3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.

3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.
Their weekly reality TV show may be over for this season, but the band from Making the Band certainly is not. Some 3,000 people (not just girls; I was there, and unlike what the sexist Sun-Times reporter writes, the crowd was pretty mixed) packed a suburban Chicago mall Saturday to hear O-Town perform two songs. Dan appeared to be the crowd’s favorite, especially since he periodically ran to the front of the stage and lifted up his shirt, making the screams increase tenfold.

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