BECAUSE THAT TIME *NSYNC REUNITED AT THE 2013 VMAS. BECAUSE. THAT. TIME.
Once upon a pre-millennial time, there lived a boy band that SO FAR SURPASSED any other boy band, that people still lose their collective lunches with "GAHH-AHH-AHHH!!" 13 years after the fact. We're talking, of course, about *NSYNC, one of the greatest boy bands of ALL TIME, who ALSO REUNITED AT THE 2013 VMAS.
Joining VMA Video Vanguard Winner Justin Timberlake mid-medley ("Mirrors," "Suit & Tie," "Take Back The Night"), Chris, JC, Lance, and Joey popped up onstage to whip out the final chorus of their No Strings Attached classic: "Bye Bye Bye." AND THEY DID THE DANCE. THAT! DANCE! And, just, like, AHHHHHHHH!! FEELINGS. Feelings explosion. Feelings about everything. Sorry, O-Town, and love you 2gether, and I'mma let you finish LFO, but *NSYNC 4Ever and always. Nothing compares 2 U.
Now that we've kind of sort of recovered ourselves (except not even close), let's play a little game of "Who Remembers 1999?" Hold on, excuse me, just gotta rummage through my middle school Hope Chest, connect to the 'net via AOL dial up, put in some butterfly clips, phone in that order from *Delias... AND OK. READY. Let's talk *NSYNC!!
We first met
Chris Kirpatrick's braids *NSYNC back in 1998. (OK, technically 1995.) But THE WORLD met them in 1999 at the VMAs! You're welcome.
Then we REALLY met *NSYNC when they joined Britney Spears onstage to perform "Tearing Up My Heart." Remember how she introduced them as "some friends of hers"?? HA! "Just some friends"... Psh.
FRIENDS! WITH BRITNEY SPEARS! IN 1999! Where did I put my JNCOs?? I'm crying a river!
Because.... THIS. (R.I.P TO THE GIRL YOU USED TO SEE!)
YEAH! You're all tearin' up my heart, boys. Because you're gonna be STAHHHRS.
Justin: Because a leader tucks his shirt in.
Get more about *NSYNC's 2013 VMA resurrection after the jump.