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One Direction's set list, and more than one observation

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music Updated: July 19, 2013 - 12:33 AM

 

The one 1D member who seemed to get the biggest cheers, Harry Styles, at Target Center on Thursday. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

The one 1D member who seemed to get the biggest cheers, Harry Styles, at Target Center on Thursday. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

 


Did One Direction age five years in 15 months, or was it just me? The guys looked significantly older and less clean-cut than they do in most of their promo photos. It’s as if their team has a stash of pictures on file from a couple years ago that they keep dusting off as “new.” Part of the problem might have been their attire: tight T-shirts or muscle shirts and jeans instead of preppy wear, which allowed them to show off their tats and biceps.

Some other random, leftover observations from the show.

**The guys aren't very funny. Their Q&A via Twitter resulted in only a few minor chuckles, such as when one fan asked if they could speak a Minnesota accent (a woman coached them on long "oh's"). Least funny of all was the long bit at the end where they went into a long, dissertation like speech on which kinds of soup they like best. Holy boring!

**The guys need to work on their fan-riling stage banter. They seriously must've told the crowd that they were the loudest/craziest/rowdiest crowd on the tour 15 times in the show. Even the 15-year-olds in the crowd saw through the act.

**Opening boy-band 5 Seconds of Summer actually were a band. Like with guitars and drums and stuff. What a bunch of show-offs! The Australian quartet, which only formed a year ago, made a big impression on the young crowd with their punchy but still light-as-air pop-rock tunes. They're bound to be heard from again.

Click here for the full review of the long-awaited Target Center concert. Here’s the set list:

Up All Night  /  I Would  /  Heart Attack  /  More Than This  /   Love You First  /  One Thing  /  C'mon, C'mon  /  Change My Mind  /  One Way or Another (Blondie cover)  /  Teenage Kicks (Undertones cover)  /  Last First Kiss  /  Moments  /  Back for You  /  Summer Love  /  Over Again  /  Little Things  /  Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus cover)  /  Rock Me  /  She's Not Afraid  / Kiss You     ENCORE: Live While We're Young / What Makes You Beautiful

 

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