Bieber Fever

album coverJustin Bieber, the teen singing sensation that sends young girls’ hearts aflutter, played to a sold out crowd at the Comcast Arena recently. I’ve never listened to Bieber’s music, and I honestly didn’t know or care who he was until I got stuck in concert traffic that evening.

But I can attest to his extraordinary gift: the ability to make me feel quite ancient. You see, Justin Bieber was born on March 1, 1994.

And I can remember March 1994. I bet you can, too. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

album coverCeline Dion’s “The Power of Love” and Ace of Base’s “The Sign” were leading the Billboard music charts the week Bieber was born. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was still alive in March 1994. (He died in April 1994.)

book coverDanielle Steel’s Accident was the nation’s bestselling book in March 1994. It was bumped to number 2 by The Celestine Prophecy in April. Published in 1992, The Bridges of Madison County, was still a bestseller.

DVD coverSeinfeld was one of the most popular shows on television, and I’m not talking about the reruns. E.R. and Friends wouldn’t debut for another six months.

Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List won seven Oscars, including best picture and best director, in March 1994. The next year’s best picture winner, Forrest Gump hadn’t even hit theaters yet.

I think I’m immune to Bieber Fever. For those who aren’t, the library has biographies and albums. I’m having more fun just reflecting on the “good ole days” of 1994. Do you remember what you were you reading, listening to, and watching back when Bieber was just a baby?


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