When we got to HOB it seemed liked there were a lot of girls there. But none of them seemed to have wristbands for soundcheck / M&G; and it didn’t make sense that they would already be inside because Honor Society was probably at the very least just making their way over to the venue. We wandered around a bit and found Kat, who we knew we needed to find to get the wristbands. Somehow we magically ended in the front of the line for the soundcheck, which was pretty exciting!
It had to have been in the high 80s, if not hotter, while we waited in line. I’m honestly a bit surprised I am not sunburned. Finally we were let in about 5pm and they scanned our tickets as well so we knew we would be staying inside. We made our way to the stage and were in the front row!
The guys came out and did basically the same thing for soundcheck as they had done in New York City. See U In The Dark, When I Come Home and part of Where Are You Now with a fan on stage with them (Shiloh). They also answered a few fan questions which is the unrehearsed and fun part of the soundcheck.
Then we all lined up for the meet and greet. It looked as though some girls opted out of the meet and greet in order to get front row, and I had debated trying to stay from row for the show but I’m pretty sure we made the right decision to get out of the crowd and hang off to the side.
The meet and greet was rushed, so we really didn’t get to say too much more than a quick hello. Then we made our way to the restroom which was PLASTERED in signs saying there was a stage of emergency and we should not consume tap water. A water main broke in the city and it affected the drinking water of something like 2 million people. CRAZY!
We grabbed a spot near the outer rail and waited for the show to begin! Ashlyne Huff was up first, again, and we actually got to see her whole set this time. I think she is great and her new album is out May 11! I will definitely have to check that out. (I also have a sampler from the NYC show I will have to listen to as well!)
Next up was Just Kait. Her drummer had decided since it was so hot he was going to play in only shorts. Which was probably a good idea, I am sure the stage lights are pretty hot, combined with it being in the 80s or hotter outside… I still really couldn’t get into her set. She seems like a cool girl, but I don’t know, something was missing. She also liked messing with the crowd – since every time she mentioned “Honor Society” the crowd would scream.
Then it was time for the main event, Honor Society! I had said I was going to take it easy, since my throat was sore and my voice was getting scratchy, but I just couldn’t contain myself when they came out to “Rock With You” I decided to only “sing” along (as loud as I could haha) and not do any screams after/during songs or anything like that because those screams hurt the worst.
We were hoping for This Bed Is An Ocean again – especially after the teaser of a couple of old school songs, but they didn’t do it 🙁
I am also pretty sure Mike spotted us early on, because he was looking our way a lot! Apparently Andy also noticed and pointed at us – twice – and somehow I missed it both times. I wonder where I was looking? 😉
After the show (which was my 25th!) we opted to skip the merch M&G; and go directly home. On the way home, my car appropriately hit 25,000 miles! Now it’s time to schedule some maintenance for it!
I will try to make a week in review photo post in the next couple of days!
Rock With You
See U In The Dark
Here Comes Trouble
Can’t Box Me In
My Own Way
When I Get Home
Where Are You Now
Sing For You
Don’t Close The Book
Nobody Has To Know
Heartache In The Suburbs / No Win Situation teaser
Full Moon Crazy