Matt Nathanson’s breathtaking Tahoe performance

“When I die, I hope to go to Lake Tahoe.” That was the Twitter message Matt Nathanson sent to his 88,600 followers after his July 21 performance at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena.

Nathanson was inspired after his rousing performance before an unusually early arriving crowd of more than 5,000, however, at one point of the show he probably actually did feel like he was dying.

The charismatic singer ran throughout the arena with a wireless microphone during the song “Headphones.”

“I forgot about the altitude,” he puffed once he had climbed back onto the stage. “It feels like someone kicked me in the chest.”

Nevertheless, he was able to add humor to his situation: “I want to thank the guy who grabbed my ass.”

Here are Tahoe Onstage’s Kurt Johnson’s images of the show:

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About Kurt Johnson

Photographer Kurt E. Johnson has played drums since he was 14. He is in the South Shore blues band Mudd Bonz and the instrumental progressive psychedelic space rock band Aether Haze. He retired after a 31-year career in the Bay Area and has lived at Lake Tahoe for 10 years. His passion is concert photography and playing music. To see more of his photos, visit his website http://photoskejohnson.smugmug.com/

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