October 23, 2011

Oh 'cause honey believe me, I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend.

The second exciting thing I was looking forward to this week certainly did not disappoint...

I saw Matthew Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, I'd been looking forward to this ever since I stumbled across his tour schedule a few months ago. So so so amazing!

The tour he's currently on is a 20th anniversary of his album "Girlfriend". Yes, I was only three when this album came out, but it's still in my Top Ten Albums of all time. Pure power-pop goodness. I remember when my dad made me listen to it in middle school, and my mind was officially blown.

My dad was supposed to come with me, but had to work in the morning, so I ended up going by myself! I'm seriously loving this new Independent Amanda!

The show was at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, where I saw Royce a few months ago. The opening act was a band from Atlanta called the Shadowboxers.

You can't tell but they were gorgeous. All of them.

They were really great-loved the sound and the energy. I will definitely be picking up their EP.

After their set, I went up to talk to the guitarist (the one in the middle) and to see if he was as cute up close as he was on stage (spoiler alert: he was) and he was super friendly, so bonus points! Honestly, I hope they come back to Michigan again, I would love to see a whole set.

That's seriously one of my favorite things about live music-getting exposed to new bands. Love love love.

After the break, I was able to sneak back to my place up front and wait for Matthew Sweet to come on. The Pig is so small, I was basically on stage haha It was great!

The concert was amazing. They played "Girlfriend" in it's entirety plus a few others off his new album and the albums in between. I seriously cannot say enough how great it was-I was dancing and singing along and just enjoying every second of being there.

Being in front meant being close to the speakers, so my ears were definitely feeling it the next day, but it was so so so worth it!


Sar said...

I've never heard of Matthew Sweet, but I'm going to have to Google search them now! Congrats on getting to meet the guitarist (hello, cuteness!) and awesome that you went by yourself! Independent Amanda rocks!

Just stopping by for Comment Love Sunday!

-Sar from http://lovelovelovesar.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a great time! That's so exciting that you got to meet the guitarist!

Lydia @ See Beautiful said...

I'll have to check them out! Thanks so much for sharing, as I love to learn about new bands. Popping in from FTLOB.

Happy seeing beautiful.

Vapid Vixen said...

There are few things in life that get the blood flowing and energy pumping like a really great concert. Glad you had fun and kudos for going alone. That's pretty bad ass.

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome night. So glad you got to be so close to those cuties ;)

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