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Dave Matthews Band
July 24, 2009
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA

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User: 1handisbleeding
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stop listening to people who tell you spac pittsburgh and alpine were better...

i was at spac n2 and pitt n2 and yes they were better, but it doesn't mean i didn't see a f-ing great show friday night! its the freaking best band in the world, and people complain about the show because they played three songs that were only good instead of phenomenal...

the bayou intro was actually real good. i have seen bayou too many times, but friday's was definitely the best...

41 was epic as usual, jimi was sick, great energy on the new songs esp. funny, wia, shake me, and even spaceman

can't believe i was so close to another shotgun!!

anyway... grow up people. just cause its not spac or alpine doesn't mean you didn't see three hours of the most talented musicians in the world performing a kickass show

i had a hell of a time (despite the awful cops)

User: acohen5
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Liked the setlist but the sound quality was terrible from where i was sitting :-(

User: afleischer
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Shotgun tease? now thats just mean

User: Alligator Pie
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First ever DMB show, loved every moment of it. Had so much fun, great to hear my favorite BWGK tracks. Seek Up, #41, Jimi Thing were all great. The Watchtower/Stairway encore blew me away.

User: ant182
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Hershey finally listened up and sold beer later. Band put on a good show. snuck up to front for a while.

User: ask1979
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As per usual, an enjoyable show; however, the show seemed short and I was slightly disappointed in the setlist. Also, the crowd seemed quite young both before and during the show there were many kids around us giving off a different vibe.

User: babt24
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The show was a good time! The band showed a lot of energy. Unfortunately some of the people in the general admission were being assholes, but I guess that where ever you go.

User: bartndr4
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first time hearing the new stuff live. thought it was great. they never seem to dissappoint at Hershey. Loved to Watchtower always been a favorite.

User: bberry34
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Great venue, set list was solid.

User: BeachBall420
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worst of the 9 shows ive ever been to. band was either drunk or despondent. no connection with the crowd that night and it's probably not all their fault. worst #41 of all time. shouldve of just played shotgun to open and not teased it. wouldve saved the show.

User: Beeznutz1130
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eh

User: birdsfan09
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Would have loved that shotgun...

User: Bitty1979
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AMAZING show from the 5th row! Jason Mraz was an excellent opener!

User: blacklooksbest
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Proudest Monkey>Satellite was great, a really nice 41. Seek Up and Don't Drink the Water also good additions. Not the best show, kind of a shorter set as compared to last year and it didn't always flow smoothly from song to song, but decent.

User: Bluewater21
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Best seats i ever had for any concert!! 10th row center!! what a great night!!! took my little cousin and my parents to this show, just incredible to see the band from that close. the energy was so amazing!

User: bostondon91
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2nd show

User: BPClemens
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Sexy Mother-f'er jam during Jimi was solid. Also loved hearing stairway during Watchtower. New stuff was great to hear as well- looks like they're strong live already, perhaps unlike stand up stuff which needed some road-testing to develop. I would have liked a longer jam on at least one of the new songs, but I guess I'll have to be patient.

User: brad09
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everything was sick. even though some of the songs weren't setlist worthy, they made them setlist worthy...the only reason i gave it a 4 is because of a few mishaps with the band.(stefan not plugged in for the intro of seek up, which slowed down the momentum for me, and mishaps by dave) all in all a solid ass show.

User: brandnewkickers
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They played alot of the new cd which is awesome...but would have really liked to heard the stone...maybe in Camden!

User: breckbrew
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Solid show. Jimi Thing, Seek Up, and #41 were worth the money themselves, add in DDTW and Watchtower and you get a bonus. New songs sound pretty good for the most part, especially Squirm. I thought the band was really into it, lots of good Davespeak. The crowd around me was into it too. The sound was much better this year as well. DMB did not disappoint me.

User: BrettS0890
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squirm was a solid opener, jimi thing rocked, and stairway/watchtower blew my mind

User: Brienz79
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Unfortunately, it was the only show that I could make it to this summer- thus, it was great for me. The encore hit home.

User: bslot10
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except for the big damn screen in front of the stage

User: Busyb2007
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Hmmmm 4th time making the jaunt up to Hershey Park (04,06,08) and unfortuantly this one did not live up to the previous gems/magic that seem to occur at the venue. A nice rain swept the area (as usual) a few hours before showtime and a little after 815 as the sun began to set...on we go...

SHOTGUN (Tease)...Why the tease? they need to play these songs, mix up the setlists a bit.

SQUIRM...nice opener, nothing special here...a bit of an ease into the night.
PROUDEST MONKEY...Very nice, evening/sunset approaching..very mellow version of monkey as people still settled into the venue.
SATELLITE..boring....heard enough satellite.
SHAKE ME...Energy finnally, a very slow start to the night, and SMLAM a much needed pick-up came through.
SEVEN..Reynolds crushes this song, excellent musicianship and Southern style funk...another great new track.
SEEK UP..Thank you DMB...havent heard a seek up since UVA 06, not the greatest of Seek-ups, but wonderful as always.
FUNNY/WHY..Great spots here, tons of energy off the new album, the band continues to nail these songs.
CRASH...standard, always great to have it thrown in the mix.
JIMI THING...The Hershey decline begins, version was way too long, Coffins solo was drawn out, coupled with Dave mumbling.
ALLIGATOR PIE...The biggest undedog on BWAGGK, this song jams...again lots of energy, dixie land Virginia New orleans power and funk...loved it...
EVERYDAY...sort of a strange spot for everyday, could have gone somewhere else.
SPACEMAN...Love it...this song is/will be big!
CORNBREAD...please shelf this one...enough of it.
BAYOU...Ahhh..they seem to love playing it, howevr it just appears way too often for me.
#41... a beautiful song Yes, about the double the time needed to listen YES....this version was drawn out and lacked substance..sort of hung around liked jimi thing.
DDTW...Always seems to appear in the setlist when it rains, a very week set-closer in my opinion, especialy after, the 30 min Bayou/41.

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YOU & ME...Cheese song and an awful encore choice.
WATCHTOWER... Yes the stairway version seemed to be popular with the pop-collars and frat boys, but Watchtower...ok closer to an ok show....get one last jam in here before the band semed eagerly ready to depart the stage.

To sum it up with-out the new album I'm not quite sure what direction this band would be going, they tried to throw in some popular covers on the 08 tour to mix things up, but DMB obvioulsy is no cover band..The new songs sound GREAT, tight, and pack a punch...The drawn out Bayou's, JimiThings.. sounded as tired as much of the band appeared from the recent overseas tour. The Hershey 09 show obviously had its moments and much of the off the hook southern hillbilly jammin...but lacked the consistency and creativity down the stretch that takes avg DMB shows to being memorable

User: but1well
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weak setlist honestly

User: carly93
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Not bad, Watchtower was well done!

User: carlyreilly
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okay audio

User: cbrett
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good show

User: ccjennylee
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This was my 5th DMB show and I think my favorite so far (although it's hard to pick!) Jimi Thing was AWESOME! I was also so stoked to hear Watchtower in the encore. Incredible show! Can't wait for the Gorge!

User: ChampionOfTheSun
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Stairway/ Watchtower. That is all.

User: CheckEmOutBoyd6
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SUCKED

User: clairejane
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Everyone was really on fire.

User: ClaytonMaster
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Enjoyable. Nothing too rare in the setlist. Typical Hershey Concert.

User: cliffmama
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Show was fair, but I brought my 12 year old for her first rock concert. She's a huge DMB fan and I loved the show just for the fact that she loved it and danced and sang along to every song. Loved the roller coasters all day too! Sound quality was horrendous from our seats way up on the side.

User: cornbreadsgoood
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best jimi thing and 41 ive ever heard

User: Corry Ryan
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Solid show... thought it was going to be an epic one til it died a little after seek up. Band was spot on to start out, boyd was a lot more involved this show than what ive seen this tour. A you never know or recently would have really made this a great night. Def could have done without bayou, everyday, and crash...

User: crashintome917
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Security was a joke. And the amount of drunk fans was absurd

User: crashintonickdm
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DDTW is a great set closer, seek up was good and the new songs are really coming into their own. that said, this show was incredibly weak. the run of Everyday, Spacebread, Bayou was horrible.

User: ctaylordmb
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Great show!! Seek Up, #41, & Squirm made my night!! Whole show was well done. Sound was great in the middle floor and so were the fans in my section.

User: dancingAC
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how was really good. the encore was shorter than normal. but overall, it was really good. the new songs sound amazing live.

User: DancingPantala
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Weak start to the show...it did get better towards the end.

User: Dave-DMBnut
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Fun show, first at Hershey

User: davefan91
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camping with Pete and Shannon

User: DavePwnsMe
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eh... beginning was good.. lost momentum toward the second half

User: DazedenConfewzd
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Very good show! Great energy

User: db2320
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Great Show. Yes there were a lot of new songs but they sounded great live especially shake me, seven and squirm as an opener. Jimi thing and seek up were awesome and it was cool to hear pm-> satelite..#41 blew me away and is probably the best version of any song I have heard live..watchtower to top it off made it for a great night

User: dball2
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To me the show gets a four...barely. Squirm was a great opener in my opinion. Seek Up was a great surprise, but I feel that the set was missing a true gem...Pig, Recently, The Stone or even Crush...something that would have made up for Everyday through Bayou (although the Bayou intro was very cool...I had no idea what song was coming...and I like Everyday, but it lacked energy from the band and crowd last night). Hearing DDTW, #41, and Seek Up for the first time was nice. SMLAM was as amazing as I expected it to be and so was Why I Am. DDTW was incredible and a great way to end the set. However, the encore was weak. You and Me to start the encore just killed the vibe after DDTW ended the set. I'm not a Watchtower fan, but with Stefan's Stairway intro and Tim's Stairway interpolation I may be converting to a fan.

User: dbright
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Seek Up and #41. Nuff said.

User: Deter20
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It was def another great time and always wonderful to see DMB live. this was my 5th show and my first of the '09 tour. Loved hearing the new songs live, had alot of energy and heard all the ones that i wanted. as for the older songs crash into was great and the jimi thing jam session was outta this world. coulda did with out proudest monkey but it was the first i had heard it live so no complaints. LOVED how watchtower ended in stairway to heaven. my mind was blown.

User: Dmarcus
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Amazing energy, the crowd was great! People complain about the set-list, it was a fantastic show! We are not going to get rare or super mixed up shows all the time, that is just a reality. The show sounded great and the band had a lot of fun on stage!

User: dmb1fan72004
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it was fucking AMAZING!!!

User: dmb617
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Couldn't believe we heard Seek Up for only the second time on the US leg of the tour. 16 or 17 year old song... wow! Really cool reworked version of Watchtower to close out the show too.

User: dmbstone19
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Show was pretty solid. Loved the sexy mother fucker jam in jimi thing and 41 was incredible. The new stuff is sounding really good which is definitely good.

User: dmb_40
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Great show Got To Hear Proudest Monkey>Satellite for the first time since 02 in Pittsburgh and Don't Drink The Water For The First Time Since 02 In Pittsburgh. Good Opener And Encore Also Liked Louisiana Bayou. Love Why I Am. Great Bass Intro To Watchtower.

User: dreeser13
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Great... good crowd.. WATCHTOWER

User: drumtechjp
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Very good show overall. Setlist was kinda dark, with heavy influence of Big Whiskey, which was cool. Jams were pretty sweet, and saw some tunes I hadn't yet,but wanted a little more for the encore. Very happy tho

User: EDDMB
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Great show.I was at the Jones Beach gig on 07.21,so I said to myself Dave will pick it up.He did.Squirm as an opener,nice.Seek Up and 41 were the best songs.Why I Am and You and Me were great.I like the new disc,so I as happy to hear alot of new trax.Nice blend of old with new.Floor seats from the Warehouse.Great time.

User: eido11
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Very good show. Upbeat for the songs that are upbeat. Showcased the band in some nice ways. Was hoping for Halloween after AATW but oh well! The poster is awesome!

User: ejr3292
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First time i heard my song live #41 BABY!!!

User: Etak11
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AWESOME SHOW!!! This was my 6th DMB show and the first time i got to hear #41 ( my favorite DMB song) live! it was fantastic. Also, stairway to heaven bass solo into all along the watchtower/stairway to heaven! what??? INCREADDIBLEEE

p.s. PA cops suck!

User: fan41
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Great Show especially like Seek Up, Jimi Thing, and Watchtower/Stairway

User: firedancerk8
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Great show... I really enjoyed hearing some of my all time favorites (#41 and Seek Up) alongside the songs from the new album that I love the most. Squirm was a great opener, Seven was amazing live, and Why I Am is also great.

HOWEVER, I will say that the energy definitely lacked through Everyday (which I could live without EVER hearing again live... I swear they play it at every show I go to!) and Spaceman. I also thought that either the sound system was not good or the band sounded very sloppy on some things, especially Shake Me Like a Monkey.

This was my first show since LeRoi's passing and you could really tell the difference in energy and sound. I missed LeRoi's calming, rock solid presence a lot. Jeff Coffin does a great job but of course it will just never be the same.

And I can't believe no one has mentioned Dave's hair - it looked C-R-A-Z-Y! I was laughing at him the whole show. =)

User: GetOnTheBoat
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The Shotgun tease got my heart racing for sure. Great to see that Dave hasn't forgotten this great song. Squirm was a cool opener.
Strong performance throughout. Seek Up, Jimi Thing, and Watchtower were outstanding. Stefan's Stairway Intro to Watchtower was very cool as was the Stairway interpolation within the song. This was my 77th show and my most memorable as I got
to watch the last third of the show from the side of the stage next to Joe Lawlor, a truly awesome experience for a hardcore fan!!!!!!!!!!

User: golfwitt12
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A great show. Boyd definitely shined, Jeff playing two saxophones at the same time was unbelievable. Squirm opener was solid. I like that they threw in Seven even though it wasn't originally planned. Jeff and Rashawn's solo battle in the beginning of Seek Up was incredible. Jimi Thing was awesome, Jeff wailed, Boyd rocked his two solos, Sexy M.F. outro was great. Everyday was good but the crowd wasn't into it (didn't sing #36 until the end when Dave started to). Liked how Spaceman has evolved with the little jams. Louisiana Bayou's intro was pretty cool. The highlight of the show was #41, Jeff wailed for quite awhile. Don't Drink the Water never disappoints. I was surprised to see You and Me in the first encore spot, but it held its own. Finally, All Along the Watchtower baffled everyone, Stefan's Stairway to Heaven intro was great and Tim's Stairway solo gave me chills.

User: gordanbombay123
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Awesome! Wooo

User: guitarnlaxdmb41
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AWESOME SHOW

User: hazeman
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Shotgun was nice

User: hazey davey
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This was our third show of the tour and easily the worst. The setlist really lacked cohesion. I haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere, but I thought the sound was horrendous. Carter's snare was echoing about a second after he hit it. You could hear it from the front speakers, then you'd hear it again, delayed from the mid-speakers. It got VERY annoying. The encore seemed very rushed. Maybe I was spoiled by Pittsburgh, but this show was weak. I hope the magic returns for Camden :)

User: heyyriggs
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The Stairway interpolation in Watchtower was classic.

User: hjmroz
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My first DMB show. It was awesome. The Stairway to Heaven reprise to end the show made it.

User: hmich176
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I thought this show was great. Is it the best of the summer tour? Setlist wise, probably not. But, the band was spot on tonight. It was clear Dave is tired and they're in need of a break, but it didn't affect the performance.

Bayou was surprisingly good, and 41 was incredible. Highlight of the night is definitely Seek Up. Proudest Monkey was excellent - I think better than the LT15 version. Tim soloed instead of Jeff. The segue from Spaceman into Cornbread featured a Carter solo.

All eight of the Big Whiskey songs were spot on. Squirm is a solid opener, and the Shotgun tease was cool. The fact that Shotgun wasn't played was negated by the fact that this show featured the first Squirm opener. Alligator Pie was good, I think Boyd did a good job filling in for some of the banjo parts.

Boyd was on tonight; any concern about Boyd being checked out was not supported by his performance tonight. He took center stage during his Everyday and Bayou solos.

User: hrothgar99
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For an encore did an awesome version of watchtower. At the final bridge of watctower they broke into stairway to heaven. I'd heard about dmb doing this but had never heard it for myself.

User: innsaane
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Really good show all in all. However, in my section Carter was delayed a hair, since I could hear the stage and the PA pointed towards GA at different times. This made the intro to Seek Up almost inaudible for me. Otherwise, it was awesome. Cool new intro to LB (screw you, I like that song) #41 was off the hook. Jeff Coffin is not human.

User: Jaminbenb
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Great show, lot's of new songs which is always a treat! #41 was killer! Carter and Jeff went off like crazy! The "Stairway" intro to Watchtower was VERY cool, but when Timmy played the solo, and they did the jam section from it, it was awesome!

Edit after listening to the tapes (thanks tapers):

Seek Up was a bit different than I've ever heard. The into was a wicked jam, and the body of the song was a tad slower than I've ever remembered hearing, very nice version!

#41 had a nice long jam, but it was segmented. It seemed like three different parts of the jam that weren't intertwined with each other. Each was wicked in it's own right, but it wasn't a cohesive unit, and seemed that it needed prodded to get started...weird, but interesting.

I don't know why people get so upset with particular songs on the set list?!?!? OK, he played Lousiana Bayou, personally I don't have a problem with this song (or Everyday/#36, as it should be listed) I thought that the intro jam to LB was great, and never had a clue where they were going with it until it started! It's not like they played "I did it" (fer krissake!) that being said, he needs to dust off Minarets, or Drive in Drive out...(just my thought)

I'm hoping that the Sexy M.F. ending to Jimi Thing doesn't jeopardize Dave's long standing relationship with Hershey. It's a weird town to live in and there are very prudish people that won't appreciate that he interpolated an old Prince tune into one of his own, and will just see it as a "vulgar statement" which it's not! But weirder things have happened here!


But I'll stick with my original assessment: Another nice Hershey show! (but I'll stand by that 2000 was one of my FAVORITE Hershey shows!)

User: jasetdx
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Solid

User: jbish901
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Great show. Band was on point!

User: Jenks181
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Love the new songs from Big Whiskey, Live. Stairway to heaven was awesome.

User: JerseyDevil
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Decent show...not outstanding but still fun

User: jessryan
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What an amazing show! I especiaaly loved when the band started chanting "sexy mother fucker, shakin that ass, shakin that ass"! What a great set list!!

User: Jhstew
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Jimi Thing was insane

User: JLWis27
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Great show ... venue is great if you have the right seats. Another great hershey show from the boys!

User: JohnnyTsunami
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Great start to the show with Squim thru seek up. Intro to seek up was sick, but once it got mid song, it seemed like none of them were having fun on stage at all, and it went downhill from there. Very boring other than a good Jimi and Gator Pie is getting so much better live. 41 was an epic one, a bit drawn out but it was the highlight of the show. DDTW was a decent closer. And Watchtower is always a great closer. I was against the gate in GA and the fans were fucking terrible. Not just there tho, it seemed like noone around me knew the words to anything and I swear NOONE ANYWHERE was dancing. This was my first time at hershey and I would like to go back, but it will be in floor seats, no way I will waste my time in GA again

User: justwaithere
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Great solid show. The band had a lot more energy than the pittsburgh shows. Seek Up was great! Not sure i like the new songs, but hey...hasn't been like the old times for a while.

User: K8tiegurl10
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I missed Jason Mraz... :o( But Dave's amazing Jimi Thing Scat and Watchtower completely saved it for me!

User: kbrearey
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Good Show. My first of this tour. My first since Hershey '06. The new songs sounded great and the band was in great form, performance-wise. I wasn't really thrilled with the selection of older songs, but I think it's because I have seen them so many times and have heard all of these songs quite a bit. Still, my wife and I enjoyed ourselves and it was good to be back at a DMB show.

User: kcmulvey2
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The shotgun tease upset me because shotgun is one of my favorites, but after that the rest of the show was amazing. Just seeing dave up on stage makes it an amazing show, and the set list was awesome.

User: kevhawley
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unbelievable encore

User: kitkatjam235
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Camped out the night before

User: kitkatjam27
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The show was a great performance for promoting Big Whiskey, since they played a whopping 8 songs from the album. However, they didn\'t play too many songs from their older albums, Before These Crowded Streets and Crash, and played nothing from one of my favorites, Busted Stuff/LWS. The first half of the show kept me on the edge of my seat, especially the extended Seek Up jam. But after Jimi Thing, the show seemed to have lost a lot of it\'s gusto (except for the #41 jam). The jams, however, were phenomenal. Boyd, Jeff and Rashawn were at the top of their game during jams like Seek Up, Jimi Thing, and #41. Carter laid out some sweet licks, and Tim gave a nice hard-edge to their songs. Overall, it was a good show, even though they left out a LOT of good songs.

User: kristinmb
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Solid show, love the new stuff.

User: krush
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sexy motherfucker shakin that ass, shakin that ass

User: laxman36
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I finally go to see them play Seek Up it was really good. #41 was the song of the night the interation between Carter & Jeff was unreal. Enjoyed Produdest Monkey. I would have preferred a differnt opener the Squirm. I wanted Best of What's Arount or PIG. I would have rated the showe a 5 except for the encore, You & Me dosen't cut it for me as a encore but All Along the Watchtower Stairway to Heaven included) was excellent.

Hershey is the sweetest place on earth especially on a DMB concert night. Thank goodness the rain storm ended prior to the show. All in All I was pleased this was my 3 DMB show at Hershey Stadium and my best to of the three (07 & 08 tours)

User: lmf1030
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Setlist was real good until sattelite.

User: LuvDMB1979
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Jason Mraz ROCKED!

User: luvXdmb
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I was told that it was always a great show when they came to Hershey! Yup!

User: Majew10
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awesome time 17th show..."It looks like chocolate, smells like cow shit."

User: MANecci
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Solid show.. Jeff Coffin is a beast!

Seven, Seek Up. 41 where the highlights..

User: manunited3710
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Good Setlist, AMAZING versions of Jimi Thing and #41. Jeff rocked it on the sax, at one point playing two saxophones at once. He also had an awesome solo during #41 that surprised Carter.

The encore was the best with a hybrid version of Stairway to heaven and All Along the Watchtower. two classic songs molded into one. well done.

Great Show again guys.

User: Mark837
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Not the best setlist you could have, but a solid show overall. My seats were great and all those around us were really cool. The new stuff continues to impress; especially Seven, Shake Me, and Alligator Pie. #41 had a stellar jam and it seems Jeff is really bringing something special out of Carter. Crowd went crazy for Watchtower with the Stairway to Heaven interpolation. I hope that sticks around this tour. Next up: 8/5 at Bethel Woods. Can't wait!!

User: mattbp102191
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pretty good show, loved smlam, ddtw...the jimi thing jam was insane!, sexy motherf'er outro was so cool...jeff playing 2 saxes?! great stuff. It was cool seeing proudest monkey into satellite. I was hoping for a little more in the encore but overall good show! Can't wait for 8/5 in Bethel!

User: mdevane
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Stairway interweaved into Watchtower was epic

User: mgazzerro
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The show was a perfect mix of BW and classics. Stairway To Heaven in there blew my mind and it was nice to hear corn bread. An amazing show and great crowd.

User: mhowellclarke
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Great early song selection. Watchtower/Stairway was awesome. Bayou was kind of a buzzkill, but I think that may have had something to do with the very grumpy kid sitting near me. Anyway, another enjoyable DMB show. I can't wait for more.

User: mjdude10589
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Not to many deep cuts, but great overall show... and the stairway to heaven in the watchtower finale. EPIC.

User: moonbeamtales
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First DMB Show! It was completely amazing!

User: mreeves312
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1st DMB show ever!

User: msb3079
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went with Steve Hendricks.
C2 (SharpAngle) Row 20 Seat 2

User: mwill2551
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good show, somehow was the first time ive heard crash

User: nathan.davidson
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Awesome start to the show. And all the way through Alligator Pie they kept the crowd interested. Then the next 4 songs just killed the crowd, followed by a very long #41. After that, it was weak. last year was way better.

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Great show! Boyd was great! Jeff on 41 was simply amazing. That man is nuts! Carter again another great night. Wish they would have done more songs for Carter to let lose on but the set list was great. First time hearing Watchtower and it was well worth the wait! The new songs are amazing. Cant wait to hear them again at Nissan in two weeks!

User: NedFlanderss
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total boyd show, whick i love, he was on all nite, as was the rest of the band. anyone who gives this show anything less than 4 stars was not paying attention. new songs were great, proudest monkey kicked ass, jimi thing jam and skat were great, seek up intro, awsome, all around a great night!!!!

User: neoisgod9
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That was the sickest #41 I've heard in a long time not to mention one of the longest. The band had a great vibe and was right on cue with every song. Watchtower brought it home with a great stairway to heaven outro. Can't get enough of this band!

User: nepajoe
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The band was very into the show tonight. Played a bunch of older songs, and new album stuff as well. Great versions of all songs! Beginning of Seek Up was exceptional.

User: nickanuzis
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Solid setlist and alot of energy. That shotgun tease was just mean, but good night all in all.

User: nickash28
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Good crowd, a few lulls, very exciting closer. Cloonan rules

User: NightAL
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My first show

User: njaudette
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Good show with many strong points. There were just too many weak points in the set that lost energy, and the flow just wasnt there. Could have used one or two fan favorites to pull it all together. Also general admission was annoying, drunk peopl wandering around, people talking over quiet section etc

User: nuitimer
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great setlist, glad to see them open with squirm. Jeff was nuts with playing two saxs at the sametime and that Jimi Thing solo jam. Also how fucking long was that #41, epic....

User: Orangecrush5387
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Another great show!

User: Owens
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Seek up was good. Hearing the new cd live was fun!

User: Peaceloveanddmb
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Had just released new album so it was a lot of the songs from Big Whiskey

User: PenguinMRD
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Another great show! Dave looked a little rough with a scraggly beard. I enjoyed #41 immensely.

User: Photographer37
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Sec 2 Row M Seat 17 Zippy passed out cold!

User: pmarino
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Great show overall. Seek up was a nice addition to this set list, and the crowd was great for singing along to #36/everyday, and Why I Am. Also, Jason Mraz made for a memorable opener.

User: rachaelcarlisle
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holler. sick playlist.

User: Rapunzel1208
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It was my first show seeing more than 3 new songs played. Overall they were good. The start of the show was pretty slow.

The crowd in Hershey is lame, and the venue isn't that great. It's the last show I'll see there.

User: revenge4hire
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Seek Up was fantastic and the highlight imo. Shotgun tease was exciting and Squirm works very well as an opener. DDTW is also a great switch up from the "standard" closers and it works very well. Great show, see you all at Camden!!

User: rgambi
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Mindy and I went with Ray and Debbie and met jack the balloon man before the show for a little tailgate action. Mindy was 6 months pregnant. I thought the setlist had too much new stuff but it still was a pretty decent show.

User: rick77
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i thought it was a great show!haven't been to a concert in a few years but i thought the band played with crazy energy! love the new songs!

User: rsnyder
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"Cookie Cutter" Show...Really enjoyed, got really close, decent set list, band seemed to not be really feeling it.

User: ryguy469
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Very Good show, Highlights were Boyd on everything, ahd some nasty solos tonight and Jeff on #41. Carter even stopped for a wsecond and went WOW. I was insaneee.

User: sbpennel
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w/ Nick - Ian + Karen - JZ Lilz Nelson

User: scola21
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Love Squirm! Lawn a little rowdy and the cops in the parking lot were jerks... undercover asking for beer then IDs... real low Pennsylvania... but it's PA, what else should I expect

User: shotgunmonkey
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Terrible venue. Didn't have a great time at all. The band performed great, just couldn't enjoy it due to the people around.

User: shpsoccer
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The BEST CONCERT OF MY LIFE

User: skoobz314
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The songs were good but the setlist had no flow. It was an odd show. Also the hershey crowd sucked. The place was dead and they mumbled the words, no one knew the words and worese of all the GA was filled with 17 year old drunks.

User: skupanemtn
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5th show and not nearly the band's best. gotta love the sexy MF scat with jimi thing. setlist didn't compare to the others on this tour so far.

User: SpotlightEyes
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Great seats, Great sound, Good show. Way too mainstream for my taste.

User: stncurtis
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great time!

User: sugarwill1992
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Pretty average performances; great setlist on paper, but it seemed the band was tired/disinterested, and just wanted the night to be over. Unimaginative jams, poorly configured ideas, just an off night. Watchtower was pretty great though, I will say. Probably because they were so happy to be done xD

Then again, it was only an off night compared to the other 09 shows. Overall, it was a great show and I'm glad I was there (albeit with meh seats)

User: Taylor36
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Dave was in a great mood on that night. Fantastic opening run of songs, but there was a definite lull after Jimi Thing. Highlights for me were Proudest monkey, seek up, perfect version of seven, 'gator pie, #41, and a great watchtower. Solid show.

User: TBolts712
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Sloppy show from the guys. Dave botched parts of Alligator Pie and Watchtower pretty good. Bayou was the biggest let down for me.

Dave also looked like he got hit by a bus. It seemed like everyone hit the mid-summer fatigue at this show.

There were some high points, though. Seek Up was top-notch and Watchtower, despite the flubbing, was a crowd pleaser with the Stairway interpolation.

Crowd was also obnoxious; saw 2 people taken away by security and another getting dragged out by his friends. All in all, rough show to be at.

User: teach4life98
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I had more fun watching people get arrested than watching the concert.

User: Tee-Dollarz
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I met the love of my life.

User: Terrance Pounds
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"Hershey....tastes like chocolate, smells like cowsh*t." Last night's show was a memorable one. It seemed to me that a little bit of midsummer fatigue has set in. Carter, Boyd, and Coffin were amazing as usual. I loved the new songs, however, with some of the sound difficulties(mics not working when musicians are singing and soloing) I felt that they still need a little bit of work. I LOVE squirm, but it felt empty. Same with Spaceman...definitely better with D'Earth. Jimi rocked. #41 was stellar, especially Coffin challenging Carter to a duo. Aligator Pie was great. Everyday-Cornbread seemed to have no gusto, followed by Bayou(although the piece-meal intro was cool) kind of killed the flow of the show. DDTW was bad*ss in the closer spot. Good encore. I enjoyed the show very much. The weather was great(for the show). Mraz was a great opener....let's see how he does at Merriweather tonight! Great to see the smiles back on fans' faces as we wanted to sing along with the new songs. Nissan 8/8 is next.....see y'all then!

User: TLTownie
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Horrid crowd, extended jams...Coffin and Ross saved the show. Wish I were anywhere except Section C Row 7.

User: tmasten033
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Sat 16th row VIP amazingg!

User: tmuns
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first time hearing the new album live. Best show i've seen at hershey in 10 years. something about the sound was better than before. loved the setlist.

User: TN-Lamb
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Great show.....Had our kids with us this time and little girls favorite show is Shake Me Like a Monkey. Needless to say she loved it. Really liked the Stairway on Watchtower.

User: ToddJoyride
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by far the worst show i have ever seen, had absolutely no flow, it was lacking under the table and dreaming, and i left during "you and me", if they'd played the whole album straight through, it might have had better flow.

User: TootieBeau
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There is nothing better than a DMB show. That being said, the show was probably the weakest I have ever seen, and definitely the weakest of the shows I've seen this tour. There were problems with sound, Rashawn's presence wasn't as strong as it has been. Boyd was def. doing his thing compared to earlier in the tour. Song choice was ok, but I agree that the flow wasn't quite there. I don't understand the spaceman/cornbread complaints. I think spaceman live is sick, and dave's energy during cornbread, in my opinion, always makes the song killer. I am impressed with Coffin's tackling #41, he was right on and Carter got pumped, which made it awesome. Anyone else notice that Dave was super distracted by something on the left side for the whole show? And that he was using a teleprompter with the Seekup lyrics during that song? Is that normal? I've never seen it before...

User: Verbeke
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I thought it was a great show. Had some great dave speak, a good mixture of slow and fast songs and a wonderful encore

User: vickiejanks
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my first one!

User: wafflekatDMB
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It was awesome to hear so much from the new album; but that #41 was just too long!!

User: weezdmb182
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First off, Jason Mraz was an excellent opener, probably the best opener out of the 12 concerts I've been to (I really wish he and/or his horns would have come out to play with Dave). This was a pretty solid show--the band's energy was excellent the whole time. Solos were excellent, especially Jeff on #41. Out of all the shows I've been to involving new album music, this was my favorite (however, looking back on 2002 at Hershey, that is a great set list). I actually looked forward to hearing the new songs (unlike the LAST album that came out). I REALLY wish they would have not played Bayou, but that's my only complaint. At least the jam at the end was good. My favorites were definitely SMLAM, 7, Jimi Thing, and Watchtower/Stairway. Good setlist, good energy, great seats, and good show overall. I will definitely get tickets for Camden in September! Great crowd around me, nobody annoying!

User: wulax25
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I enjoyed this show despite the criticism itís received. I expected it to be mostly BW songs as he just released it, and this show really got me into his new album. Energy was just ok but that is because most of the songs were new ones, so people didnít get overly excited about hearing a favorite classic.

User: ZEKE
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Gotta give this thing a 4 cause it deserves it. I told my good friend this was a meat and potatoes kind of show, a great band playing good music that they love. No one song stood out to me but I did notice that this appears to be the first time that bayou, corn bread, and alligator pie appeared at the same show and I thought that was sweet and kinda set this thing apart from any old regular show. 51 and counting for me. I have tix for scranton but the way these boys are playing they will most likely see me sooner than that.

User: zellea21
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I Loved the show...there will be people who will say they wanted Ants or Two Step..I didnt.

User: zrodgers237
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A little too much new stuff. Just not the same energy as other shows.


   


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