Jessica, Angelica and Gabriella Luna of Sacramento wore matching Jonas Brothers shirts on the front row at Banc of California Stadium in Angeles on Saturday night, January 7.
They were surprised that the College Football Playoffs helped them catch their favorite boy band on this weekend’s AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, but happily made the drive for the experience.
“We’d go anywhere for the Jonas Brothers,” Jessica Luna said, “but being here has been so awesome.”
They joined thousands of music fans who packed the Exposition Park football stadium for the first of two days of free music, an experience officials say should bring music and college football fans together.
AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! is a free, two-day live music event as part of the build-up to the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 9th at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
The music-packed weekend began with performances by singer-songwriters Em Beihold and Duckwrth. Other entertainment throughout the night included DJ Hannah Rad heating up the crowd between performances and appearances by former contestants from ABC’s “The Bachelorette” asking fans trivia questions.
Coming up on Sunday: Another lineup of artists led by GAYLE, Saweetie and Pitbull.
But Saturday’s most anticipated performance was the top set from the multi-platinum Jonas Brothers.
Front row fans leaning against the barricade said they appreciated the opportunity to attend a free concert, particularly to see the Jonas Brothers.
Orange County’s Megan Noronha and her two friends, who were traveling from overseas, were at the Banc of California stadium by 5 a.m. to make sure they had front-row seats.
“It was a mess getting up here,” Noronha said. The friends said they had to run to the front once they got inside.
“But it was worth it,” Noronha said, “we’re taking every opportunity to see (the Jonas Brothers).”
More and more people filled the stadium as the time for the headliners drew nearer.
The venue’s capacity is 22,000 people, but tickets for the two-day event sold out in 24 hours, said Victoria Sumrall, senior producer at Solomon Group, which produces the live events.
As the stadium turned off the lights, the screams of anticipation grew louder.
The Jonas Brothers took the stage and opened with “Only Human” followed by familiar and fan-favorite songs like “Cool”, “What A Man Gotta Do” and “Burnin’ Up”.
The fans sang along and danced from the front to the top of the stadium.
The boys may not have scored touchdowns or fired quarterbacks — fans will have to wait for Monday’s football action — but they certainly scored with Saturday’s packed house.
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