We were there: NKOTBSB at American Airlines CenterPosted in Concert Review
Music merges generations unlike any other form of entertainment. It creates a symbiotic situation with an unspoken rule, "I'll borrow from yours and you can borrow from mine."
That cummunal spirit made for fan pandemonium Sunday night at American Airlines Center. A packed house witnessed NKOTBSB, the high-profile tour that melded '80s vocal group New Kids on the Block with '90s harmonizing band Backstreet Boys. The pairing is ingenious, not only because both are million-selling boy bands but also because it appeals to a wide spectrum of people. Grown-up daughters brought their moms to relive memories. Fathers brought young sons to give them a taste of the pop of their day. Young girls grew up to become women, some mothers themselves, and they took a deserved night out. The '80s kids shared a venue and a bunch of songs with their '90s counterparts.
In turn, NKOTB - Jordan Knight , Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg , Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood - shared a platform with BSB - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough , Brian Littrell and A.J. McLean - for more than two hours. Backed by a dexterous, four-man band, NKOTBSB worked two stages connected by a long catwalk. They performed together and separately in a continuous show that flowed seamlessly.
For the full NKOTBSB review, go to my column page or pick up the Arts & Life section Tuesday.
Photo: A dramatic entrance for NKOTBSB Sunday night at AAC (Mona Reeder/DMN).