Summer has officially just started. This means more freedom, more fun in the sun and more of a carefree attitude. I kicked off my summer in the best way possible: going to a Harry Styles' concert. Not only did I go once but I had the amazing opportunity to see him live twice within the span of 48 hours.
One Direction has always been a huge part of my childhood and they are a band I believe I will be telling my future grandchildren about. I thought to myself "Going to see one of the members twice in concert? Sounds a little outrageous but it will be one heck of a story!"
On Wednesday, June 21, I hopped on a train with a fellow friend to New York Penn Station. The train ride was tedious but calming. I needed to be a calm mindset before I step into a huge sea of teenage girls. Getting into the venue was surprisingly easily and the staff at Madison Square Garden were wonderful and very helpful.
I got to my seat and I realized I was generally close to the stage. I couldn't believe it but I've never been so stoked in my life. The opening act, Kacey Musgraves, performed at around eight o'clock. My expectations were definitely met as she is a very talented country pop artist.
All of sudden, the lights went down, the arena went insane and I heard the opening to Harry's song called 'Only Angel.' I was screaming at the top of my lungs and I saw him in a gorgeous white Gucci suit with black roses. He performed all of his songs from his album and covers from artists such as Ariana Grande, Fleetwood Mac, and even One Direction.
The show lasted about an hour and a half but it sure went by quickly. I had the time of my life and left the venue with the biggest smile on my face. I knew I was going to see him again tomorrow and gave me such joy and feeling of gratefulness to be fortunate enough to see him play solo in the world's most famous arena.
On the Thursday, June 22, I went with a different friend on the train and we arrived just in time to see Musgraves open the show. This time, my seats were on the floor so I had a perfect view of the stage. Harry came on at around 9:20 p.m. that evening in a navy blue Calvin Klein suit with magenta embellishments and he looked stunning.
Harry truly is a rockstar and definitely knows how to entertain a crowd. He made jokes, interacted with the audience and he even sang an extra song; a duet of "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain with his opening act Kacey Musgraves.
Overall, I had such an unforgettable experience at one of the best shows I have ever been to and I will truly remember those special 3 hours (in total) I spent with the most amazing people in the most wonderful venue in the world.
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