UNDERNEATH ACOUSTIC, BUFFALO – THE SPHERE

that night in buffalo was one of the coldest nights on the sidewalk up until that point (i guess we were spoiled by summer shows earlier in the year) — this is when the “triple spoon” was invented and we truly got our sidewalk mats/sleeping bags/blankets routine down pat. this is also why i know a lot of the time when you see a homeless person bundled up in the cold they might not be that cold — you can get really toasty if you do it right (and include other people, if you go homeless, go with a partner or two.)

the day of the show, we enjoyed buffalo – it was sunny and warm by the afternoon. we walked around, got lunch and took in the downtown area. the venue itself (the sphere) isn’t on a main street but more in a town center, so you could hang out a little more. there was an “andrews” theatre which i loved and as you can see in the pictures below, i dominated in uno.

we ended up front row for this show and it still goes down as one of my favorite hanson shows, ever. isaac put a guitar pick in my hand at the end of the show. this time we checked into a little hotel nearby to shower (buffalo didn’t seem as pliable to criminal behavior.) after the show, we went back to our hotel to check out and get our stuff, did a drive by of the venue and saw crowds everywhere. parked the car, got out, ran into isaac. who, asked me, if i wanted a picture! of course i do, isaac. the picture of me and him is one of my favorites of me and a hanson, such a happy time.

afterward we found taylor leaving a mass of fans. he told us to come with him to get a picture, we walked about a block to their bus and he took a shot with each of us. really this might have been one of the sweetest times i had with them — when i say that i mean when i realized they were appreciating the kind of fans we were, not scared of us or treating us like second class. it just resonated.

one more thing – this was when i really started getting close with colleen (roses4tay) and her mom. we spent a lot of time in line and colleen and i always had a fun time chatting. she was a few people down from us during the show and we all grooved together. i miss those front row days.

we ended up getting interviewed/photographed for a local paper — pic below.









SETLIST:

Strong Enough To Break
If Only
River
Runaway Run
Rock N Roll Razorblade
Lullabelle
When Youre Gone
Underneath
Call Me
Love Me
Aint No Sunshine
Penny and Me
Wheres The Love
Deeper
Hey
You Never Know
MMMBop
Rip It Up
This Time Around

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