The day the premiere of One Direction had arrived Tuesday 20th August 2013. I was a very lucky lady indeed to receive tickets to advanced screening of the film in Sheffield. I could hardly contain my excitement because as you know I am a major fangirl of the 1D Lads.
The screening started at 5:30 showing the live stream from the red carpet premiere in London. I was at that point clapping and singing along with the other girls at the screening even i 95% was a GREAT deal younger than myself but HEY i will bond with anyone who can belt out the Take Me Home album at the top of their lungs. There was a wake up call when the Lads arrived on the red carpet and a girl of 8, screamed ‘Pinch me… I must be dreaming’ and another one ‘Niall you sexy Irish Leprechaun get in my bed’ where i found myself do a double take but that was soon forgotten when the Lads winked and kissed the camera, queue swooning.
OH My DAYS it was incredible (Not that I’m Biased}, The documentary was every directioners dream there was plenty of laughter, songs and even teary bits from the Lads parents which had me weeping like a baby.
ALL OF IT…
but if i had to be picky here were my top moments
1. When the Boys went Home. You get a glimpse of their home life and their life before X Factor, seeing the boys at home and acting like the down to earth lads you expect them to be. You even get to meet louis northern Gran who seems like a legend and wants to make an appearance at a show when she gets some ear plugs.
2. When Harry and Liam are just chilling on a dock of some sort. Harry just lying there being beautiful and Liam is doing some graft catching a fish, until he finally catches a decent sized fish and the pair of them are pratting around with this fish, with them both dying of laughter. Which resulted in myself crying wth tears.
3. The Concert. Seeing the concert in 3D was amazing, even if i was scanning the crowd to see if i could see myself at the concert. Even though i think they must of cut my footage as I was basically shaking my boobs at Mr Harry Styles. Perks of the 3D made it very up close and personal, had to stop myself from reaching out to stroke Liam’s face. I was singing along to my favourite songs and shedding a little tear for ‘Little Things’ as i am teenage girl after all (Well I like to think I am)
4. Im sorry but i can’t miss out the bit where Niall is at Pride Park watching Derby County play. As I am also a Derby girl! COME ON YOU RAMS.
5. When the lads perform a backstage run through of little things and Niall and HARRY have a moment on bonding. NARRY alert. Harry very romantically shoves his finger up Niallers nose whilst singing the heart warming song and flicks his bogie away. So beautiful.
THis is as i said a directioner’s dream but even those who not so much fans of the lads will enjoy it as it reveals how relatable they are and down to earth. THye been given an opportunity and are grabbing by the horns. SO hats off to them. I wouldn’t change this for the world (Especially Harry in his boxers) but i would like to of learnt something new about the boys, but this might just be a sign that I in fact know too much about them and in fact am a stalker.
In cinemas from the 29th!
Now I may have mentioned my love for this band in other post beforehand but I have soon come to realise I have an obsession and unfortunately for me there is no rehab for this. I am a huge music lover and I have such a wide variety i listen to from Blink 182, You me at six, Linkin park, Red hot chilli peppers, Maroon 5, The Script, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Kings of Leon and of course I’m a massive 80′ fan. Too add to my favourite list is One Direction.
It all started with The X factor back in 2010 when they were puttogether by the famous Simon Cowell and came 3rd in the competition. I have to admit i liked them back then with their cute video diaries on the stairs. It was then the release of ‘What makes you beautiful’ that they really caught my eye. Now I am no stranger to a bit of cheesy pop music, definitely my guilty pleasure but I couldn’t help but find myself more intrigued by these lads and my google search began.
After what seemed like numerous hours of stalking I felt I knew the lads and they were my best mates. Which is strange I know… Harry seemed like the ladies man and with that hair and dimples who can blame him? Louis seemed like the funny one with loads on banter, Zayn was the bradford bad boy turned pouting hunk, Liam was the sensible spoon fearing teddy bear who has amazing chocolate eyes and Niall was the Irish, guitar playing, cheeky chappy who supports Derby County (My Hometown) so I obviously assumed we were all best mates.
I soon began to follow them on twitter and watch their twitcam’s and they proved to me they were down to earth, funny guys who loved their fans. I not going lie I am one of those who do tweet them and hope for a follow or reply, in this messed up head of mine I think they will see me but I know it isn’t going to happen, though i can hope. I think my draw to them is that they are normal guys who love banter, which I love.
I recently went to see Louis Tomlinson play football for his team 3 horse shoes FC in a match against Doncaster Rovers in aid of a charity called Bluebell woods. I attend University near Doncaster and had a friend who lived there and saw this as a perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. After arriving at the ground I was confronted by crying screaming girls who were clawing a a metal fence, as they were just greeted with the arrival of the lads who came to support Louis. I was one taken by surprise of how dramatic the girls were… I say this as a drama student and two how much security the boys have to take with them. The game was great and as a football fan it was an experience to watch a match in a stadium full of girls, who just screamed every time the ball went near Louis. I felt as one of the few people there actually watching the game. My friend Charlotte found the whole experience comical as she was not a big fan and couldn’t get her head around it. The lad’s made time to go around the pitch and say hello to fans and Louis couldn’t stop thanking everyone for supporting him, which warmed my heart bless him. I felt as a mature fan, even though I’m hardly mature and not quite cougar status, I was too out of place but still seeing the lads in real life minus Zayn still made me happy and all for a great cause too!
‘Take me home’ shall be released very soon and I have pre ordered my deluxe edition, very exciting indeed. They recently released the stream on Itunes and I have to admit I have yet to stop playing it. The album is similar to up all night but with more of a ‘Live’ sound and more mature songs. What makes me happy is that there are two songs ‘Little Things’ and ‘Over Again’ which are written by my favourite artist Ed Sheeran, who I saw in concert last week in Nottingham ( Which may i add was one of the best gigs, I’ve been too in my life). I can’t say I dislike any of their new material and cannot wait for them to perform them live. I shall be attending the ‘Take Me Home’ tour next year in April at nottingham and I honestly can’t wait. I may feel out of place being an older fan but I am taking my 18 year old and 13 year old cousin, so I am using them as my cover but I feel no shame.
Now I know what your thinking your a 20 year old girl get a grip of yourself but I honestly will not … I am a fan. I can’t express how much stick I get for liking this band from my housemates and family but I love it. I won’t call myself a ‘Directioner’ because not to be mean but they are a bit mental, after searching twitter I found they were are all saying they will marry them, have their children, kill anyone who looks at them… mind you these are all 12 year old girls. They also have accounts that follow their every move. While I admire their dedication, they scare the shit out of me. I just picture hit girl from kick ass, holding the 1D dolls.
I can’t help but feel sympathy towards the band to have no privacy and they try and live their normal teenage lives but I guess that’s the price you pay for stardom. What I admire about the lads is they don’t complain about it either, they are grateful for where they are and love their fans. They are not short of celebrity admirers too including James Corden, Barack Obama, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Will Smith and Justin Bieber.
So to conclude I have an obsession with One Direction and LOVE IT.