For some reason, this site doesn’t do much Justin Bieber coverage, thank God. CB and I don’t really care about The Bieb, but we’re not invested in making fun of him either. After all, he is just a kid, and so far he hasn’t done anything really good or really bad that would earn him praise or scorn. He’s just sort of… there. But I will make fun of his crazy fans. The Bieb’s fan base makes Twihards look like reasonable, functioning members of society. And they’re not just really young kids either – some of them are honest-to-goodness teenagers, who should be listening to The Rolling Stones or Lady Gaga at this point. Hell, I would even be happy if the teenagers were listening to death metal… anything but The Bieb.
Anyway, The Bieb was scheduled to do a show in Sydney, Australia. The tweens and teens camped out, waiting for a whiff of Le Bieb. When they got the scent or something, and the girls “swarmed” and “surged”. Sounds like a military operation, doesn’t it? Here’s more:
Thousands of frenzied teenagers, who spent the night camped out by Sydney Harbour awaiting a concert by pop star Justin Bieber, surged toward the venue Monday morning, sending at least eight girls to the hospital and injuring several more.
Police canceled the performance after the swarm, which may have begun when rumors spread that the 16-year-old Canadian heartthrob had arrived early. In the crush, at least 10 girls fainted, and paramedics had to pull them out of the crowd, according to Australia’s Network Seven. Of the eight sent to the hospital, one fractured her knee cap, though most had hyperventilated.
“We were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had, but we just couldn’t have foreseen this scale,” said Grant Denyer, the weather presenter for Network Seven’s Sunrise program, which was planning to broadcast the open-air concert.
Police said the station was well prepared, but that the frenzy of 5,000 fans got out of control.
“They wouldn’t listen to our directions, so hence they left us with no option,” Deputy Commissioner Dave Owens told reporters, adding it was a concern that so many youngsters were out at night without their parents.
Monica Caruana, 14, said the commotion started when the venue opened early.
“The doors were meant to open at 5, but they opened at 3 for some reason and everyone bolted,” she said, adding that one of her friends was “knocked out” in the chaos. The singer was meant to take the stage just before 8 a.m.
Jessica Whatmore said she feared she would be trampled in all the pushing and shoving.
“I couldn’t wait to get out of there,” said the 13-year-old.
After the cancellation, many of the girls went to Network Seven’s studios, where they caught a glimpse of Bieber through a window before he performed his hit “Baby” on the stage there.
Seriously, this is about girls going crazy for THE BIEB. Not Clive Owen. Not Josh Holloway. Not Jon “The” Hamm. The Bieb. These bitches are crazy. And you know in one year’s time, they are all going to be so embarrassed that they went crazy for him. It’s totally the way I feel about my love for Richard Marx.
Nevermind. Richard Marx still rules!
The Bieb in Australia on April 25, 2010. Credit: INFphoto.com.