Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Night of Tween Magic

Since Mike is stepping aside in Europe, I thought it would be a good time to post about something cool we did before his month long adventure. A former bandmate of Mike's was in town on her second tour with the Jonas Brothers. If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 16 and if that said child is a girl then yes, you have heard of the Jonas Brothers. After a breakfast filled with catching up and hearing about all of Caroline's adventures touring with Gnarles Barkley, playing on television shows like Alias, Lost, and American Idol we decided to just simply ask - can you get us tickets to the show? Very surprised by the fact we were interested in seeing the concert we explained, they are HUGE of course we want to see this performance, but more than anything we want to see Caroline in the show. She is 1 of only 2 females on the tour and thought what a nice way to spend a sunny Saturaday night. When we arrived to the Rose Quarter where the concert was, there was no doubt that the J-Bros were in the house!
We were quickly given working crew badges
Giving us access to the back area and that is where we met the youngest Jonas - Nick. He was walking down to the loading area with a baseball mit in hand to play some catch. Can't imagine how many tweens would have traded in their younger brother for a chance to meet the youngest, and to some, the most talented brother, and he even shook our hands. Joe was running around backstage on a segway and we never got to meet Kevin. We did get to hang backstage and see the madness of getting a concert of this size up.The opening act was a girl band from Korea called the Wondergirls - if only I could convince them to simply be my entourage and follow me around, just a blurr of sparkles and updos.After the youngest American Idol winner Jordan Sparks took the stage it was time for the Jonas Brothers show to begin.They had centered the stage in the middle of the arena floor in order to have and sell more "front row" seats where the brothers could get right up to the fans.The stage setup was pretty fancy but it is an arena show after all. There were the usual sports arena televisions around the stage for close ups of the band and for girls to text there messages to everyone and the brothers, fancy waterfall that actually fell water in the images of the brothers it was pretty trippy, and a fancy hydraulic stageThat's Caroline with her viola. The show brought out our inner-Duraniesand more importantly we got to see Caroline shake her tail feather!

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