When Blue blood completed its twelfth season among all other TV Grand Finals in May 2022, the CBS drama was already locked on back this fall for season 13, with Bridget Moynihan’s Erin set to race for DA Before fans see how it goes – and we all know it’s going to turn out great, otherwise it’ll be an awkward family dinner – everyone’s gotta get through the long summer hiatus. Of course, if you live like co-star Donnie Wahlberg, who is currently living the 80s and 90s style with New Kids on the Block headlining the 2022 Mixtape Tour.
As good and good as knowing that Donnie Wahlberg lets his flag fly high for Blue blood‘Summer vacation, it’s obviously better to actually see the visual evidence. Given that Wahlberg is all about spreading positive vibes on his social media platforms, it should come as no surprise that he shares updates from the road to instagramand it’s been nothing but big, nerdy smiles no matter who’s in the picture.
Speaking of cheese, Wahlberg’s last post on his IG account was to wish everyone a Happy Mac and Cheese Monday on June 27, in reference to him and fellow NKOTB Joey McIntyre.
Earlier today, Donnie Wahlberg shared a candid photo on a private plane, and while Joey McIntyre didn’t show up on this one, he did feature New Kids on the Block lifers Jordan and Jonathan Knight.
The only one we miss at this point is Danny Wood, and there are certainly more than a few looks at him throughout. So why not shine the spotlight on Wood’s birthday post in May?
With a More complete house cameo under their collective belt, the New Kids on the Block are no strangers to providing friendly concert tours, as they are already hit the road with Paula AbdulDebbie Gibson, Backstreet Boys (including a live broadcast made Machine Gun Kelly vomit) and more. For the 2022 Mixtape Tour, they brought in Salt n Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley, which is a four-act lineup that really cements a place in time that fans can relive through a multitude of tour dates.
Speaking of which, here’s one of Wahlberg’s posts from May, where he’s — stop me if you’ve heard this one before — grinning a big, nerdy smile while showing off his bare chest.
Speaking of shirtless, one wonders how much Blue blood fans would be down for every episode of the CBS drama featuring scenes with Danny Reagan re-enacting the Superior gun volleyball scene until he just got it or whatever. Let’s do a workshop on the idea. What are you saying, shirtless Donnie Wahlberg?
Regardless of what he has, however, Donnie Wahlberg feels 100% love on a daily basis, and while it might not seem like much to see him rocking that positivity as often as he does, that kind of energy is little and far between on social networks in any capacity. All the joy that occurs in these moments does not rule out anything that happens elsewhere. It’s just love.
It’s not even just about being on stage and performing for the fans. Donnie Wahlberg is also good at kicking around with the audience after shows to take pictures with fans whose smiles are as big as his.
So while some actors and actresses spend the summer in vacation mode or get by with other acting gigs between seasons, Donnie Wahlberg is having his best day from morning to night on the road with New Kids on the Block. We should all be so lucky to find something we love doing with the same passion, even if it doesn’t wow the masses in cities across the country.
And then, when you’re done enjoying life, you should be ready to settle down again for season 14 of Blue bloodwhich will debut on CBS on Friday, October 7, 2022. All 12 seasons are available to stream now with a Paramount+ Subscription.