Lance Bass & Joey Fatone on Summer Pool Parties and a Possible *NSYNC Reunion
*NSYNC heartthrobs Lance Bass and Joey Fatone know a thing or two about summer entertaining. About midway through our conversation, Joey admits the summer pool parties he used to throw in his early twenties have drastically changed now that he's a proud dad of two daughters, Briahna and Kloey. "For a while, it was 'single and ready to mingle' and now a bunch of us have kids, so the party changes a bit. It went from Playboy Bunnies to kids," he said with a laugh.
In July, besties and former bandmates Lance and Joey partnered with Heluva Good to show off a two-person pool float with designated areas for snacks and beverages, named the "SS Snacker." Anndd even if your invite to Lance and Joey's next summer bash got lost in the mail, you still have plenty of time to throw the most epic pool party for your crew.
"People are always going to leave a party talking about the food, the music, and the atmosphere," said Joey. "You want to get a good variety of music. For me, I like '80s. Throw in a little bit of '90s, you got a good party going on."
"Summertime is our season," added Lance. "Joey and I are both not that formal. We just want everyone to have a good time. It's an open-door policy at my house. People come over and bring their friends. We open up the pool and have amazing snacks." (Psst, check out Lance and Joey's summer BLT flatbread recipe here.)
As for an official *NSYNC reunion? Turns out we'll just have to wait and see. Lance and Joey were tight lipped about a possible reunion being in the works, but they revealed that they've considered making a comeback as a foursome after their surprise appearance during pop star Ariana Grande's Coachella headlining set. While performing their smash hit, "Tearin' Up My Heart," the quartet demonstrated they were capable of bringing the house down without Justin Timberlake, who launched a massive solo career following the best-selling group's indefinite hiatus in 2002.
"It's funny because after Coachella, the media's reaction was like, 'Oh my God, they're getting back together!' but honestly, we still need to have a conversation of 'Do we want to do something or not?' There are offers on the table," Joey pointed out. "Obviously, people are asking about a residency in [Las Vegas], a tour, or a new album, or this or that. The four of us might do something. We don't really know yet. We don't know what direction to take for *NSYNC, but we would like to sit down collectively in the same room and have a conversation."
"We definitely appreciate the enthusiasm for sure," added Lance. "The fans never left our side."
Regardless of a reunion, the guys still have a lot of love for each other. "We were friends before making it big. We came together organically, and we spent time together before it was like, 'Oh we're going to be touring around the world together and hanging out on a tour bus.' It was before all that, so I think that's why we honestly remained friends," Joey explained. "We all hang out in some way, shape or form. Actually, when we were filming stuff for Heluva Good, I called up JC [Chasez] and he came over, so it was the three of us."
"When you go through something like that, it's beyond a friendship," said Lance. "We're brothers, we're family ... we could probably go three years without talking to each other and pick up exactly where we left off."