Killer Queen

Killer Queen

Back in May, I gave mom tickets to see a Queen cover band, called Killer Queen, in Tulsa.

We had a GREAT time!

I treated her to a steak dinner at Phryme (which was SOOOOOO good) and then we hit the concert.


I also bought us Queen shirts. Mine said “We Will Rock You” but hers says “Some of us grew up listening to Queen.  The cool ones still do.”


The band was awesome and SO FUN. They came out in several iconic outfits and sang all the hits. We had a blast.


It was fun to treat mom to this night and spend it together!

Hanson Concert Update 2019

Hanson Concert Update 2019

Another concert, another Hanson song database update.


Here are my stats:

  1. August 07, 2004 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom- Underneath Tour
  2. October 27, 2007 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa- The Walk Tour
  3. August 04, 2010 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall- Shout it Out Tour
  4. September 09, 2011 Memphis, TN Delta Fair and Music Fest (no setlist available, but I remembered some songs that I heard and added them to the list)- The Musical Ride Tour
  5. May 05, 2013 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom 1st show (MOE)
  6. June 08, 2013 St. Louis Uncorked  (no setlist in the database, but I kept my own)- Anthem Tour
  7. September 15, 2013 Antone’s Austin, TX- Anthem Tour
  8. September 16, 2013 House of Blues Dallas, TX- Anthem Tour
  9. May 17, 2014 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  10. May 16, 2015 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  11. May 17, 2015 Tulsa, OK The Hop Jam
  12. October 24, 2015 Dallas, TX House of Blues- Roots & Rock N’ Roll Tour
  13. October 25, 2015 Dallas, TX House of Blues- Roots & Rock N’ Roll Tour
  14. May 21, 2016 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater (MOE)
  15. May 19, 2017 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  16. May 20, 2017 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  17. May 18, 2018 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  18. May 19, 2018 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  19. May 16, 2019 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom (MOE)
  20. May 17, 2019 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Performing Arts Center – String Theory
  21. September 14, 2019 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair

Some highlights:

With You in Your Dreams in Austin
Madeline in Memphis
Scream and Be Free in Dallas
Never Been to Spain encore in Austin
Man from Milwaukee at MOE 2014
Thinking of You at MOE 2015
Chain of Fools at House of Blues on the RNR Tour
Yearbook at Hanson Day 2017
Lucy at Hanson Day 2018
Lullabelle at Stoytellers at MOE 2019
Breaktown at String Theory
On and On in Kansas- Tyler sang it with me!


Here is my list of Hanson songs I’ve heard live according to HansonStage’s database (including a few shows that weren’t including in their databases that I kept myself):

You have heard 424 songs live
You have heard 176 unique songs live

Middle of Nowhere

Thinking of You – 5
MMMBop -10 (they only listed 8, but I know I heard this in
Memphis and St. Louis)
Weird – 3
Speechless – 1
Where’s The Love – 10
Yearbook – 1
Look At You – 3
Lucy – 1
I Will Come to You – 1
Minute Without You -10
Madeline -5 (they only listed four, but I know I heard it in
With You in Your Dreams – 2 (includes Taylor’s solo performance at his lecture at MOE 2015)
Man from Milwaukee – 2

This Time Around

You Never Know – 4
If Only -4
This Time Around -9
Can’t Stop – 1
Wish that I was There- 2
Love Song – 1
Hand in Hand- 2
In The City – 8
A Song To Sing – 2
Love Song- 1
Save Me- 2
Runaway Run – 2
Lonely Again -1

Live From Albertane

Gimme Some Lovin – 1
Shake a Tail Feather- 1
Ever Lonely -1
Money – 1

3 Car Garage

Stories – 3


Strong Enough To Break -5
Dancing In The Wind – 2
Penny and Me – 12
Underneath – 3
Lost Without Each Other – 8
Broken Angel -4
Crazy Beautiful – 4
Hey – 7
Lullabelle – 2
When You’re Gone- 1
Deeper – 3
Get Up and Go – 3

The Walk

Great Divide – 3
Been There Before – 8
Georgia – 1
Watch Over Me – 6
Running Man – 1
Fire on the Mountain – 1
Go – 1
Blue Sky – 1
Tearing it Down – 2
Something Going Round – 3
The Walk – 1
I’ve Been Down – 1
Got a Hold On Me – 1
Great Divide (acapella) – 1

Shout It Out

Waiting for This- 9
Thinking Bout Something – 8
Kiss Me When You Come Home – 2
Carry You There – 1
Give a Little – 5
Make It Out Alive – 2
And I Waited – 7
Musical Ride – 1
Voice in the Chorus – 4
Me Myself and I – 1

Live and Electric

Optimistic – 1
In a little while- 1
Rock N Roll Razorblade – 3 (one wasn’t in their count, but I
know I heard it at a concert before)


Fired Up -7
I’ve Got Soul -8
Get The Girl Back -7
Already Home – 4
Cut Right Through Me – 2
Scream And Be Free – 6
You Can’t Stop Us Now- 3
Juliet- 4
For Your Love- 2
Tragic Symphony- 2
Lost Without You- 2
Get So Low (Condor Sessions)- 1

String Theory

Reaching for the Sky- 1
Joyful Noise-1
Where’s the Love-1
Dream It Do It-1
Chasing Down My Dreams-1
Tragic Symphony-1
Got a Hold on Me  -1
Yearbook  -1
Siren Call-1
Me Myself and I  -1
Reaching for the Sky Part 2 -1
This Time Around-1
Something Going Round  -1
Battle Cry-1
You Can’t Stop Us-1
Broken Angel  -1
What Are We Fighting For-1
No Rest for the Weary  -1
I Was Born-2
Sound of Light  -1
Tonight -1

Roots of Rock N Roll EP

I want to take you higher- 1
Hold on, I’m Coming- 1
Remember the Time- 1
I believe in a thing called love- 1
Thinking out loud – 1

Members Only EP

On and On – 6
Call Out My Name – 1
Roller Coaster Love – 7
Best of Times – 5
Sound of Light – 5
On the Road- 1
Show Me the Way – 1
What’s Your Name- 1
Panic in the Streets – 1
White Collar Crime – 3
Sunny Day/Cecelia- 1
Down – 2
Never Let Go – 2
Dance Like You Don’t Care – 3
Give Me Your Best Shot- 1
What are We Fighting For- 1
Heartbreaker- 1
Call Me – 1
Need You Now- 1
Grace Unknown – 1
Follow Your Lead – 2
Get Out of My Heart – 2
Up All Night – 1
No Sleep for Banditos – 1
Ooh La La La – 2
Stop Me in My Tracks – 2
No Rest for the Weary – 2
Something Loud – 1
Siren Call – 1
Do You Believe in Love – 1
Man on Top – 2
Joyful Noise – 1
Feeling Alive – 1
Somebody that Wants to Love You – 2
Ghostwriter – 1
Reach out for my Hand – 1
I Don’t Want to Go Home – 2
I Lift You Up – 1
Bittersweet- 1
Working – 1
Gold Miner – 1
Young and Dumb – 1
Bad for Me – 1
Sophia – 1


Being Me – 1
The Ugly Truth – 1
Waiting For This / Watch Over Me / Rock N Roll Razorblade / In The
City medley – 1
Lonely Again -1
Sexy Robot (teaser) – 1
A life without you – 2
Rockin Robin – 1


Its a Long Way To The Top – 1
Hole In My Life – 1
Let Love Rule – 1
Never Been To Spain – 2
Oh Darling -2
Dancing In The Streets – 2
Living on Tulsa Time – 2 (I know I heard one other time)
It’s a long way to the top (If you wanna rock n roll) – 1
Signed, sealed, delivered – 1
Teach Your children – 1
Hole in my life -1
Let love rule- 1
God Only Knows – 1
I want to take you higher- 1
Cecelia- 2
Twist and shout- 1
Whole lotta love- 1
You may be right- 1
Movin’ out -1
Me and Julio Down by the schoolyard- 1
Chain of Fools- 1
A Song for You – 1
I want you back – 1
Stand by Me – 1
Ain’t No Sunshine-1
Sweet Home Oklahoma- 1

Happiness Begins

Happiness Begins

The Jonas Brothers are back!

And we are HERE FOR IT.

We bought tickets back in May for the concert, and it was finally here!

Alden came to visit to see the show and we had a great weekend, but this was the cherry on top!

We headed to Tulsa Sunday after church and lunch. We parked and walked to Roof 66, a really neat rooftop bar.

We saw some cool views of the city and had dinner and cocktails.


The whole crew! Becca and Laura (coworkers), Alden, me and Mary Elaine (Laura’s sister).


I just love Tulsa.


(oops in the wrong order, but let’s backtrack) Before we got to dinner, we stopped at Whimsey Cookie for some sweets. We all got a couple to sample and they were yummy!


Hard to see, but they renamed the street in front of the arena Jo Bros Boulevard.


And they had a HUGE Happiness Begins sign on top. We had to wait in line to get into the BOK because they were like totally sold out.


Bebe Rexa opened for them. She was good.


But one of the best parts was the live DJ in between the opening acts and the Jo Bros. We stood and danced like crazy people almost the whole time.

But then, the Jonas Brothers appeared.

And we lost our minds.


We were on the lower bowl close to the stage. We bought the tickets at the first presale, and to be honest, we were almost “too” close because we were almost behind the stage. One song when they stayed up in the set we couldn’t see them. But other wise, we were right by the walkway they came down on the sides.

*blurry phone concert pics but whatever*


Bless it, but the lady in front of us couldn’t hang and she fell asleep sitting in her chair during the show.


This was probably my favorite moment. Cake by the Ocean was just really fun with the dancing wobbly men thingies. (do those things like names? I don’t know)


The encores were AWESOME. Burning Up and Sucker. And the fire and fireworks during them were a fun touch.


So fun to see this show with these friends. Alden, especially. She’s been a big Jo Bro fan for years and this was her first time to see them. She may have cried happy tears (I’ve been guilty of concert crying at Hanson shows). I was glad to experience it with her.

Hot in Here

Back in March, me and some coworkers (turned friends over the years) bought tickets to see Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida at an outdoor venue.

We were not thinking. An outdoor concert. In August. In Arkansas.

In the words of Nelly, it was hot in here out there.

But man, it was FUN.


It started with Flo Rida. We loved hearing all his fun hits, and I LOVED his rhinestone shades. (Fun tip: In mine and Tyler’s first dance at our wedding, we broke into his “Apple bottom jeans…boots with the fur” song. It surprised everyone, including our DJ.)


Next up was TLC. We only knew a few of their songs (sorry for the hardcore TLC fans) but they were good and fun.


But we did LOVE when they played No Scrubs and Waterfalls. Classics.

And goodness at her ABS!


During Waterfalls, they played Chili’s rap portion in her memory and the stadium lit up with phone lights.


But the main part of the party was NELLY!  We knew like 90% of what he played (hello junior high and high school dances!) and we had the time of our lives rapping and dancing and singing.

(also peep the background dancers. They were a bit scandalous during the entire show)


We may have been exhausted from getting home after 1 a.m. (and going to work at 7 the next morning) and basically getting heat exhaustion, but it was worth it. Always say yes to the adventures. The fun is never wasted.