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Review: Justin Bieber arrives late, but still draws legions of Beliebers to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa

Justin Bieber performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

Eve Edelheit

Justin Bieber performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

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Justin Bieber flew into Tampa just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, about 30 minutes late, descending from the rafters of the Tampa Bay Times Forum in glorious wings made of white guitars and glued together via tweenage tears of joy.

Considering that he's been as much as two hours tardy on this tour, we were fortunate.

But if the 15,067 fans at the Forum were miffed by his broken watch, all was forgiven once the cherub floated over three tiers of stage, video screens, a full band and lusty dancers signifying his now-legal age. Overdressed in white, like the coolest hospital orderly ever, he broke into heavily synthesized dancer All Around the World.

For more of Sean Daly's review, click here.

Also on Thursday, the Forum offered safe have to any parents, grandparents and chaperones whose kids had a ticket to the show. Stephanie Hayes hung out in the holding cell; click here for her story.



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