When I was 10, I went to my first Jonas Brother's concert. They were opening for Miley Cyrus, and I fell in love with them and their music almost instantly. I bought their CD's and merchandise. After a year,my room was filled with posters and they were all I could talk about. The band was at the height of their fame, and I was at the height of my infatuation.
|I was 12 here, and my entire wall was all things Jonas Brothers.|
When A Little Bit Longer came out, I immediately downloaded onto my iPod, and listened to it on repeat. That entire album got me through a lot, and it will always be one of my all time favorites. I was obnoxious (and still am, I have to admit) about how much I loved them. I bragged on Facebook and replied to every negative comment with "THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER!!1!!!1!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!" It was silly and childish, but I was a child. I still am a child, honestly. But I've grown up with this band in many ways. As they grew and changed, so did I. That's been a really incredible experience.
|On a trip to Las Vegas in 2009, I cried and got my picture taken with Joe's hand prints. It was a totally ridiculous reaction looking back on it. But at the time, it was the best part of the entire trip.|
By the 8th grade, I had established my middle school reputation as "The Jonas Brothers Girl" and I was proud of it! I babbled useless facts constantly, something that made how I felt about them seem much more petty than it actually was. At the age of 14, I was writing Jonas Brother's "fan fiction" (don't ask). But as I got older, I became more involved with other Jonas fans around the world through fan sites and twitter.That's how I met my amazing best friend.
|Sigh. I am a creep for having not one, but two of these on my walls.|
This August, my best friend and i were able to see the Jonas Brothers in Vegas and even got to go to sound check. It was the most fun I've ever had. We had a blast together, and the concert was fantastic. I don't even know what else to say about it. We were in the 5th row for sound check, and the 18th for the concert. We danced and screamed and cried. It was the perfect night. Little did we know, that would be our last Jonas show for who knows how long.
|My favorite picture that I took that night.|
The moral of this rambling post is simple. This band changed my life for the better. And yes, that sounds petty and cheesy and not true, But that is the honest truth. it's been like having three older brothers looking out for you. The Jonas Brothers have been a part of my life since I was 10, and now I stand here, just a month away from 17. I am a better person because of Kevin, Joe, and Nick. That's something I know that nobody will understand. They mean a lot to me, and even though they aren't a band anymore, they will always be a part of my life. That's something special. As they've grown up, so have I. We've made it to the other side, and now it's time to look back and smile at all of the wonderful things the Jonas Brothers have done for me and the rest of their fans. It is an experience I will cherish always, because it meant something. They shaped me into who I am today. I met my best friend because of them.I will owe them that forever. The greatest blessing in my life came because of them. I got through the worst parts of teenagerdom because of them. I am not longer infatuated with a boy band. I am in love with three incredibly inspiring men who have been like family to me over the past six years. They've made me a better person, and I only wish that someday I can thank them for all they've done. I don't think they realize how much they mean to other people, or how much their music has changed lives.
Thank you for the ride, Jonas boys. It's been an amazing six years. I can't wait to see what's next for you, and for me.
|To 2013, we've all grown up a lot.|