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Storytime: How I got tickets to see the Jonas Brothers!

Hello friends and fellow Jonas Brothers lovers! I just want to apologize if you see me acting crazy on social media. I’m prewriting this post, but today is the day that the Jonas Brothers new album comes out. I’ve been thinking about it since it was announced and it just feels surreal to me. Lmao

That being said, I wanted to do a post in honor of that. Last month, I wrote up a post about my 10 Favorite JB Songs. I wanted to do an album review, but I’ll probably do one of those later. I want to listen to the album fully and be able to formulate a well thought-out review.

Instead, I’m going to talk about how I got Jonas Brothers tickets for their Happiness Begins tour! You’re all in for a wild ride so let’s get into it.


If I’m remembering it correctly, the Jonas Brothers posted their tour announcement on May 1st and I legit screamed. I was so happy and excited that I screamed at work. I had waited for years to go see them again and this time, I was going to be able to buy them myself. It was exciting lmao.

In the following days, they released this “Verified Fan” presale thing on Ticketmaster which I signed up for. I signed up for it, not thinking that I would be picked. The concert gods were looking out for me as I was picked to buy tickets on May 8th as part of that presale. Unfortunately, that meant I was going to have to buy tickets at work.

I worked at 9:30 and the presale started at 10. I did a little bit of work until 10 and then went back to the breakroom. I set up my laptop, got connected to the internet and got in the queue for tickets. Unfortunately for me so did 2,000 other people. I sat back there for about 10 or 15 minutes before I was finally moving up to the line.

Once I got to the front of the line, I immediately started panicking. I needed to enter my code, find the section I wanted and get seats I thought were decent. After a bit of panicking, I was finally able to snag 3 tickets for me and my two oldest friends. They aren’t super close but my friends stressed not getting anything on the floor so I’ll insert a pic below.

As far as buying tickets go, it wasn’t very complicated. I know other people had trouble but it was a breeze for me. I was able to get in, get the 3 tickets and get out within a matter of 30 minutes. If I end up going to see them again, I’ll definitely try to get another Verified Fan presale code. It made my life so much easier.

This is the part of the post where I start using exclamation points. In addition to getting tickets to the concert, I’m also MEETING THE JONAS BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Friends, I have been waiting many years of my life to say that and it’s finally happening. As for the m&g site, that was an absolute mess but I was able to snag them and now, I’ll be meeting them.

Honestly, I feel like the Jonas Brothers getting back together has been my favorite part of 2019. Dealing with my breakup is rough but they make it better. I know that most people would say that they’re just some boyband, but they’re so much more to me. I honestly don’t think I could’ve gotten up in the morning sometimes if it wasn’t for them. That might sound sad, but it’s true.

Regardless, I’m going to see them. I’m going to hug them and tell them how much I love them. That’s been one of my bucket list items and I can’t believe it’s happening. 2019 has been a hard year for me, but just those two things are going to make me so incredibly happy.

Probably not the most exciting storytime, but one I wanted to share 🙂

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Ranking my Top 10 Jonas Brothers songs

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Originally, I wanted to write a discussion post but it ended up being a jumbled-up mess. Instead, I decided to do a non-bookish post and with the recent Jonas Brothers reunion, this is the idea I came up with. I feel like I’ve only mentioned it once or twice on my blog but I stan the Jonas Brothers and I have for the last 10 years of my life.

I’m pretty sure I found out about them in 7th or 8th grade. From that point on, I was obsessed, in love and let’s be real, I still am. Since their reunion, I’ve either been listening to their new song or been switching around between the old albums. As dumb as it might sound, I’m just so happy that they’re back and they put me in a good mood every time I hear them sing, watch a video or do anything basically.

I love those boys with every fiber of my being. I will stan them until I DIE and even after, I will haunt people and sing their songs. Joe, Nick, and Kevin are so special to me and I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. That sounds so crazy but they were such a BIG part of my life when I was younger.

In honor of their reunion, I thought I’d talk about my 10 favorite songs by them. I am what you would call a Jonas connoisseur. I have all of their albums including their 3D concert album and the special Bonus Jonas edition. I consider myself an expert in their music. However, I won’t be including any “unreleased” songs even if they are bangers.


10. “Year 3000” from Jonas Brothers (2007)

I know what you’re thinking. “Rebecca, you really put Year 3000 at #10??” Yes, I know but just hear me out. We all know that Year 3000 slaps but it’s also one of their most famous songs and their most recognizable. Personally, I’m into their slower songs but I can admit that Year 3000 is the jam of the century. There’s a reason why it’s called Year 3000 because it’s truly going to last that long.

I picked it as my #10 because it’s one of their more fun songs. For me, this is one that I like to sing the shower or dance around to. Also, can we just talk about the hair?? Joe’s especially (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) This video is really fun but it’s also technically not their song as it’s a cover of Busted. That’s why it ended up being #10 on my list.

9. “Mandy” from It’s About Time (2006)

If you’re an OG Jonas fan, then you know the struggle of It’s About Time. This was their first CD and it’s almost impossible to get a copy of it. At the time of its release, it only sold like over 100,000 copies which are wild. Since then, fans have been clamoring for it and rightfully so.

Their first single from the album was “Mandy.” Written about a family friend, the song is basically about how great Mandy is. Simple but it makes for such a catchy song. As previously mentioned, this was before they signed with Disney so it has more of a punk/rock feel than pop. I think this was the perfect single for them as it would have appealed to both their teen listeners and adults, too.

8. “Burnin Up” from A Little Bit Longer (2008)

Once again, I know you probably think I’m crazy for ranking this one as low but I’m not the biggest fan of their singles. However, I do think this song is a stand-out from A Little Bit Longer. Honestly, that album is probably my least favorite of theirs. Unpopular opinion, I know but it never grabbed me like the others. Doesn’t mean I don’t know all the words, though.

This song is such a quintessential summer song and every time I hear it, it puts me in a good mood. The video was perfect, the lyrics are perfect and JB is perfect. This was when they were at the peak of their fame and it’s clear that Disney knew how big of a hit this song was going to be. Even though I look super white when I dance, I can’t help but dance to this.

7. “6 Minutes” from It’s About Time (2006)

If I had to pick a favorite from It’s About Time, it would be 6 Minutes. One thing that many people might not know is that It’s About Time is full of covers. 6 Minutes was a cover of an LFO song but for some reason, I fell in love with it. Probably because Joe sings a majority of it and I have been a Joe girl from day 1.

Either way, 6 Minutes is a song I always return to. They did a performance at a club or some MTV after-party and I rewatched it all the time. I hope it still exists because I’d love to rewatch it again. Once again, this one isn’t an overly poppy song but rather a more punk/rock inspired one.

6. “Hello Beautiful” from Jonas Brothers (2007)

I feel like I don’t even need to explain this answer because the title should tell you everything. This song is a slow-jam and it’s basically a love letter they’re writing to their long-distance girlfriend. if I had to guess, I’d say this was probably a Nick-Miley song but I don’t really know.

Regardless, this song just makes me feel so gooey inside. It feels like they’re singing directly to you and I’M BLUSHING. I used to love listening to this song before bed because it’s so soothing. I especially relate to it because my boyfriend’s in California and I miss him V MUCH so it’s the story of my life. Thank you Jonas Brothers, praise bless.

5. “Sucker” (2019)

Since we’re officially at the mid-point, I figured I’d feature their newest song. This song is so different from what they’ve done before. Despite how different it is, it’s somehow better than anything they’ve ever done before. Regardless, I haven’t formed a connection to it like with their older music. It did give us an entirely new Jonas Brothers era, though.

Sucker has everything I’ve always wanted in a Jonas song. Sex for one (just kidding!) I love their new sound, the lyrics, how mature their voices sound and just hearing them back together is amazing. Even though I’m not as connected, this song does mean a lot to me and I can’t wait to see what songs they release next. Plus the video is everything I never knew I needed.

4. “Black Keys” from Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009)

This album was their first foray into something other than the pop Disney sound. The album has some great songs, but my favorite is easy “Black Keys.” I’m honestly not even sure what this song’s about but I really relate to it for some reason. Maybe it’s because I’m super insecure but it’s an empowering song. 🙂

This is another one that’s on the slower side and is soothing. Nick does take the lead in this one, but I don’t mind. I think his voice suits this better than Joe’s would so I can excuse it :P. Plus I remember really loving this song when I was younger and I could seriously listen to it all night.

3. “S.O.S” from Jonas Brothers (2007)

I’d be remiss to not include one of their best singles in the top 3. S.O.S. is arguably their biggest song of all time and the opening notes are iconic. At least I think so because every time I hear it, I know exactly what song’s going to come on. It was the perfect song to introduce them into the world.

This was basically a break-up anthem and one that still holds up today. It’s just so catchy and every time it comes on, I just want to scream. I mean that in the best way haha but I just love this song so much. It’s also the first song on the album and what a way to start out!

2. “When You Look Me In The Eyes” from Jonas Brothers (2007)

I’ll be completely honest here. I didn’t love this song when it came out because everyone loved it. Honestly, that album slapped and the people in HS didn’t even listen to the entire thing…just that one song. A musical tragedy if I’d ever heard of it but as I’ve grown up, I’ve come to appreciate and love this song.

This was one of the multiple love songs on the album, but it still sticks out. In a weird way, it kind of feels like an anthem for fans. As fans, we love them and have stuck through them with everything and this song feels like an answer to that. Plus the video is just amazing so how could I not love it??

1. “Just Friends” from Jonas Brothers (2007)

I know this is probably a controversial opinion, but this is my favorite Jonas Brothers song. For years, I’ve loved Just Friends and the song has never gotten the attention it deserved. It’s a song about the boys being in love with one of their friends and it eventually becoming more. Hello 911, the Jonas Brothers STOLE MY LIFE STORY!!!!!

This is another one that isn’t a super pop-heavy song and I just love everything about. I don’t even mind how much Nick sings. I love the lyrics so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love this song so much and I don’t even know how to describe it. It makes me so happy and I’m glad this song exists.


Those are my Top 10 favorite Jonas Brothers songs. Honestly, I could probably make this into a top 20 but I decided to challenge myself. I might have forgotten a few but oh well, these are the songs that I consider favorites right now!

Do you like the Jonas Brothers? If so, what’s your favorite song by them?

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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 3

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Good afternoon and I hope you’re having a good day so far. I worked 6-10 so I’ve been off work for about 2 hours. I did dishes, made some lunch, switched laundry and made cookies. It feels like I’ve already had such a long day lol.

Anyways let’s get into Day 3 of the Lyrical Challenge. As noted by my previous posts, I was tagged by Sara! Let’s get into my song and some lyrics 🙂


The song I chose today is one I’ve loved almost my whole life. I’ve always loved country music and one of my favorite groups was Dixie Chicks. Regardless of the controversy around them, I always listened to their song. I like almost all of their popular songs and that’s what I’m going with!

The song I chose is “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks. This song always puts me in a good mood and it’s one of those songs where I know all the words. Even though I can’t sing, I love singing along to this and it just makes me so happy lol.

These are some of my favorite lyrics!

I said I wanna touch the earth
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground
In the comfort of your arms
On a pillow of bluebonnets
In a blanket made of stars
Oh, it sounds good to me
I said cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
Set me free, oh, I pray
Closer to heaven above and closer to you
Closer to you
I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon and not see a building standing tall
I wanna be the only one for miles and miles
Except for maybe you and your simple smile
Oh, it sounds good to me
Yes, it sounds so good to me
This song will always be one of my favorites! ❤
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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 2

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Usually, I don’t post consistently every day but I’m making an expectation for this challenge. Earlier this year, the Three-Day Quote challenge was going around and I did that. This time, I was tagged to do the Three-Day Lyrical challenge.

It’s basically the same thing but instead of quotes, you use lyrics. Thank you so much to Sara for tagging me!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days
  • Nominate three bloggers each day

While I sort of went with a funny song yesterday, I’m going with one of my new favorites this time. It’s definitely an older song but I’ve been listening to almost every night. It really helps to calm me down and is basically how I feel, lol.

The song I chose is “Long Distance” by Bruno Mars. It’s basically a song about the struggles of being in a long distance relationship and I feel that! Honestly, sometimes it makes me cry just to listen to it. However, I end up feeling better because at least I’m releasing those emotions haha.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite lyrics!

I wish that you were here with me
But we’re stuck where we are
And it’s so hard, you’re so far
This long distance is killing me

It’s so hard, it’s so hard
Where we are, where we are
You’re so far
This long distance is killing me
It’s so hard, it’s so hard
Where we are, where we are
You’re so far
This long distance is killing me

It’s just something to help me get through the night because it’s hard being away from the one you love. Anyways enough of this depressing sadness, let’s get into who I’m tagging for today!

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Three-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 1

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Usually, I don’t post consistently every day but I’m making an expectation for today. Earlier this year, the Three-Day Quote challenge was going around and I did that. This time, I was tagged to do the Three-Day Lyrical challenge.

It’s basically the same thing but instead of quotes, you use lyrics. Thank you so much to Sara for tagging me! I love Sara’s blog so much and I know I can always find the best recommendations on her blog. 🙂

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days
  • Nominate three bloggers each day

Since it’s October, I’ve been in kind of a spooky mood and all I want to do is listen to Halloween songs. There aren’t really that many Halloween-themed songs, but there’s one that’s been stuck in my head. You might think I’m joking but I’m really not so let’s get into my pick for today.

On Bob’s Burgers, they created their own boyband that Tina’s obsessed with. The band is called Boyz 4 Now. For Halloween, they featured a song called “I Love U So Much (It’s Scary.) It’s pretty cheesy but most boybands are anyways but this song has been stuck in my head for days. Probably because I’ve been in kind of a Halloween mood so this is the perfect thing lol.

I featured my favorite lyrics of the song below!

I close my eyes and you’re still there
You’re the girl of my dreams, nope, my nightmares
You’re like Jason, Mike Myers, Carrie and Freddy
But I don’t want to run away, I want to go steady

This song does poke fun at boybands especially the Backstreet Boys but I like it. They might not even be a real band, but they make a catchy Halloween song. Maybe other boybands will take their lead!

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Music Habits Tag

Hello friends and fellow music lovers! Do you like how I switched that up today? It’s Sunday and it’s time for another tag. I’ve been waiting forever to do this tag and it’s not a book tag. Surprising, I know but it’s the Music Habits Tags.

I love music so this tag is perfect for me. This tag was created by Sumedha of The Wordy Habitat. Thank you so much for tagging me and I’ve been thinking about this tag since you tagged me lol 😛 Before I get started, here’s a look at the rules!

Rules

  • Tag the creator
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Answer all the questions.
  • Tag at least three friends.

Do you download songs or stream on apps like Spotify, Wink?

I used to download music all the time, but I couldn’t find a good site. Instead, I usually rely on Spotify or Youtube to listen to music. Spotify is incredibly reliable and has almost all the music I want to listen to.

What’s your current favorite song?

My current favorite song has to be the Finesse remix by Bruno Mars ft Cardi B. I’m trash for this song and I’m not even mad about it. I love the song, the lyrics, the music videos and that Grammy performance was everything.

This song also always puts me in a good mood when I hear it. It always makes me want to get up and dance. I’m white so I clearly don’t know how to dance.

Last song you listened to?

With how much I love Finesse, I started to listen to Bodak Yellow by Cardi B. It’s just such a catchy song and puts me in a good mood. I love this video too so like I said, I can’t get enough of Bruno or Cardi B.

Who are your all-time favorite artists?

  • Jonas Brothers
  • Chris Young
  • Bruno Mars
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Ariana Grande
  • SZA

Have you been to any concerts?

Yes, a few concerts. My favorite has to be the Jonas Brothers one I went to in 2008 because I’m a huge Jonas Brothers fan and it was just everything!

Do you play any instruments?

No way haha

Do you play your songs on shuffle or choose a playlist?

It all depends on my mood. Sometimes I’ll decide what songs I want to listen to or sometimes I’ll put it on shuffle. Usually, I can’t make up my mind so I keep changing songs over and over again.

Name one song that you always skip when it comes up on shuffle.

Small Bump by Ed Sheeran. I do love the song, but it makes me so sad!

Do you prefer playing songs on speaker or listening in ear/headphones?

I always always use headphones. I even keep a spare pair in my purse in case I need some when I’m out haha.

Is there any popularly liked song that you don’t like?

There are soooo many of those haha. Right now, it’s anything from Justin Timberlake’s new album. I cannot deal with Frisky or Say Something like dude please bring sexy back again haha.

Where do you usually find new music? Example through shuffle online, recommendations.

I usually find out new music from two different places. I either hear them on the radio or find them on Youtube.

Do you like songs based on tunes/beats or lyrics?

Usually lyrics. The beat is what hooks me, but if the song has good lyrics, I’ll listen to it over and over again.

Name one song that you think everyone should listen to.

I’m not a big Michael Jackson fan by any means. However, I realize how much of an influence he had on the music industry and how iconic he is. One of my favorite songs by him is The Way You Make Me Feel so I think everyone should listen to it. 🙂

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