Matchbox Twenty at Wembley Arena

Posted by | September 07, 2003 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Matchbox Twenty are a band that have “spawned more No. 1 songs and spent more weeks atop the … adult top 40 charts than any artist” (Neilson); who are the only pop-rock band in the American top 10, whose current single Unwellhas occupied the No. 1 spot on the adult top 40 chart for 18 weeks” (USAToday). Their profile at Yahoo give you everything from videos to reviews. Well worth a visit.
There’s a reason I’m telling you all this? Because they came to visit us at Wembley Arena last night. It was amazing. When you hear a band and like their music, it’s one thing. When you go to their concert and get doubly blown away by their enthusiasm, personality and musical ability… well, that’s another. 9 of us trooped up to the Arena last night and got some of the best seating in the almost full arena. After the supporting band, Maroon5, limbered us up, out Matchbox Twenty came to the cries of “Bring on the box!” from Jac. And so began what must rate as the best moment of the year so far for me. Rob Thomas, the lead singer, always manages to sound amazed that people like his band, and that he’d always wanted to play at Wembley Arena. True, he may just be saying that, but I think he means it. He also made a memorable quote about time being a currency, which I’m sure Jac will pick up and play with on his site.
The net result of all this? Well, confirmation that in our eyes Matchbox Twenty are a collection of gods (a gaggle? a herd…?). Simply Superb.

6 Comments

  • Tom says:

    I never realised you were there as well. It was awsome.

    The worst bit was the traffic it took us 2hours 30 mins to get there we left at 5:15 from Camberly and missed the support band and were there in time for MB20. They were great and had the crowd really going.

    I agree a great night out shame it had to be postponed from March till September but worth the wait.

  • Wibbler says:

    What a coincidence! We plainly have very good taste…

  • shunta says:

    2 Hours and 30 mins? I came up from Cranleigh and it took an hour and a bit. The journey home took 2 and a half hours but we went through central London to see the human goldfish that is David Blaine. Did you walk?

  • sara hudson says:

    hi i was at their 1st european date in glasgows secc on the 4th of sept and that was amazing as well i am a fan of maroon5 also so it was double the pleasure glad u enjoyed them and if u like their music i sugest buying maroon5s album songs about jane it is simply brilliant!!!

  • Gary says:

    First saw these guys at the Fruitmarket at couple of years ago and was totally blown away.SECC gig just as amazing.Rob Thomas really does exite you while watching Kyle Cook do his thing ,as if in a world of his own, is entertainment in itself!

  • sharon says:

    Saw MB20 in Sept in Manchester with Maroon5 supporting – fantastic night, 4th time seen MB20, although other times as supporting act themselves. We were practically at the front and the whole place was jumping for the whole time. Rob Thomas was having a blast and he’s so passionate! Can’t wait for them to come back!

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