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Taking the kids to see One Direction? Read this

Playing chauffeur?

If you’re bringing your kids and aren’t attending the show with them, drop-off and pick-up areas have been designated. Lot 2 and Lot 6, normally the preferred parking areas during Bills games, will be open for drop-off any time before the show’s 7 p.m. kick-off, and for pick-up beginning at 9 p.m. Officials are recommending that parents pick up their kids in the same lot where they dropped them off.

Scream for me, Orchard Park!

If you’re going to the show with your kids, and find the sound of jet engines taking off within your ear canal less than pleasant, you might want to bring some earplugs. The band itself won’t hurt your hearing, but the reaction of a few thousand females screaming in delight just might.

Do you have that in a girl’s small?

Normally, I’d advise you to steer clear of the bootleg t-shirts that will inevitably be made available in the parking lot. They’re not officially sanctioned merchandise, and often are made from sub-standard materials. But in this case, I say go for it. You’ll save a little money. And 1D is a boy-band.

Your kid’s love for the band is likely to fade into a scrapbook memory long before the bootleg t-shirt falls apart. And hey, if it makes it through enough laundry cycles, they’ll still have it in 20 years, when they’ll be able to wear it to the inevitable One Direction with special guest Justin Bieber “Remember the ‘00’s” reunion tour! It pays to plan ahead!

Don’t be “That Dad.”

Perhaps you’re attending this show under duress. Don’t stand there with your arms crossed and a scowl on your face when the inevitable “I wanna hear everyone out there singing along and waving their cell phones!” shtick starts flying. 1D’s Harry Stiles has been known to single out non-participating Gen X or older Dads and hurling zingers like “Just pretend you’re at the Eagles/Fleetwood Mac/Pearl Jam/Insert older and far cooler band name here,” while his faithful minions roar with derisive laughter. Do you wanna be that guy? I didn’t think so.

Tickets! Who needs tickets?

The show is not close to sold out. You can find tickets today for as little as $40 on Stub Hub and similar sites.

Old enough to drive and still in love with One Direction?

Paid parking will be offered in Lots One, Three, Four, Five and Seven.

Leave these things at home

  • Tobacco products — including electronic cigarettes and lighters
  • Drones and UAVs
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Animals
  • Bags, backpacks or large purses, larger than 12″ by 6″ by 12″
  • Inflatable devices
  • Any drinking container
  • Large cameras, with lenses longer than six inches
  • Obscene clothing, including inappropriate garb, garb with obscenities printed on it and large headgear that may annoy other concertgoers
  • Fireworks
  • Laptops and radios
  • Laser pointers and noisemakers
  • Large seat cushions
  • Selfie sticks, poles
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Video Cameras, monopods and tripods
  • Weapons

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