i’m a fairly constant person, predictable. my friends tend to leave notes or wall postings on facebook of music videos, food blogs, political articles or fashion pix that they think i might like. 9/10 times they’re spot on. my friend john emailed me last week to tell me about this band and ever since i’ve had this song on cd-scratching repeat.
i saw U2 last week and it was epic. i was one of 80K people who descended on M&T Bank Stadium. it was a muggy, unforgivingly hot night. and it was fantastic. my seats were not bad and tho i was not seated when the camera panned out, i was able to find the general area. they played songs i hadn’t heard since high school. i knew i had to hear One, as it is my Top 12 songs of all time. i figured they’d play their joshua tree hits and i wasn’t disappointed. as i was walking out of the stadium (my friends had left prior to the encore to evade the mad rush on the trains) they sang With Or Without You, which was a bummer to miss but i could hear him crooning all the way out in the street as i hailed my cab. my highlight of the night tho? when they busted out Stay (Faraway, So Close). this was my jam junior year in high school.
it should be no surprise when i say that i am a huge matt nathanson fan. the name of this blog is his 2007 album. i have it inked on my wrist. his newest album, Modern Love drops june 21st. he’s beein touring extensively for a 2007 album, can you imagine how much touring he’ll be doing for the new one???
he’s opening for sugarland this spring, i bought VIP tickets for their show on sunday. he’s touring with maroon5 and train this summer, but nowhere close to MD. atlanta and louisville might be options but it depends on timing. i missed his Philly and NYC secret shows — i missed the philly show email announcement by an hour and tix were sold out! i was sorely disappointed.
last night at approximately 7:34pm i received a notice that he was having a secret show on monday in northern viriginia — a part of the country that i loathe to have to go to. 3 minutes later, computer booted up, i’m furiously trying to buy tickets. denied. $5wordGuy* tried on his computer, on a different browser. my friend Nancy was trying on her computer. i ranted on FB. i railed against the injustice of it all. but at 8:06pm, after much cussing and persistence, i was succesful in logging in and i now have in my possession 2 tickets to this super secret show.
vindication was mine! i feel sorry for $5wordGuy* as he will witness me act a fool for another man. i told him, some people have phish or the grateful dead that they follow. BigK follws dave mathews band. i have matt nathanson.