What a weekend, indeed.
We all swung back and forth from happy butterflies in our stomachs to nausea as we navigated the turbulent and clashing realities: the euphoria of seeing Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (a wonderful concert film that we all loved) and reading unyieldingly harsh press* on the film. Though there were some encouraging bright spots, it was kind of a rough weekend in the Jonasphere. (*But that brought some lessons, at least, like that the hype machine is a fickle “friend” that can turn on you, fast, fair or not.)
It was exhausting, and I didn’t have to travel 6,ooo miles in less than 3 days like the Guys did. I hope it was a less turbulent journey for them (on the airplane anyway).
But safe landings after bumpy trips are where fans come in, right?! That’s who they were doing all that flying around for, anyway. Awesome.
They blogged all along the way (i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x), and even a little on Just Jared. They also gave us a recap:
What a weekend! We have traveled so much over the last few days trying to see as many of our fans as possible. It was an unbelievable experience to go to the different places and pop in on our fans. We will never forget the looks on the faces of the people in the theaters when we just walked in. It is worth it to see this kind of reaction.
We have been reading your comments and messages on all of our sites throughout the weekend. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the movie. It really is something we are proud of and excited for people to see. Thank you for going to the midnight screenings, multiple screenings of the movie, inviting your friends, uploading videos and pictures, etc. It is a tough time for many right now and we are thankful to you for choosing to come to our movie this weekend.
We learned that Timbaland has done a remix of “Tonight” that is available now through Verizon (and is on YouTube), and the movie came in #2 at the box office for the weekend (nothing to sneeze at – the box office take was more than admirable, it was awesome – just the projections and hype were ridic).
And then they uttered two words that brightened my day…
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