After years apart and weeks of buildup, everyone’s favorite boy band *NSync finally reunited at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards -- for about two minutes. The performance was incredibly short, wedged in the middle of a much-longer Justin Timberlake solo set.
It might have been a cool moment if nobody had seen it coming, but the reunion has been hyped for the past week since the New York Post leaked the news. Everyone was expecting a full-scale reunion, and the VMAs truly failed to deliver on that front. Luckily, Twitter was there to pick up the slack and entertain us more than this *NSync reunion ever could:
I did not wait 13 years for an 18 second #nsync reunion try again
— Joey Hager (@rattyraconteur) August 26, 2013
I'm hating Justin Timberlake exponentially for every second that he's onstage solo right now.
— Claire Zulkey (@Zulkey) August 26, 2013
Taylor Swift got more camera time during the N Sync reunion than N Sync did. #MTVVMAs
— Tyler Clark (@TylerLClark) August 26, 2013
Aw, JC got to sing something! He's been waiting 10 years to do that again.
— Rich Juzwiak (@RichJuz) August 26, 2013
the rest of N Sync were quickly rushed off stage to attend to their janitorial duties
— OFFICIAL WWE PILOT (@pilotbacon) August 26, 2013
oh no that was sad when jc chasez tried to show off his singing chops in a probably unscripted moment. :(
— Summer Anne Burton (@summeranne) August 26, 2013
One Direction, SHOW SOME RESPECT.
— kathleen quinlan (@kathleenq) August 26, 2013
And it just wouldn't be an 'N Sync reunion without poking fun at Joey Fatone.
NSYNC's VMAs post-party will be held at the Applebee's where Joey Fatone is currently an assistant manager
â€” Humble Sports Guy (@HumbleSportsGuy) August 26, 2013
Joey still can't dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— lindsey weber (@lindseyweber) August 26, 2013
"I think I nailed it. I nailed. I mean, I looked good, right? Guys? Guys? ... ...Sigh." - Joey Fatone
— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) August 26, 2013
— Josh Johnson (@JoshtheSandwich) August 26, 2013
Joey Fatone is still trying to catch his breath backstage
— Kevin Mahfood (@kfoodie) August 26, 2013
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