The final set of shows was in Dallas, TX.  Hurricane Patricia was making its way to Mexico and Texas as well and there was talk of Dallas being flooded.  The House of Blues also had no power the night before, but we found out it was not weather related.  We left at 4am and made the 8 hour drive (well, I was copilot when not napping) with a few pit stops along the way.

We wandered around a bit to find something to eat and ended up at TGI Fridays and got sweet tea! yay! I also found it funny that the valet told us that we should bring a jacket because it was cold.  Being from CT – I didn’t think it was cold. And Sunday I had shorts on half the day while everyone else was freezing. (It ended up getting windy which was making me cold so I ended up putting long pants on before the show.)

I had bought balcony seats for this show – 2nd row. But did not realize that first row and second row are on the same level floor, there’s no incline. The chairs are higher so if you are seated you can see over the people in front of you, but if they are standing you are SOL.  Especially when you’re not all that tall.  So we spent most of the night swaying to find a view.  I could see Ike and Zac most of the show, Taylor was the problem. At the end of the night there were more girls than seats and when my friend went to complain they ended up moving us – alllllll the way in the back – we might as well have been on the moon.  The next night we tried to make things work out a bit better and for the most part we did. But just a note if you’e going to HOB Dallas and 2nd row balcony is available in row BB (the middle section is fine) you might want to reconsider unless you are tall.

For this set of shows there was nothing “new” – but there were some fun bits of songs the second night that I enjoyed – Taylor’s solo was A Song For You and a guy yelled out that he loved him in the middle of the song – and Taylor worked it into the song and made it pretty funny.  One of my travel mates, Rachel, captured the song on video so that is below.  Also before Isaac’s solo of Hand in Hand (I always want to type “Hanson” after I type “Han”) he made up a couple of songs which was pretty funny – I found a video of that on YouTube.  (Thanks to Lisa L for uploading that!)

Before the second show they had another walk. I once again worked the walk table. We had 286 registered walkers (2nd or 3rd biggest of the tour) and a lot of kids which was really awesome.  And one of Isaac’s sons even took the walk – and kind of stole the show afterwards! They also did an acapella Great Divide through their megaphones which was pretty cool!

After night 1 I got a pic with Paul McDonald and got to talk to him a bit. It was funny he introduced himself to me and I had to tell him I had met him before – waaay back on the Idol tour!

After night 2, we ended up in the elevator with him. I think he was trying to talk to us to try and get away from a couple of drunk girls – but I was on a mission to get to the bus and didn’t feel like saving him.

The bus was a bust – Isaac came out early but we were about 6 people back because the barricade was very, very small.  Zac tweeted and said he wasn’t coming out because he had family there and then Taylor came out at midnight – but we left after Zac’s tweet. We thought we’d have no chance even if Taylor did come out because of the barricade, but it seems like he came outside of the barricade.  Ah well… 2 missed opportunities for pics with Taylor.


Setlists under the cut and photos coming soon!

Teach your children
Twist and shout
Shake a tail feather
I want to take you higher
Hold on I’m coming
I’ve got soul
You may be right
Moving out
Voice in the chorus
God only knows
Stand by me
This time around
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Penny and me
Chain of fools
Dancing in the streets
Signed sealed delivered I’m yours
Never been to spain
Get up and go
In a little while
Lost without each other
You can’t stop us
I believe in a thing called love


Tearing it down
Look at you
Minute without you
Thinking of you
Been there before
Broken angel
Thinking out loud
Remember the time
I want you back
Wheres the love
A song for you ( taylor solo )
Hand in hand ( isaac solo into full band )
Scream and be free
Waiting for this
Thinking bout somethin
Get the girl back
If only
Watch over me

Fired up
In the city
Roller coaster love / whole Lotta love