Mememoi and I are absolutely giddy, as we have just returned from a trip to see the Boys in concert. It was awesome.
I took the above pic (and even some video – I know, I am such a hypocrite) from an area near our seats where we settled in. I know they look a little like Minipops, but we were a bit closer than it looks – you can see the boys in the band in the back there awash in pink light, Nick is on the left (Nick-side) wearing a crisp white shirt and bow tie, Joe is in the middle wearing a gray shirt and white tie, singin’ his heart out, and Kevin is rocking in a shirt, vest and some awesome shoes (OK, I can’t actually see them, but I am sure they are awesome).
More details after the jump.
The venue was very nice and we were glad to have seats and not lawn tickets, as it was raining off and on and was quite chilly. Because of that, and because the show was one of those radio hosted shows with 9 acts or so (with the Boys on first), the audience for the set felt sparse and unbalanced. Unlike the LMITE tour (where we were surrounded by like-minded peeps), we were in what we will call a little fan island – smack in the middle of the sparsest populated portion of the amphitheater. But there we were, jumping up and down, singing and dancing…and completely convinced that the Boys saw us enjoying them from our island. Seriously: Joe pointed right at us (for an extended moment), Kevin waved, and Nick totally blew us a kiss – LOL.
This was our third time seeing the Boys. The first being an acoustic Verizon in-store show last December and the second the LMITE tour in March. I have a very special place in my heart for the in-store, because it is what cemented the superfan status in my heart. The LMITE experience was also amazing, but I enjoyed this show in particular because I could hear them so well. I am not sure if that is because I hadn’t already had 45 minutes of opening acts to deaden my ears, or that they were not overcome by the audience singing. Whatever it was, the sound was great, they sounded great and put on a great little show.
We tried to stay for a few more acts, but it was cold and rainy and the second act ran right into some technical difficulties that just slowed our momentum too much. The wait for the later acts we wanted to see would have been excruciating, so we left and got home in time to catch the premiere of “Living the Dream.” (Predictable, and why we didn’t spring for the more expensive tix.)
So we felt like their 25 minute show was just a quick visit, and we are looking forward to seeing them at the same venue for the Burning Up tour when we will be Kev-side and in the front section (and a show before that from right up FRONT)! We can’t wait!
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Goodnight and Goodbye
When You Look Me In The Eyes