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Hersheypark Stadium 06.23.2006 - Hershey, PA With: Dave Matthews Band
  1. Set 1:
    1. Dareh Meyod
    2. Lay Down
    3. Wonderful Day
    4. Heard the World
    5. Love and Memories
    6. That Was a Crazy Game of Poker
    7. 52-50
Entire show with MikelParis on keys, percussion, and vocals.

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Reviews pretty dissapointing... the sound was weak and the setlist was just as weak. i love this band and they have impressed me live a few times before but not this time. dmb made up for it

an addtion to my original review-
i understand that oar is opening and is pressed on time.. but look at what they did in the same situation exacty 2 years prior :06.23.2004 - Columbus, OH

With: Dave Matthews Band

Set 1:
Revisited
Right On Time
Road Outside Columbus
Wonderful Day
Risen *
That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker
Sunday Bloody Sunday
* with Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band on violin.

also, great bands have opened for great bands before... a perfect example is dmb opening for the rolling stones just a few years ago

considering all this, i expected much much much more from oar and this "pattern" that MattJG123 mentioned is not a good sign for this band -bain June 26, 2006
I think it was disappointing because they were OPENING for another band. They are getting too big to be show openers even if its for dave matthews. They just looked awkward and not that into it. There were hardly any people in the audience at that point either so that didnt help. SO... yes, disappointing. It was a teaser to the rest of the summer tour though on the East Coast -Niccy11 June 26, 2006
Very dissapointing setlist, and the energy from the band was very low... i was also dissapointed that they did not come on at te end of the dave show and play a song with them. By far the worst OAR show i have seen -mct765 June 26, 2006
i was kinda dissapointed since i went more excited to see o.a.r then dmb. im a bigger o.a.r fan and wish you would have gotten the chance to play longer or mixed up your setlist with some old things. i've seen you guys live four times and they were amazing, you guys dont need to open for bands anymoree. excited for august 10th at the tweeterr :) you guys can make up for it - -wanderer104 June 26, 2006
THE PLACE WAS MAHEM TRYING TO GET INTO THE STADIUM. WE HAD TO WALK LIKE 5 MILES FROM WHERE WE PARKED TO GET INTO THE STADIUM AND THEN ONCE WE DID THE TUNNEL TO GET TO OUR SEATS WAS FILLED WITH PEOPLE FROM WALL TO WALL- U COULDN'T MOVE. SO WE GOT THERE INTO DAREH MEYOD. OK BEFORE I SAY THIS I WANT TO TELL YOU O.A.R. IS MY FAVORITE BAND. I HAVE SEEN THEM 6 TIMES, I LIVE IN NORTH JERSEY AND TRAVELED TO HERSHEY PA, I ALSO SAW THEM IN CANADA FOR CHRIST SAKE SO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN I SAY: DMB MADE OAR LOOK LIKE AN OPENING BAND WHICH IS WHAT THEY WERE THIS NIGHT BUT THE SOUND WASN'T THAT GOOD, I THOUGHT THEY WOULD OF PLAYED LONGER, THE SETLIST WASNT THAT STRONG, I DIDNT FEEL LIKE THEY BROUGHT IT, IT HAD NO LASTING EFFECT LIKE ALL THERE OTHER SHOWS DO. OK LISTEN, WHEN I LEFT THAT NIGHT IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE I WENT TO SEE MY FAVORITE BAND PLAY. IT FELT LIKE I WENT TO SEE THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND AND "SOME BAND" OPENED FOR THEM. OK ENOUGH BITCHING I STILL LOVE YOU GUYS AND I WILL SEE YOU BOYS IN JONES BEACH! -cah44 June 26, 2006
Traffic freaking blew came all the way from buffalo only to go 15 miles in 2 and a half hours to miss o.a.r completly
so pissed off
but from the other reviews it sounds like i dident miss much
But dave deffantly made up for it seeing them for the 14th time and 3rd time in 2 weeks
but ill see them and jacks mannequin in rochester so its alright -work4lax12 June 26, 2006
I went to see OAR and completely missed them because of the traffic problems getting to the stadium. If anyone has this show on tape I would love to hear this. -birdsofprey02 June 26, 2006
I missed O.A.R. preforming because we thought that they were playing at the Giant Stadium at around 7:30. Instead we were rudely awaken to the fact we had to walk what felt like 20 miles, get on a tram, and push through the REDICULOUS crowd to get to the front part of the stage. While getting up to the stadium, the last song was playing. REALLY upset that I drove 8 hours and not even get to see them.

I'm going to Mansfield, MA performance (45 min drive this time). -Suganspice512 June 26, 2006
I missed O.A.R. due to the traffic too! Very dissapointing, but Dave did put on a great show to make up for it. Even though the reviews are pretty negative I would still love to hear what I missed. Of course the guy who was gonna tape it probably got stuck in traffic and missed the show too. -ciepher June 26, 2006
That was the 25th time I've seen o.a.r. in concert and it was by far the worst I've ever seen them. The setlist was horrible and the band looked as though they had no interest in being there. As people have said before, the sound was terrible but the band did nothing to make the best of the situation. I hope that they play better opening sets at the gorge in september... -phelps154 June 26, 2006
I have seen O.A.R. around (10) times over the past (6) years. I have seen them multiple times at places like the 9:30 Club and The Brewery in Raleigh, NC. This was by far the worst show I have ever seen. The sound was not that bad. I was close to the stage (first row of Section 25). The band "sounded" fine. The problem was the set list and the band's energy. Both were greatly lacking. I think many fans are getting sick of this developing pattern.

The "pattern" I am refering to is strictly my observations. I remember the great 9:30 Club shows between 2000-2001 when I was living in DC. Since that time, I have seen them a number of times--most recently at Ram's Head in Baltimore--it seems the energy the band brings to the stage has decreased. DMB (I have seen 12 times--going back to 1996) brings it every night and never "dog" it. No excuses for the Hershey performance. -MattJG123 June 26, 2006
alright anyone who thinks they are a huge oar fan and then says they have been to like 6 shows or whatever is a joker. ive been to 30 and ive been there when their shows were 5 dollars and when jerry wasnt even in the band. oar could have been a stellar opener but there wasnt anyone in the stadium when they played and they had no energy whatsoever. the only one who seems like they can understand me on this review board is phelps, if you really have been to 25 shows then rock on. the bottom line is that they didnt want to be opening friday. thats not what they are, they arent an opening act. dmb stole it especially boyd on the violin was on fire but you cant just say dmb made oar look like an opening band. if oar is going to open for dmb they need to come out with a solid 8-10 songs and let a dmb member play with them for a song or two and then they need to come out and play with dave, i mean at least marc can do vocals for everyday or jerry can rip some sax. I was very disapointed but the main thing is that oar was opening for dave to broadcast their music to some people who might not have been into before, but if thats the case they have to bring more to the table next time. they will have 3 nights at the gorge with dave to get it right, but like most of us im more geared to seeing oar as the headliner.
BOTTOM LINE: disapointing performance
-blazedscraps June 26, 2006
I can't really consider this a show because they opened..but it was rather disappointing. Now I understand that they can't play as many songs as they can while they're the featuring band, but come on, more than 7. And I also understand that they were trying to introduce their style, and the name, limiting them to their most popular songs. I have heard all of their 'most popular' songs in concert. This was the wrong "concert" of theirs to be expecting some older songs, and I understand that. But they played only a couple of their songs, and they were the same songs I hear every concert. I know there's reasons for it, and I accept them..guess I just have to wait for the next one then. -freestyleyanks June 26, 2006
Yes the setlist was lacking as was the energy, but the were OPENING. You have a set amount of time, in this case 45 minutes, and really no room to go off on a tanget or throw something else in there. As far as the setlist is concerned, I guess I can appreciate the fact that they were trying to get as much of the new stuff out there as they could. Bottom line is they are not an opening act and I'm pretty damn sure the next time I see them as the main act it will be just like every other show besides this one and kick ass. -mikev2210 June 26, 2006
Very weak show....got their a little lait so dissapointed i missed dareh meyod....that would have been a treat to hear....i wish dmb played two step with oar coming in for it -scottdmboar June 26, 2006
very upset w/ the show. i was about 20 minutes late because of traffic, and heard love and memories, and crazy game fromt he parking lot. they definitely needed to play longer, and i also thought 52-50 wasnt the best song to wrap it up -lineman4life05 June 26, 2006
oar wasnt that great...but they did infact open for one of the best band around. That does say something about oar. sure it wasnt that good of a show, but they did what they needed to and opened for dave, which was one of the greatest performances i've ever seen. -oarsbiggestfan June 26, 2006
I am not going to start off my review by expressing disappointment. I came to the show to see OAR, with the idea in my head that the setlist would be short and the energy low. The setlist was shorter than I had expected, and somewhat pathetic, but it was clear that the band was trying to promote the new material, specifically songs that would appeal to a Dave Mathhews fan. The music was too quiet, the energy was low, but that was the band's intention, and they played well. The only thing I strongly feel could've been done differently was to scratch 52-50, and play a higher energy song like City on Down or Get Away. For an opening band, they did what they were supposed to, and they did it damn well. I personally think Dave should be opening for OAR, but thats just me. -TheWanderer27 June 26, 2006
Dissapointing but understandable considering the time restraints. The guys just didnt seem into like they normally are, but DMB definately made up for it. Overall good concert though. -raw45 June 29, 2006
The show was very dissappointing. They are my favorite band and it was my first time seeing them live. The sound quality was poor, but i did not think that the setlist was that great either. i was hoping they were going to play longer and more songs from there older shows. even a cover. DMB deffinitly put on a great show and they were worth it. Hopefully the show at Merriwhether Post will be much better. -irishlax1 June 30, 2006
took 5 hours to get to harrisburg. where the hotel was we were staying and it took us 2 hours to drive 9 miles to the stadium. missed oar wasnt happy.. but aug 10,11,and 12th should make up for it dave was very good. 5th dave show would have been my 11 oar show -dannyyellin July 9, 2006
dude I LOVE U GUYS... i actually sat in an hour and a half of traffic and drove from new york to just SEE U guys... and if i was lucky u and dave play together... i was very disappointed in this show guys... ill see u at Joan's Beach -Seabass July 24, 2006
I like others missed them due to traffic, which was absolutely horrific. I will NEVER goto any show at Hershey ever again. -the_ox June 10, 2007
I recently learned of this site & I don't feel so bad now that I missed them open for DMB (I totally agree they should NOT be OPENING for anyone - sorry Dave). Glad to know I wasn't the only one who missed it though. We drove all the way from Boston! -ProudArmyWife September 8, 2007