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Dave Matthews Band
August 28, 2007
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

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Easily, one of the best shows at Bonner Springs ever, under a beautiful full moon. The crowd was hot (as was the temp.), and the energy level of the band was high all night. Dave's antics between So Much To Say/Anynone Seen the Bridge were something you had to be there to see to fully enjoy. Definitely one of the best shows I've been too.

User: 42graystreet
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The first half of this show was epic. The crowd didn't seem to be into it.

User: a4hair
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My second show. Every aspect of the concert was beyond perfection, minus the heat. My "seat" was in the lawn, but no location in this ampitheatre is too far from the stage. Loved the stop time at the end of SMTS, great energy kept high all night long.

User: ADAMG
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Best of Whats Around!

User: allisonlcoleman
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LOVED #27...hadn't heard it prior to this for some reason. Gravedigger was beautiful too...i remember the moon was displayed and it was beautiful. Great show.

User: argirlsrock
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What a Birthday present. So, my sister in law totally shocked me for this show. She met a ticket angel on the boards. This angel showed up in the parking lot during tail gate time. She gave me a free ticket for second row center (yes, I cried). My birthday was the following day and it was a sweet treat. I wouldn't ask for anything more. Thanks to Carrie and the ticket angel. Dave, I love you and still want to have your baby. XOXOXOX

User: AustinAl
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Amazing setlist. Horrible crowd. Only thing that kept it from being 5 stars!

User: bamadanni
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My favorite show of the year

User: char_462001
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it was a fantastic show until the encore ending with stay but other than that it was a fantastic night

User: chase 321
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Fuck ya, awesome show, had 6th row tickets and sat next to the coolest guy ever. Had the potential to be one of the best, if they just could have subbed one or two of these suckers, Two Step, Watchtower, Shotgun, Some Devil, or Sweet Up And Down, but what can ya do, I hope to here those bad boys in West Palm, ok to the show tonight. Wow really dynamic show with a lot of variety sweet to here the new songs, Corn Bread, #27, Eh Hee they are amazing, the way they are played now the band seemed to love rockin to em (they can only get better with time), The new born song, A Dream So Real, (I think) it will be a damn good song, they need to work a jam or two into it some where but still awesome (Carter, after the song said “that’s it baby, that was perfect” to Dave). The intro to Warehouse was just like Old Dave & Tim shows just a little bit shorter. O ya and Butterfly shit what a good song, it had the same feel as Sister (except it was written with his little girls in mind). Damn good night, DAVE Get ready for West Palm, Bring the THUNDER with ya to Florida.

User: chlorineman41
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OK ok.. I love DMB with all my heart..

But. My words to them are play your songs after you release them on an album. I wasn't crazy about the new songs because I didn't know them. except for cornbread haha


The other mix of songs was great, "Best of what's around" is exactly what I wanted to hear, and it was great to finally hear ONE SWEET WORLD live!!!

I'm just mad they aren't coming back on the 08 tour. I wouldn't either if I were them, that crowd was kind of rude

User: clausenator
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BUTTERFLY!!! nuff said.

User: curtman16
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I thought it was a great show. It slowed down a little in the middle of the set when they jammed out. It didn't have the energy of last year's show in KC, but it was still quite good. Finally turned my wife on to DMB.

User: DancingAlly
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Setlist was prettty phenominal!!! Especially loved butterfly : ) Corn Bread - AMAZING..... Woo's for Warehouse always gives me chills (plus stefan's corresponding fist pump)....Gravedigger & it's backdrop was awesome.... could of done w/o Hunger.... always love stay...seek up sounded great...stefan and boyd were really on all night!

ranked 4thish on my list of 7 dmb shows...first at bonner springs and the crowded was dissapointing. don't come to the shows if your not gonna get into people!

User: DMBand13cj
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Crowd was a little weak but the show was stellar

User: DMBFanInOPKS
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First show for me since 2004. Happy to see them again, loved hearing #27 and YMDT but not a big fan of the Butch years and didn't like this show as much as others.

User: DMBPATSFAN
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crowd sucked no energy, dave pretty much ended his encore early because the people weren't into it but i met a few diehard fans ants and warehouse members

User: DMBPATSFANS
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Crowd was dead band was excellent as usual will never go to bonnersprings again...gorge here we come

User: dozerman1
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MY 1ST SHOW.. Fell in love!

User: dtmoore19
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cool

User: dustinsgirl
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This show was awesome!! The setlist was much more than I expected. Great performances by everyone. boyd also had some good solos. I love the new songs Cornbread, Eh Hee, and #27

The only complaint I had about the whole night was the fact that the crowd was just aweful. The concert experience is definately enhanced when you have crowd thats into it. The only cheering you heard whas when they played the radio hits.
Everyone...do me a favor, if you only know 3 songs, stay home and listen to a CD and later on go to a bar and get hammered(its cheaper too!)

But all in all it was a good wrap up for me I had a good time!

User: greybart41
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The crowd was pathetic. The band tried to pick it up s few times, but this crowd was just too lame. Dave commented at least 2 times "I hope we sound ok".

User: gryspn41
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Well this being the 15th show, I have kind of fallen away with the band in the last couple of years. But once again I was hitting the normal venue and generally feeling the band was hitting the high note of the Summer and boy was I right. From SMTS all the way to Stay the boys were giving it their all. Unbelievable jamming all night..OSW started a little shaky if I remember right but other than that the songs were all played flawlessly. Seek Up and 4 unreleased tunes it was amazing energy. Going to Dallas in a few weeks and I'm really looking forward to the later stop. We'll see what else they've got up their sleeves by then.

User: GUNTHER45
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Awesome show! I was in the seats and there were some kids behind me jumping around, mosh style, yelling about how they snuck down from the lawn... Anyway, and felt some sprinkles on my legs during the encore. A couple minute later I felt more only to turn around and see a punk 19 year old and his friends peeing in a cup... or at least trying to. They were missing and it was going all over my fiancee and my legs. After the show (which I did enjoy the rest eventhough I did smell like pee... and Stay was awesome!) I took the cup of pee and dumped it on the kid and told him to have some respect. Granted two wrongs dont make a right, but it certainly makes you feel better!


Anyone have pictures of the show? If so could you please email them to me at Gunther45@aol.com
The security guards were in full force and made me take my camera back to the car.

User: hinshaw1
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This was my favorite DMB show thus far (only second). Man it was hot and Dave was funny kidding about pissing his pants ha. The crowd did suck and it better not be the reason he's not coming back this year. Damn those people.

Set list was very good in my opinion. Pretty good energy the whole show and I've listened to the concert many times since. DMB for life.

User: imetdave321
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I loved this show. It was my 10th dmb concert so I have a few to compare and I really liked the balance of old and new and mixing in some brand new. Very cool!

User: itsallgood
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My third show, and I was certainly not disappointed. I found the setlist a total mix-up which was different, but mostly in a good way. I would say the flow of the show was completely different than anything I've experienced, for that reason.

The setting was excellent with a full moon slowly rising. Started off solid with some funky/cool renditions of ASTB and Too Much. Always enjoy OSW and Seek Up. Excellent to finally hear Warehouse, with the incredible intro nonetheless! I truly enjoyed the new material (Dream So Real may be a better album song??). Totally surprised by Butterfly. Really great verzion of Stay to close!

I've heard Bayou and Hunger at every show I've been to, so I personally would have preferred a couple of more classic tunes, would have loved Bartender or #41. The crowd was a little bit of a downer around me, sitting during Seek Up (which some did not recognize at all!) and some other songs. All in all though, a very different setlist that I enjoyed quite a bit. Thanks for another great show Dave and company!

User: janelikesdmb
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At one point in my DMB fandom, possibly last summer, I started rating shows by how many rare songs I heard at the show, or how many songs DMB played that I had not heard live. This one has both of those elements, but it also was just a great great great show. It's not fair to rate any DMB show by that criteria, because every show is different and not every show can fit into that rating scale. So all these months later I've reformed my rating scale, as in I don't have one anymore. I'm at the point where I just love to be surprised, because I know the DMB can and will surprise me. I don't like to say anything negative about DMB shows, but I must say the crowd was pretty terrible. I understand it was hot and it was the middle of the week, but come on, DMB is playing a show for you, catch some energy. I don't think I'd ever heard SMTS-ASTB-TM open a show. The stop-time outtro of SMTS was hilarious. Cornbread has evolved hardcore. I first heard it with Dave solo and then evolve a little with full band. In only a few weeks, the boys have it jamming. So great! Loved the more Dave and Tim-esque Warehouse intro. The new song was great for being in its early stages. Kind of a "rug gets pulled out from under you" tale in the spirit of Dreaming Tree. EhHee was great on Radio City and it just rocks with the full band. Rocks,rocks,rocks. I loved the dancers on the video screens behind the boys. It went really well with the tune. At some point in the show, either at the begining of Nancies or #27, the moon was looking full and orange and awesome and it filled the video screen behind the band. Idea of You was a great surprise and Bayou just kept the times rocking. After the snoozer of Hunger, it happened. One of those moments that are the reason why I chase this band around the country. In 2000, it was #40, in 03 it was Kit Kat Jam, in 06 it was PFWYG and you get the idea. 07 will be the year of Butterfly and setlist stories. Earlier this month, there were songs that were on the setlist but not played. A few shows later, DMB delivered those songs that were eliminated earlier in the week. Last night, the boys had put a question mark under Hunger. Dave delivered with Butterfly. It was one of those moments. I freaked out. I lost my shit. I didn't know how to love it or appreciate it in the moment, but I know I'll never for get it. Thank you. Thank you Dave. Grey Sreet and Ants were great main set closers. Dave came out for the encore. I knew something from Some Devil was coming. He played the first few chords of Gravedigger and then So Damn Lucky and then he busted into Gravedigger and it was the greatest Gravedigger I ever heard. Ever. Ever. And what a way to end a great show filled with wonderful jams, rocking new songs, several surprises and a beautiful Butterfly. What a way to end a great show, with a great summer song, makes me wanna stay.

User: jarguitar86
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Butterfly.. can't believe I've been lucky enough to hear this twice now. Highlight songs were Idea of you, seek up, BOWA, ALL of the new songs .. there really wasn't a bad song all night. Great set and energy from the band.

User: joszefm
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Best KC show I've seen!

User: Joyful_Girl
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Overall, a very good show. (I can't say I enjoyed the atmosphere very much, and the $8 beers made me wish I had drank in the parking lot.) But the mix of new songs was very appealing.

User: JoySUAD
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I thought it was AMAZING! Butterfly was unbelievable.
The crowd wasn't that great, seemed like everyone around me was sitting down, which is lame.

User: jtgeo
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It was as always, a great show.

User: Junto
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I made the mistake of buying assigned seating instead of general admission. One that I will never make again!

User: kball78
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Beutiful night and great show...Boyd was on fire and Butch was great on the keys. Seek Up is always a nice treat!! Very disappointed in the crowd in our section...most people sat during the entire middle of the concert and many people left early. No worries though, for me it was excellent!!

User: kcdeana
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Took a newbie and she was IMPRESSED. She couldn't beleive all the jamming going on. Boyd was ON FIRE. Lots of unrelease stuff. 7 of my 'wishlist songs played, which was very cool. The moon was full, the people were crazy. It was an aweseome concert.

User: legomanyacts
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Upgraded to first row by Warehouse on my Birthday! :)

User: lwelling69
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not a bad overall show didnt like the gravedigger encore so much.. was digging rashawns ty law jersey thats what we like to see. ride on with the idea of you

User: madelinestory
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A little chill and mellow in the middle, but still a kick ass show.

User: malmour
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Good Show

User: mdunlap
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amazing

User: mhibit
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great setlist!

User: mhusker1
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great set list

User: mickey h
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rode out solo, was a cool august night not a cloud in the sky, made it to work the next day.

User: mswilkes
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I thought the show was great. It was a nice appetizer for the Gorge this weekend. Four concerts in 5 days! Cornbread seems to be a big hit, as was Eh Hee. You'll probably trip balls during the visualizaions for Eh Hee, especially if you're smokin. One gripe: I officially hate Verizon Wireless venue employees. I was completely bitched out and threatend to be removed for taking a picture. Not only was the guy rude, but needlessly hostile toward me while I was having a good time. It seemed that there were "crew" roaming around whose only job was to stop people from taking pictures. What's the big deal? It's not like the flash is going to bother anybody. Have they looked at the stage? Yeah, lots of flashy, bright lights...

User: nieds05
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Great show, Crowd was decent, could have been better but oh well, everyone around me was awesome.

User: onbendedknee
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Great show! awsome "bus stop dreamer" selection. still waiting for shotgun but honestly impressed

User: phillipsgirl
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dave played all my favorites

User: Quazie27
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Awesome show! Made the drive from Denver, CO the day of the show and drove home the next day. I was worried that the set would be subpar in order to save all of the "good" stuff for the Gorge. Wow was I wrong! It was an AMAZING set! The seats were great, so we were surrounded by Warehouse members and that made it even more enjoyable. The energy was fantastic and the old school intro to Warehouse was totally unexpected! Thanks to Dave, the band, my girlfriend, and my friends for making it a fantastic experience!

User: rikyvaugn
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Good show...a bit darker than usual and really killed the mood by closing with Stay.

User: RoMizzou
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My 10th show and they just keep getting better. Loved the full band versions of the new songs. Eh Hee was incredible!! And Cornbread is just too much fun. Plus, they played 2-3 more songs than they usually do at Bonner Springs. To all those reviewers who said the crowd sucked... 1) complain somewhere else and 2) sorry you weren't in my section, 'cause it rocked!!

User: ryan4isu
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Pretty solid show overall, set list was a bit mediocre compared to Alpine Valley but that is to be expected.

Also someone stole my GOCDMB license plates including the Iowa State frame!



User: scottmc21
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This was, so far, the most disappointing DMB show I had been to. I just wasn't too impressed with the setlist, especially the yawners in the middle part of the show. But, there is never a bad DMB show, so it was still a good time!

User: shaggydog
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A DMB show is like pizza, it is never really bad. But I think in between Alpine Valley and the Gorge shows, this show was a little flat. Butterfly was nice to see.

User: sister88
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I LOVED this show. It had such a different feel than his beginning concerts for the summer... much more upbeat. I was so so disappointed in the crowd (or at least our section) but the way Dave played made up for it! Butterfly was simply breathtaking and his new stuff absolutely rocked! THANK YOU, DAVE!!

User: sjowen
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Definately in our top 3!!

User: sladetf
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Tonight's Seek Up is in the top 3 of my favorite in-person live songs... fantastic! Thanks DMB!

User: smilingshelly
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Great show! Crowd was wonderful and so was the full moon!

User: stldmb05
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A awsome setlist. Hate the new song killed the mood for me. The crowd SUCKED. That is an understatement. Boyd seemed to be on fire and nobody hardly clapped. I bet Sandstone will get the ax next year from the tour list. Seek Up was a pleasent surprise. LOVE all the new songs except the dream song or whatever. Terrible. Dave danced like a fool and tried like hell to get people to get into it, but oh well. Great show in terms of the music.

User: stlguy11501
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Great Show!! One of the best Ive seen!! Was my 11th show. If anyone has any info on how to download this show your help would be appreciated!! Im kind of dumb when it comes to computers! Thanks and see you next year!

User: Strangely Brown
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Tons of fun, as always.

User: sylvercharm
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good show, not great......certainly i'm never gonna hear all the songs i want to in one show, but this show was enough of a tease to keep me coming back for more ;)

User: Tboneguy03
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The Best show I have been too hands down...love those video screens!!

User: teggers
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I really enjoyed the show. It was comfortable with all the old songs and a couple of new songs. The lights were good, not great. But the band was there and the music was what I came for. Thank you.

User: tke2002
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I thought tonights show was very different from the past years at Sandstone (verizon Wireless as they call it now). The setlist this year was filled with new songs and had a great feel to it. Was extremely happy with the performance and the boys are definetly on top of thier game mid tour. Hope everyone else enjoyed the night as much as I did.

User: yoursen06
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Really great high energy in the beginning and end of the show. Only problem I had was that it mellowed out hard core in the middle with a super extended version of Seek Up. Overall, I thought it was a great mix of new songs, all which were very good, and old songs.


   


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