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One Direction finish the year off with a bang

Saying a last goodbye to fans in Northern California before their extended 2016 hiatus, everyone’s favorite boyband, One Direction, owned the crowd at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA.

As one of the final promotional tour dates for their album, Made in the A.M., December 2nd proved to be an emotional night for everyone in the SAP Center. All kinds of feelings were buzzing in the air before the concert began. The usual excitement, but with a hint of sadness this time. Holding on to the edge of their seats, thousands of adoring fans came to the realization that they would be seeing One Direction perform live in front of them for, possibly, the last time ever.

I was fortunate enough to be one of those people. Getting my hands on the prized tickets was no easy task. After all the hard work, and months of waiting, the night had finally arrived. I got to be there for one of my favorite bands’ last shows before they take their who-knows-how-long-it’ll-actually-last hiatus.

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One Direction took the stage, and needless to say, the show was amazing. It was everything it was supposed to be, a sentiment no doubt shared by all in the audience. The four boys sang beautifully. Starting off strong with the hit single “Drag Me Down”, and finishing off with “History”, everyone was left with the bittersweet feelings of sadness and hopefulness. At the end of the day, even after everything the young men have accomplished in five short years, we all hope that they will have more to offer in the future, if and when they return from their much-needed break.

Harry Styles enjoyed the night so much that he tweeted about how he felt:

Niall Horan followed with this tweet:

Because One Direction played a couple of more farewell shows in Dallas and Los Angeles, their concert in NorCal was not the last one of the year. However, it was one of the last shows of an era that is quickly nearing its end. It was a special night, and will be forever-cherished by many.

We hope with all of our hearts that One Direction will be back someday. After all, everybody knows that nobody can drag them down.

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