Tuesday, July 23, 2013 , Updated 3:41 p.m., July 23, 2013
UPDATED: One Direction fans are full of random trivia, like “Louis LOVES carrots”
We played a fun game to see who were the real 1D fans.
DALLAS Armed with two iPhones, a recently purchased One Direction poster, and a hatred for the sweltering July sun, Guidelive.com intern MiKenna Williams and myself made it our Monday afternoon mission to see if the parents of Dallas’ Directioners (the nickname fans of One Direction have given themselves) knew as much about the British-Irish boy band as their preteen counterparts.
The ultra popular group, who sold out the American Airlines Center Monday night on the Dallas stop of their “Take Me Home” tour, had throngs of teenage girls lining up for the show hours before the AAC’s doors were even open.
Our rules were simple: True Directioners (read: teenage girls) were given 10 seconds to name as many facts about One Direction as they could, while their parents were given 15 seconds to stick the correct name to corresponding band mate on our Velcro-equipped poster.
First, the true Directioners. While standard answers were given like band mates’ birthdays and heights, a truly odd factoid came to the surface as more and more Directioners casually mentioned “… and Louis LOVES carrots.” Come to find out Louis doesn’t love carrots as much as he loves girls who eat carrots, which is evidenced by this YouTube video.
As far as the parents go, a good majority were able to correctly identify the individual members of One Direction, except Niall, who was hidden in a phone booth on our poster. (Thanks, Wal-Mart.) Even though we threw in bogus names like Larry and Miles, the parents were quick at naming the band mates and could easily pass as Directioners themselves.
A video is on its way with footage from the guessing game.
UPDATE: We talked with fans and their parents before the One Direction concert at the American Airlines Center. Fans had to give random facts about 1D. Parents had to identify Zayn, Harry, Louis, Niall, and Liam. Find out how they did!
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