Been To A #BSBVegas Afterparty? Share Your Experience!

We’ve been to Backstreet Boys afterparties on tour, but the Las Vegas afterparties at Chateau Night Club are on a whole other level! With many more to come, we don’t want anyone to miss out on this hang-with-the-boys experience.

If you’ve been to an afterparty during the Backstreet Boys’ Larger Than Life run, we want to hear from you. Fill out the form below to be included in an upcoming post. Tell us all the juicy details, any tips you may have learned, and how much fun you had!

#BSBVegas FAQ: Part Two – General Admission and VIP vs. After Party

The time has come again for Backstreet to take back Las Vegas with their shows at The Axis at Planet Hollywood and boy, are we ready for it! After their EPIC ACM performance with Florida Georgia Line and a few announcements for upcoming festival appearances, the need to see our fantastic five has only grown stronger. Anyone else already been to Vegas and watching flight prices to go back or is that just us?

We answered a few questions in the first run here and now that we’ve all had time to get acclimated, we’re answering more!

There seems to be two MAJOR questions being asked and we’re here to give you facts and an honest opinion to answer both.

What Time Do I Need To Line Up For General Admission?

FACTS:

  • Those with VIP Meet and Greet and Beat The Line General Admission tickets ARE let into the venue first.
  • Just because they are let into the venue first does not mean you are guaranteed first in line. What we mean by this is… if you are let into the venue and go to buy a drink or merch before getting into line, there is not really a guarantee that you will be up front in line.
  • You are allowed to line up for General Admission as early as you like – we saw people there in the early afternoon.
  • There is NOT a “better side” to be on. The Boys try to divide themselves as much as possible. Being on the right side, we did see all of them.
  • RUNNING into the “pit” will get you stopped by security – they’re not playing.
  • You will be standing the whole time, but there is plenty of room to move around if you don’t try to squeeze into a spot.
  • If you think not being against the stage means no Boy time, you’re wrong. They can definitely see everyone standing there.

HONEST OPINION:

  • Don’t stress lining up early. For most everyone we have talked to, the time people got in line did NOT mean a better or worse spot in the GA pit. We can not stress enough – THERE IS NOT A BAD SPOT. Once doors open, you have to split and go through metal detectors, then a photographer takes a photo of you and your friends against a background (for later purchase) before you even head down to the line to get INTO GA. There are a number of factors that could speed you up / slow you down. If you would rather use your time to sight see or relax, go for it! If waiting to line up stresses you out, go ahead! Just make sure you’re ENJOYING yourself – not sabotaging your experience.
  • VIP Tables decidedly have the best view of the entire stage in our opinion, but there is an energy in the GA that you can’t get anywhere else. The Boys don’t interact *quite* as much as during IAWLT, but that could change as they get more comfortable. We definitely got our fair share and Kevin has been drinking peoples beers since then!
  • As aforementioned, we didn’t feel like we got jipped by getting to see some Boys more than others – it was pretty fair for both sides.
  • Make friends with those around you. If you have to pee, they’ll stretch to save your spot and if they know your favorite Boy is coming, maybe they’ll move aside so you can have your moment (and maybe even take a photo)!
  • HAVE FUN! Like we said, the Boys can see you. If you’re standing there like you don’t know you’re at a BSB concert, it will make them sad. DON’T MAKE A BACKSTREET BOY SAD.

Should I Do VIP Meet and Greet or an Ultimate Afterparty Package?!

This is really subjective. The experience that’s right for you depends on what you want out of it. So let’s break it down…

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HONEST VIP MEET & GREET OPINION:

  • PRO – We didn’t feel like we were wasting our time waiting around. Once we were checked in, we got our drinks and got to hang out in a room with our friends until it was time to meet the BSB.
  • PRO – We were fresh. By fresh, I mean we weren’t dancing around at a concert and sweating for three hours before we met the Boys. Our faces were still in place and body parts were stilled tucked in properly.
  • PRO – The professional photo with all five guys. We trust Justin Segura with our VIP lives.
  • PRO – Souvenirs! The photobooth gifs have been making their way onto every fan’s social media and we really want that thing on tour (and in our houses).
  • CON – The concert HAS to start on time. If the Backstreet Boys are running behind, your experience may be a little tighter time wise. However, we will say that Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick are very considerate if there’s something you’re trying to say to them and will do their best to give you a chance.
  • CON – No candids. Because your meet and greet experience is individual, it’s up to you to remember everything that happened.

HONEST ULTIMATE AP OPINION:

  • PRO: You’re in the VIP section….WITH the Backstreet Boys! You can’t really understand what a perk this is until you’re there, but Chateau can get REALLY crowded on the weekends. Because you’re in this section, you’re treated like an actual VIP with the BSB present.
  • PRO: Selfies! Who doesn’t love a good selfie with a BSB? It’s instant and you can make sure you’re getting your best side. The Boys have been really good with trying to get selfies with anyone who wants one in the VIP.
  • PRO: Your friends have your back. As we mentioned before, in the VIP meet and greet, you’re going in individually and holding it down on your own. It’s GREAT for the pic and the experience, but sucks if you can’t remember a thing. One our favorite parts about the afterparty is that if you’re chatting with / dancing with / in the vicinity of your favorite Backstreet Boy, your friend (or maybe a stranger) can snap a shot so you can remember forever!
  • PRO: There ain’t no party like a Backstreet party! Everyone is high off of the concert, but the atmosphere is chill, not as regimented and allows the Boys to come to you.
  • CON: You might be tired. After a whole day and dancing all night, a club in Vegas might be the last thing you want to do. It’s something to consider.
  • CON: Selfies are likely, but not guaranteed. While the Boys DO try to come to you, if you hang back, you might miss out.
  • CON: You never know who might show up. It could be one BSB, it could be four or five. If it’s important to you to meet ALL five, the AP is not for you.

BOTTOM LINE:

We listed pros and cons to try to break it down into things you might not think about, but truth be told, the pro side on both experiences FAR outweigh the cons. They’re really just terms of preference.

If your priority is to meet all five Backstreet Boys, 100% look great in a professional photo, have a more managed experience and time to hang with your friends in a quieter environment, VIP Meet and Greet is for you.

If your priority is to hang out with a few Backstreet Boys in a party atmosphere late into the night with a chill vibe and less structure, but still an intimate VIP section setting, the Ultimate Party Package will not disappoint.

….You can always do both. 🙂

Have questions? Feel free to ask us via social media or email!

 

 

 

 

What Happened In Vegas: A #BSBVegas VIP and Concert Review

As soon as we found out when the Backstreet Boys would be taking over Las Vegas, we were aware that we, too, would have to take over the same week. No way were we going to miss this epic occasion and definitely no way could we wait weeks before seeing it!

So here we are, ready to tell you everything you need to know (and maybe some things you didn’t)! Normally, our posts are pretty objective and while we’ll try to stay that way here, some things we can’t help but weigh in with our own opinions.

If there’s anything we don’t cover, definitely hit us up to ask!

VIP Meet And Greet

The Pre-Show VIP Lounge

Once upon a time, Backstreet fans going to VIP meet and greets were SO over waiting in lines for hours on end. Wonderful Union listened to them and BOOM! The birth of the pre-show VIP exclusive lounge.

Upon arrival, we were fairly quickly checked in, given our lanyards (which change photos every night), two drink tickets and directed upstairs. We were then lined up to get drinks from the bar (also exclusively for VIP goers since there was no one else in the venue). For those asking what drinks are offered, everything from water to wine to champagne to ale to soda. If you consume liquids, you are covered. Also, you don’t HAVE to wait here if you don’t want. You can definitely bypass and come back.

While you’re waiting, you can take your photo with friends in front of a snazzy looking Red Carpet-esque background. This is the perfect opportunity to get those pre-BSB jitters out!

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After getting our drinks (which you CAN take into the venue with you if you’re still drinking them by them), we moved into the lounge. From the photos above, you can see that it’s a totally chill club-like atmosphere. There are glow colored light orbs, a snack table, cool seating with oversized games to play while you wait.

There’s also a REALLY cool photobooth (put together by our favorite BSB photog, Justin Segura). There will be a line of people waiting to jump inside so if you want to bypass and chill with friends, we definitely had time after the meet and greet to snap our pics! You  don’t want to miss it though. It comes complete with head-size BSBmojis on a stick (that we really want to own), props and fantastic lighting (seriously – I need that light in my life).

 These photos from the photobooth will come to you via text or email and ready for you to share online! Don’t worry if you don’t get them immediately – the wifi is spotty in the hotel. We got ours after we already got home… 24 hours later. What a nice parting gift!

Meet and Greet

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You can chill in the lounge until you line up for the photo. At our VIP experiences, we were lined up all at once. Since then, they’re trying out dividing everyone into groups so not everyone has to line up at once and you get more time to utilize the lounge while you wait, which is actually a really good idea (especially for those in fancy shoes).

Simply speaking from our own experience and observing others, the actual act of meeting the Boys is what you make it. We saw people go in with props, hats, ideas, etc. for their photo and we saw people go in, take a photo and come straight out. From the time Kristie went on Friday until we both went on Saturday, things were being worked out to make for a smoother experience.

The Boys were as kind as they always have been. Brian came out from behind the screen (where photos were being taken) to goof around and seemingly put everyone at ease, then he welcomed every person with a hug. Every. Single. Person. It was Brian, AJ, Nick, Kevin and Howie… for those of you who would like to know order ahead of time. Each of them took the time to hug everyone and at least say a little something. We definitely had time for some conversation.

We didn’t feel rushed at all – which is HUGE for VIP. A sold out meet and greet has around 150 and everyone seemed to be satisfied with the time they got. No one yelled at us to keep moving and everyone was insanely friendly.

Note: if you are someone that brings gifts to the Boys for shows, don’t. You will be made to check your bag upon entry into the venue and retrieve it later. Save the room in your luggage for merch!

Also, there is no group option for meet and greet. We used one of our individuals for a photo with all of us (which IS allowed).

Following meet and greet, we were sent back into the lounge where, as I said above, we had time to snap some shots in the photobooth.

….And freak out about meeting all of our Boys. Because that never gets old.

The Show

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We’ll admit… we judged the show by the setlist before we saw the show. It’s void of anything from IAWLT and, as expected, is made up of mostly hits and singles with a few surprises (“Undone” and “Darlin'”, anyone?). For anyone wanting a timeline, the show started around 9:10ish and is 96 minutes long (thanks venue guy).

We’re happy to say that WE. WERE. WRONG. (Ok, I’m never REALLY happy to say that, but in this case…)

Here’s where we will do our best not to spoil too much for those who want to be completely surprised. Some of the things we loved the most (scroll past if you don’t want to know ANYTHING):

  • The 12 minute opening megamix video that can be found here and the way the Boys appear onstage (WHAT?! Did NOT see that coming!)
  • Kevin joining in on “Undone”.
  • The way the Backstreet Boys collectively sound the same live as they do on the albums. Obviously, this is nothing new, but for some reason, it is very striking inside the Axis theater.
  • We never expected “The Call” to be SO sexy! Wow.
  • Something about AJ and Kevin rapping during “Get Down” really hyped us.
  • The thought of dancers added to the show wasn’t something we were always crazy about, but they really DO add to the show.
  • Brian. Littrell. Seriously, whatever he has been doing for his voice and whatever the group is doing to help is working. So much so that the first night either of us were there, we found ourselves in inevitable tears and cheering just a little bit louder.
  • There’s a few ballroom moves (that we’re pretty sure Sharna Burgess had a hand in) that left us remembering how much Nick deserved that Mirrorball Trophy, but whatever. We also forgot that Kevin was ballroom trained until we saw those moves! Seriously though, all of the choreography is ON point.
  • The wardrobe…whew!
  • The whole production!

There’s also not a bad seat in the house. Let us show you!

Table Seating

These photos were taken from a table on the right side facing the stage. The view is probably the best you can get because there is NO ONE in front of you and the longer-armed Backstreet Boys can reach you pretty well. For those of you that have purchased a seat at a VIP table that included a bottle of champagne, please be aware that the bottle does not arrive until mid show. Pace yourselves! Being in the front means everyone can see you, including the Backstreet Boys. You don’t want to get sloppy.

Section 104, Row A

These photos are from section 104, row A, directly behind the second row of tables. It’s definitely a good spot if you want to see the whole stage and have a seat. When the Boys come to the “second stage”, we had a completely unblocked view of whoever was in front of us at the time. It was, however, hard to see anyone at the other end of the second stage. They all go back and forth though, so you get a chance to see everyone!

SPOILER: AJ walked right down our aisle in front of us while going back to the stage during “All I Have To Give”. When I say in front of us, I mean that he could literally step on our feet.

General Admission AKA The Pit

To be honest, being in the pit was our last night and we were tired. We were almost dreading it (the standing, not the show) after having seats and great views.

We’re here to tell you that as soon as the show started, we regretted ever regretting it. Besides the benefit of possible getting a hand touched or being seen / serenaded by Kevin, Brian, Howie, Nick or AJ, there’s just an energy in the pit that you can’t get from anywhere else in the venue. You’re IN the stage. You’re IN the show. You have no choice but to dance your heart out and feel good about it. There was also plenty of room to move around if you didn’t squeeze yourself into a small spot.

It also makes for great people watching when you turn to face the audience.

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Overall, we are not lying when we tell you that if you treat yourself to ANYTHING in 2017, this should be it. The whole experience was one that we would repeat and, even though it’s only been a week since we were there, we’re ready to go back this instant!

As we stated in a previous post, this show would not have been nearly as great if it weren’t for each individual Backstreet Boy bringing something to the table or the fans who showed up, screamed loudly, and sang along to every word. Vegas is for all of us and, if you can, get yourself there to enjoy it.

Special thanks to Wonderful Union (you know who you are) for listening to us and pulling this together and continuing to listen and continuing to change things until it is ultimately perfection!

Did we leave anything out? Do you have questions? Want more photos? We have thousands. Hit us up via Twitter, Facebook, or email and we’ll tell you all the truths you need to know. Also, check out our BSB Vegas FAQ.

…. And don’t forget to share your experiences with us! Next week, we’ll start our weekly “What Happens In Vegas” posts highlighting everything that happened for the week and we want to include you guys.

XOXO. – Sara and Kristie

#BSBVegas: The One With All The Backstreet Boys

Fresh off a flight from Vegas, we’re still reeling from all the amazing things we saw going down this past weekend, the first week of the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency.

In short, wow.

While we are working on a review of VIP, the show itself and all of the ins and outs, we felt it was most important to start out with, our favorite, a deep appreciation for each of the Backstreet Boys themselves. Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick poured every bit of themselves into perfecting this show and it shows. It shows in their performances and in their faces when you tell any one of them how incredible it really is.

So before the next blog, where we get into the technical side, we want to take a minute to really talk about each of them. Sometimes in the big production of things, we forget that these guys are five human beings doing their jobs. They thank us for showing up, but we can never thank THEM enough for showing up for 24 years.

Kevin

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We will never stop being grateful for this guy’s return. While we loved the Unbreakable and This Is Us albums and tours, something about having Kevin there makes everything feel more complete. We absolutely couldn’t imagine the Backstreet Boys hitting Vegas in the way that they are without him. In VIP meet and greet, he makes sure that you don’t leave without hugging him and to look you in the eye while you’re talking, genuinely caring about what you have to say. On stage, he’s all about the perfection. He’s a visual pleasure – hitting every dance move with a crispness. Seriously, you can’t take your eyes off of him.

Howie

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Ever the gentleman, Howie brings every bit of sweetness to the stage that he usually does….plus some hot!! Sweet D. has definitely only gotten better with age, as has everything about him. We really enjoyed his dance moves and the fullness that he gives to the collective voice of the group. Our favorite part of watching the shows, though, was the watching him interact with his wife in the audience. While other wives were there as well, it’s rare that we get a glimpse of the Doroughs together. Boy! Were they cute! The look on Howie’s face when he caught his wife singing along in the audience was something we were so happy to witness.

Brian

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We’ve been praying and rooting for Brian since he spoke out about his ongoing vocal issues in 2015. While it is something he is still working on, anyone that didn’t previously know about it before entering the venue last week, wouldn’t have known. He. Sounded. So. GOOD. (Editors Note: So good that the first night, I cried.) We’re absolutely thrilled that “Darlin'” was brought back to showcase just how beautiful his voice has always been. There is also something to be said about the way he welcome EVERY SINGLE PERSON into the VIP meet and greet with open arms and seemed to try to put everyone at ease. We will never get enough of Brian Littrell.

AJ

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AJ has always brought the right about of funk to the Backstreet Boys and Vegas is no exception. Always the one to walk on the line of what you should and shouldn’t say or do, he kept us on our toes. Then, there’s that voice. No one sounds like AJ McLean and we’re so lucky that he’s ours and that for the past 24 years, we’ve gotten to enjoy that gentle raspy voice live. Oh, and if you weren’t feeling comfortable in VIP after that Littrell hug, AJ will definitely make sure to make conversation that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends forever.

Nick

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Oh, Nick. This is one man that leaves it all on stage. He is 110% all in on every performance and on fire from start to finish. His vocals are strong and fill the venue with sound that will make you feel some sort of way. We also have to mention that his Dancing With The Stars stint might be the reason his dancing is ON POINT these days, especially in dances like “The Call”. As for VIP, he’s working really hard at remembering people and there’s always something to be said for any artist that makes an effort.

Want to know what goes down in BSB VIP and our full review of the first week of shows? Stay tuned! (As soon as we recover…)

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A Quick #BSBVegas FAQ (VIP, Show, & Afterparty)

The Backstreet Fever is taking over Vegas and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally see them take over The Axis theater stage. Last night was a night of firsts – first show, first VIP and first official BSB afterparty. Naturally, everyone has a lot of questions!

While we intend on putting together a fully detailed review / suggestion / photo blog after we both return this weekend, here are a few answers to what seem to be the most asked questions. Please note that all of this has been confirmed by the appropriate people and/or people that were there last night.

1.Are cameras allowed? 

Yes. Contrary to what Planet Hollywood and the box office will tell you when you call / email / tweet, POINT AND SHOOT CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED. Cameras with a detachable lens will be taken and be available for pick up at the end of the show.

2. Who Gets Into Pit (General Admission) First?

As of last night, everyone was lined up in the following order – VIP (1st), Early Entry (2nd), Regular GA (3rd). However, people with regular GA still got a good spot in the pit as it is a small space. Please note – this is ALL standing. You do NOT have a designated spot in GA.

3. Are Drinks Allowed Into The Pit?

Of course. While you may not want to give up your spot to get a drink or run to the restroom, drinks are definitely allowed.

4. What’s Included In VIP?

A meet and greet with the Backstreet Boys and a VIP exclusive lounge with a bar, photobooth, and more to ensure a good time with friends! Please note that last night (3/1) was the first night and that the meet and greet experience is only going to get better. Hugs from each BSB though – what could be better??

Please note that VIP experiences are all different and the time spent with the Boys varies. It’s best to go in with an open mind.

5. How Many People Were In VIP?

Around 150 – it was sold out.

6. Can You Leave VIP After You’re Done?

It’s not likely that you’ll want to. By the time the VIP process is done, it’s time for doors to open. Every night is different though.

UPDATE: We did see one or two people leave to go to dinner and get their ticket rescanned to come back in. If you have an actual seat, there’s no benefit to being let in early. Make sure you get your ticket scanned before you leave though.

7. Can You Buy VIP At The Door?

If VIP is sold out, no.

8. How Long Is The Show?

12 minute long intro video, 96 minute show. Usually starts around 9:10 pm.

9. The Boys Go Into The Audience For AIHTG. Which Sections?

Nick: 200 – 201
Brian: 202
Kevin: 203 – 204
Aj: 205 – 206
Howie: 207 – 208

10. Do You Have To Leave The Show Early To Get A Good GA Spot For The Afterparty?

No. Leaving early isn’t really beneficial. Chateau is a 5 minute walk from Planet Hollywood and the Boys will take longer to get there than you will.

11. Is The Chateau Dress Code Enforced? 

Not really, but we wouldn’t recommend showing up in something as casual as flip flops.

We will be updating this post as there are more questions! We will be live tweeting / snapchatting from Vegas all weekend – @whothebckstreet. Can’t wait to see you guys there!

 

 

7 Things You Need To Know About Backstreet Boys VIP Experiences

Ladies and Gentlemen…

Boys and Girls…

We are now boarding the Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life Vegas Experience. Described by Brian Littrell as a “Backstreet Boys show on steroids” and by Howie Dorough as “a show unlike you’ve ever seen before”, we’re on the runway for this new adventure and we’re days away from taking off.

Before we enjoy the show, however, there’s the little matter of VIP meet and greet. What do you need to know? What should you expect? How can you have the best time ever? We’ve got you covered!

1. You’ll Get An Email With Details 24-48 Hours Prior To Your Event.

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Many of you have asked if there’s been a timeline posted for when everything is going down and whatnot. The answer is no. Everyday is different and subject to change based on what’s going on. The Boys and Wonderful Union want you to have the best experience possible (I promise) and for that reason, they send out times to meet and where 24-48 hours prior to your event to be sure.

Make sure you add news@wonderfulunion.com to your address book to make sure your itinerary doesn’t go to spam!  Worried about printing it out? Don’t. All you have to have is your ID… and your cute self, duh.

2. Like The Concert, This Is An All New Meet And Greet Experience. 

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Wonderful Union has really been trying to listen to fan suggestions and tailoring the latest VIP meet and greet experience to meet and greet all of our VIP expectations.

So forget everything you knew.

For now, clean your VIP slate and get excited. There’s a VIP Preshow lounge! Access to drinks and snacks! Merch being shipped so you don’t have to guard it all night! Limited number of people! ALL FIVE BACKSTREET BOYS! Who knows what else might happen?

Will you still have to show up and wait for a bit before the meet and greet actually starts? Probably. It’s a great time to catch up with friends and share good times with people you’ve never met. We promise you — it’s worth the wait.

3. Go With The Flow.

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Like we said, forget everything you know. Enjoy it as it comes and please, don’t sabotage your own experience.

You paid for this experience. You earned this experience. Your friends have done the same. If you go in with a positive outlook, things will inevitably be better. Be the type of person everyone wants to go with and don’t let last minute changes stress you out. At the end of the day, YOU’RE GOING TO MEET THE BACKSTREET BOYS! Yay!

Again, everything you may go through will end up TOTALLY worth it. Also, be mindful that this is new for everyone and sometimes kinks need to be worked out.

4. …But Have A Plan.

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Like I said, you paid for this, you have waited so long for this (I don’t care how many times you’ve done it – you’re definitely counting down) and you don’t want to leave with regrets. So don’t!

You only get so much time with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ, and Nick so you definitely want to make the most out of it. If there’s something you REALLY want to say, get it in your head more than 2 minutes before you meet them. If you’re only there for a hug (er, handshake) and a photo, that’s cool too. Just have it in your head and make a mental plan! It’s a lot less stressful.

Also, don’t get crazy. Mental planning cuts out the “wtf am I saying” moments and the excessive drooling that might happen. 🙂

5. Take Care Of Yourself.

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So you’ve gotten your email, you’ve gotten your mental plan, you’re totally breezy and going with the flow….

…but you totally forgot to eat and be a human.

We know nerves and emotions run high on show days and you may not FEEL like eating (my biggest fault), but do you feel like passing out in front of the Backstreet Boys? Trust us, the medics will NOT be as hot.

6. Ask Your Friends.

 

If you’re not going the first week, definitely ask your friends that went what all went down and what to expect (but again, every night is different, see #3).

Kristie and I will both be in attendance on opening week and we will definitely be updating WHOTB ASAP on all the happenings. There’s also this post with pro tips from Backstreet Boys VIP addicts to help you prepare yourself.

7. HAVE FUN! 

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Your countdown is at zero, you’re in an amazing city with your favorite band and the excitement is in the air! Stop worrying and have the best time EVER. You deserve it.

If you haven’t purchased your BSB VIP yet, buy them here. They ARE selling out and they’re not restocking. If they are sold out, you will NOT be able to pay at the door.

If you have a question or problem with VIP, please contact Wonderful Union here.

7 Things Any Backstreet Boys Fan Going To Vegas Is Going Through Right Now

Well, here we are. We’re in the homestretch of what we’ve been preparing for since a few Backstreet Boys weren’t supposed to tell us that a Vegas residency was happening. Remember when Nick told everyone it was happening then kept lying throughout the All American tour but was really bad at lying?

Anyway, we’ve made it! Kind of. We thought the waiting was the hardest part, but the closer we get, the more we realize this whole process has brought about a range of emotions we didn’t know we had.

1. STILL Deciding On Which Dates We’re Going. 

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We started out VERY sure which dates we were going to go see our Boys in Vegas.

Until we started texting our friends… who seemed to be either undecided or spread out on the dates they were going.

WE LITERALLY HAVE TO MAKE VERY BLATANT DECISIONS ABOUT WHICH FRIENDS ARE MORE FUN. Or which friends were most likely to be the least drama in the whole tedious process.

2. We’re In A Love / Hate Relationship With Group Chats.

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We’re so happy to have Backstreet-Boys-loving friends. We’re even more excited that we get to share experiences with them in Vegas.

HOWEVER, keeping up with group chats are hard! Sometimes it’s like a Backstreet Boy entering an FC chat in 1999 in there!

And just how many texts are you being left out of? What is group chat etiquette? Who really knows?

3. Which Events Do You Choose?! 

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VIP Meet And Greet.

Afterparties.

Concerts.

Which nights do you do what? Can you live with the FOMO? What do you have time for? Is this actually going to kill you? Which bank should you rob? How many lies are you going to tell your significant other? What are your friends doing? Better get back to that battlefield group chat.

4. We Keeping Adding ALL THE THINGS.

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#3 is really irrelevant because after hours of panicking, the tickets eventually go on sale and our credit card numbers magically enter themselves for purchases. So weird how that happens. So weird how more dates keep getting added to the time we’re in Vegas.

Seriously, such a mystery.

5. What Do We Even Wear? 

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Another endless convo probably happening in the group chat. Do you dress up? Do you wear jeans? Do you wear camo ala Nick Carter? Do you change for all the events you’re now probably in debt for? Can you even afford clothes?

Oh, and what about shoes?

And what about your hair?

And what about your entire life up until this point? It’s all spiraling out of control, to be honest.

6. Everyday is A Battle Against Those Who Do Not Understand.

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As Backstreet Boys fans in 2017, we are used to constantly rolling our eyes at friends and family members who insist that they “just don’t know” how we see them so much.

Well, we don’t know how you talk so much, Linda, but here you are.

It’s almost as annoying as those who have not understood for years but suddenly want to join us in Vegas since the BSB were on an episode of The Bachelor and OMGZ AJ IS STILL SO HOT.

7. But Mostly, We’re Just Through-The-Roof Excited! 

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The Backstreet Boys keep telling us via social media that we’re not ready and we keep wondering how they know so much!

How can we be ready for more amazing times with the five of them? How can we be ready for more days and nights with some of our best friends?

Honestly, just thinking about it makes us feel like throwing a party so we can only imagine how we’ll feel actually being there.

WE. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

VEGAS, BABY!

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