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Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers 7/21/09

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Honor Society, Jordin Sparks, Wonder Girls
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
Cost: $50

Setlist:

 

Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers 7/20/09

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Honor Society, Jordin Sparks, Wonder Girls
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
Cost: $85

Setlist:

Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers July 26, 2008

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne
Venue: Meadows Music Theater
Cost: $98

Setlist:

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Future Now Tour – Mohegan Sun 7/6/16

Wednesday night the Honda Civic Tour / Future Now Tour made a stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville (or, based on the hashtags they were encouraging us to use on the screens, Hartford.)  Before the show, Nick Jonas had a soundcheck Party for those who pre-ordered his album through his website.  Of course, this was Part I of Christine and Katie do stupid things (for that day – I’ve lost count of how many we’re at now) and arrived at the venue at 2:15, as we were told… and spent the rest of the day waiting in line.

Mike Posner was the opening act, who I was not at all looking forward to seeing. His set appeared to be relatively short – until he sat at the end of the stage for a bit and then started… a poem of sorts that started with “I am Jesus Christ” (read a sort of transcript here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s535/sh/c36328dd-3b41-491f-afd7-b5f3f7f83b43/1768dc183d95be0bef93d382187fc59d)  To me, it didn’t seem like the right place or the right time and if we didn’t love distractions he wouldn’t have a career and a million dollars to spend on girls and shoes (distractions!) It just totally rubbed me the wrong way and I was left so dumbfounded over it, I kind of couldn’t get into Nick’s set for a bit because I was still just like… wtf?  Seriously regretted our earlier plans to miss his set after that!!

Nick started off the show, then Demi and they did some songs together as well.  At one point Nick was giving Demi a compliment, I think he said that she had been singing her ass off, but Demi couldn’t hear him so he had to repeat it.  The stage set up was really cool too, the backdrop of the stage was basically a giant screen – filled with all sorts of imagery throughout the sets and of course – BACON.

Overall it was a really fun tour and I am glad that we had such great seats to check it out!

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Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers 3/18/08

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Valora, Rooney
Venue: Oakdale Theater
Cost: $150

Setlist:

Year 3000
Just Friends
Goodnight and Goodbye
Australia
Hello Beautiful
Take a Breath
Underdog
Don’t Take My Heart And Put It On a Shelf
Pushing Me Away
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Games
Take On Me
Still In Love With You
Hollywood
Burning Up
When You Look Me In The Eyes
Hold On
A Little Bit Longer
SOS

Recap:

I started this blog in 2008 and went back and recapped most of my concerts from that year. You can see the post for the show here most of the photos got lost when the site crashed a few years ago, so here are some highlights…

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Throwback Thursday: Jonas Brothers 3/16/08

Headliner: Jonas Brothers
Opener(s): Valora, Rooney
Venue: Arena at Harbor Yard
Cost: $60

Setlist:

Year 3000
Just Friends
Goodnight and Goodbye
Australia
Hello Beautiful
Take a Breath
Underdog
Don’t Take My Heart And Put It On a Shelf
Pushing Me Away
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Games
Take On Me
Still In Love With You
Hollywood
Burning Up
When You Look Me In The Eyes
Hold On
A Little Bit Longer
SOS

Recap:

I started this blog in 2008 and went back and recapped most of my concerts from that year. You can see the post for the show here most of the photos got lost when the site crashed a few years ago, so here are some highlights…

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Nick Jonas at Mohegan Sun

Friday night Nick Jonas performed for the first time as a solo artist at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  He had played there several times with his former band and brothers, The Jonas Brothers.  We were kind of surprised that Nick would play such a large venue, especially when a lot of his other shows are in smaller general admission venues. But when we tried to get tickets in presale and then the public sale and nothing that we considered to be “good” showed up… we got a bit nervous.  But we (and by we I mean myself and Christine, my typical partner in crazy boyband crime) decided we would wait until that night and see what we could get.  She had a M&G with Nick before the show so I was perched outside the box office and checked 3 times while she was inside and had no such luck. We ended up “caving” about 30 minutes after the opening act was on the stage and got 14th row. We were hoping for first 10 rows, but first 15 isn’t so bad either (we’re just self-spoiled brats).

Recently, Jay-Z said that Nick was the “Justin Timberlake of his generation” which, I found to be a bit odd because… Justin is still the Justin of his generation… but it was pretty evident that this tour was heavily influenced by Mr JT.  Nick is also all grown up now.  The setlist was made up mostly of songs from his self titled album, with a few new songs thrown in as well as a Nick Jonas and the administration song and a couple JoBros / Camp Rock songs and of course, a few covers for good measure.

About halfway through the set, a lot of security started showing up in our area.  They were all linking arms, blocking off the aisle of our section (and I was seated on the aisle)  Nick ended up walking by and I reached out and juuust missed touching him.  Then he went up a couple steps into the lower level to sing.  On his way back, I reached my arm over the security and he ended up grabbing my hand for a few seconds.  So exciting! (Nick might be all grown up, but I am not! 😉

I kind of wish that his tour schedule worked out a bit better with being close to us around a weekend because I think we would have ended up at a few more shows than just this one!

Chains
Numb
Levels
Wilderness
Good Thing
Area Code
A Little Bit Longer
Who I Am
Introducing Me
Warning
Push
Don’t Make Me Choose
Santa Barbara
Under You
Roses (OutKast cover)
Can’t Feel My Face / Watch Me
Teacher Ft. Poison
Take Over
Jealous

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Mixtape Festival Day 2

After the broomball game we hung out in the car for a bit and heard some of the Jonas Brothers soundcheck.  We then went to Chocolate World to kill time before night 2.  We knew that it was predicted to rain, so we grabbed our rain coats and headed in to the stadium.

MKTO kicked off the show.

Emblem 3 was up next.  About 2 songs into their set they told us that lightning was in the forecast and that we had to go under the stands for our safety while it passed.

We were underneath for about an hour and it was ridiculous because there was no room for people to move yet everyone was trying to get somewhere else.  I was also told I was too young to know Boyz II Men songs. LOL, I’ll take it. (Turns out I was older than the people who said that to me.)

Emblem 3 continued their set at 7:15 and the show just went on from there – but it was still raining. We were all SOAKED.

Boyz II Men came out next and I think they did a bit of a modified set compared to what they did on The Package Tour (we figured if everyone cut a song or two from their sets, everything could kind of stay on schedule)  We spotted Zac Hanson checking them out on the side of the stage in the beginning of the set too and then he went into the gold VIP side stage area to take some pics.

Jonas Brothers played what seemed to be the longest set ever – and I’m a fan. I don’t know, they seemed to just never end and I was soggy and pruney and just wanted to get the show moving.  They sang Thats Just The Way We Roll – Joe didn’t change the lyric from Hanson and I thought for sure they’d come out, but Kevin just pointed off in the back of the stage where I assume at least one of them was watching the set.

TLC’s reunion was next.  They started off with some technical issues with TBoz’s mic but then they seemed to get everything worked out. Before Waterfalls they said that it was a song that meant a lot to Lisa Left Eye Lopes and had us all hold up lighters, cell phones, etc in honor of Lisa.  The stadium lit up and it looked so beautiful!  Most people held them up for the whole song.  They had all of Left Eye’s raps on a track.  It was a bittersweet set because I loved TLC growing up, but never had the chance to see them until now.  They said that they will never replace her but that they wanted to move on and continue to make music and share with everyone.

NKOTB was up next and they also did a more modified set from The Package Tour. It was a ton of fun and during Tonight, Danny and Joe walked right by the ADA seating and we got to shake Joe’s hand!

We were hoping that all the bands would come out on stage again, but that didn’t happen.  And by that point we were freezing and soggy so we just decided to leave.

All in all it was a fun weekend and I hope that Hanson goes back again next year!

 

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Jonas Brothers at Mohegan Sun

Tuesday night the Jonas Brothers brought their first tour in 3 years back to Connecticut to the Arena at Mohegan Sun.  The first opening act was a DJ, Mike Tompkins. I’m not a fan of DJs, but he seemed to get everyone pumped.  Next up was Karmin – who I used to hate but now love.  They did a much longer set than they had done when I saw them at the Christmas shows in December so that was great.  Plus, Amy and Nick had on matching orange outfits and I just love orange.  Then the DJ came back out again but this time instead of just mixing other songs he was going to perform all the music “with his voice” so he did some beat boxing and singing and only one original song.  A few people still seemed into him but at that point I was just ready for the Jonas Brothers to take the stage.

Then the lights went black and everyone was screaming and looking at the back of the arena.  I had no idea why.  Nick took the stage and then I could see Kevin and Joe coming down from the back sections of the arena (why does no one do this when I have seats way back there?)  Joe walked right by my section surrounded by a TON of security guards but girls still tried to grab at him.  Then all 3 took the stage and did their new single “First Time”.  Their new album, V (Five) is coming out in the fall so they did several songs that will be included on that album – which gave me an excuse to sit down every now and then because I didn’t know the songs.  Some of the new songs included Pom Poms (although this one has been released so I did know it), Found, The World, Let’s Go (Karmin joined them for this one! Very high energy) and What Do I Mean To You.  From what I’ve heard, the new album should be pretty great and I’m looking forward to it.

They did That’s Just The Way We Roll and dedicated it to the fans that have stuck with them – and yes, Joe did sing “Battle dance against Hanson” and didn’t change it.  I was worried he might since at Radio City he changed it to One Direction and apparently another night on tour he changed it to The Wanted.  He even came to my side of the stage when he sang it!  (Wondering if this weekend at Mixtape this battle dance will go down.  Hmm)

Each night fans can vote on a song they want to hear and for Uncasville the song of the night was Inseparable.  Of course I couldn’t remember the name of it for the life of me when they were singing it – but I was singing along. (How does that work, anyway?)

They also threw in a couple of Nick Jonas and the Administration songs – Who I Am and Last Time Around (do those count as covers? I’ve seen girls writing them down as being covers but I don’t know if I’d count them since Nick was still performing them? Though Joe did take some verses. I don’t know.) and they also did See No More which was Joe’s solo single.

Other fan favorites were also well represented with Fly With Me, A Little Bit Longer, When You Look Me In The Eyes, Burning Up (with Big Rob via Skype) and for Still In Love With You one lucky fan got to join the guys on stage to perform it via a contest on vine – and she just so happened to be sitting in the row in front of me!

The encore of the show was Love Bug and S.O.S.

After the show it was hard not to be a sweaty mess from all the dancing and jumping (well, I didn’t jump.) that was going on throughout the show.  They had less theatrics and no catwalk with this tour which I liked, it was a bit more focused on them as a band (and their backup band) than “hey look at all the cool stuff this stage can do!” which I think takes away from the show and showing off your talents.

 

First Time
Paranoid
Pom Poms
Found
Who I Am
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Gotta Find You
The World
Fly With Me
A Little Bit Longer
Black Keys
Let’s Go
What Do I Mean To You
See No More
Inseparable
Still In Love With You
Last Time Around
When You Look Me In The Eyes
Burning Up

Love Bug
S.O.S

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Jonas Brothers Radio City Music Hall



Thursday night the Jonas Brothers made their return to the stage at a sold out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY.  Trying to get tickets was a struggle, my friend and I were forced to get singles with me about 7 rows back and her about 10 rows back.  You can’t really complain with the seats – though it would have been nice if we were together.  What was really crazy though, was that my friend Megan somehow had the seat next to me! We couldn’t get over it for the whole show that we were together and had no idea before hand.

The show was set to start at 8, but you know how that goes.  There was no opening act, and the guys made it to the stage at about 8:30.  The entrance was kind of dramatic, they had the curtain down and then there was a screen when it went up with the guys silhouettes on it.  They kicked off the set with When You Look Me In The Eyes, which I thought was an interesting way to start the show. But it ended up being rather emotional, so maybe they knew what they were doing after all.  The set overall seemed to be a bit of a roller coaster with slow and fast all mixed in together and not a chunk of the show devoted to ballads.  I’m not sure really how I felt about that – but it probably was on purpose as well.

The show will actually be replaying today online at VyRT from 12pm – 12am, but I think that you had to buy a “ticket” before the show originally was performed in order to be able to watch it.  I will be checking it out later, but this review is all from memory…

My least favorite moment of the show was when Joe ended up almost right in front of us during “That’s Just The Way We Roll” and changed “Battle dance against Hanson” to “Battle Dance Against One Direction”! How rude! haha

For Turn Right they had the band sing most of the song to kind of give them the spotlight (although there really wasn’t a spotlight, the lighting kind of stunk) and let them be up front for once which was cool.

They did 3 new songs – Let’s Go, First Time and Wedding Bells.  It is assumed that Wedding Bells is about Miley.  I came to this conclusion myself during the song – but I can’t tell you exactly what it was that triggered it.  I wasn’t the only one though as many news outlets today were reporting the same thing!

They did several covers – I don’t think We Found Love was able to be shown on the stream.  During the performance the side screens actually had text on them saying they were not allowed to be shown because they didn’t have the rights (so I assume that the side screens were the feeds that those watching online were getting)

After they did Falling Slowly from Once, they did a remixed version of Pushing Me Away in a kind of Once type arrangement (this probably makes no sense to anyone that wasn’t there)  There was even what could be considered “dancing” but was more like choreographed stomping.

They also remixed Hold On – and I am pretty sure Joe forgot the lyrics.  Of course, they stopped singing a lot for the fans to sing along – but this was the only time that it seemed like it was not being done on purpose.

Another weird part of the night was when a dancer appeared on stage while Nick was singing A Little Bit Longer.  At first I was a bit confused because I didn’t know if she was someone who snuck on stage or what.  Then she started dancing so I figured she was part of the show.  She also had on dark lacy pants and when her dress went up the girls around me all screamed out “Oh my GOD!” in disgust!

Setlist under the cut!

When You Look Me In The Eyes
Much Better
Good Night & Goodbye
That’s Just The Way We Roll
Fly With Me
We Found Love
Give Love a Try
Turn Right
Gotta Find You
Just In Love
Who I Am
Hold On
Let’s Go
Feelin Alive
Feel So Close
Paranoid
Like The First Time
Still In Love
BBGood
Last Time Around
Falling Slowly
Pushin Me Away
Hello Beautiful
Tonight
We Are Young
Wedding Bells
A Little Bit Longer
Lovebug
SOS

Burnin Up

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