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leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 01:04 PM
Umm...I'm sorry but, this is silly. All over Justin Beaver? :confused:

Thousands of frenzied teenagers, who spent the night camped out by Sydney Harbour awaiting a concert by pop star Justin Bieber, surged toward the venue Monday morning, sending at least eight girls to the hospital and injuring several more.

Police canceled the performance after the swarm, which may have begun when rumors spread that the 16-year-old Canadian heartthrob had arrived early. In the crush, at least 10 girls fainted, and paramedics had to pull them out of the crowd, according to Australia's Network Seven. Of the eight sent to the hospital, one fractured her knee cap, though most had hyperventilated.

"We were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had, but we just couldn't have foreseen this scale," said Grant Denyer, the weather presenter for Network Seven's Sunrise program, which was planning to broadcast the open-air concert.

Police said the station was well prepared, but that the frenzy of 5,000 fans got out of control.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-ap-as-australia-people-justin-bieber,0,4598409.story

GadgetGeek71
Apr 26, 2010, 01:06 PM
Who's he?

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 01:10 PM
Who's he?

Some teen idol. I've never even heard any of his stuff. He's not even a good looking kid, so I don't get it.

yg17
Apr 26, 2010, 01:11 PM
I would say 8 people sent to the hospital over Justin Beiber is natural selection at work.

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 01:27 PM
I would say 8 people sent to the hospital over Justin Beiber is natural selection at work.

Hard to argue with you on that. ;)

mkrishnan
Apr 26, 2010, 01:35 PM
In other news, thousands of fans were spared the irreversible brain damage that inevitably accompanies exposure to a full Justin Bieber concert. :D

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 01:37 PM
In other news, thousands of fans were spared the irreversible brain damage that inevitably accompanies exposure to a full Justin Bieber concert. :D

Ha! No kidding! :)

Prof.
Apr 26, 2010, 01:46 PM
Grown adults hating on a 16 year-old? I've seen it all now. :rolleyes:

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 01:48 PM
Grown adults hating on a 16 year-old? I've seen it all now. :rolleyes:

Oh please. :rolleyes:

Bad music is bad music. Lighten up, Prof. ;)

Prof.
Apr 26, 2010, 02:04 PM
Oh please. :rolleyes:

Bad music is bad music. Lighten up, Prof. ;)
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 02:06 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

That's not exactly a compliment in my book. ;)

Prof.
Apr 26, 2010, 02:08 PM
That's not exactly a compliment in my book. ;)
Minus the whole "touching little boys*" thing

*allegedly.

yg17
Apr 26, 2010, 02:11 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

I couldn't stand MJ (and it has nothing to do with the touching kids thing, I can't stand his music) but I can't deny his talent, and no one who uses auto tune as much as Justin Beaver does is going to be the next MJ.

In fact, I don't think anyone, auto tune or not, is going to be the next MJ.

Besides, once he hits puberty and his voice changes, he won't be so popular.

rdowns
Apr 26, 2010, 02:19 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"


All the more reason to stop him now.

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 02:27 PM
Minus the whole "touching little boys*" thing

*allegedly.

Eek! :eek::D

I couldn't stand MJ (and it has nothing to do with the touching kids thing, I can't stand his music) but I can't deny his talent, and no one who uses auto tune as much as Justin Beaver does is going to be the next MJ.

In fact, I don't think anyone, auto tune or not, is going to be the next MJ.

Besides, once he hits puberty and his voice changes, he won't be so popular.

That's for sure.

All the more reason to stop him now.

Haha! :)

iOrlando
Apr 26, 2010, 02:42 PM
its just adolescent girls trying to fit in with their peers by liking the same boy.

its like that with everything.

its tough for a 13 year old to go to school and say hey..i love classical music..its amazing...

its much easier to go to school and say you are into the newest Ke$ha joint or jason derula.

im sure there have been countless of "studies" as to why we humans want to feel liked and popular at a young age.

leekohler
Apr 26, 2010, 02:43 PM
its just adolescent girls trying to fit in with their peers by liking the same boy.

its like that with everything.

its tough for a 13 year old to go to school and say hey..i love classical music..its amazing...

its much easier to go to school and say you are into the newest Ke$ha joint or jason derula.

im sure there have been countless of "studies" as to why we humans want to feel liked and popular at a young age.

It's pack mentality, that's all.

eawmp1
Apr 26, 2010, 02:45 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

With the concert fiasco, more like the next Who.

.Andy
Apr 26, 2010, 02:45 PM
It sucked sooooo much. I was like lining up at The Rocks for hours to see him and it was a pretty chilly night and then all the girls that got there later started pushing from the back and I dropped my poster I made and then the police called it off and they didn't even say where he was and we didn't get to see him.

NT1440
Apr 26, 2010, 02:48 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

Were those people 11 year old girls? I don't see how that kid has shown even a glimmer of the talent MJ had. In fact, his keepers have him rushing to make albums as fast as possible because they know once that voice cracks (he's 16, wtf?) it's all over.

No ice please
Apr 26, 2010, 03:37 PM
If hes 16 and sounds like that... Girls will be in for a small surprise.

alphaod
Apr 26, 2010, 05:26 PM
its tough for a 13 year old to go to school and say hey..i love classical music..its amazing...


Yeah I know about that; my teacher in 5th grade had the nerve to call a parent-teacher conference to tell my mother that I was trying to different. :mad:

pukifloyd
Apr 26, 2010, 06:19 PM
Awesome! :D

Decrepit
Apr 26, 2010, 11:06 PM
I knew I'd seen his name before... He's going to be performing in the concert place next door to me. I saw his name on the marquis, and said well, with the other high quality talent they bring in, no big deal. The Backstreet Boys and roller derby are there too this summer.

I'm thinking I need to be the hell out of the house for that one.

Dagless
Apr 27, 2010, 07:10 AM
Who's he?

I keep thinking that.
I play TF2 on a server that has a public radio thing that accepts requests, some people keep (apparently jokingly?) requesting Justin Bieber. I don't use the servers radio but when his songs play a lot of people get rather annoyed and mass discussions ensue. I also hear about him on forums but I've got no clue as to what he is! Was he from the American version of X Factor or something? Or maybe the UK one? (I don't watch them so :p).

Man I'm out of touch!

VPrime
Apr 27, 2010, 07:26 AM
I keep thinking that.
I play TF2 on a server that has a public radio thing that accepts requests, some people keep (apparently jokingly?) requesting Justin Bieber. I don't use the servers radio but when his songs play a lot of people get rather annoyed and mass discussions ensue. I also hear about him on forums but I've got no clue as to what he is! Was he from the American version of X Factor or something? Or maybe the UK one? (I don't watch them so :p).

Man I'm out of touch!

Canadian kid that got signed from youtube by some rapper/hip hop artist that I do not remember....... or something along those lines..

GoCubsGo
Apr 27, 2010, 07:34 AM
Grown adults hating on a 16 year-old? I've seen it all now. :rolleyes:
It's not a bunch of adults hating on the kid, it's a bunch of adults who (at least me) appreciates good music and misses the days where auto tune didn't exist. He has little talent past being a gimmick. Just relax.

I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

I've never heard that but then again I don't read Teen Bop magazine.

whooleytoo
Apr 27, 2010, 07:57 AM
I remember being near the front at a big concert here in Cork some years back; and it was quite dangerous: you were in grave danger of being hit by a flying teenager as they were being yanked unconscious out of the crowd. I lost count of how many made their way up to the front, but were totally unprepared for the heat and the crush when they got there; and passed out.

iBlue
Apr 27, 2010, 08:01 AM
It sucked sooooo much. I was like lining up at The Rocks for hours to see him and it was a pretty chilly night and then all the girls that got there later started pushing from the back and I dropped my poster I made and then the police called it off and they didn't even say where he was and we didn't get to see him.

hugz, girlfriend! xoxoxo

:D


I've never heard of him so I can't comment on all that but I will never understand the crazy overwhelmed screaming/fainting/etc reactions to celebrities. It's just pathetic. You can like them without freaking the hell out. :confused:

H00513R
Apr 27, 2010, 08:35 AM
You know you're getting old when you don't know who the hell this guy is or why he's always trending so high on Twitter. But after googling him I decided this isn't a bad thing. :D

notjustjay
Apr 27, 2010, 08:43 AM
Canadian kid that got signed from youtube by some rapper/hip hop artist that I do not remember....... or something along those lines..

Yup. I was actually aware of his existence on YouTube before he got famous. The early stuff he posted was actually quite impressive for an 11-12 year old (according to my musical tastes, anyway). But once he got signed he's been putting out teeny-bop hip hop crap that I can't stand.

I think it's a waste of talent.

yg17
Apr 27, 2010, 08:48 AM
Yup. I was actually aware of his existence on YouTube before he got famous. The early stuff he posted was actually quite impressive for an 11-12 year old (according to my musical tastes, anyway). But once he got signed he's been putting out teeny-bop hip hop crap that I can't stand.

I think it's a waste of talent.

Will Canada be apologizing to the world for Justin Beaver or whatever the hell his name is? They apologized for Bryan Adams :D

GoCubsGo
Apr 27, 2010, 08:50 AM
Will Canada be apologizing to the world for Justin Beaver or whatever the hell his name is? They apologized for Bryan Adams :D

I don't think Canada has to apologize for him, they didn't give birth to him and from what I understand he was discovered by someone here in the the US. Not everything has to end in an apology from a country. :cool:

yg17
Apr 27, 2010, 09:00 AM
I don't think Canada has to apologize for him, they didn't give birth to him and from what I understand he was discovered by someone here in the the US. Not everything has to end in an apology from a country. :cool:

Heh, I'm not being serious, it's a joke from the South Park movie ;)

obeygiant
Apr 27, 2010, 09:38 AM
Baby baby baby, NOOOOOO!

leomac08
Apr 27, 2010, 10:37 AM
Baby baby baby, NOOOOOO!

Baby baby baby, WHYYYYYY??!

notjustjay
Apr 27, 2010, 11:33 AM
Baby baby baby, NOOOOOO!

Baby baby baby, WHYYYYYY??!

Thank you both SO much for getting this infernal song trapped in my head :mad:

yg17
Apr 27, 2010, 11:39 AM
Thank you both SO much for getting this infernal song trapped in my head :mad:

Is that an actual Justin Bieber song? The best his tiny little brain could come up with is "Baby, baby, baby, no!"?

Yeah, his lyrics will be Pink Floyd quality in no time :rolleyes:

ucfgrad93
Apr 27, 2010, 11:55 AM
I will never understand the crazy overwhelmed screaming/fainting/etc reactions to celebrities. It's just pathetic. You can like them without freaking the hell out. :confused:

Agreed, between reactions like this and the how people have to know when their favorite star takes a dump I worry about humanity.

eawmp1
Apr 27, 2010, 12:19 PM
Like this is new:
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/3063247.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921F7C3FC3F69D929FD519501E09CE3C4BA1BC82719F6B105EEFF0D76D30B37AB92E30A760B0D811297

notjustjay
Apr 27, 2010, 12:54 PM
Is that an actual Justin Bieber song? The best his tiny little brain could come up with is "Baby, baby, baby, no!"?

Yeah, his lyrics will be Pink Floyd quality in no time :rolleyes:

Let's be fair, Ludacris helped. ;)

Check out this fun quote from Wikipedia:

In an interview with MTV News, Ludacris said that he had to "dig deep" for lyrics for the song.[7] He said, "He's talking about [how] he's mad that his girl left him and he still cares for her. As soon as I heard it I knew it was a hit, I just had to figure out how I could get on a record with a 15-year-old. So I sat there and said, 'Let me reminisce on the past,' and that's basically how I stepped on the record. And I guarantee you, mark my word, that's going to be one of the biggest songs of the year 2010."[7]

yg17
Apr 27, 2010, 12:59 PM
Let's be fair, Ludacris helped. ;)

Check out this fun quote from Wikipedia:

^^And that is what's wrong with music today.

ethical
Apr 27, 2010, 01:04 PM
Watch the videos. You can see the chaperone in the background.

If hes 16 and sounds like that... Girls will be in for a small surprise.
lmao!!

Compile 'em all
Apr 27, 2010, 01:17 PM
Why is that dude famous?

leekohler
Apr 27, 2010, 01:22 PM
Why is that dude famous?

I don't know- the hair alone is bad enough. And like Zac Ephron, he looks like a lesbian. :)

amammad
Apr 27, 2010, 01:38 PM
I don't think Canada has to apologize for him, they didn't give birth to him and from what I understand he was discovered by someone here in the the US. Not everything has to end in an apology from a country. :cool:

I'm starting to feel like somebody should be apologizing for you. :rolleyes:

joepunk
Apr 27, 2010, 02:19 PM
OhmyGod!!!!!! He's playing near me. And for all you hating parents out there the Everett (Washington State) Comcast Arena announced it will put parents up in a lounge with TV's and free WI-FI. The parents-only area will be available before, during and after the July 13 concert (http://everett.komonews.com/content/parents-lounge-available-justin-bieber-concert).

:p

puffnstuff
Apr 27, 2010, 02:40 PM
I don't know- the hair alone is bad enough. And like Zac Ephron, he looks like a lesbian. :)

http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/

chrono1081
Apr 28, 2010, 04:25 AM
Justin Bieber doesn't bother me. I used to play a character who was the same race as him in Final Fantasy XI:

niuniu
Apr 28, 2010, 04:39 AM
Justin Bieber doesn't bother me. I used to play a character who was the same race as him in Final Fantasy XI:

:D

leekohler
Apr 28, 2010, 07:23 AM
http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/

Those are awesome. I knew I couldn't have thought of it first. :)

Kieranic
Apr 30, 2010, 08:46 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

Michael Jackson is legend. Justin Bieber will be no-one in a years time, it's just a fad :P

And I don't believe Michael Jackson ever touched boys inappropriately (infact one of them came out after MJ's death saying that he lied and his father told him to make it up)

kellen
May 4, 2010, 04:22 AM
Having only read the thread title, I could only help wondering if the injuries were to peoples ears having to listen to his music.

hexonxonx
May 4, 2010, 07:34 AM
I don't get why people like this kid. He was on SNL a few weeks back and all he did was put on this forced fake smile while he was on stage. I skipped past his two songs.

Les Kern
May 5, 2010, 07:27 AM
Some teen idol. I've never even heard any of his stuff. He's not even a good looking kid, so I don't get it.

That's not important, but what IS important is that he cannot sing at ALL. No, I'm serious... he would'nt make the quarter finals of a youtube high schooler sing-off.
He's simply packaged hormone fodder for the teenies.

yg17
May 5, 2010, 07:50 AM
Justin Bieber doesn't know what 'German' means (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7YFndtcfA)

I guess that's what happens when you pull a kid out of school at 14 and stick him in a recording studio. The sad thing is, he's probably already made more money now than I'll make in my entire life and I have a college degree.

notjustjay
May 5, 2010, 08:23 PM
Justin Bieber doesn't know what 'German' means (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7YFndtcfA)

I guess that's what happens when you pull a kid out of school at 14 and stick him in a recording studio. The sad thing is, he's probably already made more money now than I'll make in my entire life and I have a college degree.

"We don't say that in America".

Um, Justin, you're Canadian.

But hey, you guys can have him.

HBOC
May 5, 2010, 08:41 PM
dear god. what a tool

HBOC
May 5, 2010, 08:42 PM
"We don't say that in America".

Um, Justin, you're Canadian.

But hey, you guys can have him.

that reminds me of the "racial draft" on the chappelle show.

yg17
May 5, 2010, 09:48 PM
"We don't say that in America".

Um, Justin, you're Canadian.

But hey, you guys can have him.

We don't want him. Take him back and take Nickelback with him. ;)

Mr. McMac
May 5, 2010, 10:00 PM
Justin who?

anjinha
May 12, 2010, 12:17 AM
"We don't say that in America".

Um, Justin, you're Canadian.

But hey, you guys can have him.

Isn't Canada in North America?

dmr727
May 12, 2010, 12:19 AM
Isn't Canada in North America?

We'd prefer not to think so.


:p

BittenApple
May 12, 2010, 07:36 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"

These people have no idea what they are talking about (especially music, the production on MJ with Quincy Jones isn't the same as the production work on this guys's), probably the same group involved in the injuries...

RawBert
May 12, 2010, 08:21 PM
I don't like that name, Just in Beaver.
Sounds like a Porno from the 80's.

Look at this kid. He looks like a re-re.

http://funnycrave.frsucrave.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/justin-bieber-teeth.jpg

.Andy
May 12, 2010, 08:22 PM
I don't like that name, Justin Beaver (?).
Sounds like a Porno from the 80's.
Boom boom.

notjustjay
May 12, 2010, 09:03 PM
Look at this kid. He looks like a re-re.


Something about those teeth... :eek:

ouimetnick
May 12, 2010, 09:07 PM
I do like Baby by Justin Bieber. That a really good song. But like Green Day better. I do think it's intresting that he is 16, and has te voice I had when I was 10. I'm 14 an have a deeper voice then him. :( What I find crazy is that people are so messed up, they (girl crowd) gets so outta control, and stampeed. People getting squished. Justina mom getting her ass ran over. Girls steal his hat and brag about it. These girls are OBSESSED over a 16 year old guy that has a higher pictched voice than most chicks my age. The stampee and absolute fan stuff is pathetic. I commented on an opera with Justin artcile and said it's "Justine Bieber" a fangirl told me to kill myself, and that he is better than me, and I have no reason to live and out down Justin"

That's a bit to extreme.

Don't panic
May 13, 2010, 10:55 AM
Justin Bieber doesn't know what 'German' means (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7YFndtcfA)

I guess that's what happens when you pull a kid out of school at 14 and stick him in a recording studio. The sad thing is, he's probably already made more money now than I'll make in my entire life and I have a college degree.

geez.
my 4 years old knows what 'german" is, and so do all her pre-school mates..
for a 16 years old not to know that, involves not just poor education, but significant brain damage.

roadbloc
May 13, 2010, 01:24 PM
I've heard some people compare him to "being the next Michael Jackson"
No chance. Michael was a good musician. J.B is truly vile.

notjustjay
May 14, 2010, 01:43 AM
Another young star in the making?

I think this little guy has far more talent than what JB seems to be exhibiting.

http://www.youtube.com/user/greyson97

ntrigue
May 14, 2010, 02:00 AM
Could someone do me a favor and parallel his celebrity to that of a star to a 25-35 year old. Help me understand the fanatics.

jake.f
May 14, 2010, 05:35 AM
this annoyed me so much, I live in Australia so this was in the news for a week after. The saddest part is some of the people taken away in ambulances were just hyperventilating from being so excited.
Definitely natural selection at work.

RawBert
May 14, 2010, 10:21 AM
Another young star in the making?

I think this little guy has far more talent than what JB seems to be exhibiting.

http://www.youtube.com/user/greyson97

A girl at work showed me this yesterday. Quite amazing.
Let's see JB do that. I bet 78 he can't.
Hell, few can. And he's only like 13. That performance was from a 6th grade talent show. That kid's gonna be a star.

notjustjay
May 14, 2010, 11:04 AM
It blows me away how interconnected the world is.

Justin Bieber was a success story in his own right. The kid sings, video goes viral, and now he's ridiculously famous. From a nobody to a superstar in just, what, a couple of months, a year?

And now this kid comes along, his video gets posted, and less than 48 hours later he's discovered and performing on national TV. From a nobody to famous in 2 days.

Amazing! :eek:

Stardom just became that much more accessible to a whole new generation of people.

JediZenMaster
May 14, 2010, 11:06 AM
In fact, I don't think anyone, auto tune or not, is going to be the next MJ.

Besides, once he hits puberty and his voice changes, he won't be so popular.

I Think eventually there will be another MJ it may take 30-60 years but there will be the Equivelent of one for the Next generation.

MJ's voice changed too during his jackson five years.

Dmac77
May 14, 2010, 12:46 PM
To bad they didn't trample Justin Bieber himself.