When Hanson added a show at Foxwoods, I was beyond excited! They were last in Connecticut in 2019 for a radio Christmas show and before that they hadn’t done a full show since 2016. The on sale for this show was brutal. When it first went on pre-sale, only a handful of single tickets were available. An hour later, the whole 2nd row opened up and I managed to snag a pair on Taylor’s side and then an hour after that, the whole freaking place opened up and I managed to snag FRONT ROW tickets. I sold the Taylor pair and my heart rate was through the roof for the rest of the day.
Before the show we stopped at Guy Fieri’s for dinner, and then made it inside for the show. I had kept psyching myself out saying that the seats were too far over to be any good, but once we got there, they weren’t so bad. And then the girls next to use asked if we would scoot over more into the middle so they could all be together so we ended up a couple seats closer. When they first came out, Zac had on a jean jacket and after a couple of songs he took it off and was already really sweaty. When they got to the acoustic set and there was no “Go” and had also not been a “Don’t Let Me Down” I started to think that Zac might be sick and they adjusted the setlist accordingly to remove his leads.
Even though I was front row at the CT show in 2016, being front row at a seated CT show was a whole different thing and I kept thinking about how when I was 12, that would have been all I wanted! And now I had it! Well, that was until a small child decided to pop up in front of me and try to wave and give Isaac a card. I think he ended up in front of me for like 4 songs – and even his mother came down at one point. Absolutely ridiculous to take advantage of the fact that I couldn’t stand a whole show due to my disability and get in front of me – and security didn’t bat an eye when I pointed out they didn’t belong. (But when I finally stood for Lost Without Each Other and A Song To Sing security was quick to come tap me on the shoulder and ask where my seat was. Um, you’ve jumped over me and my cane no less than 17 times tonight and now you don’t recognize me because I am standing?)
My suspicions were confirmed when before the encore Zac announced that he had been diagnosed with strep throat 12 minutes before they took the stage. That didn’t stop me from trying to shake Taylor’s hand at the end of the show (and being successful). Guess who’s sitting here with a sore throat nearly a week later?
After the show we stopped by the newly opened Hell’s Kitchen for a night cap – pretty cool looking restaurant but very pricey! Very good desserts though!