Get there early
We all know the drill: Teenage girls screaming over crooning boy bands and parents scratching their heads in disbelief. Now this phenomenon is about to take over Houston with the British boy band, One Direction.
The group of five British-Irish teenagers (OK, the oldest — Louis Tomlinson — is 20), who shot to stardom after attracting attention on the British version of X Factor, kicked off their first North American headline tour last month in Virginia. On Sunday the band hits The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands for a sold-out concert.
To help manage the One Direction mania, a merchandise stand will open one day early, hopefully to help lessen long lines during the concert.
To help manage the One Direction mania, a merchandise stand will open one day early, hopefully to help lessen long lines during the concert. The stand will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Town Green Park (across from the H-E-B and the Pavilion).
One Direction T-Shirts, sweatshirts, posters, concert tour programs, photos and other items are available for purchase. Fans interested in shopping without a crowd are encouraged to arrive right when the stand opens. Parking will be available in local lots.
On concert day, a merchandise stand also will be open earlier than usual inside the House of Blues Hospitality Tent at The Pavilion. It will open at noon Sunday. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.