Wednesday night, Joey McIntyre did an intimate show at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater. The tickets were an absolute pain to buy (thanks for nothing, ticketmaster) but in the end it was worth all the drama. He started the show in a black zip up and black pants in a chair and did 30/90 from Tick Tick Boom and added in a few lines about turning 50. Then he did a quick change into the sparkliest red suit I think I have ever seen. He went into New York New York and at one point gestured wildly with his arm and it sent his bracelets flying. One was found on the stage but it seemed like a second might have still been missing. After a couple more songs he invited Shoshana Bean on stage to do a few songs.
During “When Somebody Love You” a single piece of confetti fell and after he finished he said “Did anyone see – ” and the whole crowd went “YES” so he said it must’ve been Dottie sending it down from the rafters. (Later a second fell and he said only the first one counted and he wanted it laminated and on a plague and then after a 3rd fell he said fine – 3 pieces fell. Each one was a different color though – red, blue and then white!)
He then made a comment about how he had a lot of Leos in his life and rattled off some birthdays – one being Donnie Wahlberg’s which got someone in the crowd to yell “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME”, maybe thinking Donnie was there? But it was Emanuel Kiriakou (EMan) which was awesome because last time I had seen Joe solo EMan was there too and they did an amazing rendition of ‘One’ and that ended up being the next song!