English-Irish pop boy band based in London, One Direction heads their way to Jakarta for their On The Road Again tour. The five lads of boy band that consists of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik that recently announced that he has departed from the band on 25th March 2015.
In the year 2010, the boys won themselves third place in the British singing competition, The X-Factor that opens an opportunity for them to build up their career as a boy band. Signing up with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records, the boys were an instant hit. After many successful tracks such as One Thing, Steal My Girl and What Makes You Beautiful, their success grabs a hold of many achievements that includes five Brit Awards, four MTV Music Video Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards and nineteen Teen Choice Awards out of nineteen nominations, among many others.
Right after their stop in Singapore, the boys released a statement that announced member Zayn wouldn’t be able to join the rest of the tour due to personal problems. Even though without the presence of Zayn which many social media comments claimed that he is in fact, the most good looking one in the band, the fans still showed up at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, with the most positive spirit.
Despite the heavy downpour few hours before the concert begins, this is definitely the concert of the year in Jakarta that had most of the fans queuing up since 7a.m. in the morning. Before entering the venue, fans were given a chance to give their personal gifts for each member at six drop spots. There were definitely a different range of gifts we saw such as letters, soft toys, candies and more.
Local DJ CDLC was the opening act for the night before the boys stepped in. With the right amount of EDM and upbeat music playing for the crowd, CDLC definitely knows how to entertain the crowd. It was definitely an interesting experience watching a DJ spinning on stage in a pop concert but we were blown away by how supportive and excited the crowd are. Thumbs up for CDLC, we are definitely looking forward to see you on stage again in the near future.
After waiting for almost an hour for the lads to appear, the crowd’s scream was definitely louder than ever. The rain stopped right on time and as once the boys stepped in, we can definitely assure you that the screams are still ringing in our ears at this moment.
Although it doesn’t felt complete with the absence of member, Zayn Malik, hardcore fans of One Direction still showed their endless support. Some were even spotted wearing Zayn Malik’s jersey tee and had his poster raised up high in the air.
The boys pulled out a flawless performance with very much cheeky attitude and strong interaction between the crowd. Ismaya Live has definitely did over 30,000 people a huge favor by bringing one the most well known and demanding English pop band, One Direction.
1. Clouds 2. Steal My Girl 3. Little Black Dress 4. Where Do Broken Hears Go 5. Midnight Memories 6. Kiss You 7. Stockholm Syndrome 8. Ready To Run 9. Strong 10. Better Than Words 11. Don’t Forget Where You Belong 12. Little Things 13. Night Changes 14. Alive 15. Diana 16. One Thing 17. What Makes You Beautiful 18. Through The Dark 19. Girl Almighty 20. Story Of My Life 21. You and I 22. Little White Lies 23. Best Song Ever