Monday, March 12, 2012
My original plan was to skip school that day and see them perform on the Today Show because I had it all planned out. I’d have a banner that said something like, “Inbetweeners Dance Go!” and then when they sang One Thing, they’d do the Inbetweeners dance, totally normal. It didn’t happen, and I had to sit through eight hours of school thinking about 5 in the afternoon when I’d go into the city to the signing.
I went home after school and my mom drove me into the city and I took the subway to Fulton Street and we got out at around 4:15. I was with my cousin because of the whole adult-guardian thing, and the people in my school weren’t going (and I didn’t really like them anyways, they aren’t really Directioners). I knew a couple people from Tumblr who were going, but I didn’t really scour the crowd for them lol
So we get to the entrance of J&R and we’re like wow there’s no line and then we walk to the other entrance and what do you know, that’s where the line started. And so I was like ok maybe it goes to the end of the block, and I get to the end of the block, and if I wasn’t mistaken, it was a security guy that looked a lot like Pauly. But I didn’t really pay attention to that, and I asked where the end of the line was, and he goes “All the way through the park” and i was like shit
So we go to the other side of the street and that’s obviously not the end of the line, so we go through the park, down at least 400 ft. of fence, turn the corner, and there’s the end. A little bit past the corner of Broadway and Chambers, going down Chambers, on the other side of the park.
So we wait, and it was all great, and I’m going to breeze over the details now
So after two hours of standing, I can finally see the J&R, and it’s on like a rounded corner, so we stood there for about 20-30 minutes while the boys took a break from signing (that’s when they tweeted/retweeted stuff) and the line started moving faster. At that point the security/staff started telling us to take out the booklets of our cds so they could sign it, especially since they wanted to make us go faster because the line still wrapped around the park. So it was around 8 when a bunch of us crossed the street, and that’s when it hit me.
The entire time I was standing there, calm as ever, I realized that I was meeting One Direction. One Direction. The boy band I’ve been obsessing over for six months or so, the boys I only saw on Tumblr and YouTube, they were going to be in front of me, and I was going to be in front of them. This was the first time I was meeting someone to this degree. So naturally…I start freaking out, like breathing heavy like holy shit oh my god wtf is going i’m going to die soon
So pretty soon we’re the next group to go in, and that’s just it, we go in, they cut our wristbands off, and we’re standing in a line that passed reallly quickly, so I didn’t have time to breathe, and I was filming the floor, and I was just panicking because they were playing More Than This on the speakers and asklhglaksgag
So it takes two seconds to get to the front, and they tell us to not take videos. I didn’t feel like such a badass because harry was the first I saw and gosh his curls in person is just so overwhelming. So I was in such a daze seeing them that I didn’t even say what I wanted to say to them, like the thoughts I thought of during school etc. So Harry looks up at me and says, “Hello!” in his sweet voice and I mouth a hi and muster up all my courage to ask for a high five. I get one and at that point it doesn’t sink in yet that I touched Harry Styles. So I go to Louis and he seems so eager to leave, like I could see it on his face that he was tired, but he had a nice face on for everyone. I pointed out to him that our hats were alike and he smiled and nodded, and I died. I didn’t get a high five from him cause the damn security people moved us along, but I went to Liam and said hello and he said hello to me too in the most chipper voice ever. I ask for a high five and he’s holding a sharpie in his hand but he gives me a high five. The table was so high, it was kinda like wtf I can’t reach lol. So yeah. Liam’s marker hand touched mine. Oh yeah. Anyways so Zayn was next and he asked all of us how we were doing and I’m pretty sure everyone just died inside. We were so close we saw Zayn’s tattoo, and I tell you it is just too much for me. I was like in such awe I didn’t even ask for a high five. I smiled at him and he smiled too. And NIALL omg ok so I see Niall and everything melts. My cousin was taking the video and I didn’t notice until I watched the video that he smiled at me. Like, smiling at me. Full six seconds, I counted lol. So he said hi to me and I was like hnng and before I could sputter shit I gave him the card. It was green and his face lit up, but he didn’t even see the card inside (it was the one for St. Patrick’s Day, you know, with Obama lol) so I was just thinking he’d like it when he’d open it. You know if he ever did. He said thank you while signing one of the copies, and the dude next to the table gave me one, and I said I had two (because my friend wanted hers signed) and he gave me it. And those were like a prolonged six seconds standing with them. So I get off the line and we’re shooed out the door with the staff yelling go home you gotta go to school etc. etc.
I fangirl when I’m outside and then it sets in that I touched them and I vow never to wash my hand again but then i take the subway ride the bus open my door wash my hands and somehow ended up in bed thinking it was all a dream.