Photo: Norrie Montgomery
We're 11 hours into Justin Bieber's whirlwind Auckland trip (he leaves tonight), and the Bieber Fever doesn't look to be dispersing anytime soon. Coverage has appeared on all the major media outlets' websites, and the video footage in particular will blow your mind. Bieber himself sent out two tweets this morning, saying, "I want to be able to sign and take pics and meet my fans, but if you are all pushing security wont let me. let's keep it safe and have fun" and, "Finally got to New Zealand last night. The airport was crazy. Not happy that someone stole my hat and knocked down my mama. Come on people".
Universal Music New Zealand sent out a release this morning to say that today's performance at Strathallan School in Papakura is "NOT A PUBLIC EVENT – IT IS A PRIVATE APPEARANCE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY," (yes, they wrote in caps), and that "Heavy security will be in attendance at the event and parents are advised to keep tabs on the whereabouts and activities of their children today." If the concert today is anything like the airport last night, I'd be terrified if I was Bieber's security team.
Might have to make a little drive down to Papakura and see what goes down.
Check out the videos from last night:
Stuff - haunting footage of Bieber inside the minivan.
NZ Herald - slow motion shots of him arriving from right in front.
3 News - great footage from behind Bieber as he's pushed through the crowd by security.
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