to see NKOTB...AGAIN! So what if this is the 2nd time that Misty, Amber and I have gone to see them :) We HAD to go again so that Wendy, Shannon and Ashleigh could have the full experience of the reunion tour...right?! So Saturday, Wendy and I head up to Nashville so that we could spend a few days, shopping, eating, playing Wii, etc. We had such a fun time...Then on Monday we waited for Amber, Shannon, Misty and Ashleigh to arrive so that we could be on our way!
On the awy Ashleigh thought we were all crazy for being so stinkin excited about going to see them...I mean, she was happy about it, but there was no real joy about the fact that a) she was going to spend an evening with all of us and b) that she was about to witness a wonderful moment in history...a NKOTB concert! So this was her on the way...
and then we had Amber who is OBVIOUSLY the queen of fashion, who had to get dolled up the entire way there...She looked amazing :)
We decide to eat at Logan's on Charlotte Pike so that we won't be in the middle of downtown NKOTB traffic!
I will admit that I was alittle apprehensive about our time...i HATE to be late anywhere, especially if it is to a New Kids concert...I mean we CANNOT be late...so I rushed everyone through dinner and we got in the car to head to the Sommet Center. We arrived at almost 7:00 sharp! So now what do we do for 30 minutes...we all went to the bathroom since it wasn't very crowded and as soon as we walked in, we heard people outside screaming...We all run out of the bathroom and we look at the balcony right above us and Danny Wood is standing there waving to all of us (there were probably like 100 people out there :) As soon as he had walked to the other side Donny and Jordan come walking out and then Joey...We were all screaming like school girls...even Ashleigh got into it a little, she was excited...I don't care what she says :)(and what about my perfect timing...everybody was grateful that I rushed them through dinner...heartburn and undigested food didn't matter to them anymore...they have just SEEN the New Kids On The Block for cryin out loud! Such a fun memory...to know that we were that close to them for even a few minutes...and didn't have to pay the big bucks for front row tickets (although that wouldv'e been fun!) I hate it that NONE of us had our cameras (on our ticket stub...IN BIG BOLD PRINT, it said NO CAMERAS OR CAMCORDERS...so us, being the rule followers that we are left our cameras in the car and missed out on some REALLY GOOD PICTURES! But we will forever remember them in our minds! So we party through 2 hours of the most amazing concert (the Jabowakeez were the opening act...I didn't know who in the world they were, but Ashleigh sure did and she LOVED them...they were really good!) and just as soon as they started, it seemed to end...it happened just that fast! But we had so much fun! So afterward we find out that Ashleigh has become a HUGE fan (its amazing what a couple of hours with the New Kids can do to a girl :) and she and Wendy were ADAMANT about finding them... They kept trying to hang out in the Sommet Center seeing if they could catch one more glance of them...After about 30 minutes, we all finally got kicked out...they were locking the place up!
So we head to the car and Wendy and Ashleigh are still very sure that if we wait long enough we could at least see the buses leave! Wendy had heard that if we could go find the tunnel that go under the Sommet Center that we maybe could catch a glimpse of them...and that was all it took! We WERE GOING TO FIND THEM! After about 30- 45 minutes of driving around the block we finally come to a stoplight and we see this group of girls on the corner and all of a sudden, they start screaming! Wendy, Ashleigh and Misty JUMP out of an almost moving vehicle and start running down the street trying to catch JOEY MCINTYRE'S bus! Oh my goodness, what a sight...
and you might need to see these girls faces...were they happy or what?!?! See the difference b/t Ashleigh's before after concert pics...SHE LOVES THEM NOW!!
so after we saw the first bus...Ashleigh thought that it was imperative that we wait for the others! After standing in the streets of nashville for over an hour and a half we FINALLY saw them...Danny and Donnie's bus was the first
and he even made his bus driver stop...He opened the door (Wendy was actually close enough to hold the door open...and brought someone on board and gave her hugs and kisses (that's another post in itself!) We were extremely close and I got some pretty good pictures of him
The Knight Bus (Jordan and Jon was the last one...) and they didn't care to open their door...One of them (I think is was Jon) was already in his recliner..in the front of the bus with his house shoes on , propped up in the window...
WHAT A NIGHT!!! Such fun times with such fun girls...that I love very much...May we have many more wonderful and funny memories!!
And where is the next NKOTB concert...surely we should make another one...and maybe have meet and greet tickets :)