No, not One Direction, and no, not the Backstreet Boys.
As a budding journalist, I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced unforgettable events and had incredible opportunities through my internships. But nothing compared to the day of July 18 when the Jonas Brothers were in town.
When I got an email from my editor saying I was going to have the opportunity to interview this boy band I’ve been a fan of since I was 16, I couldn’t contain my excitement.
Luckily I found out a couple days before so the countdown wasn’t that long.
But I did have to scramble to find someone to buy my VIP Meet and Greet tickets that I purchased months in advance for their concert. Yes, I love them enough to pay $250 to meet them.
So, fast forward to the day of the interview. My outfit was picked (I opted for a white crop top and red skater skirt), my hair was done (curls, please!) and I was on my way. It was held in their hotel suite and I met the label’s publicist in the lobby. Together we made our way upstairs and as soon as the elevator door opened on their floor, their bodyguard was sitting on chair. Instead of the usual, the-less-I-talk-the-better bodyguard, this one was extremely sweet and friendly. At last after a good five minutes of waiting, the door to their suite opened and I saw a crowded room. I entered as the Jonas Brother’s team parted ways like the red sea to reveal Joe and Kevin at the back of the room. While my interview partner in crime shook Joe’s hand, Kevin reached for mine, but I dumb foundedly was too busy starring at Joe.
Then the interview took place, an interview I will post on here as soon as it’s up, but to get the gist of it, it was quite awkward on my behalf. Being the socially awkward and kinda starstruck fangirl at the moment, to everything they said I would respond with “Awesome!” like a broken, talking, preppy Barbie Doll.
“Yeah, we’re glad to be back.”
“Obviously we’re going to take some time off when Kevin and Dani have the baby.”
“We don’t really have a favourite song on the album.”
…so yeah, I’ve got to work on my conversation skills, because I obviously could not carry one with them. But overall, such a great experience and I am beyond thankful for it.
Stay tuned for the full interview in the coming weeks!