IN PHOTOS: One Direction's first concert in Manila


Posted at Mar 22 2015 02:29 AM | Updated as of Mar 22 2015 11:10 AM

MANILA - Controversies aside, members of the popular British boy band One Direction finally gave their thousands of Filipinos fans a night to remember.

On Saturday, the band -- composed of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson -- dominated the local trends on Twitter as they performed the first half of the Manila leg of their "On The Road Again" tour at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Many of the band's fans online, who were not lucky enough to score tickets for the concert, eagerly awaited for updates from those who did. It led to phrases such as "Harry Said" or "Apparently Harry" being among the most talked about topics online.

Other terms such as "ComeBackSoon1D", "OTRATourManila", "and "NOCHILLPHILIPPINES" were also constantly among the most tweeted phrases on the microblogging site.

Performing without star Zayn Malik, who had to take a leave due to stress, One Direction will again hold another concert at the same venue on Sunday.

Below are some of the scenes from the concert as uploaded by concert organizer Ovation Productions (courtesy of Magic Liwanag Photography), sponsor Spinnr Philippines, Filipino media personality Tim Yap, and Kapamilya actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo: