One Direction’s 3-D concert film extravaganza This Is Us premiered in the UK yesterday (August 21), as throngs of fans swarmed the red carpet at Leicester Square in London to catch a glimpse of Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn. If you ever doubted the power of Directioners, then NME‘s report that the monumental pop music event generated 3.9 million tweets should shut you up right quick.
Either the four thousand fans crammed around the Empire cinema have some really fast fingers, or Directioners worldwide were active chronicling some serious #FOMO. Regardless, 1D fans deserve a pat on the back for exhibiting such passion and fervor. I think it’s safe to say we’ll all remember where we were that Tuesday when a boy band’s movie almost eclipsed four million micro-posts on a social media site.