Jonas Blizzard Story Time: Nick Jonas Once Had a Big Mix-Up With Security at a Panic! at the Disco Show

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Nick Jonas during Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.

The Jonas Blizzard has pulverized the Northeast, and Panic! at the Disco is poised to celebrate its biggest sales week ever. It just so happens we’ve got a little-known 11-year-old story that brings Nick Jonas and Panic! together. Call it a perfect storm.

In fall 2005, Panic! at the Disco and Fall Out Boy were touring North America on the Nintendo Fusion Tour. Jonas, a Jersey native, was hanging backstage at the Nov. 23 date at the Ritacco Center (now called the Pine Belt Arena) in Toms River, N.J.

“Nick Jonas is diabetic… he was giving himself insulin and security in the bathroom freaked out and were trying to arrest him for doing drugs!” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz told Billboard in a 2013 interview. “[The Ritacco Center] was at a high school,” he pointed out, perhaps explaining why security was so on edge.  

“I actually talked to Nick about that a couple months ago at Jingle Ball,” Wentz told Billboard in 2015. 

Clearly this was all a big misunderstanding, and now that he’s a big solo star, we doubt Jonas gets a hard time when he needs to take his medication backstage. For both Panic! and the then-13-year old JoBro, these were far simpler times. 

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Panic! at the Disco’s new album Death of a Bachelor (out Jan. 15 on DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) is expected to debut atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. As you try to outlast the Jonas Blizzard this weekend, keep an eye on for the official figures on Panic!’s big debut week. 


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