Shrieking teenyboppers thronged the barricades with outstretched hands — some weeping their tweenie hearts out — when teenage music sensations Burnham and Josh Golden headlined at CenterStage at Aviator Brooklyn on Saturday.
The outdoor concert space at historic Floyd Bennett Field, which hosted the legendary likes of Eddie Money, Don McLean and Blue Oyster Cult over the summer, morphed into a starry-skied arena for the baby-faced crooners who twanged and belted out a sweet selection of their crowd-pleasing hits during the Radio Disney production.
Sixteen-year-old Golden, a Chesterfield, Mo., native who exploded onto the scene last year as a finalist in Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing contest, raised the tempo several octaves when he flung a water bottle into the audience, creating an ear-splitting buzz among his groupies who honed in for the keepsake like bees to a honeypot — all to honor a singer whose musical career skyrocketed when he posted his original songs online and gained more than 100,000 fans on MySpace.
“My dream is to share my music all over the world,” Golden has said. That wish came true certainly in Brooklyn where a rapt audience clung to every melodious word of the singing sensation, whose hits include “I Fall Down,” “Small Town Big City” and “Please Don’t Go.”
Not to be outdone, Vermont siblings Alex, Andre and Forrest Burnham — ages 18, 16 and 14, respectively — ignited the stage with their own infectious brand of rock and pop tunes, including “Catch Me If You Can” and “Slow Dance,” prompting concert-goers to boogie in the aisles.
“It was an awesome concert, we rocked up a storm,” said dad-turned-teen-music-devotee Edward Tam, who tagged along with his wife and daughter for the show.
“I was in for a pleasant surprise,” he added.