What’s all the fuss about?
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The list of One Direction merchandise and products goes on and on! They are a true phenomenon.
I have never been one to become enthralled with one single entity and make it a huge part of who I am. I’ve always preferred a variety of things. However I am very aware that there are people out there in the big wide world who love having those connections. One Direction is a huge part of many peoples’ lives.
A Google search for ‘One Direction’ returns 927 000 000 results.
One Direction was discovered in 2010 on the British version of The X Factor. Originally they auditioned as solo artists and did not know each other before the competition. Finishing the competition in third place, they have now reached international stardom and are household names.
Their faces are everywhere, and on everything imaginable. Countless girls, pre-teenagers and teenagers, are head over heels in love with the boys, and I guess it is easy to see why. Die-hard fans can follow the boys, and chat with other fans 24/7 on dedicated fanclub sites, blog sites and twitter.
‘Directioners’ are what these hard core fans have been labelled. Urban dictionary provides a very succinct and comical definition as to what a ‘Directioner’ actually is. This band has therefore been the catalyst for a new word!!
Madame Tussauds had One Direction recreated in wax. Crazed fans can have their photograph snapped up close and personal with their favourite boys.
Students in my Year 7 class have 1D book covers and book labels. There were also three girls from the grade who were absent on Friday as they were flying down to Brisbane with their mums to go and see the boys live in concert. They were so very excited! No doubt they will be talking about that experience for a long time!
At least their poor Dads weren’t the ones who were chaperoning them to the concert. Unlike the men featured in these photographs.
These boys have without a doubt cracked the big time. They seem to have the winning formula for success. Their global popularity and universal presence says it all. I wonder how long their reign will last…will they disappear as quickly as they begun?