NKOTBSB & 98 Degrees Share Stage with The Wanted
The Wanted may not be as famous as their fellow UK counterparts One Direction, but they do have former boy band acts on their side. Well, stage is more like it during Hershey, Pennsylvania held their first ever annual MixTape Festival. The boys honored their favorite band Coldplay, while also performing their own hits like “Glad You Came” and “Chasing the Sun“. They had a blast, letting fans know that they mean the world to them as a band. But they certainly were not the only acts there! Fellow boy bands 98 Degrees and NKOTBSB were also performing. The NKOTB side even joined The Wanted on stage to join them for a song! It was a big and special performance for all 3 boys bands, even though the show also featured Usher and Carly Rae Jepsen as well. However, they certainly were not the only big names or topic. Here is what The Wanted told MTV News via Nathan Sykes.
We run about the stage, we jump around a lot, We’ve got our American band with us who are super, [but] we play as well; I think [the fans] will be surprised a bit by that. We pick instruments up ourselves and play them. We just get everyone rocking, really, which is pretty cool.
It sounds like they are having a lot of fun! I love that NKOTB joined them on stage, that had to be so special since they helped pave the road for The Wanted. I just wish that I knew where a video of the performance was! I would love to see it, and I am sure that I am not the only person who wishes that we could. For those who were lucky to attend the show, I hope that they will always hold that moment close to their hearts, since that was pretty much boy band royalty.
How do you feel about this news? Is The Wanted worthy to share the stage with boy band royalty? I think so, but I can see how some might not feel that way. Not all fans of other boy bands are crazy for The Wanted and I think those are the kind who will feel like they are not worthy. Those will most likely be the fans of One Direction. I personally think all boy bands should be as blessed to have the same chance, but only time will tell us or not if that is even possible. At least The Wanted did and I am sure they loved every moment of it.