Seeing Louis mention how the other boys have such good stage presence made me want to tell a little story from one of my concerts. Every one direction show I’ve been to, I had what could be considered “nose blood” seats. Usually to the side of the stage, high up in the air to the point that the boys look like singing ants. Don’t get me wrong, I still had an amazing time, but I still remember wishing I felt more a part of the crowd. When you’re so far back it’s harder to want to sing along and go wild because most of the people around you just aren’t doing that.
Fast forward to the OTRA tour, one direction’s last tour before the hiatus. I was so excited because even though I didn’t have floor seats, they were still in a lower level than I had ever had before and right to the side of the stage. I remember practically vibrating in my seat when I realized how close I was to the stage. I knew I wouldn’t be able to really see the boys in detail, but I was so excited to be as close I was. I also knew that since we were on the side of the stage, chances are we wouldn’t get a lot of interaction from the boys.
But then the music started and the crowd went wild and I saw Louis Tomlinson run to the side of the stage. We were close enough to see the smile on his face as he ran over and started waving to all of us and I remember with teary eyes yelling at my friend to “just look at him! Louis is right there!” It still makes me emotional thinking about him running over and making sure we all felt a part of the fun. People talk about how Louis makes sure the nose bleed seats get taken care of, but it really is true. In that moment I didn’t feel like I was hundreds of yards back. I could feel his love as he stood in front of us, his silent appreciation that we were all there filling up the seats. I could never thank him enough for making me feel that way.
I’m forever grateful that he is the type of man to make sure every fan has a good time. Even back when he may have felt like he was forgettable or that he wasn’t as good as the other boys, I’ll never forget how happy he made me that night.