Justin Bieber's DJ is from Bel Air, and other fun facts
Justin Bieber's show tonight at the Maryland State Fairgrounds will be homecoming for his DJ, Taylor James.
James, 23, has been touring with Bieber ever since the boy wonder broke out last year. He's been chased by mobs of screaming teens, and had a front row seat for Bieber fever.
I profiled James, aka DJ Tay James, in today's paper. He came up interning at Baltimore Club label Unruly Records, and later spun for parties at the megaclub Love in Washington.
Over the phone, James seemed down to earth, despite all the craziness he has to deal with every day ...
At one show in Sacremento, Calif., a fan hurled what everyone thought was a water bottle, which hit Bieber in the head. It wasn't actually a water bottle -- it was a pack of Sour Patch Kids, one of Beiber's favorite candies. The band picked it up, tore it open and ate it.
James' YouTube channel, which has almost 3 million views, has some great Bieber moments.
If you're wondering, I'll be at the fairgrounds this evening, interviewing some of the 12,000 Bieber-heads who are going to tonight's show. If I'm not back by tomorrow, send a six-pack of Loose Cannon after me.