Unbeliebable: Panic attack, fight over popstar’s jacket … and flowers for his mom

2013-05-13 00:00

THE Beliebers’ screams rose to a deafening crescendo when their hero appeared on stage in a white suit and dark glasses at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg last night.

When he cupped his hand over his crotch, as the late Michael Jackson used to do, the girls went into raptures.

When he took off his dark glasses, the screams turned into hysteria.

And when he asked the fans if he could make himself more comfortable by taking off his coat, the collective roar was like an explosion.

The Canadian teen sensation was precisely on time on stage, and started singing 'All Around the World'.

He had his fans in the palm of his hands. When he said “jump”, they all jumped, when he said “scream”, they yelled and when he said “throw your hands in the air”, the stadium became a sea of waving palms.

Bieber threw his jacket into the crowd and a few girls started fighting over it. The singer (19) admonished them, telling them to be nice.

He gave flowers to his mother, Pattie Mallette, on stage and sang for her on Mother’s Day.

Jamie le Roux (11) of Johannesburg had a panic attack and asked paramedics to administer Rescue Remedy. “It felt as if I was dying. It was my first Justin Bieber concert, so I was totally overwhelmed,” she said.

Thousands of screaming girls stormed into the stadium as soon as the gates opened. The girls — and some mothers — started jumping up and down and waving even before Bieber appeared on stage.

One girl said she probably wouldn’t go to school today. “I must be in bed by 8 pm and we are going to stay for the whole show, so I don’t think I will get enough sleep to go to school,” said Candice Kruger (eight).

A mother and her husband said she did not know how they would make it through the concert. Another mom started yelling hysterically when she thought her five-year-old boy had disappeared. When he appeared from behind a pillar she grabbed his collar and threatened a hiding if he let go of her hand again.

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