Thursday, October 30, 2008

hangin' tough!

"listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance,
just get on the floor and do the New Kids dance."

yup, that's right, i reverted back to a giddy 12-year-old girl last night at the New Kids On The Block concert. we headed out around 2pm yesterday for hotlanta, and listened to their greatest hits during the whole car ride (both before and after). we were beyond excited. the show started at 8:00pm, and natasha bedingfield and lady gaga opened up for them. i am still singing "pocket full of sunshine." the girls found one of their old NKOTB posters that we proudly displayed, and as soon as we got there, we just had to buy a t-shirt.
the atmosphere was oozing with a cheesy early 90s theme. all the girls were dressed in tights and jean jackets with the big NKOTB buttons pinned to them, as well as hair being crimped. if we saw a guy there, we immediately labeled him a sucker. hehe. as soon as the show started, we jumped to our feet and started screaming frantically. it was hilarious. i got a bit dizzy, but i couldn't tell if it was because of the lack of oxygen to my brain from the screaming or from the jack and cokes that i'm a mom got me. (btw, i owe you girl)we had great seats on the floor next to the aisle. by the end of the night, we ended up in the aisle...not sure how that happened. we labeled which new kid was ours...i'm a mom was crazy over joey, yankee belle liked jordan, and i don't know why, but i claimed bad boy donnie. still not sure why. he's just dirty, but hey, don't forget i had a 12-year-old mentality that night.i almost forgot how high-pitched jordan's voice was. it's crazy. also, i thoroughly enjoyed joey's solo of "please don't go girl," and donnie grabbing his crotch and doing a butt dance all night long. furthermore, i'm ashamed to admit it, but i called the hubby and dedicated the song "i'll be loving you" to him, but of course i'm sure all he could hear were a bunch of 30-something grown women swooning and screaming. ahhh. i loves me some cheesy love ballads. the best part of the night though was when it got completely dark, and the new kids busted out of the ground on a piano that was right beside us. i mean, RIGHT beside us...i think we could have caught the yummy sweat off of them. HA! here are some pics of that.
so about 3 and a half hours later, the concert was coming to a close. they encored with "step by step," and then made us anxiously wait again for another one. so what do you think they ended the night with? but of course...it was "hangin' tough." my night was complete. hard to imagine that it was 15 years ago since i last waved my arm and danced to that song. today, i am back to my 27-year-old self, but that little girl inside is smiling from ear to ear.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

TOO FUNNY! Now I have all of their songs stuck in my head ~ glad you girls had so much fun. The facebook pics are hilarious, too. Yuck to Dirty Donnie - you should've picked quiet and awkward Jonathon - he was my 2nd favorite behind Joey...
Love, Karla

Kim said...

i know, i should totally like the good guy johnathon...but he did not look like he wanted to be there that night. he was probably thinking, "i'm too old for this."

i say NEVER!