NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

THEY STILL HAVE THE 'RIGHT STUFF' new_kids320.jpg As a birthday present my cousin got us floor tickets to see New Kids On the Block at Madison Square Garden. And yes ladies, they still got it!

Before seeing NKOTB, we stopped by the ever popular Local West for cocktails across the street from MSG. Apparently we weren't the only twenty-somethings getting ready to relive the greatest hits from our childhood. It seemed as if all the women at the cafe were there for the same thing: to see the New Kids. So we went to a low key pub a block away.

At first sight of Jordan Knight I was in complete awe. I've been to concerts before, spoken and hung out with celebrities but I've never felt a sense of nostalgia and admiration. When they performed hits like "You Got It (The Right Stuff)", "Step by Step," and "My Favorite Girl" I was taken back in time to fifteen years ago. I remembered thinking I was the coolest kid around with Jordan's Ken doll. But it was Jordan's "I'll be Loving You Forever," that made me love him all over again. Forget what you've seen in VH1's Surreal Life. Jordan is not a 'hasbin'.

Lady Gaga and Natasha Bedingfield opened up for the New Kids. Seeing Bedingfield sing what I consider to be my personal anthem, "Unwritten," was an unforgettable experience and the best way to start off the concert.

It was a great way to end my birthday weekend, except for the bruises I woke up with the next morning from falling off the seats after trying to dance to their freestyle moves.