KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was "Biebermania" in downtown Kansas City on Friday night as nearly 20,000 Justin Bieber fans swarmed to the Sprint Center for his highly-anticipated Believe concert.
Girls of all ages were decked out in Bieber gear from head to toe. As they waited to enter the arena, many couldn't help but scream in anticipation.
The chaperoning dads didn't always share the enthusiasm.
As the crowd started filing through the doors, 14-year-old Katrina Burk of Olathe, Kan., was stuck waiting outside the line. Her mom, Angela Burk, didn't initially buy tickets because she thought the Bieber fever was just a fad.
"She had it all setup on the computer," Angela said. "All I had to do was put a credit card in, but I didn't do it."
But months later, Katrina still wanted to see her idol perform in person. So with Bieber shirts, face paint and signs, the Burks stood outside the Sprint Center in frigid temperatures in the hopes of snagging some tickets within their budget.
"(Katrina's) fingers are numb," Angela Burk said. "She was just telling me, 'Mom are we really going to stay here?'"
After hours of waiting, their patience paid off with two tickets only nine rows from the stage.
"It hasn't hit me yet. It's not real," Katrina said as she squeezed her ticket against her chest. "I don't even know how to describe it. It's like the best feeling of the world."
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