Since 2010, the Backstreet Boys have set sail with their fans every year on what can only be described as the greatest cruise of a BSB fan’s life. There’s the Backstreet Boys, a giant boat, thousands of your closest friends, parties all weekend, drinks abound and absolutely no sleep. Many friendships and memories have been made….
….But maybe it’s time for something new.
A few months ago, we posted about four events we’d love to see the Backstreet Boys do and one of them, the one we got the most response about, was the suggest Vegas (or wherever, but preferably) cruise-like land event. We tentatively titled it Backstreet Boys: Shipwrecked… just for kicks, but it seems to have caught on. With the Euro cruise in 2016 and a tour not until later in the year (supposedly), a one off event around an album release might be the perfect time to try it out. Here’s why:
1. We’ll Be Thirsty For Some Backstreet Boys.
By the middle of 2016, those of us not venturing to go on the BSB Euro Cruise will be in the middle of a year-without-BSB withdrawal. Unless you’re going to see Nick’s All American tour, there is currently nothing concrete for the Backstreet Boys as a group next year. This means, if they were to do some kind of one-off event, we would literally empty our bank accounts because they’re the Jacks to our Roses and our hearts can’t go on! Ok, you get the point….
Shut up and take our money, Boys! We only want to breathe in the same air again. Perhaps it should coincide with the album release? We’ll be much less rabid fans if we have a pre-tour appetizer. It’s a win win.
2. No Seasickness? No Sea Legs? No Problem.
Following the days after BSB cruises are always the mass amounts of tweets about the room spinning, the floor moving, staying in bed, etc. Other fans have stayed away from cruises simply because they are too sensitive to motion sickness and as much as they want to go, it would be a fairly miserable time. With a land event, the only side effects might be the (normal) hangover and maybe a little air sickness! You wouldn’t have to worry about a thing unless you’re allergic to fun….or Nick Carter is sick.
3. Anything NKOTB Does, BSB Can Do Better…
The New Kids On The Block did a weekend event in Vegas in 2014 that garnered rave reviews. I actually happened to be there for the Backstreet Boys concert a month before and the promotion for the event was CRAZY. We know that the Backstreet Boys could pull in just as much love and throw a better party…’cause Backstreet parties don’t stop! Man, that never gets old.
In fact, if we must, Backstreet Boys, we DARE you to top NKOTB: After Dark. Double dog dare, actually.
4. Don’t Feel Like Attending A Certain Event? There’s Plenty More To Do!
The Backstreet events are sure to be fun, but everyone needs a break. While your options may be limited on board, your options are certainly NOT limited in a city like Vegas. Shopping, swimming, naptime? You can do it all. Trying to avoid someone? Way more room to do so. Also, just like the boat, there’s also lots of chances to run into your Boys!
5. It’s A Good Time For Everyone!
Fans have been begging for years for more Backstreet Boys events outside of a full blown tour. We love love love tours, but we understand how much of a toll it takes on the band and honestly, a one time event means slightly easier post-event depression for us. Plus, we can extend our vacations to hang with our friends to soften the blow. Two or three nights with our Boys and our girls in an amazing city with new events? We’re so down.