It all started with New Kids On The Block at the South Dakota State Fair in the late 80s.Â Â I had never been to a concert before, and I don’t think my mom had been to one in a while either.Â “The girls are screaming like it’s The Beatles!” I can remember my mom shouting over the squeal of the crowd as we watched New Kids come out on the stage.Â I remember thinking that I couldn’t imagine anyone screaming for The Beatles.Â I didn’t like them, even then.
We set our sights higher on the KDWB Backstsreet Boys, Next, and Jennifer Paige summer concert in Minneapolis.Â “Taking the girls to concerts” became a good way for my mom and my aunt Garnie to justify a trip away for the weekend…and squeeze in a lot of little shopping in Minneapolis.Â Â Although by the end of the trip I wonder if they thought the shopping the got to do was worth spending that much time in a mini-van with 6 girls who were all fighting over what Backstreet Boy they had a crush on. Â Â Ahh….Kevin.
This summer, New Kids and the Backstreet Boys are touring together as NKOTBSB and will be at the Target Center in Minneapolis on July 15th.Â I think I may have to organize a girls trip concert reunion.Â Done and done.Â See ya there.
Backstreet Boys, “Everybody”: