When I was a little girl I was a big fan of New Kids on the Block. Every free moment my friends and I had during the school day was spent talking about Joey and Jordan or Donnie, Jonathan and Danny. There was all one guy we thought was the cutest and I am sure our parents all grew tired of how many times we played and replayed their cassettes as we learned the lyrics to the songs.
My mom was awesome when it came to my love of music. She would buy me Bop magazine and every street vendor selling bootleg cassettes from NKOTB concert tours knew me because she let me buy them because that was the closest a second or third grader was getting to go to their European tour! I had a Hangin’ Tough shirt and when there was a concert special or award show performance she let me stay up to watch it.
But I never went to a New Kids concert. My first concert of my choice was not until I was a freshman in high school. So when TheMoms emailed asking if I wanted to meet New Kids on the Block, be a VIP at their fan club concert at The Gramercy Theater and film a fun video for their Main Event tour sponsor Cottonelle, my eight year old self flipped out!
Cottonelle is daring everyone to be brave enough to Go Commando and not wear underwear because of the clean confidence the CleanRipple texture of their toilet paper gives your bum.
I’ll be honest with you, TheMoms could have said Cottonelle would like you to wear a dress made out of toilet paper on a runway and I probably would have done it if my childhood crushes were at the end of the runway waiting for me to meet them.
I met the guys backstage and they all gave me a hug and were super sweet. Exactly how I hoped it would be like meeting someone you thought was cool back when you were a kid.
I’ve never thrown my underwear onto any stage and I didn’t start the night of the NKOTB concert I went to but I do know one thing .. once a Blockhead, always a Blockhead!