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MB20 Rocked The Quad Cities

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What a great weekend! I mean the weather didn’t really cooperate on Saturday, but Sunday was picture perfect. We should’ve bottled it up and saved it so come January when we have 5 feet of snow on the ground we can open up the bottle and have a amazing fall day.

Saturday the Iowa Hawkeyes played a amazing game and came up with the “W” against Illinois. My Cubbies didn’t fair so well against Washington (they play again tonight at Wrigley). The day culminated with Matchbox 20 at the newly named Tax Slayer Center. The show was pretty awesome. There wasn’t anything flashy about their stage, just a pretty cool light show.

Matt Nathanson was pretty cool. He had the audience singing along to some to a few songs and was cracking jokes. Then MB20 show opened up with a tribute to the late Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty. If you were there then you know how cool it was hearing a entire arena sing along to “Free Fallin'” with just a spot light shining on a mic. Then MB20 opened with Tom’s hit “I Wont Back Down” which is another great Petty classic. Rob Thomas sounded great. The whole band sounded great. Then they played their encore and jammed to one of my favorite songs from the 80’s, “Don’t You Forget About Me” originally by Simple Minds (from the “The Breakfast Club” movie soundtrack). I give the show 8 out of 10 stars.

I woke up Sunday to the sound and smell of lawnmowers and fresh cut grass. It was a perfect day. Oh and I had a roast in the crockpot (yep, I can cook). It was a perfect Sunday. Cheers to the frickin weekend.

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