Six Things To Know About One Direction, The Quintet Taking Over The Metropolitan Area For The Next Few Days


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4. Their fans call themselves "directioners," and refer to their unit as the "1DFamily."
In the social-media era, where fans of groups can congregate via @-replies and Facebook groups, fanbases giving themselves names has become more of a thing—Lady Gaga has her Little Monsters, and even Jessie J has her Heartbeats. So, too, do the teenagers who love One Direction.

5. They have not one, not two, but three CD signings this weekend, at various venues within driving distance.
Sunday's, located at Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, is inviting people to start lining up at 7 a.m., or six and a half hours before the event begins. (It's at Wal-Mart. Oh, Record World, where are you now?)

6. If they do break America—and quite a few signs, including the aging of Justin Bieber and the extremely strategic way in which they're going to get in this country's collective face over the next week, are pointing to the notion that they might—expect them to be mocked mercilessly by fans of "real music."
Teenage girls are the least-respected musical fanbase, even though they often have pretty good taste as far as picking out catchy melodies and . (Speaking as a former teenage girl here, I might be biased, but I also know that right now I'd much rather listen to "I Think I Love You" than, say, something off Dark Side Of The Moon.) Yet they get relentlessly mocked by the cognoscenti for having bad taste, which really means "liking artists who aren't as macho and real as the big guns approved by the canon." Of course, there have been more thana few instances where aging out of their young phases has resulted in teen idols garnering respect—from Justin Timberlake to the Beatles—while other teen idols' biggest hits have over tiem turned into vertebra on the adult-contemporary backbone. But it would be nice if more of the people who dismiss One Direction and their ilk as "fluff" when they're first coming up would at least inspect the politics behind their disavowals, instead of just making snap judgments based on haircuts and the people who happen to be in the front rows of concerts.

One Direction plays at Radio City Music Hall with Big Time Rush tonight.

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Daria
Daria

WOW.. nice :) love you gays too 

Kathy lezama
Kathy lezama

Omg u should like come too my house for we could meet

Onedirection
Onedirection

i want one direction to be  FOREVER YOUNG! they STOLE MY HEART! i cant love them MORE THAN THIS! I WISH (well) I WANT to meet them!if they all become TAKEN ill be saddddd! EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM is WHATS MAKES THEM BEAUTIFUL! they have this ONE THING! when i see them im in ANOTHER WORLD! when i hear their songs im like NA NA NA! I need to STAND UP and get their tickets! I'll stay UP ALL NIGHT if i need to just to get their tickets! they have so many funny MOMENTS together! It's GOTTA BE THEM the best band to be! I wont make the SAME MISTAKES like fangirls do! yes my MATH SKILLS ARE TERRIBLE!lol see what i did there? if not then your READING skills are terrible;)anyway I'm trying to get tickets to one direction in 2013 i found front row seats for like MEGA cheap so wish me luck!!!! directioner for life<3 i hope the band is having a good day!

Sagv72
Sagv72

i love you guys so much. zayn you are sooooooooo hot please come and surprise me at my house. i am your biggest fan. i hope i can get tickets for your concert on june 2. i always cry because i know i am never going to get the chance to meet you guys. my sister cried because we got your book. harry you love mexican food me too. zayn if you would have a superpower it would be the power to fly me too.

&lt;3uharry
&lt;3uharry

Harry is so hot! I love all of them!! I wish I could meet them...

Llgrn99
Llgrn99

What is the type of jacket/sweater niall and harry are wearin in the first picture !! Please tell me someone !

keyarin
keyarin

I LOOOOVVEEE YOU GUYS AND YOUR MUSIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abigail
Abigail

One Direction is a great band, and I don't think their music is "fluff" at all. They can all REALLY sing, and it shows. Simon Cowell absolutely adores them, and when Simon likes a musician they must have at least some great potential. This is coming from a girl who listens to bands like Black Veil Brides, My Chemical Romance, Asking Alexandria, and Metallica usually. Totally different genre's, but they are all good. I'm for sure a directioner :)

Gdzbjf
Gdzbjf

I LOVE ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!If they ever saw this I would start crying!!They are all SO hot!!Love them SO much!!

Julia
Julia

Great article! I have recently jumped on the 1D bandwagon and I'm loving it! I'm glad I stumbled upon your piece.

Cathirn
Cathirn

Ahhhh!!!!!! LOVE U GUYS!!!!!!!! :)

Ruemidget
Ruemidget

Hop you meant guys and not gays

smiley:-)
smiley:-)

Well i agree wid u and the cutest one is malik and were did u find the mega cheap tickets for one direction omg I luv them sooooo much i just want to marry them

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