This past weekend was AWESOME. It was our third year to visit Hanson Day, and it was so great.
We decided to skip out on some of the Hanson Day events because we wanted to explore Tulsa more (and just spend time together) but we didn’t really miss anything. We had a jam-packed time!
Kristin and Taylor arrived to my house Thursday night and we spent the night at mom’s house (she has more beds than I do!….and Tyler had to wake up super early for work). We set out to Tulsa before 7 am and arrived for registration right as the rain was starting to fall.
We got all registered and waited in line for the I Heart Hanson store (where we all bought too much merch!).
Then we headed out for some lunch. We visited one of our favorite spots, Caz’s Chowhouse for some southern food. We all got chicken fried steak that was SO good.
After lunch, we headed back up to Cain’s Ballroom to wait in line for the lectures. We realized they were still taking group pics with the band and decided to take a picture. We won’t get the pics back for a while, but it was fun to meet the guys and take a group picture.
We got into Cain’s and got great seats despite not waiting in line all afternoon. The guys were doing “lectures”. I put that in quotes because they are so laid back and fun that it’s not boring at all. It went much more smoothly than last year- and you could tell they had prepared well.
Taylor’s lecture was behind the music stories with fans. They had fans send in stories about how their music has impacted their lives…and they brought 5 people on stage to tell their stories. It was neat.
Zac came out and recorded a song live with us. He is just so dang funny. The song was ridiculous (in typical Zac digital song fashion), but neat to watch the process live. We even got to be the backup choir.
Ike did a “Underneath Underneath” lecture where he broke down some of the tracks from the Underneath album-which came out 15 years ago. It was a treat to hear some unreleased music and some parts of songs that never saw the light of day.
We finished out the day eating a late dinner at El Guapo’s Mexican and then crashed for the night.
More on the rest of the weekend tomorrow!