Win Tickets: Former Teen Star Aaron Carter Plays Melting Point Tonight

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to this show. To win, comment below and tell us why you’re Aaron Carter’s number one fan in Athens. We’ll choose a winner at 5 p.m.

“Here’s a little bit of old school for ya that goes a little something like this”
—”Aaron’s Party” (Come And Get It, 2000)

It’s a hard thing to wrap one’s mind around the idea that a pop star can make his comeback at the relatively tender age of 25, an age when a lot of pop stars are only just getting their first shot at fame, but turn-of-the-21st-Century sensation Aaron Carter is doing just that.

Best known among his Generation Y fans for his hits “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” Carter hasn’t released an album proper for 11 years.

But he’s got a new song out now named “Where Do We Begin,” which sounds just as good as you’d expect it to, with its Jack Johnson ape-isms and that weird autotuned dance-beat thing that every song on the radio has now.

It’s exactly the type of thing people will stare at their phones during when Carter says “OK, I’m gonna play a new one for you guys now.”

Before this gets too “let’s all pick on the former teen pop star in really obvious and easy ways,” let’s look on the positive side.

  • Carter has 370,000 followers on Twitter, most of whom seem to really like him.
  • He’s thoughtful and self-aware enough to recognize that “emotional and spiritual issues” are important things that should be dealt with seriously when problems occur.
  • He travels with his dog (major hat tip from me to Mr. Carter on this one). 
  • He’s been pretty open to the press about his plans, his new music and his past.

About that last one. Flagpole tried to get in contact with Carter. Oh Lord, did we try. But we could never schedule it at a time when all parties could be present. So, while the singer likely never worried one bit at all regarding this, I’ve been thinking of ways to preview his show all week. And, well, this is how it came out.

Aaron Carter plays the Melting Point tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10.