A Tween Injustice
Justin Bieber turns into his own scalper: First crack at Toyota tickets requirespaid fan club membership
After blowing away the Jonas Brothers at RodeoHouston in the battle over who would cause the most tween hysteria, Justin Bieber is headed back to Houston. Only, he's trading the cavernous realm of Reliant Stadium (where 72,000 Bieber maniacs packed in) for the more limited confines of the Toyota Center (capacity 19,300 for concerts).
And what works for Yao Ming doesn't necessarily work for Bieber. Or at least, his fans.
Tickets to Bieber's Nov. 6 show will go on sale Wednesday to members of Bieber Fever (an official fan club that requires a membership fee — yes, you'll be paying extra, something of an unofficial scalper's fee). Then, any remaining tickets go on sale to the general public (those fools with not enough Bieber Fever) on June 12 at 10 am. through the Toyota Center's ticket site and 1-866-4-HOUTIX. You can finally start buying tickets in person at the Toyota Center book office on June 14.
All the seats will likely be long gone by then and the whole fan club setup raises a reality that Bieber fans probably don't want to hear. Justin Bieber is essentially scalping tickets to his own show, making his most loyal devotees pay extra.
At least, Bieber Fever members get a "free" wall poster and rubber bracelet! And the first month of membership is also "free" — as long as you lock into four months of membership with a credit card.
At least, many 10-year-olds already have plastic these days.