Take your daughters (if you dare) and follow directions to Soldier Field to see boy band One Direction, August 23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
One Direction’s music can be described as teen pop, dance pop, pop rock and electropop. It was one of the first bands to receive world wide acclaim after appearing on a talent show in 2010. The band took third place in the Simon Cowell British television show, “The X Factor.”
Their success was driven by that new phenomenon, social media. Add the screaming preteen girl factor (the Beatles started this way, but it is hard to imagine that One Direction will go in that storied direction), and a bubblegum star was born.
One Direction’s first four albums, “Up All Night,” “Take Me Home,” “Midnight Memories,” and “Four,” climbed to the top of the charts. Hit singles included “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Live While We’re Young,” “Story of My Life,” and “Night Changes.”
Niallon Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Luis Tomlinson have won five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, and nineteen Teen Choice Awards.
Solider Field is located at 1410 Museum Campus Drive in Chicago. For tickets, go to www.onedirectionmusic.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive or el ride to Soldier Field, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.