by Kirsty Crawford
The truth is out. I am a Belieber.
In order to maintain the little that is left of my street reputation, I’ve decided that rather than just easily admitting my weird love for Biebs (nickname basis), I’m going to come up with an elaborate set of excuses that grant me permission from my peers of watching the boy that I have a strange liking towards live.
The ‘I’m chaperoning my little sister’ excuse can be used by other closet Beliebers out there who have a sister readily available. Another can be used by others who like Bieber’s music but don’t wish to be labelled under the teenage fangirl collective, grudgingly going to be ‘ironic’. An excuse which no one can question.
Rumours are to be beliebed. Your under-the-radar crush Justin Bieber is scheduled to arrive in Scotland, playing at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on the 27th October 2016.
The sought after tickets are expected to drive the internet into meltdown due to the sheer volume of the population frenzying over your favourite guilty pleasure.
The general sale will take place on Thursday 17th December at 9am. To avoid tears of frustration, we have compiled this list of tips to make sure you get a fair chance of being emotionally ready for Bieber’s presence.
Get your game face on.
Charge charge charge
9am. Phone in hand. Ready to rock and roll. Then, disaster strikes. It might seem obvious to charge your devices but if you are in any way similar to me – a general mess lacking expected common sense – then the clear is not a mist of clarity. Get charging. Obviously.
If you crash
The Beliebers are a mass which will no-doubt break the internet. The sheer quantity of fans trying to grab tickets will likely crash whatever page you are buying from. If the page does stop loading, the insightful thing to do is to go back and continue from the previous stage. An abundance of ticket-selling websites agree that this is a better option than refreshing the page. Stay cool. You know what you’re doing.
Gather all of your devices
You can use multiple devices to buy tickets. Get your telephone, mobile and laptop all ready to go. Expect sore eyes from staring at pixels for what seems like an eternity and extreme rage bursting from impatience. Whatever, Biebs is worth it.
Get signed up
Setting up an account with the website you’re buying from will help you speed through the billing information at the checkout when every second counts. Do you really want your ironic tickets snatched from your hands from a walking teenage hormone? The key to success is signing in.
Do not refresh
Don’t refresh your browser when the website that you’re buying from is attempting to find you tickets. You will lose your position in the line and the website will be really pissed off at you, welcoming yourself straight back to square one.
If all else fails…
Blag your way in
Dress up as Selena Gomez? Pretend you’re a Victoria’s Secret angel? Whatever. Talk like a person who completely understands what having their life in order is like. Done.
I’ve got a lot to question. Why am I going to all this effort? Why do I genuinely like this music I once considered pop-junk? I’ve been telling myself it’s a phase but now I’ve realised I am no longer in denial.
I belieb. Sorry, not sorry.