I hadn't really heard much about the band that was opening for One Direction, but I knew their name was 5 Seconds of Summer. Jordyn had told me that their music was really good. I had been looking on stage at all the instruments and microphones, but my attention shifted to my friends who were talking to the girls in front of us. They looked slightly younger than us and like most of the people on the ground level they were wearing what looked like homecoming or prom dresses.
"Do you know why they asked us to write our names down and put them in those boxes" Ashley asked them.
One of the girls shrugged her shoulders and said, "Beats me, but knowing the boys they got to have something special up their sleeves."
I completely agreed with her. They were definitely up to something, but being that it was a contest I quickly disregarded it. Luck and I had never been friends. I always considered myself unlucky. Jordyn would even attest to that. Nothing ever goes in my favor.
I looked up at the rafters and thought of my parents. God I miss them. I would do anything to hear my mom's voice on last time, but I know that will never happen. I wanted to fight back the tears. It had been almost three years since my parents were killed by a drunk driver, but it will always be fresh in my mind. My parents death came as shock for me.
I can still remember the night it happened, every vivid detail... I was busy doing a project for my history class. My mom and dad begged me to put my project aside for the night to go with them to their friends house. I have to be honest, I didn't want go watch my parents and their friends play poker or talk about the economy. If I wanted to be bored out of my mind I'd watch the news. I remember my mom coming into my room and asking me if I'd be okay home alone at night if not I could go with them. I knew I could be home alone at night. I was 16 years old; I can take care of myself. Boy was I wrong.
Then cops came to my house and told me about my parents. I broke down. I had no relatives that were willing to take me in. I was in Foster care until my best friend's family decided they would take me in. I will always be so grateful for them, even if I was treated differently. I knew I was at least safe at night unlike I was in the Foster Care system. I've heard enough horror stories to make know I am blessed. One Direction was the band to wipe away my tears when I needed them. I can't believe I will even be in the same room as them tonight.
After about 30 minutes 5 Seconds of Summer finished their set. I actually liked them a lot; they were quite different from One Direction. 5SOS was like 1D's edgier younger brother. Yes, they are still pop, but the had a Mayday Parade vibe to them. "Wow they were good" Jordyn admitted.
"They're hot" Ashley added in.
I shook my head at her, "Ash they are jail bait woman".
Ashley laughed and said, "Yeah come on it's gotta be illegal to be that hot and under 18".
I laughed at her. Ash had a point Luke was adorable, but like little boy adorable; not like I want to date him adorable. Plus their Australian accents were super charming. The lights to the stadium had been turned again after 5SOS was done with their set. There were more people were out setting up. I caught a glimpse of Josh Devine walking to his drums. One Direction must be coming on soon!
I couldn't contain my excitement when the stadium went dark once again and the place erupted in high pitched screams. The drums were being played like a heart beat that was beginning to beat faster and faster. When those five, perfect guy appeared on stage I lost my breath, I couldn't believe I was so close to my role models, loves, and those five guys I was so crazy about. My eyes began to water as I screamed my lungs out. I never felt so close to them I wanted so badly to hug each and every single one of them and thank them for changing my life. They instantly started to sing Up All Night. That song was always good for cheering me up. I wiped my eyes dry and began to sing along, well more like scream the lyrics. It wasn't very harmonious, but I wasn't trying to be the best singer. I was more focused on singing and dancing along; just enjoying my time. My eyes kept looking up at stage then to the screens for an even closer view of my loves.
I want to stay up all night and tell a girl she's the one.
I looked at all the boys but my main focus was on the guy of my dreams, Liam Payne. He was wearing a dark jean jacket, black shirt, and black skinny jeans. Damn he is so hot. I kept screaming along to the song until it ended.
"Hey guys, how are you doing" Niall said waving to the crowd. The crowd boomed in a chorus of high-pitched screams. Never really answering Niall's questions, but he still smiled a wide grin..
"Well for those of you who don't know I am Niall Horan" Niall said smiling ear to ear as he takes in all the cheering and whistling.
"I am Harry Styles" Harry said in his usual slow but beautiful voice as the clapping and screaming got even worse.
"Ello I am Louis Tomlinson" Louis said being his usual wacky self.
"I am Liam Payne" Liam said and I couldn't control my screaming.
"And last but not least I am Zayn Malik" Zayn waved at everyone shyly.
"And we are One Direction" they all said in that familiar chorus I loved.
"So tonight we asked you girls to write down not only your name, but where you are sitting. Do you guys want to know why" Louis asked as he paced up and the stage. The crowd answering with indistinguishable screams.
"Louis we can't tell them now" Liam scolded Louis. The crowd booed and Liam countered the boos with an air kiss to everyone in the stadium, which won over the crowd.
"Oh come on Liam! They really want to know" Louis whined. Liam ignored Louis and introduced the next song which was I Would.