and this photo set is just a collection of photos that i took of matty because i don’t really know what else to do with them and look at him!
matt 100% made this girl’s life. in between songs, he commented on the amount of signs he could see in the audience asking to come on stage. he laughed to himself, paused, then just said “bring her up.” and started the song. she eventually got up there, escorted by security, and he sung Robbers to her. and with her. he turned his back to the crowd, faced his mike to her, and sung it to her alone. they danced a little together, he kissed her face i don’t even know how many times and hugged her to his chest, very firmly and specifically to his chest, and she just kinda cried and tried to take it all in.
the only think i heard about it from other audience members was about jealousy, which, yeah, obviously we’re all fucking jealous, but you could also tell how much it meant to matt to be able to give someone that. it was just such a nice thing to do. she’ll never forget that. neither will the thousands of other people in the crowd. people’s lives can just be so weird and unexpected sometimes.
when van gogh was out painting in a field some kids shot him by mistake while they were playing with their dad’s shotgun but he told everyone he shot himself so they wouldn’t get in trouble and then he DIED and for a long time everyone thought it was suicide but it wasn’t a suicide he was just trying to help the kids that’s the saddest thing in the world im gonna throw up
matt healy broke my heart tonight.
something about him. something about his funny little drunken stumbling floppy soul. something about the way he addressed the crowd. asked us all to confirm that the majority of us had only ever seen him and his band through a screen and that, for just one song, he’d like us to all put our phones and cameras away. that is really really really means a lot to him that we do, just for this song. something about the way he turned away from the crowd to say “this song is about me anyway, so shut up” before swigging more wine. the way he shooshed the crowed when the music started and they began to sing along. he took himself and his wine bottle to the amp on the side of the stage, crumbled into himself and sung Me. it was such a stunning image though, that i had to capture it. I’m sorry, matty, but it was too beautiful. too childlike and broken. once the break down hit in the song, he stood back up and told everyone that, okay, if you have a phone, you can get it back out now, and you can turn the lights on and turn the place into the fucking sky, or something. then he just kind of stood and observed for a bit while everyone did. it must have looked amazing from where he was. it must have felt amazing knowing it was all for him.
he really makes me worry though, about how much of it is for show, and how much of it is art imitating life.
okay. so the show was fucking incredible.
matty is some drunken pirate rockstar stumbling around the stage and flicking his insanely dense and curly mop of hair about and drinking straight out of wine bottles. they’re dramatic as fuck, filling the room with smoke for half an hour before coming on and playing this ominous guitar riff really quietly that steadily grew louder as it got closer to them coming on, which felt like forever. as much as they killed my feet, i’m glad i bought and wore platform boots for the show because they ended up giving me a really good view over the heads of all the little 16 year olds (all ages gigs, man.).
matty made little speeches to the crowd, thanking and reminiscing on the year and a half they’ve had, which really almost seems unfathomable to him because he mentions it a lot. it is a big deal, and apparently this is the biggest show they’ve ever played. i doubt he was right on that one, but it means it was at least up there on the list of crowd numbers, which is nice.
no one missed a beat or a note, despite matty going side stage every 5 songs or so to some weed. (we were close enough to smell it)
i just. i can’t possibly say enough. it was an incredible show. 30/09/2014
Anonymous said: How was the show?!
fucking incredible. i don’t even know where to fucking begin.
Anonymous said: Your makeup looks rad as Hell!!!!
thank you! i can fluke make up occationally.
make up isn’t bad considering I did it in about 10 minutes over the top of today’s day make up.
I really hope we get a good spot in the crowd tonight. I’ll be heartbroken if I’m not near the front. Absolute front would obvs be ultimate but I don’t think we’ll get there early enough. The crowd better be better than the ones at every single other major concert I’ve been to.