8 Ways Tweeting Backstreet Boys Is Like Drunk Texting

A lot of us have passed the point of going out every Saturday night and waking up every Sunday hungover and not sure who we drunk texted. Some of us have never done that at all…

…but the feeling is a lot like when a Backstreet Boy comes online to tweet.

“WHAT are you even talking about, you lunatic?” -> If this is what you’re saying reading this, just follow me here.

1. When Your Phone Goes Off, You Panic and Your State of Mind Changes Instantly.

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You’re having fun. Life is a party. Carefree. Hanging with your friends, chatting at work…

Then it happens.

You’re phone goes off. It’s a Backstreet Boy and he’s tweeting fans. In 2.5 seconds, you are completely toasted. What do you dooo? Why is everything so haazzzyy? What are woorrdds?

2. What Do You Say? Should You Say Anything?

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Suddenly, a Backstreet Boy is that ex who is single again or that guy you went on one date with who waited 24 hours to call you again and you can’t even. What do you say? Do you ask your friends? Do you involve your friends? WHO CAN MAKE THESE POTENTIALLY LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS WHEN YOUR BACKSTREET DRUNK?! Eggplant emoji?

3. Wait. Did That Make Sense?

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You’re tweeting so fast that the tweets look like a literal drunk tweet. What was a sweet tweet is now pretty offensive because TWITTER HAS NO EDIT BUTTON (but neither do your ducking texts)! Deleting this tweet means losing your place in the “Seen” line.

Is it too late to take it back?

Is KevinHowieBrianAJNick really going to think you’re drunk?

Why is life so hard?

4. WHY CAN’T YOU STOP TWEETING?

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Just like you send endless drunk texts to your friends about your failed relationship or the food currently in your fridge, you’re definitely going to do the same thing to a Backstreet Boy. Tomorrow, you’re going to wonder why no one stopped you and who has screenshots of this mess.

5. Your Friends Are Judging You.

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You don’t even have to text your friends to say “You are not going to believe what I said last night…”

They’re seeing it live. They’re trying to save you. But refer to #4 – you can’t stop. Unstoppable!

6. Sobering Up.

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The Backstreet Boy logs off and suddenly, you are insta-sober. You’re crawling out of your bed, blowing your hair out of your face, and surveying the damage posted on your Twitter profile. Did you REALLY ask him if he likes your socks? Oh my God, did he actually see this? Do you tweet and apologize or…?

This is so embarrassing. Who let you BackstreetDrunk tweet?

7. Erase The Evidence.

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Doesn’t matter who saw it. You’re going to pretend it never happened. If it’s brought up in real world, you will deny, deny, DENY.

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8. Do It Again.

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Because, after all, Backstreet drunk is the best kind of inebriation, right? Go on. Give your friends something to talk about. “Remember that time you told Nick your grandmother was sick and you didn’t even have a grandmother?” It’s okay though. You’ll delete it later.

What’s New With The Backstreet Boys? Get Your Fix

Three out of five Backstreet Boys hung out with several media outlets last week for a string of interviews regarding their new endeavor with Chex Mix and their 90s boyband rival, Snackstreet.

Just because they were there to talk about Snackstreet does not mean, however, that they weren’t talking about their future as well. Check out all of the press from last week below!

On The New Album

McLean says that the band is still in the early stages of their creative process. “[We’re] back in the kitchen cooking up whatever comes out and it’s been really fun so far. We’re working with some brand new up-and-coming writers, some really hip, new producers, as well as doing some interesting collaborations. It just happened to work perfectly.”

“Brand new music next year. 100% brand-new single, brand-new album, brand new tour, and a lot from BSB in 2017.” [Celebuzz]

 On Their Tour Requests

Carter admits that he requested the nutritional boost during the band’s 2005 Never Gone tour. “It was really difficult to bring in because they had to bring it in in big slabs, and then I had to have a grinder and put it in there,” he told Us. “It was really messy and hard to clean up.” (The 36-year-old also admits that this was divalike behavior.)

Bandmate Howie Dorough liked chicken wings before a show, although he wasn’t as lucky when it came time to deliver. “Maybe one time did Howie ever get his chicken wings,” McLean mused.

Other must-haves included PB&J, cereal, Chex Mix, Gatorade and water. McLean, 38, noted, “We’re not like the ‘separate the M&Ms’ kind of band.” [US Magazine]

On The Dance Move They Hate

The video for fan favorite “I Want It That Way” doesn’t get the same love from the Boys. Turns out, the move that stood the test of time was kind of an accident—and one that the guys wish hadn’t happened in the first place.

As we were talking, McLean mockingly/adorably did the body roll move while the three of them talked very passionately about their dislike of the choreography.

They weren’t supposed to break out their coordinated moves in this particular gem of a video, but on the day of the shoot, Richardson told me, plans changed. “We showed up to the set and they were like, ‘We want to do some kind of dancing.’” Good sports that they were, they pulled out some on-the-spot steps just in case, “and they ended up using it,” he said, adding, “We just threw something together last minute, and I really can’t stand it.” [Self]

 

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8 Backstreet Boys Emojis We Need Next

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We finally got what we had been begging for for months – BSBmojis! Now we have a new way to harass express ourselves to our friends, whether they like it or not. Brian with a basketball, Nick with his favorite emoji, Howie with his wink, AJ with his bone (wait…what?), and Kevin, of course, wanting his his way. Then, you have the group with their iconic “Everybody” scream with updated faces.

What else could you want?!

Well, we have a few ideas…

1. Crying Kevin

Those familiar with the Kardashian Klan know that when Kimojis rolled out a few months ago, Kim’s iconic crying face was one of the most popular. In the next set of BSBmojis, we would love a way to express our sadness over no tour date in our city, no money left in our wallets, or a way to guilt our fan friends into going on an adventure with us. What better way than a single tear crying Kevin OR big watering eyes. We’ll take either.

2. Upside Down Brian.

For those crazy times, when you’re leaving an afterparty, headed for a concert the next night, no sleep on the cruise… we 100% need an upside down Brian Littrell AKA Brian in his natural form. A Brian hanging from a chandelier or something might also suffice.

3. Party Howie.

A Howie with a drink in both hands and confetti, that’ll do for us. We can rate our afterparty adventures with Howie emojis!

4. Different Hair Nick.

Nick Carter is the Chia pet of the Backstreet Boys and there is no real reason that we NEED these options other than sometimes you just feel like banana hair Nick and sometimes you feel spiky. We just want it that way, okay?!

5. AJ With A Manicure.

How else are we supposed to make dates with our girlfriends? Use words? NOPE.

6. A Running Fan.

We run because we see a Backstreet Boy. We run to get a good spot by the stage. We run  in circles because we are on a high from finally getting the tickets we want. We need a running person dressed in BSB gear. Or something.

7. Bodyguards. 

Whether we use the emojis because sometimes we like those men more than our Boys (sorry!) or we use them as a quick way to communicate with our friends which security team member is where (we all have our favorites), we wouldn’t mind having these. Trust us. Of course, we’d want Q included as well (for when we need to tell our friends we don’t want any hugs).

8. Kevin With The Judging Face.

Move over, straight face emoji! There’s a new way to tell our friends that we are NOT amused.

Regardless of if there are ever new additions or not, we commend whoever created these emojis because they are SPOT ON! From Kevin’s ridiculous cheekbones, to Brian’s tongue, to Nick’s stare.. W O W. Bravo!

 

Backstreet and Snackstreet: All Of The Videos From The 2016 Chex Mix Campaign

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Remember a few months ago, amidst recording, when the Backstreet Boys appeared to be working on a side project? Well, the products of that side project are slowly rolling out…

… And they might make you a little hungry. They might make you want a snack.

It seems that Chex Mix has made the wise decision to incorporate 90s boybands, mainly the Backstreet Boys, into their ad campaign this season. As you might have seen in the first video released last month, Snackstreet was created as a parody boyband that was BSB’s 90s competition. In an interview today, it was revealed that this was one of many videos to be released. The videos are all part of a series that will feature the Backstreet Boys and will be released in the upcoming weeks. We can’t wait!

Check back here for all of the videos as soon as they’re posted.

 

Sound Checks: We particularly love Nick’s deep rooted hatred for pretzels (“for toddlers and sad bar men”), Kevin’s body rolls, and the overall throwback. Anyone else miss VH1 Behind The Music right now?

If you watch nothing else, THESE BLOOPERS ARE EVERYTHING.

Why does Brian pull Chex Mix from his pants? 

That Frick and Frack high five!

Kevin being a bro. “Do you lift? Nah, you don’t lift.”ALL. THE. DANCING.

Backstreet Boys In Vegas : What You Need To Know When You Need To Know It

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Everyone has heard about the Backstreet Boys during a short stint in Vegas by now. Call it a rumor, call it a leak, call it what you want – we’re here to help you keep up with everything you need to know!

At this point, nothing has been officially announced, but several of the Boys have hinted at a September announcement so, stay tuned. There seems to be some confusion about what exactly will go down in Vegas. Here’s what we DO know:

  • The concerts that the Backstreet Boys are doing at the beginning of 2017 are NOT kicking off a new world tour. While they are set to release a new album in 2017, the Boys have confirmed in various conversations with fans that a tour will not begin until at least Summer. So, the usual.
  • The concerts are not considered a residency. As stated by a few of the Boys before their lips were zipped, this run of RUMORED nine shows would a “trial” to see how well the Backstreet Boys would fare, should they decide to do a residency in the future. They have all made it clear that if a residency was a route they chose to go, it would not be until after a world tour supporting the upcoming album.
  • This is not an event like NKOTB ….that we know of. The NKOTB: After Dark event was sort of like a mini-cruise on land and not what this sounds like.
  • AJ mentioned at a recent convention appearance that it would take place over three weekends. For those of you thinking you’d stay the whole time and attend every show, this might put a hitch in your plans!
  • Nothing has been mentioned about pricing. Residencies sometimes have different pricing than normal concerts, but considering this is not a residency, we know nothing. Don’t freak!

As soon as things are confirmed, we will update here. NOTHING is confirmed until it is on backstreetboys.com. If you have any questions that you think you might need answered, feel free to ask!

OFFICIAL UPDATE: 9/23/16

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When Are The Show Dates?

March 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 18th
June 14th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 30th
July  1st

When Are Tickets On Sale?

9/25/16 – FANCLUB Presale @ 10AM PST

9/26/16 – AMEX Presale Begins @ 10AM PST

9/30/16 – TICKETMASTER, LIVE NATION, TOTAL REWARDS, and CAESARS                                                    ENTERTAINMENT Presale @ 10AM PST – 10PM PST

10/1/16 – On Sale To Public at 10am PST

Where Do I Buy Tickets?

All concert tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster here.

** For FANCLUB presale, UNIQUE CODES will be on your account dashboard Sunday **

What’s The Deal With VIP?

There are several VIP packages listed on Ticketmaster. ONLY ONE PACKAGE INCLUDES MEET AND GREET. This package is sold THROUGH backstreetboys.com and is an UPGRADE, not a TICKET. Once you buy your tickets, you will purchase VIP like normal, by going to the EVENTS page and selecting your date.

FANCLUB PRESALE for Meet and Greet VIP UPGRADE is only available for 24 hours before it goes on sale to everyone.

There will only be ONE LEVEL of VIP UPGRADE. Price has not yet been listed.

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The following packages are considered VIP tickets but DO NOT INCLUDE MEET AND GREET. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster / Live Nation.

Soooo, Should I Be A BSB Fanclub Member Again?

Uh, yeah. Check out these sweet NEW packages with NEW, EXCLUSIVE merch and get yours now (like, before Sunday)!

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If you have more questions, tweet us at @WHOTheBckstreet! If we can’t help, Wonderful Union can.

 

To AJ, Rochelle, Ava, and Baby McLean… – Love, The Fans

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On Labor Day 2016, AJ McLean actually DID surprise us with the news that the family would be growing by two feet (and one Jordan shoe). We couldn’t be more thrilled for the couple, as we already declared them #parentgoals months ago! So, to congratulate them, we thought we’d write to them from the fans, much like we did for Nick and Lauren — because we really do love us some McLean fam!

To AJ: 

You can ask any fan and they will admit that seeing you as a dad is our favorite version of AJ McLean. The way you talk about Ava warms all of our hearts. She is so lucky to have a dad that would give her the world if he could and we can not WAIT to see the love you have for being a dad expand further with the new addition. You are a living example to your children what hard work and dedication can get you. Life is really going your way and we couldn’t be more happy for you, proud of you, and excited for the future. The amount of love you have to give is incredible and this baby is going to be so fortunate to call you Dad.

To Rochelle:

Girl, you are killing the mom game. Your love for your daughter has been evident from the very beginning and has only grown throughout the years. The endless sacrifices you make to be the only parent at home sometimes plus making your family work is not lost on us. You (and AJ) have raised Ava to be a free spirited, loving human and exactly what we need more of in this world. Thank you for being the type of parent that we need more of in this world. We know you’re an amazing momma to one and going to be an even more amazing momma to two. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Thank you for raising sweet humans.

To Ava:

You can’t read this yet, but we have no doubt that you’re going to be the best big sister ever! We have watched you grow up before our eyes and it seems like only yesterday, we learned of your arrival. We hope that your little brother or sister is every bit as lively, lovely, and beautiful as you are.

To Baby McLean:

The world has only known about you for a few days, but you are already loved and anticipated by millions. Your family is one that is different, but is full of love, caring, and friends. (And Friends…) We’re sure that you have been chosen carefully to be in this world, within this circle of wonderful people, and we anxiously await your arrival. You will come to find that you really lucked out with your mom and dad. They’re two of the best!

 

14 Things That Prove BSB World is Actually Disney World

Do you love Backstreet Boys and Disney just as much as I do? Sometimes I literally cannot decide which one I like more (or which one is Hot, Hot, Hot-er). Upon returning from my recent trip to Disney World, and hopeful for upcoming BSB events, I was inspired to write this post. There are obvious correlations between BSB and Disney, such as when the guys performed at multiple Disney events (including Disney World Christmas Parade 1997 and Disneyland Christmas Parade 2012) and, let’s not forget, how Nick Carter auditioned for the Mickey Mouse club in 1989 (when I was… hmmm zero years old). Luckily, he also auditioned for the Backstreet Boys, and took that life road instead. For those of you who have never been to Disney World/Land, do not worry– because Backstreet World is basically the same thing:

1. Backstreet World and Disney World are both the most magical places on earth.

In a [Disney] World Like This, Backstreet Boys got you. Oh, and did we mention that they are both from Orlando, FL? You know you want to go watch the Homecoming: Live in Orlando VHS right now. While in Backstreet World (AKA attending one of their concerts), you may turn into each of the Seven Dwarfs or the Inside Out characters during the various points of your experience. You are always in a crowd full of people and your body hurts from standing and waiting in lines for hours for a 5 second experience… but you mostly will experience/inhabit “Joy”, and it is always worth it. It really is an emotional “ride”, and both worlds are sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

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2. Backstreet Boys Go To Disney.

Two of my favorite things together?! Mind. Blown. AJ just loves going to Disneyland with his family, and tells people where he is all the time because he loves the attention, apparently? Tell us something we don’t know.

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3. Backstreet Boys are Disney characters.

Have you ever been walking around Disney parks and catch a glimpse of Aladdin, and have to stare at him because you could swear it is Kevin? Or have you gone to a Backstreet Boys event and see Kevin, but picture Aladdin? Either way, the feeling is mutual, and this is just too precious not to relive.

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Just look at that stud. You know you’re picturing him belting out “A Whole New World” [DONT YOU DARE CLOSE YOUR EYESSSSS]. For those of you who have not yet seen Kevin and Lalie singing this together on BSB Cruise 2016, here it is.

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4. Backstreet Boys orrrrr… Dapper Dans?

The Dapper Dans are an old time acapella group, and apparently the “original boyband”, at least as far as Disney is concerned. You can catch them covering “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” here. Who knew you can listen to Backstreet Boys music on Main Street USA?

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5. Magic Kingdom.

In your own Fantasyland, you can only make believe that you are a Disney princess and your favorite Backstreet Boy is your Prince Charming.

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I don’t know… $350? $600? Which VIP package do you want?

6. Epcot.

We’ve been all around, all around the world… Showcase. Epcot World Showcase is where you travel around the world to different countries, just like you do when you travel to see different shows of the tour. Or like when you play the Backstreet Boys “Around the World: game or watching the VHS/DVD. Totes the same thing.

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7. Hollywood Studios.

Your life is like a movie: the Backstreet Boys movie, that is.

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8. Animal Kingdom

You know what happens to you when the Backstreet Boys come out on stage. The noises that come out of you sound nothing like humans, and we love it.

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9. Bring your wallet.

In both Backstreet World and Disney World, you buy expensive tickets and wear expensive merch with the Backstreet Boys/characters’ faces on it, and as much as you try, you just can’t say no to buying all of it. The boys’ names might as well be Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie and Daisy (sorry Nick and Howie).

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10. Backstreet Time.

Need we say more?

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11. Helpless When We SMILE.

In both worlds, you’re always taking pictures with the boys/characters. Well, this looks oddly similar to VIP.

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12. There Is Something For Everyone.

In both Backstreet and Disney Worlds, there is good entertainment and plenty of shows with singing and catchy tunes, including the Country Bear Jamboree.

Nick… Is that you on the banjo?

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13. #Stuckinthe90s.

We always live by Peter Pan’s mantra, and we “never grow up”.  We might break down and… spend all of our money on BSB events so that we can fangirl?… just like a child. But it’s okay, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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14. When You Wish Upon a [Shining] Star

You know you used to, and maybe still do, wish for Backstreet Boys life events to happen (e.g one day maybe you’ll get to meet them or be front row). Anddd then your dreams come true and fireworks burst as you stare into your favorite Backstreet Boys’ eyes as he’s singing to you. Yeah, it’s like that.

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**And remember…**

Always let your conscience be your guide.

As in: Do you really need to go to another BSB show?

We know the answer is ALWAYS yes.

 

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8 Reasons To See Some Backstreet Boys At A Con

Who knew wandering around an exposition center for a weekend could be so fun? We definitely didn’t know. Don’t knock it ’til you try it! So here are some reasons you should consider going to the next comic con in your area.

1. Backstreet Boys.

Isn’t this reason enough? We know you are ready and willing to fill your Backstreet void while the boys are off tour. You’ll get to to hang out with and converse with them any time you want (I’m looking at YOU- Nick Carter) (pending there’s no line). YES – you just walk up to a table that your favorite Backstreet Boys are sitting at!

…and maybe you’ll even find out insider information.

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2. Other Boyband Members.

Who knows– you might end up being pleasantly surprised. From personal experience, they all are pretty awesome! At least those in the Dead 7 cast. (Forgive us for the following gif)

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3. Other Celebrities.

The fans in us are always down for meeting other celebs– you can’t even pretend that you’re not. My personal fave? 90’s hearthrob Jason Priestly from Beverly Hills 90210 *swooooooon*

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4. Professional Photos.

…With a potentially cheesy background, buttttt they DO come out flawless. Seriously. You look airbrushed. Also, endless selfies and autographs! How can you go wrong?

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5. Panels.

Panels are where actors talk about their movies, and you as a con guest get to attend as many as you want. Our personal favorite is Dead 7’s panel, but we may be justttttttt a little biased.

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6. Parties.

At certain cons, there are VIP after parties. These are subject to change at each con, however if boyband members are involved, it is bound to be a good time, and maybe even get a little wild and crazy. Need I say “There ain’t no party like a Backstreet party, cause the Backstreet party don’t stop”? Well, I just did.

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7. Cosplay (as the con-folk call it).

Cosplay is where people dress up as characters from various movies, comics, books and such. Guess what!? You get to as well (if that’s something you’re into).

It’s like Halloween, but without the October… and the trick-or-treating.

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8. Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone.

Sure, if it’s your first time at a con, you’ll wander around aimlessly trying to figure out where you are, while also potentially wanting to hide in a corner from people in costumes walking around with chainsaws. You’ll get to step outside of your comfort zone, and into someone else’s fan world. And it could wind up being pretty fantastic. Just another weekend in the life of a fangirl, right?

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10 Things Every Backstreet Boys Fan Has Done At A Concert (And We Don’t Know Why)

Whether you’ve attended 1 or 501 Backstreet Boys concerts, you WILL find more than one thing in the following post that makes you say “YAAAASSS!” or, if you’re of the more sophisticated type, “Yep. So me.” Either way, you’ve done these things and on a normal day, you find yourself questioning why.

Let’s talk about it.

1.Scream Uncontrollably.

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You could be mid rant about how you’ve been waiting an hour for the Boys come out, about how you really need to pee, about how you’re friend Becky backed out last minute and you’re really sick of –

And then the lights go down.

And your brain comes out of your mouth. The screams that come out of your body are literally the sound of your brain and your heart colliding and try to escape your being all at once.

WHO ARE YOU EVEN HERE TO SEE AGAIN?

Then the screen lights up to remind you. OH MY GOD IT’S THE BACKSTREET BOYS!

You act like you did not even know they were coming. Like this is all happenstance.

Backstreet Boy. SCREAM.

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Favorite Backstreet Boy. WHAT IS THIS SOUND YOU ARE MAKING AND WHY?

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Backstreet Boy. SCREAM (and you don’t even really care about that one)!

We are all intelligent humans. Why can we not simply think / say “Woohoo! Glad I’m here!”

What IS that? We’re animals.

2. Say “YEAAAAHHH!” Everytime Nick Asks If He’s Sexual.

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Am I sexual?

Ladies….

If your man came into your bedroom and asked you if he’s sexual, you’d look at him like he’s a lunatic and forever make fun of him.

However, everytime Nick Carter asks us, we yell “YEEAHHH!” Sometimes we don’t even make it that far. Sometimes we’re so prepared that when he starts swiveling his hips around like new-Elvis, we are saying unintelligible responses that don’t even fit into the song.

Even though we’ve all discussed in conversations with friends outside of the event, “What if he asks if he’s sexual and we’re all just like…no.”

And while we’re at it, what does “Am I original?” and “Am I the only one?” even have to do with the rest of the song? WHY ARE WE SAYING YEAH WITHOUT QUESTION?

3. Sing Along To “I Want It That Way” Like It’s The Best Song Ever Written.

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We’ve all skipped it on the CD and on our iPods. There’s maybe 5% of us that actually favor “I Want It That Way”. To be honest, we get annoyed when the nostalgia fans behind us before the show shriek, “I hope that play ‘I Want It That Way’!”

But those first few notes play and we’re done for. We sing every word Brian wants us to sing. We ask our friends to tell us why. We are singing along like our lives depend on it.

4. Insist That One Of The Boys Pointed To / Stared At / Sang To You.

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You could be front row. You could be nosebleeds. But at some point in your fangirling concert-going life, you’re going to be absolutely convinced that Nick, Brian, Howie, AJ or Kevin looked directly at you, sang directly to you, and wanted to personally invite you to the afterparty.

But if by chance one of them did look at you and sing to you, you will make it your mission to find a video of it online. Chances are, however, that you will spend the 5 minute video asking yourself “wait – was that it?”. Because you could have SWORN that moment last 10 minutes, not 10 seconds.

5. Scream Louder When They Say They Can’t Hear Us.

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We KNOW they can hear us. They aren’t THAT old. But we continue to indulge them anyway.

“[City that they’ll later name the best city ever], how you doin’ tonight?”

“Wooooo!”

“I can’t hear you. I SAID HOW YOU DOIN’ TONIGHT!?”

“*screams until our vocal cords are permanently damaged*”

….Or maybe we’re screaming out of fright from the louder screams behind us. Who really knows?

In what world is it acceptable to scream when someone asks you how you are do you respond with a scream? I don’t suggest doing it in the workplace, you guys.

6. Take A Million Videos Of The Same Song.

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BECAUSE THIS MOMENT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

BECAUSE BRIAN JUST MOVED TWICE.

BECAUSE WHAT IF SOMEONE NEEDS THEM FOR PROOF OF SOMETHING?

BECAUSE I NEED PROOF.

Two years later, you will not understand half of the things you took a picture of and/or recorded. But just in case….

7. Cry.

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At some point, the screams will melt your eyeballs and your eyes will start to run down your face. Hold onto your eyelashes, ladies. You won’t be able to explain why, but those high emotions you’ve been holding in since you bought the tickets are finally getting to you. You are sharing oxygen with the Backstreet Boys. They are singing all of the songs. THEY LOOK SO GOOD. They are changing your life.

8. Take Selfies With A Backstreet Blur.

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Sure, you paid for VIP and got a professional photo with the Boys. You might have even waited at the airport for a glimpse and gotten a selfie with 2/5 of them. Those things will not stop you from turning your back to the stage during the concert and trying to catch them in a pose behind you. You try to do it in a way that’s inconspicuous and quick – but when does ANYONE take a quick selfie? And WHYYYY can’t the Backstreet Boys be still?! God bless Brian for laying down on stage and taking a few fan phones.

But that still won’t stop us. “See that bearded blur?! AJ.”

9. Act Possessed For No Apparent Reason.

2006

Most of us have actually stopped at one point during the concert and asked ourselves “Who AM I?” You’ve either made friends with the people around you or they’re your mortal enemies for trying to steal your spot. Sometimes, you even strike up deals. You’ve been drinking for three hours but for some reason, you don’t have to run to the restroom. You’re wearing shoes that you’re going to regret but you feel no pain. Your boob could be out – you wouldn’t know. Your head is about to spin off of your body and there’s nothing you can do to stop you.

You can NOT be held accountable for your actions while you are Backstreet drunk. Not even that text to your husband saying “WHY ARE YOU NOT KEVIN RICHARDSON?”

10. Google More Tour Dates During The Encore. 

2007

Because we all know what the last song is before we even got there. Panic sets in. This can’t be it. Even though we’re going to 54 more shows and the Backstreet Boys promised as long as there’ll be music, they’ll be coming back….We feel the need to see them again immediately (See #9).

We innocently tap our friend’s shoulder and show them the next tour date to which he/she responds “if we leave RIGHT now, we can make it.” Because he/she, too, is under the spell.

And that’s how the best memories are made.

We bet you’re saying….

2003

45(ish) Epic Fan Photos With The Backstreet Boys

Everytime new Backstreet Boys tours, events and general appearances come about, fans keep their eyes peeled for new photos. We also depend on our fellow fans to share their experiences and of course, their pictures with the Boys. What we especially love is when things get spiced up and fans stray from the norm. With VIP photos, snapchats, and selfies (oh my!) getting better and better, we asked you guys to share some of your silliest, funny, and different photos with Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick.

Here are some things we learned:

  • AJ doesn’t like to take normal pics and tells fans such.
  • There are a lot of Kevin girls that wish Nick was Kevin.
  • @nickytoronto, @sv02, and @FBTeam are REALLY good at this!

Check out the goods below!

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Kristie has no story for this photo other than the Backstreet Boys played a Christmas show at her college and she was stoked about it …and so was Kevin. Obviously the mistletoe, Santa hats, and Towson sign were her ideas. What Howie is doing was not nor Kevin holding the mistletoe (Nick handed it to him due to he being the only BSB able to reach over Nick). Or the fact that it looks like her feet disappeared.

 

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“This is, hands down, the best M&G photo I’ve ever been in.” – @alyssajenS

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“This is me with Backstreet Boys in Israel. Each one is holding a picture of his that my daughter drew of them with each of their names in Hebrew.” – @yael1983s

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“He said ‘let’s make funny faces’.” – @yahtzee27

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“I love Nick. Flew from one side of Canada to the other for him. But in Chicago I presented him with this.” – @andieyammine

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“Dressed like this to see nick. I did ask him first and he thought it would be funny.” – @nickytoronto

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“Nick spent the rest of the time trying to convert me.” – @evilsnugglybuns

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“I told them to fight over me. Nick didn’t get the memo or thought he won.” – @swayshay

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“I asked for a hug pic, a booty smack, and a funny face (undies optional!).” – @nickytoronto

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“Nick sat on me at lunch.” – @nickytoronto

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“At NKOTBSB VIP, my cousin and I wanted Kevin and NKOTB in our pic… so we worked it out.” – @nickytoronto

“I got Kevin to sign my arm so I can get a tattoo.” – @nickytoronto

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“I was stressing out if I would look like an idiot in this kevin dress and he shows up dressed as a bag.” – @nickytoronto

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“Trying to figure out something on my camera…. got this beauty.” – @nickytoronto

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“AJ blinked.” – @yahtzee27

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“Bowling with Brian. He was excited he bowled a strike.” – @yahtzee27

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“BSB Cruise 2013 . I almost died suffocating on this palm tree but it’s a good memory.” – @looloot23

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“There’s this one of Nick Carter being a good sport.” – @serialcinz

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“After 3 weeks of rehearsing the question I dared to ask at my first golden VIP ever: can I get a crazy pic? Kevin said, are you sure? Yes! Best choice ever…it’s one picture instead of 6 faced who are posing! Still in love with this picture!” – @estherbaas

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“So on the 2014 cruise I was extremely lucky to get one on one time with all the guys, I think it was the universe’s 30th birthday present to me. Anyways, I was heading back early from the beach party to the boat and overheard Nick and Brian playing volleyball. I’m so glad I peeked in and found that they were playing with teams of three fans each and the winner of the round got to stay and play against the next rotation of fans. I was going to hand back and just enjoy the view because I didn’t have anyone to play with but, then two girls in front of me started talking a good game. We teamed up and got selected to play next, awesome! Except as we’re running out onto the court I find out they’ve never played volleyball in their lives. Well, I figure, I got this, I’m a decent player and Nick is good, we can at least hold our own. I didn’t have it, it was a total loss. But that didn’t stop me from diving left and right into the sand for the ball. When we switched side of the net it got even worse! The sun in my eyes I got a volleyball to my face and almost broke my glasses. Nick asks if I’m alright and I am just super embarrassed. He asks again and I figure the bravado has been working for me so far, so I rip of my glasses and fling them to the side declaring “I’m good!” And we get back to the game. Taking off the glasses was the smartest and dumbest move ever because my depth perception was screwed from then on but the glasses cost $700 dollars so… With a final desperate dive I completely miss the ball and it’s the end of the game. I decide to just sit there for a sec because this has been unreal and I’m giddy and embarrassed but really couldn’t care less that we lost even knowing how competitive Nick can be (he totally wasn’t). He, ever the gentlemen came over to make sure I was alright and helped me up. I’m so glad someone got this picture and was able to find me on Twitter. It’s been my phone’s background ever since. You’d think the story ended there but there was a bit more to it. After the game I went back to my cabin to take a shower and get ready for a massage. I was one of the lucky girls staying in their hallway and had my door propped open as much as possible. So still completely covered in sand I see Nick passing by my room. He looks in, we laugh and he says the usual sportsmen kudos of “good game”. On cloud nine, I take my shower and head up to the spa where I’m joined by Kevin and Howie in the waiting area and Get to talk to them and AJ swings by as well but just to say hi to them and pop out.” – @waterunleashed

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“Asking nick the All American tour VIP to do a funny pose. Had no idea if he did it because it went by so fast. But after when I saw this picture I was so satisfied that it came out the way it did.” – @Brok_Vanessa21

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“AJ told me to do a funny pic cause he doesn’t like to be ‘casual’. So I made the 1st one bride to be cause I was getting married 1 month later this pic. The 2nd one with AJ was leather and lace. I told him “do u trust me?” And he said yes to me. And I put him the handcuff but I didn’t have any keys (haha). And he found the idea of the pic. But the handcuff didn’t need any keys to open😉 so he really trusted me that day🙂 and I told him: next pic I need to be pregnant!”

“Calm your titties pic is a joke between my UK friend and French fans. You know, we tried to learn some funny expression and that one was so funny. So we decided to do this pic. And choose Howie to be the one we will be around cause he is the nicest. ‘Boobies For Howie’ – his face was so embarrassed but happy at the same time.” – @FBTeam

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“My very first VIP photo during the Unbreakable tour in Belgium! It was way too crowded and I was supposed to have my VIP the day before in Luxemburg, but there was a fire at the venue so the concert got cancelled and all the VIP were put together. Something with nerves again and I blurted out i wanted a crazy picture. Well… I think only nick heard me…. and Q held the rose in the picture because he thought it would look nice on the photo.” – @Utchie_debo

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“I flew from SF to NC for just one day to attend AJs vape east coast launch. I ended up playing poker with him for an hour along with the rest of the people in the picture and I ended up kicking his butt and took all of his poker chips haha.So he made everyone point at me in this photo cuz I won.” – @blacknbluerocks

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“At Jones Beach during the first IAWLT US leg, the forecast was rain…then proceeded to be all sun. We were melting in the heat during soundcheck; I was overheated in my my silly hot rainbows and was lugging around an umbrella (first world problems, yes!)…last minute I told them that happened and asked if I could use my umbrella in the picture…. and they said sure!!” – @sv02

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“Before my most recent pic with Kevin (below) this is my favorite VIP pic, from  IAWLT in Concord, CA. Soundcheck started late, they held the venue off from opening until ~15 min before openers, so pix were super rushed/moved backstage…crazytown chaos trying to get us through while the venue was getting filled up, but mad brownie points Brian & Kev (and AJ kinda?) for actually getting air when I asked if they’d be willing to do a jumping picture! We counted off, but maybe Nick didn’t hear and Howie didn’t think it would work, I can’t tell. Bless Justin for doing a burst photo in case only one would work out🙂 After we landed, Kevin said “I think that’s the first time we’ve ever done that!” and I was so happy I was speechless!” – @sv02

Nick and Brian signed their snaps! “Nick was like ‘huh? Oh dope!'” – @sv02

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“Favorite of all time: I was afraid the filters would suck up time/fail, since the signatures were already stressful…it almost did…but when his tongue didn’t come out the second attempt, Kevin WOOFED. Adorable.” – @sv02

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“We somehow figured out / guessed correctly what hotel the boys were staying at before GMA / other show appearances in 2012-2013…. Having been lucky to get normal pictures in the past, we joked about getting silly faces…little did we know that the Boys would be into it! Even Q!! The last hotel shot, I only caught Brian…I had hauled it uptown after a boxing class, so he appropriately posed to match my sweaty getup.” – @sv02

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“NKOTBSB Tour, Toronto. This was after the Platinum VIP backstage tour. AJ told us he was sick of taking plain pictures and wanted us to come up with a unique idea for a photo. So I asked him if we could do a classic boyband photoshoot picture and he was totally into it! He was like “you guys have no idea how many photoshoots we had to do like that.” Oh AJ… yes we do lol.” – Stephanie Ives

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“I went to Mexico 2015 and took this selfie without realizing that Nick, Brian, & Howie were in the background of my photo!!! (You can see Leigh, Leighanne, Lauren, Drew, Keith, Mike, Aaron there too). And then when I posted it on instagram that day… I basically wrote I didn’t realize BSB were behind me in this selfie I took! AJ had seen this pic (bcuz he follows me on Instagram) And the very next day i had VIP for their IAWLT Mexico show
And at soundcheck…AJ brought it up and talked about my selfie! He said it was awesome that I didn’t know Brian Nick and Howie were in my selfie until later on when I looked back at my pictures.” – @blackandbluerocks

Fan Tested. Backstreet Boys Approved.