Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2:19 PM
What do they call Bieber fever in Nowray? Scandinavian mania, of course, and this week it is on the rise.
After the teen heartthrob announced he would perform a free four-song show outside the Oslo Opera House in Norway, around 15,000 fans overran the city, mobbing the streets. The mayor of the city reportedly had to hide behind a tree to avoid being trampled, and some fans even took to paddling inflatable rafts across a water area to reach the stage.
According to TMZ, a whopping 49 teenage girls were injured, 14 were taken away for emergency care, and police nearly declared a state of emergency in the city.
Bieber took to Twitter to beg his fans to comply with police, and the concert was eventually allowed to proceed. The power of Bieber … it can be used for good as well as evil.