We overheard so much stuff at Z100's Jingle Ball on Friday, and most of it was the shrieking native to a teenage girl who's just seen her favorite pop star in the flesh: Justin Bieber, One Direction, Taylor Swift and The Wanted, among others. We also heard a bunch of hilarious one-liners, mostly because the crowd was about 80 percent 12- to 16-year-olds with the other 20 percent consisting of their very selfless parents.
Enjoy our favorite overheard quotes from Jingle Ball.
"I nearly got pushed down the stairs by a bunch of girls!" - A 30-something man who might have accidentally gotten lost inside Madison Square Garden
"I'm still shaking and I only saw my least favorite," - An anonymous One Direction fan after a backstage sighting. (She might also be known as the person writing this post.)
"Hi. I'm Taylor," - Taylor Swift to the audience, who still can't believe that she's Taylor Swift
"Uh...This is awesome," - fun.'s Nate Ruess took the words out of everyone's mouth during their set
"THIS IS MY JAM," - someone's mom re: The Wanted's "I'm Glad You Came." #coolmomalert
"Now sing it so loud that they can hear us from space!" - Jason Mraz during his adorable cover of Bob Marley's "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
"Okay, fine. He can dance," - A dad about Ne-Yo
"THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!!!!!" - Someone who looked like a 7-year-old who was probably telling the truth
"You gotta move back or this confetti machine is going to blow up in your face!" - The guy running the confetti machine
"I got Beiber fever!" - Backstage Security Guard 1
"How bad is it?" - Backstage Security Guard 2
We kind of feel like these guys—Clinton Lowe (who plays Rashad), "The Hustle" creator Prentice Penny, hip-hop icon Large Professor and Y’lan Noel (who plays Kutta)—waiting for the show to premiere tonight. Tune in at 11/10C!