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Dave Matthews Band
September 18, 2011
Randall's Island, New York, NY

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User: 36Rapunzel
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Titties and Beer!

User: AMPiper420
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I had such a great time at this one. Dance party behind the light riser, yeah!

User: bebo198989
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Great show! Holy shit there was a nasty set in the middle. Right when Warren came on it kept building up. #41, Cortez!, so much, astb, too much, and stay like the shows of Years ago. I would've rated the show a 5 but I found out they cut Abi and AB from the setlist because warrens songs took 40 mins. Hopefully they'll throw those two back into the mix tomorrow along with BOWA and Pig!

User: bfavre624
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Where's the 4.5 when you need it. Yes best encore you could possibly see. The Reprise of LIOG was added bonus. S2h witnessed his first Halloween after 26 shows. Double encore thank you was just a perfect nightcap. However with all 3 Out of my hands, lying in the hands and you might die trying show can't earn a perfect 5. Still Jimi thing was 2nd best version heard next to central park and Dave was crafty and unique with his Scatting. Dave was in a dark but fun mood clearly not happy he got hit in the head with something a Foolish fan threw. 4.5 overall.
Show some love to most underrated DM show at Nassau coliseum.

User: bigmac#41
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After last the last two nights I was expecting big things from this band tonight and at the outset things looked promising. The Stone, as always, was phenomenal and Warehouse was awesome. Unfortunately the piano came out and we got OOMH. LITHOG was ok, but I felt it dragged on even with Jeff tearing it up. Jimi was unspectacular until the last 4-5 minutes when it seemed the band refocused and got their groove back. I love DaD, but it seemed kinda flat and really want placed well. ABI was incredible, def got me going and the rest of the show carried nicely from there. AB was fitting considering we were in NYC just days after the anniversary of 9/11. Ants fake> Halloween> Ants was just a badass way to close the encore. Lots of intensity and they sounded great. To have the band respond to the chants of "one more song" and come out and give us the double encore was cool. Though I would have preferred Last Stop over Thank You I wont complain. Dave was dancing like a maniac and you could tell that he was genuinely thankful. Couldnt believe it when he jumped off the stage and leaned into the crowd, best part is I got a high five from Dave.

User: bknapp4dave
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Good show- unreal set list- check it out

User: Boston05
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awesome!

User: breedanyiel
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Epic night, epic set! They played all the big ones and so many gems. Burning down the house was out of this world. Out of my hands was a highlight for me. Ants tease into Halloween... amazing! Double encore. Loved it! Til next year guys!

User: Bryan89
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my dumb ass left during the first song of the encore figuring it would be better to miss the crowds back onto the ferry.

Bad decision to later discover I missed Halloween and the rare double encore. ugh :)

User: bryandmb
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BEST. ENCORE. EVER. Glad they decided to play American Baby after scratching it from the N2 setlist.

User: caseyn
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THAT WAS AMAZING... JEFF WAS AWESOME ON STONE LITHOG, ABI INTO AB WAS KILLER, COULDNT HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING BETTER, AND THAT LIE IN OUR GRAVES REPRISE INTO THE ANTS FAKE INTO HALLOWEEN WAS AMAZINGLY AWESOME, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST VERSIONS OF ANTS MARCHING IVE EVER HEARD,
IF YOU GIVE THIS UNDER FOUR STARS THEN YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT

User: Cornbread345
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3+ hours of music. Double encore. ABI stone and Halloween. Only hard part to swallow was Dave coming out and rejecting the 12 string for Last Stop..still like thank you but I mean..this was the last stop

User: cryfreedom07
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Unbelievable....

User: daleydmb
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Unbelievable!!!!

User: dancingfire75
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when dave came into the crowd that was prob the best moment at a dmb show ive seen in a long time

User: danodo18
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awesome!

User: davisaj
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Been to 31 shows since the summer of 97 and although not the best, it certainly was up there. So what the set was up and down, left and right...they were rocking it. Playing hard, putting everything they had into it, and having a hell of a time!

So glad to have seen them when they are all still loving it and having fun!

User: db2320
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Hard to justify this show receiving anything less than 5 stars. The double encore itself with Halloween, an awesome version of Ants and Dave dancing around to Thank You made the trip worth it. The main set was nothing to complain about either. ABI was incredible and a highlight for me. Also got the Stone, Warehouse, and terrific versions of Jimi and Proudest Monkey. The show was a good mix filled with a lot of gems and a few rarities. Glad I got to see the bands final show for the year because they went out with a bang.

User: dball2
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Average set. Encore was incredible though.

User: Debdawg1
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Thank you for playing Sister. I attended this weekend with my brother who has followed Dave for 17 years. I became a fan because of him and it was so fitting that you played Sister at my first concert!

User: devilshockey90
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So many great songs and the band was on fire this night, really glad they went with another root instead of watchtower

User: dixiechicken5
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piff

User: dmblove41
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AMAZING!!!!

User: dollforty
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Excellent!

User: DrinkMadBeer
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Amazing. Loved the 2 day wait on the reprise. Finally a warehouse stop-time

User: DropTheDevil
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Stone opener, ABI->AB, LIOG reprise into Halloween-> Ants...NUF said.

User: Drummer58
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Stone Halloween Write a Song and Dave jumping from the stage and dancing like he preaches.... Love and live life. Excellent show

User: dxmaverick
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Good finish. Average show till then.

User: dzolot
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Double Encore!!!

User: elrayodelsol
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4.5! The Stone was awesome.

First three songs in I turned to mu friend Eric and said "that could have bern the end"!!

TWO encores. This has it wrong though: LIOG was a tease into Halloween then a full Ants.

User: evilprincess
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So epic.

User: Fatoldsun
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1st Halloween. What an encore!

User: floppybeagle
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Thank you!

User: GetOnTheBoat
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Great show and energy, Stone opener was great. Encore was epic.
Lie In Our Graves was a reprise, not a fake as the set list says.

User: greybart41
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Oh yeah! LITHOG was fire! Thank you for the reschedule. More than worth it!

User: GrooGruxGirl
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Front Row Lauren and Denise
Diggin a ditch :)

User: hazeman
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Amazing

User: J Bomb DMB
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"If ya standin next to the fool who just threw that almost hit me in the head, would you tell them to... F*uck offffff" 30-40 ft from the stage and was probably the best show I have been to, the vibe was phenomenal, had a great feel and DMB put on the best show!!!!

User: jbadgeruw
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They proved once again they can leave me in awe!

User: jedewan
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The Stone opener!!! The run to end the set was a little slow, but ABI was tremendous.

And the encore... The encore. Wow.

User: jeffreyd
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Totally awesome show... top to bottom! A fantastic way to end a tour!

User: JnHolmesJr
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Any show where 4 songs from Stand Up are played is no better than 2 stars, but 35 straight minutes of LITHOG and Jimi Thing? That pairing needs to be broken up for the rest of eternity and Stand Up needs to be sent back to the corner of hell from which it was spawned. No, a 5 minute performance of Halloween does not make it better. That is all.

User: johnpcecil
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Great jams and set list.

User: kempsted
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Wow. What is not to like. High energy and 3 hours ends 2011. Thank you DMB


User: Kit Bigelow
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Vinny proposes to j9...

User: leelee41dmb
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Too much fun. Great show to end a perfect day.

User: maakykas
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great start...great finish...stoked to get an abi and ab....overall super tough to beat after N2...great vibe all weekend from the crowd that got there early and posted up all day....cool people and good times

User: MaxonBartender
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Night three from Grace!! ThAnks for a great Caravan guys!!

User: mfriedman08
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The Stone opener! So good. Warehouse is always a treat. Saw BDTH for the first time, they really cover that well and the crowd eats it up. I'm a big supporter of LITHOG and it was awesome as Jeff, Dave and Carter did a Reggae-style jam. First live ABI and it was great seeing the raw emotion and the screaming. Dave even went down to a knee after he finished screaming. Great encore, yes it could have been better if they did the Last Stop. The place went nutso when they came out for double encore and the Last Stop chants were audible throughout the venue. So, everyone was a little let down by Thank You. But Dave's jump off the stage was really a great moment. Last Stop would have made it "EPIC" but it was still a memorable show.

User: mgsdude4
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I had to sleep on this show in order to let it settle in so I can give it a fair assessment. Me and a few people around me were looking for a Stone opener and got it so we were pretty psyched. The run from The Stone through Warehouse was very good and I was hoping they would take it to the next level from there. However, the run from Write A Song through Cornbread was a little bit of a let down. Great performances of all the songs but they had an opportunity to really do something special here and didn't. ABI > American Baby picked things back up but then my worst fear came true, YMDT closer. Spectacular encore although I would've preferred #40 (even a tease) or Baby Blue over Sister. Overall 4 stars. Strong start and finish but the lull in the middle was too big.

User: mhal9000
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Double Encore, Dave jumps off the stage!!

User: Miller9
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Alot like Atlantic City, especially the encore..loved American Baby intro..really was hoping for a Last Stop :(

User: msteinberg1
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Ridiculously amazing. Love love loved it all.

User: mthawk07
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Fantastic performances by the band all around. The set list could have been better, but everyone was on their game all night! Major highlights were The Stone opener, Warehouse, LITHOG, ABI, Halloween, and Ants.

User: ncsmith94
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too long ago for me to remember

User: NJAuthor88
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This seemed to be the weakest of the three day festival. However, this was my first DMB festival so that information is based on my friends who brought me. I did sense a significant drop off in fan energy at this show.

User: ogray
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Stop Time!

User: ouiballerina
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Sunday nights show was fantastic! Dave was hilarious, but the whole band played so well. Got to hear many of my favorites, and this show locked my love for the band.

User: Photographer37
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Dust bowl!

User: pisanom2
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Fantastic show

User: procopio14
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Halloween

User: Randyregan87
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Great show lots of fun, only bad spot was the placement of OOMH, just killed the energy coming off of BDTH.

User: Rapunzel1208
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Not the best DMB show of my career, but definitely a good encore. It was good to get out to see the guys in the absence of a full summer tour.

User: reb519
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with dan

User: rourkie
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if he played last stop to finish the caravan when the crowd was chanting it..it would have been a perfect night. good halloween, and of course american baby with intro for the first time on the east coast in 6 years

User: SayGoodbye18
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Great energy tonight!! Only 4 stars because the setlist was kinda strange for a N3 show, last show of the year. Was hoping for a Last Stop, or something rare or new, but THE STONE was amazing. Also, Ants setlist says "LIOG FAKE" but it wasn't a fake, it was the reprise... they finished the song from N1, where they didn't play the reprise then. That was great, I've never heard them split up the reprise from the song over different nights before!
Overall, the band played fantastic, the ENCORE WAS SIIIIICK, and after 67 shows, I've never seen the band come back on stage after the encore, to play ONE MORE SONG! During Thank You, Dave jumped off the stage and gave us all high fives in the front row!! Too bad the crazy old dude from VIP ran up the front isle stage left and grabbed Dave, which freaked him out for a second and security quickly lifted Dave back up on stage to finish the song. HALLOWEEN was EPIC!!!
Great ending to a great year. I'll miss these boys, 'till next season!!!!

User: SCFiredancer
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Well I loved it! Little bummed that we didn't get a Last Stop but it was still a great show. My first Halloween and it was killer!

User: SheffCHenkO_22
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Halloween. Need I say more...

User: ShewasHisGirl
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Stone opener. please and thank you.

User: stumpe1231
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Another good show. It would've been great if he played Last Stop instead of Thank You. People would've lost their minds! Met up with Larry and Danielle and it was a fun time dancing on Randall's. Heard some great music earlier, Trombone Shorty was a highlight.

User: Swift989
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Great start slow middle great finish

User: tallman1205
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A show that compelled me at first, lost me in the middle and blew me away at the end. Overall a perfect ending to the weekend. Band was on fire and crowd was unbelievable! Main set was wasn't anything special setlist wise but every song sounded amazing. Highlights were The Stone, Warehouse, Jeff's solo in LITHOG and AB Into >American baby.
It was the encore however that made this show. After a very standard but solid sister, the band reprised LIOG....from TWO NIGHTS AGO. How cool is that? The HALLOWEEN(my first) AND ANTS. Just when you thought it was over, the came back for a double encore which happends.....well never, at least not in the States. I have never seen Dave more animated than he was during Thank You. He even jumped off the stage and was giving high fives to the crowd. Speaking of which, I have to give kudos to all who attended tonight. This was the best crowd I have been a part of. Finally Dave mentioned that they'll have new material next time out. What will it be? Till next time, See y'all in 2012

P.S- Don't listen to JnHolmes Jr. He apparently likes to focus on the smallest of bad details from tonight.

User: tbone4118
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Great show, great set, good good time with friends! Great weekend and soooo happy Governors was cancelled and changed here. Loved the high energy encore and esp loved the LIOG reprise bc I have always wondered why they never do it when they leave LIOG hanging on an earlier night of a multi night stand.

User: thehiggy
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Probably could have switched nights two and three for a better build up........and WHERES MY LAST STOP?

User: TheLastStop99
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As close to MSG2 as i have seend yet.

User: tisfortoombs
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Abi intro, ween,

User: TrippingBobbies
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American Baby intro was amazing. NEED IT MOREEE

User: tsouth11
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Incredible.

User: tweekerDOUG617
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The Stone as an opener, FINALLY(For me!)
BDTH!!!! OOMH!!!! FRIGGIN FANTASTIC! But, no last stop. Kinda sad on that one

User: Utopia
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Stone opener was amazing. Loved hearing Halloween. It was a fantastic show.

User: Waisting Time
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Amazing show. Best of 20. 1st Halloween! Stone opener. First AB intro. Finished LIOG and Double encore and Dave talked of a new album coming out.

User: wbmc1808
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I thought each night at randalls was stronger than the prior, energy picked up as evening went on. Dave in good spirits even when fan threw something and hit him on stage. Great encore set. Hopefully a release at some point

User: Wheelsdmb41
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1st stone unreal plus first time hearing my favorite ABI AB

User: zkantor11
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AMAZING!

User: zumajed
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Fun show!


   


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