T-minus 7 days until Matchbox 20 comes to sing all their songs for me. I know most are thinking that they are coming to play a concert for a bunch of people, which there is some truth to but the real motivation behind their visit is to get an audience with me. You see, they have been huge fans of mine since way back and though our lives have really taken us in different directions, they book Omaha as much as they can so we can spend some QT together. For real yo.
As is my custom, which has been happening for as long as I have been attending concerts for all my fans, I take some time ahead of the visits to prepare. When I say prepare, I’m referring to the practice of jamming out to whatever music is headed in my direction. I’m very much a mainstream gal with an affinity for the following genres (according to my iTunes library):
Pop and Rock (a solid majority)
Alternative, Alt Rock, Alt Punk, and Punk (really who decides what is what?)
Dance, Elctronica, Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop Rap (loosely translates to white boy rap).
Indie and Indie Rock, and Post Grunge (thanks to Cake)
Soft Rock, Soul, and World (WTF is World? One album – my beloved Snow Patrol)
So as the story goes, a girl buys tickets to see a show, and then as the show approaches, she drowns herself in all her favorite tunes by that band. Historically this has included many, many days and nights listening to One Republic, Sara Barrels, Cake, John Mayer, Cake, Snow Patrol, Bare Naked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Counting Crows, Bush, Cake, and now Matchbox 20. Yes I have been to see Cake 3 times. They are my biggest fan.
I own about 4 Matchbox 20 albums, and one single that I absolutely love, “She’s So Mean”. This equates to 42 songs and about 3 hours of continuous play. I also have a couple of things from Rob Thomas without the band, but I’m not including any of that in the current set list because I don’t think there’s going to be a cross-over. I’m on my second rotation through. It’s marvelous!
I’m really looking forward to the show next week and it’s good to have things to look forward to. I’m going to start being a lot busier real soon now because of lots of things ramping up so it will be important for me to maintain a good balance and continue to do all these things that I get so much satisfaction from.
I’m sure they are looking forward to seeing me too. 😛
Be Yourself or Someone Like You,