2016,  concerts,  family,  favorite things,  music,  road trips

Justin Bieber

Several weeks ago I was listening to the radio and they were saying that in the next hour they were giving away tickets to see Justin Bieber in Seattle…. I should actually back up a little…

Last year while talking with my nieces, who at the time were 16 and 17, we were talking about music and concerts and one loves One Direction. They happened to be coming to Seattle last Summer- And the other loves Justin Bieber, who at the time wasn’t planning a tour. But since I have had my fair share of luck with winning, ie, Taylor Swift Tickets, meet and greet passes to Rascal Flatts, plus many littler things like cds, movie passes or tickets to local shows I had told them that if I won tickets to One Direction or Justin Bieber I would take them.

Justin Bieber

Summer came around and I tried to win tickets to One Direction, but I just didn’t get through. Fast forward almost a year, the day before my birthday, I hear my favorite radio station saying tickets were up for grabs shortly. You know that means my radar was on and I was on a mission. I mean, I may be many years older than JB, but I am a #belieber. (Yes, I really just said that. Plus, he’s hot!)

Only moments later they said it was time to call. I had my phone ready and called. Busy….
Called again…. Busy….
Then, my phone starts being a piece of junk. I was dialing and it was doing nothing. Literally, no noise, just sitting there doing nothing. I hung up and dialed again and it started RINGING! That late in the “call” gave me hopes! And then they answered! Yes, I WON TICKETS TO JUSTIN BIEBER! I was excited to say the least!

I was even more excited to tell my niece. After calling my sister earlier in the day to confirm that it would work, I called back to talk to my niece after she got out of school to tell her the news. She was so excited too! We had about a month until the show, but that didn’t stop us from counting down!

So come March 9th, I grabbed my niece early from school and we headed over the mountains.

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It was sort of a joke. (Once over the pass) It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get the typical 1 hour drive. We got to Seattle right at rush hour and it was insane. Plus, JB was in town. We got to our hotel about an hour before the show started, and luckily it’s just about a block away. But the parking garage was full and off site parking wasn’t going to happen. I don’t typically get annoyed at the hotel front desk people, but I was irritated that this place didn’t have enough parking for its guests- and I voiced that. Luckily the guy had someone “recheck” and they found a spot. It was a tight fit for my Tahoe, and after some back and forth I finally got parked. Now we were in a hurrying to get to our room and freshened up a little and headed out the door to the show.

We got over to the Key Arena and the line just to get inside was wrapped around the building. It was pouring rain, in typical Seattle fashion and luckily we had sweatshirts with hoods. Some of the girls barely had on clothes…..

We finally got in and to our seats, but there were people sitting in them! I double checked my tickets but I was in the right place. I asked the mom and daughter and they peaked at their tickets and they were exactly the same! So we checked with the aisle attendant and he had to call for back up, but finally told us that we were okay, but took the mom/daughter with him because they had counterfeit tickets! (Before the show started this happened several more times with people in our row!)

Another hour later JB finally came out, in a box, singing Mark My Words.  It was a really great start to an awesome show. I have been to a lot of concerts and I have never heard so many girls scream in my life. It was by far the loudest concert I have been too, but believe me, I joined in the fun!

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Justin sang mainly songs off of his new album, Purpose, but also sang Baby, Boyfriend and As Long as you Love me. I was a little sad for no Never Say Never, and no One Less Lonely Girl. But he still put on an amazing show!

Despite how far away we look, our seats were awesome, especially since they were FREE! But seriously, there were great but my camera zoom sucks!

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He had this awesome trampoline that came down and hovered in the air- while him and his dancers went up and jumped around and he sang. He definitely pulled out the fireworks, literally, as several times fireworks and other light displays went off. And his sound? It was awesome. When you could hear him over the thousands of screaming girls.

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For the encore they brought out a plastic mat, so I knew what was coming. And pretty soon it was raining.

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(Found this shirtless pic on IG. Sorry I didn’t get photocred)

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This guy put on one heck of a show and I’m glad I can say that I saw Justin Bieber at the top of his game! He was awesome!

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So of course we stood in line FOREVER after the show to get shirts. Most everything was sold out but luckily both my niece and I got the shirts we wanted.

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We had a super quick but awesome trip and I’m so glad I got to share this experience with my sweet niece. I hope she has as great of a time as I did!

After I had been home for a couple of days I spotted this on IG-
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Of course I had to run and check my shirt, because it has that quote on it… and sure enough, it has the typo! I hope they got them fixed before the next show!

And lastly, You don’t go to Seattle without taking a picture of the Space Needle. Since we didn’t have time to go up it, this will have to do for this trip!

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