1.You were part of the official membership club — and got this sweet-ass patch as validation:
2.You were a true-blue fan and ordered everything from the fan club.
3.You scribbled down a list of all the songs they sang, in order, after every show.
4.You and your friends knew the entire choreography to "Step by Step" — and performed it at the school talent show.
5.Your room was DECKED. OUT. You had full-on NKOTB bedding: bedsheets, comforter, pillowcases, shams...
7....and, of course, pictures from every teenybopper magazine under the sun plastered on your walls.
8.You decorated your bed with the plush dolls.
9.Sleepover at your BFF's? Don't forget your NKOTB sleeping bag.
10.And the NKOTB board game.
11.Only total superfans snagged the NKOTB telephone.
12.You sent fan mail ALL THE TIME.
13.You wrote so much that you even got a response (luckily it wasn't a restraining order).
14.You HATED Tiffany because she was dating Jonathan Knight. Step aside, Tiffany. Just step aside!
15.You called the Official NKOTB Hotline, 1-900-909-5KIDS — hanging on to a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, a real, live New Kid would be on the other end — much to your parents' phone bill's dismay.
16.Bubbilicious? Pshaw. No time for that when you could be CHEWING NKOTB BUBBLE GUM.
17.You brought a New Kids towel to the beach.
18.And packed your stuff in an NKOTB backpack/duffel bag.
19.You spent your weekends watching their VHS tapes and special concerts taped off of Pay-per-view over & over.
20.And you caught every episode of their short-lived cartoon series on ABC's Saturday morning cartoons.
But you never admitted how awful it was.
21.You taped this Coke comercial.
22.You busted this baby out to dance around the house to every Christmas:
23.You know the group was originally named — ew! — Nynuk (an unknown planet? a funky disease?) and initially included Mark Wahlberg and some other dude named Jamie Kelly.
24.You totally bought their first album (which initially had terrible sales), featuring the New Kids as sort-of-creepily fresh-faced babies, only after you listened to Hangin' Tough three or four years later.
25.Admit it, you bought this album as well.
26.On your way to school? Bring the New Kids along to class with notebooks...
27....a lunch box...
28....a stylin' tee...
29....some sweet jewelry...
30....and buttons to accessorize your outfit.
31.You made your parents buy you this shirt because Danny Wood was wearing it.
32.You drank from this McDonald’s “collector's” cup until the paint started to peel off and your mom tossed it out behind your back. It was a COLLECTOR'S item.
33.You owned every one of the dolls.
34.Of course you needed the stage to pose them on.
35.You read every authorized and non-authorized biography, magazine special, and mag with their picture on the cover...
36....and comic book.
37.You collected NKOTB trading cards...
39.You cried from happiness when you heard Jordan Knight had a hit solo single with “Give It to You”...
40....and cried from sadness when you saw him cast on The Surreal Life.
41.In 2008 you went to the Today show — in the rain — just to see them perform live.
42.You then planned your bachelorette party around their concert at the Borgata (in Atlantic City).
43.And well all know what you're doing this summer:
We'll be loving you forever, Donnie, Joe, Jordan, Jonathan & Danny.