Legions of young Jonas Brothers fans showed up for a concert as instructed with "thinking green" posters—only to see most of them summarily dumped in the trash, the Chicago Tribune reports. The teens had created the posters for a Chevy-sponsored contest in hopes of winning the top prize: meeting the trio in person. Chevy reps trolled the parking lot beforehand to view entries, but most were never judged because there were too many.
Because the posters weren't allowed inside, the kids then had to throw them out. "We got there at 4:30, because that's what the rules said to do," said one upset 13-year-old. "But there were just way too many people, so they said the poster contest was closed. I saw some kids crying." Similar complaints arose after shows in New York and Boston.