December 5th, 2012
One Direction hailed their New York gig on Monday as the “best night of their lives”. The British boy band, including Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, performed their biggest-ever show at the city’s Madison Square Garden and were delighted to perform for 20,000 fans.
Niall, 19, told the crowd “This is the best night of our lives. You guys have traveled from all around the world and we cannot believe what has happened here tonight. Thank you so much.”
The quintet shot to fame after coming third on UK TV talent show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010 and admitted on stage they can’t believe how much their lives have changed since then. Zayn, 19, said “I’m overwhelmed. I’m from a small town in Bradford. Things like this don’t happen to people like me. I owe it all to you.”
Louis, 20, added “It’s hard to comprehend how far we have come.” Liam, 19, gushed “I see a Swedish flag and Brazilian flag. It’s just amazing.”
The group were joined on stage by Ed Sheeran for their latest single Littlest Things, which Sheeran wrote for the band, and wrapped their 18-song set with their break out track What Makes You Beautiful. As they left the stage, 18-year-old Harry told the crowd “I have never been so proud.”Tweet