Bieber rocks Hong Kong
Barry C Chung
Justin Bieber's arrival at Hong Kong airport last week was anticlimactic. Only seven fans showed up to greet him, instead of the frenzied crushes we've grown used to. In fact, bodyguards outnumbered fans three to one. His handlers said it was because he arrived during school hours.
It was a different story though when it came to the concert on Friday night. The fans were there and they were crazy for him.
DJ Tay James got the night started by hyping up the crowd. Above him, on the big screen, was a countdown clock, which started from 15 minutes. When the 10-second countdown began, everyone was on their feet. Bieber burst on stage wearing a white and silver hoodie with matching pants, singing Love Me. If he was still sick from his tour of the Philippines, he did a great job of hiding it.
At one point, he took a girl from the audience up on stage with him. She sat on a chair and Bieber handed her a bouquet of flowers while he sang One Less Lonely Girl to her. He sang most of the favourites that everyone expected - songs such as One Time, Eenie Meenie (Sean Kingston didn't make the trip), That Should Be Me and, of course, Baby as the encore.
Bieber's generosity was also on display. He gave plenty of opportunity to back-up singers, Legaci, and his dancers had time to show off their break-dance moves.
Two Young Post readers met the Bieb in person, hours before the show...
Wow... that's the first word that comes to mind when I think about the concert, writes Katie Wu Chek-lum, 14, from Hong Kong International School. His dancing, his singing, his whole performance was amazing. His guitarist and his back-up singers blew me out of the water as well. I think it was a great idea for him to have a girl on stage with him for One Less Lonely Girl. I'm sure it was that girl's dream to be up there. His entrance was mind-blowing, my ears still hurt from all the screaming. So does my throat, from all the screaming I did.
Actually meeting Bieber flew by extremely quickly, because all you do is take a picture with him. But we can see he is super nice just from the short time we spent with him. I was so starstruck when I met him I started to cry. During the concert, I cried when they showed pictures of him in his younger days on the big screen. It really made me think that he worked so hard to get to where he is today. All I can tell other people is to never give up on your dreams because they do come true... meeting Justin was one of them for me and I have Young Post to thank for that.
I was so thrilled when I realised that I could meet Justin Bieber in person, writes Tayce Hong, 13, of St Paul's Convent School (Secondary Section).
After gathering at the reception, we were escorted to a tiny room back stage. I was a bit disappointed when we were told there would be no photos or autographs. Justin was surrounded by a group of people. He looked tired but he was so kind to shake hands with all of us before leaving. When I told my friends at the concert that Justin had touched my hand, everyone immediately touched me.
The concert was supposed to start at 8pm, but as usual, things were delayed. But when it did start, it was great. The crowd was really crazy for him. Girls couldn't stop screaming the entire time. He ended with Baby and the final note 'I'm gone' simply provided a perfect ending to this wonderful night for me.
win! win! win!
If you missed Sir Biebalot in person, you might want to head down to ToysRUs. Four stores in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay, Festival Walk and Central) are selling the Justin Bieber Singing Dolls. Each of these dolls sings one of his favourite tunes and are set to be one of the hottest-selling toys this summer. We've got three of them to give away to lucky Bieblers. If you want to be in line to win one, send us an e-mail with your name, address, age and phone number, and tell us what your favourite Bieber song is. Put 'singing doll' in the subject line of the e-mail and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org