Bieber fan Hannah McGovern tells of hours-long wait to see hero
A Sheppey mum said her daughter is still a “Belieber” despite
the teenage star’s late, late, show last night... which left many
fans in tears.
Hannah McGovern, 14, from Southsea Avenue, Minster was among
20,000 devotees desperately looking forward to seeing their hero
Justin Bieber perform at London’s O2.
But they were left angry and frustrated for more than three
hours for their pop idol to arrive on stage.
It meant youngsters missed out on seeing the star with many
fleeing in tears before the show started to catch last trains
Mum Maria McGovern spent more than £200 on tickets for Hannah
and school friend Lucy Palmer, 14, to see the teenage sensation as
part of a Christmas present.
She said: “They feel let down, disappointed and a bit
“It’s not right fans should’ve been kept waiting so long on a
Mrs McGovern said there was no sign of the upset to come when
her daughter texted to saying she was “screaming along with the
other girls” an hour before the concert was due to start at
She was then shocked to receive a text from husband Mark, the
girls’ chaperone for the evening, saying it had been announced
Bieber wouldn’t be going on stage until 10.35pm.
Mrs McGovern said: “Mark was furious, he was waiting in the car
park and said children were leaving the O2 in tears because it
meant they were going to miss their trains.
“He said there were loads of complaints and O2 staff were
outside handing out contact details for the show’s promoter.”
“The concert didn’t finish until 11.35pm and the girls didn’t
get home until 1.30am.
"She’s normally hyped-up and screaming after a concert, but when she got in the car she fell straight to sleep" – Hannah's mum Maria
hyped-up and screaming after a concert, but when she got in the car
she fell straight to sleep.
“She was like a zombie the next morning.”
Lucy Palmer’s mum, Sue, was another angry parent, saying, “It
was shocking behaviour on JB’s part.”
The reason for Bieber’s late arrival, which was greeted by boos
inside the venue, remains a mystery.
O2 issued an apology on the singer’s behalf saying it was sorry
“for the lateness” of the show.
Mrs McGovern said Hannah, who met the singer at VIP
meet-and-greet event in London last year, had more than tears for
souvenirs from the concert.
“She came home with about £40 worth of merchandise, so it’s fair
to say she’s still a Justin fan.”
The globan idol today tweeted, saying he had been due to go on
stage at 9.35pm, rather than the reported 8.30pm.
Because of tecnical issues he didn't go on stage until 10.10pm,
He added in the tweet: "So... I was 40 min late to stage.
there is no excuse for that and I apologize for anyone we upset.
However it was great show and Im proud of that."
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