One Direction, Rod Laver Arena 2nd October 2013

So much can happen in eighteen months when you’re 18 and for One Direction it has been a wild ride. International stardom, famous girlfriends and a whole lot more hair.

OneDirectionMelbourneZayn_0004I first photographed One Direction in April 2012 at Hisense Arena in Melbourne. Sure, there was a smattering of high pitched screaming from tweens and they filled the venue. But it had the feeling that it would be short lived. Burning hot and bright for a second.

This time around we have an upgrade to Rod Laver Arena, a veritable  swarm of buzzing tweens, no more matching outfits, and a whole lotta tattoos. This is getting out of control!

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Supported by 5 Seconds of Summer, who were clearly having the time of their lives, I couldn’t help but feel the fame had gone to the heads of the One Direction boys a little. The 5SOS guys were bubbly and excited and really enjoying their performance.

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At times the One Direction guys made it look like a chore. Perhaps they’ve had too much of a taste of the sweet life and have forgotten that they need to keep working to stay here?

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