If you would have told ten-year old me obsessed with One Direction that she would see Niall Horan live almost a decade later, FOR WORK, she would simply not believe you.
Witnessing Horan’s unique character and one-of-a-kind voice shine on a stage all by himself, was very heartwarming.
While Horan complained about the heat (it was a chilly 75 degrees), he did not let the sun outshine him.
When he wasn’t singing, he was still having a ball on the American Express stage. Interacting with the crowd, telling jokes, flexing on all of us that he and Hozier went to an Austin pub and watched the Irish Rugby team lose (not jealous at all), he was having fun.
Horan brought up his 16-year-long musical career, while simultaneously performing every aspect of it from his 1D days to his debut, sophomore, and current album, also including a beautiful cover of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” He gave us a taste of every era during his successful career, for anyone in the crowd, young or old, to enjoy his performance. Horan has grown so much and created a new identity for himself that is simply more than just “boy from One Direction.”