Taco Bueno (x2)
The Laughing Wench
The Center of the Universe
The Oil Driller
The Oklahoma Welcome Center
And an honorable mention for our attempt to find Utica Square.
I spent entirely too much money, but it was all worth it. Props to Beth for making a wrong turn, ending up at the welcome center, and discovering Tulsa snowglobes!
The show was great despite minor line drama and Whitney's fear that the staff was out to get her (we're still not sure what that was about).
I was in the 3rd session. Here's the setlist:
Carry you There
Kiss Me When You Come Home
Make It Through The Day
Use Me Up
Make It Out Alive
Waiting For This
Never Let Go
Letters In The Mailbox
Take Our Chances
I had already heard Take Our Chances and Never Let Go, but everything else was new to me, and most of it was new to everyone. I can't wait to get the EP and the final album. Use Me Up has the potential to be my new favorite song. It has Zac singing lead and playing the piano, and I'd probably describe it as one of the most passionate songs I've ever heard. Waiting for This
was another good one that involved audience participation as we echoed Taylor by shouting "Shout it out" and "You can't deny it." I can see it being a great song to experience in concert. I was also very excited to hear Letters in the Mailbox, as this was the first and only time it has ever been performed live. Now I've heard all of the songs on the 2008 membership kit performed live.
The guys were really entertaining and talkative between songs, which was another plus. They made more jokes than I can recall, and most of them were genuinely funny. The best moment of the night went something like this, after a brief discussion about how the event was like reality TV, only real:
Isaac: Live, on reality TV! Zac, I hate your guts!
Zac: Ike! I slept with your dog!
Isaac: I'm not sure if I should be angry or throw up. Probably both.
Taylor: Let's ask the dog.
I think this was followed by some ridiculous song Zac made up on the spot called "Teaparty with Frogman," which told a story of how he had wanted some Earl Grey tea but they were out, so he ordered rootbeer instead, which was good because it's full of "ANTIOXIDANTS" (as he belted out in a climactic high note). I really hope there is footage of this and that it will be shared at some point.
In other news...At the walk, Taylor had some funky hair going on. See exhibit A, B, and C:
My first thought was that Taylor is actually Edward Cullen. (See exhibit D)
My second thought was that, no, he can't be Edward Cullen because that is a clear case of bed head, and Edward Cullen doesn't sleep.