Dude. Not remotely awesome. Not amazing by a long shot.
But sort of unbelievable. An era in Jonas history has passed.
Today, we respectfully mourn the retirement of “Let’s Go On Tour“, a blog kept for a little over a year by Jonas Brothers bassist, Greg Garbowsky. As a backing band member, he went above and beyond the call of duty by faithfully giving his perspective on life both as a professional musician, and as someone in the proximity of snowballing fame – and he was great at it! He left himself open even when perfect strangers (like us – second/third wave Jonas fans) happened upon him, and still he kept it up.
We often marveled at how tastefully he tiptoed around exposing his very famous friends, and we reveled in the backstage peeks, his music taste, and dry sense of humor he brought. Thanks, Greg!
I could rant at length* at the few who through their inexplicable shenanigans have just made JB fandom a slightly dimmer proposition for a greater number of us superfans, but what can one say besides the same basic philosophy which drove our decision not to reprint paparazzi photos…
What are you people looking for that they aren’t already giving you, and what is it going to achieve if and when you get whatever that is?
*(…oh wait, I do! after the jump…)
Not to pat ourselves on the back too much – first of all, we are probably nuts and, secondly, we might occasionally be in violation somehow of our own code (messy internets) – but for this fanzine adventure we’ve written 100+ blog posts on the Jonas without hacking into anyone’s anything…based largely on professional or semi-formal sources.
There is a ton out there to go through, kids. Gobs more every day. The Boys are not exactly in hiding.
So even if, like me, you are not the type of fan to seek a meet-and-greet, or stalk in person, or stand around waiting to scream in a Jonas Brother’s face…maybe this loss is a helpful, if somewhat guilt-inducing, reminder to be a bit more sensitive in your crazy-love, especially online where the boundaries get blurry. This doesn’t take a complex moral code to understand – if nothing else, simply observe the Golden Rule.
Perhaps it’s fitting that, in the end, Greg’s blog documented a sort of perfect arc in the history of the Jonas Brothers, from young guys on the verge to this intensely hyped stardom (that drives lovers and haters alike completely, balls-out nutso). We are grateful to the Grog Blog for that generosity. But the overwhelming scramble of fans for, it seems, an ever more exclusive feeling of intimacy with the band, has taken its toll, and it’s time to step a little further into the shadows, for Mr. Garbowsky.
His voice will be missed, but we will still scream his name whenever he takes the stage. (Sorry, G. 😛 )
[Via: Let’s Go On Tour]