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Canberra v. One Direction

johnboy 19 October 2012 23

GoldCoast.com.au has the heartbreaking news that their All Saints School students face the difficult choice of going on the annual Canberra trip or seeing One Direction.

The head of middle school, Todd Harm, knows he’s picked a fight with a pop culture phenomenon but says the Canberra trip is locked in because bookings have been made.

One Direction put tickets for their Australian tour on sale 18 months in advance and all 20 shows have sold out.

“There’s no point trying to deny it: the boy band One Direction is a force with which to be reckoned,” he wrote in the school newsletter.

“(But) I’m afraid we can not entertain the idea of organising Year 7 into two groups: 1D fans and the rest.

“Thus, 1D fans may ultimately have to choose between the concert and trip.”

The annual Canberra trip, which has been booked for September 8 to 13 next year, visits Parliament House and other iconic buildings.

Perspective teabagging parliament house? Or a boy band? It’s tough being young these days.

For our elderly, or merely blissfuly ignorant, readers I’ve included a One Direction song. You don’t have to click it.

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bundah 6:24 pm 10 Nov 12

poetix said :

bundah said :

poetix said :

And guess what played at the gym today? I just started giggling hysterically. The other people there probably think I’m the group’s oldest fan…

I call it pastel music.

poetix said :

I know you’ll want to bid on this, JB:
http://www.ALLBIDS.com.au/Buy/?T=Framed%2DOne%2DDirection%2DMemorabilia&ID=527851

I’m starting to think you’ve got a fixation for ‘One Erection’!

No, no, no! Not at all:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/buy-the-paper-for-your-chance-to-win-every-day-every-hour/story-e6freuy9-1226513870946

Notice the subtle work done on the hand holding the ticket.

Well spotted looks like he won’t be fingering anyone anytime soon.

poetix 6:08 pm 10 Nov 12

bundah said :

poetix said :

And guess what played at the gym today? I just started giggling hysterically. The other people there probably think I’m the group’s oldest fan…

I call it pastel music.

poetix said :

I know you’ll want to bid on this, JB:
http://www.ALLBIDS.com.au/Buy/?T=Framed%2DOne%2DDirection%2DMemorabilia&ID=527851

I’m starting to think you’ve got a fixation for ‘One Erection’!

No, no, no! Not at all:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/buy-the-paper-for-your-chance-to-win-every-day-every-hour/story-e6freuy9-1226513870946

Notice the subtle work done on the hand holding the ticket.

bundah 2:57 pm 01 Nov 12

poetix said :

And guess what played at the gym today? I just started giggling hysterically. The other people there probably think I’m the group’s oldest fan…

I call it pastel music.

poetix said :

I know you’ll want to bid on this, JB:
http://www.ALLBIDS.com.au/Buy/?T=Framed%2DOne%2DDirection%2DMemorabilia&ID=527851

I’m starting to think you’ve got a fixation for ‘One Erection’!

poetix 2:46 pm 01 Nov 12
poetix 12:43 pm 20 Oct 12

And guess what played at the gym today? I just started giggling hysterically. The other people there probably think I’m the group’s oldest fan…

I call it pastel music.

Postalgeek 7:46 am 20 Oct 12

lostinbias said :

poetix said :

johnboy said :

they’re like zombies, always be with us

Well there’ll always be ten to thirteen year old girls who are the main market. Fortunately they grow out of it.

But if I hear one more Justin Bieber song at the gym I’m going to hurl things. In two senses.

Hey, Justin Bieber’s starting to grow up a fair bit now. I think if we give him time he’ll go the way of Justin Timberlake and stop trying to be a G-Rated teen pop sensation and grow as an artist. Some of JT’s post NSYNC output I actually really like.

Also, gym music is the only way I keep up with what’s on the charts. Helps when trying to converse with the 16 year olds at work!

Couldn’t you just tell us about your ongoing bout with hemorrhoids or something else a little less personal and confronting?

DrKoresh 1:35 am 20 Oct 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

There wont be a teenage girl on that trip to Canberra then i guess?

Why would it be a hard choice for kids ? – either go to a concert of a group that you enjoy, or go with school to Canberra? – hell i love Canberra and am too old to be into One Direction but that isn’t a hard choice for me.

I dunno… I was born and raised here, but back in ’01-’02 my Dad and I lived in Toowoomba briefly and I was fortunate enough to be enrolled in a school that took the senior kids down to Canberra once every couple years. So… 11-12 year olds? And it was a big deal, spending umpteen hours on the bus to get here, especially considering nearly half the kids thought Sydney was the capital city, and because it was such long distance we spent about 5 or 6 days here so it was quite an event really, almost like going to a different country (not for me, obviously, but you get the idea). Man, that trip was a trip, in more ways than one.

lostinbias 11:48 pm 19 Oct 12

poetix said :

johnboy said :

they’re like zombies, always be with us

Well there’ll always be ten to thirteen year old girls who are the main market. Fortunately they grow out of it.

But if I hear one more Justin Bieber song at the gym I’m going to hurl things. In two senses.

Hey, Justin Bieber’s starting to grow up a fair bit now. I think if we give him time he’ll go the way of Justin Timberlake and stop trying to be a G-Rated teen pop sensation and grow as an artist. Some of JT’s post NSYNC output I actually really like.

Also, gym music is the only way I keep up with what’s on the charts. Helps when trying to converse with the 16 year olds at work!

SnapperJack 4:53 pm 19 Oct 12

Seeing One Direction? Is there no dwarf throwing on the Gold Coast that night?

TheDancingDjinn 4:31 pm 19 Oct 12

There wont be a teenage girl on that trip to Canberra then i guess?

Why would it be a hard choice for kids ? – either go to a concert of a group that you enjoy, or go with school to Canberra? – hell i love Canberra and am too old to be into One Direction but that isn’t a hard choice for me.

bundah 4:02 pm 19 Oct 12

They call that music?? vomit

How_Canberran 3:40 pm 19 Oct 12

Aaahh. The Bay City Rollers….now THAT was a boy band!

p1 2:25 pm 19 Oct 12

I assume from the hair that the music video is a subtle parody?

Deref 2:04 pm 19 Oct 12

A boy band? It’s no competition for the prepubescent girls.

schmeah 2:03 pm 19 Oct 12

hahahahhahah … hahahhahaha ..

poor girls, must be spewin’, setting up facebook hate groups as we speak – I suspect their anger will last about as long as their idols’ high-pitched vocals and glossy skin.

neanderthalsis 2:00 pm 19 Oct 12

NoImRight said :

They look like a talented group who will all have long careers in the music indsutry.

Given that the modern music industry relies not so much on talent but the ability to produce repetitive, generic music (RGM tm) with autotuned vocals and synthesised backing, I’m sure they’ll be with us for at least a few months, until the next ‘supergroup’ emerges from So You think Australia’s Got the X Factor or whatever pit of hell they usually spawn in.

poetix 1:48 pm 19 Oct 12

johnboy said :

they’re like zombies, always be with us

Well there’ll always be ten to thirteen year old girls who are the main market. Fortunately they grow out of it.

But if I hear one more Justin Bieber song at the gym I’m going to hurl things. In two senses.

Erg0 1:09 pm 19 Oct 12

NoImRight said :

They look like a talented group who will all have long careers in the music indsutry.

Indeed, I couldn’t help but be struck by their many similarities with the Beatles.

NoImRight 12:58 pm 19 Oct 12

yellowsnow said :

johnboy said :

they’re like zombies, always be with us

Or Alan Jones

Alan Jones isnt a zombie?

NoImRight 12:38 pm 19 Oct 12

They look like a talented group who will all have long careers in the music indsutry.

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