The year was 1996, I was sophomore high. The first time I was introduced to @BackstreetBoys, when a classmate brought their first cassette album to school.
It was love at first sight for me—with @NickCarter and my high school life was more than colorful & fan-crazed from there on...it also became very expensive! 😂
I saved and spent my tiny allowance to buy their cassette tapes, posters, and merchandise. To this day, my biggest expenses as a teenager were the Bop and Tiger Beat magazines that I’ve collected through the years because #BSB are on it.
Our house walls were literally filled with huge posters of these boys. When most #Filipino houses decorated their dining room with Jesus’ Last Supper, our house has...you guessed it, right— a Backstreet Boys poster!
Like many of their loyal fans, I made them the center of my universe as a teenager. I screamed when they’re on TV, I dropped whatever I do just to listen to them on the radio, and I even went to an extent to call an international number for MTV Asia just to vote for their songs to become number 1! Let’s just say, it has an awful result on my part. 😂
I dreamt of watching them LIVE in concert but never had the chance. So I just made a wish that if they don’t make it as boy band one day— which is usually the case, that I would at least marry Nick Carter! I can totally relate to all Beliebers and One Directioners! 😜
That’s why it has been the greatest delight of my life, as I came in full circle to check a bucket-list off last night! After 23 years, I saw them LIVE in concert!
The Backstreet Boys is undoubtedly, the longest active boy band in the world and although they may already be in their 40s— they made me feel like I’m just 14 in their presence!😍 The biggest shoutout goes to Frenchie who endured the 2-hr long concert with screaming women around him. This is not his idea of a good time as an introvert, but he sacrificed his time to fulfill my long time dream!🥰❤️🥰 Merci beaucoup d'avoir organisé un grand spectacle, les hommes! #bsbfra #dnaworldtour #dinhswanderventure