Have you?? No?? Then you must not have young kids. Because these boys are the hottest boy band to hit the "Tween" airwaves in years. And my daughters are just CRAZY about them!! Can you believe that? They are only 7 and 5, and yet they are gaga over these guys.
Personally, "boy bands" never did it for me. Not one of them ever held any appeal to me at all. No New Kids on the Block; no Backstreet Boys: no INSYC. Then again, I'm more of a metal/goth chick myself. So when I found out the Jonas Brothers were coming the Peoria Civic Center, the last thing I wanted to do was deal with that madness. And the price was unbelievable. But a couple extra shifts at the restaurant, and a little overtime at the Red Cross...and we stocked up enough money to go. Do you think I could talk Mike into going?? Not a chance....so last night, it was truly a Girl's Night Out.
All afternoon was spent picking out just the right outfits, getting ready, curling hair, and general girl stuff. Man. I don't know what I'm going to do when these 2 actually hit their teens. I took the girls to their restaurant of choice (Buffalo Wild Wings), and got the party started. We had a nice dinner and the girls got to play video games at the table. It was actually a lot of fun.
Then we set of for the Civic Center. We had to walk a block in the cold, because I parked at the Red Cross. Just as we were getting ready to cross to the Civic Center, the nicest Security Guard came up to us. He asked where we parked, so I told him. He said because it was so cold and dark, he didn't think it would be right to let us walk that way by ourselves at night, so he found me a killer parking place in the lot for free (the parking was prepaid with the tickets, if you wanted to pay extra. I was just too cheap!) The girls even got to "touch" the Jonas Brothers bus!! I guess that was pretty thrilling.
Once inside, we were bombarded with stuff to buy. So I ended up getting the girls each a T-shirt and a light stick. We made our way to our seats. I don't know how I got such a lucky draw. We were on the Main Floor, 16 rows back..right in the middle. The girls were so short, they couldn't see a thing, so I let them stand on their seats. And the show was actually really fun. Not my type of thing, but the girls loved it. They sang along with all the songs, screamed and waved their light sticks, and jumped up and down with the crowd. The boys themselves are actually pretty talented. They play their own instruments and write all the songs.
But the piercing sound of over 10,000 screaming girls was about more than I could take. At one point, I thought my ears were going to bleed!! The things we endure for our children, I guess. It really was a fun night, but today, I'm feeling the pain. I have a horrible headache, and the onset of a nasty cold, I'm afraid. Oh well....I think it was worth it!!
3 tickets to the Jonas Brothers Concert: $177
Dinner at their favorite restaurant: $38
T-shirts and light sticks: $80 (can you believe that??)
Watching your daughters faces when they get to see the object of their first celebrity crushes live: PRICELESS