“DOES anybody here love Justin Bieber?”
Ask a silly question when Canada’s hottest export is in Sheffield and the answer comes as one united, ear-splittingly-high scream.
The hysteria began at the Arena last night long before Justin had even pulled on his silver trainers and is no doubt continuing in playgrounds across the city today.
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There’ll be plenty of tired schoolgirls as well as thousands of sore throats, throbbing ear drums and enormous grins.
It was a night for the young ’uns - somewhere between Disney On Ice and JLS - so anyone far into double figures could be forgiven for feeling a little over the hill.
This 17-year-old symbolises a new generation, not least because he found fame through taking a gamble with his home videos on You Tube.
His support act Willow Smith has only just made it into double figures but for a pint-sized 10-year-old, she sure knows how to rock. She had the young crowd whipping their hair back and forth, although a few of the mums looked as if they wished it was dad Will on stage, instead.
Her big brother Jaden leapt onto stage to share Justin’s spotlight prompting even more squeals of joy.
Justin strummed his way over fans’ heads in a giant heart, played drums and piano then dished out red roses. Three changes of clothes, all his hits, childhood photos and 90 minutes of street dance later and they still couldn’t bear it to end.
Will Bieber fever raise the roof when fans reach the grand old age of 18? Never say never.