A little music to help set the mood…
A few of my girlfriends and I had a hot date to rush to after dinner. It just so happened that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys were playing in Vancouver the night before I was getting married. It was like fate!!
See, I loved the New Kids as a teenager. I’m pretty sure I had The Right Stuff on constant replay on the boom box in my bedroom. I even saw them in concert with Bridesmaid D on their last reunion tour a few years ago.
That time I dressed up in an old sweatshirt from grade 8 (that oversized monstrosity was labelled a medium), I tucked and rolled my jeans and bumped my hair. It was awesome. When BM-D found out they were in Vancouver she declared it fate and that we had to go. Besides? What better way is there to spend your last night as a single girl reliving your teenage dreams of yesteryear? Yeah, we were all pretty excited.
I’m also a pretty huge Glee fan so it was cool that Mr. Scheuster (cough, I mean, Matthew Morrison) was the opening act. He can really sing!
Pretty soon it was time for the New Kids and the Backstreet Boys to come out. Yeah!! (P.S. – awesome photo bomb BM-D!)
I know this can be a pretty polarizing topic amongst women but I definitely think that the New Kids trump the Backstreet Boys. Their tunes are catchy and Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre sure can belt the songs out. I may have screamed like a teenager as the guys came over to say hello to our section…
Plus they can still bust out the exact same awesome dance moves! But, whether you are a New Kids or a Backstreet fan it didn’t matter, everyone was a winner. The show was fantastic in a totally retro ’80s/’90s kind of way.
There was only one thing that was bugging me at the show.
I still hadn’t finished my vows yet!!!
I had actually brought my pad of paper and a pen in case inspiration struck while at the concert. Unfortunately unless I was going to quote lines from Step by Step in my vows inspiration was nowhere to be found. Mind you…maybe the concept isn’t all that bad?
Step 1: We can have lots of fun…
Step 2: There’s so much we can do…
OK hive, spill the beans. Were you a New Kids or a Backstreet fan? Or were you more into *NSYNC?
Get caught up with the Gazelle recaps!
- Walking on Sunshine: Last Night as a Single Gal
- Walking on Sunshine: Our Rehearsal Lunch
- Walking on Sunshine: We Rehearse
- Walking on Sunshine: Let’s Hike Up a Mountain
- Walking on Sunshine: We Arrive in Vancouver
- Walking on Sunshine: Pre-Wedding Vacation