The New Kids on the Block / Backstreet Boys ("NKOTBSB") concert was so much fun. Pretend for a second that you are 12 years old again. Kristin and I got to be 12 again for an entire evening.
The boys did not disappoint. They can still move like it is 1990. At one point, I looked at Kristin and said, "I wonder if they feel dumb doing these cheesy dance moves?!?!" But then I looked at a sold-out American Airlines Center at roughly $100/ticket and realized that even if they did feel dumb, they didn't care.
There were costume changes, multiple stages, fireworks, giant screens - you name it. For the finale, they all came out in Dallas Maverick jerseys.
Donnie didn't keep his on very long. And let me tell you - when he ripped it off, the place went crazy. Mr. Wahlberg has aged well.
I have to say that my favorite part of the concert was when they split up and went into the audience to sing "Tonight." Our section got Joey McIntyre, my personal crush from when I was young. (I swear he looked right at me - ha!)
I could not have asked for a more ridiculously innocent and fun evening. I should really consult a thesaurus for words other than "fun," but it really is the best description. I am not the only one who thought so. Imagine the loudest noise you've ever heard ...... now multiply it by one zillion. That is how loud it was in there. It was a 99.9% female audience with an age range of about 20-45. And every single one of us was screaming like a little girl. One brave boyfriend in the row ahead of us just couldn't take it anymore:
Bless his heart.
For anyone who cares to know what NKOTB and a zillion screaming girls sound like, enjoy some snippets: