Photos of Dads at a One Direction concert - The Strut

Photos of Dads at a One Direction concert

onedirection1You saw The Rollings Stones in 1978, you were even at that crazy 1984 Depeche Mode show in Germany, but tonight you are here. Your 13-year-old daughter Kaylee wanted to see a band she believes is greater than The Rolling Stones will ever be, a band known as One Direction. You are a good dad so you go to the show with her and close your eyes and remember that time you heard Keith Richards hit the opening chords to Start Me Up and pray that One Direction keeps it to one encore. See more dads at the show below:



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  1. Frank Turner

    August 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Yo Josh, check your spelling(s)

    • joshmorrissey

      August 12, 2013 at 11:01 am

      But ‘One Directions’ is what my dad calls it

  2. Mary

    August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Please don’t make fun of these Dads. I think it’s great that these Dads love and care for their girls so much that they will buy a ticket, for themselves, to a concert they could care less about so that their daughters can go and be safe. Much better than the drop-offs that other parents do because it’s easier. Notice in the second picture you can see a lot of the crowd that is all teenaged girls, what a great place for a pervert or pedophile. GOOD GOING DADS!!!

  3. Dana

    August 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Pretty sure they’re not making fun of dads. They’re pointing out how comically uninterested they are in the crap music.

    • Debt Blag

      August 23, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Crap to them, no doubt. I’m sure their daughters would look just as uninterested at a concert for music their fathers would enjoy

      • Al

        November 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

        bore off.

      • Terry Arif

        November 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm

        what a fag

        • whitetrashho

          November 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

          Yep what a complete ass candle

      • LookAtThisIdiot

        November 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

        Well their daughters have shit taste.

      • whodunnit

        December 11, 2013 at 7:11 am

        The difference is, is that their kids wouldn’t go to a concert their Dad wanted to. It’s sweet of them to be there, and frankly if my Dad was at a One Direction concert and enjoying himself, I’d be a little concerned.Hats off to these Dads is all I’m saying

  4. Theodore Trout

    August 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    ‘Start Me Up’ was the ’81 tour, not ’78.

    • Ryan

      August 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I’m pretty sure the exactness of the dates wasn’t the point of the communication. Thanks for playing though.

      • Michael Ryan Roth

        August 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

        no you’re right, journalists and authors shouldn’t be held to facts, they should say whatever the hell they want. As long as your point isn’t the fact it doesn’t matter if the fact is accurate? stupidest thing i’ve ever heard.

        • Matt McBrayer

          August 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          We could call this journalism and pick at the technique. We’d totally miss the point of the humorous post, but we’d be right right right!

        • Ryan

          October 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

          It’s supposed to be a humorous article. Regardless if the date was correct or not, it wouldn’t have made a difference.

          Now if this was a post that really mattered to some current event the author would lose credibility for not having the right facts.

          Unless of course you find dads at One Direction concerts matters of concern, then you’re right, this sorry is not funny and total garbage because the author got a date wrong.

      • bloobloobloo

        November 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

        Ah, I must have misread Theodore’s post. I thought he was throwing in a random fact/correction in a very friendly demeanor. I missed the part where he says the communication was lost because the date was wrong.

        Thanks for playing, though.

  5. Carolyn Barath Hedges

    August 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’m relieved my kids are into music by artists I’d be happy to take them to see.

  6. Tiffanie

    August 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    That just goes to show that these dads love their daughters and are willing to suffer through a concert they have no interest in, just because they know it will make their girls happy

  7. RezaWrecks

    August 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Not even a comment on the music, but these guys are dull performers. They just oaf from stage left to stage right. I wouldn’t say that to my daughter, but I’m sharing it here. I took her to the show in L.A. Glad we were at least in the suite. Their were plenty of other things to occupy my time.

  8. RezaWrecks

    August 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Not even a comment on the music, but these guys are dull performers. They just oaf from stage left to stage right. I wouldn’t say that to my daughter, but I’m sharing it here. I took her to the show in L.A. Glad we were at least in the suite. Their were plenty of other things to occupy my time.

  9. arla

    August 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

    These are pretty excruciating, but it just shows what good Dads they are. My Dad takes the cake, though. He accompanied me to a concert that featured the Backstreet Boys. Why does that take the cake you ask?? Because I was like 19 or 20 years old. 🙂 My Dad is awesome.

    • vb

      November 21, 2013 at 7:51 am

      backstreet boys and new kids on the block can sing, even till now, I went and saw them in concert last year

  10. ImpureScience

    August 13, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Props to these dads! I’m more fortunate, my kid likes old-school soul, jazz, and classical. Thank God…

    • disqus_TUxNVAkgjT

      May 12, 2014 at 5:42 am

      rock is where its at son

      • ImpureScience

        February 27, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        It’s one of the places it’s at, depending on the artist.

  11. Sönic Hedge

    August 13, 2013 at 9:08 am

    The Dad just sitting down reading a book just takes the Chili Dog.

  12. CrzyFmDeHeat

    August 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Those guys in the first and third picture – sentenced to Hell, waiting for his parole to come through.

  13. Fraser Higgins

    August 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Because eventually our daughters musical taste will evolve!! This is just the start…they are already asking about Blondie and the Undertones..(Teenage kicks, one way or another) .A few gentle pushes and it will be “Goodbye 1D…Hello Rock N Roll!!”….Trust the Dads….It’s a plan!!!

  14. Pablo MindoverMind

    August 13, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I would be Jammin with my kids.

  15. Guy Bailey

    August 15, 2013 at 6:56 am

    This is an accurate visual representation of a circle of Hell.

    • Debt Blag

      August 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Getting to make your daughter exceedingly happy in exchange for a few hours of your time? That sounds closer to the opposite of hell to me 🙂

  16. Joe

    August 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Guy in second picture, clearly has ear plugs in! well played dad, well played..

  17. happymoogman

    August 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I did the same thing as the last guy — sat out in the corridor at a sports arena, during a rock show I chaperoned my son and his girlfriend to. My mistake was not bringing a book to read….

  18. Deep Thoughts

    November 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

    everyone always has to make this generational distinction but those of us who love music know that there are only 2 kinds of music and the generation doesn’t apply, there is good and bad. I’ve never heard of One Direction so I can’t say but judging by their following well…..but those dads have the right idea, let your daughter enjoy her music and make sure it is safe…oh, and we’ll see where One Direction is when these girls are old enough to be moms….wait, let’s see where One Direction will be in a year…

    • vb

      November 21, 2013 at 7:53 am

      lol trust me I know music, and ive seen lots of boy bands, and one direction is crap, at least Justine beiber is talented

  19. whitetrashho

    November 20, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Bunch of paedos masquerading as doting dads. A lot of sly winking usery going on in those pictures.

    • couchtripper

      November 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

      What a depraved thing to post.

      • whitetrashho

        November 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

        Its the crazy world of arthur brown. Bunch of shrub rocketeers.

        • couchtripper

          November 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

          shove it up your ringpiece, fuckstick.

          • whitetrashho

            November 25, 2013 at 7:49 am

            You first you fucking douche bag

          • couchtripper

            November 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

            Do you ever post anything that’s your own thought, you cliche-ridden shitdribbler?

          • whitetrashho

            November 27, 2013 at 4:59 am

            You were caught daisy birding outside Woolworths in 1997 while disguised as a school! P2PBushmen!

  20. Debt BLAG

    November 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I agree. One Direction does not make good music. It is appropriate that these fathers are bored or even asleep at One Direction concerts.

  21. guest

    November 22, 2013 at 4:48 am

    we all agree that mostly with age go wisdom, so youngsters are not to blame. they are just young. they dont understand that music industry now just wanna make money and they dont care about Fans. But dont worrey, they grow up. At least few of them 😀

  22. Sarah Robes

    December 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Oh my god! Fortunately, that I’m A 13 years old Devotee. I’m so happy for that and my dad don’t need to bother with me and fucking One Direction. He just go with me on a Depeche Mode concert and have a fun with me.

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