest made up for it. Over all, excellent show. If this isn't long enought, LIOG was packed with so much enery!! Boyd is on fire this summer. Can't wait till next year to see what they pull out of their pockets. 2006 tour will be grrrrrreat!

User: DveMathwsBnd13
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I have been to two Dave Matthews Band concerts my whole life: last year on August 29th here and this one. Comparted to last years, this concert blew my mind! Great setlist, and it was awesome to hear Stand Up songs live, including Dreamgirl, You Might Die Trying, and Hunger for the Great Light (American Baby was a no-show). One song made it memorable: American Baby Intro (CRAZY!). Overall, I give this concert an 8 out of 10. Good job, DMB!

User: EMorsch12
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Lots of classic DMB anthems, great mix of old and new catering to the fans who went to both shows. Awesome time

User: filmtress
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My first show. I went on a whim and surprised I'd got a lawn seat. But then it was a terrible view as most folks don't sit down. So I went further back to section 121 and enjoyed the view there. If it were'nt for the megatrons, I would have been disappointed. The Music was fantastic, and Robert Randolph blew me away!

User: GoverJKG
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DAY 2: We started the day off by driving out to Hollywood and watching John Butler Trio perform in Border's to an extremely appreciative crowd. We then headed over to the HDC and enjoyed another set by JBT and then a MUCH better set by Mraz (compared to his first night's set). DMB then came on and didn't dissapoint. A wonderful show with a decent setlist. This was my friend's second DMB show and she preferred SAT night's show over this one but ranked it a close second. I, however, preferred this show over last nights. Just when I thought I couldn't be impressed with the cliche closer of Watchthower, Robert Randolph comes out and lights up the place. Again, his energy is intense and the band can't do anything buy feed off of it. He was even toying with Dave during the intro. It was hilarious. The encore could've been better but I really have no complaints (other than AB intro-->Dreamgirl two nights in a row!) so I left fully satisfied. See ya'll at the Marc Broussard show at the House of Blues tomorrow night!!!

User: happyfeller
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Jeff's got a date... Man I hope I'm smooth - but of course, it didn't work out. Had a great tailgate and lots of fun jammin' to the songs.. great set and stood in front of an angry girl who was a taper -

User: heylerr
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Powerhouse Show. I can't believe that he played tripping billies, and anyone lucky enough to have heard that night's version of All Along the Watchtower was privy to one of the best, if not the best, performances of it that i've ever heard.

User: hotdogit
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What you are was awesome!

User: hungryhank
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best dmb show in LA.

User: jjanicen
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d1-5-23

User: jurisdead
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Very enjoyable show. Robert Randolph on All Along the Watchtower was fantastic.

User: justinandimcool
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Best show of 2005 (energy wise) LIOG was the best version I've ever heard. Dave's wailing was spot on and I've never heard Carter play more energetically then he did last night. A must-download.

User: jwhyland
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Stolen away on 55th and 3rd + Old dirt hill were so cool to hear live. Love those jams...

User: karen2829
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show was great ! thanks to all the ants around who were so nice to me !

User: kev40
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Yay Dave!

User: landon21
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great show, great atmosphere

User: laudypapa
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freakin awesome, it was my first dave show!

User: lieinmygrave41
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Im speechless, simply incredible! Watchtower with Robert Randolph was amazing! If you don't have this show.......GET IT!

User: mskylie
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Not a fan of Carson...won't go to any concerts there again.

User: rapunzelstone
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This was my first Dave show and it was the best night of my life. I was in awe at the live performance. This is the start of a yearly tradition. I thought the venue was nice but Dave didn't talk as much as I hoped he would. I love the odd things he says during his shows.

User: rgreiert
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2nd row baby !!! closest I've ever been, AB Intro and Watchtower amazing....one of Boyds best Lie in our Graves Solo's

User: sanch75
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seats were not nearly as good as the preious night, so that took away from the show a bit...initially i thought this night was the better of the two, but now i am torn...no roscoes this night, but tons of fun tailgating...next year is gonna be a blast!!!!!

User: SharonCampo
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One of the best Dave shows ever! Ending with "What you are" was crazy! I LOVED IT!

User: SkyCam28
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I didn't think this show was as good as the night before, but still, Warehouse was a highlight and I don't think I've ever seen the band bring out a rendition of Watchtower with more energy than this one. Every time I see Robert Randolph I like him more and more.

User: somedevil1705
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Money

User: soslindsey
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Front row baby!!!!

User: sup249
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Once again, a remarkable performance from the Dave Matthews Band.

User: tim_brandt
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Great show. Wish I could have seen them more than once in 2005. American Baby Intro was cool to see live. That's all I remember about this show. That and dancing my a#% off in the C section.

User: toobs4us
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Excellent show. I flew in from College Station, Texas just for this show. My sister and I had 5th row (b1) tickets and the show/performance was out-freaking-standing. Thanks to the city of Carson, and the Home Depot Center for putting on such a great show.

User: ucbedge
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I'm floored that people thought N2 was "the best LA concert ever." Question: were you in attendance for Saturday's concerts? Or the 2004 concerts? The previous night's concert was better than this one...not even close. LIOG was awesome, as was AATW, but the rest of it was kinda just "there." I agree with the previous poster: What You Are is a bad closer. All of the "Stand Up" songs really sucked the life out of me and those around me. I can understand why some people like the album, but those songs just dont translate into good concert songs in my opinion. In 5 years, youll only hear 3 songs from Stand Up: Dreamgirl, AB, and Hello Again.

User: vegasn2001
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This show had a strange, laid back feel to it. After the rockin night before it was cool to see the other side of DMB. I was a little disappointed to hear 3 Stand Up songs that were played the night prior but but Hunger was especially kicken tonight. Another night with no real surprises as far as set list but the atmosphere was great. The best version of warehouse EVER! The boys seemed to have an incredible energy with Leon guesting during the song. Stand up had an odd kick of bass that helped this song stand out like never before. I didnt expect Lie in our Graves, When The World Ends and Tripping Billies so I was more than happy to hear these. To top the main set, Leon and RR came out to guest on Watchtower. A shortened intro with RR helped bring the energy up quick. As with last night, at the end of the song Leon, RR, Dave and Boyd went NUTS! It was an awesome way to end the set. Tonight seemed to be Butch's and Lerois' night. Both were on their game tonight. I never realized how much Butch adds to the band until tonight. I was a little bummed that we didnt really get a Carter song in the two nights. I was hoping for a Hello Again or something that Carter could pull out a nice solo. That being said, this was a great show. The crowd both nights were incredible. They were there for the music. No one was a real pain in the ass. Even in traffic after the show. I have never seen such a well behaved group of fans in my life. Thanks to DMB and the fans for making this two great nights of music. I will never forget!

User: westlakesteve
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My first show was fantastic! LIOG was the highlight, but RR knocked my socks off with AATW. Note that section 133 has a partial stage obstruction by DMB's speakers :-( Overall, A+.

User: wrafrat
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Fantastic


   


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