'S.O.S.' (Jonas/Nissan Remix)

"I need a miracle!"

The Jonas Brothers are coming to Nissan Pavilion on Monday, but don't bother trying to buy tickets via the venue or Ticketmaster. They're completely sold out.

Thus, the JoBro ticket bazaar has moved online - to StubHub, where you can buy $31 lawn seats for the new price of $149 and $65.50 second-tier seats for $274 each. (The $473 seats disappeared yesterday, after the orchestra tickets selling for upwards of $800 were all gone.)

Or, you can go on Craigslist and beg anybody with extra tickets to take pity on you and your kids.

That seems to be a popular gambit for parents of fans of the hot one, the cute one and the other one. (Oops, I did it again!)

Take this poster, for instance, from a pity-seeking parent (or a pity-seeking 13-year-old pretending to be the pity-seeking parent of a wounded 6-year-old): "I have a 6 year old daughter who is getting a full arm cast off that day and it would be a GREAT way to end the day!! It would be a GREAT way to end the summer that she hasn't been able to enjoy due to having the cast since the end of June."

Or this one, from a parent who announces that s/he doesn't want to pay scalper prices, but instead wants you to make a 13-year-old girl's day without killing mommy and daddy's vacation fund: "I have a beautiful 13yo daughter who is the light of my life. She has been looking forward to going to this concert since April. She will be broken hearted. ... This is not some trick to get tickets. I cannot let my daughter down. My heart is breaking at the thought."

And this parent also wants to make a JoeJo-loving 6-year-old happy, tough apparently the only way to do that would be by selling him/her reserved seats for less than their face value: "I am looking for 2 Jonas Brothers tickets (covered seating) to take my daughter for her 6th birthday. This will be her very first concert and she is in love with Joe Jonas. I will pay $120 cash for the 2 tickets. I do not want Lawn Seating as I have a back problem. Please help me make this my daughters best birthday ever."

But wait, there's more, as the poster writes: "Please - no scalpers!! I got robbed about 8 years ago on Backstreet Boys tickets for my oldest child. Got to the venue after paying $500 for 2 tickets and they were fake." [Insert Debbie Downer wah-waaaah trombone here.]

By J. Freedom du Lac |  August 14, 2008; 4:20 AM ET Ticket Madness
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Six years old? SIX years old? And they're "in love" with the Jonas Brothers??? Somehow I think these childrens' lives will not end if they don't go to the concert. Even if Kevin can, like, spin ten whole times while playing the guitar. These people need a reality check.

Posted by: arlington | August 14, 2008 11:42 AM

I've heard that scalpers are actually quite considerate of polite requests to please not rip people off. Good thinking by that young woman, she's going places.

Posted by: Adam | August 14, 2008 2:43 PM

I think you could insert "Hannah Montana" for "Jonas Brothers", and the story would be the same. Except for all the references to how cute the boys are. In fact, five years from now, J. Free can write the same story for the newest kids on the block.

If anybody is to "blame" for the recurring madness, it's the parents who don't have the discipline to say "no" to their spoiled children.

Posted by: SSMD | August 14, 2008 3:17 PM


I should have bought some tickets for this one last time I was out there. I coulda made some money!

Sold out Nissan on a Monday. Oh the traffic disaster that will be. Is there any amoutn of irony in the fact that the previous day will feature the big Mayhem Festival heavy metal show?

Posted by: EricS | August 15, 2008 10:43 AM

Wow, I should have bought a few tickets to this show last time I was out there. Could have made a mint.

Posted by: EricS | August 15, 2008 11:38 AM

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