Performing outside of the Nokia Theater in a black varsity jacket and backed by six red-cardiganed dancers, the Biebs kicked things off with his teen smash “Baby.” He followed that up with “Somebody to Love.” His tween dancers were replaced by prancing children. After all, they just love the 16-year-old phenom.
But the best part came towards then end when Justin took over percussion for a drum solo (by the way, he plays the guitar and piano and “a little trumpet.” Seconds in, he lost one of his sticks. But he cleaned up the mess quickly, recovered without any major damage done to his set. It wasn’t perfect, but as the streamers flew towards at the end, it was obvious that he pleased the cheering audience clamoring for more. And me, too. It was perfect for his fans: simple, totally unpretentious fun.
Did you catch Justin’s performance? What did you think of the little guy’s VMA showing?
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