Manchester was a wash out. Due to incredibly high winds the planned walk that Hanson often does before shows (to raise money and awareness for various poverty relieving causes like well building, setting up schools and funding ARV drugs and research) was cancelled and as it didn't seem likely they'd be around signing afterwards, I left soon after the show
Cardiff was much more successful. The day was bright and beautiful and the planned walk went ahead without problem. I targeted Isaac to walk near, we had an interesting chat about the rise of AIDS in Brazil and India and how denial of the issue makes the problem worse.
I asked to take a picture with him, he took my camera and snapped this beaut!
I had a really great time in Cardiff, I'd never been to the city before and was really pleased to be able to complete the list of British Isle's capitals, having previously visited every other capital. My youngest cousin is at uni in Cardiff and I had really lovely day hanging out with her, the show was at the student union and she came with me to see Hanson play that evening.
After the show we waited around for Hanson to come out and sign and met both Isaac and Taylor. I don't find the flash on my camera to be particularly reliable so I asked a girl I'd been standing with to take a picture with her iphone.
A week later it was off the Switzerland for the Solothurn gig. The Walk was cancelled there too due to the sub zero temperatures (not sure what they were expecting in Switzerland in December) but they came out after the show and I got a couple more pictures. Apparently I'd handed my camera to the only drunk man there, I know a DSLR can seem like a tricky thing to use but even on auto, the pictures are quite weird