A few weeks ago our “boyband SOS” was alerted when we found out that Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC would be attending a Comic Con in Massachusetts. We not so patiently waited for the day to arrive and jumped in the car and headed the 1.5hours or so up to MA. We had pre-purchased tickets to get into the con and despite checking every day, Chris’ prices for photos and autographs were still “TBD”. When we arrived, we headed straight over to his table, which appeared to have the longest line. Quickly we found out this was because he was taking the time to chat and take photos with everyone for quite some time. This wasn’t a problem because we knew that he would talk with us for quite some time as well!
It was $40 to get something you brought signed and $60 to get a signed 8×10 and a “selfie”. Our group was 4 so we split in 2 and 2. Christine and Casey went first and Casey has *NSYNC shoes (which I may have mentioned here before) that she wanted to get signed. Then it was mine and Lauren’s turn. I wasn’t sure what to talk to him about but had decided that any mention of an *NSYNC reunion probably wasn’t the best idea (since everyone was probably mentioning that to him!) so I opted to tell him congrats on the baby that he and his wife were expecting! He ended up telling me the complete story of how they had been trying for 3 years and how the baby was conceived. We took our “selfie” and he asked me if my camera could make phone calls since everyone uses their phones for pics now. Then I got a photo with Lauren and then Chris took a big group selfie of the 4 of us with him – and then announced the next photo would be funny faces – but got mad when Casey and Christine gave us bunny ears!
We then went to buy our tickets for the professional photo op with Chris and went to grab a snack while we waited for the time we were supposed to be back for the photos. It turned out that we were essentially the only people doing the photo op with him (save for 2 guys who seemed to be doing photos with everyone and another family). It went quick but somehow it ended with him talking crap about Joey Fatone so of course I had to step in and defend and let him know Joey was my favorite which resulted in him yelling at me to NEVER say that to him again! hahaha.
Next thing we know we are outside and deciding where we should go for lunch and a car pulls up to us and asks us if we are going to eat… minutes later I am in said car WITH Chris and we end up having lunch with him. I honestly have no idea how it happened and we probably couldn’t make it happen again if we tried. But he talked about a LOT of stuff with us and out of respect to him I am not going to post it all over the internet. (Nothing really scandalous though – mostly sports and stories about “my man” Joey lol) He did end up calling Joey and letting me say ‘HI’ though! 😀
I think we all may have a new favorite *NSYNC member now… Chris was incredibly nice and a lot of fun and if you have the chance to see him at a con definitely do it!