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from Tampa, Florida
FRIST DAVE MATTHEWS CONCERT
had a hell of a time they played a satisfactory setlist but i wish people would hav stayed and told him what they wanted him to play showd him that they wanted him to comeback out a 2nd time after grey street encore they would have played more songs like crash into me and ants marching and stay or even where are you going cant wait to see them again im a big fan and so is my mother.
Steve "Claw" G. from Indianapolis, Indiana
I've seen DMB a >dozen times at DeerCreek (now Ruoff) and must sadly admit, the band acted like they got into a huge argument before walking on stage. None of Dave's typical stories, not much inter-play between band members, the horn section just stood around talking between themselves when not playing, and Boyd Tinsley was def missed!!! Perhaps it was bc we had Pit Tickets and they oversold / over packed the pit to the point pushing and shoving kept occurring during the show, including a near fight right in front of us. The Pit was waaaay too large. We were 12-15 rows deep and historically, I've sat much closer than that for a lot less money. Ruoff is to blame for that, not DMB. But the sound and stage and behavior of the band was overall very flat. Def my most disappointing experience at DMB in over 10 years. I typically walk out of his shows so pumped I've followed them to other states on their tour. Not this year. We all have off nights....perhaps this was one?
SP from Toronto, Ontario
My first DMB concert. Long time fan, and like the last reviewer I have most of the discography, including some Dave and Tim only. Overall, the show was amazing, as expected. The set list favoured the new songs and Under the Table, which I was ok with. With so many songs to choose from it would be easy to say I wish I heard this or that. But that's an unreasonable expectation. I absolutely loved the extended jams, something often missing from studio production. And Tim's electric work was fantastic. My only disappointment was not hearing a few more acoustic tunes mixed in, hence my 4 rating. Maybe too harsh, my apologies.
Brian Scanlon from New Jersey
SO MUCH TO SAY
I had the pleasure of seeing Dave last night in Bethel NY. The set list wasn't my favorite but I've been going to see him since the early 90's so I'm all about the old school jams. That's why I selfishly gave it 4 stars. If I'm being honest I must say that the band has never recovered from losing Boyd Tinsley. The band was at its best when he was a part of it. Anyone remember 2 Step in the rain at Giant Stadium? Anyone? I rest my case. But to be fair he still is great and puts on a great show for all ages. He ended the night with Wasting Time, So Much To Say and then brought the house down with Watchtower. Just enough to leave me wanting more and looking forward to the next one. Thank you DMB for the some of the best times of my life!
Kayte from Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
I LOVE DMB BUT..
It was an ok concert, the set list wasn’t my favorite. The speakers were humming at times, which surprised me . I’ve been to a lot of the dmb concerts all over the states and really love them ! It seemed like they didn’t want us to dance and sing because of covid maybe or they where tired or something? Last concert here was amazing!! I will always be a fan and love them but I am very curious as to why they made those choices? The opening music was a jazzy elevator music and that kinda surprised us too! (usually has an upbeat band) everyone I spoke to at the concert was wondering what the band was thinking by playing that set list and pre music. I will still attend other concerts and know the next will be better! And it’s ok gotta have an ok concert to eventually see an amazing one! There is no band like DMB and they are amazing!!! We love them and know they are awesome!! I will always appreciate them coming to pgh even if it isn’t there favorite place! Love you DMB!!
from Toronto, Ontario
I LOVE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND BUT WAS ACTUALLY DISSAPOINTED
Saw him in 2016. Have most of his albums, In general I absolutely love him and the bands sound. This was the first time I was to see him live and took by whole family 7 of us on my nickel. It was dissapointing that he played very little of the songs I have come to love. Did a LOT of jams, and by a LOT, I mean a LOT! I will likely continue to buy his albums, but not lay out the kinda cash to see all the jams. Hey tunes don't even have to be A sides, B sides would be fine. I am cool with promoting new material for a new album too, that's just good business, I get it, and support it, but maybe a few less jams and a little more from the portfolio. With respect RM
Uncle Wally from Saigon, Vietnam
SOUND QUALITY AFFECTED THE PLEASURE FOR ME
Was in the pit 10 feet off the rail. Maybe this was why the sound was terrible. Dave singing but cannot hear a balance with the instruments. Beats and Luscious layering sounded like they were coming through a one speaker clock radio. Love DM though and will try again but it’s a long way from home.
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