Backstreet Boys surprise Down Syndrome of Louisville group with meet-and-greet

Backstreet Boys surprise Down Syndrome of Louisville group with meet-and-greet

The Backstreet Boys, in the middle of a nationwide tour, met with the Down Syndrome of Louisville before the band's Friday night concert in Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of the Down Syndrome of Louisville recently created a lip-sync video of the Backstreet Boys' song, "I Want it That Way."  The video went viral and caught the attention of the band, who put together a meet-and-greet session with the group before Friday night's concert, WLKY reported.

The boy band, riding a 1990s wave of nostalgia, has been traveling nationwide this summer on its largest arena tour in 18 years, WAVE-TV reported.

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The Down Syndrome of Louisville members received VIP backstage passes at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville and got to take pictures and sing with band members, the television station reported.

Sam Rosch told Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter that the Louisville group named its band "Backstreet Dreams," WAVE reported.

Awesome! After making an amazing lip-sync video, trying to get the Backstreet Boys's attention, IT WORKED. Down Syndrome of Louisville was invited to a special meet-and-greet Friday night.

Posted by WLKY News on Friday, September 13, 2019

“I think my band Backstreet Dreams might go on tour with the Backstreet Boys,” Rosch told the television station.

Before the concert, the Louisville group received a video message from band member Kevin Richardson, WLKY reported.

"The passion, the joy, the soul that you put in that video was inspiring," Richardson said.