Nick, meanwhile, sounded the hoarsest of the five and
actually lost his voice by the encore. (Although he and
Brian did turn up at the Air Canada Centre's practice
facility for the Toronto Raptors yesterday afternoon
for a lengthy game of pick-up basketball with ACC
staff and some of the Raptors ambassadors.)
Kevin also didn't seem to be any worse for wear despite recently re-injuring the shoulder he dislocated in a snowboarding accident late last month. He flew just as well as the other four Backstreet Boys when they were propelled through the air on bungee cords during Quit Playing Games With My Heart. But it was Howie D. who scored the biggest points with the crowd as he showered fans with red roses from a large bouquet in his arms.
Another audience-pleasing moment occurred during The Perfect Fan, as five mother-daughter duos were pulled up on stage for a personal serenade.
Other highlights included the opening one-two punch of Larger Than Life and Get Down (You're The One For Me), a lightning-and-thunderstorm-drenched Everybody (Backstreet's Back) and Quit Playing Games With My Heart, which produced the first real singalong of the night from those on the floor and in the stands who remained devoutly on their feet throughout the two-hour performance.
No doubt all of this added up to a night to remember for Backstreet Boys fans -- if not exactly for their parents, who, in addition to have to shelling out big bucks for concert tickets and merchandise, had to pay $10 for the privilege of hanging out in the designated waiting area in Club Windows.
If it's any consolation, the Backstreet Boys show was the concert event of the fall in T.O., having sold out in a mere 28 minutes.
1. Larger Than Life
2. Get Down (You're The One For Me)
3. The One
4. As Long As You Love Me
5. Don't Wanna Lose You Now
6. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
7. Don't Want You Back
8. The Perfect Fan
9. Back To Your Heart
10. Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
11. We've Got It Goin' On
12. That's The Way I Like It
13. Spanish Eyes
14. I'll Never Break Your Heart
15. No One Else Comes Close
16. All I Have To Give
17. Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
18. It's Gotta Be You
19. I Want It That Way