Thursday, October 5, 2017

Matchbox 20 Concert

I went to my first Matchbox 20 concert seventeen years ago. I was a senior in high school.

I went to my sixth Matchbox 20 concert seven days ago.

Matchbox is celebrating twenty years since the release of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, which gave us the classic, "Push." When I found out about the tour I knew I had to go. For various reasons, I decided to hit up the concert in Austin and invite my sister to go with me.

The opening act was Matt Nathanson, a pretty cool dude with a few songs that I know (but those I heard I also liked). He came on right at eight and played for exactly forty-five minutes.

Then Matchbox 20 came out, playing four straight songs from their first album. They played a decent mix of songs from the other albums, but played nearly all from the first album. It made me very happy. The closing, pre-encore song was "Push" and the crowd went wild. They came back out to sing "3 am" and "Long Day", before closing it out with Rob on the piano playing "Bright Lights".

I loved jamming out and singing along to all my favorite songs. The played one of my favorites, "Hang" and reminded me how awesome they sound live.



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