They'll see band one way or another...
DEVOTED fans braved the cold to see One Direction perform in Nottingham last night.
Snow, wind and rain failed to dampen the spirits of fans who queued for hours outside the Capital FM Arena ahead of the boy band's gig.
To whet their appetite further still, the Post offered those waiting outside the chance to have their picture taken with a cardboard cutout of band members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
Among the crowd was Tasha Marshall, 17, of Netherfield, who had a Harry face mask to wear.
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She said: "I've been here since 1pm. It's been very, very cold and my hands are numb, but it's been worth it.
"Their music makes you feel good. If you're sad their songs lift you up."
The Arena had earlier this week warned spectators against queuing early for the performance.
It stated anyone who arrived before doors opened at 6.30pm would only be left stood around in the cold – and urged them to instead save their energy for the show.
The appeal, however, didn't put off dozens of fans who waited near the area's side entrance to catch a glimpse of the boys as they arrived at the Arena.
One group had travelled all the way from Kent to be at the show.
They huddled together and sang hit song What Makes You Beautiful to keep warm while they waited in hope of seeing the band.
Lydia Loscalzo, 18, of Bakersfield, was in the crowd despite not having a ticket to the show.
She said: "I've been here since 11am. I'm just hoping I will get a glimpse of them, and I will go home a happy girl."
One Direction's performance at the Arena was part of their global Take Me Home Tour.
The band is also due to return to the Capital FM Arena on Tuesday, April 16, as part of their UK and Ireland arena tour.
Their latest single, a cover of Blondie's One Way Or Another, is raising money for Comic Relief.
When it was released last month it reached number one in the charts and became the UK's fastest-selling single of the year to date.