The Only Direction
One Direction perform at the Hordern Pavillion. Photo: Ashley Mar
One Direction: They came, they were seen and boy did they conquer. If you can name the five tousle-haired faces, you're probably still talking about the show. If you can't, you might be surprised to hear One Direction's boy-band appeal survived high-level screaming and low-level lust in Friday's show at the Hordern Pavilion, with little dancing, few costume changes and nary a taped vocal. They sang - rather well, actually - while delivering high-beam smiles to a room heaving with adolescent hormones.
Words by Bernard Zuel
Images by Ashley Mar