Over what?, you might ask. Over Backstreet Boys that is. I already wrote a post about my dwindling fandom almost a year ago, but just the other night I realized just how over everything Backstreet I am.
This week, the European tour dates for the NKOTBSB tour starting in 2012 were announced. My entire Twitter timeline went crazy, as there are quite a few BSB fans who I’m following, and everyone was discussing where to go, for which dates they would buy VIP and which VIP packages were to be bought. Friends messaged me asking me if I would join them for a date, and I messaged friends about whether we should go. To top things off I became submerged into everyone’s stress, as the fanclub was unclear about the presale ticket dates.
Welcome, to the wonderful world of Backstreet. And you know what?! It didn’t even phase me. I didn’t even care, and I still don’t. I’m not moved by it, I don’t feel the urge to look up videos, to listen to songs nor did I stress out over the incapability of the fanclub to do its job properly. Yesterday, I visited the official bsb website for the first time in over 1.5 years and it’s still the same as ever. It’s like nothing has even changed one bit, which automatically means that it’s probably still as shitty as it was when I still frequented the place.
In my previous post I wrote that there will always be a part of me that is still a Backstreet Boys fan, and I guess there still is some of it left. But this time round, I don’t even want to go to the show. The main reason being that I will not only get to see BSB, but also New Kids on the Block, about whom I really could care less. And the fact that there isn’t just one band, but two on the stage makes for a more expensive ticket. For the price of one NKOTBSB ticket I can also go and see 5 bands at Paradiso who have much more passion for music and performing in general than those pop music veterans.
I think it is therefore safe to conclude that I’m over Backstreet. I will still remember the good times, the fun, the friends and crazy late night chat sessions. I will remember the stress over getting VIP tickets, of making long distance phone calls to arrange things and figuring out which shows to go to without too much clashing with my schedule. I will still remember the music too and maybe, but just maybe when they release an album and a tour just as Backstreet Boys, I may consider buying that and a ticket to their show. But right now, I’m just not feeling it.
Q: Have you ever been into something and then suddenly realized you were over it? If so, what?