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Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Dave!For a day that had so many things going oh so terribly wrong, something unexpected happened to make all the suffering worthwhile.

I've blogged before about my love of all things Matt & Kim. They are far and away one of my favorite bands, and I have been trying for years to see them in concert. Because if there's one thing that Matt & Kim are known for beyond the awesome music they make, it's their live performances. If you weren't a fan before seeing them play, you would most certainly be one after. They have a joy and passion for playing music that makes their shows an experience to be savored...


But, alas, it has not yet come to pass. Every time they've played in Seattle, I'm away. Any time I'm in a city other than Seattle, it seems as though I've just missed them. And any time I've made plans to see them, life gets in the way. I've purchased tickets to see them perform three times (once in Seattle, once in Austin, and again in New York)... but every time I was diverted and couldn't make it.

Either somebody up there really doesn't want me to see Matt & Kim, or I'm just horribly unlucky.

Or both...

Lil' Dave in a Matt and Kim shirt crying WAAAAAAAAAH!
Lil' Whall PC has no sympathy for Lil' Dave Mac's pain. And people wonder why I hate Windows!

So you can imagine my non-surprise when I went through their brand new Sidewalks tour schedule and saw that no dates for Seattle were listed. But then something caught my eye. There were still some dates left in their current European tour. Including March 23 in London...


Which happens to be the day I have an overnight layover at London's Heathrow Airport on my way back home.

And so now, after years of chasing them all over the USA trying to catch them live, I have a ticket to see Matt & Kim in the UK because I just happen to be in the neighborhood.

Bloody hell.

I wonder what's going to go wrong this time?

Show canceled? Trip canceled? Weather delay? Public transportation strike? Venue closing? AIRPLANE EXPLODING?

I guess we'll see. Maybe this is finally my moment. But if something does go wrong, I'm pretty sure I'll be blaming Matt & Kim. Surely after years of effort on my part, it can't be my fault that things are going so terribly wrong.

Can it?

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  1. Christopher Stogdill says:

    Good for you! Hope you have fun.

  2. robin says:

    Stay in London for a few more days!!! I am heading over there myself. Alas, I won’t arrive until a few days after you leave….

  3. Sybil Law says:

    Nothing’s going to happen. You’re going to go and love it and be happy.

  4. Sarah says:

    I hope you get to go!

  5. Jeff says:

    It’s your time Dave- see Matt and Kim LIVE in concert and the tell us all about their awesomeness. We are counting on you!

  6. LeSombre says:

    Thanks to you, I love Matt & Kim. You are also the one who mentioned OMD – History of Modern and I went ahead and got their album.

    Also, I recently got a Mac.

    Damn I’m turning into you. Wait, this might be a good thing for me. 🙂

  7. sizzle says:

    I really hope it works out. I know you’ve wanted to see them for SO LONG and I will confess I felt slightly guilty that I got to see them before you did since you’re the big fan.

  8. Karl says:

    Here’s to hoping the stars are in complete alignment this time. I have to check these guys out. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything by them.

  9. Steve in NH says:

    This is a bit NSFW but I thought you’d get a laugh. Unless you have already seen it. Your monkey gets around.

    • Etienne says:

      OMG, Steve! Reminds me of when Dave had a raffle to help another one of his blog followers who wasn’t doing too well and I won a sockmonkey donated by another follower. A year or so later, Colin, another of Dave’s minions did a 24 hr blog to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders and one prize was a commissioned piece by Dave. I won so, I told Dave that that there must be something about simians (like K. Kong) and the Empire State Bldg as Sockmonkey scampered up the fire escape and gazed longingly at it as soon as he got here. So, I asked Dave to put Bad Monkey on the E.S.B., too. BTW Thanks, again, Dave!

  10. I can honestly say that until today I’d never even heard of Matt & Kim before. From the photo I would imagine they’re synth-pop ish? I love me some synth so I wonder if they’d be my cup of tea. Have to check them out.

  11. All you need to ask Lil Whall is “How much do you value the One True Yes Tote Bag?” It also doesn’t hurt to ask how many times he’s seen various incarnation of Yes.

    Cool that you get to see Matt & Kim. Sending my best on-time flight karma your way.

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