A Date with the 90’s

My2K Tour Feat. 98°, O-Town, Dream, and Ryan Cabrera
St Augustine Amphitheatre
7/14/16
Article & Photos by: Morgan Bates

When preparing for a date, most girls do the same thing. We pick out the perfect outfit while trying to keep our cool because we are giddy with excitement about what the night may have in store for us. The only difference between getting ready for a date and getting ready for a date with one of the best 90’s flashback experiences ever, was the temptation to attach my Tamagotchi pet to my mini backpack while rocking platform sneakers with knee highs to look like Alicia Silverstone in Clueless.

Kicking off date night was the talented and very handsome Ryan Cabrera. Let me just say, there guys that can’t rock a pink shirt without looking incredibly silly but, Ryan only steamed up the amphitheater making the air even hotter. The crowd when “Banana Sandwich” with him as he played new songs like “Whatever, Whatever” along with his most popular hits like “On The Way Down.”

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Ryan then turned the stage over to the ladies of Dream opening with “This Is Me.” They strapped on their kick ass heels and performed favorites like “He Loves Me, He Loves You Not” and even a new song which they were extremely proud of, as they had written it themselves and was very close to their hearts.

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The guys of O-Town were so entertaining! As soon as they took to the stage, fan girls rushed up as close as they could as they cried out the names of their favorite members! These guys had smooth moves while performing hits like “Liquid Dreams” and cheerfully serenaded us with “We Fit Together” and had to compete with the crowd as we all sang “Nothing At All” in unison.

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And then, the moment we had all been waiting for… 98°! More like 1,098°! They were hotter than ever, hitting the stage in their matching camo pants & Kevlar vests. The crowd roared and sang along as they performed most of their hits like “Invisible Man,” “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” and even a whole 90’s medley including Blink 182, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, and brought all of the bands together to perform a fun performance “Party Like Its 1999” by Prince.

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Don’t you worry, this date isn’t over yet! Nick Lachey shared a special moment with the fans as he performed his solo hit “What’s Left of Me.” Then, the group returned as they brought one lucky, Evelyn, fan to the stage. She was given a vail and stood as 98° got down on bended knee to serenade her to “I Do.” I won’t lie, I wanted to be Evelyn in that moment. The night came to an end as they thanked their fans with a sweet and heartfelt version of “It’s All Because Of You” as a photo montage of their favorite pictures with fans played on the screen behind them.

These bands definitely earned a goodnight kiss! Not only was the My2K Tour what I would call an epic date with a blast from the past but, it has certainly set the standards high for any future rendezvous with the past! Now comes the hard part, as we anxiously await that call for a second date!

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