Friday night Hanson came back to the Cape Cod Melody Tent after not having played there since 2004. (The show in ’04 was on my birthday!) It took us a while to get there because there was a fatal accident on the way to the cape. (So bad we had to drive on the grass in the middle of the north and south bound lanes to get around it!)
It was raining when we got to the venue, but we decided to take a peek at the merch anyway. They didn’t have the shirt that I wanted so we decided we’d go check it out after the show if it wasn’t raining, or we’d just get stuff the next day at the show in Cohasset. (They are supposed to be rotating merch out at the shows since there is apparently a lot of it)
Mine and Christine’s seats were 4 rows from the stage (behind Zac before the rotating started) and Lauren had bought a seat a few rows behind us.
Rooney was on stage first. I had seen Rooney a couple of times before when they toured with the Jonas Brothers and enjoyed them. It was exciting to see the stage start to rotate as the show started. We weren’t sure if the stage was going to just move a bit after each song (like Honor Society’s stage did during the Jonas Brothers tour) or if it would continuously move throughout the show. It would go around in one direction for a couple of songs and then go back around the other way. Their set got cut short – the drummer had started playing a song and the lead singer Rob told him a couple of times to stop and that the song had been cut. Their set was something like 7 songs (I could see the setlist that the drummer had taped up and kept track of the songs, but once they started cutting things I got confused so I might have an extra one listed in there, I’m not sure!)
Then we had a 30 minute intermission before Hanson took the stage at about 9pm. The cool thing about the venue was that they had to run through the crowd to get on to the stage. Except that it was POURING outside. We saw a trail of umbrellas outside so we figured that was the section where they would be coming to the stage. (And had fun watching the steady stream of rain coming down in all the entrances to the tent and a guy with a broom pushing up on the tent to get the excess water off of it throughout the show)
Everyone was up and screaming as they entered the stage and they started the show with “Waiting For This” which is the song where “Shout It Out” is mentioned, which is their new album’s title. Then they confused the heck out of me by doing a medley. They did the “na na na nas” from Watch Over Me, the chorus of Rock N Roll Razorblade and the chorus of In The City. Then they went back into the “Shout it Out” call and response from Waiting For This.
The downside was, since I went to 5 of 5, there were no new songs that I hadn’t heard live before. (They played no covers!) But, I did get to hear the Shout It Out songs without horns – and to be honest I didn’t really miss them. Obviously they are a nice addition, but the songs can stand on their own live without them.
The setlist was really good – the previous show (first night of the tour) they hadn’t done any songs from Underneath – but Strong Enough To Break and Lost Without Each Other (one of my favorites) was added for Hyannis.
The show had to be cut short due to a curfew, Zac was in front of us and we could see Taylor mouth “NOT VOICE. DO LOST. NOT VOICE. LOST” so we knew that Voice In The Chorus got cut and they were going to sing Lost Without Each Other instead.
Then they left and came out a few minutes later for an encore. They did Wheres The Love and Voice In The Chorus made its triumphant return to the setlist for the evening.
The rain had let up a bit when the concert was over, but it was so hot in that tent that the rain was good since it cooled us down a bit.
A couple of photos (cameras weren’t allowed, so I had to be sneaky) and setlists under the cut.
When Did Your Heart Go Missing
Can’t Get Enough
I Should Have Been After You
Stars and Stripes
Waiting For This / Watch Over Me / Rock N Roll Razorblade / In The City medley
Make It Out Alive
Minute Without You
And I Waited
Kiss Me When You Come Home
Thinking Bout Something
Strong Enough To Break
Me Myself and I
Carry You There
This Time Around
Give A Little
Lost Without Eachother
Where’s The Love
Voice In The Chorus