You guys need to know something about me. See, my middle school/high school teen years were during the late 90s-early 2000s, right around the time a new wave of “boy bands” hit. I was the quintessential teen girl and LOVED this craze. At the time, boys bands were a dime a dozen. LFO, 98 Degrees, 5ive, O-Town…the list goes on and on. But the two kings were the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. And in my world you were EITHER a BSB fan or and NSYNC fan, NOT BOTH. (I was very serious about this at the time.)
Which side did I fall on, you ask? Well…
Howie D. and Nick! I met them when they were in town for a radio interview back in 2007. Also, wow my hair looked so bad that day.
Oh how I wish I had pictures of my BSB-loving glory days. Next time I go back to Ohio I’ll try to find some.
Right now, my middle school/high school self is having a MAJOR freak-out because yesterday a tour featuring the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block (NKTOB) was announced!! EEEEEEEE!!!! Trust and believe that my ass will be in that audience.
To further highlight my “dedication” and embarrass myself, I would like to show you a few gems from my middle school diary.
In reference to my first BSB concert, March, 2000: “I already know what I’m wearing. It’s a tight black shirt and these huge khakis. Then I’m gonna put glow in the dark stars on the shirt. I’m hoping that if I wear my huge khakis that AJ will sign them. OMG! That would be the best!” — Apparently I loved wide-legged khakis? Also, I was hoping that because it would be dark, if I wore glow in the dark stars on my shirt they would see me. Um, no.
In reference to NSYNC vs. BSB, March 2000: “First of all *NSYNC totally got ideas for their album from BSB’s. I mean come on. “Bye, Bye, Bye”, “Don’t Want You Back”? I think there is just a little similarity. O well. BSB were the original.” — I was convinced that NSYNC was stealing ideas from the Backstreet Boys. Calm down, 13-year-old Em.
In reference to my 2nd BSB concert, Fall 2001: “Holy Crap! Brian, I swear to Holy Jesus Christ all mighty, looked @ us! We freaked out! OMG! It was SO great! Just about the best night of my life, yeah! ” — I’ll admit, this was pretty cool.
That’s hardly the tip of the iceberg, my friends.
What concert would your middle school/high school self geek out about seeing?