Justin Bieber Invades Oz
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:21:49
Note to those running security at Justin Bieber events: Bring on extra personnel and the oxygen tanks for chicks who absolutely lose control over voluntary functions like breathing and acting sane once Bieber enters a room! The kid briefly visited Australia for promotional purposes and several fans where crushed while jockeying for position to get an eyeful of the young star. Crushed? For Justin Bieber? Really? Ladies, ladies, we'd like to remind you that this too shall pass.
Bieber was prepared to sing three songs on Channel Seven's Sunrise program on the morning of April 26, but those plans were squashed – like Bieber's fans apparently- when police became increasingly alarmed for fan safety. Seriously, WTF is it about the Bieb that makes 12-year-old girls lose their minds?
Thousands of fans formed a massive crowd, hoping to catch the singer's performance in front of the Overseas Passenger Terminal located at Sydney's Circular Quay. By 3AM, over 3,000 teenaged females were ready to pounce. A forward surge began and safety barriers were compromised, with eight fans being taken to the hospital after they were crushed in the crowd. But get this! Dozens of fans were treated for hyperventiliation on-site! Hot-blooded, teenaged males the world over have got the be wondering A) what does Bieber have and B) where do they get it?
Due to the fracas, Bieb only performed one song behind glass panes at the studio. Deputy police commissioner Dave Owens believed he and his team cut the situation off at the pass and that it could have been a lot worse. He also said the blame for the melee should be shouldered by the moms and dads. Mr. Owens, I think that the blame should be laid squarely at the doorstep of hormones.
"There were a number of parents down there [but] I would question why there weren't a larger number of parents," he said. "We had 12, 13 and 14-year olds [alone] at 3 and 4 in the morning. They were being crushed up against the barrier."
Are you a Justin Bieber fan? What artist would you start lining up at 3 AM to see? Are parents being too lax with their kids?