*NSYNC gave its Detroit-area fans an unexpected encore on Monday night (April 1)-and it was no April’s Fool joke. Following its performance at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, the quintet followed the recommendation of opening act Tony Lucca, a Detroit-area native, and took its tour bus to catch a set by local funk band the Brothers Groove, at Fifth Avenue Billiards in the suburb of Royal Oak.
After hanging out and watching the group play for awhile, *NSYNC’s J.C. Chasez delighted the packed club by finally accepting an invitation to hop onstage and did some impromptu verses on the Brothers Groove original “One, Two, Three.”
“He just riffed, and that’s all we wanted him to do,” the group’s frontman Chris Codish said. “I’m sure he has to do everything rehearsed all the time. This was a chance to go back to music the way it used to be and just make up stuff and be in the moment. I knew he could sing his ass off. I actually told him, ‘Look, man, we’re just gonna play these two chords, all you gotta do is sing over these.'”
There was some booing from the Brothers Groove faithful, but Codish quieted the hecklers by telling them, “You’re just booing ’cause you can’t sing like that.”
Chasez chatted with Codish and his bandmates for a while after the jam, before *NSYNC boarded its tour bus to head to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it performed last night (April 2).