It. Was. AWESOME. I mean, seriously... in the words of Barney Stinson, it was "Legend... wait for it, DARY."
The New Kids on the Block came to Nashville 17 years ago. I was 8-years-old and begged my parents to take me, but like most parents they weren't really interested in going and didn't think I was old enough anyways. I was never pleased that I missed my one chance to see their concert.
I totally made my childhood dream come true. They performed for over 2 hours, and they did all old stuff (and like maybe 3 new songs). I've gotta admit... I might end up downloading the new album. I thought the songs they did off of it were pretty good. It's definitely current pop instead of early 90's pop, so it's nice to know they evolved their music some this time around to keep up with the times.
They did all the songs I was hoping they would do... I was really surprised at myself over how many words I still knew! I wasn't alone though... there were numerous times when they'd stop singing and let the audience keep going... and the audience was loud.
I know their in their 40's (except young Joey) and that most of them are married with kids, but for being a bunch of older guys they definitely put on a good show. And let me tell you... Joey? That man can dance! I've always thought he was one of the cutest in the group, but he's turned out to be a right sexy man. I couldn't NOT watch him dance.
I got some great pictures, and I promise to post them once I can get them on my computer later. I even took a few videos... they're not great quality, but it's fun to have them.
They did "Step by Step" and then "Hangin' Tough" as the encore, and both were crowd favorites.
I definitely laughed and danced and sang along with no shame. I had soooo much fun. I don't think my sister was quite as into it as me, but she was a lot younger when they were such a big deal. She still had a great time hanging out and laughing and dancing.
Before one song, they were saying how they hoped all of us felt sexy because they were going to play a sexy song. They went on to say that they know there are a few men in the place (and seriously... they were few and far between) and they said, "Men, if you brought your girl here tonight, it doesn't matter what you look like... you'll be the sexiest man alive to her tonight." I got a kick out of it.
Seriously... I'm so glad I went. I definitely felt like this was one of those fun little once-in-a-lifetime kind of things, and I'm glad I took advantage of the chance to see my favorite childhood group. My tastes have changed and I've come a long way in terms of the music I regularly listen to (the New Kids and Dave Matthews Band have little in common), but it's fun to be a little nostalgic sometimes.
But I have to say... it was funny how they're the New Kids on the Block, but yet their all grown men. I know they couldn't very well change their name for the reunion tour, but ht ehumor of it all doesn't escape me.
If they're coming to your town on the spring tour, go see them. I promise you'll be entertained!
PS - No idea why my paragraph spacing isn't working. Sometimes blogger is annoying. Sorry for the mashed together text!