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Ol St. Mac!


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.

Doesn't that look cozy? It was like we were in his living room!

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!)

Laura captures Joey giving a toast

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!

Getting to meet 2 out of 3 New Kids on the Block made Laura's life!

And while there were no two-man Right Stuff dances, that didn’t stop Joey from performing his famous Please Don’t Go Girl – which ended with him on top of the bar – well of course!:

We won't go Joe!!

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:

  1. Boy Banders wear REALLY soft clothes (Jon’s leather jacket and Joey’s probably-cashmere sweater were to DIE for!)
  2. 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!
  3. 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!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “Ol St. Mac!

  1. I loved reading about this in detail, aside from all the awesome fangirl tweets about it on the night of the event! I’m so happy you and Laura got to share this together and chat up two New Kids! And basically plan little Griffy Mac’s wedding in the future 🙂

    I wish Brandon drank. I need a top-of-the-bar video of him just hitting a high note and pointing out into the crowd the way Joey did!

  2. Wow what a charmed life you lead my dear girl-Merry Merry Christmas-love Laurie

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