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Inside the Gleefully Obsessed World of One Direction Superfandom
There are a few pivotal dates imprinted in the minds of every One Direction superfan.
There’s November 13, 2010, when the British boy band performed Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” live on The X Factor (it would become their anthem). There’s June 10, 2012, the start of the band’s U.S. tour, when Louis Tomlinson leapfrogged over frontman Harry Styles on stage, at a fan’s request. There’s the time Harry “saved” a fan from being crushed while in Mexico. And when the boys performed on Saturday Night Live.
But perhaps the most important date — July 1, 2012 — happened at a show diehard fans simply call “the end.” This is how how “Directioners” have deemed the final performance of One Direction’s first U.S. tour, which culminated on a balmy Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s not actually the end, of course; the band is simply taking a six-month hiatus before the start of their 2013 tour. Still, it was inevitably a night that would go down in Directioner history. 
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A great (SQUEAL!) read (SQUEAL!) on One Direction’s (SQUEAL!) appeal, from our pal Tumblr Jess!

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Inside the Gleefully Obsessed World of One Direction Superfandom

There are a few pivotal dates imprinted in the minds of every One Direction superfan.

There’s November 13, 2010, when the British boy band performed Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” live on The X Factor (it would become their anthem). There’s June 10, 2012, the start of the band’s U.S. tour, when Louis Tomlinson leapfrogged over frontman Harry Styles on stage, at a fan’s request. There’s the time Harry “saved” a fan from being crushed while in Mexico. And when the boys performed on Saturday Night Live.

But perhaps the most important date — July 1, 2012 — happened at a show diehard fans simply call “the end.” This is how how “Directioners” have deemed the final performance of One Direction’s first U.S. tour, which culminated on a balmy Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s not actually the end, of course; the band is simply taking a six-month hiatus before the start of their 2013 tour. Still, it was inevitably a night that would go down in Directioner history. 

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A great (SQUEAL!) read (SQUEAL!) on One Direction’s (SQUEAL!) appeal, from our pal Tumblr Jess!

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The Morgue Lives!
It is a cramped basement annex, stacked high with metal filing cabinets, full of three-fourths of a million pounds of old newspaper clippings and photos, going back 160 years.
It’s simply called “the morgue.”
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Congrats to Tumblr’s Jess and Chris and the entire team behind the Storyboard launch—it looks fantastic! (This NYT photo morgue piece was right up our alley.) Meanwhile watch a video about Storyboard’s creation here.

storyboard:

The Morgue Lives!

It is a cramped basement annex, stacked high with metal filing cabinets, full of three-fourths of a million pounds of old newspaper clippings and photos, going back 160 years.

It’s simply called “the morgue.”

Read More

Congrats to Tumblr’s Jess and Chris and the entire team behind the Storyboard launch—it looks fantastic! (This NYT photo morgue piece was right up our alley.) Meanwhile watch a video about Storyboard’s creation here.