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Review: Jonas Brothers fire up fans, Ford Center

By Heather Warlick and Amber Gillmore Modified: July 9, 2008 at 4:18 pm •  Published: July 9, 2008
The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato rocked The Ford Center in Oklahoma City Tuesday night on the fourth stop of their summer-long "Burnin' Up" tour.

The three brothers stirred up a frenzy of shrieking teens, tweens and pretweens with their mere presence, my own 14-year-old daughter, Amber Gillmore included.

She is usually too-cool-for-school, emo-ing out to Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco style artists but Tuesday night, she shed her inhibitions and joined the "Jo-Bro" mania with the passion and complete abandon only a 14-year-old can muster.

So, since she is a devoted fan, a good writer (she wrote great reviews of the Fall Out Boy concert last fall and the new Harry Potter book and movie last summer), and my willing slave for supplying her with close up, free concert review tickets, I will turn over the keyboard to her so that she can enlighten you with her take on the biggest Oklahoma City concert event of the summer.

Hello again! That's right, I'm back, this time with my take on Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato! I was so excited when my mom asked me if I'd like to not only go to the Jonas Brothers show, but if I'd like to go for free and write a review. I thought, 'DUH! Of course I'll do it!' So here it is.

First, opening act Demi Lovato ate up the stage with her angelic voice, heart-felt lyrics, and moves only a true rocker can produce. She danced around as if she owned the stage, and managed to win over pretty much everyone in the audience.

Some of her best songs were "That's How You Know," and "2 Worlds." And when she dedicated the song "Forget" to everyone who's been forgotten by the one they loved, I'm sure she touched many hearts.

When Lovato finished her set with the song "Get Back," she made sure that not a soul in the house--at least under age 20--wasn't amped for Jonas Brothers.

In between Lovato's set and Jonas Brothers', Jumbotrons (a.k.a. gigantic video screens) flashed text messages from die-hard JoBro fans. Every couple of texts, there'd be one saying something like "Marry Me, Joe!" or "Scream if U Love JB!! " The screaming was fun the first few times, but let me tell you, I'll never hear properly again. But it was oh, so worth it.

Finally! It was time for brothers Kevin Jonas, 20, Joe Jonas, 18, and Nick Jonas, 15, to take stage! A cacophony of eardrum-shattering, floor-shaking screams and shrieks echoed through The Ford Center as the Jonas Brothers rose through the stage floor on a giant platform.

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The Jonas Brothers, Nick, at left, Joe, and Kevin, perform at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 8, 2008. Photo by Bryan Terry


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