Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting hard to KTBSPA...

If you didn't know that in my teenage years I was a die-hard stalker mega Backstreet Boys fan, then you don't know me very well. I was hardcore in my devotion to these dudes.

The urgency of my fandom has died down over the years as my hormones musical tastes have matured, but I've continued to keep a glimmer of the pride alive. However-

Their new album just plain stinks (I know...shocking, right?). I moderately enjoy 1.5 songs on it, and the rest is just bad. Since most Americans have long since gotten past their love for the boys (and are probably thinking, "Huh? New album? Aren't these guys busy munching on prunes in retirement homes by now?"), they currently have plans to tour only in Europe and Japan to promote their new lackluster work. Being in Japan, that's no loss for a fan like me! They're doing 8 shows here, which gives me plenty of opportunities to see them.

But, honestly, I'm not sure if I'm feeling it. There was a time in my life where I wouldn't have been able to imagine skipping an opportunity to see BSB. 14-year-old Patty would think 25-year-old Patty was certifiably insane. Then again, 14-year-old Patty never heard this new monstrosity of an album.

Poor Backstreet Boys.


margery said...

Oh dear! Does this mean we should start scraping our car decals off after all?!

Cara said...

I liked the single... the album... yea... IDK... not great. =( Makes me sad...BUT they still hold a place in my heart... and i"d totally go see a concert still... just for nostalgia and you know they'll play some old stuff too ! =)