I’ve been meaning to write about Macy’s Department Store in New York City.
It is called the World’s Largest Store.
One of the things that I like most about the store is its old, wooden escalators.
Today, when I went, I discovered that it was Justin Bieber Day at Macy’s. It was the launch day of his new fragrance Someday.
The perfume department was quite crowded.
I understood that Justin was coming in a couple of hours to meet the fans and help sell some perfume. I was impressed to learn that 100% of the proceeds are being donated to charities.
The girls were VERY intense about seeing their hero, and buying his new fragrance.
They were shelling out their money as quickly as they could.
Here is The Future Mrs. Bieber:
The crowd inside rapidly grew
and there was a tremendous crowd outside on Broadway, as well. I could hear them chanting his name over and over.
I went upstairs to the Starbucks to grab a seat and an iced coffee. Maybe I’d wait and catch a glimpse.
Mostly what I saw was the crowd growing, and barricades going up. At one point I saw a number of medics rush through the crowd.
Finally the crowd erupted. I think my hearing will never be the same.
I did not get to see Justin, sadly. But the crowd seemed very happy.
When I got home, I heard that Justin had gone outside to greet the fans, and was tackled by a man and knocked to the ground.
I hope that he’s okay! I’m not a Belieber – I don’t really know his music much, but I feel for a 17-year old young man who is under this much pressure, and is missing out on a normal, teenage existence.
He’s sure making a lot of girls very, very happy.
I know how they feel.
When I was their age, it was ALL about Donny Osmond.