If they can’t accept that then that’s their problem
Everyone has the right to individuality
Believing in yourself takes more than following a crowd
Everyone should be who they are without having to apologise…
I know it sounds cliche and cheesy but Justin has taught me to never say never. It was only a few months ago I said there is no point trying to even see him, never mind meet him as it will never happen…but it just did. I always got jealous of those girls who had seen Justin…I was never going to get that chance. Then he announced his UK tour. Me and Hollie got tickets. 128 days to go. Bieberfever.com had a competition to win a meet and greet by promoting the website… Our chance? The day before his concert (Saturday 19th March 2011) I was on my way back home after working at my dad’s work and was spazzing that I was seeing Justin tomorrow night! The excitement was tiring. As I woke up from a sleep, which turned out to be the most memorable sleep EVER, I looked at my phone and saw fifteen messages and a missed call. What was going on here then? I read the ones from Hollie “SIOBHAN WE WON THE MEET AND GREET!” Was I still asleep or was she joking? I text back. “Really?” Within seconds I got a text back “5PM TOMORROW NIGHT!” I had to re-read the texts. This couldn’t be happening. “DAD! IM MEETING JUSTIN BIEBER TOMORROW! HOLLIE WON THE MEET AND GREETS!” I screamed. He laughed and went “your joking, right?” I showed him the texts. He believed me. Even though I was spazzing…a little bit of me didn’t want to go. If I went, it would mean more effort on finding an outfit which was perfect! I spent the rest of the night trying to ‘perfect’ my smile for the photos and thinking of what to say. “Hi Justin, I just want to thank you for inspiring me” I kept rehearsing into my mirror. It hadnt sunk in. The concert was only just beginning to sink in and now I was meeting him? Bloody hell…. That night I just couldn’t sleep. Nervous, scared, anxious… But not excitement? I was that nervous I felt sick. 11pm and I ended up searching through my wardrobe for something decent to wear. 12am and I ended up arranging my makeup into order of how to put it on. 1am and I was searching YouTube for ideas of how to do my makeup and redo my hair. I had decided on simple pink eyeshadow and pink lips - Justin liked girls with ‘natural beauty’. I don’t think I’m pretty at all, but like they say, less is more. Plans were to set my alarm for half nine to give me enough time to recurl my hair, get dressed and do my makeup. I woke up and looked at my alarm. 8am. You had to be kidding me? Sat in bed I decided to check twitter. One girl who I got talking to who was also going to the meet and greet had tweeted “SEAN KINGSTON IS RUMOURED TO BE PERFORMING TONIGHT”. I sat still staring at the screen. Why was all this happening at once? I slowly got ready to Justin’s CD playing full blast. It still hadn’t sunk in. We were setting off at 11am and meeting Hollie at 1pm. I was ready by 9.08am. Great. That’s what happens when you decide on basic jeans, a top and jacket then minimal makeup and messy 80s style curls… In the car mum and dad kept teasing me about meeting my ‘future husband’ and that I’d probably end up fainting on him. Knowing me, I actually would faint. Nerves were getting more powerful every minute. Hollie and me were sat in McDonalds pointing at randomers and saying which of Justin’s crew they were in disguise. Then off to build a bear it was to get Justin’s belated birthday present…a purple wizards of waverly place teddy that sang ‘I want candy’. Twix was an obvious must and then a birthday card. “Harry ate a tennis ball…he was dreading the next time he went for a pooh” was immediately the card we got as it had a photo of a beaver and was random like us and Justin.. We had to go back to the MEN to get our meet and greet wrist bands at 4.30pm. Time slowly went by so we decided to stalk Nando’s to see if any of Justin’s crew had popped in; walked by the gang of bieber-obsessed girls outside the gates saying “what time is the meet and greet again?” and generally being annoying. Half four came and we got the yellow wristbands off Justin’s crew and sat waiting by the door for ages. Five o’clock came and an American man came out the door asking for all meet and greeters. We were there in a shot. We got lead into the room and waited until everybody was in and then he lead us down a corridor. There it was. The MEN arena empty. Workers were busy fixing up the stage as we walked down the steps to the floor level. The men lead us down a corridor backstage and we got told to wait in a line. “Shouldn’t be long now” he said. There was about twenty of us waiting in this corridor. We were obviously the eldest. The others were around ten, eleven max. “Have you got that for Justin?” a Scottish woman asked Hollie as she held the build-a-bear box. “It’s a lovely idea,” she grinned as we nodded. Half an hour slowly went by and Kenny, Justin’s famous bodyguard, came out a room smiling. “Are you all here for Justin?” he asked us. We all nodded in unison grinning like goons. He took the priority group into the room and the door shut. Another five minutes ticked by and Kenny came back out followed by the priorities. The girl in the wheelchair was crying. “It’s weird how someone as human as Justin can have that effect on people” I said to Hollie. Kenny instructed us into a room and we lined up around the perimeter of the room. A curtain was draped around a frame in the middle of the room. “Thankyou” a familiar male voice said, coming from behind it. A weird squeak came from me as I heard him talk some more. “Whoopsy” I laughed as I tried to calm myself down. The line went down quickly and we found our selves at the front. Me, Hollie and two other girls were lead into the curtain by Kenny! I think Hollie was about to pee herself as she kept saying how much she wanted to meet him earlier. There he was. The black jacket. The black jeans. The supras. The newly cut hair. THE MOLE! “Hey girls” he grinned to us. “You two this side” Kenny said to us. Hollie stood next to Justin and I stood next to her. With his hand on my arm, my heart raced. Not only had I just seen him…he was touching me! “Sunday, Sunday, Gotta get down Sunday” Justin sang. “That song’s amazing,” i laughed. “Rebecca Black,” he laughed. After Alfredo, one of Justin’s crew, took the photo, we moved to the side, Justin still dancing and singing to Sunday, his latest parody of Friday - the amazing *cough* song by Rebecca Black. “Can I have a hug?” Hollie asked Justin. “Yes, you can have a HUG!” he said, mimicking her northern “hug”. “You just took the piss outta her accent,” I said to him. “What?” Justin laughed to me, looking me directly in the eyes. “You just took the piss outta her accent,” I laughed, still looking in his eyes. They were so gorgeous. “I didn’t,” he laughed. “Can you move on, girls?” Kenny asked us. “Didnt mean to swear, but you did,” I laughed. He smiled and shook his head. Best not argue back. This is Justin Bieber… He could have me killed by 1000s of teenage girls in seconds. We got out of the curtain and it hit me. That was Justin Bieber, the boy I had been dreaming about meeting for three years! Running out the room, tears fell from my eyes. I couldn’t believe i had just met him. Stood against a fire extinguisher, I began to shake as Hollie had a bitch about Kenny. He was pretty rude. As if that had just happened. I could still hear him laughing and talking. It was a dream come true. Today has been the best day of my life, without a doubt. His concert was amazing and I argued with Justin Bieber. Not many people can say they’ve done that! I will never forget today. Its taught me to never give up. I have waited months and years for my turn and today it finally happened. It won’t sink in until we get the photos back. But I can’t believe what happened today. He hasn’t got the most amazingest voice ever, but he is one of the most down to earth people I have ever met. He gets so much hate for doing what he loves doing, yet never fails to not let the hate get to him. For that reason, he’s my inspiration. I will remember today for the rest of my life. Justin is one of the most down to earth people I have EVER met!