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I Love Boyz II Men

by Courtney on June 24, 2010

So in case you didn’t already guess it from my earlier post, tonight’s “special event” was going to see Boyz II Men live in concert!!  Do they not bring you back to the 90’s or what?  I hear Boyz II Men, and 2 things immediately pop into my head:

1. Middle school dances, awkwardly dancing to “On Bended Knee” with at least 3 feet between you and your guy boy.

2. Stephanie Tanner dancing to “Motown Philly” on Full House – I tried so hard to recreate that dance!! ;)

Ok, back to the concert.

For those of you not from around here, every summer, the city of Albany puts on an event called Alive @ 5, which features a bunch of different musical acts every Thursday from 5-8pm along the Hudson River.  It’s been going on for over 20 years, and believe it or not, this was actually my first time going!  (I usually have softball games…)

Rumor has it that everyone AND their grandmother came out for tonight’s concert.  Just LOOK at this crowd!

Earlier in the evening, I went and picked up my friend Kate, and we headed down to the concert.  We got SUPER lucky with parking, so we already knew it was going to be a good night (fyi: parking in downtown Albany during any event is not the easiest task).  We also met up with her sister Christine, and the 3 of us had an awesome time rockin’ out! :)  We were so pumped when we heard them open up with Motownphilly — we really wish they had played it a second time.

While we were there, I enjoyed a couple tasty beverages.  Hot weather + Cold bevvies = :-D

With the massive crowds that turned out tonight, we actually didn’t even get a chance to see the stage until about the last 15 minutes of the concert — and even then it was a struggle!  But luckily, we got to see our “Boyz” :)

“Helloooo Michael, Wanya, & Shawn!!”

By the time the concert was over, Kate and I were both:


-Desperately in need of a bathroom

Joey was over at our house with Jay, and the 2 of them ordered some pizza, but they didn’t have a kind we wanted, so we high-tailed it to the pizza place to use el bano and get some “good pizza”…

(Picture 2 girls running through the door of the pizza place here – I’m pretty sure we would have plowed through anyone attempting to get in our way…)

Ahhh, soooooo much better! Finally, we were able to concentrate on some dinner, and the 2 of us left with this box full:

Kate ordered a baked ziti slice, I got the white broccoli, and then last minute, we spotted an eggplant parm piece that we thought could be suitable for sharing.  SO glad we found it!  It all tasted flippin’ fantastic. :mrgreen:

Shortly after dinner, I dug into my granola blondies – sorry no photo, but I’m pretty sure you guys know what they look like by now. ;)

What’s the best concert or live music event you’ve ever been to??

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1 Autumn @ Good Eats Girl June 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm

What a fun concert! And it looks so nice outside for you to enjoy it! Your pizza looks super yummy too! Sounds like a great night!


2 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Wow, what a beautiful place for an outdoor summer concert!

I recently saw T.Swift – pretty darn fantastic!


3 ellaroo88 June 24, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Sounds fun and that pizza looks amazing! Gonna have to see if I can recreate that one at home!


4 TheBloggersBrother June 25, 2010 at 1:00 am

Ive never been to Alive @ 5 either..


5 jqlee June 25, 2010 at 1:29 am

jack’s mannequin. sooooo personal!!


6 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 25, 2010 at 4:41 am

I used to listen to Boyz II Men daily! I miss the 80s and 90s, lol. Music seemed so much better. :D

That pizza looks really good.



7 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 25, 2010 at 8:44 am

How fun. I loved Boyz II Men when I was in junior high. I think one of the best concerts I have been to was Tori Amos. But it’s really tough b/c Aerosmith was awesome too.


8 Courtney June 25, 2010 at 9:18 am

Agreed! I went to an awesome Aerosmith concert!! Forgot all about that actually! :)


9 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices June 25, 2010 at 9:24 am

Looks like a blast!
And I feel like a copy cat- but I was going to say an Aerosmith concert! I had so much fun. They were my favorite band..and still are…growing up…so my dad surprised me with two floor tickets to see them :) I had a blast.
That pizza looks SOOOOOO good- baked ziti on pizza?! YES please!!


10 Amanda June 25, 2010 at 9:28 am

I’ve lived on the outskirts of the capital district my entire life, yet I’ve never gone to an Alive at 5 concert. Someday maybe. It looks like fun!


11 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life June 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Oh really? Where are you located?


12 Amanda June 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

I’m out in Duanesburg. I actually went to school at U- Albany so I was even closer back then, just never made it downtown. It does look like a lot of fun though!


13 lisaou11 June 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

so glad you thought of steph tanner too! I tried to recreate it too–many times! I loved stephanie–the lil brat :).

Looks like a BLAST!


14 Kara @ MyWellnest June 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm

As soon as I read the title I thought about Stephanie Tanner and her Motown Philly dance hahaha!


15 Brenda July 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I was there too. I can’t believe how packed it was!!


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