Jingle Ball 2015

Fatima Rosas, Managing Editor

On the night of Dec. 4, 2015 the annual Jingle Ball took place at the Staples Center. KIIS FM, and Capital One presented annual Christmas concert. New, upcoming artists, as well as well known pop artists, perform their latest hit singles.


“Going to the Jingle Ball was a different experience for me than my first concert. I felt more excited and curious how it was going to be. Where I sat behind the stage, I was amazed to see how many people were setting up for just one artist,” Megan Ramirez said. “Hearing the crowd and the performances it was amazing just to feel away from everything at the moment. I would most definitely go again and maybe even in the front row.”

The event was filled with fans for a variety of artist’s, mainly Directioners [One Direction fans] due to their hiatus and this being the last performance before going back to the United Kingdom for their year long break. Other artist were The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Zedd, Hailee Steinfeld, Conrad Sewell, and DNCE were set to perform that night.


“I was really excited to see The Weeknd. I was hoping to win some tickets since they could get pricey,” Grecia Garcia said. “My sister and I have been here since 10 a.m., in line because we heard there were going to give some out during Shawns performance or at least to see anyone arrive for rehearsals.”


Before the wild night began, KIIS FM set up an outdoor show in what they call the “Jingle Ball Village,” which is a small stage surrounded by sponsoring brands such as Coca-Cola and Huberts Lemonade. In this outdoor stage Charlie Puth, DNCE, Conrad Sewell and Shawn Mendes gave a free performance for those who were not able to purchase a ticket. In between performances front row tickets were given to randomly chosen fans in the crowd or by Instagraming pictures with the hash tag #kiisjingleball.



Inside the Staples Center, the crowd was deafening and could not wait for the performances. The experience was one of a lifetime and is definitely worth going back annually.