I really (really!) don’t listen to One Direction, and don’t listen to any of the boys’ solo efforts, either. (I made it about a minute into “Sign of the Times” before turning it off.) However… there is something very entertaining–very compelling–about 1D fans, and their relationship with the band.
This piece from Racked about fans dressing like the band is a super interesting read. A “respect for the femme” is perhaps what I find so enjoyable about following the boys’ celebrity, even if I have no use for their music.
I think this is a genius bit of cultural criticism (and I haven’t even listened to the song, and I don’t think you need to at all in order to get where Lily Puckett is coming from).
I really can’t explain the appeal, but these One Direction’s Week In Review round-ups are just doing it for me.
The latest one includes this tantalizing line: “Harry Styles’s whereabouts are unknown. He was last seen Sunday Sept. 4 at a party in LA.”
Just think about it.
Harry Styles’s whereabouts are unknown.
Harry Styles’s whereabouts are unknown…
- He’s in hiding until his hair grows back.
- He’s being held captive by a rabid 1D fan, Misery-style.