A Week Out With The Backstreet Boys
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Let me start out by introducing myself. My name is Kimberly, and I am a 25
year old career woman. I am also a HUGE Backstreet Boys fanatic. I began
liking them last year when they were on MTV counting down their top 20
favorite videos. Naturally I was intrigued by these adorable and funny guys.
I refused to admit my growing love in the beginning because I was a teenager
in the heyday of none other than New Kids on the Block - and I went through
all that hysteria (Jonathan was my fave)! I couldn't believe I could go gaga
over another "boy band." I reminded myself of what happened the last time.
Then it hit me one day. I am still young, the BSB are very talented and they
are NOT a boy band. From that moment on I embraced my love for them and I
have no problem telling the world that I love the Backstreet Boys.
I went to
see them play basketball at the Miami Arena on Nick's 19th birthday, January
28. (Nick was not doing well at first but he got a lot better :o) Then I
bought their CD's. Then posters. I was a bit embarrassed buying a teen
magazine but it was worth it. LOL! I now own all of their CD's, European
and American. It was really starting to gnaw at me. I couldn't get enough
of them. I began carrying their picture everywhere. I can't drive the car
without their picture on the seat beside me. (Is that crazy or what)??? I
was glued to my TV for Backstreet TV on MTV in May. When I found out about
the Into the Millennium tour I went nuts. I was almost sick from worry for
an entire week that I wouldn't get tickets.
Then August 14 rolled around and
I had people trying to get tickets online, on the phone and cell phones. By
11:00 a.m. I had no tickets and I was crying like a...like a broken hearted
fan. My heart WAS broken. I thought it was pointless but I drove to a
ticketmaster outlet at 11:00 a.m. just in case. I lucked out and got a
nosebleed ticket to the Ft. Laud. show at the National Car Rental Center that
was originally scheduled for September 15. I breathed a sigh of relief. I
was trembling from relief and excitement. I drove home and got a huge
surprise. I had completely forgotten that I placed my name on several ticket
broker's lists for tickets back in early June, before any tour information
was released!!! One of them called me and before I knew it I had a ticket to
BOTH Ft. Lauderdale shows, September 14 and 15. I spent extra and got a
lower level seat for the 14th show. Then it hit me. Why not go on a road
trip? I purchased a ticket to the December 1 show in Orlando at the Orlando
Arena and the December 2 show in Tampa at the Ice Palace, both nosebleed
seats. I didn't care, I was going to four Backstreet Boys concerts! It cost
WAY above $38 a ticket but that's what my credit card was for!
I was so
excited. I made plans with an older friend of mine who also loves the
Backstreet Boys to go on this road trip. I would attend the concerts alone
and she would visit the local hot spots. Sounded like a plan to us! I
cannot tell you how excited I was. Then came Hurricane Floyd, and I was so
disappointed that I had to wait until December for all of the concerts. I
was glad when the time came to attend the concerts, though! Instead of
starting off the tour, Ft. Lauderdale would end it. It gets even better. I
found out online that the Boys had added another Tampa concert on December 3.
Of course I HAD to go to that one, too. I got FLOOR seats through an
auction site, 15 rows back. I almost passed out when my tickets arrived.
Since I had to buy two as the broker would not break up the pair, my "road
trip" friend decided to go to the December 3 concert with me. (She's 47, by
the way and Everybody is her favorite song)! The closer it got to Dec. 1 the
more crazy I drove everyone around me. My co-workers were ready to have me
The weather was beautiful on Dec. 1 as my friend and I drove on
the turnpike north to Orlando. We got there in about 3 1/2 hours and found
our hotel and the Arena without a hitch. As I got ready in the hotel room
for the concert, my stomach had major butterflies. I made my friend drop me
off early, about 6:15 p.m. There were hundreds of fans lined up at the steps
to the Arena waiting to get inside. I was by myself in the crowd of fans and
I was cold (it was about 43 degrees out and I'm used to 93) but I was never,
ever happier to be somewhere then I was at that moment. We were finally able
to get inside the Arena and I wasted no time finding my nosebleed seat.
Mandy Moore was okay and EYC got the crowd hyped, but they were not very well
received in my opinion. When Dave from EYC lifted his shirt girls went
crazy, but most of them were screaming for EYC to get off the stage. This
happened pretty much every night. They did a good job, but I wasn't wild
about either of the opening acts. When the music to Star Wars began and the
band came out from a corner of the Arena in white everyone went wild. WILD.
Then came the dancers with their "torches." It was breathtaking to watch
them proceed to the stage and circle it and place the torches around it. It
was so beautiful. Then the theme to Star Wars really began in earnest and
from a distance there was smoke and then...the Backstreet Boys! As everyone
pretty much knows, they came out from a black box suspended in the air and
"flying" on surfboards (boogie boards). Everyone was screaming their heads
off! From then on it was just crazy.
Throughout the whole show I sang and
danced around in my seat and couldn't believe that I would get to see the
show another four times after that night. I won't go into extreme detail
about the concert because everyone already knows now that this part of the
tour is over.
After the concert I met my friend at the designated spot on
Lake Point Circle and proceeded to tell her all about the concert. I didn't
get to sleep until about 2:00 a.m.
Thursday Dec. 2, we left the hotel in
Orlando, had breakfast at a Denny's Diner on Colonial, and headed for Tampa.
We had a friend in Tampa who was letting us stay with her for the next two
nights so we saved some money. She had given us directions which we followed
to the T, and guess where we ended up? Daytona Beach. Oops. She told us to
go EAST on I-4 when she meant WEST. We should have known that, but hey, we
were jamming to the BSB and didn't even think about the fact that Tampa is on
the WEST coast of Florida. Duh. We laughed at ourselves and still got to
Tampa in plenty in time. She laughed when we told her!
That night I was a
bit more calm and my friends dropped me off at the Ice Palace at 7:20 or so.
The show was almost exactly the same as the night before, but since it was
Tampa and Nick is from Tampa it was kinda neat. By the way, in Orlando when
AJ introduced Mindi Abair (sax player for anyone who doesn't know yet) he
said she had been an Orlando Magic cheerleader. In Tampa they announced that
she was from Tampa (like Nick)! The crowd loved that. Her hair looked cute
every night, by the way!
I had just as much fun at that concert as I had in
Orlando. I waited in front of Newk's (a bar) on Channelside Drive for my
ride and then realized that this one way street was blocked off by Newk's,
but eventually they opened it up and I got picked up! Whew! Now I was
feeling like a pro at this. Friday was the day I was the most excited
because I had the floor seats, 15 rows back. My friend and I got there at
8:30 because she had no interest in seeing the opening acts. She brought her
ear plugs (she is 47, remember) and we looked at the stage in awe. We
couldn't believe how close we were. When they came on stage I was like "OMG!
I can see Brian's face so clearly without the screens!" AJ flew right near
me during QPG and Nick was to my off to my left that night. I got some
pretty good pictures, especially at the end when the stage was bright and
Nick and Brian had
on white Buccaneers jersey shirts. I had to carefully take those photos as
the usher or whatever he was told me I couldn't take pictures. Ha! Yeah,
After THAT concert I was in BSB heaven. Even though we got lost
trying to find the friend who lives in Tampa and walked all around Tampa
looking for the designated pick up spot, we were happy. Especially me! Of
course we finally found her at the "worse case scenario" pick up spot and got
to her place after midnight. I was so wired from being that close to my
favorite guys in the entire world. Well, Saturday arrived and we drove home.
There was no concert that night so I watched the Homecoming concert on TV.
Then came Sunday night and I drove the long way to the National Car Rental
Center in Ft. Laud so as to avoid any traffic jams on 595. If you're
interested, that would be Oakland Park Blvd. west to Panther Parkway. I
parked at the Sawgrass Mills Mall across the way and walked to the Center
with hordes of other fans, mostly much younger than me. I had the lower
level seat that night and could still see pretty good, though not like that
last night in Tampa. I was nowhere near tired of seeing or hearing them and
found it strangely exciting to have them in MY hometown, saying "Crazy people
of Fort Lauderdale."
Again, the concert was nearly identical to the previous
three, but being that this was one of the originally postponed shows they
mentioned the hurricane a little bit, etc. It was the second to the last
show of the tour and it was exciting. Still, Monday night, Dec. 6, was the
most different. It was "crazy night," the last night of the tour. (EYC had
the BSB dancers and Mandy Moore on stage with them at the end of their act).
At the end of the concert when they break in the middle of It's Gotta Be You
to let the dancers "battle" and introduce them and the band it was the most
different and it was funny! They did a tid bit of "Kung Fu Fighting" while
the dancers "battled" and they gave everyone in the band and the dancers
different names. For instance, Nefertiti was Lawanda or Laquanda, Reggie was
Fro Jo (he had on this huge red afro wig)! AJ introduced Kristn as Taz, Mindi
was "Nick's distant sister, Mindi Carter," Louie was "Nick's older brother,
Louie Carter." I loved it. Guy Walker was Wolfman Jack. Someone was
spraying AJ with water. They stopped when AJ finally laughed and said he
didn't want to get electrocuted, but it was hilarious. The dancers were
spraying that string stuff on each other. Everyone just got craaaazy.
IWITW they didn't stand in the center of the stage, slowly being lowered and
singing "Don't Wanna." They actually ran off the stage and through part of
the floor crowd! Those lucky peeps! I was probably one of the only people
in the crowd that night who knew just how different that last show was. I
drove home feeling so sad that my "week" with the Backstreet Boys was over.
After so many months of planning and waiting it was all over and done with.
I had so many memories but I felt this terrible ache in my heart. I knew how
very lucky I was to have seen even one concert, and I truly, truly sympathize
with those fans who did not get to see them. If you did miss the tour, fear
not. As we all know, they are doing more dates starting in February. Which
brings me to my conclusion, at long last. I got home Monday night with my
heavy heart and went online....and discovered that the new tour dates would
bring the Boys back to Florida once more on February 24. And guess what?
I'll be there! You can never, never get too much of a good thing and the
Backstreet Boys are the best in the biz! Once again I have a concert to look
forward to and That's the Way I Like It!
Concert Reviews: 12/05-06/99 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Kimberly L Sparer [kimber@MIT.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 2:44 PM
INTO THE MILLENIUM: A RITE OF PASSAGE
this review is going to be pretty long, but I have so much to say.
So i separated the review into sections so you could skip whichever parts
you want to.
"We drove all the way from jacksonville to see the boys" she said.
"Well, I flew from Boston" I replied
"Wow! You got us beat!" she answered."i hope you got good seats"
"eigth row" I said
"Oh my gosh!!" cried her daughters in awe
THE CREATION OF A FAN
Let me just say that my aunt rocks. I liked the boys' music last year
but wouldn't have classified myself as a fan...until the '99 VMA's. I
watched, completely impressed, as they wowed with their new, pumped up,
dance moves, and even though Nick sounded a bit off, and I was hooked.
It was then that I decided that I wanted to see them in concert.
Unfortunately, they had been sold out for a while and i didnt think of
alternate means to get tickets to see them in either Boston(where I go
to college...Im 21), or New York(where my parents live).So the dates
came and went and I gave up.
THE TICKET HUNT
Around the end of October, I got bugged. Now I dont give up too easily,
so I decided to go through online auctions and classifieds and such
trying to get tickets. I even called up local Floridian ticket brokers,
a long distance call from boston, in hopes of getting tickets. I
discovered I could get decent lower level tickets for much cheaper than
online brokers, but still 150 each plus the cost of airfare was a bit
steep.Those days I was on an emotional roller coaster, wondering if was
actually going to go. One night, as I I was trying to figure out a new
plan of attack, my mom told me she had called my aunt, who has serious
entertainment connections. Once again, another three weeks of emotional
ups and downs ensued, until... VOILA!!!my aunt came through. In fact,
she had put two different people up to the task, and they both got
tickets, so she sent two back.
CHOOSING MY COMPANY
it wasnt veyr hard for me to decide who I wanted to go with to the
concert. I consider my self personally responsible for spreading the
Backstreet seed in my dorm, so I had plenty of friends who wanted to
join me. But I decided, like many other older concert attendees, that I
was going with my best friend. Unlike many of them, that best friend was
my mom. I knew the two of us would have an unbelievable bonding
experience over teh extended weekend.
Typically, I psyched myself up for the concert by listening to a whole slew of
things backstreet. It didnt hurt that the hottest one by far, Kevin, had been
in the People's sexiest issue. By the time the last few weeks, arrived, I
had started a countdown. Needless to say I was pumped. When I got to Flrorda I
stayed with my grandparents, and even taught them some songs.Picture in your
mind two 80 year olds attempting to sing Larger Than Life...how adorable is
Th day of the concert, my mom was a basketcase. I neglected to say that
because my aunt had gotten us promotional tickets we wouldnt actully see them
until 2 hours before the show,so we were a little worried there would be
When we got to the stadium, and I opened the ticket envelope, I freaked out.
8th row, center section. Those arent floor seats, so I was around
stage height, close to one corner so I had a pretty amazing
view of three of the guys the entire time. One hitch, the battery in my
camera died so even tho I had great seats to take close ups, I couldnt...
BIG BUMMER there. SO I bought myself a 20 dollar program to console myself.
The OPENING ACTS
My mom and I started to get nervous during the opening acts because quite
honestly we found them laughable. Mandy Moore has no rhythm, though her dancers
do, and she is very rough around the edges singing wise.SHe needs to learn
how to use the mike better. Then EYC, is just awful. As many people mentioned
already, they cant sing very well, and that lead guy, while very hot, should
not be taking off his shirt. THere are little kids in the audience who
do not need to see his undulating body. Plus, he was just annoying
me with his attempted rapping.Thats when we started getting nervous,
that all the excitement and hype about the backstreet boys would lead to
...completely without reason. It was just last minute nerves getting to me.
The boys WERE UNBELEIVABLE.
That sears commercial was adorable, and my poor mom, because when I saw kevin
on it, I smacked her out of reflex. But she made up for it becuase the rest
of the cooncert, whenever his face appeared on the jumbotron she whacked me
(he's her favorite too. its definitely the age thing. while cute, nick is
just too 'young' for both of us)
since everyone knows all of the songs, and i cant remember the order
because the whole experience was so surreal that I felt completely
detached( I saw the guys, and heard their music and danced and sang
along, it was as if I was watching them but singing along to my cds of
them...I didnt really connect the visual with the audio. does that make
ANY sense?), I will just give my take on things...
1. The guys:
Howie: one of my least favorite normally, but he sang spanish eyes
Nick:my least favorite, but he was very cute playing with the others, I
dont particualrly love his voice (NICK fans please dont kill me), but
his voice is definitely improving angd maturing by the day, as are his
Brian: hes adorable. I love when he says hullo.I didnt hear it that
nitght tho, and he seemed very serious(im guessing he was pretty worn
out), but his voice is angelic, and the way he waves is adorable, its
like he recognizes you.also, he was hardly on my side, so that could be
why he seemed a little serious... because I missed some of his antics
AJ: I love his soulful voice, and he definitely showed it off. His voice
is definitely a key factor in setting the boys apart from the boyband
stereotype. And hes so funky, just a lot of fun.Its really cool how
while everyone else is coordinating themselves, he does his own thing,
and it doesn't seem strange. Btw, his hair is short, cropped, and black,
and under some sort of hat for most of the show.
Kevin: the man is too beautiful for words and I couldnt help staring, I
love the deepness of his voice. his solo/back to your heart was
unbelievable. thats my favorite song normally, but with MIndi's sax,it
2. I love the entire hoverboard thing in the beginning, and the serious
march round the stage lead by the one and only kevin
3. Don't want you back has an incredible dance number with it.
4. Kevins solo, once again was amazing.
5. During Quit playing games, AJ was right near me, which made me very
happy since he is so entertaining. as the others were getting hooked up
ready to fly, he told us he was going to just lay down on the stage
(this was so he could hang upside down the whole time). I would have
liked to see some of the stuffed animal throwing, but nick and brian
were on the other side
6. The jumbotrons were so cool. They were perfect for seeing the cute
nick and brian things that I would have missed otherwise.Plus, it didnt
hurt to have binoculars which i didnt need...they just magnified every
inch of kevin and brian's faces. :)
7. During the perfect fan, its really sweet how kevin stays with his
little girl the whole time. Plus, that night, his girl was bawling and
he just kept hugging her, and said"don't cry swwetheart.Im not gonna
hurt you , they (the fans) aren't going to hurt you, dont be scared." It
was so sweet. It would have been even better if my mother hadn't kept
jabbing me, saying that she bet I wished it were me. :)
8. The band The great thing about the live show is that you get to
really hear the band. They are so talented, especially Mindi, and
definitely help enhance the boys' harmonies.
9. The Dancers Another great thing about the show...they are incredibly
talented, in amazing shape, and keep the entire show moving.There's
always something to watch
It's Gotta be You was great because both the band and the dancers
deserve much credit, and it gives a glimpse of everyone's different
It's hard to believe that despite 15000 teenage girls shrieking, and
blaring music loud enough to drown them out there was no sound-quality
trade-off. the boys' harmonies remained impeccable:clear and flawless
Three days later, I have a constant steady ringing in my ears, a sore
throat (from singing, and a little yelling...no shrieking), and some
withdrawal and a void because something I was looking forward to so much
has come and gone.
The solution: Im going to trek to Albany in February(hopefully) with
some school friends to see them again After all, if a two hour concert
can generate that much energy, excitement, and emotion, its definitely
From: Audra Bartlett [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 5:33 PM
Hi my name is Audra I am 20 years old and I went to
the Backstreet Boys concert December 6th in Ft.
Lauderdale Florida. Although I am from California I
won this trip through my local radio station. I sat
on a block of ice for 3 hours to win this trip and I
tell ya every minute was worth it. I saw the boys in
concert on Oct. 21st when they where here in San Jose
but this concert was awsome. It was there last one.
Mandy Moore went on first and she was ok I missed
some of her getting my seats. I was right on the
floor so close. EYC did a great job, they all took
off there shirts and at one point a heavier old man
came on stage and took off his shirt it was funny. At
the end of ECY the Backstreet Boy's dancers and Mandy
Moore came out to dance with them it was one big
Then the moment we had been waiting for----THE
BACKSTREET BOYS. They flew in on futuristic surf
boards like always and they did an awsome job. Nick
was pretending to be a robot when he marched around
stage and he was having way to much fun. It was nice
to see the boys have fun and play along with us all.
They started "Larger Than Life" and they danced up a
storm Nick was really into it. They did a little
diffrent dance than they did in San Jose. On "Quit
Playing Games" Nick and AJ challanged each other to a
dance off doing the butterfly it was so funny. Nick
flew right over me during that song, Nick was mostly
on my side the whole time, good cause he is my fave.
They started "I'll Never Break Your Heart" in spanish
it was beautiful. They did the hat routine right in
front of me. Then they threw there hats I caught
Nicks and had it but it got yanked out of my hands but
I got to wear it for a while. Howie did his famous
RAP, and B-Rok challenge us all to a game of B-Ball,
LOL. On "I't Gotta Be You" they broke out the silly
string and water guns and bottles, Nick acted like a
cowboy twirling his guns, and AJ was gettin carried
away lol. I got squirted by AJ and Nick and AJ got
drinched so he had to take off his shirt, darn LOL.
During "I Want It That Way" Kevin came down a shook
our hand and he was really nice. I was right on the
rail at this point. Nick also said Hi to me. They
sung Happy Birthday to Marcus on of there bodyguards.
It was so much fun seeing the last concert. I went to
the Boys hotel before the concert and met Little Tyke
and Leighnne. She was really nice said I could meet
Brian but he was out playing golf, she is a sweet
person and I am really happy for Brian. Well I guess
thats about it I can say sitting onthe ice for 3 hours
was worth it. Keep The Backstreet Pride Alive!!! :0)
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 6:50 PM
I just want to start by writing that I have enjoyed reading all (well,
almost) the reviews people have done about the show.
I went yesterday with 3 friends of mine to their show in Fort Lauderdale and
it was superb ! Although, I thought that perhaps I would know their every
move, they just kept on surprising me ! The seats we were in were in the
first bowl, so we were close to the ground, which was nice.
I think that they did a few new things since this was their second to last
show. You see, this show was supposed to be the first of the tour, but Floyd
spit on us, and they postponed it to December 5th, 1999.
When they came out, at around 8 :45, they flew, of course, and then they did
this marching thing around the stage. I didn’t expect that, I had heard that
it was just Kevin’s scratching his eyebrow that was the signal to start.
During the introductions, they all said how they kept the best for last,
which was nice. A.J. said that this was like a homecoming for him, since he
is from West Palm Beach (about 1 hour north of Fort Lauderdale) and he said
hi to some special people in the audience.
They sang the first verse of All I have to give in Spanish, which was a big
hit for the south Florida crowd!
You know, I really thought I would be able to describe every move they made,
but I’m not ! It was very nice, don’t get me wrong, but I can’t seem to
remember it all. I’m kind of disappointed !
During the middle of the show, they were in the pink outfits, they Boys were
all getting back to the middle of the stage which was elevated, Nick was
taking his time going up since he was catching stuff form the audience. Well,
the inner stage was a little steeper when he got there, and Howie stretched
out his hand to help him up. Then I heard Nick say (his mic was still close
to his mouth so you could hear what he has saying) « thanks Howie, I got it
». I though that was very nice. They seemed really unified on stage, you
know, like close friends.
This was nice too. During the Perfect fan, Kevin’s « daughter » from his
mother-daughter team, was crying like the whole time. She was about 8, I’d
say. Since, he introduced the song, he was already talking, so he told her
that we were a loving crowd and not to be afraid. Well, he sang his part
sitting next to her, wiping her face with his towel and rubbing her back. Is
that the best or what !
During I want It That Way, they came out in Florida Panther’s jerseys . They
had their names written on them all with the number 99. That was great ! A.J.
came out last and did have time to put his on, so he just threw it into the
audience. Then Brian did the same thing. I think that they had forgotten
about tomorrow ! Then when it really was time for them to leave, they left
through the audience and shook people’s hands and stuff. What a surprise ! I
got the impression that they didn’t want it to end either. I know it sounds
kind of funny, but they were all like well « we still got tomorrow. » I think
that they had a good time on their tour, as exhausting as it must be, and to
see it drawing to a close was sad in some respects. Even tough we all want to
think that they will be here forever and as popular as they are now forever,
maybe that’s not going to be the case. This is pretty big thing to top this
tour, it selling out in like 45 minutes and everything. I got he feeling like
they maybe felt like they could do this type of tour, maybe of this magnitude
All being said, the BSB gave a great show. I would love to see them again.
Just as a side note, I got to go to the Nsync show this summer when they
taped their pay-per-view special, and, although Nsync was very good, I feel
like they just can’t compare to the BSB. And really these two shows shouldn’t
really compare since the Nsync one was for PPV, so theirs wasn’t really a
regular tour show, for the BSB this was just a show like any other, and it
was still better !
Well, thanks for reading my review, I have been reading yours since the tour
started, and I’m really glad my day came to write one too !
I hope I didn’t bore anyone, and especially not offend anyone.
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 6:12 PM
HI peoples on December 6 th I went to the Backstreet Boys concert. I had so
much fun, all the guys looked so hot. First they started off flying out with
the Star Wars music on their little boards. They wouldnt let any one get in
with signs but i successfully went in with it, i put it in my purse and
folded it up in a little piece. So i was like 1 out of like five people with
a poster. The Backstreet Boys prepared a very good concert, Aj looked hot he
tore his undershirt off and also was doing the chicken dance, which was so
funny. They sang the first verse of "I'LL Never Break Your Heart" in
spanish, it sounded good. For the Perfect Fan they got five girls and their
mothers. During Spanish Eyes if i'm not mistaken, this girl sneaked up on
stage and hugged eachg one of the Backstreet Boys the last one was Brian and
the look on his face was like ok whos huggin me and he saw that it was a fan
and he brought her right of the stage after he hugged her. but otherwise the
concert was the best ever. aj was fine!!!
From: Sole Sanchez [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 7:58 PM
Hey! I attended the Dec 5th concert at NCRC in Ft. lauderdale. I have
to say this is the best concert I have ever been to! I went with 7
other friends to the concert and we had the best time of our lives. The
first person we saw was Tommy Smith...we yelled his name and he waved
and blew us kisses. we also saw Amanda Latona(former Innosense) and she
waved too. Then we saw Leighanne Wallace and Mandah and took some
pictures of them. We had good seats to start with sec 134. We had a
really good view of everything. The opening acts weren't all that great
and the only thing that they said that actually hyped the crowd was
"Backstreet Boys." When the guys came out it finally hit me that I was
where I was.
We took lots of pictures of them marching, saluting and
flying and about 4 songs into the concert we moved down to the front
row(of the side of the stage) and stood with some other people. The
ushers were straight and they didn't care. AJ gave a shoutout to
somebody named Margaret and said he was very ha ppy to be there because
he's from West Palm and that's not far from Ft. lauderdale. We had the
perfect view when they were changing under the stage. One of the
highlights of the show was when they sang "I'll Never Break Your Heart"
in spanish, everyone started singing, it was so awesome. When the
guys flew over the crowd Howie was right over us!! And the pole AJ was
climbing on was also right infront of us. Then when they were
introducing the dancer and the band, I screamed "Kevin I love you soo
much" and he waved and blew me a kiss!! My friend got a picture of
that. Then when AJ was done vibrating on the floor we screamed a secret
message to him and he smirked and nodded - then he started hyping our
side the rest of the time. I loved Howie's little rap. When they sang
"I want It That Way" they wore Florida Panthers Jerseys, AJ and Brian
threw theirs to the audience, and as they were getting off the stage
Howie ran by us and I grabbed him*lol*, but so many people were trying
to get to him that I fell while still holding him...I eventually let
go, and then my friend Lillian turned and saw me and told me he was
laughing *lmao* she had grabbed the sleeve of his jersey too!
also waved to us while we were taking a pic. I was soo happy, our seats
were great, the boys were great, and they looked, sang and danced
even better live! I expected the dancers to be in the way, but they
were great and they didn't get in the way at all. Also to anyone who
says that Nick isn't in shape they're dead wrong, he looks great! AJ
has gotten even better than before!(<- I didn't think that could happen)
I can't wait until the second leg of the tour...I wanna go again. The
concert on the 6th was great too they played pranks on each
other...there were rubber chickens and alot of shaving cream. My fried
Bonnie got to go backstage and got me AJ's autograph!!!!!! She's so
NICE!!!! She also caught a dinosaur Brian threw. I was also very mad
at the SBHS baseball team, they were standing right next to the BSB's t
our bus as they were getting in and didn't even get a picture or
autograph - they just stared as the girls started to run towards them!
But all in all the concert made me love the BSB even more!!! KTBPA 4
If you have any questions e-mail me
From: Kimber Bennis [email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 4:57 PM
Hi, finally got a chance to sit and write this. As you know the tour is now
done for this year. I managed to get to both shows despite not having
tickets. On Sunday (the 5th) I went to the show with my mom and we tried to
find tickets. I went up to the box office and found out that there were
indeed still tickets to be had. I ended up buying two tickets that were for
the 2nd section on the floor row 19. Fantastic seats rigth between Nick and
AJ's flying rigs.
On Monday (the 6th) I went by myself and ended up with seats in the 134
section row 16. This seat actually ended up being a little better than the
previous night, I was able to see 4 out of the 5 sides instead of 1 main
side and a bit of the other 2. I had Howie's flying rig directly above me.
The two shows were slightly different. Sunday's show was the typical show
that everyone has seen. On Monday though being the last one there were many
surpises...during Mandy Moore's set Dave from EYC came out shirtless with
white writing on his chest that said "I love (drawn as a heart) Mandy" and
presented her with a pink rose when she finally realised he had snuck onto
the stage. During EYC's set a couple of BSB dancers and Mandy with her
dancers when out to dance during the last song. As for BSB's set there were
numerous surprises...baseball bats were given to the dancers during their
battle, shaving cream (or whip cream I'm not sure which) was also used as
their weapons, During their introductions the boys called them other names
(Louis Vigilante ended up being Nick's older brother and so on per member of
the band & dancers). During the last song the water guns were handed out to
the crew and to the boys. Needless to say they got soaked. Oh, before I
forget I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but I noticed that
Nick now has a new tattoo on his right arm. It's this band that mostly wraps
The basic moral of this story is don't believe that a show is completely
sold out, as I've said I got into both nights and I didn't have tickets
until the night of. Monday's show still had seats on the floor in the 4th
row. I met someone Sunday night who ended up with that 4th row seat Monday,
she ended up with one of the dancers hats because of it.
Both nights were fantastic and if by some miracle BSB comes back down during
the next leg of the tour you can bet I'll find a way in. I said a few months
ago when I didn't get tickets that I wasn't going to give up and I didn't.
Not giving up paid off fantastically in the end.
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 4:49 PM
Ok, this is my encounter at a BSB concert. I went to the second to last
concert in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. on December 5 that was originally scheduled to
be the first date of their Millennium tour but we had a hurricane so it got
rescheduled. Anyway, I'm a proud NSYNC fan so I had not made any plans to go,
even though I tried to get tickets. But, thanks to the goodwill of my friend
Sole' (a huge A.J. fan), let me go with her. We arrived pretty early so when
my other friend Ashley's mom dropped us off we piled out of the car and went
up the stairs to be greeted by about 200 other fans. I was in BSB territory
now so when we were let in and i heard NSYNC playing on the loud speaker i
had to control my urges to scream like the idiot I am. We bought some of
those overpriced glow sticks and went to our seats. When we got settled in
the seats we spotted Tommy the keyboardist for BSB so me and Sole' screamed
his name, in unison, and sure enough he waved and blew us a kiss!
immediately after he did this all the little teenyboppers or as Sole' would
say "chicken heads" started screaming like they had seen him first. Then we
waited about five more minutes which felt more like a quarter past eternity
when we decided to get some food. After we did this we went back to our seats
or what we thought were our seats. We later learned that we were sitting in
the wrong section, but it turned out ok cause the seats we moved to were
better. We were still in Section 134 but the seats were decent. Ok now for
the worse part of the concert: the opening acts. Mandy Moore was even more
obnoxious in person than she is on t.v. I swear that girl has the i.q. of a
cheeseburger! The sad thing was that EYC (Express Yourself Clearly- how gay
is that?!) was even worse! They kept asking if we wanted to see the "sexual
side of EYC" and me and my friends kept reply with a loud "nooooo". However,
they kept going and going. It was kind of funny though when they announced
that they would be singing their last song everybody cheered!
nightmare of "the opening acts from hell!" we spotted Amanda (A.J.'s
girlfriend), we were surprised to see her cause they were broken up (it turns
out they were only broken up for about 2 or 3 weeks) well, again me and Sole'
screamed but being the type person that she is, didn't answer and about 10
seconds before they turned the lights off we spotted Leighanne. Anyway, the
concert itself was spectacular! The guys came in on these lighted skateboard
type things singing "Larger Than Life" and then they flew over the crowd!
Howie was no more than 5 feet from me but, I still didn't catch one of the
roses. However, I got some really great pics from him being so close. I
forgot which order they sang the songs but I do remember that even the song I
hate the most ("The One") sounded good. They sang "That's the Way I Like It"
so i was pretty happy cause I loved that song. They brought up poles from the
ground and as I expected A.J. was humping it. That boy has really practiced
it cause he was doing it while hanging upside down! They had a costume
change, which was really good cause where we were sitting it was perfectly
positioned so that we could see them changing underneath the stage! The rest
of the show was pretty much like every other show except that they sang "I'll
Never Break Your Heart" in Spanish which was really cool.
going great until me, Sole', and Ashley decided to see how far we could go
down before we got caught and lucky for us, this lady and her family were
leaving and said we could have her seats which just happened to be 3rd row.
We were so excited and so we started yelling and screaming and Kevin noticed
Sole' yelling his name or something and he blew her a kiss. Plus, Brian was
making this really weird eye contact with Ashley so I thought she was going
to pass out but it was really nice. At just about the same time, Howie saw
me going berserk and screaming his name and he gave me a cute little wave!
Speaking of Howie, he did the best freestyle I've heard in awhile. I
From: katya [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 3:36 PM
Dec 6th was the best night of my life! I went to the last concert of the
Into the Millennium Tour, and all I can say is WOW!!! You all know how
the concert goes so I'll just give you all the little short details that
made this concert so special! Of course the guys were acting crazy since
it was their last concert and i'm glad they did because they made the
crowd have a blast! ,Of course it wouldn't be a BSB concert with out Aj
showing his Body , so during the middle of the concert AJ tore off his
shirt! (oh yeah) Nick seemed to have gotten a new tattoo, (i'm not sure
though) its on his right arm, its one of those bracelet type things but
it looks great on him! At the end of the concert they all went crazy and
the dancers and them took out super soakers and shaving cream and
sprayed each other!! it was hilarious to see them acting like little
kids and having so much fun!! And best of all I have Pics to remember it
I know this review isnt really detailed but If I wrote my whole review i
would never end..lol... If you have any questions just e-mail me, i'll
be glad to answer them! :o)
From: pam shen [email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 9:11 PM
I was so happy when the day came that I would be finally going to the
concert. After all my concert had been postponed from september!!! ahhh!!!
and we had orginally been the first stop now we were the last but it was
definitely the best.... they were fooling around the entire time and they
said they didnt do it any other show only the last show... of course...
iwent to the concert in fort lauder national car rental center december 6...
i went 2 the last concert they had in north america for this millennium:)
come to think of it thats awesome:) and i must admit after reading all those
reviews since the beginning of the year from europe and recently all over
north america the concert was waayyyy better than i expected... we also sang
happy birthday to marcus the security gaurd cuz it wuz gonna be his birthday
tommorrow ( well today actually) and since they werent gonna be on tour they
did it at the concert it was soo sweet it was ajs idea im not gonna say what
songs they sang cuz everyone knows cuz we were the LAST stop but i just
wanna say some highlights...
in the end it was really funny after the
finished i want it that way they brought out all this silly string and
everyone started spraying all over the stage and nick and dancers were
chasing each other all over the place and running and then nick and aj
poured their water bottles into their hair and nick poured all of it and
through the bottle into the crowd and there was a mob ofgirls fighting over
it.. it was really funny! and then aj ripped off his shirt.. i wonder if he
did it at any other concert .... it was half torn midway through so in the
end he just ripped all of it off and in the end nick and brian just ran
straight through the crowd out it was completely unexpected and they did it
separately and the security gaurd didnt realize that brian was dodging
through the crowd until he was half way gone and starting chasing him and
they were touching all their fans while running:) it was soo awesome all the
special effects and their singing was awesome i hope their gonna be around
forever!!! ive always loved them and now my respect has only increased
more:) ktbpa!! keep the backstreet pride alive!!!
p.s. does anyone no how 2 keep the glowsticks like glowing are u suppose 2
like stick them in the freezer? does any one no the deal with that?
From: Julieann Aldrich [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 11:18 PM
Ok, let me put it this way: I went, I saw, I WAS NOTICED! By who you may
ask? BY ALL 5 OF THE BACKSTREET BOYS! Ok, let me tell you the whole story,
from start to finish.
On December 6th, I woke up at 6 in the morning like i always do, and I got
ready for school, had a little bit for breakfast, and hopped on the bus to
go to school. When I was in my first and second hours, it seemed like
HOURS until both hours ended. So finally I got through 1st + 2nd hour,
and went to 3rd hour - P.E. We just got to talk the whole time so it went
by really fast. And so did my 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th hours. When I got on
the bus, I was so excite, but nervous at the same time. So, when I got
home, I ran down my loooooong drive way, and ran into the house, and ran up
to my mom and hugged her. Then I ran into my room and change out of my
uniform into my BSB shirt, and waited for my friend Myesha, and hopped into
the car, and drove to Boynton, and picked up my Grandma. Then we started
heading down to Ft. Lauderdale.
When we finally got there, it was about 6:15, and my mom and grandma were
eating some food we got from Mc Donalds. So, me and Myesha were waiting for
them outside of the car. And these 2 girls came walking past us, and said
"BSB are # 1!!! NSYNC SUCKS!" and then I said "YEAAAAAAHH!! RIGHT ON!!!!!".
Then finally we walked into the National Car Rental Center, and bought some
things. I was carrying a BSB book just in case my mom really did get the
backstage passes, and i had a sign thing folded inside the book.
We went and found our seats about 10 minutes later, and TO MY SURPRISE, we
had AWSOME seats! Myesha and I were going WILD! after about an hour or so,
the concert finally started. Mandy Moore was the first to perform. I
thought she was OK. Then EYC came out, and I must admit, they were pretty
good. But i wasn't listening to them sing that much. I was looking at Dave
through binoculars, and whenever he turned around to the other side of the
arena, I kept saying "Man he's got a fiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnne boot-ay!!!!"
and then me and Myesha got in an argument about whose he was. It was just
too funny. Then there was like a 15 minute intermission. BUT IT FELT LIKE
YEARS!!! And then FINALLY the lights went out, and everyone went
hysterical. I kept saying "Oh man....... oh man..... I'm
hyperventalating!!!!!!" And I held up my sign, and - to my surprise- HOWIE
WAS STARING AT ME AND SMILING. Man, and we're talking about a smile that
went from ear to ear!!!! Maybe it was what the sign said? Possibly. (it
said 'everytime i'm down, BSB CAN MAKE IT RIGHT, and that makes BSB LARGER
THAN LIFE!!!") and so, they walked around the stage, and then broke into
"Larger Than Life". Then after a while, I held up my sign again, and Brian
and AJ BOTH saw it - Brian smiled, and AJ tipped his hat. I was just
freaking out. Then eventually Kevin and Nick both saw it. Kevin just smiled
a little, and i am not sure what Nick's reaction was. And when they were
singing "Show me the Meaning", I just broke out crying. I just couldn't
hold it back. And, I think Nick saw me crying, cuz he was taking his coat
off, and trying to be funny at the same time, but it DID work, cuz i was
laughing. And through out the show, all the BSBers kept looking at me and
Myesha, and I was just freaking. And when Howie did his little rap thing
(remember MC D?)and it was just too cute!!!! And, after they sang "IWITW"
(I think) some one was spraying water at AJ. and AJ said "As you can tell,
this isn't a regular show......." i thought it was too funny.
I just have to admitt, that was the best concert I have EVER been to! Even
tough after the concert I couldn't hear, and I sounded like a CHIPMUNK.....
the concert was just AWSOME. I am going to try to get tickets for the St.
Petersburg one on Feb. 24th. I'm crossing my fingers! :)
Thank you. GOODNIGHT!!!!
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 5:16 PM
BACKSTREET BOYS couldn't of proved it any more than they did they are truly
are THE BEST!!!!! I saw them in concert Dec.6th in Fort Lauderdale, FL from
the moment the lights went out the whole arena was screming and chanting
"BACKSTREET BOYS " Nick has chnaged so much i lost my voice screming at every
little thing he did and he has become so emotional when he sings! he looked
so fine with his body looking all muscular and his new haircut and he swept
me off my feet with his cute little grin and damn the boy is so
sexual!!!!!!!! aaaaaaaahhh. Aj was HOT his hair was regular color ( i wish
red) but he was so cute and wild he had a lot of energy and i loved when he
ripped his shirt off! i couldnt of screamed louder !!!
Kevin was gorgeous as
usual !!! howie cracked me up with his rap he was so cute he came close to me
when he flew over us, probebly as close as ill ever get! and brian ahhh what
can u say he was so cute at one time in the song i think show me the meaning
or ill never break your heart a girl ran past security and ran up on stage to
the middle and started kissing brian and after a few minutes brian kinda
pulled her his way and led her down to the security but he gave her a few
minutes to enjoy the moment..all i can say is WOW!!!!! BACKSTREET has it GOIN
ON!!!!!!!!! especially NICK!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! oh and at the end of the
ocnert they were playing around with water guns..aj and nick kept getting
soaked by the security and they were running crazy around the stage and said
they had a great time on the tour and they love all there fans and are
definetley coming back!
BACKSTREET #1 I LOVE YOU NICK!
Natalie Carter Mclean Littrell Richardson Drough!!!!!!!
From: Freaky [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 10:53 AM
hey guys erika here
first id like to saty thanks to all the ppl who gave
me advice- sorry if i didnt reply individually
anyhoo heres how sunday went
after many problems my friend nicolle and I got to the
venue at 5 in the afternoon- she neede to pick up her
will call ticket. Anyhoo I bought the tourbook and a
laminate beforehand and I put it in the bag i was
carryign. we were toally freaked and acting like total
morons. Anyhoo we got them to open the will call
window early and she got her ticket- while we were at
at the will cal lwindow one of the managers came out
and we tried to sweet talk him into getting us passes
but he said he couldn't so we just asked him if the
guys were there and he said they had been there since
around 4 ( I guess their hotel was far away) . anyhoo
so we left and we kept getting hit up by scalpers for
if we had any extra tickets- of coure we didnt orwe
would be going tonight too- so we walk around and we
find 2 women who are giving away eyc stuff so we start
talking to them and they are like telling us cool info
for maybe getting in or getting passes and they give
us a shit load of eyc stuff (if anyone wants their 2
singles or promo photocards let me know and ill hook
Anyhoo so we keep walking around and being
the busybody i am over hear a woman asking these girls
if they wanna help the w/ bsb promo so of course
nicolle and I are like- we'll do it', so we sign up w/
her and we get these kick us merchandising passes and
we get into the venue like 20 min before anyone else (
we felt so official and ppl kept asking us if we knew
the guys) so when we finished that we scored a full
set of 20 live kick ass bsb pics for free and we didnt
have to see mandy moore :).
We get to our seats and just toally FREAK OUT- we had
know idea how kickass our seats were - we could see
everything perfectly close and we were on the side kev
flies into really close to the bar.we just kep
we watch eyc strip in disbelief of how ppl could
possibly enjoy this.
anyhoo so uve all read reviews and so i wont bore u w/
that- ill just give u the highlights
When they first come out on the board during the
imperial march- they didnt spend much time in the air-
just enough time to get from the box on the floor to
the stage- no stunts or anything and nick looked like
he was gona fall cause he wasn't too stable and kept
wabbling around. I loved the salute and uniform check
they do with the dancers and nick and kevin were
acting all tough like they were kernels inspecting
their troops- very cool.
At this concertr the dancers were wearing blue
jumpsuits- ive seen them wear orange in the others
though- but still looked cool. I think my fave dancer
ALl the dance routines kicked ASS- especially for
don't want you back.
I dont think Nick was was feeling too well in the
middle of the concert b/c when the bars they use as
props came out he like barely looked at his and only
climbed it once and spent most of that routine dancing
on the floor- but he was absolutely great.
You know when kev is playing the piano up in the air
and the rest of the guys sit below and sing- nick had
his head in his hands most of the time but never
missed his cue and sang beutifully- he probably had a
He sang his heart out to were it brought tears to my
eyes. He was an incredible dancer- ive NEVER seen him
dance this well
hehe during the hat dance in aihtg - when they put
their hat on their foot- nick's fell off and rolled on
the stage away from him in front of kevin- he went to
grab it and lost it again and took him 2 tries to get
it back but he caught up magniicently- kev almost lost
his hat too when they put it under their leg but he
caught it before it fell. Nick kept catching flying
teddy bears in the air in the middle of routines w/o
missing a beat.
when the guys fly up towards the crowd the security
guy that was trying to toss teddy bears to kev kept
missing and wouldnt toss them high enough- he tried
like 4 times on one- we were so close but he didnt
throw any our way. Kev flipped over a ton of times-
nick did the superman and just looked totally goofy- i
couldn't see the other guys.
during the perfect fan when they bring up the little
girls and their mothers - kev's little girl couldn't
stop crying and she looked like she was gonna pass
out. Brian's little girl- so cute- had the biggest
smile o nher ace the whole time- howie's jsutlooked
like she was in heaven- aj's just looked like she had
no idea what was going on- the cutest nick's little
girl just would not cooperate- it took him a couple of
tries to get her to give him her hand so they could
walk around- he would try to get her to wave and she
ignored him- he kept trying to get her to sing by
putting the microphone in front of her and she just
gave him the weirdest look and all he could do was
shrug his shoulders-she couldn't have been more than
During show me the meaning i was STUNNED by nick's
dancing ( i know i keep talking abotu nick but hes my
fave and he was in front of me most of the time and if
he wasnt i was looking at him :)) he danced that tango
as if hed been doing it all his life- it was awesome-
sexier than ever. By the time it's gotta be you
started we were smack next to the stage so it was
great. I think it was during its gotta be you- when
they are wearing the pajama pants and whatever shirt
they wanted to wear- that they do a big dance routine-
nick kinda of over did his and ran smack into brian
who was trying to sing and tried to play it off like
he was just leaning on brian to nag him-hehe so
cute.The 1st greatest thing-during the battle of the
dancers Nick and I made eye contact and he smiled and
waved at me. Then they went down and put on florida
panthers jerseys to sing i want it that way - they
looked GREAT of course. towards the end howie came
araound the bottom and nicolle got to touch his hand-
then aj kept teasing that he was gonna dump his water
on us so we were all ike 'do it so it' so he did and i
got drenched which was great. Then brian came around
and some girl tossed him a permanent marker so he
signed his jersey and was walking around to see who
hed give it to and i thin ge ended up giving it to the
girl who tossed him the marker- before that he had
gone to the other side while aj's mike had gone dead
and w/o saying anything he took aj by surprise and
took aj's jersey off and tossed it into the crowd- aj
just kinda stood there not knowing what was going on.
Kev came around and waved at us and flashed his smile.
Then the 2nd greatest thing- nick came up to the upper
part of the raising stage on our side and he and i
made eye contact again and he was smiling and mouthing
' i dont wanna go' and he came down and waved at
everybody. HE was like loving our side of the stage-
and who could blame him lol. He looked very amazing-
butthen so did the rest of them. He must have spent a
good five minutes just like tlaking to us and
smiling,then he went back up while the platform was
going down and the guys were going down cause it was
the end and howie did the arm motion for 'afer you'and
nicks like 'no after you' and he tried to walk over to
the other side to say bye to the other ppl (playing
around) and before he could get off the platform howie
grabbed his shirt and literally pulled him down with
After the lights went up we hung around the stage and
watched them carry out black bags - as if we wouldn't
realize that all the points sticking out were the
guy's elbows and knees- i guess that was their attempt
at a not obvious exit.
I got TONS of the confetti that came down at the end-
its neatly [ut away in a bag :).
I was so pshyced because I got one of the water
bottles the guys used in the middle of the
concert-they shared it aint it cute- it even smells
like their cologne.
Throughout the concert the band was absolutely
incredible- i think mindy is just wonderful- she is an
incredible musician- so are the rest of the band but u
know shes got girl power lol. I don't know how they
managed to never miss a beat while their platforms
were turning- id get nautious- but i guess by now they
are pretty damn used to it. The lighting on the stage
was incredible and the pyro kicked butt
Everything was absolutely awesome.
We had such a graet time- i lost my voice and hearing
by the end of the night but it was totally worth it.
I wish i could afford to go back on monday night but
ull never hear me complain because this was the
absolute best night of my life. it was totally worth
the ticket price and sooooooo much more.
These guys are just the epitamy of incredible
performers. I don't think there is as great an emotion
as watching the backstreet boys perform live in
It incredible because the concert was over 12 hours
ago now and even w/o closing my eyes i can replay the
entire concert in my head and remember every detail.
I've seen everyone of their shows since they started
their open air fair tour in january of last year and
haven't missed a show since.
I can't wait for their next tour- I'll be sure to get
tickets for everyone of their shows that comes near me
from now. And next time if there is more than one show
in my town ill make sure to go to al lof them.
To the Backstreet Boys, The Backstreet Band, dancers,
fatima, and everyone else involved- THANK YOU for
making last night the greatest night of my life.
Concert Reviews: 12/02-03/99 Tampa, FL
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Jay BellyBean [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 1999 4:45 AM
Ok peeps, I went, I saw, but I didn't conquer.
I left home Tues, 11/30 for Otown, arrived at midnight
to find that the person I was to meet was delayed in
New York, so of course I feared that I had to fend for
my own, but she came thru; one of her friends was at
the airport waiting for me.
The following day she arrived early in the morning,
waking me up from a very good sleep I might add. I
was later introduced to all the chatters from Tommy's
chatroom at the bsbband.com site. There were quite a
few, and a whole lot of drama going on ( and I mean a
lot!). A rental car was wrecked, and the person that
wrecked it disappeared in pursuit of the boys with
some of her fellow stalkers, leaving the person who
rented it to foot a 5k bill for repairs. This same
nut, who should have been using her money to pay the
damages she caused, resorted to staying at 3-500
dollar a night hotels, under the impression that the
boys were possibly staying at these places. My
question is this: With the exception of Nick, they all
live in Orlando. Why the hell would they be staying in
a 4 star hotel when they could go home? Simple answer
I later found out: FANS WERE CAMPING OUTSIDE OF THEIR
HOMES. The guy looking after Kevin's house while he's
on tour had to call the cops on groupies hanging
outside in hopes that the after party would be there.
Little did they know it was at Aj's house. Haha. The
girls I met though were definitely in their own rights
were more than a handful. All of them, at one time or
another had met the boys and /or the band. Like
myself, they had traveled thousands of miles (one girl
was from Denmark, and had flown in, not for the show,
but in hopes of running into them again.) to see the
boys. Only two out of the ten I met actually attended
Now onto the show:
The Wednesday show was their first in their hometown
of Orlando ( that we missed the opening acts for); the
show, in my opinion, was only received with lukewarm
enthusiasm. Kevin and Aj both seemed to be fighting
the flu, and they all appeared to be really tired.
Maybe it was all that partying? (just kidding, we all
know how hard they work, right?) The sound system
seemed full of static and way too loud, and even the
dancers seemed a little out of it. The crowds
response, like I said, left something to be desired,
and even I was a little disappointed. The best part
of the show was at the end when Aj announced that they
would be heading to McDonald's to celebrate after the
show. And wouldn't you know it? A group of people
camped out at one of the all night Mickey D's for
hours, hoping to run into the boys. Work with me
people, Aj was just joking!
After driving two hours from Orlando to Tampa, we
arrived at the Ice Palace in time to scalp tickets for
a really reasonable price ( I know, shocker, huh?) and
catch the opening acts. Mandy Moore was adorable. She
sounded better than I expected, her range was broad,
and her voice clear. Her dancing wasn't the best, but
her dancers and her singing made up for it. After her
set ended, there was about a five minute intermission,
and EYC came out.
I am not a big EYC fan, only having heard one of
their songs, which I didn't really care for, but I'll
be fair, they did do a really good job. They were
enthusiastic and kept the crowds attention with their
dancing and well toned bodies; which they had no
problem showing off! I swear, when the one singer, I
think his name was Dave, lifted his wife beater up
over his rippled stomach and chest, you could test the
sound barrier with the noise that erupted from the
After EYC had left the stage and we sat impatiently
thru another fifteen minute intermission (the stadium
rocked as fans stomped and chanted 'BACKSTREET BOYS,
BACKSTREET BOYS' over and over) then, I still don't
know who or what started it, the crowd began to do the
wave. After a few minutes of that, the house lights
dimmed and the crowd went wild.
Smoke filled the auditorium, sparks and lights
flashed around the stage, and torch like spears glowed
from the other end of the arena as the dancers marched
to the stage. Once they had congregated, from my side
of the arena, directly below me actually, the five
'commanders' were lifted into the air on suspension
wire and boogie boards (equipped with info red
lasers), floating towards the stage as mass hysteria
broke out. I must admit, when the prompter zoomed in
on Kevin as he marched the boys and their dancers
around the stage, I lost myself in the hysteria and
screamed my heart out ( for the rest of the night
too). When the march ended and they broke into Larger
than Life, you could feel the energy moving thru you
as girls and women screamed, little kids, teenaged
boys, and even a few men whooped and whistled, and
blue and neon green light sticks cicled madly thru the
darkened hall. I can't remember now what order the
songs were performed in, but they did all their best:
Larger than Life, As Long As You Love Me, Quit Playing
Games With My Heart, and on and on. It was a two +
hour set, and definitely worth the 50 dollars we
handed over to the scalper for the tickets.
I know, THREE shows, right? U must think I am a
complete loon, huh? Driving another two hours from our
hotel (did I mention the hotel had no hot water the
whole week we were there?) in Orlando back to the Ice
Palace in Tampa where the streets outside the
colisseum were packed, radio stations were camped
outside the arena with booming music, offering free
prizes while the local police stood in the background
quietly serving as crowd control. Once I stepped
inside, I just knew that this was going to be the best
of them all. Truly it was the best, especially
because unbeknowst to me and my friend, our seats were
directly in front of the stage. Not on the floor (
yeah, I wish!) but on the first level. We were
sitting behind the engineers booth and could see all
the preparations that were going on. The black box
from which the boys flew out of during the opening
show was directly to our left, so we had a clear view
of them as they rose above the crowd and soared
towards the stage. Honestly, I was dumbstruck, I
couldn't believe just how close we were. The fans of
Tampa Bay screamed as loudly and maniacally as they
could when Nick welcomed the crowd, saying that since
Tampa was after all his home town, they had to do two
shows, and this being the last, it was to be the best
show yet, just for the folks of Tampa bay. And I
think it was. Every song was sang to perfection,
wrought with such emotion, you could get a chill from
the passion in each of their voices. Every dance move
was executed perfectly and expertly, I had a hard time
following each boy, cause they were kicking major ass.
During QPG, when the boys were again lifted over us,
I had to hold my breath as Brian flew right over me,
doing one daring stunt after another, and Howie and
Kev did the same, flipping backwards and forwards and
spinning all around before dispatching stuffed toys
over the audience, dropping the teddy bears and other
dolls into the hands of several lucky fans. There
were the usual blunders, as we know happens at any
show: Brian dropping his basketball into the drum kit
while Bubba played, Nick getting stumped during the
Perfect Fan, Someone, can't remember if it was Brian
or Nick, dropping his chair during As Long As You Love
Me. But those were such small things compared to what
the boys did give: their all.
My favorites were Aj and Kevin having their rap
'battle' during Get Down, and Howie's "MC D" intro
during It's Gotta Be You, when it came his turn to
introduce the dancers. The Latin dance sequence
performed by the boys and their dancers was fluid and
beautiful, much like the song: Show Me the Meaning of
Being Lonely. Mindi and Kevin's solo merited an
ovation from the audience, as did the very beautiful
Back to Your Heart (My all time fave!). Oh, and who
could forget Nick and Aj's antics all night long,
especially the little dance they did while the others
sang behind them. I have to admit, I am so glad I
let my friend talk me into going with her to Orlando.
I was so miserable when I couldn't get tickets to
either of the two shows here in Northern California,
and I ended up going to three! Not only was this a
much needed and well deserved vacation, but the best
birthday present I could have given myself ( I turn 21
December 16th)! There is so much more I would love to
say, but since I tend to be so longwinded, I'll stop
here. Let me just say this: I got a lot of flack for
flying three thousand miles to go see the boys in
concert. Family, friends, coworkers all questioned my
sanity. Hey, I even questioned it a few times, but I
have no regrets whatsoever. I had the time of my
life. Would I do it again? Definitely? Why you ask?
Cause the BSB have definitely Got It Goin' On, and
what can I say? That's The Way I Like It!
Now, let's just hope my voice comes back before I
have to go back to work!
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 1999 5:23 PM
Hi my name is Lauren and I went to the Tampa concert on December 3rd. This
was my second time seeing this show 'cause I went to the September 29th show
in Philly. Lets me tell ya its just gets better everytime!!!! the first time
I was in the second row and the last time I went I was in the 100 level and
it felt just the same.....very energizing! My favorite part were the finally
when they sang "I Want It That Way" and were wearing Tampa Bay Lightning
Jerseys that had their names on them. My mom went this time and she even said
it was probably the best concert she has seen. The best part was after the
show when I went around back where their tour buses are. We saw Nick and AJ
leave in their cars. Girls were jumping on their cars as they were pulling
out! My little sister who is 9 ran up to the driverside window of Nick's car
and started banging on it and yelling "NICK!" I also got Nick's license plate
number, but I think it was Mandy's car (she was in the car with him) and AJ
was driving that car he bought for his mom, a BMW. Then we saw Brian, Kevin
and Howie get on the bus, but I left before it pulled out cause the cops had
just come. Overall the show was absolutely the best EVER! and the
boys...excuse me MEN looked fine! And I send my congrats out to Nick for
really getting in shape! He looks GOOOOD!
The Backstreet Boys also did that Sears shopping spree thing here in
Tampa too at the Citrus Park Mall. The mall didn't open until 10 so they did
the spree from 8 until 10. At around 9 the local radio station said that the
BsB were at the mall, and about 200 people showed up. They gave everyone hugs
and kisses and signed a whole bunch of autographs. They interviewed Nick
about the shopping spree on the news and he said something like this "I don't
have many friends, So its cool to hang around with some normal people
sometimes and make new friends."
Well, that's all I have to say and I cant wait until the BsB come
back to Tampa in February!! Bye! KTBPA!
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 1999 12:15 PM
i loved the concert it was the best i freaqked out as soon as i saw that
hair on kevins head he was soooooooooooooo hot it was aven better then the
concert they put on for there first cd
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 1999 11:48 AM
hey!! ok well i went to the Backstreet Boys' concert Dec 2nd in Tampa,FL!! We
had 3rd row center!!! (yes we did get those tickets from ticketmaster, it was
pure luck lol) My friend Andrea and I got to the arena at 1:00pm and we went
over to the back of the arena where we saw about 10 other girls also waiting
for the FABULOUS FIVE to arrive! it got to about 4:45 and finally Nick pulls
up w/his gf Mandy in the passenger seat. He was driving a red Honda-I think
it was Mandy's car. At around 6:00 we were still standing there in the
freezing cold w/ about 50 other people now and still no one else has shown
up! everyone was getting so mad! lol. I had a sign that i taped to the fence
so that when the rest of the guys pulled up they could read it, it said
"Samantha luvs Brian", and my friend did the same thing and hers said "Nick it
s gotta be you in my bed" LOL!! so FINALLY another tour bus pulls up and we
saw HOWIE in the front!!! hes so cute! I guess the other guys were in there
too but we couldnt see them. Well since that was over Andrea and I ran to
the front of the arena to try and get in and get to our seats. OMG 3rd row is
soooo close!! :)
The opening acts were Mandy Moore, and EYC. Mandy came
onstage and I thought she did really well!! I liked her other songs! EYC is
another story......they were pretty bad!! when they first got on the stage
everyone was pumped up, but tehn they started singing-lol! everyone just
immediatly sat down. At around 8:30 BSB finally came out on their
surfboards!! I was soo happy! We werent aloud to bring signs in but i snuck
mine in my back pack so whenever Brian looked over towards us i held it up
for a second and he waved! About 30 mins till the end of the show, we got up
to 1st row and the security guards let us lean right up against the
barricades, we were so close to them!!! The girl next to me was holding out
sunglasses for AJ and he came and told her to throw them and he caught them!
Brian caught a bball, so he was playing w/ it for a long time onstage and he
accidently kind of hit one of the dancers in the head w/ it, bt she was just
fine! Brian signed the ball and threw inback to the girl in the audience.
(she was kind of close to me) At the end when they were just standing onstage
goofing around, i threw my glowstick up, and Kevin was playing w/ it for a
long time! hehe. well when they finally got off the stage the guys ran down
the stairs and ran right past us but they were inside the barricades and I
touched Howie!! Overall, the concert was honestly, propably the best concert
I'll ever see in my life! Im goin to another concert on Monday 12/6 ( a day
before my bday) in ft lauderdale too!! i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. i just found out that my friend stayed in the same hotel as them that
night!!! she met Howie at the bar, and she was in Kevin's elevator!! How
lucky is she!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so jealous!
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 1999 10:58 AM
December 2 came it was finally here!!!! i had to go to school that day but
has soon has i got home we left to go to the ice palace. we got there at 5:00
we waited outside for a long time but my friends an i was at are radio
station trying to win front row and backstage passes but we didn't win :(
6:30 came it was tme to go inside we got are seats we walk around than many
moore came on she was good,than eyc came they were good too. than sar wars
music came on than bsb came out they were so fine nick was saying during the
concert tampa has the best fans in the world he loves his home town so much
he says. than all during the concert they did so much stuff they made our
show special cause they said it was there 100th show they had done!!! it was
the best day an my life. than it was over we were walking down the rode we
saw all these police cars than we saw there tour buses coming by us there was
nick in brian sitting in front they pointed at us in waved i was going to
freak out it was the best day of my life.....
From: Jessica Lozano [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 6:34 PM
December 2nd was the best day of my life. Me, my friend Sarah and my
mum went to the Ice Palace to see the guys’ 100th show.
First came Mandy Moore, who was okay. She could have had a little more
energy. EYC were great, lots of energy and really piped the crowd up. They
were a bit disgusting, though.
About half and hour/45 minutes later, they showed the Sears commercial
where the BSB’s are running from the fans. Then we started looking into the
black box with binoculars (we were on the second level) and we could see
Howie jumping up inside the box trying to get his hand up over the side.
Then the band came out, followed by the dancers who were carrying torches
witch they paced all around the center of the stage. Then smoke started
coming and Darth Vader music started playing and the guys flew out of the
box and everyone started screaming. I was so glad I had earplugs.
When they landed, the all lined up with Kevin in the middle. They walked
around to all the sides of the stage and at each side they would stop for a
couple seconds, Kevin would nod his head twice, then they’d go to the next
side. Then they started singing “Larger than Life”. After that was “Get
Down” and the “The One”. Then they all left the stage except for Nick who
introduced himself, telling everyone to scream and that he knew they could
scream louder than that cuz he’s from Tampa. Looking at him through the
binoculars made him seem more real than he ever was in the pictures or on
TV. Then he left and AJ came, saying how he’d move to Tampa if Nick could
convince him. Then the rest introduced themselves, each introduction shorter
then the last. Then they did “As Long As You Love Me” and halfway through
they did the famous chair dance, then left with their male dancers still
When they did “Quit Playing Games”, Kevin told everyone beforehand “This
one’s an old one. Let’s see if you remember it.” When they were done
singing, they all went and strapped themselves into harnesses and flew
around the stadium. Nick and AJ were on my side; AJ was about 20 feet away
from me and Nick about 40.
Then they did “Don’t Want You Back” where for most of the song they were
dancing/playing/hanging around on weird ladders.
Then they changed costumes and Kevin started talking about how Brian wrote
this next song for his mom and they have some volunteers to come up on stage
to serenade. (Everyone in the Floor raised their hands cuz they didn’t know
that they were predetermined). The girl that was paired with Kevin was about
5 years old and Kevin asked her what her name was and then they started
singing “The Perfect Fan.” Halfway through the guys took the daughters by
their hands and walked around the stage. Then they left the stage and a
grand piano was lowered onto the center part of the stage. Kevin started
playing it and the sax player (Mindi Abair) played with him. Then the rest
of the guys came on the stage and sat in one corner of the stage and sang
“Back to Your Heart”.
Then there was a fake thunderstorm and the guys came out in ripped clothes
and sang a melody of “Everybody,” “We’ve Got It Going On” and “That’s The
Way I Like It.” Then they left the stage and came back wearing pink pants
and silver ties and cummerbunds and sang “Spanish Eyes”, sitting on stools
on the elevated part of the stage. Then they put on matching pink jackets
and did “All I Have To Give” with the famous hat dance. At the end Nick
threw off his jacket.
Then they did a costume change and Howie announced that this song was for
the late Denniz Pop and sang “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely.” Then
they said goodnight and some of the people left.
Only then they came back and sang “Its Gotta Be You” and halfway though the
song they stopped to introduce the dancers and the band. When it came to
Nick (who was wearing a Buccaneers’ Dilfer #12 Jersey, the same one that he
wears in the Everybody Video), he said how one of their dancers was the only
one with Spanish Eyes. He also introduced Mindi saying, “She’s the only
female in the band.” Then he came to one of the guitar players or the bass
player (I don’t remember his name) and said how he’s special cuz he’s the
only person besides Nick that’s a Buccaneers supporter.
Then when it came to Howie’s turn to introduce, he pretended to forget and
then correct himself (or maybe her really did) and introduced MCD (Howie),
who was dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and posed like a rapper, who rapped
about the “Freaky Deeky Trio.” Then they finished “Its Gotta Be You,” during
which Nick stuck his head into the camera so that on the big screens you
could she a very misshaped head, and while the band was still playing, they
went to every side of the stage and bowed (During and after this even more
people left than before). Then they said goodnight again and left again,
only to have 2 seconds later the music for “I Want It That Way” start. We
knew they were finally over for real after that and right before they left
Nick said one more thing: “We all know who’s gonna win the Superbowl this
year.” And everyone started screaming.
I loved the show because as I said before, looking at them through the
binoculars made them seem more real than ever, and the special effects were
outstanding. Even my mom loved it. I’m just sad its over. And even though I
hate football, today I went and bought a #12 Buccaneers jersey.
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 7:58 AM
Well, it's the day after the big concert. . .also a big first for me, seeing
as how I had never been to ANY concert before and I must say that the show
was absolutely amazing. I had nose bleed seats, way up on the three hundred
level and I suppose the most exciting part for me is that we were just behind
the tour bus as it was pulling into the Ice Palace. I didn't get to see any
of the boys though, because my mom refused to pull over and let me watch.
Once inside the Palace. . .excited young girls screamed at the very mention
As I said earlier. . .the show was wonderful!!! It was exciting and full of
adrenaline song after song. I suppose the only problem was that I could not
see or hear anything the boys were saying, singing, or doing. The sound
quality was horrible and the large screens where you could see your favorite
boy close up, were facing odd directions.
Of course one of the highlights of the show was during the Perfect Fan, when
the boys brought up mothers and daughters. It was so cute. . .Kevin sang to
this little girl during the song and she had no idea what was going on.
Kevin had to guide her around the stage as she eagerly looked toward her
mother to be returned to her. Seeing this, makes me feel that perhaps Kevin
is ready for a family of his own. . .he seemed so patriarchal and fatherly
with that little girl.
Another funny part of the show was when one of the dancers accidentally hit
Howie in the face during one of their songs (I forget which one now). I
chuckled to myself, though Howie just brushed it off and pretended nothing
At the very end of their concert. . .during the encore singing of "I Want It
That Way" the boys announced that this was their 100th concert to date, a
real need for celebration. Of course the crowd went wild!!
AJ was surprisingly well behaved. . .not too much "bumping and grinding" and
Nick had his moments of, well how should I put this, "exciting" dancing. It
seems that each one of the boys was featured in a particular part of the
concert, except for Howie, which I'm sure disappointed many a fan.
Well, I suppose that the worst part of the concert was when it ended. I was
left sitting there, not even sure what all had happened. Because I couldn't
see or hear anything. . .I felt a bit disappointed that I spent so much on a
ticket, but thinking on it, I don't suppose I would have not gone, even if I
knew what the tickets were like before hand. I am not saying it was a bad
show. . .I thought the show was awesome, I just feel I would have better
enjoyed myself if I could have at least "heard" the songs which prompted them
to name their tour "Into the Millennium."
Concert Reviews: 12/01/99 Orlando, FL
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: cjeashaw [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 12:35 PM
Review of Orlando BSB Concert, Dec. 1, 1999
I Just Got Back From A Road Trip to Heaven
Prologue: As an "older" BSB fan (not a teenager), I really do not care
for "Teenybopper" style pop music (i.e. Britney Spears, 98 Degrees,
Five, N’Sync, Christina Aguilera, etc.). However, I enjoy the vocal
harmony of Backstreet Boys, as well as Boyz II Men, as well as
Opening Acts: As I indicated, I am not a fan of most "pop" music, and I
did not really care for the style of the songs Mandy Moore performed.
However, she had an amazing stage presence for one so young and her
voice was beautiful. I predict we will continue to hear from her for
years to come.
Before this show, I did not really know anything about EYC, except for
the mostly poor reviews I had read of their performances as BSB’s
opening act. I cannot understand why these men received dismissive
reviews. They were great! Their dancing was fabulous and they put on an
entertaining show. I may have to check out one of their CDs, and I would
pay to watch them perform again.
Concert Review: I have been to many shows and concerts in my life, but I
have NEVER been to one this phenomenal! You have all already read the
particulars of the show, so I will not go into details. Needless to say,
BSB pulled out all the bells and whistles. The dancing was superb: their
best ever that I have witnessed. On a few songs, they were off pitch.
Normally, this would’ve annoyed me, but I didn’t even care! I imagine
that, even with their earphones, the noise in the arena made it hard for
them to hear themselves sing. All the "boys" seemed genuinely gleeful
and happy to be performing, and truly interacted and bonded with the
audience. I left the arena entertained beyond my wildest expectations.
It didn’t hurt that I was treated to such delicious eye candy!
They’ve all grown in the year since I last saw them perform. They can no
longer be dismissed by critics as a flash in the pan, novelty, teen
sensation act. These men will be performing their classic romantic
standards for years to come. One could never grow tired of watching and
listening to them. Remember the songs of David Cassidy, Donny Osmond,
or NKOTB? I'm not humming them. BSB songs will be classics along with
those of the Supremes and the Temptations. Audiences will "want it that
way" well into the new millennium.
Howie: Move over, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog, Grandmaster Howie D. is in the
house! Howie’s rap was great, and his rapport with the audience could
not be matched. He is truly "Sweet D."
Brian: Words just cannot do justice to his clear, soaring tenor, but I
enjoyed his humor the most. He also dribbled a mean basketball on the
Nick: The boy has grown into a MAN! I have to admit that Nick’s singing
was not my favorite in the past (perhaps his voice was going through
"the change"), but he impressed me on Wednesday night with his fully
"manly" vocal stylings. He was cutting some moves, too. Go, Nickay!
Kevin: What is there to be said about the Sexiest Man Alive (who picked
Richard Gere, anyway)? The sexiest man in pop proved he was just that.
Who else could make flamingo colored trench coat look ruggedly sexy? His
sweet side shone through, as well, especially in his intro to "The
Perfect Fan." Maybe that’s part of what makes him so sexy.
A.J.: Sorry, I had to save the best for last. AJ exuded a wicked glee as
he mugged, danced, wiggled, jived, and literally took over the stage.
His dance moves were awe inspiring, but it is his voice that impressed
me the most. His husky baritone anchors the harmonies of BSB, giving
them a mature sound that eclipses other groups. Most of all, it is the
love of life, music, and performing that he projects from the stage that
made his performance stand out for me.
Postlogue: I want to go again and again and again. I finally understand
why people buy tickets to multiple shows. I hope I am able to get
tickets for a show in 2000. I have a feeling that I will be watching BSB
performing their magic for audiences for a LONG long time! BSB rules the
From: Jeff Pack [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 8:12 PM
Hi! I went to the Orlando concert last night and it was AWESOME! They
danced completely together the whole concert. They NEVER missed a beat!
I think the best part was I was WAY up in the balcony. I was row M all
the way at the top. I could still see the entire stage like I was right
in front of it. ( With a little help from binoculars) I am so glad they
had the stage in the round! If they are coming to your town for the
spring concerts, I HIGHLY recommend this concert. It is a once in a
From: some girl Pedro knows who he told me he likes [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 4:34 PM
hi my name is alejandra and i would just like to tell you what i thought of
the backstreet concert i went to last night in orlando, dec. 2nd. it was
awesome!!!!!!!!!!! they all looked sooooooooo good. it was very exciting
because nobody knew where they were coming from, but when they finally did
on their snowboards, the screams and yells were incredible. i was on the
floor, almost touching them. it was even a miracle i even went because i
didn't have any tickets, until i went to the concert and i bought the
tickets there. anyways. the concert was amazing. they sounded great. the
lights were awesome. the dancing was great. it was one of their best
concerts. they sang all of their songs. i would definately recommend going
to thier concert.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 1:29 PM
December 1, 1999: Orlando,FL Concert
My friends and I drove 2 hours from Jacksonville to Orlando to see our
5 Boys get down and move it all around! We had dinner at NYPD PIZZA first and
it was majorly packed! Usually, when we go, there's about 5 other people in
there. Our waitress was Mandy Ashford of the group Innosense. She is so sweet
and we got pics and autographs from her.
At around 7pm we arrived at the Arena. The parking lot was so full that
we were practically in the Boonies! It was also really cold, somewhere around
40 degrees. Too cold for us Floridians! :) The *wonderful* security at the
O-rena decided to open just 4 door on our side and it took us like 15 min to
get in and we were in the front,too! So, once we got in, we immediately got
to our 20th row seats on the lower level. We were right by the black box
where BSB fly out of in the beginning of the concert. I was freaking out.
Everyone was chanting "BACKSTREET BOYS!! BACKSTREET BOYS!!" and then the
Sears commercial came on and everyone screamed was singing LTL,too. Mandy
Moore came on and she was good. My friends and I were the only ones who knew
"Candy" in our section and we shouting the words out. We got a few stares for
that. EYC was so cheesy. They didn't really do much for me. I sat down and
read a magazine I brought.
Finally, at around 9pm, BSB came flying out. Brian was leaning over the
crowd and waving. Kevin was all seriuos and surveying the audience. Nick was
posing like a surfer and it was so cute! They marched around the stage and
broke out into LARGER THAN LIFE. The whole crowd was singing along. It was so
cool to listen to! My friends and I were so entrnaced by them that we were in
our own world! Since we were so far back, we would watch the big screens and
it was better that way. Of course, we would look at the stage too and see AJ
doing a little hump and Nick shaking his booty. Brian was waving HELLO as
usual. He waved to me and my friend Nicky twice during INBYH. Like I
mentioned before, we were the only ones standing in our section of about 200
ppl, so we stood out. We waved at Brian and he looked at us, and waved at us.
We were freaking out! God bless that man!
During QPGWMH, they went sailing over the crowd again. We had
Brian on our side and it was a nice site for us. Howie was on our left and it
looked like he was throwing popcorn or candy out of a bucket. Brian and Kevin
were tossing yellow things (I think shirts??) out into the audience. They
would tease them and do flips and hang upside down. It was soo cute.
In the middle of ITS GOTTA BE YOU, when they do the "ooh ooh" part,
the whole audience did it. BSB were like raising the roof everytime we did
that. It was soo cool. Same thing happened during EVERYBODY and GET DOWN. Its
was so neat!
I'll jump to the end, when they sang IWITW. It was so beautiful to hear
everyone sing along. Brian was wearing a shirt from his heart foundation for
healthy kids. Nick was sporting a black wife beater which nicely displayed
his tattoo! Nick had everyone do his part at the end...."Don't wanna hear you
saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!" And the crowd also did the "ow ow ow" that Nick does
after that. Too cool!
All in all it was the best concert I've been to in my life! I'm 21 yrs
old and this was my 3rd BSB concert. I've seen other groups and this was like
nothing I've ever seen before. Being the round was a great idea b/c you
really could get a view of the group and they gave each side some love,too!]
Concert Reviews: 11/29/99 Nashville, TN
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 11:02 PM
Hey I went to Nashville TN concert last night and let me tell you IT
RULED!!!!!!!:) It was the best day of my life man!:) Anyway, let me start
from the top, first of all, when we were driving along here, I was just
sitting in the car in shock, and this car drives by us with a BSB sign in the
window, I burst into tears! I'm not kidding, it was like I could not believe
I was really gonna see them. well, we got their about 6:15 (The concert
started at 7:30) and there was a HUGE crowd there. 107.5 the river was having
a contest for 2 front row tickets and I thought they were giving them away at
6:30 but they gave them away early:( But It was OK because we had really good
seats Anyway:) I made this really cool sign but didn't bring it in because I
dint see anyone there with one so I thought they were not aloud (STUPID!!)
Don't think that! then when we got in a bunch of people had signs. So we get
a good parking spot, and Go up their and WOW we were completely squished but
I don't care!!!:) And the Arena where they performed is really tall and has
windows all the way up it and I swear I saw Brian and Nick looking out at the
By the way, when I was waiting in the crowd for the doors to
open, this lady in front of me was telling the people she was with "Yes, we
got to meet AJ (?????????) and my son was crying, but AJ was so nice.." I was
standing there my mouth hanging open!! How lucky is that lady???? So anyway
finally the doors open and a long time after that we got in lol. they had
shirts and stuff for sale but it was really expensive and I could not get
over there because of the crowd. So then we went and found our seats, I was
SO happy because they were so close!!!!:) we were not on the floor but the
next level but our seats were better then the people that were in the back of
the floor. Well, I missed part of Mandy Moore because I was in the bathroom,
but She was pretty good. She would mention the BSB and Talk about loud
Screams!!!:) Yes I was part of the screaming:) after her EYC came on, they
were pretty bad. They just loved to take there shirts of and to talk about
EYC (Themselves). Finally they were over (Half the time they performed I was
looking at the place where the BSB come out;0)) Then everybody started
screaming "Backstreet Boys" and they showed there sears commercial with some
parts in it I had never seen before. then we waited for what seemed like
FOREVER:) and my throat was getting dryer and dryer, one of the moms that we
were with got some water:) anyway, finally the lights went out and I just
about Died!!!LOL and then they played Imperial March from Star Wars, (By the
way that just made me soooo happy because I'm a big SW fan too:)) and the
dancers all marched out with this pole's with lights on the top. and Then THE
BSB CAME OUT ON SURF BOARDS!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh:) WOW I could not believe
it!! It was like a dream or something! Well, I wont tell you the order
because I want to talk about what happened:) loll Brian was just waving and
pointing and smiling:) he looked and waved in my direction but I couldn't
tell if he was looking at me or not. Boy He is soo funny!!! :) He went and
got a rose from this girl in the crowd:) it was so sweet!! They all said
there names and thanked the fans and everything:) lol I'M so happy!!! hehehe,
oh, and when they sang the perfect fan they had this mothers and daughters go
up there (I don't know how you get to go up there, I should of asked the
security guard but oh well) Nick had this little girl that looked like she
was about 3 or 4 and she was so cute!! Nick was like trying to get her to
walk around with him:) And then Brian's girls mom was taking all these
pictures of her daughter with Brian and he was making all these funny faces
and had his arm around her!!:)It looked like they had girls oldest to
youngest matched with the BSB ages, (Nick had the youngest and Kevin had the
oldest, his girl looked like she was gonna cry:)) And when they fly over
Kevin was doing some amazing flips and stuff, he was all the way upside down
with his hand reached out to the fans:) they did not fly over our section:(
but at least I could see them really well:) lol, I cant remember what song it
was but I was jumping up and down singing/waving/screaming and Kevin looked
at me and got this big grin on his face!!!:) IT was awesome. and when they
had the encores they introduced the band and dancers and the whole time Brian
had this basket ball and was spinning it on his finger!! He's good man! Then
one of the dancers got the basket ball from him and was bouncing it all
around teasing Brian who was franticly trying to get it back, it looked like
a real basket ball game! lol.
When they sang All I Have To give they had
their hats on and one of the dancers put his hat on B-rok lol, that was
funny, Brian thought it was funny too:) AJ wow he was doing some HILARIOUS
dancing!!! I was laughing so hard!!!:) He goes over to Kevin who is just
standing there and starts doing this funny dance thing and Kevin just ignored
him lol. and this stage that came out of the bigger stage had this ramp
things that AJ was sliding down all the time:) Brian was trying really hard
NOT to slide down lol:) Oh , and AJ had this water bottle and was flinging
water out into the crowd!!!:) and then he threw the water bottle into the
crowd!!!! Howie had his Nashville Predators jacket on:) Nick had on this
really funky hat at the end and was like pulling it down over his eyes:) One
of the dancers caught a monkey from the crowd and showed it to Brian, so
Brian started imitating a monkey LOL. The last song they did was I Want It
That way and everybody was singing/screaming along:) I have to say I like
Kevin and Howie better then I did before I saw them :) They all seemed really
nice and just awesome!! They look the same (If not better;)) live as they do
on TV:) Wow, was just amazing. I cant express how awesome it was!!! They went
straight for 2 hours! Oh, and one more thing:) Brian was joking around acting
like he was going to get on the flying thing when they were not supposed to:)
and when they were flying he looked like he swimming:) lol. It was really
cool hearing them say "What's up Nashville!!!" and also them talking about
how they had chose Nashville to rehearse before the tour started:) AJ
completely ripped his shirt of at one point, MAJOr screaming!!!! lol. He was
also doing something where he was saying something to a dancer and drawing
like a square on his chest, then he threw her a stuffed animal:) AJ also
threw a big White bear out into the crowd:) Big fight lol. They had awesome
costumes. My mom said I looked like the most enthusiastic fan she saw:) hehe.
I was pretty exited...at the end Kevin came down and was touching peoples
hands!!! But the security guard would not our section down:*( I was about to
die!!! They also walked threw the crowd across from us, LUCKY PEOPLE!!!!! It
was diffidently the best day of my life and I really want to see them
again!!!!! We live about a half and hour away so we got home about 12:30 am,
I wanted to stay and find out what hotel they were staying in!!!:) oh well.
When they sang it was sooo loud, but you would not be able to hear them if it
had of been any quieter because of the screaming. It would be nice to be able
to hear them another time without the screaming...if that's possible!!! But
It was awesome anyway. They sang tons of songs. Anyway, I really hope I'm not
forgetting anything but I think thats about it, anyway if you went to the
Nashville concert or want to ask me anything e-mail me!! My e-mail is:
Nashville TN concert
From: Beth W. [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 1:58 AM
Let me just start off by saying November 29, 1999 was the best night of
my life. I'm a 22 year old female, and I'm not embarrassed to say that I
am a HUGE Backstreet Boys fan!
My best friend and I got our tickets back in August when they went on
sale, but we were in the upper level. We wanted to be closer. Our local
radio station 107.5 The River was broadcasting live at the Nashville
Arena the day of the concert and was going to give away two front row
tickets to the sold out show. We decided we wanted those tickets. We
arrived at the Arena around 5:30. The drawing was at 6:30, but sadly we
didn't win. After going to get something to eat, we were running late to
the concert. On the way there, we met a guy who had seats on the floor.
After buying HIS tickets (for cheaper than you would think) we were on
our way, excited to be 20 rows back from our favorite guys! Once there,
we weren't happy; we wanted to be closer. We just happened to find two
seats next to the aisle 10 rows back! Imagine our surprise when NO ONE
claimed those seats. So there we were 10 rows back from the 5 most
awesome guys ever.
I had seen the BSB Band's website several times, so I knew that Tommy
ran the website. Well, the band walked up the aisle next to where WE
were sitting. As I saw them walk by, I recognized Tommy and yelled to
him. I hope he heard me!!!
The crowd was pumped as the guys "surfed" in to the stage. It was so
exciting. Their energy level is amazing.
One of the highlights of the evening was when Nick "flew" over us and
looked right at us and waved. Imagine that! Nick Carter waving at ME! I
couldn't believe it! And as I went to the front to take pictures, I got
every single of them to look at me and wave at least once. I was on
Cloud Nine for the rest of the night!
This was the best concert I've ever been to in my life! The band was
kicking; the guys were awesome; the dancers were great! I just feel so
lucky to be one of the millions to see them in concert, and I can't wait
to see them again. This has definitely made me a bigger fan than I
already was, if that's even possible.
Thank you Backstreet Boys for a night I'll never forget!
From: Amanda Nicole Turner [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 9:09 PM
Last night, November 29, 1999 was the best night of my life!!! I had
been waiting two months for that night, and it finally arrived.
We arrived at the Nashville Arena at about 4:00 that afternoon. We, as in my
Mom, my two friends Lyndsey and Bridget, and me. When we got there, we
registered to win front row seats with our favorite radio station, 107.5 The
River. We didn't win though. :-( After that, we went down to the Hard Rock
Cafe, since there was still 3 hours left until the show. At the cafe,
Bridget, she like hit the table with her foot, and turned over her and
Lyndsey's drink. It was so funny, Mountain Dew went everywhere. lol
When we got done there, we went to the arena. They made us sooo mad!
They didn't open the doors until like 6:30, and there were like 10,000
people standing out there wanting to get inside. It was FREEZING out there!
Finally, they let us in. Thank God!! We had seats on the top of the arena.
But, they were good seats. We could see what they were doing and everthing.
I wasn't disapointed at all.
The opening acts sucked! Mandy Moore is just a Britney Spears wannabe.
And, EYC (Express Yourself Clearly) was obsessed with their bodies! They
were soooo UGLY!!!
Highlights of the show:
-When Kevin (whom is my fav) lead the guys on the stage, right before they
sang LTL, I looooove his little head gesture!
-When Kevin did his solo on the panio, he can play sooooo good!!
-When Howie did his little rap, after they introduced the dancers.
-When AJ's shirt came off!! (sigh!)
-When they sang I WANT IT THAT WAY!!!
The show was totally increadible. I will never forget it. Kevin stayed
on our side of the stage most of the time. :-) I loved that! Bridget and
Lyndsey had a great time too. It was Lyndsey's first concert, and I think
that we picked just the right one to go to for her first! The concert was my
Christmas present to them. :-) I can't wait till the Boys come back to
Nashville or Lexington. I can go to either, because I am from Kentucky
(Kevin & Brian!!!) Ya basically know how the show went, because of all of
the other reviews. All I can say is that The Backstreet Boys rule!! KTBSPA!!
P.S. If anyone went to the show, and would like to e-mail me, feel free to.
From: someone [email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 8:08 PM
As I was waiting for the doors to open I looked at my friend and asked
if this was really happening. It was. We were about to go into the
Nashville Gaylord Entertainment Center for what would be the best
concert I have ever attended. We finally got in and got our seats.
Unfortunately though, they were practically nosebleeders. At least we
DID get in. Mandy Moore and E.Y.C opened for BSB and we waited a long 30
minutes for them to finally arrive. The suspense was killing everyone so
much the whole Arena started doing 'The Wave'. Then the lights went down
and the BSB band came onto the stage. 7...6...5..4..3..2.1....and there
they were rising out of the box on their airboards like I had heard so
much about! I screamed my head off. It was great. The boys all looked
great-especially Kev. and A.J when he got his shirt ripped! I thought
before that I had A LOT of BSB pride...boy was I wrong! I KNOW that now
I do have it....and I believe if they keep their energy up like they did
that night, they will go on for many years to come! I also loved Mindi's
playing of her sax, sopranosax, drums and keyboard! It must be nice
being the chick of the band huh? : ) My favorite part of the whole
concert was when they flew over the crowd...because I never expected it!
If anyone ever has a chance to go see BSB- Do SO! It will be worth it! I
know that I will keep that BSB Pride running wild and strong forever!!
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 3:35 PM
I just wanted to start off by saying that I am a 28 year old mom of a 5 year
old little girl. My daughter, Alex, got me into the Backstreet Boys back in
the summer of 98 after her dance class used a lot of their music. I told my
daughter that if they ever came to Nashville, we would definately go.
Back in August when the tickets went on sale, I planned to go online & buy
the tickets. When I couldn't get through, I decided to call some of the
ticketmaster locations to see how long the lines were. At the time, it was
about 2 hours before tickets went on sale. I decided to go ahead & stand in
line. Finally, after all the waiting & seeing all the people in front of me
buying the max number of tickets, I started getting a little nervous at the
thought I might not get any tickets. But I did.
At first I wasn't to fond on any concert being in the round, because I have
been to those before & if you are behind the stage, you can't see much. Well,
of course once we got there & found our seats, which was on the the top
level, I was surprised to see how the stage was set up. For the people that
have been to the shows know what I'm talking about. Unfortunately, where our
seats were, the launch pad was directly below us & all the cables & wires &
stands were in our way so it was obstructing our view of some of the stage.
But, my daughter & I could of cared less because we were both happy to be
The show was absolutely fabulous. Their voices could not have sounded any
better, and they all seemed to have a good time on stage. I have heard a lot
of mixed emotions about the dancers, but the stage was so big, they did not
clutter or hide the boys in any way. I especially enjoyed the dance to "Show
Me the Meaning" because it showed their talent as individuals while the boys
were on the platform singing.
During " The Perfect Fan", when the mothers & daughters took stage, the only
person I could see was A.J. He did some kind of ballet routine in front of
them which I thought was adorable & one of my most favorite moments. We all
know how kooky A.J. is.
One of my other favorites was at the end of "Quit Playing Games" when the
flew through the air. Brian was right in front of us, but the only time we
could see him was when they flew him back towards the stage because the stand
that held him was in the way so unfortunately we didn't get to see any close
up of Brian. A.J. & Howie were the ones we had good views on & they looked as
though they were having so much fun doing flips & all. It made me dizzy just
to watch them.
Another one of my favorite highlights of the night was watching & listening
to the band while the boys were off stage. They did such an excellent
job--hats off to all of them. They are all so talented & much to my surprise,
they made the show just as much as the boys did.
But my most favorite highlight of the night was watching my daughter dance &
scream & have such a good time, even in the seats that we were in & part of
our view obstructed. Knowing that ever minute of the show was her most
favorite was such a joy to me. And because of that, I would do it again &
even in the same seats.
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 11:48 AM
OK, where do I begin?? The opening acts were kind of boring in my
opinion. Mandy was ok when you could here her sing. EYC was alright
since all they did were take off their shirts which I didn't mind too
much. But enough about them--let's get to our men-shall we? It took
them a while to get started but when they did--let me tell ya--IT WAS
AWESOME!! Now I had nosebleed seats but with binoculars I could see
everything. The flying was awesome and then that march they do-- they
looked so fine and Kevin looked great when he was doing this head-nod
thing. The first song they did was Larger Than Life (duh!!- I'm sure
you already knew that).
Nick looked fine as hell in person--even
better than on TV if that's possible :). I can't remember what they did
after LTL, but I do know that they had a costume change and we then in
black leather which I don't think anyone in the entire place minded.
Their were some guys sitting next to me who knew all the words even a
little better than myself which I thought was pretty cool. After one
song in the leather- Nick ripped off the shirt and then was acting
crazy. The sleeves were almost short enough to see his tatoo but I got
a clear view of that later. Nick was sweating like crazy at this point
and his black shirt was clinging t o him and he is losing his little
tummy everyone is always talking about and is getting some muscle on his
arms. I can't remeber every sngle detail of the concert but I do
remember that during the whole thing- Nick was worse than AJ if you
catch my drift-especially during Don't Want You Back. Oh and those
ladder things that they had--Kevin was hanging upside down and for a
minute I thought he was going to fall which wouldn't be too great.
Unfortunately, nothing bad happened-like Kevin's pants ripping, or
Nick's shoe flying off but it was stil great. During "the Perfect Fan"
when they had the moms and daughters on stage- Nick had this little girl
that was about 4 or 5 years old. it was so cute b/c he could barely
reach her hand. On QPG, when they fly again--Nick was on my side and
was pointing at everyone but I took my eyes off him (for the first time
in the show) and all of my attention was focused on Kev. He was doing
all these flips and got close to one section and almost kicked some girl
in the head . Then there was when they put on those silver shirts with
the white ones over them. I don't think they AJ and Nick liked them too
much cos they were gone half way into the song (the white ones) Then I
had a perfect view of Nick's tatoo. But AJ took his sivler shirt off
too and at this time my ears were ringing!! I was kind of upset when
they didn't do all of Everybody. But the medley was cool. I luved
"That's The Way I Like It" b/c (1) it's my fave song and (2) This is
getting kind of long so I will finish up real quick--it was well worth
the 3 1/2 months that I've waited for it but I am kinda sad b/c it is
over and it flew by real fast.
Concert Reviews: 11/28/99 Knoxville, TN
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 7:29 PM
ok,let me just first say..OMG!!!! i went to the bsb concert yesterday on
nov.28th in knoxville,tennessee!!! it was the BEST concert i've ever been
to!! brian was soo tiny in person,and cute as a button!!! nick,he was jammin
on that surf board!!! aj was soo tall and boney...lol,but dang he looked FINE
in all of his cowboy hats he wore!!! he had a leopard one,white one,and one
colored up like a cow..lol!!!! howie was soo adorable when he flew right over
my friends and i!!!!! kevin was rockin the arena!!!! he was soo kewl!!! and
very handsome in person!!!! they did all their songs on MILLENIUM,and some
from their first album,also,one of my personal favorites from the european
album...THAT'S THE WAY I LIKE IT!!! i would relive that night over and over
again!!! also,when the show ended,bsb cam through the audience when they
left,i got to see nick,and aj,and i talked to bsb's new backstreet girl of
the band,i'm sorry,but i've forgotten her name,but anyways,i got to talk to
her!! she was really nice and kewl!!! but,i would advise everyone who didnt
get tix to this years bsb concerts,ya'll really missed out!!! sold out
arena,loud music,and huge and colorful lights,and well,the BEST band,the
backstreet boys!!! BEST EVER!!!
From: Tricia Fleming [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 6:51 PM
Hi, Everyone!! It's Leah and Tricia. We went to the Knoxville show on November 28th and we're here with our thoughts and impressions. Because the BSB were playing the night before in Lexington and the night after in Nashville, we didn't even really try to find them at a hotel or anywhere else since we
knew they would just come into town right before the show. We spent the pre-concert time decorating the car (now deemed The BACKmobile). TRICIA HERE - I came down from Philly to see the show for the fourth time and I had a blast! Leah is a wonderful hostess! (LEAH: Thanks! We had fun!)
We got to the arena and Tricia immediately upgraded her ticket (in other words- she bought better seats from a scalper). DON'T do this unless you are 100% sure of the guy and keep your original tickets just in case. TRICIA HERE - Unfortunately, Leah and I couldn't sit together (she was with her sister and I was with our other friend, Linda). But, we were on the same side! My new seats turned out to be awesome! We were just four rows from the stage in the first level. Leah was on the same side and level only three sections over and 19 rows back from the stage. LEAH HERE: I went to the Oct. 7 concert in Chicago and sat 7 rows back on the floor, so I was worried 19th row wouldn't be that
great. Yeah, I couldn't see their faces as well as I could from the 7th row, but the perspective I had this time was AWESOME. I could see the whole stage, and it really does give you a whole other impression. More on that later.
We know you all have heard about the concert before so we'll just touch on all the main players and give you a fresh spin to things...
MANDY MOORE: She was okay. Not too boring. Moved around. Did some stuff. TRICIA HERE - The big debate in my section was whether she had extensions in her hair. I say no but others around me were saying yes. LEAH HERE -Yeah, when I saw her I IMMEDIATELY thought "hair extensions!"
She totally doesn't seem 15. She's all right.
EYC: They sounded a little off but we think that one or two of the guys were sick. Dave (the chest flasher) darkened his hair to black (hanging out too much with A.J.??). They were getting the crowd pumped and ready for the BSB. TRICIA HERE - I've seen this show so much that I know their songs now and I found myself singing along!!! Help! LEAH HERE - OK, EYC SUCKS!!! I'm sorry, but I just felt embarrassed for them. I don't like Mandy Moore, but at least she sings! And her songs are
somewhat catchy. When David has to lift his shirt a zillion times because he can't sing, you know something's wrong! The BSB need to drop them like a bad habit.
HOWIE: His rap was cute and it makes Tricia laugh every time she hears and sees him do it. It really is the best Howie moment in the concert. TRICIA HERE - I didn't really pay much attention to Howie because he's not my #1 BSB and since this was my last show this year I wanted to focus on my
favorites. LEAH HERE - I've never liked Howie. In fact, I've made fun of him a lot. But you know, after the Chicago concert, I turned pro-Howie, mostly because I felt bad that he didn't get any cheers. After seeing my second concert, I can honestly say I'm a Howie fan now. Once again, I felt SOOO awful for
him. I swear, when he sings, there's just SILENCE. Even if you don't like him, don't you feel bad not cheering? Well, my sister and I did, so we screamed as loud as we could. Too bad we were the only ones. He flew right over us, and he just seemed so nice. GO HOWIE!!!
NICK: He was really cute. He looks amazing with his short (IWITW) hair and his slimmed down physique. His intro was cute (although a little longwinded) and he did the CUTEST thing with AJ. It was during QPG and Brian was singing. Nick motioned for AJ to do this dance. And AJ was
pretending to do it wrong. So Nick showed him what to do. Then they did it together. IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!! It was this long elaborate dance and both of them did it and they were FANTASTIC! Besides that, we thought that Nick was just his cute self. He was still sick, though. You could hear it
in his voice and he was drinking more fluids than normal (or at least what he drank at our other shows). TRICIA HERE- For me, the dance he and AJ did was one of the BEST highlights of the concert. I think I took five pictures of them doing this dance! LEAH HERE - When I wrote my Chicago review, I criticized Nick-AY for being a scream hog. Well, he must have read the review, because there was no
hogging this time around. In fact, I found him very charming and nice to the fans. He looked GOOD, people, and you won't catch me saying that too often. Yeah, the dance with AJ was awesome. He also did this high part at the end of one of the slow songs, and for the life of me, I can't remember
what song it was. It's not a part that's on the cd--and he didn't do it in Chicago. It sounded AMAZING. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, PLEASE tell me.
BRIAN: Brian was hardly by Tricia's side but she didn't mind too much - she was on his side for two of her four concerts. At the end, he was wearing his new shirt displaying the Brian Littrell Healthy Club logo. What a cutie! He sounded good and he looked GREAT! It did seem like he might be fighting off a cold, but even when he's hoarse, he can hit those high notes!!! He did the chair dance right in front of Tricia and we think she got an excellent shot of him in mid-move (he was jumping in the air and
hopefully, *fingers crossed*, the pic will come out because it would be awesome). His intro was short and you barely had time to hear what he was saying before he was done. TRICIA HERE - I had to stop myself from staring at him so that I could actually listen to what he had to say before he he was done!
LEAH HERE - My favorite Backstreet Boy--he just gets better every time I see him, either in person or on TV. He sings like an angel, and he's just so damn cute; is it legal to be that cute?!?
KEVIN: His arm is all better! He did everything he couldn't do before with the sling and he looked HOT! He really seemed to enjoy playing in Knoxville, making a couple of references to that throughout the night. He said he had cousins in the audience. He seemed in top form and his dancing
was really good. TRICIA HERE - He didn't do a lot of crazy stuff that the others do during the intros of the band/dance members and I wish he would!! But, that's Kevin! LEAH HERE - Yeah, Kevin looked hot, especially at the beginning. I didn't really pay attention to him last night, but I did notice he was so nice to the little girl he walked around with, as he always is with fans.
AJ: His hair is as black as can be - which took us by surprise. It's not normal for AJ to be so...normal! It looked good but Tricia misses the red hair! He had black hair at the Chicago concert, and Leah sort of likes the black hair, especially when it could have been that ghastly blond it was a
few weeks ago. Again, that dance he did with Nick during QPG was amazing. Just fantastic! AJ flew over Tricia and for just a second she thought he made eye contact with her (TRICIA HERE - I'm probably wrong!). He had mic problems and was all over the place getting them fixed and talking to everybody. He seems to get more outrageous as the tour goes on. In That's the Way I Like It, the dancer he was paired up with ripped off the tshirt he was wearing under a jacket, and Leah saw it happen. She got a little bit TOO excited when she saw his bare chest, and Tricia actually did some sort of primal scream when she saw it. Ha ha. TRICIA HERE- He did lots of crazy moves and dances and was his *normal* crazy self. Yeah, Bay-bee! (hey, give me a break - he's my second fav.) LEAH HERE - AJ was awesome, so much more energized than he was in Chicago. He sounded great, too.
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE SHOW:
1. Delayed again! The wait for the Boys is the highest form of torture!
2. Howie, Nick and AJ all came off the stage and got close to the fans. Brian came to the very edge of the stage but, as far as we could tell, neither he or Kevin came off the stage.
3. The sound in the arena wasn't as good as it could have been. To Tricia it almost sounded like it was going to go out at one point and then at other times it was muffled and distorted (almost like the bass was overpowering the other instruments). Leah agrees, but she got used to it after LTL
4. FYI - Only Nick's balloon survived the ride to the arena. Hmmm! What does THAT mean?
5. Is Mindi the most fantastic sax player or what?!?!
6. Leah was in front of the VIP section, and she saw Brian's brother and mom standing with a heavy-set, young, dark-haired guy. Could it have been Howie's brother? There was also a blond girl standing right by the stage, dancing along to the music. At one point she talked to the Littrells, so I
thought it was Leighanne, but I'm not sure. I was too far to *really* be able to tell, but her face didn't look like Leighanne's. Plus, her hair was shorter, and her boobs looked too small and weren't spilling out of a revealing tank top. She also looked young. When they were turning on the stage, it looked like she waved at either Brian or Kevin--couldn't tell, and neither one waved back--so maybe it was Kristen. It also could have been Nick's sister or new girlfriend or Howie's girlfriend or AJ's girlfriend.
ACK!!! If anyone was there and knows who she was, please let us know.
1. I love the BSB and I have seen this show many times but I STILL find myself AMAZED at how good they sound together. In particular: DWLYN, SMTMOBL and NOECC. During NOECC I thought Nick was going to have a seizure - he was THAT into the song! It was awesome (not the near seizure but the harmony of the Boys' voices!).
2. Compared to my other shows, I think there was a little problem with the harnesses right before they lifted off during QPG. Just my observation.
3. A couple of the dancers were watching EYC perform and were VERY into them. Hmmm.
4. Okay, people, a construction criticism: If the Boys are on the other side of the stage or are doing a dance and not looking at the audience or YOU - DON'T put your arms up and wave to them. HELLLOOO!!! They aren't looking at you so they can't see you waving! That was driving me CRAZY!
5. The singing part they all do now at the very end of the concert when they are being lowered down the final time to IWITW is just fantastic. All the guys singing together, facing each other, just shows to me their closeness and their bond.
6. F.Y.I. - If you have trouble flying (like me) and are white-knuckled the whole time, I've got the perfect solution for you! When taking off and landing, imagine yourself lying in a field of wildflowers looking up at the sky with AJ, Kevin, Brian, Nick and Howie all around you. Have them say little soothing words to you to help calm you down. IT WORKS!!! It took my mind off of the fact that I was defying the laws of gravity and putting my trust in a pilot who looked sort of *fishy* when I saw him as I entered the plane.
7. CAN'T wait for the spring tour!
1.I love the BSB, too, but I don't know if I could see the concert again. I just got a little frustrated because it was IDENTICAL practically to the show in Chicago. I mean, AJ can't move to every single city, you know? And if Chicago has the best fans, then how can Knoxville have the best fans? I
just wanted it to be a bit more personal or something. Still, the little differences did make up for a lot.
2. A question for anyone who's been to a concert: Can you help me? At the very end of We've Got it Goin' On, right before they went into That's the WAy I Like It, they did this weird rap-like thing that they didn't do in Chicago. I think it might have been AJ, but Trish thought it was Nick. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? It was really cool, and my sister and I just looked at each other and were like What was THAT?!?
3. The coolest thing about the concert for me was that now I truly like ALL of them. Before, my rankings were like this: Brian, Kevin and AJ tied, Nick, and Howie. Now it'd probably be like this: Brian, Kevin and AJ and Nick and Howie tied. I just love my B-Rok too much! Hee hee.
4. I'm kind of glad the tour is ending because they really need to relax and take a break. Poor Nick has been sick for the past few months, and it can't be good for his throat.
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Concert Reviews: 11/26-27/99 Lexington, KY
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 8:14 PM
I went to the Lexington,Kentucky concert on Nov.26! I have to say it was the
best night of my life!! I loved it!I was screaming my head off and shaking
when they came out on stage! It was my firts concert for them ever!! I loved
it!!AJ looked especially good!! He is my all time fav! Even with a couple of
pimples on his face he still looked extrememly hot!! My favorite part of the
whole concert was when they sang "No one else comes close" I love AJ's voice
in that!! The concert was awesome and i would do anything to go to another
one! OH yeah my throat hurts!! I screamed so much!! IT was the best and
that's all I can say!!
From: Christina Fu [email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 6:27 PM
I had read so many reviews about the Into the Millennium tour that even now,
I still can't believe I actually went to the concert. It feels as if I saw
them on tv, but I could see them so perfectly clear last night on stage even
without my good binoculars. Not to mention that with them, they were about
the size of my hand and crystal clear with perfect visablity. Since the
concert itself wouldn't differ, I'd just like to point out the notable
moments of the night. (By the way, Miss Kentucky, aka Miss America 2000, saw
the show on Friday while our Governor came to the one on Saturday.)
1) Although my seats weren't nose-bleed, they weren't that great. I could
see them fine onstage. Anyway, I saw them BEFORE they came on because they
flew out of this black box and because I was so high up, I could see Brian's
2) Tates Creek alumni and some from other "surrounding schools" (as Kevin
put it, which isn't very nice...) were there to sing the chorus part of "The
3) Nick dropped his hat during his solo in AIHTG at the very beginning.
4) When AJ was trying to say goodbye, Nick kept tapping his shoulder, and
you could hear AJ telling him "Stop it!", but he finally turned around and
Nick, acting really shy, said, "I've got a present for you!" and handed him
a Dopey doll that a fan had thrown onstage.
5) I don't know if they did this at every show, but Kevin and Brian both
wore UK jerseys at the end, and Brian was dribbling a basketball when he
introduced the dancers.
Anyway, a whole lot happened and it went by in a blur that I barely remember
everything that happened. I'm sure there were other little tidbits that I've
forgotten already, but this was already the cream of the crop.
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 7:15 PM
Lexington KY Review 11/27
EYC, or "Express YourSelf Clearly" Were really bad! They all took their
shirts off, and about made me sick! Who wants to see THEM do that? We
didn’t come to see them! But 2 of them did wave at me. I tried not to
smile at them. I was ducking in my seat trying NOT to get noticed.
Mandy more wasn’t that bad. She came up to me, and said hi! And when she
left, I asked her to sign a picture I had of her, She said nicely " I ‘m
sorry I can’t, I have to go. Sorry!" I thought that she should have had
Girl dancers instead of boys, It would have brought her out more.
WOW! The Backstreet Boys concert!
It was so cool !! I went there with 3 signs, and tickets with my parents
for lower level seats after months of anticipation. The tickets were
okay, but not really close. I was happy with whatever I could get!
Anyway, me and my parents hung around for a couple of hours before the
show, and found out that the ticket office had tickets on sale. They
were front row Lower level!!!! Actually, they were seats that were
reserved for the band, but the band didn’t use them. My dad bought them,
and sold our others for $20.00 outside the arena. I got down to the
stage, and my seats were level with the stage!! I was not more than 5 or
6 feet away from Brian, Howie,A.J. ,Kevin, and Nick.
It was so incredible!! I had brought a few signs, hopeing that the boys
would see them: 1 with HOW’S HOWIE? Written on it, a THANK U 4 THE
SECOND CONCERT, and a light up BRIAN, NICK, and A.J. Sign. Before the
concert, a boy from the Tates Creek Choir, the choir that sang in the
album, asked my mom to take pictures of them while they were singing
with his camera! My mom used her camera a few times during it too! The
boys looked so cute at this concert! A.J. Had black hair, Nick’s hair
was trimmed really nice. Like on the Millennium album cover picture. And
Brian looked Happier than ever! He reminds me of a puppy, Cute and
sweet! Howie and Kevin looked great too!
The concert started with a blast of fire from the stage. It almost
burned me! I could really feel the heat of it! When they sang, "The One"
I held up my "HOW’S HOWIE sign for Howie, and he looked right at me his
face lit up, and he waved and said "I see your sign! I’m alright!" Like
3 times! HE was so nice! It always seems that no one screams at Howie,
and I think that I made his day! I later held up my THANK U 4 THE SECOND
CONCERT sign when Brian walked by, and He stopped for a few seconds to
read it, then waved and smiled at me! A.J came right up to me during a
few songs, pointed at me, and sang to me! He Looked right into my eyes!
It was sooo cool! I was actually kind of bored I didn’t scream much.
What do you do, when 5 of your favorite people are standing not more
than 6 feet away from you, singing to you, pointing at you, and smiling
at you? Within the first 20 minutes, all the guys, (Except Nick) Had
seen my signs, and waved, so I put them down. Why hold them up? They
already saw them.
I swear that Howie was deliberately trying to stay on the side of the
stage that we were on! He flew RIGHT over my head during, "Quit playing
games with my heart"! I knew all of their dance moves, and I was doing
that stuff that they do with their hands during "Quit Playing Games"
Howie got a trip out of that! He smiled and waved at me! Then when they
flew over, he deliberately dropped a streamer, waving stick thing on me,
and when he came back a round he threw his bag of candy on me too! Brian
waved at me at least 3 times! Smiled, and looked me right in the eyes!
A.J, came right up to me, and sang to me! Nick, deliberately ignored me!
So did Kevin! A few times Kevin and Brian walked around with their hands
on their eyes like binoculars, and looked up at the upper level people.
Brian waved at my Mom! HOW CUTE!! And Kevin gave my dad the Thumbs up!
CUTE!! But for some reason Nick just seemed so cold, I mean he didn’t
wave at a single person, and he just was walking around talking to
everyone on stage. Maybe he thought that I was just some snobby little
rich girl and didn’t realize how hard it was for me to get these
tickets, Or how much it meant to me when I did get them. He was my
favorite, but now, I like Howie, Brian, and A.J the Most.
"Show Me The Meaning" Was performed so beautifully! The dancer girls
looked really nice in these pretty red dresses. One was right in front
of me, so I smiled and waved at her. I like to show the dancers respect
to. They do add effect to the show. It is alot of work remembering all
Towards the end of the concert. Brian walked by me stopped and started
smiling and pointing at his shirt. Trying to show it to me. It was one
of his Brian Littrell Healthy Heart foundation for kids shirt he had on.
Which I thought was very nice. He seemed like just a normal guy. At one
point in the concert, the dancers brought out these big Metal rack,
ladder like poles, and the Guys each climbed up on one to sing. A.J was
right in front of me, he climbed up on his, and hung upside down!
Believe it or not, he had Black Hair! How Cute is that! OH I forgot,
during one song, I think "Everybody" A dancer threw a glow stick at me.
It almost hit me, but fell under my dads seat, and a little girl behind
me grabbed it. I actually wanted to wave at the girl dancers too. I
thought they were pretty. Towards the end of the concert while they were
introducing us to the dancers, Nick brought out this guy in a robe, and
said he wanted to introduce us to a very important dancer. It was Howie
He started Rapping, and Dancing around and stuff, it was so funny! A
girl threw a Big blue stuffed cat on stage, Brian grabbed it, sat down
with it, and Started to pet it. Awwww! Also a little girl threw a
carnation on stage, and he picked it up and put it in his pocket!
Awwwwwwwwww!! I think that someone threw him a basketball, or he brought
one up on stage, because he was playing with one, and throwing it
Nick dropped his hat of stage, but a guard gave it back. HAHA!
Don’t worry everyone, Kevin's arm is fine now. He was using it like he
I Want It That Way was the last song. Silver and White Confetti exploded
from the ceiling, and fell everywhere! I grabbed up a bunch of it.
Overall the concert was Amazing!!
It was sooo weird! This was my first Backstreet Boys concert, and I
actually could see the guys! They saw me! I feel like the luckiest girl
in the world! My chances were easily 1/21,000 at least! One things for
sure, I will never see the Backstreet boys as a fantasy again. They do
exist, and they saw me. They looked right at me, and I could look right
into their eyes. From this day on my life will never be the same.
I feel sorry for all of you girls out there who did not get tickets. But
here's some advice: GO ANYWAY! THERE WILL BE SO MANY SCALPERS AND PEOPLE
SELLING TICKETS OUTSIDE, THAT THERE IS NO WAY YOU COULD NOT GET A TICKET
FOR $60.00 OR LESS. CLOSER TO THE CONCERT TIME, THEY MUST SELL THE
TICKETS QUICKLY, AND SOMETIMES SELL THEM FOR UNDER FACE VALUE!!
From: gep [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 4:14 PM
I went to the Lexington concert on November 27. It was the BEST concert
I have ever been to. I am not lying. The energy in Rupp Arena was
phenomonal. I lost my voice before the Backsreet Boys even came on
stage!! Brian and Kevin got the most cheers because they of course were
surrounded by all their friends and family from Kentucky. I cheered the
loudest when they sang my fav song, I Want It That Way. Brian wore a
Kentucky basketball jersey while Kevin wore a Kentucky football jersey.
It was so cool to see them in my favorite team's clothes!! It was
deffinitly worth the 2 hour drive from Louisville, where I live. All I
am saying is this: if you get a chance to go to a Backstreet Boys,
concert, do it!! My brother went to see Mandy Moore, but he had fun
goofing of and yelling with us!
From: Krystal Fultz [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 8:10 PM
This is the second concert I have went to on the
Millennium Tour. I went to the one in Columbus. This
one was better. I will start off with their opening
acts. First it was Mindy Moore. Once again she was
great. She performed I think 4 songs. Then was EYC
(Express Yourself Clearly). That is a group of three
guys. Let me see if I have the names right. Trent,
Dave, and David. They are filled with much talent.
Their CD is called Light It Up. And then it was the
BACKSTREET BOYS! I was in the 200's just happy enough
to be there. I could see great. This one was more
sentimental. Kevin was crying which I thought was
really sweet because of loosing his father. My favorite
part of the show was The Perfect Fan. Kevin and Brian
brought their mothers out. GOD BLESS THEIR MOTHERS!
They also had a choir there from Brian's high school.
They were really good. This song makes me realize how
lucky I am. Like always they sounded wonderful
performed great and were da bomb.
you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One last thing...
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:41 AM
Last night on November 26 was one of the coolest & best nights of my entire
life! It was SOOO awesome. I don't want to tell you their costumes, the
order of the songs they sang, stuff like that because that's what everyone
else does so you probably already know. Here are what I thought were the
best moments of the night:
*The very beginning where they all came flying in on the "spaceboards"
*When they all talked to the crowd because Brian told a cool story about him
as a kid always wanting to play basketball at Rupp Arena but people told him
that he should sing & I think you had to be there to really enjoy the story
*When the piano flew down and Kevin played it during "Back to Your Heart"
*When they all came out dressed in just whatever they wanted and Brian, my
personal favorite (you could call him my obsession), was wearing a jersey w/
the # 11 on it, my lucky number
*When AJ came out in a suit and glasses on ~ he looked so cute!!!
*When they sang "The Perfect Fan" with the Tates Creek choir and Kevin &
Brian both had their moms up on stage :*)
*When they sang "I Want it That Way" ~ just because it's a great song!
And my personal favorite moment was when Brian waved to my best friend & me!
That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well thank you for reading my review. I just wanted to let you know how
great the Boys really are.
From: Mark [email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 3:05 AM
I started off buying tickets off the Internet, but we got
ripped off out of them because the guy took our money. So I was
disappointed. Then on Saturday we were planing on going to lex to find some
tickets but called a number instead. We got tickets there and we were on
We arrived at the arena at about 4:55 and we left my house at
1:55(Long drive) When we got there we had to eat and everything then we
found our seats at about 6:00. We were happy with the seats. They were
great!! Finally after a long period of waiting Mandy Moore came on stage.
She was really good and one of her dancers was really cool. Eyc arrived
shortly after and they were pretty good too. The blond one had an awesome
Then out of nowhere they started playing like space music. The
Backstreet Boys rose out of a little like type box thing. And went slowly
very slowly to the stage. Started out with Larger than Life as ya know. Ok
and all that stuff all the other songs ya know. My favorite part of the
show was by far QUIT PLAYING GAMES Howie came up by our section. He was
like 4 feet away from me. He threw a rose and my mom caught it. It was so
awesome. Another part of the show that was cool was the perfect fan. It was
so great. Me and my friend were balling like babies because we wanted to be
the girls on stage.
This concert is totally worth your money. It is great along with the
other concerts and its just really awesome. Don't miss them if they are
coming to your town.
From: Melanie Brackney [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 7:52 PM
Hey guys just wanted to say that I went to see that
Backstreet boys concert on Saturday, November 27, 1999
and it was absolutly amazing!!!! For me the
excitement started even before I arrived at the
arena....okay as most of you know they were staying at
the Hyatt Regency next door, due to traffic we were
forced to park accross the street from the arena. My
mom and I were walking towards the arena..when I
noticed a guy in the window(we were very early by the
way atleast 2 hours early) of the hotel. He was
looking around, like he wanted to get peoples
attention but nobody was paying any attention to him
because the news was standing there and a interview or
something was going on.
As we started to cross the
street I found noticed how much the guy in the window
resembled Nicky. I even said something to my mom who
agreed (Nick was by this time kind of waving trying to
get people to notice, and he seemed to be looking in
my direction). So I started to jump up and wave, with
in seconds Nick began to mock me. We continued this
for quite a few minutes. Then I noticed the news guy
say something about how they were standing outside the
hotel where the BSB were staying. And then all the
girls noticed Nick, and I pretty much lost him.
it was amazing just knowing that for a few minutes me
and Nick Carter were on the same plane..for a little
while atleast he knew that I was alive. The mocking
gesture to me was like him saying, look I see you, the
only way that he could. Thinking about it now it
brings tears to my eyes. Okay enough of my little
story on to the main event.
First of all I had great
seats at the show!!! Instead of doing the whole
review thing, I thought I'd give you all some of the
ups and downs(not that there were very many)
I'll get the downs out of the way first:
1) Mandy Moore, okay here is my opinion of her. Sure
maybe she can carry a tune, but I soo can't understand
her she needs to work on her diction a lot. I know she
was sick, but I felt the same way about her when I saw
her Detroit. And anyways, she's not really my thing.
It's cool if you all like her, but I was soo
2) Howie's speech....I mean Howie that whole
night(and I truly do like him) seemed to be a bit
disinterested. This is very un-Howie like I realize.
But I'm just saying that maybe he was sick or
something. And his speech was seriously about 3
seconds long, but then that could have been so Kevin
and Brian could talk longer.
3) The way some of the girls dress. Okay chicas I am
going to make this clear, the boys are not going to
see you really well if you are not on the floor. So
why dress like you are going to a club? It just looks
absolutly rediculous. And if you are on the floor, do
you think the guys are going to come off the stage to
get you or something? Welcome to the real world
4) I didn't get to see enough of Brian, he stayed
mainly on one side, oposite of me.
5) Can't the guys throw more stuffed animals, and
can't Nick catch!! Sorry maybe they should go back to
roses or something make it a little easier.
6) I noticed this in Detroit too, but can't all the
girls be introduced by the guys with their moms..I
mean why just Kevin's girl.
Okay on to the highlights:
1) They sounded great!!! Much better than they did
2) The choir added a nice touch to the show.
3) The dancers...they are sooo talented, I couldn't
really see them in Detroit to appreciate them enough.
4) They didn't seemed as rushed in Lexington...which I
5) Seeing Brian and Kevin soooo happy to be home.
6) Hearing all the support for the hometown boys( they
7) Being told by the security that it was okay to take
8) Being able to see the guys sort of upclose.
9) Just knowing that Kevin and Brian have sat as
audience members in the very same arena, and knowing
how successful they have become. It makes you realize
that success can really happen to anybody. It's very
humbeling, and reassures me that if I try even living
where I do (which is Ohio, but still not very far) I
can make it big someday. That in itself is an awesome
Okay peeps enough of me...if you went to the concert
the 27th email we can exchange stories. Oh I was in
Section 23 by the way, so if you were there please
From: Newnom, Robert [email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 4:23 PM
Hi,Friday my 2 friends Katie and Amber went to the Lexington,KY
concert on 11/26/99.Well we were trying to find the BSB in the Hyatt
Hotel,where they were staying.On the 5th floor the security guards said
we just missed one by 10 secs.As we were looking around the hotel,we
found their dressing room(The Hyatt is connected to Rupp Arena).Then
security guards walked us out of there.We ran into a lady who said one
of the BSB were staying on the 15th floor in the Oriental room.So we
hurried up there,and knocked on his door,the tv was on.We knocked once
then a security guard started chasing us down the stairs.At that point
we lost my dad,as we were looking for him we ran into the BSB dancer
Nikki and we got our picture taken with her.Ot was pretty cool.At 6:00
we got our seats we were row B,lower arena on the side.Awesome
seats.I'll send pix when I get them.Nick flew right over us and he and
Brian waved at us.After the concert we went behind the arena found the
buses and looked into one and a security guard woman told us to get
away.But our chase for BSB started when we called Rupp from our hotel
and asked if we could meet the BSB,she said they were in a interview at
T-Blades Office ,on the 3rd floor of Rupp/Hyatt.We may not have met them
but we came so close.Also we say Mandy walk in with security guards and
go under the silver curtain.Ah I forgot when the dancers came out,we
were on the rails and Nikki smiled and waved at us.She remembered
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 12:29 PM
MY REVIEW OF THE NOV.26TH 1999 BSB CONCERT AT RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON,KY
This is my review of the concert from the third row. The opening acts were
Mandy Moore and EYC. Mandy came out first with five all male dancers, she
was o.k. I guess but I did'nt know any of her songs except candy but at
least you could tell that she could sing. And she was recieved really well
from the crowd. Next was EYC (express yourself clearly). Everyone started
screaming when they came onstage I guess they thought that they were the BSB
but then when they found out it was'nt the applause died down. They are
three guys and I did'nt know any of their songs. They were'nt very catchy is
probably the reason and they did more dancing than singing trying to seduce
the audience but were'nt doing a very good job considering that there was
mostly teenagers in the audience and only one of them was cute. I only
caught the name of the cute one it was david. they also did cover songs like
eminem my name is and 702 where my girls at. One time two of them even ran
into each other on stage! Then it was finally time for My fave A.J. and the
Major Hightlights from the show were when Howie rapped, Nick & A.J. had
a dancing duel, Kevin & Brian Brought their moms onstage for the perfect
fan, and also the tates creek choir(brian's old school and the background
vocals for the millenium album)A.J.'s hair color was a SHOCKING normal brown
and was low cut. A.J. also wore a straight jacket on stage, a cow cowboy
hat,and eightball boxers throughout the show. I was so lucky because I had
one of the best seats in the house. Section 2 row c seat 31 which is right
of the level part of the hexagon stage and a.j. stayed near us the most he
even came down and touched hands and sang to us. He asked us if we wanted to
get wet? Then he splashed his bottled water on us, my hair got wet! He had
already torn his white t-shirt and now all you could see was parts of his
chest. Then when howie was talking and the whole arena was quiet I screamed
a.j.'s name. Everyone looked around a.j. put his hand up to his face and
squinted his eyes at me I was jumping up and down and waving then he smiled
and waved. I was in heaven!!! But as it turns out the best was yet to come!
Me & my friend stephanie were staying in the same hotel as A.J. and I
actually got to meet him at the bar(I'm 21) after the concert along with
some of the BSB dancers and crew that I had met throughout the day! I have
pictures autographs and memories to last me a lifetime!! I know that I
probably won't be lucky enough to get such good seats next time so I'm so
lucky that I was there this time.
Thank you for letting me share my review.
Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 4:44 PM
On Saturday Nov. 27 my friend Megan and I attened the BSB concert at Rupp
Arena. We had it all planned! We got there around 2:30- 3:00 and the show
didnt start until 7:30. We wandered around and then came to the hotel that
was connected to Rupp and there was a crowd of girls there so we went to the
lobby by the elevators and well it wasnt BSB but close! We met Swoop and
another dancer and Swoop was very very very very very very NICE! he smelled
good too and is kinda cute so we got pics!
Onto the show! We were like a few of the first to see the guys come outta
the big black box and Megan bawled. They looked great! I don't remember the
order of the songs or anything cause I was in a daze and half crying.But when
they sang "Show Me The Meaning" Howie held up a flag that had Denniz's name
on it and the Sweden flag on the other side and I was like "WE MISS YOU
DENNIZ" even though I didn't know him! Then Nick talked most of all and Brian
gave his little speech "I am speechless but I have so may things to say" and
he said hi to his mom, dad, and bro and other realitives. Then Kevin called
us hi "Kentucky farm Girls" which was cute. Now I have to say Nick looked so
good in his leather pants I think i could have died! I never knew a man could
look so good in leather pants! Well anyway I really liked when that dancer
ripped AJ's shirt off! Highlight of the show! It had to be the best concert
ever! I left speechless, partically because I'd lost my voice and partially
cause I'd lost my heart, TO NICK!
Highlights of The Show
*Nick acting goofy
*Brian playing with his basketball onstage
*Brian in his #11 UK jersey
*Nick's leather pants
*Kevin and his speech "Kentucky Farm Girls"
*Aj's shirt being ripped off! OH BABY even though I love Nick!
* Their VOICE VOICES VOICES VOICES! AMZAZING! Thats not the word there
isnt a word to describe a BSB conceert an them singing live it was GREAT! If
you have never been you HAVE to go to the next you don't know what you're
missing out on!
From: ShellyCandy Chekanski [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:35 PM
I am from PA. I went to the Lexington, Kentucky
concert on Nov. 26 (Friday) It was held at the Rupp
arena. The show was the BEST! The opening band was
Mandy Moore and a rap group. The first song was Larger
Than Life. People came on stage with torches while the
band played star wars music. They sang a few songs
then each BSBoy had time to talk to the audience.
Brian told the story of how he wanted to play in the
Rupp arena ever since he was a little boy, and that
everyone there gave him a chance to. Kevin played his
solo song on the piano. During the song Perfect Fan
Brian and Kevins mom came up on stage. At the end of
the concert Kevin, AJ, Brian, and Nick took turns
introducing the band and dancers. Then Nick introduced
a rapper that he liked to call MCD. (named after MC
Hammer) It was HOWIE!! Howie did a rap song (Which he
was VERY good at) Then they all bowed and the show was
over. They played around 18 songs! The show was the
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 2:11 PM
Hey i jsut thought i'd share my little "ExPeRiEnCe" with everyone about my
BSB concert experiences
The Deal~So i live in New jersey and my dad and i flew to Lexington with 10
th row tickets for SATURDAY. We got these on Ebay.com Friday night we went to
Rupp Arena and Backstreet was in the air we found a scalper who gave us 11th
row (sec 2 row L seat 1+2) so we got em' and headed for the arena. We got
their and there were pretty long lines so we thought they were checking
cameras (we brought a regualr camera and a telephotolens one) We got them in
Opening Acts~ Mandy Morre came out...nothing to impressive. When i went to
Denver she wasn't there... but she's ok on a scale of 1-10 i give her
performance a 4 1/2. The EYC came out the only thing i liked about them was
when they said how " BSB are in the back changing" or something like that
The Show~8:45 lights dim...dancers come out...star wars music comes on and
Bam there r my 5 fantasies! Now last time i saw them Nick had his hair long
so i was so thrilled when i saw it short. I know i'm such a loser..i started
to cry...then after they made their way around the stage Kevin did his
little"Lexington r u ready to party?!?" Everyone shrieked and so
forth..honestly the rest is kinda a blur but i'l give ya the highlights from
Brian~During The Perfect Fan they had his high school choir and his mom on
stage it was very very sweet. he was smiling the whole night. All the guys
gave the same speeches except him and Kev. Brian said how he loved BBall
growing up but music was his love and how he couldn't beleive he was playing
in Rupp arena. he had so much more energy then when he did when i saw them in
Jersey and Denver
AJ~ He is such a great performer. he had so much energy and during "That's
The way i like it"( I think that's the song) the dancers ripped his shirt
off...he flew over me upside down which gave a nice view of his rear. his
hair was brown and he looked Hella fine!! Plus he waved at me when he flew =)
Howie~O sweet D. While the guys sat on the bar stools he waved at my section
and was so swet. he sounded really good and threw gifts when they flew.
Kevin~Boy did Lexington loooooove kevin! He was on my side some of the time
and did great during the perfect fan his mom came out on stage too it was
really sweet and during their speeches he started crying saying how 'all the
guys had a bet to what song he would start crying at"
Nick~~O Boy did i save the best for last! Now Little Nickolas Carter knows
how to shake his bon-bon!:p he was smackin the air...movin his
pelvis....everything! (Good work aj u've rubbed off on nick) No my little
nick didn't fly over me but that's ok he saw me!:) Boy during "show me the
meaning" him and that dancer do the tango thing great!
Overall it was the best bsb cocnert i've seen.
feel free to e-mail me with comments or q's
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 3:11 PM
I was among the 22,055 people who were lucky enough to get their hands on
tickets for the November, 26 show at Rupp arena in Lexington Kentucky, and
trust me when I say that for any diehard fan, this was a show that will never
The boys came out, flying on boards as they always do, and preformed an
incredible first act. The crowd cheered loudly for all of the boys, but for
two especially. The boys, one by one introduced themselves, Nick, AJ, Howie,
and then ah yes, our hometown heroes, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson.
When Brian came out, he said, "Hello" and then he just stood there. Why you
ask, well the crowd screamed so loudly that he couldn't go on. He just stood
there with a huge grin on his face until the crowd settled down enough for
him to talk. The words that he said next will be in my mind for years to
come. He talked of how he was pretty good at basketball, and as a little boy
he had dreamed of playing at Rupp (home of the Kentucky Wildcats), and that
though music turned out to be his talent, with the help of God, and his fans,
his dream of "playing" at Rupp was finally coming true. He thanked his fans
and handed the mike to Kevin.
Once again the crowd went wild. Kevin just looked out at his fans, and
whether it was the cheering of the crowd, the fans out there, or just some
childhood memories I'll never know, but Kevin got choked up. He said he'd
made bets with all of the guys as to when, or during what song he would cry,
and he had already lost the bet. He stepped back a moment, and then with
tears in his eyes said, "I love you all."
The concert went on without a hitch, two hours of incredible singing,
dancing, and fun flew by, they played almost every one of their songs, and
did two encores, and everyone was sad to see the show end, but it was worth
every minute, and every dollar. You see, this show had many special moments,
the flying, and the encores, the crazy fans, and the talent of the boys, but
there were a few very special moments. Once, towards the end, Brian and
Kevin came out all dressed in Kentucky Wildcat clothes, and Brian wore his
Healthy Hearts t-shirt during one song, but perhaps the most touching moment
of the entire concert, and definately the greatest moment for me was when
they sang the "Perfect Fan" The choir from the CD, from Tates Creek came up
and sang with the boys, but something that only we will ever get to see was
when the boys went off to get the mothers and daughters. They came back on
Nick, Howie, AJ, and then Brian and Kevin, but oh, what's this, Brian and
Kevin only have a mother, their mothers, and they sang to them, something
that only happened once, and wouldn't happen again. It was truely touching,
and even brought a tear to my eye.
All in all it was incredible. and to
think that we are the only ones who will ever witness the love of those two
boys to their mothers in that way, it's wonderful!!
From: Teresa Turner [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 8:36 PM
Hey, my name is Teresa I am an older BSB fan, 33 young years of age :)
and I went to the Atlanta concert on Nov. 24th and the Lexington show
last night Nov. 26th. Let me give MY take of the shows.
Atlanta: The show was great, very upbeat. A.J. seemed to be having an
off night, but he still looked great. The only other mishap I witnessed
was Kev dropping his hat during the "All I Have To Give" dance sequence.
He made a really disgusted face, then picked up his hat and got right
back into the routine without missing a beat. I saw them last year and
let me say that Kev has REALLY improved on his dance steps, he seems to
do it with so much ease now. The other highlights of the show for me
were when A.J. came out in his straight jacket, acting really crazy, and
when Howie had put on a hooded jacket and pretended to be "MC D." the
rapper. He did a good job with that too! They did a great medley of
"Everybody, Backstreet's Back", "We've Got It Goin' On", and "That's The
Way I Like It" the routine for the latter song was wonderful, the girls
and guys going at it. We all enjoyed that very much. The guys dancing is
much more mature, more adult. They ended of course with "I Want It That
Way". And of course they were wonderful as usual with that. Now on the
last night's show.
Lexington: The air was filled with much energy, I talked to one of my
friends who is a dancer for the BSB and she said that backstage there
was a lot of emotion, Kevin and Brian had all their families there, plus
their pals from high school. Their Grandfather was dressed to the nines
in a suit and tie (looking rather handsome if you ask me!) We were on
the floor near the stage, to the left of us were Kev and Brian's family,
I saw Jackie and Harold Sr., Jerald Jr. and Tim (Kev's brothers) their
Grandfather, and lots of other friends and family, Being my hometown as
well this was emotional for me too. They came out doing "Larger Than
Life" the crowd was ROARING, their families were on their feet, during
the introductions, each guy comes out and says hi to the fans, Brian
came out and thanked the fans and his mother, father and brother as well
as all his other family. Kevin came out last, he was too choked up with
emotion to speak, the guys all made a bet of which song Kev would cry
during, but he said it didn't matter because he had already lost it, his
eyes were shining with tears, I cried with him.
The show was the best
yet. Kevin and Brian were sheer perfection up there. During "The Perfect
Fan" Kev and Brian brought up their mother's Ann and Jackie, it was so
emotional I don't think there were many dry eyes in the arena. During
Kevin's part "In hopes I can give back to you and be the perfect son" he
turned to Ann as he sang it and she burst into tears, Kevin was teary
eyed, then he walked to her and she kissed him lightly on the lips, it
was beautiful. I have never felt more emotion in one place than I did in
Rupp Arena last night. Brian and Kevin were extremely relaxed and happy,
Kevin cut up a lot more than he usually does, and he kept coming over to
the side of the stage where his family was smiling and waving at them.
The night was perfect, I didn't want it to end, but like everything else
it must, so when they came out to do "I Want It That Way" they usually
dress in their own clothing, Kevin and Brian came out in Kentucky
Wildcat shirts, and Kevin had on his KY hat. The crowd was going crazy.
I have seen the BSB before, but I have to say I never felt as much
emotion as I did last night, it was really nice seeing the guys come
home to our hometown and do it with such perfection and grace. I was
even more proud of them last night. What a night they had, and what a
night they gave all the fans in Lexington who have waited so long for
the homecoming of their "boys". It was a night I will not soon forget.
Concert Reviews: 11/24/99 Atlanta, GA
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: ~*~Amy D.~*~ [Backstreet_B937@webtv.net]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 7:51 PM
Hey everybody! I went to the Backstreet Boys concert on November
24th in Atlanta, Ga at the Philips Arena!! What a day that was for me
and my friends Vanessa, Nicole, Julie & Kelly. We got there about 4:00
and walked around and made our way in line, which we were not that far
back. We saw some very interesting people standing waiting there 2 hrs
to see our beloved Backstreet Boys! Finally it was 6:00 and time to go
inside and find our seats which were great!! We had the best view since
we were looking right on top of them. I mean we could see everything!
Mandy Moore did not appear, leaving EYC (Express Yourself Clearly)
the Boys only opener. I guess they were OK. They sang songs that
sounded far to familiar and toward the last song they all took their
shirts off and according to them showed us the "sexy side of EYC" while
prancing around the pentagon shaped stage that was lit up and equipment
ready with the band awaiting the Boys.
At last it was 8:35, the lights dimed and the massive screaming of
us all roared in the jam packed arena, as the Sears commercial played on
the overhead TV screen. Then, from the left side of one of the portals,
marched out 10 people dressed in white holding 2 torches in each hand.
They walked up the stage and placed them on each side. OMG! Here came
the Backstreet Boys being lowered down on their snowboards!!!!!!! Me,
Vanessa and Nicole were freaking out so bad and so was everybody
else!!!!! I swear I have never screamed so loud for so long!!!!! Each
of the Boys introuduced themselves and sang a mix of songs from both
albums which were very exciting and romantic!
The boys looked great-all of them!!!!! They are so fine and sound
so fabulous live. It's such a wonderful experence to see them so close
to you like you could reach out and touch them!!! What a dream come
true! Nick, Kevin, AJ, Brian and Howie all did a terrific job! Now for
some highights: The flying was wild! They turned flips! Kevin was
hanging up side down on his ladder, Brian played w/ a basketball, Nick
was lifting up his shirt and shouting to the audience, AJ was going
crazy, ripping off his shirt and tossing his water bottle in the crowd,
and in the next paragraph I will gladly share with you all about my fave
guy, Howie!!!! (Yes, that's right, i said Howie)
OMG where do I begin?! He was sooooooo cute!!!! I mean you should
have heard the way he said "Y'all" it was so cute!! And he said "I'm
gonna put the "Hot" in "Hot Atlanta"!!!! I swear, you have to see this
man dance!!!! OMG!!!! He's awesome! When he dedicated "Show Me The
Meaning Of Being Lonely" to the late Denniz Pop I swear I almost broke
down, it was a lovely tribute. Near the end, Nick introduced to us a
friend of his that was an upcoming rapper that goes by the name of
MCD....how cute was this?...Howie came out with a hood over his face and
started doing this little rap!!!! *L* I thought it was very well done. I
LOVE YOU HOWIE!!!!!!!
Like all good things even this concert had to come to an end no
matter how badly none of us wanted it to. They ended the show with "I
Want It That Way" and we sang the last verse!!! Sweet Howie went down
and shook hands in front row. They wished us a happy Thanksgiving and
thanked us and told us how much they appreciate everything we, the fans,
do for them. And we replied the same but in screaming "I LOVE YOU!!!"
to the Boys and "PLEASE DON'T GO!!" which we all sincerly
meant....followed by a last goodbye to our favorite member, if that's
possible. All resulting in a outburst of tears both happy and sad and
even more screams!!! There we sat, in awe, holding our cameras as we
watched them make their way off the stage. How I wished they could stay
but I knew and understood that they now had to make their way somewhere
It was the best time I have ever had in my life and i would never
trade anything in this world for that moment, it can't be replaced. The
Backstreet Boys are my heros and there will always be a special place in
my heart for them. THANK YOU SO MUCH BACKSTREET BOYS! I LOVE YOU
From: JOHNNY ANGLE [JNTANGLE@prodigy.net]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 4:01 PM
I just loved the concert.It was the best ever I liked when they flew
over us,and came on stage on those Huber boards.Like from back to the
future.That was awesome.I was right under them,so close I could touch
any of them if I tried.I went with my friend Danielle that's in love
with Nick I am in love with AJ,Kevin, and Brian of course. Backstreet
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 3:51 PM
Hi, I went to the BSB concert on November 24 in Atlanta and it was great. I
had already been to two. They were great but this one was the best. I had
section 103 row A. I was so close i felt the heat from the flames. I really
had a good time. They all looked really good too!! I thought it was funny
when Howie was about to fly and he did the sign of the cross about 5 times,
he looked really nervous! They sang really well that night. At the end they
ran right past me and i touched Nick(Awwwww) Howie, and Kevin. I also touched
all their dancers hands. I cant wait to see them again.
From: Kallee McLean [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 12:01 AM
After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime my two best friends and I
finally made it to Atlanta to see the Backstreet Boys. I was not
disappointed in the show at all. The minute I saw Brian, Nick, Howie, AJ,
and Kevin fly onto the stage tears began to fill my eyes. I could not
believe I was there. I am 20 years old as are my friends and I don't
usually succumb to tears so easily. Amazing is the only word I can use to
describe my Backstreet experience. I am going to say it. I have never been
a Nick Carter fan. I have always thought of him as being arrogant and
well..not cute. Well he turned me into a Nick Lover Wednesday night. He
was so intense. He put so much effort into every song. I have never seen
him dance like he did. He was putting AJ to shame. You know how everybody
is always watching AJ to be provocative? Well not in the A-T-L, Mr. Carter
stole the show! I was so impressed by him. I can honestly say that I have
nothing but mad respect for him.
I think one of my favorite songs of the night was "That's The Way I Like
It". I liked the way the guys interacted with their dancers. It was off
the hook. I also liked "Show Me The Meaning". I loved it when the guys
danced with the girls. It was very sexy and I just liked it. "The Perfect
Fan" made me want to pick up my cell phone and call my mom! The most
surprising moment of the night came when Nick announced that there was a new
rapper on the scene. He introduced everyone to "MC D"! It was great!
Howie had his hood pulled over his head and I died laughing. It was too
cute! "I Want It That Way" was a perfect end to a perfect show.
However, there was a downpoint to my whole Backstreet Boys experience. I am
not in love with them. I don't think about marrying them, or spawning their
children. But, I did realize that being a Backstreet Boy is their job.
That is what they do. It finally hit me while my friends and I were waiting
by the busses backstage while the guys were getting ready to leave. AJ and
Nick had already left to fly home so we saw Kevin leave in a white 4Runner.
Standing behind the security guards I felt so stupid and like I was
invading his privacy just being there. Of course he was sweet and waved but
that is when I had this serene moment. While he was on stage him and the
rest of the guys belonged to us. They were ours! But the minute they
stepped off that stage they no longer belonged to us. They are normal guys
who just happen to have not so normal jobs.
I will continue to keep the
backstreet pride alive but I have now had a completely different outlook on
my whole backstreet obsession. Just remember we don't really know them. We
know the professionals but not the men. I just thought I would share my
thoughts with you! KTBSPA!!
From: Katy Richardson [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 9:38 PM
My concert was in Atlanta Georgia at the brand new "Philips Arena". I was so
excited I could hardly contain myself. We got on MARTA and rode up and when
we got to the arena, I immediatly went to buy something. I bought a t-shirt
and some pins along with a program (which later got stolen). After that we
found our way to our seats and waited a while.
The opening act, EYC, came out and did their thing. At first I was pretty
hyped up and excited so I was enjoying EYC but after a while I got pretty
tired of then prancing around the stage pulling their shirts up and showing
their chests. It was actually kind of sickening. Not that they were bad
looking, it's just that they were trying SOOOO hard to be sexy. Anyway, they
did about five songs I guess, I don't really remember, then they said
goodbye and left.
After they left, everyone got hyped up but soon settled down when they
realized that the BSB weren't coming out just yet. So everyone sat down and
waited. And waited. And waited. It was at least an hour after EYC left that
the BSB finally came out.
But they finally did come out to (you guessed it) the Star Wars theme. They
came out on surfboards and Kevvy directed the group moving around the stage
and they sang "Larger Than Life". Then after that they sang "Get Down" and
then "The One". Then they all went to change clothes and Nick stayed out and
talked to the crowd. After him the rest of them talked in this order: AJ,
Howie, Brian & Kevin. (They saved the best for last)
Then they sang "As Long As You Love Me". Now, I'm not exactly a big fan of
this song but it sounded really good live. After that they all stood up on
the big circle thingie in the middle of the stage and sang "Don't Wanna Lose
You Now". That performance was just amazing. I don't know what it was but it
just sounded REALLY good.
They then sang "Quit Playing Games" and flew through the crowd at the end of
it. AJ flew over us and he was just really cute. I watched him but my
attention was caught up with Kevin who I could see good because he was just
on the other side of Nick.
They left to get a wardrobe change and came back out to sing "Don't want you
back". Then they sang "The Perfect Fan" and it was really cute because Kevin
was trying to talk and the mom kept taking pictures. When Brian, Howie and
AJ were singing the first verse, Kevin took the camera and held it out in
front of them and took a picture of him, the little girl and the
mom.(aww..)The little girl who walked with Howie was absolutly ADORABLE. She
was the cutest little thing I've ever seen.
After that they left and we saw a big white piano coming down from the
ceiling. I started freaking out because I knew what was next. Kevin came out
and did his "Untitled" solo along with Mindi. Then after that was over, he
was elevated and played the piano while the other boys sang "Back to Your
Heart". That was my favorite part of the entire concert it was just amazing.
After BTYH they went and changed their clothes and came out to sing an
"Everybody"/"We've Got It Going On"/"That's the way I like it" mix. (Kevin
was so hot during TTWILI)
After another wardrobe change (into pink pants) they came out on stools in
the center. When Howie asked everyone if there were any Spanish peaches in
the house AJ started laughing and Howie looked back at him and started
laughing too. It was so cute! Anyway, they sang "Spanish Eyes" and then
"I'll Never Break Your Heart". They all put coats on and sang "All I Have to
Give". During the hat routine, poor Kevin dropped his hat but picked it up
quickly and continued on.
After AIHTG they sang "Show Me The Meaning" to which they dedicated to Deniz
PoP. After that they said goodbye and left. A bunch of people then got up
and left & I felt kinda sorry for them cause I knew it wasn't over yet.
Sure enough, they came back out and did a performance to "It's Gotta Be
You". I REALLY like this routine. It was really good. They then introduced
all the dancers and band members. All I remember is that the girl that Kevin
introduced graduated from Georgia Tech and Mindi is a Atlana Hawks
cheerleader. After they finally finished the song, the boys and dancers all
did bows and left. Again a bunch of people thought it was over and left. I
knew it wasn't over yet because they had yet to sing "I Want It That Way"
After a while they came back out and sang IWITW. Then thanked everyone for
coming and wished us all a Happy Thanksgiving. Then they left. And it was
over *sniff*. Anyhow, the cool part was that they kept calling us Sothern
Belles and Georgia Peaches and saying HOTlanta. That was pretty cool.
So anyways, there's my concert review, I hope you enjoyed it. And to whoever
stole my concert program, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 6:47 PM
This is from Allison and Nessie from Atlanta, GA
Hi I went to the Atlanta concert and it was the best concert ever seen. We
sat in the 4 row right behided the black box. The lights went out, the smoke
(dry ice) began to rise, and the crowd went wild. They stared with Star Wars
Theme and landed on stage they sang Larger Than Life. After that I was
hypotised. Me and my friend was sitting in back of Howie's cousin and her
daughter. They looked might fine in their black outfits when they sang Don't
Want You Back also during the song when they are on the ladders, Nick did not
stay on to long as the rest of the guys did. It looked like his knee was
bothering him. When they few over the audience Brian was on our side and he
waved at us then he dropped the teddy bear that he had he said "sorry that I
drop it", he was trying to throw it to us.
Then they changed to their pink
outfits and sang Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely and the Perfect Fan.
That was so cute when the mothers and daughters was on stage. Howie's fan
was only about 3 or 4 years old one on the stage hands put a teddy bear on
stage and Howie picked it up and gave it to her I almost cried because it was
sweet of him and I have a 4 year old to. Then they change in to their white
outfits. People please understand that I was hypnotized by them so I don't
remember to much that went on. Then they changed to their jammies as I call
them they were hot and funny because AJ was in a straight jacket (Oh my they
caught him HAHAHA). Howie and NIck did this rap thang and it was funny but
Howie can rap.
Nick did undo AJ for the straight jacket and he went crazy
again, AJ got a water bottle run to NIck side we thought he was going to
pour it on NIck but instead AJ poured it into the crowd. then they
introduced the dancers and the Band. When they introduced the bands
keyboards Tommy the crowd yelled out "TOMMY" I think we all know him and it
was a big surprise to the guys. Then they left and came back for the encore.
They sang I Want It That Away which the crowd was singing along with them
near the end of the song the guy stop singing and the crowd finish the song.
AJ did not finish his part because Nick was tapping on his shoulder and AJ
stopped sing and asked Nick "what" and then they both said "HAPPY
THANKSGIVING ATLANTA, WE LOVE YOU". Then the guys were in the middle of the
stage and said "Good night" then they disappeared.
Overall the concert was
wonderful and it was the best time of my friend and I ever had. In the
beginning of the show we did meet Leighanne (Brian's girlfriend) and had our
picture with her. Again please understand that we was so overwhelmed by the
stage how big it was and the show how massive it was we was only
concentrating on the guys and their moves.
Love you all
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 10:04 AM
Wow! You guys were right about having the best time of my life. Let me first
start of by telling you about the concert and about what I did then I will
tell you about the each member. I was so surpised on how good are seats were,
I was lower level but there were no floor seats in front of us so that meant
a better chance of running up which we did , ALL THE WAY TO THE FRONT. We had
to go back after about 10 min, but at the end of the show when they sung "I
Want it That Way" we were in the front for the rest of the show. We got a few
pics of them from the front so they should be good. When the concert started
EYC came out, I hated them so much they were a waste of time. The
Backstreet Boys did not need a opening act. Mandy Moore was not there either,
I really do not like her music anyway.. Then when BSB came out thought they
would be flying around the whole crowd with the surf boards. When they
landed on stage they were so good they didn teven crack a smile(besides
brianwhich was sweet.)
Now you know I must right the longest review on Nick my favorite
Nick: This was the best part of the show to me(beside when Howie looked at us
and pointed then smiled, Aj and Nick also looked at use but not they way
Howie did.) Man he was so hot his hair was cut, nice butt, and defintly not
fat. He was sexy. I loved it when him and Aj did this little freaky dance on
top of the petagon in the beginning of the show. I forgot what song it was
when Nick started crawling on the ground, but he looked mighty fine when he
did it. I wish I was on of the girl dancers, because Nick was grinding with
them, man tey are lucky( well really just one of the dancers). Nick sounded
excellent on top of that he made sexy little looks alot. At the end end of
the concer when Nick was introducing the key boardist he went and hit a key
two times sounding horrible , but it was
really funny. Nick Carter is what we call a tease girls . He is tantalizing
in every way. You can see but you may not touch, I KNOW I HATE IT TOO!!!!!!!
Howie: Howie sounded great and looked excellent too. It made my day, well
hell year when he looked at us pointed, waved then winked. He rapped pretty
good at the end too. Many people say Howie D is ugly, but he is a very
handsome guy esp up close.
AJ: AJ was great. He was a freak too along with Nick. I liked when he ripped
of his, that was cool showing of that good body on his. He looked excellent
with a cowboy hat on I was thinking how cool it would be to ride him. Aj gets
a 10 in my book!
Brian: My second favorite is Brian. He was great too always sounding good. My
favorite part was during "perfect fan" he was so sweet to the girl and the
other, I know that they were happy, I also wish I was them. He was great on
the pole too, it seemed like he was trying to knock it down.
Kevin: Looked good, he was tones looking and sounding perfect. He came to our
side when he was flying I was about five feet from him I cannot believe it. I
was two inches short of getting one of the two teddy bears he threw (so if
you haven't went get yourself prepared for getting a bear) Kevin offered to
pick this lady up out of her chair (I bet he was teasing but still...) but
she was saying no, HOW LAME CAN YOU GET! Was what I was thinking about her.
The only bad thing about Kevin is that he hardly made any eye contact with
anyone, but I guess you get tried of doing that while being on tour so long.
He was still great though!!!! I love him so much!
Erin AKA Chocolate BSB girl
Concert Reviews: 11/23/99 Birmingham, AL
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 5:37 PM
Hey everyone! I went to the Backstreet Boys' show on November 23rd. It was
awesome!! I hope they intend to come back. But an incident that happen
leaves me to believe they'd have reason not to. I was listening to the radio
that day to hear on 107.7 an interview with the Backstreet Boys. I waited &
waited. As I listened to the interview, it didn't sound like Brian, Kevin, &
Nick(who were supposed to be there).
During the interview as it got towards having fans call in to talk to the
boys, I realized how the boys were. They were definately rude to their fans.
As in, hanging up on them and so forth. Then, this morning (the 24th) I
recieved the Birmingham News paper. It states:
"Radio station hoax angers Backstreet fans"
Radio hosts Beaner and Ken pulled one over on Birmingham on tuesday, but
throngs of listeners didn't get the joke or didn't think it was funny. It
sounded as though WRAX-FM was interviewing three of the five Backstreet Boys
on their early-morning show. Love-crazed teens from all over the city called
to talk to the boys, but found the object of their adolescent desires rude
and disrespectful. But Beaner and Ken's "boys" were mrere actors. Program
director Dave Rossi said the hosts finally admitted the hoax, but by then
the damage was done. Several hundred angry girls and their parents lit up
the radio station's phone lines all day long vowing to stop buying the
band's records and renounce their loyalty to the pop group. Callers
"couldn't believe how offensive they were to the fans," Rossi said. "I knew
it pushed peoples' buttons at first, but it's been going on all day. We
thought people would see through the joke."
(The end of the article)
Okay..maybe it's just me, but I think that's extremely rude. I mean, what
does that say about Alabama? I wouldn't be suprized if Backstreet Boys
realize how they lost some fans over this and think that Birmingham is just
an awful city and I think that makes us look bad. Anyway, I was at the
concert, and I realized there were some empty seats in the house. I know
there could be other reasons to people not sitting in those seats, but I
mean it could have been just because parents thought that BSB were rude and
that they didn't want their children seeing them that night or ever again.
That's all that the interview said, but I just hope Backstreet Boys only see
how rude Beaner and Ken were, but realize that they still have the hearts
won over of all of Alabama.
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 12:26 PM
Mandy Moore and EYC did opening acts and the concert. Before they came out
the aduience was yelling backstreet boys ... and doing the wave thing. We
waited forever till the bsb slowly came out this box thingy on the boards
flying to the stage. Their first song was "larger Than Life" and during one
song i can't remember which one they flew over the audience and kevin was
only about 10 feet away from me! and before they did "Back To Your Heart"
Kevin played the piano with the girl playing the saxaphone. And at one time
during the end a girl threw her glow stick and it hit nick in the head and
he fell and he's like where did that thing go. that was funny. and at the end
howie came off stage and walked around and of course he touched girls' hands.
and of course there was alot more but i don't want to ruin the suprise for
people if they have a concert after us.
From: Ashley AJ Luvah [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 12:20 PM
Well the day had finally come when I got to go to the BSB concert.It
took a long time to get there to Birmingham.I went with my freind Kerry.
She loves Brian to death!I love A.J. to death too!We went to our seats
they were so close to the stage!!!!!!!!
Mandy Moore came out first I really couldn't hear her singing though. I
guess she was aight.Then EYC came out one of the guys were very fine!He
kept showing his chest at the end he took his shirt all the way
off!!They were good they got me crunk for BSB. So when they left, you
know how they always do the little tests before the concert to see if
everything is working OK,they did those for about 20 minutes.All the
fans started cheering BAckstreet Boys! BAckstreet Boys!you know the
rest.THen the fans did the wave about 25 times around the whole Civic
Center.Some of the fans in the balcony saw BSB in the Black box. So
finally they came out.I was screaming my head off(In fact, I lost my
voice and my ears are still ringing*lol*).The guys came out on their
surf boards they were about 4 or 5feet above the audience(seriously they
were kinda close).
I waved at Nick and guess what? He waved back at me! While AJ was
standing on the stage I waved at him before the begining of "Larger Than
Life".I know he saw me waving because he looked DIRECTLY at
me(litarally),before they started LTL. I guess he did'nt wave back
because it was the begining of the first song. Then they did "Get
Down",EVERYBODY started jumping. After "Get Down", All the boys talked
to the fans.Then they did did I'll be the One",(I think*lol*)Sorry I
can't remember the songs in their order. Then it was Kevin's solo.This
girl 2 rows behind me kept sreaming,"I love you KEVIN!!!!",
"KEVIN!!!!".I was like, could you please get out my ear!!!,well I did'nt
actually tell her. *lol*Then they did "Back to Your Heart"They did
"Perfect Fan", it was sweet how they brought the mothers with their
daughters onto the stage. One of the girls wouldn't even look at Nick
she was so nervous.Then they did, "Everybody(Backstreet's Back)",We've
Got It Goin On",and "That's The Way I Like It" in a melody. A.J. saw
everyone in my row doing the dance to "Everybody".He waved at us, so of
course I stopped dancing and started screaming*lol*.Then they did,
"DOn't want you Back", Nick and A.J. were gettin' freaky with the
ladder.That was my favorite part(I know I'm sick).Then they did "Spanish
Eyes",after that it was DOn't Wanna Lose You Now".The next one was, "
Show Me The Meaning".I cried on that song because it's my favorite and I
still could'nt believe I was that close to BSB.
Then they did "All I Have To Give".They flew over the audeince Brian was
on our side he waved at our row.My freind Kerry was screaming all in my
ear.I was like can't you kinda get outta my ear a little bit. I liked
the chair routine alot. Then it was "It's gotta be You". I think that's
the song when Howie fell down one of the slide things on the stage.
Don't worry he was alright*lol*.They introduced the band members and the
dancers.The last two dancers were the best ones. They came back out and
did the last song which was,"I want it That Way".Almost everyone who had
floor seats came up tp the stage.Me and my freind Kerry had a great
time.I just wish it did'nt have to end. When the guys had to leave I
touched all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hey y'all I touched Nick's
butt.I'm for real y'all I did.*lol*
I can't wait to see them again on their next tour.So trust me if you
have'nt been to your concert yet,you won't be dissapointed at ALL.
From: Brittany King [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 11:32 AM
Hey everybody. I'm here to write about the most
unforgettable night of my life. THE BIRMIGHAM, AL 1999
BSB CONCERT! My name is Brittany and I'm 13 years old.
I've never written a review before, so please bear
Everyone was so excited about the BSB coming to
town. It was their first visit, so I don't blame them.
I was excited to, because it was the first concert I
would have ever been to. We got to the BJCC around
5:00, and the doors opened at 6. It took a while for
us to get settled, but we did.
The BSB opening act featured Mandy Moore and
EYC (express yourself clearly) Mandy, poor Mandy. She
sang pretty well for a person "just getting over the
flu" But EYC. Their act was truly forgettable. They
were off key, way too obsessed with themselves, and
very very stupid. They were too busy talking about how
sexy they were to notice that there were young
children in the crowd. I mean, geez.
The BSB did keep us waiting. They wanted to
make a big entrance, and indeed they did. The fabulous
five rose out of a smoking black box on neon boogie
boards, doing all kinds of acrobatics, and flying low
to the audience. Everyone was literally freaking out.
It was to good to be true. With the Star Trek Music
Playing, Kevin, looking like the leader, lead the
other 4 in a very serious intro. Then came the 8 beats
before they sang "Larger than Life" It was
unbelievable. They worked their way through 16 songs
such as "Backstreets back" and " It's gotta be you",
with small breaks in between. I have really forgotten
which song this was during but I couldn't help it. I
was way to wrapped up in the moment. Kevin, my all
time favorite, attached himself to a harness and flew
directly at my row, and waved at me, and smiled at my
friend Jen, and pointed at my friend Bonnie. It was so
unreal, I was shaking for about ten mintues. He came
so close! But The BSB was almost finished, but they
had 2 encores!! It was a concert to remember.
As for the boys, they were great. Kevin was
extremely hot as usual, Brian, Nick, and A.J. got most
of the screams, and Howie was just plain adorable.
I have cried every nite since the 23rd because I
miss them so much and I didn't want them to leave. I
used to Be the BIGGEST 'N Sync fan, but now I think
I'm devoted to the BSB! I love you kevin!!
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Concert Reviews: 11/21/99 Memphis, TN (Part II)
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Karen McCollum [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 11:52 AM
Well to begin with I got tickets for my son and me to see the Memphis
concert. We had good seats but I wanted better. I bought floor seats from a
ticketbroker so there went all my Christmas money. Our friends that were
going had nosebleeds so we went early to try to get better seats for them (
and to see the guys arrive). Well as if it were a dream the boys set up a
new section for a make a wish fan. She got to meet the guys I think and she
sat right up near the stage and new seats were arranged around her. My
friends traded their tickets after a two hour wait so they sat on row two.
INCREDIBLE! Better than me! I learn a lesson. Ha Anyway after the first
few songs they came and got us because the people near them moved up to the
front row so I got to sit on row two also.:0 SCREAM Well the show was
amazing! It is hard to put into words. If you havent gone yet don't make the
mistake I did and spend all your time behind your camera. I missed a lot of
stuff. Howie threw a drumstick and a girl with us just missed it :( Kevin
came over and all 3 girls with us got to touch his arm. :)
My son didn't
want to fight the crowd to get up there. It must be a girl instinct. Their
performances were thrilling. I can't find the words to make you feel it. Try
to go I promise you will not regret it. I don't even regret my extra
expenses. We saw the band members get off their buses. We were on the roof
and I got good pictures of them and Howie then they made us leave.;( GRRR
Dennis went back to the bus to get Guido for me I LOVE DENNIS. I didn't
yell to get Tommy's attention because I didn;t recognize him He had hair
and looked very slim. That nite Brian who is my son's fav waved at us THREE
times. I LOVE BRIAN. Howie also waved :) It is hard to explain how a simple
wave that you know is for you can make you feel. THANKS GUYS. As I said
Kevin came real close to us and Nick did a real big point to a girl in front
of me. She nearly knocked over her row of chairs it was so funny. MY FAV AJ
sang beautifully but he was not very hyper like I thought he would be. He
was either still getting over the flu or New Orleans where they played the
I spent all nite watching him to see what was wrong. I LOVE AJ.
Anyway it was a beautiful special nite of memories for my son and I and I
will never forget it . Especially because I went to Birmingham to see them
two nites later.lol My son did not know I was going. I didn't have the
heart to tell him he couldn't go. I went with a close friend of mine from
high school. We had lower level first row VERY GOOD but it is hard when
you were on the floor two nites before. To my excitement AJ was wild and
funny and I felt better I didn't worry he had matured too much to have fun.
Nick is very sexual now. I like that. Howie is so sweet and sensitive and it
shows all through the show. I hope he knows that is complement. Brian waved
at me TWO MORE TIMES BRIAN is the champion waver in my book. One time I
snuck to the far side so AJ could sing my favorite song to ME. I'll Never
Break Your Heart but of course he broke it because He never waved at me.
There was a possible hand flicker towards me but I think I am kidding
myself. Anyway I was with a group who was waving wildly at them all as they
rotated and Brian made a funny gesture like "ME" we all went wild going
YES YOU and He grabbed his chest and waved and laughed. Then Howie waved.
This time I didn't stay behind my camera and I saw more plus I was in
shock the first time. I didn't even know the band danced! BIG NEWS before
the show Dennis remember the guido earlier walked by me and I said DENNIS
can I get a pictures He said sure and I reminded him about getting Guido for
me and he remembered. Or at least acted like he did. Well he posed real cute
and I took the picture and my friend said "WHO WAS THAT?" and why didn't you
get in the picture with him> DOH I was so worried the flash wouldn't work
it didn't occur to me:( Well my friend is a true convert SHE LOVES HOWIE and
we bought cds to listen to all the way home and I trained her how to tell
their voices apart. If you are going to these last shows you will have an
incredible time . I have such wonderful memories and a jammin program book
to stare at. Some of my 2nd row pictures are good and I am going to get some
enlarged for a scrapbook.:) If you haven't gone try to get tickets for these
new dates I KNOW I AM GOING TO TRY!
AJ ANYTIME ESPECIALLY WHEN HE IS PLAYFUL
BRIAN SMILING THAT SWEET SMILE AND WAVING TO ME
HOWIE WHEN HE GETS SO EMOTIONAL SINGING SHOW ME THE MEANING AFTER DEDICATING IT TO DENIZ POP
KEVIN THAT LOOK ON THE BIG SCREEN WHEN HE STARTS THE SHOW
NICK HE IS A GREAT PERFORMER AND IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO MAKE THE SHOW BETTER YEAH NICK
DENNIS YOU ALREADY READ;BEING WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS WAITING FOR THE BOYS TO COME OUT OF THE BLACK BOX
THE DANCERS REALLY ADD TO THE SHOW THE DANCER THAT IS BALD SORRY I FORGOT THE NAME SMILED REALLY NICE AT ME IN MEMPHIS THANKS DUDE!
THE BAND IS GREAT !!! I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN ON MINDIS SIDE AT LEAST ONCE!!
Well this is long but I waited a long time to see them.
Keep the BSB pride alive.!! If what I read earlier about those birmingham
radio dj's is true I hope the bands lawyers slap them with some heavy
paperwork. You don't mess with people this nice and try to give them a bad
reputation. You should have to pay !! Well that is my warpath . I am a very
Happy fan and mom.
MY SON TELLS EVERYONE BRIAN WAVED AT ME
From: x c [email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 12:15 PM
I arrived at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee around
6:30pm on Nov. 21st, 1999. It's the first time BSB
came to Memphis, I was soooo excited! I got in and
sat down on my seat, which is in double lettered
section, it's only about 15ft from the stage. I was
sooo excited that I couldn't stop shaking till the
Boys came out. At 8pm, the light went off, people
started screaming. Only it's Mandy Moore came out,
she sang 3 songs, last one is Candy. Then it's EYC,
they were pretty good too, they sang about 4 or 5
songs. Everytime the open acts came on, the people
thought it's the BSB. The dark haired guy in EYC once
took of his shirt and got off the stage, stood behind
the barrier singing, some girls went up to him and
touched his bare chest...lol. Finally around 9pm, the
crews started getting the stage ready for the Boys.
After about 10 minutes, the light went out again, the
Band dressed in all white came out, smokes came out.
The Boys on flying "sky boards" flew from my right
side of the auditorium.
The screams were
unbelievable. The first song they sang was Larger
Than Life. They were sooo fine!!! I think it was
during Quit Playin Games the Boys flew above the
audience and threw hershey kisses and roses at us.
Howie flew right above my section, but I didn't get
anything from him. At the beginning of the concert,
Nick talked to us, we screamed and he said "I think
we've been to Memphis before and you guys did better
than this." (he meant the screams, but actually the
Boys haven't been to Memphis, only to Nashville.) At
the end, when they have only 2 songs left to sing,
they went off stage, so did the bands. After about 2
minutes, they came on again, the greeting scream was
thunderous! They sang It's Gotta Be You and
introduced the dancers and the band. Then they bowed
after the song. After that they sang I Want It That
Way and left. It was an awesome concert. I went
alone though. Afterward, I went down to the floor
level, found the dressing room, but didn't dare to
sneak in...I wish I have, even if I would get thrown
Here's my review, I don't want to be too detailed, for
people who haven't seen the concert...But I welcome
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 2:04 AM
MY FIRST BACKSTREET CONCERT
I have finally gone to a Backstreet Boys concert. I have been waiting for 2
years! Anyway, I got myself prepared for this. I read all the reviews, so I
basically knew how the concert went. The concert was excellent. Even though I
knew what was going to happen, I was still suprised. Right when they came out
on those boogie boards, I went crazy! It just hit me that I'm watching BSB
with my own eyes instead of the help of a tv.
I had pretty good seats. I sat almost levelled with the stage. I could see
the whole pentagon shaped stage. I had the jumbo screen right in front of me
and when they flew, nick was on my left and aj was on my right.
Everyone knows the concert so I will say what was interesting to me:
-kevin looked so good when he did the nod in the beginning. He was just
flawless. What a beautiful man!
-this concert though had everyone on their butts.....on larger than life, aj
slipped and was just lying on the ground. I didn't notice 'til my friend told
me. She said he was limping off afterwards. Nick i think fell during "itz
gotta be you" and the dancers were just dancing around him. I thought he
meant it but someone told me he hit his head on the stage. And finally Kevin,
tripped while running up the little stage in the middle.
-brian waved to us. we had yellow glowsticks and we spelled hi with them. He
pointed to us and waved! We went crazy!
-I'm not the biggest fan of nick but I've got to say he was looking
exceptionally Hot and he was just tearing up the floor! My friend and I were
like "look at nick! go nick! go nick!" We think he's the worst dancer but
sunday night, he was breaking it down! I give props to nick!
-bsb sounded really good. I was so surprised how well they harmonized.
-Everything was perfect. Tears were brought to my eyes. I was in heavenly
bliss for 2 hours.
Afterwards, we went to the Peabody Hotel to see if they were staying there.
My dad had a hunch they were there. There were about 100 people there. We saw
the buses and they had floridian liscense plates and the luggages had the
"the firm" on their name tags. The people were saying that bsb was coming
down later to sign stuff. But they didn't come down because there were too
But by 2:00 AM, there only about 10 people. Me and my cousin were getting
sleepy and we made this thing where my friend would take the first shift and
we could sleep. I could hear the elevator chimes. But this one time, my
friend kicked me and made this weird look, "isn't that howie?" i looked up
and i was off running. my cousin jumped off the couch and fell. I was hauling
ass..no one else saw him 'til they saw us running. the security guy told us
to stop. and we stopped. then we moved again and he told us to stop. so about
10 people act like there was a barricade holding them back and was screaming
By 4, there were only 5 of us left. it was my shift now, i was staring at the
hotel security guard and he gave me this look with his eyes. I stared at him
and said "is that really him cuz i'm really tired and i don't feel like
moving?" I saw the group of people. So I jumped the couch and we all walked
slowly asking for autographs.
Howie has got to be the sweetest person in the world. I know he was tired. he
signed my tour book and even asked me my name. he could of just signed his
name and left. but then i asked him if the other guys were coming down and he
said, "i don't think so, sweetheart, not at this hour." my cousin hugged him.
i was so scared to touch him. we talked a little more and then at the end he
offered to shake my hand and he said "have a good night and be safe." and his
friend said he liked my hair!
I have new found respect for howie. even in person, he looks like a photo in
a magazine. the only thing is was he was shorter than what i expected. but i
still love him!
I stayed at the hotel til 12:00 pm monday. I stayed awake for 13 hours which
i only had 2 pieces of gum as food. There were so many rumors that the boys
would make an appearance....first they were suppose to come down at 2 am, eat
breakfast at 6, checkout at 6, checkout at 11, kevin went to nashville, all
of them went to the studio. but i never saw anyone again. they snuck out. i
wish hotels would tell the truth. there's no need to waste my time.
I feel that sometimes the guards underestimate the fans. I know that everyone
stopped when that one security guard told us to stop. then we just stood
there begging. i'm surprised i had self control. i know that no one wants to
hurt them. so i think they need to have more trust.
but i will never regret the 13 hours i spent awake. i met one of the
backstreet boys and i feel like i had a personal experience. him knowng of my
existence makes me happy.
Concert Reviews: 11/21/99 Memphis, TN
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Pozza Family [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 7:03 AM
Memphis, TN 11/21/99
Concert Review from A Parent’s Perspective
Ask my daughter how long she had been waiting for the BSB Memphis
concert and she will tell you forever. Ask this Mom how long she will
remember the BSB Memphis concert and she will tell you forever. (How can
one forget the night their hearing was impaired and it wasn’t
degenerative?) I’ve never heard such screaming and screeching from
devoted fans and the band gave their fans more than their moneys worth;
A solid two hours of non-stop "quality" entertainment. Their performance
was impressive from beginning to end. These five young men are
multi-talented and deserve the success they are experiencing. Their
voices complement each other and they are more "n-sync" than any group
in today’s music industry. There is nothing arrogant about them; they
seek to make eye contact with their fans and wave to them throughout the
concert. From the side of the stage we were facing, Kevin touched my
heart when he left the stage and visited with two young girls in
In my forty-three years I’ve been to many concerts myself but none can
compare to the BSB concert I experienced with my daughter and her
friends Sunday, November 21, 1999 in Memphis, TN. I hope I will have the
pleasure of hearing these young men in concert again, but hopefully the
next time will be in our hometown of Little Rock, AR. I was one tired
Mom after getting home after 2 am from the concert. But it was worth it;
not just for the thrill my daughter got from seeing the BSB, but for an
exceptional night of entertainment. The only thing that would have made
the concert better (for me) would have been if everyone would have sat
quietly in their seats and listened (without screaming each time one of
the guys started his lines) to the distinct characteristic harmony of
Kevin’s, Howie’s, Brian’s, AJ’s and Nick’s voices. These five young men
are very talented and I thank them for an outstanding evening of
Little Rock, AR
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 7:43 PM
OK i went to the bsb concert Sunday night and it was my first ever! it was
da bom!!!!!! the only thing I didn't like was EYC(express yourself clearly)
they seemed to abscessed with lifting up their shirts then they finally took
Well, my Mom and I went to pick up my best friend and then we went to the
pyramid we got there at about 5:30 and the doors didn't open till 6:30 but we
got there and got our shirts,ect...... and got in line. We were about 6th in
line. then we waited, and waited, and waited we got very annoyed cause
everytime some dude walked by all the girls in the front would start
screaming" open the door" or "do you have a key ect..... then we finally got
in and used the potties and went and found our seats!! They were pretty good.
Then we waited and waited some more then this group of girls tried to start a
wave and they would have to start I a few times and then it would go and go
and go, and then you get the picture.
Ok on with the guys, aj had normal =:( brown hair started of with a cap on
and then took it of for the rest of the show. Nicks hair just looked weird.
Howie look sexy as always kev was hot as ever and he sure can play that
piano. Brian look very very good. the band was great the dancers were ok
but eyc suxed big time!!!
it didnt end till like 11:45 and when we left there was a sea of limos!!
everyone in the city of memphis was there!!! oh well it went by so fast i
hated that it did but ny 1st concert with bsb was a very great experience!!!
talk to ya later
KEEP THE BACKSTREET PRIDE ALIVE
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 2:35 PM
I attended a backstreet boys concert yesterday on November 21, it was a
really good concert and I enjoyed myself a lot, it was a great show, but that
wasn't the only show going on, there was also one going on in the crowds!!!
I know that all you girls out there were really excited to be at Backstreet
Boys concert but lets try to be sane among all this confusion!! People got
out of hand for the concert and really didn't think much! Here are some
things I thought were really silly, that bsb fans did:
1) Don't get all dressed up like ur goin to the prom are something, i saw so
many girls in dresses and in heels at this concert. I know u were tryin to
get nick or whoever ur fav bsb member is to notice u but lets be for real
people there are thousands of other girls who got the same silly idea and the
bsb aren't gonna notice u outta all these people! (sorry but its true)
2) Just because ur excited to be going to the bsb concert gives u no excuse
to dress like ur a slut or just dress really bad. I saw many girls dressed
like they were hookers!!!! oh yeah! People, just b/c ur excited gives u no
room to forget how to dress! I saw a lot of people who look like they shoulda
got arrested by the fashion police<,
3) One other side note, I know u desperately want nick to see u and stuff
people, but that is no reason to wear stuff that is short, and stuff that has
ur a$$ hangin out or ur breasts okay!? I'm a girl and there were lots of
other girls at the bsb concert and we all like guys and we didn't want to see
ur body parts hangin out like that!!
Thats all the complaints I have for all the concert attenders, and remember
just b/c ur excited to be at the bsb concert and u want a bsb member to
notice u does not give u an excuse to forget how to DRESS!!!
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 2:14 PM
November 21, 1999 (Memphis, Tenn. concert)
Oh my God!!!! So many other times I have read other peoples concert
reviews and couldn't wait to have a chance to write my own and here I am
right now doing just that!! First of all I just wanted that the concert was
excellent all the guys looked GREAT!! especially KEVIN (who by the way will
be my future husband j/k) well i guess everyone wants to here about the
concert so here we go!!!
me and my friend Elizabeth got there about 40 minutes early which is
really good b/c u need time to buy stuff, find your seats, and weave through
the crowd of people. Me and my friend Elizabeth were sooooooooo excited and
we were talking to everybody, then our section decided to start the wave
which was really cool b/c it went around the whole arena.
THE OPENING ACTS
Then the lights went out and the crowd went wild we started screaming, but
i knew it was the opening acts so i was saving all my screams for my baby
Kevin!! :) The first act to perform was Mandy Moore and she was really good
her dancers were really good too and i liked all her songs so it wasn't
torture to have to listen to her, she has a really strong voice for someone
The next act was EYC, which means express yourself clearly, and that's
exactly what I plan to do!!! They were horrible, they couldn't sing and this
one guy who said his name was Dave had a serious obsession wit his chest, I
mean he kept lifting up his shirt through the entire act. All of their songs
sounded the same and it made what was probably like 15min 20min max seemed
like FOREVER, anyways This is how EYC performance was. They lift up their
shirts, and say hey everybody, ya'll ready to party!! then they did the same
thing and lifted up their shirts again.
THE ONE AND ONLY BACKSTREET BOYS!!!!!!!!
okay everyone, heres the good stuff that u all wanna know about!! Me and
my friend had really good seats we were in front of the black box that they
rise out of in the beginning. Before all that I had been pretty calm, but
when they rose out of the box on the boogie boards I started screaming my a$$
off!! I was soooooo excited and now sitting here writing this review I start
smiling it was soooooooo great. They started playing the star wars theme song
and then they flew out onto the stage!!!!! I was snapping pictures ever half
a second esp. of Kevin b/c he looked soooooooo damn fine!!. I have never
screamed sooooooooo much and long and high in laugh until I saw Kevin, I
freaked out and my friend was laughing at me!! I was like oh my God !! Oh my
God!! there's Kevin I'm in the same room as Kevin. I was really happy, all
this time I had been waiting to see bsb ever since Aug.14 when I stood in
line for like an hour and a half, and here I was finally here!! it was sooooo
amazing. Anyway they flew onto the stage and then they saluted the dancers
like they were in the army or something, they all had serious faces except
for nick who just had to smile.
I must say nick looked really good people
and he's not my fav bsb member. But anyways then they started marchin across
the stage and every time they would turn Kevin would do this little head nod,
which drove me crazy b/c he looked SOOOOO fine!! (Have u all noticed now that
Kevin is my fav bsb member!) Then they performed larger than life and then
nick started talkin and thanked us for being there!! After that it is all a
blur I just remember screamin and watching for Kevin to come to our side of
the stage!!! After a while they flew over the crowd and guess who flew over
us, u guessed my fav bsb member KEVIN!!!! Then thats when I totally freaked
out I started reachin out for him and he smiled at me!!!! OH my God, I can
die happy now, Kevin smiled at me!!! They had on some black leather pants
and black shirt which I must say looked so good on Kevin thats what they were
wearing when they flew over the crowd. Then they changed into these silver
outfits and Kevin looked good in that too, but my baby Kevin looks good in
They also had some pink suits on too and aj looked really
good in that. (so did Kevin!) I thought the idea of pink suits would be a
bad idea, but it wasn't they looked really good in it! I think the overall
best point of the show (and yes it does involve Kevin :) was when Kevin got
to do the piano solo by himself on stage, he is really good at he piano and
whatever he played was soooooo pretty, then he kept on rising higher and
higher on the stage while playin the piano and then the rest of the boys came
out and they sang "back to your heart", which was REALLY great. During that
it got a lil quiet so my friend dared me to yell Kevin u r so fine!! but I
said I'll do better and yell Kevin TAKE IT OFF!!!, but then i decided that
wasn't a good idea since lil kids were in the room. So I yelled out Kevin u
are sooo fine and I think he heard, I did like twice and people turned around
and looked at me like I was crazy, but I didn't care now Kevin knows how I
feel about him!!! and that was the bsb concert sorry it wasn't more detailed
but u'lll see when u get there!
Nicole Richardson, just kidding!!!
Nicole Perkins 16 years old
Concert Reviews: 11/20/99 New Orleans, LA (Part II)
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: ^~°StEpH°~^ [BackstreetGirlemail@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 5:14 PM
New Orleans Sports Center, November 20th, 1999: This date will probably
stand out as the singular best day of my life. It was a hectic trip
there. I live over 3 hours away from New Orleans in a small town called
Sulphur, Louisiana. Me, my friend, her two parents, her baby nephew, and
another girl all got in a truck and went there, expectations high, and
energy level low. I was sick with a bad cold, but nothing was going to
stop me from seeing them..NOTHING.
We get to the arena at about 3pm. The
radio stations (there was like 3 different ones there) were doing all
sorts of contests but we ignored them and went straight to the door. I
was the first person through the door that I was standing at. (they made
us wait like an extra 10 minutes) then we ran to our seats. I didnt have
the luxury of having front row seats, but my seats wern't that bad.
Section 313, row 2. I was up pretty high but still the view was nice. We
sat through Mandy Moore (I liked her. but her voice aint that great) and
EYC (one of them was an AJ Wannabe) painfully for like an hour. FINALLY,
the lights went out and we watched as the band members, and the dancers,
carrying these spear-type-things with lights at the top went to the
stage. Then the countdown (the one the guys have used before..that
snippit from a Boys 2 Men song) and they came out, through this red
light, towards the stage while the Star Wars theme played on.
posing for pictures, they flew into Larger Than Life. Like an idiot i
screamed my way through the first BSB concert i went through, so i was
NOT going to make that misteak again. I actually shut up and listened
and watched. (Screaming only when AJ lifted up his shirt or did a pelvic
thrust) All the songs they did were good, but there was a few
highlights. Like when AJ schmoozed the crowd, telling us that New
Orleans had the best food, parties, and the sexiest women and that he
was gonna move there. When they introduced the dancers, and had them do
a dance off, it also was great. Back To Your Heart was wonderful, i
believe they did the best on the slower songs cos they wernt trying to
dance around or work up the crowd. I really liked it when the piano
Kevin plays in Back To Your Heart was lifted back up, with a lightning
and thunder effect echoing through the stadium. They ended the show with
I Want It That Way, and AJ playfully jumped around the stage in a pink
fluffy cowboy hat someone threw up on the stage.
At the end, I left the
show over $100 in the hole, half deaf, and a pocket full of confetti.
All in all...Its a night i will never forget. I laughed, cried, cheered,
screamed, and sang along. I will remember it until the day that i die, i
can promise you that. Anyone that says BSB has no talent and is
overhyped...pardon my crudeness but they can kiss my butt.
From: Melissa Love [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 12:16 PM
What’s Up Backstreet.Net Readers?
I went to the Backstreet Boys concert on November 20, 1999, and enjoyed it
VERY much. I traveled all the way from Houston, TX with three of my best
friends (and older sister) to see them. In the car we played all of their
released videotapes, and had fun pointing out their “cute” things they did.
We arrived at the arena, and all our previous excitement flew out the
window, by having to wait in line for an hour trying to get let inside. When
we first walked in of out section (115-116), and saw our seats (Row 1 [1-3
and 15-13]), our excitement escalated. We could see every move the guys were
doing. This was better than being on the floor because we could still see if
they stood up, and it wouldn’t be a domino reaction. We went and bought some
$30 T-shirts, the settled down to watch Mandy Moore (Who isn’t that good
live. She doesn’t know how to keep the crowd interested.) And the WORST-EYC
(AJ can do a pelvic thrust just as well as them, but he doesn’t wear it out
like Damon...or Dave…or WHOEVER kept taking off his shirt. They need more
stage presence. I’m sure that the 6-7 year olds in the audience did NOT want
to see that. WE sure didn’t, and we’re 16-17).
The Sears Commercial played,
and my eardrums almost busted from the screaming. The Star Wars music came
on and the concert started. The Backstreet Boys surprised me in a number of
1) We thought that Brian was afraid of heights…by the way he was working
that surf board, he obviously isn’t anymore
2) AJ, NOT NICK was the crowd favorite
3) Brian was the second favorite
4) No one seemed to really like Howie
5) All of their dancing got better…much better! ESPECIALLY Brian
6) AJ wasn’t as sexually charged as he usually is…this is a sign of maturity
for the Backstreet Boys
7) AJ ripped his shirt off….that man is HOT
8) The guys weren’t teasing the crowd that much
9) Brian’s camera obsession wasn’t that bad this concert
10) NICK is HOT now! Walking into the concert, I had no favoritism towards
Nick…but, the LTL outfits made him look thinner, and his muscles are obvious
now…and he got a hair cut! Thank the Lord!
11) The guys really did switch sides like they said...we thought we would
get one boy the whole time
12) Nick has stopped trying to be cute (Maybe he’s realizing that he’s
13) New choreography! It’s about time!!
14) AJ went w/o a hat AND glasses for about half the concert
15) Not many gifts were thrown on stage
16) Less signs
17) They sound the same on the CD as they do on concert BIG PLUS! All those
critics can kiss their asses!
18) The band was phenomenal
19) Lots of adults dancing
20) Lots of GUYS there too!
21) The dancers was GREAT! The outfits are skimpy, but I doubt that they
chose them. Look at the pink suits the guys are wearing…do you think they
picked them out?
22) The pink suits are not that bad looking...especially on Brian and AJ
23) It really is about two hours
24) It’s Gotta Be You is the BEST song with choreography…we thought it would
25) A lot of people our age were there (remember, we range from 16-17)
In short, the concert was INCREDIBLE. When we left the venue, we were hyped!
Then while trying to find our car, we tried desperately to remember ANYTHING
at ALL about the concert, but our brains were locked. We can’t remember what
the costume changes were, what songs they sang, and when, or even which boy
was on our corner for the majority of the concert. What goes up, must come
down. And there is a downside to the Backstreet Boys "Into The Millennium"
Concert. After you walk out, you can’t remember ANYTHING! We were depressed.
It was a FANTASTIC concert and we couldn’t remember ANYTHING that
happened…especially right after the concert.
When we got to the hotel, we
tried to watch the Orlando Coming Home concert, but it just made us even
more depressed. That concert doesn’t even compare to the one we were just
at. After sleeping on it, we remember small things, like Nick swinging Mardi
Gras beads around his head, AJ hanging upside down, AJ making a bead a
hula-hoop, Brian playing w/ a basketball…ect. But nothing that really makes
the concert what it is. The only proof that we have of going is our ticket
stubs and t-shirts. Because our memory is gone. So now we are praying that
the Backstreet Boys come to Houston when they do the second half early in
2000. Then we have to go through the stress again of trying to get tickets,
the excitement of the concert, the disappointment when nothing is
remembered, then the feeling of needing to go see it again. It’s a chain
that keeps us coming back for more. If the Backstreet Boys are smart,
they’ll put out another concert video, I know I’ll buy it.
From: michael mcgee [email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 2:23 PM
A FAMILY NIGHT WITH THE BACKSTREET BOYS
New Orleans has a world wide reputation for being a party city.
Nicknames ,such as” The Big Easy” or “The City That Care Forgot”,
don’t often reflect the family oriented town that exists beyond the
French Quarter. On Nov. 20,1999, while waiting for the BSB concert to
begin I gazed around at the crowd.
Who are the BSB fans in New Orleans? The answer: Families! Are families
the ideal market the five young artists are targeting? I would have to
say, yes. At least for the city that has given birth to so many musical
talents, Wynton Marselis, Nevelle Brothers, Harry Connick,Jr. and lets
not forget Jazz.
Do not get the wrong impression. The seats in the venue were filled
with teenage girls, who make up 90% of the BSB’s world wide following.
Occupying more than one seat where the Baby Boom generation and above
who appeared to be enjoying themselves.
The crowd welcomed Kevin, Nick, Howie, Brian and AJ with open arms.
>From my seat high above the stage screams of admiration quickly turned
into a chorus of singning. I wondered if on stage the guys could hear
their songs being song back to them with love and respect they so truly
My favorite quotation of the night was from my 15 year old son” Boy it
was awesome to see the poster boys come to life!” (My daughter's room is
covered with BSB posters) My husband who in his younger days was a rody
for a rock group found the concert's direction and timing incredible and
the show overall entertaining.
After reading reviews and reports of illness among the band and boys
everyone seemed on for Saturday night. The harmonies were tight and the
acrobats were sensational. The night was magical.
Would I consider taking my family to another BSB concert? You bet. I
would also recommend it to families who feel their teenagers live in a
different world. These guys market themselves as true vocal artists.
That they are but they are also world class entertainers. I for one am
glad they are on the Pop scene while I try to raise my family in the
world that offers very few opportunities for true wholesome family
Jayne H. McGee, Metairie,La.
From: Siobahn ORTIZ [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 1999 10:32 AM
My three friend and I drove ten hours from San Antonio Texas, and it was
definitely worth it. The day of the concert we walked around and found the
guys' hotel. We waited there four about two hours and we got to meet AJ. We
then left for the concert.
Mandy Moore was the first opening act. She was pretty good. She sang So
Real, What you Want,Lock me in your heart, and Candy. She didn't dance too
much, but what she did do was good.
EYC was next. No offense but they weren't exactly what I would call good.
All they did was take off their clothes and strut around trying to be
Then the main act. BACKSTREET BOYS
The guys came out of this long tunnel thing. there was a black box and they
came out of that. the dancers came out from the side opposite to where
backstage was. the guys flew to the stage and then they got down and got rid
of the skate board. they all walked around each side of the stage. then they
started to sing larger than life. the dancing was great and all of the guys
looked so hot. after ltl nick was out there talking for about 20 minutes.
they did about 18 songs and they were all great. when they sang quit playing
games they flew out in the crowd. the guys were lowered low enough to where
you could reach out and almost touch them. during show me the meaning the
girl dancers did the dancing joined by the guys a few times. the guys wore
their pink suits and the girls wore these pink dresses. on a few songs like
backstreet's back they didn't't finish half of the song, instead they went
into another one. on the stage there is a platform and the platform rises
and the guys get up pretty high. during it's gotta be you, they stop the
song and they introduce the band and the dancers. after that they finish the
song and go into encores. the last song that they sing is i want it that
The concert was simply amazing. the boys got a really good review.
AJ - he was pretty calm. he wasn't't doing as much freaky stuff as he
usually does. he looked really good.
Nick- i think nick and aj changed spots because nick was the freaky one. he
was popping left and right. he cut his hair and he also looked really good.
he looked hot.
Kevin- his arm was better. he was dancing all out. i can see why they named
him sexiest man.
Brian- he looked so adorable as usual. he was having alot of fun, and we had
alot of fun watching him.
Howie- he looked really good. it was fun to see him do his spanish dance. he
didn't talk alot. he sang and he sounded really good.
All in all it was a great concert. no matter where you are sitting you can
see really well. honestly to tell you the truth, i think the best seats are
in fact the 2nd and 3rd level. if you are on the floor you have to look up
the whole time. there are also these huge t.v. screens that you can see
anything a mile away. if you're going to a backstreet boys concert remember
to have alot of fun.
Concert Reviews: 11/20/99 New Orleans, LA
Date: Sep 30, 2000
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 12:41 AM
Words cannot even DESCRIBE how awesome the Backstreet Boys were on November
20 in New Orleans! WOW! I drove 5 hours just to see the boys in New
Orleans. I have been a fan ever since I heard the first line of Quit Playing
Games With My Heart! I adore them! In New Orleans, (party city U.S.A) I
looked everywhere for the boys! I saw a limosine with police escorts...could
that have been them? I don't know, but I was waving like a mad-woman!
Anyway, I know most of you know the general details for the concert. I'll
try to give you some more interesting stuff. First of all, I had awesome
seats! I was on the lower level, row 3! I could see everything. Anyway, on
with my review!
- THE OPENING ACTS:
Ok, Mandy Moore was very good. I thought she was very cute and had a good
voice. She entertained us. Then came EYC, someone help us. These boys were
HORRIBLE. I mean HORRIBLE! Every two seconds they would take off their
shirts and run towels down their chests and then throw them out into the
audience. How disgusting! I had to get up and leave I was so offended.
Plus the whole "Express Yourself Clearly" was SOOO corny! They need to shape
up their image. I mean I am 13 years old, and I was so offended. Little
nine year old girls did not need to be seeing this. I was waving my glow
stick to signal to get off the stage! Hehehe. LoL
-THE DANCERS AND BAND:
The dancers and band walked in RIGHT by me, I mean within like 7 feet! I was
snapping pictures like crazy! They were really cool. And I saw Tommy! He
walked right by me too! I took a picture of him! The dancers did a great
job, so did the band. Mindy (blond girl in the band..saxaphone player) had
her hair in these crazy puffy pig-tails and she had on glasses. Tommy looked
like he was finally growing his hair!
H-O-T-T! WOW! SPECTACULAR! The boys flew in on surfboards (everyone knows
that by now) Here's a little info on what the boys looked like:
BRIAN- (my favorite) He looked like a cutie-pie as usual with
blondish-brownish wavy hair and the most adorable smile! He seemed really
up-beat and happy! He was constantly making funny faces! I know you won't
believe me but I know that he waved to me! You see, I had my camera and I
was taking pictures and I looked at Brian for a second. He did his hands
like he was holding a camera and taking a picture and waved and smiled! My
heart melted! AHHHH!
NICK- Nick was on my side most of the time. I like Nick but he is not my
favorite, but after this concert, I really like him! This boy is sooo FINE!
When they flew during Quit Playin Games, he was RIGHT above me!
Whewee...hottie! He got a haircut and looked really good.
KEVIN- Muscle-mania! He wore a muscle shirt during part of the concert, boy
this man has got some ARMS! WOW...I loved at the beginning where he walked
around and nodded his head, approving of the audience. Kevin is SOOOO HOT
and such a gentlemen. He called us "Southern Belles" how sweet!
HOWIE- Howie looked really nice and as sweet as usual. He is really such a
sweetie-pie. I screamed for him as much as I could. If you go to a concert,
do me a favor and scream really loud for Howie! He deserves it! Howie said
that he really liked the gumbo in New Orleans!
A.J.- AJ had short dark brown hair. I never really thought AJ was just FINE
or HOT, but boy I sure did change my mind after this concert! He looked SOO
HOOOTTTT! He was really funny and threw water out into the crowd. AJ seems
to thoroughly enjoy life, and I really like that about him! AJ said that he
just might move to Louisiana after tasting the great food and seeing what
party-animals we are!
OK...now for the little tid-bits and interesting stuff:
*During the beginning, when the boys were introducing themselves, Nick took
the most time. He said, "Backstreet's Back, is that ALRIGHT?" It was really
*You'll probably have three boys come to your side during the concert. Mine
were Nick, Kevin, and Brian!
*Don't Want You Back was really, really, good. Kevin was upside down on his
ladder! I got a picture of that!
*Before Everybody, Backstreet's Back, they did the lights on the stage really
weird like it was a thunderstorm!
*Back To Your Heart was truly amazing.
*During It's Gotta Be You, Brian was playing with a basketball.
*I Want It That Way was emotional and touching, a true display of the boys'
personality and voices!
We'll that's my review! Going to a BSB concert was something I'll never,
ever, forget. WOW. With the talent that I saw, these boys have the power to
last through the new Millennium. Lemme put it this way, with the fan
support and true talent, the Backstreet Boys are not going away anytime soon!
P.S. If you have comments or questions send them to ChefAmy7@aol.com
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 10:57 PM
I just went to the Backstreet Boys concert in New Orleans and it was awesome.
It was the best concert I have ever been to. The opening acts were OK. I
didn't really like EYC but one was really cute. This was my first BSB
concert so I was really pumped to see them. I was becoming impatient. But
soon they came out and I went ballistic! They looked so cute. Nick is my
favorite and when they sang Quit playing game Nick flew in front of my
section. I took pictures but I only hope they come out. The concert was a
blast! After the concert I ran into some friends of mine who saw them
earlier that day at the hotel they were staying at. So after the concert we
drove by to see if we saw their buses. Well, we did. We flew out the car
and waited. First we saw AJ and he was carrying McDonalds. He was with his
girlfriend, (I THINK!!!!!) I didn't really get a good glimpse, I was too
bothered looking at him. He said hi but he couldn't sign autographs. Then
Kevin got off the bus and signed a few autographs before the body guards
pushed him away! He looked cute with his red cap on! Anyway, while that was
going on Howie walked out of the back of the hotel and we went to go see him.
He started to walk back to talk to us but the body guard wouldn't let him.
So he just waved and said sorry! He was so Sweet! Then AJ walked out again,
but I didn't get to see him too well because he walked too fast. But right
after that Nick walked out. You can just imagine what I did. I freaked but
I didn't scream because I didn't what a whole crowd of girls running after
him. I tried to take a pic but a girl stepped in the way. He tried to shake
hand and sign autographs, but then again the body guard wouldn't let him. He
got on his own bus and started to leave. We ran to the front and waved
good-bye. He stood up and waved good-bye and smiled. He looked so cute, he
just got out of the shower. His hair was wet...there I go again! SORRY! If
you get a chance to go to their concert I really recommend it. THEY PUT ON A
FANTASTIC SHOW! Well, I gotta go! You can email me if you have any
questions or comments!
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 8:08 PM
On November 17, I saw the Backstreet Boys in concert. It was awesome. Mandy
Moore and EYC were the opening acts. At about 8:45, the lights went out and
Star Wars music began. The dancers marched out carrying torches. The BSB
arose out of this big black square thing. They were on surfboards with
strings attached. They flew to the stage and the dancers unhooked them. They
marched around the stage and began singing "Larger Than Life." After that it
was "Get Down" and then "The One." Each member individually came out and
introduced themselves. Nick said he loved St.Louis and A.J. said he was
going to move here. Kevin said that they were coming back in the spring.
After that they sang "As Long As You Love Me" and then "Don't Wanna Lose You
Know." During "Quit Playin Games" they flew around. Next was "Don't Want
You Back." Their were 5 poles on around the stage and each BSB was on one.
Then they sang "The Perfect Fan." They pulled 5 mothers and daughters up on
the stage. Kevin came out and played the piano. Then the rest of the BSB
came out and started singing "Back To Your Heart." Next was "Everybody" and
then "We've Got It Goin On." Then they sang "That's The Way I Like It."
Next was "Spanish Eyes," "I'll Never Break Your Heart" and "All I Have To
Give." Then it was "Show me the Meaning Of Being Lonely" which they
dedicated to Denniz Pop. Finally, it was "It's Gotta Be You" and then "I
Want It That Way." Sadly the concert was over but we had a great time.
From: Evie [BackstreetGirl_Evie@excite.com]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 3:52 AM
I am a very... obsessive Backstreet Boy's fan. All my family and friends
will vouch me on that. When the North American tour dates were released, I
was devastated. I had been so sure that my hometown of Houston, Texas
wouldn't be missed. It's the 4th largest in the U.S. Or atleast they would
be somewhere in Texas, it's the 2nd largest U.S. state! But then, they
weren't planning on coming.
Everyday, I would listen to the radio looking for any kind of contests
to get to a BSB concert. My local radio station, 104 KRBE, was going to have
a "Backstreet Thursday" on August 19, 1999. Ten pairs of tickets to New
Orleans, Louisiana, including airfare and room, were going to be given
throughout the day.
In a sort of lucky way, I was ill that day. Although my bro would say I
wasn't, I *really* was. About the 11 'o clock hour, I had drowsily awoken
from nap and heard "Backstreet Boys" on the radio. I rushed to my phone and
the first time around it was busy. Try #2... I'm lucky number 10!
=)... When my brother came home from school, I had decided to lead him
on saying I made number 11. My plan was follied when the radio called my
home to get information. My brother(and I) screamed a lot for the next 3
hours and would trip, roll and continue screaming. Okay, maybe *I* tripped,
rolled and continued shrieking.
That was 3 months ago. On November 20th, my 23 year old half-sister (who
had to claim the prize for me) and I flew out to New Orleans at 9:45 am and
got there at 10:40 am. Fast-forward 8 hours and 20 minutes, it's 7:10 pm!
I'm late! Agh. We missed all but 10 seconds of the first act who I think was
Decked out in a BSB shirt, immediately thrown on after purchase, over a
long-sleeve shirt, five BSB pins, 2 glow sticks(which I had idiotically left
at the hotel), a BSB heart necklace, a BSB cloth neck thing and a purse of
items I was *hoping* to get signed, I checked out my seat. Section 103, Row
16, Seat 8. Pretty good seats too. Atleast I can tell which guy is which...
most of the time.
EYC was up and they got off the stage. Finally, the main event had come.
The Star Wars theme played and the guys emerged on their "airboards." I
don't have the best memory in the world, and most of the whole experience
felt like a dream, but I'll do my best!
"Larger That Life" was the first song and the group mainly stayed facing
one area. They sang "Quit Playing Games" and "As Long As You Love Me" with
their famous chair routine. "All I Have to Give" and the hats... Well...
haven't you already read all the other reviews?! lol I bet people thought I
was crazy because I knew every single word to "That's The Way I Like It"
which is mostly only available... wherever not in US! lol Kevin played his
"Untitled" song which can also be heard on the "Night Out..." video, except
Obie isn't playing now, Mindi is. Then it went along to "Back To Your Heart"
which was performed sitting. "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely" was
dedicated to Denniz Pop and some daughters and mom's were brought up for
"The Perfect Fan." Kevin was being especially sweet to the little girl and I
couldn't see Nick. *pout* "Everybody," "We've Got it Goin On" and numerous
other songs were performed. They did the same talks as before AJ saying that
he wanted to move to New Orleans (No! Come to Houston! =) and Howie saying
that New Orleans knew how to party. Mardi Gras beads were thrown on the
stage and those things were huge. AJ started to play "hula-hoop" with them
and did some ballerina stunts with pirouettes and graceful leaps. A very...
A HUGE bone shaped pillow was up there and Nick kept on hitting AJ with it.
Too cute... Ah... Hehe. Brian was mostly out of my view, but I stick true, I
still think he has the best voice. Nick was gone a lot too. *pout* AJ was on
my "side" and hung upside down when they were up. Kevin did a lot of
talking, and I don't think he talks slow! lol Howie became a rapper which I
thought was hilariously cute and AJ was just having fun.
Even though I had a lot of the same feelings as the girl who said that
she was disappointed because I *KNOW* that I will never meet them, kiss
them, tell them that I love them (ahem mostly Nick...) and how much they
mean to the everything of me. These men are a very important part of my life
whether they know it or not. They kept me alive when I was just this *snap*
Yes, I know I am a very lucky person. And I wanted to share all that
with the legion of fellow fans. I am back home now and voice has yet to
fully recover. (Bad for asthma. Blech.) My trip was... less than enjoyable,
but the concert was all that I wanted. Thank you 104 for sending me there,
thank you BSB for letting me live and thank YOU for reading and being
someone that makes them, therefore my life, possible... Love, Evie
(Let's leave Caitlin alone on the reply's.)
From: garth babcock [g_babcock@VENUS.TWU.EDU]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 5:50 PM
My New Orleans concert story
November 20th 1999
They are beyond any possible doubt absolutely phenomenal, they are truly
cosmic. I was sitting in section J, 10th row, seat 14 when I was fully
overcome the out of this world experience of Backstreet Live. Let's
just say it has been two days (most of which I spent traveling back home
which was 13 hours away.) and I'm still spell bound. I spent nearly the
entire time either in shock or near the verge of losing complete
control. The enterance was nothing less than slammin' and it completely
blew my mind. I'm still overcomed with happiness at the shear belief
that AJ and Brian saw me. I don't remember what song they were on when
AJ was over on my side, but I was waving and holding my AJ picture high
when I believe I saw AJ looking in my direction. I even looked around
to see if there were any other picture he could possible have been
looking at and there wasn't (that I could see). I know Brian must had
seen me because near the end of one song, he pretended to be looking
through binoculars at the precise time I was staring (very hard) at him.
THE CONCERT FELT LIKE A GIANT LOVE FEST.
In classic AJ style, there was
a divinely beautiful moment (maybe more than one moment) when AJ had no
shirt on and I nearly fainted (I would have, but I wouldn't allow
myself, I had to see to see the entire show). AJ looked so hot, Howie
looked incredible, Brian looked adorable, Kevin looked fabulous and Nick
looked georgeous. They looked marvelous in everything, especially in
the pink suits and the pajama bottoms outfits. Nick was on my side when
the guys were hoisted up into the air and that performance just drove me
crazy. Kevin was facing my side when the guys performed a stunt with a
steel ladder. The concert was so-o-o-o worth seeing, I traveled from
Denton, TX and I will always cherish the memory of Nov. 20th as long as
I live. I never wanted the night to end and hopefully if they come to
Dallas on their mini-tour in the spring, that I get even better seats
and relive the fantastic rush and love all over again.
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 12:23 AM
i went to the bsb concert tonight and it was awesome! they sang all the songs
listed in this page. they wear awesome and cute pink tuxedos. nick was
break-dancing, brian was playing basketball, kevin played piano, aj was in a
straight jacket and howie was throwing candy to everyone. new orleans, as
some of you may know, is famous for bourbon street...where the party is.
obviously they went to bourbon street because they had mardi gras beads that
they were throwing to the audience. kevins arm looked better and he flew with
the guys. speaking of flying, aj's harness was on wrong and he was upside
down the WHOLE time. he kept trying to get up, but he couldnt! during "the
perfect fan" each boy brought up a mother and daughter to sing to! it was
sooo cute! there is plenty of pyro and the boys put on an awesome show!
From: Julie S [email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 10:43 PM
When I typed that review I was so excited that I made
tons of mistakes. Here's a new version.
Oh My Gosh! It's 11:15 pm, and I just got home from
the best concert I have ever seen!! The Backstreet
Boys can really put on a show, let me tell you! My
friends and I were so lucky because just seven hours
ago we didn't have any tickets. Out of Ticketmaster's
kindness, they sold 200 more tickets just 3 hours
before the concert! We had better tickets than people
that slept out!
Anyway, our seats were right where the boys came out
and flew! I took sooo many pictures of them! The first
song, of course, was Larger Than Life. They were so
great! The Boys had the audience totally pumped up!
Next was a song off of the old album, Get Down. Ya
know, A.J. can REALLY get down. All of his famous
pelvic thrust could give a person a heart attack!
Then, they sang I'll Be The One. They stood on the
circle thing in the middle for this song. I think each
of the Boys talked to the audience after that, and
they changed. Next, was the ever so popular, As Long
As You Love Me. (If you are worried that the Boys are
gonna be on one side the whole time don't. They gave
everyone a piece of themselves and then some. They
really focused on the entire audience.) Next, they
slowed things down a bit. They sang Don't Wanna Lose
You Now. They really put their hearts into their
ballads. They were amazing. Then, they sang another
song off of the old album, Quit Playin' Games. They
were on the circle thing in the middle for this one
to, I think. After that, they changed into zip up
leather pants. They then sang Don't Want You Back. I
was really surprised cuz Kevin was doing all kinds of
tricks on his ladder. I didn't think he would be
because of his arm.
A.J. was hanging upside down for
like 5 mins. The next song was The Perfect Fan. They
brought the girls on stage! It was too cute! I just
wish I could have been the girl with A.J.!! After that
Kevin's piano came down and he played his solo. the
one that is on A Night Out With a BSB. I can't
remember if they changed or not, but the next song was
Back To Your Heart. The guys put so much into that
song. They were really singing from the heart. (A.J.
had on his leopard hat!) Then they got back into the
fast mode! They sang and Everybody/We've Got It Goin'
On/ That's The Way I Like It mix. It was AWESOME!!
Then, they slowed it down again. They sang Spanish
Eyes, I'll Never Break Your Heart, All I Have To Give
(the hat dance was amazing) and they dedicated Show Me
The Meaning to Denniz PoP. I'm pretty sure they
changed after that. They came back with It's Gotta be
You and Nick had the audience singing with him. It was
really great! I loved the way they payed attention to
the audience and got us really "into" the show.
Finally, they sang I Want It That Way! Everyone was
singing! It was the best!!
Some where in the concert they shot confetti into the
audience. I grabbed all the pieces I could find! They
also had lots of fireworks. They really put all they
had to give into the show! It was totally worth every
penny! My mom even enjoyed the show! She said it was
WAY better than *N Sync's!!
From: Latoya [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 8:11 PM
Hi, I am Latoya Stearns and I had the time of my life at the Backstreet
boys concert. IT WAS AMAZING. When we got there and went to find our
seats, we found out that we paid 40 dollars for the very top row, so me
and a few people snuck down to third row, and it was amazing. I love how
every time aj would ever get into the song he would do something really
funny. He also said that he thinks that he might move up here. Nick said
we were his best fans, but I am sure he tells everyone that so that
doesnt mean much.
Larger than Life was amazing. Their stage props were cool too. When they
sang Show me the meaning, the whole entire stadium went quiet like they
were going to cry. I had a blast and anyone else that did too please
email me at email@example.com.
By the way, I love your site and I think that you are amazing for doing
this for the good of the fans.
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 10:04 PM
OK! Woohoo...the concert was amazing! I had a really good time! We had 15th
row and it was so close! Nick looked sooooo cute! All of them looked so
nice....AJ's hair was back to normal color and short...everyone was up to
par. AJ said something about his mom and cousin(I think) being there that
night....they sat 5 rows in front of me and my friend.
When they each flew over the audience on different sides if the stage, Nick
was on my side! he was SO right above me! AJ was hanging upside down the
whole time and Kevin was pretending to swim on his back.
Nick was really spazzing out that night! He got a hold of some BIG, long,
Mardi Gras beads (Keep in mind we are in New Orleans) he wrapped them around
his head and then put them around his neck and proceded to swing them around
and around! THEN...he gave a string to AJ and he put them around his waist
and made them into a hula hoop and kept them goin for a while! Nick was
jumpin around and falling on the ground. Nick, Kevin and AJ dominated the
side of the stage where I was.
Brian got his hands on a basketball and was bein goofy with that and Howie
came out as "Homie D" the rapper...that was silly.
AFTER the show we ran around back to see if they had left...or to see if we
could SEE anyone! I had my Guido (the BSB Band mascot) and we stood in the
front behind some metal bericades....the security and stuff kept tellin us
BSB had already left....that they had left as soon as they go off the stage.
We didn't believe em...so we stayed and the Band came out...Mindi the
saxaphone and percussion playercame out and talked to fans for a second and I
got to say HI to her and shake her hand. She is really sweet and the ONLY
band member that took time to greet fans. As the bus was pulling out we
could see the band guys thru the windows so I put my Guido in the air and
waved him back and forth yelling "TOMMY TOMMY"!! Dennis saw me out of the
bus window and yelled to Tommy who turned around and pointed at me
smiling...Dennis then grabbed their Guido and held him up against the window
and waved at me!
It wasn't good enough....We were stubborn and we hung around till about
midnite and watched the crew load up all the stuff including the Boys
basketball goal! It was funny cause here comes a guy with a fork lift and
this regulation size basket ball goal on it! They wern't kidding when they
said they had a goal with them everywhere! We were cold, tired and
hungry...so we left. I kept seeing strange people gettin in the last
remaining bus...women and men we didn't know..lol...and the staff said it
was the "management bus".
We found out after the show that AJ was spotted on Bourbon St. the night
before the show and that the guys went and saw the movie Sleepy Hollow.
It was a good show and the Boys sure know how to work a crowd! It was much
better than last years shows! I wish I could relive that nite over and over
From: Martha Lydia Lopez [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 4:08 PM
Hey, I'm Martha and i just got back to Austin from the bsb concert at New
orleans. I'm 19 and i adore them all so much. i was amazed at how talented
they were live and so was my friend who was the typical guy who said "they
can't sing." Well now he thinks differently of them. Anywayz enough about
that. You probably already know evertything there is to know about the
concert so I won't waste my time with that. This is what happened to me: I
was in the second row where they were like three feet in front of me the
whole time. At the beginning when they march and salute the fans and they
are all supposed to be serious, well i had a cap that said b-rok and brian
gave me the most amazing long smile i could have ever dreamed of. i always
used to say that if they would ever look at me that i would not freak out,
but i was wrong. when he was looking straight at me i kept yelling "i love
you" like some crazy freak. He kept on smiling and i would keep on saying
it over and over again.
at the end of the concert i wanted to throw that
cap at brian so when he and nick were sitting in front of me fooling around
and singing, i threw the cap at their feet but nick cauught it instead and
looked at it and gave it a weird look because it said b-rok, but he wore it
anyway. he looked at brian and then brian gave him a look that said "hey
that is my cap" during this time i was having a heart attack cuz nick was
wearing the cap that i was wearing just seconds before. that was not the
most amazing thing that happpened that night. there is more. i made a
gigantic pillow shaped like a dog bone for aj and it had written in gold his
name and my name and other stuff. anyways, i was using it like a poster and
i kept holding it over my head. well, aj saw it and stuck out his tongue at
me all cute, smiled and gave me a thumbs up. At least i think it was to me.
towards the end of the concert i threw it at him but he looked at it all
weird, probably cuz it was huge, and then he kept on singing. i was
dissapointed that he didn't pick it up or anthing but then a couple of
minutes later nick picked it up and started hitting aj with it like some
pillow fight. it was the most incredible thing ever. they were playing
around with the pillow i made for him! well after they had their fun with
the pillow they left it on the floor for awhile and then kevin picked it up
and read it for like 20 seconds in front of me and then he have it to aj.
so i hope that aj kept it. well that is all i wanted to share. everthing
else you already know. they are extremely talented and they are ten times
more good looking in person. they look soooooo good in person. brian and aj
are my faves, but at the concert i enjoyed watching them all equally. i got
to see nick the most. He was always right in front of me which ofcourse i
did not mind at all. if anyone else who went to the concert has a picture of
nick when he was wearing the cap that says b-rok or of nick and aj playing
with my pillow, please can you e-mail me so somehow i can get a picture.
since all that happened at the end of the concert my film was finished.
please please e-mail me if you have pictures of that. i have other excellent
pictures really up close that i would be happy to send to you. oh and let me
give you some advice. get there early cuz the band members walk around. i
took a picture with the band member Guy and he gave me his authograph and we
talked for awhile. it was alot of fun. thanx, my e-mail is
From: Melissa Carrone [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 7:50 PM
Well let me just say this was my second time at a Backstreet Boys concert
and it rocked. It was the best night of my life. They sounded so great
and danced to perfection. I did not care to much for the opening acts.
When the Backstreet Boys came flying out on there surf boards the crowd
went crazy. Nick and A.J. were the funniest there. They were doing there
own little dance and laughing like crazy. The night was packed with energy
and hype. If you have not been to there concert, you are diffently missing
out. I give the concert a perfect ten. They deserve all the credit and
will be around for awile. If you would like to know more about the New
Orleans concert you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backstreet Fan Fovever
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 3:07 PM
BSB's in New Orleans, Louisiana
Now, I knew I really liked the BSB's before I even saw their performance, but
now, like is not the word...These guys are INCREDIBLE. The concert was
unbelievable and packed full of non-stop dancing, singing and surprises...
I was fortunate to have 5th row tickets. And right as Mandy Moore was
opening, I noticed that some seats on the 3rd were empty. So my sister and I
moved up. Mandy was good, but everyone was anticipating the BSB's...So not
much attention was given...After Mandy, EYC performed. These guys, in my
opinion, were a little too "sexual" in their perfomance. I didn't enjoy
their perfomance due to the fact that they were too busy making inappropriate
gestures and constantly taking off their shirts in suggestive ways...They
were trying a little too hard...Finally...Here come the BSB's...They "float"
out on their surfboards and make it to the stage and begin "Larger than
Life"...Nick seemed to favor my side of the stage, so I got many a good view
of him...In fact, every one of them seemed to "favor" a side...But I'm not
complaining about having Nick...Anyway, they sang, danced, waved and
smiled...They really know how to get a crowd going...The boys were eventually
attached to wires hanging from the ceiling, and Nick flew directly over my
head, back and forth...He looked down at one point and spotted my sister and
I, and he pointed to us and smiled...
The dancers were excellent as
well...They really hold their own...The keep it going while the boys go
change or rest for a moment...Anyway, when "Perfect Fan" came on, five young
girls and their mothers came out onto the stage, and each BSB took a
couple...Kevin was facing me during this part, and he was letting the little
girl's mom take pictures of them all... He even held the camera out in front
and took a picture of all three of them together...Very sweet...Every song
imaginable was performed, and with precision...In fact, during the song "All
I have to give", when Howie hits that extremely high note, well, he hit that
note right there on stage in front of me...With ease!!! My sister and I
looked at each other in awe...Anyway, to sum it up, they hung upside down,
right side up, you name it, and they performed like I have never seen...Brian
blew kisses at me while Kevin waved at me...(I had made my way up to the
second row by the end) My sister and I walked out of their beaming...It will
take me awhile to recover...But I'd do it again any day...
From: Raceprod [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 4:06 PM
My name is Erica. I live in New Orleans, LA. I am a 17 year old senior
in high school. I have been a devote fan of the Backstreet Boys for
nearly two years. I have every album. I collect pictures and posters. I
tape every television appearance I can find. I was crushed when the boys
didn't come to New Orleans on their Summer '98 tour. When I found out
that they were coming on the Millennium tour, I literally cried. I was
out of town when the tickets went on sale. I had my best friend camp out
at Ticket Master to get my tickets. My friend was the very last person
in line to get tickets on that morning that I'm sure everyone remembers
well. It was the moment that decided who would be close to
the Backstreet Boys and who wouldn’t. Luckily, I was one of the few who
got this special opportunity. It was blessing.
Saturday, November 20, I decided, would be a great day. I didn't know
how right I was. The day of the concert my friend and I decided to go to
the French Quarter in hopes of running into a Backstreet Boy. We figured
we'd have a fun day in the Quarter and meet some interesting people. We
weren't too hopeful that we would meet a Backstreet Boy, but we were
going to have fun anyway. We hit all the most popular places and some
the weirdest clothing stores in hopes of finding AJ.
We searched for about two hours. We were about to give up and go home.
Just then a shoeshine guy told us to look inside this open air
restaurant, called the Pontalba Cafe, because the Backstreet Boys were
in there. We thought he was just playing with us, but we checked just in
case. We looked and didn't see anything at first. And then it happened.
I saw Howie and stopped breathing. My friend saw AJ and grabbed my arm.
I started shaking. I couldn't believe it. This was one of my biggest
dreams and it was coming true. We both threw away our ice cream cones
and got our cameras ready.
I took a deep breath and walked into the restaurant. I went up to the
table and tapped AJ on the shoulder. I was so scared. He looked up at me
with his beautiful eyes and smiled. I said, "Hi, my name is Erica." I
reached out my hand and he reached over and shook it. I almost had a
heart attack and died. I asked if we could get a picture with them. They
said that they were just about to eat, but maybe later. They were so
nice about it. We said okay and went and sat across the street from the
cafe and waited for them to finish eating their lunch.
Over the next hour the shoeshine guy decided to tell everyone that
walked past him. The whole scene got crazy. There were people just
snapping pictures of them eating like they were animals in a zoo. It was
all sort of sad. I couldn't imagine living like that everyday. There
were teenage skater guys yelling "you suck" at them. I felt sorry for AJ
and Howie that they couldn't just eat in the restaurant like normal
people. AJ had his girlfriend with him. She is very pretty and seems
very nice. Howie had some of his family with him.
When the guys were finished eating they slipped out the back way to get
a head start on the crowd. It turned in to a scene out of the Sears
Millennium commercial. There were 100 parents, children, and teenagers
following them down the street. Most of them were tourists and didn’t
know their way around the city. Since my friend and I are natives, we
waited to see where they turned and went around to meet them at the next
corner. We caught up with them. We got to talk to them for a second. We
asked for a picture, but they couldn't stop because of all the people
following. They apologized and smiled. They were very polite about the
whole situation. I thought that was great.
I told them to have a great time in the city and watched them walk away.
It was one the greatest moments of my life. I'll never forget.
Watching the concert from the first level that night, AJ flew over my
head. He looked down and pointed at me. I don't know if he recognized me
or if I was just another face in the crowd. It doesn't matter, either,
because it was special to me.
It truly was the best day of my life.
From: sara fischer [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 9:17 PM
Alrighty here it goes! This was my favorite concert oh my gosh it was
tight! it started out with Mandy Moore which is when i came because all
the traffic. Than it went to EYC or whatever their names are they were
ok but one of the guys kept showing off his stomach like he was the
tightest thing that ever walked! Than the real fun BACKSTREET BOYS over
and over of the crowd going crazy! expesally my best friend kelsey and
I. screaming with all of our might we would not shut up. They came out
and sang their songs it was soooo cool! When they did the perfect fan
they had the 5 girls and there moms come up. I was so jealous because my
friend was up there with grip of AJ's hand ( i know its not fair) than
when it got quite i yelled at the top of my lungs I LOVE BRIAN! and the
gal infront of me snapped shut up! but knowing me i didnt care i payed
my money to see my baby and i wasnt about to "shut up" it was just the
best concert and ofcorse loving them as much as i do i cried and cried
and cried more when they left
:( i just wanted 1 more song! but after they introduced their band annd
dancers the lights got dark and you thought that they left! but they
didnt sing i want it that way... well thats weird than do dooo doooo do
do do yeahhhh ahhh i was like yes! but than it was over and they were
gone! :'( i miss them so much. to make matters worse i thought i was
gonna meet them b/c my friends friend was working the concert and on the
day before we found out we couldnt :( i wish i could meet them soo much
i love them more than n e thing but n e 1 that loves them as much as i
right me back at Brians_babe143@hotmail.com
Concert Reviews: 11/18/99 Kansas City, MO (Part II)
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Jennifer Marks [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 10:24 PM
My Review Of the Kansas City Show: The Boys That Lived in a Fish Bowl
What can I say? I'm 19 love the talent and charism of the Backstreet
Boys! My cousin (who is a high school teacher by the way) and I attended
their concert in Kansas City on the 18 of November. I was ready for a
good show, like any true fan, but being a veteran of concerts such as
Aerosmith, Metallica, SoundGarden, and even the Spice Girls, I wasn't
sure what to expect. Boy was I in for a shock!
We arrived just as EYC was closing, I really don't care for Mandy Moore
and had no idea someone else was opening besides her. After buying a
program, key chain, and getting one of the groovy shopping bags for free
(they are nice), we found our seats. We were in the top level about half
way up but I must admit that they were excellent seats. The stage was
giant octagon, and the roadies were getting everything ready. The arena
would erupt into ear piercing screams every time the tiniest light would
flicker or a wave of music could be heard. The anticipation was killing
I noticed a few heads popping up from a black box towards one side of
the arena. Smoke started to roll up in small test puffs and I knew the
show was about to begin. Finally, the lights went out and the dancers
marched in with fake torches to the Star Wars theme. The stage lit up
from underneath and the musicians took their places.
Smoke began to billow from the black box I had noticed earlier and a red
light came on. Suddenly, the boys arose from it on hoover boards. They
were dead still and looked like Backstreet statues. I couldn't handle
myself at that point, I started to scream too. The whole arena was going
crazy by now and as they landed on stage and were unhooked they took an
army like position and went to each portion of the crowd. They looked so
serious but at one point when the camera was close upping on Kevin he
looked like something was about to make him bust out laughing. He held
off to just a smirk.
Larger Than Life began and I just took it all in. I can't tell you that
I remember every little detail cuz I don't. I was having way to much fun
to try to capture it all to memory. I do remember this though:
Kevin- He's a leader. He may not sing that much but he is a take charge
kinda guy, and incredibly sexy. When the piano dropped for Back To Your
Heart I melted at the way he played.
AJ- WILD MAN!!! His voice is soooooo sexy! There is something that sets
him apart from everyone else in the group. He is the raw emotion.
Howie- Aw! I never really thought to much of Howie until last night but
he is a great performer! He reminds me of one of those guys that is too
shy to hit on a girl, but all the girls secretly want him too! His solo
during Spanish Eyes made my eyes well with tears, but he has a goofy
side the cameras caught too! MC D was a nice touch!
Brian- B-Rok was a big favorite with this crowd. During his solos the
girls would go insane! Brain is very talented. The Perfect Fan was never
my favorite track on the album but it had a special meaning when they
brought the moms and daughters on stage. Brian is the kinda guy you
would want to talk out all your problems with. He seems genuinely nice
Nick- Oh Nickolas, were you born just to torture me? Nick is my favorite
Backstreet Boy, and that night I realized the youngest BSB has gone and
grown up into a very sexy man. The shrillness in his voice was gone, the
awkward but cute way he would perform dance moves were replaced by the
slick movements of a veteran performer. His voice brought me to tears
many times during the performance, especially during Spanish Eyes and
Show Me The Meaning. I have seen a few concert videos of the BSB and I
never heard Nick talk that much; but that night he talked the longest at
the beginning and got the crowd pumped up. I forget that he is almost
20, not a gangly teenager any more. His overall stage presence has
changed. He is confident now, grinding his hips (something AJ and Howie
were famous for) but he still remains Nick, a little goofy at times. He
is a performer that enjoys what he does and has fun with it. My props to
Nick, you are a very talented, sexy man!
The concert seemed to fly by. I told you I wasn't sure what to expect
but I got the best entertainment of my life for almost 2 and a half
hours. Not only did the BSB put on the best concert I have ever seen,
but the BSB Band, Dancers, and special effects, made it something I will
never forget. Props to the group's band. They were sensational.
Like I said, I really don't want to tell you too much more about the
show. GO SEE IT! Its worth every last penny! After the show was over I
went outside and noticed that the buses were parked right out front.
(wonder who's bright idea that was) And I braved the cold for another 2
hours. The crowd that started out with a couple hundred, turned into 20
to 25 by the time I left. I got to see a glimpses of Howie, AJ, and
Brain getting on the 1st bus. It pulled away. Kevin was the last to come
out and I missed seeing him get on.
Later, for some strange reason, a security guard from the arena told my
cousin to come over where he was. She stood over there for a second and
then motioned to me. I went over and she told me, "be real quite and
look right there" I looked and there was Kevin, swigging a Corona. I
don't know if he saw me but I smiled at him and gave him a little wave.
Then we kept waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I wasn't going anywhere
until I saw Nick. The crowd was so small I thought he might stop for
autographs. But a lass, he must have left out the back because he never
came out. The security moved us to the other side of the bus. About 5
minutes later, Kevin went to the front to get something and opened the
blinds to get some light. I guess he thought we were on the other side
cuz his face looked a little surprised when we all screamed, then he
waved and went back to what he was doing.
At that moment when I saw Kevin I felt and incredibly sad feeling creep
over me. These guys have everything in the world that a pop star could
want, but they don't have what I hold most precious, privacy. How hard
it must be to live in a fish bowl and know someone is watching your
every move. I knew at that moment it was time to go. I have a private
wish in my heart that there is somewhere in the world were these guys,
who are just normal human beings like you and I, can walk down the
street without being mobbed. I plan to go to their next concert when
they come through Missouri again, but this time I doubt I will wait
outside to catch a glimps after the show. If we are true fans we can
give the boys a little room to breath. I know all the pressure would
make me crack.
Concert Reviews: 11/18/99 Kansas City, MO
Date: Sep 30, 2000
From: Erin Coleman [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 3:06 PM
Hey guys, I just got home from the Kansas City Concert! I waited foo 4
and a half hours where the boys were going to pull into the area at. We
were right around the corner from the tunnel they go into and were on
the front row. I got to give Tommy the present I made for him and the
boys. I asked him about Guido and He made me ask the person he was on
the phone with about Guido! I also got a pic of me and him. I got to
talk to Ro Ro and he took a pic with me and asked me about the pic I was
holding of me and Pollyanna from when I met her. He was really nice. I
got to also talk to Nef, Fatima's sister who is one of the dancers.
Later My friends and I saw a girl come in a limo, it was getting dark
and we couldn't really see so we yelled Amanda and it was her. She
talked to us and took our video we made for BSB and put it in her
purse. She was sooooo nice not at all like I expected. We got to take
a pic with her too. She said she just got in from the airport. Later
Nick came in by himself and we got pics of him. Then the other boys
came in and we got to take pics of them too, then when Brian got out of
the van he ran up the tunnel to come talk to us, but the 100 girls
behind us saw that he was comming, so the guard had to hold him back.
No Leighanne or Tyke at this concert that I saw. That was great we were
so close to him. He had a floppy hat on, and was so cute. We could
have waited for Mandy Moore too, but we wanted to go inside. The concert
was Great! I loved Howie's rap they all looked good and Aj had a
natural color of hair. I will let you guys read the other reviews from
the concert, write me if you have any questions.
From: David Bagley [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 1:53 AM
WOW!!!! what else can i say about the "boys". They are sooooo hott.
This was my first experience with them and let me tell you...THEY ROCKED
THE HOUSE DOWN BABY!!!! AJ was the man. His voice was so awesome. I
even got a glimpse of his tattoo (thats how close i was), The show was
well choreographed especially the part where they were suspended in the
air during "Quit Playing Games"! I was in heaven. But anyway, they
started with Larger than life...good tune! Then we got a taste of the
European version of "The way I like it" and believe you me...thats how i
like it. Another hilite of the show was during the enchor they wore
Sabres jerseys. They all wore #99. It was so cool. I was depressed
though when they sang "I want it that way" because i didn't want it that
way. I wanted them to keep playing :(. oh well i guess all good things
must come to an end and unfortunetly the concert did. I wish everyone
could have experienced the excitement of this concert. On a scale out
of 100...i would rate the concert a 99 because they stopped playing.
Well i now i will be in attendance next time they come to town...and i
hope you are too!
From: Jennifer Ergle [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 8:49 PM
Last night's concert can be described in one word:
sensational! Everything about the show was an
experience. Some people in the music industry are
singers and that's all they are. Other people are
entertainers because they know how to work the fans
and show them a good time. The Backstreet Boys are
entertainers! They can sing, they can dance, and they
are some of the most charismatic people out there. I
have been to a few concerts and spent way more money
on the tickets and didn't have near as good of a time.
I felt kind weird going to the concert because I am
an older fan and kind of out of the teen scene, but I
all I can say was that it was the best concert I have
ever been to. I know many people couldn't get
tickets, but try to the next time around because it is
definitely worth it! These guys deserve so much
credit for the amount of energy that they put into the
show and making sure everyone has a good time. I
think it says a lot when even the dads and moms that
were dragged there by their children were standing up
and enjoying experience.
Thank you Backstreet Boys for a wonderful evening!
From: Chris Long [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 3:32 PM
I have three words to say.......OH MY GOD!!!!! The boys were looking
finer than ever! I am not going to go into the whole story of what we
did on the way there or anything really that happened at the
concert.....I mean....aren't they all pretty much the same? I just
wanted to let anyone reading.......It was definitely worth the 3 hour
drive it took to get there! I have one complaint though......not really
a complaint.....more like an observation. The boys were so robotic. I
mean they put on a good show, but it seemed like every single move they
made and every single word they said was scripted. Don't get me
wrong....scripted or not.....the boys are breathtaking. I just expected
from all of the other concert reviews that each song they sang....they
made it feel as if they were singing directly to you.....that just isn't
the case. All in all it was a fantastic show. The boys just seemed
really tired.....but who can blame them? Hopefully after this tour they
take a well deserved break to reenergize.