New Kids on the Block set sail with fans on Carnival CruisePosted in CRUISE, NKOTB, NOTICIAS
Saturday, May 16th 2009, 4:00 AM
The group poses for photogs at Macy's Herald Square.
Wright says her husband is “a little jealous of Donnie, but otherwise he’s OK with it.” She just got over seeing the group in concert a month ago, and now she’s got them cornered on a boat.
Emily Vance of Dayton, Ohio, took the cruise with her mother, Debbie Kingham, and friend Jenny Duncan. They wore matching black tour-branded tank tops and gushed about their favorite member — also Wahlberg, who was known as the “bad boy” of the group.
Kingham and Vance remembered their first concert in July 1990. When Vance went to their reunion concert this October, she cried.
Vance and Duncan said their husbands think they’re crazy, but they don’t care.
“We’re the only ones who understand,” Duncan said.
After 20 years, band members say it’s flattering to still have screaming women at their feet.
The confined spaces of a boat make it harder to get away from obsessed fans, but they said they want to spend time with people who are still loyal.
In between jokes about wearing Speedos on deck and making the entire boat breakfast, band members talked Friday about why they decided to continue performing.
“Our fans have come out since Day One, and we’ve just tried to answer the call,” said Joey McIntyre, at 36 the youngest member of the group. “It had to be fun and it had do be challenging, or we wouldn’t have done it.”
The New Kids “Full Service” summer tour begins June 4 in Atlanta.