Watch clips from One Direction live in Manila, day 1

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HEY, HARRY! Harry Styles, along with Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne perform at the Mall of Asia Open Concert Grounds on March 21. Photo by Charlene Abalos

MANILA, Philippines – It was an extremely wild night for Filipino Directioners everywhere as they sang their hearts out with One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson at the Mall of Asia Open Concert Grounds on March 21. (READ: One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to Philippines – govt)

The gates opened at 5pm, with throngs of girls rushing to their seats, screaming their favorite members’ names out loud. Absent member Zayn Malik, who returned to the UK to recuperate, was included in the chain.

It was drizzling out, but they didn’t care. This was One Direction. This was it, rain or shine, they had to see them.

The venue:

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Malaysian DJ KC served as the opening act for the boys, and had the fans on their feet. A fireworks display was in the background as well.

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{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Fireworks at <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OTRATMNL?src=hash”>#OTRATMNL</a> <a href=”http://t.co/y5ZUcCoRiv”>pic.twitter.com/y5ZUcCoRiv</a></p>&mdash; Niall Horan PH (@NiallOfficialPH) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NiallOfficialPH/status/579237699078332416″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Niall tweeted that he couldn’t wait to see his fans:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Venue looks sick In Manila! Just sittin backstage waiting now ! Can&#39;t wait</p>&mdash; Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NiallOfficial/status/579220022775566336″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Liam tweeted:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Are u ready Manila woooooo </p>&mdash; Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Real_Liam_Payne/status/579242430219886592″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The boys then came out on stage and opened their show with “Clouds”:

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Harry wants to hear you scream!

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They went on to perform “Steal My Girl” and “Little Black Dress.” Liam, in lieu of Zayn, sang his solo for him:

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They also performed “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” here:

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The band did not name themselves as One Direction, but instead introduced themselves as just Harry, Liam, Niall and Louis, due to the fact that Zayn wasn’t present.

Hi Harry!

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Liam apologized to the crowd and said, “We’re sorry we took so long to come here!” 

They also sang “Kiss You” :

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Here’s a photo of Louis singing “Ready to Run”:

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Hey look, it’s Niall!

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Hey Liam!

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Here’s a video of Harry in the rain:

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During the performance of “Don’t Forget Where You Belong,” the crowd held up Philippine flag signs:

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The band played some old hits too, like “One Thing” from debut album Up All Night:

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Hi Louis!

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“What Makes You Beautiful” came on next! What a throwback:

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More hits were performed throughout the night, check them out below:

Here’s “You and I”:

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“Best Song Ever” from Midnight Memories closed the first night of the concert.

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The boys then bid the crowd goodnight:

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But not without another fireworks show:

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Liam tweeted thanks for the wild crowd tonight:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Manila that was huge 🙂 I thank you very much</p>&mdash; Liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Real_Liam_Payne/status/579291277755285504″>March 21, 2015</a></blockquote>
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One Direction will be playing two nights in Manila on March 21 and 22 as part of their On The Road Again Tour. Did you have a blast? Sound off in the comments! – Rappler.com

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