Tuesday, May 27, 2014

One Direction Invasion

It was an enormous surprise for the larger population in the Philippines when Modest! finally confirmed what the millions of Filipino fans of the British boy band, One Direction, have all been dying for. The Beatles of this generation – said to be a more famous version because of how heart-melting their music is and how devastatingly handsome they all are inside and out -- are to perform in the Mall of Asia Arena concert grounds on the 21st of March next year. 

Tickets sold hotter than leather seats on a scorching summer day. Thousands of people lined up and spent the night at the Mall Of Asia Arena concert grounds for the exclusive selling of tickets last May 23. The first sections to sell out fast were the most expensive ones like the VIP area which sold at 18,000 to 21,000 pesos – an amount greater than the best seats at the up and coming Taylor Swift concert happening in June -- Diamond at 15,000 pesos, and Titanium seats where fans are situated just meters away from the stage. By the end of the 7th hour, the last seated section sold out. Shortly after, the last two sections followed. The Mall of Asia Arena concert grounds can house up to 20,000 people! Can you now imagine how excited and desperate Filipinos are for One Direction?

Girls weren’t the only ones who were lining up to get a piece of that priceless ticket to a once in a lifetime shindig with the world renowned group, there were also tons of teenage boys and supportive parents eager to see One Direction with their own two eyes. Those who were unfortunate as to go home without a ticket wept their hearts out until the next surprise came 3 days after … to satisfy the cravings of their fans, since evidently not everybody got the chance to grab a ticket, the British boy band has promised to do another show on the 22nd day of the same month at the same venue. They have yet proven us that they love their fans more than we do for them! A 2-day show will definitely suffice the insatiable appetite of the Filipino One Directioners… or will it?!

Their music has become a household tune ever since they joined X-Factor. Some of the chart topping hits of One Direction include What Makes You Beautiful, the boy band’s first single, Kiss You, and Midnight Memories. Everybody who has the ability to hear can sing to their upbeat and catchy songs.

The five beautiful lads from Britain namely Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne, came in as runners-up to a solo male singer in the said singing competition. It was Simon Cowell who first noticed their potential as a group rather than as separate individuals. He nurtured them into this impeccable band and transformed them in to a billion dollar brand.

The 10-month countdown to the One Direction Philippine Invasion starts today.

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