Lucky One Direction and FOUR Live fan Jasmine Eriksen went to the One Direction concert at Auckland's Vector Arena on Saturday night, check out her review below!
The five boys of One Direction - Louis, Liam, Niall, Zayn and Harry - took the stage of Vector Arena on the night of Saturday 12th October to perform for a massive Auckland crowd. The band members energetically worked the stage, driving their frenzied fans wild whenever they drew close.
Vocally, hearing them live was even better than their studio-recorded selves. They managed to successfully change the way some parts were sung, making a nice change for the fans who had undoubtedly listened to their songs millions of times before. One particular stand-out was the unbelievably high notes hit by Zayn in hit-single "Best Song Ever".
1D entertained the crowd with more than just their singing, also getting the audience to do the singing for them at some points. There was a lot of on-stage banter, showing the audience the One Direction boys are just normal nineteen to twenty-one year olds.
They also engaged with the crowd by asking questions, reading signs, and at one point even throwing a used water bottle out to the audience. On top of this there were the traditional Twitter requests, with some being the time warp, the haka and a kiwi accent. Although the boys didn’t do the best job at these (understandable as they are British and have made clear they can’t dance) the fans definitely still enjoyed it.
With their song "Moments", One Direction had everyone singing along as loud as possible. This got a huge smile out of Irish member Niall Horan; he seemed simply amazed at how loud everyone sung to a song that wasn't very well known. Then Niall himself amazed everyone else with his guitar skills on the last few songs.
Many people wouldn't have understood some of the banter, the clips that played, why there was such a thing as a Twitter segment, or why there was no choreographed dancing. But these were the things all the fans, or Directioners, would have loved most about the concert. Not just the singing, but the boys’ interaction with one another.
Which is why, without a doubt, most of the fans in the arena never wanted the show to end, and why afterwards they would've been wishing they could go back again and again!