Hanson at First Ave: When I lived out my teen dream

I think that if I were to travel back in time and tell my 12-year-old self that in 14 years I’d be getting all up in Hanson’s business while taking their photos at First Avenue…I probably would have peed myself.

I got to live out my pre-teen dream and get to do just that last night (minus the peeing myself part).  I think I’m still emitting red cartoon hearts.

While I don’t have posters of them on my wall anymore, I realized at the show that I am still just as enamored. I have to admit – I haven’t followed them post-Middle of Nowhere fame. So I was surprised to find out they really haven’t stopped making music since 1997. In fact, they put out their fifth album last year. But just a song into their set I was totally reminded of why I was so obsessed.

First – they’re SO DAMN CUTE! Except now they’re more handsome than anything. Not all teen dreams can say that. Second – their songs are so sweet and pure my little girl self didn’t stand a chance back then. And third – they can rock out. I was impressed.

Here are a few shots I took. View the rest over at Metromix.

And now prepare to swoon…

Oh, Taylor. I was convinced I would marry him one day.  There’s still a chance. Wait – he’s married, you say? Dammit!

Sir Isaac. The most dapper of the trio also played a mean bass, acoustic and electric guitar. He stepped away from his mic and stood right in front of me so I could get this shot (that’s what I’m telling myself, at least).  Thanks, Ike!

I’ve been sittin’ here too long, by a man from Milwaukee…


Oh, that was too fun.

The end.

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    December 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    […] I got to live out my pre-teen fantasy and take photos of Hanson. I wrote about that here. […]

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