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Justin Bieber show 5 hits and misses: No traffic snarls, but no dustbins at Mumbai venue either

A quick run through the hits and misses at Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour India leg

music Updated: May 12, 2017 08:41 IST
Justin Bieber,Purpose concert,Mumbai stadium
Justin Bieber enthralls the audience at DY Patil stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT)

Although the Justin Bieber concert at Mumbai’s DY Patil stadium on Wednesday was a fairly well-coordinated event, it had its own share of ups and downs.

We tell you what worked and what didn’t :


Clear roads: In the afternoon, the roads leading to the venue were surprisingly clear before the concert. The fact that several VVIPs arrived by choppers helped.

Family bonding: Given that most Beliebers are tweens and teens, many turned up with parents. We could see parents and kids genuinely bonding at the gig.

Beliebers wait for the event to start. ( SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT )

Food courts: Irrespective of which class tickets you held, the food courts were arranged properly in each section.

Punctuality: The event started sharp on time. Not just the opening acts by Alan Walker and Zaeden, but Justin’s gig kicked off at 8.10pm too.

No pushing: The crowd was super-relaxed and well behaved. No pushing, shoving or unruly behaviour was witnessed.


No dustbins: There were no dustbins inside the venue or outside. The field was trashed with empty water bottles and packets of chips by the end of concert

The waste lying outside the venue. ( HT )

Loo problem: The washrooms were poorly maintained, apart from the ones in VVIP and VIP lounges.

Long gap: There was a gap of almost 45 minutes with nothing happening on the stage between Alan Walker’s performance and Bieber’s entry. This could have been avoided.

Watered down: Despite water being available for free at the venue, hawkers were allowed to sell bottled water for as much as Rs150.

Managing trouble: By the time the concert got over and people started leaving, the roads were jammed and the traffic was unmanageable.

First Published: May 12, 2017 08:11 IST