Vegas Weekend Phase 3: @ Matt's – LIVE BLOG

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

18:40 – I’m sitting in Matt’s Las Vegas getaway, chatting to Jennie Roth – long time Matt fan, while watching as his fans from around the continent try to take in this whole experience.

Jennie Roth & Me I met up with the other attendees at 3:00pm and it was nice to get to know people before all coming together this evening. The one thing we all have in common? We’re Matt Good fans. Over dinner I met people from the East coast of the US who have been fans for a decade and never seen a show, people from Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco. They were discussing their first favourite song, concerts they’ve been to and breaking the ice before we all spend this evening together getting the first live taste of Hospital Music.

06292007(009)I will be blogging throughout the night and during Matt’s performance – stay tuned (just keep hitting refresh every couple mins) as I’ll be listing the songs he plays and posting photos.

19:00 – Duane Storey is holding up the ENTIRE night. Okay just kidding, folks are still arriving and in the meantime everyone is chilling with a nice frosty beverage. BIG THANKS to Dale over at for linking to this post (and he should really be here too eh)

Live Blog Begins 19:07 – Still waiting on a couple of guests, but not worrying at all. Everyone’s sitting on the living room floor, relaxing, getting out of the heat, and talking guitars with Matt. Feel free to leave any questions for Matt in the comments section in case there’s a “Q&A” session after the performance.

I can’t wait til Duane gets here then I can stop posting camera phone pics.

19:23 – Duane is here. Pic quality will improve… until we get a couple beers in him. It’s beer o’clock.

19:28 – Happy live blogging.

Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

19:33 – Just video iChatted with my inlaws who are in Iowa, while I’m in Vegas and John is in Vancouver… wish you were here, babe.

19:48 – Duane and I decided on a universal Flickr tag: mgvegaspoolparty.

Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

20:02 – Just video chatted and shared the first song – Metal Airplanes with Dale.

20:07 – Being treated to I am Not Safer Than A Bank rolled into Champions of Nothing. At dinner someone commented on how this is the best album-opener of a song…. a 9 minute song at that. It’s truly epic.

20:16 – Third song is Suburbia… “going all the way back to 1999”.

20:19 – After teasing the Berkeley Student, Matt launches into I’m a Window. I feel like getting off the floor and dancing… or maybe doing the maid.

Photo credit: Duane Storey on Flickr

20:30 – After some chit chat and amusing tales of what it’s like to forget lyrics mid-song/mid-concert and making things up on the fly, Matt is playing Black Helicopter

20:34 – Special song for Tony is being played now… If I was a Tidal Wave and the video iChat I had with Dale is now up on YouTube.

20:42 – As you can see our little chat video is now up on YouTube. The next song was Odette… “do you wash your hands before you touch the heart?” Born Losers is up next followed by True Love Will Find You in the End.

Beer and food time for all.

For those wondering about the camera, Current TV (the network started by Al Gore) was here covering the event. Max Lugavere and Jason Silva were doing an exclusive spotlight on Matthew Good that will air nationally on Current TV in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, learn more about the network and how to watch at

38 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. gusgreeperFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 6:50pm PDT

    hey you!! glad you are having a blast!!

    please ask him to play Weapon for me 🙂

  2. gusgreeperFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 6:51pm PDT

    ps. this feed business rules and yes i know Weapon is old. … but maybe just maybe….just maybe he’ll play it… heheh

  3. DaleFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 6:59pm PDT

    Hi Rebecca, let everyone know you’re rocking the live blog. Keep me updated if there’s anything else brewing.

  4. John BollwittFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:15pm PDT

    Yeah, me and Dale are totally going to run away to Vegas together next. Whatever would happen after that, keep it to yourself.

  5. EvaFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:19pm PDT

    This is excellent! 🙂 Wish we could all be there!

  6. fotoeinsFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:21pm PDT

    Dude, can I join y’all?

    Beck: great job with the live blog.

  7. PeterFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:27pm PDT

    What was the most “powerful” intimate live playing experience you’ve had? (in terms of stepping into the song when performing) and what song was it?


    Pete Jahnke from London, On

  8. badlittlemonkeyboyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:30pm PDT


    Can you ask Matt what acoustic guitar he used for the majority of the Hospital Music Album (Brand and Model).


  9. Rod BrunoFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 7:58pm PDT

    If Heidelman doesn’t turn down that god damn devil music I’ll come over there and squeeze his ears together. I moved down here to relax and work on my short game and that god damn noise is throwing me off my god damn putt !!!!!

  10. MinessaFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:05pm PDT

    We are all living vicariously through you guys! thanks!

  11. MelissaFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:15pm PDT

    Champions of Nothing! Lucky. Thanks for the live blog action.

  12. whoisqazFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:22pm PDT

    u guys better be having fun for the rest of us too. dont forget a nice group photo at the end of the show 🙂

  13. CalogeroFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:23pm PDT


  14. MelissaFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:25pm PDT

    I wish I was in Vegas with you guys. I am working on a series of Matt’s portraits in oil and pastels and I wish I had good pictures to work with. I wonder if anyone could help me out with that, I usually prefer taking the pictures myself as it’s more representative of how I see and feel people and things, but in that case, that’s different I guess.

    There are many people that inspire me, but no other does like Matt does through his voice and music. I finally decided to put it on canvas. I need pictures and I wish it was as easy as knocking at his door with a camera in my hand. Maybe it is, but in the mean time, if you guys could take a few good shot of his inspiring self for me to use, that would be really amazing!

    Thanks for blogging this for us, it’s appreciated!

    Melissa from Calgary

  15. KevBoFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:27pm PDT

    I vote for doing the maid as it would make for interesting conversations and stories later on.

  16. JanineFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:28pm PDT

    What an opportunity! Thanks for the updates!

  17. whoisqazFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:28pm PDT

    hopefully u get a cool shot to work with melissa

  18. PeterFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:36pm PDT

    I only wish that there was live audio for this… But to quote Matt (hopefully), ” This is what the future of music sharing/distribution should be about”. Your community of dedicated fans and friends is behind you one million percent Matt! Only wish I could be there too!


  19. Colin mackieFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:44pm PDT

    Hey Matt it’s Colin. Make sure Jeff cleans up after everybody has left. LOL I wish I could have been there. See you in a couple of weeks. Happy Bday

  20. DebFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:45pm PDT

    Before I clicked on Matt’s blog I thought, “gee, I wish Miss604 was going to be there so she could live blog again for us….and, PRESTO, here you are, keeping us in the loop again.

    Thanks, you’re doing a fantastic job (just like last time).

  21. DuaneFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:47pm PDT

    Great Job.. I wish I was there..

    Oh wait..

  22. CalogeroFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:49pm PDT

    i don’t even wanna watch that video i’m so jealous.

  23. whoisqazFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 8:50pm PDT

    dont joke like that duane common

  24. badlittlemonkeyboyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:01pm PDT

    Ok . . .hold on here . . .back up the blogging bus . . . I been following this event all evening and just darted over to Duane’s flickr site as I noticed Dale posted on the site that there was currently an intermission . . . when I came across . .can it be . .no, it couldn’t be . . .yes it is . . it would appear that there is someone there with what looks like a high end (if not an HD) video camera taping the event . . . is he planing on sharing this with the less fortunate?

  25. CalogeroFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:03pm PDT

    Matt you planning on doing a full band tour post acoustic tour?

  26. badlittlemonkeyboyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:04pm PDT

    Here is the pic : Check This Out

  27. DaleFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:04pm PDT

    we can only hope so.

  28. whoisqazFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:05pm PDT

    i saw that camera too badlittlemonkeyboy and am wondering the same thing

  29. badlittlemonkeyboyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:06pm PDT

    I would LOVE to see that video . . . .

  30. CalogeroFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:13pm PDT

    thanks Dale. i assume you were replying to my thread.

  31. RebeccaFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:16pm PDT

    Hey guys, the camera is for a TV thingy… not sure if I’m at liberty to disclose which… but maybe I am.. but Matt was interviewed this afternoon then they were recording most of the show. When we know something, you’ll know something 😛 I guess

    Update: At the bottom of the post you can read about Current TV

  32. Rev. Don DeeleyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:22pm PDT

    Wait, True Love Will Find You in the End? Daniel Johnston? Freaking sweet.

  33. jpFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:23pm PDT

    Is the show going to be entirely streamed Later, It sounds so awesome being there….

  34. badlittlemonkeyboyFriday, June 29th, 2007 — 9:27pm PDT

    Thanks Rebecca!!!!! I’ll stay tuned for more info on the TV Thingy . . . .

  35. JennieSunday, July 1st, 2007 — 11:12am PDT

    Thanks for everything, Rebecca. My night would not have been as cool as it was without you!

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