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Backstreet Boys' Shut Down Chicago Concert Explained! And The Police Aren't To Blame!

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backstreet boys concert stopped not by police

Then who is it that would do such a thing?!

Well, from what we're hearing, it sounds like it's just some slightly flawed planning that caused the Backstreet Boys' Chicago concert to be shut down early.

We had mentioned that a curfew partially caused problems, but that wasn't all!

A statement about the totes sadsie chain of events revealed:

"As has always been the case, the Backstreet Boys production is unlike anything else on the road. Getting this new, state of the art show ready, however, caused the doors to be delayed and the beginning of the show to be pushed back. FirstMerit Bank Pavilion has a strict curfew of 11:00 PM. Given the artist was running behind on setting their production up, the show had to end before the set could be finished … The venue on Northerly Island is bound to an ordinance that requires all performances to conclude prior to 11:00 pm. Venue management worked with the artist to complete their show within the allotted time and, when the show exceeded the curfew, the artist was asked to conclude the show."

Even though this makes sense, we bet the BSB fans in Chicago aren't feeling it!

At least they didn't riot like the Directioners at the This Is Us screening…

…those kiddos could learn a lesson or two. LOLz!

To see the concert being stopped click HERE!

[Image via Chris Jepson/WENN.]

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11 comments to “Backstreet Boys' Shut Down Chicago Concert Explained! And The Police Aren't To Blame!”

  1. MB says – reply to this


    I think you me "the Police?" "The Police" is a rock band. What's with The Police on your brain? What's up with that? Great band, but they're not your style.

  2. 2

    I see their flying old glory hole behind the stage

  3. 3

    That photo is from one of BSB gay bathhouse tours…kind-of the same thingy Bette Midler & Barry Manilow use to do.

  4. 4

    You know BSB's are on their last legs when they are doing shows in sleazy Gay Tea Rooms & Bathhouses…

  5. Bfelix86 says – reply to this


    I was in the front row for this concert with a friend of mine that's in a wheelchair. There may not have been a full-on riot but it definitely wasn't a calm ending. A crowd of fans rushed the stage almost knocking my friend out of her wheelchair. She was terrified and I literally had to throw myself over her body and chair like a human shield to keep them from dumping her out of it and climbing over her to get to the guys. It was insane and horrible. Security didn't do a single thing to help us out with it either. It was a disaster from the beginning (except for BSB's actual performance of course).

  6. Twilight says – reply to this


    There wasn't a single "artist" like the article stated-there were 3–two of which the majority of ticketholders could have cared less about seeing. Mr McCartney was nice enough to keep to his allotted 30 minute opening spot, but the DJ fellow kept on almost an hour, making an already late concert even later. If the tour manager can't control the opening act better–please fire that opening act-I assure you, Backstreet fans really don't care about hearing some Jersey DJ person spinning other people's music. The Boys were very upset, were MORE than willing to pay the fine for going over, but venue personnel/security were rude, offensive and pushed people out of the venue.

  7. Andi says – reply to this


    Stupid DJ Pauly D is the reason it went behind. Instead of being on stage at 7 pm like he was supposed to be, he didn't come on until 7:54. Then he continued to pretend to DJ for 45 excruciating minutes. At least Jesse McCartney is at least talented!

  8. Liz says – reply to this


    Help us bring them back to chicago!!

  9. Heather says – reply to this


    I wanted to attend this show, but decided not to because of the two opening acts. And now I'm really glad I didn't go. If I had to listen to a piece of shit DJ for that long I would have blown my brains out. The Backstreet Boys need to visit a different venue next time they're in Chicago!

  10. Kristin says – reply to this


    I second that Pauly D wasted 45min of my life that I will never get back. The opening acts are supposed to pump up the crowd and get them ready for the main act, he didn't do that. In fact, I heard more than one person yelling for Baylee (Brians 10yr old son) to come back on stage. I hope that when they do the make up show in a few months, we won't have to endure that again lol. I don't think I can handle it. As for the show getting shut down, it was total effing BS. And Chicago is going to blame it on anything/one but themselves because they know pissing off an entire concert full of people is bad for business. My husband and I already decided that we'll never go to Chicago for anything again short of a make-up concert.

  11. AMANDA says – reply to this


    Re: Kristin – Pauly D didn't even show up the the concert i went to. The concert started a half an hour later than what it was suppose to cuz of him.