Contributed by elgato:
Kevin Richardson has been in Kentucky hyping up his new music workshop whose classes will open to the general public in August. Bhank from the Backstreet Boys forum at LiveDaily.com spent all morning searching for Kevin throughout the area. She went to the local radio station but he wasn’t there. She did get to guest DJ, where she played ‘Quit Playing Games.’ Then she headed to the TV station and got to meet Kevin there. She also said that someone “asked him how his baby was! LOL! He was like “I don’t have a baby!” ” Kevin told her that he and his wife Kristin will be heading to New Mexico for their 3-year anniversary. The fan then said that “We watched the tape of the news and we looked like GEEKS! They had us do this thing after Kev left-we said “Thanks Kevin! We love the Backstreet Boys! Good morning Kentuckiana!” She was mad when she found out that Kevin actually did go to that radio station even though the DJ told her he wasn’t coming. The radio station website said: “Thanks to Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson for stopping by this morning to talk about a new Music Industry Workshop he is starting up here in Louisville! After 10 years in the biz, Kevin’s learned a thing or two, and wants to pass his knowledge on to his Kentucky peeps! They’ll teach you about the business aspect, producing, performing…no matter what you’re interested in!” Read on for her full account of the events.
(from bhank at LD)
So yesterday we went downtown stalking but we never found Kev. We thought we figured out the hotel (Trevor!) but weren’t sure….and then we went and Guest DJ-ed for this radio station-we had a BLAST….we got he DJ to play QPG for us, and after the Top 5 at 9 (What time do you all do the Top 5 at 9?! LOL!) which is what we helped host-they played Savage Garden’s “I knew I loved you before i met you” and we dedicated it to kev and kris for their anniversary! LOL! Oh yeah-before we guest-djed, we had gone to Steff’s house and her mom told us that he was gonna be on the news in the morning-so we searched for the station and found it-then went to the radio station. The entire time I bugged the guy cause ppl had been calling in cause they heard Kev would be on in the morning-but he kept saying he didn’t know.
Steff’s parents wouldn’t let her go w/ us this morning to see Kev and we were all mad at them. Still am! *Grr* We got to the station around 5 am. Their morning show goes from 5-7. We were chilling outside this window where we could see the show playing in the office. LOL! It was funny. We were extremely bored. Then around 6:20-ish this guy comes up to us “Are y’all waiting for Kevin?” OMG he freaked us out. He told us that he was on his way-he was in a hurry-but if we waited by the door till after the show he’d bring Kev out for us. OMG! We freaked! We were so excited. Then this guy from the TV station came out-and walked w/ Kev’s friend (who is one of the partners of the Music Workshop) and they were talking-then the guy was on his cell and the TV guy went back in and the guy told us that Kev was on his way but to wait by the side door. So Kev pulled up and omg he looked so good and I freaked! LOL! We walked over to watch him get out and took pics and he waved at us and said SOMETHING but I couldn’t hear him. lol. So when he went in. Then his friend pointed to where he was standing and told us to wait there. We did for a little while-then the TV guy came and got us and told us to come in. I was confused….so we followed him-he said we were gonna go watch Kevin on TV or something. So he led us to the studio and we got to watch the interview. One of the reporters talked about us saying we’d been waiting outside all morning lol…and asked what Kev thought about that or something and Kev said he was flattered and thanked us for being there…and then after they finished the interview they showed us on TV! LOL! We waved it was fun. Most of the interview was the same he’s been saying at all the other interviews…Afterwards someone asked him how his baby was! LOL! He was like “I don’t have a baby!” LOL! Then he was talking and he said “My cousin Brian….” LOL! He said Baylee was born in Dec….I was like No Kev! You’re wrong! LOL! I didn’t tell him that but I thought it. Newayz…the TV guy told us to go to this other room and we could talk to Kev there so we went and waited.
He came in and I think the first thing I said was “Where’s Kristin?!” lol I think someone said something about her which is why I said that. lol. He said she was in LA! I was like “You didn’t spend your anniversary together?!?!?” lol he said he’s flying back tomorrow and they are going somewhere…New Mexico I think. We all got autographs (we got a total of 6….lol….Mands Veem and Steff all have 2….I gave mine to Mands.) and pics and hugs. He was just too sweet. We gave him a card and the thread I printed out….and a thank you balloon and a UK beanie. We told him Steff couldn’t come cause of her parents. Oh yeah-he was signing the pic of Steff petting the mohawk from Mint Jubilee 2002 and I was like “Do you remember that?” he said he did and then i told him how steff couldn’t be there-so he signed it to her. that was supposed to be for mands….but it’s k cause i gave her mine. and then he held up a sign that said “Hi Steff!” and signed it for her. Um….haha I had him hold up his BK Action Figure (all 5 were in my pockets…don’t ask-we’re odd) so he did and made a cute face for a picture. I can’t think of anything else….oh wait-we gave him a muffin! LOL! And Veem told him he should run for President….lol….she was telling him he should cause of helping the environment or something….lol….and he said there’s more to being president than the environment. he said thanks to her for saying that tho. lol. what else…..hmmm….there weren’t any other fans there….so that was cool. I think that’s all-I’ll post more if I think of it….I gotta go to work. lol!
Oh yeah-we were on our way back to Mands & Veem’s house and they said he was gonna be on the radio station! We were SO MAD at the DJ from last night cause he said he wasn’t gonna be there!!! UGH! We were gonna go but we didn’t want to scare Kev-plus I have to work in 15 minutes and I’d be late if we stayed. lol. We watched the tape of the news and we looked like GEEKS! They had us do this thing after Kev left-we said “Thanks Kevin! We love the Backstreet Boys! Good morning Kentuckiana!” LOL! I wonder when they showed it. lol. oh well. NEwayz….that’s all. Oh wait one more thing-on the radio he said something about wanting to do more musicals….so that’s cool! The Music Workshop opens August 1st-I wonder if Kev’s gonna be there?!?! LOL! Ok…now I’m really done and have to go to work! OH HAPPY DAYS!
i think he’ll be at the opening…if not i still want to go to support the music workshop. the tv segment was about 4 or 5 minutes i think….we got to watch most of it….it was on whas www.whas11.com and the radio station was 99.7 djx www.wdjx.com. and i *think* he said new mexico…i don’t remember 100% lol.
newayz i remembered what else i had forgotten-kev went to a cincinnati reds game last night. lol. kev was talking about the music workshop’s location and he got all messed up (it was adorable) and the newslady was like “it’s early-he went to the reds game last night” lol. so that explains why we couldn’t find him. well…that and we didn’t know where to look. LOL! newayz….just wanted to share!
(from Misha at LD)
There’s a little blurb at the radio station website:
“Thanks to Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson for stopping by this morning to talk about a new Music Industry Workshop he is starting up here in Louisville! After 10 years in the biz, Kevin’s learned a thing or two, and wants to pass his knowledge on to his Kentucky peeps! They’ll teach you about the business aspect, producing, performing…no matter what you’re interested in! We’ll have the phone number and website link when they get it up and running….stay tuned!”
I tried emailing the morning crew to get the intv and pics posted at the website, but the Email page isn’t working for me. ArgH! The TV station webcasts its news shows – we could have seen the interview online.