Niall was great last night, his voice was amazing and his crowd control was impressive. But the whole night I was completely struck by the differences between his crowd and Harry’s crowd and my friend that I went with to both shows and I talked about them a lot so I wanted to get them down.
People were dressed cute last night but for a big fashion event which they were for Harry, this might be because Niall’s was gen af and Harry’s wasn’t, but I think it’s much more the Harry Styles fashion effect. The median age for Harry’s show was probably in the mid 20s with a large number of people that were 30+ but also a large number that were 12 and under. Niall’s median age was college aged, there were very few under 16 and some over 30 but the vast majority were 18-22. Niall’s show also had a lot more straight dude bros in their golf shirts and hats (so many Titleist hats y’all). Harry’s show seemed like a cathartic experience for so much of the audience and Niall’s show seemed like a communal bop. Harry’s crowd was covered in rainbows and At Niall’s show I saw one flag (which tbh is more than I expected to see).
Both shows were fantastic and both of them absolutely killed it and I couldn’t be prouder.