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Yesterday I went to one of my favorite bands gig. Yes Hanson is the band. I was so excited cause it was their first tour in Japan! The Hanson fans who lives in Japan had to wait for 7years to see their gig..and what a long wait I say! I went to their one night acoustic gig-Tokyo in February 9 (which was really awesome) but yesterday was the first time I went to a Hanson electric gig so like I said before I was really excited about it! My friend and I arrived to the venue at 15:00 and Hanson arrived at 15:30..the Japanese staff didnt let us take pics:P The first one who got off the car was Ike, then Zac then Taylor. As the staff said that we cant take pics I took my pen and the underneath record cover and tried to ask them for an autograph.When Zac reached out his hand the rude staff pushed me that I couldnt get his autograph..:'( it really pissed me off..but yah talking about the gig..twas amazing!!!Hanson rocked so very muchXD I was worried cause everybody says that Nagoya is always a hard place to a gig liven up (and I think its true...) but there was no need to worry cause the audience were enthusiastic! The opening act Bleu was great too! He played 5 songs.Get up, Somebody else, You know I know, Go, Could be worse. It was the first time I listened to his music but I enjoyed his performance very much=) When Bleu was going to sing the 4th song, Zac came to the stage and sang with Bleu! When Bleu finished his performance he brought his camera and took pics of the crowd:) Anyway back to Hanson, after Bleu left the stage, the Hanson staff started to prepare the instruments. I was all happy thinking that in a few minutes I will see Hanson but I was totally wrong! We waited a lot! dont know why the preparation took such a long time..When the staff finished to check the instruments, the light was turned down and at the same order they got off the car, Ike, Zac Taylor came to the stage. They played 19songs Optomistic, Dancing in the wind, Strong enough to break, Minute without you, Look at you, Solo Zac(Lulla belle), Solo Tay(I cant remember what he sang or if he sang), A song to sing, Underneath, Hand in hand, In a little while, Man from milwaukee, Dream girl, Penny and me, MMMbop, If only, Lost without each other and the encore songs Trust me and Long way to the top.As you can notice they played from cover songs, their old songs to new songs so it was a gig that everybody could enjoyed!! Almost all the songs were rock numbers and because I havent practiced any sports these days, I got tired at the second song..what a shame^-^; The slow songs Lulla belle, A song to sing, Underneath were played beautifully!! When they started to play MFM Zacs mike didnt seem to work well so it took me a while to know what they were playing. I was really happy that they played Dream girl! Taylor said that its the first time they play that song:) Im glad they played when I was there:D When they came back to play the encore songs, Bleu came too.Taylor played the guitar at some songs and when they were playing the encore songs Taylor climbed the piano and played the guitar there and jumpedXDthat was so cool!! He rocked that night!! The back band guys were playing the songs happily smiling all the time, twas good to see that=D When the show began, I was at the 5th or 6th row but because the tight squeeze I ended in the 2nd row, which was pretty lucky I think=) Im having a huge muscleache today but it was worth because of that I could touch Zac 3 times and could get the set list=D When they finished to sing all the songs, Ike, Tay, Zac, Bleu, the backband guys gathered, bowed and left the stage. When Hanson left the stage , everybody started to sing happy birthday to Ike. The first time ended in failure but at the second time, Ike appeared and said ARIGATO:D Yup, he said thank you in Japanese! After the gig I could get Bleus autograph and took few pics while I was waiting to get the autograph..after that I went to outside wait for Hanson..this time for my surprise, the staff allowed pictures but sadly I couldnt took any good pic of Hanson..you cant even see them in the pics.. :( Ill regret that forever!! After Hanson left the venue Bleu was still there so I asked if I could take a picture with him. He gently said sure so my friend took a pic of us. Anyway yesterdays gig was definitely one of the best gigs I went!! I missed the last shinkansen (bullet train) but thats ok cause I could have a wonderful time=D I hope Hanson will come back to Japan to do some gigs more times!! And I hope we wont have to wait for another 7years to see their gig again!!
[the pics below] The set list and the Bleus autograph I got. Thats the blurry picture of Bleu I took with my mobile. Im such a great photographer=P