Jonas mania captivated 16,000 fans at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine when both Disney stars and new and old school hip-hop artists united for KIIS-FM’s “Wango Tango” concert on Saturday.
Fans arrived early and packed the venue, since promoters made sure that concert-goers knew co-headliners The Jonas Brothers were scheduled to go on first at this sold-out event.
The threesome kicked off the night with “That’s Just The Way We Roll,” and kept those devoted fans close to tears and on their feet throughout their 30-minute set, which eventually came to a close with their hit “SOS.”
The Dey and Shwayze followed, but most fans were anticipating the first performance by Miley Cyrus since the Vanity Fair scandal. Cyrus dominated the stage wearing black in “Start All Over,” then introduced two new songs from her upcoming CD due in July.
She ended her nine-song-set the with “See You Again.” Cyrus then treated concert-goers with a Miley and Mandy reunion and taped a segment for their next You Tube video.
Cyrus delivered a solid high-energy performance, but it honestly wasn’t the same without her other half, Hannah Montana. It felt as if fans were getting half of what they expected.
Cherish, Danity Kane, and Flo-Rida were the next set of performers, and they kept it upbeat and simple with short three song sets. But the question on everybody’s mind was where is Lindsay Lohan? Though management was predicting a no-show, the alleged “co-host” and mean-girl vixen finally made her appearance at 10 p.m. and shared her career plans before she introduced Snoop Dogg. Pitbull later closed the show.
The Kardashians, Perez Hilton, Ryan Seacrest and the cast of The Hills were among some of the presenters that announced the performers throughout the night.
Though most artists kept it short, fans got their money’s worth with extended sets by headliners The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Snoop Dogg. The short, fun, fast-moving pace, made the concert enjoyable, exciting, and satisfying.