The ‘N Sync reunion during last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was painfully short, badly mixed, and really little more than Justin Timberlake calling up his old bandmates to be his back-up dancers for 30 seconds of a marathon 15-minute medley performance.
But that’s all it took to prove that the prototype boy band are still master pantydroppers.
The reunion was rumored for weeks, and completely dominated Twitter last night with hundreds of tweets, retweets and favorites going out every second. But was it worth it? Was 60 seconds of “Bye, Bye, Bye” really the decade-awaited reunion fans had in mind?
It depends who you ask.
The ‘N Sync reunion prompted comparisons to another recent and slightly-lackluster reunion (Destiny’s Child / Super Bowl). “Just come wiggle for 60 seconds with the one we’re celebrating, okay?'” wrote Twitter user @fuggirls. Logo’s Louis Virtel added, “The rest of *NSYNC just fell into a dungeon where Kelly Rowland is the doorman.”
But for celebs like Snooki and JWoww, 60 seconds was more than enough to satisfy the 11-year ‘N Sync itch.
“I literally just died seeing Nsync…. I’m so happy im in tears,” JWoww wrote. “OMG DYING!! Now THAT’S A BOY BAND BITCHES!!! NSYNC❤❤❤❤ #VMAS” wrote a slightly more excitable Snooki.
You can check out the video of ‘N Sync’s reunion above, and more divided Twitter reactions below:
Me during Justin Timberlake’s performance pic.twitter.com/0IKZ3MXGMy
— things in life (@ItsThingsInLife) August 26, 2013
Oh that nsync reunion just made me so happy…and dear Lord Justin just killed that performance #dropthemike
— Jenna Dewan-Tatum (@jennaldewan) August 26, 2013
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) August 26, 2013
So Justin Timberlake reunited with NSYNC. Now its time for Drake to reunite with the crew from Degrassi…
— Thai Scott (@ThaiScott_11) August 26, 2013
‘N Sync’s VMA performance wasn’t longer. #firstworldproblems
— First World Problems (@firstworldme) August 26, 2013
“well, that was fun. So…you guys need me to get you a cab or something?” – Justin Timberlake after the N*Sync VMA reunion performance
— Travon Free (@Travon) August 20, 2013
N Sync reunion at the VMA’s? This might make Justin Timberlake the greatest philanthropist of all time. Talking bout giving back.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) August 20, 2013