Justin Bieber Fans Wait in Line Two Days for Concert
By Ben Fractenberg, Jennifer Glickel and Yepoka Yeebo
MIDTOWN WEST —Rockefeller Center reverberated to screams and chants as Canadian pop star Justin Bieber performed on the Today Show Friday Morning.
"I'm his future wife," said Lindsey Schifman, 13.
"No, I'm his future wife," said Emma Bochner, also 13.
"We're missing school for this, we'll say we had a very important meeting to attend," said Emma.
Lindsey added, "We had to plan a wedding!"
Lindsey's mom, Jennifer Schifman, drove the friends in from Tenafly, N.J., this morning.
"They're going right back to school," she said. "That way, they have bragging rights when they walk in."
Tonda Canfield, visiting from South Bend, Ind., asked a little girl
how long she'd been waiting."She said since 4 a.m.,"
"I got here 15 minutes ago. There's a fence between us, but we're in the same spot," he said.
Doris White, whose grandson was visiting from Coral Springs, Fla., got a 6:30 train from Rockville Centre, Long Island.
"He wanted to come, so I brought him," White said.
"I want to tell my friends that I saw him," said 7-year-old Kevin White Jr.
People started lining up on Thursday, and by the evening, the line snaked down the middle of W. 48th Street to Fifth Avenue.
Bailey Hostermain and her friend Connor Bryan, both 14, were among the roughly 400 fans already in line Thursday evening to see tween pop sensation Justin Bieber perform live at Rockefeller Center Friday morning.
Hostermain and Bryan, both from central Pennsylvania, were the first ones in the line. They'd been camped out at the same spot since 3 p.m. Wednesday — and they didn’t plan on moving until after seeing their idol perform.
“I like his music,” said Hostermain. “It’s really inspirational.”
Evelyn Lubrano drove her 15-year-old daughter Rebecka to the city from Long Island to see the show. She said she planned on taking walks around Manhattan while her daughter and a friend held their spots in line.
“My husband thinks I’m crazy, but it’s fun,” said Lubrano, who added that Bieber seemed like a nice young man.
New Jersey high school seniors Sinaid Byrne, 18, and Becca Jude, 18, have such intense Bieber fever they're willing to miss their senior prom for the opportunity to see the tween sensation perform live.
"He's totally worth missing prom for!" Jude told DNAinfo.
"We left school early today, we're missing school tomorrow, and because of it, we're missing our prom tomorrow night. But we've been planning this whole thing for three months, so it'll be worth it."
Bieber is scheduled to take the stage at Rockefeller Center at 7 a.m. for a taping of NBC's "Today" show.