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We (Lauren, Erin, Mary, Daniela and Mart) came from Canada and Louisiana for Riverfest. We arrived in the parking lot at around 9pm the night before the show, which means we had waited around 20 hours=) A few hourS after we got there, we were told we had to leave because it was private property, which meant we all had to wait in the street for the remainder of the time. We all sat there with anticipation and talked about how excited we were to see Hanson play live since it had been almost a year for the most part. It all paid off because we got front row center and the weather was nice...a little hot, but sunny=) Fans chanting "Hanson" got louder and louder as the time where they would come out was getting closer. The minute Zac, Tay and Ike came out, the whole crowd swelled and the screams could be heard across the river. The show was awesome and they totally rocked. It was acoustic and contained 7 songs, 2 were new and never yet had been heard...Wastin' time was great=) after the show, we talked to Ashley Greyson and almost got backstage from someone, but it didnt work out=) maybe next time:) these are some pics Erin took at RiverFest=) enjoy them! We have tons so if you want any, email hfcffc@hanson.net ~*~ LauReN & eRiN~*~


 Hey I was just wondering if ya could please put my webpage addy the reviews for riverfest lol I don't have a review yet but im going to put one up soon! I have ALOT of PICS from riverfest also from the San Antonio concert and other ppl I have seen in concert such as soul decision and dream ... thanks heres the addy: http://angelfire.lycos.com/ok4/Riverfesthanson Thanks a bunch :) Libby


 Hey, I went to Riverfest in Tulsa and it was an overall good concert. I live in Tulsa, so I can't say I traveled great lengths like some people. (I met people from New Orleans, Ohio, London, Maine, everywhere). They played six songs, which I'm fairly sure you already have a list of, but even if you don't, here. "Lonely Again" (they only play @ concerts) "Wake Up" and some other new one, I think it was "Wastin' Time", "Save Me", "Mmmbop" (I couldn't believe they played that one...) and "I Wish That I Was There". Anyway, it was a really good concert, just short. They only played 6 songs. One thing that could've been disasterous was the fact that Isaac's guitar wasn't working. The connection was evidently messed up, and during the second song (Wish that I was there) just suddenly stopped working all together. He, of course, tore it out and put in another one, while Taylor tried to keep the croud singing to cover up the absence of guitar. Zac kept laughing at Ike during his solo parts in the song -- it was pretty hilarious. Yeah, I had a good time. It was just hot outside, I wish they had done it inside. Then again, it probably would've been hot there too. --Amber


 Mi nombre es Luisa soy de Mexico Chihuauhua y viajamos como alrededor de 19 hrs, fui al river fest gracias a los papas de Lupita,"Sra. lupita y Sr, Federico son lo maximo" bueno fuimos lupita, sus papas,andrea,alejandra,denis y yo. Bueno aquí les va todo lo qu pasó en tulsa cuando vi a hanson el sabado pasado (junio 9 01). Nosotras llegamos a Tulsa en la madrugada del sabado y nos instalamos en el hotel , al día siguiente nos fuimos al riverfest, llegamos a este como al cuarto paro las 10am y había una linea pero no tan grande como las que he visto, compramos nuestros boletos (son unos prendedores) y escondí me camara en el calcetín, y mi pantalón lo tapaba así que no hubo problema, entramos y nos tocó a mis amigas y a mi como en la tercera fila muy cerca del pequeño escenario, conocimos a una chicas de oklahoma, muy buenas personas(GIRLS FROM OKLAHOMA YOU ROCK,KEENA,HOPE,REACHEL,CRISTA, AND MORE DO YOU REMEMBER I LAH TAYLOR? HAHA)y pues no había sillas ni nada era solo una gran lugar con pasto. El calor era sumamente desesperante,terrible,humedo,el infierno, pude sobrevivir gracias a que nos estubieron aventando agua con pistolas y mangueras y compré una gorra y tome agua, la gente hiba llegando y cada vez estabamos mas apretadas y cada vez me faltaba aire, pero tu podias ir por agua y la gente muy amable respetaba tu lugar (muy amables), salió la primera banda despues de medio dia pero todo el publico eramos fans de hanson y estos se presentarían hasta las 5.30pm. Entonces la gente estaba muy desacople pero aparte era el calor pero yo estaba saltando y gritando y de todo, como las 4.00pm salió admiral twin Dios!!!!!!!! no podias moverte era una desesperación terrible pero almenos estaba exageradamente cerca del escenario, admiral canto como por una hora y todas ya sabiamos que hanson estaba ahí por que los pudimos ver por detras de escenario, lo que vi fua a Zac,Taylor y a walker por el escenario así que ya se imaginan como estaba a esas horas el ambiente,admiral terminó y empezaron a arreglar el escenario para hanson tardaron como una hora y todas gritabamos hensn!!! no H A N S OOOO N!! como aquí hahaha,en fin estabamos artas por el calor pero almenos nos seguian mojando andaba un tipo muy guapo por el escenario provando el teclado de taylor, y pues le gritabamos HOTTIE!! HOTTIE!!! HOTTIE!!! HOTTIE!!! estaba muy bien. Nos pusieron a hacerle promoción a unos canales de tv al fox 23 y otro que no me acuerdo y en eso que dice el tipo ahora demosle la bienvenida a la mejor banda del mundo HANSON!!!!, pero tardaron en salir como 5 minutos y en eso salen casi me da el infarto se veían muy bien, y eso una tipa de primera fila se sintió mal y la sacaron yo no se como pero yo llegué bien adelante estaba enfrente de zac( no se como llegué hasta aquí) hanson, les digo ques es mucho 2 metros, fueron como 1.60 mts se los juro despues mando las fotos y se daran cuanta de que no miento,zac se veía muy guapo con un pantalon de mezclilla azul marino, una playera de Led Zeppellin muy vieja y deslavada,pobre zac,haha una gorra de los yankies azul marino también algo vieja y sudada, unos tenis color verde,y tenia barritos en el brazo derecho o granitos pequeños,isaac con su guitarra preciosa y traia una playera color marron con cuello de otro color, de manga corta, pantalón de mezclilla azúl deslavado con costura roja, taylor una camiseta verde si mangas y abajo un interior gris claro, un pantalón de mesclilla azul marino zapatos tipo tenis como grises con verde sin calcetines una gorra color cakie y pelo larguito mojado de sudor todo despeinado. Empezaron a cantar y yo feliz enfrente de zac, cantaron Lonely again" sure about it, wish that i was there,una nueva que dice mucho "wake up" y una vieja desconocida creo que "wasting time", mmmbop e if only. se veian felices y zac no paraba de reir. entonces zac dice IS IT HOT OUT HERE?' y todas YAAAAAAA!!!!!! y se soltó riendo entonces taylor pidió que nos mojaran con las magueras, y cuando nos mojaron a hanson los empaparon todos,hahahaha. Y el tipo que nos mojó le dice a zac, SORRY MAN!!y zac solo riendose como loquito tdo empapado, cuando cantaron WTIWT ala guitarra de ike se le fue el sonido y todos riendonos, y se votiaban a ver como que hacemos?? y taylor dijo pues cantemos y todas cantabamos sin guitarra ike seguia tocando y aveces se oía y aveces no, taylor se quitó su playera verde y ahh todas gritabamos!! y se la aventó a ike y ike con esta secó su guitarra,en if only tay se paro a tocar la harmonica y todas lo apuntaban, y pues yo a zac estaba enfrente de mi, y me voltió a ver y se soltó riendo ahhhhhh hermoso!!!!!. terminaron de cantar y nos mojaron tay y zac con pistolas de agua (aaaaaahhh fuí mojada por hanson). En eso zac saludo a un tipo del lado del escenario como si fuera su amigo, y zac también, para esto yo traía un playera de Mexico muy cool, que pensaba darsela a quien fuera (ike tay zac) pero con la mojada y todo eso pues ya se veia pesima pero pues nimodo yo la aventé y trate de no pegarle a zac y le cayó en sus pies en eso empezaron a llover miles de cosas, y zac se paró y pisó mi playera y yo como que ahhhhhhh nooooooo!!!!! al final se la pedi a un tipo de seguridad y me la devolvió( a mi playera esta pisada por zac hanson)en eso dijieron que hiban a dar autografos pero necesitabas una calcamonia y no alcanzamos, entonces nos fuimos al lado del escenario y había una barrera de alambre y un tipo en la segun esto puerta (un pedaso de alambre que se abria y cerraba) no estaba alto me llegaba mas abajo de la cintura pero si te veian brincandola se enojaban y te gritaban muy feo( a un chico esto le pasó) así que mejor no hice nada, en eso que volteo al frente y veo una carpa como de 2x2 mts y estaba hanson dando autografos pues no tocó verlos dando autografos estaban muy cerca y los podiamos ver perfectamente, tardaron como una media hora, y pues nos sentamos en el pasto sin perder detalle de sus movimientos y mimica,hahaha, en eso terminaron de dar autografos, y llega una limusina y entró por donde estabamos nosotras, y se paro enfrente de la carpa y se acercó hanson a esta se abrió la puerta y los 3 nunca se subieron se recargaron en la puerta abierta y empezaron a platicar con una señora de pelo negro peinado esponjoso y lentes oscuros, taylor estaba agachado y wow!! que trasero!! ike y zac nos daban la espalda pero aún así estan muy bien por atras,hahaha, zac estaba tomando Dr.pepper y traia un bote de agua en una blosa del pantalón y Ike también traia agua pero en la mano,la tipa les dió unos papeles y ike los leyó y creo que se lo quedaron, tardaron con esa sra como unos 50 minutos y nosotros no perdiamos detalle de lo que veiamos,en eso la limo dió la vuelta y salió por donde entro (donde estabamos nosotras) en eso llegaron unos tipos y estaban enseguida de mi y Ashley Grayson (camarografo) se acercó a ellos por que estos le gritaban, ash se acercó y repartió discos y me dió uno y le dije que era de Mexico que si había una oportunidad para verlos, se sorpendió por que eramos de Mexico y me dijo que talves si los podiamos ver y me dice "JUST STAY RIGHT HERE BABY" y yo huy desde cuando nos llevamos asi de "BABY"(ash esta guapisimo) bueno entonces los tipos que gritaban a ash entraron con él y llegaron a saludar a hanson como si fueran amigos pero los tipos se creian mucho y nada guapos,guacala de perro, en eso hanson tardaron ahi platicando y luego se subieron en una blazer negra, creo que ike hiba manejando y zac hiba adelante y salieron por donde estabamos nosotras,a zac solo se le veia la manita despidiendose, y atras salió una camioneta tipo aerostar moderna color blanca he iba walker solo manejandola,y ya fue todo, depues nos encontramos a admiral twin platicamos con ellos nos dieron autografos y dijeron que si mandamos e-mails podrían venir a Mexico, nos topamos a los amigos sangrones de hanson otra vez, y ya de ahí nos fuimos a la ex-casa de hanson. al blue rose cafe y luego a cenar y al dia siguiente nos venimos a Chihuahua. FIN (espero mandar las fotos pronto estan buenisimas) pictureofaheart@hotmail.com


these are my pics to go with my review. {Lindsay} sorry, not sure which one that is


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure if this is the same Riverfest as the one
in Tulsa, but I'm doing a site for Flyright Studios
(they design band posters), and one of the posters was
for a RiverFest this year. I'm attaching it for you.

If you decide to use this, feel free to add my name
and e-mail underneath the posting.

*hugs*
Kel.


Here is my site that has my riverfest pics on it...http://www.angelfire.com/music3/HansonatRiverfest


 It started out by waking up at 6 AM to head to the River West Festival Park from our hotel, The Doubletree which was approximately a 5 minute drive away. We got there to see there was already line started, with about 50 people in it. So we got dropped of and headed to the end. We met some cool people in line, and played guitar and sang a little bit, anything to keep ourselves entertained and sane for the long day ahead of us. I met this one girl from England and ended up hanging out with her for the rest of day. At about 9:15 they started lining us up, getting us ready to go in.... about 20 at a time, they took us up to the gate. Finally, a little past 10, they opened and started letting people in, one by one they made a free for all dash to the stage to claim their spot. We ended up on the right of the stage about 3rd row if you want to call it that. We staked our territory and planned for the long 7 hours ahead of us, until Hanson were to come on the stage. We walked around a bit early in the day, for people were as avid about where they were going to stand. But the closer to show time, the more the people and less spots up close. Around the time when the 3rd band was playing, it was getting tight, rarely anyone sitting, everyone trying to get as close as possible. I personally sat in a chair near the front, to cool off. I was extremely close to fainting because of the extreme heat. The guards however made sure to hose us down, literally. They took the hose and sprayed the crowd, about once every 30 minutes, making sure we all stayed cool and a minimum number of fans would be treated for fainting and heat exhaustion.Finally, after Admiral Twin performed, the moment was arriving. They set up the stage, Tays keyboards, Ike's guitars, Zacs Conga..and finally around 5:15 (yes they started late, what a surprise eh?) Hanson took the stage. The crowd went crazy, everyone pushing and shoving, trying to get as close as possible. I struggled to keep my spot, but somehow managed. They took their spots and began the first song. A personal favorite of mine, "Lonely Again". Tay was on tambourine and the maracas, Ike on guitar and Zac jamming on a conga. It was the best version of the song I've ever heard. So pure, it helped to show the maturity Hanson as a band have evolved to. Some other songs they sang were "I Wish That I Was There", "Sure About It", "mmmbop" leading straight into "If Only". They also sang two new songs that are being considered for the next album, "Wastin' Time" (or out of my head, i don't remember which..oops lol) and "Wake Up". These songs were truly tremendous.After "if only" they left the stage, only to return to spray the crowd down with water guns, a long Hanson tradition. Soon after, they did a meet and Greet, I was not lucky enough to attend, but did stand by to take pics of them leaving the meet and greet. About 7 PM, it was time to leave with these wonderful memories of the music and the awesome fans I had met during my 13 and a half hours at RiverFest. On the way out, I noticed a car leaving with a police escort, It was Isaac. Getting one last thrill out of my day, I decided to chase it, at least try to get their attention one last time, hoping a girl in bunny ears would be the most memorable person (hey I can dream can't I?) The one in the backseat rolled down the window and waved, all I saw was a hand, no face, maybe Zac, maybe Taylor. But it was a wonderful way to end the hot, grueling heat. Being able to experience everything I had, truly made everything worth while http://www.hanson.net/users/hanlopedia/riverfestpics.html <--pics :)


hi i went to riverfest i drove 16 hours to get there but it was definatley worth it while they were singing my mom comes up to my sister w/ stickers and they were back stage passes!!!!! so me my siter and my friend oakleigh got to go meet them they are sooo nice it was totally awseome when i found out i got to meet them i started crying well if you want to know more email me at prozzak@kidmmmbop.com


I have a review site.... www.geocities.com/tayzsassygurl16/RiverFestReview.html


Hey, I didn't go to the concert but if you go to tulsateens.com they say that  the second new song was called "Wastin' Time." http://www.tulsateens.com/  Go there, Click on NEWS and it'll show pics and a review of RiverFest.  Barbara 


 My sister Brittany and I got there around 4pm and were surprised to see that we were still able to get pretty close to the stage!! We were right in front of Taylor which was not a bad view. He looked so hot in his muscle shirt and cap! They opened with Lonely Again which is one of my favorites. Next was Wish That I was There. The sound for Ike's guitar kept cutting out and Zac thought it was hilarious. :-) He had to force himself to sing. Taylor was like "Come on, guys sing it with us if you know it" and the audience did a pretty good job of making up for the lack of guitar. The next song was one i've never heard before that will more than likely be on the new album. It was awesome! Ike got sprayed with water and was like "hey guys you're spraying us over here!!" Sure About It got a good response and Brittany held up our sign that says "SURE ABOUT IT" and Taylor smiled when he saw it. MMMBop and If Only were the last songs played and Tay squirted the lucky people up front with a huge watergun. ***I got this whole show on tape and it's pretty awesome so if you're interested in buying or trading please email me at trevi19@hotmail.com!**** *Trevi*


 I'm just emailing some of the sites that are reporting on Riverfest. There have been MANY questions as to why there were only 3 members of Admiral Twin present at the Riverfest show. No, Brad did NOT quit the band nor was he kicked out...these are all rumors. He was no able to be there simply because he was out of town and his flight didn't arrive in time for him to make it to the show. There are still 4 members of Admiral Twin and Brad will be present for future shows. It was simply a traveling problem...we all know how that goes :)


 Hey everyone! Riverfest rocked! My friend Aaron and I left from Flordia on THursday and got to hang out in Tulsa for a couple days! Everything there is so awesome! Anyways I got at the Riverfest at 7:00 am Saturday and ended up getting amazing seats. All the bands were great but everyone was there for Hanson. Hanson played around 5 songs (I think?) 2 of them were NEW and they blew me away. I've been a Hanson fan 4 yrs and I FINALLY got to meet them!! Yes.....it was totally worth traveling from FL for this =) Let me explain.......... I got to go backstage with a band called Skypark. It actually turned out Aaron (my friend) brother knew the drummers cousin and.....nevermind......long story lol...... First I didnt think I was going to meet Hanson... It was crowded backstage and I thought for sure Hanson had left. This was at least an hour after Hanson had played their set. I first met this band called Admiral Twin and they were so awesome *and cute* Jay (or something like that) told me he has known Hanson for a long time and that they were great people. He said he actually wrote a book about them. I then asked him where they were at and he said around here somewhere *lol* He then pointed to a van. I walked over to the van with him and NO ONE was there! I was bummed and said I gotta look for Aaron. For 15 minutes I stood by the van and looked for Aaron. Then......yes......the final moment I've been waiting for all my life.......... A crowd was coming to the van. In the middle of the crowd was Hanson. Everyone was there. Their mom, dad, siblings *so cute*, 3 guys (one older guy, one guy probably in his late 20s/ and one guy in his teens named Josh) and 2 girls (late teens, early 20s) One girl was so adorable she had red curly hair and I heard a guy (the one in late 20s) call her Missy (??) and the other girl was so pretty she had long blond hair Zac called Annie/Ange (??) Well anyways... I got to meet Zac first. He said "Are you waiting here for us?" And I go "No" jokingly.... He laughed and asked who I was looking for. I said my friend Aaron abandoned me but He (Zac) could take his place =) and he started holding my hand. Tay then came up and said "hi I said "hi" back and shook his hand. That was it with Tay *LOL* Ike came up and said "hi" and asked Zac what he was doing. I go "his name is Aaron" and he said "Okay, what the is Aaron doing" Zac goes "Who are you talking to, Ike?" And Ike hit him on the shoulder. Then the blond girl name Annie/Ange laughs and says "Sorry we have to go" I was like eww that *bad word* *lol* Though all I said was can I get their autograph. Ike goes "Sign what?" and I said "Sign this" and I pointed to my butt. You should of seen his look. I then pulled out a photo *out of my back pocket* and had them sign it. Ike thought it was hilarious. And they all signed it and I got a hug from Zac saying "bye" Well thats it. The greatest day of my life. (Oh yeah, I finally found Aaron =) -Ashley Tateo ( ashleytateo@yahoo.com )


 hey all you hanson fanz. just wanted to let you know that Hanson rocked. but why is everyone sayng that Lit was there. it was Imzadi.I should know the lead singer is one of my friends Friends, and i guess my friend too.i mean just b/c they sang a song from lit doesn't mean they are. i mean admiral twin played Beatles. doesn't mean they are Beatles.but ne~ways,ya Hanson was great was in 1st row. Well after everyone pushed me up there. i was orignally in 2nd row. i made alot of friends. Standing for 11 hours.But it was worth it. taylor reach out his hand and almosted touched the person nexted to me but it was too far away.i got a pic of that but not developed yet.but alot of people from Mexico and Canada were there.and i reconigsed alot of people from other concerts.one had heat stroke and got pulled out of the crowd.the guards sprayed us with hoses and water guns.it was So Hott just lke Hanson.and when taylor took off on of his shirts, i was like OH MY GOSH what a hottie. but b/4 hanson played there was a really cute guy setting up tays keyboard.I yelled your cute you know that. and every body started to say,"HOTTIE, HOTTIE, HOTTIE" i was like oh ya.but i better quiet boring you and let you read other peoples.e-mail me if you want lucky1_2b@hotmail.com Hanson rox forever!!!


 hey, well people keep talking about a list they had to sign, well im the maker of the list, i got there at 9:30 friday night and met these girls from canada named Martine and Lauren, it was awesome, we wanted to make sure noone took our spots so we lied and said the security people made us sign a list , and made eeryone sign it too, people doubted the list but looks like it worked out!!! :) so for everyone who doubted my list, kiss my butt :) and Hanson rocks i had front row center!!!! wakeup and outta my head kick buttt


 Hey..Well we showed up at RiverFest around 4am...We should have gotten there at 3am...but...we got a little hungry and had to stop for breakfast (and Body Glitter) at the Owasso WalMart...lol So...it was wicked-cool...and at the moment im no talking baout hanson. Haha...we met some awesome people who *gasp* werent from Oklahoma...I was really excited, cause us Okies are pretty damn boring. But anyways...people from Indiana, and Louisiana rock!! yay!haha...when we showed up these chicks were like "sign the list!" and we were like..."yah...we're not signin anything." And everybody was like "OMG...you're not gonna get good seats..." but onward...when they got us into a 'single file line' at like 10, they were calling names of the "list" and my friend shena snuck in with them...special thanks to Vida..and Melissa, for not being witches like some of hte others. hahaha...so after awhile, me and my crew were 1st to 2nd row. Without the dumb list. haha. And we stood...and stood. And I'm cooked. haha...no, really. So Admiral Twin came on, and we're like "We love you Jarrod!!!!" which we had been writing on everybody all day, coz jarrod's adorable...haha. And they were awesome, I had a little sing along, and i think they were a little shell-shocked that i knew there songs...haha, the goofy guys..But the Hanson came on and we got it on video, and ZOOMY pictures. lol....cant post either yet, cause A. pics arent developed...and B. Shena has the tape But the new songs were awesome...and ill post more review with the pics....By the way, if i dont ever get around to emailing HansonHouse the pics...just email me beebalicious@hotmail.com k? k. (I was wearing jean shorts, tommy flip flops, and a blue swirly one piece swim suit most of the time....but some of the time I had on a navy blue spaghetti strap shirt that said "Rockstar's Girlfriend" oover the swimsuit.) To whoever posted it...that 40 year old woman with the Zac shirt is mondo creepy...I was like AHHHH! when i saw her. lolol!!! ++Bethany++


Hey guys!!! it was awesome.. we got there at 10 when it started and we got there we went over to the stage and were like "we're never gonna get good spots" and so we get up there and u just stand up so actuallyl if u counted we were 4-5 rows back!!!! it was kewl!!!!!!! so yano the bands played.. they were pretty much all local.. tex montana, lit??? i dunno we didn't know who it was til they started the song the one that goes" can we forget about the things i said when i was drunk i didn't mean to call you that" and we were all rockin. so then fish in the kettle played and then i THINK pretty sure was admiral twin and during the whole thing ppl were going "i hear hanson's gonna play" and everyone would scream and so by the 3rd band they were like DON'T SAY THE H WORD!!!!!!!!! so we are DYING because its so hot.. and they are spraying us with waterhoses and waterguns. so through admiral twin everyone is closing in and i had been on my feet for a couple hours and thought i was gonna die. smurf was getting overheated, which stinks. so n e wayz. between the set changes they take like an hour!! and the weird thing is its ACOUSTIC!! meaning just guitar, keyboard, lil conga drum.. so we sit there forever! and finally start yelling "we want hanson we want hanson!" and the main dude who announces everyone comes out and starts yelling it with us.. and he goes "you guys are getting ready to see the best band in the whole world!" and bla bla and he goes "i want to thank you guys for coming to clear channel riverfest and to let you know that we'll be giving out $25,000 in cash over the summer and we all start yelling BOO! WHO CARES!!!!! and hes like "well i can see you guys don't care about $25,000 and if u had to pay $30,000 just to see hanson u'd do it.. but you guys are at the best concert this summer!!(some other stuff) and heres HANSON!! and they don't come out til like 5 minutes later and we're al l like where r they?? so they run out and we yell and everything.. they sang 2 songs!!!! all i can remember of one was taht they said "Don't waste time, tell me your mine, tell me i'm outta my head" over and over and "Wake Up", but first they sang Sure About it first, then i THINK I Wish That i Was There, then 2 new songs, (not in order) MMMBop, and If Only. and that was it.. but during the show ikes guitar messed up REALLY BAD so bad that he had to unplug it and quit playing and zac CRACKED UP and ike goes "keep going!" and zac was laughing to hard. then they go IS IT HOT OUT HERE?! and we're all like YEAAAA! and zac goes I AGREE! which was unfair but yano.. so tay goes LETS GET SOME WATER ON THESE PEOPLE!! and so they get the waterhose out and while they're in the middle of a song ike goes "STOP SPRAYING UR GETTING ME WET!!!" and so they did and after the song they took towels and wiped off the keyboard and everything and tay goes "we're having some electrical difficulties" and zac went up to the mic and made all these weird noises taht sounded like everything was messing up! it rocked! and then tay goes "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING THEM WATER!" to security and NO other band had done that.. i aws like awwwww.. then tay took off his green chinese tank top and left his grey one on and we were like WOO!!!! then they had to go and tay took forever and the guy came out and gave him a five. then tay and zac come back with waterguns and we're all like YAY!!!!! and i got squirted by both!!! i think tay got me REALLY wet but it might have been zac.. and either tay or zac got my best friend smurf smurf.... which was kewl. so after the concert we wree going to stay but they had to leave to go somewhere so there wasn't point.. so we left... it was SO good to get air conditioning!!!!!!but it was still awesome!! very kewl!! they looked so happy onstage.. yano they had to have missed singing for the fans by their HUGE smiles... but i'm going to get the film developed tomorrow!! so i'll send to those who want!!! email me back bye!! my review site has more pics http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/HITZangels1440/riverfest.html *Ash*


hey! I'm in the band Secrets and we got an awesome opportunity to be backstage with all the bands. Let me tell you Riverfest was the most awesome thing in the world :O). Anyway we got to talk with Hanson backstage and give them water and stuff.  We were part of the staff backstage so it was really awesome to get to serve them and stuff.  I hope you guys enjoyed the water guns! Hehe, Me Kara and Shannon filled those up for the security. Anyway Hanson were really nice and it was just a really awesome experience to get to meet all the bands. Admiral Twin was back with us alot too and if anyone saw the totally awesome band SKYPARK  (right after Hanson) I hope you got their CD cause they are gonna be famous i know it. They are so great and they are the nicest guys in the world to hang out with. My pictures are developing but when I get them  i will send them in.  Anyway I guess i'll stop talking now lol. Bye! Feel free to e-mail me if ya wanna know more. Lindsay


 Well Lets see to start off, it was about 9:15 when i left my house. I had a workers permit to get in the gates before the other fans so i got to the stage at 9:34 and set my things there! i waited until the security opened the gates and grabbed the gate in front of me! I knew that there would be pushing and shoving but I was prepared! As the crowd began to thicken so did the attitudes of the fans! We were extremely hot and it wasn't even 11:00 yet! The security began to get water guns and spray people down but many people were yelling "stop it" and "quite now!" because they didnt want to mess up their hair or makeup, but they kept on anyway! Then one came Tex Montana, they were asked to play a little while longer because they had been asked to perform earlier than scheduled! After them was a rock band who opend up thier set with "Lit's" "My Own Worst Enemy" which got the crowd excited because we all knew the words! After they left satge Kwttle of Fish came on followed by Admiral Twin. At this point I was extremly dizzy and nausios. I had only eaten a biscut at 9:00 so i was hungary but i knew that if i even moved an inch i would lose my spot, and i wasn't going to let that happen! So after Hanson came on stage I remember taking the film out of my camera and trying to put more in when i fell to the ground! I picked my self back up, but struggled to stay up! I knew I had to get out soon or it wasnt goingto be good. I finally got one of the security gaurds attention. At this point i felt so dizzy i couldn't even see hanson. I was so sick, the gaurds screamed for every one to moved and they picked me up and carried me over the gate. ( i was 1st row) As they did this my head hit Ike's mic stand which caused him to mess and and Tay just looked out into the crowd and said you guys know the words. (atleast that's what i've been told) I made it to one of then tents only to collapse to the ground whtn a man grabbed me and rushed me behind the stage to anf ALL ACESS ONLY area. I was given several glasses of water and was still extremely weak. I was moved over to an area where i later found out was only about 10 or 15 feet away from where Hanson was doing their autograph signing. I didnt get to meet hanson ( onyl cause once i hit the ground i passed out) but they did sign an autograph for me. After I got enough strenght to stand i watched them get into the 4- runner and wavew good-bye to three friends of mine, Kara, Lindsay and Shannon, (SecretS) who had spent a few minutes chatting with them before the concert. When they drove by Zac was in the front on a cell phone and he rolled the window down and waved at me(I know it was me i was the only person there. the others were atleast 50 to 75 feet away. I was close enough to reach out and touch the 4-runner.) After that i met up with SecretS and began talking to them when another friend of mine, who works a Kiss92.1, came up to me and gave me a hug and told me that "I wish I would have gotten to you sooner. I pulled some sdtrings and got you and a girl from England BACKSTAGE PASSES" I was extremly upset now, but i went homw and slept because i was too weak to stay for the rest of the shows!


OMG RiverFest rocked!! After Admiral Twin played It took about 15 min for them to get on stage because of mic problems but Hanson finally came out and played some songs. (an acoustic set) They played some new ones (which sounded awesome) and then Mmmbop and If Only was their last song. It rocked.. then they ran offstage and Tay and Ike came back out with water guns and squirted the crowd. Oh and that crazy lady with the tambourine was at the TinselTown concert in OKC. She was stalking Taylor then... she was stalking me and my friend for a while too and trying to get backstage with us and the guards had to drag her away hehe...kinda scary. But anyways yes RiverFest rocked and Hanson Ruled as usual. I wish they would have played a few more songs but it was awesome. Katie (ZacsPrettyLilPrincess)


 Hey! I'm Amanda Michelle and im from Nacogdoches, Texas! I went to RIVERFEST to see HANSON!! This was the craziest Hanson show I've ever been to in my intire life!! I got there at 4:00am saturday morning! They made us sign this list and I think we were 29 and 30! We got 2nd row center seats!! It seemed like it took days for Hanson to come out! All the bands were pretty good, but when Admiral Twin came on is when all the fans started going crazy!! Hanson did 5 songs, and they were great!! I don't know the exact order of them though. They 2 new songs that will probably be on the new album!! They were so good, one was called "wake up" or something like that, that song almost made me cry it was good. Hanson did an awesome job, they sounded great!! Although it was only 30 minutes, it was the best time im ever gonna have this entire year!! I took 3 rolls of great pics of tay and zac mostly. I couldn't get very good ones of ike cause he kept putting his head straight down. well email me about pics or something! tays_lover_99_99@hotmail.com mattlooksliketay@hanson.net ( I was wearing blue jean shorts, pink tank, and pink belt, pink flip flops!)


 It was the best for one and only reason--after 4 years i finally got to meet Hanson--I was first in line backstage and Taylor shook my hand and said happy graduation. I told him I had waited forever for this and he smiled at me. HE goes " Ohh do you want us to sign your shirt??" I of course said yeah. Then Ike goes " Can I use your marker??" of course I said yes. Then Taylor said "DO you want a picture? " then he put his arm around me and Zac did too-I about died. Then Taylor asked me about my sunburn I got that day and he said "Dont get too sunburned!!" and i told him I had been there since ten and he said "thats cool" I was in heaven. IT was great PS I will send the pic tomorrow Chantel Bates Midwest City Oklahoma




Here's my review and pics from Riverfest on June 9th, 2001.
I got there at about 11:30am. I went with my dad and friend Krystal. We met my friend Laura there, we had pretty good seats!! It took forever for the 1st band to play. The 1st band was Tex Montana. They were pretty good! 3 guitar players and a drummer. The next band was Imzadi. They were cool!! They sang pretty good too. Don't they have a song on the radio now?? I dunno, anyway! The 3rd band was Kettle of Fish. They were good too. About half way through this bands performance towards the beginning of Admiral Twin the fans just PUSHED their way up! Oh my gosh we were getting pushed and shoved everywhere! A couple people behind us were passing out and everything. The 4th band was Admiral Twin. The girl in front of us passed out while they were playing and the security guards jumped the fence soooo fast to help her. When she left everyone pushed forward. Laura had to go sit down she was going to like pass out, i was light headed, and my friend Krystal almost blackout earlier, so we left her to save our spots by herself. lol. But we didn't go back, and my dad went and got Krystal b/c it was soo hot! I can't begin to tell you how hot it was, lets just say the EMSA people were telling the security guards, "If we don't wet these people down (they had big water guns =) ), we're going to shut this down." So they shot water guns and stuff alot. Then HANSON came on!!! AHH It was exciting! We were in the back now. But I'd rather be in the back than get hurt. =) I got some good pics, i had a 90zoom on my camera. I'm 5'2 so i'm not exactly tall enough to see over the people!! When we were waiting for Hanson to come on these girls turned over trash cans and were standing on them. People, including me, were yelling for them to get down b/c we couldn't see. Some people, NOT me, were throwing pop bottles at them and hit them and then this guy like kicked the trashcan and they fell off, LOL, and this lady started yelling at people. Anyway. Hanson rocked! They did an acoustic set, Ike's guitar kept going out, lol, Zac was laughing soooo hard, but he was still singing, when he started singing again his mic didn't work, well he just busted up laughing looking at his brothers. Then i think Tay started laughing and his keyboard was messing up, it was too funny!! They say about 7 songs, i dunno the order, if I left out a song, please email me =) They sang 2 new songs- Wake Up and some other song i'll find the name when I get the vid of the show :), Lonely Again, If Only, Wish That I Was There, Mmmbop, and Sure About It. Taylor was all over the stage during If Only. My dad was pushing up close, he took my camera, and he got some good pics!! At the end they squirted people w/water guns. That was my day! There were people from Germany and England. While Hanson was playing my dad got me Admiral Twins autograph, it is on the pic page before the Admiral Twin pic :) Here are my pics. Please keep my tags on there, i didn't cover their faces or anything =) Enjoy! My email is on the pics :)
Checkout all of her pics HERE

O MY GOSS!!! THAT WAS THE BEST!!! HANSON, WAS GREAT!!! (AS USUAL!!!) IKE HAD LIKE A FEW PROBLEMS WITH HIS GUITAR, BUT THAT WAS ALL, THEY PLAYED "IF ONLY" "MMMBOP" "WISH THAT I WAS THERE" AND 2 NEW SONGS THAT MIGHT BE ON THERE NEW ALBUM, (FYI= I COULDN'T BELIVE THIS WHEN I HERD IT EITHER BUT THE NEW ALBUM THAT WE ALL THOUGHT WAS COMMING OUT THIS FALL IS ACTUALLY COMMING OUT @ THE BEGINNIG OF NEXT YEAR:( ) BUT IT WAS THE BEST!!!


 Hanson played 7 songs at Riverfest. 2 new songs. "Wake Up" was one of the new songs, and the other one no one knows, they didn't announce the title. the other songs were, Lonely Again, Wish That I Was There, Sure About It, MMMBop, and If Only.


 I saw Hanson at Riverfest in Tulsa, and they were AWESOME!! We waited for six hours to see them. It was SO hot!! Everyone was all packed together in front of the stage, and the temperature was about 90 degrees. Just when we were all about to pass out, some of the security people started squirting us with water guns. That worked for a while, but it was still really hot. Then, someone got a hose and soaked all of us. It was so fun! Everyone was dripping wet by the time Hanson came out. When Admiral Twin finished playing (they played right before Hanson) a DJ from Kiss 92.1 came out and was talking about all the contests Kiss has going on. Of course none of us cared. Then he left, and we all started getting excited. Hanson was supposed to play at 5. It was 5:10, and no Hanson. We were all a little anxious. Then the guy from Kiss came back out and said something like "Please welcome our special guests to Clear Channel Riverfest, HANSON!!!!!! WE went crazy. Then they came out. They looked so hot! The first song they played was one from their new album. After that, Tay said something like "Thanks to Clear Channel for having us, and Thanks to all of you guys for coming! I think you're going to know this next one. It's a song called Wish That I Was There" They played it, but during the song, something must have happened to their mics or something, because you couldn't hear them. When that happened, Taylor said "C'mon, you guys know it!" So we all sang even louder than before. They got the problem fixed, and they finished the song. After that, they played another one from their new album. It was really good. When they finished that song, Taylor said "Are any of you guys hot?" We all screamed. He said "Sorry I don't have any water, if I did, I'd throw it on you guys!" Right then, they guys with hose came back, and soaked us all again. They must ha e gotten water on Ike's guitar, because he got this weird look on his face and leaned back and got a towel to wipe it off. Then Tay took of one of his shirts (he was wearing two) and said "Man, they got me, did they get you guys wet?" We, of course, all screamed. The next song they played was Sure About It. When they finished that song, Zac said "Hi" or something, and everyone screamed. Then Ike( I think it was Ike) said " I think everyone is going ot know this next one". They played MMMbop. It was awesome! After that, Taylor said "Ok, this is the last song. Thank you guys for coming, and thanks to CXlear Channel Riverfest for having us!" They played If Only, and Tay got up and touched peoples hands and stuff. It was awesome. The best part was you could tell they were really enjoying it, they all had huge smiles the whole time, especially Tay. Then they all got up and left. The DJ from 92.1 came back and said "HANSON< EVERYBODY!" Everyone's creasmed, then Zac and Tay came out with Super Soakers and squirted us. It was awesome. Sorry I don't have any pics, my dad didn't buy me film like he was supposed to. GRRR. Oh well, it was still AWESOME!! {Kara}


i didnt go to river fest but i found out from someone some lyrics to one
of the new songs. (John)

Wakeup
It doesnt matter,
You've got all that you need,
It doesnt matter,
You've got everything, you see,
It doesnt matter,
You've got anything you please,
But you dont have me.
It doesnt matter,
You've got all that you need,
It doesnt matter,
You've got everything, you see,
It doesnt matter,
You've got anything you please,
But you dont have me.

Why,
Do you close your eyes so tight,
When you're kissing him goodnight,
Maybe you're afraid,
Or just trying to fill the space.

Wake up,
Tell me it's alright,
Wake up,
I just wanna hold you tight,
Wake up,
Tell me its alright,
Dont you ever wonder what you're looking for.
Wake up,
Tell me it's alright,
Wake up,
I just wanna hold you tight,
Wake up,
Wake up,
Dont you ever wonder what you're looking for,
Dont you ever wonder who you're looking for,
Cause you dont have me..
Cause you dont have me.

It doesnt matter,
You've got all that you need,
It doesnt matter,
You've got everything, you see,
It doesnt matter,
You've got anything you please,
But you dont have me.

Will it matter when you're all grown,
Will it matter when you're all alone,
Will it matter when you stop and smell the rain,
And you dont have me.

Why,
Do you close your eyes so tight,
When you're kissing him goodnight,
Maybe you're afraid,
Or just trying to fill the space.

Wake up,
Tell me it's alright,
Wake up,
I just wanna hold you tight,
Wake up,
Tell me its alright,
Dont you ever wonder what you're looking for,
Wake up,
Tell me its alright,
Wake up,
Cause I just wanna hold you tight,
Wake up,
Wake up,
Dont you ever wonder what you're looking for,
Dont you ever wonder who you're looking for,
Cause you dont have me,
Cause you dont have me,
No you dont have me.


 I went yesterday and saw Hanson and admiral twin. The hansons came out and played about 5 songs. They played 2 or 3 new ones that were really awesome. they played mmmbop, if only, and I can't remember the rest:0) Zac is almost as tall as taylor now. Isaac doesn't look as scrawnie. Admiral twin played for about 45 minutes but there were only 3 guys up there..last time I checked there were 4 members..so I dunno:0) They played some new stuff and some old stuff, along with a cover of the beatles "help". there was a rather large audience. I was about the 3rd row and we were packed in like sardines! They also kept spraying us with water b/c it was so hot. Sarah


it was hotter than a whore in a pecker patch... hanson came on, said some stuff, and started playin... they played some old songs, and 2 new ones. everything could be heard pefectly (even over the screams), and there was an ass-load of sexy skanks. taylor even said "i see some signs from out of state, thank you guys for coming and making this a great riverfest." ummm, after they played, they left and all the young girls ran around like chickens with their heads cut off tryin to see the guys before they got into their van or car or whatever... then i saw the funniest thing ever... i would have given my right nut to have had a camera... there was a 40 year old woman, about 5'3" and 350 pounds, with a shirt that had a picture of zac on the front with "i love you zac" written above the picture, and some other stuff written with a marker, but i couldn't make it out because the shirt was kinda tucked into her rolls of fat. on the back it said, (written with a marker) "ZAG [part of the 'G' was scribbled out and made into a 'C', i'm guessin she wasn't very smart] HANSON IS THE NUMBER 1 DRUMMER IN THE WORLD".... it was so funny, i almost shit my pants...
oh yeah, the new songs were pretty good.


 

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