Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Ain't Got No Beiber Fever!

Oh.My.God.... argh! Justin Beiber is in Sydney! I think i'm going to pass out i love him so much!!!!

Ok, no, not really. I know who is but i'm so NOT in love with him. That song " Baby " drives me absolutely mental and the heartfelt yet super-cheesy lyrics just make me want to gag. The dude is 16, looks 12, and if he grew his hair much longer i could mistake him for a girl.  ( As a side note, have you ever noticed how the most popular members of boy bands are always the girliest looking ? See Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and Mark What-his-face of Take That as evidence ). So why am i even talking about the Bieb?

Well, he's doing a press tour through Australia and was due to appear on a morning tv show today. After much spruiking - like 2 weeks of it - that he would be performing live on the show, and after a petition to have him perform live out on the street instead of in the studio.... the gig was cancelled. By police. Because of safety concerns. Apparently thousands of teenage girls had camped overnight in the middle of Sydney so they would be front row for his performance and, even hours before he arrived, some of them had passed out or had been crushed into barricades, and had to be taken away in ambulances. Some of the others wouldnt do as police instructed in regards to moving back from the stage/spreading out a little/quitening down so.... bam! Concert cancelled! Unlucky hysterical teenage girls!

What amuses me - aside from the fact that they braved the cold overnight, camping on concrete, and STILL missed out - is that i totally dont see the appeal of Justin Bieber. He's illicited a reaction like the Beatles and Elvis Presley did, but he is nowhere near - NOT EVEN CLOSE - to being as talented as either of those artists. He doesnt write his own songs, he doesnt play his own instruments and knows only the most basic of dance moves. Sure, he has that whole " nice boy " thing going for him - he's the boy you could take home to meet your mum ( you know, as opposed to, like, Eminem ) - but aside from that, i cannot fathom what made all those girls so completely ga ga.

I guess they just got themselves a bad case of so-called Beiber Fever - and if its contagious as it appeared on tv and i'm unlucky enough to catch it, promise me, dear readers, that one of you will find a way to kill me before it infects everyone i love?


  1. Funny story - my cousins actually grew up with Justin Bieber. And, I feel bad saying this because the kid is only 15 years old, but he is truly a wiener. I cannot stand him!! I've actually made it one of my life's goal to never listen to any of his songs. (I've succeeded thus far!)

    Man, apparently I feel quite strongly about this topic...I don't know why?! But, seriously. He annoys the crap out of me!!

  2. Bwahahha, he is pretty annoying and so is his voice...I wonder if it will always be so girly...hmm...this bieber fever is surely viral..let's hope the world finds a cure!

  3. you're the second blog in 24 hours talking about beiber fever! It is too funny. I'm honestly not sure what his appeal is either. But what I do know, is as a mom, would I ever let my teenage daughter camp out and possibly be injured to see a pop star? Not likely!

  4. I had to google him this morning when the news said that his performance had been cancelled. Justin who? Man I'm old.

    And it's Owen. Mark Owen. Don't EVEN ask!

  5. Hi Amy, thank you for stopping by my blog and following it, I appreciate it a lot :)

  6. Hahaha I had never even heard of him till today. I'm not sure if that makes me old or uncool or what...

  7. This comes down to very good marketing on behalf of his p.r. team and record label- they are selling fool's gold.
    I'd like to say I don't see the appeal, but we all know all you need is a cute smile and half a voice and anybody can make you a star.

  8. When I read your first sentence I just thought "Oh please god, let her be kidding." Phew!

    So yes, I don't get the appeal either. He's very bland and wholesome and not in a way I would find attractive, even if I WAS a pre-pubescent girl!

  9. You know what, he's only been singing for a very short while. He did a karaoke contest in Canada a few years ago for fun and it took off from there.