You can’t love a concert more than this. At least I probably couldn’t.
It was a day that thousands of girls were looking forward to, ever since the event was first announced back in February; May 31 had the one thing that other days could just not compete with: the boy band One Direction.
The British invasion was welcomed with open arms, screams and crazy signs (such as “Kiss me, Niall! You’re Irish and I wanna get lucky”) when the five guys of One Direction came to Toronto for two shows as part of their Up All Night tour.
The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre was filled with fans who couldn’t help but contain their excitement for the concert that begin at 7:30 that night. Breaking into song occasionally and screaming every time someone thought they spotted Niall, Harry, Liam, Louis or Zayn, it was everything but a quiet wait.
Opening acts Manika and fellow Brit Olly Murs pumped up the anxious crowd before the lights dimmed and the opening introduction video for the concert began to play.
Nothing was more exciting than seeing the boys run on stage with huge smiles and Toronto was sure to give them the loudest welcome they could. Everyone jumped out of their seats, threw their hands and fan signs in the air and joined One Direction in their opening song of “Na Na Na.”
The show was organized into seasons, with the change of each season introduced by a video on the giant screen. Whether it was winter or summer, each season brought a surprise for fans–from an artificial snowfall to beach balls thrown into the audience by the boys themselves.
Unlike most performers, One Direction did not have a choreographed dance routine, and instead moved up and down the stage, jumped around, and simply had fun with the audience, even answering some twitter questions from fans in the crowd.
It was definitely a night to remember, and one that left most people with a feeling best described as post-One-Direction-concert depression.
If you did miss out on the concert, don’t fret: you can always see them live next year when they come back to Toronto for their 2013 World Tour at the Air Canada Centre. It’s totally understandable that waiting a year is torturous, so fortunately you can choose to watch the boys 24/7 thanks to their newly released Up All Night tour DVD.