And Finally

Bieber welcome in space, if not Sankeys

By | Published on Tuesday 26 February 2013

Justin Bieber

Following all the chatter about Justin Bieber being refused admission to Manchester club Sankeys last Thursday, the good news for the Biebster is that he’s welcome to have a boogie in space.

Bieber, currently on tour in the UK, was refused admission to the popular Manchester club last week, perhaps because management didn’t believe having the pop teen on the premises did much for their street cred, or at least realised turning the star away would play well with their target demographic and get them lots of positive responses online. If the latter was the plan, it worked.

Or maybe door staff on the night simply saw the once-in-a-lifetime chance to put a global teen star in his place and couldn’t resist the temptation. Though officially speaking it was Bieber’s dance moves that got him barred, with the club tweeting on Friday: “Yes the rumours are true…we turned Justin Bieber away last night. He shuffles on stage and we can’t be having that in Sankeys now can we!”

But while the doormen at Sankeys sent Bieber packing, the doormen of space seem much more welcoming. Not letting the knock back in Ancoats dent his ambitions all that much, the Biebster tweeted this weekend: “I wanna do a concert in space”. To which NASA responded: “Maybe we can help you with that. ‘All Around the World’, next off it?” What makes me think there’s someone in NASA’s marketing department with a teenage daughter to impress.