Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl- meh! My concert Heck Ya!!!

Happy Monday Y'all! What a weekend. Did you watch the Super Bowl last night? Awesome game for sure. I wanted to mention my concert though today. WOW! That’s how I can best describe my concert this past Friday to see Matchbox 20. I got my money’s worth and then some for sure!  My honey and I drove to Winstar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. It’s literally  less than a  mile from the Texas state line which is a little over an hour’s drive for me.
 We ate dinner in the casino at El Fenix which is yummy Mexican restaurant with even yummier margaritas. We had just enough time to eat dinner and stand in the tshirt line before the concert started. The concert was a sold out show and it was packed with Texas license plates.
First of all I was pleasantly surprised that the opening band was no other than Philip Phillips. I don’t watch American Idol but you cant help but know who he is. His music is everywhere and I like it. His set was super laid back and his band played great instruments. He sounds so much like Dave Matthews and I felt like we were in a garage jam session.
Matchbox 20 came on and they flawless! They played many of the newer songs from the album North and they played all their classic hits from their older albums. The crowd went wild when they played the older ones. Its so much fun when you can sing along to every word. Rob Thomas (lead singer) even mentioned that the first time they heard one of their hit songs on the radio was when they were in Dallas.
I just love them and I am so glad I saw the concert. They of course left stage and then came back and played 4 more songs for their encore. Todd enjoyed the concert too even though he wasnt so excited at first. He was impressed with their energy and tightness of the show.
I’ve mentioned before that my phone takes crappy concert pics because of all the stage lights but I took a few.
Winstar casino- view from parking lot

self pic taken at bar


SO happy i bought tkts day they went on sale

my new shirt while on my body hence the bumps

Philip Phillips- trust me

Ron Thomas onstage

Rob Thomas

Matchbox 20 the band

14 comments:

  1. 'Looks like a GREAT time! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. It really was! My honey and i do enjoy concerts together.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I am a HUGE Matchbox 20/Rob Thomas fan. I always had been a big fan, but I read that 'Ever The Same' was written when his wife was first becoming ill with lupus. It totally struck a cord with me. What a great weekend with some amazing music!

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    1. Really?! As if it was possible for me to love Matchbox 20 more than i do. Ever the Same is one of my fave songs to begin with. They were so incredible to watch live!! Go see them if you can.

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  3. I'm afraid I am not familiar with either the Superbowl or the bands you are talking about. Generally I am not a sports fan at all so the Superbowl wouldn't mean anything to me even if I was living in the US. Glad you had a good time though.

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    1. Lanthie, the Superbowl is almost a national holiday in the states and more so for Texas! Football is a religion on its own. My Dallas Cowboys were not playing so i didnt care about the other teams. Just a good time to eat a lot of yummy food.

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  4. It sounds like a great concert and Philip Phillips is just the icing on the cake! Sp glad that you got to go!!!!!

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    1. Philip Phillips is so much like Dave Matthews and i'm a Dave fan. It was total icing for sure!

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  5. very cool!! I remembering thinking he was such a cutie back in the day :) (rob thomas that is) Still not sure who this Phillip Phillips is .. Woooops!

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    1. Rob Thomas is still such a cutie for sure!!!! Philip Phillips won last year's American Idol. He sounds like Dave Matthews. He played a good show.

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  6. I love going to concerts. It looks like you had a great time!

    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com

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    1. I am a concert goer for sure. I went to so many last year i think it was almost one or 2 a month. This year though wont be so much since we're paying for our wedding. So im super happy i got this one in!!

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