7 Reasons You Need To See The Backstreet Boys Las Vegas Residency Before It’s Over

A month from now, the Backstreet Boys incredible Larger Than Life Las Vegas Residency at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood on the strip will only have a few shows left! A run that started out with only two months of shows has turned into 2 years, drawing in fans and tourists-turned-fans from all over the world.

This residency has brought some old favorite songs to the stage, the return of dancers, amazing effects and an eye-catching wardrobe that anyone who attends won’t soon forget. In fact, many people who started out saying they would go to one or two shows can’t get enough and have made multiple trips back!

Need more convincing to catch the show before it ends on April 27th? We have our reasons.

1. Undone.

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The song, a long time fan favorite from the Backstreet Boys This Is Us album, is the first and only song added to a setlist since Kevin has returned that didn’t include Kevin on the original recording and BOY, are we HYPE about it! “Undone” showcases everything that we vocally love about the Boys and the way the choreography works (yes, they have choreography to a slow song), you can literally feel the song moving, creeping up on you as the Backstreet Boys move in perfect horizontal pyramid formation down the “catwalk”.

And let’s just say that Nick Carter has infused a few moves into it that leaves a lot of ladies (and some gentleman) wide eyed and jaw dropped.

You just need to be there. In person. With eyeballs. And ears.

2. You Never Know Who Might Show Up!

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From Snooki to Joey Fatone to Andy Cohen to James Corden to Billie Lourd to Shania Twain to Niall Horan to…. well, you get the point! The Backstreet Boys are legends and there’s a lot of celebrities who know and love them and a large number of them have shown up in the audience at a BSB Vegas show. Some of them have even made it onstage during the “Shape Of My Heart” serenade, making for some VERY memorable moments.

Speaking of the serenade, there’s always a chance that if you’re in the audience, it could be you!

3. The Boys Are More Accessible Than Ever.

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From the stage and VIP tables that allow the Boys to reach out and touch fans like never before to the back sections where Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick appear during “All I Have To Give” (then make their way down through several sections in the audience), there’s not a bad spot in the house and you can definitely be lucky enough to grab a hand or snag a quick selfie – no matter where you are! Ah, the thrill of the “maybe”.

Oh, and we should mention, if you haven’t heard already, each of the Backstreet Boys hand out a rose to a fan (usually near the front) during the show and boy, does that make for a great souvenir!

4. You Can Make A Whole Day Out Of It – Conveniently! 

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With VIP Meet and Greet starting around 5:30 and an afterparty (sometimes) that goes until 2am with the concert in between, you can make a day of Backstreet! What do we mean by a whole day? Because being in Las Vegas, there’s plenty of places to pamper yourself beforehand. Get your hair done at Drybar (or any other salon on the strip) and make over your face at Sephora (or hire someone to come to your room) because you need a look that’s going to go hard! Oh, and don’t forget to shop for merch in the merch store outside of Zappos Theater before the show.

No interested in the glam? Book a massage or go grab a drink with other fans before the show – there are plenty around at all times.

5. The Whole Production Is WORTH. IT. 

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The show….oh man, THE SHOW! From the moment the Backstreet Boys descend from the ceiling in turning boxes, there’s a vibe… an electricity… that you can’t (currently) experience anywhere else. The Boys’ wardrobe is pristine (have we mentioned how much we love the sparkly jackets), the lights and set are on point, and the dancers (who we admittedly weren’t sure about before the residency started) add something to the show that we didn’t know we needed. In a word, THIS SHOW IS SPICY!

6. This Is Your Last Chance To Catch Them In The States For A Few Months!

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Kevin, Nick, AJ, Brian and Howie are kicking off the DNA World Tour overseas in May and will not be returning to the U.S. until July! Get your fix now (and then do it again when the tour comes to your city, of course).

7. FOMO.

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It’s almost over! You don’t. want. to. miss. this. and if you do, well… there’s going to inevitably be some regret. When have we ever told you wrong?

Headed to Vegas for the first time and have questions about what to expect? We’ve laid out a lot of answers and suggestions here.

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23 GIFs From ‘The Bachelor’ That Backstreet Boys Fans Can Relate To

Sometimes we watch things and we say to ourselves “that’s exactly what it looks like when we feel _____ about the Backstreet Boys!”

We’ve done it with Elf, we’ve done it with Friends, and now, we’re embarking on exposing our most ridiculous, hilarious (but totally serious obbbvviously, wink wink) side as Backstreet fans with the most appropriate show — The Bachelor.

(This isn’t the first time we’ve touched Bachelor territory — click here for our VIP related post!)

Here we go. Can you relate?

**WARNING: Must have sense of humor to proceed**

Anytime the Backstreet Boys do more than one thing at a time.

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Nonchalantly mentioning that it’s your birthday so your friends will tweet a BSB for you (before you start bribing them).

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The day the last Backstreet Boy went officially off the market… and you were still single.

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When you’re telling your friends about the time you got a rose from a Backstreet Boy (while still clutching it in your hands).

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The Backstreet Boy who gave you the rose after seeing your reaction.

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Every girl who didn’t get a rose and is already drunk at a Vegas show.

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When you’re still thinking about what you didn’t say in your VIP Meet and Greet… 543 days later.

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Because THIS is what you said.

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Just kidding! This is all you really said.

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Hopping on the BSB Cruise like…

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When you skip work to go to a last minute BSB event in your town…for the 5th time.

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When that perfect meet and greet outfit involved the shoes that nearly killed you.

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When they run on Backstreet time.

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One of the Backstreet Boys trying to casually escape us, probably.

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We all know this girl…You might BE this girl.

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All of us, hours / days / months / years after an event. Maybe during.

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Overall, this is a Backstreet mood for all of us, anytime we get close to them.

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Cheers to more epic Backstreet years!

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5 Things We’ve Learned From Nick Carter

For the past 25 years, Backstreet Boys fans worldwide have ended January by celebrating Nick Carter’s latest trip around the sun.

This year, the youngest Backstreet Boy turns 39 and what a life it has been thus far! We have seen Nick literally grow up before our eyes (as we have alongside him) and through the highs and the lows, we have learned so much from him.

As we have with every other Backstreet Boy on their birthdays, we’re celebrating by laying out some of the best things we’ve learned from Mr. Carter.

1. Hard Work Pays Off. 

When we say that Nick is (and has always been) one of the hardest working people we know, we mean it professionally and personally. There’s very few times in his career that Nick has only had one task at hand, always working to create something new and do something better than he has done before – group and solo.

Then there’s the fact that, after fearing a decline in health from years of bad choices, he turned everything around – hitting the gym and taking care of himself on a regular basis. This hard work has turned into Nick living his best life and looking the best he ever has, but also in the best health he ever has been, inspiring many to do the same.

2. The Power Of Positivity. 

Nick has spoken before about a book that meant a lot to him, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking, a gift from bandmate Kevin Richardson, and how positive thinking has affected his life and overall outlook on things. This disposition has translated through in many things in Nick’s work, the way he speaks, and has inspired us to think twice about the way we think as well.

3. A Lot of RANDOM Things. 

From aliens to football to video games to high tech computer developments to all the science to the process behind the scenes, Nick has inadvertently taught us so many things we didn’t know before. We guarantee you if you spend five minutes with him, you’re going to learn SOMETHING… whether you wanted to know it or not.

4. Family Isn’t Always Blood Related.

If you’ve followed Nick Carter for any length of time, you’d know that so many of the people he calls his family are people he has chosen – people that have come into his life by chance, fans included. Even now that he is married with a son and has a sweet little family of his own, you’ll find him still referring to the other BSB as his brothers. He has made it clear to so many that family is what you make it and in that, many have been able to come to terms with things in their own life and find their own families.

Because of Nick, a lot of fans have found their families in each other.

5. How To Go Hard For Things We Believe In.

Remember that time we found ways for everyone to watch Dancing With The Stars worldwide and vote an obscene amount of times and forced our friends to do the same? Remember when we voted for “The One” to be a single because of Nick? Remember every moment we’ve rallied for him through in the past 26 years? Remember every football season when Nick himself believes the Bucs will finally make it to the Super Bowl?

He’s taught us to be passionate about what we want, to throw our support full force behind the people we believe in, and inspired us to go hard for those things. No one does it better than Nick Carter.

Happy Birthday, Nick!

We hope that your day (and this year) is nothing short of amazing for you.

To The Backstreet Boys On Their ‘DNA’ Album Release…Thank You

The time has come.

DNA is here! And we are speechless.

Before we post any type of review or other post about it, we wanted to first write a thank you letter of sorts to the artists themselves – the Backstreet Boys.

To The Backstreet Boys on the day of your album release…

Thank you. Thank you for sticking around this long. Thank you for working on this album for SIX YEARS to make it the perfection that it is. It is honestly the most perfect sampling of different vibes, showcasing of vocals, and current sound mixed with classic Backstreet.

Thank you for making us wait (even when we kept asking).

We are so proud of the five of you. We are so proud of this album and we will be telling everyone we know about it in coming days (weeks, months, years?). We are endlessly proud to call ourselves Backstreet Boys because albums like this. DNA is an additional soundtrack to our lives and it might be the best chapter yet.

Thank you for continuing to create, continuing to push yourselves and the boundaries of what the world defines as the Backstreet Boys, and always becoming better in every way.

We all appreciate this album more than you all could ever know.

To Kevin…

Your vocals on this album are absolutely flawless. You can hear the soul you put into every lyric you’re singing on DNA and we’re thrilled to hear even more of it this round. Thank you for always telling us to be patient because it certainly paid off. We’re still so happy that you’re back.

To Howie…

THOSE SOLOS THOUGH! You have more than delivered on DNA, absolutely nailing every solo verse and harmony from beginning to end. Wow! We always knew you had it in you – we hear you kicking off those songs! This is honestly the best you have ever sounded and we can’t wait to hear you live. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vocals with us.

To Brian…

From the highest of high notes to the gentle vocal vibes that only you could land, your voice has always made our ears feel cozy and DNA is no exception. We have been rooting for you as you have found a new sound and boy, have you found it. Your heart is in everything that you sing and it translates to anyone listening. Thank you for working so hard to be the best that you can be – so passionate.

To AJ…

As always, you bring so much incredible vocal prowess to DNA. Your voice is instantly recognizable and exactly everything a Backstreet song needs to be complete. You are a constant fountain of raw talent that adds a little zest to every song on the album. Thank you for being the AJ we all know and love.

To Nick…

Nick. Carter. Your voice on this album is unlike anything we’ve heard before. From the beginning of Backstreet to DNA, this is the best you have ever sounded. There are so many dynamics and your determination to produce such a great sound has not gone unnoticed. We have chills. Thank you for being the best version of yourself that you can be. We’re all enjoying it more than you could imagine.

Haven’t heard Backstreet’s DNA yet? What are you waiting for?!

Stream, purchase and download it at the link above and stay tuned for our twist on an album review – COMING SOON!

8 Things We’re All Feeling As We Wait For The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Album

It’s finally here! We’re days away from the Backstreet Boys DNA release (unless you’re reading this from Japan, you lucky ducks!) and we’re feeling it in full force. THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING, PEOPLE. We are finally getting brand new music from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick and boooyyyy, is it going to be GREAT!

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As always, we’re having some major feelings and we’re sharing them with millions of fans worldwide. Let’s talk about it?

1. Impatience.

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Backstreet Boys are most patiently impatient people. We’ve waited for six years for a new album…but waiting 2 more days? Well, it’s TOO. DAMN. HARD. We need the album in our hands and we need to know every place the Backstreet Boys are going to be for the foreseeable future IMMEDIATELY.

2. The Old Familiar Feeling of A Wild Craze.

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That stir inside isn’t caused by the Chinese you ate last night. It’s what we like to call “The BSBlectricity”. It’s the indescribable feeling of anticipation mixed with excitement and everything else mentioned in this post. You can feel your heart beating out of your chest and your emotions…well.. they’re not under your control.

3. Pure Satisfaction.

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Knowing that the Backstreet Boys are beginning a new era, that they’ve completed the album, that they’re out there doing the damn thing and being just as successful as they’ve always been… well, that is super satisfying for us. Especially when we share their success on Facebook for all of the people in high school who told us that being a fan was stupid.

4. Absolute Elation.

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I mean, does this NEED an explanation? DOES IT?!

5. A Chill.

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Amidst all of our greatest feelings, there’s a sort of chill as well. The work has been done, the album is coming, the concerts are upon us and all is right in the world.

6. Pride! So Much Pride.

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Refer back to #3. We are so incredibly proud of these five guys. Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick are five of the hardest working men in the music industry. Every accolade and bit of attention they’re receiving right now is so well deserved and we could not be happier for them.

7. Fear?

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OH MY GOD, THERE IS SO MUCH TO KEEP UP WITH. What if we have conflicts? What if we don’t like the album? (L O L, right?) What if we have a new favorite album? What about tour?! WHAT IF THERE ARE NEW THINGS ON TOUR WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT WE’RE GOING TO LOVE? So much unknown.

P.S. If you’re worried about keeping up, we’ll do it for you.

8. BEYOND. READY.

To (kind of) quote Spongebob, WE’RE READY, WE’RE READY! Duh.

 

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: All of Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ NYC Promo You Might Have Missed

For the past three years, we’ve been begging the Backstreet Boys for new music, new appearances, new new NEW NEW NEW! (UPDATED with interviews, promo and more)

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In 2018, the Backstreet Boys were like, “ok, we hear you! We’ll release something new…”

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They announced the end of their Vegas residency.

They announced a world tour.

And most importantly, they announced A NEW ALBUM!

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Fans React To The Backstreet Boys Latest (Surprise) Song “No Place”

It’s only been 4 days since the year began but, as promised, the Backstreet Boys are already dominating 2019… and they began by renaming the month.

DNAuary, the name the BSB social media accounts has given to January in honor of the album release on the 25th, has begun with a bang. On New Years Day, it was announced that a new interview capturing the thoughts behind DNA from the Boys themselves would be released every Wednesday. If you missed the first one, watch it here.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that THE BACKSTREET BOYS DROPPED A NEW SONG just 3 weeks ahead of the album release…and it will kick you RIGHT in your feels.

From the beginning of the Backstreet Boys, it has always been clear that family came first – it’s one of the things that we love about them. “No Place” is a song dedicated to just that – family and home. It’s more romanticized than “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”, written for their children, and more grown up than “Perfect Fan”, which Brian wrote for his mom in 1999.

In short, it’s a beautiful ode to the feeling of home, whether it be a person or a place. And that’s a feeling everyone knows.

…Which is why everyone is feeling SOME. SORT. OF. WAY about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet us with your thoughts about the song!

If you haven’t yet, stream, purchase, download and watch the video NOW.  Oh, and share that link with EVERYONE you know.

2019: Upcoming Backstreet Boys Performances, Appearances and Events

2019 is almost here and the Backstreet Boys are already busy (which means all of us are too, right?). It’s hard to lose track or miss a date but have no fear – we are here!

This post will include every CONFIRMED concert / appearance that the Boys or indivual Boy are scheduled for as we get word of it. We do not post it here unless it is certain. If you have questions about an upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on TwitterFacebook or the Contact Us page.

For any event where a ticket link is not provided, ticket details can be found at backstreetboys.com/events.

Summer 2019: Howie D. Solo Album Listening Parties

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These are taking place in select cities on tour and you MUST have a concert ticket to attend as they are in the venue prior to the show. Buy the Howie event tix here

Summer 2019: Official ‘DNA’ Afterparties

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Check back for afterparty dates here!

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What’s Happening On The Backstreet: December 2018

What a month, right?

One would think after the Backstreet Boys announced their album release and upcoming tour, they would take the rest of the year off and a well deserved break. As we all know though, we’re fans of the five hardest working men in the music industry and this month was full of a few more year-end successes!

If you think you’ve missed anything (or even if you haven’t), we’ve recapped it all below for an end of the year catch-up.

  • AJ and Howie attended Wales Comic Con at the beginning of the month. Our friend Janneke shared their Q&A panel with us — watch below!
  • Baylee Littrell released a single on country music radio, “Don’t Knock It”. If you haven’t bought it yet, you can do so here. Check out the release party festivities and all of Brian’s proudest dad moments here.
  • There’s a ton of new merch! Whether it’s a holiday or your birthday, you can find a gift guide here.
  • Shawn Mendes spoke about co-writing the Backstreet Boys’ new single, “Chances”. Watch him talk about not being able “to wrap his head around it” here.
  • The Boys were nominated for a GRAMMY! We’re still not over that sentence. We’re so so proud and will be watching excitedly in February.
  • Pentatonix had the Backstreet Boys on their annual Christmas special for a eargasmic “Winter Wonderland” duetWe *need* them to record this for a studio version.
  • Under The Tree With BSB in Boston was an entirely acoustic concert that fans had to win their way into. Listen here to hear the Mix 104.1 DJs discuss behind the scene with the “delightful” Backstreet Boys, here for a brief portion of the BSB Q&A, and see photos here. Oh, and you **MIGHT** want to hear this beautiful performance of “Chances”.
  • The Boys headed to Connecticut to take part in 96.5 TIC’s All Star Christmas. Listen to their pre-show interview here.
  • In their last performance of the year, the Backstreet Boys headed to Texas for the Merry Mix Show in Austin. Find Meet and Greet photos here and watch their backstage interview and game here.

Now you’re all caught up!

This will likely be our last post before Christmas. We’d like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday – wherever and whoever you are. ❤

4 Years Of What Happens On The Backstreet

On December 17, 2014, What Happens On The Backstreet officially began.

4 years…

Hundreds of thousands of clicks…

7800+ Twitter followers and 8300+ Facebook likes…

Multiple BSB events…

Countless memories later….

HERE. WE. ARE.

I started WHOTB anonymously to keep it “for fans, by fans”, which has been our tagline from the beginning. The majority of us are thinking the things written here – I’m just putting them into words. Usually, this is the only time of year I write personally, but if you’ve been following us this year, you know it’s been quite a ride and there were a few other personal notes here and there. I’m so immensely grateful for each and every one of you still reading this.

This year, I only want to say THANK YOU.

If it weren’t for EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of you who read WHOTB on the regular or interact on our social pages, this would be the end. In fact, everytime I thought about throwing in the towel on this “venture”, for lack of a better term, this year, one of you unknowingly said something kind, suggested a subject for a post that I couldn’t turn down, told us how you found the information you needed for an upcoming Backstreet event by finding WHOTB, etc. It seemed like everytime I was done, you guys knew where to fill in the spaces.

For Fans. By Fans.

What Happens has never been more by the fans than it has this year. From numerous posts that included your input and helpful information to the sweetest fans who have shared info, tips, photos and videos with us while attending events all over the world to holding up your BSB 25 hearts at the Sail Away Party on the cruise, I absolutely could not have kept this site going without you.

Oh, and banding together to create and fund the EPIC 25th anniversary Billboard ad for the Boys with enough money left over to donate to St. Jude?? YOU GUYS DID THAT.

2018 has been a year of highs and a few challenges for Backstreet Boys and fans alike but when the going has gotten tough, we’ve had each other. This year, having a fan-mily that has your back has never meant more. This year, loving a band that moves forward in the face of adversity has never been more inspiring. This has been a year of learning and I hope to move forward into the next year with a renewed spirit.

Thank you to everyone who has supported WHOTB from the beginning. Thank you to everyone who reads, shares, likes, and comments on our posts – even if we agree to disagree. Thank you for all of your kindest words (and even the not so kind – it makes for a thicker skin). Thank you for laughing with us at the dumb stuff and crying with us at the emotional. Thank you for understanding when we’ve had to take a break.

Thank you to those who I’ve bounced ideas off of, especially Kristie, who also writes posts for WHOTB, but mostly tells me what sounds good and what sounds bad. 🙂

I can’t tell you that What Happens On The Backstreet will be around forever, but I can tell you that because of this “hobby” I started 4 years ago, I have gotten to know some of the best people that I would otherwise not have known, I have gotten to chat with some of the sweetest souls and I have enjoyed Backstreet experiences on another level because we all got to share them together.

Shout out to Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick for staying together long enough for all of us to become a fan-mily and for finally releasing a new album so I have a new reason to stick around these parts. Just kidding! (Kind of.) In all seriousness, those five make it so easy to get behind them, right? Forever a fan. Forever shouting to the world that these are our Boys!

Soooo… if you’ll have us, let’s head into year five together. 2019 is already looking bright with a Grammy nomination, a new album, a new tour, a few Las Vegas shows and who knows what else! The future is looking bright and we’ll be here to talk ALLLL about it. Can’t wait to meet even more of you.

Wishing everyone peace and wellness, hope and happiness, and all of your wildest Backstreet dreams to come true.

XOXO,

Sara