This past weekend was a big one for me. If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw that I spent Sunday night with my five main guys from childhood. Those guys would be New Kids on the Block – and I’m here to tell you that it was just as amazing as my 10 year old self had wished it would be!
The majority of my elementary school years were consumed with NKOTB. I had t-shirts, oversized buttons, a sleeping bag, countless posters, and of course all of the cassette tapes. Joey was (is) my favorite – after all, he was one of my first crushes. Every Friday night for a year straight, my best friend and I would have sleepovers and watch the videos of their concerts. We’d dance and sing along with them, wishing and hoping that they would come to our hometown and we could see them. They never did (or, my parents have a lot of explaining to do), so that dream eventually faded.
When my besties and I learned that they were coming to Chicago, we jumped at the chance to see them. Even better, Nelly and TLC were opening – which was a complete college flashback and absolutely enjoyed.
After dancing and singing/yelling for three hours, my ears were ringing and I was exhausted but it was all so worth it. My head was flooded with memories of my childhood and it reminded me of the days where my biggest concerns were getting my next perm or catching the ice cream truck in time.
I might have waited 25 years for this moment, but it was worth the wait! Here is my main man, Joey, singing directly to me. Isn’t it obvious?
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