NKOTBSB in Dallas reviewPosted in Concert Review
“NKOTBSB! NKOTBSB! NKOTBSB! NKOTBSB!” seemed to be a popular chant last night at the American Airlines Center. Together New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys put on a show that Dallas will never forget! Two generations gathered in the American Airlines Center last night and were transported back to the “good ole days” with their favorite boy band. Some were even lucky enough to get hugs or high fives from their childhood crushes (or okay, lets admit, we still love them even today).
But have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a huge show like that? How its possible to put NKOTBSB RIGHT in the middle of a huge crowd during a show? I mean if you really think about it, it doesn’t seem very possible does it? Well thanks to NKOTBSB and the American Airlines Center’s INCREDIBLE security and usher staff, you are able to get closer looks and up close serenades from your favorite stars. Let us tell you how it works!
Hours before the show starts, the artist security and the American Airlines Center security have a meeting of the minds and discuss everything that will happen during the show in detail. They know where the artists should be during every song, and are especially aware of when the artists will jump down from the stage and come closer to their fans. Then the head of security (who is a REALLY cool guy by the way!!) strategically places his staff around the stage and in the audience for the show. You may think that the hard work is over after this point, but it hasn’t even begun.
After the show starts, the security staff has to be TOTALLY aware of EVERYTHING going on around them. The little things that you probably wouldn’t even notice, they notice. They are constantly being placed in other areas that need tighter security, and basically keeping an eye on the entire building at all times. Then, whenever you are experiencing your up close and personal moment with the artist, its all hands on deck! On a regular basis they are pushing their way through crowds (and basically sacrificing themselves!) to make sure the artist and fans stay safe in these high stress situations. It’s no easy job for security, but thanks to their incredible efforts you are able to be even closer with your favorite bands!!
So, next time you see security and ushers at the AACenter, thank them! It’s because of them that you have the opportunity to get those hugs and high fives! They are definitely a key component to the wonderful experiences at the AACenter, and without them it wouldn’t be possible!