The boys are currently still performing the North American leg of the Up All Night tour, and thousands of girls are getting the chance to see them perform. Seeing as attending one of the concerts is an amazing, unforgettable experience for every Directioner, we’ve complied a few tips to make your concert night perfect.
1. Always stick with a friend. If you’re going to the concert with a group of friends, make sure you always keep tabs on each other. Keep your phones on and with you at all times in case something happens. Some of you may have heard about the rape that allegedly happened at the Chicago concert, and regardless of whether it’s true or not, things like that can and do happen. If you and your friends are sitting in different sections in the arena, make sure you have a meeting spot afterwards.
2. Bring enough money. Merchandise can get pretty expensive: Shirts are $35 and hoodies cost $65. Don’t be surprised when you can’t get anything for $20.
3. Get to the venue early. At many of the concerts, girls start lining up at 10 AM, so arriving only half an hour before the concert starts is not a good idea. Not saying that you need to wake up early or camp out, just make sure you arrive early enough so that you aren’t caught in traffic.
4. Bring water. You’ll need it after screaming your lungs out. However, most venues do not allow you to bring in water bottles because they’re afraid you’re smuggling in alcohol. Then, when you get thirsty, you’ll have to pay $3 for water inside the venue. (Not promoting smuggling or anything… but Christine successfully smuggled in a water bottle by hiding it in her jacket.) Just make sure you’re aware of this so you don’t buy a full water bottle before the concert only having to throw it out when you get into the venue.
5. Security will lie to you. The security people (who are working for the venue) are not working with or connected to the boys so they are not obliged to tell you where they are or when they are leaving. (Most security are mean, evil bastards so don’t waste your time with them, they won’t take you seriously.) If you are waiting outside of the boys’ hotel (which we are not promoting), security may tell you that the boys have already left when they really haven’t. There are instances of security telling girls that the boys will be leaving through the back door, and everyone moves to the back while they sneak out the front. You have been warned.
6. Walk around the venue… you never know what might happen. Personal experience time: When I arrived at the Chicago concert venue, there was a HUGE line of girls already (and I got there 3 hours early), mobbed around the area where the tour busses are parked. My friend and I decided to walk around the venue to the other side and see if we could maybe get a glimpse of the boys. It turns out that Zayn and Harry were both driving golf karts around on the other side of the venue and it was completely empty. Hardly any girls were on that side of the venue, they were all crowded around where the busses are. Try your luck. You never know what might happen.
OK, now a few quick reminders: Wear flats or comfortable closed toe shoes like Toms, bring tissues, charge your camera the night before, BRING YOUR TICKET, bring something to wear if it gets chilly, bring a sharpie because you never know what will happen, live fast, have fun, be a bit mischievous. ;)
P.S. - Christine was not a cheeky little girl and did NOT smuggle a water bottle in. It was closed so the security guy said that it was okay. - Anonymous xx :)