Beiber fever took over Rockefeller Center this evening during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Last Word staffers could hear the blood curdling screams of fans on the Plaza all the way inside the newsroom. Security was very tight around the whole building — and the whole city — because President Obama decided to attend a fundraiser, snarling up traffic even more. The Rock Center tree lighting always draws in the masses. But, as msnbc’s Rachel Maddow described it, this made for the “perform storm of gridlock.”
Of course, this picture makes it all worth it.