The Walk Around The World- Hanson Concert

Last night I went to a Hanson concert. (You can judge me all you want, I do not care!) It was amazing and fabulous and I cannot even begin to describe how much fun it was. It will go down as one of the best memories of my life. Seriously, that’s how much I love Hanson. (Edited to add: I went to the concert alone because NB had to work and all my friends were busy. It was totally cool though because I met people there and we became “hanson friends” and danced and sang together all night long.)

I remember the first time I heard Mmmbop. It was the last week of May 1997 and I was at my best friend’s BatMitzfah. To be completely honest, at first I thought it was a girl singing, but that didn’t matter. It was love at first… sound? I begged my mom to take me to Target the next day so I could buy their cd. From that moment on my life was never the same. I listened to Middle of Nowhere on repeat for months and learned every single word. I covered my walls with posters, watched VHS tapes over and over again, and bought each subsequent record that they released. Some may have said I was obsessed. I didn’t argue.

I saw them in concert once when I was 16. One of my friends and I bought tickets to their concert at Six Flags, but our seats were miles from the stage; or that’s how it seemed at the time. We had fun, but she wasn’t as much of a fan and didn’t even know the words to half of their songs. When we left, I was a bit disappointed. My first Hanson encounter was a bit of a let-down.

Last night? I was about 15 feet from Taylor. I could see the sweat dripping off his face. It was perfect. For an hour and a half, I sang at the top of my lungs, jumped up and down, and took about a million pictures. The venue was small-ish and the guys seemed like they were having such a good time. They sang Mmmbop, If Only, Strong Enough to Break, Penny and Me, This Time Around, Hey, Great Divide, and Where’s the Love, just to name a few. They ended the show with an new acoustic number that gave me chills.

Between sets Taylor look a few minutes to talk about their inspiration behind The Walk and how they are helping fight poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by organizing and leading 1-mile walks before each show.

And on top of it all, they sounded great live.

To summarize, last night completely made up for my first Hanson experience. I sang, danced, and screamed like all the other girls. I created memories that will last a life time. Isaac, Taylor, and Zac? Perfection.

Now if only Taylor wasn’t married…

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30 responses to “The Walk Around The World- Hanson Concert

  1. I’m glad you had fun!

  2. I’m glad you had fun!

  3. Did they play “Yearbook”?? I was obsessed with that song when I was a kid.

    “Tell me where did Johnny go?” Classic.

  4. Did they play “Yearbook”?? I was obsessed with that song when I was a kid.

    “Tell me where did Johnny go?” Classic.

  5. Too cute! 🙂 Did you get to go with someone who was also an uber-fan? I hope so!!!

  6. Too cute! 🙂 Did you get to go with someone who was also an uber-fan? I hope so!!!

  7. I am so glad that you had a great time!! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  8. I am so glad that you had a great time!! Sounds like a lot of fun!

  9. Aw, I love it! I was the same exact way the first time I caught the tail end of “MMMbop”. I still remember hearing it for the first time! At the time, there was nothing out there like that, and it really caught me. Yep, I’m still a fan to this day. Heehee.

    🙂 So glad you had a great time!

  10. Aw, I love it! I was the same exact way the first time I caught the tail end of “MMMbop”. I still remember hearing it for the first time! At the time, there was nothing out there like that, and it really caught me. Yep, I’m still a fan to this day. Heehee.

    🙂 So glad you had a great time!

  11. well-intentioned heartbreaker

    glad you had such a good time, love!

    who did you end up going with?!

    or solo?!

  12. well-intentioned heartbreaker

    glad you had such a good time, love!

    who did you end up going with?!

    or solo?!

  13. Ohhh man, I didn’t even realize Hanson was still touring. Don’t they have families now?? I don’t know why I never got into them…I was a superrr BSB fan!!

  14. Ohhh man, I didn’t even realize Hanson was still touring. Don’t they have families now?? I don’t know why I never got into them…I was a superrr BSB fan!!

  15. I’m still obsessed with MmmBop and Where’s the Love from the Middle of Nowhere album… Glad you had a blast and props to you for going alone!

    It kind of freaks me out that they’re all married with children now!

  16. I’m still obsessed with MmmBop and Where’s the Love from the Middle of Nowhere album… Glad you had a blast and props to you for going alone!

    It kind of freaks me out that they’re all married with children now!

  17. When I think of Hanson, I think of summer time and the beach. I think I started liking them sometime in the summer, and I just have distinct memories of singing mmmbop in the car on the way to the beach. Haha.

  18. When I think of Hanson, I think of summer time and the beach. I think I started liking them sometime in the summer, and I just have distinct memories of singing mmmbop in the car on the way to the beach. Haha.

  19. mmmmmhanson. i sort of still like them too 🙂 i love penny and me, so cute.

  20. mmmmmhanson. i sort of still like them too 🙂 i love penny and me, so cute.

  21. You are too cute for words that you went to a Hanson concert (no judgement). I’m glad you had fun!

  22. You are too cute for words that you went to a Hanson concert (no judgement). I’m glad you had fun!

  23. This post just sums up why I like you so much. (And trust me- if we lived closer, I totally would have went with you. Hanson is on my ipod and I am not ashamed).

  24. This post just sums up why I like you so much. (And trust me- if we lived closer, I totally would have went with you. Hanson is on my ipod and I am not ashamed).

  25. Miss Adventurous

    Ahhh I saw them in May in the Midwest with a childhood Hanson-fan friend and they were nothing short of amazing. I wish I could have taken the walk with them but had class… 😦

    I’m so disappointed that I missed them in NYC. I actually set their new CD as my alarm ringer this morning… it was great. Glad to know there are many fellow Hanson fans out there!

  26. Miss Adventurous

    Ahhh I saw them in May in the Midwest with a childhood Hanson-fan friend and they were nothing short of amazing. I wish I could have taken the walk with them but had class… 😦

    I’m so disappointed that I missed them in NYC. I actually set their new CD as my alarm ringer this morning… it was great. Glad to know there are many fellow Hanson fans out there!

  27. I love Hanson and am so jealous that you got to go! I went to their concert when Underneath came out and it was amazing! My love for them will never die!

  28. I love Hanson and am so jealous that you got to go! I went to their concert when Underneath came out and it was amazing! My love for them will never die!

  29. Your first two paragaphs sound exactly like me! Every VHS tape… ha ha.

  30. Your first two paragaphs sound exactly like me! Every VHS tape… ha ha.

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