John Soeder of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was on hand for the Backstreet Boys for a sold-out performance Tuesday night (July 26) at Tower City Amphitheater. Soeder writes, “BSB just might have a future on the oldies circuit, however. In concert, there was no denying the sugar rush of ‘Larger Than Life’, ‘Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely’, ‘I Want It That Way’ (all together now: ‘Tell me why-y!’) and other ear-candy anthems from a pre-‘American Idol’ era. Those were the days when Top 40 artists rolled off a Florida assembly line and dominated the charts with monster songs produced by the Swedish pop mafia.”
The story at plaindealer.com has since been removed.