Selena Gomez (with a Surprise Appearance by Justin Bieber!) at the Pacific Amphitheatre Last Night

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Selena Gomez
July 24, 2011
Pacific Amphitheatre

First things first: It took 40 minutes to drive five miles through Costa Mesa, which can only mean something big was going down at the OC Fairgrounds. Yes, the OC Fair brings its share of a-holes on the road surrounding the venue, but tonight it was extra packed. Why so packed? Well, every parent in Orange County was driving their giddy teen to catch a glimpse of Disney cutie Selena Gomez.


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Selena Gomez hit the music scene after gaining popularity from her hit TV show Wizards of Waverly Place. Based the crowd at the Pacific Amphitheatre, she's hugely popular. The place was PACKED! Teens with "I HEART YOU SELENA" posters and homemade T-shirt expressions of devotion surrounded me. Moms with their daughters, packs of teenage girls and random boys texting throughout the show filled the crowd.

Selena's set list was long and her fans sang along to every song while standing on their chairs. It was adorable, really. Even the parents were dancing while watching their daughters and snapping pictures of them at "their first concert." (I suspect.) Selena must have flipped her hair a thousand times and her frequent stomach touching made me think of calling TMZ to start rumors. (Kidding.) To be honest, Selena really was impressive. Holding her bedazzled microphone, flashing that smile, and waving to everyone...the crowd ate it up.

After about 13 songs (and a little girl falling on me; see below) Selena introduced her band the Scene. She and the group have pretty special chemistry. The background singers were amazing; so was the sporadic rapping from the band and some extra rapping by Selena. (Okay, I'm kidding. The rapping was unnecessary and pretty terrible but--to each his own.)

After a few more songs came the moment that you probably heard, no matter where you were last night. The shrill screams of teenagers' hearts bursting in unison escalated when Selena introduced her "friend" Justin Bieber. They embraced, and then Justin stole every prepubescent heart (plus parents) doing a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River."

In all, I was truly surprised by the range of Selena's voice and her ability to sing live, unlike some other "artists" these days. She loved the crowd and the crowd loved her right back. This concert was a complete sell-out and the audience was more than appreciative to be in the outdoor venue under the stars while looking at their favorite star. Selena Gomez.

Critic's Bias: I am too old for this shit. Where are the margaritas?

The Crowd: The crowd was packed with every screaming teenager in Orange County. I suspect some of LA County's teens made it out too. Their moms were there as well of course...and some creepy old dudes.

Overheard in the Crowd:

"AHHHHHHHHHH! SELENA!!! I LOVE YOU SELENA."

"OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU SELENA!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!"

"OMG Justin Bieber is soooo sexy!! Hey, I'm 17 so I can say that. It's not like I'm a pedophile!"

"Selena actually isn't that bad. I kind of liked that song. Kind of."
"There are a lot of creepy old guys here!"


Random notebook dump: True story. A little girl in front of me seriously fell out of her seat backwards and landed on me! Coincidentally, it was during a song called, "Falling Down." You can't make this stuff up!

Setlist:
A Year Without Rain

Hit the Lights

Summers Not Hot

Round & Round

The Way I Loved You

We Own the Night

Love You Like a Love Song

Spotlight

When the Sun Goes Down

Intuition

Who Says

Falling Down

Bang a Drum

My Dilemma

Off the Chain

Tell Me Something I Don't Know

Naturally
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27 comments
Eslayed_9999
Eslayed_9999

i saw all episodes of your series Wizards Of Wiverly Place he is so funny

Micaela Weiner
Micaela Weiner

Moms with their daughters, packs of teenage girls and random boys texting throughout the show filled the crowd.

Sophia543
Sophia543

why is he holding his mic so far up?He sounds horrible

Gong Gong
Gong Gong

Justin cant sing and i know a video where Justin died, BEST VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!of THE world

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!!!Make $11/hr on the internet. She has been ... laid off for 10 months but last month her pay check was $2079 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site  LazyCash33. comThank you!!! :)

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!!!Make $11/hr on the internet. She has been ...@drakely:disqus laid off for 10 months but last month her pay check was $2079 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site  LazyCash33 .comThank you!!! :)

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!!!!Can you make lilte money!!a co-worker's step-aunt makes $11 every hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $171 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site  http://is.gd/l2uOQ9Thank you!!! :)

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!!!!Can you make lilte money!!a co-worker's step-aunt makes $11 every hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $171 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site  LazyCash33. com.Thank you!!! :)

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!!!Can you make lilte money!!!a co-worker's step-aunt makes $11 every hour on the laptop. She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $171 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site  LazyCash33 .com.Thank you very much!!!! :)

drakely
drakely

Thank you Justin!Can you make a lilte money. best friend's ex-wife made $141 past week. she is making an income on the laptop and moved in a $569 condo. All she did was get fortunate and put to use the instructions leaked on this website  LazyCash33.com. Thank you very much!!!!!! :))

FEF
FEF

 u BITCH Xd GIVE ME MY SELENA BACK WHAT A FUCK MOOOOOOOOOOMG

Johntucker2
Johntucker2

u need u work on ur voice son come back in 10 years 

Kellie
Kellie

I would be so pissed if I payed 50 bucks to see Selena and had to listen crapy Justin Biber! I don't want to be a hater so I decide not to listen to him Because I don't like him and now hes in a show I thought was about some one I did like >.<

My Holy Gomez
My Holy Gomez

Ahhh!!!! I'm probably one of the "Creepy old dude's" but i don't care... My picture #18 in the slideshow above... I'm a huge Selena fan and yes i am 25 years old!!! I was waiting for this concert since March and it was well worth it!!! I will be seeing her in San Diego and Las Vegas in September... Parent's were ruthless... I put my program down on my seat and the parent behind me told her son to take it!!! I was like "OH HELL NO"... I snatched my program away from him and told him, don't be taking things that are not yours, and I told the mother, Nice things your teaching your kids!!! GOOD TIMES!!!

Dennice5
Dennice5

man i wass almost going to go but  i didint :( selena please do another concert please im a biggest fan of ur trust me you not justin hahha jk

  D
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THANK YOU   SALENA  for   being  there  for  my    granddaughter      THANK YOU  JUSTIN                 she is  NOT  doing  so good  her  parents  are going  threw  hard  times  when  she  walk  in my   house  last night  see  had  a  smile  that  i  have  not  seen  in  a  long time   THANK YOU            GOD  BLESS  YOU  ALWAYS.   she  will  always  remember this  concert.

Jchicas38
Jchicas38

fuck bieber dat nigga can suck my balls no one likes him selena you  can do better than him im single im way better loooking den dat nigga.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill T.
Bill T.

Um, I believe that was self-referential, funny.

salma
salma

 i am Salma Nasr,i am your nombre 1 fan i am 8 i can't believe you were pregnant i live in Riyadh came visite me please  

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