28 Backstreet Boys Selfie Fails

Sometimes getting selfies with the Backstreet Boys can be hard to do. You have to find them at just the right time, have just the right lighting, and if you’re involving SnapChat filters, that’s a whole new ballgame (unless it’s AJ, who will OWN every filter and pick his faves).

And sometimes, it takes more than one snap to get a decent selfie.

We asked you guys to share you #BSBSelfieFails and you definitely delivered. We even got some pre-selfie shots – you remember.. when someone ELSE had to take a photo for you.

We’re sharing the best with you. Enjoy!


“It was my second time meeting Kevin at the boys induction in KY. I went up to him as a nervous wreck and he said: hey I remember you, we danced on the cruise together! We talked for a few moments about randomness and I got this lovely pic. He asked if I wanted to retake it and I said no, because he had just finished telling me he had to pee. He apologized profusely and kissed my cheek. Then he hightailed it to the bathroom. LOL” – @AndieYammine

“So, I was lucky enough to get 2 selfies with Nick on this year’s cruise. First one is this here. Second one was actually a 1 second video. The pics with the other guys are just fine, by the way.” – @Sassizel

“My best worst one. Liverpool 2009. I just bough a new camera and wasn’t prepare, didn’t use it a lot of time before and… touch the zoom…” – @FBTeam

“I always have a problem with Howie and his eyes.” – @FBTeam


“This one is funny. Brian is closing one eye… because of my hair.” – @FBTeam


“Don´t know if was me or he who took this one, but I opened the camera and was shaking just a little lol, when he kindly took the phone to get the perfect selfie. I´m horrible, but you know…. he´s the one who needs to stay beautiful hahaha.” – @molinacarol


“So this is from ABC night on the 2014 cruise. Howie had grabbed my phone and I didn’t know what he was doing but he took like a bunch of pictures and this was the best one I got out of them. Lol I love it but I wish it had turned out better.” – @frickingkaos


“With AJ. He blinked.” – @Yahtzee27


“With Brian in a photo booth. We were supposed to make a funny face. I thought the pic took already but it didn’t.” – @yahtzee27


“Trying to get all three of us and some how it’s only half my face. Because who knows but it’s amusing.” – @Brittnicole929


“I came across this one of D and I back from 2014 in Phoenix. I was up on stage, as he so nicely always seems me and before I even got to ask, he’s like “hey, we always take a picture, are you ready?”I was like “yes” so I grab my camera, because, as it always goes, the phone is dead and take the selfie. The flash was on and put with D’s poor tired face, you get a horrible selfie. Which one can just caulk up to a long list of wonderful memories. Sigh. Still cracks me up!” – @_ResaD


“My fave pic with (drunk/tired) Howie on the cruise with @sofdlovesbsb.” – @serialcinz


“This was taken in Berlin, Germany at the After Party during their IAWLT Tour. AJ and I were about to take a picture and then Kevin appeared from out of nowhere and photobombed us. I love the picture but still it’s more a fail than an actual selfie – except for Kevin haha.” – @_xXLisaXx_  (Sidenote: We can’t stop laughing at this pic!!)


“Accidently had my camera on video and both of us trying to figure out how to switch it to photo and well… i fixed it but our faces are just hilariously confused …” – @nickytoronto


“Kevin took this on ABC night on the bsb cruise and he said let’s make this on Badass NickyT … but it’s hard to look bad ass in a pic when the pole in the background looks like Kev is holding a giant …. penis.” – @nickytoronto


“I don’t know WHAT went wrong, but he effed this selfie UP!” – Yvonne Ebbers


“He was making pic all around the 4th floor on the cruise 2014. Wasn’t ready for the pic + sea sickness + anxiety (which always happens when I do a pic with him : in my head it’s like “don’t make a weird face, don’t make a weird face”) … then it ends up like this.” – @looloot23


“BSB Cruise 2011 – We were in Nassau, we were about to leave the resort, I asked to Nick for a picture but there were so many fans and Mike as always hurry him up so we didnt have a good picture.” – @fabysc


“BSB Cruise 2011 – Again, Brian was running to leave the resort so I asked him for a picture, so he said “I cant! I have to go” so I didnt care and I took it and he said “Oh you did it” but half of my face is missing.” – @fabysc


“BSB Cruise 2014 – Howie trying to take the picture, but he missed his face.” – @fabysc

“This was when BSB were on the Early Show 2010 when selfies were more of an idea than an actual thing. I have never gotten one before, so I took it upon myself to take some.” – @kristie_sacch

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“This was the first day of BSB Cruise 2014 as the boys were riding the escalator going to board. All of the other guys were interactive and posed for pictures, and nick just stood with his back facing the crowd. So I took one anyway. Counts, right?” – @kristie_sacch


“This one was at Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. At the end of the show, after standing up to applaud, we were told to sit down. The next thing I know, I’m sitting down and Brian is sitting on my lap. Trying to get my phone out and fumble it with my left hand (I’m a righty) and trying to get my friend in the picture was the result of what you see.” – @kristie_sacch


“This was was the last night of BSB Cruise 2016 and I was walking down the stairs from the club as Howie was walking up. I asked for a picture and he said “Walk with me”. So I turned around and starting walking UP the stairs with Howie. He had a beer in his left hand and he took my phone in his right hand (Even though I was on his right).. I’m like “well this is difficult…” and he said “I got you”. and then takes this….” – @kristie_sacch


“Tried to catch AJ on the beach during the 2014 cruise…oops!” – @sv02


Why It’s A Good Time To Be A Backstreet Boys Fan

The year started out a little rough. The Backstreet Boys tour had ending 6 months earlier and while the Boys were together in the studio, it was clear that their album was no where near finished and, after the cruise, fans were left wondering when we would see them all together again.

It’s October now and the Backstreet Boys have definitely proven that they are NOT messing around. From their first ever duet with another duo (Florida Georgia Line) in another genre of music, to showing up and surprising a crowd in Nashville during their sold out concert, to hitting the iHeart Music Festival stage, announcing their 3 month Vegas stint next year, and showing up for a few more things since then.

This is everything we wanted for the Backstreet Boys.

We’ve wanted others to see what we’ve been seeing for 20+ years.

We’ve wanted all of their ventures to be successful.

We’ve wanted them to stop being looked over.

We’ve wanted them to be marketed well, to be able to pull off surprises, to be around…

We’ve gotten exactly what we wanted.

Let’s take a minute to realize that. We should be so happy for the Boys. We should be proud to be fans.

What we shouldn’t be doing? Wasting time complaining.

Remember mere months ago when the group couldn’t pull off a surprise and we knew everything before they announced it? They’re doing it! We’re surprised! People around the world are buzzing.

Remember when we wanted to see the Boys performing again? We’ve got iHeart Jingle Ball concerts. We’ve got Vegas.

Remember when we wanted smaller groups in VIP? That’s happening! Everyone knew that if the groups were smaller, the prices would have to be higher.

Give everything a chance.

In one way or another, everything good that can happen at this point in time for the Backstreet Boys is happening.

As far as experiences, it’s time to forgive, forget and move on to see what could be in store for 2017. It’s a new era and you never know unless you try.

Be happy for them.

If we continue to act unhappy with E V E R Y T H I N G they’ve worked so hard to do, to be, to make happen – they WILL stop. As much as they love doing what they do, I’m sure it’s increasingly harder when you have a heap of fans that you can not please and who are constantly fighting back on everything you do.

Again, we are lucky to even have them. We know this. Be constantly consciously aware of this before tweeting / posting less-than-constructive words. If the things you say come with just as many negative words as they do positive, guess which which statement carries a heavier weight.

Also, no one is “being taken advantage of”. No one is forcing anyone to pay for things they can’t afford or don’t feel is “worth” something. IT IS OKAY.

Be happy for other fans.

Stop fan shaming.

Stop insinuating unsavory things about what other fans can afford or choose to spend their money on.

Stop being so negative that it feeds what other people think.

Stop being ungrateful because it’s not SPECIFICALLY what YOU wanted to happen.

If you are unhappy with VIP options, with concert options, with the way things are going – that’s cool. Say it and move on. No need to waste your time and energy.

Be Patient.

There’s so many people that are working so hard behind the scenes. There are people listening to fans that don’t necessarily always win, but they’re aware and they’re trying… FOR FANS. Please be mindful that not everyone is “the bad guy”.

Remember that things take time to work out. Remember that maybe things aren’t released because they AREN’T ready and sometimes they are released before everything is ready to appease fans who don’t think they can wait any longer. You can’t have it both ways.

Everyone is human. Be kind. Everyone is trying their hardest and NO ONE wants anyone unhappy.


There’s so many new adventures and experiences to be had with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. There is always going to be something to look forward to and something to anticipate in the upcoming few years. Enjoy the ride.

Because at the end of the day, it is a REALLY good time to be a Backstreet Boys fan.

6 Of The Scariest Things Backstreet Boys Fans Can Hear

Tis the season for ghost stories and scary tales, right? Ghost, goblins, and ghouls.. oh my!

While this may be the normal definition of scary for most, we all know that Backstreet Boys fans always live by a different set of ideas for things – including what we sends chills down our spine. Here are a few of the phrases that might as well be the plot of a horror film.

1. “Sold Out.”


While we love that our Boys still sell out shows and events, when we haven’t gotten our own tickets yet, we go into a frenzy.

2. “We’ve Raised VIP Prices…”


This rarely ever happens and there are always multiple levels of VIP to try and accommodate everyone’s budget, but the thought of selling a kidney next tour in order to momentarily touch the skin of a Backstreet Boy is always how this scary story will end.

3. “I’m Trying Out A New Hairstyle.” – Nick Carter


For some reason, Nick’s choice of follicle change can and will send shockwaves through the entire fan world. We have to have meetings about it. He spends weeks talking us into it and we know it all ends with weeks of baseball caps. What is wrong with us?

4. “We’re Skipping The Cruise This Year.”


This is typically only horrifying when you’re in the throws of Backstreet drought, completely unreasonable, and crushing up your past concert photos to lick the memories off your hands (what? Anyway…). They say it like it’s not LITERALLY wrecking your life. You react like you’re never going to see them again. You might scream WHY GOD WHY?!

Remember to chill – Backstreet is always back.

5. “Goodnight!” – Any BSB After A Tweet Spree






6. “The Backstreet Boys Have Decided To Go Separate Ways…”






That was definitely just these guys. 🙂



Should Your Friend Meet Nick Carter In Canada? Tell Us Why!

What Happens On The Backstreet has always been about positivity and paying it forward. Now, we’re giving you the chance to spread the love!

If you have a friend going to see Nick Carter in Canada and you think they deserve to win VIP Meet and Greet Passes – TELL US WHY. We will choose one lucky nominated winner.

Here’s How It Works:

  1. Fill out the form below to nominate your friend to win All American Tour VIP.
  2. Let your friend know you nominated them on Twitter and tag us! (@WHOTheBckstreet)
  3. Contest Ends On 10/29. Please enter only once.

The Prize:

An All American tour VIP pass for your friend + a guest. This DOES NOT include a concert ticket, but it IS for any Canadian city on the tour. The winner must already be attending the show.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Contest closes at 9PM PST / 11PM CST on October 29, 2016. One winner will be chosen and announced on What Happens On The Backstreet twitter account and contacted via email. You will have 24 hours to respond. Otherwise, we can not guarantee your place in the meet and greet. Nick Carter and his associates reserve the right to revoke winning entries for any reason. Winning submissions are non-transferable. Entry does not guarantee winning. This prize has no monetary value.

5 Things Backstreet Boys Fans Need To Remember Right Now

In the past month, things have really picked up for the Backstreet Boys. It’s everything we’ve been waiting for all year! 2017 is going to be an amazing year.

If we can hold it together.

Despite all of the excitement, all of the improvements, all of the announcements, some of us are going a little wild. Let’s take a minute to regroup on some things because we ALL need a breather, a moment, a little grounding and perspective to make this an enjoyable time for everyone!

  1. The Backstreet Boys Fanclub is BACK!

REJOICE! The BSB FC that we know and love is slowly coming back with contests, merch, decent presales, newsletters, and more!

However, those that are PAYING for the membership reserve the rights to FC ONLY exclusives. It should be noted that the sharing of exclusive photos, blogs, videos, etc. outside of the fanclub could result in suspension of your account. In general, it’s just not cool to do. It’s not fair to yourself (who paid for the membership) or other members who have paid for the access. Please be mindful that the exclusives will be less if they continued to get shared. That’s no fun for anyone!

  1. Official Meet and Greet Info Will ONLY Be Posted On Backstreetboys.com – Calm Down.

Of course we’re all chomping at the bit to find out what Vegas will bring us, including how we can meet our Boys once again. No one blames anyone for being excited – it’s an exciting time! Meet and greets go on sale October 9th and the details are sure to good ones.

Good things come to those who wait. While we absolutely understand the need to plan, sending constant streams of tweets, posts, and emails to Wonderful Union and/or the Backstreet Boys is not going to make things post faster. They are well aware that we are waiting. They want to tell us officially as much as we want to know. Consistent nasty comments about details NOT being posted yet does not make anyone feel good. It doesn’t make anyone want to give us info any faster.

If you’re worried about planning with a bunch of friends, talk ahead of time; set price points of what you’re willing to spend and hypothetical scenarios. The great thing about VIP upgrades is that you can all buy separately as opposed to tickets where you sit together.

Also, please don’t believe rumors about pricing, levels, etc. NOTHING has been released to ANYONE. People make things up in an attempt to rile the masses. Don’t buy into it.

Breathe. It’s all going to work out, guys.

  1. The Backstreet Wives Are Not The Backstreet Boys.

Without going too far into detail, just wanted to put it out there that the opinions and words of Backstreet wives are not that of Backstreet BOYS. Be mindful of such before you put negativity into the air.

  1. You Should NOT Feel Bad If You Can’t Make It To Las Vegas.

There’s been a lot of pressure from fans going on fans who can’t make it. It’s understandable and it’s okay. Not everyone is going to be able to swing it – that doesn’t make you less of a fan. There’s always the new album and tour to look forward to! There’s always going to be more opportunities. Be happy that you’re a fan of a band that WANTS to continue for the fans.

  1. Remember To Be Grateful.

There’s a LOT of work that goes into making all things Backstreet happen. Don’t forget to take time to thank Wonderful Union (as much as people complain, they’re connecting us), the Backstreet Boys (for doing all of it), Ticketmaster (even though things have had snafus, they’ve been willing to help in most cases), and more. Thank your friends for coming with you or dealing with your crazy (I know I’ve thanked mine)!

Now, let’s get this Backstreet Party 2017 started, shall we?

Happy Birthday, Kevin Richardson

It’s October 3rd again.

For Mean Girls fans, it’s the day Aaron asked Cady for the date.

But for every Backstreet Boys fan, it’s Kevin Richardson’s birthday. Allow us a minute to tell you a little about him…

Happy Birthday… to the man that we had to grow up to fully appreciate.

Happy Birthday… to the man who we missed the entire time he was gone.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is super serious, but never takes himself too seriously.

Happy Birthday… to the man who taught us that perfection takes times (and that it’s worth waiting).

Happy Birthday… to the man that raised our standards for all men by being an amazing husband and father.

Happy Birthday… to the man who proved that talents are limitless and dreams should be followed.

Happy Birthday… to the man who showed us that when you’re feeling uninspired, it’s okay to make changes.

Happy Birthday… to the man who makes every one of us feel special everytime we get a chance to meet him.

Happy Birthday… to a man that makes us want to have children, just so we can swoon over how good he is with them.

Happy Birthday… to the man with endless wisdom, patience, peace and love.

Happy Birthday, Kevin.

It’s an honor to “know” you. Here’s to many, many more. 

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