Happy Friday, everyone! Go ahead and laugh all you want.. I am a completely unashamed Hanson FanGirl. Ahh, remember when was it.. like.. 1997? 'Mmmbop' and the long-haired kids from Tulsa were everywhere. I had the t-shirts, posters, books, movies, CDs, cassette tapes.. If it was Hanson, trust me: I had it. Anyways.. 11 years and a total of 8 studio albums later, the brothers have chopped off the long locks, found themselves wives and have children of their own.
|Awww, baby Ike, Tay & Zac. Bahahaha!|
And still.. Hanson is amazing. And one of the things that makes them stand out even more is their philanthropy and activism to help improve the world through small actions.
Last year Hanson played on the Bamboozle Six Flags Summer Concert Tour and they came through Atlanta 2 days after my birthday so Chris got us tickets. Not only was it an amazing concert, but we got to meet them and I got an autographed t-shirt. Y'all. I nearly died I was so happy! SERIOUSLY the best birthday present everrrrrrrrrrr. ...You're totally judging me right now, aren't you? Haha. :)
Anyways, I just found out that they are coming back to Atlanta near the end of October and I will absolutely die if we don't go. They came last October, but I couldn't go because we were in tech rehearsals for the fall dance concert at school and I was so bummed.
Fun fact: Our precious little Penny was partially named after the song 'Penny & Me' off of Hanson's "Underneath" album. I've always loved that song and it just happens that Penny has red/copper fur.. So that's how she got her name. Plus it just suited her. And.. while we're at it, let's throw in a silly picture of Miss Pen for good measure:
|Camera sniff, anyone? :)|
And finally.. in case you're curious to see what the boys sound like now, I leave you with 2 singles from their latest album, Shout It Out...
THINKING 'BOUT SOMETHING
GIVE A LITTLE
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Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm not sure if I'll be posting over the next couple days because Chris' End of Season Frisbee Tournament is all day Saturday and Sunday and he wants me to go.. even though I kinda had my fill at Mid-Season. His team this year just isn't super friendly and welcoming like his other teams have been.. so it kind of sucks to sit there and have no one talk to you or even act like you exist. Plus it's still miserably hot. But.. I'm going anyways. *twirls a finger* Yaaaaaayyy..
Haha, sorry that was so grumpy and whiny. But it's the truth. I'm so not looking forward to it.