Calling all ladies aged thirty or older!!! Calling all ladies aged thirty or older!!!
May I have your attention please!!!
I was going to write a big, long article recounting all of their combined awards and record-breaking sales and achievements.
I was going to write about NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg and how he and his brother Marky Mark went from South Boston to Hollywood, where they know have (apparently Marky Mark is now known as Mark Wahlberg and is doing okay) acting careers.
I was going to chronicle the history of the groups, like how Boyz II Men are from my hometown of Philadelphia and went to The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (known as CAPA up in the streets) and were discovered by three-quarters of the 1980′s “boy band” New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe.
I was going to tell you (like anybody reading this cares) that the Brothers Lachey and the 1990′s boy band 98 Degrees is participating in the tour, as well.
I was going to provide further information regarding the tour, which is collectively known as “The Package Tour” and tell you that it goes all over the country – from Boston to Orlando to Los Angeles and even comes, right here, to Phillyon June 15 (I just bought a new tent and space heater and I’m all set to camp out for tickets… as long as it takes) – with its last date on July 13 in Minneapolis.
Instead of doing all of those things, I’ll just put it this way.
NKOTB’s started achieving fame in 1988 and Boyz II Men first album, “Cooleyhighharmony,” dropped in 1991. To draw a similar comparative point, androgynous, teen-God Justin Bieber first tore up the Billboard charts in 2009, while British popsterboppers (I just coined a new phrase) One Direction started breaking digital sales records last year in 2012.
Basically, what I’m saying is this…
Using the NKOTB/ Boyz II Men tour model, everybody should count on the Justin Bieber/ One Direction reunion tour right around 2035.
And count on me, with another new tent and space heater, right at the front of the line for tickets.
And opening up for them will be two groups, both filled with sons of the groups featured on this spring’s “The Package Tour” – the New New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men II.