Since the In A World Like This tour, Backstreet Boys fans have been given the opportunity to be closer than ever to our favorite band. General admission spots, more commonly referred to by fans as “the pit”,… More
2019 is almost here and the Backstreet Boys are already busy (which means all of us are too, right?). It’s hard to lose track or miss a date but have no fear – we are here!
This post will include every CONFIRMED concert / appearance that the Boys or indivual Boy are scheduled for as we get word of it. We do not post it here unless it is certain. If you have questions about an upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or the Contact Us page.
For any event where a ticket link is not provided, ticket details can be found at backstreetboys.com/events.
Summer 2019: Howie D. Solo Album Listening Parties
These are taking place in select cities on tour and you MUST have a concert ticket to attend as they are in the venue prior to the show. Buy the Howie event tix here
Summer 2019: Official ‘DNA’ Afterparties
Check back for afterparty dates here!
Before we even begin, can we just say that we LOVE when the Backstreet Boys poke humor at themselves and relax and this video is the ULTIMATE representation of just that. Even when they’re being ridiculous, they do it so well. SPHYNKTER!
1. Nick…is dat you?
2. Why does 1985 Nick look like he had drunk sex with someone at a hair band concert to actually create 1999 Nick?
3. Who is this “news anchor”? Did he think it was weird to talk about anus muscles for a gig?
4. Who uses two fingers to pick their nose? Is this something Nick really does? We need to know!
5. He yells “SPHYNKTER!!” the same way we yell “BACKSTREET BOYS!!!” We taught him that, you guys.
6. Do you think there was ANY question that Kevin would be the one driving?
7. Do you think AJ felt weird with that much hair?
8. Is there a reason they’re in New Jersey? Is this 1980s Jersey Shore? I feel like it is.
9. Kevin looks like he’s done all of this before.
10. Kevin actually looks like my dad.
11. Nick’s crazy eyes really freak me out. He looks like he would run over a possum for dinner.
12. The vintage look to this film is really selling the era. I dig it.
13. I have a question — WHAT does any of this have to do with the song? Just wondering.
14. Who are these sidewalk dancers and what are they dancing to that is so offensive??
15. I really wish we could hear this conversation. I really just want this video without the music.
16. This is honestly the most I’ve seen Howie in character in 26 years and I LOVE it.
17. How does Brian’s hair stay on so well?
18. Why do I feel like this is what Kevin and Nick do in real life?
19. AJ really is such a fangirl.
20. NICK’S EYES AGAIN. WHAT IS THAT?
21. Kevin checking out his eyebrows is iconic honestly.
22. Special Guest: Tukkhis. They went all-out boy humor with this video and I LOVE IT.
23. Ok, but like…how many people thought that was Leighanne on the hood of the car at first?
24. All of these people…I have no words. They play their roles very well. That is all.
25. Wait. Where is AJ’s 69 tattoo? Were tattoos not around in the 80s? He looks so…blank.
26. I know we should be like OMG I WISH I WAS MAKING OUT WITH KEVIN, but really, I want to know what highlighter he has on because he is sparkling. (1:55)
27. Literally everyone is booty dancing, making out, up on it, and then there’s Brian…worried about his what-appears-to-be Aerosmith shirt.
28. I really want to know one of these people.
29. Kevin is SO COMMITTED to that tobacco situation!
30. Could we not have done without puking girl?
31. Just as Kevin is committed to the tobacco, Brian is committed to swinging that shirt.
32. How come Nick has on 5 layers of clothes and the others have far lesson? Mullet men, I tell ya.
33. Oh, um, excuse me. This band looks… familiar?
34. I really want non-Backstreet Sphynkter to jump off the drum stage like this!
35. No facial hair AJ is always so shocking. Like a hairless cat.
36. You guys…Kevin has such a pretty ass face.
37. …But not with tobacco in it.
38. AJ’s drum stick move at 2:54 is never not weird. It’s like something that animatronic band at Chuck E. Cheese does.
39. Anyone notice that anytime Nick dons long hair, he becomes a totally different person?
40. I think Nick really was supposed to be in an 80s hair band.
41. This moment with the girl in the front row — that moment could be yours at any given moment on a Nick Carter solo tour!
42. Oh my God, I hate it when the Backstreet Boys play instruments so hard, my top flies off. The worst! I mean…Sphynkter.
43. Imagine a meeting for this concept where they agreed on this band name. Just imagine.
44. Why do the 80s BSB members in the audience honestly feel like they’re mocking us? I feel attacked!
45. ….But I mean, they’re not wrong.
46. WHY DOES BRIAN LOOK SO GREAT IN EYELINER AND ZEBRA PRINT?
47. Kevin’s tongue. We’re not referring to him as Dragon. (Do dragons have long tongues? It just seems appropriate.)
48. WHO was like, “Oh yes! We most definitely have to bling out Nick’s crotch!”?? Not complaining, but…who?
49. Dragon with that crouching guitar move. Yeow!
50. Howie should wear leopard more often.
51. Did fan Brian just get taken out for fanboying over himself? Can’t say I blame him.
52. Even Nick Carter wants to grab Nick Carter?
53. Why isn’t Mike in this video?
54. AJ making it around a security guard seem accurate. He looks like he could worm around.
55. Brian’s face getting stepped on still hurts me.
56. WHO ARE THESE VIOLENT ASS SECURITY GUARDS?
57. Nick really went full in on licking that woman’s face. Like…he did that.
58. The way they look on the car ride home really is more relatable after you’ve been on a Backstreet Boys cruise.
59. Why is it still day time?
60. Why are Brian and Howie still holding those shirts? After all that…
61. Did someone just say “The 80s were awesome”? Time travel detected.
62. The way Howie says “Sphynkteeerrrr” will forever be ingrained in my mind.
63. Why was the news guy at 80s Nick’s HOUSE to interview him but no one else?
That tailgate crew looked like a lively bunch.
64. “That was awesome.” – 80s Nick and Us
As you all know, the DNA World Tour era is in FULL FORCE!! While we’ve been working to keep our tour posts updated, there are a few other things, appearances, interviews, etc. that haven’t ended up in a post and SO…here we are. How can we be What Happens On The Backstreet if we’re not telling you what’s happening?!
Here are a few links to things you might have missed. Keep checking back to this post for the month of August for everything non-DNA tour related. As always, we’ll keep up so you don’t have to.
- AJ has made a few appearances at radio stations this week:
- We know a lot of you have had questions about whether or not the BSB Funko Pops would be a no or go lately, but check this out! As soon as we’re sure about a release date, we’ll post about it.
- AJ is also making an appearance at The Vanguard in Tulsa, OK on August 29th with his EDM side project – All The Cool Kids. You can find info on tickets and VIP here. 106.9 K-Hits is giving away tickets — find out details!
- All The Cool Kids aka AJ and friends are also doing an event on Sept. 6th in St. Louis, MO — Find out more!
- The Backstreet Boys Grammy Museum exhibit closes on September 2nd – don’t miss out!
- Howie’s musical, Back In The Day, opens January 31st and runs through February 16th at Rose Theater in Omaha, NE. Tickets are ON SALE NOW!
- Howie has announced few more listening parties before the Backstreet Boys concerts: Chicago and Boston
- The Backstreet Boys have donated their Winnipeg Jets Jerseys, worn during the concert, to charity and YOU can bid on them here!
- Watch a new Howie interview here and / or here
- Brian performed during a tribute concert for Michael W. Smith a few months back and it aired on television last week. Watch below!
— What Happens On The Backstreet (@WHOTheBckstreet) August 3, 2019
Meet /mēt/ (verb): come into the presence or company of (someone) by chance or arrangement
Every tour, residency, and any event where the Backstreet Boys have offered any kind of Meet and Greet, VIP upgrades, etc., we’re always asked the same question — Is VIP Meet & Greet worth it?
The answer is… that it’s different for everyone. It’s a matter of priority, expectations, and personal perspective. So, in short, the answer is that we have no real answer, but we can tell you what we think.
When we were kids, the idea of meeting the Backstreet Boys was a pipe dream. They were untouchable. They were only on our televisions. They were only 36 rows away from your seat at their sold out concert. Meeting Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick was something we could only dream about.
Sure, there were radio contests and there was the chance that you may know somebody who knew somebody who could maybe you into their presence and on the off chance that you did get a photo with them, you barely got a millisecond to say anything.
Fast forward to the Never Gone tour where you had to join the fanclub to enter to win admittance into their soundcheck. We entered, some of us won, and although it wasn’t a chance to meet the Boys, it was a chance to be closer and they were some of the best days of our lives.
Eventually, things evolved into being able to purchase a VIP Meet and Greet, which included various additions depending on the era. Some included backstage tours led by one of the Boys, some included soundcheck, some included merchandise, etc.
All of them included a meet and greet with the Backstreet Boys. The one thing that we had dreamed about since becoming a fan and there it was – an option for us to purchase. It was an option for us to tell them our names, to say thank you, to hug the people that made the music that got you through the best times and worst times, and have it commemorated forever.
But at some point, it went from being less about Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick and more about us, us, us. Things went from being grateful for the opportunity to why do we have to wait so long? Why are they overselling? Why aren’t they adding more? Why can’t they do it for free? Why aren’t they offering ____ like they did last tour? Why are we let in and left? Why do they call it VIP if we’re not treated like VIP? Why is am I paying for a lounge I don’t care about? Why don’t I get enough time to use the lounge? Why isn’t the lounge filled with food I want? Why can I not bring props to make my photo even more different? Why can’t I bring gifts? And the all time most asked question — why is meet and greet so quick?
As we’ve stated on our Twitter, if the Backstreet Boys spent 2 minutes with every person who went through the meet & greet line, they would be standing there for over two hours before performing a two hour show…every night. We’ve seen multiple people suggest “tricks” to stretch out their meet and greet, but the truth of the matter is, we wouldn’t suggest being that person either. The truth is — if you’re chill and plan out what you want to say, you’ll have plenty of time to say what you want and make it count. Personally, we’ve always been able to say most of what we wanted to say and do what we wanted to do and when we haven’t, it’s been our own faults. The Boys have been nothing but kind and willing to listen. They’ve been MORE than willing to comply with crazy photo ideas and make an effort to make the most of the time that we are all given together.
Quality > Quantity. It IS possible to have an amazing 30 seconds that you will talk about for the rest of your life, but it’s up to you and your attitude walking into it.
The truth about VIP Meet & Greet is that it’s up to you. This tour is offering an actual limited number VIP experience with a backstage lounge with snacks, photo opportunities with your friends, and a place to chill while you wait (which you might not be able to fully appreciate unless you’ve been to VIP on past tours, waited for hours in the heat outside and had to eat before you came) and meet and greet. You get the chance to meet your favorite band members, to hug them, to thank them, to create a memory. Whether you think it’s enough that they’ll remember you the next time or not, why does it matter? You’ll remember it. We guarantee that you’ll treasure it. And you’ll have a friggin photo to prove it! With YOU by yourself with ALL. FIVE. BACKSTREET BOYS.
The truth about VIP Meet & Greet is that you owe it to yourself. Yeah, of course the Backstreet Boys need fans to show up, but when it comes down to it – VIP is going to mean more to each of us. Every M&G serves as the moments we’ve dreamed about when we were teenage girls with posters on our walls coming to fruition. Every M&G is a different experience and an opportunity to make the best out of a concert experience and time with your friends (or to make new ones). You owe it to the girl (or boy) who never thought they would be cool enough to do this.
Our biggest, most honest suggestion is not to sabotage your own decision or experience by listening to those who have. For every person complaining, there are 100 people who wouldn’t trade their VIP for a thing and would do it again in a heartbeat. If you can live in the present, go in without expectations and with a sense of gratitude, we guarantee that you won’t regret it. However, you also owe it to yourself to read honest reviews beforehand and decide if it is something that you would be satisfied paying for for what you receive. If it’s not, that’s okay too!
We would like to end this post by also saying that what you can afford does not make or break your experience either. If you can’t swing VIP or you weren’t able to grab one for your show, if the VIP experience doesn’t sound like it’s for you, if you’re going alone or sitting in the nosebleeds, your Backstreet Boys experience is still what. you. make. it. And if you haven’t guessed by now, that’s pretty much how we feel about everything.
If you’ve been following along on the Backstreet Boys’ DNA tour so far, then you’ve probably already declared one or two parts of the show as your favorite. [If you haven’t been following along and would like to stay spoiler-free, leave here now. Read this post instead.]
Far and wide across social media platforms, there are a few performances that keep getting talked about – the Backstreet Boys performing “New Love” and the one that you came here for. Don’t act like you don’t know.
When DNA was released, fans poured in with love for Nick Carter’s vocals on “The Way It Was” (Sidenote: Can we also talk about how gooooddd Kevin hits us with that “YOU. KNOW. I still want you baaaaabay…” at some point?). When he teased that he may sing it at his acoustic event in Vegas in April, fans were drooling at the very idea of it.
Then tour began.
And every Backstreet Boy sang a new song.
And there was Nick Carter… giving everyone exactly – E X A C T L Y – what they wanted. Some didn’t even know they wanted it, but here we are with an entire post dedicated to his solo performance of a SNIPPET of “The Way It Was”.
Quickly after tour began and fans tweeted videos of the performance, we were flooded with drool…er…tweets from people proclaiming that they couldn’t get enough and they would retweet the performances anytime they saw them.
Something about his voice. Something about his charm. There is something about Nick singing one minute of this song that sends some kind of gentle wave of euphoria into the crowd (in person and on the interwebs) that people can not get enough of. Hell, at one point Carter himself takes a seat on the stage in a meditation-like pose and we’re pretty sure that he can’t even handle himself and that song.
“The Way It Was” is our own personal Backstreet marijuana in a Nick Carter flavor and that’s the way it is.
And now, for your own personal eargasmic, fellow fan-mily members have shared their videos of the performance in multiple cities. Enjoy!
— Chrissy (@WriteOnMySoul) July 14, 2019
— Chrissy (@WriteOnMySoul) July 14, 2019
My view in Manchester 😍 pic.twitter.com/wl5avOKhkQ
— Clarebear (@_clarebear_82) July 14, 2019
London 🙌🏻 second date pic.twitter.com/xInHcqfXHq
— Justyna_bsbgirl🤗 (@justyna_82) July 14, 2019
— Chrissy (@WriteOnMySoul) July 14, 2019
London 2nd night. Sorry it’s shaking sometimes, I was crying 🙈 pic.twitter.com/wd8hmTibTp
— Aurelie (@Looloot23) July 14, 2019
— Kerry (@KerryLynS130) July 14, 2019
— Jamie Lynn Vest 🍭 (@_CallMeJamie) July 14, 2019
I love “The Way It Was!” 😍 pic.twitter.com/CzRlBcPjC5
— Franzi (@miss_ftanzi) July 14, 2019
— 🥨Patti_Muc🍺 (@patti_muc) July 14, 2019
— Karah-Leigh 🎵 (@Princess_Karah) July 19, 2019
Second row, London – first night. You’re welcome 😜 pic.twitter.com/OsQCX4Lc0Q
— Emma (@nickschickuk) July 14, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden. Sorry if you hear a little of my singing in some parts🤷♀️🙈😂 pic.twitter.com/ChAVuPrSFZ
— Katja Tran (@katju1988) July 14, 2019
From Berlin 😁😍 pic.twitter.com/OIaxwOwRGY
— Romina (@Surf89) July 14, 2019
From Manchester uk pic.twitter.com/NenZGDLWlr
— Kellie Hartley (@Kelliemh8781) July 14, 2019
This is my video of The Way It Was from DC on Friday night! https://t.co/DHzf6L3ASU
— JM (@oceanserenity) July 15, 2019
— Allison Chickering (@operablondie) July 19, 2019
From Montreal 😍Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/V4QvAUoNjd
— Julie Filion (@JolieJulie3) July 19, 2019
— Cindy Arey (@cindy07110) July 18, 2019
— Alicia C (@aliciaexploring) July 18, 2019
— Jen (@jennyrou82) July 18, 2019
From Copenhagen, left side pit… and its me standing front row in the video 😍😍😂🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/Gm1B2e0TA1
— • 𝕊𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕖 • (@silletravn86) July 19, 2019
This!! 😍❤ pic.twitter.com/Y4QSIkySPJ
— 🎊Melly🎊 (@Mellyssa_1982) July 19, 2019
Toronto show pic.twitter.com/4InYiI8fVM
— Johanna (@johannaelise) July 18, 2019
The view from behind… 🤤 pic.twitter.com/J35xUfA4zL
— Cara Walker (@CaraWalker) July 18, 2019
Hope I’m not too late! This is from DC. pic.twitter.com/0fYisC6Gdv
— Mara (pronunciation👉) (@_RhymesWithSara) July 19, 2019
Here is my video from the Dublin show https://t.co/ZKY0K064sl if it helps 😊💚 x
— 🌸Lisa🌸 (@Lisa017) July 18, 2019
There are Backstreet Boys fans and there are the people that live with them. Whether it be a spouse, a friend, an innocent roommate, if you are living with a Backstreet Boys fan, most or all of these are going to ring true. How lucky are you to have your life so enriched!
(If you’re two fans living together..well…how do you get anything done?!)
1. They Have A Savings Account You’re Not Allowed To Touch.
You might have a joint account. You might have separate accounts. But if there is a Backstreet Boys fan in your household, they have an account that you are not allowed to touch or possibly that you do not even know about. These funds will go toward VIP (that you will not know how much they paid for), every concert you tell them they probably shouldn’t go to, and the cruise that they don’t need your opinion about. Where’s the money coming from, you ask? A second job, their full time job, your pockets before laundry, the ground, sold organs, donated plasma, etc. Don’t worry about it, ok?
2. They Disappear For 3-5 Days At A Time.
You might know about it ahead of time and you might not. We can guarantee that the fan you’re living with sometimes doesn’t even know they’ll gone ahead of time – they’re just under their fan friend influence. As long as the kids / pets are taken care of, enjoy your alone time, like the instagram posts, and don’t ask questions. It’ll only make them disappear more often… especially during tour season.
3. They Refer To Summer As “Tour Season”.
Speaking of tour season, this is the length of time that the Backstreet Boys are on tour (usually Summer) and everything else in life is contingent on those dates. Family vacation? Mmmm yeaaahhh, let me check these other important dates. A summer wedding? Yeah, only if it works around the weekend they’ll be out of town for two back to back concerts.
Sometimes, vacation can be incorporated into a tour season weekend and those are the moments that the fan in your life revels in the most. All of the most important things working out? You don’t need a horoscope to tell you that your fan roomie is going to be in the BEST mood when that happens.
4. It’s Not Weird That Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick Are People You Refer To By First Name, Even Though You Haven’t Ever Met Them.
If you live with a Backstreet Boys fan, it’s a habit by now. You probably know more about them than you’d like to admit even…and their spouses…and their children (that No Place video they forced you to watch a million times, you know). Talking about Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick is just like talking about your neighbor you hardly ever talk to — part of your life…due to circumstances.
5. You Understand What You Should Probably Stay Out Of.
If she says she has to call her fan friend in another state to make plans, you better find something else to do because that is at least an hour conversation. And for the love of God, don’t try to be helpful when it comes to tickets, VIP, cruise, etc. unless you are specifically asked.
6. You Know BSB Songs That No One Else Seems To Know.
…But that makes you the best person on earth to the fan you’re living with and if they catch you humming “Bigger”, you’re locked in for life. Did you ever stop to think that the BSB fan you’re living with is now actually yourself?
Funny how that works, huh? (It’s all a part of the master plan.)
It’s finally here! This week, the Backstreet Boys will return to the stage (arenas!!) for the first time in the U.S. since the end of their Las Vegas residency in April. We couldn’t be more thrilled to pick up where we left off with updating you on all things Backstreet on tour!
We wanted to take a minute to give you a quick catch up on things that we’ve been asked a lot lately, remind you where you can find posts that will be regularly updated to answer your questions throughout tour, and other things you might need a reminder about.
- ‘DNA’ Meet and Greet VIP Upgrades have been announced and are available in SELECT CITIES with VERY LIMITED quantities. Find all the info here. Once they are sold out, they’re sold out.
- ‘DNA’ afterparties have not been announced for any cities and are not guaranteed to happen at all. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates!
- Howie has added a few pre-show events already. Find them here!
- Things like accessibility, what you’re allowed to bring as a bag / posters / etc., and ticket questions will go through your specific venue.
- Wonderful Union should only be contacted for VIP events that they are running (Howie’s events, individual upgrades where available, and Baylee’s VIP).
- You can do BSB meet and greet AND still attend Baylee’s VIP Meet and Greet. They WILL NOT overlap.
- If VIP upgrades do become available, we will update this post as well as our regularly updated DNA tour post.
- If you are looking for a SPOILER FREE informational post about the Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ tour, including run time, fellow fan questions, VIP information, and basics, click here.
- If you are looking for a post that INCLUDES SPOILERS like the set list, media reviews, photos from the VIP lounge, and more, click here.
- If you are looking for an updated list for all Backstreet Boys 2019 appearances, including solo events, click here.
- Take a pre-look at ‘DNA’ tour merch here and here.
- If you are looking for fan reviews of the concert, meet and greet and other events, click here. If you have already attended, please feel free to submit your reviews!
We can’t wait to share more memories and fun times with you guys!
July 12 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
July 14 — Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 — Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
July 17 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
July 20 — Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 22 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
July 24 — Calgary, AB @ ScotiaBank Saddledome
July 25 — Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
July 27 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
July 29 — Seattle, WA @ Angel of the Winds Arena
July 30 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Aug. 1 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Aug. 3 — Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Aug. 4 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Aug. 5 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Aug. 7 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Aug. 8 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Aug. 10 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
Aug. 12 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Aug. 15 — New York, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug. 17 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 18 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 20 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Aug. 21 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Aug. 23 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Aug. 24 — Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Aug. 26 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 27 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
Aug. 28 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Aug. 30 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Aug. 31 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sept. 1 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 3 — Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome Convention Center
Sept. 4 — Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Sept. 6 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 7 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Sept. 8 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
Sept. 10 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Sept. 11 — Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Sept. 13 –Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Sept. 14 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 15 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Post Concert Depression (also known as PCD): The undetermined period of time following a Backstreet Boys concert in which a fan experiences deep internal sadness, FOMO, and similar symptoms included but not limited to the ones found in this post.
We’ve never been shy about the fact that we root for every single one of the Backstreet Boys during their highs and lows in the past 4 years that WHOTB has been created. Obviously, the celebrations and triumphs have been our favorite moments and we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge this one.
Since he opened up about his vocal struggles in the Backstreet Boys 2015 documentary, Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, we’ve been cheering for Brian a little louder, literally and figuratively. We’ve sang along with him during performances and watched him steadily progress over the past few years. Every note he’s ever sung has made us grateful that he is a Backstreet Boy and that we’ve been blessed to have him in our lives as 1/5 of our favorite band, but knowing now how hard he has worked to reach those notes again – the ones we unknowingly took for granted – has made us even more elated to hear them, even more thankful for the hard work that all of these men put in, and beyond joyful that Brian Littrell is still the fighter we’ve always known he was.
Being a diehard fan of any band is a totally chill situation… says people who are not diehard fans of any band.
If you’ve been a Backstreet Boys fan for any reasonable amount of time, you have more than likely been through your fair share of tour cycles. You’ve been through the highs and lows, the crazies and the calm, etc. You know how this goes… but do others? It’s time to reveal to the world what we put into the concert process (and poke a little fun at ourselves)!***
As with everything we believed in when we were younger – Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny – things change. We grow older and we learn that things are not as magical as they once seemed. Behind every mythical figure is a human, trying to be make us feel something, a bit of magic in a fleeting moment.
When we were younger, the Backstreet Boys fell into this category. They were on our walls, they were in every fleeting thought we had, and every conversation with our friends on the playground. We dreamed of being able to see them live just once and we stayed glued to our televisions just to watch a 5 minute appearance. They were untouchable.