Colleen, Melissa, Lindsey and I ate downtown before heading to to the big NKOTB concert. To be honest, I had no intentions of going. I was a HUGE NKOTB fan back in the day. I even blogged about their return back in April but never really followed through with catching up with them. However, Colleen got an email about a 4 pack in the nosebleed section for $28 a pop so I couldn’t pass it up. As the date grew closer this week, I got more excited…even going back and listening to some old songs yesterday to see how much I remembered (a lot!).
First I have to say I noticed that the entire audience were women. Seriously I only remembered seeing 2 men, one of which was on the screen. And they weren’t teenagers either. Actually, I really don’t remember teenagers at all. I’m pretty sure most of them were in their late 20’s and 30’s. It was like everyone that was in middle school and high school in the late 80’s/early 90’s all had a reunion in order to stand and scream for 4 hours. Almost twenty years of fangirl excitement coming out in one loud, four hour screaming session.
Needless to say, we were all surprised about how good they were. They did a mix of old and new stuff. I hadn’t heard but one of their new songs and have to say they have some great dance songs out. Dirty Dancing had to be my favorite. Maybe because they came out into the audience on a revolving stage and danced singing about a girl dirty dancing on them. You can’t imagine what that did for our temporarily regressed middle school minds.
Oh, one exciting thing was when we went to go get seated, they said our section was getting moved downstairs to some better, empty seats so we got REALLY good seats for what we paid.
And yes, it was all cheese. Cheesy, choreographed boy band dancing to cheesy songs and cheesy lyrics. One thing I can say is the guys CAN sing. I don’t think I realized how well Jordan could sing. He sang several of the songs, hitting some amazing falsetto notes. I thought Joe would be featured more than he was but he did really well when he was. And Donnie did a little rapping, not much but he was definitely the ring leader of the entire show. He was the best dancer of them all by far and I remembered why I owned that Donnie button back in the day. Yes, he is still my favorite. Jordan WAS cute in his scarf or even lack thereof during his solo. Danny sang a few noteworthy bass notes and did some breakdancing at one point. Jon firmly stayed in the background the whole time but he looked good.
I don’t know, we had a FABULOUS time. It was like one huge girls night out and no one cared how or if the person next to them was dancing. We all had cheesy smiles on our face and squeezed the person’s arms next to us and screamed when they did a pelvic thrust. It was fangirl heaven for those few hours. I’m really glad I got to go.
Melissa is supposed to be putting up some pictures but here is a montage of video I caught. Excuse the hands waving, the screaming and the jostling of the camera as I danced behind it.