Last weekend, I headed to Dallas with Taylor and Kristin for my 12th and 13th Hanson shows- their Roots of Rock N Roll tour!
This was a unique tour because they were doing 2 nights in each city. The first night was all about their “roots” with lots of cover songs, and the second night was mostly their music – the rock n roll.
Both shows were at the House of Blues in Dallas, which I like. It’s open, the stage is long, so there is room for plenty of people against the stage (so you get closer up than you would at a skinnier venue), and the sound is always great.
We didn’t do much waiting outside- mostly due to weather and our plans. It was raining and cooler, so we didn’t want to spend hours outside the venue. And we had other plans like shopping and eating. ha! So we got to the theater about 1.5 hours before doors both days, and we were like 3rd row the first night, and 5th-6th the second. Both great spots. The first night was perfect because there were short people in front of us, so I could see without having to crane my neck around (#concertproblems). The second night, there were some taller people in front of us, but I still got plenty of great views at the show.
I’m so thankful for these girls, their friendship, and our adventures. The amount of times we’ve danced around to Hanson songs in a few short years of friendship is unbelievable- and it’s more fun every time.
My sweet friend Liz (and her friend Sam) joined us at the shows too. Liz and I went to a Hanson show in college together back in 2007 and this is our third tour together. And it’s her baby’s first Hanson show- she’s 14 weeks pregnant! 🙂
I got a new pocket camera that took GREAT pics (much better than my old one). Some concert highlights were them playing my favorite song “Look at You”. It’s such a fun jam! I also loved the Ed Sheeran cover “Thinking Out Loud” and Zac singing Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools”
The first night, we stood on the left side of the stage (Isaac’s side) and had great views because everyone in front of us was short.
The next night, we were more center stage.
On Saturday night, there was an after party with DJ Taylor. The after party was ROCKING. We got a table in the VIP area (again, so fancy) and enjoyed sitting for a bit…then we danced the night away. It’s fun to act like fools when your friends are doing it too.
I can’t wait to update my Hanson concert history soon (as soon as the database is updated) with these two shows. It was a great time with friends seeing my favorite band. Always a great thing.