None of that prevented me from wanting to meet him at REWind Con last year. He was appearing with his NSYNC mates in the nostalgia-filled convention.
Fatone seemed to be having as much fun as his fans were. I might have had to push my way through a few excited females to have my moment with Fatone, but I did what a good reporter needs to do.
Of course, I had to ask him about his announcing duties on The Family Feud. Does that show my age? I just figured everyone was asking him about his boy band days and I would change it a bit. Fatone said it is a great gig. Actually, I think Fatone appreciated the change in subject matter.
We also talked about his appearances on Dancing With the Stars and Total NonStop Action Wrestling. He talked fondly of both. I got the feeling he would have liked to get a little more involved in the wrestling show, but isn't that every boy's dream?
Fatone was a great guest and I hope he does more celebrity conventions. With no disrespect to them, Fatone doesn't need to be with his NSYNC crew to draw a crowd. It was cool to see them together again, but he has done enough outside of NSYNC, too.
Joey Fatone and me in Bloomingdale, IL-November 2016.