Going to concerts can be overwhelming for anyone. Crowds, audiovisual experience, seating, and shouting can yield varying results. Going to a Backstreet Boys gig was a pretty mixed experience for Machine Gun Kelly. As a spectator, he witnessed the greatness of the legendary boy band during their Millennium Tour. Unfortunately, the fan fervor for the band was too much for the rapper-turned-rocker, as he threw up from the palpable excitement. After hearing about MGK’s somewhat gross concert experience, the iconic boyband had the best reaction.
The story of the musician’s gig, set during the band’s heyday in pop culture, was first shared with Kelly Clarkson and proved that the power of the Backstreet fandom knows no bounds (as also evidenced by the first headshot of Jeremy Renner). BSB members learned about the story while being interviewed on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Hearing the high-pitched cries of teenage boys in love is nothing new for the pop band as they take to the stage at every gig, and Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean had the perfect answer to MGK’s story, in saying:
At least the BSB member saw the positive aspect of the actor’s reaction and was able to appreciate the separation between Machine Gun Kelly throwing his cookies and the band’s music itself. Plus, everyone knows the Backstreet Boys remain one of the best vocal groups to emerge from the teen pop explosion of the 1990s. And sure enough, MGK ended up sticking around for the gig despite the volatile backlash. of his body.
But hearing screaming teenagers (who are now grown women and men) became second nature to the boy band, and they didn’t want it any other way. Even, I guess, if it means making some people in the audience nauseous. McLean was candid about the love and energy their fans exude.
The band seemed to live for those moments, especially after making music and touring for three decades, and Machine Gun Kelly themselves have toured enough over the years that they probably have a better response to the thousands of screaming fanatics who surround it. But along with many other artists in the time of COVID, the Backstreet Boys had to postpone their current world tour for two years, which hurt both the members and their fans. In particular, Nick Carter talked about how much they missed those reactions.
Improving viewers’ days after two difficult years is the ultimate sign of respect and love between the legendary band and their fanbase. While their children enjoyed having them at home, their wives were ready for them to do what they loved. So it’s a win-win for everyone. Now, we’re waiting to see if they drop an invite for MGK to join as the opening act.
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