My Bieber Experience begins with joining the bieberfever.com fan-club. As a member we had access to the M&G contest they held! I snapped the best picture I could of all my Bieber gear and my friend Andrea did the same. We weren’t getting our hopes too high but we never lost them either. Our concert was November 21st in Detroit, Michigan and we were just planning on going and enjoying it. Andrea and I got a hotel the day before the show. I was getting my nails done for it at a shop down the street, they had to look good! While in the chair Andrea rushed over to me, showed me the ‘Congratulations!’ email she got from BieberFever telling us we’d won and inviting us to the photo Meet & Greet! I had to struggle not to scream and cry . Our dream had finally come true! We spent the rest of the night and the next day with our stomach in knots freaking out since it was hard to process. When we got to the arena they gave us the run-around bit before they finally found the envelope with Andrea’s name on it and two wristbands inside for us . We put them on and instantly freaked out, it was REAL! This was going to HAPPEN! We were in line for a bit, walking and queuing. Apparently Justin was a little late or something. I ain’t mad at him though. We organized our group going in and we were the last two in ours, but I was crazy excited anyway. Being in the same room and photo with Justin was gonna be incredible however it went down. Once the line began moving our nerves hit us big time! As we kept going down the steps to the room, people came out of the doorway shaking and breathing hard, freaking out. I knew they’d just gone in to meet him and my stomach was starting to turn. I kept trying to sneak glances over and between people. When I laid eyes on him, my breath hitched for a minute, he was beautiful . We were still moving unbelievably fast. We were in the room for our picture before I knew it. I couldn’t even process who was where, all I heard was a countdown so I smiled and the picture was snapped! I think everyone else left the room because before I knew it, I was right in front of him! I heard him say, “Thank you” to us before we were walking out to leave and I’m not sure anyone else heard him but his voice was so velvety. I couldn’t believe I was hearing it so close. I knew we had to get outta there quick, so as I walked by him I just opened up my arms and he hugged me! That five second hug made my life. He was so soft, yet strong at the same time. I didn’t get to take in his scent though, I couldn’t focus right. Andrea went in for a hug too but security were hella rude and dragged her off of him. But Justin grabbed her hand and squeezed it before she got pulled away. It was overall an incredible experience and everything I dreamed it would be. The best 15 seconds of my entire life happened at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Don’t ever give up on your dreams. If you want it bad enough, KEEP TRYING. Justin is waiting to meet you one day too. -Lauren G.