The memo on waning Jonas Brothers mania apparently has yet to reach Lima, Peru.
Riot police were called to the city’s oceanfront Marriott Hotel Sunday when more than 1,000 fans took to the streets to form a tearful, shrieking and otherwise order-be-damned welcome wagon for the Jonas Brothers.
“There are thousands of fans outside the hotel,” Kevin, Nick and Joe wrote on their website. “The police were called in to control the crowd… can’t wait to meet everyone!”
The feeling was apparently mutual.
“We just woke up to the sounds of fans screaming downstairs outside of our hotel,” the siblings added this morning. “What a great way to start off our new world tour!”
The Disney-made brothers arrived in the South American nation in advance of two concerts set to take place tonight and tomorrow in the capital city. The second date was a late addition to the itinerary, set just days ago after the trio postponed a show in Mexico due to the swine flu scare.
As a result of the preteen swarm, police were forced to block off traffic in the streets surrounding the hotel. Dozens of fans even went so far as to spend the night in a park neighboring the hotel in order to catch the first glimpse of the Joni.
Both of the Jonas Brothers’ Lima concerts sold out within hours of tickets being made available, with 60,000 fans – and, presumably, their mothers – expected each night.
The adoring crowd may be treated to some new tunes off the JoBros’ upcoming fourth studio album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, which is due out June 19th. But, if the trio plays tunes like “Poison Ivy,” the fans should not read too much into them.
The lyrics “Caught in a nightmare / Can’t wake up / That’s why my ex is still my ex / I never trust a word she says / I’m running all the background checks / And she’s freaking out” do not refer to Joe’s scorned ex, Taylor Swift.
He was not even in the room when those lyrics were being written, he said.
“This is really funny because people think this is about something particular but the truth is that it’s one of the only songs of the record that’s not about a direct personal experience,” Nick said.