|NKOTBSB at Air Canada Centre|
Walking into the first of two Air Canada Centre Shows tonight, I had pretty much thought that both Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block were on-par with one another in my books. I did grow-up witnessing the rise of both entities and in their respective eras, they were something v. special indeed; they still are. After seeing both Bands zip through an array of Hits from their respective Catalogs, I am certain now that I am indeed a bigger Backstreet Boys fan. Totally.
Backstreet's Mid-tempo Ballads still deliver an impact especially with some of the younger Ladies in the audience, including I'll Never Break Your Heart, Quit Playing Games with my Heart and I Want It That Way - all which had the audience singing along in unison. Their Choreography and Vocals show a level of refinement which only comes with constant Touring and the Backstreet Boys haven't lost a step at all.
In all, the experience is a bit surreal for any true Pop Music Lover and well worth it as it may only happen once. A Group is only as great as the sum of its parts - call this a Supergroup.
Watch New Kids on the Block perform Stey By Step below:
Watch Backstreet Boys perform I Want It That Way below:
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will-W. | Audio content: Sony Music)