Bryan Horowitz This was the last time it would get quiet all evening.
NKOTBSB w/Jordin Sparks
Tuesday, June 13
Better than: Sitting at home bitching about "manufactured pop."
It was 8:35 last night when the lights at the Izod Center went down, and it was approximately 8:35:01 when the screaming started. The loud, screechy, lusty yelling sustained itself throughout the opening credits for the show by NKOTBSBthe hybrid of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys, two "boy bands" more contemporaneous than collective memory might rememberand up until the two bands, joined as one in a Voltron of parethetical title asides and indelible hooks and proclamations that the ladies in attendance were all beautiful, appeared above the stage, looking deadly serious, staring stonily outward.
And then... the opening to Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" kicked in.More »