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    11 May 2017

    Listen, We Need To Talk About The Unsung Hero At Justin Bieber's Mumbai Concert

    It's time to give the real showstopper a shoutout.

    Justin Bieber brought his Purpose Tour to India last night, and it was pretty lit*.

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    *I have lied. There were mismanaged crowds, overpriced snacks, and Justin being generally "meh" throughout the 90-minute partially-lip-synced set... But that's all in the past now.

    We've all come down on Bieber with harsh criticism on his zero fucks, enthused-yet-drugged snail vibe...

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    But in my personal opinion, Bieber did the best he could, given the atrocious heat and humidity his otherwise privileged body was suddenly exposed to. I mean, it was so bad, his goddamn guitar went off-tune.

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    And this is my smooth segue to introduce you to the real MVP from Justin's concert last night. The unsung, unwavering, undaunted protector of Bieber's performance – his navy blue hand towel.

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    The towel made its first appearance 22 minutes into the concert. JB emerged from the stage, casually letting the towel caress his face and neck.

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    Initially, the towel was a silent spectator, enjoying the concert from a wayyy better vantage point than any of the other Beliebers who'd paid sums up to ₹76,000 to witness JB from a distance in a sweaty arena.

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    But gradually, it was incorporated into the set, as one of the lead dancers. LOOK AT THAT DAMN TOWEL SWIRL.

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    The towel had some sick moves. Justin and the towel were inseparable. The popstar was useless without it.

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    And then the towel became one with Bieber. It wrapped his shoulders in a loving embrace, like a baby koala or your drunk best friend.

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    It was beautiful...

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    ... So beautiful that Justin took a moment revel in this brand new union.

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    And then he took the towel home.

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    Bieber has left India prior to his scheduled departure but I'm certain that he and his towel are in a better place. Thank you, towel. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

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