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New Kids on the Block: 2008 Live Tour

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2008 world tour of the musical group New Kids on the Block

The New Kids on the Block: Live is the third worldwide concert tour by American band, New Kids on the Block. The group broke up in 1994 after their last tour. In April 2008, the group reunited on the Today show, announcing a new album and tour. This … see full wiki

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Best concert ever. Period.

  • Nov 5, 2008
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What can I say about this concert? BEST. CONCERT. EVER. Also, loudest concert ever.
In 1986, New Kids on the Block released their debut, self-titled album. It wasn't until 1988 that they became popular and, in 1989 at the tender age of 10-years-old, I discovered them when a family friend gave me home-recorded cassette tapes of "Hangin' Tough" and "New Kids on the Block". I had NKOTB t-shirts, buttons, hats, keychains, and even pillowcases. I swooned over Jordan Knight and eagerly went grocery shopping with my mom so I could snatch up the next issue of "Bop" to tear out the pin-ups and put them on my bedroom wall. Eventually, my fandom waned as I entered junior high and NKOTB broke up.
15 years later, Jordan, Jon, Donnie, Danny, and Joey are back. I attended their concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. All of the memories of my idolization of this group came flooding back to me. Do you know what thousands of women in their late 20's and early 30's reliving their childhood crushes sound like? LOUD. I think we would have blown away any Beatles or Jonas Brothers concert easily. The roar of this audience was deafening that my ear drums were still recovering the next day.
A good portion of the audience came decked out in NKOTB gear from homemade shirts to digging out the original merchandise from the 80's! It was great to be surrounded by so many fans who were as into the group as I was! My sister and I made shirts featuring our favorite NKOTB members too!
The concert itself was amazing! They did a great job in fitting all of their classic hits and include songs from their newest album by stringing together parts of the songs into medleys. The transitions from one song to another were flawless and they kept everyone out of their seats the whole night. They even did the well-known dances from the original music videos for "The Right Stuff" and "Step by Step"! Even though these guys are approaching 40-years-old, they still have the moves! Here's my video of "The Right Stuff":



During part of the show, they performed on a small rotating stage in the middle of the audience so it was great they got in closer to the audience. I watched Donnie take a fan's camera and take photos of himself and the other guys until the stage rotated back to that fan and he gave it back! Also, someone threw a really large bra which was happily swung around by Jordan (I think)!
Lastly, since Jordan Knight is my man, the best part of the night was when he performed "Baby I Believe in You" with his shirt open, flowing in the wind, and his chest was exposed. I didn't take this video but I think it needs to be seen:



Oh. My. Goodness. I fainted. Well, I pretended to faint but it was hot. The 10-year-old in me still loves Jordan Knight!! Woo hooo!
New Kids on the Block concert New Kids on the Block concert Me & my sis in our suite seats

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April 08, 2009
Awww! Totally stellar review! I went to the concert with @simbi09 and loved every minute of it. Thanks for bringing back good memories!
 
March 31, 2009
Good review- I just could never get into the new kids on the block for some reason. I do love music though! Check out the link to discover more bands to review!
 
March 26, 2009
I went to the concert in LA at the Nokia Theater. My 10 year old self was extremely excited to be there and singing along with the songs. It was one of the BEST concerts I've attended.
 
March 09, 2009
Great video, lol! I was never into New Kids, although I was the perfect age for it. All of my friends had the lunchboxes and stuff, but I was too much of a tomboy to get it. I think I was still playing with G.I. Joes. :)
 
February 10, 2009
I saw this concert in the fall with about 10 of my friends. NKOTB were just slightly before my time, but I still loved it! It was a serious girl-fest, and everyone was decked in neon colors and old fan shirts. I agree that the best part of the show was definitely Jordan singing with an open shirt...that boy is ripped!:) Did Natasha Bedingfield open for your show? I thought she was great too!
 
December 05, 2008
I had to laugh when I saw the review description "Best concert ever. Period" and came upon NKOTB
 
November 07, 2008
This is great. Thanks for the vicarious walk down memory lane!
 
November 07, 2008
Great review, Rebecca! Nostalgia tours are cool. If X or the Dead Kennedys ever put on a reunion tour, I hope I can write a review as good as this one. :-)
 
November 05, 2008
LOL = )
 
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