Concert T-Shirt Roundup Week 3
Raise your hand if you buy concert t-shirts and then don't wear them because you want them to stay nice because they were super expensive. 🙋♀️🙋♀️
I have a whole stack of t-shirts that I spent way too much on because I think it will be a fun souvenir or memory.
I'm usually super cheap when it comes to buying clothes so the fact that I'll shell out up to $50 for a t-shirt is something I only do at concerts. It's cheating if you buy a band t-shirt online or at Target. What kind of fun memory is that? You have to earn that concert shirt, but don't wear it to the concert. That is a whole other blog post.
Anyway, I decided to wear one of my concert t-shirts every day until I've worn them all! Some of them are too big now, some of them are too small now, but it doesn't matter, I'm doing it and taking you along for the ride.
To review last week's shirts, click here.
Monday was Josh Groban. That's right, Josh Groban.
I saw Josh Groban in Sioux City at the Tyson Events Center. I remember I had just gotten home for Spring Break from college, when a friend called me and said she had an extra ticket to the show so of course I said I would go! Must have been 2006ish. I know Josh sings pretty serious music, but he's actually a pretty funny guy. And he sounds great live.
Tuesday was all about Hanson!
This is the second appearance of a Hanson shirt, but it won't be the last! This shirt was from my very first Hanson concert! I saw them in Minneapolis in November. I was a sophomore in college. I can't remember the name of the venue now, but all Hanson shows are general admission so we waited outside pretty much all day. It was so cold and I wore entirely the wrong shoes. Once inside, a girl in the crowd threw up next to us. By the end of the night my feet hurt and I was so over it. My first Hanson concert experience definitely was not my favorite. Maybe that's why I had to keep going to shows. To make up for the first one. Note the bleach stain on this shirt. I did laundry at home and apparently my mom had used bleach recently. I remember being so mad at the time.
Wednesday was Justin Timberlake. Again.
Much like Hanson, this isn't the first appearance of JT and it won't be the last. This shirt is from Justin's Man of the Woods tour. I saw this show in Chicago at the United Center. He announced just a few concert dates before his Super Bowl halftime performance. I thought that was going to be it, so we bought tickets to the closest city, which was Chicago. Then after the Super Bowl he announced a ton more dates in cities much closer. Oh well. I like deep dish pizza! And the show was awesome too!
Thursday belonged to New Kids on the Block!
I saw New Kids on the Block for the first time in 2008 in Omaha. I had just graduated college and actually won the tickets from an Omaha radio station. NKOTB had just put out their 'reunion' album, The Block, and this was the tour to support that album. There were two openers for this show, Lady Gaga and Natasha Bedingfield. This was right before Lady Gaga became LADY GAGA, so hardly anybody was there to see her opening performance. I knew who she was because I read Perez Hilton religiously and they used to be friends. Anyway, she was great, even then, with only two dancers and like one strobe light. Natasha Bedingfield was also awesome. I got her autograph and tried to take a selfie, but I had my digital camera (remember those?) zoomed in from the show and cut myself out. Oops. Almost got two Natashas in one photo. Oh, and New Kids on the Block were good too! Haha. Also, peep the new glasses!
Friday is looking rather Pink!
Sometimes, you do get a second chance. So Pink's Beautiful Trauma tour came around these parts in 2018 and I didn't go. After seeing photos and videos from friends who went, I had FOMO real bad. Then a miracle happened. She extended the tour! I knew I had to go this time around. I saw Pink in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 5th. I remember that because it was Cinco de Mayo and we went for dinner at Pajarito in St. Paul and the food was so bomb! And I probably had the best margarita of my life. Pink had actually released a new album, Hurts 2B Human, by the time she performed in St. Paul so we actually got to see and hear a few songs from the new album including "Walk Me Home", which I loved! Pink also made me cry while singing "What About Us." Don't judge me. Something just came over me. But she gave me goosebumps on multiple occasions. She is amazing! She sings live while dancing and hanging from the ceiling and flipping around. I know I said it already, but she is amazing! I would definitely see a Pink show again!
Until next time!