Friday, June 17, 2011


A few months I saw this ad on the back of The Metro for a NKOTBSB concert and got really excited!  I was too young for New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and the Backstreet Boys (BSB) were always slightly... less loved than *NSync and 98 Degrees.  (Sorry BSB, I still love you though!)  But regardless, this concert seemed like an awesome idea and look, it even says, "once in a lifetime."  Which is kinda true.. I mean, New Kids might be able to bust a move now... but in a few more years, they're hitting 50, man!

However, when I went to check ticket prices, the cheapest, nosebleed section tickets started at $100.  Hmm.  Remember how I said the love wasn't that much?  PLUS... I've only spent about $60 on my favoritest artists.  Spending $100 (or rather $200 since I wasn't going to go alone) would've been a bit more than I wanted to spend.  So I gave up on the notion of going.  :(

Fast forward to end of May.   At work, we had our fundraising gala and someone had donated two pairs of NKOTBSB @ Fenway tickets (plus two hotel rooms) for our live auction.  The winning bid was at $600!  That was still a relatively good deal since the tickets were valued at $137 each and there were two hotel rooms!  At the end of the evening, we realized there were TWO packets of the auction prize!!  Yes, a whole other set of 4 tickets!  Oh my!  Long story short, a co worker and I were going to split it... but then the boss wanted to try to sell it.  I won't go into that since... I think a pair of tickets went to waste and that makes my blood kind of boil me irritated.

ANYWAY.  I decided two days before the concert... I still wanted to go!  And I had recently discovered fans buys and sell tickets -- so secondhand tickets, but everything goes through stubhub, you don't have to interact with the seller, and stubhub guarentees the tickets are real.)  I had been stalking the site for NKOTBSB tickets for a few days already.  I ended up buying from a different site but I got tickets in the same section as the auction prizes for $50/ticket!  Granted with the handling fee and overnight FedEx shipping it came out to be like $70/ticket but that's still cheaper than $137/ticket!

I was planning on going with Tim, of course, but I had somehow enticed Courtney, whom I've known since 6th grade (and basically grew up on boy bands with), to look into the concert.  (She was coincidentally in Rhode Island!)  But come Saturday (the day of the concert), she was having trouble finding someone to go with.  Since Tim would've been going with me out of love (for me and not BSB), he offered his spot to Courtney.  :]

I would've loved to go with Tim but it was fun going with someone who knew the songs too and screamed louder than you. :-D It was like 95% women at the concert!

Jordin Sparks opened

The boys hung out with the mayor earlier in the day

Mark Wahlberg introduced his brother and NKOTB!  (Found out they're from the Boston area!)

{{screeeeeam!!!!}}  They all came out in (sparkly) Red Sox jerseys.  :-D  And the Green Monster was NKOTBSB-afied.  :]


HELLO BRIAN!!!  :-D  (He was my favorite BSB, if you didn't know)

Here's Nick


Hello Donnie!  Umm... so... NKOTB were the buffest 40-year old men I've seen.  :oP

As you can see... it started to rain.  HARD.  But all the guys were troopers and danced and sang through it.  They were even running and sliding down the extended stage!  Here they used various Boston symbols (sports team font, our transportation logo (T), etc)

Here's the guy from NKOTB that no one knows or remembers the name of sporting Celtic jerseys!

We booked it out of the park before they finished since 1) we didn't want to battle the crowd getting out and 2) it was raining really hard and I was basically.... all wet, cold, and getting pretty uncomfortable.  :(  But then when we were walking down the street, we saw a bunch of cops and then them leaving in these white vans!!!  I'm gonna say that's AJ you can sort of see in the window there.  :oP

It was definitely a lot of fun.  We had great floor seats for a steal and minus the pouring rain, it was a great time!  :]  It was pretty funny seeing who was there for the New Kids (the 30+ year olds) and the slightly younger crowd for BSB by who would dance and belt out songs for their favorite group.

I know I often post many of the same pictures on Facebook but it's more fun to tell the stories here.  :]  For the California folks, if anyone is interested, NKOTBSB are coming to San Jose beginning of July!

Is it terrible that I was listening to N'Sync while writing this post?  :oP

1 comment:

  1. lol, you're such a fangirl!!! hehehe! looks like a fun concert!!


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