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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 10/10/09

Headliner: Drake Bell
Opener(s): Tiffany Giardina, Honor Society, Care Bears on Fire, VFactory

Venue: Blue Mountain Ski Resort
Cost: $31.25

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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 10/4/09

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): N/A
Venue: Pearl River NY
Cost: $25

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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 10/1/09

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): Esmee Denters
Venue: School of Rock
Cost: $20

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Throwback Thursday: Arthur Ashe Kids Day 8/29/09

Headliner: Justin Bieber
Opener(s): Honor Society, Jordin Sparks
Venue: Arthur Ashe Stadium
Cost: $20

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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 7/22/09

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): Jesse James
Venue: Blender Theater
Cost: $34

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Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers 7/21/09

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Honor Society, Jordin Sparks, Wonder Girls
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
Cost: $50

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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 8/27/08

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): na
Venue: Oakes Park Old Tappan, NJ
Cost: free

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Throwback Thursday: Honor Society 8/15/08

Headliner: Honor Society
Opener(s): na
Venue: School of Rock East
Cost: $10

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Honor Society – Serendipity the Tour

Friday night, Honor Society played a free show at iPlay Live in Freehold, NJ.  I had never been there before, but my friend Kim lives nearby so we decided we’d pick up some VIP tickets and check it out.  VIP entitled us to early entry, a photo with the band, a poster and a 4hour play card for iPlay’s rides.  The guys had been promoting a Serendipity poster, so when we got there and we got a different 11×17 poster from the box office, I was bit bummed because I LOVE the Serendipity tour artwork!

We were let in and watching some of what I guess was considered soundcheck.  They played a couple of songs that they intended to play, attempted a couple of songs that they couldn’t remember how to play… and even sang the new remix of Happy Birthday – Happy HALF Birthday.

After the performance / Q&A / whatever… we all lined up to say hi to the guys and get solo pics with them.  I had been stressing over who to stand near now that there was only 3 of them – but Andy pulled me between him and Mike so that pretty much solved that issue! 🙂  Then we found out that we’d ALSO get the poster that I had wanted – Andy said they didn’t know anything about the ones that the venue had done up and that he had wanted one.  After the group pics the guys mingled and signed the posters so I told Andy to go to the Box Office and tell them he was in the band and that he wanted the poster and he said “PLEASE” lmao because I had left that out of my instructions.  Such manners.   Kim had been talking to Alex on Twitter about going to White Castle after the show and when I said I had never been, he gave me a history of the burgers and how they are square and have wholes in them because of WWII.

Then it was time for everyone else to be let in and shortly after that This Is All Now took the stage.  I remember not liking them in Boston last summer, but they were not as bad as I remembered (and re-reading my old reviews, I came to the conclusion he was sick in Boston so I should probably stop basing my opinion of them off of that performance!)  They did a cover of Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere” which I thought was really weird.  But pretty cool too – I mean, I’d prefer that over a Katy Perry or Ke$ha or whoever else.

Next up was Deleasa – who is Kevin Jonas’ brother in law.  He hurt his foot playing soccer while on tour opening for the Jonas Brothers recently, so he sat for his set and played some songs on his guitars.  The crowd seemed to love him.  There were some girls in the back with light up “WELCOME HOME” signs too.  I only caught the tail end of his set when he opened for Nick Jonas and the Administration, so it was nice to see a full set from him.  He was really funny chatting with the crowd throughout his set.

Then it was time for Simple as Surgery.  They had two guys on stage in masks with signs trying to get us hyped up.  Kind of weird.  I actually really liked SAS to the point where I considered making my way over to their merch table to pick up an EP but ultimately was too lazy.  They had a keytar which was awesome, I mean, can a keytar be anything other than awesome?

Then it was time for Honor Society!  Since the last time I had seen them, Jay has left the band. Their set up on the stage was a little bit different and I have to say there were a couple of times where I really felt Jay’s absence but over all they sounded just as great as ever and while it will be weird without Jay, I’ll eventually get used to it and hopefully his new project does well. (The Smoke Season – check them out.)



The show was a ton of fun (I expected nothing less) and I think I went a little over the top singing along at the top of my lungs (and for the last song Mike asked if we did know the words to sing along at the top of our lungs. Obviously that challenge was accepted by my very early on) They added a little Timberlake to the 99 Problems / Nobody Has to Know mashup. They did a variety of songs, some of which I hadn’t heard in a while (Gentleman After Dark) and then of course ones I’ve heard probably every show like See U In The Dark 🙂

After the show we got solo pics w/ all 3 and I was prepared this time when Alex didn’t have a sharpie and he was impressed! I told him how last time he asked me I didn’t have one and that I’d gone out and bought a pack the next day so I’d be prepared for the next time lol. (Shortly after he was brought one from the merch table so I got mine back)

The venue was in an arcade which was open until midnight, so we checked the place out a bit and hopefully when the guys come back it’ll be a Saturday so we can have the day to play around before the show!

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Honor Society at The Space

Last Friday night Honor Society returned to The Space for a show for the first time in 4.5 years.  This was actually the first show of theirs Lauren had invited me to, but I had to decline due to work :(   This was also the first time I had seen them in CT since July of 2008!

Opening first was The Narrative. They weren’t bad, they were quite chatty with the crowd and their setlist had 7 songs on it but I think they ended up getting cut at the end. You can check out more about them at http://www.thenarrativemusic.com/

Next up was Kicking Daisies – their set didn’t include any of the older songs from when the girls were in the band.  Also interesting was the beginning of 2011 I saw them at the space and they sold it out – so I thought for sure they’d get a huge crowd there, but the show didn’t seem even close to being a sell out.  I’m still not a fan of their new lineup and it seems like they are changing their sound as well.

Then it was time for Honor Society! Their set was basically the same as the show in New York City with the exception of them not starting out the set with Empire State of Mind.  We were able to get a spot right up front by Andy and Alex.  I was glad Mike moved around so much this night so I could see him. (Wasn’t so glad in NYC when it was impossible to take a photo).  The only bad thing about The Space is their lighting sucks.  I don’t like to use a flash for photos but I had to if I wanted anything decent, but then I felt bad for being so close and using a flash constantly so I only took a handful of photos before giving up on the camera and just enjoying the rest of the set.

Afterwards we hung around to meet the guys and were able to get photos with all 4 of them, despite the people at the venue trying to kick everyone out twice. (We didn’t listen and neither did anyone else!)

 

Full Moon Crazy
See U In The Dark
Serendipity
Living for the City > Living a Lie
House on the Hill
Knew You Were Trouble > Here Comes Trouble
Two Rebels
This Bed Is An Ocean
Kaleidoscope
Obsession
Hurricane > Purple Rain > Where Are You Now
Run For Your Money
Teen Spirit > Nobody Has To Know
Wherever You Are

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