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Dave Matthews Band
June 1, 2009
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King Release Party benefiting Bama Works, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

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User: #41 so nice
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Incredible Show in such an intimate setting!

User: 420th jimi
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Upper balcony made it hard to understand some of what Dave was saying between songs. Also, this was the furthest away I have been from the band since 2000. Smallest venue by far and the crowd was off the hook.

User: ajg551
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Great Show....the crowd was amazing. Only disappointment would be the every song was played over the weekend in Fenway. Otherwise absolutely amazing.

User: Aterraskin
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Unbelievable Show!

User: bd300
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Incredible Venue, incredible show

User: brn2plybal
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Great show. Never been so close...I look next to me and sure enough David Lee was chillin.

I've never seen so much tight security for simple things like taking pictures. I think they were taking there job a bit too seriously. Just control the crowd and let them enjoy themselves.

3 hours of strong music nonetheless.

Seen 23 shows now, top 5 for sure.

User: Cape Town
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3rd row...

User: cmykgod
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Upgraded to front row center. Amazing performance. Played both of my favorites, Ants and Grey Street. Band was tight, showed a lot of energy from member to member. Boyd nailed both long solos. Overall they showed they still had a lot left.

User: coold8
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Very Strong Performance by Dave and the guys. I give it 4 because the setlist was very classic, with the exception of Dreaming Tree, and Sojourn

User: crashintome917
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Second row! Was awesome. Made it on the broadcast about 6 times

User: cry_minarets458
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top 3 show for me...loved the atmosphere!

User: danbott29
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Simply Amazing.

User: DMBGuitar4041
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Our seats were in the back of the balcony but the energy/show was still great and it was nice to see the band in such an intimate venue.

User: dmbguy1113
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wow. our band is back.

User: elliotdabah18
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amazing. this tops the list

User: faceam
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this is the best sounding tour in YEARS...and DMB at the Beacon doesn't get any better.

User: fooltothinkcait
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Closest to 100% pure DMB fans in the house. No chucks.

User: geoffc
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The Beacon was an amazing venue, I sat there shocked that I was about to see dmb play there. Squirm and Time Bomb really stood out to me. Big Whiskey is living up to the hype IMO. If the show wasn't a made-for-tv event I think the Halloween chant would have come to fruition. A great night that I'll never forget.

User: gfdead
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Pretty average show. Great time, but music selection was weak. How can you promote this album and NOT play SMLAM? Band was tight, venue was beautiful, was simply expecting more from this show.

User: greybart41
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Great venue!!!! Dave's voice was shot, but great to hear the new songs.

User: greystreet3390
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One of the loudest shows I have ever been at. The energy of the crowd is unparalleled

User: jcgeary4
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amazing

User: jdmorris
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Live Stream

User: jimmyg77
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Probably the greatest show I've ever been to...

User: jimmygdmb
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My seats got upgraded from Noise Bleed to tenth row on right... I got one word for it: WOW!

User: jwolfe
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Incredible show. Beacon was a very intimate venue and cool place to see a show. Closest I've been at a DMB concert. My only complaint is the relatively predictable setlist and, having been to both Fenway shows the weekend before, they didn't play a song Monday that they didn't play at one of those shows. I was lucky to be there though and loved every minute of it.

User: KeepChickening
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Great show in soo many ways. Dave's voice showed seemed to be affected by a cold of some sort. It was awesome being so close to the band tho.

User: Ludgin
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Seeing DMB in a small venue was amazing!

User: mattzb
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I was interview on TV during the encore break!

User: MsEmilyNYC
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An experience I will never, ever forget. I never dreamed I'd get to see the boys in such an intimate space. WOW.

User: NavyBoy41
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Definitely a great time. Declined by the Warehouse but lucky enough to buy tickets at the door! So happy I was able to be there.

User: numba41
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Awesome...was there and ON tv. Look for the dude in the sunglasses in a green shirt holding a ROI sign.

User: propelsolutions
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This show was epic! I was so lucky to be able to go.

I haven't read the other reviews yet - but 4 stars??? HOW MUCH MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR?!!

This was by far the best dmb show I've ever been to. Tons of energy, the acoustics were AMAZING, and there wasn't a bad seat in the house.

The setlist was pretty great, too. No complaints whatsoever... I'll never see a show like that again.

User: Randyregan87
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Small intimate venue. decent setlist, funny comments by dave, and btw since everyone and there mom hate cornbread... you all got up and danced and sang :D hahha in all seriousness it was great

User: regan
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thrill to be here
thanks joe m
behind camera boom man
met sara - mom from darien

User: rrrango95
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Great atmosphere, but a little made-for-TV on the set list and the length of the jams. Crowd was fired up though, and the intimate setting made for an electric concert.

User: rsnyder
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I thought the show started off great, then he went into the stuff that is played on a pretty regular basis. After the band didn't do Shake Me Like a Monkey with the first 3 songs...I thought they would have put it in the encore. Everything sounded great and the band was well in tune and having fun, but I thought we would have seen a rare song or two.

Overall the performance was excellent, I thought the setlist could have been better...just thankful I was there.

User: shinebox
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How amazing to see a show in that small of a venue!!

After watching it on TV today I didn't realize Dave's voice was struggling so much and either Jeff or Carter (or both) fucked up and dropped the song or somethign on #41... I was on TV right before that though :-)

The right balcony was FULL of what must have been industry people or something, people in the 1st 2 rows sat arms crossed the entire time!
I guess it's part of the business, but it should be it should have been more fans there!

User: sjuhawks
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6th row right in front of david lee

User: slglouise
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This was the best show I have seen! The energy of the crowd and the band was incendiary!

User: SoonersTre
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Was a wonderful setting...got to hear new songs that has not been performed live...was wishing to hear "Shake Me Like A Monkey"...sounds like a wonderful song to jam to. It will come before I know it.

User: TBolts712
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Holy god, was this show amazing! The new songs were top-notch and then some! I didn't listen to the album leak and I was blown away by what I heard-Time Bomb and Squirm especially. Funny opener was a solid start, too. Finally got my Too Much Fake and into one of the best Ants I've ever heard. Highlight for me though was #41! Jeff and Carter stole the song, playing some smooth jazz in the middle of it. Plus, with them throwing drum sticks at each, they were entertaining to watch! Wonderful show, wonderful venue, and I'm glad I was able to go! Woo hoo!!

User: tbone4118
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3 words for you- ENERGY! ENERGY! ENERGY!!!

DMB should play a show or two like this each tour- small intimate setting and nothing but "real" fans. It was incredible! Sad the setlist didn't change at all from what they have been playing this spring (a rotating list of about 40-45 songs to choose the 20ish for each show) but at least Squirm, Time Bomb, and Alligator Pie for the 1st time. LOVE THEM ALL- esp TB and AP!!!! AP is especially catchy. Had really great fans and friends all around me which made the show more fun.

Also had a blast watching Mark Sanchez dance and sing in the balcony above me. Definite fan!!

One last note- I CANNOT BELIEVE SHAKE ME LIKE A MONKEY DIDN'T OPEN or CLOSE THIS SHOW DOWN!! WOULD HAVE MADE IT PERFECT AND BLOWN THE ROOF OFF!!!

User: thedoug
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A small intimate affair with Dave Matthews.

User: tomaureen28
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UNBELIEVABLE! I was second row balcony and the whole building was shaking.

User: Vert
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So I wasn't really there but I did watch it on TV and can at least talk about the setlist because it was pretty amazing to watch.

Dave obviously had a cold (as he mentioned) so his voice wasn't up to standards but he still sounded real good considering. I was glad to hear Time Bomb and Alligator Pie live, really cool songs. I also enjoyed The Dreaming Tree, #41 and Two Step because those are some of my favorite DMB songs.

I was surprised about the encore, Rye Whiskey was a huge disappointment for me because I do like the song but since Dave was so sick it sounded terrible. I would've rather had another tune. The other songs were good though, Don't Drink the Water and Grey Street, amazing as always.

I was also glad to see Out of My Hands because as simple of a song as it is, it's simply gorgeous, tonight was no different.

Overall great to watch and i'm excited to get this CD in 40 minutes!


   


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