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Dave Matthews Band
September 12, 2007
Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

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User: ald24917
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Excellent concert...plus the rain made the atmosphere even better...great song selections and band energy

User: Amnemie
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We were a little wet from the pouring rain. The lightning show prior to the band coming on was impressive. Another great show thanks to Regan and Rivera. =)

User: amwestma
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Amazing although i was dissappointed that Dave decided on one encore.

User: beanathen1976
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Great show!

User: bigeverette
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Fantastic show!

User: Blu-Monkey
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Fantastic performances, best Dreaming Tree ever.

User: capnguitar
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DREAMING TREE!!! LIOG>EyHee>LIOG-r! Awesome intro for ASTB... overall awesome showww

User: Cdawg
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the storm that came though made it quite a unique show. hard to judge this show after seeing the Piedmont park show a few days ago.

User: ckenley
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Great

User: clyoder
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Wet and wonderful!

User: DairyairRN
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Best Tampa show yet...even with the MONSOON!!
Two Step, Satellite, LIOG...YES!!!!!!!

User: deabrooke
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There was a storm right before dave was supposed to go on so for about an hour and a half I had to wait in the pouring rain..but Dave redeemed the lost night. The band was amazing. I lost it when i heard the beginning of Dreaming Tree.

User: dmb2148
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Great show! The best seats i have had!!! bummed it rained though because i hear they were going to play Watchtower! :(

User: DMBDMB4ever
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Tampa shows start to really get good.

User: DMBDylan
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Rain rain rain

User: dmbfancrush
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Decent mix of songs, nice to see Satellite again, it has been awhile. #27 and A Dream so real were nice, eh hee was rocking.

User: DMBFLRoadBugs
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Tailgate party was cut short due to big T-Storms, before the show peps in lawn were getting pourd on good times. Dave came out and said, "I had to walk like this due to the river underneath our bus. During the show cracking thunder struck every 3 min eventurlly storm moved east and lightning bolts turnd into spider-web bolts that coverd the sky and carters eyes grew with every bolt in the sky also with a smile. Never forget this show due to T-Storms and energy in the lawn......

User: dollforty
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Ran in after the storm, we were dry!!!

User: draven718
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DREAMING TREE ! ! ! ! I have waited 8 years to hear that song, and it was worth every second of it. Unbelievable.

User: Dreaming Jimi
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I heard The Dreaming Tree. I can die a happy man.

Rain and lightening were cool. Venue was loud. Two Step rocked. New intro to ASTB is sick. Rashawn is really getting good and adds great harmonies. Only complaint is Stay, but even with that the show was still incredible.

User: dreamingtree27
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Pretty good show. The LIOG with Eh Hee after the jam and the LIOG reprise was awesome.

User: eeellliiimmmaaa
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The thunder storma and lightning were so powerful that the music filled the air and spilled my soul out and into the depths where only water can penetrate.

User: erenta21
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Dave jammed out to a sell out crowd who braved the mini hurricane that hit Tampa 30min before Dave began playing. So far last night was the best show I've ever seen in my life!

User: erichartman
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Not their fault. The weather was brutal on the lawn with the booming thunder, the torrential downpour and the hail. Hard to hear almost the entire set.

User: everydaymaynard
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The start of the show was delayed by a huge thunderstorm. This caused a one song encore due to the fact that a local noise ordinance doesn't allow concerts past 11pm during the week. I was disappointed with the opening song and the encore but in between was pure magic. The best Tampa show in the past four years. A very good mix of songs and the band had crazy energy. I've seen better setlists but the way they performed made this show very special.

User: fineally01
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4th row

User: fishguts621
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Always a great show.

User: gdgt0221
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Very fun even though we lost my friend because he got wasted!

User: germain101
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Rainy and crappy set list...

User: GoodyISU1
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So much potential especially after seeing what the set was supposed to be, but it wasted in the end. Stay encore two years in a row and a one song encore at that. Given the situation with the rain and the mud in the lawn, I was disappointed with some of the lower energy songs. DDTW would've been great along with Watchtower, could've done without DG and Crash.

User: grizzy
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Great set...blew away last years (2006) subpar show. Two Step got the crowd going.

Boyd stole the show.

Very dissapointed that DDTW was cut...if only DMB didn't have some deal that states they HAVE to play Too Much or So Much to Say at every show. Can't really complain as Dreaming Tree into Warehouse into Tripping Billies was sick. Would have loved to hear The Stone as an encore over the often played Stay.

User: hipdmb817
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really weak encore

User: jackdunn61
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Dreaming tree!!!!!!!!

User: jam2dmb#41
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My very first show and many more to come!!

User: jasonlindeke
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It was awsome, but short, because of the crazy sideways rain. It was awsome!

User: jennjami
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Great seats great set

User: jesstru
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crazy fun in the thick of a lightening storm!

User: Jimbo1005
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Heaviest Rain I've ever been in my life!

User: JPMelrose
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Great show. Boyd was on fire, LIOG was beyond amazing. Two Step also was an fantastic way to kick up the energy level after a slow start. Definitely hoped for #41, Nancies, or Typical as part of the encore, but Stay was definitely not what I hoped the concert would end with. Great, great show otherwise.

User: jrleland
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Good show, excellent energy from the band and crowd. Good setlist, ending with warehouse and tripping billies was nice. To bad the encore was only one song, but overall a solid show. I saw the original setlist, and if they would have played that, it would have been a GREAT concert. Stupid noise restrictions!

User: KCnFL
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Front Row Section 3! Even though the floodgates opened as the show started, we dried off quickly from the energy of the show.

User: KellyFinTBay
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What a fun night. The storm was a bit scary but made for an exciting show. The lightening was amazing-I think God must love DMB... The opening was a tad subdued but with Two Step, and for the remainder of the night, I never stopped moving. Eh Hee & Cornbread are my new favorites. I was beside myself when Dreaming Tree started-not sure if I'd ever seen that before.

I also see us all as blessed Wed, not only did they deliver an almost perfect set with the likes of "Crash" "Warehouse" & "Tripping Billies" we never lost power (which always happens with Thunderstorms and Teco) but we had a beautiful back drop of the lightning and liquid screens of the band...Very sweet.

Lastly, I want extend my sympathy to the families of the 2 young ladies who lost their lives Wed night trying to cross I-4 near the concert. They were leaving the show to take cover from the storm when they were killed. Very sad news...

See you all next year. Kelly F. Clearwater

User: Kjonesna
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Best DMB show I have been to! It made the downpour totally worth it! I loved hearing Dreaming Tree, Warehouse, Two Step, Satellite and the LIOG was great! So happy I went!

User: klinenick
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I have a recording of this show. Prob 28 show

User: ktintle41
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Very good show following the set in Gainesville. The set went more traditional - but with an incredible version of Two Step and an interesting reprise on Graves. Great show!

User: LordNikon
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The lightning storm before the show was awesome. Not to mention the chain lightning in the background as the band was playing. It was freaky a few times when the lightning stuck in time with the music. As for the set, not bad at all. I wouldn't go as far as saying it was the best set I've seen, but all the new songs were good, I really liked Eh Hee and 27 as well. On top of that, Dreaming Tree, Lie in Our Graves, and a Warehouse, Tripping Billies ending was great. It's too bad that they could only play one song for the encore, but city rules wouldn't let them play past 11pm on a weeknight. Also, I am pretty sure I got the last available ticket. I was in the last row all the way to the right and that was the only ticket I could buy due to the lawn being sold out. So that was pretty cool. Overall though, a solid night and I had a blast!!!

User: melapalooza
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Wailers opener and insane thunderstorm for the whole show sure made the lawn interesting that night!!! Two Step at the beginning of the show melted away all my worries of being struck by lightning! "Let the tears splash all over you" =) So awesome!

User: mhouse
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ORCH3/R/10

User: Michael.K
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First off, this year's set list was SICK. Although, I was very upset that the band played 'Stay' as an encore 2 nights in a row. I was ok with it being played in G-Ville, but again in Tampa? Its getting played out guys....

FYI: they closed with 'Stay' in Tampa last year too...sucked the life out of the show.

User: Mr. Gravedigger
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great show...

User: mvanzandt
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Wet as hell even in the covered seats in the middle the rain was coming in horizontal! I heard lots of cellphones and cameras were lost to the water!

User: neoshinok
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The rainstorm during the Wailers made for a surprisingly great show!

User: number59
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...didn't you bring the umbrella?

User: PianoDan17
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The show started great with arguably the best Two Step I'd ever heard. However, too much new stuff. The middle of the show was very slow and Crash for the millionth time didn't make it any better. He somewhat redeemed himself with Warehouse and Tripping Billies at the end of the set. However, 1 encore? 1? Come on Dave. We deserve better... especially since the entire lawn was rained (terential downpour) on for the first hour of the show.

User: piratenic
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Best DMB show I've had the pleasure of seeing.

User: platesmasher
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Lots of rain and lightning. Of course this delayed the show, but damn it was still a good, good time!

User: RHINO74
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Great Show- There is nothing like a Florida lightning storm to start things off and get spirits high - I guess its the whole life flashing before your eyes thing (no pun intended)

User: ronrotondo
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I'm going to try to review this show fairly. I say that because 1) this is my first show since Piedmont Park, and 2) it was a rainy mess.

The setlist was good. It was the first time I've seen Tripping Billies and Satellite this year. Overall it was a good show and the audience was in it the whole time. I just may be a little burnt out from the huge weekend in Atlanta. But I had a good time. Good to see Dreaming Tree and Eh Hee! Looking forward to closing out my summer tour in West palm this weekend!

User: rschackleford75
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I rather enjoyed this show. Actually getting to the Amphitheatre was a bit of a pain because it was raining pretty hard all the way from Orlando. When we got there it was raining even harder as well as lightning every couple minutes or so. My sister and I were drenched by the time we got to our seats, but overall the storm seemed to add to the show. Everytime lightning struck, the crowd would cheer, and it even synched up with the music a couple of time. The setlist was not too rare, but did contain a few surprises like Satellite and Dreaming Tree. There was a ton of energy in the crowd and everyone was singing along, dancing, etc.

User: schweesh31
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Amazing energy from the crowd and band! Met some really cool people. We were having a blast out on the lawn watching the "light show" and dancing the entire time. LIOG->Eh Hee->LIOG, Two Step, Dreaming Tree->Warehouse->Billies to close. It did kinda suck that they had to change the encore so they could get done by 11 but I'm not complaining. What a show! Worth every second.

User: smtsastb
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Great show another Dreaming Tree. Only 1 encore what's up Dave?

User: smudge1
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Amazing. Best I've ever seen in Tampa.

User: sublime629
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great show! the storm brought amazing energy. the height of the storm was during no women no cry from the wailers and people were going nuts for lighting cheering and stuff it was sooo funn everyone just connect with each other froim the rain but i bought a tye dye shirt from a guy in the parking lot and put it on and when it rained the dye came off and i turned BLUE!! hahaa. the encore of stay dissapponited me i saw it last year as the encore at tampa and they played it in gainsville the night before ohh welll amazing show!!

User: sufiredancer
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Monsoon!

User: SweetUpNDown40
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Saw the band the night before in Gainesville, which was an AMAZING show, everyone seemed a bit tired in Tampa. They still rocked the house as always... one of the coolest parts of the night was watching the band play as the lightening shot across the sky in the background. Very Memorable evening and I finally got to see Dreaming Tree live... can't complain about that.

User: thegr8jc1
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awesome awesome

User: Tony Montana
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LIOG>Eh Hee>LIOG
was some DAMN GOOD DMB.
Some of the best 30 mins ive heard of them in a LONG TIME.

User: tropicsanddave
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Great show - the thunderstorm made the night even more electric.. upset over the encore(stupid noise ordinance!!)

User: VeniceDMB
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The Rain and the Lightning made it ten times better!!
Two Step, Tripping Billies, and Lie in Our Graves was AWESOME!!!

User: wahdee
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The lightning was awesome!! Not bad on the music side.

User: willpwr1
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Rain, thunder, lightning everywhere, and Dave and crew brought it! Awesome show, great energy from the crowd and band.

User: Yoltihson
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Good show of hit songs. Not much B side material that I coveted. Encore was 1 song :(

Rain cooled the night off a bit. The stage was quite impressive in todays standards. Music was good, night was good, IMO could have been better.

User: YouNeverKnow14
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Another solid show. For me the highlight of the night was Lie in Our Graves into Eh Hee then back to Lie in Our Graves for the big finish. Thought it would have been neat to continue into another song but hey, I'm just a fan, not a set list maker.

Hadn't heard Dreaming Tree live in a while so that was nice to hear and the newer stuff, Dream So Real, and Cornbread were neat. Was a little bummed that they closed with Stay for numerous reasons, first because it was the third show in a row that I saw them end with it and secondly because I don't like this song as a closer at all. With all the songs that they play this one as a closer is the absolute worst in my opinion.


   


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