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View Poll Results: How likely are you to go to a DMB show in 2018?
Definitely 59 49.58%
Maybe, if they’re close by 33 27.73%
Probably not 27 22.69%
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:26 PM   #81
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I mean I just think concerts are expensive. The beauty of it all is that we get to choose which ones we attend.
Sadly it's pricing out many of the fans who have been around supporting the band the whole time. In addition to the tickets, between my wife and I, we've spent around $1250 just in Warehouse dues. Just to get tickets, which at this point we couldn't afford a two night stand even if we could make it. I used to travel to 8 shows a year back in 2003-2004. When tickets were maybe $55-60? I had more disposable income back then. But these days it's double the cost for the same experience, and the band hasn't really gotten any bigger. A two night stand for just me and my wife would cost us $500 plus gas - even while staying at a relative's place - if it were at Alpine. In Chicago it's about the same because we'd probably have to pay for parking. $500. For two shows.
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:31 PM   #82
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Sadly it's pricing out many of the fan who have been around supporting the band the whole time. In addition to the tickets, between my wife and I, we've spent around $1250 just in Warehouse dues. Just to get tickets, which at this point we couldn't afford a two night stand even if we could make it. I used to travel to 8 shows a year back in 2003-2004. When tickets were maybe $55-60? I had more disposable income back then. But these days it's double the cost for the same experience, and the band hasn't really gotten any bigger. A two night stand for just me and my wife would cost us $500 plus gas - even while staying at a relative's place - if it were at Alpine. In Chicago it's about the same because we'd probably have to pay for parking. $500. For two shows.
I hear you. I'm definitely a bit more selective than I once was. Now I usually stick with The Gorge and I'll add another if it's a quick drive away.

I am considering the tour opener this year too, just since it's been a while and I'm curious about new songs.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:05 PM   #83
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Take up a new hobby. I'm about done posting here anyway, so you're gonna waste a lot of time trying to cyber-stalk me.


We all know you’re gonna buy tickets this summer, continue posting, and continue to argue with us despite your sibling-like hate-love for us. Does it just make it easier to stomach the bill if you post about your grievances in all caps? I certainly don’t think it’s going to bring down prices. I’ll await your answer in the form of an insult.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:37 PM   #84
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We all know you’re gonna buy tickets this summer, continue posting, and continue to argue with us despite your sibling-like hate-love for us. Does it just make it easier to stomach the bill if you post about your grievances in all caps? I certainly don’t think it’s going to bring down prices. I’ll await your answer in the form of an insult.
I haven't seen a Dave Matthews related show since 2015 and am letting my warehouse membership lapse.

So, no.

I've seen exactly 60 shows, eight different states, and like 15 different towns, met Dave backstage once, and barring huge changes, I'm done.

But hey, surely I'm the anomaly, right, Nick? DMB is making great choices! Not losing fans by the boatload at all!
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:22 PM   #85
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The only explanation for your behavior is that Dave publicly shunned and humiliated you backstage. It does suck when our heroes don't turn out to be who we perceive them to be. Keep your head up.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:28 PM   #86
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The only explanation for your behavior is that Dave publicly shunned and humiliated you backstage. It does suck when our heroes don't turn out to be who we perceive them to be. Keep your head up.
Oh, nick, showing off more of that middle school wit. Such sadness in your obsession
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:12 PM   #87
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ah mario, love you buddy.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:14 PM   #88
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see you in Camden, gonna be a great couple shows.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:11 PM   #89
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Such persistent delusions, I really hope you're getting treatment.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:55 AM   #90
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There’s gonna be a backlash eventually about ticket prices across the board. People said for years the solution to scalping is just to raise ticket prices. It seem like Ticketmaster and artists have decided to do that. Ironically, they have the verifiedfan system that could allow them to get cheap tickets to real fans, but greed got the best of them. Think of how much hate the scalpers got for high prices, now all that energy is gonna be turned on the artists. RIP
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:57 AM   #91
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For me there's probably about a 10% chance I see a DMB show this year. If Bela joins in at some point this year then I might go, but other than that I just can't shell out any amount of money when a trumpet player destroys 90% of everything I came to love about this band.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:44 PM   #92
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I'm not trying to make some greater point about DMB here, but this is the first tour since 94 that I will pass on. I suppose I missed 2011 as well, but the Caravans weren't exactly a tour. It isn't about ticket prices, just figure it is the same line up (especially Rashawn), same sound and sets will be full of material from an album that I doubt will be all that good.
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I just requested for Great Woods. With phish not coming anywhere close it was an easy choice. Summer amp dmb is still a good time. Even though last time at great woods was a horrible show, I still got Sugar Will.
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I may hit Phish in MD...and definitely Watkins when announced.
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:08 PM   #95
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I just requested for Great Woods. With phish not coming anywhere close it was an easy choice. Summer amp dmb is still a good time. Even though last time at great woods was a horrible show, I still got Sugar Will.
TAB at Levitate Fest in July should be cool.
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TAB at Levitate Fest in July should be cool.
My wife and I are hitting Trey at Harvard next month and I could not be more excited.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:20 AM   #97
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The wife wants to go (she hasn't been since 2013) so I might reconsider... but with two kids in daycare we're practically paycheck to paycheck so I don't see us swinging $200+ to go to Great Woods...
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TAB at Levitate Fest in July should be cool.
I wasn't a huge fan of Levitate this year. It seemed like a festival that got big fast and didn't know how to handle it. Literally waited an hour for a beer on Saturday.
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My wife and I are hitting Trey at Harvard next month and I could not be more excited.
Psyched for this one too. Can't wait. Love this venue.

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I wasn't a huge fan of Levitate this year. It seemed like a festival that got big fast and didn't know how to handle it. Literally waited an hour for a beer on Saturday.
I didn't attend but heard it was very chaotic and quite unorganized, but I read in the Improper Bostonian a few months ago that security and organization was a focal point this year for them so I guess we'll see.
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