Saturday, October 18, 2008

A BLAST from the past!

When I was 13 years old, my two favorite things to do were to hang out with my friends and to listen to the New Kids on the Block. I LOVED this band, as a matter of fact, I was a little obsessed. After listening to thier music, covering my room with their images, and daydreaming constantly about this band with all the "Right Stuff" my dreams came true- my friends and I got to actually go to a live New Kids on the Block concert in San Jose!! The year was 1990...
The day after I turned 31 years old, a group of my best friends and I made a pilgrimage to Arco Arena to relive our teen fantasy. It had been 18 years and so much had changed, yet here I was, screaming like a teenager over a group of 40 year-old men bouncing around on stage to a set of very familiar tunes. We screamed and sang along until our throats were sore and our voices were gone. We stayed through both encores ("Step By Step" was the first, followed by the grand finale: "Hangin' Tough"). The show ended around midnight, a very late hour for all of us these days. On Friday, back in our regular adult lives and jobs, we were all dragging, but I think each of us had a little glimmer in our eyes for days following the concert. There's just nothing like having you breath taken away by a beloved boy band for the first time in almost two decades.

Joey *sigh* McIntyre.... still so dreamy after all these years!!