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Check Out Our Boy Band Primer

In today's ever-changing world filled with boy bands popping up overnight, it's important to train yourself to know the difference between the real boy bands and all of the posers who just pretend to be a group of boys who can sing and dance.

Check Out Our Boy Band Primer

In today's ever-changing world filled with boy bands popping up overnight, it's important to train yourself to know the difference between the real boy bands and all of the posers who just pretend to be a group of boys who can sing and dance.

As the Action Pack was preparing for the latest edition of WE WANT IT THAT WAY: THE BOY BAND SING-ALONG, we thought it would be a good time to put together this handy guide so you can educate yourself on the differences between REAL boy bands and FAKERS.

Here we go, example 1:

Were you fooled? It's okay, a lot of people would be.

That's because the group of boys on the left are all wearing shiny clothes, and two of them are crossing their arms. This is exactly the kind of things that real boy bands would do! Real boy bands LOVE posing for cameras like that. But this particular group of FAKES is really 2gether, a fictional boy band for a made-for-TV movie that aired on MTV, where they were making fun of the boy bands that they created.

Meanwhile, the group of sporty athletic types on the right look like your average, every day group of jocks that you'd run into at your local gymnasium, don't they? Except for one thing - they're actually the Backstreet Boys! But it's okay if you didn't recognize them - none of them were standing in the rain with their shirts off, nor were they dancing in unison on a spaceship.

Okay, let's try another:

Ooh, this one is a bit tougher, isn't it? I mean, would a REAL boy band ever display such an amazing lack of style and show up for a concert dressed as clowns? And how would that fake boy band end up on their own private jet that's sponsored by Target??

Okay, the fake one here is pretty obvious - that's Du Jour, the boy band from 2001's smash comedy hit, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. If you haven't heard their song, "Backdoor Lover," you should take a second to check it out.

 

 
Awww yeah. That's that sweet stuff.

The band on the left up there was actually the UK's Take That, one of the most popular boy bands in the world, and a group of guys that most of you probably haven't ever listened to.

Let's do one last test:
 
 
This is a super easy one, because the ones on the left are the New Kids on the Block, and any of you alive in the '80s know all about them. For the kiddos out there, that's Mark Wahlberg's brother in the bandana. And that guy is basically the reason Mark Wahlberg is famous. That's a scientific fact.

But that amazingly good looking group of bros on the right passed themselves off as a real boy band so convincingly that we once let them host Boy Band Sing-Alongs at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, and they even went on to release an album of all #1 Hits. That's right, it's Cedar Fever, and maybe they're a real boy band after all, because they're still on MySpace.

We don't really recommend you checking out Cedar Fever at all, though.

But now that you've learned the difference between the real boy bands and the fakes, we DO recommend that you come out and enjoy all of the best songs from all of the best boy bands at the Action Pack's BOY BAND SING-ALONG! To make it even easier, I've got a link for tickets for you below:

TICKETS TO THE SHOW:
WE WANT IT THAT WAY: THE BOY BAND SING-ALONG

THE ACTION PACK'S SOCIAL MEDIA:
The Action Pack on Facebook - facebook.com/actionpackent
The Action Pack's Twitter - @theactionpack

And you can also tweet at me directly, too - @henrimazza

Believe when I say,
That I want it... that way.
 

 

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