The 5 Types of People Who'll Appreciate Receiving New Kids on The Block and Backstreet Boys Concert Tickets for Christmas

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Tickets to the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys joint tour go on sale this Saturday, December 11. So, who cares? Apparently, enough people that Live Nation decided to back a massive show starring the former Tiger Beat heartthrobs slated for July 8 of next year at the Tacoma Dome. Here are five types of people who are sure to be appreciative recipients of tickets to said show.

  • Hipsters
Irony is a hipster's best friend. As a result, they embrace rather than shun the music of their pre-hipster years, e.g. there is something rather awesome about the insincere lyric-driven, super overproduced boy band sound.

  • Self-proclaimed "hip" moms
Remember Amy Poehler's hilarious role as Mrs. George in Mean Girls? ("Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know!") Moms too old to understand the Jonas Brothers' appeal but are desperate for approval from their teenage daughters are sure to jump on the KNOTBSB train.

  • Former closet cases
An employee at a Seattle Banana Republic once told me he used to press his penis into his sister's NKOTB bedsheets and pretend Donnie Wahlberg was giving him a blowjob. It's far more enjoyable to hear Walberg sing "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" once you're out of high school and over hiding your sexual and musical preferences.

  • Single straight dudes
Seriously? Yes. Boy band reunion tours attract thousands of crazed women and almost zero men. No guarantees, but guys, the potential to score - here's another movie quote, courtesy of Vince Vaughn in Old School, "So much ass, it's going to be sick. I'm talking like crazy boy band ass" is certainly in your favor.

  • Any woman between the age of 25-35
Chalk it up to nostalgia, the continued success of bands like KNOTB and BSB depends most heavily on their original fans, the ones who wore fanny packs and letterman jackets and hung magazine photos of Joey McIntyre and Nick Carter in their lockers. Here's to reliving the simpler and sweeter times.
 
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