Review: One Direction, with 15,000 screaming fans

  • Article by: Chris Riemenschneider , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 19, 2013 - 10:43 AM

British boy band finally invaded Target Center after a year-plus and a barrage of ads. But the crowd seemed to have fun.

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gofurnuttJul. 19, 13 1:09 AM

When Can We Get Back As A Society To Organically Developed, Grassroots Musical Talent and Not These "Canned" and Packaged Tweener Phenoms That Appeals To The 8 To 14 Year Old's Based On Their Degree of Perceived "Cuteness" ..Annnd That Has A Shelf Life of 10 Day Old Milk...No Dinosaur Tours In The Offing 4 These Showstoppers of Their Time That Also Includes N'SYNC, Back Street Boys, 98 Degrees, New Kids On The Block and So On, And So On......Did Any of These People Write any Of Their Popular songs...Noooooo...... I Know Some of These Groups are Out There Now Assaulting Their Former Fans Eardrums who Are Probably Asking, "Why In the Heck did I Ever Buy Any of This So-Called Music In A Can....

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likeaplanJul. 19, 13 7:31 AM

Some parents are happy that this event is over, however, there will be even bigger acts to follow so get a head start and get that loan and place an hold on tickets.

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harpo80Jul. 19, 13 9:08 AM

It's not my style - I'm more of a Steven Stills kind of guy. No, they don't have the talent of some performers (I call them "One Dimension" to torque my daughter), although it's hard to cast stones when they're the ones on stage and not me. And yes, the tickets were way too expensive. But my daughter and her friends had a heck of a time at the concert, enjoyed every minute of it, and have a lot of stories to share. It was clean, too. What's not to like about that? Chris, I suspect from the tone of your article that you're not on the band's fan page. That's fine. But your article drips with sarcasm and - something else, what is it, oh yes - snobbery? You're not a teen. Let the teens be teens.

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misterwittJul. 19, 1310:05 AM

My friend Mike Nester went and absolutely loved the show! He treasures their entire catalogue.

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spin4802Jul. 19, 1310:32 AM

The biggest problem I had with this concert was that the tickets went on sale so far in advance. Who wants to buy a ticket for their teen/tween well over a year ahead of time when you don't even know if they will still like the band by the time the concert finally rolls around? As it turned out, my daughter IS still crazy about 1D and I was able to snag a couple tickets off of StubHub that weren't too outrageously priced, justifying it by making it a birthday present. It was my daughter's first concert, and she and her friend loved every minute of it. She will always have the memories and seeing the look on her face before and after the concert was well worth it, even if the band fades into oblivion within a year...

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MorgJul. 19, 1312:19 PM

I should have bought stock in aspirin prior to this. I know it's gone on since Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Elvis, but what's with the screaming??? It's so childish and asinine. C'mon girls, give the ear drums a break. Like I tell my daughter, the only time it's acceptable to scream is when you are in trouble. Period.

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Jeanne_FJul. 19, 1312:44 PM

There are (more or less) unpackaged and talented acts out there in the same age group - check out Jake Bugg.

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