Maybe I am a bitter *NSYNC fan, who secretly wishes they were reuniting, but Justin Timberlake's superstar status prevents any reunion hope.
Maybe the brainwashing to dislike New Kids on the Block worked. (I would like to thank the neighbors, who lived next to me in Jersey, for teaching me about common sense.)
Or maybe I just find something odd about a mutant boy band with an average age of 37 still performing. Coincidentally, both band names imply at least one member would be under 18.
My skepticism has the best of me, and I have lingering questions about this NKOTB and Backstreet Boys aka BSB formation.
- Did they remember their old dance moves or did someone have to teach them?
- Did they remember their old lyrics?
- Did anyone ask *NSYNC if they wanted to participate? Or did the lack of a "b" in their band name stall any potential negotiations?
- Did they ever think they would be performing again?
Several members are used to reviving their careers. Joey McIntyre and Jordon Knight of NKOTB had solo careers in the late 90s. They actually competed with BSB for some top spots on MTV's TRL.
Nick Cater of BSB tried his hand at reality television with "House of Carters" in 2006. I believe he revealed brushing his teeth every day is not something he practices.
Together these men form a mega band called NKOTBSB, and they proved at the 2010 American Music Awards that they still have appeal and fans. They even added an additional Chicago tour date in June 2011.
I am sure the lethal combination will generate lots of money so the members will not have to file for bankruptcy.
Many screaming fans will break out their old concert t-shirts and relive their younger years.
I wish I could do the same. Congrats, NKOTB and BSB fans. The time you waited for as finally come.