Matchbox Twenty Does Time After Time, And Steve Talks A Bit About A Concert

Matchbox Twenty – Time After Time (Live)

They did this as part of their encore at the concert we went to a few weeks back.

Word of advice: If you get the chance to see Matchbox Twenty live, do it. I had a feeling they would be good, but I had no idea how good they would turn out to be. I went in obviously liking them enough to pay a few bucks to see them because somebody asked me to come along, but when it was over my first thoughts were ok, when do I get to do that again and how many albums do I need to buy now?

The Goo Goo Dolls were fine, but not quite what I was hoping for. I don’t know whether John Rzeznik was ill, having an off night or if the years just haven’t been kind to his voice, but he was going to what Carin and I agreed were ridiculous lengths to avoid hitting anything resembling a high note. He managed a couple of them, but it was almost like he knew he only had so many left and had to save them for when they really counted. I don’t expect live performances to sound like note perfect recreations of the studio recordings that we all know and love, but there’s something to be said for being kinda close so people can sing along without getting lost. Would I see them again? Probably, but they’d have to be playing with somebody else that I could count on to carry the night, just in case.

And I have to mention the opening act, Kate Earl. I’m pretty sure I liked her a lot more than the people I was with did. What’s your problem, you guys?

She has a very sweet and powerful voice, one that I’d really like to hear in a club setting rather than the arena we were in. Her style would fill a place like that with sound, I’m sure. Some people’s voices are just better suited to bars than stadiums, and perhaps hers is one of them. That’s hardly a knock. Some of the best shows I’ve ever seen have been club shows.

This is the song she said we were most likely to know if we knew any, but I hadn’t heard it.

I believe she said it was featured on an episode of the Bachelorette, a show I am proud to say I have never seen. Decent song, though.

And here she is hitting some of the craziest high notes I’ve heard in many a year.

At our show she said before she played this that she was singing with a cold and she still pulled it off, so if nothing else she deserves some respect for that.

A good night of music it was when all was said and done. I can’t believe it was nearly a month ago. Seriously, where is time going?

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