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Oct
08
2014

We got tickets! We’re so excited!! I hope my girls (age 10 and 7) still like One Direction months from now when we actually go.

The day of the concert has arrived! They still sort of like One Direction. Yay!!!

Make proper signage. The girls don’t want to make a sign but I will…

one direction signage

(If you’re wondering how I even know the age of Harry Styles’ mother, then you obviously don’t have a copy of the “All About One Direction 100% Unofficial” fan book.)

Check to make sure they sell wine at the stadium.

Pre-concert photo!

one direction mom and tweens

Try to identify high pitched noise that is shattering my ear drum. Realize it’s girls screaming even though the concert hasn’t started.

7:35 pm: The opening band, 5 Seconds of Summer, begins playing!

8:30 pm: They leave the stage. That was a lot longer than 5 seconds.

Now apparently it is the DJ portion of the evening when they play popular hits and oldies like a Grease melody.  The parents get extra jazzed when the Friends theme song comes on. Heart sinks a little bit when my 10 year old daughter says, “What is this song?” I have failed her.

9 pm:  I realize I’ve been paying a sitter for 3 hours and One Direction still hasn’t taken the stage. I say to my daughters, “We may not be able to stay until the end of the concert.” 10 year old Dylan responds, “Can we at least stay for the beginning?” I’m not an ogre so of course I say, “Yes!”

9:15 pm: To pass the time, Rick starts counting how many other dads are in the audience.

9:30 pm: Finally 1D comes out!!!

Girls seem sort of excited…

one direction- tweens

10:55 PM Concert is ending soon. MUST GET OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE BEFORE WE ARE STUCK IN PARKING LOT FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.

11 PM Run!! (Make zig zags through stadium to avoid t-shirt booths.)

11:20 PM Find car due to my careful earlier calculation of exact coordinates in parking lot. Mental note to turn this skill into money making opportunity.

11:25 PM Turn around in car to ask how Summer and Dylan liked the concert… 

one direction girls sleeping

(Don’t worry. I put on Dylan’s seatbelt for her.)

Girls dream about Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn. Or maybe they’re just dreaming about their awesome parents who took them to a concert on a school night. Yup, I’m sure that’s it.


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