Sunday, August 28, 2011

Why wait until December for the Fun to Begin?

While we are getting closer and closer to the time when we sail off into the sunset with the Backstreet Boys, December still feels like forever away. Last year I had the opportunity to do a pre-cruise ‘Backstreet weekend’ with several girls not too far from me. 6 of us set out for Atlantic City for a fun weekend full of gambling, eating, hanging out at the pool and more. We had so much fun chatting about the boys, the cruise, and just getting to know each other. This was such a great way to meet new friends and get a 'Backstreet fix' at the same time.

2010 Pre-Cruise Bash in Atlantic City

I would encourage everyone to reach out to try and find other cruisers nearby and plan your own backstreet get together. Even if it’s just meeting up for a cup of coffee, its so nice to chat with other people who are just as excited as you are about the cruise.

Last weekend I got together with a bunch of other friends who are going on the upcoming cruise and we had our very own Backstreet weekend.  We decided we were already in BSB withdrawal after the end of the NKOTBSB tour, so we planned a little beach get away. Really, the next best thing to being on the beach with the Backstreet Boys is hanging out at the beach with great friends listening to the Backstreet Boys. So we whipped out the old VHS tapes, dusted off the VCR, and even dug up the Backstreet Board game. I didn't think I'd remember a lot, but I ended up winning somehow.

The whole weekend was so nostalgic, reminded me of my backstreet sleepovers when I was in middle school. We stayed up until 3am watching classics such as Around the World, Backstreet All Access and other gems such as the Disney special and the Homecoming concert. Sadly I can still recite these videos word for word with about 75% accuracy. It’s amazing what sort of useless Backstreet knowledge I still have tucked away up there.

2011 Pre-Cruise Bash at the Beach
Yes, we really did play the Backstreet Board Game

I'm still hoping to do another pre-cruise extravaganza sometime in the October time frame. If you happen to be in the Washington, DC area let me know!


  1. I wish I would have been there. Next year!

  2. we had so much fun!!! i cant wait for the next one!...

    and chrissy, we wish you could have been there too!

  3. I love that you posted our picture, Laura! That was such a fun weekend! :)