(LIVERPOOL, England) -- Justin Bieber is in Liverpool, England gearing up for his performance at the city's Echo Arena Friday night, but die-hard fans just couldn’t seem to wait until the show to catch a glimpse of the Bieb.
In a scene reminiscent of what happened in Liverpool 40 years ago with that city's favorite sons, The Beatles, huge crowds of screaming fans gathered outside Justin’s hotel Thursday and, MTV reports, shut down the entire block. Justin tweeted "This is crazy. There are like thousands of people out there. Love everybody but gonna try and get some sleep. Please don't scream. LOL.”
Both E! and TMZ reported earlier that Liverpool police asked Justin and his entourage to not leave the hotel or even step out on his balcony in fear that a riot might occur. In fact, they were threatened with arrest if they did so. Then, TMZ reported that police changed their minds, and advised Justin to step out onto the balcony and wave, in hopes that the crowds would begin to disperse. Justin did just that, and then tweeted, "That was great! Got to say hi to everyone. We are following the rules."
Unfortunately, the screaming Beliebers weren't satisfied and stayed put.
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