Justin Bieber fever cools as fans are kept waiting once more
JUSTIN Bieber fans have inundated the Post with angry emails after the star was late on stage for the second time in three days.
Not only was the teen pop star an hour late appearing at the Capital FM Arena on Saturday, but it emerged yesterday that he kept fans waiting nearly 50 minutes at London's O2 Arena on Monday.
Fans took to social networking sites to express their dismay.
Many commented on the Nottingham Post's Facebook page.
Christine Webster said: "Maybe he thinks his English fans aren't that important."
Kerry Beeby said: "Wow. So it's not just the once then. I heard he was late at other dates too. I do think he owes people an explanation because if it wasn't for his loyal fans he'd be nothing."
Steffie Hilgers said: "Disgraceful. Shows no respect for the fans."
Sonya Robinson said: "Think it's time he made a statement and said why he was late."
Sarah Lou said: "[I] used to like him. Thought his tour two years ago was brilliant.
"[I] was disappointed at his show in Notts. No interaction with the crowd, late on etc. I paid a lot of money to take my daughter to see him as his ticket prices were ridiculous."
Bieber yesterday wrote on Twitter that "technical issues" were behind the O2 delay. He apologised to fans.
Initial reports had suggested he had been nearly two hours late. However, it yesterday became apparent he had been due on stage at 9.30pm and was 49 minutes late.
He said: "There is no excuse for that and I apologise for anyone we upset.
"[I] never have any intent to upset or let anyone down."
Bieber had already come under fire for his late show in Nottingham at the weekend.
Among those who said they felt let down was Abby Herod, who took her three-year-old son.
She said: "As you can appreciate I had a three-year-old who was quickly growing tired. When Justin Bieber finally came on at 10.10pm my son was exhausted, he managed half an hour before falling to sleep.
"When he came on stage he did not smile and looked miserable. He complained about fans throwing things on stage and threatened to have them escorted out. I am thoroughly disgusted at his lack of commitment to his younger fans."
Capital FM Arena has said they weren't informed why Bieber was late on stage.
Some people have contacted the Post to say they enjoyed Saturday's gig.
Eve McElhone e-mailed, saying: "It's not like he didn't impress during the concert. I thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent on the stage. I think he deserves more credit seeing as he did finish the whole set."