Selena Gomez brought more than 1,000 adoring little fans into the OC Fair’s Pacific Amphitheatre July 24, but nothing she did compared to their reaction when Justin Bieber walked onto the stage!
Justin Bieber was in the house and you would have known it from miles away. Even though the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. only holds 1,250 people, the screaming was easily equivalent to a 100,000 seat stadium.
“I have a surprise for you,” Selena, 19, told her adoring audience after her final song. We all had been holding our breath waiting for this moment the entire night. Justin was in California, so of course he’d be at Selena’s concert, right?
When Justin walked out and hugged Selena, the slew of 6-11 year old girls surrounding me started jumping up in down on their seats, moms fanned themselves with excitement and dads grinned ear to ear, recording their daughters’ reactions to their favorite rockstar’s surprise performance. The energy was so intense, even I screamed.
Justin’s acoustic performance to “Cry Me A River” was lovely, but I wouldn’t say it outshone Selena’s act. The Disney starlet certainly held her own up their on the stage, singing more than 15 songs, one right after the other. At one point, Selena even rapped a Nicki Minaj verse, which was pretty entertaining.
That said, at the end of the day, it’s not Selena’s stellar vocals or awe-inspiring stage presence that wins anyone over — it’s her positive message and uplifting attitude.
“Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. I’m here on this stage tonight, because YOU believed in me,” she told the crowd. And we ate it up…every last second.
If you get the opportunity, be sure to check out Selena & the Scene on their We Own the Night tour — I promise you won’t be disappointed!