Hanson @ the Viper Room 08/07/07
I'm not quite sure what lured me into going to see Hanson. I saw an e-mail about it, contemplated replying with a not-so-elaborate joke at their expense, and quickly snagged the opportunity without thinking twice. However, when I called my friend to jokingly present the Hanson show as a concert option for the night she vehemently lurched at it. I began to think twice.
Apparently, I was completely unaware of her Hanson phase. I'm pretty sure that if I had known we might not have been friends to begin with. Regardless, by offering it up I walked straight into a trap. We were going to see Hanson. It was final. I began to frantically rehearse lines in order to justify it to friends and family in the near future, but nothing I came up with really substantiated going to see Hanson. I had to deceive myself by viewing it as a (valiant) journalistic experiment: a small hipster dude in a room swallowed by a sea of emphatic fans. Putting myself in adverse conditions for the sake of renegade journalism. Way to go me!