NKOTBSB in Manila

I’m such a sellout. Haha! But I’m sure that those who did not consider Nick Carter as their favorite back then have seen the light. What a difference it makes seeing him live and the rest of the Backstreet Boys last Sunday at the NKOTBSB concert held at the Mall of Asia Arena. Had I known Nick Carter was such a stunner in real life, I would’ve watched them in 2010. Hahaha! Kidding. There’s always that next time to look forward to. After all, they usually include the Philippines in their world tours.

Nick Carter NKOTBSB in Manila

See what I'm talking about?

And oh, nothing’s changed, I still like Brian Littrell.

Since Mall of Asia is fairly new, I had high expectations of the venue. Sad to say most parts are still bare. It’s reminiscent of NAIA Terminal 3 and I hope it doesn’t stay that way.

NKOTBSB in Manila

NKOTBSB in Manila

I read somewhere that they decided to have a ramp in the middle to give all fans a front row experience. Well, of course, not all, but it made for an interesting touch. It was my first time to watch a concert with that layout. Those peeps at the Patron side got their money’s worth because the “kids” and the “boys” even got off the stage and mingled with the crowd while all of us in the higher areas were wondering where the heck the artists were. I say that’s 13K well spent if you happened to get an autographed photo, shook hands with a BSBoy, or better yet, called to go onstage with them.

Fancy lights

Fancy lights

I wasn’t born yet when New Kids on the Block was popular, but Jordan Knight left me impressed with his falsettos. Reminds me of my favorite boyband member of all time, Lee Ryan of Blue. Oh man, I wish Lee can still hit those high notes when he is already in his 40s.

Once in a lifetime, indeed

Once in a lifetime, indeed

To be honest, I end up sitting during NKOTB’s parts because I don’t know their songs. Makes me imagine how it would be like when the boybands of my time headlines a tour with a younger boyband. The only boyband that comes to mind is One Direction because they are tagged as so, but for me, they are a far cry from the boybands of my time. They remind me more of Busted (“Year 3000″).

For a while, I thought I was watching Super Junior

For a while, I thought I was watching Super Junior

Of course, there’s always that part in a concert where a lucky girl gets to claim the night. This time around, a fangirl succeeded with her “Pick me!” sign, along with three other ladies. It’s a good thing I didn’t cry (tears of joy fell when Ben Adams of A1 at The Greatest Hits Tour last February ushered a fan up the stage while singing “Like A Rose.” Just imagine if I experienced that. I’d probably be smiling and crying buckets of tears at the same time in front of a crowd who would most likely want to pull my hair for being onstage.)

Clad in all-white

Clad in all-white

This is my original fave, Brian

This is my original fave, Brian

I never thought Backstreet Boys had such a strong male fanbase. Whenever NKOTB finishes their song, these guys seated at the back would yell, “BSB naaaaa!!!” with so much passion that I question myself why I don’t do the same because I’M A GIRL.

NKOTBSB powerhug

NKOTBSB powerhug

NKOTBSB in Manila

Final bow for the final show

It’s such a shame they didn’t sing “More Than That” and “It’s True,” (Just like “Best in Me”—I wonder when Blue would finally sing that live) but I don’t think the curtain will fall soon for this boyband, so the least I can do is wait and start a concert fund for BSB BECAUSE NICK WILL PICK ME AND I WILL BE SERENADED ONSTAGE. #ambisyosa. Maike Evers, the lucky girl in red, is my peg! XD Check out this video. I wanna do 0:06-0:08 too!

I’m sorry Blue, but you didn’t pick me last time, so here I am, longing for another boyband to serenade me onstage. I try to hide it so that no one knows, but I guess it shows…

Pardon me, I can’t help it with my Blue references, sorry.

Thank you to the geek (who is a bigger fan of Bacstreet Boys before June 3) for bringing me to this concert! ♥

P.S. Anyone who has a video of Nick going crazy while dancing to “Call Me Maybe?”
P.P.S. I hope the next time is at the Araneta Coliseum because the Arena sound system needs improvement. Besides, ticket prices are so much higher!

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