Although it was cold and wet, I was overflowing with happiness and anxiety as I waited for the British/ Irish boy band, One Direction, to come out on stage. I took a look to my right and there they were -- walking onto the red and white striped stage at the Today Show in New York City on November 13th. I'm not sure how I kept so quiet in the press area, but I can tell you that on the inside, I was screaming.
Niall, Harry, Louis, Liam, and Zayn all looked handsome in their color-coordinated outfits. A wave of screams flew though the crowd of girls, including the occasional boy. I'm pretty sure that every fan in the sea of people felt the same way. As the boys of One Direction started to speak, their accents made the hearts of the American girls melt. When they started to sing, you can't even imagine what happened. Tears were shed. No, I'm not kidding -- actual tears. One Direction's voices are simple but effective. Make that very effective
My favorite song, "One Thing," was performed first. One Direction definitely has that "one thing." Even though they never tell you what it that "thing" is in the song, you know it's there. Afterwards, "Moments," and "Kiss You," were performed. Then, the boys left the stage and came back a few minutes later with different outfits on. They looked very clean-cut in grey, white, and black. They then sang their number one hit off their first album, "What Makes You Beautiful." In fact, they did make me and every other girl in the audience feel beautiful as we watched them sing.
"Live While We're Young," their first single off their second album "Take Me Home," was performed next. When they came up on to the "T" of the stage, they were so close to me. I felt extremely fortunate because some people probably only got glimpses of them, considering that the crowd looked like it went for blocks on blocks on blocks.
The song that brought the most tears to the audience was their new single, "Little Things." Ed Sheeran did an absolutely incredible job writing this song. I feel like many girls can relate to the messages of the song, which makes it even more special. The boys performed "Kiss You" -- their soon-to-be-released third single off their new album -- for a second time to close the show. It was even better than the first time they performed it.
Although I was sad when it ended, I was more elated that I got to see them perform. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I wouldn't change it for anything. Being up on the risers, I had the ability to see everyones reaction to the songs and their reaction to One Direction. This made the event a learning experience as well. Being so close to the stage, hearing them sing live, and watching them perform made the seats (or standing section) that I was in truly better than front row seats!