Hanson and Tigers
I had a wonderful and VERY busy weekend. On Friday night I went to see Hanson perform at the Delta Fair. I’m not ashamed to say I’ve been a huge Hanson fan since 1997, and anyone who dismisses them (or doesn’t even know they’ve released four more albums since “Mmmbop”) is missing out. I actually spent ten minutes evangelizing about them to a guy on the Ferris wheel, after he asked me who was playing that night. He may have been sorry he brought it up. LOL! This was my third Hanson show, and I’m sure it wasn’t my last. I was only about ten feet from the stage (on Isaac’s side, which was a happy accident since he’s always been my fave).
|(It was impossible to get a good picture of Zac from where I was.
Also – the backup keyboardist looked just like Wallace from Veronica Mars. Be cool, soda pop!)
On Saturday morning, my friend Hillary and I went to the 100 Tigers exhibit on the U of M campus. To celebrate the university centennial next year, 100 big tiger sculptures were painted by different artists. This was the only time they’d all be shown in one place before they scatter them around town. It was REALLY cool and I’m so glad we went – I took a ridiculous amount of photos. Here are some of my favorite tigers:
|Papier-mache music tiger|
|Glittery mosaic tiger|
|And of course, basketball tiger|
Each tiger was assigned a class year. They were arranged semi-chronologically, and where my class’s tiger should have been, there was a gap. I was distraught and confused. Trying to console me, Hillary said it must have some special placement. To my surprise, she was right – the Class of 2001 tiger was voted Best in Show! :D
That wasn’t the end of my weekend fun. I also rode my bike on the Greenline and got pizza and paletas with my mom, and attended an 80’s roller-skating party, but I don’t have pictures of those things. :)
About Brenda W.Christian. Memphian. Reader. Writer. True blue Tiger fan. Lover of shoes, the ocean, adventure, and McAlister's iced tea. View all posts by Brenda W. →
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