I spent my night crying, jumping, dancing, laughing and screaming until I lost my voice.
I was at the One Direction concert on Thursday night at the Paramount in Oakland. When I arrived, the line to get into the concert went all the way around the corner. Luckily it moved quickly and I got in time to see the first opening act.
Afterward the second opening act, Olly Murs, came on stage to perform. He was unbelievably good. He had confidence and, boy, could he dance!
Then, after an excruciating wait for One Direction to come out, a video started to play. It showed the boys of One Direction driving down to the beach. It also featured a countdown starting from 60 seconds to the time they ran out on stage. I almost passed out I was so excited. Everyone in the theater was screaming so loud you couldn't tell whose voice was whose. I don't know if I was screaming, as it was impossible to even hear myself think. They sang all their songs off their current CD, but also performed covers. Some of these included: "Stereo Hearts," "Valerie," "Torn," and "Use Somebody."
About a half an hour into their performance they took a break to read some tweets that had been sent in during the concert. Some of the tweets asked them do stuff and some just asked questions. These tweets had the boys yodeling and renaming themselves. I never thought it possible for anyone to sound attractive yodeling, yet all five of the band members managed to. Later in the
After a few pairs of underwear were thrown on the stage, Harry decided it would fun to wear a pair as a hat. Oh, Harry. Please don't. Then they sang "What Makes You Beautiful," and the show was over. Or so everyone thought. After a few minutes full of screaming and crying, the boys came back for an encore!
And boy, did they look good in crisp white shirts with black ties or vests. The One Direction concert is something I'll never forget. It was one of the best days of my life and a great way to start the summer.
The Life in Perspective board is made up of teens who write for the features sections. Sara Zollner attends Castro Valley High School. Reach her at lip@bayareanews group.com.