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I’ll Be Loving NKOTB Abs Forever (and Everything Else About Them…)

17 Jun
Welcome back to Pittsburgh, Donnie Wahlberg's abs!

Welcome back to Pittsburgh, Donnie Wahlberg’s abs!

They’re baackk!! That’s right people, Donnie Wahlberg’s abs will be on display this summer in various cities across the country on The Package Tour! Woo hoo!

The beautiful men of NKOTB.

Danny’s biceps are seriously about to bust through his suit coat!

Earlier this week the “The Package Tour,” made it’s Pittsburgh stop, and dare I say, I think this was the best New Kids on the Block show yet! Seriously though, I should know as I went to my first one nearly 23 years ago.

NKOTB gettin' down!

NKOTB gettin’ down!

Typically when you go to a show, you have to sit through an opening act you’ve never heard of, who probably isn’t even that great. Well well, not on The Package Tour! Opening acts for NKOTB this time around were Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees. Can we say boy band bliss?!

Boyz II Men = classic.

Boyz II Men = classic.

Nick Lachey was looking fit as ever!

Nick Lachey was looking fit as ever!

Everyone was completely awesome. Seriously, they all worked it. I’d go to every show on the tour if I could convince my husband going to NKOTB shows is a legit career.

NKOTB Looks Like Fitness Models

Not only do the amazingly talented men of New Kids on the Block still sound as fantastic as they did at my first concert 23 years ago, they’re in just as good shape. Actually, I think they look even better than they did in their 20’s! These studly men are seriously fit.

The lovely men of NKOTB.

The beautiful men of NKOTB.

Donnie Wahlberg’s abs totally stole the show while he belted out “Cover Girl,” and glided around the stage with all the swagger in the world. Sigh. Words cannot describe how beautiful those three minutes were for all of us “Donnie girls.”

And a side view of Donnie Wahlberg's abs. Wow, just wow!

And a side view of Donnie Wahlberg’s abs. Wow, just wow!

Jordan also gave us a little sneak peek of his beautiful toned stomach (see below).

What a tease!

What a tease!

While Danny, Joe, and Jon are a bit more modest, their clothes can’t disguise how crazy fit they are. Joe just ran a marathon, Danny’s biceps are the size of a moderately sized child, and Jon has never looked better!

Lookin' good boys, lookin' good.

Lookin’ good boys, lookin’ good.

These five guys, who are all in their 40’s, danced their finely toned arses off for two straight hours. No stopping. I’d be willing to bet that most guys half their age couldn’t do that! Especially while belting out perfect versions of their hits from the past 25 years.

Love how they always wear Boston jerseys during Hangin' Tough. Especially adorable this year with the "Boston Strong" shoutout.

Love how they always wear Boston jerseys during Hangin’ Tough. Especially adorable this year with the “Boston Strong” shoutout.

This goes to show that age really is just a number people. You can be in the best shape of your life at 45, 50, whatever. If you have the desire to get fit, there’s no stopping you! Let Donnie Wahlberg’s abs and Danny Wood’s bulging biceps be your inspiration!

Listen to New Kids on the Block Songs From the 2011 Tour

18 Jun

 

Check out these videos of the 2011 New Kids on the Block tour.

I discovered how to be a voyeur immediately before attending the NKOTBSB concert in Pittsburgh, so I was able to record quite a few New Kids on the Block songs to share with those of you who weren’t able to make it. Watch. Enjoy. Love these videos that I took.

Live from the 2011 New Kids on the Block Tour stop in Pittsburgh:

Joey McIntyre sings “Please Don’t Go Girl” in Pittsburgh on the 2011 New Kids on the Block Tour:

Donnie Walhberg sings “Cover Girl,” one of my favorite New Kids on the Block songs… and RIPS HIS SHIRT OFF!!:

The boys sing “Summertime,” one of the more recent New Kids on the Block songs:

What would a New Kids on the Block tour be without “The Right Stuff””

Listen to one of the older New Kids on the Block songs, “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind”:

More Pictures From the New Kids on The Block and Backstreet Boys Tour – Pittsburgh Style

18 Jun

I'd like to do my laundry on Donnie Wahlberg's washboard abs.

Donnie Wahlberg shows Pittsburgh what a real man’s abs look like during the 2011 NKOTB tour.

Donnie shows off his Pittsburgh love by rocking a Primanti Bros shirt.

I hate Primanti Bros, BUT if I can find out which one Donnie got this shirt from I will visit it daily.

Thank you Danny Wood for brining your raging biceps on the 2011 NKOTB tour.

Danny Wood loves to work out. We love to look at the results of his workouts. Follow him @dannywood for daily exercise and eating healthy motivators.

How adorable is Jon Knight?!

He may be the shy guy, but he looks like he's enjoying the love from the ladies of Pittsburgh.

Jordan Knight - looking even better than ever on this New Kids on the Block tour.

Jordan Knight is doing double duty on this New Kids on the Block Tour, by promoting his new album Unfinished in the little free time he has. If you get a chance, check it out, it's pretty fabulous.

Joey McIntyre has a two-week old baby girl!

Joey McIntyre sounds even better singing "Please Don't Go Girl" now than he did back in the day!

Nick Carter makes a sling shot out of a thong thrown on stage.

It wouldn’t be Backstreet Boys Tour without a “classy lady” throwing her underpants onstage.

Brian Littrell seems like the sweetest guy!

I’d like to be friends with him. Maybe he’d be up for a double date when he’s done with the Backstreet Boys tour?

The ladies LOVE Howie Dorough!

Howie walked through the crowd at one point during the show, and was almost swallowed by it. Definitely the highlight of the 2011 Backstreet Boys tour for many lucky ladies who got to pet him.

AJ really seemed to be enjoying being back on the Backstreet Boys tour.

The night before the concert AJ tweeted that he was going out to the movies with his parents. How cute?! Wonder which movie theater in Pittsburgh they went to?

NKOTBSB Tour Has The Right Stuff

16 Jun

12:30am – I’m a sweaty mess, my stomach hurts from screaming, & I’m pretty sure I have no voice. Am I bothered by this? No way, because I just had the BEST NIGHT EVER!!

NKOTB

The NKOTBSB tour was incredible. And so were our seats. I knew we had really good seats in the third floor section from the stage. What I did not know was that the floor was small. And the protruding stage that went through our section would be where 75% of the show took place. So much so that our chairs were arranged to face this part of the stage, instead of the main stage at the front of the section. Sooo therefore we were in the 6TH ROW FROM THE STAGE. Got that?  Just in case you missed it, WE WERE IN THE 6TH ROW FROM THE STAGE!!  Yep, we were so close we could see pants pockets, tattoos, microphones in the back pocket… you name it. And somehow I was able to restrain myself enough to not end up in jail.

A few highlights from the Pittsburgh stop of the NKOTBSB Tour:

1.) Donnie Walhberg does a flying leap into MY SECTION!! Before long all that stands between me and the man himself is 4 dumb broads!!

OH-MY-GOSH!!

2.) After the flying leap into my section, Donnie climbs up the wall of the section behind me, and steals a long drink from a fan’s beer. O-M-G. If I was that girl,I would’ve poured the leftover all over me so I could bathe in Donnie’s backwash, then would refuse to shower for days.

3.) During the BSB song “Everybody” Nick Carter sings the line ‘Am I sexual?’, hip thrusts, then shoves hand down pants.

4.) BSB Brian chooses an older woman from the crowd to serenade.  How cute is that?!  Then waits to help her off the stage at the end before he resumes singing.  Aww!

5.) Donnie rips his shirt off while on the catwalk in front of me, then parades up and down the stage shirtless. True beauty.

6.) Danny Wood’s raging muscles.

7.) The general beauty of the fact that Donnie’s general stage position was right in front of my seat for most of the night.

8.) Lots and lots of sparkles worn by all 9 NKOTBSB tour members.

9.) Joey McIntyre singing “Please Don’t Go Girl” and sounding every bit as good as he did in 1989.

10.) Jordan Knight and his amazing ability to hit high notes. Simply amazing voice.

The absolute best part about the show was the energy from the guys. They rocked that stage for 2.5 hours! The show was perfectly arranged so that NKOTB performed a few songs, then BSB and so on. Absolutely not some weird mixture of the two groups singing snippets of each other’s songs like I feared it would be. And the guys all seemed so genuinely happy to be there, which was really awesome to see. They really looked like they were having a great time up there. Oh and the interaction with the crowd. Amazing! I’ve never seen a show where band members jump in the crowd, run through the crowd and get as close with the fans as these guys did tonight. Great job NKOTBSB!

Drinkin' on the job.

Cheap Concert Tickets Come to Those Who Wait

14 Jun

Wait for cheap concert tickets and laugh your way to your seats in front of the crowd.

I have the patience of a two-year old. When I want something, I want it now. So of course when tickets went on sale for the 2011 NKOTBSB tour, I was at my computer nervously clicking, refreshing, and clicking again for 30 minutes before the tickets  EVEN WENT ON SALE! Whatever, I’m a maniac and I wanted to best tickets I could get my paws on.

When the tickets finally went on sale, it was time for the moment of truth. I was willing to spare no expense for the 2011 NKOTBSB tour, so I was shocked when Ticketmaster’s best offer was 25th row seats in a section that was not Floor level. Really?!? Not knowing any better, I forked over a bittersweet $200+ for these two tickets, even though they were not everything I dreamed they would be.

No one wins when you pay full price for tickets.

Fast forward to yesterday, two days before the concert.  I still have my mediocre tickets and I’m cruising StubHub, and finding crazy deals. Tons of people are selling tickets way better than mine for way cheaper! As soon as I came across two $68 tickets in Section 3 of the Floor area, I caved. Regardless of the fact that I have now paid for two sets of tickets, for two people, at one show, let’s focus on the cheap concert ticket deal I scored instead.  By waiting until two days
before the concert I managed to pay less for seats so close to the stage that Donnie Wahlberg will be sweating on me, than I did for seats that were just okay.

I’m assuming that similar situations happen for just about any concert, sporting event, and theater show. Therefore I’m done lurking around the Ticketmaster website waiting for tickets to go on sale. Patience really is a virtue; at least when having it will allow you to get cheap concert tickets.

Thanks to StubHub, I won't need binoculars to see NKOTBSB perform.