Back To Tulsa
I returned to Tulsa for Hanson Day 2016 after having such an amazing time last year. I went to Tulsa a few days early to explore. I spent my first day traveling then walking around aimlessly with no particular destination in mind.
The next day, I went back to Turkey Mountain for a lovely three hour hike! This was probably one of my slowest hikes because I kept stoping to photograph but it was so beautiful and I had an amazing time!
Thursday! I started my day walking around Mayfest and enjoying all of the talented artists! Shortly after, all of my friends from around the world stared to arrive in Tulsa. Then the Hanson activities began!!! And it wouldn’t be a Hanson event without standing in line while it rained!
Yes, a cardboard cutout of Hanson! This was awesome! Haha!
Awesome painting on the wall of the I heart Hanson store of the ‘Loud’ album artwork!
Random Street Graffiti and Isaac @ A Song To Sing Karaoke
After Karaoke with Isaac, we went next door to the Hunt Club to see All About A Bubble and had a blast!
I was really looking forward to Friday because that meant it was Lecture Day (also group photos, who doesn’t love photos with Hanson!)!
Isaac’s Lecture: You Matter!!!
Such an inspirational lecture. I can’t put into words how much I loved his lecture and what it meant to me. It’s a memory I’ll hold dear for the rest of my life.
“Courage is taught
Integrity is taught
and both worthless
if you do nothing.”
Taylor’s Lecture: Unwritten
Zac’s Lecture: Choo Choo Trains Of Thought
Another amazing moment, we got to witness Zac Hanson record a song and lend our voices to the track as well! Toot, toot!
We ended the night with the Dance Like You Don’t Care Dance Party wit Taylor. I didn’t bring my camera to that but it was a total blast!
On Saturday, We started the day with some bowling!
Our team, No Sleep For Bowlditos, didn’t even crack the top five but we had a blast and that’s all that really matters.
After walking around a bit, we all got ready for the special Hanson Day concert! This concert was amazing! Hanson performed two new EPs, ‘Loud’ and ‘Play’! We even got to record vocals for four songs off ‘Play’!
(FYI, if you’re still reading this blog, YOU ARE AWESOME! When I started writing, I didn’t think it would be this long! Thanks for hanging in there!)
Sunday Funday HOP JAM Style!
Started the day off with exploring where Hanson filmed “Thinkin’ ‘Bout Something” while we waited for the Hop Jam events to begin!
And I Waited! More Lines! Haha! and Awesome Selfie with Isaac!
Hanson Brothers Beer Co.
Working on the 3CG Mural!
Monday was my last day in Tulsa and I had planned to go to the zoo but the rain had a different plan. So, I ended up wandering around downtown, coffee in hand, photographing.
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Then we ended the night with more karaoke! It was a great trip and I can’t wait to go back again next year!