And then I grew up, New Kids faded but I always had a sweet spot for them, even though people would pick on me to hear of my love for them. Then in 1999, Joey released a solo album and the song did well here in Buffalo, not great but everyone would know it. That year both he and Jordan Knight came to Kiss the Summer Hello. It's a concert that is held every year by a local radio station and they get 8-12 bands to come and perform. I was so there. I slowly scooched my way as close to the stage as I could when Joey was up there. As he sang a slow song, Mark lovingly tried to put his arms around me. I pushed him away from me, what if Joey thought I was with him! Gah!
Then fast forward to 2008. NKOTB made a new album, their first in almost 20 years. They were touring! Swoon! My friend Steph and I were in like Flynn baby. We went out and made a date to buy the CD together the day it came out, we went to our first of 5, yes that's 5, concerts together in a 9 month period. After the first concert, in Toronto, we were hooked. We had such a good time that we convinced our husbands and 3 others friends to go to Cleveland to see them 12 days later. This time we made shirts and brought our cameras.
|Krissy, Angela, me, Stephanie, and Joleene|
|Seriously, we are freaking awesome! We got so many great comments on our shirts. Strangers stopping us in the restaurant we ate dinner at before the show and asking to take our picture. We were a hit and we loved it!|
|This time we had handprints on our lady parts that said Joey was here. Risque, no. :)|
|Our signage we made for tailgating.|
|A shadow photo of our headgear.|