I’ve been looking forward to May all year, but before I could partake in the fun activities I had planned for May I had to get through the A to Z Blog Challenge. I loved blogging everyday in April, except Sundays, on a specific theme. I loved doing it last year, and I enjoyed it even more this year. I think I enjoy the challenge so much because I am one who likes to to lists things, rank my favorites. This year’s theme, in case you missed it, was ‘My Music from A to Z.’ It was fun, and it seemed I may have introduced some new music to some folks, and I definitely brought back some great 80s memories. Just in case you were away from the internet in April, the following is what I wrote about: Al Kapone, Bobby Darin, Cleanin Out My Closet by Eminem, Drums, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Grammys, Honor Among Thieves, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, Lisa Marie Presley, Madonna and 80s Music, New Kids on the Block, Olivia Newton-John, Potsie and Happy Days, Q magazine, Rockabilly, Soundgarden, Toad the Wet Sprocket, U2, Video Killed the Radio Star, Wham!, XM Radio, You’re the One that I Want and Grease, and ZooTv. I also blogged the A to Z Challenge on my other blog On the Road with U2 about ‘My U2′ – what I love about U2 from A to Z.
Now it’s MAY!!!! YAY!!!! Why am I SO excited for May? Because I am starting the month off with a weekend in Memphis and ending it with NKOTB. This first weekend in May I am going to Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival, which I have done every year since 2002 – with the exception of last year. In addition, the Memphis Grizzlies are in the playoffs and game 6 is being played in Memphis on Friday while I’m in Memphis. If they win, the Grizzlies will advance to the next level in the playoffs. I used to have season tickets to the Grizzlies, so I am very excited to be going to this playoff game. I haven’t been to Memphis since I moved in October 2011. Besides the Beale Street Music Festival and the Memphis Grizzlies playoff game, I will be visiting Graceland and Sun Studio, hanging out on Beale Street, and eating at some of my favorite restaurants like the Cupboard, Marlowe’s, Central BBQ and the Blue Plate. Nothing better than Memphis in May! But something that is just as great is seeing the first three shows of the NKOTB Package Tour at Mohegan Sun Casino! And that’s exactly what I’m doing the last four days in May. Slots and NKOTB – what could be better? So keep following as I’ll be tweeting, posting, and blogging my adventures in Memphis and on the NKOTB Package tour.