Friday, November 21, 2008
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Sunday, November 16, 2008
I can remember wearing my hair like this. Well, not exactly like this. My bangs were much larger. My BFF at the time (Sarah P.) had the best bangs. I remember one school picture where her bangs were actually cut off by the camera. I was so jealous.
I have some NKOTB CD's that we listen to on the way to dinner before the concert. We decided to eat at a South American restaurant in WVC, hoping that in our 80's gear we might fit in on the west side. We still got lots of funny looks. But I was craving some Colombian empanadas (which they were out of, damn them). They did have jugo de lulo, which made me happy.Then we made our way to the concert (listening to NKOTB the whole time). I thought we might run into some more 80's people, but we really didn't. There was one lady in line that was totally 80's, but I think she dressed like that everyday. We also saw some mullets, and I hope that they didn't cut their hair like that just for the concert (although I also don't hope they think that is a fetching hairstyle). We were so excited sitting in the arena.
Lady Gaga was the first to come out. I am not familiar with her, but she was OK. Not someone I would recommend. Then Natasha Bedingfield was next. I really enjoyed her. And then . . .
I could barely contain my excitement. In all the jumping around, I lost one of my large hoop earrings. For the next few hours, I became 11 again. NKOTB was the first concert I ever attended (we lived in Tulsa at the time). I forgot that I was married and had children. I truly felt like I had gone back in time. For all the old songs they sang, they choreography was also the same. I remember the dances and everything from the first concert, and it was all the same, which made me so happy! I also enjoyed their new songs, but sang every original song at the top of my lungs. My throat kind of hurts today. One thing that was different was how the guys looked on stage. I enjoyed the first concert, and they did great, but they were much more serious. This time, they looked like they were enjoying themselves. When they would start to do one of the old songs, I would see Jordan and Jonathan kind of smile and laugh. I could almost hear them thinking, "Can you believe we are doing this again?" It made me happy to see them being silly. I do still love Joey, but when Jordan took his shirt off, I had to admit that he still has a pretty hot body for an old guy. I was also pleased that Joey and Jordan sang the singles they came out with a few years ago (does anyone else remember those songs? I have them on CD!).I don't think I can say much more about the night (except we couldn't remember where we parked the car, and it took us a while to find it). I had such a good time, and wish I could relive it again. I am still a huge New Kids fan. Here is a picture for all you Donny fans (Tiina), one for me (I LOVE JOEY), and some clips of the concert for you to enjoy: