Wednesday, June 10, 2015

21 Stages of Running into BSB at a Deck Party

Basically my experience at every deck party...
  1. Strategically find a spot that will allow me the best access to the Backstreet Boys
  2. Try and wait patiently for Brian, Howie, Nick, Kevin, or AJ to come towards me
  3. Wonder why all the boys seem to be on the opposite end of the ship, all the while internally cursing my friends for picking the worst possible spot on the deck to wait

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  4. Panic and run to the other end side of the deck
  5. Immediately regret decision when I see my favorite Backstreet Boy go to where I was just standing and do something incredibly special with another fan

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  6. Momentarily contemplate jumping overboard and cursing my horrible luck
  7. Get incredibly anxious when one of the guys finally starts to head in my direction
  8. Grab camera and frantically check to make sure its still functioning
  9. Make a deal with a nearby fan or friend to take pictures of each other when the Backstreet Boy finally makes their way over
  10. Have a mild panic attack as Backstreet Boy gets closer to me

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  11. Brace myself for pushing fans
  12. Have the fleeting thought, "What the hell am I doing with my life as a grown-ass woman at in a mob of people at 2am?"

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  13. Make eye contact with Backstreet Boy, and completely throw previous thought out the window
  14. Sputter out 10-15 seconds of small talk, trying not to sound like an idiot
  15. Get picture with said Backstreet Boy
  16. Maintain composure and thank him, all the while freaking out that a Backstreet Boy just had his hand on the small of my back and smells better than I ever could've dreamed
  17. Escape crowd
  18. Pray to the BSB gods that the picture came out okay, no one was blinking, and I didn't have anything stuck in my teeth
  19. Show picture to all of my friends...and random fans I don't even know because of course I know they're dying to see my picture too
  20. Make a list of all the social media sites I plan to post the picture on once I have an internet connection again, and eagerly anticipate how jealous everyone will undoubtedly be
  21. Wash rinse and repeat with another Backstreet Boy

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Who Else is Cruising in 2016?

Well I'm excited to say that I'm officially booked on the BSB Europe cruise for 2016 and I couldn't be more excited! I'm rooming with 2 of my lovely past roommates - Cory and Anne Marie and we're ready to take the Mediterranean by storm. I'll be on deck 10, cabin 1074, late dining. Please stop by and say hi!

I think the madness that was the pre-sale yesterday and today is a good indication of the madness that is likely to ensue on board. I was fortunate to snag my cabin yesterday and I have a reservation number of 132865. I don't think it's fully hit me yet that I'm booked and going to be in Europe (AGAIN!) with the Backstreet Boys. And it'll be right around my 30th birthday. What a way to celebrate.

So who else is cruising and what's your cabin number?! Can't wait for round 5!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

11 Things that Can Only Happen on a Backstreet Cruise

Because let's face it, anything goes on a Backstreet Boys cruise. Don't miss out on these once in a lifetime experiences. Make sure to book your cabin when they go on sale next week! Seriously, you gotta trust me on this one. Don't miss out.

  1. Take selfies with shirtless Backstreet Boys in the ocean
  2. Eat candy directly from Nick's mouth. NBD.
  3. Witness AJ & Kevin fight with a giant inflatable penis
    (Well there's a sentence I never thought I'd say)
  4. Play air hockey with Nick
  5. Chat with Kevin in a bathrobe.
    (You know, just your Friday average evening)
  6. See AJ wear assless chaps.
    (Actually... knowing AJ you probably could see him wear this outside of a Backstreet cruise. But I'm still including it.)

  7. Hand pick chocolate kisses from Howie's body...and then eat them!
  8. See Nick dressed up as Dorothy
  9. Have AJ squirt alcohol into your mouth with a penis shaped water gun
  10. Play Volleyball with Brian
  11. Take shots with Kevin
    (Sorry I couldn't resist)

    Thanks to  my friends Nichole, Lucy, and Ashley for sharing their memories and pictures!