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4/30/2010 - Shout it Out

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This is the only con report that actually IS a con report! I took notes directly after the show. :D )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (FF: The Parasol)
4/29/2010 - The Walk

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Does it move you? Does it soothe you? Does it fill your heart and soul with the roots of rock and roll? )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: sober & poised)
Watch out, folks, it's a Hanson post!

OKAY #1: I finally got to go to another show! November 15th! Northampton, MA! And it was awesome. I went with my dad, who legitimately loves Hanson in his own right. He's owned copies of the last three CDs and listens to them all the time in his car. And we had fourth row seats and rocked out and he even went so far as to jump up and down with me. They played the kickass opening medley and Oh Darlin' and CAN'T STOP and five MoN songs and they seriously almost killed me when the last seven songs were super high energy. I had to collapse into a chair and just breathe for like ten minutes afterwards. But it would have been a happy death, especially for twelve-year-old me. During the encore when Tay came over to grabs people's hands, I surged forward and seriously caught his eye as he was about to walk away and he grabbed my hand last. Okay, I know, nowadays we walk right next to them during the walks before all the shows and it's no big deal but twelve-year-old me remembers and is now fulfilled. :DDDD

(And then unrelatedly, I then got to spend the week with [ profile] phrenk and we watched a ton of JE (DnA's AnA with PEANUT COFFEE, Udauda SP, format switch with MOGURA TEAM and CRYBABY TEAM and COSPLAY FINALLY. And then KAME IN KIMONO, leaping into waterworks and kind of pulling a Tackey (also known as flying all over the venue) and KOKI'S SURPRISE MOTORCYCLE/SHIRT REMOVAL in a solo that began with CLOWNS. And many other !!!! things!)/Kisarazu Cat's Eye/Skins/Life/Capital Scandal and that was just as awesome a part of the trip which is saying a lot. ♥♥)

#2: My 5 of 5 DVDs came in the mail today! For those who remember, that was the series of concerts I went to in May in which they play all five of their albums, one per night. Now since I never finished those posts (posting five days in a week was just too much for me XD) and I'm now watching the DVDs one per day, I thought I'd try this once again! So, HANSON WEEK 2.0! I actually have several Hanson posts I meant to make so I'm going to try to finish them up this week. I'm just working on Hanson time, you guys.

A few thoughts on Night 1 and the 5 of 5 DVDs so far! )

And now, for the first "thing I made a while ago and have been meaning to post"! Basically, if you ordered the fanciest album package for the last record, the Hansons painted you an original painting to go with it. There were 113 people who did it (myself not one of them really sadly) and so, 113 paintings! (As capped in the video here.)
Cut for giant graphic! )

And one final thing, I would be really super thankful to anyone who would go play their latest single on Youtube! We Hanson fans have been trying to get the view count up to one million because they promised us a Christmas concert in return! Though we've missed our deadline and the fate of the Christmas show remains undecided (I think they'll do it anyway because they love us but who knows!), any help would be beyond fantastic! (If you want to actually watch it too, it's pretty entertaining if I do say so myself! There is dorky dancing and a Blues Brothers parody and Weird Al playing the tambourine. ♥)
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (Actor: Only 2 out of 6 favorite features)
LOL, so I fail at posting a week's worth of posts in a week! But I have been inspired to restart my Hanson concert posts for two reasons:
1)Last weekend I went to other non-Hanson concerts and they were amazing and I want to write about those too!
2) Happy Shout it Out Day! New album, wooooo! Hahaha, I'm sorry flist, but you have not yet escaped me posting about this. I'll be putting together a little something more later today and of course, I have more thoughts when I get to the Shout it Out concert. :)

4/28/2010 - Underneath

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riding in seat number three on a flight to NYC )
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Fuck you Nino)
Ahaha, so posting every day is hard but I will keep forging on! Maybe I will actually make up for it tomorrow (though that's what I thought today)? Now for the second night of concerts, my last Tuesday was filled with the sounds of:

4/27/2010 - This Time Around

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I'm looking for my radio, so I might find a heart to follow... )

One of Five

May. 4th, 2010 01:32 am
topazera: Aiba Masaki with his hands pressed to his lips in extreme excitement (嵐: Steal my Sunshine)
'Lo, livejournal! Long time no see! It was recently brought to my attention that I hadn't actually updated in months (let's not count them XD) and I thought I should do something to rectify that. I was planning several drama/JE related posts (which I will still finish soon) however, that was two weeks and something AMAZING has happened in my life since then. Namely, HANSON WEEK!

As people on my flist may or may not know, Hanson is my most beloved band (that doesn't live in Japan at least! ;) ) that I go to see at every opportunity. Last Monday through Friday, I was fortunate enough to have five chances to see them: as a special event, Five of Five, they did a whole series of concerts in NYC. Each night they played one of their albums in its entirety until the last night when they played their new album for the first time live! Because they love us. (I was actually really lucky to get tickets to all five shows, as most people got them as a package deal and I fought for them on Ticketmaster. XD) So I've decided to post recollections of the five shows on the corresponding nights of this week as I can't let go yet. A lot of these posts will be little details that only I will care about or will be used to locate myself on the forthcoming DVD (!!!) but I will post everything here. So, for the four people who might be interested:

4/26/2010 - Middle of Nowhere

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Yes, the one with MMMBop. XD )


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