On December 17, 2014, What Happens On The Backstreet officially began.
Hundreds of thousands of clicks…
7800+ Twitter followers and 8300+ Facebook likes…
Multiple BSB events…
Countless memories later….
HERE. WE. ARE.
I started WHOTB anonymously to keep it “for fans, by fans”, which has been our tagline from the beginning. The majority of us are thinking the things written here – I’m just putting them into words. Usually, this is the only time of year I write personally, but if you’ve been following us this year, you know it’s been quite a ride and there were a few other personal notes here and there. I’m so immensely grateful for each and every one of you still reading this.
This year, I only want to say THANK YOU.
If it weren’t for EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of you who read WHOTB on the regular or interact on our social pages, this would be the end. In fact, everytime I thought about throwing in the towel on this “venture”, for lack of a better term, this year, one of you unknowingly said something kind, suggested a subject for a post that I couldn’t turn down, told us how you found the information you needed for an upcoming Backstreet event by finding WHOTB, etc. It seemed like everytime I was done, you guys knew where to fill in the spaces.
For Fans. By Fans.
What Happens has never been more by the fans than it has this year. From numerous posts that included your input and helpful information to the sweetest fans who have shared info, tips, photos and videos with us while attending events all over the world to holding up your BSB 25 hearts at the Sail Away Party on the cruise, I absolutely could not have kept this site going without you.
2018 has been a year of highs and a few challenges for Backstreet Boys and fans alike but when the going has gotten tough, we’ve had each other. This year, having a fan-mily that has your back has never meant more. This year, loving a band that moves forward in the face of adversity has never been more inspiring. This has been a year of learning and I hope to move forward into the next year with a renewed spirit.
Thank you to everyone who has supported WHOTB from the beginning. Thank you to everyone who reads, shares, likes, and comments on our posts – even if we agree to disagree. Thank you for all of your kindest words (and even the not so kind – it makes for a thicker skin). Thank you for laughing with us at the dumb stuff and crying with us at the emotional. Thank you for understanding when we’ve had to take a break.
Thank you to those who I’ve bounced ideas off of, especially Kristie, who also writes posts for WHOTB, but mostly tells me what sounds good and what sounds bad. 🙂
I can’t tell you that What Happens On The Backstreet will be around forever, but I can tell you that because of this “hobby” I started 4 years ago, I have gotten to know some of the best people that I would otherwise not have known, I have gotten to chat with some of the sweetest souls and I have enjoyed Backstreet experiences on another level because we all got to share them together.
Shout out to Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick for staying together long enough for all of us to become a fan-mily and for finally releasing a new album so I have a new reason to stick around these parts. Just kidding! (Kind of.) In all seriousness, those five make it so easy to get behind them, right? Forever a fan. Forever shouting to the world that these are our Boys!
Soooo… if you’ll have us, let’s head into year five together. 2019 is already looking bright with a Grammy nomination, a new album, a new tour, a few Las Vegas shows and who knows what else! The future is looking bright and we’ll be here to talk ALLLL about it. Can’t wait to meet even more of you.
Wishing everyone peace and wellness, hope and happiness, and all of your wildest Backstreet dreams to come true.