It's been years, but I remember my love of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys like it was yesterday! The songs, the dances, and the boys, oh were they cute! And you know what....they still are! :)
Yesterday I traveled to Louisville to meet friends and attend the NKOTBSB concert. Michelle was my college roommate and Laura was a school mate of Michelle's that I have gotten to know over the years. I had no doubt that this trio was going to have a great time!!!
We parked and immediately were having a blast from our past. We were surrounded by girls and women of all ages. The younger girls who were trying to dress according to the time frame the boys were most popular was comical. I have to say, we, or at least I, NEVER wore some of the get ups they were stylin', but it was entertaining. Someone even walked past a group of young girls and commented that they "obviously did not grow up during our time"!
The excitement was felt in the crowd, and we were ready to sing and dance...but not before we had something to eat! Now you have to understand that we had no idea who was opening for NKOTBSB, and quite frankly we didn't care, so we knew we had time to grab a few drinks and bite to eat. So we're sitting at the Spaghetti Factory enjoying something cold to drink and some appetizers, and Michelle, who can become friends anyone :) strikes up a conversation with the ladies sitting beside us. Well they shared with us that Matthew Morrison was the opening act.
Now, I had no idea who he was, and neither did Laura...but suddenly Michelle went nuts. We were instructed to hurry up, we HAD to be at the concert at 7:30 on the dot. Well, Matthew is on Glee, and Michelle is a HUGE fan!!!
So we scarfed up our food, put Laura on our back since she was wearing heels, ran as fast as we could, jay walked, and took the stairs at the arena instead of the escalator to get there...*.pant, pant, pant*.........just kidding! (couldn't resist, Mich)
Actually, we ate a bit faster and made fun of Michelle that just 5 minutes ago she could have cared less if we missed the opening act. But we made it just in time to see him perform. I have to say, he was kinda cute and not a bad singer. Michelle was so happy, and that's all that mattered!
So this is for you Michelle! Eye Candy :)
Anyway, on with the show.....
What an exciting crowd! Am I getting old, or was it loud? We'll go with loud! But so fun! The singing and the dancing...it was all there and so much more! We were shocked we remembered so many songs, and all the words, and well, Laura was busting out the dance moves too!
We were teenagers again! And it was nice! We screamed, we danced, we clapped....and yes, we waved our hands in the air (sorry Jessica, but it just had to be done!). We had all "the right stuff" and were no doubt "hangin tough!".
Jordan was checking out Laura (yeah from so far away, really he was, right Laura?), and Nick, well yummy still, and Donnie was delish! And Brian....abs of steel, well they all seemed to have abs of steel! and mmmm.....well, I mentioned we were teenagers again didn't I? So you can imagine!
It was a night I will never forget! We laughed, danced, sang, screamed, cheered, clapped, and stared at those gorgeous "New MEN on the Block" and "Backstreet MEN"! Men? What happened to the boys? What happened to my youth?
Ahhh...back in the day. Turn back time? No, I'll pass, but it sure was fun to relive the good ole' days, if only for a few hours.
Thanks Michelle and Laura for being a part of this memory....it was awesome!!!