It’s been a pretty good week. The weather is finally starting to break, and on Wednesday night, a friend and I went to see Matt and Kim at Royal Oak Music Theatre.
I’ve been a Matt and Kim fan for a while, but this was actually my first time seeing them play a headlining gig–and really my first time seeing a full set. They played Mo Pop Festival in Detroit a couple years back, but unfortunately, all of their equipment blew out about 3 songs in. Honestly, it was still one of the best performances I’ve attended–they kept the crowd’s energy up through their full set time, dancing and throwing blow-up sex dolls into the crowd (yes, you read that right).
We started the night with dinner (of course) at Ale Mary’s Beer Hall. They’ve recently added a vegan menu, which is awesome. I finally got to try the Impossible Burger.
I have to say, I kind of prefer the Beyond Burger. Their preparation and all of the toppings on the burger were good, but just comparing the two brands, Beyond tastes more like a real burger to me. I didn’t notice until we were leaving that they had vegan chili cheese fries on special, so that gives me a reason to go back real soon.
After eating, we headed to the show to catch the opener: Tokyo Police Club. I was super pumped because I’d never seen them live. I listened to their debut album a lot when it came out, but never really followed their newer stuff. Consider me back on the train, because they were great.
Followed by the main event!
If you’ve never been to a Matt and Kim show, you can expect LOTS of dancing, rap interludes, confetti, balloons, drumming with dildos, jokes, and a frickin’ great time (my crappy iPhone pics are proof). At one point, they made the crowd separate and then had everyone run into each other to meet in the middle. This is not a sit-down show.
We had so much fun. If you aren’t familiar with Matt and Kim, you can check them out on Spotify, or I highly recommend watching some of the vlogs on their YouTube channel. Not only do they put out good music, they’re also hilarious.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m seeing Kate Nash on Saturday and having brunch with my sister on Sunday, so it should be a good one.