One Direction ‘This Is Us’ Movie *Contains Spoilers*

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.

One Direction at This Is Us premiere in London

 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.

Live stream from Sheffield Cinema

 THE MOVIE

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.

Favourite bits

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!

This Is Us

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District 3 interview

So I was having a a bad day at university back in march during a drama rehearsal and then on my break i noticed i had a missed call, then bam my phone started ringing again and it was SUGARSCAPE telling me that I had won the Journalist competition to interview District 3. DIstrict 3 were a boyband on X FACTOR UK 2012 in case you live under a rock. To say the least I was excited and started to dance around the drama buildings cafe, surprisingly not gaining to many weird looks as I am drama student (We’re all weirdos).

I won the chance to interview them at their gig in sheffield where i could bring a friend. I chose my cousin Charlotte as i knew she was a big fan. The oppurtunity cam a t a great time for me as im that stage where i have no idea what to do with my life, even though it has been my dream to work for sugarscape since i was a young collecting their magazine Sugar. Me and sugarscape are on the same wave length as it comes to boy bands, fashion, movies and music and as a fellow boyband lover it is inevitable that i’m addicted to their website.

 

interviewing district 3 filipe, micky,dan,greg, luke district 3

The gig was great and the guys performed new songs and covers that had the many girls there swooning. I got talking to Greg’s mum dad and girlfriend and they were all lovely and proud (bless).  I am expecting big things from this boyband and look forward to their future release of their EP. I did my interview after the gig on their tour bus with Greg, Dan and Micky as well as Luke Franks and their guitarist Filipe Oliveira. Find out who’s hung like a donkey and kisses like a washing machine

Here the link to my interview on the sugarscape website

http://www.sugarscape.com/main-topics/music/874667/exclusive-district3-dan-best-kisser-micky-hung-donkey

 

Check out some of District 3’s performances

 

District 3’s youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GMD3music

Twitter: @District3music

 

 

 

The X Factor 2012

Well isn’t this year’s X Factor a bit dramatic?. I still find myself glued to the television screen every single Saturday and Sunday night with a range of emotions. I am one of viewers who watch it too the end, even if this year it has annoyed me beyond belief.

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  Auditions are always a pleasure to watch, as I’m sure a lot of you as well as myself find great joy in watching people make huge embarrassments of themselves. It may sound harsh but I’m allowed to say it, as i often am one of those people. That Britney spears impersonator will always be scarred into my memories. I’m a huge music fanatic, so of course I also enjoy watching to find the next big star, as part of the audience we start this emotional life changing journey with them.             Image

  I agreed with all judges choices for their acts to go through to live shows, except wait for it…  Nicole. No baby No. I believe instead of Rylan she should of put through Adam Burridge but was soon relieved when i found out he may be put through as the people’s choice, but was then disappointed to find out Chris ‘Cruise ship’ Maloney was chosen instead.

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  At the start of the shows I grew very fond of all the contestants, I will write about the ones that have stuck out to me this year.

Ella Henderson- Ella is by the most talented singers singer by far int he competition. her cover of Cher- Believe will still to this day, remain one of my favourite covers. Ella turned out every week doing incredible vocal performances. This however made Ella forgettable as she brought nothing new to the screens and soon became boring, even though no one can deny her talent. I believe in the point she was voted off in the competition was very un justified as there were worse singers left and i still felt she deserved her place.

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Jahmene Douglas – Is just adorable and i stick to my word now. I would like a pocket sized one of him to take with me everywhere. His talent is indescribable and i find myself enjoying all his performances every week. I am now started to find he very predictable and worry for place in the finals, as he may get boring just as Ella Henderson did. I still cannot fault his voice and his genuine desire for the music.

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James Arthur- I cannot sing the praises of this artist enough. He every week comes back with something different, gripping the audience start to finish and knocks it out of the park every time. He has a raw talent and such a deep connection to the music he performs you cannot not fall under his spell and be a fan of this guy. He is different to any other contestant to the show, which makes him stand out and have so many fans. I am still in shock at the fact he was int he bottom two last week.

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Union J – I love this band. Originally triple J but was George was added at judges houses. They seem to be the dark horses in the competition as they improve every week. I may be biased as you may has realised I’m a fan of boy bands. With the great success of One Direction i can only see great things for the band. It makes a change to find a boyband that can all sing and blend together like these do. Doesn’t help they are all gorgeous too, I have a soft spot for George.Image

     Rylan Clark-  Now tonight Rylan was voted off The X Factor and i have to admit i was half a little sad to see him go as he was great entertainment but the other half was delighted for Union J as a sing off with the correct result by the judges finally happened n was judged by vocal ability. Rylan has been a pleasure to watch and proved himself to be a nice guy throughout and this is not the end for him. TOWIE and Eurovision will soon open their arms wide for him.

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 Chris Maloney – Now i don’t know where to start… Why is he still here?. During audition process we all felt him and soon grew emotionally attached to the nervous scouse but as soon as he was voted in to live shows he did a 360 turn and turned into a Dive. Let’s all be honest i love 80’s and classic songs from the past but lets just leave them in the past shall we?. Who would buy his music seriosuly and at this point tin the competition he should be out. I for the life of me cannot understand who is voting for him…My only conclusion is that his nan own multiple call centre’s.

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 I know their are msuch more contestants in the competition but these are the only ones that have stuck out for me. Now i am a film and tellevision student. so obviosuly i know most of the show is scripted and fixed to a certain extent to increase viewers etc and let’s be honest people can moan about it all they want, it’s an entertainment show and entertaining is what it is doing.

The scandals of which have happened have caused me to tweet/ facebook and even write a post about the show. So it’s definitely doing it’s job right, It has got the audience talking about the show, making it remembered and publicise, which is their goal.

The absence of Simon Cowell the past season’s of The X Factor has definitely been noted though and i can’t help the show will never be the same without him. I always saw simon as the voice of reason and sense. Simon UK is your home and you should return, as i feel this would put the show back to it’s former glory but i remain however a fan.

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One Direction Obsession

 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.

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    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. 

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   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!

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    ‘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.

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    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.