I have no idea how to start this post. So much to say...
We found out before we left that we would be able to take our camera. So I am already excited. I worked in the morning, then helped Lou in the afternoon, then Nik came with dinner and we hung out til we needed to go home and change for the show. Admittedly I am nervous that we would be late because we left Lou's the time the doors opened. There were two opening bands, MuteMath (pretty good) and Alanis Morisette (Amazing) so I knew we wouldn't miss Matchbox 20, but after we left Lou's we had to go home and change, then we hit a bunch of traffic and took some wrong turns, not to mention the mad house that parking was. I still can't believe that the E Center gets away with asking $10 for parking.
Anyway, we made it just as MuteMath was going on, but spent that time looking for ear plugs because we forgot ours. I was so mad! I even thought about it! But the only place that was selling them was the Merch desk, and they were $2 a pair! Rip off! Last time, the concession stands had them for a buck, but this time they were all out. We settled for wadded up toilet paper. Oh well. It helped a little.
We were back in our seats before MuteMath was off stage and didn't leave the for the rest for the show. Alanis Morisette was amazing, but Nik looked like he was in pain for the majority of it. He says he likes some of her stuff, but he is like me and only knows what is on the radio. She played all of that, plus a lot of stuff that I had never heard before. She really is an angry girl rocker. Some of those songs were pretty heavy. Good though. Oh, and during the MB20 show they said that she is being inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame today. I am sure that the moose and geese are happy to have her. Sorry, that was mean. I like her and I think she deserves this. Yay for Alanis!
When the main event started I got really excited! Matchbox 20 was my very first concert. My mom got me tickets for my birthday in high school, but didn't necessarily want to come with me, so she had my best friend Talina come with me! It was great! And this time I was with Nik! Yes, that is a good thing. I was so excited to have my camera. We have been to three shows lately that we didn't know we could bring our camera too. I didn't want to miss this one! The couple in front of us was recording all of the songs on two different cameras. We started talking to them and found out that they were at the Mika show too, and had some videos up on YouTube. I am going to look for their stuff from last night while I am at work today. I only recorded bits of the songs that were my favorite. Took lots of pictures though. Which brings me to the rest of my post. I am going to leave the description of the show to my photos. They are nothing amazing, and I couldn't move around to get a better shot. But they were tons of fun to take. Enjoy!
This pink boa is from when she sang part of the Fergie song "My Humps". This version has been on the radio and is like 7 minutes long. Luckily she only sang the first verse. Funny though.
I have never really found Rob Thomas attractive, but he doesn't look half bad with his hair shaved. Just a thought.
This is right at the end of the third encore song "Push". I had been waiting all night for this song, and when the show ended and they hadn't played it yet, I was so sad. I had to wait till the end of the end! Put they played it!
The guy playing the guitar in the back is from SLC. Yay!