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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
September 7, 2005
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

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User: 1FireDancer
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Not my favorite show....but at least I got a DMB fix! :O)

User: Aber
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Closest i have ever been to that stage. Show was mind blowing.

User: argirlsrock
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The first time I ever heard my favorite song Say Goodbye. Yes, I cried like a little girl. What can I say, I never thought I would get to hear it live. Top show of mine for that reason.

User: bleckman
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Damn fine show - great mix of old and new tunes.

User: Bluto28
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Excellent road trip, excellent show. Loved the venue.

User: boye1028
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helluva show...sooo much energy...much better than earlier stop on this tour i saw

User: bqsick
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Fun....

User: brad71988
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great show

User: CasaBonita21
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This show was probably the most fun of all I've been to!! Jimi Thing with Victor Wooten was the best thing that's ever happened to me :)

User: catman
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my second dmb show great venue

User: colbymathews
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Good show, a little too heavy with the new album

User: cwarzec
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UNBELIEVABLE ENERGY! This was my 4th show this tour and the band was reallycoming with it. The crowd was out of control all night and I could sense that Dave and the boys were very appreciative of the fans' energy and in turn gave it all they had. Tripping Billies was a first for me this tour as was Too Much and both were hard and flawless. Victor Wooten came out to melt a few faces with his bass solo on Jimi Thing and Say Goodbye is always a pleaser in my book. Overall, excellent set list...excellent energy...excellent venue(never been to Bonner before).. made for the best show I've seen in a while for sure.

User: DieMarkBatson
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Very cool... Strong encore

User: diflert
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A live concert of DMB is never truly a dissapointment, but this show had the potential to be better. Almost seemed like this show was a requirement with Red Rocks being added. The one highlight was Jimi Thing and his name is Victor.

User: dmbjimi26
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Incredible energy!!! Best show in Kansas City in the past three or four years. American Baby Intro was amazing. It actually brought tears to my eyes; an incredible feeling. Stand Up songs are sounding more life like with each show. victor Wooten blew my mind. Dave's voice seemed a little held back at times, but was truly unleashed from the American Baby Intro all the way through the end. Such a memorable show. Thank you Dave!!!!

User: dmbosw41
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PNP->Raunzel really got the crowd groovin' The sound was really good in upper pavillion. The highlight for me was Say Goodbye. Very solid version with a short drum intro by Carter. AB Intro was loud and intense. Jimi Thing with Victor Wooten was fun to hear. An energetic Billies was a great way to top off the set. Encore had the best American Baby I have heard with Ants to close. I thought the venue and acoustics were good.

User: DMBPATSFAN
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KANSAS FANS SUCK

User: dmbstl2008
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My first show...the one that started it all....

User: dreamingtreejdb
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Awesome show. It could have been a little longer but I loved the say goodbye!

User: Drumdog4380
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Incredible show! I was given upgrade seats in the 8th row as a member of the warehouse fan club. Victor Wooten was also awesome as the opener.

User: ductboy22
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my first dave show! awesome!

User: erictheauror
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GOod show but too much new stuff. I could have done without American Baby at the end.

User: greybart41
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One of the best shows of the summer.

User: Isilinde
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Victor Wooten on Jimi Thing? -- Couldn't have asked for anything better.... :) Great show, great crowd. An all-around good time. Can't wait to come back next year.

User: ISU1648
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Front row center, best night of my life, it was incredible

User: jarguitar86
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Great show from what I remember, waay too much burboun before the show. Victor wooten ahnialated the bass on Jimi Thing! Say Goodbye was really powerful and well played. Happy B-day Roi!

User: JBoyd24
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Great show....amazing night

User: joszefm
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The band seemed a little flat. They opened and closed well, but I just didn't feel the passion through the middle of the set.

User: kcdeana
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Excellent jammin' going on. Wish the encore was longer.

User: KUdmbfan
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Good mix of old and new material.

User: lancewilk
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User: ldpyeah
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great show! Victor is the man.

User: LilMango777
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For my only show of the tour, i was pleasently surprised. PNP -> Rapunzel is just a perfect opener, wonderful way to start the show. Getting Say Goodbye for the first time was great, one of my favorites. I was so happy to see Vic come out on stage for Jimi. His solo fit the song wonderfully. AB Intro was the most intense thing I've ever seen from this band in a live setting. All of the Stand Up songs are great live, with the exception of Dreamgirl the intro was nice then it was just boring. Billes was nice to end the set. Glad I dodged Old Dirt Hill in the E1 slot, American Baby works great there. Would have rather gotten the Two Step that was on the set, but the energy during Ants was so high that I think it ended the show perfectly.

User: MangoPuree
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The show was wonderful ... a totally rockin' version of "Smooth Rider", plus tons of great classics and new songs. One of the best shows I've been to!

User: Maybenotsosweet
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The American Baby Intro was sick, and I've never seen a bassist like Vic Wooten before. Enough said.

User: mcd432
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awesome

User: McEwans15
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Why do I always sit next to the smelly, dancing hippies (not that being a hippie is a bad thing, mind you) on acid? Energy was incredible, Dave sang his heart out and weather was perfect. My fifth time seeing them and it gets better every time.

User: MColin28
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This was a great show! Trippin Billies was terrific along with the one song I really wanted to hear....Say Goodbye....excellent, excellent, show. See y'all in Illinois!

User: michfan08
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not as good as the 2004 and 2006 shows there. not as much stand up would have help

User: MontaukNY
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Fucking AMAZING!!!! best American Baby Intro ever

User: Nautiest_monkey
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I think the show was great. I like the electric mixed in the Stand Up songs, Lousiana Bayou was my early favorite and the rest of the show was up beat and I think it was one of my favorite shows I have been to.

User: NCTRNL
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"There's something happening here; What it is ain't exactly clear; There's a man with a bass over there; He's telling me, I got to beware;" All I can really say is Victor LEMONTE Wooten. Came out and played on Jimi Thing. It was great. Also...wasn't expecting 'Say Goodbye'. Gotta love that one. It was a great show, great seats, and a meet and greet. I'd say it was a success. Now on to Red Rocks...

User: notfadeaway42
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great show, great seats!!!loved granny, grey street. ants encore what more could you ask for!! much love

User: november rain
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This show was off the hook. My first dave show, and he killed it by starting it off with pantala, then running into rapunzel. What a show. Blew my shit away.

User: papageorgio02
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First DMB show. It was awesome!

User: PMart
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I won't lie, I have only been to about 6 dave concerts, all of which have been at the critically acclaimed (ha!) Verizon "sandstone" Wireless amphitheatre...but this was perhaps the best one i have attended. I was ecstatic about hearing Say Goodbye, what a shock. Not to mention the best Jimi Thing i have heard, Victor just broke it down in his bass jam. Too Much always kicks ass, along with Granny, which i have really grown to love live. Are you kidding me? and how can you argue with opening a show with Pantala into Rapunzel and ending the set with Tripping Billies. Unbelievable. I would definitely say that dave did not screw us with a sub-par show at the end of his tour like he has sometimes been criticized for doing.

User: pmyxter
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Phenomenal! My second show of the tour and it was amazing. Got to hear 3 of my favorites (Rapunzel, Granny, Grey Street) in the first 5 songs, and I finally got to hear Ants!! New stuff sounded great, especially Hunger and American Baby Intro, which absolutely blew me away. Also loved Victor Wooten's band, and I was so stoked to see him join the band on Jimi Thing. He is a bass guitar god! Overall, another amazing show from the best in the biz!

User: racinfan
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Excellent show! Just happened to be going through town and got a ticket outside the gate. Really nice LB tribute to Katrina victims. It was nice to catch them at a different venue, the band and crowd really were into it. Too Much!

User: Rhiannon#41
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Best concert I've ever been to! Every song was PERFECT!!!

User: Rubert Pumpkin
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My first show

User: seddy84
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this was my first every dave show and i could not think of a better way to start my live shows off. grey street was sooo good, and ants was awesome, to much was just sickning it all rocked

User: shaggydog
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Boyd was on fire.

User: shagless
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Great show, I almost didn't go, but I am so glad I did. Opening act blew me away, had never heard Victor Wooten, but by the end of their set I decided I needed to hear more. DMB threw a little of the new with a touch of the old and made it all come out smooth, hot, and enjoyable. And, I saw my favorite song performed, Say Goodbye. Always wanted to hear that at a concert I attended and as soon as I heard the begining drums I almost didn't believe it, thought DMB was going to tease, then they really played. my only wish was a longer encore performace, in the past they would intro in with cool jams by Stefan or Leroi, but tonight it was cut to the chase and get the encore done. Could have jammed a lot more at the end of American Baby, but, I should not nitpick, I am not the one who has been out on the road for so long and who had been playing for over 2 hours. Thanks, DMB for making another fan happy again. Can we do it again next year?

User: sjowen
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to much stand up...love to hear tripping billies live though...

User: Smartie18e
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The crowd in my area sucked! I'm almost happy that I didn't hear my favorite songs (#41, Two Step, Everyday to name a few) at this show. If DMB played Everyday and Warehouse, the crowd wouldn't have done their part. Too Much and Ants Marching was a disappointment. The band was incredible, but the crowd involvment wasn't there. I don't blame the band for the "get it done and over with" encore. This is the first time in the lawn out of the last four shows I've been to so maybe that should have been expected. It almost felt as though I was watching a live dvd because I could hear the seated section cheering from the lawn. I love DMB and I didn't let the crappy crowd ruin my 7th show. ROCK ON DMB!!! Incredible show! Oh yeah...Victor Wooten is THE SHIT!!! :-D

User: soccergoblin5
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my second DMB show. barely made it cuz i blew my knee out 2 days b4 show but some how by the grace of God i made it and it was incredible. I love Dreamgirl live. i had to sit down in the lawn but it was an incredible show with incredible energy, the crowd was crazy!! DMB IS SO AWESOME

User: soildmbfan
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This is def one of the better spots to see a show. First time in Kansas and it beats the hell out of Riverport. The show was lots of fun, too. Granny, Jimi Thing, Say Goodbye, American Baby Intro. Thanks for a blast.

User: sparkle
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Great show

User: stefanm205
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amazing love jimi thing

User: stldmb05
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great show, I think boyd was amazing!

User: tayjacwor
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loved it as always. Free ticket from 96.5 the buzz

User: TaylorMade2Step
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Again I was dismayed at the ruthless Verizon staff that won't let anyone dance in front of the lawn! Well I got a few passes back and forth (like I did last year, and you all cheering me on rock!) during one sick Jimi Thing! Good show. Horrible venue. Victor Wooten!

User: thestone725
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This was my 4th Dave show and probably my 10th Victor show and with these two on stage together it doesn't get any better. I recommend that everybody check out Jimi Thing with Victor's solo, it don't get no funkier.

User: TinyWrinkle
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My first show. Fuckin awesome!

User: tke2002
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Sat 12th row and one of the best shows I've been to yet. I really enjoyed the setlist even though it was heavily focused on Stand Up, but that was expected. Boyd was on fire playing with Dave and Stefan all night and even taking center stage on a few occasions. All in all a great end to the summer tour.

User: tripinbartender
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great night! most of the songs were noticably cut short (probably saving it for red rocks) but it was a great show. vic coming out on Jimi was killer!

User: TwoStep1916
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pantala>>rapunzel was a nice opener, gotta love that jam at the end. dreamgirl was decent, like the new prelude. granny was nice with the "umph ha woo" part at the end that i love. bayou is just so cool with the double bass at the end. grey st. was as good as always. ewu was cool, didnt think id ever see it, pretty good for being so early. say goodbye was a nice suprise. hunger was sweet. jimi was for sure the highlight, awesome bluesy solo by the the king of the bass vic woooooooten. intro is incredibly intense. smooth rider while good, killed the crowd (around me atleast). too much was solid. ymdt has become one of my favorite stand ups, but it was a little short. billies was a nice energetic closer. baby was a bit of a suprise to open the encore. ants was a great finale, though i would have rather had the rumored two step. awesome show, privilage to see vic.

User: TylerH05
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Sick. I went to the tour opener in St.Louis, and KC blew that show out of the water. Intro to American Baby was disgusting, Dave broke a string on Billies, and Carter always gives me the chills (especially Say Goodbye last night). Bonner Springs was off the hook! Awesome crowd for a KC show.

User: warehouseofhrdy
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This was my fourth show this tour and I have seen the last three they played, Dallas, Houston, and KC. I don't think I will ever see a better show than I saw in Dallas, but KC was pretty good. Seeing Victor Wooten play with the guys on Jimi Thing was great. It was the highlight of the show. I think the energy was okay, but it was much higher in Texas. But, the crowd was probably the best in KC. You could tell there were a large number of actual DMB fans, not just people killing time on a Wednesday night. We had a group of people next to us that were awesome. They danced and sang to every song. That made it the second best show I have ever seen.

User: Xmasjjm
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What a cool Jimi Thing, just awesome. All the Stand Up songs were tight and well played, no real down moments of the set. I'm glad I was here, crowd turned out to be ok.


   


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