A week ago, I never dreamed I’d ever write about One Direction on my blog. Nevertheless, here I am about to devote nearly 1,000 words to perhaps the hottest boy band to grace planet earth since my own days as a boy-band-lovin’ teenage girl in the late 90s, and I can’t even call myself a fan because I only know one song.
And knowing one song does not a Directioner make, good groupies.
What I do know, however, is what it’s like to be a teenage girl who loves a band so damn much that when a member leaves or the band breaks up, it doesn’t just feel like the end of the world – it IS the end of the world.
That feeling is why I spent much of last Thursday afternoon annoyed with Twitter, and not because a good number of my readers I follow were posting their feelings over Zayn leaving the band.
I was annoyed with the bands and music fans I follow who were joking back and forth about the reaction (or what they thought was over reaction) to the 1D news. [Read more…]