What he's going to do while in Chicago: Visit his oldest brother, Kenneth, who's a student at John Marshall Law School
Favorite foods: Pizza and bacon. The latter is a problem, since his family just got a pet pig. "We're going to have to find a way to cook it without the pig smelling it, because I'm not giving up bacon," he said.
Favorite bands: Incubus, Taking Back Sunday and Radiohead
Who he listened to as a kid: Celine Dion. "When I was learning how to sing, I'd sing harmonies with her," he said.
Gifts that fans send him most often: Candy and Spiderman stuff
Does he read the tweets fans send him? Yes. Even though they have more than half a million followers at @BigTimeRush, "We try to respond as much as possible, because it seems to make people so happy," Schmidt said.