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Bieber fans chase bus down residential street

Location: 
From Dean at loading dock down Dean Street toward Carlton Avenue
When: 
November 12, 2012 - 11:15pm

Hundreds of fans gathered near the loading dock and on the public sidewalks on Dean Street near Barclays Center chased a tour bus they believed had Justin Bieber in it down residential Dean Street. The bus eventually came to a stop near Dean Playground.  From my vantage point I could not tell if the bus stopped because fans got in front of it or because the bus stopped to let fans catch up to it.
 
The fans were very excitable.  They ran without regard to traffic.  They screamed without regard to residents, many of whom were presumably trying to sleep nearby.
 
Videos:
#1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W8NflITYOU&feature=g-crec-u
The bus emerges from the loading dock elevator.  The police try unsuccessfully to keep the sidewalk free.  The fans excitedly chase the bus down Dean Street without regard to traffic or nearby residences.   It stops in front of Dean Playground.  The fans see someone named Alfredo in the bus.  Alfredo may have been the fellow photographing the fans and waving at them from inside the bus.  Deputy Inspector Ameri from the 78th Precinct is on a bullhorn telling the fans to clear the street.   A photographer who identifies himself as associated with Barclays Center photographs the interaction of the fans with the bus.  
 
#2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nz47J_BOjs&feature=g-crec-u
Fans disperse once the bus leaves.  They occasionally continue to scream.
 
#3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsKEkuka9iw&feature=g-crec-u
The fans continue to be excited.  They continue to gather near the loading dock and bicycle parking area near residences.  They scream when a black SUV appears and when another or the same tour bus arrives.  They believe they see someone named Kenny.  One fan says "Oh my God, I am going to kill myself."
 
#4  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeiwQsgHF8M&feature=g-crec-u
The fans refuse to leave and remain boisterous even though Barclays Center security implores them to leave.  The same photographer who photographed the chasing of the bus continues to photograph the action.
 
#5  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQW0qF0YyA&feature=g-crec-u
The fans continue to refuse to leave and don't show much respect for Barclays Center security.  A documentary filmaker making a film on fandom says the situation is "not good."  
 
#6  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAuRBP9RgOA&feature=g-crec-u
Fans check out the tour buses and cars stored in the "pad" by lifting the Artbridge fence screening. Some scream although there is nothing to see.  Other fans copy them to peek under the Artbridge banners as well.  Someone screams "Over there, Oh my God." The sidewalk remains blocked.  
 
 
 

Severity
The nature of the threat posed by the incident or impact.
People: 
Local community
Frequency: 
One time
Impact: 
Personal injury