Going The Same Way -Tracing Footsteps #2
Each month until June 2017 we will share fan stories from around the world to celebrate Hanson’s remarkable career and Fan Community.
We have invited fans from five continents, to share their experiences and they tell us in their own words, how they have traced footsteps on a journey with Hanson and their music.
This month Joe Harvey from the UK shares her story – MMMBop And Beyond
I became a Hanson fan in 1997.
We were driving when MMMBop came on the radio and I was hooked! I loved it so much. I found out who were singing, Hanson? What? Three young people with the presence of souls much older, and having so much fun!
In 1998 I went to see them at Wembley on the Road To Albertane Tour. They were at the peak of their popularity. I was 28 at the time and had no one to go to the concert with.
We got there early. The queues and mayhem at the front of the venue could be seen and heard from where we had parked at the rear.
We decided to watch through the fence near the dumpsters at the back, as no one else was there. Suddenly Hanson arrived and everyone was screaming.
I stuck my arm through the wire fence and Tayor shook my hand. Zac was being bouncy as usual.
There is a song to listen to for every mood, and circumstance that has come up in my life; they are the soundtrack to my movie.
A particular moment that had an impact on me was the death of Princess Diana.
The song With you in your Dreams got me through my sadness on that, and other occasions since.
I wrote the lyrics of the song in one of the Diana memorial books, and I also sent them in a letter to Prince William and Harry.
I got a reply from the Palace!
Picking a favourite Hanson song would be too hard but I think my best albums are The Walk and Underneath. I went to see Underneath @ 5 of 5 in London and it was so good. I also got to see them in Birmingham and Cardiff, where I took The Walk.
Three words to sum up Hanson and their music would be Awesome, Soul, Food.
I would like to thank Hanson for all of the memories they have given me.
Music + Life = Memories. Thank you to all the other fans, and the people I have come to know through Hanson. Thank you for reminding me to have fun and live lightly. It is not only the music you make but the words of wisdom you share that have impacted my life for the last 19 years.
THANK YOU XX