While I was home, my mother and I drove over to Dallas with my aunt and cousin Brittni and her boyfriend, where we met up with my sister, to spend the weekend with my aunt and Uncle. We had a great time and ate delicious food (because my aunt is an AMAZING cook!!!!) and went shopping and bought lots of cute things and, well, good times were had.
The entire reason for this trip, though, was for my mother, my sister, and I, on July to all get to see the New Kids on the Block TOGETHER!
As opposed to seeing them apart and then gushing on the phone all about it (which my sister and I did, without my mother, who had never actually seen them - or maybe she did back in the day?).
It was so so so so SO amazing!!!! It was the third time for me to get to see them since they started this reunion thing of theirs (the second for Kristen), and of course it was the most amazing time since I was with Kristen and my mom! Kristen and I dressed up in our old sweatsuits from back in the day despite the 100 degree heat, and I have to say, we were definitely the best dressed fans there.
Aren't We Just the Cutest?
Kristen managed to keep hers on for pretty much the whole time, but I have to admit that I took mine off, so as not to die of heat.
This really awesome dance group from Colorado, the JabaWockeeZ (you might remember them from the opening scene of Step Up 2: The Streets). Sadly, I think that my mom enjoyed them more than she actually enjoyed the New Kids. So, they were awesome, and then the New Kids on the Block played for OVER 2 HOURS!!!!
They played all of our favorite songs, including "Popsicle," which they hadn't played either of the two previous times when I saw them. I was thrilled beyond belief. Kristen and I danced like maniacs pretty much the entire time. There was a little girl beside us who seemed to know all of the old NKOTB dance moves and also danced like a maniac the whole time. It was so cute. Especially because the New Kids on the Block were also doing all of the old dance moves. It was completely radical, even if Mom was slightly mortified by all of the crotch grabs. Kristen and I, however, were thrilled.
At one point during the concert, the New Kids all came out into the audience, and Kristen and I ran to get close, stupidly forgetting the camera. If we had remembered it, we would have gotten a RIDICULOUS close up of Jonathan Knight. We were literally, like, a foot from him. And being so close to him, I remembered that HE (and not Mike Dirnt, as I have previously stated in this blog) was the real first love of my lifeK. Seriously, I was completely obsessed with him (even if I always thought that Danny Wood was just a little bit sexier). I had the stuffed doll and the barbie style doll and there was a huge poster of him right behind my bed combined with lots of little pictures of him (and Danny and all the New Kids) plastering the rest of the walls under the creamy blue and pink unicorn bordering that I adored (and that I hope to one day have again, PLEASE Guillaume?!?). Honestly, I don't know how in my head I had forever replaced him with Mike Dirnt. Don't get me wrong, I totally did love Mike Dirnt back in the day, but there was ALWAYS Jonathan before him.
Then and Now
Man, I wish we had had the camera with us. There were so many people getting such amazing pictures.
I have since then discovered that, according to the National Enquirer and his supposed ex-boyfriend, he might be gay. This might explain a lot of things in my life, but because I loved him and therefore always will love him, I hope that he is not.
Anyhow, so the concert was FANTASTIC!!!! Good times were had, and I was thrilled that it was being recorded for the webcast. Because this means that some day it may be released on DVD. I can only keep my fingers crossed.