Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Backstreet Boys' 'In A World Like This' Summer 2014 Tour

Well, it took 15-years, but I finally had my Backstreet Boy dreams come true. In a single night I touched every single member of the group, making my right hand unwashable.

Look at that face! That is what pure joy and excitement looks like on the face of a 20-something who is living the dreams of her pre-teen self.

Because I am an adult who can choose to throw down cash on any thing she darn well pleases, I decided 2014 was as good a time as any to spend ridiculous money on a general admission, pit, concert ticket for the May 28 Backstreet Boys (featuring Avril Lavigne) show at the LA Forum. Happy Birthday to me!

I regret nothing about the choices I made that lead to that evening, nor the spastic screaming and preteen behaviour that may have erupted when the boys men first took to the stage.

The guys are now over halfway through the summer 2014 leg of their 'In A World Like This' World Tour, promoting the 2013 release of their album of the same name.

In case there are any questions, Backstreet Boys are back -actually they were Never Gone- and they very much still have it going on. You may recall that Brian, Nick, A.J. and Howie were a quartet for many years after Kevin Richardson left the group in 2006, but in 2012 Richardson made his return and the pop world is a happier place.

They still got the choreographed dance mooves down

They have swappped chairs for microphone poles, but clearly still got it together when it comes to dancing with props

Oh yeah, and hats, they still know a few hat tricks

The guys, who are now all married and, except Nick Carter, fathers, stood on stage at the LA forum for the first time since their 1999 sold-out Millenium tour. And they all looked and sounded amazing. Seriously, can we just admire Kevin Richardson's backside for a moment.

Now all Backstreet backsides.

And even more pictures to satiate your boy band urges  

Monday, May 26, 2014

Baby One More Time

Like overalls and sunflower crop tops, I am back!

To kick off this return, I shall throw as many updates as I can in a single post.

The best way to begin is to help you understand that 2014 is now dedicated to making '90s dreams come true. This year I made a list of some '90s New Year's resolutions, and with the year very near half over I am well on my way to achieving all my dreams this year.

1) Buy tickets for a '90s concert - Backstreet Boys tickets purchased for May 28, 2014! Pictures are now up.

2) Explore new projects from your favorite stars - This is a continual thing. I breezed through Lovin Lakin a couple weeks ago and was sad it was so short. I think Christine Lakin and I could totally be friends.

3) Connect with your favorite stars on Twitter - This is done and done, but never really done. I am a full supporter of using Twitter to connect with different people (this could mean celebs, or just people you have shared interests). It is a fun and easy way to talk and connect with people you would otherwise likely never talk to. Also, there is an indescribable feeling attained when a celeb favorites, retweets, or replies to your message. I would liken it to that feeling you got as a child when you received a reply to fan letter. Like that time I got a Christmas postcard from Mary-Kate and Ashley - I thought I was going to die a full and wonderful life at that moment.

4) Get lost in a '90s marathon - This happens almost every week.

5) Throw a Girl Meets World viewing party - This is going to happen, I do not have cable but I will find a way.

6) Start a '90s book club - ideas for said book club

7) Go on a '90s cruise - Sadly, this is probably not going to happen because I cannot afford a regular cruise, let alone a celeb booze cruise. Also, these things sell out super fast! If anyone wants to invest in making this dream come true, I accept checks and cash

8) Throw a '90s costume party - So much fun, pictures to come.

I have also decided to add new resolutions to this early list, since the best way to feel good about a to-do list is to add stuff to it that you have already completed!

9) See a taping of a show staring a '90s favorite - last November I went with friends to a taping of Melissa & Joey and had a minor heart attack seeing Joey Lawrence and Melissa Joan Hart in all their glory. First off, the show is surprisingly fun and I highly recommend it to all looking for a quick laugh and/or want to see Joey Lawrence in tight pants (FYI they look way tighter in real life) and Melissa Joan Hart in enviable dresses (admiring professional wear is nothing to be embarrassed about). However, since that was 2013 and this list is 2014, I had to find a way to top that!

Check it, I got to check off two resolutions at once! This totally makes up for the fact that my only regret in life is never seeing a taping of Boy Meets World. I can now live regret-free!
And here is a blurry picture of Ben Savage from that marvelous evening.

10) Randomly run into a '90s star (or two) at a bar in Los Angeles - oh heyyyyyy Todd Bosley and Marcus Toji
My own Little Giants reunion #ilovethe90s #LittleGiants #SaturdaynightinLA

What are your '90s resolutions?! I am open to new suggestions to keep this list growing; afterall, I am quite near finished with it and the summer has not even commenced.