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28 November 2010 @ 02:46 am
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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 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:
OMG, THE VIDEO AND SOUND QUALITY IS OUTRAGEOUS. This seriously shows off just how tight of a live band they are, it's kind of crazy.

The special features are delightfully them talking about the process of making each album. It is entirely unsurprising and yet super :D :D to hear them talk about how committed they were to doing gigs and working on their craft... and then you remember they were 10-15 years old at the time. HANSONS. ♥

Hahaha, it's only the first show but I am all over these DVDs already. :D :D I might have to make a Best of Becky's Face post after watching all of them or something. There was one shot that literally started on my face and then zoomed back to reveal the rest of the audience. I blushed just watching it. XD ...If I'm visible in later shows (I might actually be too close/too far left), my sparkly jacket is going to be beyond obnoxious! S-success? :D

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.)

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. ♥)
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: And I Waited - Hanson
madisonfinkmadisonfink on November 28th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
<3 HANSON~! oh my childhood XD
It sounded like you had a great time, I'm slightly jealous of the awesome but someone as awesome as you deserves awesome times and I'll watch the video tomorrow multiple times when I'm on my computer and not my iPhone ^~^V
Top: 嵐: Fuck you Ninotopazera on November 28th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
*jumping high five* Wooooo, Arashi and Hanson crossovers fans! Were you a Middle of Nowhere/MMMBop girl? :D I always write these posts thinking "There are two people on my flist that will be interested in this!" and I'm glad you bumped that number up to three! :DDD

And AW, you are too sweet! Thanks for volunteering to jump right in the trenches with us. YouTube is kind of picky about what it counts as views but whatever you watch is so appreciated. ♥
madisonfinkmadisonfink on November 28th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
*high fives back* I was I was~! I still know every word to MMMBop XD and lol yay crossover fans~ (excuse my weird high tension I just woke up) and you're welcome, I really hope they do the show too
Top: 嵐: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?topazera on December 4th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
We got the Christmas special! Thanks so much for your help! :D Do you also have fond memories of the Christmas CD? It's going to be streaming live (and free) on December 11th if you do. :)

And hehehe, if you ever have $20 to spare, I'm totally recommending the 5 of 5 Middle of Nowhere DVD to all old Hanson fans that only listened to their first album. It's really cool to see all the songs from 1997 updated and redone and played so well now. ♥ Hahaha, sorry to make you sorry you ever told me you were once a Hanson fan! I'm always encouraging people to love them. ♥
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 7th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
WOOOO~! I made my niece and nephew listen to it like 6 times XD
Nephew: This is in English....OMG YOU AREN'T LISTENING TO THAT GAY BAND WITH THAT GAY MEMBER! (Gay band = Arashi Gay Member = Jun, who strangely enough is the person my nephew watches the most so me and my niece speculate a crush, I lost the point of the parenthesis)
Niece: They aren't gay, you are.
then they squabbled but yeah XD
<.< It's Christmas time I'm sure I can ask[read:beg] for it.
Top: 嵐: SHOOOOOOOtopazera on December 11th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
hahaha, you did more than your share of Hanson exposure that day! A niece and a nephew! I find it so weird that there are all these kids nowadays that have no idea who I'm talking about when I say Hanson. XD Good thing there are people like you, educating them on all the important boybands: Hanson and ARASHI. (Pffffft, the world has a crush on Jun! Everyone just needs to accept their feelings. ♥)

OHMIGOSH, I'm sorry I left out such crucial information and for so long! It's here at the Hanson website. You just have to show up December 11th at 4pm CT (5pm ET, 10pm GMT) and it should start automatically playing. :D You can also sign in and chat with Twitter if you have one but it usually gets too crazy for me.

EEEEEEEEEEE! *jumps up and down* I'm both a little sorry to push you and SUPER thrilled to try and bring you back into the fold! HANSON. They may be no Arashi but they are such a source of joy in my life! I desperately need more Hanson friends. :)

Edited at 2010-12-11 08:52 am (UTC)
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
EEEEE!!!! Yes~!I mean I feel so bad for leaving them behind but luckily I'll get back into things XD

And that's today! O o O I hope I can watch it, my other nephew has his birthday party today T.T but I will try to tune in!
Top: 嵐: Fuck you Ninotopazera on December 11th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Hee, yeah, that's really why I should have said something sooner! XD But don't worry, if you miss it they're going to be rebroadcasting it (at that same website) several times during the upcoming week. So you can still see it, it just won't be live. :D

Have fun at your nephew's birthday party! :)
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
:D Yay~!

And thanks, I'm sure It'll be alright he's gonna be two...or three? /fails as an aunt.

ALSO~! I started to actually watch Kanjani 8 vids, and Maru, Yoko, and Hina = <3 They're so LOUD and CRAZY compared to Arashi XD, mostly when I'm watching them I'm thinking "Is all of JE made up of huge dorks?"
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
WOO nephew's party is actually tomorrow will watch Hanson now~!
Top: 嵐: Aiba Masaki's face is stuck in :D!topazera on December 11th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Woooooooo~ HOORAY! I'm waiting for it to start and watching along too! Livestreams are FUN because it's like you're really watching along with people! And the Hansons are there, talking to you in real-time! :DDDD
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
YES~! IT'S STARTING~! I'm excited~!

"It's because of the Christmas spirit.."
Top: 嵐: he shall be my squishytopazera on December 11th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I was TOTALLY FOOLED too! This is not LIVE NOW, Hansons! This is the last stream from a few weeks ago. XD

"Did you know Martha Stewart is 70?
That is not possible."

ANYWAY, still waiting for the STREAM STREAM to begin but this is good too! :DDD
Top: ∞: Shibuyantopazera on December 11th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
OH HANSONS. They are running on Hanson Time today too. Hee, if you haven't encountered this yet, the Hansons are always late. I hope the half an hour delay is really a half an hour. :DD
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
:D let's hope but that gives me time to run to the store with my mom XD

Theyre convo is so great especially the whole Tofurkey bit

We are also spamming this alot XD
Top: 嵐: Look at that magnificent plumage!topazera on December 11th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Good luck! I would guess you'd have enough time. XD

Ha, I know, they're cute, right? I love how well they get along. :)

Really! I mean, it's my lj, so I don't mind. XD Maybe we should exchange chat info or something! Though when the show actually starts, I might be spending a lot of time going EEEEEEEE MERRY CHIRSTMAS BABY ILUUUUU!! and so forth. :D
madisonfinkmadisonfink on December 11th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
XD let's hope I do~!

And they are XD

And sure sure I'll PM you with them
i lost to a hamburger...: misc:ferris beuller looks at artlittlealex on November 28th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
man this post reminds me how awesome hanson still is - even when i'm not watching to notice it. those photos are amazing and that gif made me lol so much :D:D
Top: 嵐: Are you thinking what I'm thinking?topazera on November 28th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
I get that feeling too! My interest in Hanson has ebbed and flowed over the years and there are always times that I fall back into it and consume everything I can find again. It's reassuring that Hanson is off being awesome even when I'm not looking! ♥

RIGHT? THAT GIF. I really need to catch up on the vids they post on their website myself because um, they are amazing. :DD
talk ✈ play ★ loveoutof_focus on November 28th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
You have an awesome dad!

I can't wait for my 5of5 dvds. I got a shipping notice on the 24th and it'll be sent to NY before it gets sent to me in the Philippines. I'm guessing it won't be delivered in NY until later this week because of Thanksgiving.
Top: NC: Stalking is caring!topazera on December 4th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
He really is pretty awesome, I can't deny it. He gets a little self-conscious about being surrounded by 20 year old women sometimes but he has a lot of fun. XD

YES. SOMEONE ON MY FLIST WHO HAS ORDERED 5 OF 5. Oh man, if you let me know when you've watched them, I could totally chat your ear off in excitement about them. I hope they are on their way to you now! ♥