Thanks to my friend Katie and her American Express, I will be participating in said happening in section 115 on row 12 thankyouverymuch where I will recite every lyric and perform every dance move when THIS happens:

YES! My mother has been known to wear my old dancing leotards from the 80s as a bathing suit. With this somewhat embarrassing news out in the open, I can hope that SURELY she still has my Joey button that was the size of a dinner plate. Plus, I’m going to need some acid wash jeans and a Home Boy t-shirt before June. Note to self.

In other news, I will also swoon, sway, harmonize and try to hit that sweet low bass when the dude starts randomly talking before the bridge when THIS happens:

Don’t you just love Shawn Stockman? The answer is yes. You know a music video is awesome when the on-screen lady stars feature the theatrical skills of Drucilla Winters, Lisa Turtle and Tootie.

Although I will always hold NSYNC as the quintessential boy band from the 90s, I did have a soft spot for Jeff Timmons even though I never technically owned a compact disc featuring 98 Degrees. Yes, he did have an unfortunate tattoo of the group’s logo on his chiseled bicep, but I was able to overlook the chach factor of such blatant self product placement when he smiled that boyish grin my way.

I did a little research and discovered that THIS is happening:

Well hello darling Jeff! I’m sorry that you and Joey Lawrence decided to be Chippendales that one time. I’d say, “Who can trust rumors you read on Wikipedia?! That never happened!” if there weren’t so many photos of you shirtless in a bow tie on the world wide web. I still think you’re cute though. Perhaps you and Donnie can compare muscles on stage? Have an ab-off? Is that even a thing? Let’s look into making THAT happen!

Naturally, my next move is to make a mix tape of the top hits from each boy band. I’ve narrowed it down to five from Boyz II Men, five from 98 Degrees and 10 from New Kids on the Block.

Yes they get more tracks. Please. It’s New Kids.

Now I need input. Which songs should land a coveted spot on the mix tape that will then be distributed as melody homework to the rather large group of 30-somethings attending the blessed event with me? Be heard in the comment section.

Hangin’ tough,

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January 25, 2013 4:34 pm

I’m devastated they’re not coming to my hometown, Denver 🙁

Amber W
Amber W
January 25, 2013 4:54 pm

I was shaking as I was watching this announcement unfold on The View. I too will be participating as soon as tickets in my area go on sale. SO SUPER PUMPED!!!!

January 25, 2013 5:42 pm

Have my ticket already…please let me know where I can get a copy of your famous mix CDs…it is a necessity. So excited to be sharing in the excitement with you. I thought last years NKOTBSB concert was amazing. I can only imagine how this one will be.

January 25, 2013 8:40 pm

Step by step…and I like Summertime!
98 degrees – I do!
Boys to Men – Motownhilly (back again!)

Have a blast!

January 25, 2013 10:28 pm

I don’t know if you also went to NKOTBSB by any chance, but if not, I just think you should be forewarned: there was a point where Donnie Wahlberg ripped his tank top off. Clean off. Off his body. Topless. It was…beautiful.

My mixtape recs:
NKOTB – Please Don’t Go Girl
98 Degrees – (featuring Stevie Wonder) True to Your Heart
Boyz II Men – Uhh Ahh [I highly doubt they would ever sing that one live, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible]

January 26, 2013 12:15 am

98 Degrees – The Hardest Thing
Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) – so bad but so good

Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry (I once saw them for free at the Kentucky State Fair… it was amazing)

And, just for the record, I totally agree with you about N Sync, but we all know that reunion tour is never happening *sigh*

January 26, 2013 9:51 am

I tend to like the more obscure songs…

“Tonight”- NKOTB (oh and Cover Girl was a fave too)
“Under Pressure” -B2M
I also was a huge NSYNC fan back in the day so I didn’t pay much attention to 98 degrees but I would totally sit through them to see the other two. Sadly they are coming NOWHERE near me so I’ll have to hope some of the show comes up on Youtube someday. (sniff)

Green Bean Queen
Green Bean Queen
January 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Quite impressed with your ticket score! I remember my sister was just DEVASTATED when my mom wouldn’t let her go with friends to the NKOTB concert at Astroworld-believe that was late 80’s.

As a fellow Houstonian, I would be SUPER impressed if you also scored tix to “King of Country” GEORGE STRAIT’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert. I was not so much into NKOTB as a teen-George Strait defined the 80’s for me!

January 27, 2013 7:22 am

Um…excuse me. But where is the [second] greatest boy-band of all time: ‘NSync?! 🙂

Quilting Hottie
January 27, 2013 2:17 pm

As someone slightly older than you, I found the part about your mom wearing your olde leotards as bathing suits way better than the concert news. I am only hoping that it doesn’t mean I am close to making such a fashion statement myself in my old age. Love it.

January 28, 2013 9:09 am

END OF THE ROAD – Boyz II Men (flashback to every middle school dance!!)

COVER GIRL- NKOTB (flashback to roller skating in the garage with my sister!)

January 28, 2013 9:27 am

1 – The girl in the B2M video that was wearing purple was Lexie Carter from Days of Our Lives. I’m not ashamed to say that I know that.

2 – I went to the NKTOB concert a few years ago and was incredibly disappointed when their tour with BSB came to my town the night before my wedding. Now, this tour is coming right before I’m due with my first child (as in, two weeks before). Apparently, the timing of my big life events is really terrible.

January 28, 2013 12:39 pm

I may or may not have gone to the New Kids reunion concert a few years ago once or twice. Okay, three. Three times I went. And It. Was. Awesome. Every single time. This was back in ’08, I believe, when some little known artist by the name of Lady Gaga was the opening, opening act. I sang every word to every song, I did some dance moves, I swooned when Joe sang “Please Don’t Go, Girl” and I broke a nail grabbing a sequin on Donnie’s t-shirt. I should be so ashamed. But I am not. Also? The entire parking lot was minivans.

For consideration for your mixed CD – I’ll be lovin’ you forever, Games – the remix, Dirty Dog and Let’s try it again. Also, everything Joey Mac sang.

January 28, 2013 2:57 pm

Summertime – agree
Motwonphilly – Already on there. Nice.

Please Don’t Go Girl — Of course.
True to Your Heart — I KNOW THAT ONE TOO!
Uhh Ahh — I have no clue. Researching now.

The Hardest Thing and Give Me Just One Night — I KNOW THESE TOO! Perhaps I was more of a 98
Degrees fan than I thought?

Tonight – Total favorite.
Under Pressure – Never heard of this one. Researching.


END OF THE ROAD – Yes please.
COVER GIRL – This is the song where Donnie rips his shirt off. A must have on the list.

You are a bigger fan than any of us on this thread my friend.

January 29, 2013 8:43 am

I still remember every move and every word from that video! And I too have the button the size of a dinner plate, only mine was of Jordan K. And I may have 5 photo albums full of Bop and Big Bopper tear outs and posters of NKOTB. Living for this concert;)

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