One Direction are currently on their On The Road Again tour, and when they hit the stage in Japan on Wednesday, things unfortunately didn’t go as well as then would have liked. Both Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson completely forgot the words to their song Stockholm Syndrome, leaving many fans worried about what could be going on with the group.
To their credit, the group was performing a song that they had never performed before. Despite the fact that Stockholm Syndrome was not performed during any previous shows on the tour, the group decided to debut it during the second show in Japan.
Although some might think that the group as a whole did not rehearse enough, Harry, Niall, and Liam seemed to do fine performing the song. Zayn and Louis, on the other hand, were a whole different story. Based on videos posted on YouTube, Zayn completely botched his first verse, while Louis messed up his first line, leaving fans to wonder if the mistakes were as a result of only Louis and Zayn being unprepared for the performance.
One Direction are currently on their On The Road Again tour (FameFlyNet)
However, based on the fans tweets, it seems that fans were disappointed in all five members:
“watched the video of the boys doing Stockholm syndrome, it\'s actually horrible, zouis forget the lyrics ans it just wasn\'t good” - @milktealouiss
“1d performing stockholm syndrome sounding like me trying to sing along to the song the first time i heard it before i knew the lyrics” - @1D_Updates_EU
“tbh stockholm syndrome sounded pretty horrible live probably bc they didnt rehearse it like zouis forgot the lyrics n wheres the harmonies??” - @arcticnjh
“One Direction have been actual "band" singing pretty much full time (own tours & open for BTR) since Dec 2011. How much practice do u need?” – @heather_hear
Unfortunately for the guys, the Japanese fans are known to be incredibly quiet and respectful during performances, meaning any mistakes during the performance would easily be heard.
Fans are especially disappointed in Louis and Zayn (FameFlyNet)
This doesn’t bode well for Zayn and Louis who are already in some fans’ bad books after a video of the pair smoking suspicious hand-rolled cigarettes surfaced last year. Below are just a few examples of fans using this opportunity to poke fun at the pair:
“Zouis was too busy getting high to learn Stockholm Syndrome” – @thecitystyles
“Zouis forgot lyrics in Stockholm Syndrome. I\'m sorry but maybe this can be prevented if they rehearsed instead of went clubbing” – @larries95
“zouis didn\'t even know the lyrics to Stockholm syndrome. they should get high again, they\'ll remember” – @tomlinsonnarry
“*angrily listens to Stockholm syndrome and tries to forget zouis ruined it*” - @wildestdreams
“zouis better not f**k up their next performance of stockholm syndrome bc Japan don\'t deserve that s**t” – @sunkissedharry
Based on many tweets in addition to these ones, it seems that the performance has some fans worried about what could be going on behind-the-scenes.
On a positive note, some fans did actually enjoy the performance, and for those who didn’t, One Direction will have a chance to make it up to them when they perform it again.
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