HANSON: Best BTTI Ever!

Jan 12, 2023 | HANSON

What an amazing week in Jamaica. This was our tenth year hosting Back To The Island, but somehow this felt more special than we could have imagined. Whether it was the weather or the music, everything was just clicking, and it was a perfect way to start this year off right. This was truly our first BTTI post covid restrictions, and it was so nice not to be worrying about the ramifications of a handshake or a photo. The weather was beautiful, with light rain showers almost every morning and sunny warm afternoons and evenings. One of the highlights of the event was sharing the stage with Allen Mac Myers Moore. Not only are they friends, but they really went over the top to bring something special to the event, asking to play a second concert, but this time late night by the bonfire on the final evening of the event. Family Feud was hilarious, The dance party was hopping, really what more could we ask for!
 
For the members that attended BTTI, make sure to answer the BTTI survey you will be getting in your e-mail. As we plan for next year, your answers will help us make 2024's Back To The Island the best event possible.
 
Speaking of events, we are full speed ahead on HANSON Day 2023. Plans are all coming together nicely and with any luck, the full schedule and details should be announced before the end of the month with tickets going on sale in early February. We can’t wait to share the 2023 Members Only EP with all of you, and to see you in Tulsa whether it’s streaming or in person. More soon.
 
Isaac, Taylor and Zac

 

Forum Comments

tonkssweeney

Tina Sweeney / Orlando, Florida, US

13

Had such a great time this year!

looking forward to completing the survey.

Posted Jan 12, 2023   05:44:56 PM

It was a great time! We met so many wonderful people! Cannot wait for next year! Thank you for the music! 🎶

Posted Jan 12, 2023   05:45:45 PM

kriquet

Kira Kryzenske / McFarland, Wisconsin, US

3

It was my first year and I had such a blast!  It won’t be my last!  Thanks guys! 

Posted Jan 12, 2023   05:58:19 PM

TheWanderer

Kaitlin Walbright / Reynoldsburg, OH, US

The bonfire set ending was magical. I was iffy on not ending with an "afterparty"-type event. But the bonfire set ended up being more magical than I ever could have anticipated. It was the perfect ending and honestly one of my favorite islands ever.

Posted Jan 12, 2023   05:59:42 PM

thank u hansonmore btti vids to yeh tay my hero

Posted Jan 12, 2023   06:06:14 PM

BarbTimpani

Barbara Timpani / Dover, New Jersey, US

1 3

Thank you for an incredible experience with loved ones!

Posted Jan 12, 2023   06:14:54 PM

bron1980

Bronwyn Lee Huntbach / Melbourne, Victoria, AU

I saw all the photos from BTTI and you all looked like you had fun 

can’t wait to see what stuff there is going to be for Hanson day 

Posted Jan 12, 2023   06:30:35 PM

fernandataylor3

1

Btti best event 🥰

Posted Jan 12, 2023   07:05:50 PM

MusicFreakITZ

Megan Kyle / China Grove, NC, US

4

This was my second year and honestly it surpassed last year..I met some pretty awesome people and the ending with the bonfire set with AMMM, was just a perfect ending to an incredible BTTI! Thank you guys so much for it all..can't wait for next year

Posted Jan 12, 2023   07:26:36 PM

BTTI is definitely on my bucket list! 

In the meantime, excitedly awaiting details/ticket sales for my first Hanson Day! ☺️

Posted Jan 12, 2023   07:42:38 PM

ChelseaBowman

Chelsea Bowman / Georgetown, KY, US

Thank you for creating the best week ever for us. I’m still pinching myself. Everyone was on fire, the concerts were incredible, AMMM was the perfect addition, the games were unforgettable, and I’ll never forget the friends we made. I hope to be back for more; please keep BTTI going!

Posted Jan 12, 2023   07:47:20 PM

starfairy83

Ryann Austin / Sacramento, Ca, US

1 3

I can’t wait Hanson Day tickets and rsvps soon..

Posted Jan 12, 2023   08:10:53 PM

I agree, best BTTI ever! (My 3rd) For me it was my best vacation ever and my two new friends Allie and Super Markio said it was their best vacation ever too! Thank you so much Hanson and all of your team for evoking such joy! 

On our last night, we were jamming with some Dead Heads. We sang The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Eagles and I said to them “If we had been backstreet boys fans, we probably wouldn’t know all of these songs. Hanson gave us our musical education”

You guys helped shape who I am in my formative years. Your music inspired me through life’s challenges and gave me strength and hope. 

I don’t have the word in English to describe my love for you but in Greek it’s Agape. You set my soul on fire. Blessings to you! ✨💖🙏🏼

Posted Jan 12, 2023   09:17:53 PM

AmberLeigh82

Amber Ganoe / Gardendale, AL, US

I want to go next year! What can a first year girl expect?!  It makes me anxious to want to get front row at every show I would prob not sleep at all! 

Posted Jan 12, 2023   09:33:35 PM

Oh, I forgot to put on the survey that there was a guy who had done too much space cake on the Bob Marley tour and he was scaring some of us ladies (He slobbered all over my face, without my consent). 
Island gigs did an amazing job looking after us and him. I shook the hands of the island gigs staff who looked after us that night and thanked them for keeping us safe.  
Also the A.M.M.M guys protected another girl he was harassing. 
You attract team members and people with great hearts Hanson. The guy apologised to me the next day so I’m over it but just felt those people who protected us and took care of him with firm compassion deserved some credit. I know I am safe on the island with you guys and your wonderful crew! 🙏🏼

Posted Jan 12, 2023   09:40:33 PM

Ashley1984

Ashley Pesek / Tacoma, Washington, US

From the photos & videos it looked like an amazing time. Maybe someday I will find the funds and you guys played Runaway Run one of my favorite songs by the way. ❤️💚💙

Posted Jan 13, 2023   12:02:24 AM

asphodelia

Paola Rizzato / Glasgow, Scotland, GB

11

It was the best one for me too (#7). The concerts were amazing and everything ran smoothly. The last day felt a little bit empty, with no solo sets or party, but AMMM rescued it with the impromptu bonfire set. Thanks to everyone involved in making BTTI 2023 such a great event!

Posted Jan 13, 2023   12:24:14 AM

Tortue

Flavy Robin / Valbonne, Alpes Maritimes, FR

1

Thank you.

Posted Jan 13, 2023   12:50:31 AM

2

I can't be objective here because this was my first BTTI. I have to say it was AMAZING! Thank you and all the people that made it possible!

And thanks for bringing AMMM on board. I had heard their music, but I'd never seen them live until now, and now I'm a fan. The AMMM acoustic set at the bonfire was the perfect way to close such a great event.

I hope I can go next year, and to Hday too!

Posted Jan 13, 2023   10:50:04 AM

Criski1

CRISTINE MARIA DE SOUSA PINTO OLIVEIRA / Brasília, Distrito Federal, BR

5

Thank you for this magical and surreal experience. Couldn’t be happier for my dream has come true 

Posted Jan 13, 2023   11:54:17 AM

sarahdaniel99

Sarah Daniel / Madison , WI, US

5 1 1

this is my 5th and most lilkely one of the best but You guys never disappoint every year better and better 


thank you so much for everything 

Posted Jan 13, 2023   01:03:40 PM

This was my first year BTTI and it was EPIC and AMAZING!!! As expected, Hanson slayed during all of their concerts. Family Feud was hysterical and so much fun. AMMM were very talented and I liked both sets they played.  I really appreciated getting to know Isaac and Zac a little better through talks on the beach. It was a highlight to meet them and have a friendly conversation. I was very nervous and excited to talk to them and they were very warm, kind, genuine, and humorous. Not only is Hanson talented singers, songwriters, and musicians, but are also incredible human beings. The type of band I will continue to support!  Thank you all so much for such an unforgettable experience! I hope to attend again! 

Posted Jan 13, 2023   02:24:50 PM

AKessler

Amber Kessler / willis, Michigan, US

1 1

I'm so happy I got to experience BTTI 2023! All the concerts were amazing. I still can't believe I met HANSON!! (the camera malfunction worked out in my favor ;)) ahhhhh. I'll replay this moment forever! You guys are so welcoming, kind and easy to talk to even though I was slightly freaking out inside =). I will never forget it. I am a fan of AMMM now! Family Feud was hilarious.  Thank you!!!

Posted Jan 16, 2023   09:53:41 AM

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