Partying like it’s 1990

In 1990, all the girls at the New Kids on the Block concert were accompanied by their parents. Last night, all the girls were drunk.

What a difference 20 years makes.

That was pretty much the only difference between my first New Kids concert (which happened to be my first concert) and last night’s concert. Well, that and the fact that the guys are now much hotter. 🙂

My sil and I headed over to the Gwinnett Arena after dinner, and we were surprised at how packed it was. We had to park over by the arts center where she got married, which is a nice little walk to the arena. I figured it would be sold out, but I didn’t think we’d have to park *that* far away. It was a nice bit of exercise, though.

After we found our fabulous seats on the club level, we headed back downstairs to get shirts and new buttons, though Rachel wore her 1988 button rather than her new one. I wish I’d been able to find my old buttons!

nkotb concert

nkotb concert

The show was amazing. It was probably one of the best I’ve been to. The guys are really talented, and it was so much fun to sing along. It’s funny how quickly the words to all those old songs I haven’t heard in 20 years came back to me. It was also great to see that they still used all those awesome dance moves from the 1980s.

nkotb concert

nkotb concert

They ended the regular set with their new single, Summertime, which is one of my favorite songs, and then did an encore of Step by Step and Hangin’ Tough.

Last night’s concert also brought back a lot of memories. The last time I saw the New Kids, my dad was with me. He took me as a reward for getting straight As. He probably should have thought that through more since I always got straight As, but as much as he mocks it, I know he enjoyed it. In fact, he called me last night on my way to the arena and after I had arrived to ask me to call him during one of the songs so he could hear it. I think he was wishing he was there. At least that’s what I like to think.

So even though I’m hoarse and partially deaf, last night was definitely one of the most fun nights I’ve had in a while. It was a lot of fun hanging out with my sil (and it was her first New Kids concert, which made it even more fun!) and reverting back to my 10-year-old self. Here’s to hoping they stay together for a while and tour again next year.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Joe says:

    Love the photos. Glad you had such a wonderful night.

  2. Lisa says:

    I still can’t believe they are doing a tour again. Honestly, it makes me feel old. LOL

  3. Joanna says:

    Wow! I used to LOVE Jordan Knight. O.M.G.

  4. jamie says:

    oh no you didn’t! i’m jealous that you got to go to the concert =) it looks and sounds like you guys had a blast!

  5. I am glad you enjoyed it so much – it’s amazing to see ourselves in the younger fans of today..

  6. alyndabear says:

    I just love how they can still do their choreographed dance moves. Those boys rock! Love your tshirts too!

  7. Heather says:

    OMG so super jealous. I really wanted to go here in Dallas but nobody would spend the money on it.

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