Wintry Mix Tour

Wintry Mix Tour

Immediately after coming back from Branson, mom and I went the opposite direction to Dallas.

Hanson was doing their wintry mix tour, and I realllllly wanted to go.  We decided about a month ago to go- I had the vacation days and mom wanted to see a Hanson show with me.

This was my 22nd concert, but mom’s never been. She dropped me off at my first show back in 2004, but since then, I’ve gone with friends.

We got to Dallas in time for lunch. At Shake Shack. Because we looooove it.


We did some shopping (because that’s what we are best at) and we ran into Todrick Hall!  (He’s a Youtube/Broadway/music star.  He first came out on American Idol years ago, but it now better known for his music/Youtube. He is also Taylor Swift’s bestie).  I just spotted him walking through the mall and I was like “Hey, are you Todrick Hall?”  Ha!  He was SOOOOO nice. He shook our hands a couple times each, and was just so gracious. He was just there being a normal guy, so I didn’t ask for a picture. But it was great to meet him!

We had a bit of an issue with our Airbnb- he said it was flooded, but I’m not sure I believe it.  Either way, he put us up at a nearby hotel. Then we shuttled to the concert venue.  Mom got a taste of waiting outside the venue and talking with fans (which is actually something I love to do! except it was pretty cold since we didn’t want to deal with our jackets at the venue).

We got inside when doors opened and got a good spot.


Their brother Mac’s band, Joshua and the Holy Rollers, opened first. They were good, but not really my style. But they were all very physical players, so it was at least fun to watch.


We had super nice people in front and behind us (hey, tall people behind us!), but the people on either side were….strange. Not really seeming like they were there to have fun at all. But it’s fine. We enjoyed ourselves. 🙂


Paul McDonald, who has the best smile, opened second. He’s always fun to see/hear.


Then the boys.  They played a good 1.5 hours (like always) and played a great mix of brand new music, classics, Christmas music (including my FAVORITE Christmas song ever!), and some awesome “have to play live and jump around” songs.


I’m pretty sure mom enjoyed herself, but she was tired of standing by the end. ha! 🙂


She caught this of me.  Pure joy at a Hanson show. 🙂


Always thankful for a chance to see them perform live. I don’t know that I’ll ever get tired of it. It’s always fantastic.



After some sleep, we got up to go to mom’s favorite Dallas spot- Cindie’s NY Deli. Mom got a bagel and lox, we shared potato pancakes (latkes) and some corned beef hash. And I got German pancakes. Good thing we walked the mile there and back!


On our way out of town, we stopped at the outlet mall and Trader Joe’s, then grabbed some soup at Pei Wei before driving home.

It was a fun trip with my momma! And so fun to introduce her to Hanson.

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