We interns, we're children of the 90's.
Some of our more impressionable years took place during that glorious decade, such that now at the ripe old age of 22, I can look back fondly and remember it all so well... Oh, the tamagotchis, the Spice Girl lollipops, the box office hits (Titanic) and of course, the most iconic memory of them all... boy bands.
There will be those among us, who remember being fans of the more 'alternative' boy band options like LFO, 98 degrees or, my personal favorite, O*Town.
Those boys had serious sass.
But all "alternative selections" aside, there were the "Big Two" (okay, no one called them that). I'm referring to, of course, The Backstreet Boys and N*Sync. These two groups captivated a generation with their crooning solo numbers, blue jean ensembles and overly-styled hair.
Many of the former boy band members have gone on to solo careers, and some, most notably Justin Timberlake, have actually been sucessful at branding themselves as solo performers.
Another former N*Syncer who has managed to move beyond his boy band days is Joey Fatone, whose performances in Broadway shows like RENT and Little Shop of Horrors proved that even 90's pop stars can have serious talent.
So, the early 90's kid in me was very excited today to welcome Joey Fatone to our studio here at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
He came in early this morning and sat down for an interview with Online Features Editor Sharon Eberson. I have to say that he really won us all over. He has a serious down-to-earth charm and charisma about him that is hard to come by. Fatone is in town performing with the Pittsburgh CLO in 'The Producers,' a really fantastic play about scheming and putting on a sure-to-flop musical, "Springtime for Hitler."
If you're not familiar with the play, you have to see it to believe it. I for one am going to try and get tickets!
Watch the interview with Joey Fatone online at post-gazette.com
Cheers, and try and stay cool in this weather,