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|
|Matchbox 20 the band|