Gigstory – Witnessing The One Direction Fandom First Hand

Welcome to a feature that will be published every other week. I go to a lot of gigs and there are always little stories that come out of them that I always want to tell someone so what better place to do it!

Today’s Gig – Witnessing The One Direction Fandom First Hand

I lived in Newcastle for a year for work and because I didn’t know anyone in the city I made it my mission to go to a concert every month because you could see some of the biggest artists for a lot cheaper then London. Some of these acts I made an effort to see were bands that I would never normally make the effort to go and see so it was a great way to see them perform. One of the acts that I went and saw was One Direction.

I was not really a fan of One Direction, the only song of theirs that I liked was Best Song Ever as it reminded me of the time I did freelance work at Simon Cowell’s company (and that song was on repeat all day as it was the week of the premiere of their film). However, they were one of the biggest boybands in the world so I thought I should probably see them live. Zayn had recently left the band so there was only four left so I did wonder if it would be one of the last tours that the group would do (and that actually ended up being th case.)

I didn’t really know what to expect from a One Direction concert, all I thought was that there could be a lot of girls with their parents. Considering I booked my ticket very late and I was amazed at how good my view was of the stage, especially since the whole arena was completely packed.

The one thing that blew me away at the gig was the screaming – I had never heard something so loud in my life it was absolutely defeaning, I was expecting it to be mental but not that crazy. The loudest scream came when the band initially approached the stage.

To be honest, I could see why the band were so big, they were very good live and knew how to put on a show. They really engaged with the audience and had this T shaped stage where they kept walking up and down to interact with their fans.

I walked into that gig not sure if Iwould enjoy it, walking away actually with a smile on my face and with a great nights gig under my sleeve.

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