Backstreet Boys Defeat Irony at Smoothie King Center

Over the past few months, thousands of women in the New Orleans region have been exchanging emails, booking hotel rooms, and coordinating payments among themselves for tickets and matching screen-printed t-shirts with slogans like “Oh my god, we’re back again” in swirling, Pinterest-esque script. If they’re like me, maybe they giggled self-deprecatingly when telling people about their upcoming plan to attend a Backstreet Boys concert at the Smoothie King Center on August 30.

Win Tickets to See Nick & Knight

Thanks to the Internet, nothing will go away, and there’s a community for every taste. Boy bands were once the object of mockery for anyone over 18, but their heyday came in the mid-‘90s and the 15 year-olds who loved them then are around 30 now. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight of New Kids of the Block (even older!) toured together first as part of NKOTBSB, and they’ve recorded an album, Nick & Knight that has for the most part received gently favorable reviews.