28 Videos Of Kevin Richardson Dancing That Are Sure To Make You Happy

The Backstreet Boys have officially wrapped another leg of the DNA tour (with the promise of more to come). We have showed up, sold out a large number of arenas, posted endlessly about our love for this tour, and are beyond prepared for more.

As with every tour, there are multiple things that we will forever associate with it. We’ve already written about Brian nailing vocals on the Euro leg and Nick’s performances of “The Way It Was” making us weak, but you guys, we are NOT sleeping on Kevin F**king Richardson and THOSE MOVES.

Ever since the Backstreet Boys’ Homecoming concert on television in the 90s, we’ve been obsessed with our very own groove master. The man can GET IT! After realizing that many of you felt the same way, we couldn’t help but ask for your best videos of Kevin getting down on the DNA tour.

As always, you’ve all delivered and this has turned into one of our favorite posts. We think you’ll agree. The eldest Backstreet Boy is likely how even Stella got her groove back, ya feel us?

One thing is for sure – we never want to live in a world where we don’t have the honor to dance with Kevin!

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.

 

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.

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!

 

 

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!

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

 

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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