Sarah Pepper Interviews One Direction
One Direction took the stage on Sunday to thousands of screaming fans in a sold out show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Before the show, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson sat down backstage with me to talk about the tour, their fans, the heat and of course, their love lives.
I have to say that I was very nervous walking into the backstage area! I have done hundreds of interviews, but knowing that thousands of Houston teenage girls were relying on me to ask the right questions was A LOT OF PRESSURE!
Backstage, the guys were joking around in their common area. Louis lived up to his reputation of being the joker as he threw a milk container at Zayn after pouring himself a glass. Niall greeted everyone at the door, showed them around the room and commented about the Houston heat asking us how we “deal with it.” He said that he encouraged fans to stay hydrated the night before in Dallas saying, “I know what you’re like, you probably won’t drink water. It’s like a 105 degrees outside.”
After seeing the sea of girls who had been waiting, some since the early hours of the morning, the boys were asked about the craziest thing a fan has done to get backstage.
Louis was quick to share the story of the girl who was “quite convincing” dressed up like his girlfriend and was even talking to fans. “She was taking pictures with people and saying she was Eleanor. That is crazy.” When asked how long he had been with his girlfriend he said “I don’t actually know. Neither of us know. I’m not a bad boyfriend.”
So what is single Niall looking for in a girl, “someone who is cute, someone who is funny, someone carefree kind of like myself.”
That’s when Niall turned the tables on me and asked me about my bar code tattoo. It turns out that Niall only wants one tattoo and it happens to be a bar code. He wanted to know if it hurt and I let him know it did not. I suggested we go to dinner and the tattoo parlor after the show but was told at that point to wrap up the interview. We will have to keep our eyes out for Niall’s new ink and see if it is a bar code. You heard it here first!
They are sweet, charming and there is definitely something to be said for their accents. I certainly can now see why the world has their hearts set on One Direction.