May 09, 2013
Justin Bieber live in Cape Town: concert photos
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
They came in their thousands, they screamed at the top of their lungs and boy, did they Believe! Canadian pop star Justin Bieber had scores of Cape Town’s teenage girls (and their moms) enthralled at his sold-out concert at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday 8 May, 2013.
As impressed as I had been by the huge turnout for Bon Jovi the night before, nothing prepared me for the sheer pandemonium that is the Belieber fan force.
While some eager admirers had camped out in order to be first in line to for the concert, others made their way along the Fan Walk, sporting Justin Bieber T-shirts and other paraphernalia.
To be in the thick of things right at the moment of the five-second countdown to Justin’s appearance, with the cries of 52 000 youngsters ringing in my ears, was just incredible!
Working his way energetically through some of his most popular hits, including Somebody to Love, Die in Your Arms, Never Say Never, Boyfriend, Believe and of course, his renowned single Baby, the teen sensation had adolescents fainting at the sight of him.
Some may argue that the sound quality was horrific, others may say you could barely see the artist on the projector screen, but there is no denying that Justin Bieber has star quality and that is what will keep impressionable kids flocking to his shows.
I have no doubt that there are thousands of Cape Town’s teens (and the young at heart) still dreaming about Justin Bieber but for those of you who missed out, here are a few images of the concert:
She’s going to shine Bright Like a Diamond on Cape Town’s shores in October, so book your tickets now for Rihanna at a Cape Town Tourism Visitor Information Centre!