|The M&G and Concerts! (Public Entry)
||[Sep. 23rd, 2005|02:36 am]
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|||||So Totally Amazing Night, The Roxy, Los Angeles, California||]|
|||||Hanson - If Only (At the Fillmore San Fransisco, CA June 27, 2000) (Song 11)||]|
OMG! Wednesday was sooooooooooo totally awesome!!! I cannot believe it happened... I will write everything in sections so it won't look like one huge, really long entry. I will for sure get into detail because this is one night I will never forget!
Meeting up with Megara (crzy_angelle):
So I woke up yesterday morning feeling really excited. I totally couldn't wait to meet Hanson. So I got ready to leave for Megara's work. When I got there it was lunchtime. What we did first was make a shirt to promote Katie ( katieskilling). Some of you know why we really had that shirt made. LOL! Anyways after that we got something at the cafeteria there then went back to her office and ate. Then after that I had to wait in the cafeteria for an hour. While waiting I ended up watching One Life To Live. Then we left for the Roxy. On the way there we were like anxious.
Waiting To Meet Hanson :
When we got there there was a somewhat of a long line. We went to the box office first so we could get our tickets. Things were somewhat confusing. Someone was told they could get the tickets at 4pm then it was pushed back to 4:30pm. Then we were told we could only get the tickets for the 7pm show and at like 6:30pm is when we could pick up the tickets for the 9:30pm show. After that we went to look for all the other M&G people. It just so happens that the reporter who we were suppose to meet up with was right there where we were standing. I called Shelly because we were suppose to meet up. So we met up and said hi and stuff. Eventually we, the M&G people, all met up. It was funny because we didn't know where to stand and the security guard kept on moving us. LOL! We all didn't want to leave each other because we didn't want to get lost or like miss any important info or any other stuff like that so we like waited together. We kept on asking the security guard what time we were suppose to meet Hanson and he said 6:30pm. We didn't really believe him. Then this SUV pull into the little parking area on the side of the Roxy. It was Taylor and Zac. They got out and headed inside. Everyone saw them and crowded the the entrance to the parking lot to take a look. Zac was on the phone and just waves to us with his fingers. Silly Zac. Taylor just like nodded his head in a "hey what's up" kind of way. Isaac was already there. The reporter at that time talked Taylor and Zac for a bit then to I think it was Hanson's tour manager. The security guard was right about us meeting Hanson at 6:30pm. We were all kind of annoyed because we were told to meet up at 4pm. Well actually we understood why, but the wait was terrible! We just wanted to meet Hanson already. LOL! So we picked a spot to meet at and decided to meet at 6pm. After that Megara had to call someone and while she was talking on the phone a Range Rover pulled up and the person in the front passenger seat was waving at us. I kept on poking Megara and was trying to tell her that I think someone was in the Range Rover was waving at us. She got out of the car and headed right towards us and it was Alice's (heraliceeyes) mom. She said hi to us. Megara and I were all like "Oh my gosh! Hi!" LOL! We didn't realize who it was. So then we walked up to the Range Rover and met up with Alice and her sister. Alice's friend from LJ came with them. We talked for a bit then Alice and her sister and her LJ friend had to go get in line before it got any longer. When it was 6pm we all met up near that little parking area. Then all of a sudden Jessica, Hanson's sister for those of you who may not know who she is, came out. She came out a few times and was on the phone most of the time. She was probably calling her friends and was looking for them. Then one time Nikki, Isaac's gf for those of you who may not know who she is, came out too. While waiting most of us had to pee partly because it was cold and the wind was blowing. We were all joking that once we get in there to meet Hanson we will say, "Uh hi! It's nice to meet you, but we gotta use the restroom." LOL! We so totally couldn't wait to meet them. Then came time to meet them.
Meeting Hanson :
Well they check to see who's who and gave us the sticker passes and we all went on in. They were doing the last bit of soundcheck. We were all watching them and they were all amazing! I noticed Taylor and Zac looking at my direction a lot and they were looking at me kinda funny. Maybe it was the shirt I was wearing. When they were all done Taylor said hi and they each talked and stuff. One girl asked why they had a wrench with them and Taylor said that it was for tightening the bolds on the drums. Then he said that if we all weren't good he will throw the wrench at us. LOL! Isaac noticed one of the girls' shirt. He couldn't see what it said from where he was so she told him what it said. It said, "If my music is too loud then you must be too old." The guys loved that shirt. Taylor said that "hell ya" or something should be put on the back of the shirt. LOL! Somewhere there they all said sorry for being late and that they will all each sign something for us and we will take a group pic instead of individual ones since they were running late. Typical of them to be on HST. LOL! Next someone asked Taylor if we were suppose to go back outside to lineup before the concert and Taylor said that he thinks that we were suppose to go back out. Then their tour manager or whoever said that we could just stay inside and Taylor said that we should disregard what he said. LOL! Then they all jumped off the stage to sign. Taylor was the first one to sign the cardboard slip cover thingy for my Limited Edition Underneath album. Of course I said thank you. I was able to avoid from looking in his eyes. That was a really good thing. For those of you who don't know why that's not such a good thing, you will like totally melt when look in his eyes. If you are talking to him or he is talking to you he will try to look in your eyes. They are so blue and beautiful. Next was Zac. As I gave him and took from him my CD I touched his hand. Eeeeeppppp!!!!! He is sooooooooo gorgeous!!! After he gave me back my CD I said thank you very much and he said no problem back to me. Eeeeeeeepppppp!!!! Then I let Isaac sign. I said thank you to him and he just smiled at me. Then I got to talk to Zac for a bit. I said to no one in particular that we have been standing out there for so long and my feet hurt and stuff and Zac must have heard me and he said that that was interesting and thanks for the visual and he was smiling. After that we took the group pic. I don't think anyone really cared where they were standing because the guys were kinda in a rush and we just grouped together. Once the pix were taken the guys had to go and get ready for the first concert.
Concert #1 (Acoustic):
At first it was just the M&G people standing there for a bit and then people started to come in. Megara and I kinda got separated. She was over on Isaac's side of the audience and I was in the middle which was Zac's side. Some people and I were talking to the security guard because there weren't any barricades or anything. I think we kinda scared him because we were talking about how Hanson fans act during concerts. It was funny because he said that "this sucks." LOL! He only took this job because a family member or I think a friend got it for him and he ended up liking this job. He's still in college and this was only a temporary job. Megara and I were able to find each other before the show started and we stayed on Isaac's side even though I would have rather be on Zac's. Some person was yelling at us that she and her friend slept overnight and blah blah blah because we like cut in font of her or something, but we didn't care. Nothing could ruin our night because we just met Hanson! I knew she was just getting all restless and stuff because as usual Hanson was taking so long to start. Megara and I talked for a bit. Then everyone started to chant Hanson. Finally the show started. Before Being Me Isaac was talking then all of a sudden someone screamed out "Kiss Taylor!" Isaac said, "What did she say?" and so she screamed it again. You can tell he was disgusted by just looking at his face and he said that we should just ignore what she said. There are some things that should be kept just between the fan base and incest is one of them. If you are going to any concerts on the Live and Electric Tour, do not mention or scream anything incest or anything related to that. I felt sorry for Isaac. If he didn't like it then what more with Taylor and Zac. Anywho, before they did When You're Gone, Isaac was talking about them being somewhere on the TTA tour when the song was written, but didn't remember where exactly. Zac said that they were in the "middle of nowhere" when they wrote it. Silly Zac! LOL! Everytime I remember that part of the show I cannot help but laugh... During the middle of the song Zac broke a guitar string so he had to hand it to one of the stage crew people to fix up. He was left rubbing his hands for the rest of the song. When the song was over, Zac said that he broke a guitar string for the first time. Taylor said that he told us there were going to be some surprises during the show. LOL! During With You In Your Dreams I was crying because when I found out my Lolo (which means grandfather in Filipino) died that song was playing on my WinAmp player. Before Zac began to play Need You Now as his solo he was talking in a like playful way about how us H.Net members will remember that song and that the song will be new to non members. Me and some of the people around me just laughed at that. Oh for sure he knows that that song and many others have leaked. They all do. Thats why he joked about it. LOL! During Penny and Me Isaac kinda messed up on the bridge because he was thinking of the chords to Strong Enough To Break instead. LOL! You could tell he messed up at that part by looking at his face. During MMMBop we were made to sing the verses by ourselves which was very cool. One thing I love about Hanson fans is that they know every single word to every Hanson song and when we are in concert we sing a-long with the guys. During Hey, This Time Around and Rip It Up they made us do some of the same stuff as on the UAL DVD.
Setlist for Acoustic Concert:
01. Strong Enough To Break
02. Where's The Love
04. Sure About It
05. Being Me (I)
06. Runaway Run
07. When You're Gone
08. With You In Your Dreams
09. Need You Now (Z)
10. Crazy Beautiful (T)
11. Penny & Me
13. Ain't No Sunshine
15. This Time Around
16. Rip It Up
After the First Concert:
Megara and I quickly went out so we could get our tickets for the next show from the box office. Then we met up with Alice, her sister and her LJ friend. Shelly passed by to get some water and then she passed back to get back to her spot in line. We did talk for a little bit. Megara and I ended up talking to a group of 3 people who were in front of us in line for a bit. Back in 2000 I think it was they met the guys and they remember Zac being mean or something like that. When Megara and I met him he was very nice. They just must have met him when he has having a bad day. While talking to them we talked to Alice, her sister and her LJ friend. Then it was time to go in for the next show.
Concert #2 (Electric):
Right when we all got in, Alice, her sister and her LJ friend went right to the back where there are some chairs to sit for the concert. Megara and I bought some merch right when we got in. There was this like booth on Taylor's side. I bought the new black and white poster and the Hanson black tank top. Since we were already on Taylor's side Megara and I just stayed there. We were able to get to the front and we just talked until the show started. Then during either during You Never Know or If Only I noticed the person in front of me. She had blond wavy hair and was wearing jeans and a pink long sleeves shirt with gold sequences on it. Megara kinda noticed her too. The thing that made us notice her was the she was drunk. She was humping the air and singing really badly to the songs. Since her friend was behind me she was trying to reach over me and stuff. But like I said, nothing could ruin our night because we just met Hanson! So as she was trying to reach over to her friend I was pretending to be so into the song and not notice her so I just jumped up and down. LOL! During Gimmie Some Lovin, Isaac and Taylor did their little dance. Sometime during that song someone threw a bra at Taylor. He picked it up with one finger and threw it off to the side. LOL! When they played Love Song I totally died because I love that song. I love how the piano sounds on that song. I love that song so much that on the night of Christmas of '03 I listened to that song for 3 hours straight from 7pm to 10 pm. It was cool hearing them play Believe. Every Word I Say. I love that song live! As they were performing that song I kept on remembering the Hanson Day tribute video CaptainAmerica on the member's side of H.Net made for Hanson Day back in '04 because he used that song as background music. During In A Little While Taylor was in the middle of the stage kinda leaning over to the audience and someone threw a bit of water on him. He took the persons water bottle and poured all the water on her. Then he took his own water bottle and poured the water on the audience and threw the water bottle into the audience. Shelly got the water bottle and it is now hanging on her wall. WAY TO SO SHELLY!!!! Hearing Man From Milwaukee was amazing! Zac dedicated Rock & Roll Razorblade to Frankie Muniz. Yes folks! Frankie was there. He is always at Hanson's concerts in LA or the OC. And of course Taylor jumped on his piano during that song. After that song was over they left the stage. Everyone waited for a bit and then chanted Hanson. The guys came back out and did Lost Without Each Other as an encore.
Setlist for Electric Concert:
01. Crazy Beautiful
02. You Never Know
03. If Only
04. Look At You
05. Gimme Some Lovin'
07. Love Song
09. Hand In Hand
10. Teach Your Children
12. Every Word I Say
14. In A Little While
15. Thinking Of You
16. Man From Milwaukee
17. Rock & Roll Razorblade
18. Lost Without Each Other
End of the Night:
When Megara and I got out I was hoping to say goodbye to Alice, her sister and her LJ friend, but we didn't get a chance to meet up with them. We ended up going to Del Taco to get a drink and something to eat. We were joking that if we would have mentioned that we were going there after the show to Isaac then he probably wanted to come with us. Isaac loves Mexican food. Then we headed to Megara's house for a much needed rest.
Other things that went on at the concert:
I heard that Ryan Cabrera was there. For those of you who don't know, he does like Hanson. Shelly saw Taylor leave with Natalie and Penelope so they must have been there for both concerts.
That was the best night of my entire life! Not only did I get to meet Hanson , but I got to go to 2 concerts in one night! Plus I got the best of both Hanson worlds, Acoustic and Electric. Now that totally rocked! The weird thing was that I met someone I knew online and have been talking to for about a year on AIM without knowing it. The girl with the "If my music is too loud then you must be too old" shirt was Jayme. Somewhere from the time all the M&G people met until sometime before the first concert she mentioned her screen name and I mentioned that I talk to the person with that screen name a lot. Then like a night or so later that's when we found out we met without knowing it. The whole week before the concert Megara was talking to her. How weird. Jayme said that if she knew we were meeting then she would have thanked me in person for all the Hanson songs I have sent her. That is like so weird but so cool at the same time.
There you have it! My review of the best night ever. I'm finally glad to have finished it.
EDIT: I think I saw you at the electric concert. I was standing right next to you, but I didn't want to say "Hi!" and have some chick who wasn't you give me a weird look.
Glad you had fun, the shows ROCKED.
Well thelittlesthalo, I guess after you have read this you can find out if it was me you were standing next to at the electric concert or not.