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Dave Matthews Band
October 1, 2007
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA

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User: Alandmb
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The Stone, Bartender, SMTS>ASTB>TOO MUCH, Tripping the highlights...

I live in LA but i have to say that if you are not in the Terrace section or lower, this venue SUCKS big time, the crowd, the way they built the bowl, they should've seen RED ROCKS, 70th row over there was better than my J2 tix, i can't imagine people sitting all the way on the top, it must suck up there. DMB, please dont ever end another tour in LA. Home Depot Center was way bettter!

p.s. SHORELINE, i love you even more now.

User: alcala
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great venue. not so great crowd. great show. glad to hear one sweet world, fun song. ants in the middle was cool. i liked how danny barnes played banjo on more than one song. i REALLY love how they changed ASTB and Too Much really. the whole pause thing is awesome. the security was laxed and i got to up to the front and center of the garden section from dreamgirl to bartender till they made me go back. even in my original seats, the sound is just soo much better here at the bowl. good show love how they twisted the set a bit.

User: alec
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One Sweet World - Always great. Standard version

PNP->Rapunzel - Haven't heard this for a while, and was super excited. They played with great energy.

Dream Girl - Not a huge fan of this song, but it is growing on me a tiny bit. It was short and sweet.

#27 - Awesome song. My first time hearing it live so I don't really have any performance to compare it too. I really hope it shows up on an album. Has a Lillywhite Sessions feel to me.

Everyday - I was not super excited when they started playing it, but there was something that I really loved about his version. In the end, where Dave has usually been doing the #36 thing, he went into a lower register scat kind of thing that was really awesome. He looked like he was in a trance, and I did not want it to end.

Ants Marching - Mid set Ants is always a very pleasant surprise. Played with great energy. The band looked like they were loving it. During the snare intro, either Fonz or Butch was doing some interesting low end thing that I have never heard before. I almost thought it was going to be a new song.

The Stone - I thought for sure this was going to be Cornbread when Danny Barnes came out with his banjo. I was shocked to hear Dave start The Stone..and very excited. I love this song. They played it great, and it was really interesting to hear it with a banjo on it. Sometimes it fit really well, other times, not so much. Everything else that Danny played on was perfect...

Satellite - Could not really hear Danny hear...pretty standard version by the band. Still great.

Corn Bread - I love it. It was so great with the banjo. I pray they have either Danny or Bella play on the studio version of this (assuming there will be one). Lots of energy and the band broke it down for a VERY cool banjo solo in place of the 3rd verse. Best version I have heard so far.

Eh Hee - This song is so powerful and great live. I absolutely love it. There was nothing that I can remember that stood out as different than any of the recent versions I have heard, but still, it was fantastic.

Bartender - Boyd started droning as Dave's guitar was still ringing out from Eh Hee. Very cool little segue. I was not expecting Bartender here at all. I love this song so much. I think Dave messed up the first chorus in a similar way as he did in Folsum Field. His falsetto was very strong at the end and had some great wailing....similar to LT8 where he goes from the typical high note (A) and then further up (to a B). Then, instead of butch taking a solo, a nice long banjo solo took its place. It was really great. Danny kicks ass.

Lousiana Bayou - Typical version as of recent. Seemed to get the loudest reaction from the crowd.

Jimi Thing - I am pretty sick of this song when no guest is involved. I enjoyed it, but could have one without seeing it, as i got it at Irvine with David Ryan Harris.

Stand Up - First time seeing it live and it actually kicked a fair amount of ass. Joe Lawlor tore it up. They should bring him out more often.

So Much To Say - Standard version. Lots of energy as usual.

Anyone Seen The Bridge - Super long stop time intro. The crowd was yelling and going nuts during all the LONG gaps of silence. Dave stood there with a huge smile on his face. Great version once they got fully going too.

Too Much - Lots of energy. They were really into this one. The slowed down middle section was extremely slow. Slower than any of the recordings I have heard. Dave was singing in a super high falsetto mimicing the horn lines, and then at the end of the section, he held a long hih fasetto note and then the band came back in. I noticed that he was singing the chorus after that part differently than normal...a higher note, and then the band kind of messed up here. Not sure who, but they did not go into the right section right away and there was a bit of fumbling for a moment, but nothing to bad. They still kept it together and finished out a great version of the song.

Grace Is Gone (Black Water) - Great and mellow. Nothing too different from the Irvine version.

Tripping Billies - Always an awesome way to end the show. Lots of energy, but standard.

Overall, this was a fantastic showed. Definitely in the top 5 of the 13 shows I have seen so far. They were having a great time the whole time. Tons of energy and solid performances all the way through.

User: asortiz
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Best show to end the summer tour

User: AzKim1
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The Hollywood Bowl is by far the best venue. The LA crowd is layed back. I gave my girls the pool tickets and I was in the garden which were great as well. First time meeting Jamie. I had two extra tickets that I had sold to one of my favorite customers from the Manhattan Deli. So I went up with them and chatted before it began. Afterwards we chatted on the phone and they loved it. Mentioned how everyone around them knew every lyric to every song. I have been at the Bowl way back in 1996 for some event that I totally got wasted on but still remember what a great venue it is. Can not wait to go back. Two days later was Kaylas birthday and we moved to Utah. Sam and Jenny even commented on how cool the guys were in the pool, moving so they could see.

User: azwildcat41
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They played with much more energy than the Irvine show. The long pauses during Anyone Seen the Bridge was great, and it was a pleasent surpise to see Satellite. It was cool to see Brad Garrett there from Everybody Loves Raymond. But it is unfortunatley true, being a native of Southern Cali, that there are very few TRUE Dave fans in LA crowd. That is why I am happy he did not play The Space Between or Where Are You Going.

User: backuup34
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great warm up for the following night, and since it was my first for the year, it was awesome.

User: Brandon22277
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Mediocre setlist and mediocre guests that didn't add anything to the show. Barnes for all but one song, seemed lost with forced solos and no clue where the band was going with the music. I'd like to add he was much better 10/2. Seemed as though the band was holding back for night 2.

User: Bruce
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Great show! The banjo guest added a lot, and he was really good (totally different from Bela). They seemed to have a lot of energy as well. The transition into anyone seen the bridge was quite entertaining, and the slow part during too much was ridiculously slow. In a funny way. As always, the new songs were really outstanding. Eh Hee especially.

User: caliemerald99
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Great show and a first time for a friend that went with. He couldn't have asked for a better set!

User: chudson4476
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This show started slowly and built into a nice climax. Danny Barnes and Joe Lawlor really tore it up with the band and the guys seemed to be very much enjoying the performance, up to when (I think) Boyd came in a little too early on an improv jam of Too Much . . . noticed he didn't smile too much after that. Loved the show -- but I guess it didn't feel like a Tour Closer to me.

User: DaraB
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They played all my favorites! I love the boys!

User: dbhampton
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Couldn't have been better.

User: DMB-SFgirl
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Wasn't planning on going - a friend gave me a ticket to both nights :)

User: dmbzz27
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Great set but the next night overshadowed

User: dreamingrace
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snuck up and got lucky! my hair was flying everywhere. I love these guys! thank you -

User: Drew M
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Simply amazing Ants at the beginning of the set, Cornbread, Stone, and Bartender with Danny, GIG Billies encore. I went ape shit during Rapunzel and it was off the fucking hook.

User: dschefrin
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Agree with most posts. Awesome show, but terrible venue if you're not Terrace Box or below.

User: dzimman
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Bartender was on point!

User: EZimman
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Every time I've seen Dave he's done something new and different. Tonight was no different. Pulling out the stops on a number of tunes with a couple guests thrown into the mix. Though L.A. isn't a "true" DMB crowd as evidence by the lack of anticipation or singing and certain DMB crowd staples. Overall, it was a high energy show with a pretty solid setlist.

User: FreshFish
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Typical LA show, bland setlist, bland crowd, bland guests. Dont get me wrong, I love the band and love thier music. There was just so much hype built up for this concert. I expected alot more.

User: greybart41
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Low key show I thought. Not bad, just seemed like Dave's attempts at ramping this crowd up fell lame. Cornbread and Eh-hee are just sensational live. Creepy good. If you can't get down to them, you just can't get down.

User: happyfeller
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Enjoyable show - the band did a totally trippy Slow-Mo in the middle of Too Much that was much too much. It was tremendously funny - All in all lots of old school dmb - The Stone, Bartender, One Sweet World, Rapunzel, So Much to Say, Too Much - just a delight. I've got to say I'm not a fan of Danny Barnes - but then again, I'm not a big fan of dissembling, avant-guarde jazz - This is my same complaint about Butch Taylor, but both of them are artists and serious musicians, and I know that DMB encourages this kind of jam atmosphere, and DMB is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. All told this was an excellent show - the band really seemed to have a blast, and the energy permeated the show -

User: Jamesvives
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So much fun

User: javierm27
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It was my first show and I must say I was impressed. I didn't know too much about the intros for songs and so on. But I was able to catch on pretty quick, wish I would have also gone tonight my sis went and told me that Ziggy and John Mayer rocked out with them.

User: jmeacham
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Maybe it was the venue or the amazing seats but this was one of my top 5 shows out of the 34 I've seen thus far!

User: KDogg
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Great night with lots of jams. Band was smiling all night long!

User: lancegh
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Sounded great, good selections. Lack of any rare songs was a little disappointing, but this being only my second show, it was my first time to get to hear several of the classics live. I was a little unsure about some of the new songs, but hearing them live changed my opinion. Cornbread and Eh Hee were both fantastic. Overall, a great evening. I was not able to attend the following day's show (a set to die for), however, so my memories of the performance will always be bittersweet.

User: law1558
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Awesome night!! High energy! Love the way the guys played Too Much and So Much to Say.

User: lindz1999
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what a sweet show!! the stone kicked butt!!

User: magardner784
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Amazing show. Beautiful venue!

User: mgundy32
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Fantastic show. Eh Hee, Jimi Thing, and Stand Up were all higlights for me. The guests were great and the band looked like they were haveing a great time. I cant wait for tomorrow.

User: mikelocurcio
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This show was by far the best dave show i have been to yet.. We were sitting in L3 and the seats were fine. it was a bit of an older crowd. I was suprised to see the older people on their feet dancing. Deffinatly the oldest crowd at a dave show that i have seen. must be a west coast thing.

User: Mooseknuckles
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Can't really decide what show was better!

User: mvanzandt
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California concerts when you are from Florida? Garden Box Seats? DMB? Hollywood Bowl? Beautiful weather...beautiful everything. What more can you want? Go to at least one show at Hollywood Bowl. But don't try to smoke...anything!...there without utmost care.

User: rgreiert
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Danny Barnes was awesome, one of the best Jimi Things' I'v heard and the full band Black water was awesome.

User: rlkaminsky
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The energy level was over the top, on a scale from one to ten, it was easily Eleven!!! They played amazing song after amazing song and all perfectly. One of my favorite facets of a DMB concert is the obvious camaraderie, love and adoration the members have for each other. They exude positive energy which manifests itself in a multitude of ways. It is sheer joy to experience.

User: sam12778
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This band has yet to let me down!! One of the greatest!

User: SFca84
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Row 1, seat 5. That was the night I met Dave at the meet and greet.

User: shawna
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took 1st-timer Bryan Fontana-- he actually kinda liked it

User: sigemund
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What a great show! Danny Barnes was amazing, Joe Lawler really brought something special to "Stand Up", it was a fantastic night.

User: Skunk209
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I actually prefer this show to the Oct 2nd show. Stone was killer, Bartender blew my pants off, Jimi was totally jammin. Danny Barnes is wild, Joe Lawlor is crazy on the guitar. Grace->Black Water was also real nice.

User: smtsastb
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Pretty cool show venue kind of blows didn't hear anything different from any of the other summer shows. Stand Up was real cool. Can't wait until tonight.

User: snowballs deep
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RETARDEDEPICSICK

User: TheDude710
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I would first like to say that people giving shows a low rating because of their crappy seat location are stupid.

That being said, this was my 10th DMB concert and by far the best. I cannot imagine how they will out due themselves tonight (Oct 2nd.) but I am sure the will.

The show starting out a little slow but picked up nicely and kept the energy till the end. I couldn't believe how good the new songs were live. This is definitely a concert worth DLing!

User: timgengler
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CLOSEST TO STAGE EVER!

User: tkin2001
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Fun place

User: vegeevore
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ridiculous show definitely a "guy" night and i was glad my friend was there as a first timer to see some amazing dave songs. one sweet world was surprising since they havent been playing it much lately even though they usually opened with it earlier in the tour. rapunzel had a ton of energy. i love the breakdown of cornbread and eh hee is off the hook. bayou = incredible. stone, bartender, and stand up were all well grouped with guests. ANTS baby! out of 5 shows it was my first time hearing it and so fun. so much to say was incredible that stands out a lot and so does the bridge haha i've been wanting to see that. overall just an incredible night and it was so fun! the first timer i brought is hooked! JIMI THINGGGGG

User: westlakesteve
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I really liked this show, though the banjo dude was on too long.

User: willie scotland
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Our first USA show, we came from Scotland as a birthday treat for my wife. Fantastic seats in the Garden box area. Awesome experience. As relatively new DMB fans, we particularly enjoyed many of our favourite songs. Sorry we were not able to stay for the second night - won't make that same mistake next year! Looking forward to making plans as soon as the tour dates are out.


   


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