One Direction celebrate 10 years of the band
Directioners are getting very excited about One Direction's anniversary.
The boys have been on hiatus for four years now and rarely post on the band's social media pages.
However, Thursday 23rd, July marks 10 years since the formation of One Direction where the boys are celebrating with the launch of a new website.
Therefore the boys have returned to social media ahead of the big day:
Unfortunately, due to popular demand, One Direction's website stopped working and #OneDirectionBrokeTheInternet started trending.
Directioners have been LOVING the boy's tweets commemorating the band's journey:
Liam was the first of the boys to post on the big day with a throwback text from when the band was formed 10 years ago.
What a journey… I had no idea what we were in for when I sent this text to my Dad ten years ago at this exact time the band was formed. Thanks to everyone that’s supported us over the years and thanks to the boys for sharing this with me #10YearsOfOneDirection pic.twitter.com/0d17ggB66x— Liam (@LiamPayne) July 23, 2020
Louis Tomlinson posted a string of tweets celebrating his bandmates success' and thanking the fans.
Feeling pretty emotional today. 10 years!! Spent the morning watching old interviews and performances. Just wanted to send a massive thank you to ALL of my band mates. What we did together was incredible— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2020
Fans were quick to notice that Louis said "ALL" clearly referring to ex-bandmate Zayn Malik.
Too many incredible memories to mention but not a day goes by that I don't think about how amazing it was. @NiallOfficial @Harry_Styles @LiamPayne @zaynmalik . So proud of you all individually.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2020
And to the fans. The people who gave us all these amazing opportunities. You are incredible, your unmatched level of loyality is something that makes me really really proud.— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2020
Louis then added the words that we are all thinking...
Miss it every day!— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2020
Niall Horan also piped in with his opinions of what the band achieved.
when I met these four gents there was no way I thought we would go on to do what we did. So many unbelievable memories we shared together. We felt the adoration of millions from around the planet on a daily basis and it was mind blowing. pic.twitter.com/rHeGL8rY7z— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2020
Fans were also quick to point out that Zayn wasn't the last person tagged in his tweet thanking his bandmates.
It’s such a major part of our lives and always will be. Cheers to US today boys and thank you to all you beautiful people who have supported us over the last 10 years. @LiamPayne @Harry_Styles @zaynmalik @Louis_Tomlinson ❤️ #10YearsOfOneDirection— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2020
Of course, Niall didn't forget the people who made One Direction happen, he thanked everyone who came on tour with the band, what a gent!
It’s the 150 person crew of carpenters, lighting, riggers, sound, stage manager Mill that flew the globe with us. it’s our band, our security boys, tour managers, our managers, our label, Sarah cooking our food for us on the road. Today is a day to celebrate those guys also.— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2020
Harry Styles joined the boys in thanking the fans, the crew and describing the life changing moments that the boys shared as they travelled the world touring as One Direction.
I’ve been struggling to put into words how grateful I am for everything that’s happened over the last ten years. I’ve seen things and places that I’d only ever dreamt of when I was growing up. pic.twitter.com/yfAv8aUpbe— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 23, 2020
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most incredible people, and gained friendships that I know I will treasure for the rest of my life. None of this would be possible without the support you’ve given along the way.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 23, 2020
And for that, I will be forever thankful. I just can’t believe it’s been ten years. Thank you to our crew, our team, and everyone else who helped us along the way. To all the fans, I love you, and I thank you with all my heart. You did it all, and you changed everything.— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 23, 2020
And finally.. to the boys, I love you so much, and I couldn’t be prouder of everything we achieved together. Here’s to ten. H— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 23, 2020
NOT FORGETTING THIS...
Yes, Lewis Capaldi (who is going on tour with Niall in 2021) got involved with the celebrations...
Also for everyone asking how I’m feeling about #10YearsOfOneDirection pic.twitter.com/HSpyg9Rys9— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) July 23, 2020
It's safe to say Lewis is an honorary member in our hearts and definitely watched the special 10 year video live on Youtube. If you missed it here it is: