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Pop Odyssey
Review of *N Sync

Ok, so I'm definitely not new to this. My first experience was about 12 years ago, during the whole NKOTB craze -- remember that? My favorite kids were Joey and Jordan -- oh, I had the sheets, the pins, T-shirts, everything. And at age 10, I was actually lucky enough to see them live!! The show was great, but on June 5th, 2001, I experienced a Pop Odyssey that blew the New Kids away.

Yes, that's right... *NSync.

Celebrity It was amazing. At the time, the New Kids put on a great show, but they did not fly out over the audience, ride mechanical bulls, or sing while bouncing on those big ball-thingies. *NSync really knows how to put on a show.

The first song of course, was "Pop." There were explosions, fireworks, lasers... it was nuts. Then later in the show came the flying... FLYING! And do you think they even stopped dancing for a minute? Of course not! Even as they soared over the crowd, the boys were boppin' around.

But the best part of the show was the fact that these guys were completely into it, full of energy -- none of that early 90's frowning and self-loathing stuff. It was just crazy pop fun!

No Strings AttachedOne interesting fact, was that there were just as many 20-, 30-, and 40-somethings without kids than there were teens and preteens. It was extremely unexpected. You see, I took the bus to Giant Stadium from the Port Authority in NYC. Out of the hundreds of people on line waiting for the bus, there were no more than 25 young kids. That's right -- *NSync seems to be charming people of every generation.

However, we adults who braved the show did not get to do it without repercussions. First of all, the teasing... Yes, I have had to deal with many people's smirks and eye rolling when I tell them of my experience. And I'm not the only one. While on that long line for the bus, some nosey New Yorker bothered a 28-year-old woman in front of me to ask what the huge line was for. As she muttered "*NSync," he let out a chuckle, shook his head and walked away. "This is so embarrassing," she said to me. Maybe it is, but I don't care. Maybe by revealing my *NSync fascination, I'm losing credibility. But you know what? It's worth it. *NSync is a lot of fun. They are the perfect group to get you moving, get you out of a slump or to just make you smile.

I would definitely recommend going to a show, even if you are not a fan -- just the experience of seeing this huge production... I know I'll be there the next time around.-- Gabrielle Rosen

Want more *NSync?
Visit the official *NSync website.
Buy the Celebrity cd or the Live at Madison Square Garden video from their No Strings Attached tour at
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