I had to make a hanson.net account just to say this. I don't know how to fully articulate how much this concert meant to me, but I'll try. Let me preface by saying that I grew up in Hawaii my whole life. While Hawaii is awesome, not a lot of artists ever perform here. So my hopes of ever seeing a Hanson concert were slim to none. I also have to say that I slowly drifted away from being a fan over the past 10-15 years.
So when I heard they were going to play at the Republik, I was...underwhelmed. I thought my obsession fully died out. But I knew I had to go. I owed it to my teenage self. Cut to the night of the concert: that first moment I saw them walk on stage, that distance I felt began to diminish. A few songs in, I was dancing and singing along (to the songs that I knew at least.) A part of me couldn't believe I was FINALLY seeing them live. By the end of the concert, I never wanted it to end. I could've stayed there for hours just listening to them. It was the best concert I've been to.
Now here I am, and I think I'm a fan again. Perhaps not at the level of obsession I had in 1997, but I feel something has changed in me since that concert. Or perhaps, something has been rekindled.