The Backstreet Boys drew crowds with their September 3 concert downtown, but it was a more intimate concert in a Montreal bar that perhaps had the most impact.
As MTL Blog previously reported, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys presented his private acoustic performance series “Chords and Coffee” at the iconic Burgundy Lion Pub in the South West before taking the stage at the Bell Center.
Photos and videos shared on the bar’s Instagram story show him playing guitar and meeting fans.
But one participant’s videos in particular caught our attention and touched our hearts.
The footage, by a certain Stéfanie Laporte (stefanie_moonlight on TikTok), shows Carter singing some of the vocal group’s greatest hits and interacting with the assembled crowd – even offering a special thank you to all of Quebec for the part he played in his career.
“We are so thankful and thankful for Quebec and Montreal because it is the place that really started for us in North America,” Carter said in a video posted on TikTok. “It’s really important to always recognize where you come from and never forget it.
Laporte recorded the singer’s performances of “I Want It That Way”, “Quit Playing Games” and his own single, “Help Me”.
For Laporte, attending the show was “a little girl’s dream come true”.
“What a great experience,” she told MTL Blog. “There was a warm and friendly side, at the very beginning he was talking to each of us, asking our names, shaking our hands and giving us a hug. He was looking us straight in the eye, kind, interested.”
She said her friends surprised her with tickets to the event after the recent loss of her father.
“Believe me, seeing Nick in real life in such an intimate concert is the dream of many girls in Quebec.”
Carter posed with fans for photos after finishing her performance.
Laporte said it’s an experience she won’t forget.