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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Birthday...

Happy Birthday, Joey Joe!

Today, Joe celebrates his 36th Birthday! Here's wishing a very happy & enjoyable birthday filled with family, friends & happiness! Happy New Year as well...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Announcement To Come...

This is an email I received and can I tell you just how excited, anxious, and antsy I am?!?

Dear NKOTB fans:

Happy Holidays from New Kids on the Block! Stay tuned for BIG announcements to come top of 2009! You won’t want to miss your opportunity for more FACE TIME!!!! ***

SAVE THE DATE MAY 15 – 18, 2009 ***

I wonder what it could be. There are rumors about a cruise with the guys. I have personal reasons to not want it to be a cruise (I'll explain in a later post). I'm hoping more on the lines of a Fan we'll see what the announcement is.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year from NKOTB...

"Wishing you a very safe and Happy New Year! Get ready for 2009………."

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Arsenio Gems...

Since we've tapped into the Arsenio vault...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Have a funky, funky Xmas...

An oldie but a true goodie...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bunker Hill...

Donnie is in Boston the next two weeks filming the pilot for his next tv series, "Bunker Hill". It's about a cop who returns to his childhood neighborhood as the cop. Donnie does very well in cop shows/movies - just as long as he's on the good side of the law. Whenever he's on the bad side, he gets shot in the head! We can't have that, now can we!

Monday he was filming at the Union Oyster House down in Fanueil Hall. It's times like this I wish I still lived in Boston &/or Southie so I could pop down.

And to show that I can be objective ... I'm not digging the hair 'do' they got going on on him.

Article in the Boston Herald & the Boston Globe

Boston Music Awards...

This year, the 21st Boston Music Awards (BMAs) were held on Sunday, December 7th. They did it a bit differently this year where it was invite/industry only with a few VIP tickets available for purchase.

New Kids On The Block were up for National Act of The Year. I have gone to the award show several times back in the 90s but stopped going when I didn't necessarily have a vested interest. While I do enjoy the thought of supporting local music, there just happened to be nothing that interested me personally.

I did not attend this year as I am being responsible and not spending money on another "show". Not because I'm a 'grown - up', but because I'm saving up for shows next year!

Anyway, I digress...

I'm happy to report that New Kids won their award! How exciting - I'm quite proud of what they achieved when so many said this was a cheesy marketing ploy - "to all you non-believers I say 'peace', you suckers"... (sorry I felt a specific song lyric was appropriate)

Some articles about the show:
Boston Herald & Boston Globe

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Click Click Click ... Pose Off!

A fan made a kick-ass youtube video of all the different Click Click Click poses...VERY COOL!

Fun Little video...

If it works...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Jon turns 40...

We can no longer say that the New Kids are 30 Jon turns 40 today.

Hopefully he's getting some well deserved rest. I could post the lyrics to their song "Happy Birthday" since it is Jon who sings it ... but I'll refrain.

Happy Birthday, Jon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25th...

19 years ago I attended my 3rd New Kids On The Block concert at the Boston Garden. For some reason, this one holds a lot of meaning to me. I don't know if it's because I saved up the money, I stood in line at the Garden to actually buy the tickets (this is long before the days of buying tickets online - you had to use a phone or go to the physcial venue), and we ended up getting 3rd row on the side. I don't know what it is but every year, the date of November 25th has a special place in my heart.

I can still picture Donnie's red glittery jacket vividly that he wore for "This One's for the Children" and seeing him stand on stage with just a single spotlight as he was talking to the crowd about 'a very serious message, so please listen'...

Maybe it was because we had the best seats for a New Kids show that I had...ever. Maybe it's because Donnie stood on our side when he sang and even pointed at 'me'. (yah yah, I know) Or maybe it's because I felt as if I did the whole thing without help and got to enjoy one heckuva show!

Who knows what special place my latest dates will hold but something tells me that this time next year, I'll be just as excited...

Friday, November 21, 2008

American Music Awards...

New Kids On The Block are scheduled to perform at the American Music Awards (AMAs) for the first time in 16 years (at least). The Awards are this coming Sunday, November 23rd.

Guess what I realized...I will be in NJ at my in-law's house for an early Thanksgiving celebration. Thankfully I have already set up my DVR as this is not my ideal location for watching my guys perform on an awards show.

But mannnn....not so great timing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Official Group Photos for Mohegan Sun 11/08...

After almost 2 weeks of 'patiently' waiting, the group photos are up at ILAA's website. Per the other Meet & Greet photos, the quality sucks. And not only that...I'm at the end no where near Donnie, or Joe for that matter.

Stacey looks extremely excited to be cuddly with Jon and Alyson & Joe look damn cute with their hats. But can I just ask...why the hell am I holding my own arse? Shouldn't someone else be doing that for me? All I'm saying that it's kharma that the girl in the blue bubble dress, who pushed me out of the way of my Donnie spot, looks like she has a HUGE ARSE!

And...the pic of Joe & I on the ground was not on the site, as I expected. It was taken by the group's photographer. I've contacted them to see if it's at all possible to get a copy of the picture...obviously you'll know if I did in fact get a copy of the picture!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boston Music Awards...

New Kids On The Block are a Boston Music Awards 2008 Act of the Year nominee! The Boston Music Awards will be held on December 7 this year. It's been years since they've been nominated and I think it's just cool that their reunion is garnishing this much buzz that they're up for an award for Act of the Year.

I've gone to several Boston Music Awards (1990, 1991 & 1992) when they were up for all kinds of awards back in the day. It was crazy, hectic & so much fun. I may even have to contemplate if I go again.

I wouldn't be a true, die-hard fan if I didn't go, right??

I think that everyone who reads this should vote for them under "Artist of the Year (National)" from now until December 5th.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Patiently Waiting...

Tap, Tap, Tap...

That is me, patiently, waiting for ILAA to post the Official Group pictures from our VIP Meet & Greet last week.

It's been 8 days...what could take so long?

How is it possible that I can upload 400+ pictures to my computer, then upload them to a website, post them on a blog, and send them to friends within 24 hours yet this company can't upload/post about 50 pictures? They even had a few days off this week...what's their excuse?

I don't know why I'm so anxious. I know the one thing I'm really looking forward to won't be there. I know the picture of Joey & I lying on the ground together won't be included. I know that was taken by a photographer for the group. I don't know how to get a copy of that picture.

Guess all I can do is patiently wait...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Article on Knight House...

There is an article featured on about the house in Dorchester where Jordan & Jonathan grew up in. It's a nice article as opposed to bashing which is a pleasant surprise.

I grew up a street over. When they were living there is was bright yellow, then they painted it a dark plum/moss color (which made it a bit eery). It appears the new owners (Salvation Army) painted it and it looks really nice.

I'm afraid for the new owners. There is already a planned event to have a group of people get together to go for a tour. (shaking my head)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Night with Friends...

A night out with well as my Dot Rat shirt:

Kelley, Stacey & Mel:

Mel, Megan, & Alyson:
Mel, Megan, Alyson & Mel:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pictures for Mohegan Sun...

Here are a few pics from Saturday's show...somehow I managed to take 403 pictures! I have no idea how I managed this. The only thing I can think of is that I tried extra hard to take good/quality pictures because the fat-head man in front of us was ruining all of my intended shots.

These are in order of the show, not favorite. We all know that this whole post would be Donnie, Donnie, Donnie, Joe, Donnie, Donnie, Donnie, Group, Joe, Donnie, Donnie, Donnie, Donnie...well, you get the idea.

Recap: Mohegan Sun/CT Show 11/8/08...

I'm sad. My Fall 2008 NKOTB mini-tour is over. I went to 5 shows for 5 guys from the Beantown land... But what a way to go out...5* at Mohegan!

M&G was cool, a different vibe from the first 5* Mohegan, more amped up I think. It was in a different location than before - this time the ballroom as opposed to the Cabaret Theatre. The line was crazy long but it was fun to watch people look for their different groups and then say "oh you look nothing like your picture". It seemed to take a long time to check people in than it has in other M&Gs. The nice woman from ILAA was getting really annoyed with people coming up saying we have 7 in our group/8 in our group because we were making the process longer for her. She even made a comment to us so we promised to make it very easy and not argue with her as some girls in front of us were. We got in (I was with my sister, Stacey & Kelley) and we met 2 girls from NY. (Who later got caught taking video of the show)

We were group J (For Joe/Jon/Jordan). Once in the ballroom they had curtains set up in the back to partion off a secluded section for the group photos which helped make it more private. Good thing was that it was better for your specific group shot to keep it personal but you don't get to catch glimpses of them throughout the time there. We sat at the table and waited for our turn. Robo came in, gave the speech about sitting, cameras, phones etc. People were still using phones but cameras remainded hidden. Then the screaming began as the guys came into the room and poked their heads thru the curtains. Donnie came in, stood on a chair and 'asked' for the screams. He said a few things in the bullhorn but couldn't really hear him. Then they did the photos.

When it was our turn, we got in line and got ready. And for some reason I had huge butterflies in my stomach. I was wearing a "Dot Rat" shirt in the hopes to have a good Donnie conversation. And afterall, I am a true, original Dot Rat. I walked in the curtain and was first in my group. Danny yelled out "DOT RAT" and he held his arms out for a hug. So I hugged him, then hugged Jordan as I wanted to get to Donnie who was next. I went over to Donnie and he gave me a huge hug. He asked how I was doing and said good I see. He winked at me and said that he appreciated the shirt. I told him that back at the Boston CD Signing I told him that from one Dot Rat to another I was proud of him and he said I know (which got me confused) and then he said, because of you I got my own Dot Rat shirt, did you see? I said yes which is why I have mine. He kept saying I got it because of you and that you told me that. I wore it to the show, did you see? At this point I was so confused because I couldn't really believe that he got & wore the shirt because I told him that a fellow Dot Rat was proud. So I hugged him again and he grabbed my hand so hard and tried to put me next to him but I was twarted by another girl! DAMMIT!

SO I went to hug Joe & Jon and then I heard Robo say picture time. I, again, was not standing next to a guy. I panicked. I went to look for Joe because I saw Donnie had two girl clinging on to either side. Then I saw Stacey standing next to Jon who had no one else with him, so I jumped at the end next to Jon. Who by the way smells very clean and his sweater was very cozy to hug.

The picture was over and I saw Stacey telling Jon about the twix gift she left for them and he said "oh thank you so much". Then Joe goofily collapsed on the floor. I asked Jon if he was going to make it to the show and he said "yeah, he's just being a goof". Then you heard Jordan on the bullhorn "And ladies if you look to your left you will see Joe McIntyre passed out on the floor". So I went over to Joe to help him up. I gave him my hand and said I'd help him up, but he pulled me down on the floor next to him. WELL HELL YEAH! I wasn't going to pass this up. I laid down next to him and put my head on his shoulder a bit and said 'well this is comfy'. And he said "I never laid down with a Dot Rat before". And then the ILAA photographer came over and took our picture from up above. It was quite fun & cute!

Then all the groups when through and Joe & Donnie poked through the curtain and thanked everyone. They used the bullhorn and thanked us as they know a lot of us have come to multiple shows/M&Gs and that they appreciate it. Then Joe said it was time for them to 'blow our asses up'.

And that was it- no mingling, individual pics, etc. They were running really late so we figured that there wouldn't be any of that. And that was the M&, entertaining, confusing, quick

The show was of course fantastic...We had 7th row and despite being behind a jerk-off and a hoochie-mama it was so much fun! However, the security in the arena really is pretty bad. They gave me a hard time for having the bottow piece of my ticket missing that says 'no cameras' and almost wouldn't let me to my seat but then they'll let EVERYONE and their Mother's down to front row and just stand in the aisles and try to get in your seat.

I've decided that I've already recapped the show and know just how great it is that I'm not going to recap to discuss the annoyances of the night. No need to ruin such a perfectly good memory/evening with them! Plus, I got to hang out with friends during the night and also meet up with new friends, Megan & Mel! You can't beat a night out with friends who all enjoy the men from The Block just as much as you do... It was a great night!

I took a lot of pics so I'll post those when I get them up. Summer '09 can't come fast enough...

Friday, November 7, 2008

Recap: Providence, RI 11/6/08

New Kids On The Block ~ Providence, RI ~ November 6th, 2008

Last night was my fourth show in the NKOTB Mini-Fall 2008 Tour. This particular show was a normal show, no frills, whistles, or bells. Just a good ole fashion concert to go, watch, listen & enjoy. It was almost hard to do just that, enjoy without frills, but I certainly can always enjoy the guys. Frills or no frills.

Alyson & Moira joined the tour as well. Alyson & I originally got tickets but thankfully Moira was able to find a single ticket on ticketmaster so she could come too. I'm glad she was able to because she commented how she wished she was able to see the show more than once and that we were able to go together. We got there for 7:30pm but took our time getting to our seats as we weren't that interested in seeing the opening acts. We completely missed Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga opened before Natasha Beddingfield and I had no clue...and I thought we got there in plenty of time. Guess the 'music' was so 'eh' that I thought it was just the sound system. Oops. I've heard from other people that she wasn't good at all...We didn't see Natasha either but we heard her from our spot on the concourse.

We hung out on the concourse having a snack & drinks. And all the while we were doing a serious case of People-Watching. For the record, I don't mind the city of Providence but this was definitely a different crowd/vibe. It really seemed to have more of a 'white-trash' or bad-slutty vibe. Some of the outfits girls were wearing were horrific. There were girls who were fully decked in head-to-toes 80s garb (long oversized, off the shoulder tshirts, leg warmers, spandex 'pants', and stilletos) and they had their hair in ponytails off to the side. BAD BAD BAD!

Other girls took the slutty approach. So I've seen slutty outfits and some women have the bodies/confidence/clothes to pull it off, however the attempts last night were a) over the top b) inappropriate c) HORRIBLE. I don't want to see your cleavage that's pushed up to your armpits and apparent that the shirt hurts like hell. I also don't want to see your love handles over your microskirt which you keep tugging on because you don't feel comfortable wearing it.

You do realize you're sitting in section 221?? Jordan can't see your boobs. Jordan doesn't want to see your mangled boobs.

Donnie might want to, but that's a different story.

We got to our seats which were floor seats but all the way in the back. So they weren't bad seats but they certainly weren't great seats. However, Alyson & I looked at each other and then at the B-Stage when we realized just how close we were for that. ka-ching. That was the frill for this show...yes.

The show came on! My camera didn't take well because of the lighting so I decided to take some but save it for the B-Stage. It was great because I was able to sing, dance, jump, and watch if I wanted to. I even heard the girl next to me tell her friend that "the girl next to me knows all the dance moves already".

Of course I do...would you expect anything less?

The show was great, the sound wasn't the best in the beginning and Jordan sounded off but it definitely improved as the show went on. Then it was time to make our way over to the B-Stage to get a good spot. Robo, their bodyguard, came back and was standing in people's way. Just because. Then we were all told to move we did for a bit and then their assistant came over with some girl with a pass (who I'm convinced I've seen her before - I just don't know from where) and told her where to stand. So we knew to hop back over and this time they didn't tell us to leave.

They sang 3 songs back there and we were so damn close. I got a few smiles and Danny pointed at me once. Donnie didn't see me but that's what Saturday will be for! They were all in great moods, laughing & joking with each other. Donnie is amazing for fans. He would take stuff from the crowd, sign it and give it back. He took a girls sign, signed it, had Danny sign it, gave it back and blew the girl a kiss. He made her life I heard her say. Joe talked to the crowd and was goofing off with Jordan. It was fun to be that close to see them perform, sing, sweat, dance, and joke THAT close for at least 10 minutes.

It was at THAT moment I realized just how sad I'll be tomorrow night when this mini-tour is over.

After the B-Stage, they headed back up to main stage and Alyson & I just enjoyed ourselves. We sang, grooved, and screamed. Okay, I may have done more screaming than she did. Overall it was yet again a great show and I loved every second of it.

Here are some of my observations from the show:
*Sound wasn't that great in the beginning but thankfully improved as the night went on
*Jon messing up the Right Stuff dance and Joe pretending to beat him up
*Jordan singing too loud during Summertime and Joe laughing at him
*Click Click Click pose (Jordan's jump & continous movement)
*Donnie teasing dropping his pants during Cover Girl
*B Stage - SO CLOSE
*Our seats were not great overall but amazing for the B Stage
*Jordan fixing his plastic bracelets
*Donnie signing posters while at the B Stage
*Shirt for Jordan: "let's make out all night" and then he & Joe signing off the cuff about it
*Not a lot of talk about "Let's Get This"

Providence, RI 11/6/08 Pictures...

Here are 1/2 of the pics, I'll add more later!


Here's a quick glimpse of show #4...*happy sigh*

Pics are uploading (214 of 'em), so I'm going to take a shower and go to bed! I'll do the whole recap tomorrow. But a few quick things:
*I *LOVE* these guys and this show.
*Concert-goers outfit/wardrobes were horrendous tonight.
*Least greatest seats of our mini-tour and we still ended up with GREAT seats.
*I'll be very sad when this is all over.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Show #4...


I'm heading out to Show #4: Providence RI!

And guess what - it's raining out!

The weather gods & NKOTB Events are nothing if not consistent. (I should be use to this...)

I'm very excited to see this show again and take it all in!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dot Rat...

It's official...I have my outfit for Saturday all set!

Does it look at all familiar to you???

I ordered my very own Dot Rat shirt and now have the perfect, and new conversation piece with Donnie!

My Mom picked it up for me today so I didn't have to worry about shipping. She's good like that!

I'm so FREAKIN' excited!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Face Time...

What a very lucky group of ladies to be able to hang out with Donnie himself in a Waffle House at 3am...I'm jealous (in a good way)

Courtesy of NKTV...

Weather Gods...

Okay - I checked with the weather gods...
Thursday for my RI show: Showers & 60*
Saturday for our CT show: Showers & 62*

There's no questioning it anymore. If there is a New Kids Event that I am attending, there WILL be rain.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Less than a week...WOOOO!

I'm so frickin' excited!

Going to hang out with Alyson & Moira on Thursday and then Stacey, Kelley, Meg, & Mel on Saturday.

Let's Get This!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Countdown: Phase II...

6 Days til RI...

8 Days til CT...


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Drop 'em...

Courtesty of NKluvr4eva via

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just Because...

(Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images North America)


Only a week & a day to the RI show and just about a half to the CT VIP show!


I'm so excited...but I really don't want to think about the withdrawal I'm going to go through once my mini-tour is over. so sad...

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Official" Pictures...

As I mentioned in a previous post, the "official" group pictures from our VIP moments posted on the sponsor's website left a lot to be desired in the quality department. Gee, my 19 month old son can take a better picture than what they have taken. Did that sound bitter as I didn't mean it to!? (heehee)

Anyway, I read on the messageboard that I frequent that there was a trick to getting a clearer picture without photoshop.

So I followed the steps...and let's see what happens.

You tell me - do you think the pictures are clearer than originally posted:

Boston New:

Boston Original:

CT New:

Friday, October 24, 2008


Do you remember the game MASH when you were in high school?

Well there is an online version and someone on the newkids message board posted a link and thought it would be a funny to see what people got.

Not the desired outcome I'd hope for but funny nonetheless...

You will live in an Apartment

You will drive a Green Bronco

You will marry Joey McIntyre and have 8 kids

You will be a Roadie in New York.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vlog from Jordan...

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This is the fun kind of hysteria that takes place during the show... I can't wait - only two more weeks!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


3 Weeks until November 6th Show in Providence, RI with Alyson & Moira

3 Weeks & 2 days until November 8th Show at Mohegan Sun, CT with Alyson.

And to top it off ... at the November 8th show, we get to meet up with Megan & Mel again. And Stacey and Kelley has 5* too...

Good times ahead!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

5* VIP Pictures...

Finally, the 5* VIP pictures have been posted for our shows. So while I'm very happy to have these as a momento of the evening, I have a few gripes.

For what the cost is per person, these pictures are horrible. The camera they use is a small digital point & shoot that is clearly a few years old. The quality of each picture has a lot to be desired for. While I understand they may not be able to hire professional photographers for each show, they could at least use a better camera. If you try to enlarge this picture, it becomes grainey & pixely.

And not only that - ILAA (the event sponsor) does not mail you out a copy of the photo. You have to save it from their website and that's all you get. So if you wanted a high quality 5x7 or even larger picture of your experience, I hope you're okay to have a shite-arse picture.

Edit time...

Hey Megan... don't hate on me if you see that I crop our CT group pic so I can try to get a somewhat decent Joey pic! And obviously it's not going to happen because of the damn quality...

Like this:

My Donnie one from Boston is just as bad: