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

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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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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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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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The Basics: All About The Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA’ World Tour

We are officially in the Backstreet Boys DNA era! Can you believe it?

With every new era comes new questions, new things to figure out logistically, and, of course, a new show, setlist, wardrobe, memorable moments, etc.

Just like we did with BSB Vegas, we’ll be with you every step of the way. This post will be segmented and updated as needed with all the links to posts about tour, any new things you need to know and answers to the questions we get the most of. We won’t have all of the answers immediately, but we’ll find them for you when we don’t!

As always, if you have a question we didn’t answer, please feel free to CONTACT US!

**FYI: This particularly post will remain spoiler free. We’re not too into posting major details about shows, but if we do, we’ll do it here. Consider this a safe space.**

++ VIP Meet and Greet ++

– Meet & Greet + Green Room Experience (Ticketmaster / LiveNation – $800 + Fees)
One P1 Ticket In The DNA Circle (VIP SECTION OF THE SHOW)
M&G with Backstreet Boys Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show Production Tour* (NO BSB PRESENT)
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room Before The Show Light Hors D’oeuvres
Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special* (NO BSB PRESENT)
One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

– Meet & Greet with Backstreet Boys (Wonderful Union – $500 USD + Fees)
Photo Opportunity with Backstreet Boys
Access To Backstreet’s Pre-Show DNA Green Room Before The Show
Light Hors D’oeuvres
Champagne Toast + One Backstreet Themed Drink Special
One, VIP Only, Poster (Shipped After The Show)
One Special, VIP Only, Merchandise Package (Shipped After The Show)
One, VIP Meet & Greet Laminate

– The above listed packages are the **ONLY** verified ways to meet the Backstreet Boys on the DNA World Tour.

– The Wonderful Union Meet and Greet **DOES NOT INCLUDE** a concert ticket.

– All Meet and Greet packages and upgrades include ONE professional photo with the Backstreet Boys, taken by their photographer, that will be uploaded to their website usually 24-72 hours later. You can find the photos here.

– Your photo with the Backstreet Boys will be individual – not in a group – unless you have a friend / friends you want in your photo. In that case, each person still has to have purchased a meet and greet. It is up to you who you want in your photo basically.

– Cell phones / selfies are not permitted. We would not suggest bringing gifts, props, etc.

– There are some cities that have begun to sell the DNA Circle tickets and Meet and Greet passes separately through Ticketmaster (or the ticket vendor). This is to sell previously unsold tickets — not added numbers. In these cities, people have the option to buy DNA Circle concert tickets (also known as the General Admission / Pit area on previous tours) if they want the spot during the show but don’t care about M&G or to buy the M&G pass but would rather sit elsewhere. **Check your city’s ticket vendor to see what’s available**

– Check in information (time, location, etc.) will be emailed to VIPers 24-48 hours prior to the show. If you purchased Meet and Greet through Wonderful Union, here is your resource for help: help.wonderfulunion.com If you purchased through Ticketmaster, contact their Customer Care for your region.

– IMPORTANT: VIP Meet and Greets are NON-TRANSFERABLE! Do not purchase them from someone else and do not purchase if you are not 100% you can attend. If you think a ticket might be a scam, contact us and we can likely help you out!

– Wonderful Union M&G is not available in all cities. It looks like the cities that are offering separate Circle tickets and M&G through Ticketmaster are not selling through WU. You can find a list here. You have to click ON the city / country on the website to access the WU VIP.

– Once VIP is sold out, it is SOLD OUT.

– Please note that the select cities in which VIP M&G through Wonderful Union is on sale is not favoritism for some fans over others or intentionally giving more opportunities. It all has to do with logistics, contracts, capacity, etc. In most places where WU is not offering M&G, Ticketmaster is offering the separate package. If neither is offered, it’s likely because they have reached capacity and are trying to keep the number of people attending M&G manageable.

– The VIP package through Ticketmaster that includes SIDE SEATING tickets does **NOT** include Meet and Greet.

– The concerts for Japan and Southeast Asia have a different VIP provider. More can be found here and through the Japan BSB Fan Club.

– VIP Meet and Greet upgrades for Hawaii dates can be found by clicking here > the date > VIP.

– Baylee Littrell will be opening for the Boys in North America. You can now purchase a VIP upgrade to meet him here. This VIP experience will be before the Backstreet Boys and will not interfere.

– Howie D. is selling a VIP event for certain dates on his website. These events have not been added or confirmed for North America, but they will also not interfere with BSB VIP.

++ The Show ++

– The show is 32 songs — more can be found here about the details that we do know!

– The show runs 1 hour and 50 minutes.

– You can exit the DNA Circle throughout the show. The entrance / exit is built into the stage. Trust us.

– There is plenty of space inside the DNA Circle and interactions are similar to that, if not better than, in the pit of IAWLT tour and Vegas.

– All dates and tickets for the tour can be found here.

– Everything about the Japan + Southeast Asia dates and tickets can be found here.

– As questions are asked and the shows begin, we will have more updates here.

++ FAQ ++

All of the questions that you ask and we answer via tweets or email, we’ll also address here.

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++ Odds and Ends ++

– Be flexible! This is a new era, new album, new tour, new everything and everyone is learning. Things will inevitably change as things are worked out – it has happened with every tour thus far and will continue to happen. Don’t sabotage your own time.

– BE CAREFUL! With a tour as large as this, there are scalpers and scammers who are looking to trick fans into “a deal”. If the tickets are far overpriced or offered at a low price, verify that they are actual, real tickets. Again, keep in mind that the only M&G options are through Ticketmaster and Wonderful Union — you can not purchase them anywhere else.

– Afterparties, so far, have included Nick and Howie only and are being announced by the city. Make sure to turn on notifications for their socials and check nickcarter.net for updates on announcements! VIP and GA have been available with VIP including admission, meet and greet and a professional photo. Venues and dates are subject to change.

– NEW DNA World Tour Merch can be found here and here.

– As of 7/14, these are the cities with Backstreet Boys Meet and Greet upgrades left:

Winnipeg

Calgary

Edmonton

Vancouver

Everett

Portland

Sacramento

Anaheim

Salt Lake City

Denver

Nashville

Memphis

Tulsa

New Orleans

Lafayette

Birmingham

St. Louis

Kansas City

Omaha

Milwaukee

Leaving Las Vegas: The End of the #BSBVegas Era

As we reflect on the end of the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency, we can’t help but think of Dorothy leaving the land of Oz. Follow us here…

Just as Dorothy was swept from a black and white world to a land of beautiful colors, new friends, discoveries of self, lots of singing (and even a few wicked witches), we were blown (ahem, flew) into the city of Las Vegas to do the same since the Boys began their residency at Planet Hollywood in March 2017. 

Some of us found a new courage. Some of us grew bigger hearts. Some of us actually lost our brains. Unlike Dorothy though, we all found a new place to call home. Suddenly, Vegas became our escape. It went from a place that we could go to see the Backstreet Boys to a place that we could go to meet up with our friends from all over, a place we could go to make some pretty epic memories, and a place and time that we will forever tell stories about for years to come.

When Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ, and Nick converged to embark on the Larger Than Life residency, we had no idea what to expect. We knew we’d get the same caliber of vocals and performance we were used to, but we had no idea the level it would reach. We had no idea that a rose, a hand hold, a moment in time, singing along with our favorite Backstreet Boy would all be things that held significance two years later.

Now here we are…

80 shows (by the time they finish), two venue name changes, millions of fans from hundreds of countries, the birth of a Backstreet baby, an album, a Grammy nomination, a sold out cruise, a celebration of a quarter century together, and so much more…

The Backstreet Boys are ready to close this chapter (for now, at least) and head out on a world tour.

And it’s bittersweet. 

Sure, we’re ready for the DNA tour to begin. We’re ready for new performances, new choreography, and new memories, but just as much as Dorothy wanted to go home (aka back to the familiarity of tour), she also didn’t want to leave the Tin Man, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion behind.

As with the end of any Backstreet era, we have, to quote Nick Carter, mixed emotions. At the top of all of those emotions though, is an INSANE amount of gratitude.

We’re grateful to the Backstreet Boys.

To Kevin, who shows up to every meet and greet and every moment onstage to give 110% back to us.

To Howie, who showed up to the afterparties, always ready to party with us until early morning hours.

To Brian, who worked insanely hard through every performance to deliver his best and who went above and beyond to entertain.

To AJ, who gives a new meaning to the greatest showman, killing it with the vocals we fell in love everytime.

To Nick, who leaves it all out on stage every single time and moved to Las Vegas to raise his family, but also opened our eyes to so many great causes in the city as well.

We’re grateful for the BSB team (and families).

To the ones who helped us out everytime we didn’t know what we were doing.

To the ones that worked hard to make sure the VIP M&G lounge was everything it could be (especially to whoever thought of that bomb ass photobooth).

To the ones who make sure that everything ran smoothly from start to finish, that our photos turned out amazing, that we never had to wait long to get them, and that we had a truly great experience.

To the ones who helped us get where we needed to be for the afterparties and pointed us out to the Backstreet Boys when some of us weren’t bold enough to ask for a selfie ourselves.

To the ones who treated us like people rather than a bunch of fangirls. Thank you for listening.

To the wives who live streamed via Instagram when we couldn’t be there in person and played both parents to let the Boys do their thing with us.

We’re grateful to the venue staff.

To the security team inside Zappos Theater who has been exceedingly kind to all of us, but also kept us in line. Oh, and sang along with us.

To the bartenders who KEPT. IT. COMING.

To the ticketing agents who are always super welcoming.

To the Zappos social media team who fangirls alongside us and keeps it hype for our fave five.

We’re grateful for each other.

For this chapter.

For the friendships we’ve made and the lessons we’ve learned.

For the celebrations and the late nights.

For the bonding we’ve done over the post-concert depression and the jetlag.

For the fellow fans who share photos, videos and whatnot for someone who might want them.

For those that couldn’t attend a show in Vegas but supported those that could, supported the Boys extended stay and lived vicariously through everyone else, patiently waiting for the return to their own country / city.

For the ones who sing along. The ones who don’t question why we’re crying mid-concert. The ones who get it when we thought we were alone in these feelings.

How lucky we have been (and we didn’t even have to gamble to find out)!

To the city of Las Vegas…

Thank you for welcoming the Backstreet Boys with open arms and thank you for being a city that we never got tired of. Thank you for never sleeping because we sure as hell did not.

This is it. 

With only three more shows and pink confetti drops left this week, we close this chapter in Backstreet history, knowing there are many more journeys to a different “OZ” ahead of us, but also knowing that these past 2 years will always hold a special place in our hearts, just like every era before.

We’ll never forget the feelings we felt the first time we saw the Boys turn around in those boxes, descending down to the stage.

We’ll never forget the incredible dancers who kept us entranced.

We’ll never forget LOVING how “Undone” sounds live (and Nick’s enthusiastic dancing).

We’ll never forget the anticipation of “Shape Of My Heart”.

We’ll never forget the most special of moments that we don’t even discuss, but remains pristine in our memories for a rainy day.

We’re so happy to have had this “home”. There’s no place like it. 

 

 

 

 

4 Things Happening For The Backstreet Boys Right Now That You Need To Know About

What aren’t the Backstreet Boys doing right now? They’re super busy and, as fans, so are we. We couldn’t ask for more, honestly!

If you’ve been out of the loop and feel like you’re drowning in a sea of unorganized Backstreet information (as Kristie says, “I can’t even keep up with life”), we’re here for you. Here are all the things that Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick require your attention for at this very moment…

1. The Last Few BSB Vegas Shows

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At the time we are writing this, there are only 6…SIX…S I X… Larger Than Life Vegas shows left. Time flies, you guys! Remember when the residency was only 16ish shows? Remember when Lyric wasn’t even BORN yet? Remember when we (some of you) were worried the dancers would detract from the Boys and now we follow them on Instagram? There’s so many memories and experiences wrapped up in the past two years… but that’s for a later post.

Catch them while you can.

2. BSB: The Experience

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If you haven’t heard yet (where have you been??), the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has an exhibit called BSB: The Experience that will walk you through some of the coolest memorabilia, artifacts, old wardrobe, and never-before-seen pieces of Backstreet history. In addition to the “stuff”, there are also several interactive parts, including a confessional, a hologram of the Boys themselves and so much more!

The exhibit runs from now through September 2nd.

If you missed their Q&A with JoJo Wright prior to the opening, you NEED to watch it. Thanks to our friends at The Darkside, you can!

3. A Permanent Stain (er…Handprint) At Planet Hollywood

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To kick off the end of their Vegas residency and mark their place in Vegas history, Planet Hollywood invited the Backstreet Boys to join in their exclusive collection of celebrity handprints. Not only did Kevin, Brian, Howie, Nick and AJ put their hands in cement, they also donated $180,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada. Legends!

Check out more photos from the event here.

4. DNA Tour Kicking Off SOON! 

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The Backstreet Boys may only have two weeks left in Vegas, but they only have three before they head over to Lisbon, Portugal to kick off their MASSIVE DNA world tour!

New songs! New choreography! NEW NEW NEW! We can’t breathe, can you? (Is this why the Backstreet Boys have two songs by that title because they know that we CAN NOT?) If you can’t wait to a sneak peek, check Nick and Brian’s Instagram pages for little blips inside rehearsals!

While we will miss the residency and all it has done for us, we are SO thrilled for all the new things and for everyone to get a chance to see them one (or three or fifteen). Of course, we’ll be updating on all the things. Follow us!

If you haven’t gotten your tickets (or think you need more), click here.

(And before anyone asks, we don’t know / haven’t heard anything about DNA tour VIP Upgrades, but when / if we do, you guys will be FIRST to know!)