Monica and I attended the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys concert last Saturday night. Let me tell you, hands down, the best show I've EVER been to in my life. And I've had some pretty rad experiences at shows. It's unfortunate to say that we did not get to meet any of the guys but the events that took place were almost as good.
As you may know, I am very active on my personal Twitter and noticed that both groups were tweeting about heading to San Jose. I responded to both saying that I was counting down the hours and got a "woo hoo" response from the Backstreet Boys. Pretty rad. I texted Monica and she told me to ask if that gets us front row or backstage. Sadly, no response.
Our seats were originally in section 216 and when the show started we stood up to dance and take photos, as we always do at concerts. Some girls behind us didn't like that we were standing up so they asked us to sit. Monica turned around and told them no. One thing led to another, they threw ice at us, we were asked to sit down again by security, and it wasn't happening. Monica leaves to speak to security and we were moved to front row in section 117 - eye freaking level with the guys! So my tweet-wish to the Backstreet Boys about front row came true, only in a different way.
The rest of the night was magical. I didn't care about girls screaming in my ears or pushing me. I could have cared less if someone spilled their drink on me. Here we were not even 20 feet from the right side of the stage, able to see these guys clear as day. And they saw us too! During "Tonight" the NKOTB guys all visited both sides of the stage and when they came to our side, Joey was in front. He was waving and took notice of our outfits and gave us an approving hand gesture and face. Just watch! And most of those screams, by the way, are not me even though I was THAT excited.
Then during the finale, mister Donnie Wahlberg runs over to our side of the stage and blows me a freaking kiss in return to the one I gave to him. I mean, how more direct could it have been? Swoon!
And if that wasn't enough to make me wish the night never ended, Donnie tweeted me after we got back to Monica's.
Un-fucking-real! Seriously... I am still in awe of that night. Not only did all of the guys kill their performances, I mean these guys can still move and sing so well, but we were noticed and that is such an unexplainable feeling!
Moral of the story? Don't be afraid to take chances and ask for what you want. Honestly, good things will happen!