It’s One Direction mania in Vancouver this week as the British pop band prepares to play a nearly sold-out show at B.C. Place on Friday, July 17. With their young – and mostly female – fan base, local social media has been whipped into a complete frenzy as the countdown begins.
There is no doubting the infectiousness of Harry, Louis, Niall and Liam, the four bandmates once joined by Zayn Malik before his sudden departure earlier this year. They have 24.1 million followers on Twitter as a band and 88 million between the four of them. On Instagram, they have 9.4 million followers and almost 38 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
With #OTRAVancouver trending (that means On the Road Again, for those not quite ‘in the know’), tweets are rolling every second and some fans just can’t seem to hold it together. With more than 24 hours left to go before the boys hit the stage, it seems many in Vancouver have already fallen ill with One Direction Infection.
ZAYN MIGHT MAKE AN APPEARANCE! HOLY COW I CANNOT WAIT! #OTRAVancouver
— TacticalSass18 (@Keyrshia) July 16, 2015
Get it together, girl.
IM NOT EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY PREPARED FOR TOMORROW #OTRAVancouver
— kayla ; TOMORROW (@VANCITYDALLAS) July 16, 2015
Not a drill, you guys.
I REPEAT #OTRAVANCOUVER IS TMR. THIS IS NOT A DRILL HOLY FUCK
— 5/5 Forever (@lovin5sosss) July 16, 2015
NO TIME FOR SPELLING.
INACTIVE FOR THE DAY PREPARING FOR OTRAT FRIKIN damn tommorow #OTRAVANCOUVER
— |TOMMOROW!| V+Z 1D (@1Dzoey0CEAN) July 16, 2015
Not sure what “breate” is, but it must have something to do with Zayn.
— OTRA|| 1 day (@YellisDirection) July 16, 2015
Hello? Is anyone out there?
#OTRAVancouver HELLO TO ANYONE IN THIS TREND, WHERE ARE YOU SITTING AND WHATS YOUR NAME BC I LOVE YOU AND HOLY SHIT TOMORROW IS THE DAY GUYS
— TOMORROW?!??!!? (@HenleyLovesLou) July 16, 2015
Should we call an ambulance?
STILL CANT BREATH PROPERLY OR FUNCTION PROPERLY BC MY BABIES ARE HERE #OTRAVancouver
— || TOMORROW (@StylesGrierr) July 16, 2015
This might be illegal…
someone pls stalk them with me #OTRAVancouver
— lu || TOMORROW (@5soselfie) July 16, 2015
There is something off with this logic.
IF MY PLANE TO CANADA CRASHES I’M GOING TO KILL SOMEONE #OTRAVancouver
— linda | TOMORROW!! (@xplaidhes) July 16, 2015
Meeting One Direction? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
HI IF ANYONE HAS INFO ABOUT THE BOYS, PLEASE DM ME. I CAN’T MEET THEM TODAY, NO TIME. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. #OTRAVancouver
— julie // TOMORROW (@niallskissesxo) July 16, 2015
Did someone say #FirstWorldProblems?
#OTRAVancouver IS TOMORROW AND I STILL DONT HAFE AN OUTIFIT KKKJKKJKKJSHSHSJSHGWHWGGSH
— chrisna TOMORROW (@sightlyhes) July 16, 2015