Justin Bieber New York Show Hit By Power Cut
JB was forced to play unplugged after a power outage affected his set...
The 18-year old wrote: "A lot of emotions in the building. This one is special. This one is for MJ."
A short time later, he joked: "Me and @ludacris blew up the power at the @ApolloTheater. Haha. Epic. #beastmode ... A night none of us will ever forget!! That is how u end an #AllAroundTheWorld run!!! With no power for the last song ... my fans sang it 4 me!"
The power outage only affected the stage instruments and some lighting and while Braun was told the problem would be solved, it went on for more than 40 minutes.
Bieber tried to have fun with the glitch at first, joking that it was all the "hot girls in here," according to Apollo rep Nina Flowers, who ranked the glitch as a classic "Apollo moment."
The Never Say Never star hardly missed a beat, jumping behind the drums for a solo and asking the crowd to serenade Braun for his birthday.
Though he was happy to vamp for a bit, at some point Braun said Bieber got frustrated when the power shortage went on for nearly an hour because the show was being taped as part of an NBC special slated to air later this week in celebration of his new album, Believe.
JB soon got over it and rewarded the crowd that had stuck with him during the outage by performing his hit single Boyfriend with some audience participation.
"He walks out, he literally quiets the crowd, and he says, 'I'm sorry the power is out. . (But) you guys have always had my back. I'm going to sing 'Boyfriend' and you're going to sing it back to me,'" Braun said.
Flowers didn't know what caused the power to run out, but she gave Bieber props for his professionalism, stating: "He could have stopped; he could have not gone on and said, I did everything but he came back on."