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Dave Matthews Band
July 13, 2013
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA

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User: 41Wooten
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Best Jimi Thing and Two Step I have ever seen. Dave was very energetic.

User: amber816
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Bitches be crazy! So many fights!

User: Antmazzuca8
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great setlist and great energy from the band loved lover lay down!!

User: anttoekneeo
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I thought the show was excellent. Was pretty close to the stage and just loved the set list they put on. They kept the energy high throughout the whole night. Definitely one of my better shows.

User: Ayngreyst
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met Boyd!!!!

User: bigralfy78
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First time in Hershey good show good energy awesome venue. Bicycle story was a classic from dave

User: blskier
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Good show, not great. Spacebread sucked but was redeemed by lover lay down

User: bostondon91
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Running down a dream was the best song of the night

User: broseph_stalin
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Solid show. Not the best I've seen, not the worst. My first DIDO and Lover Lay Down. Could do without Spaceman>Cornbread, but other than that, I liked the band's energy.

User: carter=pimp
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Show number 12 and that one is definitely in my top 2

User: cgkirby
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Best set list of the summer! Loved alligator pie and lover lay down. Spaceman and granny great too!

User: ChrisG2121
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Really Squirm/Alligator Pie/Bayou opener awful. And the girl who saved him when he was on his bike asked for Lover Lay down, of all the songs in their arsenal. It's a good song but not even close.

User: clairejane
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Fantastic!! The boys were REALLY on, great encores maybe making up for last year's cut short because of the storm.

User: coreythomas86
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Best DMB show I have seen so far! From the Squirm opener, to the first "Crash Into Me" I have heard live to an epic "Two Step" encore, the show far surpassed my expectations, although the venue itself left much to be desired. Much improvement from the 5/31 Burgettstown show.

User: CrushB610
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2 drumsticks for my crew.

User: cry_minarets458
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show sucked but holy crap I got DIDO..lackluster crowd, lackluster energy

User: denisob
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Good show good time. Hot but the storms stayed away. Epic Two Step. Running Down a Dream was real good. Tim on fire on both.

User: djyoung97
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Awesome show!

User: DMBcrush110
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I have never seen lover lay down. One of my all time favorite songs and it was so beautiful.

User: DMBoom
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Lover Lay Down and Alligator Pie made the show.

User: dmbstone19
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Smallest crowd I've ever seen at Hershey, but that didn't slow the band down. Easily the most entertaining show that they have had at this venue. Drive in Drive out was great and one hell of a two step to cap things off. So much fun

User: dmb_40
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fantastic show.

User: dray10486
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Was not expecting to get to this show and glad we did! Great set including another epic Rapunzel and Two Step, great Jimi, Running, Crash, Drive in Drive Out, best If Only I ever heard them play, loved Lover Lay Down. Only complaint would be a lot of people sitting in the stands, not a lot of energy up there. Looked like the floor was rocking as the set and band was rocking but those folks in the stands get drunk and sit and puke the whole night. Had a great time though, great show!

User: ellmarsh
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#26 for me: Very much enjoyed the set list, but wish the seating was arranged differently. Great concert, good experience, but will stay away from Hershey Park Stadium for future concerts.

User: emma17
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This show was amazeballs. It was a great mix of some of his older songs and some of the newer ones. Loved it!!!

User: fastdyl41
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Good songs mixed in there, great two step and lover lay down, nice to see rapunzel and Crash into me and Drive in drive out and Granny. I'm a little tired of the jimi thing closer and the time bomb intro, two step would be my favorite live song if dave would go back to improving the intro like at atlantic city. The beginning was full of good songs but the order just didnt work at all, this was a central theme of the night. #41 was too long but i don't usually mind just as long as Carter makes it awesome. Spacebread needs to not be played for a while, maybe i'll want it in a couple years.

User: Fishtender1994
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So brutal. Squirm, Pie and bayou to start? I'd rather listen to nickelback! (Not really though). Done with hershey.

User: FrankieBallz921
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Fantastic set with Granny, Idea Of You and the return of Lover Lay Down.

User: Funki10is
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I'm typically very laid back with my reviews. I don't expect every set list to be perfect I'm usually just happy to be attending the show...but this show although the band did have great energy, amazing jams, and some of the best versions I've heard of Two Step & Jimi Thing among others...the set list in my opinion was horrible. The first 6 songs being Groo Grux and Away from the world were just too much new new stuff ;) Did anyone also notice there were definitely a few mistakes Carter made when Dave was looking to end a few songs and they didn't nail it, it was a few songs in a row. Something was off but they recovered perfectly fine. Carter even messed up a little during his solo during Two Step. Dave scatting during Jimi Things was great..Something seemed off slightly but they did their thing and played their tunes..just not most of what I would have preferred. Regardless in the end we all love DMB. All the set lists can't be everything we want. Hopefully they get back on track to switching up the set lists like they were in the beginning of this tour.

User: gecoboy
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perfect weather and great set Mark Whitfield was great. Kool and the Gang was an interesting opener -- full of energy

User: Hastalavictoria
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Cool and the Gang opened. It was the best show I've ever been to. The venue was excellent, very organized, and clean.

User: hazeman
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Fun

User: HUTKOK
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First concert for Nat

User: irishmjm
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Johns 41st show!!!!%0A%0A

User: jabberdmb
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Tough stadium to play and cover with sound. Its only 30 mins from my house so I can't ever miss this venue when DMB is in town. I don't care what they play - just as long as they are having fun doing it. Love DMB!!!!

User: jaclarke
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Best show ever. Took my son 9yr old son to his 1st show. Not only did meet Dave, he requested his favorite song, "Alligator Pie". Guess what, Dave played it! It was the 2nd song they played. Later that night we meet Boyd and I told him the story of what happened before the show. He said, "Oh so you're the little boy Dave was talking about"! How awesome is that!!Not bad for his 1st show!

User: Jagard
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Incredible show! Only my second Dave show but the better of the two.

User: Jaminbenb
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Great show...slow start, but he made up for it...Drive in Drive out for the second time ever in Hershey! That and #41 made my night! (Jimi and Two Step weren't slouches either) Band looked like they were having fun, and to top it all off freaking KOOL AND THE GANG opened it all up!

User: jbhopkins
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Good show, not terribly uncommon set.

User: jdbaron25
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Loved It!!!!

User: JeffFischer
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Had a great time at our 13th show in the last four years. Seven of the songs last night were the first time we've heard them live (which made them great for us). Disagreeing with a few others here, we thought the show started strong and stayed strong. Biggest surprise: Lover Lay Down. Never thought I'd get to hear it live. Sure, I don't need to hear Jimi and SMF yet again, but... the band will play what it wants to play. Get down on it. :) They're still mixing it up this summer. Bristow request: LIOG, please. :)

User: jhobbs
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solo show

User: jkmeyers3
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Lover LAt Down!! First time since high school hearing that!! Tom Petty cover was good...so was Jimi Thing! Good crowd.

User: jkrishak
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The venue really was not that great at all, but the show was fantastic!

User: JLWis27
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SHOW #60!!

Not the best set list every but any DMB show is a good DMB show to me.

All of the complainers out there ... stop going if the band is "so bad". We dont want you there anyways. You are why the "energy sucked".

Looking forward to VA Beach and Jiffy Lube!!

User: JohnDMB
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Drive In Drive Out! Lover Lay Down! Overall, very solid versions of all songs played tonight. Runnin' into Two Step works very well. Excellent outro to Two Step. Show really picked up starting with Crash Into Me. Always good to be in the middle of it all on the floor.

User: jrdale8
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Kool and the Gang opening was so high energy. Can't remember the last time I saw the place so full for an opener

User: jstover13
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Great show

User: laxman36
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Lover Lay Down was a first for me thanks for bringing it back.

User: Maggs01385
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Was my 13th show and I was expecting a lot more. Alligator Pie, Bayou, Lover,

User: Mags76
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Really good show, my last show burgettestown this year really ddisappointed so it could only have gotten better....Highlights for me were my first idea of you, first granny it 3 years, DDTW is a favorite of mine, drive in drive out/41/and jimi were all awesome. Also possibly best two step I have ever seen. I wouls say out of 14 shows this ranks around number 5. Not a great blow me away set list, but overall fun and having dave be so energetic made the show that much better. My last show for 2013, already preparing for Alpine 2014.

User: McIsaacMC15
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Hard. Power. Erect. Energy

User: mcolem16
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Fantastic show. I enjoyed the set list, energy and quality.

User: mrayburn
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Good show. Enjoyed Drive In Drive Out & Granny, first time to hear Lover Lay Down performed live, Cornbread and Jimi Thing were both good tonight. Encore was very fun was wanting to hear DMB's version of Running Down a Dream and Two Step was very well played. Good time.

User: MrUpton
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The show was so unbelievably bad. The tour has gone down the toilet after a fantastic start. All the songs leading up to Drive In Drive Out were either horrible, or just constantly played. The setlist lacked imagination, as they just played so many songs from the previous night. Squirm, Alligator Pie, f**king Louisiana Bayou, If Only, Spaceman, Corn Bread, all are unbelievably bad. Nobody who has seen the band frequently wants to hear DDTW, 41, Crash, Rapunzel, and Jimi Thing anymore. It might have been the worst show I have seen of theirs out the 50 I have been to.

If someone presented me with the options of either seeing this lousy show, or having Dave walk out and take a dump on the stage and then leaving not playing a single song, I rather take the Dave dump. It would be much quicker. The show was essentially a 3 hour marathon of crap.

User: msb3079
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Went with Katelyn. GREAT show. More energy than Camden. KILLER Two Step to close out the show. Extended outro.

User: mtyczkow
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Slow start. A few hits mixed in. Awsome Jimi and how can you not love two step...guys killed their solos on two step and Dave looked to be having a great time on stage. I was in the grandstand and the energy was weak. Most people sitting, large majority left after Jimi. Also sound seed low, even for Hershey. Overall very nice, just a slower more mellow concert.

User: nemery16
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After much reflection I have decided to make t a post. This was my 8th show and was easily my least favorite. I waited this long to make sure it wasn't just my poor experience in the crowd influencing my thoughts. I know they had a little to do with it (fighting, pushing, b!tching, etc...). The show started great for me, loved the first three songs, but then the performance became a bit vanilla for me. Nothing really "wowed me." some of my favorites were played and I was happy/lucky to hear them, but they just weren't my favorite renditions. Spaceman into Cornbread was nice....I like Drive In, and Rapunzel is always nice. Jimi Thing into Sexy Motha actually seemed a little forced to me which was disappointing b/c I usually love it and really get into it. Two Step to end the show was great, but after seeing it in Noblesville earlier this year (with a version that absolutely blew this one away) I was just left wanting more. I do hate sounding negative, but overall I was just left wanting a little something extra.

User: OneSweetPig25
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Sat with Dj EWOK and a cool couple from NC. Shout out to them first. No throw the set list in there with some groovin music makes for hell of a concert.

User: pcarnice
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Show was horrible. The first 9 song run was so unbelievably bad just about anything that followed it wouldn't have mattered. The show basically started with Drive In Drive Out.

I cannot believe they brought back Alligator Pie (God I wish that song was retired permanently). They keep playing the Bayou every show these days. Spacebread, If Only, tons of generic songs they always play, etc... They repeated so many songs from the night before, and played DDTW and Rapunzel once again from Before These Crowded Streets instead of The Stone and Spoon.

Nights like this remind me that I cannot stand the band most times. After night 2 at Camden I was commenting that shows like that remind why I love the band so much. The bottom line is that DMB very rarely delivers anymore. The tour has gone way down hill after it started so strong. They just stopped playing their true gems, and have replaced them with songs like Louisiana Bayou and So Damn Lucky.

To sum it up the show was crap.

User: pcoar1348
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the idea

User: Photographer37
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GA Front Standing

User: pjcurcio83
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I gave the show a 3 because of the stage and sound, sitting in section 7 with a larger group of friends who were newer to dmb concerts, I talked up how almost every show I have been to they have an awesome stage presence and makes the concert exciting. With no side projectors on the stage or speakers in the middle of the field the stands felt complely out of the concert. It was like listening to them in my car, felt like i got ripped off paid good money to see a show but ended up not being able to see anything. Stood down in GA for one song definitly a better experience. The stage was meant for direct viewing not for sitting off on the side. I more or less blame Hershey setup for this, But going to a concert half the experience is actually being able to see them play and the other half is clearly hearing the notes I am watching being played.

User: sinjinseth
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Great show, weather
Maybe best two step I ever saw.

User: sjsharkteeth
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Terrible set and crowd. I would be happy if Cornbread, squirm, bayou and spaceman were never played again.

User: sjsharkteeth20
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Worst show I have ever seen. Out of my 32 shows this was by far the worst! The first half was very difficult to listen to and put a damper on the rest of the setlist. Crowd blew and place was empty. Got funny looks for starting a Last Stop chant. Once squirm and Bayou came out I knew the show was gunna blow.. Just when I though the band had shelved those over played filler songs like Cornbread, Bayou, Spaceman, etc they bring them right back out in full force. No energy in the crowd. Feel bad for when the tour moves West, sets just keep getting worse on this tour.

User: SomeDevil36
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I met Boyd at a gathering after!!!!! It was awesome!!!!

User: Tee-Dollarz
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Incredible - met Jeff Coffin ahead of time, then honestly made eye contact a ton, gave thumbs up, made a personal connection and he tweeted to me afterwards!

User: TheCaptin
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Terrible concert. What was Dave thinking. Possibly worst opening ever.

User: thericker2112
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Idea of You, Granny and Lover lay Down were the highlights. Dave slowed things down a bit in the middle but otherwise one of the best shows I've seen. On a side note - it was my wife's first show. She had a blast.

User: tinman034
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Great Show!

User: tjot127
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Getting to meet Dave made this show really special for me. Set list was not up to the standards of the rest of the tour, but meeting Dave and Lovers Lay Down made it a 5 for me

User: UconnFan4Ever32
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Some good moments, but nothing special.

User: UnMe4Ever
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Great opener, awesome jams, and the only thing that sucks is PA alcohol laws.

User: waperoza
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Reverb volunteering was a great way to get to see the show and help out! We were rewarded with a solid show. Happy I got a #41 finally this summer and haven't seen Lover Lay Down since 97!

User: wolfman92
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Jungle Boogie tease during #41 (Kool and the Gang had played that earlier when they opened for Dave) Time Bomb intro on Two Step "Sexy muthafucka shakin that ass - shakin that ass shakin that ass"

User: YellowBandana
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Sam's first show! Tj Brian

User: _damreittygotit
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Mark. Whitfield. IF ONLY!


   


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