Bieber Fans Endure the Snow, Rain and Cold for "SNL" Tickets

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Friday, Feb 8, 2013  |  Updated 3:20 PM CDT
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Bieber Fans Endure the Snow, Rain and Cold for "SNL" Tickets

Patrick Hickey Jr.

Some fans waited overnight for a chance to get tickets to this week's Justin Bieber-powered episode of Saturday Night Live.

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Below-freezing temperatures and the possibility of 10 to14 inches of snow is no match for the fever that is Justin Bieber.

With the pop star’s appearance on "Saturday Night Live" a day away, dozens of hardcore fans camped outside 30 Rockefeller Center for a chance to snag tickets to the show.

Olivia Bee, Allyssa Yohana and Ashley Avila have been outside NBC Studios since 1 p.m Thursday. They even slept in a tent in the cold.

“We just snuggled up together,” Bee, 18, said. “Like little bunnies. We just burrowed together. We were really comfortable.”

Once the rain began around 6:30 a.m., their sweet slumber was over. Bee said the trio at one point was sleeping in a puddle and authorities asked them to move. They weren't sure who had given them the boot.

“The snow isn’t that bad,” Yohana, 20, said. “It was the rain that was killing us.”

In order to keep warm during the day, they sang and danced along to Bieber classics, “Beauty and the Beat,” “As Long as You Love Me” and of course, “Baby.”

Because of the storm, "SNL" tweeted Friday afternoon that it would distribute stand-by tickets at 11 p.m. Friday night instead of the usual Saturday morning time.

It will be Bieber's first show as both host and musical guest.

Avila said she didn’t regret the outdoor pre-Bieber fest, but thinks the Biebs should greet his biggest fans.

“He should come say hi,” Avila, 18, said. “We’re waiting in the snow. We deserve a hello.”

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