Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Night With the Jo Bros!!!

That's right ladies, you read correctly.....a night with the Jonas Brothers!!

Quick, go ahead and get your daughters, they are gonna want to see these pictures.  I'm not going anywhere, I'll be right here waiting for you to come back.

Okay, Are you ready???

As you can tell by our tickets, the concert was one week ago today.  I had planned to post about it the following morning but that was when I discovered I had no cable and no internet......for 5 days!!!

Then we got back and I had to post about our hot air balloon ride.

So, now I am going to show you the pictures from the concert.

First, let me introduce you to the ladies that went to the concert with me.

Here are the Future Mrs. Jonas, the Future Mrs. Jonas, and the Future Mrs. Jonas
Aren't they cute???  (That's My Girl in the yellow top.)
All right, they don't have to become The Future Mrs. Jonas's....I think they'd just settle for a date to Homecoming.
Here's the Jo Bros old bus.  
Everybody signs it.

Ready for the concert to start.
Keep in mind that our seats were pretty far away.  Thank goodness for my zoom lens!  Some of the pictures are a little blurry and some are clear.  (Weird!!??)

The Jo Bros as the show began.

Nick and Kevin jamming on their guitars.
All 3 boys!
Joe among a sea of fans.
The concert goers consisted of about 300,000 girls and Moms,  5 boys, and 2 Dads!

The girls ranged from age 19 down to 4....(although why anyone would want to take a 4 year old to a concert that was loud and started at 8:30PM is beyond me.)

Oh Yea!
Nick on the drums.
This picture reminds me a little of the Beatles or maybe the Bee you agree??

Joe sings to this little girl who was picked out of the crowd.  The Future Mrs. Jonas's thought he should've chosen one of them instead.
Then Demi L. came out to sing a song from Camp Rock.  She was also the opening act.

Joe sings to the girls.
The boys were up on pedestals that rose up out of the stage.  This was a cool shot with the screen behind him.

Sitting and singing.
Nick sings and plays the guitar.  Are you catching on here that none of the girls really liked Kevin????  I guess he's just too old.  Sorry.

Okay, here's one Kevin picture.  (Look at that one Dad with his arm on the stage looking totally bored!  Ha!)

Joe smiles for the girls.
Jamming with Big during "Burnin' Up."

That's it!  Thank you and good night Baltimore!
(Not sure why this pix is a blur, but I love the arms reaching up to them!)
When we left the building I managed to turn the wrong way.  (Me and my good sense of direction.)  If we'd turned left, it would've been quicker to get to our parking garage.  Instead, we turned right.  This meant we had to go around two extra sides of the building.  In doing so, we ended up on the side where the busses were parked.

There were about 100,000 fans lined up and packed on the sidewalk about 8 feet deep.  They were all hoping to catch a glimpse of the Jo Bros as they left the building.  I told the girls to keep going.  There was no way they were going to see the Jonas Brothers.

After all, I'd been to 100's of concerts before (okay, probably not 100's) and have never seen anyone famous.

Well, as we were squeezing behind the crowd, one of the Future Mrs. Jonas's got lost!!!  In all truthfulness, it was actually pretty scary to think I'd lost someone else's daughter.  She did not have her cell phone with her.  She was lost for about 20 minutes that seemed like 2 hours!

Finally, she did a smart thing and asked a stranger to borrow their cell phone to call.  We met up with her around the corner which was now at the front of the busses.

We were getting ready to cross the street to go to our parking garage when a security officer told us we couldn't cross yet.  He said we had to get back to the curb because the busses were getting ready to leave.

I tried explaining that we weren't waiting for the busses.  We were just trying to cross the street.  He told us we'd have to wait.

So we backed up.  Because we were already in the process of crossing the street, we ended up being right in front of the crowd.

If you look at the pix below, the busses pulled out where the cross walk is.
A minute later we heard screams around the corner.  We couldn't see that side, but I assumed that meant the Jo Bros were exiting the building.

The busses started and the second bus to pull out had it's door open.  We could see all 3 Jo Bros in the bus, but leaning right in the open door was Nick Jonas.   Guess what???  He was about 15 to 20 feet away from us and he waved.  I am not kidding!!  It looked like he waved right at the girls.

Of course they all screamed.  The whole thing lasted about 10 seconds, but it played out in slow motion.  It was so neat!

I could not believe it.  I told the girls to remember that night because it would probably never happen again.

So, that was my night with the Jo Bros!

This is a picture of the side of the bus.  I wish I'd thought to turn my camera on video, but I honestly thought we'd be seeing the side of a bus and that would be it.

Here is just one last thing that I noticed as a Mom.  The boys were all 3 wearing the same exact clothes that they had just performed in.  They left the building about 30 min after the show ended.  There was no hanging around backstage with groupies for them.  

The show was awesome.  It was very wholesome and clean.  You can take your kids to see them and feel good about it.  And if you do, make sure you wait outside by the busses, because you just may get to see them!

PS.  If you go, bring ear plugs.....not because of the music, but because of the screaming girls!!!


Steph said...

omg I am so jealous....and wait till I tell isabella! she loves them! what a fun night!!!

amanda said...

Hey Kathi! Thanks for checking out my blog! Wow! Jonas Brothers! Looks like you had either really great seats or a really great zoom lens! Heh. :) Too fun! And I was pretty intrigued with the balloon ride! I've always wanted to go up in one... but my mom did it with her girlfriends... and they had a bit of a crash landing and she sprained her ankle... didn't really make it all that appealing afterwards. LOL. Loved the worry about your hair going up in flames too... you can never use too much hairspray... well, okay... if you're going to be THAT close to a open flame... maybe. LOL.

Take care!

Carolina Mama said...

The J Bros were just here. I'll have to check iTunes to get a listen. Feel like I have seen the video here. Great pics.

Congrats on your ANniversary - we're just back from celebratin our Big 10! ;)

Marla said...

looks like you had fun! i had a friend call once from a jo bro concert and she said the same thing about the screaming girls... and wanted me to hear it for!

Debbie said...

Wow! What great pictures...the whole losing the friend thing had to be scary...another reason to let kids have cell phones....yikes. There was an article in the Washington Post this week referring to them as Nick, The Cute One, Joe, The Hot One, and Kevin, The Other One. Poor guy. Although I did laugh. Sounds like fun...and yeah who brings a 4 year old to a concert!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

You so get a badge on your mommy vest for THAT night!!! I can't imagine the pitch level of those screams.

Why is it that the teeny bopper boys manage to stay sweet and clean, and the teeny bopper girls end up pregnant or in rehab?

Susie Harris said...

those are some lucky girls and you are one brave Mom! It does look like fun. My youngest is 8 and would love to go... I may just have to keep my eyes open for a concert near by... She is sleeping now but I will be sure to show her all of your pictures... thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

YOu are a better mom than I! Glad you had a good time!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey there, I came across your blog from the featured SITS. My little 4yo boy loves the Jonas Bros. We went to see them months ago in FL but we thought it might be too loud for him with all the screaming girls but we were willing to try. Sure enough, it was, he started crying right away, so we chilled out by the food for a bit & left. We can still say we were there :)

Jennifer P. said...

so being a mom of all boys--I didn't really get the obsession with these boys. And then I saw them perform on So You Think You Can Dance and thought hmmmm....they're kind of cute :)! I've seen pictures of their dad though---I can see what they'll end up looking like one day---and it's not a rock star :)!

You're such a great mom for giving your daughter and her friends such a nice night to remember!

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a great mom you are. We just watch them on tv. LOL. Don't know if I could do the whole concert thing. :-)

LisaPetrarcaBlog said...

Can I say that I'm soooo glad I had boys.LOL! Looks like you guys had tons of fun though...probably a day the girls will never forget!!

Thanks for stopping by my Blog, glad to know others can relate to the whole Football schedule thing, it's CRAZY, huh? Have a great weekend!

Maricris said...

Awesome pictures! You made me experience the concert just by looking at all the pictures! You're daughter is quite pretty- she takes after your looks. It was good finding your blog. Hope to come back here again :)


amelia bedelia said...

I felt like I was there!! Great pics.

justjuli said...

I bet the girls were SO excited! I work with middle school girls at my church - and know that they are all big fans!

I look back at concerts that my parents survived taking me & my girlfriends too when I was younger... I don't know how they put up with the screaming! There is truly a special place in heaven for parents!

Congrats on the Saucy Blog

Summer Saldana said...

So who loves the Jonas Brothers? Is it you or your daughter. ;-)

Visiting from SITS and wanted to say congrats on being saucy!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

How fun. I know this is all very important to every preteen out there. Thank goodness, my little girl is only one. I hope there are some clean cut boys singing when she is a preteen. Ugh, I don't want to think of it. Congrats on the Saucy blog roll, this week.

Carrie said...

Stopping by from SITS--congrats on your saucy blog!!

The girls are just too cute! I bet you are the COOLEST mom ever for a while, huh?

Kathi said...

For My Girl....#19!! One more to go! :)

Tiffany said...

You are one brave mom. My mom took me to go see the Go-Gos when I was in 4th grade. It was great, bt I don't think she realized they were considered a "punk band".... my little innocent self saw a girl pass out in the aisle and another girl crash her car into a tree and laugh... ah, the 80's.

Nessa said...

Hi! Found your blog via SITS and just wanted to stop by.

Looks like ya'll had a great time! My little girl was drooling over your pics. Thaanks for sharing!

Tasha said...

Wow! Looks like one heck of a night with some pretty ladies!