The NKOTB concert at Madison Square Garden was amazing. Like, beyond amazing. We were trying to play it a little cool, but the second the pyrotechnics started before they got on stage we were screaming like eight year old girls. Here’s the official Not So Glamorous review…
Lady Gaga was the first opening act. I like her single but I don’t quite understand why everyone is so obsessed with her right now. (Maybe just because Perez keeps cramming her down our throats?) I’ve posted a pic below and you can see how her set would be really impressive and cool when done in a club but it just didn’t translate to Madison Square Garden. I will say she did look smoking hot and the girl has amazing legs. Her backup dancers were off timing wise and just generally looked like a hot mess. It’s probably another problem with translating a club show to a massive arena but, frankly, I could put together a better crew of boys just by combing the dance floor of Sugarland on a Saturday night. She was also a little annoying when she made a big announcement of “Tonight a star is born!” in reference to herself. No, sweetie, tonight you opened up for the star who opened up for NKOTB.
Natasha Bedingfield was the second opening act. It was boring but she did a good job – even though there were times it felt like she was screaming at me. Sister’s got a really big voice. Her new haircut is BUSTED! It looks like someone took a weed wacker to one side of head.
New Kids on the Block was, again, amazing. They rightly refer to themselves as “The Block” now instead of the “New Kids”. Like I said before, I was shocked by how darn right exciting it was. When you think about it, the average girl (and some boys) my age spent years of her childhood imaging growing up and being married to one of these guys. I used to get into fistfights with my cousin over which one of us got Jordan as her husband when we played house. She was bigger and usually won so my affections quickly turned to Jon. Anyway, you couldn’t even hear their first song because everybody was screaming like crazy. Here’s a pic of their entrance:
Thanks to American Express pre-sale we had floor seats about 100 yards away from the stage. They really gave their all to the audience. They sang everysong you wanted them to sing and only made us listen to about 4 of the songs from the new album. Jordan even got to do that single he came out with like 10 years ago. That shizz is my jam still. Anyway, so one of the most exciting parts of the night was when we noticed a piano on a small round stage in the center of the floor…oh, only about 25 feet from us. We were so ridiculously close. Here’s my favorite picture from the small stage. You can see how much fun they are having with the whole thing:
It was interesting that all the guys slipped right back into their old roles. Now, I’m gonna break each of ’em down for ya, after the jump.
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