Jordan Knight

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND — In August 2007 I went with some friends to Providence, Rhode Island’s Summerfest. While I was mostly enjoying the beach volleyball, I couldn’t help but take notice of the headlining musical act.

Jordan Knight, of New Kids on the Block fame, was performing some of his solo and NKOTB songs to the delight of the audience. He did a good job reaching for his old high notes. I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but I did manage some before his set was finished. For a brief moment in my youth this song was “our song” for me and a girl I mostly only talked to on the phone. It remains a very rarely indulged guilty pleasure nearly 30 years later.

Jordan Knight singing at the 2007 Summerfest in Providence, Rhode Island.

Another spectator managed to record video of him performing the New Kids on the Block song “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) from the same show.

Jordan Knight singing the New Kids on the Block song “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” at the same performance.

For comparison, here’s the official video of that song.