Thoughts: Attending my last @BackstreetBoys ‘DNA’ show is bittersweet

by | Sep 5, 2022 | Backstreet Boys, Thoughts

Over the last three years, I have attended 8.5 “DNA World Tour” shows. I say 8.5, because I did go to Bristow, Virginia for the show on my birthday in July and went through VIP, but the show was postponed. That show takes place tonight, August 5th, but I was no longer able to attend on that date.

Why?

I’m going to Lexington tomorrow night and it will be my last DNA show. I wanted to do a perfect 10 this tour – the most that I have ever done. I know there are people who do 15, 20, 30, even 50 shows on a tour. More power to them, but I’m not able to do that. I wish I could, but with responsibilities at home, I can’t right now.

So for me, 9.5 shows is a lot and I’m proud I got to do this.

Tomorrow’s show in Lexington is going to be a little bittersweet for me. Much like Bristow, I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to go at first. It’s not COVID this time, it’s because my Mom is in the hospital. It’s not as serious as her previous hospital stays, but she has told me she wants me to go. I will only be gone 24 hours and she’s in good hands. She had been so worried that I would miss this show that I’ve been looking forward to for two and a half years.

It’s also bittersweet because I believe this is my favorite tour that they have ever done. I didn’t get to see “Into The Millennium” in person (thank God for YouTube!), but this tour embodies everything I love about the Backstreet Boys: The music (the songs!), the goofiness, the sultriness, and sexiness.

Whether it’s Nick singing to me “I want all of you all over me, in any dark roo-ooo-oooom” or watching Howie and Kevin pick at Nick as he’s trying to meditate before “As Long As You Love Me,” it’s the perfect mix of everything that is Backstreet Boys.

With tomorrow night being my last “DNA” show, I don’t know if I want to take photos and videos, or just stand and take it all in. Watch them sing “New Love” for the last time (because you just know it won’t be added to future tours or residencies) and Nick do his solo with “The Way It Was,” one of my favorite parts of the show, one more time.

Julia, me, and Kelly in Atlanta.

I’m thankful that I will get to experience it with my best friend Julia, standing at the tip of the stage. She was supposed to be with me in that exact spot for our first DNA show in D.C. on my birthday in 2019, but was unable to make the trip. There’s nothing like going to a concert with your best friends – the ones that have your back and expect nothing out of you except a few cuss words or dirty thoughts about a certain boy bander.

See you tomorrow, Lexington.

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