On Sunday I attended the #DirtyPopUp for *NSYNC in Los Angeles and my pre-teen heart could hardly take the excitement. You see, *NSYNC was a major staple of my childhood; I’m sure my parents still hear their songs in their nightmares. They provided the soundtrack to all of my crush-dilemmas, they were the main focus of my over-obsessed heart and their videos took over my tiny-uneventful life when I was younger. My room was covered wall-to-wall with their posters and I had their dance numbers memorized, like a true die-hard fan would. The day they broke up, my heart broke right alongside them (seriously I didn’t go to school the next day).
I wish I could specify as to what made them so special but magic like theirs can’t really be explained. It feels silly now, as I write this, to admit that five guys with catchy pop songs made such an impact in my life but genuinely; I’m grateful for their music and what they represented when I was younger. My childhood was a bit emotional and *NSYNC came into my life when I needed to grasp on to a bit of happiness. Their music made me smile, dance and get excited; they have no idea how much I needed a catchy pop chorus when I was 13.
Now, as a 28-year-old woman I still find myself reaching for the nostalgia their music brings. Aside from how they personally affected me and my life, the truth is *NSYNC made a significant impact in the music world. They sold-out tours, created 3 wonderful albums (and one Christmas album), they released concert DVD’s (that I still watch over-and-over) and they collaborated with Nelly on their song “Girlfriend” (which, may just be their biggest accomplishment haha).
Their star on the Hollywood Wall of Fame is well-deserved and on this beautiful day I urge you to play your favorite *NSYNC album and dance your Monday away.