In this super weird alternate universe we’re living in right now, we have a Justin Bieber concert that isn’t sold out.
What could be the cause? Is it the primary-colored onesies, the drop-butt pants, the genuinely terrifying Chanel ski mask, the truly ridiculous hats, or the bizarre belief that a billion dollars means everyone wants to see your scrawny chest? His triumphant sail through this year’s Fug Madness bracket to earn the fugly crown? Is this all a cry for help? It’s a mystery. The Biebs might be king of the sartorially insane, but he’s still the prince of many a young lady’s heart and an absolute whiz when it comes to getting parents of screeching fans to open up their wallets. You can get tickets (not the cheapest seats, but still under 100 bucks) to whatever he’s got going on tonight. Bieber’s “Boyfriend” collaborator Mike Posner is one of the opening acts. Maybe he’ll do his actually pretty great version of “Evil Woman.” Parents bringing their kids to the show who don’t have a ticket themselves can get into the Old No. 7 club for free.
Also tonight, the Fourth of July festivities begin in earnest. The big deal is Addison’s Kaboom Town. The 30-minute choreographed show ranks up there as one of the largest displays in the country, and there’s almost no bad place to watch the sky light up. The heart of the part features live music, a “family fun zone” with tons of games for kids, food, drink, and more. Remember to carpool, because not only is it environmentally friendly, it’ll keep you from blowing a gasket when you’re trapped in terrible traffic after the last sparkler has faded. Note that there will be additional security measures in place this year, and the crowd restricted to about 30,000 (compared to 50,000 in past years). The park will be gated, and bags and coolers will be searched. All that translates to, arrive early.