Friday, May 16, 2008

So I'll meet you by my locker after 3rd period

So I found out a while back that NKOTB were getting back together. And the excitement? It was palpable. Friends were coming out of the woodwork to admit to being die hard fans back in the day. We figured out that Daniel was at the same concert as at least 3 of our current friends when he was a freshman in college. Fun stuff.

The comeback concert was today on the Today Show. Outside. In the rain. And the crowd, mostly women, were re-living their teenage years right there on live TV. And don't think I didn't BEG to go. I thought "what a fun anniversary trip! NY and New Kids!" We went to NY for our first anniversary and I do want to go back. But apparently a New Kids concert is not how he wanted to spend our 9th anniversary. He acted all high and mighty, like there's NO WAY he'd ever go to their concert. We'll just try to forget that "back in the day" HE was the one who paid money and drove 3 hours to a concert, not me. With Tiffany as the opening act. I'm just sayin'.

So anyway, the concert. Here they were, looking a little (15 yrs) older, moving a little slower (admittedly it WAS raining), singing the same songs. It was a little weird. Seeing all those women, most of whom were AT LEAST my age, screaming and waving their hands, reaching out to touch them. They have wives, people! And kids! And so do you!! (the kids part, not the wives)

Anyhoo, it was weird to watch. I fluctuated between feeling uncomfortable and awkward watching these men sing songs that I knew and loved as a teenager and wanting to call my girlfriends to go roller skating. Like I was being forced to take a peek back to my childhood, with MY kids right beside me. Odd.

Hey I wonder if I could find my copy of "Funky Funky Christmas" at my mom's house.


Melissa said...

YOU are not right. That's hilarious that the SAME women who met at their lockers after 3rd period were meeting at the NKOTB come back concert! Somethings never change.
Hope your anniversary was good! love you!

Michelle said...

HAHA! I'm right in the middle of cooking dinner and stopped to check my email ~ thanks for visiting my blog by the way~ But I just had to let you know that I am/was a big NKOTHB fan! I watched it yesterday on youtube. I thought it was kinda funny that they had these young girls dancing with them in the background. I told my hubby that most of their fans are around my age, ya know moms & we don't wanna see that! heehee! I think I have stumbled across your blog before but I can't remember when or how =P But I"ll be back after while.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for throwing me under the bus. There are some things you just don't share.

Betsy said...

Hi Jennifer-
I saw your name on Faith's blog and found my way here. I think I remember you leaving me a comment a while back, but I couldn't comment back to you because I don't think you had a blog at that time.

Glad you've got one now! You're another NC blog friend! How fun!

Have a great weekend!

Melissa Stover said...

thank you for commenting. i don't think i've ever been to your blog before and now i know where to find you.

wow a trip to brazil! that will be interesting to read about.

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

You are so funny!! I love it! I wish I would've seen that! So fun!!