The crazy popular Jonas Brothers broke a few hearts and sent some tweens crying after a green-themed contest with Chevy turned sour.
Apparently, the idea was to get kids thinking green by holding a poster contest — with the winner getting some one-on-one time with the musicians. Unfortunately, organizers greatly under-estimated how popular such a opportunity would be to tweens in the Chicago area and they were overwhlemed with the sheer number of entries. From the article,
“So-called “Chevy Spotters” were to be in the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre parking lots looking for possible winners. But many of the posters covered with glitter glue and puffy paint were thrown in the trash, likely destined to end up in landfills, because there were too many to be judged outside and the posters weren’t allowed in the venue. Ticket takers said the posters were banned because they could obstruct fans’ views. One worker said the posters would be given to the Jonases later. But that did little to ease the disappointment of young fans seen dejectedly throwing their posters into huge garbage bins before the show.”
Ah, nothing like taking a whole lot of love and energy, coupled with a green theme, and sending it to the landfill. Didn’t Chevy’s parent company GM do something similar with the Saturn EV1?
Nice guys, real nice.
Thanks to EarthFirst for the tip!