Post-High Holy Day of Music
Haven't dumped the photos out of the camera yet, but here's a synposis of the Matt Good concert last night:
Opening band: Jen, they didn't suck actually. They were quite rhythmically driven and I didn't mind them. However the commenter on MBLOG who said they were Weakerthans meet Death Cab for Cutie were waaay off. Ruhee figured them more to be Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) inserted into The Strokes, except the frontman looks more like Ben Kwbdwincfjnachuck (Billy Talent).
Worst facial hair: The insane clapping guy/keyboardist from the Ladies and Gentlemen with the porn-star stache and mutton-chop sideburns.
Opening song: The Rat Who Would be King. Odd but bold choice to open.
Fist-raising moment: the rant during Blue Skies Over Badlands. Reference to the undrinkable water situation in a number of First Nations towns: "What do you think would happen if you had to boil water at this university? The fucking sky would fall, that's what would happen."
Surreal moment: Crowd chanting J-A-C-K-A-S-S until Matt et al came back for the first encore of ... Giant, of course.
Biggest sing-along participation: Apparitions
How's Matty aging?: This was the colour of the really nice shirt Matt wore (and was selling copies of at Merch) - that colour suits him. This was the colour of his pretty new guitar. Matty's shed a couple of pounds and looks fit, Neil. Even you and your girlfriend would find him hot.
Hahahaha!!! Bill just informed me that I've been singing Giant wrong all this time! Apparently it's K-I-C-K-A-S-S, not J-A-C-K-A-S-S. Hmmm, mine's better.