Yes, Justin was not in attendance at the much-ballyhooed Kim Kardashian-Kanye West wedding that took place over the weekend. However, a very large group of his fans thought he would be there, so they turned out in force.
In fact, over 250 Beliebers (mostly teenage girls, of course) showed up at the Kimye wedding hoping to catch a glimpse of their swag-tastic savior who, again, never had any plans to attend.
So why were so many of Florence's young women convinced that Bieber would be sporting some sort of skinny-jean tuxedo at the Wedding of the Century? It all goes back to an offhand remark the Biebs made about a month ago:
Justin told an Italian journalist, "In a few weeks I'll be in Italy," and that was apparently all it took to get the rumor mill churning.
Knowing, as they do, that one of the world's foremost cultural and historical centers can only attract visitors if they're attending a wedding between a sex tape star and a professional egotist, the Beliebers of Florence naturally assumed JB would be in town for the Kimye nuptials
They were wrong, of course, but that didn't stop ambulances and police from arriving on the scene in case things got out of hand.
See? It's not just Americans who are crazily obsessed with celebrities!