Thursday, May 20, 2010

i want it that way...

Brock likes to point out my love of "male vocalists."
I do. I really love a male vocalist. And while I'd probably play it down in person, I fucking love boy bands. The entire notion of them is something I deeply appreciate. I am, I'm horrified to report, a connoisseur of the boy band.
My horrific musical taste is a given. I once got in a fight with a guy in Tower Records over Billy Joel, as he mocked my purchase of a "River of Dreams" cassette single. It gets even worse when you put 4-5 twenty-something men together, tell me they're teenagers, provide certain stereotypical "types" so there's one for everyone and put them in different variations on the same color-schemed outfit.
Make that happen and I'm yours forever.
My IM is blowing up, my phone is glowing with texts, I can even sense a change in the air. Why?
Backstreet Boys are performing at Pride.
As Brock pointed out, "This must be your dream come true."
No. No it's not. My dream come true would be New Kids on the Block.
If not them, N'Sync.
If not them, Take That.
And finally, the trashy, slighty ghetto version of all of the above, Backstreet.
That being said, I will move heaven and earth to get on that stage with Nick Carter, who shares with Brock and me (among other things) our birthday. Honestly, how hard can it be? My excyclopedic knowledge of boy bands deserves this...

8 comments:

Amused said...

Yes, I would love it if Take That would perform at Pride too! Glad I'm not the only one who still loves them :)

Ace said...

I'm assuming you still watch Glee. I just found out that Artie is in a kind of fabulous boy band in real life called NLT. If you didn't already know, check it out...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re2nhf1fKEc

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. Nick Carter. Really. My breathe still catches when I see a picture of him, or hear him emoting in a song. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. Nick Carter. Really. My breathe still catches when I see a picture of him, or hear him emoting in a song. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Oh-Oh-OOOh Oh-Oh
Oh, Oh, Woooh, Oh
The weird stuff! (you write about)

Lou Pearlman said...

Woah, hold on there. No mention of the various incarnations of Menudo? Don't get all Jan Brewer on us, Beth!

Anonymous said...

Apparently you like WHITE Boy Bands, as you did not mention New Edition, Bobby Brown and all.

BTW, why are they called boy bands, when none of them ever play and insturment? Shouldn't they be called boy vocalists?

Melissa Griffin said...

NKOTB for-evah!