|Big Time Rush drew about 10,000 screaming fans to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Tuesday night. The four-member boy band debuted their music and television show at the same time on Nickelodeon in 2009 in a pilot episode. Since then, they've released two albums and have become a new generation's Davy Jones.|
BETHEL — Gaggles of tweens made the journey out to Bethel Tuesday evening to see the boy-band Big Time Rush who drew around 10,000 people to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
By 5 p.m. hundreds of families were already rolling in to see the band, affectionately referred to by fans as "BTR." Fans carried an array of brightly colored poster boards, wore T-shirts with their favorite band member's name and had enough glitter sprinkled on them to choke a horse.
"They're amazing singers, (have) great personalities and they're good looking," said 12-year-old Jaedyn DePrimo of Mount Cobb, Pa.
|Girls in the crowd go wild for boy band Big Time Rush, who performed Tuesday night at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel.|
Jaedyn's mother, Sherri DePrimo, wasn't shy to admit she became a fan of the band when she saw them in Albany earlier this year with her daughters.
As for Jaedyn's father, Bob DePrimo, he said his concert experience would involve an iPad, his phone and headphones playing the Grateful Dead.
"I never thought I would be here," DePrimo said.
The four-member band — Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson — debuted their music and television show at the same time on Nickelodeon in 2009 in a pilot episode. Since then, they've released two albums and have become a new generation's Davy Jones.
Kylie Smith-Lowe, 8, of Woodbourne, said she was excited about the show, but it was hard to pick a favorite among the four dreamy band members.
"My favorite is Carlos ... and James ... pretty much all of them," Kylie said.
For Kylie's grandfather Rudy Appenauer, the concert was simply a chance to spend time with family as he remembered his generation's equivalent pop-boy-bands — The Monkees and the Beach Boys. "It's nice to see what she's into," Appenauer said.
As 7 p.m. rolled around, the crowds of young girls with matching neon shirts and puff-paint messages to band-members thickened. But as big as fans they were, none wore a huge headshot of James Maslow like Matthew Jewell of Allentown, Pa.