One Direction Turns Ten Today And I Want To Die

The Rowdy Magazine Team reminisces on their… questionable Directioner simp days. Spoons, anyone?

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Imagine: It’s 2014. You’re getting ready for school.

Baby Lips? Check. Victoria Secret PINK perfume sprayed ALL over your popped-collar polo shirt from Justice? Check. #Hazza pins embellish your bright blue Jansport bookbag, showing the world who your favorite member is. 

“Y/N, come downstairs!,” your mom yells from the kitchen. 

“Coming!” you say, running down the steps, thinking breakfast is ready. You eat Nandos every morning. 

Suddenly, you see five… I mean four… tall British boys standing in the doorway.

“Y/N, meet your new masters. I sold you off to them,” your mom says. 

You gasp. You realize what you’re seeing….

It’s One Direction’s New Flop of a Video Tribute!

To be honest, the video sucked. I’ve seen fan Vine edits better than iHeartRadio’s messy clip. Although we didn’t get anything quality to celebrate #10YearsOf1D, for a brief moment, the internet seemed whole again. 

Ahh yes, the Stan days have caught up to us. 2020 has been a shitstorm –– we really don’t have to spell it out for you at this point. 

But once again, the British Lads of One Direction have come to save the day, 10 years after they first came together as a band on the UK’s X-Factor. 

Although they never officially “broke up,” the band has been quiet since announcing their hiatus in 2015. That is, until now.

Despite slip-ups, fights and scandals, Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn and Liam dominated the music scene for years. They led to the resurgence of the boy band and became one of the most successful music acts of all time, following the likes of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.

Not bad, right?

Like many of you, the Rowdy Team grew up idolizing One Direction. We ran Stan accounts, read After (and the sequel!), made sassy pastel edits of our boys; You name it, we did it.

From Kevin the Pigeon and those itty bitty yellow shorts to #CutForZayn and the endless war between Directioners and Modest Management, our staff looked back at all the 1D moments that defined our lives and shaped pop-culture for years to come. 

Oh, and also how hardcore we were. 

1) Limpy

Limpy had his moments. Who can forget about the water bottle being thrown on stage? Or the shoe? Poor guy. But we have to give it to him ––  this yellow fashion look really made a statement. Limpy’s best dressed, even.

2) Haylor

We all remember EXACTLY where we were when these photos of Harry Styles and Taylor Swift going on a date in Central Park dropped. Me? I was in third period science, thank you very much.

The short-lived romance gave us songs from two incredible albums (1989 and Harry’s debut self-titled), and shocked the world. Suddenly, we were all wearing paper plane necklaces and chunky scarves. Those were the days. Let's not forget however, some Directioners still think the two lovebirds were set up by 1D’s Modest Management group to dispel Larry rumors. Which leads me to…

3) Larry