Monday, October 31, 2022

NKOTB Cruise 2022: Concert (Group A)

The next event on Friday night was the group A concert! They went through what they called the 4 incarnations of the band... "Nynuk", "NKOTB", "The Block" and of course "New Kids on the Block".

Joey reminisced about hearing the song "Be My Girl" on the radio for the first time while in the car with his brother. Donnie recalled the New Kids winning a radio song competition against Run DMC. They had some laughs over misheard lyrics and Jordan bailing early on the first New Kids on the Block cruise in 1990.

It was also the first time Donnie hinted they were thinking of doing a show with some deeper cuts for fans that know more of their music besides the singles and the song they usually do on their big arena tours. It would be intimate, like the cruise!

Here are some highlights courtesy of SWEETHAUTE...

Here are some other highlights from Sandrake:

Here is nearly the complete show courtesy of Darth Vada:         

NKOTB Cruise 2022 concert set list (some of these are just really short clips of the songs):

Block Party
My Favorite Girl
Cover Girl

New Kids on the Block 
Stop It Girl 
Be My Girl
Didn't I Blow Your Mind

Call It What You Want
Dirty Dawg 
You Got the Flavor 
Keep on Smilin' (accapella with crowd)

Dirty Dancing 
Click Click Click 
One Song

Please Don't Go Girl
The Right Stuff
Step By Step
Hangin' Tough

Sunday, October 30, 2022

NKOTB cruise 2022: Beach games

A few days prior to the cruise attendees received an email telling them they have been assigned a team and they were encouraged to wear their team color.  The colors were red, orange, yellow green and blue. Not surprisingly, this correlated to NKOTB’s microphone colors. The games consisted of: a hula hoop challenge (where the contestants had to get the hula hoop from one end of the line to the other), throwing lawn darts, and tossing water balloons. Here are some video highlights. 

Video courtesy of Erika Nickel-Thibodeau


Some of the guys stayed afterward to take selfies with fans… visit this Instagram page for several videos of Donnie taking selfies that day! 

Saturday, October 29, 2022

NKOTB Cruise 2022: Lido Deck Party #1 "Love Eternal" night

The first Lido Deck party theme was "Love Eternal" and the guys came out in dressy black and red attire. After a few hours, they left for about 15 minutes and came back wearing their red "Nynuk" hoodies and the infamous shiny black pants that they wore on the Mixtape Tour. Since they were dressed for the occasion, they did a special performance of the D-Nice set from the Mixtape Tour! Here are some videos!

Videos courtesy of Erika Nickel-Thibodeau

Video courtesy of yesenia ramos

Videos courtesy of terryann12

Videos courtesy of sweetface35

Video courtesy of patiharder

Video courtesy of fan4life143

Video courtesy of lucyluribeiro

Video courtesy of cherryb0mbshell

Video courtesy of fan4life143

Video courtesy of Shelly Mcguire

Videos courtesy of TammiinCO

Video courtesy of Kathryn Milloway

Friday, October 28, 2022

NKOTB Cruise: Game Show Group A

My seats for the theater shows were not that great, so unless I cannot find videos elsewhere, I'll probably just post better quality videos from other people who have shared theirs. Here are some videos from the early dining (group A) "Win, Lose or Draw" game show!

Videos courtesy of Kayc Diem

Videos courtesy of Dope Nostalgia Podcast

Videos courtesy of Katie McCrary

Full videos:

Video courtesy of Darth Vada

Video courtesy of rjencina

NKOTB Cruise selfies with Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie posted the selfies he took on his phone while on the New Kids on the Block cruise! 

Update: It looks like the amount of traffic crashed the drop box link, so Donnie is starting to upload the photos to Flickr

Thursday, October 27, 2022

NKOTB News for October 27

Pausing the cruise re-cap posts to share some "other" news that has happened over the past week...

Joey's new song with Debbie Gibson titled "Heartbreak Hotel" is available now! Listen to it below!

Debbie shared this video of her and Joey listening to their song for the first time on vinyl: 

Joey also made an appearance at the Mass Eye and Ear Gala on Monday night! Here are some photos from their website:

Joey posted some of his photos from the cruise on his social media! Click here for more!

Danny has a new episode of The Wood Works out!

He also posted a new workout video!

...And some highlights from the cruise:

Jonathan posted a couple post-cruise videos of him already hard at work on the set for "Rock the Block": 

Jonathan was interviewed by Matt Cohen from Entertainment Tonight! Jonathan shared this on Instagram: 

So good to have @mattcohen4real on the set of Rock The Block today! Great interview about our journey on this show and about being open about mental health issues. @sherrieshepherd gave me the best advice years ago… “Run towards what scares you the most”! Her advice has stuck with me all these years. When asked to do something scary , I always immediately said no. Now, I say yes knowing how bad my anxiety will be, but work through it and learn as I go through the process. This makes the next opportunity less anxious . I’ve grown so much by saying yes and running towards my fears! Looking forward to great things to come and cherish the growth I’ve made in my 54th year on this earth! #mentalhealthawareness #rocktheblock #farmhousefixer #Hgtv #entertainmenttonight

Kristina Crestin shared a post with photos of her and Jonathan touring an underground marble cave at the Vermont Quarries. Click here for the rest of the photos!

HGTV posted this clip of Jonathan and Kristina playing a word association game: 

Did you catch last Wednesday's season finale of Farmhouse Fixer? Here are some clips from the show:

There is a new episode of Blue Bloods tomorrow night and here are some preview clips!

Donnie joined Jenny on Instagram live last night just prior to the latest episode of The Masked Singer. Unfortunately, he didn't have a good connection, so she didn't save it. Here's a partial recording: 

Below are a few other highlights from Instagram stories that I saved over the past week... 

Joey opening the blinds at his hotel and seeing the cruise ship outside his window:

Joey in his cruise cabin listening to an overhead announcement from Donnie:

Donnie on the set of Blue Bloods just before leaving for the New Kids on the Block cruise:

 Jonathan leaving Rock the Block before the cruise...

Photo in an elevator on the cruise shared by Harley:

Miscellaneous stories from Donnie...