Saturday, July 14, 2012

New blog from Joey McIntyre

Joey posted a new blog post on his website about his 2+ months on the road with NKOTBSB

07/13/2012 - Been a long time, been a long time, been a ...
Around the world for sure. I don't have the energy to tell you about each amazing city we played to on our 2 and a half month tour this spring/summer 2012, but it was blissful. I tweeted about me buying a bike in Liverpool and riding it all over europe. Best 75 pounds I ever spent in my life. What a way to get around. The Uk and Europe are very bike friendly. To be able to dash from the hotel at a moments notice or glide away from yet another arena and literally see the world was just so tickle-my-fancy-thrilling. (Yes, I have to go there to "get the picture"). I have travelled a lot but I'd never seen Geneva...never mind Lake Geneva like this. Just spectacular. And I've always loved Hamburg, Germany but I never saw it up close and so personal. All handed to me on a bike. We are just so bless. Everyday with the New Kids is really such a celebration. Sure after 2 and a half months together, we were ready for a break. But I felt a new sense of pride for us after finishing up this tour. We ended (for now) the special collaboration of NKOTBSB. Something so sweet a surprise, we left each other wholeheartedly open to doing it again, if its meant to be. Those guys are our cousins now. We wish them the very best. The laughs were many. Memories that are just too much to really articulate in a couple of sentences, when asked "how was it?" Australia had waited for us for far too long, but it was worth it. For all of us. Gosh, Oz really lives up to the hype- and in such a laid back, confident, gracious way. My whole fam came over, which made it even more special (and broke up the tour and being away from them for too long). We had a blast. And the people are such class people. Then off to Jakarta and the Phillipines. We felt so taken care of there and so welcome and appreciated. It really floors you to hear a country, a people, half way across the world sing your songs louder than you've ever heard. I went right back to the Knights basement as a kid and thought, 'wow, a bunch of kids from Boston, and then all this..." We said goodbye to The Boys and went right to the cruise- WHICH NEEDS IT OWN BLOG. Holy frickin' crap (is putting it lightly). How do they keep getting better??!! The love on that boat this year could have conquered the world! And it did! Getting off that boat after 4 amazing, life changing days, takes a lot of decompression (and depression), getting back to the (not so) real world. Next year can't come soon enough. And then the 5 brothers ended a whirlwind tour in South America. And again we were so taken care of by these great countries. Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico!!! Gracias, gracias, gracias!!! It was a little strange at first to be doing shows again with just us 5, but it made it fresh and exciting to do it again on our own. Bottom line is we are so blessed to do what we do and we strive to keep it as special as it ever was. And we feel the same kind of energy from all of you. To think after all these years, we are thinking, "I wonder what amazing thing is gonna happen next." The balance we have between ourselves and our fans and how we want to keep surprising, keep reaching, keep exploring, willing to go places that we haven't gone is becoming zen-like... Wax on, wax off, baby. xoxo -jm

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The NKOTBSB show was amazing! (saw u at the 02 london) You guys just keep giving we r so lucky! Cant wait to have u back again...after u have a nice well deserved rest. Take care JM LOVE TO U ALL XXX

Anonymous said...

Been loving you guys since the beginning - can't face the fact we might not see you again for ages :( Could you do a European cruise so we can afford to come along too? Cath, UK. xxx

Lore said...

Chicos...esto es mas que una relacion entre fans y banda, se puede decir que es algo parecido a una gran y vieja amistad. Fue una verdadera carga de energia el volver a verlos en Chile tenemos la esperanza de que vuelvan, como NKOTB o como NKOTBSB, siempre seran bienvenidos. Un abrazo.

aimee39606 said...

love it

Lori Lokken said...

Love your blogging. :)

regagliardi6 said...

So many years for the dream comes true and finally 2012 was blessed, you are amazing and that’s why you attract millions of people,your energy just makes anyone happy.Now the dream will be to go to the Cruise doesn’t matter how long I will have to work for that. Hope you come back to Perth soon or even Sao Paulo(Brazil) just let me know in advance because the places are just in opposite sides of the world my 2 homes .I Will keep dreaming until then .xoxo RE

Mad Mel said...

I'm from Melbourne, and I SO wish I could have gone to the NKOTBSB show when you guys were over here! Hope it doesn't take you as long to come back next time. Just followed NKOTB on Twitter, despite my 14 y/o son calling me old and tragic, hahaha. Love you all and hope to see you next time you're here!

Anonymous said...

Can't thank you guys enough for coming back around yet again!You have amazing energy , I have enjoyed reliving my youth again.Just thank you from the bottom of my heart, also my three year old daughter loves you guys sings your songs every day! X Joe all the best to you and your family once the Mixtape is done try and have a well earned rest.....pretty please