New Kids on the Block with Lisa Brown: 1st Bank Center – 7/16/2013
Tuesday evening was a highly anticipated night in the lives of Lisa Brown and her five long-time girlfriends, all devoted fans of New Kids on the Block. Yes, you read right – New Kids on the Block. Never mind that a more up-to-date band moniker would be Middle-Aged Men in the Suburbs, these smart and successful women were primed and ready to hurl themselves into an early 90’s time warp back to when the boy band was at its height.
Lisa and her friends certainly looked the part of time-travelers when I picked them up. I had no idea that the particular shades of neon pink, fluorescent yellow, and midnight-black they wore (see below) were still available from clothing retailers. Calf-height rolled jeans cuffs, rakishly wrapped scarf, and dashingly draped sash . . . the ladies had the costuming down to a T. After a series of photos snapped with each of their phones, we were off.
Sunroof open, music loud, and singing-voices strong, Lisa and company rocked and bounced their way to 1st Bank Center. In fact, they were so energetic in their motions that onlookers would be forgiven for thinking our Samba was equipped with lowrider style hydraulics. At the venue the ladies piled-out, giddy as school girls, and made their way into the arena. Anticipating the concert afterglow they would experience (and the ever so slight disappointment at not being invited backstage for a personal audience with one or more of the band members), I headed off to the nearest King Soopers to purchase six roses which I laid gently on each of the ladies’ seats.
As predicted, when Lisa and her friends re-entered the Hippie Limo they were flush with the experience of having once again shared an encounter with their boy-band. The evening was capped off with a teenage-appropriate stop at Taco Bell (Make a Run for the Border or ¡Yo Quiero Taco Bell!) for a feast-to-come at Lisa’s apartment. Though I am not sure that the Hippie Limo was period accurate for the experience (a stretch version of mom and dad’s 1991 Chevy Caprice would have been a better choice), I hope the ladies enjoyed their one-of-a-kind retro ride.
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