[ NKOTBSB ] Review: New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, Liverpool’s Echo Arena

WATCHING NKOTBSB is like being reunited with an old boyfriend – well nine of them actually.

All those teenage feelings of obsession and angst, which age has taught us to be ashamed of, come flooding back.

Nights staying up into the early morning to catch and record a Backstreet Boys’ music video on retro music channel, The Box, suddenly feel like yesterday.

Last night at the Echo Arena, women in their late 20s and 30s (maybe older) released those repressed feelings, screaming themselves breathless as Donnie Wahlberg ripped off his vest and gyrated over and over and over.

Members of both bands, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, paid tribute to Liverpool. BSB talked of having watched rap star Drake at the Arena the night before and of visiting The Cavern.

Donnie, a mad Reds fan, pulled on a crystal-encrusted Liverpool shirt at one point as the guys sang, My Favourite Girl, while band mate Joey McIntyre performed a sweet acapella version of Beatles hit, Help.

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