One Direction fans already are lining up outside the Today show in Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday. Blocks away The Wanted fans are readying for an outdoor concert on the Good Morning America morning show in Central Park. On Friday morning the Big Apple will have thousands of young fans screaming for the British band of their choice and it will all be one big freebie. The concerts, slated for the same time in the same city, will make fans choose who is loved more in the music business.
“Got a burning question for @thewanted? Tweet us using #GMATheWanted and they might answer you!” tweeted Good Morning America on Wednesday in regards to the upcoming show. With all the chatter about the concerts everyone wants the fans in the tri-state area to get involved.
Not to be outdone, the Today show is asking fans to come to their show on Wednesday too. Offering up what they will say be a big party early in the morning, the talks show is ready to accommodate the fans and plans to share pictures with devotees around the world by using the hashtag “1DToday” for social media.
It’s pretty odd that two rivalry bands would be performing on the same morning for the same demographics of individuals who listen to their music. There are a number of fans who love both bands (and buy all the albums) so pitting the two groups against each other seems so outrageous.
So who will win this epic showdown of British boy bands? Well, that has to be YouTube. Once a fan chooses where to watch (whether in person or on television) flipping over to the famous video site will be the only place to quickly catch up on what the other show shared. Plus, with all the fans both The Wanted and One Direction has globally, the only way every fan will see is if they go online.
If there was a theory on this British band invasion, it would be that New York City's youngsters will be exhausted from all the screaming on Friday morning. With so many heartthrobs in Manhattan at once, it's going to melt the hearts of teens everywhere.