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Show Reviews
Dave Matthews Band
November 10, 2010
TD Garden, Boston, MA

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User: -bigeyedfish
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The pit was insane! Great experience for my first show! :D

User: Adam42185
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Big let down compared to night 1. There were some highlights, Stone, LIOG, Granny, Two Step... but lots of songs that I wasn't to thrilled about. No billies, jimi thing, nancies, warehouse - would have been nice to see something special like Halloween. Show #48 and I STILL haven't seen Minarets. Oh well, night 1 was a blast though!

User: AddiePalooza
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Great night, good time, bad seats (thanks Warehouse)

User: bigmac#41
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More like a 3 1/2 star show, but I'm gonna round it up to 4 for the incredible Two Step tonight. On the positive side of things The Stone was a nice opener and my 1st Christmas Song and Granny really made it a special night for me. LIOG was a blast, Boyd was just killer. Cry Freedom and Digging a Ditch were both solid, def no complaints from me there. What I was disappointed in though was the extended stretches of bland some old same old music. I don't hate Cornbread, but enough with it already. Spaceman cleared the seats for bathroom breaks, don't even know why they insist on playing it so often. I'm not gonna go so far as some of these other Ants that gave this show bad reviews, but all in all this was a rather unimpressive N2. I will agree wholeheartedly that N1 was far and away a superior show not only from the band, but from the fans as well.

User: BigWhiskey
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16th show

best one ever.

most are complaining about the set, it rocked. granny, wwys, christmas, liog, THE STONE OPENER

come guys, do you really need to hear trippin again?!?!?

User: Blahhhroche
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about 9 rows from stage! unbelievable show!

User: boogienights
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While alot of people put this show down, i really enjoyed. Alot of energy with the following day a holiday (Veterans Day). Stone was a great way to open. Granny, Lie in Our Graves made it more than worth while. An amazing kick ass Two Step.

User: brendasilver
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Second night in Boston, much much better. It was very clear that Dave got some good sleep the night before.
It was totally different concert No matter how much my feet hurt standing in line for hours how bad I had to pee no way i was fighting pit frenzy he was on a roll and rocking the house.

The solos were amazing- and the set list brought the crowd into DMB like I had always dreamed
Thank you Dave for an awesome concert

User: BrettW
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Good show. A few rare ones played

User: BringBackBoyd69
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great stone opener. lost car in parking garage after show

User: bucs2002
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Solid show

User: camista
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My first DMB show!!

Setlist:

The Stone
Squirm
Funny The Way It Is
What Would You Say
Corn Bread
Crash Into Me
Spaceman
So Damn Lucky
Shake Me Like a Monkey
Cry Freedom
Granny
Lie In Our Graves
Digging a Ditch
Write A Song
Blackjack
You and Me
Two Step

Encore:

Christmas Song
Time Bomb
All Along The Watchtower

Highlights for me, for sure:

The Stone: GREAT opener. They played the shit out of it.
WWYS: Boyd was PHENOMENAL. Just truly at the top of his game.
Corn Bread: Love Corn Bread!! I can't believe Dave didn't hurt himself dancing.
Cry Freedom: OMG!
Granny: EEEEEEEEEEEE! This is a top contender for the position of "Tammi's favorite DMB song." I'm SO HAPPY I got to see it.
LIOG: Probably the number three highlight of the evening for me, after Granny and ...
Christmas Song: Jenny and I clutched each other and screamed like 10-year-old girls at a Justin Bieber concert.

I've heard lots of live DMB albums, so I know how good they can be, but what doesn't translate via live album is how practically everyone is singing along at the top of their lungs, making this awesome backdrop to the sounds of what the guys are doing onstage. The "Love ... Maybe" parts of Granny were so loud and joyous I wanted to dance right out of the balcony!

I could not be happier about my first DMB show. I could have done with less Big Whiskey but I never for one second had any illusions about how much Big Whiskey stuff there would be. Next time maybe I'll see them in an off year and see if it's different!

User: cgosselin24
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Started off great! then really slowed down for a while but 2 step and watchtower brought to a good close. crowd was ready for something epic all night loved the croud!

User: Cheerful Giver
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Think this may have been my favorite concert I've seem. Loved Granny, Digging A Ditch and Christmas Song. What a treat. Plus Premo seats!

User: cmdjfm
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Aside from the fact that there were some girls in our section that thought they could sing better than Dave (impossible), the show was amazing!! I went with friends who had never been, and seeing the show through fresh eyes made me realize how talented they all are. Thanks to dave, carter, stefan, boyd, rashawn, tim and jeff for an awesome evening. Enjoy your time off with family and friends and again thanks for the music!!

User: dabull420
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great time with Rob and my son will finally getting to hear Christmas Song ! see ya in 2012

User: DaEagleEye8
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I had a really good time and actually really liked the set list although there were a lot of mixed feelings about it here on ants. There were a lot of songs I really enjoy and the encore was great imo. Oh, and the opener (John Butler) was truly amazing. Definitely made me a fan!

User: Dancing Man
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Sweet show, previous night I was given the set list, this night, Carter's stix!

User: DancingFireGod
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The first half of the show was expected, newer songs that were played like the cd. Being a huge live DMB fan I wanted more from the first 1/2. The second half was great. I think Boyd must have been not feeling well.

User: Davesahottie
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My favorite DMB show ever!!! Mainly because of my "seat" location! Thank you warehouse!! I stood for 6 straight hours barely making it to the end of the show! At the beginning I was about 10 people away from dave but by the end of the show I was only 4 people from him! OMG!!! I have a great pic on my iphone i will try and upload later.

User: db2320
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Stone opener, LIOG with boyd and a ridulous two step was good enough for me. Also cool to see wwys, ditch, and blackjack for the first time. 3 song encore with xmas song along with hearing granny, and cry freedom again this year was an added bonus. Dont know why people get so picky over the setlist, they aren't going to play last stop or minarets at every show.

User: dbcam5
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Good show, not the best I have seen, but good. Crowd was good, nice send off for the break.

User: dgdrling
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First show, cant wait for more!

User: dmaynard
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Great show, great people in a great city

User: dmb617
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Pretty solid show. What Would You Say sounded very solid. Every time I hear Two Step they evolve the song, this one was amazing with the short little reggae sounding break down. LioG with the reprise, Write a Song, Black Jack and Christmas Song were all hilites and first times heard for me. Always something new even at my 14th show. Waitin for 2012...

User: dmbphanboston
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Confused by the song selection. LOVED the new twist on Two Step...other than that, not much to report.

User: dmbuconn
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The Stone was a deceiving indicator of the caliber of show that it would be. The only time that the set picked up was Granny-->Liog. Other than that, really flat. Bottom 2 for me.

User: dollforty
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my only general admission floor tickets was 28th in line held my spot on the rail when the band was about to start the camara man stood directly in front of me, left me peeking around the camera for the whole show, great setlist Cry Freedom, so beautiful!

User: efraz44
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good show, shitty seats

User: elrayodelsol
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Fun times with different DMB friends. I love seeing shows right in Boston.

User: evilprincess
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good stuff! not the best show i've seen but far from anything near bad.

User: gsager
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The show had its ups (the great opening run) and downs (the second half), but for me I'll remember it for the incredible version of LIOG. Boyd's solo was the most gorgeous thing I've ever heard the band play. And that after 11 shows, I finally heard The Stone!

User: Jd8973
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To drunk to taste this chicken but had a great show

User: JGil584
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I just wrote a long review and it got erased. Great.

Highlights were the Stone and Two Step but overall very disappointed with song selection and too many mellow/boring songs with new ones mixed in. Had high hopes for the night and was let down. This may have been my last hurrah...

User: Jhstew
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some solid tunes, some not so solid tunes. liog reprise, a real two step intro, christmas song, granny, and cry freedom. had a ncie run, had a shitty run. decent show.

User: JollyMon07
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Back section, nose bleed seats. Blackjack made me go crazy!!!!!

User: jrlachance
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Went with Laura Paquette. Show was OK, but setlist was weak.

User: jschneider
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So. Damn. Lucky

User: littlepayton35
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Whoever the person in the front row was with the spaceman sign...get a life. npbody wants to hear spaceman for the 11th time in one year. Stone, LIOG, Granny awesome...shake me and you and me? are you kidding? common dave....all you people who gave this show above a 3 are wack. maybe this was your first dave concert, but i'm a seasoned professional and this was a stone cold 3. if that.

User: lo0obrandono0ol
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much more mellow than night one. disappointed in the repeats. set was slow at times, not a terrible show though. really liked blackjack and write a song!

User: macleodad
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Good show, sound wasn't great. Bad seemed to be having fun though.

User: malawibaby
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it was amazing! what a show!! christmas song, granny, cry freedom, black jack!! cornbread was INSANE! dave literally rocked the house

User: mantis32
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13th show. UNLUCKY 13th. left very disappointed, not in the way they played, but in how complacent they are playing the same songs good things: boyd on lie in our graves...amazing, the stone, diggin a ditch, cry freedom, xmas song, what would u say, granny bad things: no need to play you and me, shake me, cornbread, spaceman at every single show! blackjack was unimpressive, and the show hit a serious dull point midset. ive never wanted to leave a show early but the combo of time bomb>watchtower almost made me leave. left a bad taste in my mouth and im happy this band is taking a year off. maybe they can go and remember their classic songs and pull them off the shelf instead of the same garbage at every venue. so disappointed

User: mattsox94
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Great first show

User: mgm248
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My second show..thought it was amazing. Boyd owned LIOG, Blackjack sounded great, Jeff owned up The Stone.

User: mhal9000
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The best version of Two Step I have ever heard!!!

User: ms2217
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How is this only getting 3-1/2 stars? This was my 15th show and it was the best Ive seen yet.

User: mtlewis23
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This was my first show. I can't believe how lucky i was to see such a great set. When I heard the first notes of The Stone i nearly lost it. They played an absolutely amazing version of So Damn Lucky. My seats weren't the best but I had an awesome view of Carter. Being a drummer myself, it was like watching God play and I am so happy i could watch him. Boyds solo in LIOG was another highlight. Just listening to the tape now brings tears to my eyes. Two Step and AATW were great ways to close the show. Al around a great show with an ok crowd. People were being obnoxious at times but hey what can I do other then appreciate the fact that I even got to go.

User: nikkidmb
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This was my second show, seats obviously were much better than my night one loge 8 seats! The set list was less interesting to me at the time but after the show they all became my favorite songs, like Granny and Stone. This was the most exciting show/day of my life. I loved this show.

User: nsanborn
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Kicked ass. DMB Rocks as always. 3 Hours of nothing but pure awesome musical energy.

User: Oregon Coast
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Had a great time in Boston but Dave and lots of folks were vulnerable to a nasty flu bug and the weather was not for the faint of heart. The band held Dave up and his tea was refreshed more often than usual.

User: Pageantbean
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nosebleeds

User: pgapro
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My 20th show and there was a great mix of new songs and classics. The highlights were all the new Big Whiskey songs, the stone, cry feedom, lie in our graves, write a song, granny, Christmas Song and a fantastic two step. Thanks DMB for 20 great years of touring and enjoy your break.

User: propelsolutions
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Too many seats on the floor!

User: riotto316
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Of my 26 shows, easily bottom 5 for so many reasons. This is not the way to go out before a taking an extended hiatus.

User: rtrahan52
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The best show I have seen since the 1998 montreal show. Two step best song ever seen live. Granny, great. SDL was fun and awesome to see Cry Freedom. Great show!

User: scottyflamingo
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i've never thought it was possible to say "that 's the best show ive seen" but now im not sure!

User: shpsoccer
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I thought the show in terms of songs I had not heard what would you say, christmas song, digging a ditch, black jack, etc. was good. This was my tenth show and all i really wanted to hear was Big eyed fish followed by bartender, and christmas song. I have waited years to hear Christmas song and it was finally played. In that aspect it was spectacular, but the second have the core setlist could have been better although liog was unbelievable.

User: sjclemente
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After seeing a solid show on N1, I really expected that N2 was going to be unbelievable. And at times, it was, as Granny and LIOG brought the house down, as did The Stone to open and Two Step and Watchtower to close, respectively. Some nice surprises, Write A Song -- first time hearing that live, very solid.

However, I do believe it's time for You and Me (and the like) to have less of a presence in the set list. When Dave announced last night that he doesn't like repeats, then had some repeats, it was a little disappointing.

Regardless, two very solid nights in Boston, and truthfully there were highlights from both nights that make the shows memorable in their own way. Best of luck on the hiatus boys, get some rest.

User: Snowgaper
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Great energy. Band seemed happy to be there.

User: SuffolkLaw3L
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The middle dragged on. Ended and started strong in my opinion, but weak middle. Black Jack was nice, Granny and LIOG were great too.

User: tara2step
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LOVED IT

User: tbanks
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WOW!!! What a show! Great energy from the entire band..Dave was in rare form. The playing was great and the setlist was awesome!!
Highlights were LIOG, a killer Two Step and The Christmas Song.

User: Tjg8590
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With Jess and Katie

User: tlark91
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unnn freakin beleivable

User: touchofgrey
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Worst DMB show I have ever been to. The energy was worse than song list.

User: tsouth11
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Rather Disappointing...

There were a few times, including the opener, that made one believe the show was about to gain momentum and live up to the first night... or any other show this tour. Unfortunately it didn't happen... a high energy song was only followed by another one once (Granny-->LIOG). I've got to guess that Dave being sick contributed to the pace of the show...

Of my 38 shows... this clearly falls into the bottom 5. One could argue my expections/hopes were inappropriately high with them taking a year break, but looking at the other reviews it doesn't seem I'm alone...

Not the way I was hoping to tide myself over...

User: ttro821
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8th show, bottom 3 definitely. my expectation at a venue liek the garden was to dance my face off, but dave chose a very tame and mellow set. partly because im pretty sure he was banged up. love DMB, every shows a good show and we got some rare songs but overall could've brought the funk a bit more.

User: turner.jon.d
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Great energy, and all of the songs were very crisp, well-done versions. The past 2 tours they dragged some songs out too long - but this show was much better. Great versions of Two Step and Lie In Our Graves.

User: VusiEverydayMSG
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When Dave starts with The Stone, you know its gonna be a good night!


   



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