If you read my review of 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 show in Everett Sunday night, you might get the impression that the whole thing was kind of a bust. Musically, you’d be right. No one sounded particularly good and there were plenty of acts that fell short (Paramore, Fall Out Boy and Austin Mahone in particular were dismal).
So what made the event interesting? For one, there was a “red carpet” portion of the night. Why the Jingle Ball felt the need to have a red carpet crammed in the bowels of the Comcast Arena is beyond comprehension but it provided a chance to snap a few pics and talk with some of top-40 radio’s biggest stars.
Despite the fact that I spent a total of five minutes with the three acts I interviewed, it was a humanizing experience. Celebrities, they’re just like us! Hit the jump for the best snippets.More