Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kansas Part II

First things first- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KELSEA and KARLEA!! They are 10 years old today. It's crazy to think that when I married Sei they were not even 3 and now... wow. Happy birthday girls- your wicked step-mother loves you!!
Sorry for the delay in posting about my trip to Kansas. For those new to my blog, a few of my friends purchased a plane ticket for me to fly to Kansas City so I could see my 8th grade obsession in concert (aka New Kids on the Block.) I missed their Dallas concert because it was on Sunday and was totally bummed. But I have awesome friends, so it's all good...

Now, in Day I I left off with my sister and I going to the concert. The concert was GREAT. Even if you aren't a NKOTB fan- it was fun. They sang a ton of their old stuff and a few of their new songs. I really liked some of their new stuff. I have it on my iPod, so I was familiar with it. They made jokes that only diehards would get like, "I need to ask you a serious question. Not to be confused with a serious message..." I started to cry when they came out on stage which didn't surprise me because I cried when they came out at my first concert. :) I didn't realize, however, that I was standing "in awe" as my sister put it, for most of the concert. Thinking back, yep- I was. Our seats were AWE.SOME. We were in the lower level and only 6 rows back and 2 sections over from the stage. I could see their faces clearly. (YAY for Lasik!) I couldn't believe how close we were.
They also did new dance moves, but threw in some of their old. I was dying when they did this one move on "Favorite Girl" because it's the move I've been practicing for my promised NKOTB Dance video I am going to post.
Here they are doing the "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh" move from "The Right Stuff."
And, yes, they are older now but they could dance. And Donnie and Danny were lookin' hot. Danny was buff as usual- I always loved his body. He breakdanced some too. I caught a little bit, but I am slow to find the video thingy on my camera.

And this is Donnie's butt on the big screen:

"I'll Be Lovin' You Forever"

Me- looking all happy. :D

Danny is in white. The stage in the center of the floor rotated.
"Step 4... I can give you more."

Encore to "Hangin' Tough" which is what the encore was 18 years ago! They all came out dressed in Boston Celtics jerseys since they are from Boston.

All and all it was WONDERFUL. The stadium was full of 30-something year old women and like 12 men. Donnie even gave a shout out to the men telling them they were the smartest men alive because "15 years of pinted up love was gonna be released tonite!" It was awesome. My sister and I had a great time!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!!

I still need to post about the next day when I got to meet another blogger and hang out with S again. Stay tuned.
I leave you with this short video from the concert....

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Chel said...

Happy Birthday to K & K! They are so cute!

So awesome about NKOTB. How fun for you!

Mikelene said...

Greetings & salutations!

Mikelene said...

Looks like a fun time was had by many! My sil is seeing NKOTB in Canada in a few days.

Mikelene said...

I have a friend who knows you, plus others whom I stalk, so I came by to say hi! I'm not some creepy person. (At least not in my book...)

Klin said...

Look at your happy face.

Wow Donnie has a nice butt after all those years. Just saying.

Happy birthday to K & K. You have the best, good looking, and coolest wicked step mom that ever was!!

glittersmama said...

I can vouch for mikelene. Well, my sister says nice things about her. I'm meeting her this week, so I'll give you the truth later.

I'm glad your concert was fab. You do have awesome friends.

No Cool Story said...

Happy birthday cute girls!

No Cool Story said...

Awww, you look so happy!
SHG like this.

No Cool Story said...

WHen I went to the concert with Annie and Carronin I was totally silent. Annie said she was watching me and I barely even sang along. I was TOO in AWE, I was totally mesmerized. I just couldn't believe I was watching was favorite singer in the world (fan since I was 13) with my fav girls in the world.
That said, now looking back, I could have been a bit more active in my concert experience.

I am glad you were :)

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday to Kelsea and Karlea--such cute girls.

I'm glad you had such a great time and that your friends were so good to you. Glad you had such great seats.

MommyJ said...

When I went to see them in concert when I was 12, we were in a huge outdoor stadium, sitting in concrete bleachers. There was woman in her eighties behind me that had seen them in concert like 47 times or something. What I remember most is that this same woman handed out earplugs to several people sitting around us cause it was SO, SO loud. All the old folks got a pair except my dad... I have no idea how we ever convinced him to come along in the first place. He must have really loved us... so anyway, all my mom had to help him out with the noise was a tampon. So she ripped a couple of wads of cotton off the end and my dad stuck them in his ears. I'm totally discouraged that tampons in my dads ears is what I remember the most.

Happy birthday to the girls. They are adorable. :)

And I'm glad you had a good time.

And now I'm done.

Anonymous said...

I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Nancy Face said...

Happy Birthday to cute kelsea and cute Karlea! :D

I'm so glad you had the best time ever at the concert! :D

Lauren said...

I am totally in love with this post! It makes me so happy that you got to see them!

And that picture of your cute girls is darling!!! They are all so pretty.

S said...

You look so darn happy! Yeah!
Happy late birthday girls! Are they coming to sunshine for Christmas? They have the best evil step mom evoh!

S said...

Nothing better than five pelvic thrush at one time:) Was that TMI:) Ok getting it on camera phone is better!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to Kelsea and Karlea!!!! :)

Love the post about the concert! I am so happy for you that you were able to go! :)

Momma Magpie said...

Yayyy! How fun, Tori. I'm glad you had a blast.

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday to the twins! They look so much older since I saw them last.

The concert sounds like a blast! Step 1...we can have lots of fun! ;)

aubrey said...

oh my gosh, that sounds like it was so much fun! and you were so close! i think that is really the only way to see a concert..if you're going to pay money to see someone in concert you better make it worth it. i'm so happy for you!