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The One Direction VIP Concert Experience

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So I just got home from the One Direction concert and it was honestly the most amazing concert of my life. That may not be saying much when you realize I’ve only been to three others before this, but I can’t imagine anything going more perfect than it did today. I am truly blessed.

My sister (left) and I (right) waiting for sound check to begin, not knowing what was in store for us that day!

Where to begin? Sound check of course. One of the biggest perks of our $250 VIP package was being able to attend sound check. For us regular VIP folk, unlike Ultimate VIP, we were told that seating for sound check would be based on first come first serve, so we went fairly early and arrived at the venue for 12:30pm as opposed to the meet time of 2:45pm. After waiting in a gated area in the middle of a mob full of other fans, they finally let us through and after receiving our awesome VIP laminate and tickets, were led to the Molson bridge to wait. While waiting, the tour guide raffled off some prizes which was very mediocre compared to watching Eleanor and Louis drive by in a taxi, Louis then walking backstage, and coming out onto the balcony, with Eleanor leaving the venue in the same taxi.

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Then it was a race to finish as we all ran to our seats once they finally gave us the go to. We miraculously got the first row! There was nothing more exciting, nothing that got your heart pumping so fast that you wanted to pinch yourself to make sure what you were seeing was real when the five boys appeared on stage. Soooooooooo close. I honestly was in shock at the fact that they were standing right in front of me. Dressed casually with no hair (Zayn’s was flat) and no make up (Harry’s acne was visible) done, the boys were at their most comfortable and natural state.

When you thought it couldn’t get better than being front row during their private sound check…it did. I brought along two t-shirts to throw on stage for the boys. Both were red graphic T’s that said “I’m A Big Deal In Canada Eh!”.

(I actually had four t-shirts, the other two said “The Eh Team” but my sister blindly gave them to security when they searched us because they told her “anything for boys give to us and we will give it to them” but they obviously didn’t want fans throwing items at them. I was smart and said, “No I have nothing for the boys, these shirts are mine.” But she felt up the nicely wrapped t-shirts which were rolled and tied with a ribbon, and felt my cards/letters which I had to take out.)

Anyways, I managed to throw the first “I’m A Big Deal In Canada Eh!” shirt and it hit Zayn’s legs (who was on our side (the right) of the stage most of the time. He picked it up, read it, laughed and showed his fellow band members along with the audience!!! Then he gave it to Paul to give back to us (don’t know why, it was meant for him to keep) so Paul called out saying “Who’s is this?” Me and my sis obviously raised our hands but apparently so did girls behind us and he threw it to them. Zayn apparently saw this and got mad at Paul! Saying “Paul! No it was THEM who gave it to me!” pointing at me and my sister!! But Paul didn’t hear so he just let it be. (Note: my sister later confronted the girl who took the shirt and she surprisingly and kindly gave it back to us! So yes, I have in my possession the t-shirt that Zayn Malik touched, held and placed on his body)

The boys sang two songs and then it was time for questions. Boom! Things just got more surreal as I was chosen to be the first person to ask a question! It came out of nowhere. All I remember is everyone screaming and raising their hands to be picked to ask the boys a question. I kind of just stood there with a unsure look on my face and my hand half raised with not as much enthusiam as most around me. Yet our VIP host “Stix” came out of nowhere, patted me on the shoulder, and handed me the microphone. I kind of just stood there like “What the heck is happening?!” Fans were still talking and the band came to the edge of the stage to sit and answer questions. Then everyone sat down and I was left standing with the mic, so I pulled my (#1 fan) sister up beside me and whispered violently to her: THINK OF A QUESTION! WHAT SHOULD I SAY! She was just as flustered being put on the spot, so I just threw the microphone in her hands, and what she blurted out was “What is your next album going to be called and when is it going to come out?” Nice one right? LOL Google could have answered that. The boys were all like, “Uhhhhh we don’t have a name but it’s coming out at the end of the year.” The crowd then screamed and cheered, but they would have done so if one of the boys simply said, “eggs.”

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Great opportunity we had there, didn’t really make the best use of it, but so grateful to have had it! When we asked the question the boys looked right at us, and talked directly to us!

Then while the boys were leaving the stage I threw my second and last red t-shirt in hopes of one of boys not only catching it but keeping it! And my wish was granted when the shirt hit Harry’s knees and he picked it up, looked at it, laughed and threw it over his shoulder taking it with him!

Harry and our red “I’m A Big Deal In Canada Eh!” shirt that he took with him.

Could it really get any better? The answer is yes!

We were left speechless and in awe after sound check. I would have been happy to go home right then and there. But the entire concert itself was still waiting for us! After getting our VIP swag bags (which was a 1D string bag, a poster, buttons and a tee), we grabbed some overpriced food (pizza for the sis, fries for me), paid $4.25 for water in a plastic cup (we wanted a bottle, but the band requested that all drinks be poured into cups, obviously they’re sick of bottles being thrown at them).

This is the exclusive merchandise we got with our VIP package.

We made some awesome friends along the way which helped to pass the hour or so we had to kill while stuck in the VIP waiting area. We weren’t allowed to leave until doors for the public opened at 6:30pm.

Once that time came we went through the pubic walkway and were greeted by an array of free stuff (glow sticks, Wonka candy, magazines etc.). Finally reaching the end after moving through the slow tide of people, we went to search out our seats. We had tickets for section 103, row E, seats 11 and 12. At first I was excited that we had the fifth row (if going alphabetically), then I was disappointed that we had section 103 which was one of the side and not 102 the middle.  But then I was excited again when someone told me row E for that side section is actually the first row! And when we actually went to our seats and saw them, I couldn’t help but be ecstatic because it was a perfect view!!! We were angled towards the middle of the stage with no one in front of us.

But of course it had to get better, right? Right.

So right in front of us was a platform and two security guards beside it. What’s so awesome about that? That’s where the boys jumped onto for fan interaction!!!! Yes Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall were all centimeters away from me when I ran up to that platform and I was able to touch their hands! You couldn’t get closer to the boys than this, it was unreal! I could see every little detail of their faces and even made eye contact with the boys! It felt like my own private concert.

What else could happen to make this already seemingly perfect experience even better?

Some fan threw a Canada hat at Harry and he wore it for a bit of a song, then he laughed and threw it back into the audience and I happened to catch it!! (So yes in my possession is not only a shirt held by Zayn Malik, but a hat worn by Harry Styles! We checked, and no, there are no curly pieces of hair inside the hat).

NOTE: This site has been moved. Please see experiencedmoments.com, and if you have a question or a comment please comment on THIS post. Any comments on this blog will not be answered. Thank you!

Have your own amazing One Direction concert experience? We want to hear it! Send us your experience and photos (of you at the concert and of the boys) to experienced.moments@gmail.com and be entered to WIN a SIGNED One Direction CD and more! 

Also, as a bonus we were fortunate enough to have the great Paul Higgins (directioners will immediately recognize this name, but for others he is the head of security and manager for the boy band) stand right in front of us, beside that glorious platform, during most of the show.

I wish this post could fully describe the experience, but it honestly can’t. Hopefully the memories and images in my head will be there for a long, long time.

Best. Day. Evaaaaaa.

Fangirling done.

-Naomi

View photos from the concert here.

NOTE: This site has been moved. Please see experiencedmoments.com, and if you have a question or a comment please comment on THIS post. Any comments on this blog will not be answered. Thank you!

Have your own amazing One Direction concert experience? We want to hear it! Send us your experience and photos (of you at the concert and of the boys) to experienced.moments@gmail.com and be entered to WIN a SIGNED One Direction CD and more! 

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18 thoughts on “The One Direction VIP Concert Experience

  1. I was there too! I had ultimate VIP! It was awesome :)

    Posted by Steph | June 6, 2012, 4:26 PM
  2. About how many girls do you think there were for the sound check?

    Posted by Anna | June 20, 2012, 1:43 PM
  3. Hi! I came across your post in hopes to get a feel for how a VIP experience at a One Direction concert would be like & I have to say it’s really got me all excited! I unfortunately wasn’t able to get VIPs this year, but got super lucky & scored Ultimate VIPs for next year! Your experience sounds so unreal I can’t even hold in my excitement for next year! But you’ve definitely gotten to experience things, Zayn touching your shirt & Harry keeping yours, that I may not get to do but hearing a fan has come away from the concert super happy makes me happy (super cheesy I know lol). I just had a few questions.. I noticed you didn’t have any pics from soundcheck, was security strict about cameras for this?

    Also, do you know if Ultimate VIPs are able to bring their cameras in during meet & greets? I know they won’t allow your own personal pictures, but would you be able to sneak a vid or picture? Lol

    Again, thanks for sharing your 1D experience with us! You & your sis are super lucky girls! :D

    Posted by TIFF | August 1, 2012, 8:48 AM
    • Hey there! Thank you for the super sweet comment! It’s great to see people reading our experience and congrats on landing Ultimate VIP for next year! As for your questions: Unfortunately we weren’t able to take pictures for sound check, they didn’t allow it and if they saw our cameras out the security would have taken it away :( Also for Ultimate VIP you are not allowed to bring your camera either, because the VIP Nation people will be taking the picture for you! It sucks, I know (n). But you will definitely have an amazing time, thanks again for reading, stay awesome!

      Posted by experiencedmoments | August 2, 2012, 9:50 AM
  4. Hey I would be more then happy if someone could answer this question I have. So If I bought the ultimate VIP pass do I have to buy concert tickets to see the concert seperate from the VIP pass? Or what?

    Posted by Hey | March 4, 2013, 10:39 PM
    • If you bought Ultimate VIP from ticketmaster, livenation or vip nation then you definitely do not have to buy separate concert tickets! Your ticket is already included in the ultimate VIP price, and your seat will be given to you the day of the concert. Most likely it’s in the first 6 rows! Congrats on snagging those tickets!

      Posted by Experienced Moments | March 7, 2013, 12:48 PM
  5. how were you not crying through all of that?! i would have died. I saved up my money forever to get tickets. I got two, and the total was 1500 dollars. (sadly i didnt get them when they went on sale, but got them online from someone who bought them before me) the seats i got are above the floor section, It wouldve been cheaper to get VIP if I had been able to get tickets when they came out. :( did you happen to see how the view was above the floor section? Im hoping its not very far! Although im sure i wont be able to see much anyways past all my tears! Im pretty sure Ill have post concert depression forever afterwards! xx

    Posted by was @WMYBLWWYforever (@17ShadesOfLarry) | May 23, 2013, 2:22 AM
  6. Thank you for sharing this! I’ve got VIP tickets for L.A. on August 8th and this post answered a lot of questions I had! So for soundcheck it’s not based on like Ultimate VIP going in and picking seats first and then Regular VIP? It’s just first come first serve? That’s just one thing I’ve been pretty confused about ever since I bought the tickets lol. And what time would you recommend showing up to get in line and all that? You got there at 12:30 and that’s kinda what I was thinking too, did you think that was a good time? I bought these tickets all the way back in April of 2012 so I am BEYOND excited for the concert and this post just pumped me up even more! Thanks so much again for posting this! You’re experience sounded amazing!!

    Posted by Paige Cole | May 26, 2013, 7:20 PM
  7. Hi, i am about to enter a one direction contest and it come with vip tickets and all that but i want to know if you have to be 13 to ho to the vip stuff or not?
    Please reply,
    Vanessa

    Posted by Vanessa | May 27, 2013, 6:10 PM
  8. huge fan of 1D for a long time and my dream is to meet the supersingers

    Posted by melissa malone | June 4, 2013, 5:19 PM
  9. quick question, what time did soundcheck start exactly like was there a required time to get there if you had vip tickets?

    Posted by Alejadnra | June 7, 2013, 11:52 PM

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