This probably will not come as any sort of shock, but when I was a young Gemini I loved the Backstreet Boys. LOVED. Like, this was my first contribution to the Internet: Julia’s Backstreet World (Please view and sign the guestbook!!)
Yes, that is an entire wall dedicated to Brian ~B-Rok~ Littrell. I also had a separate wall for AJ McLean, because of course I would like the crazy one that eventually went to rehab.
Anyway, when I saw they were joining forces with New Kids on the Block, I didn’t really care too much. I was never into NKOTB and I didn’t want to shell out $100 for a ticket. Luckily, I had friend of FFBR Charlsie to knock some sense into me:
Long story short, I did not end up paying $100 but did buy amazing seats for $60 on Craigslist, so I grabbed my friend we’ll call the Libra #2 & we went on a journey to becoming 13 again.
AND IT WAS AMAZING. I lost my voice from screaming. I even loved the New Kids stuff because 1) who doesn’t always love hearing The Right Stuff and 2) the way they alternated songs with BSB provided ample opportunities for bathroom/refreshment breaks without having to risk missing I Want it That Way (which is obviously one of my top 5 favorite songs of all time).
Seriously though, it was a lot of fun. Was it kind of cheesy? Yes, but boy bands are inherently cheesy. Was a lot of the entertainment due to nostalgia? Probably, but we already knew I’m a big fan of nostalgia.
So yes, it was worth the $60 & I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to act like a teenage girl again. Now I just need Justin Timberlake to get over his ego & do an NSync reunion tour so I can really fangirl out, and also demonstrate that I still know all the dance moves from Bye Bye Bye.
As long as you love me,