The 23rd of July is basically a holiday for Directioners around the world, and this past Monday was no different. The 8th Anniversary of One Direction, fans came out of inactivity just to tweet and reminisce about the prime of 1D. It all started with a tweet from the official One Direction Twitter account three days before the anniversary.
A whole lotta history… this Monday is an important anniversary for the guys, it’s been #8YearsofOneDirection
— One Direction (@onedirection) July 20, 2018
The last time the account tweeted was on the 31st of December last year, so that alone sent fans in a frenzy.
The Official MTV TRL account even had to react to the tweet.
im emo https://t.co/CDQ8mNa8Pf
— MTV TRL (@TRL) July 20, 2018
The One Direction account was pretty silent for the next few days, until on the day of the anniversary, they began to tweet out One Direction lyrics almost every hour.
You and me got a whole lot of history, we could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen! #8YearsofOneDirection
— One Direction (@onedirection) July 22, 2018
Making fans freak out as they tried to figure out what was going on.
As the day went on Twitter was filled with tweets reminding everyone why the boy band was loved so much, like Liam Payne pulling down Harry Styles’ pants on stage.
— Lauren (@Laurencys16) July 23, 2018
Of course there were hundred of tweets that just made everyone emotional.
— 𝐹𝒶𝒷𝒾𝒶𝓃𝒶 ✿*ﾟ (@Happinessiszayn) July 23, 2018
— Harry Styles México. (@HarryMexOficial) July 23, 2018
We can’t get through a One Direction anniversary without remembering how incredible the fan base was.
— orna. (@nuttinghaz) July 23, 2018
Or how almost every teenage girl had a room that looked exactly like this.
— all the love. (@CharlieLilie) July 24, 2018
Some fans thought that we would finally be getting the “Infinity” video which was shot (according to a leaked video from the set), but of course, we were all disappointed when that didn’t happen.
SERIOUSLY, IS THIS ALL WE GETTING TODAY AFTER ALL WE’VE BEEN THROUGH? LYRIC TWEETS
— EMÌИIK (@EminikOfficial) July 23, 2018
We can’t forget of course the words that Styles, Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, shared about the 8th Anniversary, making all Directioners a crying mess.
#8YearsOfOneDirection what an incredible 8 years it’s been with my brothers! Thank you to all the fans that are still supporting and following our journeys. Love LP ❤
— Liam (@LiamPayne) July 23, 2018
Wow, Eight years has passed. Thank you for all the love, thank you for all the support. Thank you for everything.
I love you. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) July 24, 2018
#8YearsOfOneDirection Where has the time gone!? Thank you so much to every single person who’s ever supported us. Big love!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) July 23, 2018
#8YearsfOneDirection Wow! 8 years of amazing memories with the lads . Thank you so much for standing by us for all this time.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) July 23, 2018
What was your reaction to the 8th anniversary of One Direction? If it was like the tweet below, let us know in the comments below or tweet us @soundigest.
— isa (@iejoniall) July 23, 2018
Featured Photo: Instagram (@onedirection)