The top 10 was rounded out with ‘Aquarium’ by cartoon pop group Aqua, Bruce Willis’s vanity project ‘The Return of Bruno’, One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’, ‘JLS’ by JLS and ‘Mmmbop: The Collection’ by Hanson.
Are you a dyed-in-the-wool pop music fan? Were you born in the ‘80s or the early ‘90s? Do you enjoy live music? If you replied “Duh doye” to all three of those questions, then I would be down to bet a Furby, a Nano Baby, a pair of Moon Shoes, a Burger King Bart Simpson doll, a dozen holographic Pokémoncards, a tube full of pogs, and one of those gnarly metal pog slammers that you really, really, really, really want a zig-a-zig-ah. Er, wait. Let me try that again: I would bet all of those things that you, you pop music- and concert-loving ’90s kid, wanted to go to and/or went to at least one live show in the ’90s and/or early ’00s. Which live show(s)? Oh, I am thrilled you asked.
Below you will find a list of ’90s/’00s tours that should speak to all of my fellow pop music-obsessed ’90s kids. Whether you attended all of the concerts included in this roundup*, one of the concerts, a few of the concerts, or none of the concerts, you *get* their power; these weren’t just any tours, but The Pop Tours To Go To In The ’90s And Early ’00s.
Here are some of the pop concerts ’90s kids wanted to be a part of:
Hanson Brothers Beer Co.’s Hop Jam Festive Ale, Spiced Farmhouse Ale. Courtesy
Hanson Brothers have a new release next week, but it isn’t a song. It is a beer.
Some of you may have already had an opportunity to try it during the Hop Jam Beer Festival. The official release of the farmhouse ale, which is called Hop Jam Festive Ale, will be at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday.
“Our new release of the Festive Ale has been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to make it our second year-round style after Mmmhops. This Farmhouse Ale is incredibly flavorful but lighter and more refreshing than its Pale Ale brother,” said Taylor Hanson of Hanson Brothers Beer Co.
“The beer was originally crafted as a special release for our annual Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival back in 2014, and has continued to be a favorite at the festival three years running. This beer is true to the Saison style, with a refreshing bright foundation that comes from wheat, barley and rye, with a bit of extra citrus and spice from the addition of orange peel and coriander, and, of course, a clean bittering finish from the hops. We are looking forward to sharing this beer and many more styles with craft beer fans everywhere.”
For most, a visit to www.mmmhops.com reveals what appears to be another craft beer company, trying to squeak by in this new craft beer age on sincere brewing techniques and a devotion to hoppier beer. One might even see the banner that says “Hanson Brothers Beer Company” and not think anything of it. But a more in depth analysis reveals that the Hanson Brothers Beer Company is actually composed of everyone’s favorite bowl cut ‘90s pop trio.
Yes, “Mmmbop” hit makers Hanson have also joined the increasingly popular craft beer craze in an attempt to squeeze out the last bit of nostalgia around their 1997 smash. Mmmhops, the premiere beer fromHanson Brothers Beer Company, is described as a “full bodied pale ale with a unique toasted malt signature and a refreshing hoppy finish.” The Hanson Brothers beer is available mostly in their native Oklahoma, but also throughout the midwest. Pale Ales go great with a host of grilled meats, so pair an Mmmhop with a grilled steak or pork loin. I won’t ask you to listen to “Mmmbop” while drinking it. You’re welcome.
He’s like a dancing version of Jon Snow mixed with Serge from Kasabian.
Aside from having all the fun that comes from wearing a livery collar – that’s the actual name for those fancy chains that Mayors get to wear – it’s important for the highest-ranking official in a municipal government, such as that of a city or a town, to meet the public.
While I’m not the biggest Hanson fan out there by any means, I have loved them since the first time I saw them performing on Saturday Night Live. I was slightly embarrassed to tell them that story in person… you’ll understand why when you watch my “love letter” above.