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Nick HEMISPHERES interview: HEMISPHERES: I’ll bet. Care to share any especially harrowing boy-band moments, when you thought your personal safety was at risk?
JONAS: A couple of years ago we were in Madrid, doing a signing outside this big department store. They thought there would be 2,000 or 3,000 people there. Our head of security thought that more people would show up and that we needed more barriers and a better setup, but the department store people said, “Look, we think we got this under control.” Sure enough, when we showed up, there were more than 10,000 people. There were clearly too many for the space we were given, and it got out of control very quickly. In the middle of the signing, the police came and shut us down, saying it was unsafe. But they made this announcement while we were still onstage. We had to make our way out with probably 3,000 fans literally chasing us through the shopping mall.
It was like a horror movie. We were just booking it for the car. Then when we finally got to the car, it wouldn’t start. Just in the nick of time the car started and we jetted up this alley and got out of there — but it was scary.
HEMISPHERES: All these people, girls mostly, they love you and they care about you, but they don’t really know you, do they?
JONAS: You know, what I would say about our fans is that they really do. The thing that I think is so amazing about them, and that sets them apart from other fans of other artists, is that they’re really aware of who we are. Jonas Brothers fans are a force to be reckoned with.
HEMISPHERES: Do you think part of that is because you’ve made careful choices and haven’t been — how to say it? — sleazy in your approach to celebrity?
JONAS: As far as our values go, I think the thing that really connects with our fans more than anything is the fact that we’re a family first and we always have been. Even in this past year, when we’ve all gone and done our own things, at the end of the day we’re a family. As far as not being sleazy goes, we’re not perfect, we never have been and never will be, but we do try to be good guys.
HEMISPHERES: You’re a big advocate of Broadway as a family experience, but the cost of tickets can be mind-boggling.
JONAS: I understand that it’s an expensive thing to do, and financially it’s a stretch for some people, but I’d say it’s just something you have to experience at some point in your life. There’s always something incredible about a story being brought to life, where you have singing and dancing and acting all in one place, and there’s really a limited number of places where you can go and see that kind of spectacle.