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Dave Matthews Band
July 23, 2010
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

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User: aaaace
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"Hot, like the end of a dogs tongue"DM

User: acohen5
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I love Zac Brown Band as an opener and Zac and Dave played Aint it Funny How Time Slips Away. Other than that the show was weak! SO damn hot too. This was my first stadium show and i did not really care for it. If i hadnt taken my girlfriend i definitely would have done GA Standing instead!

User: AJThing
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No rarities but some nice classics, fun tunes and a ton of energy. The average goer walked away having a great time. Ants might be disappointed. I had fun.

User: amphoofreak10
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great great time. this was my 9th and i have it in upper half, maybe top 2 or 3. lots of good jams. Hands of God improvement from last is crazy, a phenomenal song. two step killed, as did the cornbread to ants encore. also immensly enjoyed Jimi Thing and SO Damn Lucky. thought the set had good rhythm to it overall--fast and loud songs then a quiet slow one to break it up....then speed up again.

User: anthonyckennedy
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Great show. Big Eyed Fish into PNP/Rapunzel was a great way to start off the show. Two Step closer was the best Two Step I've heard to date. Cornbread into Ants Marching encore was amazing. Great energy, great show.

User: AntHoos
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It's the boys. It's always good

User: antsmrching16
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I enjoyed each of the songs on their own, but it seemed like there was a lack of flow to the show overall.

User: Austco5231
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It was pretty cool to see 3 different shows in a row at the 3 different venues, however, Nationals Park was the hottest show I have ever been to, SOO HOTT! Set list wasn't anything special, but it was cool to see Zac Brown join Dave for "Funny How Time Slips Away." I greatly enjoyed having Zac Brown as an opener for those few shows that Summer. Today is June 18, 2012, I actually just saw DMB in Britow VA at Jiffy Lube Live on June 16, 2012. I ended up having to trade my poster from this Nationals Park show in order for me to get this guy to have sold me a pair of PIT tickets for the Bristow show 2 days ago. That Nationals Park poster was one of my favorites :-(

User: Baybutt99
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Great energy. great set

User: Billies09
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Overall a solid set for this tour! Nothing crazy, but nothing terrible. The set was well balanced with the Big Eyed Fish into Rapunzel opener and the insane Two Step closer...a few slow ones and some fast ones mixed in between! My highlight of the night was Dave and Zac Brown singing Funny How Time Slips Away. They really sounded great together! Solid show with great energy despite the extreme heat!

User: bjgagnon
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19th show. Disappointed with setlist, slow pace of many selected songs and sloppy jams except Two Step and DDTW. First show since Leroi passed; they miss him. I hate to be a downer here, because I deeply appreciate the bands music over all their years, and their positive vibes all the time, but something just was not right.

User: brookovt
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Awesome show despite the miserable heat. I was front row and caught a Carter stick!!!!

User: BrotherChaos420
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DMB at a baseball stadium? yes it was as awesome as i thought it could be..

User: btlzdmb
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Just great. Security was bad and the rabble were sneaking into VIP section, but otherwise great. and HOT. Damn...

User: bullmoos77
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Great vibe, great setlist. Best show that I have seen this year

User: Busyb2007
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Hmmm Nationals Park was the place and Dave Matthews Band graced the stage for the second show to ever be played at the venue. The modern aged baseball park did appear quite odd, nearly filled to capacity, with bunches of people in a summer swelter sweat box of unrelenting, oppressive heat that draped the DC area all day. I cannot stress enough how hot this concert was from beginning to end.
Walked in towards the end of Zac Brown Band to a cover of Rage’s killing in the name, didn’t phish just cover this on the 4th? Hmmm think so,,,, stay original…. anyway on to the show….
BIG EYED FISH… great opener, dreary and deep….a great song to settle into
PNP>RAPUNZEL…I liked the transition here, nice pick-up instead of the bartender route.
SEVEN…Reynolds crushes this song, jagged guitar
LYING IN THE HANDS…Possibly the highlight of the night, love how the band continues to evolve this song, Coffin nails a musical masterpiece to end it.
STIILL/DDTW… Loved the Stillwater, not sure Dave should be advising folks not to hydrate.
ONE SWEET WORLD…liked the spot here instead of the traditional opener, standard version…swim naked outro
PROUDEST/SATELLITTE…Why drop the monkey? Beer brake.
STAY OR LEAVE…Nice spot, What Day is IT?
YMDT… seemed a bit choppy here; this version probably ranks in the lower halves on what the band is capable off with this song.
FUNNY HOW TIME…Great surprise and another highlight of the evening, interesting graves tease, but such a beautiful song to bust here.
FUNNY THE WAY… 2nd half of the funny sandwich continues
BREAK FOR IT… Really liked this tune even though it seemed to drag towards the end, can’t wait for another listen.
JIMI THING…Must admit, Jimi’s over the last 4 tours in my opinion have become stale and drawn out and not even close to the epic 2004 versions, however they nailed it tonight, this version was tight and flowed perfectly…..shakin that ass…..
SHAKE ME…good pick-up, energy keeper
SO DAMN LUCKY…I like the Some Devil songs, however this really didn’t work in the spot tonight, 11 minutes of SDL is too long here, although the ditch and Dreamgirl teases kept it interesting
YOU & ME…it was fun; I’ll leave it at that.
TWO STEP… Thank-you DMB, instant energy pill here with a nice time bomb intro and a Two Step that knocked the ball right outta the park, band is running full throttle here, carter crushes the drum solo and turns the park into a heat infused trance dance, another big devastating two step to end the set.
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SISTER: Beautiful version, people were still catching their breath.
CORNBREAD: Nice way to showcase this tune, I liked the spot here.
ANTS: Boyd is still allowed to tear the place up, where was he all night?

User: cack166
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Great Show! This was my first time seeing the band with Coffin and Reynolds on the stage too, and I thought they added a lot to the music, and probably could have been featured more. I enjoyed the set-list, a good mix of old and new, even a few I was not familiar with at all. This was also my first show at a baseball park, which was better than expected. Even my nosebleed seats gave me a great unobstructed view of the stage, and the sound filled the whole place.

User: camhall81
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Great opening big eyed fish! Awesome show!

User: Chrisspike
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Most disappointmented ive felt at a show. I'm not jaded but just felt this was a poor show. Boyd killed his solo but left upset. VIP was a rip off.

User: Colleen73
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first summer show at Nats stadium. Missed Nissan but it was a fantastic show.

User: couldihvbeen
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Decent setlist, cool to hear break for it, we all know it was crazy hot but what is the deal in GA with the people trying to crowd the front, almost got in 5 fights because people don't know how to stay in their own space....really hope they go back to standard seating in 2012

User: crushed71
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freakin HOT!!!

User: dagipe
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Loved two step. It was incredible! Great show!

User: darkfwank
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Only word I can use is disappointing. Could of been a great night but I love hearing pretty much the same set list as Virginia Beach. Only thing that stood out was the great Two Step.

User: dewke
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Too damn hot

User: dfallen91
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Pretty much the same setlist from the Virginia Beach show except in a different order. I guess I just set the bar too high for the concert.

User: DMBcrush110
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This was my very first dave show and it was everything I expected and more

User: DMBFan8888
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Great show! Lots of energy.

User: DMBJAMN4U
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HOT WAY TOO HOT!!!

User: DMBoom
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Glad I got to hear Break For It

User: driving_song
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I thought it was a tight show. With in first 5 to 6 row from right between Dave and Boyd and it was just "damn" hot! But killer opener Big Eyed Fish, and jamming Two Step. Encores were okay. Good Jimi Thing, too. Zack played very well in my opinion and would love to see them and Dave together again.

User: dsiphor98
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I thought they just copied most of Virginia Beach's setlist which sort of upset me cause I was at that one. They didn't seem to be energetic as Va Beach either. I loved One Sweet World and AIFHTSA was a great cover and nice treat. Break For It was pretty rad and So Damn Lucky And Two Step were AMAZING!!!

User: ehoran
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Dave was on point, per usual. And having Tim Renoylds there was a treat.

User: ethom725
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great set list...bad acoustics

User: frostygirl324
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I loved this show. The heat was unbearable and the people were jerks but I thought the list was great and the Two Step ending was by far the best I have seen. I liked the slow and fast mix and enjoyed the variety. Dave and Zac killed it. Loved Tim's red glasses!

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Ridiculously hot! But the band played almost 2.5 hours. Heard my
first Break For it. Duet with Zac Brown was excellent.

User: GWDMB
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Middle of the road set for this tour. Pretty solid showing. Overall, nothing special, nothing terrible.

User: hawkydawn
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last minute road trip!!!!! 99 degrees and 12th in line for GA Woohoooo 1st row! 88th show and CARTER handed me a stick!!! :)

User: HeisinDC
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Energy was huge the whole night. Highlights include aint it funny, dave's dance during cornbread and two steps ending (and boyd solo on ants when whole band except boyd crowded around carter then turned around laughing their heads off when it was over)

User: hokieman3007
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Hot as Shit!

User: hokiepokie07
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So hot.

User: homerjazz
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Stupid hot weather and an even HOTTER SET LIST. Great show, amazing energy.

User: Hotmess
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Our show!!!

User: Hunger
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HOT! Even the band mentioned how humid it was!!!

User: illiswillis
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teej

User: jakeman1718
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Awesome should be a live trax

User: Jayman288
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Nothing too special. GA was fun, got alot closer than I thought I was going to get. Liked va beach better. But still had some good classics. It was good to hear One Sweet World again. Still wish I could see #41. Very dehydrated by the end, and no one was selling water. Metro was pretty bad on the way back to. But hey, can't complain when its a dave show.

User: jbhopkins
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Great show
Huge venue
Super hot
Band on fire
Thanks

User: JeffFischer
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First time at Nationals Stadium, and despite extreme heat and humidity, a fun show (You Might Die Trying being just one stand-out highlight, along with Jimi Thing, Ants, a solid Two Step, and Break For It (any song you like the first time you hear it must be good...)

User: jennjon80
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This was my tenth show, usually see them in va beach every year this was my favorite. Not that the has ever been a bad show, worth the drive to see them in DC. CORNBREAD!

User: Jhs3017
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Decient show but far to many of the same songs as Tuesday at va beach which was deflating for me. Ain\\\'t it funny was great with zac brown, cool to get break for it. I just wish the band was still busting out new songs like early in the tour. Sister 3 shows in a row wtf...

User: jimhock
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Awesome as always, Zac Brown Band is the best opener I have seen so far.

User: jmcoll007
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Hottest show I have ever been to

User: john.cobb4
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The VIP Tickets were EXPENSIVE but the show was a pretty great show... Zack Brown Band rocked it!!!

User: jpadams
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Nice Two Step and Ants. Was hoping for some more older songs. Zac Brown and DM song was great.
Zac Brown Band was a great opener and really rocked. Definitely recommend listening to them.

User: kgabz
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First show! SO HOT. Pit, baby.

User: kicorleone
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Hot, very hot, but perfect. My first show in 5 years. I wished they had played some oldies.

User: kirbs
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First time seeing DMB in a stadium and i must say i had a great time. The people around me were awesome in section 131. Overall at show i was very happy with the BEF opener then Rapunzel. Midset Break For It and my first time seeing Funny How Time Slips Away was a pretty good treat. The Two Step Outro tonight was also amazing, thought they would never stop. As My 15th Show i must say i The overall set was pretty good but i had an ever better time in general!

User: linderk
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stop complaining, who cares if they didn't mix up sets, they killed everything, maybe the best two step ever...everybody wants to hear something, we're gonna play what we want

User: lkraso01
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Solid show thought the show at nissan last year was better, but still a very good show.

User: luvXdmb
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No Dave, its not cooling off. :)
Awesome!

User: magoose3
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LJ ok show-sound poor

User: Martial14
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so hot...

User: mavvericks66
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Great Show!!

User: MdMax92
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Went to this show with Ben S-w. He had just found out that he had broken his fibula that mornjing and was on crutches and in a cast. We still had a great time at the show though. I got super close for the encore. It was prob 120 degrees for the entire show, it was so so hot. we were sweating through our shirts before the show even started.

User: MikeR
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Temperature way too hot! Venue was terrible - DMB was great.

User: mreeves312
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Break For It... need I say more?

User: mtaylor488
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Break for it!

User: Muleman
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The show was great, the drunks in GA standing were not. Made it very hard to enjoy the show.

User: nathan.davidson
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just a bad show overall. not much too it.

User: ncrav52
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Great show! Best Two Step I have ever heard.

User: nellinell
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Hotter than the gates of hell!

User: Owens
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Can't wait!

User: paisleycookie
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Was SO SO SO HOT on the field, took a lot to make it thru

User: paulo147
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GA was Ok it payed off in the end tho we pushed close for the encore and I caught a carter drumstick!!!

User: pmtigger
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It was over 100 degrees for the ENTIRE SHOW!! Even at like 11:00 pm!

User: PongPLPF
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Shit was hot!

User: qtsgolf
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Awesome show

User: rafeathers
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awesome show!
so much energy
two step was awesome!

User: RedsoxW
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Awesome Show! Just pit people need to chill and have a good time.

User: rkcrawf
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Music was great, but it was too hot.

User: rl64rl
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I'm sure the guys did great, but my experience . . . sucked, and partly my own fault. Bought tkts on line 2-days before (we weren't expecting to be in DC); temperature and humidity were OPPRESSIVE, and I drank too much beer; seats sucked balls, and sound up in Mt Everest seats sucked, as did the punk teenagers in front of us. Poor me--haha

User: roblap
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Didn't like the ballfield concert layout or acoustics, and it was WAY hot. The setlist was decent though.

User: rpperr
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Very good show, despite the fact that the concert was not actually at National Park, but took place two inches from the surface of the sun. Particularly enjoyed Rapunzel, Seven, DDTW, Aint it funny (would have been awesome if they did the full LIOG), Jimi, Two Step and Ants. Longest set (time-wise) I have ever seen. Would do it again, and again.

User: savannah1103
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My first show!!! Everything I had hoped it would be!!

User: schultzy1310
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one of the best shows by the guys that I have ever seen

User: ShakingMonkey9
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Very hot and humid...Zac Brown was killer too!

User: shirleydmbfan
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Best and worst. My only show this year, went there because they skipped Raleigh this year. It was a great set list, a super duper bonus that Zac Brown Band opened. The crowd was full of drunk, high, and stupid jackasses. God forbid anyone keep a full 14 inches between them and the person in front of them-dozens of people thought that meant they should come and stand in that space and get within 4 inches of my nose. Unbelievable rude, drunk and inconsiderate people. Blech. it was the worst heat I have ever experienced, magnified by the body heat of thousands of people pressed up against each other and dancing their asses off. HOWEVER - would totally do it again. Love Dave and prefer him at a pavillion. The stadium was pure hell. The new phrase? "It was hot as Dave out there" we will forever remember that night as the most hellish heat we can remember. loved the setlist, i love sister. i could never get enough cornbread.

User: SMB03
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Great show...despite being in GA 6 months pregnant! Baby loved from the womb!

User: Snrsully
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Some good stuff

User: soccermon1
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It was so damn hot in the GA pit

User: spohara
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Carter's solo in Two Step rocked my world.
Couldn't have ended better than Ants
I think Rapunzel would have made for better open.
Off to Chicago for Wrigley x2

User: steven.johnson
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Good show, only my 4th. Would have preferred to hear a few other songs. Jam during Lying in the Hands of God was AMAZING!!! I want to get a recording of that.

User: summer165
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Very hot weather, and the beer vendors did not come down to our seats, but the ushers let us on the field to purchase from a stand. This was the best concert I have ever attended!

User: SunDevil1
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I've been to over 100 shows and really thought they'd light it up with this being a hometown (almost) stadium show prior to going on a two year break. Boy was I wrong.

The set list really seemed to drag and Boyd was absent until the end of the show. The crowd was so jones'n for a good number that you could hear the collective let down when the LIOG tease faded away during Ain't It Funny (which I'll admit was a VERY NICE surprise to hear).

While it was nice to get a stadium Two Step and Ants, when the hell are they gonna break out a #41, Tripping Billies or Dancing into Warehouse in one of these one night stadium settings?

The GA seating also have got to go. That's great that it gives the band a good vibe. So does my $75 dollars for my defined "space". Until the ruder of these younger DMB fans learn some etiquette, perhaps the band could put the needs of the audience before their own.

Sorry to be so negative. I'm usually a glass half-full type of person, but this time I gotta call it like I see it.

I'll take the Charlotte show, even with it's lame encore, over this show any day.

User: swainarena
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Closest Ive ever been to the stage. Loved every song. Zac Brown Band totally kicked ass.

Best part was that both my daughters were there with me. We had the best time together. Ever.

User: Swift989
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VIP was a rip off, could only get close by mixing with GA seating. Couldn't get as close as I'd have liked even after getting in half way through ZBB.
Great start to this show with Big Eyed Fish and Rapunzel and Seven which is more and more amazing every time. Great Cover of Funny how the time slips away. Great Two Step as always.

Was disappointed with how long stay or leave was especially after 3 slower songs (One Sweet World, Monkey, and Satelite)

Break for it was very entertaining but then Jimi Thing seemed kind of phoned in and boring.

Had high expectations for this show to hear Minarets or Last Stop since both had been played in the last couple of shows. Disappointing that they didn't drop a rare some on the Capital.

User: taxtow
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Too damn hot!

User: tbone4118
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3 words to describe the show HOT HOT HOT!!! (And I don't mean the setlist) Weather drug me down. Least fav show I have seen possibly but enjoyed ZBB as an opener and guesting on a fav of mine by Willie which hasn\'t been played in 9 yrs. Show was fairly forgetable for me and I decided on no more stadiums unless its for something special.

User: Tboneguy03
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What a great show! Lot of people complaining that it was the same set as VA Beach...well then don't go see them twice or three times in a week...I have no sympathy for you.

I came all the way from MO and was not let down in the least. Great Two Step and I got a lot of 1sts...DDTW, Stay of Leave, Ain't it Funny....all in all...hands down great show! Loved hearing all the 40,000 people screming durning the encore break!!

User: TheStoneFool
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Zac brown and Dave are amazing together!

User: TLTownie
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Really hot, so slower songs drained energy out of the crowd. Band was tight, and Zac Brown duet was amazing. Very good performance that would have benefited from some more up-tempo songs. Still not a fan of GA though.

User: tomahawkn1
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Great show

User: TSlick7
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My 3rd show of the summer and #7 total.
Somewhat predictable set. Hot as HELL. But i still had a great time. Would have loved to hear LIOG and was sure we would get it after the interpolation in Aint It Funny, but no luck.
Highlights for me were BEF, PNP>Rapunzel, Break For It, and of course Carter's solo in Two Step.
Gripes were the Time Bomb intro for Two Step (for me, the unique and creative intros have made Two Step one of my favorites).
Either way, band put on a great show for how hot and humid it was.

User: twosteppin4ever
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Snuck down after buying green wristbands--- amazing show

User: utcjd
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Two Step was amazing!!!

User: VictorPage
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Unbearable heat, but a solid show. Too many slower numbers - Lying in the Hands of God, You & Me, Sister - that just sapped the energy from fans.

User: vwsanley
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Amazing show even being 125 degrees on the field. Thanks to Zac Brown Band for the great show too! Great 2 Step to end the night!

User: wbmc1808
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good tail gate, heat wave, good venue

User: WickedHigh
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Front row baby! fucking fantastic!

User: wiklund
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I thought we had great seats but I felt so far from the show - found myself watching the big screens on either side of the stage more than the stage. As I go to more show it just reminds me it's so important to get close to the band to feel the energy - I did make my way onto the field for a while, but it was too crowded to get close. I liked Camden better. National Park was really easy to get to and the facilities were fantastic - just huge.

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Ain't it funny?!


   


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