What Happened In Vegas: A #BSBVegas VIP and Concert Review

As soon as we found out when the Backstreet Boys would be taking over Las Vegas, we were aware that we, too, would have to take over the same week. No way were we going to miss this epic occasion and definitely no way could we wait weeks before seeing it!

So here we are, ready to tell you everything you need to know (and maybe some things you didn’t)! Normally, our posts are pretty objective and while we’ll try to stay that way here, some things we can’t help but weigh in with our own opinions.

If there’s anything we don’t cover, definitely hit us up to ask!

VIP Meet And Greet

The Pre-Show VIP Lounge

Once upon a time, Backstreet fans going to VIP meet and greets were SO over waiting in lines for hours on end. Wonderful Union listened to them and BOOM! The birth of the pre-show VIP exclusive lounge.

Upon arrival, we were fairly quickly checked in, given our lanyards (which change photos every night), two drink tickets and directed upstairs. We were then lined up to get drinks from the bar (also exclusively for VIP goers since there was no one else in the venue). For those asking what drinks are offered, everything from water to wine to champagne to ale to soda. If you consume liquids, you are covered. Also, you don’t HAVE to wait here if you don’t want. You can definitely bypass and come back.

While you’re waiting, you can take your photo with friends in front of a snazzy looking Red Carpet-esque background. This is the perfect opportunity to get those pre-BSB jitters out!

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After getting our drinks (which you CAN take into the venue with you if you’re still drinking them by them), we moved into the lounge. From the photos above, you can see that it’s a totally chill club-like atmosphere. There are glow colored light orbs, a snack table, cool seating with oversized games to play while you wait.

There’s also a REALLY cool photobooth (put together by our favorite BSB photog, Justin Segura). There will be a line of people waiting to jump inside so if you want to bypass and chill with friends, we definitely had time after the meet and greet to snap our pics! You  don’t want to miss it though. It comes complete with head-size BSBmojis on a stick (that we really want to own), props and fantastic lighting (seriously – I need that light in my life).

 These photos from the photobooth will come to you via text or email and ready for you to share online! Don’t worry if you don’t get them immediately – the wifi is spotty in the hotel. We got ours after we already got home… 24 hours later. What a nice parting gift!

Meet and Greet

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You can chill in the lounge until you line up for the photo. At our VIP experiences, we were lined up all at once. Since then, they’re trying out dividing everyone into groups so not everyone has to line up at once and you get more time to utilize the lounge while you wait, which is actually a really good idea (especially for those in fancy shoes).

Simply speaking from our own experience and observing others, the actual act of meeting the Boys is what you make it. We saw people go in with props, hats, ideas, etc. for their photo and we saw people go in, take a photo and come straight out. From the time Kristie went on Friday until we both went on Saturday, things were being worked out to make for a smoother experience.

The Boys were as kind as they always have been. Brian came out from behind the screen (where photos were being taken) to goof around and seemingly put everyone at ease, then he welcomed every person with a hug. Every. Single. Person. It was Brian, AJ, Nick, Kevin and Howie… for those of you who would like to know order ahead of time. Each of them took the time to hug everyone and at least say a little something. We definitely had time for some conversation.

We didn’t feel rushed at all – which is HUGE for VIP. A sold out meet and greet has around 150 and everyone seemed to be satisfied with the time they got. No one yelled at us to keep moving and everyone was insanely friendly.

Note: if you are someone that brings gifts to the Boys for shows, don’t. You will be made to check your bag upon entry into the venue and retrieve it later. Save the room in your luggage for merch!

Also, there is no group option for meet and greet. We used one of our individuals for a photo with all of us (which IS allowed).

Following meet and greet, we were sent back into the lounge where, as I said above, we had time to snap some shots in the photobooth.

….And freak out about meeting all of our Boys. Because that never gets old.

The Show

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We’ll admit… we judged the show by the setlist before we saw the show. It’s void of anything from IAWLT and, as expected, is made up of mostly hits and singles with a few surprises (“Undone” and “Darlin'”, anyone?). For anyone wanting a timeline, the show started around 9:10ish and is 96 minutes long (thanks venue guy).

We’re happy to say that WE. WERE. WRONG. (Ok, I’m never REALLY happy to say that, but in this case…)

Here’s where we will do our best not to spoil too much for those who want to be completely surprised. Some of the things we loved the most (scroll past if you don’t want to know ANYTHING):

  • The 12 minute opening megamix video that can be found here and the way the Boys appear onstage (WHAT?! Did NOT see that coming!)
  • Kevin joining in on “Undone”.
  • The way the Backstreet Boys collectively sound the same live as they do on the albums. Obviously, this is nothing new, but for some reason, it is very striking inside the Axis theater.
  • We never expected “The Call” to be SO sexy! Wow.
  • Something about AJ and Kevin rapping during “Get Down” really hyped us.
  • The thought of dancers added to the show wasn’t something we were always crazy about, but they really DO add to the show.
  • Brian. Littrell. Seriously, whatever he has been doing for his voice and whatever the group is doing to help is working. So much so that the first night either of us were there, we found ourselves in inevitable tears and cheering just a little bit louder.
  • There’s a few ballroom moves (that we’re pretty sure Sharna Burgess had a hand in) that left us remembering how much Nick deserved that Mirrorball Trophy, but whatever. We also forgot that Kevin was ballroom trained until we saw those moves! Seriously though, all of the choreography is ON point.
  • The wardrobe…whew!
  • The whole production!

There’s also not a bad seat in the house. Let us show you!

Table Seating

These photos were taken from a table on the right side facing the stage. The view is probably the best you can get because there is NO ONE in front of you and the longer-armed Backstreet Boys can reach you pretty well. For those of you that have purchased a seat at a VIP table that included a bottle of champagne, please be aware that the bottle does not arrive until mid show. Pace yourselves! Being in the front means everyone can see you, including the Backstreet Boys. You don’t want to get sloppy.

Section 104, Row A

These photos are from section 104, row A, directly behind the second row of tables. It’s definitely a good spot if you want to see the whole stage and have a seat. When the Boys come to the “second stage”, we had a completely unblocked view of whoever was in front of us at the time. It was, however, hard to see anyone at the other end of the second stage. They all go back and forth though, so you get a chance to see everyone!

SPOILER: AJ walked right down our aisle in front of us while going back to the stage during “All I Have To Give”. When I say in front of us, I mean that he could literally step on our feet.

General Admission AKA The Pit

To be honest, being in the pit was our last night and we were tired. We were almost dreading it (the standing, not the show) after having seats and great views.

We’re here to tell you that as soon as the show started, we regretted ever regretting it. Besides the benefit of possible getting a hand touched or being seen / serenaded by Kevin, Brian, Howie, Nick or AJ, there’s just an energy in the pit that you can’t get from anywhere else in the venue. You’re IN the stage. You’re IN the show. You have no choice but to dance your heart out and feel good about it. There was also plenty of room to move around if you didn’t squeeze yourself into a small spot.

It also makes for great people watching when you turn to face the audience.

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Overall, we are not lying when we tell you that if you treat yourself to ANYTHING in 2017, this should be it. The whole experience was one that we would repeat and, even though it’s only been a week since we were there, we’re ready to go back this instant!

As we stated in a previous post, this show would not have been nearly as great if it weren’t for each individual Backstreet Boy bringing something to the table or the fans who showed up, screamed loudly, and sang along to every word. Vegas is for all of us and, if you can, get yourself there to enjoy it.

Special thanks to Wonderful Union (you know who you are) for listening to us and pulling this together and continuing to listen and continuing to change things until it is ultimately perfection!

Did we leave anything out? Do you have questions? Want more photos? We have thousands. Hit us up via Twitter, Facebook, or email and we’ll tell you all the truths you need to know. Also, check out our BSB Vegas FAQ.

…. And don’t forget to share your experiences with us! Next week, we’ll start our weekly “What Happens In Vegas” posts highlighting everything that happened for the week and we want to include you guys.

XOXO. – Sara and Kristie

#BSBVegas: The One With All The Backstreet Boys

Fresh off a flight from Vegas, we’re still reeling from all the amazing things we saw going down this past weekend, the first week of the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency.

In short, wow.

While we are working on a review of VIP, the show itself and all of the ins and outs, we felt it was most important to start out with, our favorite, a deep appreciation for each of the Backstreet Boys themselves. Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick poured every bit of themselves into perfecting this show and it shows. It shows in their performances and in their faces when you tell any one of them how incredible it really is.

So before the next blog, where we get into the technical side, we want to take a minute to really talk about each of them. Sometimes in the big production of things, we forget that these guys are five human beings doing their jobs. They thank us for showing up, but we can never thank THEM enough for showing up for 24 years.

Kevin

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We will never stop being grateful for this guy’s return. While we loved the Unbreakable and This Is Us albums and tours, something about having Kevin there makes everything feel more complete. We absolutely couldn’t imagine the Backstreet Boys hitting Vegas in the way that they are without him. In VIP meet and greet, he makes sure that you don’t leave without hugging him and to look you in the eye while you’re talking, genuinely caring about what you have to say. On stage, he’s all about the perfection. He’s a visual pleasure – hitting every dance move with a crispness. Seriously, you can’t take your eyes off of him.

Howie

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Ever the gentleman, Howie brings every bit of sweetness to the stage that he usually does….plus some hot!! Sweet D. has definitely only gotten better with age, as has everything about him. We really enjoyed his dance moves and the fullness that he gives to the collective voice of the group. Our favorite part of watching the shows, though, was the watching him interact with his wife in the audience. While other wives were there as well, it’s rare that we get a glimpse of the Doroughs together. Boy! Were they cute! The look on Howie’s face when he caught his wife singing along in the audience was something we were so happy to witness.

Brian

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We’ve been praying and rooting for Brian since he spoke out about his ongoing vocal issues in 2015. While it is something he is still working on, anyone that didn’t previously know about it before entering the venue last week, wouldn’t have known. He. Sounded. So. GOOD. (Editors Note: So good that the first night, I cried.) We’re absolutely thrilled that “Darlin'” was brought back to showcase just how beautiful his voice has always been. There is also something to be said about the way he welcome EVERY SINGLE PERSON into the VIP meet and greet with open arms and seemed to try to put everyone at ease. We will never get enough of Brian Littrell.

AJ

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AJ has always brought the right about of funk to the Backstreet Boys and Vegas is no exception. Always the one to walk on the line of what you should and shouldn’t say or do, he kept us on our toes. Then, there’s that voice. No one sounds like AJ McLean and we’re so lucky that he’s ours and that for the past 24 years, we’ve gotten to enjoy that gentle raspy voice live. Oh, and if you weren’t feeling comfortable in VIP after that Littrell hug, AJ will definitely make sure to make conversation that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends forever.

Nick

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Oh, Nick. This is one man that leaves it all on stage. He is 110% all in on every performance and on fire from start to finish. His vocals are strong and fill the venue with sound that will make you feel some sort of way. We also have to mention that his Dancing With The Stars stint might be the reason his dancing is ON POINT these days, especially in dances like “The Call”. As for VIP, he’s working really hard at remembering people and there’s always something to be said for any artist that makes an effort.

Want to know what goes down in BSB VIP and our full review of the first week of shows? Stay tuned! (As soon as we recover…)

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A Quick #BSBVegas FAQ (VIP, Show, & Afterparty)

The Backstreet Fever is taking over Vegas and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally see them take over The Axis theater stage. Last night was a night of firsts – first show, first VIP and first official BSB afterparty. Naturally, everyone has a lot of questions!

While we intend on putting together a fully detailed review / suggestion / photo blog after we both return this weekend, here are a few answers to what seem to be the most asked questions. Please note that all of this has been confirmed by the appropriate people and/or people that were there last night.

1.Are cameras allowed? 

Yes. Contrary to what Planet Hollywood and the box office will tell you when you call / email / tweet, POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED. Cameras with a detachable lens will be taken and be available for pick up at the end of the show.

2. Who Gets Into Pit (General Admission) First?

As of last night, everyone was lined up in the following order – VIP (1st), Early Entry (2nd), Regular GA (3rd). However, people with regular GA still got a good spot in the pit as it is a small space. Please note – this is ALL standing. You do NOT have a designated spot in GA.

3. Are Drinks Allowed Into The Pit?

Of course. While you may not want to give up your spot to get a drink or run to the restroom, drinks are definitely allowed.

4. What’s Included In VIP?

A meet and greet with the Backstreet Boys and a VIP exclusive lounge with a bar, photobooth, and more to ensure a good time with friends! Please note that last night (3/1) was the first night and that the meet and greet experience is only going to get better. Hugs from each BSB though – what could be better??

Please note that VIP experiences are all different and the time spent with the Boys varies. It’s best to go in with an open mind.

5. How Many People Were In VIP?

Around 150 – it was sold out.

6. Can You Leave VIP After You’re Done?

It’s not likely that you’ll want to. By the time the VIP process is done, it’s time for doors to open. Every night is different though.

UPDATE: We did see one or two people leave to go to dinner and get their ticket rescanned to come back in. If you have an actual seat, there’s no benefit to being let in early. Make sure you get your ticket scanned before you leave though.

7. Can You Buy VIP At The Door?

If VIP is sold out, no.

8. How Long Is The Show?

12 minute long intro video, 96 minute show. Usually starts around 9:10 pm.

9. Do You Have To Leave The Show Early To Get A Good GA Spot For The Afterparty?

No. Leaving early isn’t really beneficial. Chateau is a 5 minute walk from Planet Hollywood and the Boys will take longer to get there than you will.

10. Is The Chateau Dress Code Enforced? 

Not really, but we wouldn’t recommend showing up in something as casual as flip flops.

We will be updating this post as there are more questions! We will be live tweeting / snapchatting from Vegas all weekend – @whothebckstreet. Can’t wait to see you guys there!

 

 

Get Ready For #BSBVegas With Us!

Awwwww yeaaahhhhh, boyyssss (If you didn’t hear that in Kevin’s voice, what are you doing with life?). We’ve made it! This week kicks off the Backstreet Boys’ first week in Vegas and we’re not sure anyone is ready for what is about to hit us…

… But we’re willing to try to be ready. 😉

Each week (ish) of the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency, we will be updating What Happens On The Backstreet with a posts called What Happens In Vegas. In these posts, we will post different tweets, cool moments, and need-to-know things as they happen. We also want you to get involved! Details below.

The Playlist

Every good adventure should have a soundtrack. If you’re too busy to make your own, we’ve got you covered. Kristie and I took a while to compile (then toss out and compile again) songs that would bring the hype. We’ve got some BSB tunes, some 90s hits, some club mixes and, of course, a few Vegas themed.

From packing to traveling to getting ready for the show, we hope you enjoy this 100-song playlist as much as we do!

The Packing List

In all the excitement, we wanted to remind you of a few things you might be forgetting to pack:

  • Tickets (Or making sure you have the email for them)
  • Your ID (For basically everything)
  • Hair Tools (If you are traveling with friends, divide up who brings what)
  • Chargers (Phone, camera, self…)
  • Sweater / Sweatshirt (Las Vegas might be warmer than most places, but it gets chilly at night sometimes)
  • Comfortable Shoes (Most places are walking distance – save your feet for the show!)
  • Camera (Point and Shoots are allowed in the venue)
  • Deodorant (Backstreet Boys can make you sweat)
  • An Oversized Bag (For souvenirs)
  • Sunglasses (It’s always bright in Vegas)
  • Bandaids (Shoes and sequins hurt sometimes)
  • Your Sanity

If you think of anything else important, let us know!

#BSBVegas Scavenger Hunt

This is where you come in! Whether you’re with your friends, on your own, or making new friends, we definitely want to see your memories. We’ve compiled a list of photos we want to see from you while you’re in Vegas. Once you take them, send them to us / post using the hashtag #BSBVegasHunt and we will choose some of the best to feature in our weekly posts! Be creative. 

  • Planet Hollywood Sign
    • Whether it’s in the hotel or out, take a photo with something that says Planet Hollywood since it’s going to be home for our Boys for the next few months.
  • Backstreet Boys Advertisements
    • See an ad for the Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life in the airport or on the street? Snap a quick pic with it and send it our way.
  • Backstreet Merch
    • Whether it’s old or new, we want to see you decked out!
  • BSB Selfies
    • Happen to be lucky enough to run into a Backstreet Boy? Send those selfies!
  • Concert Going Outfits
    • Are you wearing something stellar? Is your group coordinating? Let’s see!
  • Elevator Doors
    • It’s somewhat likely that the Backstreet Boys will be plastered on the elevator doors of the Planet Hollywood hotel – be creative with commemorating that moment! Even if they aren’t, Britney is and she’s just as cool.
  • Those Drinks
    • Vegas is the best place for fun drinks! If you’re toasting with your BFFs or tossing one back before the show, give us a peek so we can share with others where to get a tasty libation.
  • Your Squad
    • Of course, we want to see all of you having the TIME of your LIFE. This one is an option to kill two birds with one stone
  • Concert Pics
    • Did you take a KILLER live pic during the show? Those are our FAVORITE!
  • VIP Laminates
    • If you’re hitting VIP before the show or the after party post show, take a fun pic with your laminate while you wait.

 

Have any more suggestions or maybe questions we can answer now or in the future? Let us know! You can email us by using the Contact button at the top, Tweet, or hit us on Facebook.

Kristie and I will both be in Vegas for opening week and can not WAIT to tweet live updates as well as post about it soon after. Follow our Snapchat (whothebckstreet) for photos from the shows and more!

XOXO – Sara

 

 

7 Things You Need To Know About Backstreet Boys VIP Experiences

Ladies and Gentlemen…

Boys and Girls…

We are now boarding the Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life Vegas Experience. Described by Brian Littrell as a “Backstreet Boys show on steroids” and by Howie Dorough as “a show unlike you’ve ever seen before”, we’re on the runway for this new adventure and we’re days away from taking off.

Before we enjoy the show, however, there’s the little matter of VIP meet and greet. What do you need to know? What should you expect? How can you have the best time ever? We’ve got you covered!

1. You’ll Get An Email With Details 24-48 Hours Prior To Your Event.

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Many of you have asked if there’s been a timeline posted for when everything is going down and whatnot. The answer is no. Everyday is different and subject to change based on what’s going on. The Boys and Wonderful Union want you to have the best experience possible (I promise) and for that reason, they send out times to meet and where 24-48 hours prior to your event to be sure.

Make sure you add news@wonderfulunion.com to your address book to make sure your itinerary doesn’t go to spam!  Worried about printing it out? Don’t. All you have to have is your ID… and your cute self, duh.

2. Like The Concert, This Is An All New Meet And Greet Experience. 

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Wonderful Union has really been trying to listen to fan suggestions and tailoring the latest VIP meet and greet experience to meet and greet all of our VIP expectations.

So forget everything you knew.

For now, clean your VIP slate and get excited. There’s a VIP Preshow lounge! Access to drinks and snacks! Merch being shipped so you don’t have to guard it all night! Limited number of people! ALL FIVE BACKSTREET BOYS! Who knows what else might happen?

Will you still have to show up and wait for a bit before the meet and greet actually starts? Probably. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and share good times with people you’ve never met. We promise you — it’s worth the wait.

3. Go With The Flow.

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Like we said, forget everything you know. Enjoy it as it comes and please, don’t sabotage your own experience.

You paid for this experience. You earned this experience. Your friends have done the same. If you go in with a positive outlook, things will inevitably be better. Be the type of person everyone wants to go with and don’t let last minute changes stress you out. At the end of the day, YOU’RE GOING TO MEET THE BACKSTREET BOYS! Yay!

Again, everything you may go through will end up TOTALLY worth it. Also, be mindful that this is new for everyone and sometimes kinks need to be worked out.

4. …But Have A Plan.

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Like I said, you paid for this, you have waited so long for this (I don’t care how many times you’ve done it – you’re definitely counting down) and you don’t want to leave with regrets. So don’t!

You only get so much time with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ, and Nick so you definitely want to make the most out of it. If there’s something you REALLY want to say, get it in your head more than 2 minutes before you meet them. If you’re only there for a hug (er, handshake) and a photo, that’s cool too. Just have it in your head and make a mental plan! It’s a lot less stressful.

Also, don’t get crazy. Mental planning cuts out the “wtf am I saying” moments and the excessive drooling that might happen. 🙂

5. Take Care Of Yourself.

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So you’ve gotten your email, you’ve gotten your mental plan, you’re totally breezy and going with the flow….

…but you totally forgot to eat and be a human.

We know nerves and emotions run high on show days and you may not FEEL like eating (my biggest fault), but do you feel like passing out in front of the Backstreet Boys? Trust us, the medics will NOT be as hot.

6. Ask Your Friends.

 

If you’re not going the first week, definitely ask your friends that went what all went down and what to expect (but again, every night is different, see #3).

Kristie and I will both be in attendance on opening week and we will definitely be updating WHOTB ASAP on all the happenings. There’s also this post with pro tips from Backstreet Boys VIP addicts to help you prepare yourself.

7. HAVE FUN! 

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Your countdown is at zero, you’re in an amazing city with your favorite band and the excitement is in the air! Stop worrying and have the best time EVER. You deserve it.

If you haven’t purchased your BSB VIP yet, buy them here. They ARE selling out and they’re not restocking. If they are sold out, you will NOT be able to pay at the door.

If you have a question or problem with VIP, please contact Wonderful Union here.

Happy Birthday, Brian Littrell

We’ve celebrated February 20th every year as another year we’re blessed to have Brian Littrell in our lives. As everyone knows, his life has been one small miracle after another from the very beginning and we’re insanely lucky to be celebrating his birthday. For many of us, his being alive has changed our lives in one way or another, if even just for a small moment.

Now, we celebrate Brian turning 42 (what?!) and we can only hope that we’re lucky enough to have 42 more years with him.

Happy Birthday… to the man whose life has been a miracle.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is living proof that when life knocks you down, it’s best to get back up and carry on.

Happy Birthday… to the man who taught us that faith is everything.

Happy Birthday… to the man who showed us it’s possible to be someone important and remain down to earth.

Happy Birthday… to the man who makes us want to learn how to do handstands.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always willing to be kind to fans.

Happy Birthday… to the man who took the time to hug every fan onstage during Platinum VIP during the IAWLT tour.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always putting others first.

Happy Birthday… to the family man.

Happy Birthday… to man who has inspired us to be who we are and make no apologies.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always ready to make someone laugh.

Happy Birthday… to the man who gives us a heart attack every time he jumps from heights.

Happy Birthday… to the reason we can’t say things like “gotta go” or “alright” like a normal person.

Happy Birthday… to one hell of a fighter.

Happy Birthday… to the Backstreet Boy, the father, the husband, the singer, the performer, the friend, the giver, the brother, the cousin, the son, the human.

Happy Birthday, Brian

We are beyond thankful that you answered the call in 1993 and that we’ve been able to share 24 of your 42 years on earth. We couldn’t imagine the Backstreet Boys (or life) without you.

Thank you for continuing to inspire us.

There Are Five Backstreet Boys (And We Love Them All)

Since 1993, there have been five Backstreet Boys.

When Kevin left in 2006, there were still five Backstreet Boys.

There always will and continue to be five Backstreet Boys.

It’s time for some real talk.

In light of a recent comment Brian made about politics, many of you have expressed hurt feelings, uncertainty and disagreement with his opinion… and that’s okay. Your feelings are valid. Your opinions are valid, just as his are.

What’s not okay – what is never okay – is hatred.

For years, we, as fans, have supported the group. We’ve supported and rallied around each Boy in their struggles and darker periods. We’ve enjoyed the best of times and we’ve gotten through the worst of times. We’ve had victories and upsets.

For nearly 24 years, we have supported and loved Brian Littrell through heart surgery, through a solo career, through vocal issues, and more.

Are we really going to let a site like TMZ ruin our outlook of someone that we know better than to think that he really hates anyone? We’ve spent years learning everything about him and I would think that we know his heart better than that. He’s spent those years being kinder than he ever had to be to many of us.

I am not asking you to agree with his opinion. I’m not asking you to agree with any of the Backstreet Boys on any of their opinions – that is, obviously, a personal decision.

I’m only asking you to remember the past 24 years.

I’m asking you to be mindful that different opinions make the world go round. It’s okay to agree and it’s okay to disagree. It’s okay to disagree with someone, but still be supportive as well.

I’m asking you to remember that there are and always will be five Backstreet Boys and all five of them have made a significant impact on our lives. The five of them remain a family, regardless of opinions, regardless of anything, because they know how to move past things and love beyond differences.

In the grand scheme of things, we were never fans because of anyone’s beliefs. We are fans because of five guys coming together to entertain, to make music, and to share their stories that have ultimately inspired us in many ways.

Moving forward, I implore you to remember why you became a fan of all five guys. I ask you to love more when it seems to be the hardest and to be supportive, despite conflicting opinions.

Vegas is coming! It’s time to get excited. It’s time for a clean slate and new memories. We need ALL of us to make this a success for ALL of them.

What Happens On The Backstreet has been and always will be continually supportive of Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. We hope you’ll join us.