Can You Get The Backstreet Boys To Their Concert Venue In Time? :: An Interactive Adventure

While most of the world is stuck inside, we wanted to find something new for you guys to do! Remember those activity books when you were younger that were a choose-your-own-adventure situation? If you liked those, this is for you!

A lot of fans have dreamed of working for the Backstreet Boys, but could you make all the right choices without getting fired first? We’ve created a scenario for you to find out below! All you have to do is pick which option you think would be best…and try not to lost your job before you make it. Good luck!! Let us know via social media how you did!

If you enjoyed this, let us know!! Also, if the form below won’t work, you can find it here as well.

8 Wishes We Have For Brian Littrell On His Birthday

Close your eyes. Make a wish.

It’s been another circle around the sun for Brian Littrell and today, we’re celebrating this kind, funny human, husband, father, friend and Backstreet Boy. We can’t imagine our fave five without him or what our lives (and some of our favorite songs) would be like with no Brian in it. We don’t WANT to imagine.

One of the most magical parts of a birthday celebration, as we all know, is blowing out the candles and making a wish. While only the birthday boy can do that, we’re blowing out into the universe some of the big wishes that we have for him!

1. That He Keeps Sharing The Sense of Humor We Love.

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on about Brian, it’s that he knows how to make us laugh. It’s that humor that has comforted us when we didn’t know what to do with ourselves at a meet and greet, entertained us after a long wait in a line, and made us feel a little more seen. We can’t imagine a world where Brian isn’t bringing a smile to our faces and we can only hope that he keeps blessing people with his gift for years to come.

2. That He Continues To Be One of The Best Dads We Know.

We’ve written about it time and time again, but there is nothing sweeter than Brian as a father. From the time his son Baylee was born, there has been a new light about him and for the past 16 years, it has been very clear that Brian would move mountains for his only child. We’ve never seen him look more proud of or cheerlead more for someone than he does with Baylee. It will forever be one of our favorite things about him.

3. That He Keeps Being True To Himself (And Honest With Us).

Whether you agree with him or agree to disagree, it has been abundantly clear for the past 20+ years that Brian Littrell won’t back down from what he feels strongly about, remaining true to himself, and we have nothing but respect for him because of it. After all, weren’t the Backstreet Boys the ones to tell us that we gotta stand for something, even if we stand alone?

In the same vein, we very much appreciate his honesty with us on everything from NSYNC to future BSB plans.

4. That He Keeps Us On Our Toes.

Nothing like a man jumping 10 feet off a stage to get your heart pumping!

5. That He. Keeps. Getting. Better.

Just as Brian has been a cheerleader for Baylee,we continue to root for Brian. In recent years, his battle with muscle tension dysphonia has challenged him in new ways vocally, but forever resilient, he has carried on like a champ and has worked hard to become progressively better. We all see it. We all hear it. And we are all so proud of him. Vocally, visually, and in so many other ways, this man just keeps getting better.

6. That His Loyalty and Passion Continues To Inspire Others.

Much like we talked about in #2 and #3, Brian loves what he loves and commits to what he’s passionate about. Beginning with the time that he formed Healthy Heart Club in the 90s, his gratitude, his passion and his loyalty for and to things inspires us and so many others across the world to do the same with the things and people that we love.

7. That He Finds Inspiration For a Solo Project That Fulfills His Soul.

We know it’s out there. We can’t wait for Brian to find something that makes his heart sing like his former solo project as a Christian music artist. We’re ready for whatever that might be.

8. That His Heart Stays As Big As Ever.

Brian Littrell is a fighter in every sense of the word. When faced with challenges, big and small, physically or mentally, he has taken them on and used those challenges to educate others. He’s one of the first to jump in on a way to give back and often does so quietly. He has a heart for children and, as we mentioned, has a way of putting us all at ease when we need it most. Long past his existence on earth, stories of the way Brian’s heart has affected so many of us will live on like a domino effect…. But we hope to experience more of it for years to come.

 

Happy Birthday, Brian – we couldn’t imagine a world without you!

 

 

10 Backstreet Things We’re Looking Forward To In The Next Decade

LOOOOOOOKING back on the things they’ve DONNEEEEE….

Well, we’re tired of doing that. Let’s talk about what we want to see from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick in future because as Nick Carter famously coded in his Millennium liner notes (someone please ask him how long that took to do), THE FUTURE IS SCARCE! We need some wishes granted pronto, ya know?

So here goes…

1. The Release Of A Christmas Album…And That Acoustic Album?

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Another year without a Backstreet Boys holiday album (where we are forced to turn to that other boyband who actually does have a really decent one) has come and gone, but after the Boys dropped news that they were going to move forward with churning one out in the near future, we have hope for one in 2020! At least one of the Backstreet Boys is hoping for the same — Brian Littrell is forecasting the release for 2020 as well. If we don’t get it by next Christmas, the Backstreet Army will be storming the North Pole to have a long talk with Santa.

There was also a collection of their past music rerecorded acoustically that has yet to be released. Fingers crossed that it’s in our ears at some point in the next decade.

2. The Backstreet Kids Growing Up!

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By the end of the next decade, the majority of the existing Backstreet kids will be teenagers!

We’ll give you a minute to stop your head from spinning.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these children and to watch their dads continue to be proud of them. We’re also thrilled to watch Baylee’s career continue to blossom (have we mentioned he’ll be nearly 30 by the end of the decade? Ouch. Our brains).

Mannnn, we really hope Nick is still making pancakes for Odin when he’s 13!

3. A Return To Vegas?

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We love, love, love the tour life and obviously, the Backstreet Boys coming to us is convenient, but there was something fun and magical about the Vegas residency. Maybe it was the fact that we could fit multiple shows into one trip without having to go anywhere (plus fit fun things in between) or maybe it was all of our friends meeting in one place or maybe things were a blur because we hardly slept (but were also more well rested than tour kind of?) or MAYBE it was the fact that the pricing was generally better than on tour.

WHATEVER it was that made us love the BSB Vegas residency, we hope that we have the chance to do it all over again….between other things, of course. It also beats the alternative to not having anything at all, right?

4. More VIP Events and Cruises.

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This decade has brought us so many new experiences with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. From different VIP Meet and Greet experiences to birthday parties to afterparties to cruises and so much more, we can’t go back to where we started now! Years ago, we never thought the opportunities we’ve been given would have even been possible, but here we are. These events are the location of some of our favorite memories and we hope to only make more.

An island event perhaps? A party bus? A party plane? We have hiiiiigh hopes!

5. Music. Music. Music.

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This is what we came for. This is why we stay. This is all we ask for even if we just got a new album.

Well, not all we ask for…but it is the basis.

6. A Grammy.

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, RECORDING ACADEMY….GIVE THESE MEN A GRAMMY.

The tears of Backstreet fans worldwide will surely cause a flood when they do, right?

7. More Moments We’ll Never Forget.

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The memory that just popped into your head while reading that — yeah, more of those. We’ve been lucky enough to love a band for almost 26 years and the number of things we’ve experienced because of them are endless. We know we reiterate it allllll the time, but damn, it’s really special, ya know? You know.

Also, can we get some wax figures, Madame Tussauds? That’s a moment we haven’t gotten yet and basically, they’re / we’re not getting any younger. We need them IMMORTAL.

8. AJ’s Solo Album.

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Just gonna leave this one (or two or three) here. 🙂 Maybe someday.

9. A Few Collaborations.

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We’ve had a taste of the Backstreet Boys in the country realm (where they won an award, joined in a stadium tour, and hit #1 on country charts with Florida Georgia Line) and a taste of the Backstreet Boys  in the EDM world (where they hit #1 on Dance charts, garnered a lot of attention with a music video, and more with Steve Aoki), but we want more! Of course we love the Boys on their own, but these collabs have proven to be excellent exposure and have exposed a lot of other celebrities as BSB fans (Tim McGraw and Lauren Alaina, anyone?).

Check out this past post for some ladies that we’d love to see them collab with in the future!

10. Another Decade.

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We’re aware that this is like your 3rd wish from a genie being to have more wishes but we’ve been spoiled to a band that sticks together and, well, we want it that way. Let’s be real though – whether the Backstreet Boys play until they’re Mick Jaggering or not, as long as we are alive, we’ll be shoving them down everyone’s throats forever make sure that the music, the myths, and the legends that Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick are and have created will live on for decades to come.

And we’d also like some merch disguised as home decor, kthx.

 

Farewell To The 2010s Era of Backstreet

10 years doesn’t seem like a long time…

Until you think about all of the things the Backstreet Boys achieved and everything that we’ve been present to witness in that time.

While the 90s and early 2000s might have been the most prolific era for the Backstreet Boys to many and is factually so based on numbers, for us, the period from 2010 to 2020 holds a significant place in the hearts of the most dedicated of fans.

The Backstreet Boys started this decade as a foursome, with a new album freshly released and a tour on the horizon. While the rest of the world had largely counted the Boys out, they pressed on…and so did we, showing up to amphitheaters all over the U.S. that Summer and concert venues in Europe, Asia and South America throughout the year for the This Is Us tour.

It could be argued that this was the time that the BSB and the fans formed a deeper bond. It was us and it was them and suddenly, we all seemed to be in this time of transition. Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick were finding their groove as a quartet and the majority of us were finding our way in life as adults. 2010 was the beginning of something we could only imagine.

The rest of the decade saw the return of Kevin to the group, multiple Backstreet Boys cruises, a major arena tour with the New Kids On The Block that included a performance at Fenway, their first collaboration and single on a Country chart with Florida Georgia Line, a documentary, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an album on their own label, an album that went #1, a Grammy nomination, a record breaking Vegas residency and so. much. more.

Most importantly, there are all the memories we’ve shared in between. As we mentioned before, while this past decade may not have been the “peak” of Backstreet’s career commercially, it has been nothing short of defining in so many other ways.

We watched them rise back to a level of stardom they’ve deserved all along. We watched them exemplify hard work and determination over and over again.

We. Watched. Them.

For many of us, the years between 2010 and 2020 were the first years that we got to experience the Backstreet Boys on our own terms – as adults. We learned work-life-tour-event balance, we made friends all over the world with the rise of social media, we built trips around Backstreet adventures, we passed their music along to our children, and we’ve had experiences that we wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. To say that these years have made us proud is an understatement… because these men did it for themselves. Because despite the ups and downs, they recreate themselves, they learn, and the carry on. And if that doesn’t inspire you, what will?

So, while we could go on and on about everything Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick have achieved together and separately in this decade, we won’t…. because we were all there. And we were all together. And the memories that are flooding in as you read this are more than words could ever explain.

Here’s to more of that feeling when the lights go down, more confetti, more of hearing your favorite song performed, more friends and trips you never planned on, more begging for the things we want and making it work when we don’t get our way exactly. We may not have all shared the same feelings about things for the past decade but I think we can all agree that we can come together for these Boys.

Here’s to the Backstreet Boys and another 10 years…may we be lucky enough to be able to share in another decade of success, memories, and feelings that we’ll never fully be able to put into words. Together.

May we also be able to afford the Ticketmaster fees that come with loving a band.

Cheers.

(Looking forward, we’ve written about what we hope to see in the next 10 years — coming soon!)

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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