Monday, September 30, 2013

No Pre-Cruise Party

Just posted via @backstreetboys twitter...

"To all of our BSB cruise goers - there will NOT be a pre cruise party this year. We wanted to save all the partying for the boat ;)"

At least they let us know, right? Now we can all plan accordingly. On the plus side, we'll all save a bit more money and be rested up for the cruise. But I'm definitely bummed they're not doing anything. I feel like it stretches the trip out a bit more, especially with the cruise being only 3 days. And of course more Backstreet is never a bad thing.

Well, I guess now's a good time for me to start looking up other things to do that night in Miami. Feel free to post any ideas below!

Friday, September 20, 2013

More Unofficial Cruise Shirts and Roommate Match Program Announced

First, for those of you in the roommate match program, you should've received an email today with your roommate. I hope everyone likes their match!

Second order of business, Danielle is once again graciously doing group t-shirts. If you'd like to order one, please visit her site: Backstreet Boys Shirt Order. She has some really amazing designs and concepts for first, second, and third time cruisers... and they come in different colors and styles. I mean, what's not to like?! So definitely be sure to check them out if you already haven't.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Themes, Door Decoration Contest, and Q&A Annouced

Lots of excitement going on today! Here are all of the announcements in case you didn't get the email (like myself) commentary at the end.

Theme Nights


There ain't no party like a Backstreet Halloween party! In honor of Halloween, we're throwing a massive costume party. BSB related or not, get creative! After all, what's Halloween without an epic costume?


"Stay here don't put out the glow…" Join the party in your favorite neon clothes and accessories. The brighter the clothes the better! And don't forget your glow sticks!


It's Ladies night and it's guaranteed to get wild. Think club attire. Sexy, chic and ready for a good time. You be the bachelorette, we'll be your eye candy! P.S. - Fellas are still invited too!

Get your costumes ready, this year's cruise is going to be the best one yet.

Submit your Questions to the Boys for the QA Session   

You know those burning questions you have always wanted to ask the Boys?  Here is your chance!  We are having a Q & A session with the BSB on-Board, so bring em on!   We will be randomly selecting among your questions, please get them in by Wednesday, September 24th.

Submit your questions now!

Want a chance to prove you are the most creative BSB fan aboard? All you have to do is have the best decorated door on the cruise! Get together with your cabin mates and keep that BSB Pride alive! You can use photos, letters, poems, keepsakes, banners, streamers, lights, music....whatever fits on the door to make yours stand out! Use your imagination and design the door that everyone wants to see! Best-decorated door will win an prize.

*The cabin door is 22" x 6’8"

My Take

So I am most excited for the return of the Q&A! I really loved that event the first time around and am so happy they're doing it again this year. The fact that we can submit our questions in advance weeds out the crummy questions you might get at a soundcheck party for example. I like that someone will pre-screen them. So now I just have to brainstorm a good question to submit and hope I get picked.

No major surprises with the door decoration contest announcement. Glad to see they actually announced something this year. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with and what the prize will be.

The long-anticipated themes.....well neon night is interesting. Wonder if Brian would let me borrow a pair of his shoes? So I know a lot of fans seemed to want this one, but definitely not in my top 5. I think I'm not very excited by it because I can't imagine what sort of activities they'll do for it; nor can I picture anything exciting that the boys themselves would wear. Hopefully I'm proved wrong. As for bachelorette night, im half excited and half scared to see what the night brings. Definitely not my sort of thing on the surface, but I am interested to see what they do with it. Probably most excited to actually see poor Brian's face throughout the whole night. I think in terms of the themes I'm just most excited to know what they are so I can start planning!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

39 More Days

Hello readers. I apologize the updates have been far and few between. Partially due to a lack of new  information, but also largely due to life catching up with me. So here's just a random mishmash of items that I've been meaning to get around to.

In a World Like This Tour
One thing keeping me busy over the past month or so has been the In a World Like This tour. I was fortunate I got to see the show a couple of times- here locally and out in Vegas. Oh my goodness, soooo sooo good! I really loved what they did with the show. Great mix of the oldies and the new stuff, though I'd certainly love some more new stuff. I love that they brought back a lot of their old classic dances like the AIHTG hat dance. I love that it was just them- no dancers or even band. I love all the lighting and production. I love the videos they incorporated during their wardrobe changes... 'Maybe its me' Gets me every time!

I thought having the after parties on site at the venue was a great new addition to this tour. I hope they continue that concept. The VIP packages have also changed a bit from last year- both in scope of what you get and the prices. So no platinum for me this time around! Fortunately I wasn't even tempted, and my bank account thanks me immensely. Though from what I heard from friends who did the platinum experience, they seemed to enjoy it.

On a personal note, one of the highlights for me this tour was that I finally was able to go to a show with my mom. She had never seen them live nor had come to a show with me before and she finally decided to "see what all the fuss is about." Well she left the show a huge fan- even asked me to burn her a CD of their music. She said she "finally gets it." It was just nice to be able to share this part of my life with her.

And here are a few pics I took for your viewing pleasure...


Still waiting...

Shifting gears back to the cruise, I feel like things are so much more disorganized this time around. Maybe its just me?? We still don't have our themes (minus Halloween night) though the boys tweeted we should be seeing them this week; I'll believe it when I see it. No word on any pre-cruise event nor any possible activities they're having on board. I feel like the tweets/info have been quite minimal. No door decoration contest announcement, though in all fairness I suppose they technically didn't email us anything last year.

Though in all honesty I feel so behind myself. We've barely started our door decoration, and I feel like last year at this time I was all done. This year I'm mentally all over the place this year and I've barely had time to get excited. I can't believe we're already almost a month out! 

Well I suppose that's all for now. Hopefully you'll be hearing from me again soon with theme announcements.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Theme Night Poll

FINALLY some updates, and what an update at that- a poll to pick our theme nights! Make sure you cast your votes here if you already haven't.

Theme Choices
  • Millennium '90s Party - Celebrate the original decade of the Backstreet Boys! Bring your best '90s attire or even take it a step further and go all white like the Millennium album cover.
  • Don't Put Out The GLOW PARTY - "Stay here don't put out the glow…" Join the party in your favorite neon clothes and accessories. Don't forget your glow sticks!
  • Platinum Party - You guys are the ones who helped us go Platinum, now we want to go Platinum with YOU! Let's celebrate 20 years together! We'll be having a silver and white only party - so make sure you're ready!
  • Titanic Formal Night - We'll be the Kings and Queens of the world! Wear your best formal attire for this theme night. Maybe we'll even have a little high class dining ;)
  • Bachelorette Party - It's Ladies night! Leave your man at home and we'll be your boys tonight. We promise to make this night lots of fun! P.S. - Fellas are still invited too!
  • Cowboys and Indians - We know you all remember the infamous TRL showdown between "Don't Want You Back" & "The One"… Now it's time to deliver Cowboys & Indians style! We'll hit you faster than a shark attack!
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - It's not sailing the high seas without pirates right? Bring all the pirate necessities for this theme night. Don't forget your parrot!
  • Drowning - "Girl you leave me breathless, but it's okay cause you are my survival…" You guys keep us drowning in your love by keeping the Backstreet pride alive! Make sure you pack your floaties and ocean attire for this theme night.
Make sure to not only think about what you want to wear, think about what you want to see the boys dress up as, and potential corresponding activities for that theme. For example even though I don't personally want to dress up as a pirate, I think it would be pretty cool to see AJ dressed as one. Or the Drowning night might include water themed games, which could also be fun.

The other important thing to note is that we will definitely be having a BACKSTREETS BACK HALLOWEEN PARTY!! This doesn't come as a huge surprise, but it's great to finally get it confirmed. I do foresee a lot of slutty outfits in our future with this theme, though I hope to see a lot of creative outfits as well. The possibilities are really endless so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, myself included.

Who's starting to get excited and who's voting for what? Let me know what you're thinking because I'm still up in the air!