Friday, May 16, 2008

Dear New Kids on the Block

I don't know if you got the memo - or skipped school the day opposites were taught in kindergarten - but you are most definitely not the 'new' kids on the block. As much as I love the hits of the early days (The Right Stuff, Hangin' Tough and Cover Girl to name a few) and reminisce over the days when my sister and I used to dance to your music in our family room, the fact remains that you are no longer kids, nor new. You've been around the block a few times (yes, pun intended) and once you become a checkmark in the 30-35 year-old segment, you forfeit being able to pass as a kid.

And don't even get me started on your new single 'Summertime.' A song which makes me hang my head in shame. You're sealing your fate of being regulars on the state and county fair circuit in 5 years. Nay, 2 years.

5 comments:

Ryan, Cynthia & Family said...

KNOTB are so 15 years ago - literally. Don't forget that Julie went to their concert back in the day. That's funny - I'm laughing just thinking about it.

Ryan, Cynthia & Family said...

That should be: NKOTB (I obviously was NOT a groupie - that or I just can't type today).

Mama Bear said...

Hey - the things you are willing to do for a friend. She was the fan, I was the friend.

I just remember how people (even grown-ups) used to scream and start bawling whenever these guys came on stage. The obsession was a little wierd and definitely 15 years ago. Making a comeback (as if they needed to) now - it's just sad!!

Darby said...

One of the best blog posts I have ever read! I too remember when NKOTB was so hot! Not so much anymore! Ha ha ha ha!!

Hoopesfam4 said...

So, should I forfeit any hope of getting you down to Phoenix for the NKOTB reunion concert? Dang it...I SO thought you would be game. :0) just kidding...glad to know I'm not the only one completely flabergasted by this whole "comeback tour"