98 Degrees Goes Springsteen On North Carolina

Billboard reports:

The just-announced My2K Tour — featuring a roster of pop stars most famous for their contributions to the charts in a decade when MTV’s TRL ruled the music business — is sure to be a hot ticket for nostalgia-loving audiences. Just not anyone in North Carolina. Originally scheduled for 35 dates, My2K will now stop in only 33 cities across the U.S., kicking off July 8 in Park City, Kansas, and wrapping up on Aug. 28 in Saratoga, Calif. Headlined by 98 Degrees, the tour will showcase fellow boy band O-Town, girl group Dream and solo singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera.

The band’s first four studio albums went multi-platinum.


  • Blake Mason

    This is a game changer…

    • ByronK

      LOL. If this doesn’t change things, nothing will!

      But seriously, they should be recognized for doing the right thing.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well now that 98 degrees have spoken its only a matter of time.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      I hereby nominate Lazycrockett for this year’s “Ruby Snark” (a Snarkie™) award. Second?

  • JoeMyGod

    I’ve always thought Jeff Timmons was the hottest boy band member of that late 90s wave. He moonlights as a Chippendale dancer.

    • JT

      I was just going to say that 98 Degrees should do a nude performance in support of anti-discrimination efforts.

      • Richard, another Canuck

        I was wondering where the NSFW pictures or videos might be located for the group. Asking for a friend you understand….

        • Lindyjbird

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          • Todd20036

            flagged

        • glass

          ME! He’s asking for me! I want nekkid Jeffie! Oh yeah! Mmm Hmmm! It feels like 98 degrees in here! Too hot for clothes!

          🙂

        • Sarahsgallagher4

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    • BobSF_94117

      But does he moon?

    • Hank

      WOOF!!!!

    • The Sentinel

      Nice tits!

  • bkmn

    Aging boy banders but I welcome their support.

  • Harley

    Well I guess North Carolina can still have their grand ole opry hillbilly hoe downs.

  • JR

    I’m still waiting for Duncan James to chime in.

    Any topic will work, Duncan, I’m easy.

  • LovesIrony

    Thanks guys and gals, all pressure is appreciated.

  • Michael Rush

    Can Ted Nugent fill in for all these people ?

    • clay

      at the same time? how much drugs are you planning on feeding him?

    • Harley

      Bring the pampers.

      • agcons

        And the firehose for those necessary periodic clean-up sessions.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Pfft! Ted is most likely to molest their daughters.

  • Capritaur

    Not gonna lie, Jeff Timmons remains my one and only teenage heartthrob.

    • Octavio

      For me it’s always been a toss up between Fabian and Bobby Rydell. 🙂

      • TuuxKabin

        Bobby Darin, another nice boy from the Bronx.

      • DenveRyk

        Ricky Nelson!!

        • Pollos Hermanos
          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I wanted to cut their hair soooooooooo bad

          • Pollos Hermanos
          • Octavio

            If they take after their dad or grandfather, well . . . they have nothing to be ashamed of. 😛

          • Reality.Bites

            Yup, someone definitely cut their hair bad.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            That reminds me, Leif Garrett!

        • Octavio

          Last night we watched a bad B movie with Harriet Hilliard in it. She was quite the looker before she married Ozzie and became an early-in-the-day scotch drinker. Both David and Ricky were famous for their teen-age bedroom eyes. 🙂

          • DenveRyk

            I think if I were married to Ozzie, , too, would become an early-in-the-day scotch drinker–and I don’t even like scotch!!

          • Octavio

            Ozzie and Harriet had a good marriage. They were often embarrassing everyone as a senior couple by not being able to keep their hands off one another in public or private. 🙂

      • Capritaur

        I see I just aged myself as an early millennial. In my defense, our generation didn’t have much to choose from :B

        • Octavio

          I dunno about that. Ji Yong is looking pretty good to me. He’s a Millennial. 🙂
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLhJIFC8xkY

          • Capritaur

            I’m definitely not old enough to be his dad, but I am old enough to have taught him in college…

          • Octavio

            I’d still do him 🙂

      • PickyPecker
        • Joe in PA

          That’s funny…I was just looking for 60s/70s heart throbs…to refresh my feeble mind…we had some pretty slim pickins’ I’d say. Andy Gibb at least had a furry chest. Donny Osmond is a real boner killer.

          • Joe in PA

            Oh, and maybe a bit before my time…Paul Peterson. My older sister and I had crushes on the same celebrities. 🙂

          • Octavio

            Was Paul Peterson the guy on the Donna Reed Show? He was dreamy! (squeel and shriek)

          • Joe in PA

            oh…take my down memory lane! Yes, that is the Paul Peterson I was talking about. But looking for pictures…he seems so YOUNG. But when I was searching, I found his dad on the show, Carl Betz. When people ask ‘when did you first know you were gay…so, I was 6 or 7 and I had the hots for him. Damn. (wait for pic)

          • Octavio

            Betz was a great daddy type. I had a serious crush on Jay Silverheels, the guy who played Tonto against the Lone Ranger. Silverheels was my idea of “A MAN!” when I was a kid. Yup. That would have been one fantasy I wish had been true, nailing or getting nailed by Mr. Silverheels.

          • TuuxKabin

            Oh yeah, Jay Silverheels, dreamy eyes and all.

          • Piet

            Yesssss!

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            Carl Betz was the dad, Paul Petersen was the son

          • Hank

            Here is a gift to remember!! Enjoy
            BTW, I always thought the Dad was the REALLY Hot one!!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vYuV3OmhE

          • Joe in PA

            yeah baby!

          • Hank
          • Phillip in L.A.

            Those Brothers Gibb were pretty sexy, Joe in PA!

        • Octavio

          Old boyfriend of mine was the Montesrori School bus driver who picked up and returned Jones’ kids when they were toddlers. He chain smoked. LOL!

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Mrs. Hesser was our teutonic ice-maiden of a Bus-Driver (spelled according to her lapel name-badge). She was really tall (especially to a seven-year-old), and she wore regulation pleated grey skirts with Prussian-blue (of course) sweater-tops and some kind of little white tie. Very slim and butch, she was, now I think of it, and also very pretty! She wore sensible but delicately feminine white sneakers, Van’s or deck-shoes.

            But she would strike such fear into us, raising her mirrored Ray-Bans and barking out, “I vant it kviet in de baek!” Somehow she directed her voice into the back of the bus, while always keeping her eyes on the road, as Mrs.Hesser was always a careful, albeit somewhat aggressive driver (at least from what I can recall today).(*) However, I’m ashamed to say I don’t know the name of the elaborate piled and coiled-up hair-do in which she used to wear her grey hair.

            (*) She drove the f-ck out of that bus!

        • Good Shot Green

          It was a sad day in the Brady household when he died.

      • Acronym Jim

        Lance Kerwin was a puppy love of mine. The not-so-puppy love was Gregory Harrison.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Uh, oh–looking at the comments you all have made already, I’m putting on my fowling gear.

        [DavidCassidy.jpg]

        • Octavio

          Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    • ohbear1957

      James Garner for obvious reasons!

  • Michael Rush

    Upcoming announcement
    ” I’m still oblivious to the consequences of my actions ” – Pat McCrory

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    First reaction – Who? But beef in wife beaters on our side, that’s cool.

    • GC

      Tank tops / A-shirts look great on certain guys, but I still cringed when reading that phrasing. That “wife beater” nickname for those shirts deserves to go extinct.

    • Good Shot Green

      Lots of tasty upper body man beef up there.

  • Kevin Fitzsimmons

    Well, they’re doing more than Dolly Parton.

  • oikos

    ..

    • barracks9

      Still no peep out of Beyonce. Color me shocked.

      • clay

        nor Dolly Parton.

        • Lazycrockett

          Dolly said she will play, but make a statement on stage.

          • clay

            thanks, hadn’t seen that.

      • Jeffrey

        She has not proven to be much of an ally. She gets the money and clearly she doesnt care about anything else. When her hometown Houston was passing their anti LGBT law she was asked to comment on it and she posted a pic of the pizza she had for lunch instead. She seriously is not an ally. But I am surprised about Dolly, statement or not.

        • Blake Jordan

          Not because she isn’t political, considering her Super Bowl half time show was all about Black Lives Mater, but because she does not care about LGBT+s, even her fans.

          Meanwhile, she has no problem being super tacky and making her marital issues the subject of her new “music movie”.

        • THEBEARCUB

          OK WE GET IT You have a problem with Beyonce. whatever!

      • THEBEARCUB

        Yeah color you what about Dolly?

  • Joe in PA

    Those bullies!

  • clay

    They had a song titled “My Everything Columbus”? Do they have one about Cleveland?

  • Todd

    Thank you ally HOTTIES ……… you make my temperature 108 degrees

    • Todd20036

      You’d be dead, or nearly so.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    thanks fellas

  • delk

    I really like that it is a very wide spectrum of entertainers on board. If some artist cancelling is no big thing to you, maybe some other artist is a big deal.

    Keep it up!

    • Circ09

      Wide spectrum? Not exactly. Country? R&B? But I do relish each and every one.

      • Todd20036

        Which genre do Boston and Springsteen fall under?

        • Circ09

          Rock/Pop. With a mostly old white boomer demographic. Where are country artists cancelling? Where are the R&B artists on this issue? *Crickets*

  • Cuberly

    So for today that’s, uh, 4 million, maybe a little less, a little more, lost?

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7jdflHC041qlba55o3_500.gif

    • Octavio

      Not too shabby for one day’s haul. 🙂

      • Cuberly

        Nope, not bad at all. 😉

    • Good Shot Green

      What’s that with Alex Karras?

      • Lazycrockett

        Victor/Victoria a lil ole movie starring Dame Julie Andrews

      • Cuberly
        • Good Shot Green

          Ah, haven’t seen that one yet.

          • Cuberly
          • Good Shot Green

            The butch ex-footballer Alex Karras in a queerish musical back then must’ve been kind of radical. Pretty cool for the man whom I mostly know as Webster’s adoptive dad.

          • Bj Lincoln

            You really should. It is one of my favorites for so many reasons. I have had a thing for Julie Andrews since I was a very young lesbian and she is funny and beautiful in this. Robert Preston was fabulous! He had a gay man trapped in a straight person.I think it was his last film.

          • Cuberly

            My most fave performance, Robert Preston owned that movie. He got the best lines and the best scenes. I still think the knowing sensitivity in the writing of that movie is seriously underrated.

            So great to see you back BJ 😉 Hope you’re feeling better.

          • Good Shot Green

            My library stocks it so on my request list it goes, despite my indifference to Blake Edwards. But hey! Lesley Ann Warren! That’s a plus. (When we getting A Night in Heaven on DVD? Now there’s a movie for teh gayz.)

          • Christopher Smith

            It is superb. Remember when Preston does Andrews’ ‘Shady Dame from Seville’ number near the end and the chorus boys drop him?!??! “You bitchez…….”!

          • Jeffrey

            WHAT!?!? The BEST!

          • Good Shot Green

            Hey, I didn’t see Cabaret until this year. So many gay movies that need to be seen to keep one’s pink card in good standing…

    • Todd20036

      Are those two about to kiss?

      • Cuberly

        Nope, just hug. 😉

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Memo to the Hate State of NC: No Concerts ! – No Conventions !!
    ( and NO CASH !!! )

    • billbear1961

      As well as No Class, of course!

      🙂

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        And No Clue !

  • Richard

    Had not previously heard of these boys. I will now purchase their music.

  • i don’t know these artists. however, i’m starting to smell a thing. are you a has been? need a bump in your tour sales? this is the way to do it, artists. saying “i won’t play Sun City” actually boosted quite a few careers back in the day. “i won’t play NC” could be the next iteration of that.

    of course i am grateful for any artists who stand up on this issue. but i’m also a ruthless sort every once in a while, and i say, we make this issue the next big way for artists who are fading to restore their own glory a bit and get some free media attention by doing the right thing, and help our cause at the same time.

    • Reality.Bites

      Bruce Springsteen and Demi Levato are hardly has-beens.

      The thing is, though, this isn’t exactly Vegas, or London, or LA. Nor is it Branson, Missouri. Unless you’re touring everywhere or nowhere you won’t even hit North Carolina.

      • yeah, actually they are. don’t get me wrong, Bruce is a thing unto himself and will cause geezers full of stadiums until he dies. like i said, i don’t know Levato, but i’m old enough to remember when Bruce and his crew were on MTV, when they actually still played videos.

        my point was more of a “here’s a win-win situation/opportunity.” many, many artists who once were more popular are still touring, but only filling smaller venues and in less trendy places like NC. i haven’t heard about most of them as i don’t go to concerts that often anymore. but younger people are all over the equality issues, and the media is paying attention to this story right now.

        free publicity is always good for artists. taking a firm stand now against NC and other hater areas makes sense, and could make some artists more money, also.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          I think that’s a great way of framing that issue, chicago dyke!

      • Good Shot Green

        Brooooce with NEVER be a has-been!

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Oh of COURSE you found a way to be a sour ass about this.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        lol

  • JustSayin’

    Rofl one of them looks almost like an adult

  • Oh, I’m sure this will hurt all six of their NC fans. Photoshop coronas into their hands and they’ll look like every post-first marriage dirtbag in a dive bar using the token karaoke machine.

    I feel I should be supportive, but this, these guys? Nah.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Why does their popularity matter? They’re doing the right thing. If they went there you’d be calling them turncoats. Ass.

      • No, I wouldn’t, you ignorant asshole. I think the people who stay, make a big stink about it, and actually perform are the brave ones.

    • Reality.Bites

      If they already had concerts planned, clearly they have enough fans to sell tickets to.

      • You’re serious, aren’t you. Shit. How did that happen? He was Mrs. Jessica Simpson when he was at his most popular.

      • I mean Mr. Jessica Simpson.

  • Robert Conner

    Fortunately there’s still this.

    • rusty57

      Oh look! Someone found Kim Davis’ wedding reception photos!

      • Robert Conner

        Same hillbilly coif.

  • dale

    Christian McShit might have to dig into its own pocket for its hair dye now.

  • Glen

    Would be nice to have some country music stars cancel.

    You know music that appeals to the rednecks. Something they’ll notice.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Hey guys, I don’t dig you musically all that much, but thx for your support!

    “DooWutchYaLike,” Digital Underground, from the 1990 Tommy Boy Records, Inc., release Sex Packets

    https://youtu.be/7fbHOAbOcNI

  • easygoingmister

    Way to go fellas!

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  • billbear1961
  • GayEGO

    Great news! Keep it up you hot guys!

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