Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me what video these gifs are from?!?!?!???
So I get quite a lot of shit from people I know for being a Directioner. I never really care what those people think of me. But I figured I would share my One Direction story with my followers so maybe those who don’t really understand why I love them and the fandom so much, can get a better understanding of that.
I found out about One Direction in the fall of my Senior year (2011), so not too long after the days of X-Factor. I fell in love with them the minute I heard WMYB. After that, all I wanted to do and all I did do was spend my free time on YouTube watching their video diaries, X-Factor and other performances, interviews, and fan mash ups of all their funniest moments. I couldn’t get enough of One Direction. I had become so in love with these 5 goofy boys from England and Ireland. So needless to say, the minute I Up All Night was released in America in March 2012 I went out and bought the CD right away! And of course I got my tickets for the TMH tour 14 months in advance when they went on sale in April 2012. The concert was well worth the 14 month wait. I too spent time wondering why I couldn’t personally know them because they seemed like the perfect group of people to be friends with. And at the time, I was really struggling in the friendship department.
In between my first listening of WMYB and purchase of UAN, I found out that one of my good friend’s younger sister was equally obsessed with this boy band as I was. She and I had been kind of friends because my younger sister was in her grade and they were friendly. But the boys, they brought us together. They are the reason that she and I became so close, but they aren’t the reason we have stayed friends. Sure we still fangirl almost all the time, but they allowed us to realize that we have so many other things in common that it’s funny we weren’t this close before.
That’s not the only friendship these boys have helped me with. The last two years of high school had been really tough on my friendship with my best friend. In many ways, I could feel our friendship slipping away and us beginning to go our separate ways. And that terrified me; I didn’t want to loose my closest friend. So knowing her love for all things British, much like myself, I took a leap and showed her a video diary of them. That’s all it took, and she much like myself was hooked. It was a mutual love for a boy band that caused us to see that we still were the same before all the fights and arguments. They helped mend the broken pieces of our friendship. They helped me keep my best friend.
So you see, to you, they are just some silly boy band from England and Ireland that will fade like all other ones have in the past. But to me, they are so much more. They’ve helped me create new and save old friendships. Everything about them just makes me happy. And after all the shit I have gone through, I deserve to have one thing that truly makes me happy. That’s my story, that’s why I love these boys like I do. If you want to judge me for it, fine, that’s your choice. Yes, I am an 19 year old Directioner and I will proudly say that to anyone who asks me because I love these boys no matter what. And I thank them for all they have done for me in my life, even though they don’t know themselves. So happy 3 years One Direction, I can’t wait for all the many more years that this fandom… I mean family… can share.
One Direction Concert Hershey, PA. July 6th, 2013. Section D, row 46. Not the best quality because taken on an iPhone.