I discovered 1D at about the same time that I was burning through Friday Night Lights on Netflix—so this was a very emotionally intense and imaginary period in my life. So intense, in fact, that I made Mike buy me the CD at Target. Let that sink in for a minute. The FULL CD.
And it kind of made me think about jam bands like Dave Matthews, and how they might be a-holes, because they play the same song for 20 minutes, just because they are awesome at it (I mean, who wouldn’t be awesome at a song that repeats the same instrumental chorus 45,692 times)—when the PEOPLE just want explosions set to pop music.
But for the rest of my life, hearing 1D sing “What makes you Beautiful” will be a highlight.
And if I could wrap this all up with a bit of perspective? Following my NKOTB phase, I paid good money (translation: begged my parents for their money) to see Color Me Badd do a live rendition of “I Wanna Sex You Up”. Just a reminder that it could be SO. MUCH. WORSE.