The Biebs is here! Quite possibly at the apex of his hastily acquired fame, the teenaged Canadian wunderkind is ready to break hearts and humidify undergarments at Bridgestone Arena tonight. The Biebs! This may be our last chance to hear him before he hits puberty, his voice gets too mannish for the average mini-van soundsystem, and we've all abandoned him for the next pretty young shiny object of our affections. I think our own Seth Graves put it pretty well when he asked, "Exactly how much sick pleasure will it give us to watch him fade into obscurity, only to find him holed up in a filthy Los Angeles motel smoking designer drugs out of a light bulb with Demi Lovato?"
But first, some happy thoughts.
"Baby" is the jam. You can hate Justin Bieber and the tornadic swoop of his hairdo all you want, but really, this is just a really good pop song. As of today, this video has over 282 million views.
I still don't really get the outpouring of schadenfreude after Bieber got hit with a water bottle onstage the other day. I mean, it's not like he's in Nickelback or something. I get why people laughed — AFV lasted, what, 23 seasons? I laughed, too, but it wasn't a scornful, fuck-you-little-guy kind of laugh.
He's kind of a klutz! Awww. Here he is doing his homage to The Head on the Door:
Once more, with feeling.
But he's got a great sense of humor about all this, have you noticed? You have to hand it to the guy. I mean, what if this was your life?
I hear he's donating a percentage of the ticket sales to tonight's show to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, by the way.