Joe Jonas Pelted With Nerf Balls at Paper Magazine Party

Joe Jonas, the middle JoBro, opened for Swizz Beatz at a Paper magazine party in Williamsburg last week – and hipsters threw things at him. According to Gatecrasher, party guests “pelted him with mini-basketballs and greeted his performance with a mixture of derision and stony silence.” It all sounds pretty awkward! And you’d think these people could at least ironically enjoy a Jonas brother’s set.

In retrospect, the whole gig might have been ill-advised. First of all, what was Joe Jonas doing performing for hipsters in Williamsburg? Second, why was everyone at that party such an asshole? And third, how does Gatecrasher justify describing the crowd at a Paper magazine party as “hard-core”?

Jonas was reportedly reduced to hollering “How you guys doing tonight? Let’s have fun! Lemme see them drinks in the air!” which, if he was Justin Timberlake, would work, but he’s not. But kudos to the 21-year-old JoBro for trying, at least. To add insult to injury, Swizz, who went on after him, had “the room jumping and singing along.”

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