It’s not a goodbye — it’s just a see you later! One Direction gave a rousing, emotional performance in Sheffield, England, on Saturday, Oct. 31, the band’s last concert before an extended hiatus into 2016 — and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
The four boy banders — Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, and Niall Horan — gave it their all with their chart-topping hits for the show, which closed out their On the Road tour.
“I still can’t believe this,” Horan told the audience at one point. “I remember five years ago when this all started. Our first gig was a little nightclub in Scotland.”
The four shared hugs onstage, boogied down in a conga line while performing “Act My Age,” and serenaded their fans, who reciprocated with wild cheers.
Styles even gave a nod to the band’s former fifth member, Zayn Malik, when he told fans, “Thank you for supporting me and my four bros.”
After the concert, Horan took to Twitter to share his sentiments about the group’s pre-hiatus performance.
“Safe to say last night was incredible,” he wrote. “Gona miss doing shows for a while, it’s the best part of what we do thats why it was emotional. Thank you anyone who has come to watch us live over the last few years, it’s incredible to be able to play our music live for you.”
Addressing a fan who asked if the band would be returning for future shows, Horan was adamant in his response.
“Yes. Don’t let the papers or online stuff tell you we’re not coming back,” he wrote. “We are, I’m just going on a long holiday.”
Watch the video above to see how some One Direction fans are reacting to news of the band’s hiatus. (Hint: The boy banders aren’t the only ones who are thankful!)
Reporting by Andrew Threlfall.
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