NSYNC Reunion Confirmed by Verified Twitter Account, Because the Internet Is Ridiculous
God, the internet is weird. Also *NSYNC fans, but mostly the internet. Just days after Lance Bass's non-denial an *NSYNC reunion at Sunday's VMAs was confirmed, in this order, by Joey Fatone's dad and the opening of a verified Twitter account in their name. , which immediately drew 67,000 followers. This is great news for, in this order, the non-Timberlake members of *NSYNC and people who self-identify as '90s Kids.
*NSYNC has literally just been standing here for the last 10 years.
The best part of this whole thing--unless you're aching to hear "Bye Bye Bye," which seems like the odds-on song-choice favorite if there's a performance element to the reunion--is learning that they haven't missed a boy-band beat: Their tweet is exactly the kind of awkward attempt at sounding unrehearsed that would have garnered them screams 13 (yikes) years ago.
I mean, come on--you can imagine Justin Timberlake saying this with the afro and then doing that awkward I-know-you-girls-have-confusing-dreams-about-me smirk-laugh, right?
Mic check, mic check one.. two... is this thing on?!— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) August 24, 2013
In this case it got them 20,000 retweets and another 10,000 favorites, which isn't bad considering they last performed before MySpace existed and didn't tweet again on Saturday.
As a '90s time capsule they'll provide even the boy-band haters among us with plenty of experimental data. For instance: How does a boy band that last performed in 2001 tweet? It's like watching Gary Condit microblog from his Star-Tac. (Even he came back before *NSYNC.)
So far they're looking pretty good: "Bye Bye Bye" somehow has 34 million views on Vevo.