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Bieber Fan Storms Stage in Dubai

May 7, 2013
Justin Bieber

Drama continues to follow Justin Bieber's every dance move in Dubai, as it emerged fake tickets were used to enter a sold-out show.

This, coming on top of the on-stage molestation by an exuberant fan at his second show, had not dampened Bieber's enjoyment of Dubai, organisers have said.

Done Events media relations executive Nicola Vickery said event organisers had been aware prior to the first show at the Sevens Stadium that fake tickets would be used to get in, she said.

"Unfortunately we can't stop people doing that...we can just encourage kids not to do it, and tell them they won't get entry without a correct ticket."

Given the first show was sold out anyway, with 27,000 tickets sold, the company had not incurred a financial loss.

While the second show only sold 14,000, Vickery said she was not aware of fake tickets being used at that one.

The company had run into the issue in the past, with fake tickets also being sold for a Jennifer Lopez concert, she said.

"It happens all across the world at big shows, to be totally honest.

"This time we were well aware of (the fake tickets) before the show, but you just can't stop people buying from...other sources.

"Catching the guy who's making them has proved to be quite hard."

Vickery said Bieber would not be pressing charges against the man who had jumped on stage and grabbed him during the second show.

"A young fan desperate to meet his idol did make his way on stage, but was immediately removed and Justin professionally continued with his show. As far as we know no further action has been taken against the youth."

And despite Sunday's dramatic incident, Bieber was "fine" on Monday, Vickery said.

"More than fine, really. He has had a really good time in Dubai."

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