Eager Beliebers flock to CT Stadium

2013-05-08 11:06
Beliebers Cape Town Justin Bieber
Cape Town - Hundreds of Justin Bieber fans, or Beliebers, most of them young girls, have been camping outside the Cape Town Stadium in anticipation of the teen pop star's first show in SA on Wednesday night.

Many fans have been posting photos of themselves on social media with fans in the ever-growing queue to be front and centre in the Golden Circle area for the concert. The number of General Admission ticket holders in the queue also made their presence known, Channel24 observed.

Some reported that as many as 200 people had already joined the line before 08:00 on Wednesday morning. That number had swelled to about 600 by 11:00.

Bon Jovi performed at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night and crews worked through the night to clear the stage area of Bon Jovi's equipment to make way for Bieber's elaborate stage set.

PHOTOS: Justin Bieber fans camping outside Cape Town Stadium

Security at the stadium told Channel24 after the Bon Jovi concert that eager Bieber fans who had started queuing up as early as 36 hours before Bieber was set to take to the stage had to be moved away from the Golden Circle entrance to make way for the crowds attending the Bon Jovi concert.

The Beliebers were then allowed to rejoin the line in the early hours of Wednesday morning, though the two sets of fans got confused in the melee to get to the front of the Golden Circle queue.

Beliebers who were not camping outside the stadium were standing under overcast skies outside the One&Only Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, where Bieber is reportedly staying.

The group of female fans assembled chanted for Bieber to make his presence known, but he did not emerge to wave to fans or come out to sign autographs.

One mega fan, Sigi Burger, told The Cape Argus she spent R4000 to spend a night at the One&Only and get closer to her idol. She also spent an additional R6265 for the VIP meet-and-greet package which allows fans to meet the star backstage and take a photograph with him.

Grainy photos of Bieber arriving at Cape Town International, and posing with staff at McDonald's in Green Point have also surfaced online.

Bon Jovi and Bieber fans will run into one another again this weekend when the US rock veterans play the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 May, followed by the Canadian pop sensation on Sunday, 12 May.

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