2/17/95…Matthew Sweet with The Murmurs @ The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

Matthew Sweet @ The Chicago Theatre 2/17/95

Matthew Sweet @ The Chicago Theatre 2/17/95

So here’s the story of me & Matthew Sweet.  I actually was introduced to his music by my mom.  She won a copy of his CD Girlfriend at the grocery store.  She had no idea who he was, but she passed the CD along to me.  I didn’t know who he was either, but of course I was curious enough to listen to the CD.  Free new music?  You betcha!  Well, what a great surprise when the first song came on.  I was like….WHAT??!!  Are you kidding me?  This is soo good!  I loved it!!  And I couldn’t believe I had never heard of him before.  Well, I definitely became a fan after that.  One morning, Q101 (our local alternative radio station) held some sort of contest or call-in to get free tickets to their Winter Break show of which Matthew Sweet was the headliner.  I called right away once I heard that Matthew Sweet was on the bill.  I ended up getting through & winning 3 tickets.  I was so excited.  And because my dad had also gotten into his music, I decided to invite my parents to come with me.  It was very cool.  We all enjoyed it.  The Murmurs had just started getting buzz from their song “You Suck”.  Aside from that song, the rest of their set was ok, nothing great.  But Matthew was great!  I loved all his songs and he put on a good show.  And hey, it was free!  You can’t beat free.

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