People love Hannah Montana — she even makes Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich squeal, the AP reports. The good governor took his family to a recent concert featuring real-life Disney idol Miley Cyrus as the fictional pop star Hannah Montana.
“We’re big fans,” Blagojevich told the AP before Saturday’s concert. “I’ve seen every ‘Hannah Montana’ episode.”
I feel less nervous about admitting that I’ve sat through my share of “HM” episodes now that the governor of such a great state has confessed his fandom. My 13-year-old sister digs the series, and I like watching it with her along with “Corey in the House” and other Disney Channel kid fare (except for “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Someone smack those obnoxious twins now please!). The show is a dumb but fun slice of tween comedy, and I get a kick out of watching Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s dad, play a goofy southern rocker.
Anyway, the character’s popularity is undeniable. The “HM” concerts are the hottest tour ticket right now. Tickets are going for $600 online. For those who can’t afford that, Disney is releasing a theatrical 3-D concert film called “The Best of Both Worlds” on Feb. 1 featuring Cyrus who will perform as herself and as Hannah. The movie will also feature the Jonas Brothers, who might be on their way to the RGV soon.
Will I be in line to catch the concert film? Only if my kid sister asks me to go … but she’s buying the popcorn. Get more info on the concert film here .