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“Backstreet Men” just doesn’t sound the same.

A wise man – uh… group of five men – once said, “Sometimes I wish I could go back in time / As impossible as that sounds.” And who can blame them? They probably weren’t thinking of their 2022 tour schedule when they recorded these lyrics.

It turns out he is It’s possible to go back in time, and that time warp comes in the form of nostalgic ’90s radio hits and men in their 40s (and one who’s 50!) in coordinated outfits performing sharp choreography.

That’s right, Backstreet Boys fans. After two COVID-related postponements, our time has finally come.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

TRL fans, rejoice! You can still get tickets to the Backstreet Boys show on Sunday, August 21 at Spokane Arena (720 W. Mallon). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost between $25 and $300. Get them at spokanerena.com

Ohmigod they’re (finally) back, and it’s worth the wait. Their DNA World Tour is larger than life – yes, plenty of puns are planned. Previous setlists show over 30 songs on file, including their greatest hits, half-forgotten favorites, sexy slow ballads, and plenty of high-energy bops with catchy choreography. For boy band fans, it’s the kind of night dreams.

But boy bands aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and tickets aren’t exactly cheap. In case the decision to attend doesn’t seem obvious to you, we’re here to help with the help of another 90s cultural juggernaut: the magazine quiz.

Answer the following questions to help you decide what to do when the Backstreet Boys take the stage at Spokane Arena on Sunday, August 21.

1 WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING LYRICS “I WANT IT THIS WAY” ARE CORRECT?

a) I never want to hear you say / I prefer the opposite

b) But we’re two worlds apart / I can’t eat through your pie

c) Tell me why / It’s nothing but a heartache / Tell me why / It’s nothing but a mistake

d) Am I your fire? / No, here is a lighter

e) Am I original (Yeah!) / Am I the only one (Yeah!) / Am I sexual (Yeah!)

2 WHICH BACKSTREET BOYS SONG IS YOUR FAVORITE AND WHY?

a) “The Call”: Early cell phone references deserve more love and attention.

b) “I want it like this”: Is there another choice?

c) “All I Have To Give”: This is the most underrated song in their entire discography. Fight me.

d) Any: I love the harmonies of Justin Timberlake and Nick Lachey!

e) Idk, I was too busy voting for Limp Bizkit on NMT when these songs were popular.

3 WITHOUT GOOGLING, WHICH BACKSTREET BOYS SONG LYRICS ARE QUOTED IN THE FIRST LINE OF THIS STORY?

a) “Stop playing games (with my heart)”

b) “I want it like this”

c) “The shape of my heart”

d) “Goodbye goodbye”

e) “Incomplete”

4 WHO IS NOT A BACKSTREET BOY?

a) Nick Carter

b) Brian Littrell

c) AJ McLean

d) Jordan Knight

e) Howie Dorough

f) Kevin Richardson

5 WHO WAS NOT A BACKSTREET BOY FROM 2006 TO 2012 WHEN HE TOOK A HIATUS FROM THE GROUP?

a) Nick Carter

b) Brian Littrell

c) AJ McLean

d) Jordan Knight

e) Howie Dorough

f) Kevin Richardson

6 WHICH LIST CONTAINS THE CORRECT CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FOR THE AMERICAN STUDIO BACKSTREET BOYS ALBUMS?

a) I Want It That Way, I Want It That Way (Remixes), In a World Like This, DNA

b) Millenium, ADN, Backstreet Boys, Never Gone, In A World Like This, Black & Blue, This Is Us

c) Millenium, I want it like this, larger than life, shape of my heart, black and blue, never gone, unbreakable, DNA

d) Backstreet Boys, Millenium, No Strings Attached, 98 Degrees and Rising, Celebrity

e) Backstreet Boys, Millennium, Black & Blue, Never Gone, Unbreakable, This Is Us, In a World Like This, DNA

seven WHAT DOES KTBSPA MEAN?

a) Embrace those backstreeters singing Perfect Acapella

b) Keep telling Brian (to) Stop pinching AJ

c) Keep Back(S)treet pride alive

d) Keep people from the bottom of the street active

e) Kevin the baritone sounds pretty amazing

BONUS: WHICH TWO BACKSTREET BOYS ARE COUSINS?

RATING

Give yourself the points that correspond to the answer you chose for each question. Then, tally up your score and see below to find out how much of a Backstreet Boys fan you are.

1. a) 4 b) 3 c) 5 d) 2 e) 1

2. a) 4 b) 3 c) 5 d) 2 e)1

3. a) 5 b) 3 c) 4 d) 1 e) 2

4. a) 1 b) 1 c) 1 d) 5 e) 1 f) 1

5. a) 1 b) 1 c) 1 d) 1 e) 1 f) 5

6. a) 2 b) 4 c) 3 d) 1 e) 5

seven. a) 3 b) 1 c) 5 d) 4 e) 2

Prime: Kevin and Brian (5 points).

35+ I don’t know why you’re reading this, you already have VIP tickets, you picked out your outfit months ago and you waved to wish Howie a happy birthday (it’s next week, obviously). You’ll be there.

28-34 You are a real fan, and you should definitely go. You probably own at least two of their albums, and you have a favorite member (probably AJ, but Kevin is right behind). If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you must.

21-27 You’d have a blast, you should get some friends together and make it a night out. You might have had one of their albums, and you can at least sing along to other people’s big singles. For a while your favorite was Brian, but you lost interest after he started playing politics. But you are ready to give it another chance.

14-20 It’s debatable, you can stay home or go and be happy either way. Maybe listen to some 90s pop playlists to help you decide.

8-13 You would be happier staying home. Its good. Fewer people for me to elbow in my way to the stage.