Monday, March 26, 2012


One Direction in Toronto - March 26, 2012
It's official! The Boys of One Direction are back and despite rumours they had already arrived in Toronto earlier this evening, alas it was a 10:30 PM flight from Minneapolis which would be bestowed the honour of transporting the fab five Brit-Pop Sensations! Count 'em: Niall, Liam, Louis, Zayn and Harry. Five! 

The Boys are in-town to record a secret Show tomorrow for YTV titled 1-2-1 with One Direction at an undisclosed location before an audience of Contest Winners, in addition to having some interviews lined-up for them with the likes of Entertainment Tonight Canada. If Toronto weren't already under the spell of One Direction enough, their two shows at Molson Amphitheatre scheduled for May 29 and 31, 2012 which went on-sale Saturday morning, sold-out rapidly. And let's not even mention those Ultimate VIP Packages including Meet & Greets - at $350 US each - which sold-out even quicker!

Buzz is feverish for the former The X-Factor (UK) Contestants as they are riding on the high of their success with U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one Disc Up All Night, which just made History as the first time ever a debut Album from a British Band has reached the summit of that Chart in its first week of release! This is only the beginning as One Direction is set to dominate the Airwaves and iPods alike for the next foreseeable bit. 

Despite their Handlers telling a crowd of Fans at Toronto Pearson International Airport, "Walk with us!" as the Band appeared through hidden doors, alas they were unable to stop for Fans. Catching recently-named Lead Vocalist Harry Styles' eye, I asked him for a Photo which he agreed to doing before we got separated. His eyes followed me for a bit before he headed into his Van and another golden opportunity opened-up again for a Photo which he posed for graciously. All smiles!  I appreciate his gesture even more knowing that the Boys greeted almost 10k Fans at the Mall of America earlier today in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Although I had a few Photos ready for the Boys to sign for my Readers, unfortunately it just wasn't happening and I apologize as I know how passionate some of us Directioners are. One day!

 Watch a Video of the cray-cray madness outside One Direction's Band Van. Warning: Shriek Alert.

In case you missed my coverage of the One Direction's last visit to Toronto in February at Air Canada Centre, click here to read more.

And if you still haven't discovered the brilliance of One Direction, stream the Canadian Pressing of their Album Up All Night here.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)