Tim Hagen

Indian Beliebers react to seeing Justin Bieber live for the first time!

We spoke to Indian Beliebers who on May 10th got to see their idol live for the very first time. Check out their insightful reactions below.

Anisha from @IndiaBieberTeam:

Shaista Shams from @JB_Scroll_India:

*What did you do when you found out the purpose tour was coming to India?

Jumped! Cried! Almost felt like throwing up!! It was like a 7 year old dream coming true! And now when I’m answering the question, it’s all coming back in flashes leaving me in tears! February 15th, I was on the phone the whole day, talking to my buddies, crying my heart out, my mom screaming, “Have your food and then go nuts!” in the background! It was surreal!! Like finally, he heard us!!

*What did you do to prepare for JB’s concert in Mumbai?

When the tour was announced, we had our board exams coming up! So it was a Herculean task to actually go and beg our parents for the tickets! Begging for ourselves, for our friends, sharing the tears, conspiring, plotting and planning! It was fun though! Once we got through, our main aim was to get the Scroll done! We reopened submissions, considering India was in a different state of mind altogether, post announcement! So then we arranged for further meetups, got the Scroll done, contacted various authorities for permission to let it in! And then the usual discussions with friends, what to wear, when to reach, where to put up! The Scroll Squad flew in all the way from Asansol, West Bengal to Mumbai! It was hectic, but all worth it!

*Why do you love Justin Bieber?

No combination of all English alphabets can answer that! It’s actually more than just being “Fans” to us. He inspires us daily! Plus, like every other Belieber would say, it’s his music, his passion, his words of encouragement! He’s like an inseparable part of our lives, the most vital part of our journey! How vital? IBC (The Indian Beliebers Community) and it’s working can testify that!

*Explain to me what it was like seeing Justin Bieber in concert, in the flesh,
for the 1st time in your life?

I was with my group, my teammates at IBC, the Scroll Squad, and it was absolutely magical. The moment he entered, we broke down! Just that realization of seeing him after waiting, and working towards earning a show from him, for so long, was enough to bring us to tears! “He’s real!! And he’s here!! He’s really here!!” we screamed!! Every other speck faded away, Justin the only thing visible! It felt like a dream, only that we were dreaming with our eyes wide open then (like his song ‘Hit The Ground’ says)! We screamed, we cried, we jumped, we sang along, we went nuts! Hands down the best night of our lives!

Steve D'souza @SecuteBeliebs:

*What did you do when you found out the purpose tour was coming to India?

Well it was a happiness which cannot be explained in words . We waited for like 7 long years for him to visit India. February 15th was the date when It was official announced that he would be visiting on May 10th. One of the Happiest days in my life.

*What did you do to prepare for JB’s concert in Mumbai?

We Beliebers don’t need to prepare we are already prepared when it comes to Justin’s part. Managing to get tickets was a biggest deal for Beliebers. Travelling was also A big deal for many who live outside Mumbai.

*Why do you love Justin Bieber?

We have so many reasons to love him. His changes, his talents, obviously his voice and most importantly his soul which we all love.

*Explain to me what it was like seeing Justin Bieber in concert, in the flesh,
for the 1st time in your life?

Booom! The level was massive. Well u can say it was a cloud number nine feels. We enjoyed his performance from 0.111111 sec to the last second. Best BIEBER experience a BELIEBER could ever have!

Final Thoughts?

We Indian Beliebers are looking forward for another show soon and I want to thank Dom lau and Asia Pop 40 for the opportunity given to me to share the bieber Experience in India. Best Birthday present ever #PurposeTourIndia