If my guessing is correct New Kids On The Block were popular about 1988-92. I fell right in their target audience during those years. I never did idolize them, not on any level. Don’t for a second think I was too cool for the New Kids. I had my share of favorite songs from terrible artists. (Think Paula Abdul and MC Hammer) I just did not listen to the New Kids. My best friend, Kristina, loved them. She had the wrist watch. She had all their cassettes. She had Bop magazine cut-outs of them on her walls.
This time around who is going to hang posters of Joey? Who is going to read interviews of Donny’s likes and dislikes? Who is going to shriek when it comes time to see them live?
They are too old for the tween audience. I assume that the kids may listen, but no eleven year-old girl is going to have a crush on a group of thirty-five to thirty-nine year old men. The New Kids are the same age as her father.
Should I be the one to camp out all night in efforts of being front and center when they come to my town? I could lean forward and touch one of their hands when they reach down to the crowd as they sing the long note in ballads I know they have directed toward my soul.
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