SHOW: A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF MATCHBOX 20 [DVD]

Wonderful Beth Fedyn sent me this DVD set of a Matchbox 20 concert in Georgia in 2004. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Matchbox 20 was a popular group whose songs frequently hit the Top 10.

As you might expect, Matchbox 20 plays their most popular songs. I’m fond of “Real World” which includes the line we can all relate to right now: “I wish the Real World would just stop hassling me!”

Rob Thomas, the lead singer of Matchbox 20, does a fine job on “If You’re Gone” and “3 AM.” The enthusiastic crowd roared their approval. However, I wonder when a scene like this–a crowded arena with no social distancing or masks–will become Normal again.

Beth, thanks again for this wonderful gift! I really enjoyed it!!! GRADE: A


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Matchbox Twenty ‎– Show (A Night In The Life Of Matchbox Twenty)

Label:Coming Home Studios ‎– CHS 10028, Lippmann Entertainment ‎– CHS 10028, Zoë Vision ‎– CHS 10028Format:DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Multichannel, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus Stereo
DVD, DVD-Video, PAL
Country:EuropeReleased: Genre:RockNon-MusicStyle:Alternative RockInterviewPop Rock

Tracklist

Concert99:52
1-1Cold
1-2Real World
1-3All I Need
1-4Soul
1-5Disease
1-6Could I Be You
1-73 Am
1-8Mad Season
1-9Feel
1-10Hand Me Down
1-11If You’re Gone
1-12Bright Lights
1-13Bent
1-14Unwell
1-15Back 2 Good
1-16Downfall
1-17You’re So Real
1-18So Sad So Lonely
1-19Long Day
1-20Push
Documentary, Gallery, Lyrics, Multi-Angles117:17
2-1Gallery
Lyrics
2-2Cold
2-3Real World
2-4All I Need
2-5Soul
2-6Disease
2-7Could I Be You
2-83 Am
2-9Mad Season
2-10Feel
2-11Hand Me Down
2-12If You’re Gone
2-13Bright Lights
2-14Bent
2-15Unwell
2-16Back 2 Good
2-17Downfall
2-18You’re So Real
2-19So Sad So Lonely
2-20Long Day
2-21Push
2-22Multi-Angle “Soul”
2-23Multi-Angle “Bright Lights”
2-24Documentary

15 thoughts on “SHOW: A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF MATCHBOX 20 [DVD]

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    Not much of a fan of Matchbox 20 myself. A little too lightweight for me., In the dame vein as Third Eye Blind, Hootie & the Blowfish, Train, and Maroon 5. A couple catchy songs but not much more.
    It is going to be a while before concerts take off again. A feel sorry for a lot of second tier bands who depend on touring for their bread and butter. Bands that play the smaller venues . Or bands that hone their material by playing clubs.
    I doubt if the Garth Brooks (who I don’t like anyways) experiment of streaming a live concert over a drive in movie screen is going to go down very well. Especially with the non country fan base.

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    1. george Post author

      Steve, I agree with you on live concerts being at least a year away. And your analysis of second tier bands is economically sound. They’re in trouble without their tours.

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  2. Deb

    I think of Matchbox 20 and other similar bands from that time as being part of my “raising kids” era (my children were born in 1992 and 1998). I listened with half an ear to the new music of that period, occasionally finding a song or group I really liked, but mostly listening to my 1960s-through-1980s favorites. A trend that continues to this day. There’s nothing terrible about Matchbox 20, but imho nothing truly memorable either.

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    1. george Post author

      Deb, I used to take Patrick, Katie, and their friends to concerts. One of the concerts in 1997 was Matchbox 20 at an outdoor venue, Darien Lake. When the concert was over, the audience cheered for an Encore. The band had just released their first album and had played all their songs during the concert. So, when they came out to do the Encore, they just started playing those songs again! By the SHOW concert, Matchbox 20 had a lot more material to draw on!

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  3. Patti Abbott

    And I know the music of the mid-eighties and early nineties because that’s when my kids were teens. Nothing since and nothing from the early seventies to the mid eighties. I admire those who keep abreast of music through their life.

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    1. george Post author

      Patti, I mostly listen to contemporary music while I’m driving around running errands. But, now with the Stay-at-Home lifestyle, I’m not doing that much any more.

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  4. Michael Padgett

    None of the song titles are familiar, but I’m sure some of them would be familiar if I heard them. I didn’t hate the band. They were competent at what they did, but I considered them to be another step toward the death of rock.

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