DENVER — More than 18,000 people packed into to the Pepsi Center on Monday night to see Justin Bieber perform. He was in Denver as part of his Purpose World Tour.
Out of the nearly 20,000 people who paid a couple hundred bucks to see the superstar sing and dance, 99 percent were there by choice, whereas 1 percent were there because they had to be.
Case in point: Brandon DuBry.
DuBry drove down from Gillette, Wyo., with his girlfriend Kiarah to see Bieber. DuBry was sporting a Black Sabbath shirt as he explained why he was there.
“Her, basically,” he said, pointing to Kiarah. “She bought me Black Sabbath tickets about a month ago [at the Pepsi Center]. I just wanted to give her the same feeling I had”.
Then there’s Cully Stearns. He scored cool dad points by attending the show with his family.
“I’m sweating, waiting for Justin Bieber. I need some drinks,” he joked.
On a scale of 1 to 10, Stearns was asked how excited he was to see Bieber and be among thousands of "Beliebers."
“Like a zero,” he said with a serious look on his face.
At the front of the line were Kelsey Renee and her grandmother Stephanie Scott. The pair had been there since noon after driving in from Grand Junction. Renee is a die-hard "Belieber."
“I’m so excited. This amplifies my excitement,” she said.
Her grandmother? Not so much. She prefers blues artists.
“This is my third Bieber concert,” she said unimpressed. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her."
Fact is, there are plenty of people who attend Bieber’s concerts. More so than a lot of artists. While most are huge fans, there are still those who just don’t get it.
They’re pretty easy to point out: Just look for the folks who aren’t sporting Bieber gear and the ones who have miserable looks on their faces.