jun.23.2003
Dave Matthews Band
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Graph of songs performed, by album
Opening Band: Dar Williams

onstage 8:15pm
What Would You Say
Crush
Rhyme & Reason
Kit Kat Jam
Bartender
When The World Ends
Fool To Think
Minarets
Typical Situation
Grey Street
Sleep To Dream Her
Jimi Thing
Grace Is Gone
Donít Burn The Pig
Too Much
Encore
Cry Freedom
What You Are
offstage 10:40pm


entire show with Butch Taylor on keys

Aaron A.
The band is simply on fire right now. They have definitely brought back some crowd favorites. Best seats I have had to see DMB (third row). Here is my review: What Would You Say: Good high energy opener. I can always do without this one though. Leroi had a nice solo. Crush-Good as always. Disappointed that Butch Taylor didn't do his piano solo at the end. Boyd was awesome. Carter with a nice drum solo. Kit Kat Jam-was going to be Bartendar then Dave realized he had a 12 string in his hand and had to play this. It was very cool with words. Bartendar-awesome...Dave was wailing at the end. His voice had to have been a little shot. Once again missing the Butch piano solo. When the World Ends-my favorite song off Everyday...relieved that they played this. Awesome live song! Fool to Think-sounded good on acoustic instead of fucking electric. Minarets-this hasn't been played in awhile. Huge surprise and surprised me with a unreal jam at the end. Best jam of the night. Crowd was really into this one. Typical Situation-haven't heard this live in a long time. Calypso jam at the end. Ton of energy. Grey Street-dave missed a verse...who cares. Sleep to Dream Her-not much to say. First time i have heard it live. Blah, Blah. Jimi Thing-Awesome version (20 min) Cool Dave solo. Very funky! Boyd was insane! Grace is Gone-Slide guitar intro from Steffan. This was great...second time I have heard it live. Good version. PIG PIG PIG!-I hadn't heard this since the Crash tour. FINALLY! It was awesome, they have added a lot to the live version. It used to just sound like the album. Dave missed a few chords but Carter made up for it at the end. Too Much-Great closer. I thought for sure Pig was the last song before the encore. Encore-- Cry Freedom-first time for me. I was hoping I would get to hear it. Pretty version. What You Are-bad closer but the rest of the set made up for it. They teased Watchtower here. Only time Dave played the electric. Some good Dave wailing in the outro. I was hoping for Seek Up, Warehouse or Two Step. Great show...just wished they had a different opener and closer. Could have had more jamming from Carter and Boyd.
Jun.30.2004
Kristi F.
Tonight was fabulous! WWYS was the first DMB song I ever heard and it transported me back to 1994 when I saw the video on VH1. Crush was a nice surprise! And KKJ with words...amazing! Bartender and WTWE both get my feet a dancin'. Grace Is Gone is one of my top 5 favorites, so I am always happy to hear that one. Too Much rounded out the list well as it always gets the energy flowing. A bit surprised at the encore song selection, but it was still great. I've been to 2 shows this summer so far, and I've got 5 more to go. Thanks, DMB, for making tonight yet another memorable one! ~Kristi
Jun.30.2004
Xena
ok.. i know that this should have been a pretty good show, but given my circumstances it was probably #9 on my list of my favorite shows. i have been to 9 shows. i dont know if any one was at the columbus show the first nite, but they were pretty darn close. and honestly dmb cant be "bad" so i mean i would never say that, but i definatly feel like the crowd could have been alot better! the cincinnati crowds are always dull though! but oh well... ill always have the memory of 6-18-03!!! and unfourtantly the memories or 6-17 and 23 2003, which are pretty much the same!
Jun.30.2004
Steve B.
One of the most inconsistent shows I've ever seen. Much like the Virginia Beach show of 2002 everytime Dave and the boys would just get going they would slam on the brakes with a run of Everyday and/or sentimental stuff. The highlight of the show was definitely the run from Minarets through Typical Situation to Grey Street. Carter's jam in Minarets was incrdeible and Typical Situation was even better in person than I had hoped. Grey Street was awesome as usual, but would've liked that missing third verse to come back. Too Much was good, but not what you're looking for in a main show closer when the show itself has been a little weak and then if only Dave had busted out into something other than WYA like you could tell he was talking about in the encore, but what can you do. Decent show with some highlights, but far from the best I've seen.
Jun.30.2004
Jeff W.
What a great show! The crowd was very into every minute of the show. This was a very unique, but great setlist. Once again DMB put on a wonderful show for the crowd. Always a please to have the band in Cincinnati. Thanks Dave..
Jun.30.2004
Ashley W.
This show for the band was the weekest one that I have seen but had a few highlights I am glad that I didn't miss. Jimi Thing and Crush were wonderful and played with alot of energy to get the crowd alive. What you are was a great song that made everyone want to dance. There is nothing better than watching and listening to Dave scream "Don't trust me trust yourself" at the end of that song. The show could have been better but I would not have missed it for anything.
Jun.30.2004
Matthew K.
This was my 3rd Dave show, and its hands down the best show Ive seen by Dave period! No other show will ever compare, although they are all AWESOME!!!! The Last Stop into The Dreaming Tree was amazing, and Two Step as the Encore really blew my mind...sooo AMAZING!!! Only one more week till I see Dave again up at the Tweeter Center in Chicago!!! YEA!!!!!!
Jun.30.2004
Aaron A.
The band is simply on fire right now. They have definitely brought back some crowd favorites. Best seats I have had to see DMB (third row). Here is my review: What Would You Say: Good high energy opener. I can always do without this one though. Leroi had a nice solo. Crush-Good as always. Disappointed that Butch Taylor didn't do his piano solo at the end. Boyd was awesome. Carter with a nice drum solo. Kit Kat Jam-was going to be Bartendar then Dave realized he had a 12 string in his hand and had to play this. It was very cool with words. Bartendar-awesome...Dave was wailing at the end. His voice had to have been a little shot. Once again missing the Butch piano solo. When the World Ends-my favorite song off Everyday...relieved that they played this. Awesome live song! Fool to Think-sounded good on acoustic instead of fucking electric. Minarets-this hasn't been played in awhile. Huge surprise and surprised me with a unreal jam at the end. Best jam of the night. Crowd was really into this one. Typical Situation-haven't heard this live in a long time. Calypso jam at the end. Ton of energy. Grey Street-dave missed a verse...who cares. Sleep to Dream Her-not much to say. First time i have heard it live. Blah, Blah. Jimi Thing-Awesome version (20 min) Cool Dave solo. Very funky! Boyd was insane! Grace is Gone-Slide guitar intro from Steffan. This was great...second time I have heard it live. Good version. PIG PIG PIG!-I hadn't heard this since the Crash tour. FINALLY! It was awesome, they have added a lot to the live version. It used to just sound like the album. Dave missed a few chords but Carter made up for it at the end. Too Much-Great closer. I thought for sure Pig was the last song before the encore. Encore-- Cry Freedom-first time for me. I was hoping I would get to hear it. Pretty version. What You Are-bad closer but the rest of the set made up for it. They teased Watchtower here. Only time Dave played the electric. Some good Dave wailing in the outro. I was hoping for Seek Up, Warehouse or Two Step. Great show...just wished they had a different opener and closer. Could have had more jamming from Carter and Boyd.
Jun.30.2004
Stephanie
Wow, thats about all I can say. I was most definately impressed. I was really glad that dave played a lot of older stuff. It was definately awesome. Grace is Gone was a definate highlight for me. But when he sang "why don't you roll one up, and pass it around so we can get high" it was just amazing. In all I thought the crowd was awesome, literally everyone was jammin and havin a good time!!
Jun.30.2004