I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on my dash lately about the lack of H/L interaction on stage and I wanted to share my thoughts.
Leading up to the OTRA Santa Clara concert I posted some pictures of the stage being set up, amongst other things (x).
One of the pictures I posted was of the setlist from the San Diego concert (the same setlist was used for the Santa Clara show).
On the right side of the setlist, you can see the plan for when to use the lasers/streamers. The left side shows the plan for when it’s 1D’s turn to talk.
The plan is for Harry to address the crowd a total of five times (four of which are solo), and for Liam to talk five times (only two of which are solo). Louis talks four times either with Niall or Liam, and Niall only talks three times; once with Louis, once with Liam, and once by himself.
Just by looking at the setlist you can see the very obvious ot3 vs. harry separation. There really isn’t any planned time for Harry to interact with his bandmates. Most of the interaction between ot3 happens in between songs, often only between the two people who are supposed to be talking. The concerts don’t allow for much interaction outside of that.
So, really, until the setlist is changed for Harry and Louis to introduce a song together, I don’t expect to see much more than what we’re already seeing now (small exchanges and glances). The song list has been changed since the Santa Clara show, but from what I’ve seen, the plan for introducing songs has not. If that plan does change this tour, it will probably be after one of the breaks they have.