It’s been 24 hours but I’m still on high. As a matter of fact, I’m playist BSB while writing this blog. What sorcery is this. I wonder how many days will these happy hormones last. 😀 So this is what it’s like to finally see the Backstreet Boys rock their bodies right, right before my eyes. NKTOBSB concert at MOA Arena last night was a indeed a blast.
Few weeks back I told Mara I wanna go to this concert, kahit GenAd lang but nobody’s up so I just trashed the idea, until Michelle asked me to get her a coupon because Groupon’s selling tickets at 50% off. And there was my chance to see the Backstreet Boys live.
My huge assed camera didn’t get in, and Mara and Michelle didn’t bring any point & shoot so Mara’s phones were our salvation. Of course, I was embittered by that palpak na diskarte to bring the dslr inside but I was happy anyway so I just let it go. I grabbed photos from Ovation Productions’ Facebook page for the visuals of this entry. 🙂
The show started at 8pm with this Filipino boyband V4th as the opening act. After their number, Donnie went onstage and we all thought the main event’s gonna start, but turned out he just introduced another front act, Jay-R and some rapper Fil-Am dude. I was starting to grow bored and sleepy (I’m lola), but it didn’t really take long. At 9pm, the boys are already onstage.
They started the show with a mash-up each band’s originals with elements from Coldplay’s Viva La Vida. It was powerful I had goosebumps. All members of the two bands were on the stage. Naturally, my eyes searched for Nick Carter (I am mainstream) and when I first laid eyes on his face I screamed my lungs out and buried my face in my friends shoulder, read mamamatay sa kilig. Nick’s still handsome as ever. I was so thrilled to see him performing just a meter/s away from me. ❤ The Backstreet Boys singing and dancing right before my eyes. Wow, good job, Irish. Your 9 year old self is so proud of you. 😀
The entrance was grand, with the two groups singing and dancing while slowly spreading into the extended stage. Jordan Knight and Nick Carter came in pair and my ovaries almost exploded. (Almost, because my ovaries exploded due to Nick Carter’s pelvic trusts all throughout the concert. Please don’t judge a fan girl. For years, I’ve only dreamed of seeing these guys perform live, and then they were finally there, in flesh.
Ang kulit lang ni Nick, di siya mapakali. Michelle says, baka may ADHD daw, haha. Well, it’s a good thing though, he performed with 110% energy. Howie is fine. I say he’s the type that you can bring home to your Momma. I’ve only seen them once and here I am making judgments but seriously, Howie looks so mabait. During the first part of the BSB performance, AJ wore a black vest with the words “Daddy To Be” printed at the back, and sometime at the end of a number, he removed his pants, baring an animal print tights/leotards, whatever they’re called. I also say Brian is the friendliest. At one point while them boys are on pause, and the audience settled, I threw an awkward “hi” to Brian who’s facing in our direction and then, he hi’d back imitating my awkward hand gesture. Well, it’s not really surprising as he kept on smiling at waving at the people everytime they’re on stage. 🙂
What even made this night funfilled was that most of the songs they performed were in my ‘set list wish.’ I didn’t do any research about the set list of the NKOTBSB tour so I was thrilled when most of the songs they performed were on my list of songs I want them to perform, haha. The Backstreet Boys may no longer be Boys but sure they can still strut their stuff.
One of the highlights of the concert was when BSB pick 4 girls to be with them onstage while they serenade them with “Ill Never Break Your Heart”. What lucky lasses they were. Although, while they were picking up girls from the audience, I was kinda praying not to be picked because I’m not sure how awkward I would get once I’m up there, hehe. Nick picked a lovely girl (looks like a foreigner) and did what every girl wants a guy to do when serenading a girl, In short, ang landi niya lang kahit sinong nagka-crush sa kanya maiinggit sa pinaggagagawa niya dun sa inakyat niya sa stage. :p
Obviously, I was there for the BSB but I couldn’t be more than happy to see the New Kids On the Block who are very popular to generations a little older than mine. They’re already nearing in their 40s but they still rocked the stage. Performance level pa rin ang mga Kuya! Their singing, too, was so amazing. Joey McIntyre sure can still hit high notes. It’s not surprising why they were a big deal to the Ates/Titas. They were pretty much like BSB or ‘NSync or Westlife- the boybandness and all.
Jordan Knight was so gwapo and Joey McIntyre was so cute I definitely won’t titozone them. 😀 And dude, Donnie Wahlberg’s abs, whatup. Nilampaso niya yung mga BSB na supposedly ay silang may mga abs din kasi bata pa. :p
Bukod sa wala kaming kamera, ang mga bagay na nagpa-bitter lalo samin ay nung masalo ng katabi ko yung autographed mini-poster ng BSB at masalo ng mga nasa likod nila Mara yung jacket ni Nick. Gad, puro na lang kami almost. What is.
This concert might even be the best concert I’ve been so far. It’s the concert you wish wouldn’t end too soon. All those boybandness- singing and dancing- relived the gushing little girl in me. I still am happy I grew up in the 90s. 🙂
Single/The One Mash-Up in Viva La Vida elements
Summertime – NKOTB
The Call – BSB
Dirty Dancing – NKOTB
Get Down (You’re the One for Me) – BSB
You Got It (The Right Stuff) – NKOTB
Larger Than Life – BSB
Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind this Time)
If You Go Away
Please Don’t Go Girl
Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
I’ll Never Break Your Heart
Step By Step
My Favorite Girl
Shape Of My Heart
As Long As You Love Me
All I Have To Give
We’ve Got It Goin’
Quit Playin’ Games With My Heart
I’ll Be Lovin’ You Forever – NKOTB
I Want It That Way – BSB
Don’t Turn Out The Lights – NKOTBSB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – BSB
Hangin’ Tough – NKOTB
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Hangin’ Tough (with excerpts from We Will Rock You)