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September 5, 2010

Justin Bieber's DJ is from Bel Air, and other fun facts

dj tay jamesJustin 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.

(Handout photo by Robert Caplin)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:39 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Local music


I'm going!! =)

Megan- if you are reading this post you are ostensibly over the age of 21. im embarrassed for you....

meganreally?- so should we all have the same music preference as you do? it's more embarrassing to form your opinions to a certain groups standards than it is to just have your own opinions. especially when it comes to something as honest to god trivial as taste in music

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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