Last week, I went to the Backstreet Boys concert.
I mean, I owned a New Kids on the Block THROW PILLOW. I had shoe laces, pajamas, VHS tapes... I've seen NKOTB three times now.
But I LOVE *NSync and I LOVE the Backstreet Boys. I can't choose, people. Which is fine. I have enough room in my heart for all fifteen of them. ;)
Anyway, the concert was wonderful and magical and we had an absolute blast. Something I learned that I hadn't previously realized -- their newest album is entirely self-made. No label, no overlords, no financiers. I don't know if people outside of the industry appreciate the gravitas of them doing something like that. Especially this late into their career. And they debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. HUGE! I think it's amazing. And brave. And I love that as they spent the year making ths album, they wrote everything on it and played a lot of the instruments (as they did in the concert as well).
And I had to write about it because some of the songs have been playing on repeat in my head and then, I finally watched the video for "In a World Like This" all the way through and found it beautiful. And I wanted to share it. Watch it to the end and if you know anything about me and my political predilections, you'll see why it touched me so. More props for BSB. Well done, guys.