One Direction performed at London’s O2 Arena (capacity: 20,000) for three days straight this week, April 4-6 — according to the venue itself, due to “phenomenal demand.” As a result, and as Niall Horan realized on his way to Saturday’s performance, the British boy band has performed at that same arena 10 times in their short (but eventful) career.
Wow! Just thought! We just played 10 shows at the O2 arena! I literally can’t believe that! U guys are amazing ! I love u lots and lots
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 7, 2013
Director Morgan Spurlock even filmed their three-day stint for his forthcoming 1D documentary This Is Us. It’s a good thing too, because whenever they weren’t singing, the boys jumped, ran or even lied down, stomach on the stage, and pretended to swim. Whether One Direction was performing singles like “Kiss You” or even “Harlem Shake” (Baauer‘s overplayed version, but still), none of their moves looked choreographed — a welcome change to boy band standards.
Watch their April 5 performance of “Kiss You” up top, then check out their version of “Harlem Shake” after the jump.
1D’s “Harlem Shake”: