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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:47 AM
I saw Dave Matthews last night at MSG. The place was packed to the gills with screaming fans. When he took the stage my ears actually hurt from the screaming.

I used to listen to him when he first came out but never really got into his music. I love going to concerts and when the ticket came across my desk I took them. Why not? Overall Iíd say it was good show, Dave puts on a solid performance, and I can see why people dig him.

I still donít like the songs but when the band would jam and improvise I got into it. It took me all night to figure out why I wasnít blown away. Then it dawned on meÖ Iíve been to so many ABB shows that itís hard for me to get into other live acts. The Brothers continue to raise the bar. Is this a common side effect of being a die hard ABB fan?

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:49 AM
YES!!!

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:50 AM
Take two Gregorys every four hours and call me in the morning. hehehe

I hear what you're saying. Somehow...no other bands compare.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:50 AM
Yes. I get deflated when I realize a band probably plays the same setlist every night.
 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:50 AM
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It took me all night to figure out why I wasn&#8217;t blown away. Then it dawned on me&#8230; I&#8217;ve been to so many ABB shows that it&#8217;s hard for me to get into other live acts. The Brothers continue to raise the bar. Is this a common side effect of being a die hard ABB fan?

Yes.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:53 AM
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It took me all night to figure out why I wasnít blown away. Then it dawned on meÖ Iíve been to so many ABB shows that itís hard for me to get into other live acts. The Brothers continue to raise the bar. Is this a common side effect of being a die hard ABB fan?

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So thats what it is...................I have sat there and thought that too.

Nice observation!!

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:55 AM
Funny you mention this. I could of sworn I walked by the fiddle player from the DMB this morning on Broadway. I don't follow them so I wondered if they were in town or not and if it was really him, I guess it was.

They are fine players and Dave seems like a very cool guy. I just don't dig the music much.

I agree. Most shows outside the ABB/Mule/DTB realm don't do it for me.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:06 AM
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Funny you mention this. I could of sworn I walked by the fiddle player from the DMB this morning on Broadway. I don't follow them so I wondered if they were in town or not and if it was really him, I guess it was.

They are fine players and Dave seems like a very cool guy. I just don't dig the music much.

I agree. Most shows outside the ABB/Mule/DTB realm don't do it for me.


I ran into him to last night as we were walking in.. hard not to notice him... very original looking fellow. We were walking towards the main entrance and he was going through the side. Sure enough, by the time we got t our seats, they hit the stage. They must have been waiting for him.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:11 AM
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I saw Dave Matthews last night at MSG. The place was packed to the gills with screaming fans. When he took the stage my ears actually hurt from the screaming.

I used to listen to him when he first came out but never really got into his music. I love going to concerts and when the ticket came across my desk I took them. Why not? Overall Iíd say it was good show, Dave puts on a solid performance, and I can see why people dig him.

I still donít like the songs but when the band would jam and improvise I got into it. It took me all night to figure out why I wasnít blown away. Then it dawned on meÖ Iíve been to so many ABB shows that itís hard for me to get into other live acts. The Brothers continue to raise the bar. Is this a common side effect of being a die hard ABB fan?


You are cold-dead on the nose, Brother.

 
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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:13 AM
I totally disagree. I have seen many, many shows that I have enjoyed just as much as ABB.

I was lucky enough to be at the final DMB show (my first) for LeRoi and it ranks right up there.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:19 AM
Something else was odd too... the bathroom was spotless, beer line was short, and when I got to my seat, no one was napping in it. It just didn't feel like home.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:22 AM
Jimmy Hall and Tinsley Ellis do put on great shows. Catch their shows and it should hold you over to the next ABB show.

I don't like Dave Matthews. His singing doesn't show much passion or soul. That was made very clear at the Farm Aid 2007 when he sang with Gregg.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:40 AM
I used to be a big Tom Petty fan until August 13, 2006. That was the day that I saw the Derek Trucks Band and the Allman Brothers Band open for him, and I realized that he and his Heartbreakers are a bunch of girly-men by comparison.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:45 AM
Another Dave Matthews fan... and Tom Petty. In fact, I have a lot of bands I enjoy seeing live... all of them providing different kinds of concert experiences.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:46 AM
I still enjoy lots of other bands. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings were great live, as well as JJ Grey & MOFRO.

I like the older Dave Matthews music. I have seen him live twice and both times were a big disappointment, which is exactly the opposite of everything I was told about him. Everyone has always said how great he is live. But I think that was thought because he was the only pop act doing any good improvising (IMO) and because most of the people I knew were going to the shows to party. The best thing that came out of Dave Matthews shows for me was that I got to see the original Mule open for them in 99.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:01 PM
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I don't compare any band I see with the ABB. To me, that would be like going to a minor league baseball game and saying that it isn't the big leagues. It doesn't matter, the minor league game can be entertaining. I try to take each band for what they are and what they offer.


you are very wise Old Time Fan.

I try hard. I might be bitter since I didn't get my Beacon fix and the small taste I had this summer has me craving more.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:05 PM
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Iíve been to so many ABB shows that itís hard for me to get into other live acts. The Brothers continue to raise the bar. Is this a common side effect of being a die hard ABB fan?


Not for me it's not.....love em, but there's a lot of other bands that I appreciate as well.

I'm a die hard fan of the Dickey/Duane era.

The current version has put on some of the best shows I have ever seen, but not the best show I have ever seen.

Derek is what makes me love this era.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:12 PM
While the Allman's are my favorite band, I have had lots of other musical experiences that have floored me just as much- the recent Santana show and the Clapton Winwood shows at MSG come to mind.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:15 PM
a side effect of being an ABB fan, for me anyway, is age.

Maybe I should compare it to a fine wine.

or cheese.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:28 PM
The thing i love the most about ABB shows is not knowing what they are going to play. You get a different show every time. Same with the Mule. It's different when I go see other artists because I want, and expect a "best of" from them.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:30 PM
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Another Dave Matthews fan... and Tom Petty. In fact, I have a lot of bands I enjoy seeing live... all of them providing different kinds of concert experiences.


I agree, since Feb. we have seen Feist, The Foo Fighters, Clapton, S. Winwood and T. Petty, Derek and Susan / Soul Stew, The ABB, Cheap Trick, Heart, Journey, and Joan Jett. A pretty diverse lineup...and every one of them offered a great experience but I wouldn't try to compare one to the other in any case.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:39 PM
Jack Pearson, CRS, Jimmy Hall, Randall Bramlett, Skynyrd, MTB, and just about any blues act can get mt attention, but no one captures the spirit like the 'Bros.

[Edited on 9/11/2008 by skyponydogboy]

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 12:42 PM
Basically, you've got yer Allman Brothers ..... after that, everything else is crap!

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 01:10 PM
I like lots of other music..... the current band is right up there though! And the original band is in a league of it's own!

 

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Another Dave Matthews fan... and Tom Petty. In fact, I have a lot of bands I enjoy seeing live... all of them providing different kinds of concert experiences.


I agree, since Feb. we have seen Feist, The Foo Fighters, Clapton, S. Winwood and T. Petty, Derek and Susan / Soul Stew, The ABB, Cheap Trick, Heart, Journey, and Joan Jett. A pretty diverse lineup...and every one of them offered a great experience but I wouldn't try to compare one to the other in any case.


I'm not trying to compare who is better or worse, I just don't find my self enjoying it as much. I'm always trying to learn and experience different music. I knew before hand that Dave isn't my cup of tea, but I went anyways .. I just keep coming back to the ABB. Put it this way.. one of the best if not the best live show I've been to would probably be Remember Shakti concert with John McLaughlin. Truly awe inspiring

 

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