2015 Year in Review

Most expensive show:
As it has been for the past 3 years – Hanson Back to the Island event.  Not including BTTI, NKOTB was $124.

Least (not free) expensive show:
Jon McLaughlin was $33 and the least expensive ticket of the year

Free shows:
80s Extravaganza, Hanson (x2), Counting Crows, Tony Lucca, All 4 One, Sugar Ray

# artists seen: 86
# unique artists seen: 42
# shows seen in CT:   19
# of shows out of state: 27

Show farthest away: Hanson in Morrison, CO
Closest show:   Lee DeWyze, Stephen Kellogg or Jon McLaughlin in Fairfield
$$ spent on tickets:   $2,923.48
Miles traveled: 8,603.10

Top 6 shows of the year?
Zacs Birthday show in New Orleans
Hanson/Blues Traveler at Red Rocks
Hanson’s BTTI Christmas set
Isaac’s solo set at BTTI
David Cook Infinity Hall
Nick Jonas at Mohegan

Total number of shows in 2015? 46

First show of the year?
Hanson in Cancun

First show with actual tickets:
80s Extravaganza

Last show of the year?
TIC Christmas Show

Most surprising show?
Hanson at Red Rocks – JC CHASEZ!

Most disappointing?
Pentatonix at Oakdale or KTUphoria

Farthest traveled?
1,984 miles to Colorado

States attended shows in?
Mexico, CT, OK, NY, CO, LA, TX

Venue most visited?
Mohegan Sun Arena – 8 shows

Band seen the most?
Hanson – 12 times

Best new discovery?
Culture Club – even though they’re not quite “new” ha

Bands seen this year that also broke up this year?
I think for once I have no answer to this!

Friends made at shows?
Made a bunch of friends at the Hanson shows this year!

Band members met?
Hanson x2, David Cook x2, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Jason DeRulo, Tony Lucca, Paul McDonald, Andrew Ripp, Zac Hanson, Isaac Hanson, Jon McLaughlin

Best souvenir from a show?
I got a pick at the Red Rocks show

Longest time in line?
I really didn’t spend too much time in line for any show. Probably Hanson in New Orleans the 2nd night?

Shows seen from the barricade [front row]–
Hanson in Cancun, NKOTB (kind of), Tony Lucca

Most shows in one month?
January – 5
February – 2
March – 1
April – 1
May – 4
June – 1
July – 4
August – 2
September – 4 (and all at Mohegan Sun!)
October – 6
November – 3
December  –  1

October wins!

Most shows in one week?
Back To The Island was 5.  I also did 4 Hanson shows back-to-back-to-back-to-back

Biggest crowd?
I think Jones Beach was probably the most – KTUphoria

Any drunk encounters?
None that stick out… was a funny drunk guy in front of me for part of the TIC Christmas show… dancing with his pretzel… lol


Throwback Thursday: Hanson 3/1/07

Headliner: Hanson
Opener(s):  April Smith and the Great Picture Show
Venue: Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Cost: $27


Been There Before
One More

Great Divide
Been There Before
Lost Without Eachother
This Time Around
Your Illusion
One More
Dying To Be alive
Ive Been Down
Blue Sky
Wheres The Love
Running Man
Penny and Me
Rock N Roll Razorblade
Something Going Round
Watch Over Me
Tearing It Down


Before this show Hanson did a Members Only Event with a couple of songs performed and a Q&A. We also got to stay inside after that to get a prime spot for the show.  We opted to go to the side of the stage and I remember being really annoyed that their backup musician was in the way a lot! These were preview shows before the Walk was actually released, if I am remembering correctly – although it may have been in out in Japan already because before the show my friend and I had decided that we knew they’d start with Great Divide.




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