OH MY GAWD!! (ok just had to go back to my junior high school days for a moment!) OMG OMG OMG!!!!! (k that’s the last time I swear!!)
Yes, I went to the NKOTBSB concert this year. And I’m damn proud of that. The day of the concert I put my itunes on NKOTB shuffle and relived my junior high school days I spent swooning over Mr. Jonathan Knight…. He still makes me swoon <3 Yes, I realize he’s gay, that doesn’t change a damn thing. He’s beautiful and gorgeous and I’d die for his smile
Listening to their albums old and new got me pumped up for the concert. I even used my handy iPhone to record a portion of “Please Don’t Go Girl” and text message it to my life-long gal-pal, Meredith which wound up getting HER pumped up for the concert.
Of course while experiencing all of this, I was reminded of my first (and ONLY) NKOTB concert. I was in 7th grade and I made this big paper banner that said I <3 JON! I made one for Meredith that said I <3 JOE, she forgot to bring hers….but I held mine up proudly through most of the concert. The poor sign was TRASHED by the end of the concert…. but I swear to God he made eye contact with me!! I bawled my head off….. yes… I was one of THOSE girls!
When they came back later that year Meredith and I of COURSE begged our parents for tickets. They bought us tickets….. however…. by the time of the concert I had found my way into some trouble (when the hell WASN’T I in trouble??) and I had been grounded by my parents. My Dad wouldn’t let me go to the concert. I was ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED!!! I sat in my room crying and listening to my NKOTB tapes all night thinking about how much fun all the OTHER girls must be having. Worst. Night. Ever. I went to school the next day…. and got to see all the cool new T-shirts and NKOTB merch the other girls from my school were sporting! I never forgave my Dad for that…. I never went to another NKOTB concert after that…. until this year.
That time in my life was SO consumed by the sounds and obsessions of Jonathan Knight and NKOTB. Favorite gift EVER was the Jon Knight T-shirt my Mom bought me for my birthday…. I think I screamed. Their music is so nostalgic to me and brings back a lot of happy memories. I think Meredith and I wore out one of my cassette tapes because we played their music CONSTANTLY!
Their concert was awesome. It was a spectacular show and I screamed so much my voice was hoarse by the end of the show. I have to say it was a little sad too…. it made me feel old :p It was two decades ago that I was infatuated with these talented young men
Oh yeah… BSB was there too. I like them well enough…. I was never a fan of BSB like I was NKOTB.
Anyway!! Here are my pics from the concert! I apologize for quality. No one is allowed to bring professional cameras into the concert. So I was stuck with my little point and shoot. But I’m super happy with what I got.
My favorite of COURSE is the one near the end of Jon in his #11 Boston Celtics Jersey waving in my direction *SWOON* And just a little FYI – #11 has been my lucky number for YEARS!! I have no idea if or why the #11 might be significant to Jon… but when he came out wearing MY lucky number…. I freaked a little Hey…. my teenage heart will never let go
Enjoy the pics