Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh, to be a kid again

I remember my childhood like it was yesterday. My older sister and I played out our tapes of the Backstreet Boys until they couldn't be played anymore. We made up dances and plastered our walls with posters, to the point you couldn't even see the white paint on the walls. We wore BSB t-shirts and devoted our lives to the music of these handsome older men. We even had our mother hooked. Every year we went to a BSB concert in Raleigh or Charlotte. My sister being 6 years older than me and me being a 90's baby, she had to introduce me to New Kids on the Block. We had the dolls, bath towels, and even the sheets. That's right, I fell asleep on Jordan Knight's every night :) It was the dream life. How could this end? As I got older, I converted to non boy bands. I still had so much love for the boy bands, but it just wasn't cool anymore. I feel so ashamed to even say that now.

Now, at 20 years old, the boy bands are back and I couldn't be happier. I feel like I'm 5 years old and my sister, mom, and I are just living the good ol' days again. Being the obsessive girl that I am, since all of the music I owend was on tapes, I bought all the albums off iTunes. And I even downloaded Nick Carter's new album "I'm taking off". 

Feeling like a kid again is an understatement. I have seriously slipped back into that state of mind where nothing matters but the love for this music and theses boys. I play it when I'm in the car, when I'm working out, when I'm in the shower, when I'm cleaning...constinuously all day long.  I'm seeing NKOTBSB in Greensboro, NC next month and I'm counting down the days! Clearly, I realize that this are GROWN men now and Nick Carter is no longer that 16 year old blonde headed boy I feel so deep in love with...

But what's wrong with reliving childhood for a summer? Nothing.

I have mixed emotions about this article.  Everyone has their opinion and they are entitled to it and I'm more than open to hearing it. But, the joining of 2 generations at 1 concert, why is this a bad thing? The people who will be going to this concert are probably moms and college students who devote their lives to their family and school work. And maybe even a few younger girls.  This concert is the highlight of our summer, it's our girls night out.  It allows us for one night to slip away from reality and back into our childhood. Regardless of what the intent of the cliche boy band is, doesn't change the fact that it was pure bliss growing up on this music. Who cares? It made me dance like I've never danced before. It brought me and my sister so close. Music can mean one thing to one person and the total opposite to another.

So, I say to you people who agree with the article, including my husband. Let me enjoy my "one night one stage once in a lifetime concert". Let me relieve my childhood and have a blast with my mom. There's nothing wrong with that.

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