The biggest show of their careers has just wrapped up and boy did they hit a home run tonight. OK, i'll spare you the baseball metaphors but wow it was one hell of a show!
With the 9 fellas lining up at home plate and running to the stage for the introductions this outdoor spectacular had it all. Even an introduction from the mayor of Boston and Donnie Wahlberg's own brother Marky Mark (the almost as famous one) couldn't prepare the crowd for the surprise appearance from Naughty By Nature smashing Hip Hop Hooray out of the park (ok sorry, last one I promise) With a "hey" from the Backstreet Boys and a "ho" from the New Kids this once in a lifetime experience left all in attendance with a very special feeling.
The Backstreet Boys worked dance numbers such as “The Call,” “Backstreet’s Back” and “Larger Than Life” as well as ballads including “Incomplete,” “Shape Of My Heart,” and the serenade segement “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” showcasing excellent harmony work led by A.J. McLean and Nick Carter.
An appearance by Naughty By Nature for “Hip Hop Hooray” sent the show into overdrive, as all of Fenway Park danced in the rain to one of the most memorable hip-hop songs of the ‘90s. It was no surprise when a fan yelled out “I feel like I’m like 13 again!” The entire show mixed nostalgia with a sense of new life for both groups.Boston Herald Article
Most of the former heartthrobs are in their thirties, and in some cases early forties, but the show possessed an eerie aura of time travel. Through a gauzy lens — or perhaps it was the romance of the rain — it could easily have been 1990 (NKOTB) or 2000 (BSB).Boston.com