One Direction: The Movie — Counting down to August 30

Do you remember the first band you lived for? Do you remember the first concert you attended? Can you feel that electric anticipation of the lights starting to dim while you wait for the band’s first song?

What if you could relive those moments again, this time as a Mom – and with your daughter?

This is exactly how my daughter and I both feel about the upcoming movie ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US in theaters on August 30.

My daughter (age 10) and I have loved the band since day one. We’ve had countless dance parties and impromptu karaoke parties. And she’s spent hours with her friends listening to ONE DIRECTION in her room and on her iPod.

So when I heard about the ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US movie I started counting down to release day with my daughter and each day our excitement builds. We can’t wait! Without a doubt, this is going to be like attending a ONE DIRECTION concert – the sights, sounds, and energy of being part of the audience has us both jazzed!

To write this post, I interviewed my daughter J about the movie after we watched the trailer and she had this to say:

Why are you so excited about this movie? I can’t wait to see the band on the big screen in the theater – it’s going to feel like I’m at a ONE DIRECTION concert. I’m pretending they will be there in person!

Why do you and your friends love ONE DIRECTION? The band is SO talented. They are really musical – they sing, they dance, and they are very handsome lads (that’s your word Mom! LOL).

My daughter and I both love the songs “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Best Song Ever”; as a Mom I love the positive message of the band. And we are not alone – the release of this movie is a global event, spanning North America to Europe to Asia (and beyond). My daughter J and I feel connected to the energy of all the fans (they have almost 20 million facebook followers! ) and we are already having fun with the cool and interactive website which has so many awesome (my daughter’s words) features including:

Without sounding too much like groupies (LOL), we have some favorite links bookmarked already, and we are active together on social media and I’m sure your daughter will love to visit them with you. Having the rare opportunity to experience this movie and to be a fan alongside my daughter is such a gift.

So, kick off your own pre-party for the movie with “L and J’s Top 10 ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US movie” links –

1) The Movie and A Listening Party

2) Watch 1D Live from the Red Carpet!  Can’t make it to London for the premiere? No problem, watch coverage of the red carpet live from your family room . Click here:
See 1D 3 Days Early: Be among the first to see the movie (your daughter will love you for it)

3) 1D Trailer Remix: Make your own 1D trailer

4) 1D Meme Generator: Fun and easy way to make a 1D meme

5) Follow on Twitter: Hashtag:  #1Dmovie

6) Follow on YouTube

7) Check out Google +

ONE DIRECTION rocks and we know the movie will too!

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10 Responses to “One Direction: The Movie — Counting down to August 30”

  1. Danielle Says:

    I think it’s so great that you can share this with your daughter! Reminds me of my days as a young teen following Duran Duran!

  2. Jackie Says:

    What an exciting and precious memory you’re creating with your girl! I love it! I will never forget my first “boy band” obsession! The Police, 1983

  3. Sharon - Says:

    Your daughter and you make me want to shout, sing and dance! And yes, I do remember the first band I lived for and actually got to see in concert in Boston, at age 13, with my cousin – The Monkees! I know this dates me, but I have never, ever lost my love of this band! You’ve got me all excited to take my two 12-year old granddaughters on YOUR adventure with ONE DIRECTION! This post is perfection! Thanks for sharing…

  4. Kelly Baraf Says:

    I sooo remember my obsession with Sean (Shawn?) Cassidy. I’m quite sure no one else reading this will have a clue who that is. My sister and I, along with one of her friends, formed our very own fan club. I remember putting on lip gloss to kiss the album! How nuts we were. My mother, of course, totally didn’t get it – or at least that’s how I remember it. I can only imagine what it would have felt like to have our mom share our excitement – and not just roll her eyes and look away. Laura – you’re inspiring to me as a mom!

  5. LRT Says:

    Thank you friends! Danielle — I hear you on Duran Duran! Jackie: The Police rock. Sharon: your comment is wonderful (I love The Monkees!) and I’m so happy I inspired you to see the movie with your granddaughter. Kelly: you inspire me all the time! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post today!

  6. Nicole@Running While Mommy Says:

    What a great post! My daughter is only 5 but I can’t wait to see what kind of music she likes and I look forward to taking her to her first concert! My first was Olivia Newtown John, I was 10. It was amazing and I have been to countless live shows. I have seen Bon Jovi 20ish times and he gets better and better every year!

  7. Dori Says:

    Lucky for me, mom was just as supportive after I got home from the Cure show with black lipstick on – 1985. Rock and Roll moms rule!

  8. Phyllis Says:

    Awesome!!!! Cannot wait to make this kind of memory with my daughter!

  9. Karen W Says:

    My girls love them and will be excited about this! Thanks for letting me know about it.

  10. Marian Says:

    how cute, i just love this post! what a wonderful thing for the two of you to obsess over, er, do together. :)
    we saw the trailer for that movie and were all, what? who’s that? as my kids don’t know who they are (and therefore neither do i) but it looks totally engaging and they seem to be fresh-scrubbed lads.
    i took my kids to see Michael Jackson’s movie “This Is It” in the theater, and they were far younger than 10… but i just thought, perhaps they’ll remember this amazing music and dance because they got to see it in the theater. big experience.

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