Better Than: My live tweets could have ever explained.
The screaming started early. The Coach bus from Manhattan to the Izod Center was filled with teens sticking on temporary tattoos, covering their arms in body paint with phrases like "I <3 Harry" and Instagramming photos to look back on tomorrow. Excitement bubbled by the entrance as young girls dragged their parents to the door. The actual arena was deafening. At this point, a feverish reaction to One Direction is to be expected. Tickets for this particular tour went on sale and sold out a year ago, so the fans had been stewing in their excitement for quite some time. But experiencing and experiencing are two different things indeed, and the reaction One Direction fans have to One Directions serves as a simple reminder of what music can make us feel, why that's so important, and how fun it is to love something so much when you're too young to understand exactly what that love means.More »