I realized this morning that my return shuttle ticket for the airport states that I must book my pickup 24 hours in advance. D’oh! Looks like I’ll be cabbing it, and probably soon too. I’ll get some airport breakfast and enjoy the free wifi, which is SUCH a nice perk, thanks again McCarran.
Last night was really great, I think the best part was that people from all over America that have never seen Matt perform let alone up close and in person, had the chance to meet someone they’ve been a fan of for years. It’s hard to control your giddyness when you know he’s just ‘a real guy’, but one that makes incredible music and sang amazingly last night. I hope (and am certain) all the guests had a great time.
Unfortunately I got a headache halfway through the show, and no I wasn’t drinking excessively. But the fact about my headaches is that they usually make me really nauseous. So there I was… at a private show in Las Vegas and about 20 minutes after Matt called it and everyone was drinking and having some food, I had to run to the facilities and… yeah. Good news is that shortly after I felt pretty good, hungry actually, so when the house closed down for the night Duane and I hit the strip to get some food. We took some photos and he barely made it through a yard of margarita. We were both pretty partied out, the whirlwind travel combined with the sensory and heat overload of Las Vegas was getting to us.
Heading back, I’m super glad I came down. The travel wasn’t painful and I got to meet some really great people (like Tony!) The live blog was a success and it was fun chatting to Dale throughout the night as well. I really hope Matt had a happy birthday, surrounded by old friends, new friends and admirers. Just an FYI, you can still catch the new album, Hospital Music, that is being streamed in its entirety from Matt’s site.
Time to pack, make sure my liquids are all in check, and I’ll make another post here either from McCarran or SeaTac.