Oh, where to start? I still haven’t completely recovered from last night’s concert. in Dallas There aren’t many things that can get my 21-year-old self giddy like a child with a sweet tooth in a candy store, but you can bet your sweet ass that boy bands are one of them. I’m a firm believer that girls never really grow out of the boy band stage. I think they just get better at hiding it as they get older. (; But hey, I’m a HUGE One Direction fan, even though I may qualify as a grandma in terms of average fan age. I got crap from my friends about being the oldest person there willingly (by the way, I totally saw you singing, dads), but I embrace doing what you love no matter if there is social stigma attached.
But to the good stuff! My sister and I had been texting on and off all day Monday about how bummed we weren’t able to get tickets. Three bucks a pop for nosebleed seats isn’t something we could afford when trying to pay off school loans and save up for a new apartment. But when 6:30 rolled around and the floor tickets were dropping in price by the minute, I couldn’t resist. I bought tickets on a whim, knowing that a) there was a very good chance we would miss the beginning and b) I had absolutely no clue how to get to the arena from where I lived.
Side note: I highly recommend buying last minute tickets off StubHub if you can. The tickets drop dramatically in price the closer to the event you get. I ended up paying less than 180 for an awesome floor seat that had cost upward of 300 a couple days before. If you can do it, do it!
I don’t think I’ve ever moved that fast in my entire life. I was simulatenously straightening my hair, getting dressed, printing out our tickets, and getting directions to the AAC, all while telling my sister to drive like the wind and get home so we could leave.
All I can say is thank God for GPS on phones. We only got lost once and were able to avoid some pretty nasty traffic on the way there. We got there right as the boys were starting. Sadly, we missed 5 Seconds of Summer. I’m hoping they’ll be back to Texas soon. Our seats were a couple rows back from the middle stage. They were no more than 10 feet away from us on the stage and rode on their little magical floating floor right above us. Zayn waved at my sister and Louis waved at me. I’ll try to post that video if I can ever get my sister to stop watching it on her phone. And I think Harry may have looked at me at one point. I thought he was looking in my direction, so I pulled a funny face. He smirked, laughed and walked away; I’m marking that down in the maybe column. And when Harry did his Marcel impression on stage, I lost it. If only they had performed Best Song Ever! Maybe they’re saving it for next tour? They were so much fun to watch, though. You can tell they enjoy it and are really laid back on stage. When we went to Taylor Swift, she was very theatrical. It was nice to see that they seemed to be enjoying themselves just as much as we were and are just normal guys mucking about on a stage.
Overall, it was one of the best nights of my life. And considering it was thrown together an hour before the concert, I’ll say we did pretty well. I’m still excited, and will definitely be buying tickets for the Stadium Tour when they’re released.
Thanks for one of the best night I’ve ever had, 1D. (: My sister and I had so much fun.
(Sorry about the quality of the photos. Evidently, the cameras on our phones are actually potatoes in disguise.)