THE BEST CONCERT EVER!!!
In 1990 I got to see the New Kids on the Block when I was 12 at the Marriott Center in Provo, UT and 18 years later I got to see them again in Dallas, TX- am I lucky or what?
The best part was at the last minute Ben's cousin, Jaime was able to come and it was so fun to relive that experience with such a good friend who loves the New Kids just as much as me!
loving the shirt that my friend Rachel made!
A radio station had cardboard cut outs of the band and so we picked out favorite and stood next to them- I've always loved Jonathan (as you'll be able to tell from all my pictures of him down below)
A girl can dream right?
These were only the first of many fans we saw who dressed from the 80's- Oh, it brought back so many fashion memories- some good, some bad!!
We're the Scentsy Ladies!!!
This was taken to show how close we were.
Me and Rachel before the concert started.
Me and Rachel resting while Natasha Bedingfield performed. We needed to rest up our dancing feet and save our voices for the boys!!
I am sooo glad that Jaime came--- I called her literally at 10:45 that morning to tell her that one of the girls who was supposed to come was sick so the ticket was hers. She thought I was kidding at first but then just started screaming.
Me with Heather and Carmen.
When the band first came out. Unfortunately this is when I realized that being 5"3 is NOT a good thing. There was a lady in front of me that brought a collapsable stool that looked like a good idea at the time until she stood on it and started waving this obnoxious green glow stick. Well I tried telling her to put the stick down and she completely ignored me so I promptly found a security guard and told him that she was standing on a stool so he came over and made her take it apart and put it under her seat
I'm sorry but when it comes to the New Kids- the gloves come off people!!!
Oh how we love Joey Joe!!
Kinda a cool shot of the big screen in back of the stage- sometimes it was the only way I could see what they were doing. If they for some wonderful reason come back next year (let's all start praying) I don't think i'll be purchasing floor seats!
Halfway through the concert they left the stage and appeared on this rotating stage with a piano on it. Lucky for us our seats were really close to this stage and we knew when to make a b-line for it. I was basically in the front row and got some great pics. I also got to touch everyone's hands except Danny!!! It made having floor seats totally worth it!!
This is for all those Jordan fans out there! Enjoy!
Donnie singing.... When I zoomed in on this picture his eyes were totally looking at me-- too bad it wasn't Jonathan!!
The man could be a model!!
Just gettin' down with their bad selves. They sang 3 songs from the stage and it was awesome.
Jordan pondering the meaning of life with cutie Jonathan in the background.
Jordan came out and sang 2 songs from when he went solo.
Oh well, he made the best out of the situation and just kept on singing!!
Thank you Jordan for not letting that get in the way- we all very much appreciated it!!
They make white look good!!!
Just so we can have it on record that we were there!!!
They're sooo singing just to us!!
In almost all my pics I zoomed in but I wanted one that showed exactly how close/far we were. This is taken exactly where our seats were. Kinda cool!
Them saying bye to everyone.
Ummmm- guys, i'm over here!!!
Doing some sort of huddle!!
Please come back next year!!
My friend bought the concert program they were selling there and my friend Rachel was going through it on the way home and I made her take the pictures of Jonathan cuz they were amazing. I think I might see if anyone is selling one on Ebay!!
I'm so glad I could go to the concert again- It was so fun to look around and see all the homemade shirts that girls had made. Here are some of them:
"Before there was my husband there was Jordan"
"Before there was N'Sync, there was NKOTB"
"Hangin' Tough Fan Club- est. 1984"
Thank you Ben for "Hangin' Tough" and for dealing with my post adolescent craziness "Step by Step". And for actually liking some of their songs! I've been playing the CD non stop since Sept. so thank you for "Lovin' me Forever".
"You've got the Right Stuff" Ben!!