Justin Bieber backlash after late arrival at O2 concert

06:22 05 March 2013

Justin Bieber performs at the O2 in London...eventually. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Justin Bieber performs at the O2 in London...eventually. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Parents of Justin Bieber’s fans voiced their anger after the singer showed up more than one hour late to his show at The O2 last night.

The singer was more than one hour late. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA WireThe singer was more than one hour late. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The superstar was opening the first of four nights at the Greenwich venue but failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm.

Parents took to Twitter to criticise the 19-year-old, who was booed by the audience, for leaving youngsters waiting on a school night.

At 11.36pm, the official account for the 02 tweeted: “Justin Bieber is now on stage and apologises for the lateness of his show”.

It later added: “Sorry to all the Justin Bieber fans for the lateness of his show tonight. The Tube will still be running when the show finishes.”

An official account for Transport for London warned of busy trains on the Jubilee line following the concert, with the last train at 12.15am.

Father Wayne Parsonage tweeted that he ended up missing Bieber’s performance so he could make the last train home, and later added: “Discusting!! Waste of my time and money...never again.”

Tracey Wilson, from Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, took her teenage daughter, who has school today, to the concert.

The pair were left stranded after missing their train home and instead had to be collected by her husband.

She told BBC 5 live that the support acts overran by around 20 minutes to 8.50pm, finally followed by Bieber one-and-a-half hours later.

She said: “There was no apology to say why or I’m really sorry or to say something’s happened. It’s disgusting.

“...It got to about 9.30 and they were starting to boo, you’d think someone would have come on then.”

Another tweet complained: “Justin Bieber needs to understand he has fans that are really young he can’t come on stage like 1 hour and 45 mins late on a school night!”

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