I want to take a moment to talk about boy bands.
Kaks has, it’s true, already posted about boy bands, and one might think that two posts about boy bands within a week of launching a blog is a little excessive. One is almost certainly right.
But I do not wish to talk about them in their glory days. Because, frankly, I wasn’t into them in their glory days. My bad taste developed late.
First of all, I want to take a moment to concentrate on Lance Bass. Because, my god. The man is a legend – or at least he very well should be.
He begins as the lamest member of a boy band (lets be honest – he was) before going to Russia to become a cosmonaut – and failing – then returning to New York to come out – on the cover of people – because he was in a long-term relationship. With everyone’s least favorite reality star. And now, to top everything, he’s written a book, which the NY Times can’t even take seriously enough to review, but which I will, obviously, be reading. Several times.
But the reason I bring up Lance Bass (other than to promote the cult that should be forming around him any day now) is to bring up the fact that I have long felt it’s time N’SYNC reformed.
First of all, I missed them the first time round. As a middle schooler I had strong feelings that I was too cool to be into boy bands. As a twenty-something, however, I have discovered that I am not too cool for anything, least of all boy bands. But secondly, and more importantly, I feel it would destroy Justin Timberlake’s carefully constructed street cred for everyone to remember that there was a time where he starred in videos as a marionette puppet bent on revenge.
Even if Timerberlake were unwilling to get back with them, I still urge the reunion. Because (and yes, you guessed it, I have done that thing where I wrote a whole unnecessary post just to introduce one link) look what happened to Take That. Glorious once, they are glorious all over again, and have given me my absolute favorite early-morning-life-isn’t-as-bad-as-you-think video. Is it strangely stinted at first and choreographed much in the way Busby Berkeley would have put on a middle school musical, but it is fantastic, and I just had to share.