Sunday, August 24, 2008

Islip, YouSlip, We all Slip... for Honor Society - August 23,2008


August 23 Lauren and I had tickets to see John Mayer in Hartford. But one day I was looking at HS's myspace and was like "They added a date..." So we decided to try and sell the Mayer tickets (which we were successful at the last minute in doing) and head to Long Island (Islip, NY) to see the gentlemen.

Connecticut and Long Island are kind of parallel to each other. But there is no bridge connecting them. There is a ferry but we would have had to take the car with us and it would have gotten pretty expensive. So basically we drove down the coast of Connecticut, into New York and then up parallel through Long Island, kind of sort of back tracking. I kind of wanted to build a bridge. Or invent a flying car. You know, whatever could get us there fastest.

We got there early and decided to try and see the beach. Except, this is Long Island, everything was private. So we didn't find much of anything... saw some boats though.

Once we parked, we spotted all the guys on their cell phones. It almost looked like they were all talking to each other. Pretty funny. We paid our $10 donation/admission (It was a benefit for Lupus) and found out that Honor Society wouldn't be going on until 10 pm. As we listened to the other bands and they said their names, we could tell that this concert was running WAY behind schedule.

The guys took the stage about 10:30 and ended their set around 11:30. We thought they might get shut down because of noise ordinances or whatever it is. Here in CT, I think you can't play past 11. But despite the wait, a great show was performed, as always.

We quickly said goodbye to Andrew and made our parallel backtracking trek home.

The setlist for the evening was:
This Bed Is An Ocean
Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Why Didnt I
No Win Situation
Two Rebels
Nobody Has To Know
See U In The Dark

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"Nodbody Has To Know"





Doing the Honor Roll





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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Back to School...of Rock!


Although Katie graduated from college in 2006 and I graduated from college in 2007, we both decided to go back to school one more time on August 15th. Our teachers were none other than Honor Society. They performed in front of an all ages audience at the School of Rock East in South Hackensack, New Jersey.

The bus -- er -- car ride to New Jersey was no ordinary car ride. As we were driving into the city, I noticed that the sun was leaving us and we were heading into a storm. I got a little excited while we were driving over the George Washington Bridge because the sky was dark and greenish and there were bolts of lightning. In my eyes, it was gorgeous, so I had to take pictures:




Of course, the entire time we were driving over the bridge I was yelling to Katie "Look at that!," "Do you see the color in the sky?!," "It's not even dark over Manhattan!" Did I mention that Katie was driving?

As soon as we passed over the bridge, the sky opened up. It was raining so hard that everyone reduced their speed by 20 mph. It was insane. We couldn't even pull over because there wasn't a shoulder.


When we hit South Hackensack, the rain had let up, but the sky was still dark and dreary-looking. We drove to McDonald's to make a pit stop and to eat (well, I ate because I was starving). Then we headed to the School of Rock. We sat in the parking lot for awhile and watched as girls began to form a line. It began to rain again and a guy walked out (everyone was actually standing at a secondary door), looked at everyone and asked why they weren't home, since there was a...... tornado warning!!!!!
That explains why the sky was so green. Anyway, after this guy told the girls that there was a tornado warning, the girls were allowed to go inside through the other door (the real entrance) in School of Rock.
Honor Society was the first band to perform. We got to see the guys set up, do a soundcheck and of course rock out!

The set list for the show was as follows:
This Bed Is An Ocean
Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Why Didn't I?
No Win Situation
Two Rebels
Nobody Has To Know
The Takeover
See U In The Dark


(From left to right: Katie, Andrew, Michael, Alex, Lauren and Jason)



Katie's signed poster.

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