I warned you… after the incredible NKOTBSB show, we were pumped. We decided we hadn’t quite had our fill of The Backstreet Boys, so we decided to pop the trunk, break out the capri-suns, crank up the radio, and dance. I’m serious- all five of us just started break dancing and acting ridiculous, and it was a blast. We were so sweaty and gross from dancing in the concert, why not just keep it up in the parking lot, where it was probably 90 degrees outside? As people were walking back to their cars, I’m not going to deny that they were staring, hard. But that’s okay- it’s not like we were going to see anyone we knew. And if they did know us, they’d understand. We danced around the parking lot, doing kartwheels and heel clicks (which pretty much sums up our dancing abilities) for probably 30-40 minutes before we ran out of capri-suns and finally decided to pack it up. I think part of the reason that night was so great was not only because of the people, but because all 5 of us knew it would be one of the last things we’d do together before college starts in a few weeks, and we all go our separate ways, but only temporarily, of course. We were still jamming on the drive back to the hotel, around 12 or 1 am, and then again on the way home the next day. What better way to pass the summer than a weekend re-living the 90’s?
Choreography: Toni Redpath Style: Waltz Song: “Nocturne” by Secret Garden
Side Note: I can totally relate with Tadd on being the only Filippino in my school. I lived in many cities where there was a non-existent Filippino community until I went off to college at Old Dominion University where there was a prominent community (we even had our own organization) due to the military bases in the area. Plus, I was raised by a Caucasian, so I can relate once again to thinking I was Caucasian as well. LOL
To me, the routine was still a little dull. The judges’ critiques were all about Jordan until Nigel and Travis Wall finally give Tadd something to smile about. Tadd’s port du bras was very good for a b-boy and it’s great to see a b-boy who can finally pull off a waltz.