10:37 AM on 06/08/12
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I attended the first ever Matt Skiba & The Sekrets concert at the Metro in Chicago last night and it was an absolute TRAIN WRECK. Just search Matt Skiba on Twitter or look at the group's facebook page to see how absolutely pissed off everyone was/is. Tons of people left after the second song. There was a guy who even made his way to the front only to rip his ticket up and throw it at them on stage before exiting.
The band came out to start with Voices and Skiba was so fucked up he couldn't remember the lyrics or music. His voice was half gone so he also couldn't hit any notes. They stopped and started the song twice and still couldn't get through it so they said they would come back to it later (and they did at the very end and Skiba STILL couldn't manage the fucking song). He actually had a music stand on stage with lyrics for the whole set but he kept accidentally knocking the sheets off, and seemed to be forgetful of when he was supposed to change guitars and how to deal with his own guitar strap (his poor tech guy had a rough night trying to baby him through everything).
This was hands down the worst concert I have ever been to. People are in the right asking for their money back. Skiba made a complete ass of himself. For the record, the Sekrets were fantastic. They were all prepared and knew their shit. Skiba apologized throughout and said something about being able to get away with murder in Chicago, but jesus. His bandmates wanted to KILL HIM. He was supposed to do a solo Alk3 song, too, and he couldn't remember the starting chords so his bandmates just came back out on stage to rescue him.
Submitted by notyourstar79