Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Beware of the "Block" heads.

Yet another illustration of how the years have flown by.

They may be pushing 40, but the New Kids are returning to the block.

Forty???!!!! Are you freakin’ kidding me? I was two years out of high school when these guys hit it big.

The boy band New Kids on the Block, which sold 70 million albums in the 1980s and early '90s, has reunited and plans to release a new album and go on tour. The reunion comes 20 years after the release of the group's multiplatinum album, "Hangin' Tough."

At the height of their popularity, New Kids sold out world tours, marketed millions of dollars in merchandise and spawned a Saturday morning cartoon.

They also caused teen girls to completely lose any semblance of rational thought.

In the Summer of 1990, the New Kids held a concert at Harriet Island in St Paul. After the show ended, a 16-year old girl and three of her teen friends saw a large coach bus that appeared to be the band’s tour bus. The 16-year old (who had her mother’s car for the evening) and her three young friends decided to follow the bus as it pulled out of St Paul. They figured the bus would make a pit stop somewhere in Minnesota where the four girls would then meet the band they lusted over. As it turned out, the bus didn’t stop until it got near Kansas City, MO!! And much to the chagrin of the teenaged twits, the band wasn’t even on that particular bus.

Can you imagine the phone call the girls had to make to their parents? By the time the bus made its first stop it was 6:00 am and the girls were eight hours from home.

And to think those little bubbly headed twits are now in their 30s and probably have kids of their own.



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