On the 3rd night, we had a concert to attend! Last year’s concert cruise was very much like the tour concert. This year’s concert was a completely different ballgame entirely. Instead of just singing hit after hit the guys started out on stools and began talking! They started from the earliest albums and would tell funny stories and sing the hits from each album! It was the most intimate concert yet and one of my very favorites. Yeah, I know I have only been to 4 NK concerts, 6 with the cruises, but for someone like me who can’t just travel and hit ten shows on a tour this meant a lot to me!
One of the most special performances was an a Capella version of Missing You This Christmas and of course the guys cracking up at the cover of the Christmas album and how photoshopped it was back then!
Such a great concert!
Directly after the concert it was time to get ready for the theme party, HALLOWEEN NIGHT! This was probably my favorite night because of having interactions with almost all the guys that night plus dancing and having a blast. It was windy as fu@k though! Still, I ROCKED THAT SHIT
I was a lady musketeer, with my lil sword hat! I wore the boots only for that pic there was no way in hell my feet would hold out for that! But I sure rocked the look!
The guys once again shocked me with their creativity – Danny was Paul Wahlberg, Joe was an acrobat, Jordan was a creepy mime clown guy (but still hot!), Donnie was Mickey Mouse (and Jenny was the hottest Minnie Mouse on the planet!) and Jon, oh sweet Jonathan was a freaking minotaur! HE WON FOR SURE!
I got to wave to Jon and he pointed at me and gave me two thumbs up (Died!) and then later as I was watching Joe get pervy my girl Stephanie taps me on the shoulder and tells me to turn around because Donnie was heading my way, I spin around and see him and yell DONNIE in my cheerleader voice and he stops to look at me and then reaches for my hand! (DIED AGAIN). If that wasn’t enough, shortly after that Danny walked right by us on his way to the side stage and I reached out and gave him a pat on the back and yelled We love you! Now I don’t know what the HELL happened to me that night because I was acting like a fan girl getting all geeky because I got to touch and interact with them again. Shouldn’t this be old hat by now? They are no longer just guys on a poster or on a CD that I play they are actually my friends, they tweet me, reply to shenanigans on Facebook and more. Still..
Also that night, JORDAN. I think he must have been out there until 3 AM or later because he was having the time of his fucking life. Of course he took the time to hump the stage again, and me dancing next to my girl Jill, a hard on Jordan girl like me, we had to get a selfie with that man shaking his ass behind us.
Then there is video… You’re welcome
After the party it was casino time. Hell yes I left my hat on and everything because why not. I needed that cigarette! I was there for a bit and had lit up another when a girl next to me and I started chatting. I said “Oh my God wasn’t Jon’s costume the best fucking thing ever? ” And she was like OMG Yes! We just smiled at how awesome it was when one of “those” moments happened. I look over at the casino entrance and spot Jon and his bff Angela and a couple other people coming in. I was ready to just yell a quick hello and tell him his costume gave me life. But that isn’t what happened. Jon and his posse start walking towards the club (and afterparty I assume) and they got to me and Jon stops. He smells the air and says “That smells so good, and proceeds to take my cigarette right out of my hand and take two long drags from it. If I didn’t have witnesses already I wouldn’t have believed it. I reached into my pack to grab him one when he starts to hand it back and said “Mmmm menthol!” No he didn’t say thanks but dude was drunk and I let it slide. After he was out of ear shot I looked at my group of gals around me and started saying HOLY SHIT did that just happen? What do I do? So I smoke it? It was one of those I don’t know what to do moments. I finished smoking it, which was sort of like making out with Jon, right? HAHA. I did keep the butt for a couple weeks until I realized what a nerd I am. What a moment. Still can’t believe it happened sometimes.
I finally made it to bed at 4 AM and woke up at 10 AM, like last year I got good sleep because I would need it for GPS night! Before that we had a BUSY day because there would be a second concert of sorts, the Trifecta, which is Danny, Jordan and Joe singing and well, Joe was more comedy. I spent a lot of time in the casino most of the morning and before Trifecta I had already started packing stuff because I didn’t want to have to do ANYTHING after GPS but get off the boat. Another visit to the casino before the Trifecta and I ran into my squad. They were all group B and got to see it before me and I grilled my girl Jill about Jordan’s performance and she let me know it was amazing. As I was laughing and having fun with them, Donnie strolls up after his poker tournament on his way back to his cabin and I was the only one who saw him so I said Hey Donnie, do you want a picture with me in your phone? LOL Of course he did
THEN my squad realized that Donnie was right in front of them and were like heeeyyyy and Donnie was all , I would have said hi but you were giving your girl shit and I didn’t want to get in the middle of that … I was laughing the whole time. I love that crazy squad!
Trifecta was amazing and I will tell you about it in part 4!