Justin Bieber’s Believe concert-documentary opens in 19 days. For a certain constituency, Christmas is now only about the teen superstar. Around the world, they will gather to sit in darkened theaters while screaming, crying, and shushing anyone who so much as eye rolls at the screen.
With this in mind, the sixth snippet is titled “#FanLove,” and shows the Biebs handling the controlled mayhem at one of his Believe tour pre-show Meet And Greets like a pro.
At these traditional events, for a VIP price (typically upwards of $300 and includes concert tickets), lines of sobbing tweens and teens are marshaled into position next to Bieber for photo-ops while the singer attempts to engage for every shot and with everyone.
It’s likely a tall order, and there have been reports of complaints by fans along Justin’s Believe tour over “rushed” Meet and Greets, and video of security ‘manhandling’ the young girls who attend.
IQ had previously made the point that a balancing act of wrapping M&G’s in time for shows and making them personable seemed to get harder as the Believe tour went on, and it’s certainly something for Bieber’s management and tour organizers to look at going forward.
On the other hand, there are plenty of testimonials detailing thousands of fans’ enjoyment of their M&G experience.
Justin is seen in the Believe clip directing fans to kiss him on the cheek or pull ‘funny’ faces as he tries to make the brief encounters memorable. The fans shown seem delighted, albeit teary.
In other Believe movie news, the world premiere of Justin Bieber’s Believe now has a date.
It will take place Wednesday, December 18 at Regal L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
The “All That Matters” singer has confirmed he will be there, and the movie’s director Jon M. Chu will also be in attendance.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 6, 2013
The movie mixes Believe tour concert and candid behind the scenes footage, and interviews with Justin, his manager Scooter Braun, and selected friends, family and producers such as R&B titan Rodney Jerkins.
Team Bieber is pulling out all the stops for the premiere and signed up to a contest hosted by CelebCalls in which one girl can win a “date” with the singer at the red carpet event.
To be in with a chance, click here for instructions.
Believe debuts on Christmas Day in the US and other dates in the holiday period elsewhere.
(Photo: Bieber meets a fan at a Meet and Greet)