New Kids & Backstreet Boys Concert!
Yes, folks. Being born in 1980 puts me at the prime age to have been a New Kids on the Block fan. In both 4th and 5th grade, thankyouverymuch. My parents got me concert tickets for my 10th birthday present, and my dad braved the crowd with both me and my brother and my friend, Amelia ~ it was August of 1990, and oh what a night!
I got to re-live my childhood boy band crushes this past Saturday night with three of my girlfriends as we attended the “NKOTBSB” concert. My hubbs let me splurge and buy floor seats for the four of us and it was like a group 30th birthday present (shhhhh!!!! I stopped aging at 26, so keep this info hush hush!) We bravely faced the ungodly amounts of estrogen, stood at the t-shirt table for almost half an hour (3 peeps working the booth and a mass of people with no sort of line formation made it take FOREVER). And we unintentionally missed most of the opener for the opener (17 year old boys running around in tight pants with faux-hawks…no thanks…I’ll take a New Kid in a tank with big muscles, though!) And once the show started we were on our feet for the whole three hours and it was amazing! And fun. I have been to concerts of all types, and I don’t remember ever leaving one and describing it as just plain fun! The guys performing were all in top shape, they still had the moves, the old-school songs were cool to hear again live and funny to me because the lyrics contain some major cheese (eg: “Please don’t go girrrrrrlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, it would ruin my whoooooolllle worlllllllllllllllld…..”) And of course we were treated to the faves, Hangin Tough and Right Stuff. Yeah, baby, it was awesome. I screamed, hooted and hollered with my girlies. We were crimped, crinkled, bedecked with bright shadow and glittered out the wazoo and it was just FUN. We swayed during the slow ballads, large drool puddles accumulated on the floor below us and we had to mill around the tour t-shirt kiosk to get our shirts and slap bracelets (you heard me… CLICK CLICK …SLAP!!)
Here are a few pictures of our amazing evening for your enjoyment.