The Backstreet Boys’ “This is Us” tour is their best to date

By Kelcey Bridges

HollywoodNews.com: The year was 1999. The Backstreet Boys ruled the airwaves and MTV with their #1 hit “I Want It That Way.” They set little girl’s hearts on fire and sold-out stadiums world wide. Fast forward to 2010, and the “boys” are still at it, even though their fans and the boys themselves (the youngest BSB, Nick Carter, is now 30) have grown up. However, as much as think you have “grown up,” you’ll be surprised how quickly you revert to teeny-booper status the moment you hear the the guys sing the phrase, “Backstreet’s Back…Alright!!!” Or at least…..that’s how it goes for me.

I became a BSB fan back in ‘99, the very first time I heard their songs played on a boom-box at a birthday party. I wish I could show you of photo of my bedroom from back then, from the floor to the ceiling my walls were covered in the faces of the BSB. And whereas with time, many fans “outgrew” the Backstreet Boys, I didn’t. Although, fear not, my walls don’t look like that anymore.

The Backstreet Boys are incredibly resilient. The guys have weathered stints in rehab, DUI’s, open heart surgery, marriage, children, death of family members, solo projects, the departure of a band member and even Nick Carter’s stint with Paris Hilton (yep, I just went there). Through it all the guys are still standing strong and recently celebrated 17 years together as a group.

Now I know what you’re thinking – the Backstreet Boys are still around? Yes, they are. Since their return to the music world in 2005 the boys have recorded three studio albums and embarked upon three successful world tours – one of which they are currently on right now.

Last week, the Backstreet Boys appropriately titled “This Is Us” tour stopped in Washington, D.C. and I had the chance to bask in the presence of Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean.

Judging by the near sold-out show at the Wolf Trap Filene Center, the Backstreet Boys still have quite a strong and diverse fan base. The crowd was filled with grown women, teen girls, twenty-somethings, Dad’s and even little girls who weren’t even born when BSB was in their hey-day.

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3 Comments

  • June 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    RIGHT ON Kelcey! Our Universal City/L.A. concert 6/26 was terrific too! The fellas sounded so good & they were really funny!

    Hey? Are you in BSB’s Fanclub @ http://www.backstreetboys.com ? Someone like you, would really love it there! Our chatroom and Forums are wonderful places to connect with other fans globally, in a safe place, free from the haters.

  • June 29, 2010 | Permalink |

    I LOVE BSB IM A DIE HARD FAN…….im going to see all the CALI SHOW I CAN!! LOL KTBSPA FOREVER!! this is us …great cd. all of their cd’s are great….die hard bsb fan for life

  • July 2, 2010 | Permalink |

    I AM A GIRL FROM ALBANIA.I AM A CRAZY FAN AND SUPPORTER OF BACKSTREET BOYS .BACKSTREET BOYS,I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUUUUCH.YOU ARE AND WILL BE IN OUR MIND AND IN OUR HEART.KEVIN ,NICK,A.J McLEAN ,HOWIE AND BRIAN -YOU ARE THE ONE ,FANTASTIC,AMAZING,STARS AND HEROES OF THE WORLD.THE CD ‘THIS IS US’ IS SOOO GREAT CD,BUT I LIKE ALL OF THEIR CD’S BECAUSE THEY ARE THE BEST AND SOOO BEAUTIFUL.BSB 4EVER AND STARS. PLEASEEEE COME IN ALBANIA. FROM ALBANIA.

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