Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Night I Was 16 Again

The last time I saw New Kids On The Block was at a concert in Manila on February 14th of 1992.

I was sixteen years old then. I skipped my junior prom and begged my mom to watch it with me.

I think it is so cool that NKOTB decided to reunite this year. They aged really well (they aren't really that old but I have seen popular child stars let the perks of fame get to them in a really horrible way) and came out with a great new album.

Robert got us tickets to the NKOTB concert here in Omaha. The concert was last night. I was so excited the entire day and kept on asking Rob, "Is it NKOTB yet?"
From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert


The concert felt like a big late 80's reunion. Fun!
From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert


The concert started on time and I LOST it when they came out. Sixteen years later, I could not believe it.  They opened with "Single" which I thought is their best song on their new album. My behavior was embarrassing.
From New Kids On The Block Concert


Here is a little video clip of that song:


I have a couple of more good videos I am having problems uploading to YouTube and Motionbox.  

My past experiences with concerts is that I pay a ton of money and I will be lucky if I hear 5 good songs live and end up feeling robbed.

Last night was a different story.  They sang A LOT of the old songs (and stayed faithful to the old sound!) and picked to sing the best songs out of their new CD. They put a lot of thought into it and it was just a pleasure to watch.
From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert

From New Kids On The Block Concert


Robert, thank you so much for taking me to the best concert ever!  I loved sharing my teenage years with you :-)
From New Kids On The Block Concert


To my friends in the Philippines: can we please make a petition for an NKOTB concert in Manila?

2 comments :

Rachel Jean said...

AHAAAHAHAAA... that picture of you screaming... FUNNY! XDDD

Samantha said...

I was NUTS! Tell Jonathan that I remembered him when they sang "Summertime" HEEHEE.