Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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The last few weeks of tour have been wonderful (as expected). We've been through a lot of our favorite towns and met a ton of great people.

We got to see Death Cab For Cutie on a day off in Columbus, and the show was EXCELLENT. They're always good, but the set list was the best its ever been. Ethan had a fun little birthday when we were in the Boston area, and I got to go to the best Cleveland Browns game that I've seen in a LONG time.... if not ever.




I'm pretty sure I didn't get on TV with my sign (which was a little wordy), but I'm ecstatic that the text proved to be applicable. Nobody gave my Brownies a chance against the champion New York Football Giants, but they played an excellent game, and turned my first Monday Night Football experience into one pretty magnificent night. My buddy 2tone (who is the biggest Giants fan I know) drove up from Nashville, we went to Kinkos to print up some signs, and we went to the stadium to sit four rows away from the Brown's bench and the 30 yard line. My brother Jeremy scored us the sweet seats. The Browns followed up by scoring those 35 sweet, sweet points. Great night.

The mercury is beginning to slide down the thermometer, and its feeling more like autumn everyday. We're hitting NYC tomorrow, and then we'll make our way down the east coast towards warmer temperatures. Looking forward to it.

40 comments:

♥Paige-FOOL♥ said...

OMG first comment lol!!...hey did you go to the monday night game where they had all the breast cancer survivors there?? way cool :]]

peace-
paige

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♥Paige♥ said...

ps; good luck with the tour!!

Nina said...

BEST GAME EVER.
I watched that... and unfortunately, no I didn't see you with your sign, but who knows.. I might've just missed it.
But wow.. they played an amazing game.
*throws confetti*
!

Glad that the tour's going good :D

I hear we're supposed to be getting snow in up here in ohio around halloween.. we may be freezing.

Lindsey said...

Death Cab for Cutie = Awesome. And you liking them = Even awesomer.

Glad the tour is good and that the football nights are fun. I'm assuming you're fantasy footballin' up a storm? So are you dominating or what?

Keep the updates coming and best of luck on the rest of the tour. =]

-Lindsey

Dana said...

and we are also looking forward to YOU on the east coast. :]

Christi said...

Death Cab For Cutie is amazing... I wanna see them live sooo bad.

Haha, that sign is rad. Whoo go Browns!

Yeahh East coast....I'm kinda sad I can't see you guys in Charlotte... but I WILL be seeing you in Greenville on The Winter Wonder Slam Tour. I'm stoked.
:)

RW said...

excited to see you guys in NYC tomorrow.

glad tour is going well.

MiriĆ£ said...

I just wanted to thank you guys for coming to play out in worchester for us.

: )

Rachel said...

Ya know..... the WEST coast has some pretty toasty temperatures..... you should come on down sometime...... seriously. You still owe me the chance to sing onstage with you, since you so cruelly *cough* *cough* took it away in Davis on the Appetite Tour......

karebear said...

Hey I just saw you guys at Northern Lights, Clifton Park on Friday night and I must say the the show rocked!! :]
Thanks for coming out!
Karen

Jess :]] said...

East coast =D
That show in MA was awesome. Thanks for playing there, it was an awesome show. And yay for Ethan's birthday. :)

Enjoy the nice weather you'll be having sooon

Hanner said...

DUDE! YOU and the band were awesome tonight at Madison Sq. Garden!
I just hope you can actually have a concert again :(
Can't wait to see you again though!

Kristy said...

ummm. Someone help a poor kiwi.... Hu are the Browns? And the Giants? Is this Gridiron? Stupid word "football" so many different sports ppl think it is...

lexidoodleellis said...

are you going to the browns / jags game at the gatorbowl on the 26th?

i am still trying to figure out if i can make it to the orlando date or not...

it would be a bit easier if i didnt have a class at 7am the next morning :]

alexis

lexidoodleellis said...

are you going to the browns / jags game at the gatorbowl on the 26th?

i am still trying to figure out if i can make it to the orlando date or not...

it would be a bit easier if i didnt have a class at 7am the next morning :]

alexis

erin said...

that's an awesome sign. i actually saw that game... the only time this year i've paid attention to football. what a coincidence. maybe it's because the chiefs are painful to watch. :/

on the bright side, i got to sit next to manute bol today. i have never felt so short.

chelle said...

I so wanted to come and see you in Cincinnati but we had band practice.
I told our assistant band director you were having a show and he got to go but I didn't. I was quite jelous considering you are my favorite band well,
ever.

I hope you had a wonderful show. He said it was amazing =D
I am glad you have been doing well!
Hope you have fun on the rest of your tour!

much love
michelle

Kristy said...

uh...guys.....? who are the um *scrolls back up page again...* cheifs? browns? jags? Giants? Im soooooooo confuzzled...

Dana said...

I guess I don't really have a comment about your post... but this is more of a random sidenote: I think you should write a musical.

Sorry, I realize this is from a total stranger, but I am a graphic designer working in NYC at a place that designs broadway show posters (my dream job if you can believe!). We get all kinds of great, FREE tickets and I was sitting in the musical, 13, last night and the above-mentioned thought popped into my head. Of all things. Anyway, you should do it. And I'd PAY to see it. And buy the soundtrack. And maybe design the poster. Peace.

Kristy said...

WOW! That is such an awesome job!!!! I loooove broadway. And yes, completely agree, a relient k musical would be incredible!

Karissa said...

Hey! Great show tonight, and it was good meeting you there. I talked to you about Deathbed, and the trumpet playing, and how you thought you needed to hire live string players but they would be too expensive.

Anyway, since I didn't get a chance earlier, I just thought I'd thank you for playing some older songs for us long-time fans. It brought back some good memories.

Come back soon!

erin said...

haha yes, an RK musical would be quite stellar.

chiefs, browns, jags (jaguars), and giants are football teams. the football with the big yellow brackety looking thing at the end of the field and a brown ball and such, not the goal with net and black and white ball one.

greetings to kiwi-a-go-go land!

Amarachi said...

Completely unrelated to this post but.. you are a genius with words! the wit inspires me. Thanks!

Kristy said...

haha ok thanku erin! at last someone deconfuzzles me. :-) woaw I have posted way too much on here... meh. Do you guys have rugby over there? You know, like your football only when the players are tough and dont have to wear all that padding. :-) :-) whoop whoop for kiwiland. Erin, do you have bebo or anything? I like comparing USA with NZ... lol that must sound really really weird...

erin said...

lol we're going to get our comments deleted again soon. xD no, we don't have rugby. no, but i have a facebook... and an email... LOL

haha, no weirder than having a conversation on the blog of a person we've never met... and who is probably annoyed with us... SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER MATTY! lol.

Kristy said...

haha did they get deleted last time we did this??? I didnt notice that! thats awesome... I feel like such a rebel. :-) :-). lol whats ur email? if you dont mind giving it out to a complete stranger over the internet that is... That way i can interogate you... without driving the poor guy completely up the wall. Sorry matty.... ill see you if you ever come back to the almighty NEW ZEALAND! Represent! :-)

erin said...

yeah, we're such rebels... HAHA. no, i don't mind...

it's lanigan32@gmail.com. post another comment saying you read this though cause then i'm going to delete it. i don't want to tell the whole world my email... just someone on the other side of it. LOL

and really, i might have asked you if you hadn't asked me first... we're such creepers! HAHA

plastichurch said...

M@. Hey man this is Aaron Rae. I'm brining my nephew up to see you in Cleveland on Friday. Is there anyway he might be able to meet you or the other fella's? Thanks for your time.

plastichurch@gmail.com

Kristy said...

ok I read it! lol lol. this is awesome! Really sorry Mattymatt, wel go away now. :-)

Sara said...

Ahhh! I literally just got home from the B'ham, Alabama show. Y'all were AMAZING, and it was so great to see you live! I love that it was so intimate, and I now have 2 more shirts to add to my collection.

Thank you! Much love!

diannanicole said...

matty i saw you in birmingham last night and it was like i told you, you get better every time i see you! so glad to get to talk to you again! :)

Bri said...

I'm coming to see you guys in TWO DAYS!!!!!!!!! Yay Chicago!! :D

jenna :) said...

oh rats! I keep missing your blog posts.
I do have to say that is a quite wonderful sign. Close seats and good friends are always a plus when going to a football game. Whelp, hope you had a Happy Halloween.

erin. said...

the Chicago show last night was awesome! i'm so glad you guys did Deathbed...what an amazing song about His grace. hope you guys can take a break for a while and enjoy time with your family and friends. :)

OH Interstate 77 said...

You meantioned so many things in this blog that made me smile:
* Ohio
* Cleveland Browns
* The sign with the oldschool elf
* Boston
* Death Cab
* And (of course) friends

Thanks :)

Tyler said...

I was at the Cleveland Browns game... I'm a Giants fan and did it hurt badddd.

Sarah said...

My mom is from Cleveland … big browns fan … we moved to SC when I was five though.

I just wanted to say, that I have fond memories from back in high school piling into an old car with a bunch of friends and driving to Atlanta to see you guys in concert. (After a long day of teaching 6th grade, I’m not sure I still have that kind of energy haha) Thankfully, you guys are coming to Greenville on the 13th! I am quite excited to see you guys in concert again … you are all very talented and always put on a good show.

Thank you for allowing the Lord to work through your music. :)

Kate said...

you made that sign yourself?
hahah. it's nice.

glad you had a good time.


Melanie said...

Wow, I totally missed your last couple of blogs. I'm not a sports fan, but your sign is awesome. LOL

As for Death Cab - I first heard of them from you, believe it or not. I have seen them three times. The last time was on Memorial day. Their stage presentation has improved each time and the music has always been good. I told Nick about Relient K once. LOL I wonder if he ever listened.