A Note From The Backstreet Boys’ DNA Circle: Here’s What It’s Really Like

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”, have been a staple since the 2014 tour, carrying through the Boys’ Larger Than Life Vegas residency, so we were thrilled to see the circle built into the DNA stage.

Please note that we’re not here to discuss the pricing or the way things played out with packages and whatnot. If you couldn’t afford the circle or couldn’t stand for a long period of time, we get it. From circle to nosebleeds, there’s not a single fan that shows up for the Backstreet Boys on tour that is better than any other.

But we want to talk a little bit about one of the most beautiful aspects of the DNA Circle.

Admittedly, we thought the circle would be more like the Vegas stage – low and loaded with Backstreet interaction. Would we still be able to see everything if we were under 5’7″? Would we be able to reach their hands? Would it be crowded? Would it be worth it? How do we go from the pits of IAWLT and BSB Vegas to this, which seemed to be a step backward?

We had all of these thoughts.

And we’re here to tell you — we were wrong.

Not only is there LARGE AMOUNTS OF SPACE in the circle – you can literally run circles or lay down and take a nap, whatever suits you – but it’s a whole new experience that we weren’t prepared for.

Because this time, the “pit” felt like that Backstreet Boys had chosen to make us a part of the show. It felt like this tour is for us and equally ours all at once. For those of us who stood in summer heat of the “fan pit” for multiple concerts at outdoor amphitheaters during the IAWLT tour and returned time and time again to Vegas, cramming into both sides of the stage to be included in an unforgettable energy, the circle experience felt easy.

And it felt thoughtful.

We had the space to dance. We had the space to run around hugging our friends before the show started. And when the lights went down, we had enough space to back up and take it all in. When they jumped down onto the main stage, our fangirl hearts felt like they were exploding into the confetti that we would soon be showered with.

Then they started coming down onto the circle “sides” and all of our worries about the stage being too high were gone because Kevin, Howie, AJ, Nick and Brian are bending and stretching to touch every last person that’s reaching for them throughout the show. All the while, they can be seen by every person in the arena, from floor to ceiling.

When they finally made it to the “second stage”, we saw what they were seeing.

The view…well, it’s some sort of magic. 

For years, we’ve wondered where the Backstreet Boys get their energy. We’ve wondered why they get emotional mid-concert. Standing in the circle, we got our answers.

We all joke about it not being such a bad view – to be staring at the back of the Backstreet Boys for some of the show – but to be honest, more than a few of us wondered if it was the *best* view.

Then you see it. You see Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick standing at the front of the stage, while thousands of people, floor to ceiling, scream for them. Scream with us.

You hear it. Every song you’re singing along to being sung from high, low and every side of the arena. For nearly two hours, you get glimpse of what the Backstreet Boys have been in and out of for 26 years. For those of us who traveled city to city for lesser known tours in the past, the feeling…the vision…is surely something that will make you swallow your emotions when you stop to take it in.

It felt like a warm hug from our favorite band.

As the five men continued to steadily circle around us from main stage to second stage and the in between for the whole show, there was excitement, a warmth and suddenly, the circle felt like it was a hug. The music wrapped us in its familiar tones, the Boys were present and performing but also including fans in every single moment and in those hours, in that circle, we were protected. Inside that circle, we were protected from the outside – the people who told us to stop wasting money on a band, the real life problems we might have been facing earlier that day, the anything-but-wonderful thoughts that we sabotage ourselves with. There is a comfort and a peace and a euphoria and a circle full of memories that will no doubt make this a chapter we won’t soon forget.

And an overwhelming sense of gratitude. 

Building a circle in the center of the stage seems like a perfect way for the Backstreet Boys, ever grateful for their fans and expressing such repeatedly during their show, to take it a step further by giving us an opportunity to be as close as possible. Not only are those in the circle as close as possible, but they are a focal point of the stage and the show itself. It is not lost on us that it’s just another way of the Backstreet Boys backing what they’ve always said – that they would be nothing without their fans.

And, of course, the feeling is mutual. Where would we be without the Backstreet Boys? Not with these memories and moments to last a lifetime.

Everything has come full [DNA] Circle.

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— Please Note —

This post is not written to determine the “level” of any fan. You can be in the nosebleeds or you can not see this tour at all and still be a huge, loyal, ride or die fan. In this post, I have used the phrase “some of the biggest fans” because there are people in the circle that are casual fans – ones who missed the past tours, albums, etc. – that might not get the same feelings. Before you come at us for this post, please understand that it is not meant to insult anyone who can’t afford it. This show is made to be seen from all angles and if you can swing it, please see it!

Also, this is purely subjective. This is how I felt in my experience and I know many who feel the same way. If you didn’t, that’s okay too! We get asked daily if we think the DNA circle is worth it, so here it is. For me, it was.

 

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5 Things You Need To Know About The Backstreet Boys’ Hawaiian Prizeo Charity Campaign

From hospital visits to sending love to a fan who was too sick to make it to her BSB concert, Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick are really giving back while out on their massive DNA World TourWhile most of these instances have been in the cities that they are visiting, the group has come together to make a huge effort toward one charity that will benefit the homeless in NYC while also involving fans!

Not only are they involving fans on the giving back, but they are also showing their gratitude by giving everyone the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with the band in Hawaii. Sound good to you? Keep reading!

1. For as little as $10, you have a chance to win an AMAZING trip to Hawaii! 

Every $10 you donate to the Backstreet Boys’ Prizeo charity campaign grants you 100 entries into a giveaway for the grand prize – a trip to Hawaii and a luau with the Boys themselves! If your entry is randomly selected (just by donating!!) you are entitled to two VIP tickets to the Backstreet Boys concert in Honolulu, HI, on in November, Meet & Greet before the show, a seat at the Backstreet Boys table for a special luau, a goodie bag full of official merch AND roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for you and a guest.

And you don’t have to do anything but donate! The more entries, the better chance you have to win. Make sure you scroll down the side to see all of your options.

2. Hawaii isn’t the only thing you can (potentially) get your hands on.

Like we said, make sure you scroll to see all of your options. While the grand prize is obviously the trip to Hawaii with all the Backstreet bells and whistles, there are other things you can reward yourself with in the meantime while you wait to see if you won or not.

$75 gives you 750 entries + the DNA album ($500, if you want it autographed plus 6000 entries) and $100 gets you 1000 entries and an exclusive BSB tee. A VERY limited number of Nick Carter personalized video messages were available and sold out quickly. Keep checking back for more “deals”!

3. The campaign was inspired by a viral video.

Remember the subway car full of passengers in NYC breaking out into a lovely rendition of “I Want It That Way” together last month? That video was the inspiration for this campaign to happen!

Joel Wertheimer, a civil rights attorney and former Obama associate staff secretary, filmed the sing-a-long, a warm moment among usually busy and bustling passengers looking to get somewhere quick in the city that never sleeps. When the video went viral, Joel took the platform to educate tweeters about Coalition For The Homeless, which benefits the less fortunate in New York.

One of those tweeters was Nick Carter, who revealed when the campaign started, that he saw Joel’s call to action, researched the charity, and found that it resonated with him. Not only did it resonate with him, but with the group as well….and that is how this campaign was born!

A joyful moment in time leading to even better moments for more people? We LOVE it!

4. All proceeds go to Coalition For The Homeless (the best part)!

It’s even easier to give back when you know that the giving is going to something great and the Coalition For The Homeless is just that. The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. The program helps more than 3500 men, women and children daily who are facing immediate issues and helps them get back on their feet and stay there.

The Coalition assists people in everything from knowing their rights as human beings to finding food and shelter to helping people escape scary situations and has been doing so for more than 35 years. Whether you are in the NYC area or not, take time to read about their mission and feel free to join in taking more action to help out!

5. You don’t have to donate to help out and join the BSB in doing good. 

Don’t have the extra money to donate right now? That’s okay! All you have to do is spread the word. The more people that know about this campaign and the charity in general, the better for everyone. Doing good is not always defined by donating financially. We urge you to check out organizations and charities in your own backyard where you can volunteer — it will do your heart a load of good. ❤

If you plan on entering / donating to this campaign,

you have until 10/17 to do so!

Just by giving, you’ve already won.

10 Signs That It’s Backstreet Boys Tour Season

Tour Season (proper noun): The period of time that the Backstreet Boys are on tour; a time of intense planning, prepping, overthinking and every emotion under the sun

It’s Summer 2019 and we are deep in the throws of what Backstreet fans call tour season. It’s the best of times, the worst of times, time of (nearly) complete irresponsibility, and severe lack of sleep, whether it’s due to travel, planning, or worrying. You know how it is.

We’ve compiled the top 10 signs for people who don’t, in fact, know how it is.

1. Slowly, Profile Pics Start To Change.

This is one of the best indications of tour season on social media. As soon as the first batch of VIP Meet and Greet photos are posted, people dump their best angled selfies and their family pictures for their latest photo with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. Soon, your timeline is full of people who have similar looking profile pics / avis and you have to squint to see who you’re really talking to….unless someone has a clear favorite and other BSB be damned, er, cropped.

2. You Know At Least One Person Traveling To A Show Everyday.

This probably contributes to the most amount of FOMO and greatest irresponsibility because as soon as your friend gets out of the concert and is telling you about it, the fumes of greatness are all you need to start planning another tour travel. Or to further your moping. It really depends on the day and time and alcohol consumption, right?

3. Everyone Is Asking For Suggestions About Different Locations.

Backstreet Boys fans have become masters at turning concert destinations into full blown vacations. After all, a concert is a perrrfffecccttt excuse to jet set to that one (or five) city you’ve always wanted to go to.

Of course, with the friends you’ve accumulated across the land just by being fans, you neeeeed suggestions about what to do and where to eat in the in between. There is ALWAYS someone asking for suggestions about random cities during tour season. Always.

4. FRIENDS! TOGETHER!

Speaking of your friend collection, tour season is PRIME TIME to get together! Half of the fun of tour season is either making plans to travel WITH your friends, happening to all be going to the same show or honestly just being like “my city or yours?” All the instagrammable moments, right?

5. Finances And Funds Are Whatever.

Literally, what even are bills during tour season? Not something anyone is particularly worried about. This season sees even the most responsible people going rogue “because YOLO”.

But actually it’s just that we’ve become so acclimated to tour season that we usually have funds stashed somewhere for occasions such as this aka loss of self control.

6. Aggression Is High. Standards (And Love) Are Conditional.

If you’ve been through any tour season, you know that with the crazy good, comes the crazy bad. Concerts and merch and pricing and VIP and the words SOLD OUT will bring out some kind of asshole monster in us all at some point or another. Whether it’s the hunger for more or the sleep that we are definitely not getting, we lash out more than we should sometimes.

And don’t even get us started on the normal things that we suddenly find unacceptable when it comes to tour season. One person online hints at something we were thinking and it’s all downhill from there. “WHY DON’T THEY JUST ASK US?!” – Every fan at some point during some tour season when we get cocky enough to think we know everything.

But it’s all okay as soon as the lights go down – trust.

7. Actually, Every Emotion Is High. We’re High.

As much as we can bitch during tour season, the love we’re feeling is even greater. The love for the band, our friends, the different seasons, etc. keeps us traveling from city to city, keeps us looking for new events to attend and keeps us coming back for more. Everytime. Every season. Always.

8. Only Fellow Fans Understand What You’re Talking About.

I mean, really, anyone else reading up to this point that isn’t a fan really wouldn’t understand any of it. But we do. An army. A fan-mily. Thanks to 26 years of tour seasons.

9. You Haven’t Been To Work For A Whole Week In A While.

What are vacation days / sudden “flat tire” call-out-of-work days and owed favors for? Tour season. Duh.

10. So. Much. Happiness.

Refer back to #7. The feeling a fangirl (or boy) gets from heading to an arena with their best friends in tow, running into friends you never see otherwise, and everything from VIP to seeing how close your seat really is to the minute the overhead music turns off and the lights dim, that’s the good stuff. Those are the moments that memories are created. Those are the moments that we go back to when we’re feeling lesser than. Those are the moments that we can forget everything else. In the height of tour season, we are happy….. and that’s how you know.

64 Thoughts We Had Watching The Backstreet Boys “Just Want You To Know” Music Video

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

 

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: August 2019

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!

 

 

Is The Backstreet Boys’ VIP Meet & Greet Worth It? Here’s What We Think.

Meet /mēt/ (verb): come into the presence or company of (someone) by chance or arrangement

Greet /ɡrēt/ (verb): give a polite word or sign of welcome or recognition to (someone) on meeting; receive or acknowledge (something) in a specified way; become apparent to or be noticed by (someone) on arrival somewhere.

 


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.

Read more about Backstreet Boys VIP Experiences here

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!

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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