• by emilie
Twenty years ago, I wrote in my 6th grade English class journal about my "absession" with New Kids on the Block. I never saw them in concert then. But I did adore them, plastered my room with their posters, knew every song (and coordinating dance moves, of course). These days, the group is together again with a new album and a tour. A few months ago my best friend Kara surprised me with tickets for our birthdays! So tonight, I will finally see the Fab 5 in person in Portland!! Weehoo! Better late than never, right?
Doing a little spring cleaning last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to come across a few pieces of my childhood NKOTB memorabilia. Very timely! I hope these scans make you giggle as much as I did!
So this is me circa 1989/90... braces, bangs, bushy eyebrows, bad clothes and a perm (w/ my friend Bianca at my 6th grade boy/girl birthday party in my basement).
This was my bedroom.
You think that's bad? This was my friend Dawn's room!
This was that journal I mentioned above from 6th grade English class. I looked at this for a long while, cracking up over my little notes, drawings, and especially the inclusion of The Cure, Richard Marx and Milli Vanilli.
And the entry (funny how I couldn't remember Jon!).
I was downright floored when I found this letter that I had written to NKOTB later that school year but didn't send (perhaps this was a first draft?). How embarrassing!
I even kept a cover of People Magazine from 1990.
Tonight should be a total hoot (I only wish I had saved my old T-shirts to wear! Instead, I do have a small button. A vintage accessory!)! I'll be sure to Twitter about the experience!
Party Animal of the Century
ps- Do you think the Jonas Brothers will be touring in 20 years?!
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