Which Tour: Underneath Acoustic
City/State: Cleveland, OH
I went with: a guy friend of mine I dragged along who became a Hanson fan!
I expected the show to: be amazing. I’d been a fan for a few years (since This Time Around came out) but hadn’t been able to see them live. Compounding my excitement was the fact that I’d been named Tour Reporter for that show!
We waited in line for: not long at all – because I was Reporter, I was able to get into the venue pretty quickly. Hee!
My favorite song they did was: “A Song To Sing” as the encore. Three incredible voices and a piano.
A funny thing that happened during the show was: Isaac was noodling around on the guitar between songs. He played what
I interpreted as the first two chords of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” and
I whooped quite loudly. Much later, I found out that these are also
the first two chords of “Call Me”!
Also, I was up in the balcony area, taking some pictures towards the
end of the show and an older man came up to me and told me that I
couldn’t be taking pictures. I showed him my pass and he said it was
okay – and introduced himself – it was Walker, the guys’ father! We
had a short chat (as much as you can during a concert!) and I asked
him to thank the guys once again for their time before the show.
After the show we: Slept!
The show did/did not meet my expectations because:
Totally met my expectations. Hanson put on a fantastic show, they
sounded great, the crowd was very into it and I’ve seen Hanson quite a
bit in the 8 years since!
Anything else you would like to include:
Being Tour Reporter during your first Hanson concert isn’t something I
would completely recommend. I was so focused on making sure I had
every single detail down correctly that I feel I didn’t fully enjoy
the performance for myself. But I was able to see them for the UAL
DVD taping about a month later at the Chicago House of Blues and that
one was definitely fully enjoyed!!