And how I'd be loving you for-eh-eh-eh-eh-ever, taught you 'bout hangin' tough, as long as you got the right stuff, didn't we girl?
If you recognized the above lyrics, you just might have been a New Kids fan.
My sister-in-law Jennie and I were lucky enough to get FREE TICKETS to the New Kids on the Block on Saturday, and it was A LOT of fun. Lots of old songs, lots of new songs (although there was a little too much crotch grabbing for my liking), lots of 20-30 something women, and a few husbands who were dragged along. I was a little worried that they hadn't aged very well, but those guys had so much energy. They played for over 2 hours, and were exciting the whole time.
But, here is the best part. About halfway through, the group showed up in the middle of the arena:
As they were singing on the piano, security started lining the aisle right in front of us. Jennie turned to me and said, "They are going to come through here." Sure enough, at the end of that set, all five of them walked right in front of us, and I, I, got to touch all 5 of them!!! Even my past crush, Jonathan. Jennie was able to get the pictures below:
See that arm with the green sweater? The one with the hand that is touching Jordan Knight's hand? That's me!
Here are a few more pictures from the evening:
This is a picture of me with the New Kids in the background.
During a slow set,, with Jordan on the big screen behind.
The final bow, right after Hangin' Tough.
A few other highlights from the night:
-Lady GaGa and Natasha Bedingfield were the opening acts. They were fun, but, really, weren't we all just waiting for the New Kids?
-A group of girls coming out of the bathroom with crimped hair and 80s clothes. I could tell they were a little embarrassed, but I thought it was great.
-Donnie wearing an I (heart) Mormon Girls t-shirt
-A few shirts:
--Sorry, Jonathan, I'm married now.
--Jordan was my first crush.
--A guy wearing a "Property of Jordan Knight" shirt
All in all, it was lots of nerdy fun!