In theory, buyouts are a great idea. You gather a huge group of fans, go buy a ton of an artist’s CDs, then donate them to a worthwhile cause. Yet, all buyouts seem to do is cause more drama. Ever since Justin showed up to one buyout, people make him feel obligated to go the them all, and purposely schedule them on days where Justin will be in town. That’s cute and all, but you shouldn’t go to a buyout solely in the hopes of meeting Justin. That defeats the whole purpose of simply supporting him.
With the most recent NYC buyout, the drama surrounded that fact that after Justin left almost everyone, including the people who set up the buyout, left without finishing the buyout. Sure, that’s a bad example to set for all the other fans, but you gotta let things slide once in a while. Now, the drama is surrounding the Texas buyout, and how after the girls at the buyout waited hours to meet Justin, only a select few are getting to meet him. We have very mixed feelings about this whole situation. Sure, you shouldn’t go to a buyout simply in the hopes of meeting Justin, but that’s what most fans do, even the people organizing it.
So on one hand, we see where some of you are coming from saying it’s not fair that only some people are meeting Justin, when you’re right, even the leaders that tweeted on the buyout’s Twitter were begging Justin to show up. So is it right that the person who simply chose the day, address, and time of the buyout gets to meet him and pick 7 people to go with her, when everyone who went was a fan, and they all went in the hopes of Justin coming? Let’s face it, the person that organizes the buyout doesn’t have to string streamers from a ceiling, or put blood, sweat, and tears into organizing, even though it may seem that way. So is it really fair that only certain fans get to meet him?
On the other hand, we think people are overreacting. Would you want people hating on you if you were in Kayli’s position? We don’t think so. We think that some Bieber fans need to have a big wake up call and realize that being selfish and jealous isn’t getting them anywhere, specifically closer to Justin.
Also, to everyone complaining to Justin about how he didn’t come to the buyout, and how you’re not mad at Kayli or anyone going, but instead at him, you’re just ridiculous. We know our fair share of celebrities, and being on tour isn’t a cakewalk like it seems. Sure, days off are tons of fun, and typically besides maybe some press, you can have the day to yourself. But on concert days there’s tons of press for radio stations, news channels, and even newspapers, and rehearsals and preparations have to be done quickly to make room for sound check, meet-and-greets, and time before the show for the artist to relax. It’s not all fun and games all day, there’s a lot of things that you don’t know about that go into touring. Justin doesn’t magically go on stage at 9pm after getting deep tissue massages all day. Touring is hard work. Plus, for people like Justin, who are still in school, they have to fit in time to do work and tests, too. It’s not as easy as some of you guys think, so stop being naive about all the work that goes into his day, and stop trying to guilt-trip him. It’s not fair to him.
We think both sides of the situation have their faults in arguments, but who we really feel bad for is all the small town girls out there. There are girls, who live in tiny towns, not in the middle of Texas, or New York City, or L.A., who can’t even organize a legitimate buyout because their town is small. They can’t even hope that Justin will show up because he’s not coming to their town on tour. They don’t get to see him on tour, and have never seen him live, and it might not be feasible for them to travel to another city for a show. When you’re complaining, think about that girl. She’s on Twitter, reading this immature drama, and why don’t you imagine how she feels? She’s not getting to see Justin on tour, much less meet him, and she has to deal with that. We know there are plenty of girls out there in that situation.
It’s easy to tell people not to be jealous of someone else when you’ve already met him, or seen him live. It’s easy to hope that Justin will stop by during your buyout, since you live in a big city. But it isn’t easy to be the girl who can only see his concert on YouTube, and only hope that somehow, someway they’ll meet Justin someday.
So we think all of you who are selfish and complain out of jealousy all the time for someone else meeting Justin or being “favored”, think about how it must feel for the girls who don’t even have a chance at the opportunities to see Justin that you all have. So if you’re reading this, and you’re a girl who lives in a small town, hasn’t met Justin, and won’t be seeing him on tour, just know we wrote this for you. We wish everyone could have a chance to meet Justin, but especially loyal fans like you who don’t just like him for the perks, or organize things because he’ll be on tour in your city that day. You support his music as best as you can, and that’s what makes you so great. So in the midst of this drama, smile. Hopefully somehow you’ll get to meet him soon.