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Dave Matthews Band
August 2, 2008
AutoZone Park, Memphis, TN

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User: 0813dmb
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DIDO!!! STJL!!! I love this band!!!

User: alanmathis12
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Opening up with dont drink the water was of course predictable but no better way to start off the night...great light show at the beginning. Great variety of songs for old to new to unreleased to covers. It was FREAKIN HOT. Although the band was great as usual, Tim Reynolds made the show. 3rd row center stage. It was my first show and i was NOT disappointed. I just uploaded pictures but they haven't show up yet. Does anyone know how long they take to show up?

User: alowery39465
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awesome show

User: Ant992
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Amazing really. Totally surprised to hear Tripping Billies and Song That Jane Likes. Willie was a great with Dave on Gravedigger. The covers were awesome and probably the best Two Step I've ever heard.

User: argirlsrock
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I loved this show. My high point was the cover of Burnin down the House. It caught me off guard and they rocked it. They make everything sound better to me. I also truly appreciated seeing Willie and Dave together. It was cool to see that everyone still had enough energy to continue dancing thru the night because it felt like 120 degrees down on the floor.

User: bigeyedfish827
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Well being my 6th show of this summer tour it was pretty typical for the way this summer is going..but the band energy was awesome considering the extreme heat and Jane Likes it always great to hear but i now know why he never plays old stuff any more because people were twirling there thumbs during jane likes as if they didnt know the song existed kind of dissapointing..but all in all a great show Louisville was better but dont be suprised if he doesnt return to either city..

User: BJH231
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Willie Nelson opened! enough said

User: bknapp4dave
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Unreal night! Willie Nelson opened for DMB! Only thing bad from the night was the HEAT! Wow- came out of the concert and poured 2 glasses of water over me! Great show though!

User: BoLatham
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Wow. Blew me away. This was the most amazing experience ever.

User: bopanic
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#67... what a heater! in more ways than one...

User: bratface73
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Absolutely fantasic. Tim Reynolds was amazing. Burning Down The House was a treat. The jam in #41 was incredible.

User: camdenn
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SO Hot Down on the floor but well worth the price o admission! Willie and Dave on Gravedigger was superb. This is my third in memphis and it's a toss up between autozone and the sunset behind Dave during Music fest for my all time fave.

User: chris69189
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Best show ever! It was soo hott but who cares when your at the best place in the world to be jammin with the best band having the best time.
My fav dave show ever.

User: CrushGotMe
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dave on the piano..i love it

User: Cshearer
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Amazing! Gravedigger with Willie Nelson and Dave was more than I could imagine!

User: darsews
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my 7th dave show - the best i've seen yet. dave was so energetic, tim tore it up, and the setlist was amazing. I've never been so hot in my life- hope he'll play the forum in memphis next time (air-conditioning!)

User: DAVESTHEMAN03
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Awesome show damn good setlist great crowd everything was perfect!good good good

User: dmbfanz5669
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HOT. Other then that, best show out of 11 I've been too. Great set list. The new tunes really grew on me . We were front row stage right, just past the amp stack. Perfect view of Dave, Tim and Boyd. The energy was top notch. Really hoping for at least a live release of this show. So Damn Lucky, Two Step, were the best. Willie nearly forgetting the lyrics in Gravedigger, well we'll give that to him....he's been around awhile...lol

User: dmbjsu886
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Great show

User: DMBmatthews09
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best show i have ever seen

User: dmbrolltide
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Amazing Show and Amazing Energy. Carter was having a blast. Dave danced his ass off, especially on Cornbread. Set list was awesome. They all looked like they were having a great time. It was really hot, especially down on the floor, it probably was over 105 down there, but it was still amazing!

User: Dmbvols
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This was my 4th show of the summer. The St. Louis and 2 West Palm shows were incredible, so I have to admit before hand I didnt know if this show would be able to hang but just like always the band never lets you down. I'll just say HOT to cover the entire night. Great Setlist with a tone of energy. Was really glad to hear Song that Jane Likes, first time to hear it in 18 shows. Burning Down the House was awesome, was really hoping to hear it after seeing it was played in Louisville. It was also really cool to see Willie join on Gravedigger. And just like everyone else has said, damn it was hot on the floor. Tim Reynolds you are the Man, not to take anything away from the other guys but you have made this tour.

User: fence0407
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HOTTTTTTTTTT!!!! Front Row! Great Set!

User: giaco
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Willie Nelson opened Hot as hell but had a blast Baseball stadium tour

User: griffd2004
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Burning down the house was awesome. Good to hear smooth rider again, song that jane likes was great, the tease into ants was fun. It was HOT!

User: hale27
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What a awesome show! With all the energy the band and crowd had you would never have known it was 100+ degrees. Dave said it best, "Hot as tha crack of tha boogieman's ass"

User: Hawgman
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Hot heat. Love TSJL. #41 and Water/Wine made the show.

User: jaboyd
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out of the 4 shows i saw this year, this was definitely the best...about 10 feet from stage. awesome show

User: jbunney81
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It was hotter than the 7th level of Hell and the fans on the field kept trying to rush the stage, making it even hotter. But it was well worth it!

User: Jeno1011
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Having not seen Dave for a while do to work and real life constraints, I was very excited to learn he was coming to my hometown. I was apprehensive about the heat, but the show was so great I hardly noticed. Great to hear Song for Jane live. Great collaboration w/ Willie Nelson. Great covers.

User: jhmccrary
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Awesome show! Dave was very interactive with the crowd. You could tell he was having fun! Carter loved Willie Nelson ! and Tim was awesome! Jeff Coffin was increible as well

User: joevol017
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Loved the baseball park venue.

User: johnmwright
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First concert with Mark....I think he\'s hooked!!! Awesome to meet Tim Reynolds before the show!! Great concert but it was super super hotttt!!!!!! Did I mention it was hot??!!! Never again GA standing in the heat!!

User: johnnybe
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Lots of Dave dancing. His pot story was great with the impression of his Dad. Jeff and Tim on 41 were fantastic.

User: jq14
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One of the best I have been to...if not the best. Venue was great, great atmosphere, and a great poster.

User: JSWHITEX
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way too hot!!!

User: juhp
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HOT

User: junebud
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HOT! Thanks for braving the elements DMB! I just knew heat exhaustion would come into play at some point but you guys just kept on rocking!!!!! Willie, you are 70+ years old!! You are awesome!!! Very good show! Didn't play a lot of songs I would have liked to hear, but I heard a lot of songs I had never heard live before so it was a very easy trade-off. Burning Down the House was an excellent cover and Leroi's stand-in definitely performed up to and beyond my expectations! Great show but when are they not! Thanks for the fun in the sun. Well, sauna!

User: katierose
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This was the greatest set list. I heard like 4 songs that I had never heard before. Aside from the extreme heat! It was so awesome!

User: kball78
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I know comments on this site should pertain to the show and the music but did anyone else think it was a huge cluster-f*&% getting into the stadium and onto the field? We missed half of Willy Nelson's set and we were there at least 40 minutes before show time.
Once we made it though it was worth the wait. It was a hot night and Dave and the boys were on fire. Great set list,especially the Grave Digger Duet with Willy!
Memphis is a great city...I'll be back!

User: landoneastman
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willie

User: Leeroy Jenkins
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Sad to not see Leroi, but had a good time... though memory a bit foggy from too much partying/consuming liquids to beat the heat!

User: Lesley424
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I seriously almost passed out at this show due to the heat. I was really close to the stage and actually had to sit down for awhile. It was awesome to hear the Song Jane Likes and the jam on #41 was incredible. I really a too much tease-->ants so that was cool.

User: little britches
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dave put on elvis glasses someone threw up on stage during smooth rider...pretty cool.

User: lp22gibson
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If this doesn't get a LT release I don't know what will.

User: Mags76
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Would have liked to see a few more big songs like Everyday, One sweet world, Jimi Thing, Halloween (yeah right) ect....But overall a good show.

User: MemphisWarehous
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Great show, venue, and setlist. Tim and Willie were awesome.

User: mickey h
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rode from home with my wife, 100*f, spent the night in down town memphis, willie nelson opened, he is an american icon.

User: Mudcatt
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Possibly the best show I have been to since my first. Clearly the hottest!

User: nn2008
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two step was great... encore even better... willie nelson came out for gravedigger... burnin down the house was amazing

User: pamelainob
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The only thing that was not fun was the temp. Dave just got us hotter. It was a great show and was a blast on the field. They had it well organized.

User: peace4usplease
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hot temps and hot tunes one of the best that i have seen

User: phubbard
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First DMB show!! Was amazing HOTTTTTTT as HELL though

User: Phubbard717
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Hot as he'll. Best show I've ever been to

User: platesmasher
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Hot and humid as hell!!! Great show, Willie, and falling asleep at the wheel on 78!!!

User: pmonkey1864
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Awsome show!!!!

User: Rey Pygsterio
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Wow. Has the whole summer tour been like this? This show was incredible. Great song selection and performance. I want to buy this as a Live Trax release.

User: Rubert Pumpkin
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Pete, Andrew, Kim, AJ, fry daddy Patrick

User: ryantrimm
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One of the best I've seen.

User: sharpsbin
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As a virgin to DMB Live, please be gentle. I have been to many live performances in my lifetime - all I can say is for the heat/humidity Dave and the Band were, well in a single word - unbelievable.

At 100+ degree heat index, I was/am in awe that the band could play so well, so long, with such passion and with love to all who shared the space.

Willie's participation in Grave Digger was imo - perfect.

It was a performance that I will remember and one that enticed me to join this community of DMB fans.


User: shell86696
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Great show good cover songs...however it was hotter then hell.

User: slyguy12
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Awesome show. Great energy all night. The run all the way from Eh Hee to Sledgehammer was amazing. It was cool to hear STJL followed by Drive In Drive Out. Burning Down the House is a great new cover, and Sledgehammer's been solid all tour. For me, the highlight was the long, jammed out #41. I got a little worried that they would close with Smooth Rider > Bayou, but then they came with a strong, rocking Two Step that was a great set closer. The ASTB > Too Much (tease) > Ants clearly had a lot of the crowed surprised, and got the energy flowing to close out the show. Autozone Park's a nice stadium and makes an awesome concert venue. The heat was rough, but that's to be expected in Memphis in August. Hopefully DMB will come back to Memphis soon, but maybe a little earlier or later during a cooler part of the year. Awesome stuff!

User: SmoothRider27
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The band killed it tonight. Next best show to Piedmont.

User: soccergoblin5
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one of the best shows I have attended out of 11 shows!! TWO STEP is the best I have ever seen, and the whole setlist was unpredictable!

highlights: tripping billies, two step, ants, STJL, DIDO, ODH (yes ODH)

User: taa121288
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SO HOT. SO AMAZING

User: tangerine&green
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I have been to 12 shows and this one is by far the best, it was hot as hell and worth every drop of sweat. The set list was incredible the energy everything. When it was over I told my husband "I can die now!" Getting on Beale afterwards not that is another story!!

User: titansvolsgrizz
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Awesome Show, right up there with Piedmont and Busch which are the last two shows that i've been to. Incredible Two Step. Dangerously hot but closest i've ever been to stage (7 rows center).

User: tmk1314
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Great show "HOTTTTTT!"

User: VERN_728
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This was my 9th show and easily the best! The heat was killer all weekend long, but being part of such an amazing concert was worth it. It was a fantastic show and I too, hope this makes a Live Trax album someday. Willie's getting older & didn't play very long, but the boys took the stage for almost 3 hours in the extreme southern heat. I was hoping for a Dave/Willie Gravedigger and they definitely delivered! The crowd loved every minute of it! Sledgehammer rocked and Burnin down the house, literally brought the place down! They did such a kickass cover of those 2. I never thought I'd hear Song That Jane Likes in concert, so I was blown away when that intro started. That song alone, made the show for me, but then they also played my other fave #41 and closed the show with my all time fave 2 Step!!! Throw in Crash, Old Dirt Hill, So Damn Lucky, Tripping Billies, Drive in Drive out, plus the songs previously mentioned and you've got one hell of a set list! The crowd was great & the whole town had an excited DMB vibe to it all weekend long. Just a fantastic performance!

User: vroy2000
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Incredible.. Song That Jane Likes, 41, Gravedigger, Smooth Rider, Drive In Drive Out, and Sister all in one show.... I feel spoiled. Baseball field venues are incredible. The sound at DMB shows is always second to none.

User: wbraddavis
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Rare form...show that never stopped

User: xarn78
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The guys were spot on for this show. Best So Damn Lucky I have heard yet. But August in Memphis is freakin' nasty hot. If they come back next year, I bet they put it earlier in the summer. I don't think it dropped below 95 the whole night!

User: zach_soccer12
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Pretty awesome show. They rocked hard on #41 which was really good and I was surprised when they played Two Step. Highlight of the show for me was finally getting to see Sister live while actually being with my older sister for the weekend.


   


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