One Direction started the first of June with deep concerns that fans might not be able to join them at their Cardiff, Wales, U.K. tour date. However, despite a sudden change in luck, there is still some chaos related to their Cardiff concert — but more good news for One Direction fans is on the way as they add another opening act.
In late May, trouble started brewing for One Direction fans in Cardiff due to a train worker’s strike that was going to take place on the exact dates of the 1D concerts. One Direction will play Cardiff on June 5 and 6 — but if the train strike had gone on, fans might not have been able to attend the concert.
Because everyone was expecting for fans to arrive at the concert with a car instead of the train, the city center announced it would be closed during the One Direction concerts. Unfortunately, this may still be the case because the drama with the trains has a new caveat.
On June 2, the train worker’s union announced that they would not strike after all — but One Direction fans were not exactly off the hook.
Wales Online reports that, despite the fact that the railway strike is over, “fans have been warned that engineering work will mean there is still likely to be travel chaos.”
Could this situation get any more intense for One Direction fans in Wales? As if One Direction fans were not hassled enough by the city center closure and the potential lack of available trains — banned items at the Cardiff One Direction concert make things even worse.
For One Direction fans that planned on camping out outside the stadium (instead of checking into a hotel or driving because the trains are having problems), they will find that their idea has been thwarted.
Wales Online reports in a second article about the Cardiff One Direction concert that there is a long list of banned items for the performance.
Those helpful items for surviving outside while waiting for a concert include camping equipment, large umbrellas, luggage, and blankets.
For One Direction fans that want to show everyone what a terrible time they are having while waiting outside for hours at the One Direction Cardiff concert with no protection from the elements — keep in mind that the stadium is also banning selfie-sticks.
The situation in Cardiff is bad, but is anything going great for One Direction with regard to their touring? One thing for the One Direction gents to look forward to after Cardiff is being joined by Icona Pop.
Music Times reports that the Swedish duo announced on June 1 that they will join One Direction for their North American tour starting July 9. Icona Pop will play all of One Direction’s tour dates in North America until the performances end on September 12.
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