Saturday, July 12, 2008

Toquet Hall - Wesport, CT - 7/10/2008

Lauren and I went down to Westport to a teen center to see Honor Society! While the show was in CT we did still have to travel about a half an hour from my house.

We paid our lovely $6 admission (over the weekend it was $12 to see them. love it.) and went in and grabbed a seat.

After the first bands set Micheal came over to us to say hi and that we could go shopping and then come back to see them because they were supposed to be on at 9:30, but it might have been sooner. But we hung around to check out the other bands.

A couple of other bands played (The Suns, Fourth World Nation, The Blue Pages) and then it was time for Honor Society!

For their set, we moved to a table because all the girls went up close so we were taller than them on the stools. They had a ton of technical issues so the guy from Blue Pages was getting everyone to sign up for the Blue Pages email list. He asked if we were from CT and he didn't believe us when we said yes! I asked if he wanted to check our IDs, and he said "I might!" haha but all the other girls were from NY/NJ and follow the band, he told us. (Little did he know, we do too! It just happened to be that the show was in Connecticut!)

The guys played a short set of:
In This Club (Intro)
This Bed Is An Ocean
Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Why Didn't I?
No Win Situation
Nobody Has To Know
The Takeover
See U In The Dark

After the show we talked with Jason, Andrew and Alex and got pictures! (We had already gotten pics with Michael earlier) We didn't know when we'd be seeing them again, but hoped it would be soon!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Katie's First Honor Society Show - July 5, 2008

I'm not going to lie. I had no idea who Honor Society was when Lauren asked me to go see them. I had checked out their myspace briefly, but my computer has no sound so I had no idea what I was in for. I really only agreed because I can't turn down a trip to the city and because I really wanted to find some more of those "Statues on Parade" that were promoting the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium.

I listened to their EP on Lauren's iPod on the way to the show and it wasn't half bad. But I still wasn't sure if I was even going to count it as a concert - if I did, it would be my 100th show and that was a, well, honor... not for just anyone.

About halfway through the set, I fell in love. This band seemed to be everything I was looking for in that moment. I'm not sure if I even told Lauren "I love them" after the show, but if I didn't say it out loud, I certainly was thinking it.

Usually I am really good about keeping a setlist (because I am a scrapbooker and need to include them in my layouts), but since I went into this show thinking I was just going to erase it from memory after it was over, I was totally unprepared. They played nearly an hour set though - so I would imagine it was most, if not all, of their songs. Look for setlists from here on out though, especially now since I know the names of most of the songs! ha.

Afterwards, we hung around a bit to try and say hi to the guys. Unfortunately, when it comes to shows in the city we are forced to plan the evening around the trains back home. While we could have taken a train an hour later - it would have put us back in CT really late (or really early, depending on how you look at it) and we decided we just weren't up for that. But before we left we decided that we would absolutely be going to the show in CT the next week!

And with that... our journey officially began. And my first Honor Society show became my 100th concert ever.

Check out some pictures under the cut.