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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
December 7, 2005
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY

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User: #41FreddyG
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Another amazing show, combined with the road trip to PSU the ngiht before a magical two nights as usual capping off one hell of a year of watching this band, and watching some of these new songs grow, from what in my opinion was crap on the cd into songs I no longer roll my eyes at when the first notes hit. There was no way I could have ever predicted Louisianna Bayou would grow into the one of the most bad ass live songs I have ever seen in my life. Ive seen shows every year since 1994 and while some people cant grasp it and let go of the old days that can't be recaptured anymore then you can recapture yours. Would I rather hear a Two Step then a 20min Dreamgirl, you bet your ass, but if anyone was there or listened to the PSU they couldnt have rocked Two step any better with Krasno and Carter going nuts, I was definatly not surprised to not here it a 2nd night in a row, and if people would look at the sets once in awhile they wouldnt have been dissapointed that they didnt play it because they would have realized that because of past trends there was almost no chance of hearing it, I'm not saying that to be a dick to anyone but the guy that insisted on screaming "Two Step" in my ear from the minute they set foot on stage, throughout the quiet xmas song and even after the encore when everyone knows the show is over, is still yelling it. Maybe ive grown older and am now have my turn as the lame 25 yr old adult, but its so not about getting wasted anymore, I have plenty of time to get wasted throughout the year, I dont need to be on some of the nights that have turned out to be the most memorable ones of my life. And if you couldnt dig Soulive, I dont know what to tell you, not everyone has to like them but the same thing I try and tell people about DMB, is you dont have to like them but PLEASE respect the music, because its tight. 2006!!!!!!!!!

User: 41DreamingCrush
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First Dave Show!!

User: 41reason2lubDMB
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it snowed like a bitch this day. nobody was sure the if the show was going to go on

User: After Her
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This show was mad good. I loved #41 and Pig. He also played Where are You Going. I love that song. A few to many songs from the new cd but it was awesome. The opening band wasn't that good because of the singer but once Dave came on I almost shit my pants.

User: apr35
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Ran up to the far right corner of the stage for Christmas song...great moment!

User: avax911
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Second DMB concert. And I am blown away.One Sweet World was a great opener. #41 is the shit. A.B. Intro almost blew the roof off the Blue Cross Arena. Lots of new songs but some old as well. Great encore with Christmas Song and Ants.

User: BENDERCJ
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Great show, Thought the crows was awfull though. I think I was one of the few die hard fans in my section.

User: bense27
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Very good setlist! Especially the first 5-6 songs!

User: bfilak23
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Awesome set, definitely been at shows with more energy, but i loved the set, osw 41 pig to start was awesome, recently and minarets made me very happy, bayou rocked, stay was nice, so glad to hear xmas song, now cant wait for msg

User: Bigfish2020
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Awesome show!

User: bludevil
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Besides of the fact of some of the shitty drunk Rochester fans throwing glowsticks at fuckin Boyd and the stagel ike idiots............. The show was sick. One Sweet World came out of nowhere for me, 41 was amazing as usual, highlights were def. minarets, bayou, pig and ants for me.

User: BrahmaBull
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drink too much

User: brightonlax182
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Good, not the best, but good

User: bscvoice
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A+

User: bubsgotbadluck
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been to better, Recently was the best. hands down.

6/10

User: capucci
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Great setlist, especially for Rochester. The crowd was SUPER loud. F U to the people throwing glowsticks. That's what happens when pre-teens are at the show I guess?

User: character zero
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first off, whoever says soulive or "the opening band" wasnt good doesnt know shit. in rochester, unfortunately the majority of our concert-goers are attracted by songs such as Crash, Where Are You Going, and of course dream girl. a good show. the setlist was a little too predictable and maybe i should stop looking at them while anticipating an upcoming show but its hard not to. 2 hilites for me at this show... Recently and Minarets.

User: chris72
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Good opener in One Sweet World. #41 always good to hear. Don't Burn the Pig, Granny and Recently some of my favorite songs. Dream girl was a bit to much and long for me. Minarets 2 nights in a row! Stay to close was good nice venue to hear it having such a small roof, except the stupid throwing of the glow Sticks good show.

User: chubbyemu
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Good Show. LOVED hearing Recently, Pig, Minarets and Ants. Maybe it was because it was inside, but I feel like the band didn't have a lot of energy and Dave (other than the Rochester matthews band thing hahaha) wasn't very into it. Maybe it's just me. But all and all, a solid show for the Roch.

User: cmbrennan
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great show! first time I saw him indoors!

User: cmgoonie9
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Best show ive been to!

User: cnewtown
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Great show. I finally got to hear The Christmas Song which was amazing. Long drive through a snowstorm was totally worth it!

User: Colbster
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Sick show. Ants Marching encore was amazing.

User: ComeAndDance327
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amazing. absolutely amazing so sad he didn't play Two Step. but Ants Marching at the end really made it all come together.

User: cottlerocket
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Old Dirt Hill was a downer to have but it didn\'t completely kill the mood. Dreamgirl was definitely the low point of the set. I thought that Krasno would add something to the song, but he just drug it out even longer. 17 minutes?! Oh well, it was still an excellent show with Minarets and Recently being highlights. Hunger had probably the best scat outro that I've heard from Dave in a long while. Christmas Song and Ants encore was the perfect way to end the show.

User: crashmpm
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One of the best shows that i have been. The band is still full of energy and are making for some pretty awesome shows. highlights include: Pig, Recently, Minarets, Christmas song..> Ants Marching. One of the best crowds i've been apart of as well.

User: crestwood37
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Great show

User: cruzer1977
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SEEMED VERY SIMIALAR TO 12/5/05 WITHCH I ALSO ATTENDED,

User: DMB12705
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First Dmb show!

User: Dmb420Fan
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Not a bad show at all. Suprised to hear so much old stuff, like One Sweet World, Minerats, and they actually played #41. Nice ending with Ants Marching.

User: dmbaddict6swife
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great show

User: dmband234
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This show was great the diverse selction of music made it very fun

User: DMBeauty13
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No DMB show is ever a bad show! (minus the dumb fuck who threw a glowstick at Butch) A few to many stand up songs for my taste they just don't have the same concert effect as two step OSW and other songs along those lines(excpect for Bayou of course) but dMb always sweet made them worth while live! One word MINARETS!!! just spectacular but no one can neglect granny pig crash ants marching and christmas song either. just soooo great top night fellow DMB fans and looking forward to the next show!!

User: dmbgrl230
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I had a blast. Best show I've seen them do!!

User: dmbislife
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If rochester is so fuckin bad, then why do they come back here every tour...

User: dmbluvr2178
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Awesome!!! DMB has never let me down. Christmas Song was amazing...could have done without all the drunk Rochester fans (especially anyone who threw glo-sticks at the stage). Well worth the trip from Buffalo!!!

User: Doublet182
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Was a good show, setlist I thought could've been better, but all in all a strong performance

User: EightBallLast
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Not a bad show, but not a great one, either. The crowd had good energy, but the band felt sort of flat. Granted, this was most likely a side-effect of ducking out of the way of Glow Sticks thrown by a typically ignorant Rochester audience. Top Moments: 1 - Minarets. 2 - Great solo jams during Recently. 3 - Boyd's Bayou jam. He rocked out in every square foot of the stage despite almost getting rocked by a wayward Glow Stick just a few minutes before. Boyd is a soldier. Worst Five Moments: 1 - The damn Glow Sticks. 2 - Where Are You Going. #1 crowd killer scince 2001. Just stop playing this already. 3 - The crowd's general disrespect for Soulive. These guys rock, and if everyone had payed a little bit more attention instead of stocking up on Mich-Ultra and rolling joints, you would have heard some killer beats.

User: ELiL07
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It was a sick set, the american baby intro was insane. Also because the arena was so small everyone was so close and the energy was awesome.

User: flacklax8
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good! no two step :(

User: fletchskibum04
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good show, a little but too much of Stand Up. bringing in the guitarist for Dreamgirl was pretty sweet

User: Gandhi616
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Very Mellow show. sat down for a long time, but the band is still good sitting down.

User: harris
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awesome

User: hipmfb
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Sec 32 Row-f

User: hockeyplayer4
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good show. great setlist. christmas song was sweet and very energetic ants

User: hspringssoccer
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Sat behing a giant poll in blue cross arena. Amazing setlist just a really bad location.

User: INSPIREDbyDAVE
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Another snowy December show in Rochester. Dinosaur always starts us off right! Show opened with 6 or 7 great songs. We were feeling great and the band was rocking. Dreamgirl marked the downslide for this show. Eric Krasno guested on this song and they played a very long, uninteresting outro. The show was lost from there aside from hearing Minarets for the first time. Ended with the exact same 3 songs as they did in Toronto 3 nights earlier. Tough going from 2nd row to the seats too.

User: JarrieDMB
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solid set....loved itt DMB rocked my hometown

User: jdizz
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Awesome to hear Minarets live!!!!

User: Josh Geercken
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Great show. Loved the old songs. Minarets blew me away.

User: jrzbuffalo
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Amazing show...really good energy in the building. Boyd was awsome and #41, Bayou, and American Baby Intro were AWESOME...ants marching was a good enore...GREAT SHOW!!

User: JTRay
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Overall good show. Seemed like it was dragging at times, but the encore blew it up. Ya, throwing glowsticks on the stage was retarded. American Baby Intro was ridiculous. Good times all around.

User: juniorjt
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WHAT A SHOW!!! Anybody who says it was lacking energy, PISCH! The band was on fire(and not from the light of those god forsaken glow sticks)! Dave was crazy on A. Baby Intro in ways I have never heard. I've been to a ton of shows and left this night completely satisfied with the set...MINARETS, what a treat...#41 was great as usual, RECENTLY, an unexpected, but great tune, PIG, one of my personal faves, was fantastic...BAYOU, great jam w/ rashawn, and the fabulous X-mas song/ANTS encore.....I have no voice still and am loving it..IM OUT

User: kcivic96
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Sick show for my 20th bday. OSW>41>Pig was just nuts. Recently was a sick jam and bayou as well. Crowd had so much energy we were ready to tear the roof off. ANTS encore made the place go crazy. Wayyyy too many young kids, doesnt make it fun in the stands when people around you are sitting down. I couldnt even believe it. SU songs should not be played 3 in a row.

User: kenmail2
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Incredible show, great set list, tons of energy...amazing how they can keep blowing our minds over and over

User: ksbrn99
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Good show, not their best, agree with others about the lack of energy, although Boyd was AWESOME on Bayou! Would have liked to hear Steady As We Go...

User: Lepha
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great show he gets more amazing every time i see him

User: litskiDMB
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Great show, lots of energy from the crowd but too many idiots throwing glo-sticks. Recently, Minarets, AB Intro, Christmas Song, Granny, Pig, and 41 were the highlights of my night. Too many stand up songs, but its great to see a set with 4 RTT songs. Couldn't believe so many people werent into Minarets and started getting beer or going to take a piss, thats what old dirt hill is for. Put this show at SPAC, it woulda been CRAZY, but even though the Rochester crowd had energy, they werent the best crowd ive seen..at all. All in all a great set. Would have liked to see Butch get some time to jam, but he didnt..oh well. cant wait for SPAC '06

User: MANecci
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Crazy crowd and a steller #41

User: matt.niez
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American Baby Intro!!

User: mattatkeuka
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Awesome show, sounded great, real good crowd.. Minarets was amazing!

User: mattbp102191
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my first show so i didn't know much of the stuff...i was just getting into to DMB then, and i really like ants marching so i was hoping for it to come, and it did w/ the last song so that was really cool

looking back though that is a great set

User: meisterj
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AMAZING

User: millers4drinks
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a smaller venue = more intimate experience. first show inside.

User: Musicore
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So I was way in the back, but full view. Band was on fire. Dreamgirl slowed things down, but then, Minarets. FUCKING MINARETS. The really special part though, seeing almost all of Rochestor sitting during it. I was the nut dancing my ass of during a song that they almost never play. Then they played Crash, the entire place stood up and cheered with lighters and cell phones. I sat down.

User: notaprep81
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Best show all year that I saw. Christmas song, out of this world.

User: Ontonyx
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Amazing. Highlights = #41, OSW, Pig, Granny, BAYOU and the AB intro. Im actually embarrassed to be part of a crowd that would throw glow-sticks at Boyd and the rest of the band. Fuck you, faggots.

User: prncssbubb
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Amazing!!!!

User: rapunzel4134
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TWO THUMBS UP ! !

User: ritzcrackers
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My first of MANY!!!!

User: rochny89
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Good show

User: rocknroll54
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frickin great

User: RockyRaccoon
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Very first show! Went with my father and had an awesome time. Taste of things to come.

User: rundmb416
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Best one I've ever been to. By FAR.

User: RyanMcKay
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my first show, absolutely amazing. every single song was great, and i loved the encore. lots of new stuff, but bayou has seriously become one of the most kickass live songs ive ever heard. lots of good older stuff too, recently, granny, 41, osw = great opener. loved it

User: scrock25
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14th show, good stuff, too many kids, dumb people throwing glowstix, and security too busy looking at giant pre-teen chests than doing their jobs and getting those pre-teens out of my isle and my seat. To all the people upset about too much new stuff, go F yourselves, S.U. is awesome and stop the Two-Step chant/getting pi$$ed off when they don't play it thing - it's a good song but try to relish it when they do play it instead of playing it out. Once again DMB rocked BCA, I love it when they come to my backyard, can't wait to get the disc, can't wait for the next time...out.

User: shenoa
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awesome show 3rd best in my book of shows

User: Skimaineac
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Awesome show, especially when they came out for an encore and played The Christmas Song.

User: snyddogg430
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Great show...the place was rockin' tonight. Setlist was week in the middle, but what a start - OSW, 41, Pig! AB Intro was nuts, wish they used Krasno on a better song than Dreamgirl. Recently with Ross was the highlight...old school jam was nuts. First Minarets, that song was awesome, but the crowd didn't get into it. The people to my right were awesome, the guy was a hardcore fan so we talked the whole time.

User: stdre3188
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GO DAVE

User: streamtrax41
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Good show, we dubbed Dave "pumpkin pants" - he was wearing orange pants! I was there just a mere 5 days after having back surgery, so I couldn't move around as much as usual... but nothing stops me from seeing DMB!

User: TGB1178
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Amazing! Great energy awsome set list my 9th show and they keep getting better

User: thedeedwasdone
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Good Set list for just having a Cd Come out

User: TheDreamSaint88
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amazing nothing else to say

User: thehiggy
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Short. But Dave is god. ...and I love glowstick fights.

User: thomper239
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AMAZING

User: timg1414
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good show. lots of energy in the crowd and from the band. recently and minarets were great lastnight. everything else was good but repetitive

User: tltredhead
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What a great show, definitely the best I have seen so far. All of the songs off Remember Two Things that were played rocked my world!!!! My seats were about as far away as you could get but we were able to see and hear everything really well, Blue Cross is a nice venue.

User: tommytoohottie
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Awesome

User: Toomuch2saygbye
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1st review for tonight! Show #6, good show, but nothing special. Minarets and Pig were nice. I called Recently when it came which was awesome. Trumpet and sax blended too much it seemed, would've liked to see more solos by him. Leroi was on FIRE! Not as good as Dave and Friends here two years ago. Fans were average.

User: TR3Esmoker
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Can't get any better than Blue Cross not a bad seat in the house! and it was my first DMB show!

User: TrippenTuesdays
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A very lively audience was present for the show in Rochester tonight. The venue's low ceiling contains the energy well. DMB picked up on the vibe early on and rolled with it.

User: trojanplaya78
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I had a fucking blast great show odd playtlist really hit the spot

User: yankeegirl
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Kicked ass

User: Yellow625
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amazing


   



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