i just want to make sure you all understand the importance of me finally being in tulsa. it’s a teenage dream i had and for a while i thought it would never be realized until this road trip came into view. the town that hanson is from! the band of my youth who i professed my love for at any opportunity, especially in the presence of backstreet boys fans. i admit my fandom may have fallen to the wayside in recent years, but there is still a piece of me that dearly holds onto that experience.
everywhere i walked, a “they could have been here, too!!” feeling shot through me. however, being in my, ahem, mid-twenties, now, and not fourteen and wearing a tweetie-bird t-shirt, i kept my composure. but still managed to take pictures of as many things with “tulsa” on it as possible without being considered looney. i was surprised at it being a “real” city, there was a lot more going on than i originally would have given credit for. tulsa seemed….cool.
katie, this is for you.