The guys of One Direction are currently taking their act all across the globe on their recently launched Take Me Home tour . And while they are used to being showered with love and accolades, on Tuesday night Harry Styles was pelted with something a little less warm and fuzzy.
When the guys played the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, one of Styles’ fans threw a pair of shoes at the floppy-haired heartthrob — twice. The first time, the sneaker landed onstage mid-banter and Harry picked it up. But the second time, the Directioner had better (or worse) aim, and the shoe landed right in Styles’ crotch. In footage posted on YouTube, after he was struck, Styles half-jokingly fell over in pain.
Liam Payne and Zayn Malik came to Styles’ side, and a few seconds later he was back on his feet, doing some deep lunges and stretches (which we assume he also does when he hits the gym ) as the banter continued. He then spoke to someone offstage before the show went on as planned. The fivesome are slated to play the same venue Wednesday night (February 27).
So, who managed to make contact with Styles during the gig? Jade Anderson, a local East Kilbride teenager, who was almost escorted out of the show before the band stepped in. “I just wanted him to touch something belonging to me. I didn’t mean to hit him where I hit him. I’m really embarrassed,” she told a local radio show, according to The Daily Record. Not only did she get to stay for the remainder of the show, she also got her shoes back.
Now, considering that the guys are also filming their 3-D film while on the road, we wonder if cameras were rolling during the incident. That could look quite interesting in the final cut of the Morgan Spurlock-directed flick.
One Direction will play shows in Europe and Mexico through June, when the tour will circle around to the States, with the first show taking place in Sunnyside, Florida.
It’s not the first time that Directioners have thrown items at the guys onstage. Last June, when they played Los Angeles on their Up All Night tour, fans threw bras at the fellas, specifically Zayn and Harry. The bottom line is, 1D should always be prepared for anything and everything.