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30 July 2011 @ 10:13 pm
Okay.. it's time I write about this. I can tell you right now that this is going to be a long one. :)

I haven't tagged any of the pictures in this post, so if you've come here from tumblr or twitter, just please don't take my pictures and spread them around. I know they aren't ~amazing~ shots but they're special to me. I am slowly tagging them and sharing them via tumblr, and you can feel free to reblog to your heart's content when they are there. Thanks for understanding. <3

Back when I ordered the tickets for this show, I was just a casual Backstreet Boys fan. I just thought it would be a fun show to go to. I started watching BSB videos on YouTube, just because, and I started to get to know the guys as people and I realized that I liked them a lot more than I realized. I've always had a thing for AJ but I especially started to notice Brian and Nick - they're total goofs and I love that. So I started to get more excited about seeing them.

I knew nothing about New Kids on the Block. And I mean nothing. The only thing that ever came into my mind when I heard their name was the LFO lyric, "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, Chinese food makes me sick." And I mean literally, that's the only knowledge/reference of them that I had ever had. I guess I probably have to have heard *NSYNC compared to them back in the day, but I don't remember it.

So I had this "ughh, I have to learn New Kids on the Block songs before the concert" attitude about the show. I hate it when I don't know an artist's music when I hear it live, because when it isn't familiar it usually sounds like gibberish to me, and that's no fun. So, rather reluctantly, I looked them up to learn the songs I knew were on the setlist.

You guys know what happened next. I fell in love with NKOTB. It was like BAM, one day I didn't even know who they were, and the next day I couldn't stop listening to them and watching their videos. Joey caught my eye first, and then Jordan, and then... Donnie. And once I discovered how amazing Donnie was, there was no turning back for me.

Fair warning: this next paragraph is cheesy. But I have to say it. I haven't been caught up in anything this fandom-y since... I don't know, Switchfoot maybe? And that was six years ago. In all honesty, I'm a fangirl at heart, and I hadn't had anything to really love in a while. I seem to only have the ability to fangirl one thing at a time, so whatever it is has to be something that I really love. Those things are few and far between, it seems. I was bored with everything and there was a very noticable void, but there wasn't anything out there that I liked enough to fill it. NKOTB was the missing piece. Not to mention, this past year hasn't been very good to me and I was having an especially rough couple of months due to a few different things. NKOTB really helped me to take my mind off of it and gave me something to be happy about and look forward to. That meant a lot to me.

So... fast forward to a month and a half later, and I'm going to see my newest favorite group in concert! All pictures are clickable; click twice to see the biggest version!Collapse )
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Current Music: Summertime (Red One Remix) - New Kids on the Block
07 July 2011 @ 04:41 am

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