Nervous wait for Bieber
Popstar tweets his way to New ZealandBRIDGET JONES
While Justin Bieber's New Zealand fans are getting dizzy with excitement about their idol's visit, the teen pop sensation is still making fans scream over the ditch.
The 18-year-old took crowd control into his own hands during an outdoor concert in Sydney as fans showed their collective crush for the teen star. Bieber did what security and police could not during this morning's Sunrise performance - persuade thousands of teenage fans to step back for their own safety.
Presenter David Koch did his best to calm the crowd after several distressed audience members were carried out by staff, but it required Bieber to intervene before they actually listened.
''Take a step back, everyone just take one step back. There we go,'' Bieber said as the crowd duly followed.
'Bieber fever' returned to Circular Quay via a chorus of girlie screams two years after a similar concert for the Seven Network was cancelled due to overcrowding.
While the event was ticketed this time, hundreds gathered on surrounding streets and balconies to catch a glimpse, while commuters danced on passing ferries.
As part of his promo-stopover, Bieber performed singles Boyfriend and All Around The World and reserved a medley of songs for the gathered fans
According to Twitter, Bieber is already starting to feel the strains of his global press tour.
The Boyfriend singer is expected in Auckland today for a three-day promotional visit for his new album Believe.
His starlet girlfriend Selena Gomez is expected to be travelling with him.
After his breakfast TV performance, the teenager turned to Twitter to tell fans how exhausted he was.
"But now...IM TIRED> but I love u Australia. gonna meet with some special kids right now."
While Auckland International Airport was Belieber-less, fans were expected to flock to meet the star later this afternoon.
However, it is likely Bieber will arrive by private jet and will avoid the airport arrival gate altogether.
Last time he was here in 2010, hundreds of teenage girls gathered to catch a glimpse of the singer. One quick fan even stole his baseball hat, later holding it to ransom.
That hasn't stopped some fans going to extreme measures to get closer to the Canadian singer.
Carmelia Ng volunteered to get a tattoo of Auckland radio station Mai FM's logo on her bum in exchange for tickets to his exclusive showcase tomorrow night.
Only 200 tickets were available for the performance, with several companies giving them away.
Fans are expected to stake out the Sky Tower bungy, as the singer hinted to Twitter fans he might be keen to recreate his daredevil antics from his last visit, when he threw himself off the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
"Oh yeah I'm going to New Zealand on July 19th!! #BUNGEE."
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