from my personal site
New Kids on the Block : The Block (2008)
I did not know what this band/group truly meant to me until this single hit the radio. I could not believe that seeing these five guys together again would touch me this much and bring out a feeling inside me lost since childhood. I remembered every single word, every single video, every single poster I had, and I remembered listening to their tapes, alone in my room, falling in love with guys I would never meet. The first crush.
The excitement everyone felt when these guys were huge in the late 80s early 90s was phenomenal, and none of it was lost at all! I went on their website and found that all the other "grown up" fans were feeling the same thing as me! They brought us all back to an exciting place that is hard to get back to, if you can at all, in memories and photos, but they brought back the feeling.
I went to three concerts in October and November 2008 and the vibe and level of excitement was insane. At the first show at Staples, we sat in the back and even back there every girl was on their feet the entire time, singing, Every. Single. Word. Although I couldn't see them that well, it was as if I was in the front row... Well, maybe not, I'm sure I'd die if I was in the front row!
The last two conerts (San Diego @ Cox and L.A. @ Nokia) we had much better seats. I could actually see the expressions on their gorgeous faces. My sister and I wore 80s attire and jean jackets covered in buttons. Her favorite is Donnie, and mine is Jordan. When she showed her husband our pics, she asked him if he wanted her to divide them up by who took them. And he said he could tell... All the ones of Donnie were hers and all the ones of Jordan were mine :)
It was the most amazing time. The thrill hasn't died either. I want to go to their show in Irvine next :)