Before I go into my One Direction weekend, let me tell you what happened to me Thursday night. Out of nowhere on the street, I saw a group of girls surrounding a familiar looking boy. Who was it? None other than Niall Horan of One Direction! I went over, asked for a picture and whatnot and he was a doll, though his body guard was rushing him. Thanks, Niall!
Friday night was probably one of the best nights of my life. Why? Because One Direction came to Radio City! I have been waiting since JULY for them to be right here in New York performing! Thankfully, March 9th was that day. And boy, was it amaZAYN!
The boys opened for Big Time Rush for their Better With U tour. Though BTR may have been the main act, at least 85% of the fans that I saw were all there for One Direction. How crazy is that? Their set was incredible and really showed just how talented they are. They thanked the fans, BTR, and just had fun on that stage. They must’ve been so excited because everyone knew every single lyric to all of their songs.
I did stay for Big Time Rush and I must say, they were quite good. They dance well, sing well (their cover of The Beatles’ “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” was pretty sick) and really gave their fans a show.
Fast forward to today. I just went to their CD signing at J&R and it was probably the fastest thirty seconds of my life. I waited three hours to get thirty seconds with those boys. Can you say, dedication?!
Was it worth it? Yes, because I got up and close with them. Harry loved my “I’m here for Larry Stylinson” shirt and said he’d follow me on here. Then again, he took my card and kind of put it to the side so, Haz, if you follow me, thank you!
Louis was really quiet and I have no idea if he even saw my shirt. I did see that the boys drew lots of pictures on the table. I asked Liam for a high five because the girls before me said that’s the most touching they could do. Liam smiled and gave me one. I was pretty much forced to pass Zayn and Niall without saying much. Security was rushing everyone during the signing, but it’s okay. I at least got to say something to Hazza!
Someone who I did get to talk to was Niall’s mom. She was taking pictures and talking to those of us who were waiting in the store. I asked her if she was enjoying NYC and she said she was. I told her we were happy to have her and the boys here.
Wow. What a weekend! As someone who first discovered these boys back in July, I cannot believe how much they’ve grown. I have never followed a band from their beginning to where they are now. I knew One Direction would be big here in the US, but didn’t think it would happen this quick. These boys deserve everything that’s been happening to them here in the US. I hope they’re going to stick around for a while. The One Direction Infection is here!