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  1. He said at some point, perhaps in a VIP that he kind of fell out of love with it.
  2. What an awesome journey! Sounds like it was s ton of fun. Matt Good related road trips are truly an amazing experience and glad you had such a good time like you when I did this in 2017 I was shocked at how different a venue, crowd or town could make the vibe of the show feel. It's really tough to choose favourite shows because seats are different and setlists and moments there are always a few moments that just stick with you and you're left feeling so proud and privileged to get to see Matt perform his art. Thanks for offering your thoughts on shows and for doing so much recording in the process allowing this tour to be easily the most comprehensibly covered tour in Matt's long career. I was telling Gursky the other day I plan to listen to all these recordings in chronological order and I think its be a really great experience to see how the tour progressed. Glad to hear you got to meet up with some of the regulars here, like you said theres really something to be said about connecting ting with people who get how much this music means. Weve got a great little community here and it's been a real pleasure to get out to meet several of you at shows over the years. It's so interesting that you mentioned Courtenay in relation to that Calgary show. When I heard about it and was talking to Gursky about it i immediately thought of that show in Courtenay. I've seen Matt 44 times now and generally hes always been in great moods. I saw him get pissed off at the festival crew at Rock the Shores in Victoria in 2013 when they started setting up for the next band in the middle of his set. I've seen him stop shows a couple of times when fights broke out to scold those responsible and I saw him once give a mini speech about how awful the audience was at a concert the night before referring to the crowd in Seattle who had largely ignored him preferring to drink and talk obnoxiously loud at the bar at the opposite end of the stage. But the only time I ever saw something like what happened in calgary was in Courtenay. I remember people were really drunk yelling really weird things. Someone kept telling take off your shirt. One obviously wasted lady yelled out "i like yer butt" and i recall someone saying something about his weight. He actually seemed annoyed and went the rest of the show without a single word to the crowd and as you said just walked off after and hes never been back meanwhile hes played Campbell River the last three tours in a row and having gone to one of those shows the crowd was great and incredibly respectful. That night it really did feel awful and it was hard to enjoy the show after that knowing that the artist themselves was so insulted. So I can somewhat relate to those in Calgary with a bad taste in their mouth about the show because some moronic fans can really put a damper on shows. It makes me glad I go to multiple shows so that some jackass doesnt ruin my only experience on a tour. Sounds like it was a truly awesome time though and I'm glad you got to experience that!
  3. That's awesome! I am so excited to get to hear that! If you were able to tape the whole show too than that means Hopeless would have been recorded so that means we managed to get a recording of every song played on this tour, which has to be a first (besides the BM Revisited tour where the setlists were 90% the same each night). How did this show compare to the others you've seen? First thats really cool you got to share that experience with your sons. What did they think of it all? As for the heckler man it really is a shame how some people can just ruin it like that. I've seen shows like that and it totally does ruin that bit of interactive magic between audience and performer. I've noticed on this tour that the shows where people were dicks, or fighting in the crowd and all that kind of thing, when Matt posts the setlist on insta, he just puts the town name, in this case. Calgary. Shows where there is a good vibe and rapport and no bullshit he puts Thanks St.Albert or whatever town. A minor nerdy detail sure, but if you look at all the shows known to have problems on this tour it's just the name no thanks haha. Good on Matt for being professional enough to still put on an amazing show under those circumstances, really a shame some people have to ruin it like that though.
  4. Aww Sean, every tapers nightmare! I had something similar happen years ago while trying to playback I accidently deleted a recording. Now I just turn the rig off and get home and upload to computer and separate hard drive to make sure I dont do that again haha. No big deal of course, although too bad, Hopeless was the only song from the tour we had no recording of! I look forward to hearing the recording looks like a great setlist, glad you enjoyed the show! Thank you for the update, did you record it as well? I've been hoping Matt would full on play Tangled Up in Blue on this tour, was it the complete version he played?
  5. It and Radicals are two songs from the upcoming album which Matt will record this spring and will have at least at this point 16 tracks.
  6. It's not that I never did tell you It's more that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable In town at the bar there's a calendar From 1933 It's been hanging there for decades Since sobriety lost to reality Since sobriety lost to reality At night's I'd sit in the corner Think up stories and all of them crimes Of pretty girls kidnapped by radicals Who fell in love with them after a time It's not that I never did tell you It's more that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable On the edge of town where the streetlights ground and the highway melts into the dark Built me a shack with a porch out the back Where I sit and shoot bottles like question marks Sometimes you wonder at yourself And how it is you're still alive You've done all them things you never thought Like kissing ass and calling it compromise In town at the bar there's an exit That leads back to something before Pretty girls kidnapped by radicals That took from them all that they stood for It's not that I never did tell you It's just that you should have just known Once you break it you bought it And once you've bought it it's breakable Ya once you've bought it it's breakable Ah once you've bought it it's breakable Oh, once you've bought it it's breakable Absolutely love this song by the way! Makes me so excited for the new record.
  7. Well the tour has wound down to it's last quarter now. A few more small market shows and then the journey back west hitting all the major markets over the next two weeks. This has been one of my favourite Matt tours ever, possibly top of the list for me and I can't wait to see my final show in Vancouver. I'm interested to see if the bigger market shows will feature extended shows or anything. The setlists have been between 15-17 songs with 16 being by far the most common, but it isn't unusual for Matt to extend shows in markets like Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton or Calgary in the past so I'm thinking some shows might see 18 or 19 songs. I am really excited to see how these last two weeks play out. Right through this tour Matt has continued to inject songs for the first time and it should be pretty interesting to see if anything else gets debuted, or if some of the one timers like Hopeless, Avalanche and Black Helicopter get additional airings. This tour has been such a success for fans of Matt's deep catalog, and Im sure there are many songs here that even the most diehard fans got to experience live for the first time. I've seen Matt live 42 times and on this tour I have seen: 8 songs for the first time live 11 songs for the first time acoustic Including songs like Fearless and Change of Season which I just never thought I would ever get to see live. In addition of course are the many songs Matt plays acoustically that he never gets around to playing with the band which is where this tour really stands out. Compared to the last 5 years of Matt's tours with the band this tour has featured an astounding 25 songs that have not been played in any full band set. So just a total alternate to the kinds of things we have come to expect from that band shows which offers so much variety and I think is a main reason so many people have been overwhelming positive in their reviews of this tour. I really have not heard any negative comments which is pretty incredible. Hope the remaining shows go well, and sounds like we'll get at least a few more recordings from this tour as well, including video. Very much looking forward to it!
  8. Absolutely, just remarkable that as the tour approaches the halfway point there is still first time songs being played nearly nightly.
  9. Haha that's awesome Chad! I love those shows where Matt is clearly in a playful mood. I remember him doing something similar to this in Vancouver in 2012 at the secret show he played with the song Weapon. He played part to prove it wouldnt translate acoustically and it sounded pretty damn good and the crowd started singing it, that was a fun night. I don't suppose anyone here happened to get video of Fearless? I'm trying to learn to play it and I know its simple chords in open tuning, but I'm pretty lousy at figuring that stuff out. The one video I saw his fret hand was perfectly blocked by the mic stand the entire time haha, even if someone has just 30 seconds it'd be enough to learn it. Sean, loving the in depth show review you've posted, it's really interesting to see you run down the performances and contrast them against each other. It sounds like Fort Saskatchewan was a great show and just from that video I can tell Matt was in the kind of mood where you know you are in for something special.
  10. To me Fearless had been given a total second life. I like, but dont love LOTGA and even on that album Fearless was kind of a middle of the road track for me. But this live acoustic version has probably been my highlight of the entire tour. It just packs so much more emotional weight played the way Matt is currently playing it. I've said it before. But with Matt's comments about how he wishes he could redo that song I'm left wishing he could just record a live album on this tour. Our recordings have captured so solid renditions but nothing compares to a professional multitrack record.
  11. Its amazing how a crowd or venue can make a show seem so different too. Even in Matt's interaction with the audience. The first two shows I saw on the tour In Sidney and Victoria were like night and day because of that. The Sidney show Matt was pretty rusty, but very loose and talkative, the show was 2hrs 10 mins and the crowd was very interactive. In Victoria Matt's performance was much more polished, but he was far less talkative and the crowds interaction was nearly nonexistent and the show was 1hr39 mins. So there can be so much variation from one show to the next, which is part of what makes hitting multiple shows so alluring, you just don't know what may happen. I constantly have to justify why I need to see that "matt Good guy" so many times to people I know who just dont get it, but if you go see him play multiple shows you really start to understand just how different one can be from the next. How'd you like Los Alamos Sean? That song is downright haunting solo acoustic. Hope you enjoy Fort Sask!
  12. I did make it! Wasn't easy or cheap but I got to St Albert about an hour before showtime so was glad for that. And the show was awesome, getting Blue Skies was incredible. Matt played more songs from Hospital Music at one show than he had at any show I've seen since the Hospital Music tour. Looks like Grande Prairie got a majorly different setlist than St.Albert with I'm A Window getting its tour debut as well. I pretty much make a point of staying up late to see Matt's setlist every night. It's very exciting to think what each successive show might bring to the table. I'm glad he posts the sets as it removes the guess work and rumours and may even convince some people to hit up multiple shows I'd love to see him play Avalanche! I've seen him play that acoustically a few times before and it comes across so well. He used to say that was one of his favourite songs he'd written. But it's been quite some time since hes played it now, probably five years or so. Matt mentioned he was upset with Fearless because he doesn't like how he recorded it on the album and now he said it exists forever sucking. I've heard he made a similar claim about Sort of a Protest Song. While there's no going back in time a live album is a great tool artists have used to release alternate versions of old songs or extended ones. It's been over a decade since the full band live at Massey Hall. Maybe it could be a good time for a live acoustic album? Everyone I've attended shows with agreed they preferred Fearless in this arrangement to the albums.
  13. Loved the review Sean. Pretty much what I experienced too. Matt had a couple very minor flubs on guitar but they kinda were the type that he improvised around and I'm sure most of the crowd was none the wiser. Great setlists again like Sean mentioned a real nod to the hardcore fans. This was my 5th show on this tour and every show has been significantly different. Even after seeing five shows it was my first time hearing Empty Road, Hello Time Bomb, and blue Skies so it really is a pretty special tour. Really excited to see what the next dates will bring and am stoaked to get to see the tour ender in march
  14. Just waiting to board in Van now. So far so good
  15. Ya I know maybe its sheer dumbfounded arrogance but it never even occured to me I'd botch that I was so worried about getting an early flight that day to allow for flexibility I didnt even consider I might miss such a crucial detail as time of day! Haha guess it costs to be stupid! Glad there was at least some alternative
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