Friday, April 25, 2008

MatchBox Twenty

Went to Melbourne yesterday to see Matchbox Twenty in concert at Rod Laver arena . It was a good concert they played all there hits. I like Matchbox twenty but they do sing a few too many slow sloppy love songs.The crowd seemed to like there older stuff better 3AM and Long day where the best. They played for just on 2 hours and sang all original songs except 1 but get this they did a cover of a Kylie Minogue song "Cant get you out of my Head". Must say the Kylie version sounded better. This is the second concert i have been too this year, having seen alot of concerts when i was younger. It made me think of all previous concerts and some of the great bands i have seen ( and forgettable ones).

Concerts i have seen.

Guns N Roses 1998 and 1993
AC/Dc 1987 (first concert) and 1991
Bon Jovi 1988, 1992, 2008
Matchbox Twenty 1999 and 2008
Poison 1988
Alice Cooper 1989
Inxs 1991
Cher (not my idea)
Beach Boys 1993
John Farnham mulitible times
Baby Aniamals
Daryl braithwaite
Jimmy barnes

We got to Melbourne at about 12 and parked at the Vodafone arena. Melbourne is a special sporting city there would not be too many cities in the world if any that has 5 sporting stadiums with in one precint. MCG ( 100,000 capacity), Rod Laver ( 15,000 capacity) arena, Vodafone ( 12,000 capacity) stadium, olympic Park ( 15,000) and the Melbourne rectangular Stadium ( 32,000) under construction) and telstra dome ( 60,000) about 4 kilometers away. Public transport is easy and there all located about 2 kilometers away from the city center. We got a tram into the city and walked around having a look had a coffee at Starbucks then ended up at the Transport Bar in federation Square. Rebecca and decided to sit there most of the afternoon, Bec had sore feet being pregnant and i could have a few pints of beer. Had a Bodenheim Pilsner, Guinness and a bee's Knees honey wheat beer. It was great just sitting down chatting having a drink and watching the city go by. It reminded us of times gone by when visiting some European cities. We grabbed a meal there i had an excellent steak and headed down to Rod Laver arena. We walked back along the Yarra River. We pulled back into town about 2 am this morning.

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