My name is Sydney and I met Justin on October 21 st , 2012 . Since becoming a fan in August of 2009, I’ve been to two of his My World Tour concerts, his world premiere of Never Say Never in Los Angeles, California, and his Believe Tour concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Near the beginning of the Believe Tour, BIEBERFEVER.COM announced their “Bieber Fever Best Collection” contest where you could win meet & greets off of their site. All you had to do was send in a picture of all of your Justin Bieber stuff you’ve collected over the years, so I entered for Minneapolis and Milwaukee. They said winners would be notified 24 hours prior to your concert so when I didn’t get an email on Friday, the day before the Minnesota concert, it was seriously one of the worst nights ever. I had been refreshing my email all day long, but nothing ever showed up. I told myself there was still a chance I had won for Milwaukee, but I really didn’t think I would win them. The next morning, we headed to the cities. This next part is seriously what happened. After checking into our hotel, I was super sad that I didn’t win meet & greets for Minneapolis, so I picked up my phone and started tweeting, “I JUST NEED TO MEET JUSTIN” and I put the crying emoji face after it. RIGHT when I was about to press the tweet button, my phone buzzed. Texts and Twitter alerts normally show up at the top of my phone, and since nothing was there, I knew it had to be an email. I went to my inbox and there it was… a message from Bieberfever saying “Congratulations, Sydney!” I put my phone down and started crying. I just couldn’t believe it. To hear you’re going to be meeting your idol after being told so many times that it would never happen… yeah, that’s a good feeling. After crying for about half an hour, I pulled myself together and got ready for the concert. Seeing him perform that night knowing I would be meeting him the very next day was one of the most amazing feelings ever. The concert was incredible and Justin did such a good job! He even pointed the camera at his crotch and lifted up his shirt! It was great. The next day we drove straight to Milwaukee and picked up our meet & greet wristbands from the box office around four. Then we got in line and waited for about an hour and a half. One of the best parts about waiting in line was seeing everyone come out of their meet and greet. Some girls were crying, some were hugging each other, but what was so amazing was every single one of them had the biggest smile on their face. It was really awesome to see just how happy he can make people. Once it was our turn and we got to the door where you go into the actual meet & greet, I felt like I was having one of those dreams where I would wake up right when they’re about to pull the curtain, but it wasn’t a dream this time. It was reality. The moment I had been waiting years for was about to happen, and I was so ready. A guy inside opened up the curtain and said “Next!” I walked in and there he was. Justin Bieber was standing right in front of me. I looked at him and he was already looking at me, which is when it truly hit me… it was really happening. HIS eyes were looking into MY eyes. I ABOUT DIED. I know this is probably hard to believe, but he looks so much better in person. All I remember seeing is his face, and it was absolutely flawless . I said “Hi!” and he smiled and said “Hello!” I went in for a hug, and he hugged me! It was definitely the best hug I’ve ever gotten. Right after we hugged, he put his arm around me and I’m not lying when I say this… it felt like he was holding me! His grip was just… oh gosh. All I remember thinking is, “Oh my god. Justin Bieber’s hand is around me. He’s touching me. Is this really happening right now? He’s so perfect.” I honestly don’t even remember looking at the camera. I do remember smiling, though… REALLY big. I turned and said, “Thanks!” and he smiled at me again. This was all in a matter of about 10 seconds, but it was honestly the best 10 seconds of my life. I had been told so many times by so many people that I would never meet him, and I would always just smile and tell them, “Never say never.” It took some time and a lot of patience, but it was more than worth it in the end! Please don’t ever give up on trying to meet Justin. He’s seriously amazing and every fan should be able to experience his sweet, perfect self in person. To anyone who hasn’t met him yet… your time will come! KEEP BELIEVING. -@sydneytapp P.S. None of this would have happened if it weren’t for BIEBERFEVER.COM , so a huge THANK YOU goes out to them! They are seriously the most amazing people ever. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have a picture with my idol. I wouldn’t know what it feels like to hug him. I wouldn’t know how beautiful he looks up close in person. I wouldn’t know just how sweet he actually is. Becoming a member of their site was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They change lives one dream come true at a time. They really do. Who knows? Maybe the next dream they make come true will be yours. Oh and thank you so much for running this site Vanessa! It is by far the best tumblr out there!