9 Signs You Were THAT One Direction Fan

9 Signs You Were THAT One Direction Fan

Vas happenin'?


Allow me to take you back to 2012: the world was ending, President Obama had just been re-elected for a second term, and the British boyband, One Direction, were in their PRIME.

Almost every girl back then (especially me) had some sort of opinion on the band that shaped the world with their catchy hits, floppy hair, and incredible accents. Before I finally ended up meeting one of them (as seen above) when I was older (and considerably calmer), I was a crazed fan wild for One Direction.

So sit back, blast What Makes You Beautiful, and relate to these 9 things we all did as fans of 1D.

1. You listened to the albums nonstop.


No other music existed when One Direction dropped an album. All that consumed your life was trying to memorize every song and figuring out which member had the most solos, and nothing would stop you until you knew it all.

2. You watched all of the X-Factor videos.


You weren't a true fan until you watched all of the vintage One Direction vlogs and X-Factor performances. What kind of fan would you be if you didn't brush up on your essential One Direction history?

3. You knew all the classic catchphrases.


"Vas happenin'", "I like girls who eat carrots", and "1, 2, 3 FLICK!" were all quotes you would use to prove you were the truest fan out there. They also tended to annoy your parents, teachers, and any non-1D fan because they had no idea what you were talking about.

4. You had a fan account.


How else would you keep up with fandom news? Whether it was on Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr, One Direction fans from all over congregated on the internet to discuss upcoming concerts, Harry Styles' hair, or potential relationships the boys had. Which brings us to...

5. You freaked out when ANY of them got a girlfriend.


Even though you had never met any of these boys in your life, when they got into a relationship, it stung. Your dreams of marrying them immediately went down the toilet, and you were left to hope that they would somehow notice you in the crowd at their next concert.

6. You owned a ton of merch.


Christmas and birthday gifts suddenly became very easy for your family. Every holiday, you'd be showered in more One Direction merchandise than you knew what to do with, and when it came time to go to a concert, you bought even more merch. And it wasn't cheap, either.

7. When they came to your hometown, you stalked their every move.


Your life goal was to meet at least one member of the band, and you would die trying. So when the boys would hop across the pond for a world tour and stop in your city, you HAD to try and get a picture or glimpse of them before they were gone.

8. You went to a concert (and maybe cried)...


Going to your first One Direction concert was truly a religious experience. The boys you had been obsessing over for months (or years) were finally in front of you, breathing the same air. So maybe you shed a tear or two when they played your favorite song. No shame.

9. ...And you may have shed a tear when they broke up.


Sure, Zayn left, and sure, they said it was just a "hiatus", but most likely, the One Direction we all knew and loved is just a thing of the past. Even still, that cringey, crazy, fun time you loved One Direction will always be a part of you. Now when is that hiatus over?

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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