Aug 21, 2008

The Jonas Brothers Concert - Nissan Pavillion

Wow. Are The Jonas Brothers going to be the next Beatles? Because judging from their record sales, press, fans, etc., it sure seems like it.

Monday night, I made the normally half-hour drive to the Nissan Pavilion to see The Jonas Brothers Burning Up Tour with Matthew, Natalie and Matthew's friend, courtesy of Mom Central (whom I won the tickets from....thanks again Mom Central!). Tickets that were selling for over $470 PER TICKET because we had first-tier, premium seats and the concert was sold out. Can you imagine????

But bringing the kids there was priceless. First of all, the half-hour drive was two hours. Over an hour was spent going a half mile to the pavilion. And in that hour, tons of teeny bopper girls passed our van.

It was so hilarious watching Matthew and his friend with these girls. "Dude, check out the Acura on the right." "The blonde is mine!" hahahahaha!

But the girls were actually waving to them and blowing kisses! I think that was almost as much fun as the concert for them. It certainly entertained me as I was trapped in the hell of concert traffic.

I should've trusted my friend John and brought my camera. But I had visions of having to trudge back to my van to return it if they turned me away (they were taking everyone's signs and trashing them as it was). Turns out, though, that just about everyone (except me) had a camera.

So I was left with a cell phone that was on low battery. This is as good as it gets guys:

This was only about 1/4 of the crowd and didn't include the orchestra section in front of us. Look how far back it stretches to the lawn. Unreal. SO many people were packed in there. Imagine them all leaving at once. Yeah, not good.

Forgive my sorry attempt to edit this to protect the identity of Matthew's friend.

This photo does not do our position justice. We were in the first tier and we could see them SO well. It was incredible!

Then I got this sucky video. Cell phones don't take video very well. All of the lights just blurred. But here it is nonetheless:

That guy to the very left of the stage is a stageguy and the person directly to the right of him is Joe Jonas. They talked to each other right in the middle of the song and Joe nodded his head at him like, "Oh, okay...sure." I have no idea what was going on but it piqued my curiosity.

Here's a MUCH better video of the opening which was beyond had to be there to really appreciate the special effects, especially all the pyro stuff:

Different place and date, but the same thing (I couldn't find a good one of the opening at our venue). There was also a point where they were each raised WAY into the air on these tiny pedastals which was way cool. Big Rob came out and totally rocked and they also brought out the Bonus Jonas...their little brother Frankie (who was beyond adorable).

Another favorite point of mine was when Joe walked down the center stage and every time he threw his hand out, the fire would burst in the background as if he was controlling it. Probably had to be there to appreciate that one. :) Oh, and they foamed the entire orchestra section with these big hose gun thingies.

One girl actually left and sat on a wall to comb her her out. Silly girl. Where's the fun in that?

There was a HUGE wait between Demi Lovato's opening act (she was really good too) and the start of the Jonas Brothers. Close to an hour. I still wonder if something was up because that seemed ridiculously long.

Then leaving? More hell on earth. We stood still...literally no movement, for over a half hour in the parking lot. And I had a killer headache at that point with no medicine.

Then, some genius decided he'd rather be in my lane and scraped his SUV up against the side of my van, then looked at me like I was an idiot. I rolled down my window and said, "Dude! What the hell are you doing??" But he just kept giving me the weird look.

Concert was done at ten to eleven and we got home at 12:30....gah! But it was worth it in the end. My kids were on cloud nine (still are) and Matthew's friend's mom told me her son was the envy of his siblings and friends. I was so happy to be able to give that to all of them!


John said...

HEYY! So glad you finally got to see a show! Looks like it was a good one. : ) - Yeah, the traffic getting in and out of Nissan is just the worst kind of traffic hell. ONE WAY in and out. Brilliant design *roll eyes*. Anyway, thanks for the little tour, glad you had FUN!

radioactive girl said...

My kids would be so jealous! Sounds like a great time (except for the traffic part)

Kara said...

Always hate concert traffic. Went to see Kanye once and took over an hour to just get to see the exit! Sounds like it was lots of fun though :)

CPA Mom said...

Concert traffic and concert ticket prices are why I don't go to concerts anymore. But free tickets, I'm there baby! Sounds like you all had a blast - how was the actual music? I've never heard them sing...

CPA Mom said...

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sybil law said...

Oh my. Gilda would piss herself if she got to go to a Jonas Brothers concert!! I think she's too young to go. She is, right? (She's 6.) Or maybe I just say that so I don't have to go!!! Still - you rock for going and how awesome is it that you got free tickets?!!!

ablondeblogger said...

~John- Yeah, who the hell designed it that way??? They should be forced to sit in that traffic for EVERY concert!

~RT- It was a lot of fun, even for someone old like me. :)

~Kara- Ooooooh, Kanye would definitely be worth that kind of wait!

~CPA- way could I have afforded those tickets myself. We really lucked out.

They sang really well, and they were awesome on all the various instruments they played. I liked being able to take my kids there without having to worry about dirty lyrics (like in the van when I'm driving and playing my ipod, lol)

And that post you linked to?? LOVE. It!! I think I'll post about it soon. Thanks for pointing it out!

~Sybil- Hahahaha!! No, there were tons and tons of 6-year-old girls there, even younger. At one point in the concert, Joe picked up a girl who looked to be about three. He sat her on the stage and sang to her with his arm around her, then gave her a kiss on the cheek. It was sooooo adorable! And I'm sure all the 6-year-olds were extremely jealous!

Letera said...

That is so kool of you to take them and hang out. You get Mother of the year award!