Luckily I have been relatively insulated when it comes to “the Biebs”, as he’s known around my apartment. I’m aware of him, his fans, and his phenomenon. Upon some research, I have found that Justin Bieber is actually a solid musician; he taught himself to play drums, guitar, piano and trumpet. Let’s also state for the record that he’s a pretty ok singer, mediocre dancer and full-time tween heartthrob. All of which, I’m sure, adds up to a whole lot of disposable income up for grabs. That said, you could not pay me to get close to Cleveland’s Wolstein Center even 48 hours up to Justin Bieber’s “My World” concert performance. Beiber will play the Wolstein, November 11, 7pm.
Canadian sensation, Justin Bieber was just another YouTube Cinderella story. One of his videos was spotted by Scooter Braun who became his manager. Braun introduced him to Usher and a recording contract was set up with Island Records. The hairstyle heard round the world has been slowing assembling his minions since late 2009. In the works is an autobiography, movie and of course more albums. I even heard rumors that he was being considered to play Marty McFly in a prequel of Back to the Future.
Bieber’s 33 date 2010 tour set list has included a number of songs with an encore, including a possible cover of MJ’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” and Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way”. Presumably to give the parents breaks in between favorites like “Love Me” and “One Less Lonely Girl”. There is also a rumor of a Miley Cyrus appearance—purely speculation.