Fan of the Month March – Ashley

By | March 2, 2011

Name: Ashley Gabrys
Age: 20
Location: Elgin, IL

What is the very first memory of Hanson that you have?
Since I was so young when they first came out (I was 6 when MON was released), the very first thing that I can really remember was watching the Hanson Christmas special in 1997. I remember thinking that Zac was just the greatest! I also remember baking Christmas cookies with my great grandmother while listening to Snowed In.

How many times have you seen Hanson in concert? Favorite concert memory?
So far I’ve only been able to go to two Hanson concerts, my first one being back in 1998, and my most current one this August. I can honestly say that the show on August 13th was the greatest night of my life. Not only did I win a Meet and Greet, I also met so many wonderful fans that made that night truly special. My favorite part of the actual concert was when they played “If Only” and they
encouraged the crowd to jump with them. It made me feel so connected with every person in the venue. I’m getting emotional just thinking about that night. It was absolutely perfect.

What is your favorite Hanson song, and why?
This is a really tough question, and I almost feel guilty answering it because I love every Hanson song for a different reason. But if I had to choose, I would probably say my favorite song is “Believe”. It is such a beautiful song, and I find it very relatable.

Why do you like/love Hanson?
I never really knew what it meant to love a band until I discovered Hanson. It still amazes me how connected they are with their fans, and how much they give back to us. I love how passionate they are about their music, and their charity. I love how down to earth and humble they are. I love that they stand up for themselves what they believe in. I just have so much respect for everything that they do. My love for them grows everyday.

How long have you been a Hanson fan?
I guess you would say I’m a newer fan. I was a fan back in 1997, but because I was so young, it was hard for me to stay involved with the band when they weren’t in the public eye for a few years. Three years is a long time to wait for a new record when you’re in kindergarten. I really just rediscovered Hanson this past year. I had no idea what I had been missing out on, and I really wish I had known more about them sooner. Needless to say, I am completely caught up on everything Hanson, and I have never been more dedicated to a band. Long story
short, I am now a fan for life!

Why should you be FAN OF THE MONTH?
My life pretty much revolves around Hanson, and I would really do anything for them.

State a piece of trivia in regards to you & Hanson
The most played song on my ipod is “Fire On The Mountain”.