Backstreet Boys Sing Way Back Into Teens’ Hearts
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.
Sure is funny how critics and haters overlook the 20, 30, 40 year old men and women at BSB concerts and just concentrate on the teenies. The Boys have a variety of fans in age, and race. Fact is the guys will be around as long as they choose to be around and ppl will just have to get use to it…lol.
I agree. I went to this exact show and you should’ve seen the variety of people that were there from elementary-age kids to teenagers to college students to parents to husbands/boyfriends. It’s truly amazing to see how many different genders, ages, and races come together at BSB shows.
I don’t think the parent watching the 12 yr old counts
backstreet boys music are just about the only music parents like to listen to because there lyrics are not stupied like other artist ……..so yea they were there on there own………not with there children michelle
I Was At This concert too and I’m far from being a teenie and there were a lot of’, ‘older people without their kids there and guys cause Brian even commented on it.
I think that going to a bsb concert would really contradict my hater status…’, ‘besides i’ve heard enough on their albums. Yes, I used to love them. Then I grew up a bit and now I think they’re kinda cheesy.