One Direction

So, on Saturday night, I went to a One Direction Concert. Yep, surrounded by screaming teenagers, and I had a blast.

So, background – how did I end up at a One Direction concert? Well, my friend Sarah is a big fan and bought tickets forever ago… and then the person going with her could no longer go. Since the show was in Baltimore, she asked me to go with her, and I happily obliged.

Me and Sarah

Now, I never went to concerts as a teenager (my first concert wasn’t until college), so I had no idea what to expect…besides screaming, of course. I saw a lot of teens there with their friends. I saw a lot of outfits I hope Abbie never wants to wear (seriously, I DON’T want to see butt cheeks). I saw someone in a banana costume (apparently, this is a thing for One Direction fans). I saw more signs than I could count with things I didn’t understand, but mostly I saw people who loved the band we were seeing.

One Direction Baltimore

We had a lot of fun and I knew more songs than I thought I would, but the whole time I was noticing something else. While there were many teens there without their parents, there were also a lot WITH their parents. The parents seemed to fall in two groups:

The parents with earplugs and a book who were merely supervising.

The parents who got into it, danced with their kids, and enjoyed themselves.

One Direction Baltimore

It really made me think – before too long, Abbie’s going to be one of those teenagers. She’s going to have a band she loves and want to go to concerts, and I’ll be faced with a choice – go with her and merely supervise, or embrace what she loves and enjoy it with her, even if it isn’t my taste.

I hope I’m the latter.

Have a great Monday all!


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  1. August 11, 2015 / 10:32 am

    I knew so many people at that concert! I am not a One Direction fan myself, but it sounds like it would have been a fun time…especially since it was held in my favorite place ever šŸ™‚

    • Jess
      September 2, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      Haha, it was definitely an experience. Good thing I caught them now since they’re about to take an “extended break!”

  2. August 11, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Sounds like a really fun night! I love going to concerts. Most of the ones I`ve been to my mum was dancing and singing along with me šŸ™‚

    • Jess
      September 2, 2015 / 12:56 pm

      Oh nice! My mom and I do not have the same taste in music at all, haha.