CLIPS of hysterical Justin Bieber fans working themselves into a state at his Australia’s Got Talent performance have been circulating since Monday.
But for five Warrnambool girls, their Bieber fever was never relieved.
Annalise Fraser, 15, Cody McConnell, 15, Georgie White, 13, Shelby Lenehan, 15, Caitlin Richardson, 14, and Sophie Ferriday, 17, ordered free tickets from Applause Store to the teenage star’s appearance on the talent show at Docklands Studios.
Annalise’s mother Tracey accompanied the group on the 5.33am train to Spencer Street station before queuing for more than five hours, only to be told they would not be entering the studio.
“It’s just disappointing,” Mrs Fraser said.
“Annalise has gone up to other shows and gotten through no worries.
“I kept thinking we’d get in, we were there early enough.
“We could have if we’d stayed overnight, booked accommodation.
“But you can’t do that when you’re looking after four girls.
“If they knew that so many of these people are coming from the country ... I just wish they’d give the country people a go.”
Mrs Fraser said she knew the tickets were based on a priority system so a seat in the audience was not guaranteed.
Die-hard Justin Bieber fan Annalise said she and her friends wanted to cry after security informed them they would not be entering the studio.
“In the line we were all hyped up ... then we were sad for the rest of the day,” she said.
Applause Store over-subscribes free tickets because audience members can be unreliable, audience manager Rebekah White said.
She said the 670 seats filled quickly.
“It’s first come, first served,” Miss White said
“It does say that on our website and on the tickets so they do know that is the case.”