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The New Kids on the Block still have enough of the “Right Stuff” to make crowds of women scream like it’s the late ’80’s.

“Instead of going through a mid-life crisis, you become a pop star,” singer Jordan Knight said. “It feels great.”

The group performed twice over the weekend at Hersheypark Stadium as part of the Mixtape Festival. The two-day event featured a variety of artists including Backstreet Boys, the reunion of 98 Degrees, LL Cool J, Kelly Clarkson, The Wanted, and The Fray.

“It’s like the mix of a great chocolate bar,” NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg said. “You take the ingredients, you mix them all together, like a S’mores even, mix all these wonderful ingredients together and you come up with something delectable.”

The New Kids on the Block are hardly “kids” anymore. They now range in age from 39 to 43 but still perform a lot of their original moves.

“We don’t do too much, but I think we wear the choreography well if I could be so bold,” singer Joey McIntyre said. “But we still have a blast. It’s the best workout in the world, really.”

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