Once there was this 12 year old girl who found this British-Irish boyband called One Direction when she was a sophomore in highschool. And well, that boyband became her world. She wanted to see them live. She was already a fan when One Direction started their Up All Night tour. But they didn’t go to her country. When the UAN tour finished, they started the Take Me Home tour for their second album. Again, they didn’t go to her country. When the TMH era ended, the boys had a short break. They then came up with the “One Big Announcement” which sparked hope for this now 14 year old girl because there were rumors that it was a stadium tour. Her country had stadiums. But when they officially announced the tour, she couldn’t see the name of her country anywhere. She didn’t give up because 1D said they were still going to add dates and venues. Buuut again for the 3rd time, they didn’t announce anything about them going to her country and performing there. At that point, she was tired of waiting but she was hopeful.
2014 finally came. WWA tour was still going on when they announced “On The Road Again”. On May 2014, a video leaked. When she clicked the link, it was the 5 boys she has loved since she was 12 announcing that they were going to perform in her country soon. There were tears; happy tears. She tweeted so so much that night, all in caps lock. She screamed in a high pitched voice and went to her mom’s room to tell her all about it. She knew she’d be allowed to go if ever because she kept mentioning it to her parents since she became a fan. And finally, ticket selling day came. She didn’t get a ticket because she lived far away from Manila and it was already sold out. Again, she didn’t lose hope. A few days later, another video leaked and it was the boys again telling that they’re adding a 2nd day. And there, she lost her chill. The ticket selling for the second show wasn’t until 2 months later. She did save up for that concert, but she figured out that they were going to sell during her birthday month so she begged her parents to give her an overpriced piece of paper that would bring her ultimate happiness for her birthday. And so they did.
July 3 came, and the ticket selling started 10AM. There were technical difficulties and after 4 hours of stress, tears and anxiety… She got it. She got a ticket. She was finally going to see her favorite boys live. Finally, after 4 years.
The girl I was talking about? That was me.
MARCH 22, 2015. I was 16, and my dream came true.
Back story: I lined up 12:45pm and wow it was hella hot that day. And while I was in the line, 10 minutes in, I HAD TO PEE. (I have a weak bladder ok) So I called my mom and aunt to sub for me andI ran as fast as I could to the mall to go do my business and ran back to the line. There wasn’t any much progress to be honest. When I got back, they were still there. A few minutes or so, they had to leave me. So I was alone and all I had was my phone, a liter of water, C2, fries and a burger from Jolibee.
It took about 3 hours til I was near the tent (ok I don’t want to explain the line anymore because wow it’s just going to take long). So about 4:00, I was already in the tent and this was where the drama started. So I just got in the tent and you had to go to the tent before you entered the grounds. And there were barriers and people kept moving in and out of the line and wow some of them were “singit” and it was so freaking annoying and so unfair!!! The adult infront of me called the attention of the guard because she noticed it and got annoyed. There was this particular lady, she was in a green dress and she had 2 daughters and yes I heard their conversation, the lady was like “When someone asks you where you’re going tell them you were in a group and you got lost. okay?” WHAT THE HELL. WE LINED UP FOR ALMOST 4 HOURS, ENDURING THE HEAT AND YOU’RE JUST GOING TO CUT THE LINE JUST BECAUSE YOU KNEW SOMEONE WHO WAS ALREADY THERE??THAT’S NOT HOW THIS SHIT WORKS. THAT’S WHY THERE’S A LINE. AND IF YOU KNOW THEM, TELL THEM I HATE THEM AND I HOPE KARMA HITS THEM IN THE FACE. /lmao ok i lost my chill for awhile there/
Aaanyyywayyy, while I was in the line in the tent, I could already hear music. They were playing Macarena lolz and people assumed they were already there so duh, people were screaming and wow my anxiety was through the roof i swear. And some were saying that they could hear the drum, meaning Josh (the drummer) was already there. So people were screaming again. It was about 4:30 when the line was moving and wow the way was so dirty 😦
I was shaking throughout the whole 5 minute walk to the entrance. When I got to the Gold entrance, the guards were checking our bags and wow I forgot to drink my C2 and I forgot that umbrellas weren’t allowed inside. So instead of putting the umbrella in the baggage counter, I had to donate it. Even the C2 lol, there was this random lady who was like calling those who wanted to donate food and drinks to the police and all. So I gave here the C2 lol.
So they finally got my ticket and I, being alone, did not know where to sit lol. But I found a row that wasn’t occupied yet, it was like the right of Gold and I wasn’t really in the middle, I was more in front than in the middle… I think? But I was near the Smart booth lol.
So here was my view: It was a bad angle, but I swear I saw the stage (and later on, I saw them lolz)
When I was there sitting, I got thirsty so thank God there were food and drink booths near me. So I told the girl in my row I was getting drinks and she was so nice, she even put a Penshoppe catalogue in my seat to reserve it. I didn’t get her name though 😦 But I was sitting next to her and her friends throughout the whole concert.
So I got the water already and blah, there were Penshoppe commericals, Little Mix music videos on the screen lol. Look at my shot of Sean O’Pry. Bruuhhh
When it got darker, they started playing 5SOS and Olly Murs music videos. And at around 6:00, it started drizzling. Wow thanks a lot clouds and precipitation. Then the front act came, and that was the time it started raining CRAAAZY. Btw, the opening act was DJ KC, I think he was from Malaysia (?) (I hope it was a Filipino band though 😦 But DJ KC’s set was so fun and got us so pumped). He started with a his set with All Of Me. Umm I don’t exactly remember the whole set but some songs he played were Breakfree, Diamonds, Turn Down For What, Lose Myself, We Are Young (which was the last song I think? And wow it was great that he ended his set with that because it pretty much sums up the night that was about to start)
Then the set ended at about 7:30?? So while waiting, they played music videos again. And then the reminders came on from the boys and everyone was going crazy, even the rain got crazier (I protected myself with the banner we were supposed to hold up) but the rain poured so I was like meh yolo, I’ll just get wet even more when they come out (Did I just say that?). Then the screens went to the OTRAT screen thing haha and played the songs they would normally play before the boys came out. Two of which were the Friends theme song and Macarena. After the songs, they played the MV of Good Girls by 5SOS and that was when I knew they were about to come out. Anyway, the rain did not get any weaker.
OKAY FAST FORWARD. THE SCREENS DID THE BLINDS THING AND MY WHOLE LIFE FLASHED BEFORE ME AND THE INTRO VIDEO CAME ON AND I JUST LOST IT. THEN AFTER A FEW SECONDS, THE BOYS CAME OUT AND WOWZA I STOOD ON THE CHAIR (which was prohibited lol but yolo!!!) and the first one I saw was Harry!!! (And they were pretty small bc duh I was far from the stage but you could still see them from my section). (But still you could still see their height differences lolz) And wow in pictures, Louis looks the smallest but really, Niall is. Woah.
The opening was Clouds and again, I screamed my head off. (THAT’S LOUIS’ HEAD HAHAHAHA)
Here’s Liam (more like Liyummy hehe) BUT I SWEAR LIAM LOOK SO GWAP IN PERSON :((( EVEN THE OTHER 3, HUHU (yeah zayn wasn’t there and it was the first concert without him)
After Clouds they talked and like wow. tHEY WERE TALKING. AND I WAS WITNESSING EVERY SECOND OF IT. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. And during that time it still wasn’t sinking in that they were right in front of me. So they sang Steal My Girl. Zayn, not being around, Liam had to do Zayn’s solo. Which he did pretty good. Wow.
After Steal My Girl, it was one of my all time faves. Where Do Broken Hearts Go. And Niall Horan, God bless that boy. When Niall sang “To the look on your face when I let you go” MY HEART MELTED BECAUSE HE PROLONGED THE “LET” PART SO INSTEAD OF IT BEING FLAT HE WENT A NOTE LOWER THEN WENT BACK UP TO “YOU GO” AND MY HEART MELTED :((( It was the 3rd song, and I was already crying. Idk why but WDBHG means a lot to me especially this line in first verse before the chorus. “So I built you a house from a broken home. And I wrote you a song with the words you spoke” and that line is so beautiful :(((
THIS WAS THE REASON I CRIED DURING WDBHG BYE NIALL /ok the pictures are a bit blurry because of the rain and both my camera and phone can’t focus because it got wet/
Okay this was Liam speaking lol and I think this was when he was singing in a sing-song voice “mANILAAAA” and he kkept doing it before speaking HUHUUSHUSH MY HEART 😦 /i miss liam already it has been 2 weeks since i saw his beautiful face/
Midnight Memories went next and I don’t have a video of it because I called my blockmate who was also a fan lol. Then it was Kiss You and yeah haha I have a short vid of it. After that it was Stockholm Syndrome (???) or was it Ready to run idk hahaha. I’ll upload videos really soon when I have the time. I think it will just be a vlog-type video where I’ll be cutting the videos and making it in to one. Yeah I think I’ll do that lolz
Then it they sang Strong and believe it or not I didn’t cry during that song. They performed Better Than Words after. WHICH WAS WOW. Because I witnessed Niall’s famous crotch grab :((( I’m wow still. I am blessed. I don’t have a picture but it was on video hahaha.
So I didn’t know the songs that went after Better Than Words during that time. So I was like wow okay surprise me. AND THEY SURPRISED ME ALRIGHT. Niall was all like “This is a song I wrote with a band called McFly” and I was thinking they were going to perform “I Would”, which Niall also wrote with McFly. And I was so confused that time ok. BUT WELL SURPRISE. It was Don’t Forget Where You Belong. And I was lost and confused that time okay so they put DFWYB go after Better Than Words and that’s when I remembered that it was the “sad songs saga” because after DFWYB, it was Night Changes then Little Things. I mean who does that??? They literally wanted me to cry all the tears I have present in my body (what hahaha)
Okay so let’s go back to Don’t Forget Where You Belong. /I accidentally deleted the video of this ugh ugh/ But I cried so so so hard during this song. And the backdrop was them being them and some of the footage of the performing and yeah. Which made me so emotional because I’ve seen this boys when they were still tiny and sitting at the bottom of the stairs and now they’re selling out stadiums and they were performing right in front of me.
“Don’t forget where you belong (HOME). Don’t forget where you belong (HOME). If you ever feel alone, don’t. You are never on your own. And the proof is in this song.”
Wow okay. And I cried again during Night Changes 😦 Obviously haha. Because that song just means a lot to me. 😦
So during Little Things I was calling my friend haha so I couldn’t take photos on my phone so I took a video on my camera. But along with DFWYB, I accidentally deleted it. Just like the 2 previous songs, this one just… made me burst in to tears right after Niall’s verse and wow.
Okay fast forward… Alive, Diana (surprisingly I did not cry during this song), One Thing
What Makes You Beautiful was next. For the past 4 years I’ve been saying “WMYB is the song I will never forget because it made me beautiful just for 3 minutes and 21 seconds.” And it’s true. And during that time, I remembered all the things that has happened in the fandom late 2011, early 2012 when the boys were just making a name to when they released their second album and from that time, it was just crazy already. And you know what when the first note of that was the moment everything sunk in, all at once. The 4 years of waiting was so worth it. It was worth it because I loved them so much and they made me so so happy for the past 4 years. And I think I will never love anyone so greatly like I loved One Direction. Our love was deeper than the Pacific Ocean. (Well, my love… but still I know they loved me too lolz)
Next up was Through The Dark and bruh during that time we didn’t know Zayn was leaving. We just knew he was on a break. So I just enjoyed the song though it just means a lot because it was released 2013 and if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that 2013 was a tough year. And I remember listening to that song on repeat during our last camp lol. Plus Liam forgot the lyrics before the last chorus he was like “Oh I will carry you… carry you over fire and water” HAHAHA.
“And you don’t need to rush, I know you wanna be loved. Oh I will carry you over fire and water for your love. And I will hold you closer, hope your heart is strong enough. When the night is coming down on you, we will find a way through the dark”
After that it was a happy song yey!! Girl Almighty. And before they sang it, correct me if I’m wrong but someone (I think Niall) was playing Act My Age on the guitar and I thought they were really going to sing it for the first time because they were like “This is a fast song and this involves a lot of clapping” idk ok
Story Of My Life was the last song before the encore. So they were already saying goodbye and all that but I knew they were still going to have the last 3 songs. Again, I got emotional during Story Of My Life lol.
Sometime before SOML, they did the birthday thing to Toby and sang I Will Survive and read a few signs from the crowd. And they read a sign saying “LIAM I AM YOUR LONG LOST DAUGHTER” and the girl at the back was like “DADDY AF!!!” no chill 😦 no chill 😦
So the plan was, we were going to sing Torn right after they returned backstage for a wardrobe change. And ya we did… kind of lol. They went back and HARRY. OH GOSH HARRY TIED HIS HAIR INTO A BUN. BRUH BRUHHH. So they then performed You and I (which was sooo different because Zayn wasn’t around) then Little White Lies aka my jam because wow dat bass drop gets me every time!!!
And finally, it was down to the last song which was Best Song Ever. That time my phone was out of storage so I had to delete some selfies and the Facebook app so that I could take photos. My cam had like 3 minutes left. So I was like eh whatever I’m just going to enjoy the last song and not take a video for the whole song. And again, I got so emotional and I was screaming my head off, I was like “I LOVE YOUUUU” “LIAM!!!!” “LOUISSS” “NA-YAAAAL I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOUUU” “HARRY!!!!” 😦 hahahaha which was pretty annoying but meh it was the last song and I was standing on the chairs and everyone was like “KUYA LAST NA TO WAG NIYO NA KAMI PABABAIN” because standing on chairs wasn’t allowed.
[Louis voice] I know you know I know you’ll remember me and I know you know I hope you remember how we danced // HUHU ofc I will remember you how can I not!!!
And after BSE, there were fireworks and I was just so happy and sad at the same time. Idk what I was feeling I was aifagahisjga hahahaha. I’ve never been so so happy in my whole life because I just saw the loves of my life and I’ve never been so sad because I saw my loves and they’re leaving wow. I’ll post photos of the fireworks soon because it’s on my phone and I’m already lazy to connect my phone to my laptop.
And that concludes the best night of my life. Definitely, one for the books 😉
I’d like to thank the boys for a great great night and an unforgettable one. I don’t care if I missed school work, it was hella worth it. You promised you’ll come back soon. Next time you come around, you’ll see me in the front row. I love you. Thank you for motivating me to live and thank you for being my heroes. And to 4/5, thank you for staying. I love you guys so so so much, with all my heart. 🙂
I think that night was the time I finally felt “infinite”, just like Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower lol
Two things to keep in mind if you have dreams: Never give up. And make it happen 😉 (This also goes to future me)
Thank you for reading this v long post about a spectacular night. All the love .xx
That is all xx