Hanson April 26

The real story of this show is what happened after in the parking lot and not so much what happened during the show.

Natalie and I spent the night in the car in the parking lot. I didn’t feel like sleeping on the sidewalk (across the street from the beach) if I couldn’t do the walk and therefore couldn’t get stamped to get in early. So we stayed in the comfort of the lovely Randy Taylor (my car).

When we woke up, we headed to find a Dunkin Donuts. When we got back, our spot was gone and the bus had shown up. We found a new parking spot and just chilled in the car.

We got out so Natalie could go on the walk, and i had spotted some elongated penny machines so of course I had to get myself a set from them. So that is what I did while they were on the walk. Then I situated myself to get some great photos when the guys came back and Taylor gave another speech.

Natalie and I played some arcade games and then went back to the car to chill before the show.

And Zac decided the parking lot was his playground.

 

He was playing with air-soft rifles with some of the roadies and Boots from SK6ers. At one point he was RIGHT next to the car, so Natalie yells “GET ‘EM ZAC” and he looks at us SO CONFUSED. I was taking photos of Zac being all stealth.

Later, he comes back to the car and asks us what we are doing. We told him just chilling and asked him what HE was doing. “Blowing off steam before the show” he told us. We chatted a bit about the BBs that were in the gun. (They hurt. He got hit on his nail earlier and it was still stinging)

We introduced ourselves and he reached into the car to shake my hand. Yes, Zac Hanson was “in” my car. Natalie got a photo with him and I was too shocked to ask. At least I was able to speak in coherent sentences.

After that, we decided it would be a good time to head inside. Where I got yelled at because a guy saw a flash and assumed it was me. I assure you dude, I did not have my flash on.

Later, I got in trouble because my zoom was too big. Dude. I am in the BACK of the place my zoom is about equal to if I had a disposable in the front row at this point – and I need GOOD photos for my scrapbook! I asked him if I didn’t zoom if I could still take pictures and he said yes… so once he disappeared I zoomed in again. I dont know who I was hurting by zooming anyway. Maybe the guy was just jealous of my zoom.

 

Hanson April 25

This show was a great kick off to my mini The Walk Tour. (4 shows) It was seated which is always my favorite. And we were in the 3rd row.

I decided to stupidly leave my camera in the car, and had only my brand new phone to take photos with. Don’t know why I didn’t at least try to get it in, it could have always been run back to the car. Oh well.

But the best part was when we first pulled in, the walk had just ended. Taylor was talking with some girls so we stopped to take photos (I used Natalie’s camera) This security dude jumped in front, thinking he would block the view and posed. So we had a picture of him, with Taylor in the background and we laughed and gave him a thumbs up and went to find parking. I mean, with the day starting off like that it had to be a good show that night!

And it was. Highlights were 2 new songs I hadnt heard Live before – Isaac’s solo “Every Day” and Zac singing the Beatles “Oh Darlin'” loooved it.

AND we were surprised at the end by PAT MCGEE joining Hanson and SK6ers for the encore. Yes, I will admit it, I went teenie when Pat came out. (And i’m not admitting that ONLY because Natalie CAUGHT IT ON VIDEO…)

SK6ers April 2


After work I headed down to New Haven and met up with Jen to see Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers for I believe the 11th time. They were doing a show at Toad’s Place with Alexa Wilkinson. We got our spot in the front row on the 21+ side and hung out there. The lighting was really bad, so I didn’t get many good photos – but the show was great as usual!

Milwaukee
Maria
4th of July
Days
You’ve Changed
Wagon Wheel
Now I’m not so lost
Father’s Day>
Heart’s in Pain
Bus Song
Girlfriend as Pretty You
Start the Day Early
See you later, See you Soon

E: It’s only that I miss you
Thirteen

 

Toad’s puts a barricade up to separate the 21+s from the underagers, and for some reason the gap between the two was RIGHT in front of Stephen! Of course he had to comment on it.

 

Jonas Brothers March 18

 

For this Jonas show I bought VIP tickets which included premium seats for the show (I was 6th row center), a signed program (I sold it to pay for summer tour tickets) and access to the sound check with the boys before the show.

Everything was incredibly unorganized, but we ended up about 3rd row for the sound check. They sang Hello Beautiful, Australia and then Joe said they were going to sing a new song and they did S.O.S. That boy really cracks himself up…

Then we went back outside and waited to be let in again for the actual concert! Valora and Rooney opened again.

 

Once again, Joe tried to crack some jokes and said their new CD was coming out in 2011. When no one laughed, he tried to get reassurance from Kevin by asking him “Kevin, wasn’t that a good one?” I don’t know Joe, probably not a good idea to joke about CD releases with fans who want the CD NOW.

The setlist was the same as at Bridgeport, except that they had 2 girls come on stage who had been contacting Oprah to get the boys on the show. They surprised them by telling them that they were going to be on Oprah and so were the girls! It was pretty cool.

 

Jonas Brothers March 16

This was my first Jonas show and I didn’t know what to expect. I imaged it would be something like seeing Hanson in 1998 on their Albertane Tour, and I was right.

I knew it was going to be packed because when I bought tickets I had 4 browsers open so I could pick the best tickets that came up. Only one of the browsers pulled up tickets! They were decent though, so for that I was glad.

It took me a while to get used to the teenyboppers. (and the screaming!) but once I did I really enjoyed myself and the guys put on a great show! I was totally exhausted after rocking out to their first song, Year 3000.

 

Year 3000
Just Friends
Goodnight and Goodbye
Australia
Hello Beautiful
Take A Breath
Underdog
New Song – Don’t Take My Heart And Put It On A Shelf
Pushing Me Away
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Games
Take On Me
Still In Love With You
Hollywood
New Song 2 – Burning Up
When You Look Me In The Eyes
Hold On
A Little Bit Longer
S.O.S.

The openers for this show were Valora and Rooney.

 

Spice Girls February 22

This concert I attended with my friend since birth, Lisa. We had tickets to see the Backstreet Boys in December of 07 and had to not go because we got one of the biggest snow storms and all of the roads to get to Hartford (where the concert was) ended up closed. Since somehow BSB managed to get to the venue (probably super early that day) they didn’t bother to cancel the show so we were out the $40+ we had paid on the tickets.

When the news was talking about another blizzard on February 22nd, we panicked. The Spice Girls tickets had cost us $100, so there was no way that we were going to just eat the cost of these tickets!

I was working from home, and in the middle of working lots of OT. (Why waste time commuting when you could be home working?) Lisa got the day off due to the snow. We decided come hell or high water we were making it to the show and left hours earlier than we normally would have to make sure we could take our time and still get there on time.

The great thing about this show was that there was no opening act! But the Spice Girls didn’t come on until 9pm. They played a bunch of songs and it was probably the most fun I had at a concert in a long time!

Spice Up Your Life
Stop
Say You’ll Be There
Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)
Lady Is A Vamp
Too Much
2 Become 1
Who Do You Think You Are
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Mel B)
Maybe (Emma)
Viva Forever
Holler
It’s Raining Men (Geri)
I Turn To You (Melanie)
Let Love Lead The Way
Mama
Celebration/Dance and Shout/We Are Family
Goodbye
If U Can’t Dance
Wannabe
Spice Up Your Life

A highlight was when they threw stuffed animals on stage – Mel C told Geri she should be the rabbit because she was always FUCKING! At first I thought there was no way I had heard her right.. but one of the other girls said something like “Connecticut, look what you have done! You are making Melanie swear!” L.O.L

 

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