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Date: 04/23/12 08:30 AM

23 Responses to One Direction (Uncomfortably Close) Boy Band [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Link: One Direction (Uncomfortably Close) Boy Band - Are they are one of those really, really close boy bands?
  2. Profile photo of Doiknowyou
    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    995 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Seems like he might be bi-directional
  3. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 8:57 am
    What I like about One Direction is it seems finally an English speaking boy band has discovered fanservice :P However, I have a feeling this is just an awkwardly timed photo so I`d like to see the fancam <_< (video or it didn`t happen)
  4. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 9:09 am
    @doiknowyou: Thread win. First comment too, well done!
  5. Profile photo of Doiknowyou
    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    995 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 9:12 am
    ha ha thanks patch
  6. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 23, 2012 at 9:19 am
    @Lillian - What`s fanservice? :/
  7. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Buiadh, there`s a couple of different kinds of fanservice. One kind is really typical of any singer. Things like waving at fans or pretty much doing anything that`s interacting with fans that you know your fans will like. The kind I`m referring to is mainly doing things with your band mates that you know the fans will like. Things like holding hands, leaning on the other person, hugging, goofing off together on stage, or in interviews talking about how handsome the other member is or how if you were a girl you`d date them or w/e. Idk if 1D does all of those things because I`m not their fan, but I`ve seen them do a little bit of that just from what I see on tumblr. But yeah basically anything that`s "acting like a couple" that they do purposefully to make their horny fangirls crazy. My favorite groups have done it for ages, but 1D is the first English speaking group I`ve noticed do it frequently.
  8. Profile photo of icaruschild
    icaruschild Female 18-29
    50 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 9:37 am
    @Doiknowyou THANK YOU! That comment made my day :)
  9. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 9:55 am
    I did a little google search and basically nothing came up for "One Direction fanservice" so I`m guessing there`s another term for it or their fans just don`t call it anything. The fandoms I belong to always call it fanservice though.

    Here`s some examples because I`m pathetic and can`t help myself D: You`re lucky I stopped at 3 :D

    Air kiss fanservice
    Stealing another member away for a hug fanservice
    Back hug fanservice

    Edited them into links instead <_<
  10. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:01 am
    Did I travel back to the 90s? Since when do boy bands still exist?
  11. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Thanks Lillian!

    I don`t think I`m going to see any of my favorite bands or artists offer this kind of fanservice though! D:

    Saying that, is guy hugging guy so uncommon? Myself and my mates are pretty down with the hugs.
  12. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
    At least in America, I rarely see it o.o But it`s still considered fan service even if it`s common in Korea/China (really can`t remember right now but I /think/ they`re more open to guys hugging and etc without thinking they`re gay or anything). Even just goofing off together, which is perfectly normal in any friendship, is fanservice if it`s done on stage/in public. They even sometimes jump hug (like, run up to them and wrap their legs around them while hugging) or kiss on the cheek, or in the case of a certain singer who`s currently doing the mandatory 2 year military service, surprise kiss on the lips to his bandmates (he`s kissed on the lips probably half of them on stage and there`s 15 members :P)
  13. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Oh and it`s not just boybands who do that, the girl groups do the same kinds of things. I just don`t follow the girl groups as much so I don`t have gif examples of them :P
  14. Profile photo of Gingertom
    Gingertom Male 18-29
    44 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Here in the UK, we used to make good music. Remember The Beatles, The Who, Oasis etc. Now we`re famous for being the birthplace of this carnival of C-words!

    Please America, keep them, we don`t want them back.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 10:59 am
    "They even sometimes jump hug (like, run up to them and wrap their legs around them while hugging)"

    Glomp!
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    "Here in the UK, we used to make good music. Remember The Beatles, The Who, Oasis etc. Now we`re famous for being the birthplace of this carnival of C-words!"

    We also produced Herman`s Hermits, Showaddywaddy and The Dave Clarke 5...... all absolute gash!

    And as for Gary Glitter....
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    stustustu Male 18-29
    25 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    It`s just a bit of banter...questionable doing it in front of thousands of people/cameras though... :-/
  18. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    umm... what the frig!
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm
    @Gingertom - Well said!
  20. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    April 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    Some cu*t compared this shower of sh*t with the Beatles.

    If that`s the case, I`m all for the release of Mark Chapman.
  21. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    @IRockYeah
    Who did!?
  22. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:18 am
    Some cu*t compared this shower of sh*t with the Beatles.

    If that`s the case, I`m all for the release of Mark Chapman.
  23. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Some cu*t compared this shower of sh*t with the Beatles.

    If that`s the case, I`m all for the release of Mark Chapman.

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