Imagine you’re on an elevator at work, just minding your own business, when none other than the Backstreet Boys join you for a private serenade. That’s exactly what happened to some lucky and unsuspecting MTV employees when the boy band visited the “TRL” studios in New York City.
When three staffers get on the elevator, it’s clear they instantly recognize member Brian Littrell and are a little bit starstruck. At the next stop, two more members of the band join them and, soon, the whole crew is onboard. The employees try to keep their cool, but they can’t totally stop themselves from giggling with giddy excitement. As more staffers get on the elevator and realize who they’re riding with, some introduce themselves and even go in for handshakes and hugs with the band members.
Eventually, they all engage in an epic singalong of some of the Backstreet Boys’ biggest hits, including “I Want It That Way,” “Everybody” and “As Long As You Love Me.” The employees seem to totally swoon when Nick Carter puts his arms around them at one point. Check out the whole awesome video below:
It turns into somewhat of a party as more and more people get on the elevator and begin to snap selfies and record video with the band.
Backstreet Boys were appearing on “TRL” to promote their upcoming album. Last month, they released their first single in nearly five years, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”
“Today is not so fanatical as it was 20 years ago or 15 years ago,” Littrell told People of the band’s fan base these days. “That’s because all of our fans that were 10 to 14 years old are all grown up now. They’re running businesses, they’re taxpayers, they’re the shot callers. But the reaction is very similar to the way it was many years ago. Just everyone is older now!”
How would you react if you ended up on the same elevator as the Backstreet Boys?