This weekend, Justin Bieber is scheduled to be both the host and the musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live - obviously some pro-Canadian move by Lorne Michaels to cut into opportunities for poor Americans just trying to get a break.
Fans have been waiting outside, hoping to land standby tickets to this weekend's SNL performance. Not a big deal usually - but right now, New York City is about to be bombarded by a winter blizzard. Twenty-to-30 fans are (as of noon today) line-up for the chance to get tickets, despite pleas from security to remove themselves for safety sake.
“He has swag, that’s worth three nights of blizzard," said one of the brave/crazy people, Dana Arcizy of New Hampshire. "Security was trying to convince us to leave. I think they don't want to be working in the snow. They were like, 'You don't really have a good chance of getting tickets. You are probably going to be ordered to leave.’ But we made it this far, why leave now?”
There is a happy ending to this tale. Saturday Night Live will be handing out the tickets tonight, at 11 p.m. Usually they wait until Saturday morning at 7 a.m to do so, but are making this change to keep people safe.
Would you wait for tickets in these conditions? If so, how whom?