Do you remember that my granddaughter Jordyn loves Justin Bieber? I heard on the radio this morning coming into work that he was launching a new world tour and that he would be coming to Houston. All I could think about was how amazingly delighted she would be if she got to go to a concert and see Justin.
On the radio they mentioned that his fan club members would get priority access to his tickets. I am not out of touch so much that I do not realize that getting tickets for this event will be difficult.
So, I went to the “Bieber Fever” website. I scanned through the opportunities to join the fan club. There were monthly, quarterly and annual commitments for sale to his fan club. Each more expensively priced option promised better access to tickets. For $100 a year, you would have first access to his tickets, or so they promised. I wasn’t sure which option I was going to go with but decided to “register” to join his fan club. First screen asked for name and date of birth. I decided (this is where it all goes wrong) that I should use Jordyn’s name and birthday so she would get all the crazy and annoying Justin Bieber crap that would no doubt be generated from this membership in Bieberville. So, I put in Jordyn’s name and her birthday of September 4, 2007 (and the year was an option-no where did it say you must be a certain age to join Justin in his fan club). But as soon as I pressed enter-big warning signs came up that said I could not register!! I immediately took out her information and tried it again with my daughter Lauren’s information (she is over 18) and once again I got the big error again. I shut my computer down and tried again with my name and date of birth. AGAIN, I could not join the Justin Bieber Fan Club.
I sent an email to the “contact us” tab on the site. I explained that I had tried to belong and could not. I quickly got a message back and it is shown below.
Subject: Justin Bieber Re: Can’t register
So, I cannot join the Justin Bieber Fan club. It concerns me a little that I may be on some “child creeper” list somewhere. I may have made a huge mistake in trying to be a member of the Justin Bieber. Just wait until I try to go through customs at some international port and find I have been placed on some government watch list. Later, I tried to log-in from my home computer that has a different URL address. Still failed. No Justin Bieber membership for me in my future. I guess I will be regulated to trying to find tickets for Jordyn on eBay. My biggest concern is, given Jordyn’s undying love and devotion to Justin Bieber, what if I have somehow, inadvertently, caused her to be blacklisted from the “Biebs”. I think Granny may have finally succeeded in doing something that makes Jordyn madder than sending her pony, Snowney away to Devs. A loss of the Justin Bieber Fan Club could clearly ruin her young life, and I was responsible. Oh, boy!