27 Videos of Nick Carter Singing “The Way It Was” That You Need To See Right Now

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!

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6 Signs You Probably Live With A Backstreet Boys Fan

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.)

Catch Up: Everything You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Tour In North America

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!

Let’s goooooo!

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

 

5 Symptoms of Post Backstreet Concert Depression

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.

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ICYMI: Brian Littrell Is Nailing It On The ‘DNA’ Tour

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 documentaryShow ‘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.

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Backstreet Boys On Tour: A Fan’s Timeline and Itinerary

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)!***

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I [Still] Believe In The Backstreet Boys… And I Believe In Us.

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.

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For Fans, By Fans: The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Tour Concert, VIP + Event Reviews

Ask and you shall receive! The Backstreet Boys have been on tour nearly a month now and with a long way to go and more stops to make, many fans are wondering about the different experiences being offered on the DNA tour.

As usual, our fan-mily members that have already attended have come through to give everyone a better idea of how it’s going down! Read below for more about all things on tour.

Want to share your own experience? Submit Here!

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4 Things Howie D. Is Doing That You Need To Know About (+ #WOAI Updates)

THIS IS HOW-IE DO IT!

What? You really thought we weren’t going to open a post about Howie doing stuff without saying that? He would be disappointed if we didn’t, we feel like.

Anyway, Howie is out here in 2019 doing some BIG THINGS and we are here for it. In fact, he’s doing so much that you might be like, “WHAT? LET ME IN ON THAT!”, when you hear about it. So, we’re laying it all out for you (our favorite thing to do) so that you don’t miss a Howie thing.

Wow, we’ve said Howie a lot in this post, huh? Anyway, here’s what you need to know…

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20 Years of The Backstreet Boys ‘Millennium’: The Album That Changed Everything

20 years ago, hundreds of people gathered in Times Square to catch a glimpse of the Backstreet Boys through the windows of MTV studios.

20 years ago, millions all over the world ran to their local record store at midnight to purchase an album that we would play on repeat until many of us had to buy another copy.

20 years ago, so many of us became Backstreet Boys fans and even those who wouldn’t proclaim themselves as “fans”, definitely sang (and still sing) along to “I Want It That Way”.

20 year ago, an album entitled Millennium changed a lot of lives – the Backstreet Boys included.

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