Are these the most die-hard Hanson fans in the world?

By | December 6, 2013

Manchester Evening News


Hanson, the American pop rock band of brothers from Oklahoma, may seem like one-hit wonders to many with their catchy ‘MMMbop’ track from 1997 (yes it was that long ago), but life-long fans of the band beg to differ.

A group of dedicated Hanson fans from across the UK and Europe camped outside The Ritz Manchester this morning in high wind and rain ahead of the band’s gig tonight at the venue.

Chris Eason from Stoke-on-Trent, who, along with other fans from as far afield as Greece and Germany, had waited in a sleeping bag at the entrance to The Ritz since the early hours, said: “They’re just the best. Youthful, energetic, committed, dedicated musicians.”

The super fans were also waiting for Hanson to lead a barefoot charity walk around the city centre from 3pm this afternoon, however the band announced the cancellation of the walk via their Twitter page this afternoon, due to extreme winds in the city.

NEWS: Todays one mile barefoot charity walk is canceled do to 25mph winds in Manchester. We will still donate for all who register. -ITZ

— HANSON (@hansonmusic) December 5, 2013


Anneka Clark from Chester, who, along with her two sisters, was first in the queue, said: “We’re waiting out because we couldn’t bear to be at the back of a Hanson concert. We got here at 5am.”

For more details on the Hanson gig this evening, check out our top five things to do in Greater Manchester tonight .

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