I used to go to a lot of concerts. I go to fewer now – usually only when I’m already a big fan of the performer. So when I heard that one of my favorite singers, HANA, was playing a rare show at the Teragram Ballroom, I bought a ticket as quickly as I physically could. The show was 2018-08-10.
HANA, real name Hana Pestle, is an incredible musician who I’d heard of originally due to her association with Grimes – they’re friends and, I think, were roommates at one time. But I quickly came to love Hana all on her own. She’s got one of the best, most powerful voices, and her songs are haunting and beautiful.
Here’s a few odd photos I took of her earth-shattering performance:
The lighting was so cool. Even better: a snippet of her singing!
Afterwards I ran back to the booths near the entrance, away from the stage, because I’d been to Teragram before and knew that sometimes singers are back there – and also she mentioned she might hang around.
There was a small line to talk to her – she had a few fans, she’s popular! – and then I finally got to chat with her for a while. I was a little overwhelmed with excitement but I think we talked about Zelda and who knows what else. She was excited that I came just for her performance.
Got some pics with her too!
And just to geek out further, she autographed my wristband and even commented on the Instagram post I made about the night.
This was definitely up there as one of my top concerts of all time (along with Grimes, Ke$ha, Kreayshawn, and Of Montreal, maybe others). I can’t wait for the next HANA concert.