I don’t care what anyone has to say…Backstreet’s back and better than ever. Sorry it’s been like THREE days since the concert and I hadn’t posted anything…but geez. I’ve been sinking it all in. My boys. *sigh* Older…wiser…funnier…and definitely more relaxed.
I was lucky enough to attend the Minnesota State Fair (where everything is on a stick) on Saturday to indulge in BSB heaven on a stick. Ok, not on a stick, but on stage AND within arm’s reach of my seat in the first row. Rewind back to when I was 15 and this would have been a moment of pure bliss…a marriage to the bad boy (AJ) would have been inevitable because he’d want to marry ME—–DUH!
The Boys did a mixture of tunes from their older, more popular days mixing it up with songs and dance from their latest album “Unbreakable”.
The set list went like this:
* Larger than Life
* Any Other Way
* You Can Let Go
* I Want It That Way
* Sheâ€™s Like The Sun (Howie solo)
* Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
* More Than That
* Helpless When She Smiles
* Trouble Is
* Drive By Love (AJ solo)
* Nickâ€™s drum solo
* Everything But Mine
* I Got You / Blow Your Mind (Nick solo)
* Quit Playing Games With My Heart
* As Long As Love Me
* All I Have To Give
* Iâ€™ll Never Break Your Heart
* Welcome Home (Brian solo)
* The One
* Treat Me Right
* The Call
Encore: * Shape of My Heart
Each of the Boys had their own solo time and whether you want to believe me or not…they were fabulous. Howie laid on the cheese with his latino smoozing and bon bon shaking while Nick and AJ brought on the high energy performances and the hip gyrations. (My boy AJ will be releasing his solo debut (FINALLY) tentatively in October of this year. HOLLA!) And, Brian performed his positive hit “Welcome Home” from his earlier released and highly successful album “Welcome Home”.
My biggest fear was that this would be the end of a successful run for these boys I essentially grew up with. When Kevin left, I honestly felt it was just a matter of time before they each went their separate ways. However, they reassured their fans that they AREN’T going anywhere. And that…makes me fabulously happy.