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My love of concerts started at a very early age. A true nineties girl, I first experienced live music at a Backstreet Boys concert in the summer of 1998, and everything changed. I watched them make cameos on my favorite Friday night shows, such as Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, and called in to MTV’s Total Request Live, helping to ensure the theatrical music video for “Everybody” had its rightful spot at number one.

Thankfully, the band that ushered in my love of perfect vocal harmonies and epic hooks is still touring, celebrating over twenty years of creating pop perfection in the form of high-energy, infectious hits like “The Call” and emotional ballads such as “I Want It That Way.” This Thursday, May 29th, Backstreet Boys’ In A World Like This Summer Tour will hit The Forum here in Los Angeles, and I’ll get to sing along to songs I’ve been listening to for over a decade.

Named for their recently released eighth studio album, In A World Like This, the tour will not only boast songs from their latest studio album but also from unforgettable records like Millennium (featuring the dramatic “Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely) and the self-titled effort that launched them to international fame (“Quit Play Games (With My Heart)” anyone?).

The original lineup has a plethora of memory-filled classics and newer tunes to pick from, and I’m anxiously awaiting what will be an unforgettable set list. You can pick up tickets today and check out Avril Lavigne’s upbeat pop opening for the best-selling boy band in history. If you want to party with the band in true LA style, after party tickets are also available with meet and greet and sound check options.

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