Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hanson Offers to Pay for Fan’s Second Honeymoon

Pop Crush 

Want to know why Hanson fans are so loyal after all these years? Look no further than the following video. Hanson offered to pay for a super fan’s second honeymoon!

James Bishop wanted nothing more than to have Hanson play at his wedding — and posted video blogs begging the ‘Mmmbop’ singers every day to do so. It took Hanson a while (458 days, to be exact), but they responded to the offer.

The band posted a video response to Bishop. They began with their vocal admiration of his persistence, but then had to let him down easy … real easy. “We have this problem,” Zac began. “We’ve known for a while that we were already committed to playing another concert on that day, that wedding day,” he said with a pout. “And there’s a note within this contract that we can only play weddings for people with the last name ‘Hanson’ that were born between November 1980 to October of 1985.”

“And even then, it’s only a one in three chance,” Isaac quipped, pointing to his bros.

“But for a while we thought about it, and we want to do something,” Taylor said. “Because we can’t play your wedding and we don’t play weddings, but –” Zac cut off his middle brother, adding, “Something like a wedding gift.”

The boys did a drum roll on their desk — Zac’s specialty, for sure — and then announced their gift. “How about we play your honeymoon?” Isaac said, grinning.

“Not your real honeymoon,” Zac quickly clarified. “‘Cause that would be creepy,” Ike added. “Your secondary honeymoon will happen in January in Jamaica,” Zac said. “So we want to give you plane flights and hotel rooms in Jamaica and all the stuff associated with the resort,” he offered. Tune in to the video below to see the guys’ silliness towards the end of the video. Such class acts!

The Hanson Brothers Used to Have Dance Moves

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The Popdust Files: Hanson

The Brothers Hanson are celebrating 20 years together in 2012, a milestone if you’ve been counting back from their first live performance, which most of us outside of Tulsa, OK and its surrounding malls have likely never seen. In honor of their escaping the fate so many family and boy bands inevitably reach once puberty subsides and the itch for solo fame sets in, the guys have been releasing special treats to those fans who’ve stuck around. Today’s your lucky day, Darren Criss.

Below is an adorable video from their first live performance at the Tulsa Mayfest in 1992, which features the boys in matching denim and shades, standing in height order and having a hard time getting their rhythmic snaps to look effortless. They’d improve immensely by the time “MMMBop” hit five years later, but maybe this should be a lesson to those who scoff at the likes of the Mini Warbler, Princess Sophia Grace or any talented Toddlers & Tiaras contestant. Sometimes it’s hard to know what “cute kid” act will transform into something more legitimate rather than novel, so it’s best to start sucking up now.

STAR 102.5’s All-STAR Summer Concert

HANSON is pleased to announce they will be part of STAR 102.5’s (KSTZ) All-STAR Summer Concert.

When: Saturday, July 28, 2012. Doors at 11am. Music at Noon.
Where: Waterworks Park in Des Moines, IA
Line Up: Train
Adam Lambert
Neon Trees
Mat Kearney
Hanson
Green River Ordinance
Ryan Star
The Spazmatics
Tickets: Internet presale price of $27 plus fees, Today (5/17/12) and Tomorrow (5/18/12) ONLY
Prices increase and go on sale to the general public Saturday (5/19/12) @ 9am for $35 plus fees. $55 day of show.
Kids 12 and under get in for $10 plus fees per paid adult
Golden Circle (Reserved Seating/$60) and VIP (Lunch/Dinner/Drink tickets for $150) also available.
Link: For more information, and to buy tickets, click here
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllStarSummerConcert
Twitter: @star1025

Photos of the Week

We still have a few more openings for photo of the week and are looking for your favorite photos! If you have any that you have taken or that Hanson has posted please send them to blog@hansonstage.com.  We will also accept photos from the MOE weekend that do not include any Hansons in them :)

Lyrics: Chasing Down My Dreams

Now that I’ve started ooh there’s nothing standing in my way
Leaving Omaha with my grey guitar just to play
After I have departed tell them I just want to sing like Elvis
He changed the whole world before twenty-three

And I hear it in the morning and I see it in my dreams
I’m not waiting any longer, I’m not waiting to begin

Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams
Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams

Give your friends my regards, but I’m not going to stick around anymore
I’m off to find my fortune and my fame
Oh my only regret is that you’re not going my way
When I change the world you’re the perfect girl for the man I’m going to be

And I hear it in the morning, and I see it in my dreams
I’m not waiting any longer, I’m not waiting to begin

Ooh ohh I’ll be chasing down my dreams
Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams

I’m not waiting (I’m not waiting)
I’m not waiting no (I’ll be chasing)
I’m not waiting (I’m not waiting)
I’m not waiting anymore

Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams
Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams
Ooh ooh I’ll be chasing down my dreams

Lyrics: Heartbreaker

I want to touch you, want to touch you right now
I’m going to show you, going to show you somehow
Don’t have no questions, don’t need no advice
The way I look you’re going to look at me twice

And when I call on the phone, you won’t be asking me why I’m calling
But I know sometime tonight you’ll be wondering how you’ve fallen

Oh, it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
Yeah, it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
You should know you’ve been a partaker
But it’s hard to be a heartbreaker

I’m not a chaser so come over my way
Just lean in closer and I’ll show you how I play
dont be self-conscious about a little rust
‘Cause I’ve been blessed with the Midas touch

I’ll never show you my cards, I won’t be playing a hand worth bluffing
But when you’re running with me, you won’t be wondering why you’ve fallen

Oh, it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
Yeah, it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
You should know you’ve been a partaker
Yeah it’s hard to be a heartbreaker

Oh it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
Yeah, it’s hard to be a heartbreaker
You should know, you’ve been a partaker
Yeah it’s hard to be a heartbreaker

Lyrics: No Sleep For Banditos

Ooh, where do you hide when you feel young
I need a place that I can go, when I put away the gun
Ooh, never a stone I don’t throw
The worse things you’ll ever do, you do it for the ones you love

If you pray, pray we might come home safe
If you dream, send your dreams our way

Ooh, beware what you teach your sons
Every lesson never learned, think of what they may become
Ooh, walking on bridges built to burn
I’ll be chasing shadows down to an early setting sun

If you pray, pray I might come home safe
If you dream, send your dreams our way

Taken captive, there’s no ransom
When I’m calling, who will answer
There’s no rest, there’s no protection
Please forgive me, my transgressions
I, won’t sleep, won’t sleep, tonight

Lyrics: Be My Own

Do you want to be the one I know
To be the place I go to be my own
To be my own

Yeah I’d do it all over again
Yeah I’d chase you right down to the edge
All the mistakes and the heartbreaks
Every bad song and the done wrong
If I could do it again I wouldn’t do it right
‘Cause I might not be here tonight

And You held me close, close to your heart
Once I’ve sinned, I just want to be that close again

Do you want to be the one I know
To be the place I do to be my own
To be my own, to be my own

I don’t care if no one understands
I’ve walked under the stars just holding your hand
All the long roads, and the sorrows, all the broken and the borrowed
When it’s us agains the wind, we’ll be fine

Do you want to be the one I know
To be the place I go to be my own
To be my own, to be my own
To be my own

Lyrics: Up All Night

 Chorus
 
Been Up all night
Working on the master plan
‘Cause this condition nine to five is going nowhere fast
In the morning I’ll escape to what is left of my bed
And sleep all day
‘Cause I’ve been up all night

I want to wake up when the sun goes down
I’d like to be the only show in town
I want to spend my days in magic pants
Just want to shake things up

Chorus

Seems the whole world revolves around the sun
the man on the moon is my new number one
Change of perspective, change my point of view
And everyday I make it up, I make it up, I make it alright now

Chorus

I’ve got to change my point of view
I dont’ know what it’s coming to

Been up all night working on the master plan
‘Cause this condition nine to five is going nowhere fast
Been up all night

Hanson Internation Pop Stars

Some more photos from the weekend taken by Tulsa World can be found at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/post.aspx?Hanson_International_pop_stars/4-15269