My Christmas came early this year when I was invited to a Very Special Secret Holiday Party with Mr. Joey McIntyre on December 1st. Who invited me? Well, JOEY MCINTYRE DID
BITCHES FOLKS 😉
Joey has a fab new holiday album out and was celebrating Come Home for Christmas in his hometown of Boston. He selected my email for an invite (I pitched my invention of the #ChristmasShowWithJoe hashtag on Twitter) I took Craft Queen/Mrs. Donnie Wahlberg Laura with me and we enjoyed some cocktails as we waited for Joe to arrive.
Joey was a little late (but that’s nothing – he didn’t even email the location until 5:30! I live two hours away!! Not a planner that Joey) but when he arrived he got right into the spirit (and spirits, if you know what I mean!)
Joey sang carols from his album (an exquisite O Come All Ye Faithful was a standout), he roamed around the room – spending time serenading some lucky ladies who were sitting on a couch (and were tasked with watching his drink and preventing any roofies!) Oh, and fellow New Kid Jonathan Knight showed up!
Laura got a great video of the top-of-the-bar-ending:
It was a supremely fun night and Joey is SUCH a fun performer – he really needs his own modern day Rat Pack because he’s got that whole singing/storytelling/joking/drinking thing going for him and has charisma and charm to spare. Not only did we get to experience this amazingly intimate show, but we got to meet both guys which was a thrill and we learned the following:
- Boy Banders wear REALLY soft clothes (Jon’s leather jacket and Joey’s probably-cashmere sweater were to DIE for!)
- Drunk Boy Banders are HILARIOUS. It was like being at a totally fun family holiday party with your cool drunken uncles commandeering the festivities after a few too many eggnogs!
- If Joey McIntyre invites you to a private party, even if the location arrives at the very last minute and you have to race 2 hours + a ride on the T to get to it – GO!!
Here’s another great bit Laura got of Joe performing his New Kids audition song:
P.S. “Ol St. Mac” is how he signed off on all his invite emails!