Bieber Wows A-List Crowd at Pre-Super Bowl 'Homecoming'

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Leisure Author

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bieber can depart even a room filled with elite athletes, actors and A-listers star struck.

The invite-only visitors at Friday’s first of two nights of a Tremendous Bowl-week get together dubbed “Homecoming Weekend” crushed round a small stage-in-the-round underneath a tent on the Pacific Design Heart in West Hollywood, California to get near Bieber, who hopped, bopped and shimmied by a 45-minute set because the night’s headliner.

The group included Jeff Bezos, his girlfriend TV host Lauren Sánchez, “Hamilton” actor Anthony Ramos and NFL Corridor-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez.

Many of the palms across the stage had been holding telephones within the air and filming. Some gleeful followers rotated to shoot selfies with Bieber, who wore a a black skullcap, shades, a white hoodie and a glowing necklace as he boogied within the background.

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With a spare five-piece band, the 27-year-old pop star performed a set that leaned closely on current songs, together with “Any individual,” “Maintain On,” “Ghost,” and “As I Am,” with a couple of nods to the previous, like 2015′s “What Do You Imply?”

He stood at a keyboard to play an earnest electric-piano intro to “Peaches” earlier than getting again to the dancing.

Bieber stored the songs flowing, and stored the between-song banter to a minimal.

“You guys having a great evening?” he mentioned at one level. “You guys rooting for the Rams?”

Regardless of the free meals and top-shelf spirits being served, the outside patios had been principally empty as everybody jammed into the tent to observe Bieber.

Proof of vaccination was required of the 1,500 visitors. Few wore masks.

It was one among per week filled with leisure occasions main as much as Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the primary within the Los Angeles space in almost three a long time, with the hometown Los Angeles Rams enjoying the Cincinnati Bengals.

Evening one additionally included a DJ set from Marshmello. Drake is about to carry out on evening two.

The occasion, introduced by The h.wooden Group, REVOLVE, PLACES.CO and Unusual Leisure, was themed on a highschool homecoming.

The principally younger visitors posed at photograph stations with bejeweled soccer helmets, took footage in entrance of a faux-high-school hallway of pink lockers and trophy instances.

Staffers had been wearing soccer uniforms, making the rounds with fancified variations of stadium meals, together with plant-based hen bites, garlic fries and tiny pizzas.

Different pre-Tremendous Bowl leisure occasions on Friday evening included Shaq’s Enjoyable Home, a public occasion thrown by Shaquille O’Neal on the Shrine Auditorium that featured a efficiency from Lil Wayne, and the second evening of the three-night Bud Mild Tremendous Bowl Music Fest, which featured Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Mickey Guyton, who will sing the nationwide anthem at Sunday’s large recreation.

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