Monday, June 22, 2009

Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009

Now that the ringing has stopped in my ears I can think clearly to write.

The Jonas Brothers kicked off their world tour in their new home town of Dallas. The brand new Dallas Cowboys Stadium was the scene of this girl-tween-teen infested event. The excitement started way too long ago back in April when my friend Jan and I decided to take our girls, and Jan's nieces, to the concert. Were we having margaritas at the time? Unfortunately I can't blame it on Tequila.

Just getting to the stadium was made out to be such an event over the last few weeks by the media. There was even a website dedicated just to get driving directions to your respective parking lot. But in the end, it was very uneventful and at one point we thought maybe we were going the wrong way because we had yet to find the traffic!

Once we got there the Jonas Brothers tour bus was sitting outside for all the fans to sign. Oh the silly girls that thought putting their phone number on the bus was a good idea! Kate didn't quite know what she should write and settled with just "Kate".

Although they probably wouldn't admit it to their buddies, there were quite a few guys there with their daughters, I believe just to catch a glimpse of the awe inspiring jumbotron that pretty much covers the entire field. I actually offered Robert my ticket so he could see it all for himself, he declined, he was that desperate to see it. As soon as we walked in the stadium we heard screaming, but there was no one on stage. I quickly figured out what the screaming was about. Verizon had set up a text message link to the jumbotron where anyone could send a text to be seen on the screen. Of course the messages were silly like, "if you love the JoBros then scream," "if you're from Dallas then scream." I guarantee there were a lot of hoarse girls on Sunday morning.

We missed the first opening act by a band called Honor Society. None of us had heard of them so we didn't rush to get there by 7:00 to hear them. We did see the second act, which was Jordin Sparks from American Idol. We enjoyed her, but the girls were very antsy to see the Jonas Brothers.

Finally at 8:45 the Jonas Brothers came on, opening with their latest song Paranoid. The stage was round and rotating with a lift in the middle that brought them up to the stage. They used the lift many times throughout the night to bring up a piano, drums and even a trampoline at one point. The Jonas Brothers are still kids and love to goof around.

They played one song after another without stopping. At one point they got onto an arm that swung out across the crowd and shot water cannons at the fans on the floor. Boy am I glad we weren't on the floor! Although the girls could have used a shot of cold water, they were starting to get sleepy.

Jordin Sparks came out again late in the show to perform her new song Battlefield with the brothers. I didn't like this song on the radio, but the live performance was great with her in a white flowy dress and fog all around her.

Then, the lights came down to the stage blocking anyone's view from seeing what was going on. They slowly started to rise as did the lift in the middle of the stage. All of the sudden we heard very loud screams and Miley Cyrus with Nick Jonas were rising out of the middle of the stage. What a SURPRISE! They sang a song that they had been working on together. This was my favorite part of the show and it definitely woke Kate up for the last few songs. (She also loves Miley Cyrus.)

Although I wasn't really looking forward to the 50,000 screaming fans I actually enjoyed the concert, and I'm glad we went. Kate had a great time and now has a great story to tell her friends back at school.


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