PHOTOS: Lance Bass, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrerra, and Kelsie Watts at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City, 08/21/21
The Pop 2000 Tour brought high-energy nostalgia and 500 screaming fans to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, Aug. 21.
Hosted by Lance Bass of NSYNC fame, the outdoor show featured early 2000s hit-makers LFO, O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera, along with “The Voice” alum Kelsie Watts.
Aside from age and venue size, not much seems to have changed for the pop music class of 2000. The boy bands may be men now, but they came to put on a show with the youthful vitality of their sing-along singles.
O-Town were the evening’s true MVPs. As the only group with all its original members, they took the stage following Cabrera’s acoustic set and didn’t leave for the rest of the night. First they performed their hits, including “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing,” and shared some laughs at their not-as-tight-as-they-used-to-be dance moves. Then they morphed into backup singers for LFO’s Brad Fischetti, who tragically lost both of his bandmates to cancer, ending with their smash hit “Summer Girls.”
The concert came to a celebratory close with a not-so-surprise appearance by Lance Bass performing NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” with O-Town. This was all to the delight of screaming women who probably have teenagers of their own now but haven’t forgotten the simple joys of pop.