Saturday Night: New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys At Toyota Center

New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Toyota Center June 25, 2011

It's been 25 years since New Kids on the Block emerged on the pop scene, creating an entire generation of maniacally devoted fans overnight. Some girls fainted at the mere sight of the group; others creatively crafted puff-paint T-shirts in homage to their favorite member.

As Aftermath approached the Toyota Center Saturday night to see the reunited '80s boy-band sensation, it seemed not much had changed since 1986, at first glance: Girls excitedly entered the venue wearing faded, old-school or handmade NKOTB T-shirts; in this instance, however, most shirts read "NKOTBSB," as the New Kids' arguable '90s equivalent, the Backstreet Boys, co-headlined the show.

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