Wow, Joe Jonas and his band did not get the reaction they had hoped for during a performance last week in Brooklyn, according to one report which claims he was nearly booed off the stage!
Joe, who’s trying to be taken as a serious singer with the release of his first solo album “Fast Life,” was “pelted with mini [Nerf] basketballs” by concert-goers who “greeted his performance with a mixture of derision and stony silence,” claims New York’s Daily News.
The Daily News further claims Joe “did not encounter very much love” from audience members, and that “the booing and jeering began as soon as the Disney TV star and his four backup singers took to the stage.”
The newspaper continues that Joe “ignored the air assualt and soldiered on like a true pro…not that the crowd gave him any credit for sucking it up. They mostly just stared…[concert-goers] didn’t even react when Jonas showed off his blazer to reveal a tank top.”
Really? Not so, says music industry bible Billboard, which reviewed the July 6 performance and reported, “Jonas performed a short set of pop tunes that had the crowd screaming and dancing along, thanks to their obvious hip-hop and club music influence.”
In fact, there’s no mention whatsoever of fans expressing their disdain for Joe and his band in Billboard’s 450-word review, and in videos posted on Billboard of the gig, there’s no booing, silence, or flying Nerf balls.
And while the Daily News claims, “the teen idol seemed a little deflated by the time he and the backup singers wrapped up,” Billboard reports, Joe “moved to the back of the room, energetically dancing and jumping as fellow Paper Magazine cover boy Swizz Beatz closed the show.”
— David Caplan
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