作者：Ananya Bhattacharya 来源：Quartz India 2017-05-15 11:30
Tens of thousands of mumbaikars decided to brave the hours-long sweatfest in the scorching heat on May 10 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, which typically seats 56,000 people.
The reason for the mania? Justin Bieber’s first-ever live concert in India. It’s not every day that global celebrities like the 23-year-old Canadian singer perform in India.
The organizers went all out, shelling out $4 million on arrangements, CNN reported. The gig marked the most expensive concert in India ever.
Before arriving in India, Bieber’s team reportedly delivered an extremely long list of demands. The singer was also meant to get Z+ security—a special protection the government provides to just 36 influential people in the country.
据传，比伯团队在抵达印度前开出了一长串要求清单。歌手本人还想得到Z+级安全保护待遇 — 该保护待遇由印度政府提供，只有全国最具影响力的36位大人物才有权享受。
Bieber had also called for a chopper but ended up journeying to the concert venue by road. In the hours leading up to his concert, he even walked into a Starbucks to grab coffee.
The “Baby” singer also won hearts by paying a visit to underprivileged kids.
Everything was going smoothly until the concert began and the singer began crooning—well, technically, the problem was that he didn’t croon.
总之，可谓万事亨通。然而等到演唱会拉开帷幕、歌手开口“低吟浅唱”，这片祥和之态戛然而止 — 而问题就出在，严格意义上来说，他并未高开贵口“浅唱低吟”。
Fans eagerly awaiting Bieber’s biggest smash hits like “Where Are You Now,” “Sorry,” “Boyfriend,” “Love Yourself” amid other popular tracks, were subject to a botched lip-sync performance for most of the night.
Worse, it seemed he didn’t even try to make his act believable.
Comedian Ashish Shakya from the popular comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) described one such moment in a Facebook note, saying, “Bieber was wiping his face with a towel such that the towel covered his entire face, and the vocals just played on unchanged.”
Many lashed out on Twitter, criticizing Bieber’s deadpan expression and ghar ke kapde (clothes worn at home).
“@justinbieber dude u might be a rockstar , but don't take India for granted! Be a man #fakeconcert” — neha singhal (@nehasinghal15) May 11, 2017
“@贾斯汀·比伯 哥们儿，你是大牌了不起，但不要以为印度人民的喜爱是理所应得、非你莫属的！有点男人样可以不 #假唱盛宴”
“Why #bieber is dressed so shabbily @ his 1st concert in India, like he is playing basketball in his driveway ?, @justinbieber” — NewEnglandRa (@NewenglandRa) May 11, 2017
“为何 #比伯公子 在他的印度首唱会上衣着如此简陋，就像是在马路边上打篮球？，@贾斯汀·比伯”
“@justinbieber just disappointed n heartless 😢😢😢 whatever u did here in India pls never repeat anywhere u might get hurt badly pls ….😢😢” — Mrsbiebersince2010 (@punam123gurung) May 11, 2017
The performance wasn’t the only buzzkill that night. According to Firstpost, a one-liter bottle of water was marked up nearly five times and was selling for Rs100($1.55).
And thanks to the rules, after venturing outside, standing in long queues and buying the water, you weren't even allowed to take it inside.
“People are complaining about Justin Bieber lip syncing. WTF? My only complain with the show was I paid Rs 200 for a packet of cold samosas” — Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 11, 2017
“But there’s always a silver lining, right? I was never a fan of Justin Bieber. But, today – he made me one. There's no traffic in Mumbai because of him. I NOW BELIEBE.” — Kamlesh joshi Kj (@KamleshjoshiKj2) May 11, 2017
“但不幸之中总还是会有一线希望，不是吗？我不曾是比伯的粉丝。但今天，他成功虏获了我的心。因为他，孟 买 今 天 不 堵 车。我！爱！比！伯！”