I need something. Something to harness and focus my energy. I’m going a bit stir-crazy this winter and no wonder! I’m completely devoid of anything to champion or look forward to and I can’t survive on work alone.
It’s no secret that I’m a fangirl. Not just for New Kids on the Block but for anything I really like. I get all giddy and go to a happy place when there’s something I’m really excited about on the horizon. Right now, however, there is nothing.
In my fangirl travels, I’ve met some really cool like-minded people. Especially the Blockheads. I know, I know…nobody wants to hear me talk about NKOTB again. Well, too bad. I’m doing it.
2013 was the year my NKOTB fandom got serious. I joined the fanclub, traveled to Boston to attend their album release party and saw three stops on their summer tour. I filled the lulls with Twitter-fests, blogging and forums on the site, getting excited for upcoming stuff with other blockheads and just discussing our common interests in general. I planned outfits, travel, activities, witty banter…anything. I was consumed.
So now what? There is no planned 2014 tour for NKOTB. In fact, I have no plans to attend any concerts so far. This is unusual for me. There’s ALWAYS an artist I’m waiting to see or an event I’m super-pumped to attend. But not right now. Nothing. I’m stagnant.
If I have to exist merely in my own present life, there are going to be some issues. I need excitement! I need to be around interesting people and do interesting things. I can’t be left to my own devices or I’ll end up getting stuck in the butt-groove I’ll no doubt create from all the sitting and watching TV.
What do I do now?! I need to fangirl about something in a very real way. Give me something. Now.
Who else is touring? Any old gems from the 80s or 90s? I like those the best. I’ll travel (as long as someone else drives…my car doesn’t do that). I’ll provide witty commentary and I’m willing to do a lot for a little adventure. In a non-illegal or sexual way. Mostly.
Let’s wander. Let’s get weird. Let’s just go.