The Boys are EVERYWHERE right now. I love it, you love it. It’s just freaking incredible. Nothing can bring them down! We’re on the verge of a new album, the single has been blowing up on radio…life is good! Because they’re everywhere though, they’re bound to attract some new fans. I mean, they did so even when they were ignored (wrongfully) by mainstream media and radio. So now? It’s happening! If you’re a new Backstreet Boys fan, awesome! Welcome to the fandom! This is absolutely the post for you!
Keep on reading so we can help you live your best fangirl (or fanboy) life!
Those of you who aren’t new fans, probably saw when I reached out via twitter to see what advice my fellow seasoned fans would have for you guys and I couldn’t be happier with the results. And if you missed out on sending your tweets, feel free to add your words of wisdom in the comments below!
Take ALL The Time You Need To Binge On Everything You’ve Missed During The Past Twenty-Five Years
Let’s face it, the Boys have been around for a long time. A lot’s happened in terms of music, performances, interviews, appearances, you name it. So let yourself just dive in! YouTube is a treasure trove and we have the Media Archive to help you out as well. Trust us, you won’t have any regrets. You’ll likely want to make sure you clear your schedule however.
SAVE YOUR MONEY ANY CHANCE YOU CAN
Excuse the all caps but this one is important. The Boys do a lot and often announce things at the drop of a dime. So you have to think like a boy scout and always try to be prepared! FOMO is a very real thing and you’ll have it if something gets announced and you don’t have the money ready to go.
Enjoy Every Moment
The Boys are great about making every second special whether you’re meeting them one on one or you’re in the crowd and they’re singing to you. Make sure you take it all in! Don’t rush on to the next thing without savoring the one at hand. Some of my best memories aren’t captured on film or video but I’ll never forget them.
Speaking Of Enjoying The Moment – Don’t Stress When You Finally Meet Them In Person!
Seriously. Try to stay calm. They will do anything they can to make sure you’re relaxed and if you are, everything just tends to be that much better. Don’t overthink, just say what you feel. I promise, the Boys will understand.
Love The Boys
Honestly… Nick, AJ, Howie, Brian, and Kevin are pretty freaking easy to love. So I don’t think I need to say more.
Patience Is A Massive Virtue In The Backstreet Boys Universe
We call it “Backstreet Time”, it’s even in their emjoi set. That’s how well known this concept is among fans. Basically the Boys try their best but they have a tendency to run late. Or sometimes project dates get pushed aside. Things like that just tend to happen with them. it’s never intentional… And let’s be honest, we still love them anyway.
We Are A Family In This Fandom, So Be There For Each Other!
We admit we’re all pretty dysfunctional at times, but we’re a family. When we want to, we can unite to be a force like none other. And so remember that no fan is better than any other – no matter how many shows, VIPs, or whatever you do or don’t do. We’re all here for the same reason. Make friends in lines if you go to a show alone! You already have a reason to bond.
Embrace The CRAZY
The crazy from the Boys, the crazy from the fans – all of it. Mainly because there’s a lot and it makes everything that much better!
So in the end, we “old” fans hope that helps! And welcome to the world of Backstreet!
Though I should probably warn you…
Once you start, you don’t stop!