Tuesday night I had the good fortune to spend some quality girl time with my mom and my sister….and about 15,000 other screaming people.
The three of us went to the New Kids on the Block concert at Bridgestone Arena and I can honestly say that I screamed myself nearly hoarse. Boys II Men and 98 Degrees also joined in the fun at the show, and having never seen 98 Degrees in concert before (or the New Kids actually), I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed their set even though I only remembered two of their songs.
My apologies to Nick Lachey.
My sister, mom and I all had a huge laugh during one song where the guys invited four women onto the stage and sang to them. One of the lucky participants was so taken by her luck that her eyes were the size of dinner plates when they showed her on the projector screen. I honestly thought she might faint right off her stool. But I probably wouldn't have faired much better if I had been on that stage being sung to by Nick. He is still easy on the eyes.
Boys II Men didn't disappoint, singing my two all time favorite songs of theirs - "End of the Road" and "Yesterday." They also still have all of the moves I remember from going to see them at Starwood Ampitheater when I was in seventh grade. It kind of made me wish I had that kind of talent, but I never have and never will, so we don't dwell on that.
It was a welcome bit of fun in an otherwise very stressful time.
I "danced" to all the uptempo songs and even sang (very horribly) to the tunes I actually remembered the words to. Thankfully, everybody around me was screaming and yelling so I am almost positive nobody heard me. Possibly my mother did, but she won't judge.
It was like I was a teenager blaring the songs in my car all over again. Everybody needs that time in their life at some point. It's a great feeling to completely forget that you are a responsible adult for a few hours and just act like you don't care what people think about you.
New Kid Jordan Knight thanked the audience for supporting them 25 years after their first successful album, and said he hoped they could do this again in another 25 years. My sister and I shared a laugh when we said we were pretty sure we wouldn't attend that show. I can't imagine having the same experience as Tuesday's show.
I believe there was even a mention of the Rolling Stones at one point during that conversation. Nonetheless, we had a great time and I hope we can all do it again sometime.
Has anyone heard if N'Sync will be having a reunion tour? Just a thought.