This phenomenon comes along every so often that stuns the young crowds and generations of our time. One Direction hit the stage at Hisense Arena with plenty of enthusiasm and confidence.
Kicking the concert off with an energetic Na Na Na and the token fans at full volume with screams in tow, One Direction seemed to have, for their age, quite a command of the stage and the crowd from the beginning.
Considering that One Direction only have one album to date, they managed to each entertain the crowd with a song of their own choice by other artists namely Natalie Imbuglia’s Torn which they performed on X-factor on their rise to fame.
Dividing the show into four seasons, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring, with colour co-ordinated outfits and music to fit each season, One Direction also took plenty of time out to interact with the audience. At one stage a brown leather couch was set centre stage with the people in the audience tweeting questions for the boys to answer with their seat number and aisle. When each question was answered the lucky audience member was highlighted in appreciation with a spotlight with what seemed the hundredth Thank you from the boys throughout the night.
All in all this was a tight show, not to much choreography, more standard formation changes and plenty of energy with vocals and attitude. Although for a boy band it was refreshing to see some ad-lib moments and a sense of casual fun on stage. They seemed very relaxed and in their comfort zone which only made the crowds enjoy them more.
This wasn’t a gig that broke any new ground… but One Direction’s drive and enthusiasm stole the show plus the genuine interactivity with the crowd made the night fun for all. This concert never pretended to take itself seriously but delivered a hell of a lot of fun for the teens who had been waiting for such a long times for their arrival.
Listen to the One Direction Noise11 interview here: