Teen says £330 night with Justin Bieber was worth it - despite the star's two-hour late show (From Daily Echo)
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Teen says £330 night with Justin Bieber was worth it - despite the star's two-hour late show
10:32am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
STRUGGLING into school, Holly Sennett had more than good reason to be bleary eyed during lessons yesterday.
The 15-year-old was one of thousands of fans who had been kept waiting for teen-pop idol Justin Bieber the night before on the latest UK date of his worldwide sell-out tour.
Many were left fuming after the heart-throb took to the stage two hours late for the gig at London’s O2 arena.
The 19-year-old singer did not begin his performance until 10.30pm, prompting criticism from many of his school-age fans who struggled to get home from the concert or who had to leave early.
But according to Holly, the delay and subsequent late night was all worth it as the superfan also got to meet her idol before the show.
She hit back at fans who criticised the Canadian singer, saying simply: “He was worth the wait.”
“I thought he wouldn’t want to come out if he heard that.
“It is not like he was refusing to come out, something had obviously delayed him and it was a brilliant show.”
Holly paid £330 to bag a special ‘meet and greet’ with her heartthrob, which she said was also running nearly two hours late.
On seeing him in the flesh, Holly said: “It was perfect, he was perfect.
“He opened his arms and I just put my arm around him.
“I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was worth every penny.”
During the whirlwind meeting, Sholing Technology College pupil Holly also managed to show the international pop star a cutting from the Daily Echo when she was featured as one of his biggest fans.
Holly saved up the money to pay for the ticket from birthday and Christmas presents, pocket money and various babysitting jobs.
Bieber yesterday apologised for arriving late on stage in London, tweeting: “I was 40 mins late to stage.
“There is no excuse for that and I apologise for anyone we upset.
“However, it was a great show and I’m proud of that."