Jonas Brothers: We never thought that we’d catch this love bug again, yet here we are!

Six years after their sudden split the Jonas Brothers made their public return and young adults everywhere fell victim to the fickle mistress that is childhood nostalgia.

I am one of those victims.

The group, composed of brothers Nick, Joe and Kevin, was the pinnacle of early 2000s pop music and was the soundtrack to millions of adolescent lives.

 As a 10-year-old I had not been allowed to attend their 2009 concert but now, as a certified adult of 21 years of age, I decided to make my actual life dreams come true and go see them live.

Now, as someone that has seen the “Jonas Brothers – The Concert Experience” about a thousand time in the course of her life I felt like I was prepared for what was to come, but oh boy was I wrong.

Already from the ticket-check line, all people in their twenties or above and a surprising amount of men there of their own volition, you could feel the electricity in the air.

After almost two hours the wait became almost unbearable, the crowd grew more and more restless with every passing minute until everything finally turned black.

The lights went out and the crowd erupted in exuberant cheer, I felt like every choice I had made in my life had led to this exact moment. As the light came back the shouting got louder, and they appeared from a platform above the stage like a more graceful Atahensic.

The show started with Rollercoaster, from the latest album, whose lyrics give the name to the entire tour. At this point trying crying became a struggle for many of the people around me, but even trough the tears the entire forum was on their feet performing the inhibited dancing that comes only from listening to songs you know by heart, the one practiced behind closed doors and that feels like an intrusion to encounter in public, you know… that one!

As we reached the softer part of the setlist the brothers made their way to a little square in the middle of the crowd set up to allow a more intimate feel for those in the back, which I found very considerate. Here they displayed their range of vocal abilities with a rendition of Gotta Find You, from their Disney channel original Camp Rock, that left basically everyone in the room sobbing by the end even though, unfortunately, this time Demi Lovato did not make an unexpected surprise appearance like she used to back in the good old days.

The emotional rollercoaster continued with the boys going back to the main stage to play the most popular songs from their solo careers, respectively Cake by the ocean and Jealous, which managed to bring back a joyful energy, helped by the bringing out of tube mans around the whole stage and confetti for the former. At this point Kevin was nowhere to be found on stage but he came back in time to play the piano for the fan favourite When You Look Me in the Eye.

Advancing towards the end of the show the group made their way to the middle of the crowd again to “have a chat” with every one, take some shots and play a number of their earliest songs in an emotion-packed medley that, with the aid of the old footage shown on the big screens, churned up a very strong emotional reaction from everyone. This was followed by other favourites Lovebug and their cover of Busted`s Year 3000, for which the crowd went insane.

The concert came to a conclusion with the Encore, comprised of Burnin’ Up, for which the stage lit up with actual bursts of fire that brought up the temperature in the entire forum up to 100°, and the song that marked their return, Sucker.

As soon as the lights came back up again the entire mood in the room dropped, everyone came down from the high of the adrenaline-filled show and started to slowly make their way back to the entrance, like sweaty zombies that still can’t believe how hench Nick Jonas looks up close.

Like look at that… Jeez.

At the end of the day if you were ever a fan, or just liked one of their songs… or just feel like it, the Jonas Brothers put on an amazing show that will leave you questioning your entire existence. It’s worth every second.

Setlist:

  1. Rollercoaster
  2. S.O.S.
  3. Cool
  4. Only Human
  5. Strangers
  6. That’s Just the Way We Roll
  7. Fly With Me
  8. What a Man Gotta Do
  9. Used to Be
  10. Hesitate
  11. Gotta Find You
  12. Jealous
  13. Cake by the Ocean
  14. Comeback
  15. When You Look Me in the Eyes
  16. I Believe
  17. Mandy / Paranoid / Got Me Going Crazy / Play My Music / World War III / Hold On / Tonight
  18. Lovebug
  19. Year 3000
  20. Burnin’ Up
  21. Sucker

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