With half of America struck by this year's musical version of the Bubonic Plague known as Bieber Fever, 16-year-old Justin's got one of the few tours actually moving tickets this summer (yeah, we know about you, Gaga). If you're one of the lucky few checking out the pint-sized pop wunderkind on the road with opening act Iyaz, have I got a treat for you.
Here's a rundown of just what exactly goes into Bieber's headlining "My World" North American Tour, which kicked off a month ago in Hartford, Conn.
But before we get to that, here's another bonus: RM214, a high school class in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario concocted a Bieber-esque tune fittingly called "Summer Never Ends" to help fundraise for the school's Communication and Technology Department using Tunecore.com. Check out a video promoting it here and download the tune here.
"My World" Tour Fun Facts
10,000 French fries are consumed in one day.
75 Starbucks drinks are consumed in one day.
Justin's pre-show snack favorites include Sour Patch Kids and Gummy Worms.
Dancers burn over 6,000 calories a show, each!
30 miles of cable are used in the show.
30 towels are used onstage for each show.
20 rolls of electrical tape are used in a day (1,110 yards of tape or 3,330 feet).
48,600 feet of gaffer's tape will be used for the tour.
9 trucks are used to carry all equipment.
11 buses are used for all personnel.
32 tons/64,000 pounds of equipment are on the set.
Over 500 cases are used for equipment.
75 hats are brought on tour by the dancers alone. Each dancer has their own hat case.
1 million pieces of confetti are used for each show.
10 disco balls fit in the "My World" globe.
The metal heart prop weighs over 400 pounds.
Highest in-air stunts are performed at 30 feet off the ground.
Instruments 20 guitars will be used for the tour.
2-3,000 custom guitar picks will be used for the tour.
120 strings are used per week to restring the guitars.
15 drums are on stage each show.
14 sticks a week are used by drummer.