Scores of teenagers gathered Monday in front of a Bogota hotel to see pop idol Justin Bieber, who on Tuesday will give the only concert in Colombia on his Believe Tour.
With cries of "Justin, we love you," close to 100 teens, mostly girls, waited from the early hours for the star to appear in his hotel window.
Due to the size of the crowd, police fenced off the area around the hotel and about a dozen cops helped security personnel maintain order.
"I'm here to make a dream come true, like we all are, to meet Justin Bieber," said Deisy Priety, who wrapped her school uniform in a Colombian flag and confessed she skipped classes to see her idol.
Another girl said they would wait until he came out, and that many of them would stay to sleep all night in front of the hotel.
"I come from Aguachica on the coast to see my idol, I love him," said Laura Linares, while the others shouted the names of their hometowns and told what they had to go through to get to Bogota.
A Venezuelan boy did not hide his pride at having traveled to Colombia to see the artist, adding that others had done just as he did and had come from his country and from Peru.
Bieber's show in Bogota will kick off the Believe Tour in South America, where the Canadian idol is also scheduled to give concerts in Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. EFE