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Was at One Direction concert in Dublin last night and can't help feeling that...

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NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:38:41

... they are short-changing everyone a bit?

I enjoyed it but it just wasn't that spectacular.
They are good looking lads,they have some good songs and they can sing but it was all a bit 'meh' for me. It didn't help that it was cold and rained a bit, but still.

I wouldn't say I was a westlife fan but i've been to a good few of their concerts and really enjoyed them (I used to accompany my little cousin so her mum didn't have to go). Any other pop band would have dancers etc. Little mix for example - would LOVE to see them live. They had nothing, and only 'changed their outfits' by putting on more layers because it was fecking baltic in croke park. I get that the dancing and different/unusual costumes thing isn't their M-O but why the feck not? It's not like their fan base is incredibly mature and too old for a bit of cheese? Plus, so many album tracks. Ok for the die hard twitter teens, but not so good for all the mummies (or aunties in my case (I have 2 DSs (5 and 2) so not with me) and younger fans (of which their were thousands. Not one cover either. I love an alternative, unexpected cover, but no.

Even the staging and special effects were just ok. No massive surprises. There a bit in the middle which was a bit unexpected but the rest was just par for the course. The techies behind the bits that appeared on the big screens behind them put in much more effort than all the boys combined.

They did all seem to be genuinely chuffed for Niall, who did seem to be v emotional at playing in Croke park (v much considered sacred ground in ireland) and they mentioned a few times that it was the biggest crowd they had ever played to.

Maybe I have the wrong idea about it all. I'm sure plenty of you are going in the coming weeks. You might love it.

Lilaclily Sat 24-May-14 21:40:40

I agree
I loved Take That's Circus show - they really know how to put on a live concert

Annunziata Sat 24-May-14 21:42:53

They aren't supposed to be entertaining the mammies and aunties grin

Peacesword Sat 24-May-14 21:44:45

I just watched them on the Big Weekend and commented that they all look worn out and didn't seem to be enjoying it.

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:46:57

They did the big weekend today?? They are in Dublin again tonight (as I type). Possibly knackered, lol...

Rabbitcar Sat 24-May-14 21:46:59

Oh no, DDs going in 2 weeks to Wembley. Hope it's ok! Think die hard fan DD2 will be fine but DD1 may not be impressed. We're going to Katy Perry next weekend; think that should be fun?

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:48:40

Just noticed horrific spelling mistake up there and am ashamed.

*There not their

Peacesword Sat 24-May-14 21:49:57

I don't know if it was footage from yesterday or earlier this evening. I settled into my spot on the sofa early, ready for Coldplay!

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 24-May-14 21:50:25

I saw some film on Facebook from last night and thought it was decidedly average. I took my five year old to Katy Perry in Glasgow last week and she put on a fabulous show! Ten times better than what I saw today, and she totally knew her audience and what little girls would love.

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:51:16

Agree about Take That. Even that bint Cyrus puts on a show.

Katy perry should be fun. Mind you don't get any squirty cream in your eye though.

RunBikeRun Sat 24-May-14 21:51:27

Oh crap I'm taking DD to see them at Wembley in 2 weeks :-( We saw Olly Murrs last year and he was amazing. A real showman

Fairylea Sat 24-May-14 21:52:07

I think one direction are on their last legs now really. Puberty has hit them like a ton of bricks smile

Katy Perry is really amazing in concert. Total show, which is what it should be.

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:53:48

I don't want to say what special effects they did have in order to ruin the only highlights of the evening for the rest of you in the coming weeks.


sharonthewaspandthewineywall Sat 24-May-14 21:54:24

Maybe I have the wrong idea about it all. I'm sure plenty of you are going in the coming weeks. You might love it.!

spookyskeleton Sat 24-May-14 21:54:47

Am going to Etihad stadium next week (also mum of 2 boys so on aunty duties)

I remember going to see Take That in the early 90s when they were the 1D of the time and the concert was amazing - as you say, lots of special effects, great staging, covers section. I was expecting something similar but obviously I am going to be disappointed!

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 24-May-14 21:55:04

Yes- Katy was a proper show- fab effects, she seemed like a really nice girl, engaged loads with the audience, and has an unbelievable amount of energy. She played for more than two hours and it just got better and better. I think she would be really hard to beat!

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 24-May-14 21:56:24

I kind of agree- but think they're ending the career. DD recently told me their contract ends in 2015 (and she said something about a marriage?), so I'm guessing they night not continue it on. We have been to a concert at every tour they've done (we know someone who works with them) and I don't think it will be that good this time. The first one was good as it was small and more personal, then after they'd be joking around and acting quite young and now I think they'll probably be disappointing.

At least it's not Bieber, I suppose.

I think their whole appeal is that they aren't dancing and are kind of boy next doors, but if I'm paying for concert tickets, I want a concert, not just songs and faffing.

tiredandsadmum Sat 24-May-14 21:56:27

I know the feeling - I went to see Elton John years ago and it was a bland minimum effort concert. He barely knew where he was. 2 hrs, in out by helicopter. Missed the support act due to atrocious policing getting the small crowds in. You feel gutted. Totally agree on Take That - what a show smile

Sparklingbrook Sat 24-May-14 21:56:33

I reckon McBusted looks like a good show. They come down on a UFO don't they? That's more like it.

Cocolepew Sat 24-May-14 21:56:47

I saw katy perry a couplefof weeks ago and it was amazng, brilliant show. I was so impresssed.

TheSarcasticFringehead Sat 24-May-14 21:58:01

DD now wanrs to see Five Seconds of Summer.

I have a feeling she'll be swinging through boybands until she hits adulthood. <sigh>

Groovee Sat 24-May-14 21:58:40

I've been to 1D and only suffer it because of dd. But I loved Camryn and 5 Seconds of Summer last time.

Little Mix was fab, and their support was fab. Take That was out of that world and Celine Dion was magical.

We'll see how we go in Murrayfield in 9 days!

NeverTalksToStrangers Sat 24-May-14 21:58:51

Spooky No, the staging was fine and there was a good bit of special effects, just nothing OMG AMAZING.

Re the boys: no dancing, no costumes, no covers, no real surprises.

RunBikeRun Sat 24-May-14 21:59:45

Ok so now we need to see Katy Perry...!

Cocolepew Sat 24-May-14 22:03:25

I really didn't want to go to KP, I was taking DD, but was gobsmacked at her stage set. I'm still amazed grin

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