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One Direction performed for the first time at Madison Square Garden on December 3. courtesy of Mary Grace Henry ’15

Pre-teen girls and their parents were “Up All Night” singing along to the many hit songs of the popular British-Irish boy band, One Direction.

One Direction performed for the first time at Madison Square Garden on December 3.
courtesy of Mary Grace Henry ’15

The concert, that took place on December 3, was the band’s first appearance at Madison Square Garden and, according to dailymail.co.uk, sold out in less than a minute.
“I still cannot believe I was there. I am so excited that I got to be there for such an important part of the boys career,” senior Sarah Ahstrom said.
After a 30 minute surprise warm-up by up-coming British superstar Ed Sheeran, the milestone performance began as Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam, and Louis rose from underneath the stage.
“It has always been a dream of mine to play this venue and say hello to New York City. It’s absolutely incredible,” Niall Horan said during the concert.
For two hours, the five boys who were formed on the X-Factor UK in 2010, entertained screaming fans not only with their singing, but also their typical, crazy antics on stage and their highly anticipated answers to Twitter questions from fans in the audience.
The show commenced with the song “Up All Night” and closed with the international hit, “What Makes You Beautiful”, with songs from the band’s debut and new album in between.
“I have never experienced anything like that concert. One Direction was unbelievable. It was the best night of my life,” senior Christine Kager said.
The boys look forward to a world tour starting in February of the new year and to continuing their anomalous success.  

“I cannot tell you how much this means to us,” Harry Styles said during the concert.
 
– Liza Connor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and Hannah Godvin, News Editor