The Forum, or formerly known as the Great Western Forum, was a major indoor sports venue as it was home to a lot of our home teams before they all moved to the Staples Center in 1999. Basically, it’s a Los Angeles landmark, and on September 24, 2014, the Forum was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Interesting fact? The Forum was purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company and announced that they wanted to renovate the arena to become a “world-class” concert venue. I had never actually been to The Forum before this trip – nor did I pay much attention to sports when our home teams were playing here – but my husband was in awe once we got there. Apparently, it’s changed quite a bit. Although I never got to see it before the renovations, I love that this arena has such a huge history with the city.
Funny side story: During our early months of dating, we would ask each other questions to see what we liked better in order to get to know each other. You know, like “Coke or Pepsi?” or “McDonald’s or Jack In The Box?” Well, considering the boy band era was at such a peak during our middle school/high school lives, we had to find out… “Backstreet Boys or NSYNC?” I was shocked to hear he was a Backstreet fan over NSYNC! To this day we still contribute that little tidbit to our relationship success. Haha.
Anyway, the show was awesome. The boys are all grown up. I was worried the show would be a little cheesy, but it was nothing close to cheesy. They didn’t wear any weird costumes or do anything ridiculous. They performed all of their greatest hits as well as a few of their new songs. They still sound great. It was my 4th Backstreet concert, and this one had to be my favorite. The husband really loved it too – it was his first time seeing them perform live.
It’s amazing how full the Fabulous Forum was. I believe the show was sold out! Most of the crowd were definitely in their mid to late 20s, and a lot of couples were there. There were a few kids as well, but it seemed like most of them were there to see Avril Lavigne who was the opening act.
Thank you, hubby, for such a great birthday gift! It was so much fun reminiscing. I felt 15 again.
The Forum | 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305