I'd like to say I'm going to make this short but sweet, but that never, ever happens so I'm going to do my review in true Priscilla tradtion, ladies and gentleman, please be seated. :)
Washington DC 07/08/04
So, Jess made it over to Newburgh eariler than I thought so the poor thing had to wait in the car for about 10 minutes, but it was hot as a bitch, so I felt bad... We hit the road about 12:45 and expected a 4 and a half to five hour drive. Pfft. First we kinda got lost at the Hersey Garden State Plaza and ended up at BJ's where we decided on a bathroom break thus resulting in negative 10 minutes, ok fine. So, we venture forth and decide we want pizza so we stop at a rest stop where a convienent sign informs us of a 118 mile trip to DC thats remaining... the ride up wasn't bad, though it was long, and kinda hot we had the company of each other as we talked about the forthcoming show and of course the air condition which is always a convienent mood lifter.
We got to DC around 5:30 6 ish and because its was designed by some stupid fuckhead none of the streets make sense, some are written as words, like FIRST ST and some are numbers 1st street and these are different things...? Then you have numbers with no pluralization, and letter that sometimes dont go in order, its a damn good thing I know the alphabet backwards, yes, it is.
So it took about 2 hours to find a parking garage.... 'Jess, your, um going to hit the curb' *BUDUBUB' 'Huh?' *Laugh* 'Jess, you have to take this right.... this is our right.... um, see the right, thats where we're going' 'Huh?' *Swerve to the right* ... 'Do you like my 72 point turn?' 'Yes' Good times in the Lumina... :)
So we find a parking garage at this saintly hotel where seriously, I will never ever stay at a place like it, it must have been a 10 star hotel, because WHOA. Number one it reeked of old lady and secondly, it was gorgeous. We took another bathroom break and went to the hotel store, and the moment we heard someone on the grand piano, we jumped lol. One track mind, let me tell you *shakes finger* :)
We went over to the venue and like... it had started already it was only 7 and the openiong act was onstage.... so we went insdie, bought some merch, I spent 170 bucks in a matter of moments, who does that? *glare* I do, I just.... do. Jess laughed at me, ha. She did she did. I was basically like, one of everything lol. And it was then I noticed Kate and Jessica- Taylors sister were wearing the exact smae outfit, and like not a Hanson shirt or something like an arranged outfit, a yellow sweater witha green tank top under it... maybe its a new bonding thing.... I'm yet to figure that one out.... Then they gave me the wrong poster so I had to bring it out and Kate switched it for me, I've come to realize I am pro-Kate, she was a sweetheart but man her southern accent is thick ,lol. Thats how those Hanson boys like it I guess....
Michael Tolcher was ok. Maria Mena had one good song, 'Sorry' the others bit my ass, sorry opinion... Jess drank one drink and was kinda buzzed or mabe wasted either way she started looking like she was beginning to enjoy herself... .It only took til 9:30 for them to come on, and seeing them was like a fresh breath of air... just... wow. I love when they first take to the stage it takes away all of my personal agressions and struggles in moments, like the perfecct antidote. Wow. Just, wow.
They opened with 'In the City' and I thought in this moment my heart was going to stop beating and I was going to die of Hanson OD. But I survived and took that song in live for the first time since Poughkeepsie 2000 and it was good. They played, I htink... 'A Minute without You' next because Jess was happy about this one, I do like it, but if they had to play 'AMWY' or 'Madeline' my choice would have been 'Madeline'
The next song, 'Dancin in the Wind' is the reason why certain men should never get nmarried, its unjust to those of us who can not have him. Ahem, Taylor + red electric guitar = very very very bad thoughts that remind me of being 13 and going through puberty theend.
But no, Jess and I have yet to get over the guitar, this one might actually take unitl next April, or later.. Im assuming. Mmhmm, I suppose its set list time, they played like an almost 2 hour set I think, here goes, its a long and amazing one, truly a Hanson setlist never to be beaten. I'll put it in a cut so I don't spoil anything
( The Set ListCollapse )
Highlights of this fantabulous setlist. Well, Man from Milwaukee and Look at You speak for themselves, being these songs are never played, EVER.
In the beginning of 'Hand in Hand' Tay tried to get us to do the arms sway from right to left thing and it died quick, so he was like 'You guys gotta keep doing this fro like 2 more hours!' and he continues, 'Its good for your biceps - look!" *insert Taylor flexing in sleeveless black shrit here* FUCKING TEASE!
Taylor wore tight jeans, and we were on the left therefore perfect view, oh it was nice....
After the show, which by the way was fucking amazing. We walked back to the cool hotel and got to the Lumina. We then went to a gas station to fill up and upon seeing the one we got to erfused tio take credit cards I told Jess to pull up to the next, just so she could use the credit card part of it, I stayed out of the car and she turned it on, and I look and I see the gas nizzle STILL IN THE CAR. So I freak out no words just motions and shes like, 'wtf? are you ok?' and I freaked out, I htought she was going to die or soemthing, lol. It was hysterical. It was one of those things you just have to laugh and laugh and laugh about because really theres nothing else to do.
So, the guy gives us directions and we take then and they lead us 2 hours out of our way, putting us back at the Warner Theater at 1 am, as apposed to leaving at 11:15. Nice.
I got home at 7 and honestly am going to die while at work.
We have agreed that the whole sayig the same thing at the same time thing is only going to get worse on this tour, lol. But for the first time in my life, I feel infinate as though nothing can change how great this all feels and I could just soar with my happiness.
I'll see you guys at the show[s].