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Dave Matthews Band
December 21, 2012
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

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User: 15yoDaveFanatic
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Got Crash for the first time along with WTWE opener and WYA, great show

User: AMPiper420
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UPyExDiAM8s

User: antsdancing1
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show sucked, setlist was exceedingly lame and they stopped selling beer right after the show started.

User: barre05
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Barclays was packed, and the place was rockin' all night long. The show started with When the World Ends (fitting, since it's 12.21.12), and the energy practically never let up. They closed with Ants Marching, again, fittingly for the end of the world. For the encore, they did a Crash, Drunken Soldier, and a rockin' Two Step.

Show highlights for me included Crush, Mercy, Grey Street, Ants and Crash. The crowd loved those songs, plus Dont Drink the Water, Cornbread, You May Die Trying, and Two Step.

User: Beanitis
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Really good setlist - stayed away from too much new stuff. But no Christmas Song?!?

User: bfavre624
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Poor venue. Sound doesn't travel well. Disappointing otherwise great setlist

User: breedanyiel
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Amazing energy all the way through! Hardly slowed down the pace. One of the most enjoyable indoor shows i've attended. I loved the end of the world theme. Opening with When The World Ends was awesome and, I think, what everyone was hoping for. And closing it out with a strong version of Two Step brought the theme full circle. This show was LOADED with classic favorites! Sexy Mother version of Jimi Thing is always great. Squirm, Eh Hee & The Riff where newer highlights for me. They played as if it was going to be the last show they ever played. Great crowd around us made the night even better. See you all in the summer!

User: brianremy
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Great show, high energy, great set

User: bum91
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Good show. Setlist was solid. Unbelievable energy throughout the whole show. The crowd was great. Barclays Center is an amazing venue and is incredibly easy to get to. What You Are, When the World Ends, and Crush were highlights for me.

User: bustedstufff
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First indoor venue for me

User: camseekup
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My brother and I were on the floor...surrounded by "mostly" cool people....

We met Boyd after the show...missed the last train out of the City...

It was a GREAT show....

User: Cedwards0405
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Got my first drumstick.. From the crew member. Sweet n sour moment.

User: ClaytonSWert
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End of the World show. Enough said.

User: crissykins92
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It was my second show! It was really really great. Shake me was awesome hearing for the first time. Alot of the new songs are coming out well. When the world ends was a sick opener. I heard my first Ants Marching at this show as well as Grey Street, my favorite song! I cant wait for the 2013 tour.

User: danastacy
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I met Boyd after the show and told him he throws "the best apocalypse parties!"

*Rated 5 for the band, but after subsequent shows at this venue, would give Barclay's a 3-4 if you don't have close seats.

User: dancingnancie01
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they wanted us to end the world the right way

User: debluehens
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Even for a cd tour show, this was possibly one of the worst Dave shows I have ever seen live. After all the great shows I have seen in the past Philly 1999, Hershey 2000, Giants 2001, etc., it is hard to stomach the weak lineup of non-new cd material that they did on Friday night.

User: dixiechicken5
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Good time.

User: dmbajg
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Great crowd and new stadium. Awesome guitar solos by tim

User: dmbandilove
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Great show! Many guests. Good setlist.

User: dollforty
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Opening with When the World Ends was amazing! What You Are was a highlight for me, been a long time. Absolutely loved Crush, Mercy, Jimi Thing with sexy mothafacka jam, Grey Street always jams as well. Crash, Drunken Soldier and Two Step encore was terrific!

User: dpb23
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With chooch

User: dreamingtree101
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what you are was a nice surprise.. Other highlights included when the world ends, crush, jimi thing, mercy w mark whitfield and cornbread sounded great... crash doesn't belong in the encore nor do I enjoy it anywhere else in the the set

User: EDDMB
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Great start,middle was a little slow,great ending.Spaceman got zero reaction,Corn Bread with Lawlor was tits,The Riff and Grey St were awesome..as was the final 5..What you Are,Ants,CRASH,Drunken and 2 Step (even with the slip up)..solid gig,could have used a What Would You Say in the middle..great time in GA

User: fjd5039
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Hell of a show. Obviously the When the World Ends opener was fitting.. But even after the whole band was on fire, Dave was doing his typical Dave dance, with a lot of great jams from the rest of the gang. I have been to 3 shows this winter tour and this was the most entergetic one so far (izod n1 & n2). I'll be in philly tonight so hopefully they keep the energy up!

User: FrankieBallz921
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Great to hear When the World Ends on the day the Mayans predicted it to end!

User: Funki10is
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Amazing Energy...Amazing Jams. Cornbread was shredded on the guitars...really sick version. Pleasant surprise hearing What You Are. Of course Crush, Crash, Jimi Thinkg, Grey Street, Ants, Two Step always welcomed. Drunked soldier is a monster of a song. CANT WAIT FOR TONIGHT AT WELLS FARGO IN PHILLY.

User: gahumbert
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Fun NYC show!

User: gossamer61
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Gossamer61. Acoustics weren't great in nosebleeds, set dragged a bit in the middle. But the boys were having a blast and so was I. Merry Christmas!!!

User: greybart41
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No sleep til!!!!

User: griffd2004
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Awesome show for 12-21-12 - KILLER intro with When the World Ends -> Squirm -> Don't Drink The Water! Drunken Soldier was amazing. Loved all three special guests. Mark Whitfield (Jazz Guitarist) on Mercy and CITM, and Dave Pietro (Jazz Saxist) on Jimi Thing! Also, Joe Lawlor (crew audio technician) joined Tim for Corn Bread. Could have done without Ehee, but that's just me. What a freakin show!

User: hazeman
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Nice venue
Good show

User: hottcorner10
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First three songs set the pace for the whole night. What you are!!! An extended mercy jam👍.

And the world didn't end so it must be a 5

User: i did it
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amped crowd, great start to the show, after crush real downhill until what you are, finished strong but too little too late

User: jamwo212
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Good setlist, not great. Need to cut some of the fillers and play a bigger variety. Still a very good show overall. Best part of the show was the opener with the WTWE tease. Crowd went nuts! Definitely one of the most memorable moments at a DMB show for me!

User: JCHOBS10
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Unbelievable set list....even better 3 rows from the stage. Best concert I've been to. The band, the crowd, everything...energy was insane. Goin to be hard to beat this one, barclays center is going to have to be a regular venue!

User: jengle521@gmail
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4th concert in a row i have heard Ehhe and it annoyed me! Not a strong nor balanced set-list, pretty repetitive to all the other shows in the tour! When the World Ends was defiantly the highlight of this show with out it i dont know what i would say bout the show. What you are was also a highlight for me! They also cut a song out of the encore according to the set-list!

User: jln5054
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I was a little disappointed with this show. There were definitely some great moments but the show didnt flow very well. I thought the place was ready to explode following Grey Street but you could feel the air leave the place when Dave started The Riff. I thought opening with When the World Ends was amazing, I love that song and have been waiting forever to see it. Seeing Mercy that was more jammed out an didnt lead into OOMH was nice but the middle of the set didnt really flow to well for me. I liked What You Are and Ants to close. Would have preferred Christmas SOng in the encore but Drunken Soldier is a beast and Two Step was a solid way to end it.

User: JohnDMB
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WTWE opener was somewhat predictable. Convincing WTWE fake tease followed by full song WTWE was not predictable at all, and was completely awesome. Mercy with Joe and Tim shredding and Jimi with the horn section eventually trading single-bar solos was sick.

User: johnnybgoode196
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meh.

User: JoMI
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Pretty solid safe show. No big WOW moment but I loved all the jams. Was hoping for Christmas song though. Merry Christmas!

User: Json417
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When the world ended

User: kdaddy
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The show was great, and I liked the band having someone from the road crew join them. I haven't seen speed metal guitar played like that in a long time.

User: kempsted
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Lots of guests - better than the set list would suggest. Even Corn bread was made better and having a guest on Mercy meant no OOMH which was a bonus.

User: knowyurrole12
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Overall a good show.
Jimi and crush were outstanding.

User: kparks
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"End of the World" theme for the Mayan calendar date - great show, Prince cover at the end had the staff dancing hard!

User: kyle64
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Amazing concert. Loved Dave's starter song "when the world ends". Thought the venue was an amazing experience also, would totally go back for more

User: lauralgb
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Barclays is pretty cool. Setlist wasn't the best, but I was dying to hear Drunken Soldier in the encore and Two Step was sweet.

User: LIDMBer
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Many ballads, energy somewhat lacking. Not bad, just not the best. Rooftop and Two Step were highlights.

User: lkraso01
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Energy in the place was awesome really glad we didnt have to deal with people sitting in our section, everyone was up and dancing which was great. Set list was really good minor low points in the middle, for example, if only, for some reason just cant get into that song. What you are was a really nice surprise and the guest were awesome. Great time.

User: Lone Star
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Kick ass show, When the world ends Tease was amazing. Great guests, great Carter intro to Ants, Dave finished a measure early in Two step but they always make up for it. Crash Encore to start, unreal. Great sound in GA.

User: mattbp102191
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I'd give this a 4.5/5. unreal energy throughout the whole concert. awesome opener with WTWE, played especially for it being 12/21. So many guests tonight and they all made standard songs really great. hands down best cornbread, mercy, and jimi i've seen live. What You are was a great surprise. The energy never died except maybe during if only.... very few low points for me in this one, being 4 people back from the staged helped too with that, but definitely top third of shows ive seen, easy.

User: matthewly1984
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awesome evening. many classics in there (jimi thing, crush were top notch...two step finisher was so freaking sick). good venue at barclays. when the world ends tease/opener was phenomenal. "you a fine motha f*cka shakin dat ass....shakin dat ass...." very glad i so two shows this tour. the boys bring the heat for he indoor venues...

User: megizi
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Amazing concert. Very fun. When the worlds end on 12/12/12 was great

User: melanie1300
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Night before we got engaged! :)

User: Missmarlatt
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Best show I've been to yet!

User: mr.reise
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Awesome show!

User: orangeflower
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End of the world, Jeremy's 30th

User: paulsch55
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When the world ends tease into the song to start the show was unbelievable.

User: pgs239
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started great with when the world ends, squirm, and crush, and then just lost the energy. mercy really killed it, guest on guitar wasn't particularly good. too many slow jams to end out the songs...

User: proudestmnkey46
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The acoustics were pretty bad if you were sitting in the nosebleeds. I couldn't understand what Dave was saying in between songs =(

User: pumpumdr
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W/ B. Brennan on side stage. Good seats!

User: SchindHaughton
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I thought this was a pretty solid show. WTWE was a nice treat, and I thought we got a pretty strong Corn Bread. What You Are and Crash Into Me are also very underrated live songs, I thoroughly enjoyed them both. Mercy was a bummer though; it's not necessarily a bad song, but it's a real turd to get live. This seemed to be a fairly weak Two Step though.

User: Schucky_DMB96
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Three tour debuts that night plus opening with when the world ends..... awesome!

User: shakenbake228
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When the World Ends was incredible! What you are was unexpected, some amazing jams on Crush, Mercy, Jimi Thing, Grey Street. Encore was amazing, Crash, Drunken soldier and two step to close it. Other than that a mediocre show at best, middle of the concert was weak compared to the beginning so it really took the sail out of the winds

User: siegel0
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awesome energy...angry set list haha

User: sjsharkteeth
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Sound traveled terribly to the upper decks. It was like looking into a black hole. Warehouse really screwed us with tickets. Crowd around us was dead...most people didnt even stand, hum, or smile for most of the show. Setlist was really corporate. They played for the casual fan in my opinion. Show was really corporate. Happy to say I will never see another concert at Barclays. The place has no character and they stopped serving beer practically 20 minutes into the show. Ill stick to MSG next winter tour. Still had a good time. But I will say this was the absolute worst show out of my 27!!

User: snomonkey9
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Solid Show but encore could have been a little better. It was just a little too mellow with Crash and Drunken Soldier but Two Step did pick it back up. Overall, though really great show. Starting with When the World Ends was the best!

User: soriss
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Epic set list!!!! Thank you Dave, Thank you!!

User: stumpe1231
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This was a great show! My sax teacher Dave Pietro jamming on Jimi Thing hangin' with my wife and my friend Brian. When The World End tease was cool and a full band 3 song encore!! Very nice!

User: sydleymonster
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Amazing show. Two Step was a highlight.

User: toray
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Best Dave show I've been to!

User: twinkstar66
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Awesome show. Better than
Izod night two. Yet again I go without seeing Christmas song but u guess I will have to deal. Dave and the band had tons of energy and the venue was great! Much smaller than I had expected

User: vlaxgoalie
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barclays is no msg and this certainly wasnt the best ive seen, 11-13-10 was the best and i hold all dave shows to that. setlist wise, nice to see crush, grey street and what you are. i know he just put a new album but but if youre paying that kinda money, i want as much old stuff as i can get. good show other than than!

User: wbmc1808
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Lumineers - best crowd participation for an opening act I have seen in a while, these guys are good.

Approp opener - When World Ends & closer - 2 Step. The Mayans are behind us. Great jamming all night long. Special shout out for Cornbread w/ J. Lawler, Jimi into band intros w/ ....Shaken That... Time Bomb teaser into 2 Step finish. Fit 26 songs into the 23 listed. Great venue / acoustics. Can't wait for 2013.

User: Winter Val
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Great night with Dave and my girls. Bittersweet.

User: wofsey
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All new songs and sound was terrible


   


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