7.24.2013

The Package Tour

We've been home from Iowa/Kansas for almost three weeks and I'm finally done recapping all the fun we had. Whew!

Usually after a stint of being away from home for so long it is nice to lay low for a few days - get caught up on laundry, adjust to the two hour time change, get Marcus back on schedule. Not me though. Oh no. I had much bigger and better plans once we returned to LA...

The day after we got home a some of my girl friends and I had big plans.
Left to right: Nicole, yours truly, Susanne, Krista
We were off to see....
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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!! Squeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Growing up I was IN LOVE with them (especially Joey). My very first cassette tape (holy ancient) was NKOTB, I had a NKOTB Barbie, owned a VHS of their concerts (and shamelessly danced and sang along to that VHS in our living room), and had an assortment of gaudy NKOTB accessories that I would proudly wear to school. 
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My excitement was through the roof... Which was right about where our seats were. But, I didn't care. I was in the SAME room (albeit a HUGE room) with Joey McIntyre. Swoon. 

Boyz II Men opened up, and holy geez, I had forgotten how many awesome songs they put out. I couldn't help but belt out the lyrics with every.single.song. They were awesome.
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98 Degrees was part of that whole "boy band" craze when I was in high school and I wasn't really into them then... And, needless to say, I'm still not into them now. I would have been happy if Boyz II Men would have continued playing instead of 98 Degrees. Whomp whomp. 
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Let's be honest, Nick Lachey was the only hot thing happening during the 98 Degrees set.
Right before NKOTB came on stage I turned to one of my girl friends and said, "I won't be one of those girls screaming..."

Then New Kids On the Block came on and I'm pretty sure I went a little crazy. I was TOTALLY that girl screaming her head off. And it. was. awesome. 

I sang along with every single old song, and fell in love with their new stuff (I want their new CD, seriously). There were a few songs that brought tears to my eyes, literally. I just could not believe I was actually at their concert, singing along. WITH THEM! 

Near the end of the concert we were treated to a little surprise.
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Though these are not my photos this was the night of our concert (we were just much, much farther away)!!
Joey brought his adorable (and carbon copy) up on stage to sing along. How freakin' adorable is THAT?! 

The pictures I took are all from my iPhone, and from about three rows from the very top of the Sprint Center. Needless to say, my pictures are less than stellar, but I'm sharing anyway. I tried to take my "good" camera in, but it was confiscated and held hostage by the event staff while I enjoyed the concert. Whatev. 
I think I said about 50 times throughout the night, "I really wish I had my good camera!"
I didn't want the night to end. It was too much fun. 
My lifelong dream of seeing one of my favorite groups had finally come true. On to bigger and better dreams: the next time NKOTB is in town I'm hoping for VIP tickets!! :) 

16 comments:

  1. How fun! I had the barbies, VHS tape, cassette, and more too lol. How cute is his little boy?!

    I also loved Boyz II Men...many middle school dances were spent listening to them ;-)

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  2. I've seen NKOTB a couple of times now and each time I say the same thing as you, I'm not going be that girl screaming. Then they come on and I'm that girl screaming. It happens. LOL.

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  3. Fun! I kinda wish that Boys II Men and Mariah Carey would go on tour together. I'd pay for front row to that!! :)

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  4. I loved NKOTB when I was young. I wish I could see the concert.

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  5. That is so fun!! I love NKOTB as well. I saw them in concert at the old Busch Stadium when I was a kid. I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Ha.

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  6. EEK!!! And I am totally listening to 10 right now. I am sure my camera isn't as good as your good camera, but I have some pretty kick ass pictures from the St. Louis show. As soon as I get a chance, I am going to try to download them off my camera. If you want me to share them with you I will.

    Also, everyone I have talked too about 98 degrees has felt the same way you did. I was a texting fool during their part of the show!

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  7. I went to one of their shows in 2007- I was always in LOVE with Jordan.

    The whole show was awesome....and I don't even remember who opened for them. LOL!

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  8. I remember going to my aunt and uncles for a visit, my sister and cousin were in my cousin's room talking about NKOTB and I was so sad I ran out to my dad crying. He asked what was wrong and I said I didn't know their names like Nicole and Kim did. He said don't worry, I don't know their names either. ha ha!!! My first memory of them. From there I had a t-shirt, learned all their names and knew all their songs. So crazy they are back together!!! Glad you had a great time!

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  9. I LOVE NKOTB! but I also like 98 degrees - but that is so amazing!! Looks like it was a great concert...What I would give to see Donnie Wahlberg in person? Swoon!!

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  10. That looks like so much fun! I suspect I could listen to Boyz II Men all day, every day, and never get tired of them.

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  11. so much fun!
    and i LOVE your outfit! you look stunning!

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  12. Haha this is hilarious!! Sounded like it was a blast!

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  13. I'm going with my girlfriends too! I cannot wait!! :)

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  14. OH MY WORD!!! I'm so jealous!! HA that looks like so much fun!!!!!! and yes we are totally long lost BFF's!!

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  15. Oh my gosh, how cute is the last photo? Glad you had a good time :)

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