Literally in awe reading her entry. You better watch the video and see for yourself. From there, you can say how big fan she really is. I’ll have my spotlight soon. Hahaha! BSB4Life! Keep the BSB Pride Alive!!!!!!!!
My parents were surprised to see me home from work early. They thought there was some kind of emergency and asked me what’s wrong. I just looked at them with a wide smile on my face and told them, “Nanalo ako! Mame-meet ko ang Backstreet Boys!”
I managed to fix myself up for the meet-and-greet in less than 30 minutes (which was a personal best) and at a little past 2PM, I was already on my way to the SM MOA Arena.
I had to wait for quite a long time outside the venue together with the other winners. It even came to a point when we thought we wouldn’t be able to see the Boys at all but being the big fans that we are, we waited patiently and told ourselves that we already got this far to even begin losing hope.
After a couple of hours, we were finally ushered in to the VIP area of the concert venue for BSB’s soundcheck party. Everything from that moment started to feel super surreal. It was like being in a dream sequence where you felt super light and everything was extra bright and dreamy.
I was taking pictures of the awesome stage lights set-up when AJ suddenly came out from the backstage followed by Nick. Everyone started saying “hi”-slash-shrieking to the boys and got busy taking pictures and videos. Then Brian and Howie also came out a couple of minutes after.
Seeing/watching the Boys in their soundcheck party was totally different from what I was used to seeing in their YouTube concert clips. Aside from the fact that I was less than 100 meters away from all of them, I felt like I was just watching some close friends chatting, fooling around, and belting-out a few tunes on some stage. They were all super nice to their fans taking the time out to say hi to everyone who shouted their names, stopping to pose for pictures, and asking us what songs we wanted to hear.
Brian even took a picture of us, their soundcheck party crowd, and posted in on his Twitter account (@brian_littrell).
You could really just feel how much they loved/appreciated their fans during those moments. It was priceless. <3
The Backstreet Boys performed three songs, answered a couple of questions then it was time to have our picture taken with them. This was the moment where I got to shake hands with all of them (twice with Howie. Haha!) and where I got my chance to “chat” with Nick. Because if most of you could remember, the Backstreet Boys lost to Westlife in MTV’s poll for the ultimate Battle of the Boybands just a little over a month ago. Nick got really upset about it that he even accused the Westlife camp of cheating in the voting process. I couldn’t believe the results either. I mean I LOVE Westlife. Seriously, if the Backstreet Boys didn’t exist, Westlife would be #1 on my list. I even watched their Manila concert last year. But let’s face it, BSB is way bigger than the Irish lads.
So anyway, when it was my turn to shake hands with the Boys, I suddenly just asked Nick, “Hey Nick, how’s Westlife?” with a naughty smile on my face. He paused for a few seconds, stared at me, then he made a face and said, “Ooohhhhhhhhh (yeah, that long) shit!” then (we) laughed then we shook hands. And BOOM! I COULD JUST SUDDENLY DIE ON THAT SPOT CONTENTED AND SUPER SUPER SUPEEERRRR HAPPY. I could just barely remember posing for the picture then after that, we were finally ushered out the concert venue.
Once I stepped out the door, I started shrieking not minding who saw or heard me. Walang pakealaman, I just saw BSB, shook hands with them, and got to talk to Nick — Gawd, I could have even rolled on the floor if I wanted to. Hahaha!
The effort, the sleepless nights, and the eye strain were all WORTH IT. I was suddenly glad that I went through all that trouble because the outcome was just AWESOME. Magical. Priceless. AWESOOOOMMEEEEEEE.
Of course, the meet-and-greet experience was made even more special by the new friends I met — both BSB and NKOTB fans alike. It was super fun exchanging stories with them on how we made our videos, what we had to go through to win the contest, what Danny and Howie D. had in common. LOOOOLLLLL!! NKOTBSB fans are the best! Haha. :D
Truly, that day was LEGENDARY. Something I wouldn’t dare to forget ever. Magtutuos kami ng amnesia if ever I hit my head on the wall or something. Nothing and no one can ever take this precious memory away from me!
So, yes, some things really do take time before they can happen not because God does not want you to have it but because he wants it to be extra special and super worth it. If, you, in yourself know that you have prayed and worked hard for it, then know that He will give it to you in His own special time and way. No matter how long (hello sa 16 years) and hard it takes, tiwala lang.
THANK YOU to Ovation Productions for this opportunity, THANK YOU to my new NKOTBSB friends for the awesome company, THANK YOU to the Backstreet Boys for being the BEST boyband in the whole wide world and beyond, and THANK YOU God for allowing this wonderful thing to happen.
BSB for life and Amen! :)♥♥♥