To wrap up our week in Chi-town, I went to visit my BFF Tina. We have barely seen each other (or at least it feels that way) since we both found out we were pregnant a mere 3 weeks apart! I'm due August 31st and she's due September 22nd (I think). We spent New Year's Eve together as we normally do, and we got together in March, but that's been it. Besides a constant stream of emails between each other to discuss how we were feeling, I've missed seeing her...especially now since we have so much to really talk about!
So, last Friday I went to visit her. We have gotten tickets to see our guilty pleasure band - NKOTB, and decided to make a day of it. First we went to see the 2nd Sex and The City Movie (I liked it better than the first one), and were going to get pedicures but ran out of time (but we ended up getting them the next morning anyway). So, we went to dinner and then were on our way to Hammond to see the New Kids at the casino.
This is our 4th NKOTB show together. We went to their first tour when they reunited in Chicago in October 2008. Then they played outdoor arenas last summer, so we made a NKOTB weekend out of it, as they were in Chicago and Indy the same weekend. We had so much fun at the last 3 shows that we decided to get better tickets this time... we went for 11th row. This made for an amazing show. Even though we were uber pregnant, the seats were close, there was no opening act (so a shorter show) and parking was a breeze. It couldn't have worked out better. And, we got to pretend like we were 12 again for the night....the coolest part of the show was the fact that the guys dispersed into the crowd during one song and I got about 2 rows away from my first "crush", Jordan. If I was in 5th grade I think I would have died! I tried to get a pic, but it didn't happen. Oh well, it was pretty cool. I know a lot of my girlfriends think we are silly for going to these shows, but I think if they went to one they'd "get it". I know that Tina and I have a permanent date to see NKOTB for as long as they continue to tour...
Anyway, here are a few pics from our awesome seats at the show.