8.18.2014

One Direction Concert

Last week Leeann and I went to New York City and Philadelphia, and I'll definitely recap the sights we saw, but let's cut right to the chase: the whole point of the trip was to see One Direction in concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly. Leeann and I have met each other three times prior to this vacation. We had brunch when I was in San Diego, she took me out for dinner when I was in Anaheim, and she came up to see Seattle last fall. We realized then that we are very compatible travel partners and decided to take a trip somewhere soon. When One Direction announced their Where We Are Tour she jokingly asked if I wanted to go and I said yes! I didn't really know anything about them, but you know me, I'm always down for a concert and I have a special place in my heart for boy bands. Instead of flying to California to see them with her, we decided to pick a tour date and visit a new city together.

Leeann is a pretty big fan of One Direction and Harry Styles. I didn't really know anything about them besides the choruses of a few singles and the song Story of My Life because it's Milo's favorite. But I did my homework. I rented their DVD last winter, I listened to their latest album a couple times, and I read a few articles (mostly from Buzzfeed, full of gifs) about their latest tour. About a week before our vacation I loaded my iPhone with their setlist and listened to it on repeat. I was finally getting into it! It also helped that I developed quite the crush on the Irish twerp, Niall. (More on that in a later post.) I was ready and super excited for the concert. Leeann even made us t-shirts, as a joke.
















The show was really fun! Concerts at stadiums can be difficult because they are just so big, but the set utilized a lot of space and the screens were huge. There was also lots of confetti, light shows, and tons of fireworks. They played 24 songs without any medleys or remixes and even gave a little shout out to Philly with the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. It was different from any other boy bands I've seen because there were no costumes, choreography or scripts. These guys have a blast running around on stage. They constantly interact with the audience and mess with each other when they aren't singing. They wrestle, have water fights, throw stuff at each other, change up the lyrics, and dance like adorable idiots. They don't take themselves seriously at all, but definitely have pride in what they do and are very grateful. They sounded great the whole time and put on an awesome show. It's safe to say that I'm a huge fan. Borderline obsessed. They are touring overseas in 2015, but when they come back to the states I'll definitely be there! You should read this article, which sums up how old Leanne and I felt, except that the author is ten years younger than I am!

I'm linking up with Leeann and Kimberlee!

8 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

It sounds like they put on an awesome show!

Karen M. Peterson said...

That sounds like a super fun concert! My friend's daughters are going next month and it's all I've been hearing about since, like, March.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay you've come to the young side...I mean dark side ; ) I'm so glad you're obsessed with them like me! We can be crepes together!

I bet they'll tour here next summer, they've done two years back to back. We should plan another vacation around it lol!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR GOING WITH ME!!! And linking up :)

Allison said...

I love it - I had the BEST time meeting you and am so glad you enjoyed your East Coast visit! I told Leeann, next time I'm coming out to Cali to visit you guys. I love all these pictures and I adore that you went along with the craziness of the 1D concert <3 xox

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Sounds like such a fun time! I wouldn't say I'm a fan, but I don't dislike any of their songs I hear on the radio.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

When I think One Direction I think of my niece Kayla she is one direction mad

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So glad you and Leeann had fun and enjoyed the trip and fabulous concert!!!!!

Kimberlee VDW said...

LOL love that you did your homework :p You're a good friend for supporting her obsessions :)