- Last Updated: 4:03 PM, June 19, 2012
- Posted: 12:15 PM, June 19, 2012
Justin Bieber’s concert at the Apollo Theater Monday night turned into an unexpected acoustic performance after the power went out at the famed Harlem venue.
Bieber was nearing the end of his show at the jam-packed Harlem theater – which was being filmed by NBC for an upcoming special -- when suddenly the instruments and some of the lights lost power.
"Then we hear the fire alarm," Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun told the Associated Press Monday evening. "Literally, the boy blew up the Apollo — he heated up the Apollo."
The problem was supposed to be fixed within minutes, but the power was suspended for 40 minutes. And the Canadian-born Bieber took the technical glitch in stride.
"He walks out, he literally quiets the crowd, and he says, 'I'm sorry the power is out… (But) you guys have always had my back. I'm going to sing 'Boyfriend' and you're going to sing it back to me,” Braun told the AP.
He then performed his single, “Boyfriend,” to a solo drum beat and a singalong of screaming teenage girls.
"It was one of the most special nights I have ever been a part of," said Braun.
A rep for the Apollo couldn’t say what caused the power outage, but told the AP: "What it turned into was an Apollo moment, like one of those impromptu things,"
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