NKOTB Recap

One word.

AH-MAZE-ING.

I have said it time and time again… or at least the last two times that I’ve seen NKOTB in concert (as an adult) that they bring it.  They bring it for two hours and they don’t stop.  And when they don’t stop?  I don’t stop… meaning I am still trying to catch up on the lack of sleep from my teenage trip… the one in which I was not, in fact, a teenager.

Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees were good, too… but they were just part of the package… I went to see NKOTB.  (And more specifically, Donnie.)

By the way… you may have already seen these pictures as I posted them to my Facebook page… not a fan?  You should be! Like me here! 

Again, it was amazing.

Before NKOTB even came out we realized (thanks to a woman who has been on the cruise — that’s what I want to do!) that we were sitting two rows behind the families.

Yes!

I’m serious.

Danny’s daughters were there as well as Joey’s wife and their three children.  (I have pictures of all of them, but this is the only one that turned out remotely okay and since she’s not posing, nor does she realize that I’m taking a picture, I would venture to say that Mrs. McIntyre would not agree that this is a good picture.  Oh well.  I’m posting it anyway… it’s my brief stint as the Paparazzi!  Except I didn’t get paid for this picture.)

Our seats were amazing.  My friend is a fan club member and got tickets before they went on sale… I could’ve been a fan club member….

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But, it doesn’t matter… in the end.. it all worked out and I got to go with friends, and meet new friends.

One of the gals that met us there is Amy.

This is Amy.

Amy and I met on the internet in late 1996.  I know this because we met on an AOL board for women who were all due in August of 1999.  Yup.  She’s got a son the same age as Thing 2.  We used to get together quite a bit despite the distance between us all AND… we even ended up at Disney World the same week and celebrated their FOURTH birthdays together.  So, we’ve been friends for 14 years now… and sadly the last time I saw her was about 7 years ago.

So it was very cool to meet up with her (she just lives outside DC) and catch up…

(Side note:  While I met her on the internet, we also realized that her husband’s aunt lived across the street from my family when we lived in upstate New York.  Small world, people.  Small world.)

Enough about Amy.  I know you want to see/hear more about the boys.

It was good.

They still have it.

They did new stuff (from their latest album “10” and the last album “The Block”) and then from when we were kids.

And Donnie had a song for me.

He knew that I was there.

Now, for those of you who are new, you might not know that I initially wrote to Donnie over four years ago thus causing him to divorce his wife.  Then, I met the hubs and in May 2010, just three days before I wed the hunky hubs, I sent Donnie a break up letter.

I checked in on him when he came to Greensboro two summers ago.  But I didn’t realize how hard the break up was on him.

He went so far as to plant a full on kiss on this woman in the front row… who was not very attractive… nor do I think she appreciated it…

I’m sure it’s because he was hurt… knowing I was there… and attempting to make me jealous.

But then, it all made sense when they came out and sang this song:

 

 

If you don’t want to watch the video (which why wouldn’t you?  There are pictures of them in there!) here are the lyrics:

 

(Intro)
Now that we’ve come to an end
You say that you wanna be friends.

(Verse)
Don’t say a word, don’t make a sound,
Don’t keep in touch, don’t come around,
Don’t ask me how I’m doing now,
Don’t think of me, just fade me out.
Forget about me and I’ll forget about you.

(Chorus)
I can’t pretend that I don’t love you anymore
I can’t be friends cause it hurts like it’s never hurt before.
Now you think that I’m cold and I don’t care about you,
I’m better without you, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Girl, I’m dying, I’m just trying to survive you.

(Verse)
My scars are still burning since you walked away,
Cause you rip them wide open when I see your face.
I’m back at square one trying to breathe through the pain,
You don’t even know what you’re doing to me.
When I get through to life after you?

(Chorus)
I can’t pretend that I don’t love you anymore
I can’t be friends cause it hurts like it’s never hurt before.
Now you think that I’m cold and I don’t care about you,
I’m better without you, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Girl, I’m dying, I’m just trying to survive you.

(Bridge)
Now that we’ve come to the end
You say that you wanna be friends.
But I,

(Chorus)
I can’t pretend that I don’t love you anymore
I can’t be friends cause it hurts like it’s never hurt before.
Now you think that I’m cold and I don’t care about you,
I’m better without you, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Girl, I’m dying, I’m just trying to survive you,
I’m just trying to survive you

 

Broke my heart.  Just look how upset he is….

I know!  Heart breaking.

But regardless, it was a great show!

I can tell you that they were a little more… um…. provocative than I’ve ever seen them.

Several shirtless moments….

I thought about it… you know, if they would’ve done the strip tease thing when we were kids, our parents never would’ve let us go to their concerts.  So I guess that’s why they are more about talking about sex than their first kisses.

And honestly, I think that’s what was the biggest disappointment.  At one point, when Jordan was shirtless and with his hands IN HIS PANTS I determined that I was so glad that I had not brought Thing 2 with me.  But… that’s another blog post for another time and one that I probably WILL write, because it’s been weighing heavy on my heart.

But God was there… even at the NKOTB concert.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather.  We couldn’t have asked for better seats.  And when the crap camera wasn’t working so great, actually, not at all, I just asked Him to make it work through the concert… and it did. (And took great pictures, I might add!!!!)

He helped secure a $6 parking spot for Amy (as opposed to $30) and when she came out the car behind her had just pulled out meaning she didn’t have to worry about getting out of her parking spot.

All in all?

Great trip.

Great concert.

Great memories.

The recovery time is killing me.

Until next time…

 

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