This. This was My2K -- 98 Degrees, Ryan Cabrera, Dream, and O-Town. Because I never had the chance to watch any of them live back then, it was so nostalgic and awesome to finally see them, even if it's almost 10+ years later.
Before the show started, and between each act, they played all the music from that era, like Usher, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, and more. We were just jammin' all night long. Now, my own 2K is nothing without the Backstreet Boys, so I was excited to see Nick Carter in a video ad with Chex Mix, the tour's sponsor.
To open up the show, O-Town, sans Ashley Angel Parker, fired up the crowd with "Liquid Dreams," some of their other old songs, and covers of recent hits, such as "Am I Wrong" from Nico & Vinz. While I wasn't into them as much back then, it was cool seeing them. Out of all of them, Jacob and his vocals impressed me the most. Of course, they had to end with "All or Nothing," their biggest hit and my favorite O-Town song.
Next up was Dream, the ladies behind "He Loves U Not." Their debut CD? That was my fave! I can't say I'm too surprised, but given that I knew most of their songs, I was a bit disappointed that they didn't do just one more old song. "Mr. Telephone Man?" "When I Get There?" "Miss You Like Crazy?" They do have new songs coming out, so I guess that would be asking too much, but it would've been so great!
Oh, Ryan Cabrera. Another one of my favorites when I was in high school. I remember specifically during my junior year, his CD was one of the ones that I played nonstop when I first got my car. After all these years, it was awesome seeing that he hasn't really changed much -- still funny with that quirky yet adoring personality.
Now onto the main act... 98 Degrees! I have to admit -- I first laughed because they brought back that outfit... The vests. The camo pants. IT REALLY IS 2000 ALL OVER AGAIN! ;)
But, vests/camo or not -- they brought back so many of their hits. "Invisible Man," ""The Hardest Thing," "I Do (Cherish You)," "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)."
And I loved every second of it.
Oh, Jeff. He has always been my favorite member of the group. I have to admit, I was fangirling just a bit whenever he was on my side of the stage.
One of the best parts of the show was when 98 Degrees did a whole set on covers from some of the top TRL hits back then. You bet I was singing my heart out to "I Want It That Way," "...Baby One More Time," "All The Small Things," "Wannabe," and more. It was a total blast.
Every few songs or so, each member would individually come out to address the crowd. Of course, with Nick, he also took this time to sing his solo hit, "What's Left Of Me."
After this, they did a Prince cover medley of "Let's Go Crazy" and "1999." It was pretty cool because they brought out all of the acts together (see the first picture of this post!).
And, at last... they had to save the best for last, which was "Because of You." This was one of the songs I distinctly remember trying to record from the radio on a cassette tape at my grandparents' place back then. Oh, the memories...
Once the show was over, both O-Town and Ryan were signing autographs for anyone who purchases their merchandise. Count. Me. In. For Ryan. It was well worth it!
This show just so nostalgic, and was truly one of the best concerts I've been to because it was practically my entire playlist back then. When/where else can I jam out to these hits that's not at home, in the car, or during karaoke? Just, love! Now, if the rumor of Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls touring together would only come true...